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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:

Seller ID: J2076

ISBN: 788420763


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 ... View more info

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Appalachian Coal Mines & Railroads

By: Appalachian Coal Mines & Railroads

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Motorbooks International:

Seller ID: 089085

ISBN: 1883089085

Condition: Motorbooks International


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Iron Horses: American Locomotives 1829-1900

By: E. P. Alexander

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 425312

ISBN: 0486425312

Condition: 240 pages, 8 1/4 x 11, paperback, Dover Publications


With names such as "Lightning," "Phantom," "Highland Light," and "Nathaniel McKay"--more reminiscent of swift clipper ships--the steam locomotives of the nineteenth century played an important part in developing America's western frontier. This book preserves many of the colorful stories that surround the exploits of those engines--from the earliest primitive machines to the imposing locomotives at the turn of the century. A brief text out... View more info

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Illustrated Encyclopedia of World Railway Locomotives

By: Editor: P. Ransome-Wallis

Price: $34.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 412474

ISBN: 0486412474

Condition: 512 pages, 8 x 11, 300+ drawings, photographs, and diagrams, Dover Publications


Authoritative survey reviews wide range of locomotives from around the world-from standard steam engines, diesels, and gas turbines to subways and electric motor coaches. Biographies of locomotive designers, details of construction, problems of operation, and methods used by original builders. More than 300 drawings, photographs, and diagrams enhance a unique encyclopedia that will be invaluable to professional engineers and amateur locomotive enthusiasts. 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:

Seller ID: K0493

ISBN: 1585494933

Condition: (1992), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, 356 pp, Heritage Books


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. View more info

Ghost Railroads of Kentucky

By: Elmer G. Sulzer

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Indiana University Press: 1998

Seller ID: 334845

ISBN: 0253334845

Condition: 248 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, 124 illus., 5 color, 310 b&w photos, 35 maps, cloth, Indiana University Press


The essential reference work for those interested in railroading in Kentucky. Fans may be surprised to learn that Kentucky boasted 28 narrow guage railroads and that Louisville had a narrow guage commuter line. Sulzer tells these and all the other wonderful Kentucky railroad stories with sparkling anecdotes. based on thousands of interviews and meticulous original scholarship, this beautifully illustrated book is essential reading for the historian, hobbyist, and railroa... View more info

Myricks, Massachusetts: A Farming Settlement, A Railroad Village

By: Gail E. Terry

Price: $21.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: T1005

ISBN: 788410059

Condition: (1998), 2008, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 200 pp, Heritage Books


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 g... View more info

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The MA & PA: A History of the Maryland & Pennsylvania Railroad [Second Edition, Revised]

By: George W. Hilton

Price: $19.95

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 1999

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 862949

ISBN: 0-8018-6294-9

Condition: 248 pages, 170 halftones; 28 line drawings, paperback, Johns Hopkins University Press


Affectionately known as the "Ma & Pa," the Maryland and Pennsylvania Railroad was one of the country's longest running and best known "archaic" railroads, holding on to steam locomotion and other outmoded technologies well into the twentieth century. Connecting Baltimore and York, the line had everything needed to endear itself to local residents and rail enthusiasts: picturesque equipment, marvelous scenery, antique passenger trains, handsome small-scale... View more info

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Royal Blue Line: The Classic B&O Train between Washington and New York

By: Herbert H. Harwood, Jr

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press: 2002

Seller ID: 870615

ISBN: 0-8018-7061-5

Condition: 200 pages, 200 halftones, 25 line drawings and a 16-page color insert, paperback, Johns Hopkins University Press


Although it was America's first public railroad, chartered in 1827, the Baltimore & Ohio did not enter the lucrative Philadelphia and New York City markets until the 1880s, long after its rivals, notably the Pennsylvania Railroad, had established themselves in the Northeast corridor. In order to compete, B & O executives realized they would need to create a railroad like no other, and in 1890 they launched the Royal Blue Line, offering premier passenger service between W... View more info

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The Golden Age of the Steam Locomotive: With over 250 Classic Illustrations

By: J. G. Pangborn

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 428249

ISBN: 0486428249

Condition: 176 pages, 9 1/4 x 12 1/4, Dover Publications


Originally created to catalog items for the railway exhibit at Chicago's Columbian Exhibition in 1893, this book has long been a collector's item. Compiled by Major J. G. Pangborn, a passionate railroad enthusiast and a skilled railroad executive, the book incorporates illustrations of scale models, drawings, and relics Pangborn had gathered for the Exhibition. A lively narrative recounts the tensions, frustrations, disasters, as well as the faith and confidence bound up... View more info

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Early American Locomotives

By: John H. White, Jr.

Price: $12.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 227723

ISBN: 0486227723

Condition: 142 pages, 11 1/4 x 8 1/4, Dover Publications


Beautiful, detailed contemporary engravings, widely researched sources. Mostly American domestic engines. Many types: grasshoppers, camel-backs, Moguls, Forneys, plus some famous ones-the General, Reuben Wells, Pennsylvania, more. Best source for a spectacular engine. View more info

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DIXIE LIMITED: Railroads, Culture, and the Southern Renaissance

By: Joseph R. Millichap

Price: $14.96

Publisher: University of Kentucky Press: 2002

Seller ID: 122341

ISBN: 0-8131-2234-1

Condition: 160 pages, 6 x 9, cloth, University of Kentucky Press


In the South, railroads have two meanings: they are an economic force that can sustain a town and they are a metaphor for the process of southern industrialization. Recognizing this duality, Joseph Millichap's Dixie Limited is a detailed reading of the complex and often ambivalent relationships among technology, culture, and literature that railroads represent in selected writers and works of the Southern Renaissance.Tackling such Southern Renaissance giants as Thoma... View more info

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Early American Steam Locomotives

By: Reed Kinert

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 443981

ISBN: 0486443981

Condition: 160 pages, 11 1/4 x 8 1/4, Dover Publications


Features 115 illustrations, many in color For railroading enthusiasts, model rail hobbyists, and Americana buffs Kinert was foremost railroading illustrator Expert guide in words and pictures to early days of the "iron horse" Relive train travel's early days with this illustrated story of steam locomotion, from "kettles" to "titans." Working from builders' specifications, old engravings, and written contemporaneous accounts, Ki... View more info

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A Railroad Atlas of the United States in 1946, Volume 2: New York & New England

By: Richard C. Carpenter

Price: $65.00

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press:

Seller ID: 880785

ISBN: 0801880785

Condition: 2005 288 pp. 191 four-color maps, hardback, Johns Hopkins University Press


Whistle-stop posts along a picturesque cycling trail. An abandoned roundhouse in a new industrial park. A piece of "Black Diamond" anthracite coal lying in the grass. These are silent witnesses to the golden age of American railroading, 1946, when the steam locomotive's sonorous whistle could be heard from Pennsylvania to Vermont, from New York to Chicago.The second installation of Richard C. Carpenter's highly acclaimed series covers an area criss-crossed by some of... View more info

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Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway: History and Steam Locomotives

By: Richard E. Prince

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Indiana University Press: 2001

Seller ID: 339278

ISBN: 0253339278

Condition: 196 pages, 8 1/4 x 10 3/4, 348 b&w photos, index, cloth, Indiana University Press


Richard E. Prince's long out of print encyclopedic study of the Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway, "The Dixie Line," with hundreds of vintage photographs, schematics, maps, and rosters.Railroad buffs, historians, and casual readers alike will be delighted by the reappearance of Richard E. Prince's Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway. It was originally published in 1967, and its reputation as the foremost work on this railroad is still unchalle... View more info

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The Great Machines: Poems and Songs of the American Railroad

By: Robert Hedin, ed.

Price: $9.96

Publisher: University of Iowa Press:

Seller ID: 455503

ISBN: 0-87745-550-3

Condition: 270 pp, 1996, paperback, University of Iowa Press


Here, for the first time, is a feast for anyone who has ever been beguiled by the trains that formerly thrummed through the landscapes of our lives. This entertaining and evocative anthology presents the amazing variety of poems and songs written about the American railroad in the last century and a half. Comprised of selections from both oral and written traditions, the volume celebrates the historical and cultural significance of this marvel of engineering skills. Hedi... View more info

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American Locomotives in Historic Photographs: 1858 To 1949

By: Ron Ziel

Price: $15.95

Publisher: Dover Publications:

Seller ID: 273938

ISBN: 0486273938

Condition: 129 pages, 9 x 12, Dover Publications


A rare collection of 126 meticulously detailed official photographs, called "builder portraits," of American locomotives that majestically chronicle the rise of steam locomotive power in America. Railroading expert Ron Ziel's introduction and captions provide readers with a brief history of railroading in America, the art of the builder portrait and key details on each locomotive depicted. View more info

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Harvey Girl

By: Sheila Wood Foard

Price: $16.95

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press: 2006

Seller ID: 725707

ISBN: 0896725707

Condition: 155 pages, 14 b/w illustrations, paperback / softcover, Texas Tech University Press


Wanted: Young women, 18 to 30 years of age, of good moral character, attractive and intelligent, as waitresses in the Harvey Eating Houses on the Santa Fe Railroad in the West. Good wages with room and meals furnished. Liberal tips customary. Experience not necessary.Harvey Girls served gourmet meals to passengers of the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway. During the late 1800s and the first half of the 1900s, Harvey Houses were a familiar sight to train traveler... View more info

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American Railroads, 2nd edition

By: Stover, John F.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: University of Chicago Press: 1977

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 776581

ISBN: 0226776581

Condition: 324 pages, 5 1/4 x 8, 24 halftones, 5 maps, 9 tables, paperback, University of Chicago Press


Few scenes capture the American experience so eloquently as that of a lonely train chugging across the vastness of the Great Plains, or snaking through tortuous high mountain passes. Although this vision was eclipsed for a time by the rise of air travel and trucking, railroads have enjoyed a rebirth in recent years as profitable freight carriers.A fascinating account of the rise, decline, and rebirth of railroads in the United States, John F. Stover's American Railro... 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 dev... View more info