Vintage Diesel Power
Paperback ISBN: 0760337950
This formative period of diesel locomotive evolution is examined with the help of more than 250 modern and period photos depicting passenger, freight, and switching locomotives. Author Brian Solomon covers every prominent manufacturer of the period—including Electro-Motive, Alco, Baldwin, and GE—as well as iconic models like Geeps, E and F units, PAs and FAs, sharknoses, U-boats, and more. The photographs take in the grand geographic and technological breadth of North American railroading and are accompanied by detailed captions identifying the locomotives pictured and explaining their roles in this crucial era of American railroading.
Illustrated Encyclopedia of the World's Steam Passenger Locomotives
A Technical Directory of Major International Express Train Engines from the 1820s to the Present Day
Hardcover ISBN: 0517374862
Describes the historical development, operations, and technical specifications of the world's great steam passenger locomotives
Nothing Like It in the World
The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869
Hardcover ISBN: 0684846098
Chronicles the race to finish the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s and the exploits, sacrifices, triumphs, and tragedies of the individuals who made it happen.
A History of the Southern Railway
Hardcover ISBN: 1445652714
Thousands of commuters south of the Thames use the railway daily, but how many know the fascinating history of the Southern Railway, created in 1923 from four smaller companies? Colin Maggs, one of the country’s foremost railway historians, tells the story of the London & South Western Railway, the London Brighton & South Coast Railway, the South Eastern Railway and the London, Chatham & Dover Railway (also known as the London, Smash ’em & Turnover Railway due to its poor safety record) in comprehensive detail. In addition to the company’s history, he covers the railway’s cross-Channel shipping enterprise and the creation of Southampton Docks for ocean-going vessels. From its Victorian beginnings, the golden age of steam, diversification, Edwardian amalgamation through nationalisation and to the present day, Colin Maggs tells the gripping story of one of the country’s proudest railway firms. Illustrated with over 100 photographs and period posters, many in colour.
The West the Railroads Made
Hardcover ISBN: 0295987693
The West the Railroads Made recounts the stories of visionaries such as Henry Harmon Spalding, Samuel Parker, and Asa Whitney, who imagined the railroad as a new Northwest Passage, an iron road through the West to the Orient. As the idea of a Pacific Railroad grew in the 1840s and 1850s, many Americans imagined the West as a fertile garden or a treasure chest of priceless minerals. Railroads could deliver the riches of that West into the hands and pockets of the modern world. These two compelling ideas - the railroad and the West- came together to create an irresistible dream. Filled with contemporary accounts, illustrations, and photographs, The West the Railroads Made offers a fresh look at what the iron road created.
Vintage & Modern Diesel Locomotives
Prime Movers of America
Hardcover ISBN: 0760348405
"Text summaries and photo galleries of diesel locomotives used by Electro-Motive Division, General Electric Transportation, American Locomotive Company, Baldwin Locomotive Company, and Fairbanks-Morse"--Provided by publisher