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.