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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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The Twilight of Steam: Great Photography from the Last Days of Steam Locomotives in America
The Twilight of Steam: Great Photography from the Last Days of Steam Locomotives in America
by Brian Solomon
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It’s remarkable to consider that not that long ago, a good chunk of American commerce was carried out by huge steam-powered leviathans. Even as the Interstate and jet engines were revolutionizing the way people traveled and shipped goods, steam... (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 Locomotive Driver's Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide to Preparing, Firing and Driving
Steam Locomotive Driver's Manual: The Step-By-Step Guide to Preparing, Firing and Driving
by Andrew Charman
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A fully up-to-date publication, heavily illustrated with both photographs and drawings, detailing the complete procedures needed to handle a steam locomotive, written in a form that will not only prove an essential aid to those training to drive... (read more)

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Rival Rails: The Race to Build America's Greatest Transcontinental Railroad
Rival Rails: The Race to Build America's Greatest Transcontinental Railroad
by Walter Borneman
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From acclaimed historian Walter R. Borneman comes a dazzling account of the battle to build America’s transcontinental rail lines. Rival Rails is an action-packed epic of how an empire was born—and the remarkable men who made it happen.  ... (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 & Ohio line––the first American railroad––in the 1830s sparked a national revolution in the way that people lived thanks to the speed and convenience of train... (read more)

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Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America
Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America
by Sam Roberts
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"Roberts delivers the story of one of the most famous transportation hubs in the world and how it shaped Midtown Manhattan into the bustling, thriving center of commerce and entertainment it is today. This is also a history of railroads in New York, from... (read more)

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Railroaded: the Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America (12 Edition)
Railroaded: the Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America (12 Edition)
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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Amtrak Across America: An Illustrated History
Amtrak Across America: An Illustrated History
by John A Fostik
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Amtrak is an essential part of America’s transportation system, today for over 28 million passengers. From the legacy Streamliners of the pre-Amtrak era—Champions, Chiefs, Eagles, Rockets, Zephyrs—to today’s modern Acela Express... (read more)

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A Journey Into Florida Railroad History (Florida History and Culture)
A Journey Into Florida Railroad History (Florida History and Culture)
by Gregg M. Turner
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A little-known yet fascinating chapter of Florida history "An outstanding work."--Seth Bramson, author of Speedway to Sunshine: The Story of the Florida East Coast Railway "A thorough and engaging look at Florida's railroad history... (read more)

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Erie Lackawanna: The Death of an American Railroad, 1938-1992
Erie Lackawanna: The Death of an American Railroad, 1938-1992
by H. Roger Grant
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This book examines the history of one of America's most famous railroads.... (read more)

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Two Centuries of Railway Signalling
Two Centuries of Railway Signalling
by Alan Williams
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This is the second in a two-volume study of the aircraft camouflage, markings and operations of the transport, airlift and heavy lift units of the Luftwaffe between 1939 and 1945. The Transportflieger, an often forgotten arm of the Luftwaffe, provided... (read more)

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Some Vernacular Railroad Photographs
Some Vernacular Railroad Photographs
by Jeff Brouws
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Jeff Brouws and Wendy Burton have been collecting vernacular railroad photographs for many years, poring through disorganized boxes of snapshots at train shows and swap meets. With a keen editorial eye they have sought out the unusual, the lyrical, the... (read more)

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The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System
The Routes Not Taken: A Trip Through New York City's Unbuilt Subway System
by Joseph B. Raskin
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Delves deep into the underbelly of the NYC subway system to reveal the tunnels and stations that might have been. Robert A. Van Wyck, mayor of the greater city of New York, broke ground for the first subway line by City Hall on March 24, 1900. It took... (read more)

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Great Northern Railway - Route of the Empire Builder
Great Northern Railway - Route of the Empire Builder
by John Kelly
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The Great Northern Railway (GN) main line stretched 1,700 miles from St. Paul, Minnesota, to Seattle, Washington, and was the most northern transcontinental railroad in the United States. Historic photographs from the BNSF Railway Archives highlight the... (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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Calgary's Electric Transit:: A Century of Transportation Service in Canadas Stampede City
Calgary's Electric Transit:: A Century of Transportation Service in Canadas Stampede City
by Tom Schwarzkopf
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Calgary's Electric Transit is the story of electric street railway, trolleybus and light rail vehicle transit in Canada's western city of Calgary, Alberta.Calgary was founded in 1875, when the North West Mounted Police established a new fort - Fort... (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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Cheshire Lines Railway Between Glazebrook and Godley: A Route of Strategic Importance
Cheshire Lines Railway Between Glazebrook and Godley: A Route of Strategic Importance
by Bob Pixton
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Author Bob Pixton brings readers the latest in his successful series of railway titles, outlining the Cheshire Railway Lines. The reader takes an imaginary journey from west to east, stopping at all the stations and other important railway features along... (read more)

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Railroads Across North America: An Illustrated History
Railroads Across North America: An Illustrated History
by Claude Wiatrowski
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In this lavish celebration of the glory and grandeur that are the great North American railroads, author Claude Wiatrowski examines the development of the industry with nearly 90 features covering more than three dozen railroads past and present, as... (read more)

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