Railroads Across North America

Author: Claude Wiatrowski
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 9780760329764
Size: 33.24 MB
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A lavish celebration of the glory and grandeur of the great American railroad, from the first steam-powered trains of the early 19th century to the high-speed commuter trains of today.

Iron Rails In The Garden State

Author: Anthony J. Bianculli
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 025335174X
Size: 38.17 MB
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A sampler of unique and fascinating stories about railroading in New Jersey entertains readers with anecdotes about New Jersey railroad pioneers, sacred sites, and expensive mistakes.

A History Of America In Thirty Six Postage Stamps

Author: Chris West
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250043689
Size: 55.72 MB
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Providing full-color reproductions throughout, a concise history of America as reflected by three dozen noteworthy stamps shares the stories behind the George Washington stamp, the charging buffalo stamp and the Lindbergh biplane stamp.

This Trying Hour

Author: Scott L. Mingus
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544960593
Size: 34.16 MB
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The first comprehensive study of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad in the Civil War, this book includes detailed drawings of railroad stations, track layouts, and rolling stock, redrawn from the original blueprints. The PW&B was one of the most important supply and troop transport routes in the Eastern Theater of the Civil War, especially for the Union Army of the Potomac.

Isle Of Man Railways

Author: Gordon Edgar
Publisher: Amberley Pub Plc
ISBN: 9781445639642
Size: 12.11 MB
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The Isle of Man has a rich transport heritage and once boasted the largest narrow gauge network in Britain with eight railways and tramways.Founded in 1870 and opened in 1874, the Isle of Man Railway still connects Douglas with the ancient capital of Castletown and Port Erin. This part of the line continues in operation using several of the original steam locomotives and carriages, and Gordon Edgar’s collection of historic black-and-white archive images from the 1950s and 1960s captures this microcosm of former times, with the trains set amid the beautiful Manx countryside. The Isle of Man railways are hugely popular as a tourist attraction. There is a railway museum beside the station at Port Erin.