The Pictorial History of Railroads

The Pictorial History of Railroads

Author: John Westwood

Publisher: Smithmark Publishers

ISBN: CORNELL:31924089084069

Category: Locomotives

Page: 244

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The story of the railroads parallels the history of the United States and Canada. This pictorial history explores the early days of steam, the first transcontinental tracks, the robber barons, the luxury trains, and the decline of the railroads in recent years. 140 photos, 120 in color.

Lionel Trains

Lionel Trains


Publisher: Turner Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781563119583

Category: Railroads

Page: 175

View: 680

Presents a unique look at the history of Lionel from a collector's point of view. It includes hundreds of photographs of individual train layouts, locomotives, rolling stock and accessories, plus engaging stories from Lionel enthusiasts nationwide.

Train Wrecks

Train Wrecks

Author: Robert Carroll Reed


ISBN: UCSC:32106015187583

Category: Railroad accidents

Page: 218

View: 429

This volume provides black & white photographs and etchings of just about every imaginable type of train accident including boiler explosions, telescoping, bridge failures, head-on and rear-end collisions, mostly from the last half of the 1800's. The text presents many bits and pieces of U.S. railroad history as well as some contemporary accounts of life on the tracks, providing insight into how the railroads have progressed technologically and the impacts those advances have had on railroad safety.

Pictorial History of Trains

Pictorial History of Trains

Author: David S. Hamilton

Publisher: Book Sales

ISBN: UVA:X002122390

Category: Transportation

Page: 200

View: 941

Depicts and describes the evolution of railways and locomotives in Europe, Scandinavia, Asia, Australia, Africa, and North America, discussing the importance of the geographical and industrial landscape of each region

A Short History of Trains

A Short History of Trains

Author: Christian Wolmar

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241406588

Category: Transportation

Page: 402

View: 427

A fascinating journey through the history of railways, includes first-hand accounts of innovation, triumph, and tragedy. From the earliest steam engine to the high-speed bullet trains of today, A Short History of the Railway reveals the hidden stories of railway history across the world - the inspired engineering; the blood, sweat, and tears that went into the construction of the tracks; the ground-breaking innovations behind the trains that travelled along them; and the triumphs and tragedies of the people who made the railway what it is. Chart the history of the Trans-Siberian railway, the Orient Express, and Maglev trains and the impact of world events on the development of trains and the railway. Explore the pioneering railway lines that crossed continents, the key trains of each era, and the locomotives that changed the world. A riveting narrative packed with photographs, diagrams, and maps to illustrate and illuminate, this is the biography of the machines that carried us into the modern era.

Trains Across the Continent, Second Edition

Trains Across the Continent, Second Edition

Author: Rudolph Daniels

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253214114

Category: Transportation

Page: 282

View: 831

Trains Across the Continent North American Railroad History Second Edition Rudolph Daniels A wonderfully readable, illustrated guide to the history of railroads in America. "Trains Across the Continent is everything you need to know about railroad history—both educational and enjoyable reading." —Dean Bruce, President, Railroad Education Training Association "Trains Across the Continent should be in every public school library in the country. Quickly and concisely Dr. Daniels leads you through the maze of building, merging, and a myriad of other details necessary to understand modern railroading. Steam, diesel, passenger, and freight are all carefully explained on a national scale rather than railroad specific, making this book even more of a useful tool for the student." —Donald D. Snoddy, Historian, Union Pacific Railroad "Trains Across the Continent" is a truly comprehensive account of how railroads helped shape, and are continuing to shape, the history of North America." —Jonathan B. Hanna, Historian, Canadian Pacific Railway "Nothing but positive comments about it from faculty and students alike. . . . The industry bible in this area." —Phillip B. Cypret, Sacramento City College "Professor Daniels displays both passion and scholarship in this nicely arranged buffet of subjects both large and minute, important and interesting, serious and fun, to present a delicious overview of railroad history." —James D. Porterfield, author of Dining by Rail "Daniels manages to make brief mention of all major points of North American railroad history . . . from the workings of a steam locomotive to the dawn of the railroad mega-merger, nearly every conceivable aspect of railroading receives attention. . . . This volume is a must for those wishing to broaden or hone their knowledge of the birth and evolution of the railroad industry in North America." —Rail News Updated maps, new appendices, a greatly expanded bibliography, detailed discussions of the recent attempted mergers of the CN and BNSF, of the diesel locomotive, and of railroad electrification further round out the usefulness of Trains Across the Continent as the complete and concise introduction to North American railroads. Rudolph Daniels is Chair of the Behavioral Sciences Department at Western Iowa Tech Community College, where he teaches history and Railroad Operations Technology.

Steel Rails and Iron Men

Steel Rails and Iron Men

Author: Barrie Sanford

Publisher: North Vancouver, B.C. : Whitecap Books

ISBN: 1552854523

Category: History

Page: 0

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In the late nineteenth century, something stood in the way of mining and selling the riches discovered in the interior of British Columbia: mountains - and lots of them. While politicians and financiers wrangled over money and public support, engineers sought solutions to the obstacles presented by the terrain. Hundreds of men worked under dangerous conditions to make the Kettle Valley Railway a reality. In this updated edition, Barrie Sanford presents a unique pictorial history of the legendary Kettle Valley Railway. From its construction to its turbulent life- span and eventual demise, the magnitude of the engineering needed to build and run the line is celebrated in this classic railway history.

World Railways of the Nineteenth Century

World Railways of the Nineteenth Century

Author: Jim Harter

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801880896

Category: Engraving

Page: 584

View: 313

With its gallery of over 360 striking and unfamiliar images and extensive historical text World Railways of the Nineteenth Century invites readers to experience an unparalleled glimpse into the world of nineteenth-century railroading.Peter Skinner, Foreword