For armchair railroaders, historians, students - anyone fascinated by Canadian history - Van Horne's Road is a pictorial history of the railroad that forged a nation.
Widely hailed as one of the most informative and important histories of the construction and first years of operation of the Canadian Pacific Transcontinental Railway, this vibrant new edition of Van Horne's Road has been reformatted and redesigned for a new generation of readers as a permanent tribute to the people responsible for the building of what has been called Canada's National Highway.
Containing more than 450 photographs, illustrations, and historic documents - supplemented by 40 maps and diagrams designed by the author - the book presents a coast-to-coast recreation of what indisputably stands as one of the most important and historic undertakings in the history of this nation.
Amtrak is an essential part of Americas transportation system, today for over 28 million passengers. From the legacy Streamliners of the pre-Amtrak eraChampions, Chiefs, Eagles, Rockets, Zephyrsto todays modern Acela Express and future plans for more high speed corridor trains, this book covers all the lines from past to present. Through the use of evocative photos, postcards, memorabilia and other collateral, this book is a journey through the past 40 years of Amtrak across America and all the preceding rail lines that transformed the nationthe Downeaster, Adriondack, Ethan Allen Express, Vermonter, Capitol Limited, Cardinal and Hoosier, Empire Service, Keystone, Lake Shore Limited, Maple Leaf, Pennsylvanian, Auto Train, Carolinian and Piedmont, Crescent, Palmetto, Silver Meteor, Silver Star, Blue Water and Wolverine, Carl Sandburg and Illinois Zephyr, City of New Orleans, Hiawatha, Illini and Saluki, Lincoln Service, Missouri River Runner, Pere Marquette, Heartland Flyer, Texas Eagle, California Zephyr, Empire Builder, Southwest Chief, Sunset Limited, Cascades, Coast Starlight, Capitol Corridor, San Joaquins, and Pacific Surfliner.
The railway age in Canada began on July 21, 1836, when the tiny locomotive, 'Dorchester', made its inaugural run on the Champlain and St. Lawrence Rail Road. This book tells the fascinating story of this country's passenger railways and their development over the past 150 years. Historical and full-color photographs reflect the romance of the railway and capture many beautiful scenes from the Canadian landscape that can only be seen from the train. This is a story of hopes and dreams and obstacles overcome. It is a story of farsighted people who dared to make those dreams come true and who helped to forge a nation out of this huge, rugged land.
Profusely illustrated in colour and B&W with photographs, maps, and reproductions.
An illustrated guide to the wide variety of freight car equipment of the railroads that have and continue to service North America, this book covers each type of freight car and the commodities it was designed to haul, as well as the equipment necessary to keep them all 'on track.' From Box Cars, Refrigerator Cars, Covered Hopper Cars, Open Top Hopper Cars, Ore Cars, Flat Cars, Tank Cars, Intermodal Cars, Work Cars & Maintenance of Way Equipment, and Cabooses, see the changes for each type through time, like the early Refrigerated Cars that required ice which have evolved into today's much larger Mechanical Reefers. Great book for modelers.