Download chicago americas railroad capital the illustrated history 1836 to today in pdf or read chicago americas railroad capital the illustrated history 1836 to today in pdf online books in PDF, EPUB and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get chicago americas railroad capital the illustrated history 1836 to today in pdf book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want.



Chicago America S Railroad Capital

Author: Brian Solomon
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760346038
Size: 60.29 MB
Format: PDF
View: 5866
Download and Read
"A history of the development of Chicago as a railroad hub, from its earliest days to the present, illustrated with color and black and white photographs, maps, and railroad memorabilia"-Provided by publisher.

Chicago Postwar Passenger And Commuter Trains

Author: John Kelly
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 9781583882917
Size: 52.69 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
View: 1800
Download and Read
In 1948, Chicago was the gathering place of 22 railroads, seven belt and switching roads, eight industrial railroads and three electric lines. Track was everywhere as passenger trains and commuter trains crowded the approaches to the terminals near the Loop that is Chicago, undisputed railroad capital of the world. Chicago Passenger Trains & Commuter Trains captures the spirit and challenges of the post-World War II era, as streamlined passenger trains arrived and departed from Chicago’s six celebrated stations during the pinnacle years of intercity train service. Welcome aboard as we ride those grand trains of the 1950s and 1960s into their twilight years and transition into Amtrak’s “Rainbow era.” Vintage and color photography, terminal and commuter maps, train brochures, postcards and tickets are featured. Nice color and vintage scenes for modelers.

Chicago Stations Trains Photo Archive

Author: John Kelly
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 9781583882160
Size: 19.46 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 4943
Download and Read
No other American city had such a fascinating group of railroad passenger stations as Chicago. This book highlights Chicago's six major railroad stations and the trains that served them. Included are Dearborn Station, Grand Central Station, Central Station, La Salle Street Station, North Western Station, and Union Station. During the heyday of passenger trains, Chicago was the undisputed rail center of the United States and its railroad stations were the gates to everywhere. Chicago's railroad stations featured superb architecture with marble floors and staircases, while restaurants, newsstands and shops filled the concourse areas. Steel latticework beams helped support glass-domed roofs and public address systems echoed train information throughout the high-ceiling stations. Huge station clocks loomed above the brass and neon train bulletin boards that listed "On Time" trains. Beyond the boarding gates, the constant parade of trains sounded with clanging bells and rumbling steel wheels. Historic photographs feature name trains like Super Chief, Capitol Limited, 20th Century Limited, Broadway Limited, California Zephyr, Hiawatha, 400, and City of Denver. Included are maps, station drawings, timetables and promotional advertising.

The Rock Island Line

Author: Bill Marvel
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253011310
Size: 75.81 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 1508
Download and Read
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 from Chicago, it was the first to span the Mississippi, advancing the frontier, bringing settlers into the West, and hauling their crops to market. Rock Island’s celebrated Rocket passenger trains also set a standard for speed and service, with suburban runs as familiar to Windy City commuters as the Loop. For most of its existence, the Rock battled competitors much larger and richer than itself and when it finally succumbed, the result was one of the largest business bankruptcies ever. Today, as its engines and stock travel the busy main lines operated by other carriers, the Rock Island Line lives on in the hearts of those whom it employed and served.

Terminal Town

Author: Joseph P. Schwieterman
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 9780982315699
Size: 34.71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
View: 382
Download and Read
Take an historical tour of Chicago's railroad stations, airports, bus depots and steamship wharves. Showcasing great icons of transportation, Schwieterman illustrates why the "Windy City" so richly deserves its reputation as America's premier travel hub.

Chicagoland

Author: Ann Durkin Keating
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226428826
Size: 54.39 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
View: 1232
Download and Read
Provides an illustrated history of the growth of the Chicago suburbs beginning the nineteenth century, detailing the collective histories of 230 neighborhoods and communities, including farm centers, industrial towns, commuter suburbs, and recreational and institutional centers, in dozens of period photographs and maps. Simultaneous.

Electro Motive E Units And F Units

Author: Brian Solomon
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 1610597745
Size: 30.91 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 6779
Download and Read
Blending automotive manufacturing and styling techniques with state-of-the-art diesel-electric technologies, General Motors’ Electro-Motive Division conceived and marketed America’s first commercially successful road diesels: the fabulous E-Units and F-Units. This illustrated companion to Voyageur Press’ Alco Locomotives (2009) and Baldwin Locomotives (2010) is the most comprehensive history of the most recognizable locomotives ever built. Beginning with 1937 debut of the fast and powerful E-Units designed for long-haul passenger service, author Brian Solomon treats readers to a wonderful array of archival imagery while explaining the impact the locomotives made on the locomotive market and the railroad industry.

The Iron Road In The Prairie State

Author: Simon Cordery
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253019125
Size: 36.41 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
View: 6095
Download and Read
In 1836, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas agreed on one thing: Illinois needed railroads. Over the next fifty years, the state became the nation’s railroad hub, with Chicago at its center. Speculators, greed, growth, and regulation followed as the railroad industry consumed unprecedented amounts of capital and labor. A nationwide market resulted, and the Windy City became the site of opportunities and challenges that remain to this day. In this first-of-its-kind history, full of entertaining anecdotes and colorful characters, Simon Cordery describes the explosive growth of Illinois railroads and its impact on America. Cordery shows how railroading in Illinois influenced railroad financing, the creation of a national economy, and government regulation of business. Cordery's masterful chronicle of rail development in Illinois from 1837 to 2010 reveals how the state’s expanding railroads became the foundation of the nation’s rail network.

The Chicago L

Author: Greg Borzo
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 0738551007
Size: 11.41 MB
Format: PDF
View: 901
Download and Read
Offers a history of the world famous Chicago "L," the elevated railroad that has operated since 1892 and has been ridden by more than ten billion people.

Classic Locomotives

Author: Brian Solomon
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 1610588681
Size: 35.42 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
View: 5860
Download and Read
DIVThis massive collection of 700 color photographs (comprising the previously published volumes Steam Power, Vintage Diesel Power, and Modern Diesel Power) traces the development of North American locomotives from the early nineteenth century right up to the present, spanning dozens of models from the likes of Alco, Baldwin, Electro-Motive, Fairbanks-Morse, General Electric, and more. Top-notch imagery from dozens of photographers is accompanied by detailed captions from author Brian Solomon that discuss locomotive technology, the roles of specific locomotives in individual railroads, and even the locations and operations depicted in the photographs. Together, this awesome collection stretches from the Baltimore & Ohio’s diminutive Tom Thumb steam locomotive—generally considered the starting point of North American locomotive technology—right up to today’s high-horsepower “green” models from General Electric and Electro-Motive. The resulting volume, which also reflects the grand geographic and technological breadth of railroading in North America, is the ultimate gathering of great locomotive photographs for casual and hardcore railfans alike./div