The Old Iron Road
An Epic of Rails, Roads, and the Urge to Go West
Hardcover ISBN: 0670033081
The award-winning author of Empire Express describes his and his family's odyssey west as they retraced the entire route of the first transcontinental railroad, offering a fascinating glimpse of the American spirit of adventure, determination, and character that led to its construction, as well as the journeys that shaped both his own heritage and American history. 50,000 first printing.
The Story of Britain's Ultimate Steam Locomotives
Hardcover ISBN: 1781314977
The Duchesses tells the story of the ?Princess Coronationâ?? class of locomotives -the streamlined embodiments of raw, bulked-up muscle and formidable power that any enthusiast will tell you were the finest steam engines in Britain. Conceived of by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway to rival the LNERâ??s illustrious â??A4 Pacificsâ??, these trains heralded in the last golden age of steam. Designed by the great William Stanier, theirs is a story of grand beginnings, a slow trajectory of decline and a recent, celebrated rebirth. Today, there are two â??Duchessesâ?? still in existence: Duchess of Hamilton and Duchess of Sutherland are now restored to their original streamlined appearance. As The Duchessesâ?? beautiful cover illustration suggests, these Coronation locomotives were beautiful to behold; truly majestic feats of engineering. Andrew Rodenâ??s book tells the story of their time in British Railways service; the classâ?? decommissioning in the 1960s; the extraordinary saga of two trainsâ?? unlikely preservation by Billy Butlin at his holiday camps; and their eventual return to steam on the main line. The Duchesses completes a trilogy of railway books from Aurum, joining Mallard - the story of the worldâ??s fastest steam locomotive - and Flying Scotsman â??that of the worldâ??s most famous.
Paperback ISBN: 0760325472
For nearly two centuries, through vast upheavals and enormous change, railroads have remained crucial to North American transportation. And always setting the pace have been the mighty American locomotives in all their ever-evolving forms. This collection traces the development of steam, electric, and diesel locomotives from the early nineteenth century right up to the present. More than 250 photographs are accompanied by detailed captions identifying the locomotives and explaining their roles in the history of American motive power. Together, the photographs depict well over 75 locomotive types and reflect the grand geographic and technological breadth of North American railroading.
Railroads Across North America
An Illustrated History
Hardcover ISBN: 0785829679
An illustrated history from the might of yesteryear's rail empires to the railroad's current roles, here is the fabulously colorful story of the industry that moved nations and stirs imaginations to this day.
Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway, 1880-1940 Photo Archive
Photographs from the State Historical Societ
Paperback ISBN: 1882256670
A collection of photos from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin of steam engines, rolling stock, depots, shops, yards, tunnel and line construction.