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Railroads Across North America: An Illustrated History

by Claude Wiatrowski

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...


Rails Across Canada

by Tom Murray

 Few stories in the annals of railroading are as compelling as the construction, evolution, and astounding successes of the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National railways. This sprawling volume combines two...


Caboose

by Brian Solomon

The image of a little red caboose trundling along behind a long freight train is a classic slice of Americana. With the help of nearly 300 marvelous modern and historical images depicting cabooses of all colors,...


American Passenger Trains and Locomotives Illustrated

by Mark Wegman

The period from the 1890s to the mid-1950s is generally considered the "golden era" of passenger rail travel in America.  It was a time of celebrated locomotives and luxurious passenger service, a time when...


The Cars of Pullman

by Joe Welsh & Bill Howes

One of America's greatest business enterprises, the Pullman Company provided outstanding service aboard a vast fleet of railroad passenger cars that could be found in almost every nook and cranny of the United...


Coal Trains: The History of Railroading and Coal in the United States

by Brian Solomon & Patrick Yough

From the first, U.S. railroads have carried coal from mines to docks, steel mills, and power plants across the country. In this authoritative book spanning the whole of that history, from the mid-nineteenth...


Baldwin Locomotives

by Brian Solomon

Philadelphia-based Baldwin began designing and building steam locomotives in the 1830s and gave the U.S. many of its most significant and famous types of steam, and diesel-electric motive power. This history...


Railroad Signaling

by Brian Solomon

This complete and illustrated guide to railroad signaling in the U.S. simplifies and presents the utterly bewildering array of mechanisms, procedures, and rules that have evolved since the 1830s to promote safety,...


Alco Locomotives

by Brian Solomon

Once the second-largest steam locomotive builder in the U.S., American Locomotive Company (Alco) produced 75,000 locomotives, among them such famous examples as the 4-6-4 Hudsons and 4-8-4 Niagaras built for...


The Complete Book of North American Railroading

by Kevin EuDaly & Mike Schafer

The year 1827 marked the completion of the United States' first railroad--and the beginning of a transformation of American life. This book, spanning nearly two centuries, offers an exhilarating tour of the...


Vintage Diesel Power

by Brian Solomon

For those who enjoy seeing those colorful diesel locomotives of yesteryear at work, this book is a great way to reminisce.--The Michigan Railfan   If the evolution of the diesel locomotive captivates your interest, ...


Blood on the Tracks: A History of Railway Crime in Britain

by David Brandon & Alan Brooke

With their enthusiasm for, and knowledge of, Britain's railways, this book perfectly brings together the authors' interests in social history and the history of crime, both subjects on which they have a number...


The Country Railway

by David St John Thomas

Possibly read more than any other railway book, The Country Railway has sold over 170,000 copies. This is a redesigned edition of the original text and photographs. Everyone loved the country railway with its...


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

by 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...


British Rail Main Line Locomotives Specification Guide

by Pip Dunn

British Rail Main Line Locomotives Specification Guide identifies the major detail differences and livery variations that have appeared on all British Rail, ex-British Rail and privatized railway diesel and...


London Underground the Quiz Book: Every Pub Quiz Question Never Asked about the Tube!

by Mike Dugdale

For the last 150 years, every Londoner, tourist, and visitor uses the tube to explore and enjoy London. But behind the facade of ox-blood brick buildings and colourful diagrams lies a wealth of history and interesting...


Iowa's Railroads: An Album

by Don L. Hofsommer & H. Roger Grant

At one point in time, no place in Iowa was more than a few miles from an active line of rail track. In this splendid companion volume to Steel Trails of Hawkeyeland (IUP, 2005), H. Roger Grant and Don L. Hofsommer...


Working the London Underground: From 1863 to 2013

by Ben Pedroche

Used extensively and somewhat taken for granted by millions of commuters and tourists every day, the London Underground has long been a part of our national heritage and way of life. The 'Tube' was the first...


British Railways: The Nation's Railway

by Tanya Jackson

British Rail was a success. It successfully carried millions of commuters to and from their jobs every day; organised its trunk route services to yield a profit under the brand name 'Inter-City'; pioneered world-beating...


Practical Garden Railways

by Peter Jones

Have you always wanted to run your own railway? Does your indoor model railway leave you with a desire to fill your nostrils with the smell of steam and hot oil on a winter's morning? If the answer to any of...