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The Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore: An Illustrated History of Railway Stations in Canada

by Ron Brown

Brown celebrates the survival of our railway heritage in stations that have been saved or remain in use.


Dundurn Railroad Bundle: In Search of the Grand Trunk / Rails Across Ontario / Rails Across the Prairies / The Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore

by Ron Brown

This bundle collects four of Ron Brown's acclaimed railway histories. In each book he takes us back to the glory days of steam, when the railway was the economic and in many ways the social heart of Canada,...


Early American Steam Locomotives

by Reed Kinert

Relive train travel's earliest days with this splendidly illustrated story of steam locomotion, from "teakettles" to "titans." Working from builders' specifications, old engravings, and contemporaneous accounts,...


Iowa's Railroads: An Album

by Edited by Don L. Hofsommer and 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...


The Railroad That Never Was: Vanderbilt, Morgan, and the South Pennsylvania Railroad

by Herbert H. Harwood, Jr.

Herbert H. Harwood, Jr., tells the story of one of the most infamous railroad construction projects of the late 19th century. This 200-mile line through Pennsylvania's most challenging mountain terrain was intended...


More Amazing & Extraordinary Railway Facts

by Julian Holland

Another fascinating miscellany that will delight railway buffs everywhere. The branch lines of transport history are fully explored and all who love trains will delight in stories of the old railway companies,...


Amazing & Extraordinary London Underground Facts

by Stephen Halliday

This is a fascinating and useful reference to the history of the London Underground that reveals new insights into the history of the iconic transport system - the perfect gift for commuters, tourists and railway...


Off the Main Lines: A Photographic Odyssey

by Don L. Hofsommer

In this visually stunning and comprehensive photographic essay, railroad historian and photographer Donovan L. Hofsommer records the end of branchline passenger service, the demise of electric railroads, the...


The Electric Pullman: A History of the Niles Car & Manufacturing Company

by Lawrence A. Brough

Entering an already crowded and established industry, the Niles Car & Manufacturing Company in Ohio began business with surprising success, producing well over 1,000 electric and steam railway cars-cars so durable...


In Search of the Grand Trunk: Ghost Rail Lines in Ontario

by Ron Brown

Discover the legacy and lore of Ontario's railway era by exploring the lost and abandoned rail lines that once were essential to the province's well-being. The over 20,000 kilometres of rail are now largely...


Early Japanese Railways 1853 - 1914: Engineering Triumphs That Transformed Meiji-era Japan

by Dan Free

Early Japanese Railways 1853-1914 is a cultural and engineering history of railway building in Japan during the Meiji era.

The importance of early railways in the industrialization of the United States and Europe...


The Great American Railroad War

by Dennis Drabelle

How two of America's greatest authors took on the Central Railroad monopoly

The notorious Central Pacific Railroad riveted the attention of two great American writers: Ambrose Bierce and Frank Norris. In The...


Railroads and the American People

by H. Roger Grant

In this social history of the impact of railroads on American life, H. Roger Grant concentrates on the railroad's "golden age," 1830-1930. To capture the essence of the nation's railroad experience, Grant explores...


All Aboard!

by Stephanie Murphy-Lupo

Florida's size and shape meant a largely remote interior until shortly before the Civil War. The catalysts for blasting through that anonymity were three ambitious and very different visionaries who built railroads...


Railroads of Meridian

by J. Parker Lamb & With contributions by David H. Bridges and David S. Price. J. Parker Lamb

This generously illustrated narrative follows the evolution of dozens of separate railroads in the Meridian, Mississippi, area from the destruction of the town's rail facilities in the 1850s through the current...


Trains, Culture, and Mobility: Riding the Rails

by Steven D. Spalding, Benjamin Fraser, Hiraku Shimoda & Araceli Masterson-Algar et al.

Trains, Culture and Mobility is—along with its companion volume: Trains, Literature and Culture—the first work to thoroughly explore the railroad’s connections with a full range of cultural discourses—including...


Inside British Rail

by Stephen Poole

Stephen Poole worked on three of British Rail’s five geographical Regions and then for three of the BR business sectors, thereby experiencing a vast range of operational, business and management styles and...


The Story of American Railroads

by Stewart H. Holbrook

This richly comprehensive history by a self-proclaimed "low-brow" historian features more than 100 photographs and contemporary prints of America's railway system. Stewart H. Holbrook presents a dramatic, highly...


Sugar and Railroads

by Oscar Zanetti & Alejandro Garcia

Though Cuba was among the first countries in the world to utilize rail transport, the history of its railroads has been little studied. This English translation of the prize-winning Caminos para el azucar traces...


Indianapolis Union and Belt Railroads

by Jeffrey Darbee

In an era dominated by huge railroad corporations, Indianapolis Union and Belt Railroads reveals the important role two small railroad companies had on development and progress in the Hoosier State. After Indianapolis...