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The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway
The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway
by Doug Most
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In the late nineteenth century, as cities like Boston and New York grew more congested, the streets became clogged with plodding, horse-drawn carts. When the great blizzard of 1888 crippled the entire northeast, a solution had to be found. Two brothers... (read more)

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The West the Railroads Made
The West the Railroads Made
by Carlos Schwantes
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Schwantes (transportation studies, University of Missouri-St. Louis) and Ronda (western American history, University of Tulsa) have mined the archives of the Washington State Historical Society and the Barriger Railroad Library to research this... (read more)

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To the Edge of the World: The Story of the Trans-Siberian Express, the World's Greatest Railroad
To the Edge of the World: The Story of the Trans-Siberian Express, the World's Greatest Railroad
by Christian Wolmar
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To the Edge of the World is an adventure in traveland#151;full of extraordinary personalities, more than a century of explosive political, economic, and cultural events, and almost inconceivable feats of engineering. Christian Wolmar passionately... (read more)

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Kit Building for Railway Modellers, Volume 2: Locomotives and Multiple Units
Kit Building for Railway Modellers, Volume 2: Locomotives and Multiple Units
by George Dent
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Locomotive kit building remains the best route to achieving a varied range of motive power in most scales but it also retains a mystique, being associated with expert modellers and expensive tools. In this invaluable, richly illustratedvolume... (read more)

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Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways
Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways
by Christian Wolmar
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The birth of the railway in the early 1830s revolutionized the way the world waged war. From armored engines with swiveling guns, to the practice of track sabotage, to the construction of tracks that crossed frozen Siberian lakes, the “iron road... (read more)

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The Great Railroad Revolution: The History of Trains in America
The Great Railroad Revolution: The History of Trains in America
by Christian Wolmar
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America was made by the railroads. The opening of the Baltimore and Ohio lineandndash;andndash;the first American railroadandndash;andndash;in the 1830s sparked a national revolution in the way that people lived thanks to the speed and convenience of... (read more)

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Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad
Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad
by David H Bain
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A revelatory, entertaining account of the worlds most indispensable mode of transportation Tom Zoellner loves trains with a ferocious passion. In his new book he chronicles the innovation and sociological impact of the railway technology that changed the... (read more)

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Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World -- from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief
Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World -- from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief
by Tom Zoellner
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A revelatory, entertaining account of the world's most indispensable mode of transportation. Tom Zoellner loves trains with a ferocious passion. In his new book he chronicles the innovation and sociological impact of the railway technology that changed... (read more)

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Blood Iron & Gold How the Railways Transformed the World
Blood Iron & Gold How the Railways Transformed the World
by Christian Wolmar
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The opening of the world's first railroad in Britain and America in 1830 marked the dawn of a new age. Within the course of a decade, tracks were being laid as far afield as Australia and Cuba, and by the outbreak of World War I, the United States alone... (read more)

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Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869
Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869
by Stephen E Ambrose
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Richly readable...[Stephen Ambrose] bears the reader on shoulders of wonder and excitement.... (read more)

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Blood, Iron, and Gold: How the Railroads Transformed the World
Blood, Iron, and Gold: How the Railroads Transformed the World
by Christian Wolmar
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The opening of the world's first railroad in Britain and America in 1830 marked the dawn of a new age. Within the course of a decade, tracks were being laid as far afield as Australia and Cuba, and by the outbreak of World War I, the United States alone... (read more)

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Scenic Modelling: A Guide for Railway Modellers
Scenic Modelling: A Guide for Railway Modellers
by John De Frayssinet
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Scenic Modeling describes landscape modelling from a new perspective. It explains how to design and construct a model railway in a convincing and pleasing landscape. The author has always considered that model railway dioramas are an art form and this... (read more)

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Making Rural Buildings for Model Railways
Making Rural Buildings for Model Railways
by David Wright
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This invaluable, well-illustrated book is essential reading for all those who are interested in developing their modelling skills and creating realistic models of country houses, cottages and farm buildings for their railway layouts. The author... (read more)

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Kit Building for Railway Modellers, Volume 1: Rolling Stock
Kit Building for Railway Modellers, Volume 1: Rolling Stock
by George Dent
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Most modellers, regardless of what scale they work in, rely heavily on the humble plastic or metal kit. This book will help both novice and experienced modellers to achieve the very best results. George Dent presents a clearly written foundation course... (read more)

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Early American Steam Locomotives
Early American Steam Locomotives
by Reed Kinert
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Relive the early days of train travel with this exciting illustrated story of steam locomotion. Working with great love and skill from builders' specifications, old engravings, and contemporaneous accounts, author Reed Kinert recreates, in exacting... (read more)

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Railroading in Ellis County (Images of Rail)
Railroading in Ellis County (Images of Rail)
by Laurie J Wilson
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The Houston and Texas Central Railroad made its way through eastern Ellis County in 1871 and played an integral role in the founding of Ennis, Texas. Eventually, that community would be designated as a division point along the line. The H&TC's arrival... (read more)

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Top Steam Railways of the World
Top Steam Railways of the World
by Anthony Lambert
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Less than 50 years ago, trains were routinely hauled by majestic steam-powered locomotives. These magnificent machines still exercise a powerful hold on our imagination, conjuring up the romance of oldfashioned rail travel and the excitement of human... (read more)

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Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad (Images of Rail)
Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad (Images of Rail)
by Kenneth Springirth
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Title: Portrait of the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad's heavy duty trains and terminals Author - Staff Writer Publisher: O Scale Magazine Date: 2/8/2009 The Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad, by Kenneth C. Springirth, the latest addition to Arcadia... (read more)

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A Most Magnificent Machine: America Adopts the Railroad, 1825-1862
A Most Magnificent Machine: America Adopts the Railroad, 1825-1862
by Craig Miner
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Just as the railroad transformed America's economic landscape, it profoundly transfigured its citizens as well. But while there have been many histories of railroads, few have examined the subject as a social and cultural phenomenon. Informed especially... (read more)

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Northwestern Pennsylvania Railroads (Images of Rail)
Northwestern Pennsylvania Railroads (Images of Rail)
by Kenneth C Springirth
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Erie's rail link to Philadelphia was achieved in 1864 with the completion of the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad, which later became part of the Pennsylvania Railroad. By 1869, railroad lines from Buffalo through Erie to Chicago were consolidated into the... (read more)

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