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Rails Across America

Rails Across America

Author: William L. Withuhn

Publisher: Smithmark Pub

ISBN: UOM:49015002040237

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Recounts railroad history from the earliest days to the late twentieth century, describes passenger service, employee life, and the effect the railroads had on commerce, and provides information on other aspects

Rails Across North America

Rails Across North America

Author: David Cable

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473838055

Category: Transportation

Page: 206

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The Railways of the USA have a great following, both in the United States where there are large numbers of rail fans and increasingly in Britain/Europe, where there are enthusiasts who visit and model North American railroads.

Rails Across Canada

Rails Across Canada

Author: David Cable

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473859739

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

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The railways of Canada, like the network in the U.S.A, have a fascination to many people, both in North America and those who live elsewhere.

Rails Across Britain

Rails Across Britain

Author: David Cable

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473849143

Category: Transportation

Page: 224

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Rails Across Britain is a collection of full-size colour photographs of trains that have operated in Great Britain over the last thirty years. Compiled by a well-regarded author of several successfully published books showing many varying classes of trains throughout the world, this book covers the period from 1986 to the present day. It brilliantly illustrates the various classes and the huge myriad of colour schemes that have been used throughout the years, from the great days of the British Rail to the era of Privatisation. The contrast between the cash-strapped British Rail from an almost universal blue and grey colour scheme, to the well-funded privatised multi-coloured system seen today, is well portrayed in this comprehensive album, in which more than one photo of a class is shown.This selection of photographs have been specifically chosen to demonstrate an undeniably wide range of locations from Fort William in Scotland to St Austell in Cornwall, and, of course, in a variety of British weather conditions. The emphasis is, therefore, on the beauty of the train in its surroundings.

Railroads Across North America

Railroads Across North America

Author: Claude Wiatrowski

Publisher: Voyageur Press

ISBN: 9781610601368

Category: Transportation

Page: 262

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From the first steam-powered locomotives of the early nineteenth century to the high-speed commuter trains of today, the American railroad has been a great engine powering the nations growth and industry. This book celebrates the glory and grandeur of that legacy with a lavish tour of the history of the American railroad and the culture surrounding it. Generously illustrated with vintage photographs, modern images, maps, timetables, tickets, brochures, and all manner of memorabilia, this volume offers a fascinating look at the rail industrys beginnings and development, as well as its place in American history. From the might of the major rail companies and their empires to the romance of rail travel, this is the full and fabulously colorful story of the industry that moved a nation--and stirs our imaginations to this day.

Rails Across the Mississippi

Rails Across the Mississippi

Author: Robert Wendell Jackson

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252026802

Category: Architecture

Page: 320

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"A tale of grand dreams, shady politics, daring engineering experiments, greed, ambition, and westward expansion, Rails across the Mississippi is the first book-length history since 1881 to document the planning, financing, and construction of the first bridge across the Mississippi River at St. Louis, a national engineering landmark completed in 1874 that is now known as the Eads Bridge. Robert W. Jackson takes a fresh look at this monumental project, dispersing the myths and filling in the gaps left by earlier scholarship."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Rails Across Dixie

Rails Across Dixie

Author: Jim Cox

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786461752

Category: Transportation

Page: 476

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Covering legendary and obscure intercity passenger trains in a dozen Southeastern states, this book details the golden age of train travel. The story begins with the inception of steam locomotives in 1830 in Charleston, South Carolina, continuing through the mid–1930s changeover to diesel and the debut of Amtrak in 1971 to the present. Throughout, the book explores the technological achievements, the romance and the economic impact of traveling on the tracks. Other topics include contemporary museums and excursion trains; the development of commuter rails, monorails, light rails, and other intracity transit trains; the social impact of train travel; and historical rail terminals and facilities. The book is supplemented with more than 160 images and 10 appendices.

Rails Across North America

Rails Across North America

Author: David Cable

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473858329

Category: Transportation

Page: 208

View: 483

The Railways of the USA have a great following, both in the United States where there are large numbers of rail fans and increasingly in Britain/Europe, where there are enthusiasts who visit and model North American railroads.

Rail-Trail Hall of Fame

Rail-Trail Hall of Fame

Author: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Publisher: Wilderness Press

ISBN: 9780899978260

Category: Travel

Page: 154

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All across the country, unused railroad corridors have been converted to public multiuse trails. In 2007, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy began recognizing exemplary rail-trails through its Rail-Trail Hall of Fame, based on scenic value, value of use, amenities, historical significance, excellence in management and maintenance, community connections, and geographic distribution. These Hall of Fame rail-trails are found in 28 states and in nearly every environment. In this book, you'll find detailed maps for every rail-trail, plus driving directions to trail-heads, icons indicating the activities each trail can accommodate, succinct descriptions written by rail-trail experts, and a look at the fascinating railroad history behind each trail. Rails-to-Trails Conservancy serves as the national voice for more than 160,000 members and supporters, more than 22,000 miles of open rail-trail across the country, and more than 8,000 miles of potential trails waiting to be built--with a goal of ensuring a better future for America made possible by trails and the connections they inspire.

USA 101

USA 101

Author: Gary McKechnie

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426205316

Category: Travel

Page: 356

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Countless travel books display some aspect or region of America, but USA 101 stitches together a whole crazy quilt of iconic places, events, fairs, and festivals that celebrates our country in all its quirky diversity. Whoever you are, wherever you’re going, whatever you like to do, it’s here somewhere. And if you just stay home and travel armchair-style you’ll still find this guide a vivid, often humorous, always fascinating blend of world-famous and distinctly local places and events that add up to a national portrait. Here are fivescore and one indelibly American destinations, from the Statue of Liberty to the Golden Gate Bridge, from Graceland to Disneyland; perennial sporting rituals like the Army-Navy football game, the Indy 500, the Soap Box Derby, and the Little League World Series; plus dozens more favorite institutions old and new, from Native American powwows to the Miss America Pageant and monster truck rallies. USA 101 features entertaining descriptive narratives—concise, lively sketches that capture each selection’s history and special appeal—as well as detailed practical advice and essential information for visiting. Well seasoned by eclectic, irresistible sidebars, this guide is a panorama of treasured traditions, favorite pastimes, and beloved national possessions that will surprise, amuse, and inform even the most sophisticated traveler.

Riding the Rails in the USA

Riding the Rails in the USA

Author: Martin W. Sandler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195132281

Category: History

Page: 66

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Explores the impact of trains in the United States as they allowed settlers to move West in large numbers and get needed supplies, helped farmers to move goods to market, and provided transportation for commuters.