Railroads Past and Present

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  1. Last Train to Texas
    Filled with humorous anecdotes and thoughtful insights into the railroading industry, Last Train to Texas is an adventure in every sense of the word.... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2020
    Hardback | £24.99
  2. Transportation and the American People
    Grant provides a compelling and thoroughly researched narrative of the social history of travel, shining a light on the role of transportation in shaping the country and on the people who helped build it.... Learn More
    Published: 1st October 2019
    Hardback | £33.00
  3. My Life with Trains
    Named one of the "75 People You Should Know" by Trains Magazine, Jim McClellan was a railroading legend and one of the railroad industry’s titans. An iconic and innovative executive, McClellan participated in the creation of... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2019
    Paperback | £23.99
  4. American Steam Locomotives
    American Steam Locomotives is a thorough and engaging history of the invention that captured public imagination like no other, and the people who brought it to life.... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2019
    Hardback | £33.00
  5. The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg
    Providing the first book-length biography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg, Reevy's new book is an indispensable history of the work of two men who forever changed the way we see and experience American railroads.... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2019
    Hardback | £41.00
  6. Chicago Union Station

    Chicago Union Station

    By Fred Ash

    Series Railroads Past and Present

    Indiana University Press

    Railroad historian Fred Ash tells the story of Chicago Union Station and documents the impact it had on the growing city and the entire Midwest, including over 100 stunning photographs and the fascinating stories of businessmen,... Learn More
    Published: 23rd March 2018
    Hardback | £27.99
  7. John W. Barriger III
    In John W. Barriger III: Railroad Legend, historian H. Roger Grant details the fascinating life and impact of a transportation tycoon and "doctor of sick railroads" and his role in transforming the transportation industry.... Learn More
    Published: 14th March 2018
    Hardback | £37.00
  8. Riding the Rails
    When Robert D. Krebs joined the ranks of Southern Pacific Railroad in 1966, the industry had been in decline for decades, and the future of trains was in peril. Despite these obstacles, Krebs fell in love with the rugged, competitive... Learn More
    Published: 14th March 2018
    Hardback | £37.00
  9. Wallace W. Abbey
    Wallace W. Abbey, a photographer, journalist, historian, and railroad industry executive, masterfully combined journalistic and artistic vision to transform everyday moments in transportation into magical photographs. This stunning... Learn More
    Published: 26th January 2018
    Hardback | £41.00
  10. Branch Line Empires
    Branch Line Empires offers a thorough and captivating analysis of how a changing world turned competition into cooperation between two railroad industry titansthe Pennsylvania and the New York Central railroads.... Learn More
    Published: 6th November 2017
    Hardback | £45.00
  11. Indianapolis Union and Belt Railroads
    In an era dominated by huge railroad corporations, Indianapolis Union and Belt Railroads reveals the important role two small railroad companies had on development and progress in the Hoosier State.... Learn More
    Published: 7th September 2017
    Hardback | £37.00
  12. Electric Interurbans and the American People
    One of the most intriguing yet neglected pieces of American transportation history, electric interurban railroads were designed to assist shoppers, salesmen, farmers, commuters, and pleasure-seekers alike with short distance travel.... Learn More
    Published: 31st October 2016
    Hardback | £41.00
  13. The Well-Dressed Hobo
    Growing up in the bustling railroad town of Norfolk, Virginia, and joining his conductor grandfather on overnight runs, future Fortune journalist Rush Loving was enchanted with railroads at an early age. In this extraordinary... Learn More
    Published: 23rd March 2016
    Hardback | £27.99
  14. The Iron Road in the Prairie State
    In 1836, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas agreed on one thing: Illinois needed railroads. Over the next fifty years, the state became the nation’s railroad hub, with Chicago at its center. Speculators, greed, growth, and... Learn More
    Published: 20th January 2016
    Hardback | £50.00
  15. Derailed by Bankruptcy
    What happened when the US government stopped investing in railroads and started investing in highways and air travel? By the late 1970s, six major eastern railroads had declared bankruptcy. Although he didn’t like trains, Howard... Learn More
    Published: 4th January 2016
    Hardback | £24.99
  16. The Railroad Photography of Jack Delano

    The Railroad Photography of Jack Delano

    Written by Tony Reevy, Foreword by Pablo Delano

    Series Railroads Past and Present

    Indiana University Press

    Born in the Ukraine, photographer Jack Delano moved to the United States in 1923. After graduating from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1937, Delano worked for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and the Office of War... Learn More
    Published: 14th December 2015
    Hardback | £50.00
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