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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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In this account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage, Stephen E. Ambrose offers a historical successor to his universally acclaimed Undaunted Courage, which recounted the explorations of the West by Lewis and Clark. Nothing Like... (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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Last Train To Paradise
Last Train To Paradise
by Les Standiford
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Now in paperback, "Last Train to Paradise" is acclaimed novelist Standiford's fast-paced and gripping true account of the extraordinary construction and spectacular demise of the Key West Railroad--one of the greatest engineering feats ever undertaken... (read more)

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Steam Power (Gallery)
Steam Power (Gallery)
by Brian Solomon
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No locomotives evoke the railroad’s golden age quite like the steam locomotives that plied the rails before diesel-electric power took over. With the help of more than 200 modern photographs depicting restored and preserved steam locomotives today,... (read more)

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The American Railroad Network, 1861-1890
The American Railroad Network, 1861-1890
by George Roger Taylor
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Rapid population growth in the Great Plains and the American West after the Civil War was the result not only of railroad expansion but of a collaboration among competing railroads to adopt a uniform width for track. The American Railroad Network, 1861... (read more)

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Tourist Trains Guidebook (Tourist Trains)
Tourist Trains Guidebook (Tourist Trains)
by Trains Magazine
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Kids love trains, grown-ups love trains, and everybody loves a good train museum. But how do you find those great train destinations? With Tourist Trains Guidebook, of course! This unique travel reference is both a guidebook, with detailed information... (read more)

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Passage to Union: How the Railroads Transformed American Life, 1829-1929
Passage to Union: How the Railroads Transformed American Life, 1829-1929
by Sarah Gordon
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Exploring the social, economic, and legal impact of the growth of the railroads, Sarah Gordon has written a richly informed narrative history of an American icon with surprising conclusions. Where the railroads and their entrepreneurs are ordinarily... (read more)

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Modern Diesel Locomotives (Enthusiast Color)
Modern Diesel Locomotives (Enthusiast Color)
by Hans Halberstadt
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Exceptional photography captures modern diesel locomotives hard at work moving trains on tracks everywhere from California to Boston. Major railroads are brought to life including the Santa Fe, Union Pacific, Conrail, Southern Pacific, and Burlington... (read more)

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The Golden Age of Train Travel (Shire Library)
The Golden Age of Train Travel (Shire Library)
by Steve Barry
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CN... (read more)

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Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotives (Enthusiast Color)
Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotives (Enthusiast Color)
by Brian Solomon
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The most treacherous, and scenic, geographic obstacles in the world are crossed by narrow gauge lines running in the mountainous regions of Colorado and New Mexico. Stunning color photography highlights the more than 100 miles of narrow gauge line still... (read more)

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Railroads Triumphant: The Growth, Rejection, and Rebirth of a Vital American Force
Railroads Triumphant: The Growth, Rejection, and Rebirth of a Vital American Force
by Albro Martin
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In 1789, when the First Congress met in New York City, the members traveled to the capital just as Roman senators two thousand years earlier had journeyed to Rome, by horse, at a pace of some five miles an hour. Indeed, if sea travel had improved... (read more)

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1000 Great Rail Trails 2ND Edition
1000 Great Rail Trails 2ND Edition
by Rails To Trails
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1000 Great Rail-Trails: A Comprehensive Directory is a complete listing of every rail-trail available for public use in the United States and is the official directory of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Whether you walk, use a wheelchair, bike, skate... (read more)

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The Last Spike: The Great Railway, 1881-1885
The Last Spike: The Great Railway, 1881-1885
by Pierre Berton
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In the four years between 1881 and 1885, Canada was forged into one nation by the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway. The Last Spike reconstructs the incredible story of how some 2,000 miles of steel crossed the continent in just five years &... (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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Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways. Christian Wolmar
Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways. Christian Wolmar
by Christian Wolmar
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The birth of the railway in the early 1830's 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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American Locomotives in Historic Photographs: 1858 to 1949 (Trains)
American Locomotives in Historic Photographs: 1858 to 1949 (Trains)
by Ron Ziel
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A rare collection of 126 meticulously detailed official photographs, called "builder portraits," majestically chronicle the rise of steam locomotive power in America. Introduction. Detailed captions.... (read more)

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Old Bill Miner
Old Bill Miner
by Frank W Anderson
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By all appearances a charming, handsome southern gentleman to many. To lawmen in California, Colorado, N. Mexico and Canada's west, he was a notorious stagecoach and train robber -- who would apologize to passengers for delays he caused. Spent time in... (read more)

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Great American Rail Journeys
Great American Rail Journeys
by John Grant
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Great American Rail Journeys takes you on location to eight of North America's most scenic and historically rich landscapes. Each of the rail adventures profiled in this volume - a counterpart to the highly praised public television programs - celebrates... (read more)

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Early American Locomotives (Trains)
Early American Locomotives (Trains)
by John White
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Finest locomotive engravings from early 19th century: historical (1804–1874), main line (after 1870), special, foreign, but mostly American domestic engines. Many types: grasshoppers, camel-backs, Moguls, Forneys, plus some famous ones —... (read more)

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The Old Iron Road
The Old Iron Road
by David Haward Bain
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In the summer of 2000, David Haward Bain and his family headed west in search of America’s past. Following abandoned railroad tracks and the traces of old wagon trails, they discovered a uniquely American spirit of adventure that connects our past to... (read more)

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