Great American Railroad Stories

Author: Editors of Trains Magazine
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
ISBN: 1627001824
Release Date: 2014-11-01
Genre: Literary Collections

Paints a historical portrait of railroading history collected from the writers of Trains magazine over the past 75 years, providing an inside look at life in the era of steam trains, passenger trains and working on the railroad. Original.

The Great Railway Revolution

Author: Christian Wolmar
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780857897794
Release Date: 2012-05-10
Genre: History

In the 1830s, The United States underwent a second revolution. The opening of the Baltimore & Ohio line, the first American railroad, set in motion a process which, by the end of the century, would enmesh the vast country in a latticework of railroad lines, small-town stations and magisterial termini, built and controlled the biggest corporations in America. By the middle of the twentieth century, however, as the automobile and the aeroplane came to dominate American journey-making, the historic importance of the railroads began to be erased from America's hearts and minds. In The Great Railway Revolution, Christian Wolmar tells us the extraordinary one-hundred-and-eighty-year story of the rise, fall and ultimate shattering of the greatest of all American endeavours, of technological triumph and human tragedy, of visionary pioneers and venal and rapacious railway barons. He also argues that while America has largely disowned this heritage, now is the time to celebrate, reclaim and reinstate it. The growth of the US railroads was much more than just a revolution in mode, speed and convenience. They united the far-flung components of a vast and disparate country and supercharged the economic development that fuelled its rise to world-power status. America was created by its railroads and the massive expansion of trade, industry and freedom of communication that they engendered came to be an integral part of the American dream itself.

Encyclopedia of North American Railroads

Author: William D. Middleton
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253027993
Release Date: 2007-04-06
Genre: Transportation

Lavishly illustrated and a joy to read, this authoritative reference work on the North American continent’s railroads covers the U.S., Canadian, Mexican, Central American, and Cuban systems. The encyclopedia’s over-arching theme is the evolution of the railroad industry and the historical impact of its progress on the North American continent. This thoroughly researched work examines the various aspects of the industry’s development: technology, operations, cultural impact, the evolution of public policy regarding the industry, and the structural functioning of modern railroads. More than 500 alphabetical entries cover a myriad of subjects, including numerous entries profiling the principal companies, suppliers, manufacturers, and individuals influencing the history of the rails. Extensive appendices provide data regarding weight, fuel, statistical trends, and more, as well as a list of 130 vital railroad books. Railfans will treasure this indispensable work.

Erie Lackawanna

Author: H. Roger Grant
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804727988
Release Date: 1996-10-01
Genre: Transportation

This 50-year saga of the "Weary Erie" describes in vivid detail the turbulent last decades of a colorful, spunky, and innovative railroad. It also tells us much about what happened to American railroading, during this period: technological change, governmental over-regulation, corporate mergers, union "featherbedding," uneven executive leadership, and changing patterns of travel and business. The book is illustrated with 45 photographs and drawings and 4 maps.

American Railroads

Author: Robert E. Gallamore
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674369375
Release Date: 2014-06-17
Genre: Business & Economics

Overregulated and displaced by barges, trucks, and jet aviation, railroads fell into decline. Their misfortune was measured in lost market share, abandoned track, bankruptcies, and unemployment. Today, rail transportation is reviving. American Railroads tells a riveting story about how this iconic industry managed to turn itself around.

Lionel Accessories at Work on Toy Train Layouts

Author: Neil Besougloff
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
ISBN: 0897784812
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Add classic accessories to your toy train layout. Lionel's operating accessories from the 1940s and '50s remain popular with toy train enthusiasts. This book provides a variety of ways to incorporate them - both originals and modern reproductions - into toy train layouts. The book features track plans that incorporate the accessories, repair information, and in-depth profiles of the most popular accessories.

Girl on the Train Du kennst sie nicht aber sie kennt dich

Author: Paula Hawkins
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
ISBN: 9783641158125
Release Date: 2015-06-15
Genre: Fiction

Der internationale Nr.-1-Bestseller! Jeden Morgen pendelt Rachel mit dem Zug in die Stadt, und jeden Morgen hält der Zug an der gleichen Stelle auf der Strecke an. Rachel blickt in die Gärten der umliegenden Häuser, beobachtet ihre Bewohner. Oft sieht sie ein junges Paar: Jess und Jason nennt Rachel die beiden. Sie führen – wie es scheint – ein perfektes Leben. Ein Leben, wie Rachel es sich wünscht. Eines Tages beobachtet sie etwas Schockierendes. Kurz darauf liest sie in der Zeitung vom Verschwinden einer Frau – daneben ein Foto von »Jess«. Rachel meldet ihre Beobachtung der Polizei und verstrickt sich damit unentrinnbar in die folgenden Ereignisse ...

Born to Run

Author: Christopher McDougall
Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag
ISBN: 9783641043360
Release Date: 2010-04-26
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Originell, faszinierend, abenteuerlich: ein Journalist auf der Suche nach dem letzten Geheimnis des Sports Seine Passion: das Laufen, sein Beruf: das Schreiben. Christopher McDougall suchte eine Antwort auf eine vermeintlich einfache Frage: Warum tut mir mein Fuß weh? Wie er sind Millionen von Hobbyläufern mindestens einmal im Jahr ernsthaft verletzt. Nach unzähligen Zyklen des Dauerschmerzes, der Kortisonspritzen und immer neuer Hightech-Sportschuhen stand McDougall kurz davor, zu kapitulieren und die Diagnose der Mediziner ein für alle Mal hinzunehmen: „Sie sind einfach nicht zum Laufen gemacht.“ Stattdessen hat sich der Journalist weit abseits der kostspieligen Empfehlungen von Ärzten und Ausrüstern auf eine abenteuerliche Reise zu den geheimnisvollsten und besten Läufern der Welt begeben. Eine Reise, die McDougall in die von Mythen erfüllten Schluchten der Copper Canyons in Mexiko führen sollte, wo ein Volk lebt, das sich seit Jahrhunderten unter extremen Bedingungen seine Lebensweise bewahrt hat. Die Tarahumara verkörpern den menschlichen Bewegungsdrang in seiner reinsten und faszinierendsten Form. Laufen über lange Strecken ist für sie so selbstverständlich wie atmen. Was wussten sie, was McDougall nicht wusste? In seiner Reportage geht er den vergessenen Geheimnissen der Tarahumara nach. Er verbindet lebendiges Infotainment über neueste evolutionsbiologische und ethnologische Erkenntnisse mit zahlreichen, inspirierenden Porträts von Menschen, die sich – egal, ob sie zum Spaß das Death Valley durchqueren oder einen Ultramarathon in den Rocky Mountains absolvieren – eines bewahrt haben: die Freude daran, laufen zu können wie ein Kind. Einfach immer weiter. Denn in Wahrheit, so McDougalls Fazit, sind wir alle zum Laufen geboren.

Trains

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: UOM:39015013030666
Release Date: 1978
Genre: Railroads


Die Outsider

Author: Susan E. Hinton
Publisher:
ISBN: 3837117391
Release Date: 2012
Genre:


The Well Dressed Hobo

Author: Rush Loving
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253020727
Release Date: 2016-03-23
Genre: Transportation

A “sweeping and grand epic on the renaissance of American railroading” from the Fortune journalist and author of The Men Who Loved Trains (The Baltimore Sun). After decades of covering the railroad industry for Fortune magazine, journalist Rush Loving Jr. offers his unique insider’s view into the many dramas, triumphs, failures, and adventures of the great American railroads. Loving has shared meals and journeys with everyone from the industry’s greatest leaders to conductors, brakemen and even a few hobos. Now, in this fascinating combination of history and memoir, he recalls the many colorful people he’s met on the rails. Loving shares stories he collected in locomotive cabs, business cars, executive suites and even the White House. They paint a compelling, intimate portrait of the railroad industry and its leaders, both inept and visionary. Above all, Loving tells stories of the dedicated men and women who truly love trains and know the industry from the rails up.