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British Railways in Colour: The Eastern Region
In colour photographs taken between 1948 and 1968 and detailed commentaries, the British Railways in Colour series aims to tell the history of the nationalized British Railways in the steam era. In this volume on the Eastern Region, Earnshaw's text is designed to introduce railway history to a new generation of enthusiasts, while the 70 images have been chosen with the more seasoned enthusiast or modeller in mind.
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British Railways in Colour: The North Eastern Region
Alan Earnshaw & Kevin Derrick Softcover 60 pages Out of Print. New old stock.
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Indispensable to travelers in Japan and Europe, electric-powered bullet trains offer incomparable benefits: chiefly a relatively quiet, high-speed mode of mass transportation with low environmental impact. This colorful book examines the history, current use, and technology of these sleek trains, the fastest of which reach speeds of nearly 200 miles per hour. Noted train historian and author Brian Solomon also takes readers on a tour of high-speed passenger lines in Japan and France, and looks at the future of bullet trains in the United States, including recent discussions of proposed lines for California, Florida, and the Eastern Seaboard.
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Burlington Zephyrs Photo Archive: America’s Distinctive Trains
With declining passenger revenues Burlington President Ralph Budd realized something unique was need to lure passengers back to train travel. The result was the Zephyr. Featured in high quality photos and descriptive captions the Burlington Zephyrs are shown in a variety of scenic, rural and urban settings. Also included are vintage brochures, timetables, postcards and ads. The Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, popularly known as the Burlington Route, conjures images of big time railroading and the largest fleet of streamliners in the United States. The Zephyr's appeal during the Great Depression was tremendous, its sleek lines and stramline design was the beginning of a styling revoltion. In 1934, the only real hope was the future and the future was the Zephyr. Burlington maintained far-reaching passenger service with its silve fleet. Burlington maintained far-reaching passenger service with its silver fleet including the Pioneer Zephyr, Twin Zephyrs, Mark Twain Zephyr, Denver Zephyr, Zephyr-Rocket, Nebraska Zephyr, Kansas City Zephyr, Texas Zephyr, California Zephyr, and other fine Zephyr trains. A Burlington Superintendent best summed the Zephyr experience in these words, "You would first notice a speck of stainless-steel emerging out of the distant haze. Then in spectacular fashion it would flash by, a mass of shimmering steel, traveling a hundred miles an hour and within second vanish again in the distance!"
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By Steam Boat and Steam Train: The Story of the Huntsville and Lake of Bays Railway and Navigation Companies
A great little book about romantic holiday steamers and the small train that linked them.
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All styles, all vintages and all colors of the unique little cars that bring up the rear! For more than 100 years, the caboose has been a part of the railroad scene. Mike Schafer offers this full-color gallery filled with caboose history and development, plus interior and exterior design details, and discussion of the life of a railroad conductor who lives in cabooses. Tells of the ultimate demise of the caboose and its uses after retiring from the tracks.
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Calgary’s Electric Transit: An Illustrated History of Electrified Public Transportation in Canada’s Oil Capital
Calgarys Electric Transit is the story of electric street railway, trolleybus and light rail vehicle transit in Canadas western city of Calgary, Alberta. Calgary was founded in 1875, when the North West Mounted Police established a new fort Fort Calgary. A big boost for Calgary came eight years later, when the Canadian Pacific Railway building westward to the Pacific reached the Bow River in 1883. Calgary became an important centre for Canadian Pacific operations and has since become the railways headquarters location. By 1909, Calgary boasted a population of 30, 000 people. In July of that year the Calgary Electric Railway began operations with two cars, sixteen employees and three miles of track. The system quickly grew and the following year became known as the Calgary Municipal Railway. Through its forty years of street railway service, Calgary acquired passenger cars from such well-known Canadian builders as Ottawa Car Manufacturing Company, Preston Car & Coach Company and the Canadian Car & Foundry. In addition, the systems roster included used cars from several sources in the United States. Totalling 113 cars in all plus a scenic car it has been a daunting task to secure photos for this book. Many superb images have been discovered, illustrating the operation of streetcars in different sections of the city. There are over 150 streetcar photos. Finding trolleybus photographs has been a challenge as well, but the authors have succeeded in gathering a fine selection representing all classes of 'trackless trolley' coaches purchased new and acquired used from other US systems. Youll see streetcars and trolleybuses operating in the city centre, in the rural suburbs, and in residential neighbourhoods. Coverage of todays modern rail transit cars is outstanding. Now called 'light rail vehicles', all classes of these LRVs are represented, operating in all seasons, and over most portions of the system, illustrating the many varied and unique Calgary urban environments. Rich, carefully composed black and white photos are rounded out with a fine showing of subjects in colour. Theres a variety of photos to interest everyone with an interest in the development of Calgary as a city: the construction of 'The Bay', early scenes in Bowness Park, and some views of the streetcars serving seemingly unpopulated fields that today are thriving subdivisions. Whether youre a railway enthusiast or simply interested in Calgarys history, youll find Colin Hatcher and Tom Schwarzkopfs 200-page account of Calgarys Electric Transit a fascinating, informative and enjoyable reading experience.
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Canadian National Steam!: A Locomotive History of The People’s Railway
An updated and expanded text based on Clegg & Corley's "Canadian National Steam Power", outlining the history and technical development of steam power as influenced by the different CNR Motive Power Chiefs. It includes a summary of all classes with wheel types, road- and builders-numbers, a list of all predecessor and subsequent owners of CNR power, a builder's list of CNR steam power, a bibliography, plus hundreds of photos, with spectacular colour covers. Includes a guide to the individual locomotive roster volumes, plus an extensive series of appendices covering across-the-classes items such as livery, sales, leases, appliance application (inc. compounding, gearing, superheating, feedwater heating, smoke deflectors, stokers, oil burners, cab and tender designs).
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Canadian National Steam!: Volume 3
The subsequent roster volumes contain the individual locomotive rosters by CNR classes according to similar or related wheel arrangements (including Newfoundland and the Central Vermont). Every steam locomotive is listed, and the roster provides all the information you'd ever want to know (and then some), including build data, ownership history, appliance history, class notes. Volume 3 covers: 400 to 429 2-6-0 Class C 470 to 504 2-6-0 Class D 530 to 929 2-6-0 Class E
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Canadian National Steam!: Volume 4
The subsequent roster volumes contain the individual locomotive rosters by CNR classes according to similar or related wheel arrangements (including Newfoundland and the Central Vermont). Every steam locomotive is listed, and the roster provides all the information you'd ever want to know (and then some), including build data, ownership history, appliance history, class notes. Volume 4 covers: 1000 to 1018 4-6-0 Class F 1016 to 1178 4-6-0 Class G 1200 to 1454 4-6-0 Class H 1500 to 1628 4-6-0 Class I
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Canadian National Steam!: Volume 6
The subsequent roster volumes contain the individual locomotive rosters by CNR classes according to similar or related wheel arrangements (including Newfoundland and the Central Vermont). Every steam locomotive is listed, and the roster provides all the information you'd ever want to know (and then some), including build data, ownership history, appliance history, class notes. Volume 6 covers: 3000 to 1720 2-8-2 Class R 3198 to 3805 2-8-2 Class S 4000 to 4732 2-10-2 Class T 5000 to 5304 4-6-2 Class J 5500 to 5634 4-6-2 Class K 5700 to 5704 4-6-4 Class K
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Canadian National’s Western Stations
Author Charles Bohi has spent countless summers combing Canada's west for information and photographing thousands of stations and structures. The result is this concise, authoritative account accompanied by over 130 photos and sketches. But not simply snapshots of boarded-up stations...almost all the photos are superb action shots, showing the stations in use, occupied, earning revenue, or with today's train passing through. You'll see how the station agent and his family lived in their own depot-home, complete with flower gardens and neatly trimmed hedges. You'll shiver as you think about the waiting room's pot-bellied stoves that the agents stoked, trying vainly to keep cold prairie winds at bay. And you'll learn just what made each station unique and what to look for when you next go "station hunting". With archival research and photographs from CNSIG (Canadian National Special Interest Group).
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Canadian Pacific in Southern Ontario (Volume One)
This work brings together a selection of photographs and reminiscences of the author's days as a rail photographer and railroader, during the sunset period of the great steam era. The author's enthusiasm for steam locomotives goes back far beyond the 1950's. One of the author's earliest recollections is of when his aunt, at the author's urging took him to a local street crossing in Toronto where we spent a pleasant afternoon in the crossing watchman's hut looking at the parade of steam on the Toronto to Montreal main line. About two years later in 1930, one of the greatest events of the author's life took place. His uncle purchased a small farm in Oakville. The farm bordered the Canadian National's Toronto to Hamilton main line. Heaven on earth had been attained! This was one of the busies railroad lines in Canada, with the variety of power from four different roads-- the Canadian National, the Canadian Pacific, the Toronto, Hamilton and Buffalo, and the New York Central. Day and night, great trains thundered by, 300 feet from the house.
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Canadian Pacific Railway
Most North American railroads began their lives as local or regional enterprises, growing larger through acquisition and construction. By contrast, Canadian Pacific Railway was conceived as a transcontinental railroad from the beginning. CPR has not only provided transportation; it has given tangible expression to the political, economic, and social connections between Canada's eastern and western provinces. In this marvellously illustrated history, author Tom Murray provides readers with an engaging look at the railroad whose own history is, in many ways, the history of Canada itself. In addition to examining the prehistory leading to CPR's incorporation in 1881 and its current status as one of the continent's leading carriers, Murray explains the colossal geographic obstacles overcome by CPR's founders; motive power and rolling stock through depression, war, and peacetime; renowned diversification efforts that included a passenger ship line, an airline serving four continents, a chain of four-star hotels, and western mining operations; and the colorful cast of characters who laid the groundwork that made CPR what is today. Marvelous photography carefully chosen from the collections of top rail photographers and archives across Canada and the United States illustrate the national icon that began as a railway, became a global transportation system, and evolved into a diversified industrial conglomerate before settling into its role as the respected carrier it is today.
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Canadian Pacific’s Mighty No. 8000
This is a detailed and comprehensive study on an experimental locomotive introduced by the Canadian Pacific Railway in 1939. The goal was to attain far greater efficiencies in fuel and water consumption than had been enjoyed previously with other locomotives used to cross the western Canadian mountain ranges and mirror experiments concurrently being undertaken in the United States. This book cronicles the complete story of one locomotive from its inception to demise. Highly recommended for the student of Canadian Pacific operations in the West during the 1930's. Profusely illustrated and supported with a great deal of technical information. Still, highly readable and inciteful over and above the technical aspects of the locomotive
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Canadian Pacific’s Trans-Canada Limited (1919-1930)
Pictorial history of the beautiful Trans-Canada Limited which was the Canadian Pacific's premier passenger train in the 1920s. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos, reproductions of ads and timetables, etc.