Amtrak: An American Story

Amtrak: An American StoryAmtrak is the uniquely American public private corporation that has been providing American rail passenger service since 1971 This book is created from four decades of archival photographs highlighting the employees, trains, and technology that made it possible Amtrak An American Story includes

Railroad Rolling Stock

Railroad Rolling StockFor as long as locomotives have been the stars of North American railroads, rolling stock has trundled and raced along behind, carrying raw materials, finished goods, and people Illustrated with than 250 photographs, Railroad Rolling Stock traces the evolution of various forms of rolling stock

Harriman vs. Hill: Wall Street’s Great Railroad War

Harriman vs. Hill: Wall Street’s Great Railroad WarIn 1901, the Northern Pacific was an unlikely prize a twice bankrupt construction of the federal government, it was a two bit railroad literally five years back, its stock traded for twenty five cents a share But it was also a key to connecting eastern markets through Chicago to the rising West.

Nevada Central: Sagebrush Narrow Gauge

Nevada Central: Sagebrush Narrow GaugeThis deluxe narrow gauge volume traces the amazing story of this three foot gauge railroad that ran through the heart of the great American Basin Built to carry the commerce of rich silver and gold strikes, the Nevada Central struggled against tremendous odds for six decades.Often called a line in

Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California: Volume One

Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California: Volume OneValuable as these volumes are in relation to railroad operations in Nevada and California, their usefulness as authoritative reference sources embraces a much broader scope.Railroads of Nevada and Eastern Californiais as much a history of the region as it is a study of the railroads The principal

Railroads in the Old South: Pursuing Progress in a Slave Society

Railroads in the Old South: Pursuing Progress in a Slave SocietyAaron W Marrs challenges the accepted understanding of economic and industrial growth in antebellum America with this original study of the history of the railroad in the Old South Drawing from both familiar and overlooked sources, such as the personal diaries of Southern travelers, papers and