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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,...


Railroad Empire Across the Heartland: Rephotographing Alexander Gardner's Westward Journey

by James E. Sherow & John R. Charlton

This book presents recent photographs by John R. Charlton of the scenes Alexander Gardner recorded, paired with the Gardner originals and accompanied by James E. Sherow's discussion.


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...


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, ...


Rails Across Ontario: Exploring Ontario's Railway Heritage

by Ron Brown

For the first time, train buffs and history lovers will have a book that explores the heritage of Ontario's railways, from its oldest stations to its highest bridges, glamorous hotels (and some not-so-glamorous...


The Rock Island Line

by Bill Marvel

This richly illustrated volume tells the story of a legendary railroad whose tracks spanned the Midwest, serving farms and small-town America for more than 140 years. One of the earliest railroads to build westward...


Narrow Gauge Railways

by Peter Johnson

Narrow gauge railways were a cheaper and sometimes more practical alternative to the full-scale railways that were the norm. By building tracks with a 3-foot gauge rather than a 4 ft 8-and-a-half inch gauge,...


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...


British Railway Architecture and Heritage

by Trevor Yorke

This is a colour guide to the magnificent architectural legacy and role the steam railways played in the social and industrial history of Victorian Britain.


Railroads of Meridian

by 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...


Rails Across the Prairies: The Railway Heritage of Canada's Prairie Provinces

by Ron Brown

Canada's rail lines were pivotal in establishing the icons that mark today's landscape: massive bridges, sentinel-like grain elevators, pattern-book wayside stations. Odd and unusual place names dot the lines,...


On Railways Far Away

by William D. D. Middleton

In this lavishly illustrated memoir, William D. Middleton invites readers to climb aboard and share with him 60 years of railroad tourism around the globe. Middleton's award-winning photography has recorded...


America's Great Railroad Stations

by Roger Straus III & Hugh Van Dusen

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...


Last Train to Paradise

by Graham Hutchins

LAST TRAIN TO PARADISE is a celebratory account of a time when train travel was more than just the accepted means of travelling around New Zealand. It was also an era when rail journeys provided excitement,...