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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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GE and EMD Locomotives: The Illustrated History
GE and EMD Locomotives: The Illustrated History
by Brian Solomon
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The complete history of the world's foremost locomotive builders. With roots stretching back to the turn of the twentieth century, General Electric and Electro-Motive have designed some of the most iconic locomotives in the history of North American... (read more)

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Rescue by Rail: Troop Transfer and the Civil War in the West, 1863
Rescue by Rail: Troop Transfer and the Civil War in the West, 1863
by Roger Pickenpaugh
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Between 23 and 25 September 1863 the Eleventh and Twelfth Corps of the Army of the Potomac were sent across the Appalachians to strengthen Union troops in the struggle for supremacy in Eastern Tennessee. The Battle of Chickamauga—a Confederate... (read more)

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Starlight on the Rails
Starlight on the Rails
by Jeff Brouws
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Text by Jeff Brouws. A powerful strand of mid-20th-century American folklore found romance in trains. The railway photographs in this amazing volume -- all taken at night and resulting from the most demanding technical efforts -- capture these bygone... (read more)

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The American Freight Train
The American Freight Train
by Jim Boyd
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A celebration of the American freight train! The freight train movement began as quickly as the first railroads were laid down. Since then, the freight train has become the backbone of shipping, moving food, automobiles, lumber, and thousands of other... (read more)

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North American Locomotives: A Railroad-By-Railroad Photohistory
North American Locomotives: A Railroad-By-Railroad Photohistory
by Brian Solomon
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Profusely illustrated with rare historic and previously unpublished modern photography, this is the perfect book for every railfan. Now available in a value-priced paperback edition, this invaluable volume spans more than 150 years of locomotive... (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 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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Blue Ridge Scenic Railway (Images of Rail)
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway (Images of Rail)
by Melissa Beck
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Having whistled its first "all aboard" in 1988, the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway now rambles alongside the Toccoa's clear waters, treating 50,000-plus sightseers annually to verdant mountain scenery. This former Cherokee land's pioneers carved homesteads... (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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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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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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North American Railroad Family Trees: An Infographic History of the Industry's Mergers and Evolution
North American Railroad Family Trees: An Infographic History of the Industry's Mergers and Evolution
by Brian Solomon
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The history of railroading in North America is as much a story of boardroom intrigue as it is a story of the brute force that stamped thousands of miles of train track across a rugged continent. Today’s nine U.S. and Canadian Class I railroads are... (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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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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Pennsylvania Railroad (Railroad Color History)
Pennsylvania Railroad (Railroad Color History)
by Mike Schafer
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At its peak the Pennsylvania was the largest railroad in the world. It operated 28,000 miles of track, directly served half of the U.S., and hauled more freight and passengers than any other railroad in the world. This colorful tribute to the... (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 Old Iron Road: An Epic of Rails, Roads, and the Urge to Go West
The Old Iron Road: An Epic of Rails, Roads, and the Urge to Go West
by David Haward Bain
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In the summer of 2000, David Haward Bain and his family left their home in Vermont and headed west in search of America's past. From Omaha to San Francisco, Bain and his family retraced the entire route of the first transcontinental railroad. Following... (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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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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