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.

Life on a Locomotive

Author: George H. Williams
ISBN: UOM:39015006429586
Release Date: 1971
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The Great Railroad Revolution

Author: Christian Wolmar
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781610391801
Release Date: 2012-09-25
Genre: Transportation

America was made by the railroads. The opening of the Baltimore & Ohio line––the first American railroad––in the 1830s sparked a national revolution in the way that people lived thanks to the speed and convenience of train travel. Promoted by visionaries and built through heroic effort, the American railroad network was bigger in every sense than Europe’s, and facilitated everything from long-distance travel to commuting and transporting goods to waging war. It united far-flung parts of the country, boosted economic development, and was the catalyst for America’s rise to world-power status. Every American town, great or small, aspired to be connected to a railroad and by the turn of the century, almost every American lived within easy access of a station. By the early 1900s, the United States was covered in a latticework of more than 200,000 miles of railroad track and a series of magisterial termini, all built and controlled by the biggest corporations in the land. The railroads dominated the American landscape for more than a hundred years but by the middle of the twentieth century, the automobile, the truck, and the airplane had eclipsed the railroads and the nation started to forget them. In The Great Railroad Revolution, renowned railroad expert Christian Wolmar tells the extraordinary story of the rise and the fall of the greatest of all American endeavors, and argues that the time has come for America to reclaim and celebrate its often-overlooked rail heritage.

Railroad Stations

Author: David Naylor
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393731642
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Architecture

A collection of photographs, archival plans, and maps documents the history and architecture of railroad stations.

Railroads Across North America

Author: Claude Wiatrowski
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 9781610601368
Release Date: 2007-09-15
Genre: Transportation

From the first steam-powered locomotives of the early nineteenth century to the high-speed commuter trains of today, the American railroad has been a great engine powering the nations growth and industry. This book celebrates the glory and grandeur of that legacy with a lavish tour of the history of the American railroad and the culture surrounding it. Generously illustrated with vintage photographs, modern images, maps, timetables, tickets, brochures, and all manner of memorabilia, this volume offers a fascinating look at the rail industrys beginnings and development, as well as its place in American history. From the might of the major rail companies and their empires to the romance of rail travel, this is the full and fabulously colorful story of the industry that moved a nation--and stirs our imaginations to this day.

Tourist Trains Guidebook

Author: Trains Magazine
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
ISBN: 9780871162731
Release Date: 2009-04-01
Genre: Travel

Provides reviews and listings for a variety of railroad museums in the United States and Canada.

Railroad Vision

Author: Kevin P. Keefe
Publisher: Quantuck Lane Press& the Mill rd
ISBN: 1593720602
Release Date: 2015-10-01
Genre: Transportation

This elegant volume celebrates the 75th anniversary of Trains Magazine, the premier publication in its field.

Brian Solomon s Railway Guide to Europe

Author: Brian Solomon
ISBN: 1627004777
Release Date: 2018-04-19
Genre: Railroad travel

Brian Solomon's Railway Guide to Europe takes readers to the most interesting locations in European rail travel through stunning photographs, informed, entertaining text, and detailed maps. Unlike other guidebooks that offer a general "one-size-fits-all" approach to travel, Brian Solomon provides all the practical travel tips and insider information necessary for an optimal railway experience. The book appeals to a wide-ranging audience that includes railroad enthusiasts, railway photographers, model railroaders, and anyone interested in travel. Renowned rail travel writer and photographer, Brian Solomon, is a trusted source for the most current and insightful information for travel on European railways.

My Life As a Rear End

Author: Paul Holland
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1530851882
Release Date: 2016-09-28

This compilation of dozens of incredible true stories gathered over a 39 year railroad career, spotlights the unexpected hilarity involved in working in public transportation. Personal experiences run the gamut from sexual escapades to train accidents and even hijackings, almost all of which culminate with laughter.

The Iron Road

Author: Christian Wolmar
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
ISBN: 9780241182680
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Genre: Transportation

A fascinating journey through the history of railways From the early steam trains to the high-speed bullet trains of today, The Iron Road tells the hidden stories of railway history- the inspired engineering, blood, sweat and tears that went into the construction of the railways. Uncover the compelling tales of bold vision, invention and error, and social change behind the history of trains and railways, with famous railways such as the Transsiberian fully explored. Learn how the great railway pioneers such as George Stephenson produced the ideas and feats of engineering that created the railways and changed the world. Each exciting moment of railway history is captured, contextualised and enhanced by superb illustrations. Trains and railways of the past like the romantic Orient Express are brought to life through amazing eyewitness accounts, allowing you to see the railways through the eyes of people who were there at the time. Written by Christian Wolmar, an award-winning writer and broadcaster, The Iron Road is an exciting trip through the history of trains for any railway enthusiast.

Hot Spots Guidebook

Author: Randy Rehberg
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company
ISBN: 0890248052
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Transportation

Share the thrill of more than 100 of the best train-watching locations in North America. Maps of the area, site descriptions, photographs, and approximate number of daily trains are included. Driving directions, nearby points of interest, local options for dining, lodging, and other activities make this the must-have guide for every railfan.

Travel by Train

Author: Michael E. Zega
ISBN: 9780253341525
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Art

An illustrated history of poster art from the Golden Age of the American railroad, from 1870 to 1950, surveys the trends that shaped the industry for eighty years. (Travel)

Great American Railroad Journeys

Author: Michael Portillo
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781471151521
Release Date: 2017-01-26
Genre: Travel

Great American Railroad Journeys sees the famous brand of social-history-cum-travelogue venture to the New World. Across multiple programmes and using Appleton's General Guide To The United States & Canada as reference, Michael Portillo now undertakes an epic trip by train from New York and Boston on the East Coast down to the Deep South of Atlanta and New Orleans, then on to Chicago, Colorado, New Mexico and ultimately finishing in San Francisco. This lavishly illustrated official tie-in covers each journey Portillo makes across North America and captures the colour, beauty, history and exhilaration experienced when journeying through this incredible continent. Packed with new maps, as well as originals from Appleton's General Guide, this book explores the construction of rail routes across the continent in the 1800s, as a new nation was built by the immigrant masses. Truly this is a colourful and exciting enterprise, with vignettes of revealing social history displaying the rich tapestry of the peoples who established themselves in this vast new world. Great American Railroad Journeys is a must-have purchase for any fan of this unique and award-winning travel series.

North American Railroads

Author: Brian Solomon
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 9780760347362
Release Date: 2014-10-21
Genre: History

Originally published in hardcover in 2012.


Author: DK
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781465436580
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Genre: Transportation

Train is a glorious celebration of all things train and track, tracing the history of the railroad and the role of trains, from the first steam engines to today's high-speed bullet trains. Featuring DK's trademark brilliant photography, Train catalogs the development of trains from early steam to diesel engines and electric locomotives, explores in detail iconic trains such as the Fairy Queen, Orient Express, and Javelin, and chronicles the cultural backdrop against which railroads were built around the world.