Future Railways and Guided Transport
Future Railways and Guided Transport
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General Electric: Industrial Locomotives 1924-1978
A photo album with 300 photographs of General Electric Industrial Locomotives from 1924 to 1978.
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Ghost Tracks: Surprising Stories of the Supernatural on Rails
Nova Scotia's Celtic heritage makes the province fertile ground for stories of 'ghoulies and ghosties, and long-leggedy beasties, and things that go bump in the night,' but until Ghost Tracks, very few of these stories involved the railways that once criss-crossed the land. This work — the fifth book by railway historian Jay Underwood — is the first to focus upon the often bizarre events that occurred to fuel the fears and suspicions of railway employees. These hard-bitten veterans of foul weather, hard work, and cold-hearted politicians were not above believing in such things!
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Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years of a New York Landmark
Opened in February 1913, Grand Central Terminal?one of the country?s great architectural monuments?helped create Midtown Manhattan. Over the next century, it evolved into an unofficial town square for New York. Today, it sits astride Park Avenue at 42nd Street in all its original splendor, attracting visitors by the thousands. This new book celebrates Grand Central?s Centennial by tracing the Terminal?s history and design, and showcasing 200 photographs of its wonders?from the well-trodden Main Concourse to its massive power station hidden 10 stories below. The stunning photographs, some archival and some taken by Frank English, official photographer of Metro-North Railroad for more than 25 years, capture every corner of this astonishing complex.
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Gravity, Steam and Steel: An Illustrated Railway History of Rogers Pass
Steep grades, extreme climate, avalanche hazard, tunnels, trestles, and bridges-all in a wilderness setting-Rogers Pass packs a great deal of railway interest into 65 miles of track. Using 80 archival photographs, many previously unpublished, Gravity, Steam, and Steel: An Illustrated Railway History of Rogers Pass tells the stories of railway triumphs and tragedies on one of the most notorious sections of track in the world. For almost 125 years, CP Rail has battled the elements at Rogers Pass, spending hundreds of millions of dollars while creating solutions new to railroading. Gravity, Steam, and Steel was conceived and written as a companion volume to The Spiral Tunnels and the Big Hill, which has sold more than 25,000 copies since publication in 1996. Rogers Pass is a major focus in Glacier National Park (the park visitor centre is there) and the photographic material available from this area is incredibly diverse and interesting. There is no similar title on the market. Train buffs and locals will welcome this book. It will also be of interest the visiting public, many of whom want to broaden a casual interest in Canadian history.
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Great Lakes Ore Docks and Ore Cars
The iron mining industry was quite extensive throughout the area known as the Lake Superior Iron Ore District, which included Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and Ontario and other prominent iron mining regions to the north-east and east of Lake Superior in Ontario as well Quebec and Labrador. All of the iron ore was transported by rail to a wide number of lake ports on Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. This book lists all of the ore docks constructed on the Great Lakes, as well as their operational life span right up to the present time. Each chapter for each railroad includes the types of ore docks once or currently operated as well as a roster of ore cars from the 1940s to the present time, and includes photos of the ore docks and ore cars, ore car schematics and pertinent data. It also provides some new perspectives for historical and future research, and can be used for the art work of model railroading.
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Great Northern Railway – Route of the Empire Builder
The Great Northern Railway (GN) main line stretched 1,700 miles from St. Paul, Minnesota, to Seattle, Washington, and was the most northern transcontinental railroad in the United States. In addition, GN branch lines stretched north from the Twin Cities to Superior and the Minnesota Iron Ore Range, and from Grand Forks, North Dakota, to Winnipeg, Manitoba; through Montana to Great Falls, Helena and Butte, and from Seattle to Vancouver, British Columbia. Other popular Great Northern passenger trains were the Badger-Gopher (St. Paul-Superior-Duluth), Dakotan (St. Paul-Minot), Cascadian (Seattle-Spokane), Red River (St. Paul-Grand Forks), Internationals (Seattle-Vancouver) and Winnipeg Limited (St. Paul-Winnipeg). Historic images include 4-4-0 steam locomotive William Crooks, the first steam locomotive to operate in Minnesota. Like other railroads, Great Northern purchased diesel locomotives from Electro-Motive Division consisting of the FT, F3, F7 and E7. Later models were U25B, U28B, U33C, SDP40, SDP45 and the first SD45 named "Hustle Muscle." Also pictured are boxcab Z-1, Y-1 and W-1 electric locomotives.
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Great Northern Railway Ore Docks of Lake Superior Photo Archive
The Great Northern lron Ore Docks were the largest iron ore docks in the world. Now railfans and history buffs can see how these ore docks were constructed and operated through the historic photographs and illustrations in this book
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Great Railway Journeys of the World: An Encyclopedia of the World’s Best Locomotive Journeys
Packed with information --- historical, geographical and technical --- this monumental book bears eloquent witness to the enduring romance of rail travel.
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Great Western Railway of Canada: Southern Ontario’s Pioneer Railway
A look back on the brief and spectacular history of Canada'’s Great Western Railway. This book chronicles the genesis and all-too-brief existence of one of Canada’'s greatest early railways, the Great Western Railway of Canada (1853–1882), a major precursor to the Canadian National Rail system. Today, the Great Western Railway of Canada is a little-known historic line, overlooked even by many railway aficionados. But it was truly a railway ahead of its time. It was a pioneer in combining land- and water-based transportation, including the introduction of river car-ferries and passenger/freight steamships on the Great Lakes. It made waves of a different kind with its acquisition of the American-owned railway linking Detroit, Grand Haven, and Milwaukee. And its mammoth workshops were industrial monuments in Hamilton and London, Ontario, where inventive geniuses laboured to supply the booming rail trade of southern Ontario. It was the ancestor of some of the most heavily used rail lines in all of Canada. This book has been written to do justice to a railway that truly must be considered one of Canada’'s trailblazing lines. Amply illustrated with previously unpublished photographs and a thorough historical record of the Great Western Railway’s locomotives and rolling stock, it offers a ride back in time into the vanishing history of early Ontario railroading.
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GWR/BR (WR) Castle Class Manual: A Guide to the History and Operation of One of Britain’s Most Successful Express Passenger Steam Locomotive Types
This manual covers the GWR/BR (WR) Castle Class built between 1923 and 1950 (4073, 5013 and 5098 versions). There were 171 examples of which eight survive.
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I Remember Sunnyside: The Rise & Fall of a Magical Era
First published in 1982, I Remember Sunnyside is a mine of golden memories, bringing back to life an earlier Toronto, only hints of which remain today. Like the city itself, Sunnyside was an everchanging landscape from its heady opening days in the early 1920s to its final sad demolition in the 1950s. The book captures the spirit of the best of times a magical era which can only be recaptured in memory and photographs. It also presents the reality of a newer Toronto where change, although necessary, is sometimes regrettable.
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Illustrated Treasury of the Montreal Locomotive Works: Alco to Bombardier 1904-1989
100 Steam Builder's photographs, 0-4-OT to 2-6-6-0, all orders covered, plus, 200 Diesel Builder's photographs S2 and FA1 to M640 and LRC, all orders represented
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Images of Western Railroading
From dizzying mountain passes to verdant pine valleys and arid desert canyons, the regions spanning the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast have always presented the railroad industry with special difficulties, spurring the development of new equipment to surmount those challenges. This is an art book treatment showing North America's most recognizable railroads in spectacular locations appealing to railfans nationwide.
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In Search of the Narrow Gauge
Faraway places, fascinating people, enchanting, diminutive locomotives, twisting, winding tracks... Relive the adventures of Bob Whetham as he hikes, rides, flies, and barters his way around the world-17 countries in all, including Peru, Argentina, China, India, and Wales-in search of narrow gauge railways. From high mountain passes and twisting switchbacks to tropical jungles and desert plains, this is outstanding railroad adventure coupled with a stunning gallery of photographs.
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Intermodal Railroading
This richly illustrated history chronicles one of the most revolutionary developments in freight railroading during the twentieth century: intermodal shipping, or the use of containers to move cargo between trains, trucks, and oceangoing vessels. It was a development that transformed the movement of freight around the world, with an almost incalculable impact on American industry. Intermodal railroading in North America begins tentatively, with attempts at piggybacking in the 1930s, before moving on to more serious developments in the period from World War II through the 1960s, notably by Canadian Pacific and the New Haven and Southern Pacific railroads. After looking at early intermodal technology and traffic, particularly the formation of pioneering equipment manufacturer and provider TTX, author Brian Solomon turns to the contemporary period. His account of mighty changes in North American shipping ranges from the implications of deregulation and various railroad mergers, to the emergence of partnerships between railroads and trucking and shipping firms. In addition to railroads like Conrail, BNSF, and CSX, this comprehensive history features trucking, freight delivery, and forwarding firms such as J. B. Hunt, Sea-Land, Maersk, and K-Line. It also considers the importance of specialized modern rolling stock, motive power, loading equipment, and intermodal hubs including South Kearney, Seattle, Long Beach, Oakland, and Houston.
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Interurban Trains to Chicago Photo Archive
Interurban Trains to Chicago follows Samuel Insull's Great Chicago Systems, three superb interurban routes powered by electric traction that carried passengers from the north, west and southwest into downtown Chicago. They were the Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad, Chicago South Shore and South Bend Railroad, and the Chicago Aurora and Elgin Railroad. Coverage includes the Skokie Valley Route, South Shore Lines and Sunset Lines. Vintage photographs, timetables and poster advertising are featured.
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Ironhorse: A History of the Steam Train
A nostalgic study of the wonderful world of steam trains traces the history of the "iron horse" and examines its characteristics, great trains, railway lines, and the ways in which steam trains changed the course of world history.
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Last Call for the Dining Car: The Telegraph Book of Great Railway Journeys
An engrossing and delightful compendium of the most romantic and adventurous railway journeys in the world. Ever since Paul Theroux embarked in London on the first train of his Great Railway Bazaar, railways have been a rich source for the best travel writing. This is truer than ever in the twenty-first century. As the environmental implications of relentless air travel cast an ominous shadow over the prospect of foreign adventure, the opportunity to jump on a train at St Pancras and be whisked straight to the continent offers a wonderful alternative. Train travel has assumed a new pragmatic importance as well as romance - which is no doubt why so many more tour companies are offering a great train ride as part of their holiday itineraries. Now, Michael Kerr, the Telegraph's deputy Travel Editor, has burrowed deep in the newspaper's archives and collected together the very best of its writings about the railway: here are journeys non-stop from London to Vladivostok; across the Canadian Rockies; the first train to traverse Australia from Darwin to Alice Springs; and on the teeming, crawling, travelling adventure of Indian railways. In scenes much more familiar to the British commuter, Boris Johnson discovers his 'inner McEnroe' thanks to signal failure in the Midlands, and Michael Palin samples the delights of British Rail Inter-City. This is an anthology that will appeal to the railway buff and the armchair traveller alike; to anyone who has ever Inter-railed in their youth and everyone nostalgic for the days when the only way to cross a continent was by train.
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LMS/BR Class 7 4-6-0 Rebuilds: The Rebuilt Jubilee, Patriot and Royal Scot Locomotives
This comprehensive guide outlines the LMS/BR Class 7 4-6-0 rebuilt locomotives and includes, for the first time, the three rebuild classes of Jubilees, Patriots and Royal Scots as one entity. Gives details on how the rebuilds were used during their working history. Essential reading for all locomotive enthusiasts. Superbly illustrated with 240 colour photographs and gives feedback from the original crews. David Clarke is a railway enthusiast and has written numerous book on both steam and locomotive classes.’
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LNER Handbook: The London & North Eastern Railway 1923-47
The London & North Eastern 1923-1947 tells the story of Britain's second largest railway company. It includes a brief history of each of the constituent and subsidiary companies, details of the railway's activities, as well as telling the story of the LNER itself in peacetime and at war. Tables give details of its steam locomotives. The book would be extensively illustrated, and would include photographs and diagrams showing the LNER's locomotives and rolling stock, its other equipment, its depots and some railway stations, and its network.
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The greatest steam and diesel locomotives of the 20th century are presented in a landscape format that presents many of the engines in double-page spreads measuring two feet in length. A superbly researched text describes the technical details and capacities of all the locomotives.
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Locomotives of the Upper Midwest Photo Archive: Diesel Power in the 1960s & 1970s
Featured are various makes and models of diesels used by the Soo Line, Chicago & North Western, Burlington Northern, Milwaukee Road, Wisconsin Central, Green Bay & Western and other railroads operating in the Upper Midwest.
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Locomotives: The Modern Diesel & Electric Reference (HC)
This remarkable large-format reference is the essential photographic reference to modern North American locomotives. Locomotives covers all mainline models built for North American railroads from the mid-1970s onward, from EMD Dash 2s and GE Dash 7s to the latest 70 Series and Evolution Series models, as well as Green Goats, Gensets and mainline passenger electric-powered locomotives. Containing nearly 300 photographs of the more than 120 locomotive models from every locomotive manufacturer, this is the definitive reference for the North American rail fan. Greg McDonnell provides concise yet comprehensive information on each model, along with easy-to-read tables of production totals, build dates and mechanical specifications.
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Locomotives: The Modern Diesel & Electric Reference (SC)

This remarkable large-format reference is the essential photographic reference to modern North American locomotives. Locomotives covers all mainline models built for North American railroads from the mid-1970s onward, from EMD Dash 2s and GE Dash 7s to the latest 70 Series and Evolution Series models, as well as Green Goats, Gensets and mainline passenger electric-powered locomotives.

Containing nearly 300 photographs of the more than 120 locomotive models from every locomotive manufacturer, this is the definitive reference for the North American rail fan. Greg McDonnell provides concise yet comprehensive information on each model, along with easy-to-read tables of production totals, build dates and mechanical specifications.

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Lord Strathcona: A Biography of Donald Alexander Smith
Donald Smith, known to most Canadians as Lord Strathcona, was an adventurer who made his fortune building railroads. He joined the Hudson's Bay Company at age eighteen and went on to build the first railway to open the Canadian Northwest to settlement. As his crowning achievement, he drove the last spike for the nation-building Canadian Pacific Railway. In 1896, Smith became Canada's High Commissioner in London and was soon elevated to the peerage. He became a generous benefactor to Canadian institutions. This eminently readable biography brings to light new information, including details about Strathcona's personal life and his scandalous marriage.
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Magnetic North: Canadian Steam in Twilight
Magnetic North is an inspiring chronicle of the brief, bright moment when steam locomotives ran their final miles in Eastern Canada, a time when the certainty of their demise made their presence all the sweeter. From the moment Karl Zimmermann and Roger Cook packed their bags in May of 1958 and boarded a sleeper for Montreal, they were hooked on Canadian steam. They arrived just in time to see and record the end of an era. In a sense, Zimmermann and Cook have been collaborating on this book for 40 years. In carefully wrought essays and in photographs selected from among many hundreds made by the authors and other outstanding railway photographers, this book is a vision of classic steam railroading rendered with first-person immediacy.
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Main Line Diesel Locomotives
In a feast of railway nostalgia, this gloriously illustrated book celebrates the history of British-built main line diesel locomotives constructed between 1947 and 1993. Written by a respected railway author, it features locomotives from the whole of mainland Britain, with particular emphasis on the years from 1968, when steam ended on British Railways, to the arrival of the new generation of North American diesels at the end of the 1990s. The authoritative test is supported by a wealth of photographs spanning the period 1948 to 2008, mot of them published for the first time.
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Making Model Buildings for Garden Railways
Whether making buildings to complement a garden railway, creating an entire model village, or simply one stand-alone structure, there is something immensely satisfying in seeing your model building standing proudly outside where it truly belongs, in all weather conditions and throughout the seasons. Here, Peter Jones shows you how to make a variety of buildings, from churches to Tudor houses to locomotive sheds, using different materials and producing different finishes to suit each type of construction.
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Making Model Railway Buildings
This invaluable book is essential reading for all railway modellers, whatever their level of expertise. The author provides an overall understanding of the purpose of making buildings for a model railway and covers their construction, their positioning and how to light them.
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Making Tracks: An American Rail Odyssey
The author relates his journey across America aboard passenger trains, recalls the tales of noted figures in the history of American railroading, and highlights adventures and passengers he met along the way.
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