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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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America's Great Railroad Stations
America's Great Railroad Stations
by Roger Strauss
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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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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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Portland's Streetcars (Images of Rail)
Portland's Streetcars (Images of Rail)
by Richard Thompson
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Street railways arrived early in Portland and made lasting social and economic contributions that are still apparent in the layout and character of the city's neighborhoods today. During the 1890s, streetcar lines spread rapidly into the West Hills and... (read more)

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All Aboard for Glacier: The Great Northern Railway and Glacier National Park
All Aboard for Glacier: The Great Northern Railway and Glacier National Park
by Carol Guthrie
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Glacier National Park and the Great Northern Railway became synonymous in the early 20th century. Original photographs, posters, menus, postcards, and other rare materials support this fascinating pictorial history of the creation and promotion of the... (read more)

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Rolling Nowhere : Riding the Rails With America's Hoboes (01 Edition)
Rolling Nowhere : Riding the Rails With America's Hoboes (01 Edition)
by Ted Conover
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In Ted Conover's first book, now back in print, he enters a segment of humanity outside society and reports back on a world few of us would chose to enter but about which we are all curious. Hoboes fascinated Conover, but he had only encountered them in... (read more)

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The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas
The Old Patagonian Express: By Train Through the Americas
by Paul Theroux
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Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Theroux winds up on the poky, wandering Old Patagonian Express steam engine, which comes to a halt in a desolate land of cracked hills and thorn... (read more)

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Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America
Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America
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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Union Pacific Railroad (Railroad Color History)
Union Pacific Railroad (Railroad Color History)
by Brian Solomon
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Famous for its role in the Transcontinental Railroad, Union Pacific is Americas oldest- and the worlds largest- railway, serving two-thirds of the United States for a century and a half. This retrospective spans the UPs entire history from 1862 to... (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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Lionel: A Century of Timeless Toy Trains
Lionel: A Century of Timeless Toy Trains
by Dan Ponzol
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""With its lavish color pictures... it should elicit nostalgic smiles from anyone who grew up with the company's electric toy trains...the text...chronicles the company's history and its place in an era of optimistic technological progress...Bill Milne's... (read more)

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Faces of Railroading: Portraits of America's Greatest Industry
Faces of Railroading: Portraits of America's Greatest Industry
by Carl Swanson
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- Compiled and written by Model Railroader senior editor Carl Swanson, graduate of West Virginia's Woodland School of Photography - Introduction by Doug Riddell, locomotive engineer - Ideal for rail enthusiasts, history buffs, and anyone with an... (read more)

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Tourist Trains Guidebook (Tourist Trains)
Tourist Trains Guidebook (Tourist Trains)
by Staff Of Trains Maga
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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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Wisconsin Central: Railroad Success Story
Wisconsin Central: Railroad Success Story
by Otto Dobnick
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Discover how the Wisconsin Central has become the most successful regional railroad in the country. Explains how the WC grew from a modest paper-hauler to a major international freight carrier.... (read more)

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Chicago & North Western Railway (MBI Railroad Color History)
Chicago & North Western Railway (MBI Railroad Color History)
by Tom Murray
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By the time it merged into the Union Pacific in 1995, the unassuming yet iconic Chicago & North Western Railway was one of the nation’s oldest surviving railroads, a testament to the Midwestern stoicism with which it had gone about its business... (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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Model Railroading in Small Spaces
Model Railroading in Small Spaces
by Mat Chibbaro
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Wonderful layout plans for HO and N scale trains show how to build an impressive layout in nearly any space. Includes step-by-step instructions for building layouts in closets and drawers, on tables, and more.... (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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The History of North American Steam
The History of North American Steam
by Christopher Chant
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Informative text, specifications, and hundreds of illustrations illuminate the steam-powered era in North American rail history. Here is the most comprehensive historical account of this important aspect of American transportation history.... (read more)

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