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Railroads Across North America

Author: Claude Wiatrowski
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 9780760329764
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A lavish celebration of the glory and grandeur of the great American railroad, from the first steam-powered trains of the early 19th century to the high-speed commuter trains of today.

Chicago America S Railroad Capital

Author: Brian Solomon
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760346038
Size: 38.98 MB
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"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.

Iron Horses

Author: Michael J. Del Vecchio
ISBN: 9780762405985
Size: 43.62 MB
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More than 150 color illustrations highlight the popularity of the great locomotives of North America.

Encyclopedia Of North American Railroads

Author: William D. Middleton
Size: 77.88 MB
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A magnificent reference with the latest information on railroads past and present for anyone who was ever enthralled by the romance of the rails

Trains Across The Continent

Author: Rudolph L. Daniels
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253214119
Size: 75.82 MB
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With this publication of the second edition of Trains Across the Continent, author Rudolph Daniels brings us up-to-date on the recent developments in North American Railroading and further augments the wonderful usefulness of the first edition. Without losing any of the material in the first edition he turns his discerning historian's eye to such previously unexplored topics as the problematic freight-breakdown in the merger of the Union Pacific and the Southern Pacific. He explores the implications of NAFTA for the North American railroads, the breakup of Conrail, and the electrification of the northeast corridor. Now is a time of ferment in the railroad industry and Daniels continues to provide students of railroading insights and the delineation of essential features. Updated maps, a new appendix with basic facts such as track mileage and freight tonnage, a greatly expanded bibliography, plus a detailed discussion of the diesel locomotive and railroad electrification further round out the usefulness of Trains Across the Continent as the complete and concise introduction to North American railroads.

The Complete Book Of North American Railroading

Author: Kevin EuDaly
Publisher: Crestline Books
ISBN: 0785833897
Size: 73.46 MB
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It would be impossible to imagine the rapid growth of the United States and Canada without railroads. From the industry's first tentative steps in the early nineteenth century to the railways of our day, here is a fitting celebration of that legacy-an all-encompassing tome for hardcore railfans and casual enthusiasts alike. For more than 150 years, railroads have transformed everyday life in North America - Bringing goods to market, carrying travelers across the continent, seeing us through wars, enriching our folklore, and proving indispensible tour economic, industrial, and social infrastructures. And that's not to mention the mind-bending technologies and machines that railroads have spawned. The Complete Book of North American Railroading celebrates the people and machines that have made this growth possible. In these pages, a cast of railroading authorities team up to tackle the industry's genesis; the development of steam, electric, and diesel-electric locomotives; the golden age of passenger travel; workhorse freight haulers; railroad infrastructure; and modern railroading operations.

Ge And Emd Locomotives

Author: Brian Solomon
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 1627883975
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The complete history of the world's foremost locomotive builders. With roots stretching back to the turn of the twentieth century, General Electric and Electro-Motive have designed some of the most iconic locomotives in the history of North American railroading. Now, for the first time, acclaimed rail author Brian Solomon's landmark historical accounts of these manufacturers' North American machines (GE Locomotives, 2003, and EMD Locomotives, 2006) are available in a single photo-packed volume. In GE and EMD Locomotives: The Illustrated History, nearly 400 rare photographs (more than 300 of them in color) are accompanied by thorough histories of the two manufacturers, beginning with their earliest efforts in the 1890s and 1930s, respectively. Solomon brings the story up to date with afterwords detailing such recent developments as GE's revolutionary Evolution locomotives and EMD's SD70ACe and SD70M-2. From General Electric's electrical legends - the Pennsylvania Railroad's E44s, Amtrak's E60s, and Milwaukee Road's "Little Joes" - to EMD's mid-century F units, workhorse GP and SD locomotives, and Dash series, all the way through to the rivals' most cutting-edge modern "green" designs, GE and EMD Locomotives: The Illustrated History leaves nothing unexamined in the important histories of these industrial giants and the competition that continues to drive them forward.

The Historical Guide To North American Railroads

Author: George H. Drury
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.
ISBN: 9780890243565
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The important railroad mergers in the past few years have readers looking for a comprehensive reference. This concise guide covers histories of all North American railroads abandoned or merged since 1930. No other book covers the topic as thoroughly! Great for railfans as well as railroad modelers.

Italien In Vollen Z Gen

Author: Tim Parks
Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
ISBN: 3888979870
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Tim Parks’ Bücher über Italien sind "so lebendig, so voll mit köstlichen Details, dass sie als würdiger Ersatz für das Wirkliche dienen können" (Los Angeles Times). In diesem äußerst unterhaltsamen Reisebericht zeichnet Tim Parks ein authentisches Portrait italienischer Lebensweise – wie es sich auf Zugfahrten durch das Land erschließt. Ob als Pendler in ratternden Regionalbahnen, beim Kampf mit tückischen Fahrkartenautomaten oder auf der Suche nach dem richtigen Gleis im majestätischen Hauptbahnhof Mailands, immer richtet sich sein literarischer Blick auf Details, auf Besonderheiten. In unvergesslichen Begegnungen mit pedantischen Schaffnern und kauzigen Mitreisenden, mit Priestern und Prostituierten, Schülern und Verliebten fängt Parks ein, was für das italienische Leben so charakteristisch ist: die Obsession für Geschwindigkeit und zugleich der Sinn für lebensfreundliche Entschleunigung; die großartigen Baudenkmäler und ihre fast schon gezielte Vernachlässigung; und die unsterbliche Begeisterung für ein gutes Argument und den perfekten Cappuccino. "Italien in vollen Zügen" erzählt auch, wie die Eisenbahn dazu beigetragen hat, Italien als Staat zu konstituieren, und wie ihre Entwicklung das Bewusstsein Italiens von sich selbst reflektiert – von Garibaldi zu Mussolini zu Berlusconi und darüber hinaus.