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They Built Railway Cars: The Pullman Social Experiment and the Swedish Immigration

By: Allan T. Nilson

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: J2076


English translation from Swedish by Raymond E. Johnson. A large number of Swedes came to Chicago in the 1880s to live in the model town of Pullman and to work in the factory that produced luxury sleeping cars. The two main themes of this book are: 1) Two families among a group of immigrants from the Nykyrke Parish in Sweden-how they adapted to a new life and culture and founded their Lutheran church; and 2) Railroad car magnate George M. Pullman, who built the factories ... View more info

Appalachian Coal Mines & Railroads

By: Appalachian Coal Mines & Railroads

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Motorbooks International:

Seller ID: 089085


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Iron Horses: American Locomotives 1829-1900

By: E. P. Alexander

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 425312


With names such as "Lightning," "Phantom," "Highland Light," and "Nathaniel McKay"--more reminiscent of swift clipper ships--the steam locomotives of the nineteenth century played an important part in developing America's western frontier. This book preserves many of the colorful stories that surround the exploits of those engines--from the earliest primitive machines to the imposing locomotives at the turn of the century. A brief text out... View more info

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Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Railway Locomotives

By: Editor: P. Ransome-Wallis

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 412474


Authoritative survey reviews wide range of locomotives from around the world-from standard steam engines, diesels, and gas turbines to subways and electric motor coaches. Biographies of locomotive designers, details of construction, problems of operation, and methods used by original builders. More than 300 drawings, photographs, and diagrams enhance a unique encyclopedia that will be invaluable to professional engineers and amateur locomotive enthusiasts. View more info

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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Employees 1842 and 1852, 1855 and 1857

By: Edna A. Kanely

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: K0493


The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (known as the B&O) was “the first chartered and fully organized railroad company in the United States . . .” Construction began on July 4, 1828. By 1842 the B&O had reached Cumberland, Maryland (lists the persons and their pay and service); and by 1852 Wheeling, (West) Virginia (lists officers and employees services, salaries, &c). Also a section for the years 1855 and 1857. View more info

Ghost Railroads of Kentucky

By: Elmer G. Sulzer

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Indiana University Press: 1998

Seller ID: 334845


The essential reference work for those interested in railroading in Kentucky. Fans may be surprised to learn that Kentucky boasted 28 narrow guage railroads and that Louisville had a narrow guage commuter line. Sulzer tells these and all the other wonderful Kentucky railroad stories with sparkling anecdotes. based on thousands of interviews and meticulous original scholarship, this beautifully illustrated book is essential reading for the historian, hobbyist, and railroa... View more info

Myricks, Massachusetts: A Farming Settlement, A Railroad Village

By: Gail E. Terry

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: T1005


First settled around 1713, the small farming community of Myricks is named after one of the earliest families to settle in this section of Berkley in Bristol County, Massachusetts. The author's grandmother, Marian (Brailey) Stetson collected articles, pictures, memorabilia, and other items on the history of Myricks for more than forty years. With this information as a foundation, Ms. Terry has compiled an extensive history of Myricks that also includes a Myricks family g... View more info

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The MA & PA: A History of the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad [Second Edition, Revised]

By: George W. Hilton

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 1999

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 862949


Affectionately known as the "Ma & Pa," the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad was one of the country's longest running and best known "archaic" railroads, holding on to steam locomotion and other outmoded technologies well into the twentieth century. Connecting Baltimore and York, the line had everything needed to endear itself to local residents and rail enthusiasts: picturesque equipment, marvelous scenery, antique passenger trains, handsome small-scale... View more info

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Royal Blue Line: The Classic B&O Train between Washington and New York

By: Herbert H. Harwood, Jr

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 2002

Seller ID: 870615


Although it was America's first public railroad, chartered in 1827, the Baltimore & Ohio did not enter the lucrative Philadelphia and New York City markets until the 1880s, long after its rivals, notably the Pennsylvania Railroad, had established themselves in the Northeast corridor. In order to compete, B & O executives realized they would need to create a railroad like no other, and in 1890 they launched the Royal Blue Line, offering premier passenger service between W... View more info

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The Golden Age of the Steam Locomotive: With over 250 Classic Illustrations

By: J. G. Pangborn

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 428249


Originally created to catalog items for the railway exhibit at Chicago's Columbian Exhibition in 1893, this book has long been a collector's item. Compiled by Major J. G. Pangborn, a passionate railroad enthusiast and a skilled railroad executive, the book incorporates illustrations of scale models, drawings, and relics Pangborn had gathered for the Exhibition. A lively narrative recounts the tensions, frustrations, disasters, as well as the faith and confidence bound up... View more info

Early American Locomotives

By: John H. White, Jr.

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 227723


Beautiful, detailed contemporary engravings, widely researched sources. Mostly American domestic engines. Many types: grasshoppers, camel-backs, Moguls, Forneys, plus some famous ones-the General, Reuben Wells, Pennsylvania, more. Best source for a spectacular engine. View more info

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DIXIE LIMITED: Railroads, Culture, and the Southern Renaissance

By: Joseph R. Millichap

Price: $14.96

Publisher: University of Kentucky Press: 2002

Seller ID: 122341


In the South, railroads have two meanings: they are an economic force that can sustain a town and they are a metaphor for the process of southern industrialization. Recognizing this duality, Joseph Millichap's Dixie Limited is a detailed reading of the complex and often ambivalent relationships among technology, culture, and literature that railroads represent in selected writers and works of the Southern Renaissance.Tackling such Southern Renaissance giants as Thoma... View more info

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Colorado and Utah

By: Mike Walker

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Steam Powered Video Publications:

Seller ID: 745037


Since the last edition was published much has changed following the mergers of Burlington Northern and the Santa Fe and the merger of Southern Pacific into Union Pacific. In addition to general updating, this new edition has been expanded with additional enlargements to show complex areas in greater detail and includes for the first time the interurban electric lines, light rail and principal logging railroads. Also shown are proposed extensions to the Denver and Salt La... View more info

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Great Lakes West

By: Mike Walker

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Steam Powered Video Publications:

Seller ID: 745051


***Upper Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois, plus Chicago & St.Louis***The SPV Railroad atlases provide a single source of reference to the North American rail network, past and present. They are widely recognized by rail fans, railroad historians, and professionals as the industry standard. Each sheet is drawn to a constant scale of 8 miles to 1 inch for easy distance comparisons with 2 miles to 1 inch enlargements of complex areas. All extant rail lines are shown tog... View more info

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Great Lakes East

By: Mike Walker

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Steam Powered Video Publications:

Seller ID: 745068


***Ohio, Indiana and Lower Michigan***The SPV Railroad atlases provide a single source of reference to the North American rail network, past and present. They are widely recognized by rail fans, railroad historians, and professionals as the industry standard. Each sheet is drawn to a constant scale of 8 miles to 1 inch for easy distance comparisons with 2 miles to 1 inch enlargements of complex areas. All extant rail lines are shown together with stations, junctions,... View more info

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - California and Nevada

By: Mike Walker

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Steam Powered Video Publications:

Seller ID: 745082


The SPV Railroad atlases provide a single source of reference to the North American rail network, past and present. They are widely recognized by rail fans, railroad historians, and professionals as the industry standard. Each sheet is drawn to a constant scale of 8 miles to 1 inch for easy distance comparisons with 2 miles to 1 inch enlargements of complex areas. All extant rail lines are shown together with stations, junctions, yards, principle bridges and tunnels. For... View more info

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - South East USA

By: Mike Walker

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Steam Powered Video Publications:

Seller ID: 745112


***Florida, Georgia and South Carolina***Includes the changes in ownership, abandonment's and re-openings which have occurred since the first edition was published in 1999. Included for the first time are the rapid transit systems in Atlanta and Miami, electric interurbans and logging railroads. The Atlas shows all currently operated common carriers, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes.The SPV Railroad atlases provide a single sourc... View more info

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Southern States

By: Mike Walker

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Steam Powered Video Publications:

Seller ID: 745143


***Louisiana, Mississippi & Alabama***The SPV Railroad atlases provide a single source of reference to the North American rail network, past and present. They are widely recognized by rail fans, railroad historians, and professionals as the industry standard. Each sheet is drawn to a constant scale of 8 miles to 1 inch for easy distance comparisons with 2 miles to 1 inch enlargements of complex areas. All extant rail lines are shown together with stations, junctions,... View more info

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Texas

By: Mike Walker

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Steam Powered Video Publications:

Seller ID: 745150


The SPV Railroad atlases provide a single source of reference to the North American rail network, past and present. They are widely recognized by rail fans, railroad historians, and professionals as the industry standard. Each sheet is drawn to a constant scale of 8 miles to 1 inch for easy distance comparisons with 2 miles to 1 inch enlargements of complex areas. All extant rail lines are shown together with stations, junctions, yards, principle bridges and tunnels. For... View more info

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - Prairies West

By: Mike Walker

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Steam Powered Video Publications:

Seller ID: 745167


***Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma***The SPV Railroad atlases provide a single source of reference to the North American rail network, past and present. They are widely recognized by rail fans, railroad historians, and professionals as the industry standard. Each sheet is drawn to a constant scale of 8 miles to 1 inch for easy distance comparisons with 2 miles to 1 inch enlargements of complex areas. All extant rail lines are shown together with stations, junctions, yards... View more info