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America's Great Railroad Stations

Roger Strauss

An evocative and stunning photographic tribute to America's railroad stations. For much of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the railroad station or depot was the communal hub of every American town that could boast of train service. There... (read more)

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Train: Riding the Rails That Created the Modern World -- from the Trans-Siberian to the Southwest Chief

Tom Zoellner

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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Seattle-Everett Interurban Railway (Images of Rail)

Cheri Ryan

Operating for 29 years, the Seattle-Everett Interurban Trolley traveled over 29 miles of rail carrying passengers and freight to nearly 30 stops along its line. In the first decade of the 1900s, the Boston electrical engineering firm of Stone and Webster... (read more)

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The World the Railways Made (Christian Wolmar's Railway Library)

Nicholas Faith

A new edition of a railway classic: how the "Iron Road" turned the world upside down, with a new chapter on the future of rail Across American prairies, through Siberian tundra, over Argentinian pampas, and deep into the heart of Africa... (read more)

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A Steam Odyssey: The Railroad Photographs of Victor Hand

Victor Hand

is the latest in our celebrated publications on railroad photography. Unlike previous volumes, this book has an international bent: Hand has taken photographs in more than fifty countries over the past fifty-five years. These 162 black-and-white... (read more)

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The Historical Atlas of World Railroads: 400 Maps and Photographs Chart the Networks That Span the World

John Westwood

A fascinating history of railroad development on every continent. At one point railroads were the most important form of transport in the world, responsible for opening up vast areas to settlement and industry. With the threat of global warming and a... (read more)

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Trains and Technology: The American Railroad in the Nineteenth Century

Anthony J. Bianculli

This work presents a view of the history of American railroads in the nineteenth century from a somewhat different perspective. The maturation of the railroad is traced through an exposition of the railroad technology that was developed and applied... (read more)

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