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They Built Railway Cars: The Pullman Social Experiment and the Swedish Immigration

By: Allan T. Nilson

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: 2002

Seller ID: J2076

ISBN: 0788420763

Condition: 130 pages, 8.5x11, 2002, 8.5x11, paper, index, 130 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


English translation from Swedish by Raymond E. Johnson. A large number of Swedes came to Chicago in the 1880s to live in the model town of Pullman and to work in the factory that produced luxury sleeping cars. The two main themes of this book are: 1) Two families among a group of immigrants from the Nykyrke Parish in Sweden-how they adapted to a new life and culture and founded their Lutheran church; and 2) Railroad car magnate George M. Pullman, who built the factories and the town where the Swedes came to work and live, in this "social experiment." The immigrants' stories are told t... View more info

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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Employees 1842 and 1852, 1855 and 1857

By: Edna A. Kanely

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1992)

Seller ID: K0493

ISBN: 1585494933

Condition: 356 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1992), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, 356 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (known as the B&O) was “the first chartered and fully organized railroad company in the United States . . .” Construction began on July 4, 1828. By 1842 the B&O had reached Cumberland, Maryland (lists the persons and their pay and service); and by 1852 Wheeling, (West) Virginia (lists officers and employees services, salaries, &c). Also a section for the years 1855 and 1857. 356 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1992), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, 356 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc View more info

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Myricks, Massachusetts: A Farming Settlement, A Railroad Village

By: Gail E. Terry

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (1998)

Seller ID: T1005

ISBN: 0788410059

Condition: 200 pages, 5.5x8.5, (1998), 2008, 5.5x8.5, paper, indices, 200 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


First settled around 1713, the small farming community of Myricks is named after one of the earliest families to settle in this section of Berkley in Bristol County, Massachusetts. The author's grandmother, Marian (Brailey) Stetson collected articles, pictures, memorabilia, and other items on the history of Myricks for more than forty years. With this information as a foundation, Ms. Terry has compiled an extensive history of Myricks that also includes a Myricks family genealogy. The settlement of the town is described and shown with several maps. Lists of farmers, current and previous street ... View more info

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - South East USA

By: Mike Walker

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Steam Powered Video Publications:

Seller ID: 745112

ISBN: 1874745110

Condition: soft cover, saddle-stitched, 2006, 12 x 8, Steam Powered Video Publications


***Florida, Georgia and South Carolina***Includes the changes in ownership, abandonment's and re-openings which have occurred since the first edition was published in 1999. Included for the first time are the rapid transit systems in Atlanta and Miami, electric interurbans and logging railroads. The Atlas shows all currently operated common carriers, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes.The SPV Railroad atlases provide a single source of reference to the North American rail network, past and present. They are widely recognized by rail fans, railroad histor... View more info

Comprehensive Railroad Atlas - ONTARIO

By: Mike Walker

Price: $29.95

Publisher: Steam Powered Video Publications:

Seller ID: 745211

ISBN: 1874745218

Condition: soft cover, saddle-stitched, 2008, 12 x 8, Steam Powered Video Publications


The SPV Railroad atlases provide a single source of reference to the North American rail network, past and present. They are widely recognized by rail fans, railroad historians, and professionals as the industry standard. Each sheet is drawn to a constant scale of 8 miles to 1 inch for easy distance comparisons with 2 miles to 1 inch enlargements of complex areas. All extant rail lines are shown together with stations, junctions, yards, principle bridges and tunnels. Former lines, now abandoned, are also shown as well as ownership, current and past, and trackage rights. An index of stations is... View more info

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Alabama Railroads

By: Wayne Cline

Price: $39.95

Publisher: University of Alabama Press: 1997

Seller ID: 308121

ISBN: 0-8173-0812-1

Condition: 328 pages, cloth, University of Alabama Press


Cline provides the first comprehensive, illustrated history of Alabama's railroad system.Alabama Railroads is the first extensive history of the state's railway system, from the chartering of the Tuscumbia Railway Company in January 1830, to the maturity of the system in the latter half of the 20th century, when Amtrak assumed control of the nation's passenger service.Railroads built Alabama. Without them the state's vast natural resources could not have been developed. Scores of Alabama towns, including the city of Birmingham, owe their existence to the railroads. Moreover, Alabama le... View more info