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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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Classic American Railroads (Classic American Railroads)
Classic American Railroads (Classic American Railroads)
by Mike Schafer
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This stunning work showcases sixteen of the most-remembered rail companies of yesteryear. This collection of classic American railroads includes the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe, The Milwaukee Road, New York Central, Pennsylvania, Union Pacific, Denver... (read more)

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Rail Power (Gallery)
Rail Power (Gallery)
by Steve Barry
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For nearly two centuries, through vast upheavals and enormous change, railroads have remained crucial to North American transportation. And always setting the pace have been the mighty American locomotives in all their ever-evolving forms. This... (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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Ghost Trains: Images from America's Railroad Heritage
Ghost Trains: Images from America's Railroad Heritage
by James P. Bell
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Ghost Trains features a new selection of James P. Bell's evocative black and white photographs of the remains of the American steam railroad. The book contains accounts of twenty-three iconic railroad journeys from around the country, fully illustrated... (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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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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American Railroads: Decline and Renaissance in the Twentieth Century
American Railroads: Decline and Renaissance in the Twentieth Century
by Robert E Gallamore
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Once an icon of American industry, railroads fell into a long decline beginning around the turn of the twentieth century. Overburdened with regulation and often displaced by barge traffic on government-maintained waterways, trucking on interstate... (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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History of North American Rail PB
History of North American Rail PB
by Christopher Chant
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Our landscape format Encyclopedia series in the 12 x 9 1/4 trim size have been so popular that we have created a more portable format for those who are interested in a smaller paperback edition. Beautifully illustrated throughout in full color. A great... (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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A Remarkable Curiosity: Dispatches from a New York City Journalist's 1873 Railroad Trip Across the American West
A Remarkable Curiosity: Dispatches from a New York City Journalist's 1873 Railroad Trip Across the American West
by Amos Jay Cummings
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In 1873, Amos Jay Cummings, a decorated Civil War veteran and journalist for the New York Sun newspaper, set out on a westward journey aboard the newly completed transcontinental railroad. For some time, miners, settlers, and entrepreneurs had already... (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 Men Who Loved Trains: The Story of Men Who Battled Greed to Save an Ailing Industry (Railroads Past and Present)
The Men Who Loved Trains: The Story of Men Who Battled Greed to Save an Ailing Industry (Railroads Past and Present)
by Rush Loving
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A saga about one of the oldest and most romantic enterprises in the land -- America's railroads -- The Men Who Loved Trains introduces some of the most dynamic businessmen in America. Here are the chieftains who have run the railroads, including those... (read more)

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Gravity, Steam and Steel: An Illustrated Railway History of Rogers Pass
Gravity, Steam and Steel: An Illustrated Railway History of Rogers Pass
by Graeme Pole
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BC Historical Federation Writing Awards 2009 Honourable Mention Canadian Rockies Award shortlist, 2009  Steep grades, extreme climate, avalanche hazard, tunnels, trestles, and bridges-all in a wilderness setting-Rogers Pass packs a great deal of... (read more)

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