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  • Railroads for Michiganby Graydon M. Meints

    Michigan State University Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    In this thoroughly researched history, Graydon Meints tells the fascinating story of the railroad?s arrival and development in Michigan. An engaging and accessible text, the book describes the long-awaited and often-troubled advent of the railroad in the state, the building of which shifted from private to public efforts and back again, amid tumultuous... more...

  • Michigan Railroads & Railroad Companiesby Graydon M. Meints

    Michigan State University Press 1993; US$ 27.95

    Michigan Railroads and Railroad Companies is an invaluable reference manual for everyone interested in regional transportation history, the history of railroading, and Michigan history in general. It contains complete, cross-referenced listings for every company formed to operate a railroad in the state of Michigan. In addition to the comprehensive... more...

  • Dundurn Railroad 5-Book Bundleby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 33.99

    This bundle collects five of Ron Brown?s acclaimed railway histories. In each book he takes us back to the glory days of steam, when the railway was the economic and, in many ways, social heart of Canada, as it grew from ocean to ocean in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. more...

  • Making Tracksby Peter Saxton

    Michael O'Mara 2015; US$ 6.48

    Cherished, admired and frequently used as an excuse for lateness, the railways occupy a special place in our hearts. Trains are not just a practical mode of transport, but also a way of tracing our social history over the past 150 years, from technological progress and design to cultural change and the impact they have had on our landscape.Full of... more...

  • The Railwaysby Simon Bradley

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 22.65

    Sunday Times History Book of the Year 2015 BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week Shortlisted for the Longman History Today Book of the Year 2016 Britain's railways have been a vital part of national life for nearly 200 years. Transforming lives and landscapes, they have left their mark on everything from timekeeping to tourism. As a self-contained... more...

  • O. Winston Link: Life Along the Lineby Tony Reevy

    Abrams 2013; US$ 40.00

    O. Winston Link photographed the Norfolk and Western, the last major steam railroad in the United States, when it was converting its operations from steam to diesel in the 1950s. Link?s N&W project captured the industry at a moment of transition, before the triumph of the automobile and the airplane that ended an era of passenger rail service. His... more...

  • The American Railwayby Thomas Curtis Clarke; Jeff Smith

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    The early history of the American railroad by the man the New York Times calls one of the best-known civil engineers in America.? The American Railway provides an exciting look at the railroad industry in the 1880s and how it developed as the business boomed. Originally published in 1889, it contains a thorough history of how railroads were... more...

  • The Iron Road in the Prairie Stateby Simon Cordery

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    In 1836, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas agreed on one thing: Illinois needed railroads. Over the next fifty years, the state became the nation?s railroad hub, with Chicago at its center. Speculators, greed, growth, and regulation followed as the railroad industry consumed unprecedented amounts of capital and labor. A nationwide market resulted,... more...

  • A Life on the Linesby R H N Hardy

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99

    During much of his early career, from 1944 through to the early 1960s, Richard Hardy took hundreds of pictures of life on the railways and the men he knew and worked with on a daily basis, using his trusty Brownie 620 box camera. These unique and largely unpublished images form a fascinating and hugely evocative portrayal of the height of the steam... more...

  • Rails to Penn Stateby Michael Bezilla; Jack Rudnicki

    Stackpole Books 2007; US$ 28.99

    More than five hundred short line railroads existed in the United States at the industry's height, and Pennsylvania had more than any other state. The history of the Bellefonte Central, which operated in central Pennsylvania from the 1880s until 1982, is a classic story of the rise and decline of short line railroads nationwide. Connecting with the... more...