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RAIL DEPOTS OF EASTERN NORTH CAROLINA Larry Neal 128 pages softcover

Railroads have been an integral part of North Carolina since the 1850s, allowing goods and people to travel across the state or to other areas of the country. For many years, the main focus of small towns and large cities in the state was the railroad depots. Residents could purchase train tickets, businesses sought to ship or receive goods for market, and kids loved to visit and wave to the passing train crews. During the Christmas season, presents ordered from catalogs would arrive by Railway Express and were delivered to homes across the area. Mail was also delivered by rail to the depots, even if the train did not stop at a particular community. This book hopes to provide rail enthusiasts, local and economic historians, and history lovers in general a look back at the heyday of railroads and how much they affected daily life in North Carolina. Romeo1

$ 21.50
RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA AZ & NM Mike Walker softcover

Since the first edition was published in 1995 much has changed. This all new edition not only incorporates all those changes, mergers, ownership changes and abandonment's but also includes for the first time the interurban electric railroads and logging railroads. The Atlas shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes. Romeo1

$ 26.50
RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA CA & NV Mike Walker softcover

All lines shown (except streetcar). Post Burlington Northern/Santa Fe and Southern Pacific/Union Pacific mergers. Romeo1

$ 28.50
RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA CO & UT Mike Walker softcover

This volume contains maps of Colorado and Utah. All lines are shown including the D&RGW narrow gauge lines and sections now preserved. Romeo1

$ 28.50
RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA DAKOTAS & MINNESOTA Mike Walker softcover

This volume covers North Dakota, South Dakota and Minnesota. Romeo1

$ 26.50
RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA GREAT LAKES EAST Mike Walker softcover

This volume covers Ohio, Indiana and Lower Michigan. This edition includes the interurban and railroad lines. Romeo1

$ 26.50
RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA GREAT LAKES WEST Mike Walker softcover

This volume covers Upper Michigan, Wisconsin and Illinois, plus Chicago & St.Louis. Romeo1

$ 26.50
RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA MANITOBA & SASKATCHEWAN Mike Walker softcover

The Atlas shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes. Lines shown as electrified or narrow gauge are shown only as such when they are currently so equipped or were at abandonment. Lines built as narrow or broad gauge and subsequently regauged are shown as standard gauge. Romeo1

$ 28.50
RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA MOUNTAIN PLAINS Mike Walker softcover

This volume covers Wyoming, Montana and Idaho. Maps include major tunnels, bridges, yards, engine facilities and hot spot detectors, Romeo1

$ 26.50
RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA NEW ENGLAND &CAN. Mike Walker softcover

This volume covers Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island & Nova Scotia. Romeo1

$ 28.50
RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA NORTHEAST 3RD EDITION Mike Walker softcover

This volume covers New York, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania. This edition is updated to after the Conrail split. Romeo1

$ 32.50
RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA ONTARIO Mike Walker softcover

The Atlas shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes. Romeo1

$ 28.50
RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA PRAIRIES EAST Mike Walker softcover

This volume covers Iowa, Arkansas and Missouri. This volume includes Kansas City and St Louis. Romeo1

$ 26.50
RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA PRAIRIES WEST Mike Walker softcover

This volume covers Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma. Romeo1

$ 26.50
RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA QUEBEC & LABRADOR "Mike Walker softcover

The Atlas shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes. Romeo1 "

$ 28.50
RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA SOUTHEAST Mike Walker softcover

This second edition covers the states of Florida, Georgia and South Carolina and 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. Romeo1

$ 26.50
RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA SOUTHERN STATES Mike Walker softcover

This volume covers Louisiana, Mississippi & Alabama. Romeo1

$ 26.50
RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA TEXAS Mike Walker softcover

This volume covers Texas. Romeo1

$ 26.50
RAILROAD ATLAS OF NORTH AMERICA WESTERN CANADA Mike Walker softcover

This volume covers Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories and Yukon. The Atlas shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes. Romeo1

$ 28.50
RAILROAD ATLAS OF THE UNITED STATES 1946 VOLUME 1 MID ATLANTIC STATES Richard Carpenter 328 pages hardcover

The first volume of this multivolume series covers the mid-Atlantic states and includes detailed maps of every passenger railroad line in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Meticulously crafted and rich in detail, these hand-drawn color maps reveal with skilled precision_at a scale of 1 inch to 4 miles (or 1:250,000)_the various main and branch railroad passenger and freight lines that served thousands of American towns. The maps also include such features as long-since-demolished steam locomotive and manual signal tower installations, towns that functioned solely as places where crews changed over, track pans, coaling stations, and other rail-specific sites. Romeo1

$ 65.75
RAILROAD ATLAS OF THE UNITED STATES 1946 VOL 2 NY & NEW ENGLAND Richard Carpenter 288 pages hardcover

The second installation of Richard C. Carpenter's highly acclaimed series covers an area criss-crossed by some of the oldest railroad lines in America. This volume includes over 191 beautiful, hand-drawn maps of rail systems in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. These masterpieces, accompanied by detailed sections on stations, track pans, tunnels, and viaducts, capture a time when rail was king in New England, before cars, trucks, and planes became dominant. Romeo1

$ 65.75
RAILROAD ATLAS OF THE UNITED STATES 1946 VOL 3 INDIANA LOWER MICHIGAN AND OHIO Richard Carpenter 352 pages Hardcover

A Railroad Atlas of the United States in 1946 recalls an era when steam locomotives were still king and passenger trains stopped at nearly every town in America. Railroad companies employed over a million workers, on the trains and along the tracks. Everything moved by rail: travelers, mail, and freight_whether a massive electric generator or a child's bicycle. Richard C. Carpenter's hand-drawn color maps recapture the precise details: the various trunk and ancillary railroad passenger lines that served thousands of towns; long-since demolished steam locomotive and manual signal tower installations; towns that functioned solely as places where crews changed over; track pans; coaling stations; tunnels; bridges and viaducts; and other rail-specific sites. The third and largest volume in this acclaimed series includes 276 maps drawings and and focuses on Indiana, Lower Michigan, and Ohio. These states could be called the crossroads of the national railroad network, where east-west transcontinental lines crossed north-south inter-regional lines. Carpenter depicts the major rail centers of Indianapolis, Gary, Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, and Chicago, as well as every town and rail junction from Mackinaw City, Michigan, to Tell City, Indiana. Romeo1

$ 70.75
RAILROAD ATLAS OF THE UNITED STATES 1946 VOL 4, IL, WI, UPPER MI Richard Carpenter 384 pages hardcover

The fourth volume in this acclaimed series illustrates in stunning detail the rail system in Illinois, Wisconsin, and upper Michigan. Charting not only the exact direction and distance of each rail line, Carpenter also includes with precision the railroad's operational details: both existing and long-since-demolished signal towers, interlockings, passenger stations, major rail yards, repair shops, crew change points, trackage rights and joint operations, and other rarely mapped, rail-specific sites. Its unique format allows easy cross referencing with U.S. Geological Survey maps and DeLorme state road atlases. Also highlighted are rivers, lakes, and state and county boundaries, as well as the mileposts for every line. These beautifully rendered maps tell the fascinating story of America's unparalleled railroad network in 1946. Anyone interested in how people and goods moved around the country will find much to learn and appreciate in Richard Carpenter's one-of-a-kind railroad atlases. Romeo1

$ 70.75
RAILROAD ATLAS OF THE UNITED STATES 1946 VOL 5 MN & IA Richard Carpenter 232 pages hardcover

Driving across Iowa nowadays, one sees acres and acres of flat cornfields and hears little but the leaves stirring. But in the golden age of railroading, tracks crisscrossed the prairies and steam engines thundered by, carrying goods and people across the country. The sounds of the train could be heard for miles-the clickety-clack of the jointed rails and the haunting call of the steam whistle. The fifth volume of A Railroad Atlas of the United States in 1946 provides a comprehensive record of the railroad system as it existed in Iowa and Minnesota in 1946-the apex of America's post-war rail network, when steam locomotives still dominated and passenger trains stopped at towns all along the rail lines. Eventually railroad mergers, the automobile, and the airplane changed what many viewed as the world's premier rail system. Richard C. Carpenter's hand-drawn color maps depict in precise detail the various trunk and secondary railroad lines that served scores of towns while indicating such features as long-since-demolished coaling stations, towns that functioned solely as places where crews were changed, tunnels, viaducts, and especially interlocking stations. In Volume 5, Carpenter traces every rail line from Thief River Falls, Minnesota, to Keokuk, Iowa. In this region seven railroads of the eastern network merged at Council Bluffs, Iowa, into the Union Pacific, the first transcontinental line to the Pacific Ocean. In Minnesota, the primary rail routes to the Pacific northwest-the Great Northern and the Northern Pacific-ran westward from Minneapolis-Saint Paul. Romeo1

$ 70.75
RAILROAD CITIES - CONNEAUT, OHIO Robert Liljestrand and David Sweetland 48 pages softcover

This is a look at the railroads of Conneaut, Ohio- Including the Nickel Plate, New York Central and Bessemer & Lake Erie. Well illustrated. Romeo1

$ 14.50
RAILROAD CITIES - JERSEY CITY, NJ Robert Liljestrand and David Sweetland 48 pages softcover

This is a look at the railroads of Jersey City, Jersey - including the Jersey Central, Reading, Pennsylvania RR, Lehigh Valley, Lackawanna and Erie. Well illustrated. Romeo1

$ 19.50
RAILROAD CITIES - PHILADELPHIA VOL 1 David Sweetland and Robert Liljestrand 48 pages softcover

This a look at railroad operations in Philadelphia. The book includes Broad Street Station, Suburban Station, 30th Street Station, Delaware Avenue, the ore pier, the 46th Street Roundhouse, J.G. Brill, Baldwin, 69th Street Terminal, Upper Darby and Norristown. Well Illustrated. Romeo1

$ 19.50
RAILROAD COLLISIONS A DEADLY STORY OF MISMANAGED RISK George Swimmer 236 pages softcover

Signal warning devices that work incorrectly, commuter train collisions, a railroad industry slow to change and government oversight best described as timid: American railroad safety is in crisis. Railroad Collisions reveals how a mixture of mismanagement, miscommunication, and outright stubbornness influences railroad accidents. George Swimmer, a citizen advocate who has investigated railroad collisions for over twenty years, reveals fatal-and tragically fixable- flaws in the industry's safety protocols and infrastructure. Supported by interviews with both industry experts and those who have lost loved ones to train accidents, this book is a well researched, sobering look at a national disgrace. From industry heel-dragging to the National Transportation Safety Board's questionable investigative conclusions, Swimmer demonstrates the need to rethink how the nation views railroad safety. Romeo1

$ 23.75
RAILROAD CRITTERS IN COLOR VOL 1 Stephen Timko 128 pages hardcover

A look at Whitcomb's, Plymouth_s, GE_s and more behind the fences of industries from quarries to steel mills to power plants. Romeo1

$ 48.75
RAILROAD CRITTERS IN COLOR VOL 2 Stephen Timko 128 pages hardcover

A continuing look at industrial sized locomotives behind industry fences. Volume 2 contains additional photos of smaller critters - less than 50 tons and expands into the field of larger critters. Romeo1

$ 48.75
RAILROAD CRITTERS IN COLOR VOL 3 Stephen Timko 128 pages hardcover

A visit to the industrial backyards for a view of railroad operations using cookie cutter and special order locomotives built by Atlas, Baldwin, Davenport, GE, Plymouth, Porter, Whitcomb and others. Over 300 new photos. Romeo1

$ 48.75
RAILROAD CRITTERS IN COLOR VOL 4 Stephen Timko 128 pages hardcover

A continuing look at the industrial type locomotives of the minority builders. Davenport, Plymouth, Porter, Vulcan and more as well as GE's popular line of "tonners". Romeo1

$ 48.75
RAILROAD CRITTERS IN COLOR VOL 5 Stephen Timko 128 pages hardcover

Volume 5 continues with coverage of the minority builders such as Atlas, Davenport, Plymouth, Porter, Vulcan, and others while also including industrial-type locomotives built by Baldwin, EMD, and GE. Volume 5 includes over 330 new photos from various photographers who specialized in the industrial operations. Romeo1

$ 48.75
RAILROAD EMPIRE ACROSS THE HEARTLAND - REPHOTOGRAPHING ALEXANDER GARNDER'S WESTWARD JOURNEY James Sherow 224 pages softcover

Best known for his Civil War photographs, Alexander Gardner also documented the construction of the Union Pacific Railway, Eastern Division (later the Kansas Pacific Railroad), across Kansas beginning in 1867. This book presents recent photographs by John R. Charlton of the scenes Gardner recorded, paired with the Gardner originals and accompanied by James E. Sherow_s discussion. Like most rephotography projects, this one provides fascinating information about the changes in the landscape over the last century and a half.The book presents ninety pairs of Gardner_s and Charlton_s photographs. In all of Charlton_s photos he duplicates the exact location and time of day of the Gardner originals. Sherow uses the paired images to show how Indian and Anglo-American land-use practices affected the landscape. As the Union Pacific claimed, the railroad created an American empire in the region, and Charlton_s rephotography captures the transformation of the grasslands, harnessed by the powerful social and economic forces of the railroad. Romeo1

$ 32.75
RAILROAD ENCYCLOPEDIA 192 pages hardcover

From steam engines of the 19th century to the 20th century's diesel-powered behemoths and the high-speed, electric commuter trains of today, this all-encompassing, illustrated history examines the impact trains and railroads have had on commerce, travel and everyday life around the globe for nearly two centuries. Dozens of locomotive types like the tiny Stephenson Rocket of 1829 and the gigantic Union Pacific Class 9000s, among others, are detailed, as are the fascinating stories behind the construction of railroads, the portrayal of railways in cinema and the role played by trains in wartime. Completely illustrated with archival photography spanning the history of railroads in the United States, Europe and Australia. Romeo1

$ 14.50
RAILROAD FREIGHT CAR SLOGANS & HERALDS John Kelly 128 pages softcover

After WWII railroads realized freight cars could be used to create a public image of their company and to sell passenger and freight services. That image was captured in a slogan, some unforgettable word, phrase or iconographic trademark emblazoned in bold letters on both sides of the freight car. Famous slogans were "Everywhere West" (Burlington Route), "See America First" (Great Northern), "Route of the Rockies" (Rock Island), and _America_s Resourceful Railroad_ (Milwaukee Road), to name a few. Vintage black & white and color photographs highlight boxcars, coal cars, hoppers, gondolas, tank cars, auto-carriers, special service cars and cabooses with their original slogans and heralds. Separate chapters include Trailers-on-Flatcar (TOFC) and Billboard Refrigerator Cars nicknamed _Reefers featuring Hormel, Swift, Oscar Mayer and Dubuque meat cars. Colorful images include Budweiser, Coors and Hamm_s beer cars. Model railroad enthusiasts will like this book so they can model freight cars like the prototype. Romeo1 "

$ 30.75
RAILROAD HISTORY IN PHOTOGRAPHS Anthony Thompson and Robert Church 80 pages softcover

For more than 150 years, railroads have been an important part of the life and landscape of North America. An extensive photographic record of these railroads exists, as this book shows, for every part of the country, over a broad span of time. Many individual railroads are represented. But this is much more than a collection of photographs. Extensive and informative captions bring to life the varied images of locomotives, rolling stock, trains and structures. Diesel locomotives down to the present day are included along with 100 years of steam locomotive history; the same is true for passenger cars and freight cars. These photographs are drawn from the collection of the Railway and Locomotive Historical Society, whose 75th anniversary takes place in 1996. The book is part of the anniversary celebration of the R&LHS, and is published by Signature Press in association with the Society. The R&LHS is the oldest organization in North America devoted exclusively to railroad studies, history, and preservation. Romeo1

$ 10.00
RAILROAD LOGGING IN KLAMATH COUNTRY Jack Bowden 330 pages hardcover

During the first half of the 20th century more than two dozen logging railroads were pushed into the forests of Klamath, Deschutes, Lake and Jackson Counties. Ranging in size from Ackley Brothers short, two-mile gravity railroad at Keno, to the extensive systems of Brooks-Scanlon and Weyerhaeuser, they're all here. For over 90 years, companies like Algoma, Pelican Bay, Lamm, Ewana Box, Shaw-Bertram, Kesterson, Wheeler-Olmstead, Brooks-Scanlon, Shevlin-Hicks, Medco, the OC&E and others brought logs out of the woods on their railroads in an attempt to satisfy the nation's insatiable demand for pine lumber and wooden boxes."

This title is out of print and in limited supply. Romeo1 "

$ 75.00
RAILROAD NEVER SLEEPS Brian Solomon 176 pages hardcover

For well over a century and a half the railroad has rolled on, crisscrossing the continent in the ceaseless activity that keeps the North American economy moving. This never-ending workday unfolds hour by hour in The Railroad Never Sleeps, a remarkable photographic chronicle of North American railroading over twenty-four hours. On May 10, 2007, the anniversary of the Golden Spike ceremony marking the completion of the first U.S. transcontinental railroad, several of todays top railroad photographers set out for every corner of the continent to capture the railroad in action at every hour of the day and night. The result is a magnificent portrait of railroading across the vast canvas of North America, from rural outpost to urban center, port city to Great Plains, dawn to dusk to deepest night. The breathtaking photographs and detailed captions depict every type of railroading--heavy-haul unit trains, intermodal, modern passenger and commuter lines, short-line services, and more. Together they create a complete picture of the motive power, rolling stock, workers, and operations that keep North American life and business on the rails. Romeo1

$ 32.75
RAILROAD NIGHT SCENE Preston Cook and Jim Boyd hardcover

This is a collection of color photos showing railroad operations at night. Romeo1

$ 40.50
RAILROAD PHOTOGRAPHY OF JACK DELANO Tony Reevy 224 pages hardcover

Born in the Ukraine, photographer Jack Delano moved to the United States in 1923. After graduating from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1937, Delano worked for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and the Office of War Information (OWI) as a photographer. Best known for his work for the Office of War Information during 1940-1943, Jack Delano captured the face of American railroading in a series of stunning photographs. His images, especially his portraits of railroad workers, are a vibrant and telling portrait of industrial life during one of the most important periods in American history. This remarkable collection book features Delano's photographs, including: of railroad operations and workers taken for the OWI in the winter of 1942/43 and during and 1943; photographs for the OWI during a cross-country journey on the Atchison, Topeka, and Sante Santa Fe Railway, plus an extensive selection of his; ground breaking color images. The introduction provides the most complete summary of Delano's life published to date. Both railroad and photography enthusiasts will treasure this worthy tribute to one of the great photographers of the thirties and forties. Romeo1

$ 55.75
RAILROAD PIT STOPS Robert Olmsted softcover

Spanning a nearly 40-year period from 1948 to 1984, legendary photographer Robert P. Olmsted visited engine terminals and roundhouses from Ohio to Nebraska, including brief visits to Canada and Mexico. This new book showcases his rich black and white photography, featuring beautiful portraits of steam and diesel locomotives. Romeo1

$ 23.75
RAILROAD POSTCARDS OF YELLOWSTONE Frank Ferris 96 pages softcover

The fastest way to travel long distances in the beginning of the 20th century was by railroad. Railroad companies competed to attract business and vacationing travellers by advertising in brochures and issuing postcards. The postcards included railroad logos and descriptions of Western adventures that travellers would experience by booking with a particular rail line. The Northern Pacific Railroad and Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad have provided some of the most captivating images of the unique Yellowstone National Park (YNP) hydrologic, geologic, and geothermal features. The Union Pacific Railroad built the full-scale Old Faithful Lodge at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915; the National Park Service data show the YNP attendance more than doubled in that year. Both the Union Pacific Railroad and Burlington Route provided high-quality postcards to promote their routes to visit YNP. The Burlington Route and Northern Pacific Railroad included American Indian'related postcards for diversity. Romeo1

$ 22.50
RAILROAD SIGNALING Brian Solomon 160 pages softcover

This complete and illustrated guide to railroad signaling in the U.S. simplifies and presents the utterly bewildering array of mechanisms, procedures, and rules that have evolved since the 1830s to promote safety, impose control, and disseminate information on America's railways. 155 photos, mostly color. Romeo1

$ 23.75
RAILROAD SWITCHING TERMINAL AT MAYBROOK, NY: GATEWAY TO THE EAST Marc Newman 88 pages softcover

The railroad switching terminal is the "heartbeat" of the rail system and Maybrook in Orange County, was a key link in moving goods to and from New England. Tools, equipment, occupations, buildings, rail cars and layout of the railyard are the focus of this book. Included are approximately 200 photos, which follow the path of rail cars into the yards, and show how they were repaired and classified. Unlike other treatments, this book examines the rail system rather than specific railroad companies. Romeo1

$ 11.00
"RAILROAD THAT NEVER WAS VANDERBILT, MORGAN & THE SOUTH PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD" "Herbert Harwood 152 pages Hardcover

Herbert H. Harwood, Jr., tells the story of one of the most infamous railroad construction projects of the late 19th century. This 200-mile line through Pennsylvania_s most challenging mountain terrain was intended to form the heart of a new trunk line from the East Coast to Pittsburgh and the Midwest. Conceived in 1881 by William H. Vanderbilt, Andrew Carnegie, and a group of Pittsburgh and Philadelphia industrialists, the South Pennsylvania Railroad was intended to break the Pennsylvania Railroad_s near-monopoly in the region. The line was within a year of opening when J. P. Morgan brokered a peace treaty that aborted the project and helped bolster his position in the world of finance. The railroad right of way and its tunnels sat idle for 60 years before coming to life in the late 1930s as the original section of the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Based on original letters, documents, diaries, and newspaper reports, The Railroad That Never Was uncovers the truth behind this mysterious railway. Romeo1 "

$ 38.75
RAILROAD VISION: STEAM ERA IMAGES FROM THE TRAINS MAGAZINE ARCHIVES Jeff Brouws & Wendy Burton 200 pages softcover

Drawing on the Trains archive of more than 120,000 images, Jeff Brouws and Wendy Burton have confined their selections for this book to the steam era, selecting 156 photographs that immerse us in that captivating period covering the first half of the twentieth century. Seen here are legendary locomotives from famous railroads such as New York Central, Norfolk & Western, and Union Pacific and the lost world of the steam short line as well as the intimate details of railroading: gallant locomotive engineers, gritty roundhouse workers, elegantly uniformed conductors. Each photograph is accompanied by an extended caption by Kevin P. Keefe, whose long association with Trains includes stints as editor-in-chief and publisher. Keefe also has written an introductory essay about the history of the magazine and its founder, A. C. Kalmbach, and legendary editor David P. Morgan, and their impact on the field of railroad photography. Romeo1

$ 55.75
RAILROAD WARS OF NEW YORK STATE Timothy Starr 160 pages softcover

New York_s railroads were born of the cutthroat conflict of rate wars, bloody strikes and even federal graft. The railroad wars began as soon as the first line was chartered between Albany and Schenectady when supporters of the Erie Canal tried to block the new technology that would render their waterway obsolete. After the first primitive railroads overcame that hurdle, they began battling with one another in a series of rate wars to gain market share. Attracted by the success of the rails, the most powerful and cunning capitalists in the country_Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, Daniel Drew and other robber barons_joined the fray. Timothy Starr_s account of New York_s railroad wars steams through the nineteenth century with stories of rate pools, labor strikes, stock corners, legislative bribery and treasury plundering the likes of which the world had never seen. Romeo1

$ 19.50
RAILROAD: WHAT IT IS WHAT IT DOES ARMSTRONG 406 pages softcover

The fifth edition of The Railroad: What It Is, What it Does is even more valuable than before. Inside you_ll find a comprehensive look at how today_s railroads function_from equipment to procedures and marketing to maintenance. This book is ideal for novices and experts alike. The easy-to-read narrative presents a brief history of railroading from the coal-fed _iron horses that helped build a nation to the latest generation of EPA-compliant locomotives. You_ll also find current information on new technologies such as ECP brakes and computer-assisted transportation systems. The fifth edition is an indispensable resource for anyone wanting to learn about modern day railroads. The book delves into many facets of the railroad industry including such topics as freight cars, locomotives, track, signal and communication technology, intermodal traffic, operations, labor relations, and design engineering. Romeo1 "

$ 40.50
RAILROADERS IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY Mike Bednar 72 pages softcover

This beautiful book combines Mike Bednar's brilliant photographywith his unique writing style to give you a first-hand look at railroading in this region.These are more than portraits - you get to see the entire scenewith all the action and there are plenty ALCO's, GE's and even caboosescaptured in seldom-photographed locations to make this an important historical work. Romeo1

$ 23.50

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