Railroads Across North America

Railroads Across North America

An Illustrated History

Book - 2007
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Grand Central Pub

From the first steam-powered locomotives of the early nineteenth century to the high-speed commuter trains of today, the American railroad has been a great engine powering the nations growth and industry.

This book celebrates the glory and grandeur of that legacy with a lavish tour of the history of the American railroad and the culture surrounding it.

Generously illustrated with vintage photographs, modern images, maps, timetables, tickets, brochures, and all manner of memorabilia, this volume offers a fascinating look at the rail industrys beginnings and development, as well as its place in American history.

From the might of the major rail companies and their empires to the romance of rail travel, this is the full and fabulously colorful story of the industry that moved a nation--and stirs our imaginations to this day.



Book News
Filled with period photographs, vintage advertising, postcards, and other images, this big volume (9.25x12.25") surveys the many railroad companies that once served across the U.S. A lifelong railroad buff, Wiatrowski has written extensively and made videos on historic railroads. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Mbi Pub Co

From the first steam-powered locomotives of the early nineteenth century to the high-speed commuter trains of today, the American railroad has been a great engine powering the nations growth and industry.

This book celebrates the glory and grandeur of that legacy with a lavish tour of the history of the American railroad and the culture surrounding it.

Generously illustrated with vintage photographs, modern images, maps, timetables, tickets, brochures, and all manner of memorabilia, this volume offers a fascinating look at the rail industrys beginnings and development, as well as its place in American history.

From the might of the major rail companies and their empires to the romance of rail travel, this is the full and fabulously colorful story of the industry that moved a nation--and stirs our imaginations to this day.


A lavish celebration of the glory and grandeur of the great American railroad, from the first steam-powered trains of the early 19th century to the high-speed commuter trains of today.



Publisher: St. Paul, MN : MBI Pub. Co. / Voyageur Press, 2007
ISBN: 9780760329764
0760329761
Characteristics: 256 p. : ill. ; 31 cm

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