Railroads Past and Present

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  1. Railroaders without Borders
    For over 25 years, the creatively led Railroad Development Corporation (RDC) has rejuvenated a series of down-and-out and even defunct railroads. Launched in 1987 by Henry Posner III, this investment and management company has... Learn More
    Published: 22nd October 2015
    Hardback | £37.00
  2. The Lake Shore Electric Railway Story
    From 1901 to 1938 the Lake Shore Electric claimed to be—and was considered by many—"The Greatest Electric Railway in the United States." It followed the shore of Lake Erie, connecting Cleveland and Toledo with a high-speed,... Learn More
    Published: 14th September 2015
    Paperback | £41.00
  3. The Iowa Route
    The Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway was an important part of the commercial life of the upper Midwest during the age of railways. Don L. Hofsommer uses the BC&N as the vehicle for his investigation of the birth, evolution,... Learn More
    Published: 9th March 2015
    Hardback | £62.00
  4. James J. Hill's Legacy to Railway Operations
    Earl J. Currie examines the standards, methods, and practices for railway operations that James J. Hill developed and applied so successfully for the Great Northern and other railways companies that he controlled. Currie compares... Learn More
    Published: 1st March 2015
    Paperback | £33.00
  5. The Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston Rail Road
    Among the grand antebellum plans to build railroads to interconnect the vast American republic, perhaps none was more ambitious than the Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston. The route was intended to link the cotton-producing... Learn More
    Published: 17th April 2014
    Hardback | £33.00
  6. John Frank Stevens
    One of America's foremost civil engineers of the past 150 years, John Frank Stevens was a railway reconnaissance and location engineer whose reputation was made on the Canadian Pacific and Great Northern lines. Self-taught and... Learn More
    Published: 23rd October 2013
    Hardback | £32.00
  7. Off the Main Lines
    In this visually stunning and comprehensive photographic essay, railroad historian and photographer Donovan L. Hofsommer records the end of branchline passenger service, the demise of electric railroads, the transition from steam... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2013
    Paperback | £45.00
  8. The Electric Pullman
    Entering an already crowded and established industry, the Niles Car & Manufacturing Company in Ohio began business with surprising success, producing well over 1,000 electric and steam railway cars—cars so durable they rarely... Learn More
    Published: 18th April 2013
    Hardback | £24.99
  9. Wet Britches and Muddy Boots
    What was travel like in the 1880s? Was it easy to get from place to place? Were the rides comfortable? How long did journeys take? Wet Britches and Muddy Boots describes all forms of public transport from canal boats to oceangoing... Learn More
    Published: 22nd November 2012
    Hardback | £52.00
  10. Railroads and the American People
    In this engaging social history of the impact of railroads on American life, H. Roger Grant explores the railroad’s "golden age" of 1830–1930. To capture the essence of the nation’s railroad experience, Grant looks at four... Learn More
    Published: 17th October 2012
    Hardback | £41.00
    Paperback | £27.99
  11. Railroads of Meridian

    Railroads of Meridian

    Written by and Edited by J Parker Lamb

    Series Railroads Past and Present

    Indiana University Press

    This generously illustrated narrative follows the evolution of dozens of separate railroads in the Meridian, Mississippi, area from the destruction of the town’s rail facilities in the 1850s through the current era of large-scale... Learn More
    Published: 5th July 2012
    Hardback | £41.00
  12. On Railways Far Away
    In this lavishly illustrated memoir, William D. Middleton invites readers to climb aboard and share with him 60 years of railroad tourism around the globe. Middleton’s award-winning photography has recorded events such as the... Learn More
    Published: 28th June 2012
    Hardback | £50.00
  13. Landmarks on the Iron Road
    American civil engineers were unsurpassed in their ability to build railroads over great distances and across high mountain passes, to erect great bridges, or to bore tunnels of prodigious length. This is a remarkable story of... Learn More
    Published: 23rd December 2011
    Paperback | £27.99
  14. The Indiana Rail Road Company, Revised and Expanded Edition
    The Indiana Rail Road Company is a story of extraordinary success among the scores of independent short line and regional railroads spawned in the wake of railroad deregulation. Christopher Rund chronicles the development of the... Learn More
    Published: 28th November 2011
    Hardback | £33.00
  15. The CSX Clinchfield Route in the 21st Century
    Jerry Taylor and Ray Poteat take readers on a mile-by-mile trip through the tunnels and over the bridges of the historic CSX Clinchfield. Completed in 1915, the Clinchfield Railroad follows a scenic route through rugged mountain... Learn More
    Published: 9th November 2011
    Paperback | £21.99
  16. Indiana Railroad Lines
    Railroads have played a major role in transportation, logistics and development in the state of Indiana. A perfect resource for railroad enthusiasts or students of Indiana history, Indiana Railroad Lines provides a comprehensive... Learn More
    Published: 9th September 2011
    Paperback | £27.99
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