The Great Railroad Revolution: The History of Trains in
America was made by the railroads. The opening of the Baltimore & Ohio line––the first American railroad––in the 1830s sparked a national revolution in the way that people lived thanks to the speed and convenience of train travel. Promoted by visionaries and built through heroic effort, the American railroad network was bigger in every sense than Europe’s, and facilitated everything from long-distance travel to commuting and transporting goods to waging war. It united far-flung parts of the country, boosted economic development, and was the catalyst for America’s rise to world-power status.Every American town, great or small, aspired to be connected to a railroad and by the turn of the century, almost every American lived within easy access of a station. By the early 1900s, the United States was covered in a latticework of more than 200,000 miles of railroad track and a series of magisterial termini, all built and controlled by the biggest corporations in the land. The railroads dominated the American landscape for more than a hundred years but by the middle of the twentieth century, the automobile, the truck, and the airplane had eclipsed the railroads and the nation started to forget them. In The Great Railroad Revolution, renowned railroad expert Christian Wolma...
- ASIN: 1610393473
The Great Railway Bazaar
First published more than thirty years ago, Paul Theroux's strange, unique, and hugely entertaining railway odyssey has become a modern classic of travel literature. Here Theroux recounts his early adventures on an unusual grand continental tour. Asia's fabled trains -- the Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Frontier Mail, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Mandalay Express, the Trans-Siberian Express -- are the stars of a journey that takes him on a loop eastbound from London's Victoria Station to Tokyo Central, then back from Japan on the Trans-Siberian. Brimming with Theroux's signature humor and wry observations, this engrossing chronicle is essential reading for both the ardent adventurer and the armchair traveler.
- Brand: Theroux, Paul
- ASIN: 0618658947
- UPC: 046442658942
The Great Railroad Race: The Diary of Libby West, Utah Territory 1868 (Dear
As the daughter of a newspaper reporter, fourteen-year-old Libby keeps a diary account of the exciting events surrounding her during the building of the railroad in the West in 1868. "May 5, 1869 "Late this afternoon our track-layers arrived at the Summit! The Union Pacific engine came to a stop with a loud release of steam. Facing it, on another sidetrack, was California's locomotive. Both engines greeted each other with a sharp whistle. "Finally. It was the first time the trains from the Pacific coast and the Atlantic coast had met, and I saw it with my own eyes! We cheered with excitement, men threw their hats in the air, ladies waved handkerchiefs, and Joe ran wild with some other boys ... "Everyone is still waiting for Mr. Durant and the others to arrive. Then workers will lay the final half mile -- that's just about 2,500 feet."
- ASIN: 197574232X
The Great Railroad Race: The Diary of Libby West, Utah Territory 1868 (Dear America
As the daughter of a newspaper reporter, fourteen-year-old Libby keeps a diary account of the exciting events surrounding her during the building of the Transcontinental Railroad in the West in 1868.
- ASIN: 059010991X
Great American Railroad Stories: 75 Years of Trains
Great American Railroad Stories gives readers a look at railroading history as presented by the writers of Trains magazine over 75 years. It includes rare, first-hand accounts that give historical insight into riding passenger trains, working on the railroad, and growing up in the era of steam trains. This book also focuses on the finest writing and includes historical photos. It features the writings and reflections of founding editor Al Kalmbach, David Morgan, Lucius Beebe, and other well-known names. All readers will be drawn-in by the many American railroading stories from those who actual lived it.
- Brand: Kalmbach Books
- ASIN: 1627001824
- UPC: 884807511378
Great Railroad Series: Old Reliable Locomotives: (Classic Train Stories) (Volume
This delightful book series about the beginnings of a small railroad continues with book 2 of classic train stories. You’ll learn about the old reliable locomotives transferred to their new home from a railway further south. A dictionary of railroad terminology is included to help learn train lingo. Join in the fun and excitement as Andrew’s new friends embark on their first year of adventures on the Ozark Mountain Railroad as the journey continues!
- ASIN: 1732035512
The Rusty Dusty: Great Northern's Wenatchee - Oroville
"The Rusty Dusty is a new hard cover book of 396 pages, 70 maps, and 98 photographs that presents a comprehensive look at the Great Northern's Wenatchee-Oroville branch in Washington State. The book is intended for general readers, historians, and rail fans interested in exploring the fascinating history of how GN's westward expansion substantially influenced the history and economy of the Pacific Northwest. For readers interested in the W-O line specifically, it includes construction and operational detail, with numerous maps and photographs that capture the history of this significant line, which enabled and supported the success of the tree fruit industry that literally feeds the nation. The geographic scope extends from the Canadian Continental Divide and Whitefish, Montana, on the east, to Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver, BC, on the west, with emphasis on the territory between Wenatchee and Oroville. The book explores the relationship of the W-O to subjects and issues seldom included in railroad books such as: the geography and geology of the territory it serves, irrigation to support fruit orchards, refrigerator cars and the Western Fruit Express, freight rates and economic regulation, and the local economy of the area served by the railroad. The local economy is crucial. ...
- ASIN: 0996122524
Great Railroad Series: Our First Locomotive (Volume
This delightful book, about the beginning of a small railroad, has the look and feel of a classic. It’s fun to see the first locomotive, saved from the scrap pile, embrace his new role as the journey begins. The action gets exciting as the engine discovers adventures that await in his new home. A wondrously illustrated choice of bedtime reading for train lovers everywhere; or a new favorite for young readers of short stories. Please join us as the Ozark Mountain Railroad gets its start and the dream begins!
- ASIN: 1732035504
A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland (Great Lakes Books
As the major gateway into British North America for travelers on the Underground Railroad, the U.S./Canadian border along the Detroit River was a boundary that determined whether thousands of enslaved people of African descent could reach a place of freedom and opportunity. In A Fluid Frontier: Slavery, Resistance, and the Underground Railroad in the Detroit River Borderland, editors Karolyn Smardz Frost and Veta Smith Tucker explore the experiences of the area's freedom-seekers and advocates, both black and white, against the backdrop of the social forces-legal, political, social, religious, and economic-that shaped the meaning of race and management of slavery on both sides of the river.In five parts, contributors trace the beginnings of and necessity for transnational abolitionist activism in this unique borderland, and the legal and political pressures, coupled with African Americans' irrepressible quest for freedom, that led to the growth of the Underground Railroad. A Fluid Frontier details the founding of African Canadian settlements in the Detroit River region in the first decades of the nineteenth century with a focus on the strong and enduring bonds of family, faith, and resistance that formed between communities in Michigan and what is now Ontario. New scholarship offe...
- ASIN: 081433959X
Great American Railroad
“Michael Portillo can be seen on screens on his second railway journey across the United States. His first took in historic East Coast sites, but these new travels are broader in scope, from the cities of the Atlantic coast to vibrant San Francisco, via Chicago, Colorado, New Mexico, and the Deep South. His route is informed by the 19th-century Appletons’ guidebooks, but if you’d like something a little more up-to-date, pick up Great American Railroad Journeys and follow in Portillo’s train tracks.” —Radio Times This official, lavishly illustrated BBC-produced tie-in to the Great American Railway Journeys series—soon to air on PBS—captures Michael Portillo's epic journey across the United States.Michael Portillo embarks by train on an epic journey from New York and Boston to the deep south of Atlanta and New Orleans, and then on to Chicago, Colorado, New Mexico, and ultimately San Francisco. Truly a colorful and exciting collection of essays and vignettes that celebrate the rich history and expansion of nineteenth-century North America, Great American Railway Journeys is a must-have purchase for any armchair traveler and fans of nineteenth-century US history.
- Brand: SIMON SCHUSTER
- ASIN: 1471151514
Great American Scenic Railroads: Great Mississippi &
- ASIN: B004HEB2OI
Streets, Railroads, and the Great Strike of 1877 (Historical Studies of Urban
For one week in late July of 1877, America shook with anger and fear as a variety of urban residents, mostly working class, attacked railroad property in dozens of towns and cities. The Great Strike of 1877 was one of the largest and most violent urban uprisings in American history.Whereas most historians treat the event solely as a massive labor strike that targeted the railroads, David O. Stowell examines America's predicament more broadly to uncover the roots of this rebellion. He studies the urban origins of the Strike in three upstate New York cities—Buffalo, Albany, and Syracuse. He finds that locomotives rumbled through crowded urban spaces, sending panicked horses and their wagons careening through streets. Hundreds of people were killed and injured with appalling regularity. The trains also disrupted street traffic and obstructed certain forms of commerce. For these reasons, Stowell argues, The Great Strike was not simply an uprising fueled by disgruntled workers. Rather, it was a grave reflection of one of the most direct and damaging ways many people experienced the Industrial Revolution."Through meticulously crafted case studies . . . the author advances the thesis that the strike had urban roots, that in substantial part it represented a community uprising. . . .A ...
- ASIN: 0226776697
A Great and Shining Road: The Epic Story of the Transcontinental
The epic chronicle of the building of the transcontinental railroad, with all its engineering feats, encompasses accounts of famous personalities of post-Civil War America, such as Leland Stanford Buffalo Bill, and George Custer, as well as analyses of the railroad's political, economic, and historical significance
- Brand: Brand: Times Books
- ASIN: 0812916689
Railroads: The Great American
- ASIN: 0870441892
Twilight of the Great Trains, Expanded Edition (Railroads Past and
In the years following World War II, a potent combination of new prosperity, a renewed love affair with the automobile, improved highways, and the availability of commercial air travel contributed to the dwindling number of rail travelers. By the 1960s, rail passenger service had become an endangered species in an unfriendly environment. Fred W. Frailey recounts the demise of the pre-Amtrak passenger train in Twilight of the Great Trains. Drawing upon a lifetime of experience as a reporter and editor, Frailey uncovers the reasons behind the disappearance of these great trains and explains how 11 railroad systems withstood or welcomed, fought or embraced the inevitable decline of their passenger services. Stimulating and informative, this book offers a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most challenging eras in American railroad history.
- ASIN: 0253354773
Riding the Great Smokey Mountain Railroad: Visiting Bryson, North Carolina (Travels Across America Series) (Volume
Majestic vistas, charming towns and sparking mountain streams caress the eyes of riders of the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. Ride the rails in comfort, using this book, Riding the Great Smokey Mountain Railroad as your travel guide.
- ASIN: 1981577548
Great Railroad Museums of the
Great Railroad Museums of the Usa is a guide for the devoted railfan. It details the sixty-seven largest, most interesting and most important railroad museums in the country, which are classified into good, really good, great and really great groups. Individually the museums are discussed and highlights of their collections are listed. All are rated on their size, the rarity and antiquity of their collections, the quality of their work, the scope of their collections and their presentation to the public. The book is indexed and a map shows the museum's geographic locations. A special index lists more than a hundred-sixty especially interesting cars and locomotives and describes where they can be found; ninety photographs provide illustration. Bonus chapters list and describe the six best museum rail rides in the country and nineteen instances of significant rail preservation outside of traditional railroad museums.
- ASIN: 1300755555
Happy Engines Back to Work (Li'l Great Railroad Series) (Volume
This sweet story about a small railroad has the look and feel of a classic. Join the fun and excitement as Andrew, Engine #1 of the Ozark Mountain Railroad, remembers arriving to the little railroad and making friends along the way. A wonderfully illustrated bedtime reading choice for train lovers everywhere and a new favorite for young readers of short stories.
- ASIN: 1732035520
Kelly Lake to Allouez: Transporting Iron Ore on the Great Northern
This book tells the story of how the Great Northern Railway transported one billion tons of iron ore from the Northern Minnesota mines to Kelly Lake and on the ore docks at Allouez, Wisconsin on Lake Superior. As told by a former employee and illustrated with wonderful photographs(both color and black and white) of the locomotives, docks, ore boats, cranes, tracks etc. etc. Highly recommended for modellers, railroad buffs and Great Lakes shipping buffs.
- ASIN: 1931945993
Harriman vs. Hill: Wall Street’s Great Railroad
In 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. Two titans of American railroads set their sights on it: James J. Hill, head of the Great Northern and largest individual shareholder of the Northern Pacific, and Edward Harriman, head of the Union Pacific and the Southern Pacific. The subsequent contest was unprecedented in the history of American enterprise, pitting not only Hill against Harriman but also Big Oil against Big Steel and J. P. Morgan against the Rockefellers, with a supporting cast of enough wealthy investors to fill the ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria. The story, told here in full for the first time, transports us to the New York Stock Exchange during the unfolding of the earliest modern-day stock market panic. Harriman vs. Hill re-creates the drama of four tumultuous days in May 1901, when the common stock of the Northern Pacific rocketed from one hundred ten dollars a share to one thousand in a mere seventeen hours of trading—the result of an inadvertent “corner” caused by the opposing forces. Panic followed...
- ASIN: 0816683646
Great Railroad Series: The Turbine Locomotive: (Classic Train Stories) (Volume
As #6200 sits forlornly in a scrapyard in the town of Crestline, Ohio, he thinks back to when he was younger and very much unique. He had been the great hope of the Pennsylvania Railroad when he was built, but due to some problems with his design and the new diesel engines making an appearance, he was now all but redundant. That is, until one day a diesel engine couples onto him and starts towing him away. Where is #6200 going? What will be his fate? See where #6200 ends up and what his new life will be like, as the absorbing tale of the Ozark Mountain Railroad continues its legend of saving old engines from the breakers yard with this engaging and beautifully illustrated story. Young children and adults alike will be captivated by the thrills and excitement of this fabulous bedtime read.
- ASIN: 1732035539
Amazing Train Journeys (Lonely
Experience 60 of the world’s greatest and most unforgettable train journeys, from classic long-distance trips like Western Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer and Darwin to Adelaide’s The Ghan, to little-known gems on regular commuting lines. We’ve always had a soft spot for trains. We know the moment a train pulls out of a station bound for somewhere fantastic is when the adventure truly starts. Amazing Train Journeys is the culmination of asking more than 200 travel writers for their absolute favourites. Some are epic international adventures, others short suburban routes along stunning coastline. There are incredible feats of engineering, trains that snake their way through mountain peaks, and even those which have achieved Unesco World Heritage status. Each profile contains practical information including ticket options, timetables and stops, plus inspiring photos and illustrated maps. Journeys include: Africa & the Middle East: Johannesburg to Cape Town (South Africa) Andimeshk to Dorud (Iran) Bulawayo to Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) The Americas: The California Zephyr (USA) Perurail’s Lake Titicaca Railway (Peru) The Serra Verde Express (Brazil) Asia: The Darjeeling Toy Train (India) The Reunification Express (Vietnam) Beijing to Shanghai by High-Speed Rail (China)...
- ASIN: 1787014304
A Great and Shining Road: The Epic Story of the Transcontinental
The Epic Story of the Transcontinental Railroad.
- ASIN: 0803297890
Blind Tom: The Horse Who Helped Build the Great
Everyone knows that trains helped build the West, but few know the story of Blind Tom, a sightless workhorse who pulled flatcars for construction crews on the world’s first transcontinental rail-road. Stalwartly pulling his heavy load through rain, mud, and snow, Tom contributed in his own way to American history.Although Tom was blind, his strength and spirit led him to be chosen as the lead horse for the Union Pacific line. Hardworking, patient, and loyal, he was the pride of the UPRR. Telegraph operators tracked the rail workers’ daily progress by asking, “Where’s BlindTom today?” He even became a minor celebrity as reporters around the country picked up the story of the tenacious blind horse.As informative as it is entertaining, this charmingly illustrated book includes a map of the railroad route, a “Things to Know” page, and a list of museums and Web sites with information about railroad history.
- Brand: Brand: Mountain Press Publishing Company
- ASIN: 0878425586
Railway Day Trips: 160 Classic Train Journeys Around
Fully updated essential guide to exploring Britain by train, Railway Day Trips is ideal for anyone planning or looking for inspiration for a rail journey. From bestselling railway author Julian Holland. This pocket companion is perfect for both casual and seasoned rail travellers. Plan adventures, follow the changing landscape through the train window and discover fascinating destinations. Each journey incorporates a location map, route diagram and descriptive text on its history and geography, plus some of the highlights awaiting you at each destination. High-quality photographs illustrate every route throughout the book. Based on his extensive knowledge of British rail travel, the author reveals appealing quirks of the various routes and provides practical tips on how to make the most of your journey. 160 day trips from all over the country are featured, departing from major towns and cities and culminating at a variety of interesting destinations. This 2nd edition includes 10 new routes:• Cambridge to Ipswich• Hereford to Newport• Cardiff to Ebbw Vale• Carmarthen to Fishguard• Manchester to Southport• Sheffield to Lincoln• Middlesbrough to Newcastle• Glasgow to Perth• Edinburgh to Tweedbank• Inverness to Wick
- Brand: Harper Collins Paperbacks
- ASIN: 0008223572
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Great Railroad Strike of 1877
The Great Railroad Strike of 1877 began on July 14 in Martinsburg, West Virginia, and ended some 45 days later after it was put down by local and state militias, as well as by federal troops.
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