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Across the Columbia Plain : Railroad Expansion in the Interior Northwest, 1885-1893
Hardcover - 344 pages (December )
Washington State Univ Pr; ISBN: 0874221153

Alabama Railroads
by Wayne Cline
Hardcover - 328 pages (April )
Univ. of Alabama Press ; ISBN: 0817308121

All Aboard! Along the Tracks in Dickinson County, Michigan

American Locomotives : An Engineering History, 1830-1880
by John H., Jr. White
Listed under Steam Locomotives

American Narrow Gauge Railroads
by George W. Hilton
Paperback (December )
Stanford Univ Pr (T); ISBN: 0804723699

The American Railroad Passenger Car, Parts I and II
by John H., Jr. White
Paperback - 704 pages Reprint edition (April 1985)
Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; ISBN: 0801827434

The American Railroad Freight Car : From the Wood-Car Era to the Coming of Steel
by John H. White
Paperback Reprint edition
Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; ISBN: 0801852366

American Railroads (The Chicago History of American Civilization)
by John F. Stover
A fascinating account of the rise, decline, and rebirth of railroads in the United States, John F. Stover's American Railroads traces their history from the first lines that helped eastern seaports capture western markets to today's newly revitalized industry. Stover describes the growth of the railroads' monopoly, with the consequent need for state and federal regulations; relates the vital part played by the railroads during the Civil War and the two World Wars; and charts the railroads' decline due to the advent of air travel and trucking during the 1950s. Amazon.com
Paperback - 328 pages 2nd edition
Univ of Chicago Pr (Trd); ISBN: 0226776581

American Railroads of the Nineteenth Century : A Pictorial History in Victorian Wood Engravings
by Jim Harter
With accompanying text, American Railroads of the Nineteenth Century traces the development and growth of rail lines across the country. It also details the corresponding evolution of street railway systems, including horsecars, cable cars, and trolleys. Harter also provides history and images on such themes as Civil War railroads; passenger, mail, and freight service; labor disputes; urban mass transit systems; and train disasters. Amazon.com
Hardcover - 320 pages
Texas Tech Univ Pr; ISBN: 0896724026

American Shortline Railway Guide : Facts, Figures, and Locomotive Rosters for over 500 Short Lines (Railroad Reference Series , No 17)
by Edward A Lewis, George Drury (Editor)
Paperback - 368 pages 5th edition
Greenberg Pub; ISBN: 0890242909
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American Steam Locomotive
by Brian Solomon
Listed under Steam Locomotives

America's Fighting Railroads : A World War II Pictorial History
by Don Denevi
Paperback - 200 pages
Pictorial Histories Pub Co; ISBN: 1575100010

The Baldwin Locomotive Works 1831-1915 : A Study in American Industrial Practice
(Studies in Industry and Society)
by John K. Brown
Listed under Steam Locomotives

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad (Railroad Color History)
by Kirk Reynolds, Dave Oroszi
Book Description Formed in 1828, the Baltimore & Ohio was America's first railroad. In the 20th century, the B&O gained notoriety for great passenger trains like the Capitol Limited, innovative technology, and a flair for aesthetic touches. This authoritative and highly visual retrospective spans the railroad's entire history through its current operation in the form of CSX Transportation. Color photography, both period and modern, along with rare archival photos, depict B&O memorabilia, promotional materials and, of course, the trains themselves. Detailed information on the company's history, trains, passenger cars, and rolling stock make this an ideal reference for B&O enthusiasts, modelers, and general railroad historians.
Paperback: 128 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.38 x 10.64 x 8.28
Publisher: Motorbooks International;
ISBN: 0760307466

Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
by Marci Lynn McGuinness
(Paperback)
 

The Birth of California Narrow Gauge
The Birth of California Narrow Gauge
by Bruce MacGregor
Hardcover from Stanford Univ Pr
 
Boston and Maine in the 20th Century (Images of Rail)
by Bruce D. Ph.D. Heald
Paperback from Arcadia

Caboose (Enthusiast Color Series)
by Mike Schafer
Paperback - 96 pages (April )
Motorbooks International; ISBN: 0760303762

Canadian Pacific: Stand Fast, Craigellachie
by Greg McDonnell
Hardcover from Boston Mills Press

Classic American Railroads
by Mike Schafer
Hardcover - 160 pages
Motorbooks International; ISBN: 0760302391

Classic American Streamliners
by Mike Schafer, Joe Welsh
Listed under Steam Locomotives

Classic Railroads2012Calendar
by Brian Solomon, Jay Solomon, Motorbooks International
Listed under Railroad Calendars

Death of the Iron Horse
by Paul Goble
(Paperback - March 1993)

Delaware & Hudson: The History of an Important Railroad Whose Antecedent Was a Canal Network to Transport Coal
by Jim Shaughnessy
(Paperback)

The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad : Rebel of the Rockies
(Yale Western Americana Series, 2.)
by Robert G. Athearn
Paperback - 395 pages (December 1977)
Univ of Nebraska Pr; ISBN: 0803258615

Derailed : What Went Wrong and What to Do About America's Passenger Trains
by Joseph Vranich
Hardcover - 258 pages 1 Ed edition (November )
St Martins Pr (Trade); ISBN: 031217182X

Detroit's Michigan Central Station
by Kelli B. Kavanaugh
(Paperback)

Diesel Locomotives: The First 50 Years : A Guide to Diesels Built Before 1972 (Railroad Reference, No. 10)
by Louis A. Marre, George H. Drury (Editor)
Listed under Diesel Locomotives

Domeliners : Yesterday's Trains of Tomorrow
by Karl R. Zimmermann
Hardcover - 128 pages (November )
Kalmbach Publishing Company; ISBN: 0890242925

Eight Great American Rail Journeys: A Travel Guide
by Karen Ivory, John Grant (Introduction)
Paperback: 90 pages
Globe Pequot Pr; ISBN: 0762707488;

Erie Lackawanna: The Death of an American Railroad, 1938-1992
by H. Roger Grant
Paperback: Stanford Univ Pr (T); ISBN: 0804727988; Reprint edition
 

The Encyclopedia of Trains & Locomotives
by C. J. Riley
Hardcover - 224 pages
Metro Books; ISBN: 1567999824
 
Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History
Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History Vol. III: Oregon and Washington
by Donald B. Robertson
Hardcover from Caxton Press
 
The Engine Driver's Manual : How to Prepare, Fire and Drive a Steam Locomotive
by Brian Topping
Listed under Steam Locomotives

Evolution of New York City Subways: An Illustrated History of New York City's Transit Cars, 1867-1997
by Gene Sansone, Clifton Hood
Hardcover from Johns Hopkins Univ Pr

A Field Guide to Trains of North America (Peterson Field Guide.)
by Gerald L. Foster
Paperback (April )
Houghton Mifflin Co (Pap); ISBN: 0395701120

Field Guide to Modern Diesel Locomotives
by Greg McDonnell
Listed under Diesel Locomotives

Getting There : The Epic Struggle Between Road and Rail in the American Century
by Stephen B. Goddard
Paperback
Univ of Chicago Pr (Trd); ISBN: 0226300439

Grand Central Terminal : Railroads, Engineering, and Architecture in New York City
by Kurt C. Schlichting

Great Northern Railway 1945-1970 Photo Archive Volume 2
by Byron D. Olsen
Paperback - 128 pages Vol 2
Iconografix; ISBN: 1882256794
 

Great American Railroad Stations
by Janet Greenstein Potter
Paperback Reissue edition
Preservation Pr; ISBN: 0471143898
 
Guide to Tourist Railroads and Museums : 1998
by Empire State Railway Museum, Julie Lafountain (Editor)
Paperback - 448 pages 33rd Ann edition
Kalmbach Publishing Company; ISBN: 0890243395
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Guide to North American Steam Locomotives (Railroad Reference, No 8)
by George H. Drury (Editor)
Listed under Steam Locomotives

Jane's World Railways 2003 2004
by Ken Harris
from Jane's Information Group
ISBN: 0710625669

In the Traces: Railroad Paintings of Ted Rose (Railroads Past and Present)
by Ted Rose, Thomas H. Garver (Introduction)
Hardcover: 152 pages
Indiana University Press; ISBN: 0253337690; (September )

Katy Railroad and the Last Frontier
by V. V. Masterson, Donovan L. Hofsommer (Designer)
Paperback: 312 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.03 x 8.26 x 5.53
University of Missouri Press; ISBN: 0826206689; Reissue edition (June 1988)

Katy Northwest: The Story of a Branch Line Railroad
by Donovan L. Hofsommer et al.
Hardcover from Indiana University Press

The Lake Shore Electric Railway Story
by Robert S. Korach, Herbert H., Jr. Harwood
Hardcover from Indiana University Press

 

Landmarks on the Iron Road: Two Centuries of North American Railroad Engineering
Landmarks on the Iron Road: Two Centuries of North American Railroad Engineering (Railroads Past and Present)
by William D. Middleton, William D. Middleton
Hardcover from Indiana University Press
 
The Last Steam Railroad in America
The Last Steam Railroad in America
by Link Thomas/Winston Garver O
Hardcover from Harry N. Abrams
 
Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad That Crossed an Ocean
by Les Standiford, Henry Morrison Flagler
(Hardcover)

The Life and Legend of Jay Gould
by Maury Klein
A history of American Railroads
Paperback - 640 pages Reprint edition (November )
Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; ISBN: 0801857716

Logging Railroads in Skagit County: The First Comprehensive History of the Logging Railroads in Skagit County, Washington
by Dennis Blake Thompson, R. D. Jost (Illustrator), F. Raoul Martin (Editor)

The Louisville & Nashville Railroad 1850-1963
by Kincaid A. Herr, Lyle Key

Main Lines: Rebirth of the North American Railroads, 1970-2002
by Richard Saunders Jr.
Hardcover from Northern Illinois Univ Pr

Merging Lines : American Railroads, 1900-1970
by Richard Saunders Jr.
Hardcover from Northern Illinois Univ Pr

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Michigan Railroads and Railroad Companies
by Graydon M. Meints
(Hardcover - April 1993)
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Michigan-Ontario Iron Ore Railroad
by Patrick C. Dorin
Paperback: 112 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.34 x 10.80 x 8.54
Publisher: Motorbooks International; (March )
ISBN: 1883089727

Missouri Pacific Passenger Trains: The Postwar Years
by Patrick C. Dorin
Hardcover from Motorbooks International

The New Haven Railroad Along the Shore Line : The Thoroughfare from New York City to Boston (Golden Years of Railroading)
by Martin J. McGuirk
Paperback - 128 pages (November )
St Martins Pr (Trade); ISBN: 0890243441

New Haven Railroad in the Streamline Era
by Geoffrey H. Doughty
Hardcover - 128 pages
Motorbooks International; ISBN: 1883089336

New Haven Railroad (Railroad Color History)
by Peter E. Lynch, Gail Reichlin
Hardcover from Motorbooks International

The New York, Susquehanna & Western Railroad
by Robert E. Mohowski
Hardcover from Johns Hopkins Univ Pr

Night Trains : The Pullman System in the Golden Years of American Rail Travel
by Peter T. Maiken
Paperback - 415 pages Reprint edition (November 1992)
Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; ISBN: 0801845033

Norfolk & Western in the Appalachians : From the Blue Ridge to the Big Sandy
(Golden Year of Railroading Series)
by Ed King
Paperback - 128 pages (December )
Kalmbach Publishing Company; ISBN: 0890243166
 

Nothing Like It in the World : The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869
by Stephen E. Ambrose
Abraham Lincoln, who had worked as a riverboat pilot before turning to politics, knew a thing or two about the problems of transporting goods and people from place to place. He was also convinced that the United States would flourish only if its far-flung regions were linked, replacing sectional loyalties with an overarching sense of national destiny. Building a transcontinental railroad, writes the prolific historian Stephen Ambrose, was second only to the abolition of slavery on Lincoln's presidential agenda. Through an ambitious program of land grants and low-interest government loans, he encouraged entrepreneurs such as California's "Big Four"--Charles Crocker, Collis Huntington, Mark Hopkins, and Leland Stanford--to take on the task of stringing steel rails from ocean to ocean. The real work of doing so, of course, was on the shoulders of immigrant men and women, mostly Chinese and Irish. These often-overlooked actors and what a contemporary called their "dreadful vitality" figure prominently in Ambrose's narrative, alongside the great financiers and surveyors who populate the standard textbooks. In the end, Ambrose writes, Lincoln's dream transformed the nation, marking "the first great triumph over time and space" and inaugurating what has come to be known as the American Century. David Haward Bain's Empire Express, which covers the same ground, is more substantial, but Ambrose provides an eminently readable study of a complex episode in American history. --Gregory McNamee - Amazon.com
Hardcover: 431 pages
Simon & Schuster; ISBN: 0684846098; (August 29, )
 
The Old Somerset Railroad: A Lifeline for Northern Mainers
by Walter Marshall MacDougall
(Paperback)
 
One Track Mind : Photographic Essays on Western Railroading (Masters of Railroad Photography Series)
by Ted Benson
Hardcover - 176 pages (December 30, )
Boston Mills Pr; ISBN: 1550462733
 
Orphan Road: The Railroad Comes to Seattle, 1853-1911
by Kurt E. Armbruster
Paperback: 280 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.64 x 9.03 x 10.58
Washington State Univ Pr; ISBN: 0874221862; (October )

Passage to Union : How the Railroads Transformed American Life, 1829-1929
by Sarah H. Gordon
Paperback - 416 pages
Ivan R Dee, Inc.; ISBN: 1566632188

Pennsylvania Railroad (Railroad Color History)
by Mike Schafer, Brian Solomon, Michael Blaszak
Paperback - 128 pages
Motorbooks International; ISBN: 0760303797

The Pennsylvania Railroad: The 1940s-1950s
by Don, Jr. Ball
(Hardcover - December 1986)

The Rahway Valley Railroad
by Donald A. Maxton
Recounts how the Rahway Valley evolved from the New York and New Orange Railroad, linking Union County towns with Newark Heights, in adjoining Essex County.
Publisher: Arcadia;

A Railroad Atlas of the United States in 1946: Volume 1: The Mid-Atlantic States
by Richard C. Carpenter
Hardcover from Johns Hopkins Univ Pr

The Railroad Station : An Architectural History
by Carroll L. V. Meeks
Paperback - 203 pages
Dover Pubns; ISBN: 0486286274

Railroad Stations
by Brian Solomon
Hardcover - 120 pages
Metro Books; ISBN: 1567995829

Railroad Timetables, Travel Brochures & Posters : A History and Guide for Collectors
by B. Lomazzi, 1995.
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Railroading in Conneaut, Ohio (Images of Rail)
by David Borsvold
Paperback from Arcadia

Railroads and American Law
by James E., Jr Ely, James W., Jr. Ely
(Hardcover)

Railroads of Western Texas: San Antonio to El Paso
by Douglas Lee Braudaway
(Paperback)

Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California: The Southern Railroads
by David F. Myrick
(Hardcover - October 1992)

Rails Under the Mighty Hudson: The Story of the Hudson Tubes, the Pennsylvania Tunnels, and Manhatten Transfer
by Brian J. Cudahy
Book Description Cudahy tells the fascinating story of the building of rail tunnels under the Hudson River linking New Jersey and New York. He has updated this new edition with additional photographs, a concluding chapter on recent developments, and a Preface that recounts the last trains of September, 2001 to the World Trade Center Terminal.
Paperback: 112 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.34 x 8.54 x 5.66
Publisher: Fordham University Press; 2nd edition (June )
ISBN: 0823221903
 

The Routledge Historical Atlas of the American Railroads
The Routledge Historical Atlas of the American Railroads
by John F. Stover, Mark C. Carnes
Book Description: With 50 full-color original maps, and a keen and perceptive text, the preeminent historian of US railways has created an illustrated atlas that will delight general history readers and railroad fans alike. From the construction of the first US railroads in the 1830s to the advent of Amtrak, this outstanding work explores the revolutionary geographical expansion and rapid acceleration of American life made possible by the people who built, operated and rode the US railway systems.
Paperback - 144 pages
Routledge; ISBN: 0415921406
 
Santa Fe Railway (Railroad Color History)
by Steve Glischinski, Michael Blaszak
Paperback - 128 pages
Motorbooks International; ISBN: 0760303800

Set Up Running : The Life of a Pennsylvania Railroad Engineman 1904-1949
by John W. Orr, James D. Porterfield (Introduction)

Southern Pacific--Santa Fe Tehachapi
by John R. Signor

Southern Pacific's Blue Streak Merchandise : 6 Decades of the Great American Freight Train
by Fred W. Frailey
Hardcover: 168 pages
Kalmbach Publishing Company; ISBN: 0890241309; (January 1992)

Snow on the Rails: Tales of Heartland Railroading
by Dennis Boyer
Paperback from Badger Books Inc

 

Speedway to Sunshine: The Story of the Florida East Coast Railway
Speedway to Sunshine: The Story of the Florida East Coast Railway
by Seth H. Bramson
Hardcover from Boston Mills Press
 
Tampa Union Station
by Jackson McQuigg
 
Tourist Trains 2004: Empire State Railway Museum
Tourist Trains 2004: Empire State Railway Museum's Guide to Tourist Railroads and Museums
by Kalmbach Publishing Company, Kalmbach Publishing Co
from Kalmbach Publishing Company
ISBN: 0871162075
 
Those Pullman Blues : An Oral History of the African American Railroad Attendant
by Daneil D. Perata, David Perata, Donald A. Ritchie
Paperback - 178 pages
National Book Network; ISBN: 156833124X

Trackside Maryland: From Railyard to Main Line
by James P. Gallagher, Jacques Kelly
Hardcover from Johns Hopkins Univ Pr

Trains of America : All-Color Railroad Photography Featuring the Late Steam and Early Diesel Era
by Donald J. Heimburger
This large book highlights the late steam and early diesel era of the railroads during the '50s and '60s. Its 204 pages contain nearly 400 large, all-colour freight and passenger train photographs taken on 85 different railroads throughout the US and Canada.
Hardcover - 204 pages 2 edition (April 1990)
Heimburger House Pub Co; ISBN: 0911581138
 

Traveling the Pennsylvania Railroad : The Photographs of William H. Rau
by William Herman Rau (Photographer), et al
Hardcover: 272 pages (March 10, )
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press; ISBN: 0812236254;
 
Twilight of the Great Trains
by Fred W. Frailey, Terry Spohn (Editor)
Hardcover - 200 pages
Kalmbach Publishing Company; ISBN: 0890241783

Under the Sidewalks of New York: The Story of the Greatest Subway System in the World
by Brian J. Cudahy
Paperback from Fordham University Press

Unfinished Business: The Railroad in American Life
by Maury Klein
(Paperback)

When the Railroad Leaves Town: American Communities in the Age of Rail Line Abandonment
by Joseph P. Schwieterman, Dick Durbin (Foreword)
(Hardcover)

Wired for Success: The Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Railway, 1892-1985
by Chas. V. Mutschler, Charles V. Mutschler
(Paperback)

West Virginia's Coal & Coke Railroad: A B&O Predecessor
by Alan Clarke
Publisher: Motorbooks International;
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Confessions of a Train-Watcher : Four Decades of Railroad Writing
by David Page Morgan, George H. Drury (Editor)
Remarkable stories of the people, the locomotives, passenger trains, train travel, and the railroad system from a legendary railroad observer and long-time editor of Trains magazine. 
Hardcover - 160 pages
Kalmbach Publishing Company; ISBN: 0890243069
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RDC: The Budd Rail Diesel Car
by Edmund Keilty
ASIN: 0870951033
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The Short Line Doodlebug : Galloping Geese and Other Railcritters (Interurbans Special, 99)
by Edmund Keilty
ISBN: 0916374777
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British Columbia Railway
by John F. Garden
Hardcover from Heimburger House Publishing Company

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The Late, Great Pennsylvania Station
by Lorraine B. Diehl
Paperback 1st Four w edition
Four Walls Eight Windows; ISBN: 1568580606
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Tehachapi : Railroading on a Desert Mountain
by Steve Schmollinger
Hardcover - 160 pages
Stoddart Pub; ISBN: 1550460633
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The American Train Depot & Roundhouse
by Hans Halberstadt, April Halberstadt (Contributor)
Hardcover - 192 pages
Motorbooks International; ISBN: 0760300038
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All Aboard With E.M. Frimbo : World's Greatest Railroad Buff (Kodansha Globe)
by Tony Hiss, Mark Livingston (Illustrator), Rogers E. M. Whitaker
Paperback - 432 pages Expanded edition (April )
Kodansha International; ISBN: 1568361149
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Doodlebug Country: The Rail Motorcar on the Class 1 Railroads of the United States (184P#)
by Edmund Keilty
Publisher: Interurban Pr; (September 1982)
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Interurbans Without Wires: The Rail Motorcar in the United States
by Edmund Keilty
Publisher: Interurbans;
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Pennsylvania Station : McKim, Mead and White (Architecture in Detail Series)
by Steven Parissien
Paperback - 60 pages
Phaidon Press Inc.; ISBN: 0714834661
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Feldstein's Historic Coal Mining and Railroads of Allegany County, Maryland
by Albert L. Feldstein
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Grand Central Terminal : Warren and Wetmore (The Architecture in Detail Series)
by Kenneth Powell, Charles Wetmore, Whitney Warren
Paperback - 60 pages (April )
Phaidon Press Inc.; ISBN: 0714833460
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Great Northern Railway 1945-1970 Photo Archive Volume 1
by Byron D. Olsen (Editor)
Paperback - 128 pages
Iconografix; ISBN: 1882256565
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Manhattan Gateway : New York's Pennsylvania Station
(Golden Years of Railroading Series)
by William D. Middleton, George H. Drury (Editor)
Hardcover - 159 pages
Kalmbach Publishing Company; ISBN: 0890241775
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