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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 West the Railroads Made
The West the Railroads Made
by Carlos Schwantes
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Railroads were second only to the federal government in shaping the West, and nowhere was that shaping more visible than on the Great Plains and in large parts of the Pacific Northwest. Filled with contemporary accounts, illustrations, and photographs... (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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Abraham Lincoln, prior to being elected president and at the time working as a railway lawyer, met future Civil War hero General Grenville Dodge, in Council Bluffs, Iowa in 1859. According to historian Stephen Ambrose, Lincoln's first words were "Dodge... (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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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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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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Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad
Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad
by David H Bain
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The completion of the transcontinental railroad on May 10th, 1869 was one of the defining moments in American history. News of the railroad's completion was simultaneously broadcast across the country via morse code, and the recently reunited nation... (read more)

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The Southern Pacific, 1901-1985
The Southern Pacific, 1901-1985
by Don L Hofsommer
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Don Hofsommer chronicles the twentieth-century history of a transportation giant. Here is a story of divestiture and merger, Sunset Route, and Prosperity Special. " . . . a treasure house of information about the Southern Pacific Company... (read more)

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Railway Maps of the World
Railway Maps of the World
by Mark Ovenden
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The delectable follow up to Transit Maps of the Worldandmdash; with a French twist A word-of- mouth sensation, Transit Maps of the World garnered rave reviews and offered delicious eye-candy to the many who devoured its lusciously designed pages. In... (read more)

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Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America
Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America
by Richard White
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This original, deeply researched history shows the transcontinentals to be pivotal actors in the making of modern America. But the triumphal myths of the golden spike, robber barons larger than life, and an innovative capitalism all die here. Instead we... (read more)

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Lake Shore Electric Railway (Images of Rail)
Lake Shore Electric Railway (Images of Rail)
by Thomas J Patton
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The Lake Shore Electric Railway commenced operation in 1893 on the north coast of Ohio, providing transportation to Cleveland, Lorain, Sandusky, Toledo, and on to Detroit, Michigan. The Lake Shore Electric Railway connected with many other electric... (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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The Iron Way: Railroads, the Civil War, and the Making of Modern America
The Iron Way: Railroads, the Civil War, and the Making of Modern America
by William G Thomas
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Beginning with Frederick Douglass's escape from slavery in 1838 on the railroad, and ending with the driving of the golden spike to link the transcontinental railroad in 1869, this book charts a critical period of American expansion and national... (read more)

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Jane's Train Recognition Guide (Jane's Train Recognition Guide)
Jane's Train Recognition Guide (Jane's Train Recognition Guide)
by Howard Johnston
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<p>The essential guide to the world's trains.</p> <ul> <li>More than 460 locomotives and trains</li> <li>Global coverage</li> <li>Special features, subtypes, and history</li> <li>Detailed and up-... (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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Railway Maps of the World
Railway Maps of the World
by Mark Ovenden
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A gorgeously illustrated collection of the world's greatest railway maps and posters, historical and contemporary. Transit Maps of the World was an extraordinary and unexpected success and is now a cult favorite. In his irresistible follow-up Mark... (read more)

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San Franciscoas California Street Cable Cars (Images of Rail)
San Franciscoas California Street Cable Cars (Images of Rail)
by Walter Rice
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San Francisco's internationally recognized cable cars are the symbol of the individual character of a great city. The California Street cable car line is one of only three remaining lines in the city. The California Street Railway, or Cal Cable, was... (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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Southern Pacific Railroad (MBI Railroad Color History)
Southern Pacific Railroad (MBI Railroad Color History)
by Brian Solomon
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In 1999, Brian Solomon produced a definitive illustrated history of the Southern Pacific. With this updated edition, the prolific rail author and photographer has gathered more than 150 black-and-white and color photographs, along with timetables... (read more)

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The American Railroad
The American Railroad
by Joe Welsh
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Another heavily illustrated history of the RR. This iteration is asembled by three experts; a train buff from a RR family (Welsh), a retired executive of the B&O and Pullman (Howes), and a quarter century veteran editor of Railfan & Railroad (Boyd... (read more)

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