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.
Mining and railroading history in the Canadian Shield. This data is not available in a single source anywhere else. A definitive history covering over a century of rail service by and for the mining industry around the world's nickel capital: Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
Includes information on the Canadian Copper Company, Mond, British America, International Nickel (INCO), Falconbridge. Profusely illustrated and meticulously documented.
Extensively researched and referenced, this hard cover book starts with a brief historical outline of the Sudbury Basin's mining activity. Then it focuses on the pivotal role of the trains in the mining sector. Which trains, how big, how they were powered. Three hundred and three black and white photos, 36 colour photos, and twenty-six maps and diagrams round out this well-done book. Fascinating reading for the train lover, and the mining buff.
The Baltimore & Ohio (B&O), America's first railroad, was formed in 1827. In 1830 the B&O opened its first 13 miles of rail between Baltimore and Ellicott's Mills. By 1838 the B&O was hauling mail between Baltimore and Washington D.C. This book is a look back at the steam engines served the B&O from the Civil War to the end of the steam era. Included are steam engines beginning with small Civil war era 4-6-0s up to the first streamlined locomotive--#5302. A must for all steam enthusiasts.
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.