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  • Milwaukee Road Rememberedby Jim Scribbins

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 90.00

    The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific was a railroad with a big personality. For a time it offered the world’s fastest steam-powered passenger trains. Extending from Indiana to Puget Sound, it crossed five mountain ranges in Montana, Idaho, and Washington. It was also the first railroad to prove the feasibility of long distance movement of... more...

  • The Railroad: The Life Story of a Technologyby H. Roger Grant

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 46.95

    Railroads altered the landscape of the United States. Within a few decades of the invention of the locomotive, railways stretched from coast to coast, enabling people and goods to travel far greater distances than ever before, completely altering our concept of time and space. And while railroads may seem like an old technology, they continue to be... more...

  • Trains of Discoveryby Alfred Runte

    Roberts Rinehart 2011; US$ 12.99

    A thoroughly revised and expanded successor to Runte?s Trains of Discovery: Western Railroads and the National Parks , the new edition now includes eastern historic sites and parks made possible or influenced by railroads. In addition to western destination, the book describes how railroads made many eastern and southern parks widely accessible... more...

  • Grand Centralby Sam Roberts; Pete Hamill

    Grand Central Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    A rich, illustrated - and entertaining -- history of the iconic Grand Central Terminal, from one of New York City's favorite writers, just in time to celebrate the train station's 100th fabulous anniversary. In the winter of 1913, Grand Central Station was officially opened and immediately became one of the most beautiful and recognizable Manhattan... more...

  • Conquering Gothamby Jill Jonnes

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 17.00

    "Superb. [A] first-rate narrative" ( The Wall Street Journal ) about the controversial construction of New York's beloved original Penn Station and its tunnels As bestselling books like Ron Chernow's Titan and David McCullough's The Great Bridge affirm, readers are fascinated with the grand personalities and schemes that populated New York... more...

  • Nothing Like It In the Worldby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2000; US$ 18.00

    In this account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage, Stephen E. Ambrose offers a historical successor to his universally acclaimed Undaunted Courage, which recounted the explorations of the West by Lewis and Clark. Nothing Like It in the World is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad -- the investors... more...

  • Regulating Railroad Innovationby Steven W. Usselman

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00

    A study of America's efforts to regulate expanding railroad technology. more...

  • Nothing Like It in the Worldby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; Not Available

    NOTHING LIKE IT IN THE WORLD is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad ? the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers,... more...

  • Nothing Like It in the Worldby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; Not Available

    NOTHING LIKE IT IN THE WORLD is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad ? the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers,... more...