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Canadian Railway Scenes (No. 3)
Canadian railway history was made at the Steam Expo in 1986 as three of the country’s best known steam engines met for the first time and probably the last. In this third volume we will discover and learn the history of the C.P.R. “Last Spike” Centennial as well as the “Trans-Canada Ltd.” to Expo ‘86 aboard a restored Luxury Train, and Vintage scenes of CN and CP.
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Canadian Trackside Guide 2004
This is the only comprehensive guide to Canadian Railways: - Locomotives of CN, CPR, VIA, plus Regionals and Industrials - Preserved equipment - Passenger cars - Urban rail transit - Cabooses - Non-revenue equipment - Radio frequencies - Passenger train schedules - Freight train numbers - Railway reporting marks - Maps of major cities detailing rail lines - Detailed divisional maps and subdivision listings for all Canadian railways and their U.S. components, including station names, mileposts, detectors, siding lengths, locations of crossovers, wyes and more
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Chicago & North Western Railway: 1975-1995 Photo Archive
The Chicago and North Western, in its second century of operations, experienced near-collapse, booming success as an employee-owned railroad and, finally, acquisition by the Union Pacific. From Chicago to Freemont, Nebraska, Michigan's Upper Peninsula to Wyoming, and Minneapolis to Kansas City, these final and dynamic years of the C&NW are chronicled in photos.
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Chicago Postwar Passenger and Commuter Trains
In 1948, Chicago was the gathering place of 22 railroads, seven belt and switching roads, eight industrial railroads and three electric lines. Track was everywhere as passenger trains and commuter trains crowded the approaches to the terminals near the Loop that is Chicago, undisputed railroad capital of the world. Chicago Passenger Trains & Commuter Trains captures the spirit and challenges of the post-World War II era, as streamlined passenger trains arrived and departed from Chicago's six celebrated stations during the pinnacle years of intercity train service. Welcome aboard as we ride those grand trains of the 1950s and 1960s into their twilight years and transition into Amtrak's "Rainbow era." Vintage and color photography, terminal and commuter maps, train brochures, postcards and tickets are featured. Nice color and vintage scenes for modelers.
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Chicago Stations & Trains Photo Archive
No other American city had such a fascinating group of railroad passenger stations as Chicago. This book highlights Chicago's six major railroad stations and the trains that served them: Dearborn Station, Grand Central Station, Central Station, La Salle Street Station, North Western Station, and Union Station; and features name trains like Super Chief, Capitol Limited, City of New Orleans, 20th Century Limited, Broadway Limited, California Zephyr, Hiawatha, 400, and City of Denver. Includes maps, station drawings, timetables and promotional advertising.
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Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis and Omaha Railway, 1880-1940 Photo Archive: Photographs from the State Historical Society
The Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railroad was one of the Upper Midwest's foremost freight and passenger lines, and eventually merged into the Burlington Northern. This book assembles a collection of photographs from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin that includes steam engines, rolling stock, depots, shops, yards, tunnel and line construction.
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Chicago: America’s Railroad Capital: The Illustrated History, 1836 to Today
The first illustrated history of the people, machines, facilities, and operations that made Chicago the hub around which an entire continent's rail industry still revolves. In the mid-nineteenth century, Chicago's central location in the expanding nation helped establish it as the capital of the still-new North American railroad industry. As the United States expanded westward, new railroads and rail-related companies like Pullman established their headquarters in the Windy City, while eastern railroads found their natural western terminals there. Historically, railroads that tried to avoid Chicago failed. While the railroad industry has undergone dramatic changes over the course of its existence, little has changed regarding Chicago's status as the nation's railroad hub. In Chicago: America's Railroad Capital, longtime, prolific railroading author and photographer Brian Solomon - joined by a cast of respected rail journalists - examines this sprawling legacy of nearly 180 years, not only showing how the railroad has spurred the city's growth, but also highlighting the city's railroad workers throughout history, key players in the city and the industry, and Chicago's great interurban lines, fabulous passenger terminals, vast freight-processing facilities, and complex modern operations. Illustrated with historical and modern photography and specially commissioned maps, Chicago: America's Railroad Capital also helps readers understand how Chicago has operated - and continues to operate - as the center of a nationwide industry that is an essential cog in the country's commerce.
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Classic American Railroad Terminals
A coast-to-coast tour of the nation's greatest railroad stops! "Classic American Railroad Terminals" delivers some of America's great terminals, past and present. Illustrated with archival black-and-white photos, archival color shots, and new color photos, this book is worthy of your attention as a railroad enthusiast! Offers footage from New York's Grand Central Terminal, Pennsylvania Station, Washington D.C.'s Union Station, Chicago's Union Station and Dearborn Station, St. Louis' Union Station, Minneapolis' Milwaukee Road Station, Los Angeles' Union Passenger Terminal, and many more. A colorful tour!
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Collector’s Guide to Classic O Gauge Trains
Collector's Guide to Classic O-Gauge Trains provides you with the vital information you need to accurately assess and value classic O-Gauge trains. You'll find listings for the most highly-collected trains and accessories including Lionel (prewar and postwar), American Flyer, Ives, Marx, AMT, Hafner, Hoge, Dorfan, Unique and Wyandotte.
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Collectors Guide to Postwar Lionel Trains: 1945-1969
Numerically arranged listings allow for rapid reference of prices during auctions. This compact and comprehensive guide provides you with 2,000+ accurate and easily accessible listings, with secondary market values for the legendary Lionel trains cherished by a majority of today's toy train collectors, including Baby Boomer-age collectors reliving the joys of their youth. This handy and numerically organized train book contains an impressive collection of more than 1,000+ colour photos of various models, including steam, diesel and electric locomotives, motorized units, flatcars, tank and vat cars, accessories and catalogue sets. Perfect for use at shows or to keep in a desk drawer for quick reference during on-line auctions.
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Connected: How the Railroads Built Windsor
Written by the late Michael Brode, a former life-long resident of Windsor, Ontario; Connected, tells the story of how the railroad "put Windsor on the map. Michael Brode tells this wonderful history of Windsor's railroad suing an array of old photographs of stockyards, stations and trains from around the area, some of which are new images to even local train buffs. The authors background in history is obvious in the research, but his writing style is conversational rather than academic, as if he were telling these stories of long-ago corporate giants and heroic passengers and cowardly engineers while sitting across the kitchen table from the reader. This history covers a number of issues including: Early railways in Canada, Michigan, and New York from 1830 to 1850 The Great Western Railway to 1855 The Canada Southern Railway to 1876 The End of the Great Western Railway, 1855 to 1882 The Canada Southern Railway as a Vanderbilt property The arrival of the Canadian Pacific Mr. Walker's Railroad Railroads of the early 20th century And a map of Essex County rail lines
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Cornwall Street Railway: The Insurance Company’s Streetcars
Cornwall Street Railway the Insurance Companys Streetcars tells the fascinating story of the electric transit services provided in the eastern Ontario city by the Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada, which owned the system from its inception in 1886 until the passenger transit facilities were taken over by the municipality in 1970 and the freight switching services were absorbed into the Canadian National Railways system in 1971. The book, originally prepared by Omer Lavallée and Anthony Clegg to honour the memory of Charles P. DeRochie, was essentially completed in the early 1990s, but publication was delayed due to Mr. Lavallées untimely death in 1992. It has now been brought to fruition by Railfare*DC Books and has been augmented by a selection of illustrations that were previously unavailable. Those who remember the Cornwall Street Railway will be glad to have this reminder of the trolleys, electric trolleycoaches, and electric switching locomotives that formerly served the city, while the serious students of municipal history and railway operations will be pleased to have a record of the well-known Canadian insurance companys not so well-known operations in the transit field. The book consists of 102 pages with over 160 photographs. There are five maps which record the growth of the community and another which shows from whence came the Cornwall Street Railway equipment.
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The history of electric freight and inter-urban commuter locomotives in the U.S. begins with their development in East Coast urban centers and continues their service in the present day. Railways that used or continue to use electric motive power in cities, suburbs and even over mountain passes - including the B&O, Pennsylvania, New Haven, New York Central, Norfolk & Western, Illinois Central, Milwaukee Road, and Amtrack - are depicted in period and modern color photography. This book also covers legendary electrics like the S-motors that towed steam powered trains through tunnels and into busy urban stations and several more. The text includes discussion on the roles played by GE and Westinghouse, specialized equipment, and how technology laid the groundwork for the development of diesel-electric locomotives prior to WW II.
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Electro-Motive E-Units and F-Units: The Illustrated History of North America’s Favorite Locomotives
Blending automotive manufacturing and styling techniques with state-of-the-art diesel-electric technologies, General Motors' Electro-Motive Division conceived and marketed America's first commercially successful road diesels: the fabulous E-Units and F-Units. This illustrated companion to Voyageur Press' Alco Locomotives (2009) and Baldwin Locomotives (2010) is the most comprehensive history of the most recognizable locomotives ever built. Beginning with 1937 debut of the fast and powerful E-Units designed for long-haul passenger service, author Brian Solomon treats readers to a wonderful array of archival imagery while explaining the impact the locomotives made on the locomotive market and the railroad industry.
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Emotions of Railway Art: 100 New Paintings from The Guild of Railway Artists
Emotions are the driving force when an artist puts brush to canvas. This is the fifth fine-art book by the Guild of Railway Artists since being formed just over 30 years ago, but one with a difference. Earlier titles adhered to a specific theme, but this time the artists have been given the freedom to choose their own railway scene. They were simply asked to paint pictures of subjects that have inspired them personally. This is unusual for many of the artists concerned as more often than not they work to strict commissions. This is a unique selection of paintings by Britains top railway artists.
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End of the Line: The 1857 Train Wreck at the Desjardins Canal Bridge
Sixty people died in 1857, leaving behind their stories and the tales of those involved. In 1857, the Desjardins Canal bridge collapsed under a Toronto-to-Hamilton train, creating one of the worst railway wrecks in North American history. Sixty lives, including that of the main contractor, were lost. The story of how the Great Western Railway was conceived, where it was located, and how it was constructed is replete with high irony covering political intrigue, commercial skullduggery, and bold entrepreneurship. Woven into the tragic events of that cold March evening are a cross-section of pre-Confederation Canadians whose lives contrasted sharply with the dour stereotypical view of pioneering Canada. End of the Line portrays the personalities of these global travellers, burgeoning industrialists, and simple railway servants all connected by the common thread of catastrophe. Particular attention is focused on the little-known life of Samuel Zimmerman the irrepressible contractor who died in the accident. Captured throughout is the spirit of economic venture infecting the mood of the continent.
Engines of War: How Wars Were Won & Lost on the Railways
The birth of the railway in the early 1830's revolutionized the way the world waged war. From armored engines with swiveling guns, to the practice of track sabotage, to the construction of tracks that crossed frozen Siberian lakes, the "iron road" facilitated conflict on a scale that was previously unimaginable. It not only made armies more mobile, but widened fighting fronts and increased the power and scale of available weaponry; a deadly combination. In Engines of War, Christian Wolmar examines all the engagements in which the railway played a part: the Crimean War; the American Civil War; both world wars; the Korean War; and the Cold War, with its mysterious missile trains; and illustrates how the railway became a deadly weapon exploited by governments across the world.
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Exact Fare Only: Good, Bad and Ugly Rides on Public Transit
We've all had good, bad, and sometimes ugly experiences on public transit. EXACT FARE ONLY is an anthology of real life stories about heading out, heading back, and everything that happened in between, whether the trip was across the country or just across town.
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Famous Name Trains: Travelling in Style With the CPR
Have you ever wondered, while sitting in traffic or waiting to board a crowded airplane, what it was like to travel the rails? In his new book, Famous Name Trains: Travelling in Style with the CPR, former CPR archivist David Laurence Jones goes back in time to describe what it was like to travel on some of the CPR's famous "name trains," like the Pacific Express, the Imperial Limited, and the Canadian. Jones evokes both the practical interiors of the early colonist cars with their communal sleeping arrangements and wooden bench seats, and the luxury of the higher-end cars that looked and felt like rolling men's clubs with wooden veneers, plush carpets, and upholstered chairs. These first-class cars would later become five-star hotels on wheels. Jones tracks the evolution of the passenger train, detailing improvements in engine strength, heating, lighting, interior design, and innovative sleeping arrangements. Although the focus of the book is the CPR's famous name trains, Jones talks about other CPR enterprises that fed into and contributed to the railway. These included the dining halls and mountain chalets built at railway divisional points across the country, the rustic bungalow camps operated in both Ontario and within the Canadian Rockies, and the CPR's iron steamships that sailed the Great Lakes. Steamships like the Algoma, Alberta, and Athabasca provided passenger service between Owen Sound and what is now part of Thunder Bay, connecting passengers to CPR trains heading west. As the reader will find out, the steamships have their own stories to tell, both romantic and tragic. With a Forward by Gary Anderson, director of the Canadian Museum of Rail Travel.
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Flying Scotsman: LNER Class A3 Pacific 4472, 1923 Onwards
The legendary 4472' - better known as the Flying Scotsman - receives the famous Haynes Manual treatment with the full co-operation of the National Railway Museum. Here is a unique perspective on what is involved in maintaining, operating and restoring this Class A3 Pacific, the first steam locomotive to achieve 100mph. This highly detailed manual, based around 4472's recent overhaul and subsequent return to main-line operation, also looks in detail at every aspect of its engineering and construction, providing a feast of information and insight.