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The Rock Island Line

by Bill Marvel Indiana University Press (August 01, 2013)

This richly illustrated volume tells the story of a legendary railroad whose tracks spanned the Midwest, serving farms and small-town America for more than 140 years. One of the earliest railroads to build westward...


Off the Main Lines: A Photographic Odyssey

by Don L. Hofsommer Indiana University Press (August 01, 2013)

In this visually stunning and comprehensive photographic essay, railroad historian and photographer Donovan L. Hofsommer records the end of branchline passenger service, the demise of electric railroads, the...


American Steam Locomotives

by William L. Withuhn Indiana University Press (March 01, 2019)

For nearly half of the nation's history, the steam locomotive was the outstanding symbol for progress and power. It was the literal engine of the Industrial Revolution, and it played an instrumental role in...


Tube Life

by Mirrorpix The History Press (September 03, 2018)

December 2018 sees the opening of the new Elizabeth Line that will link Reading and Heathrow in the west with Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, stretching right across central London and clarifying how vital...


Chicago Union Station

by Fred Ash Indiana University Press (April 02, 2018)

More than a century before the age of airlines, the windy city of Chicago was already the nation's transportation hub. Tightly linked to its railroads, Chicago Union Station provided a way for passengers to...


Wallace W. Abbey

by Kevin P. Keefe, Scott Lothes & Wallace W. Abbey Indiana University Press (January 25, 2018)

From the late 1940s onward, Wallace W. Abbey masterfully combined journalistic and artistic vision to transform everyday transportation moments into magical photographs. Abbey, a photographer, journalist, historian,...


Railroads of Meridian

by J Parker Lamb Indiana University Press (July 05, 2012)

This generously illustrated narrative follows the evolution of dozens of separate railroads in the Meridian, Mississippi, area from the destruction of the town's rail facilities in the 1850s through the current...


The Story of American Railroads

by Stewart H. Holbrook Dover Publications (January 14, 2016)

This richly comprehensive history by a self-proclaimed "low-brow" historian features more than 100 photographs and contemporary prints of America's railway system. Stewart H. Holbrook presents a dramatic, highly...


On Railways Far Away

by William D. Middleton Indiana University Press (June 28, 2012)

In this lavishly illustrated memoir, William D. Middleton invites readers to climb aboard and share with him 60 years of railroad tourism around the globe. Middleton's award-winning photography has recorded...


My Life with Trains

by Jim McClellan Indiana University Press (May 02, 2017)

Named one of the "75 People You Should Know" by Trains Magazine, Jim McClellan was a railroading legend and one of the railroad industry’s titans. An iconic and innovative executive, McClellan participated...


Railroad Semantics

by Aaron Dactyl Microcosm Publishing (June 14, 2016)

In the fourth Railroad Semantics collection, Aaron takes you along on an epic train journey through desolate stretches of Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah. His personal accounts of train hopping are paired with newspaper...


Rails Across the Prairies: The Railway Heritage of Canada's Prairie Provinces

by Ron Brown Dundurn (June 11, 2012)

Canada's rail lines were pivotal in establishing the icons that mark today's landscape: massive bridges, sentinel-like grain elevators, pattern-book wayside stations. Odd and unusual place names dot the lines,...


Rails Across Ontario: Exploring Ontario's Railway Heritage

by Ron Brown Dundurn (October 07, 2013)

For the first time, train buffs and history lovers will have a book that explores the heritage of Ontario's railways, from its oldest stations to its highest bridges, glamorous hotels (and some not-so-glamorous...


Rails Over the Mountains: Exploring the Railway Heritage of Canada's Western Mountains

by Ron Brown Dundurn (July 09, 2016)

Explore western Canada's rich railway history, travelling from the grand railway hotels and rustic stations to the creative engineering that created spiral bridges and soaring trestles. Relive this time through...


Rails to the Atlantic: Exploring the Railway Heritage of Quebec and the Atlantic Provinces

by Ron Brown Dundurn (August 08, 2015)

Explore eastern Canada's railway heritage, including stations from the late 1850s, grand hotels, bridges, and roundhouses of this era. 


Great Western Railway of Canada: Southern Ontario's Pioneer Railway

by David R.P. Guay Dundurn (December 05, 2015)

It was one of the great railways that opened up Canada, and played a huge role in the development of Hamilton, the site of its head offices. Yet the rise and fall of the Great Western Railway has been almost...


Narrow Gauge Railways

by Peter Johnson Bloomsbury Publishing (July 10, 2013)

Narrow gauge railways, so well suited to difficult, mountainous terrain, were built in many of the UK's most scenic locations. Their genesis was in mines and quarries where they replaced manor horse-pulled wagons,...


British Diesel Locomotives of the 1950s and Â?60s

by Greg Morse Bloomsbury Publishing (July 28, 2016)

After the Second World War, the drive for the modernisation of Britain's railways ushered in a new breed of locomotive: the Diesel. Diesel-powered trains had been around for some time, but faced with a coal...


Railway Accidents

by Greg Morse Bloomsbury Publishing (October 10, 2014)

Britain's rail network is now among the safest in the world, but the journey that brought it to that point has been long and eventful. Early incidents like the felling of William Huskisson MP by Stephenson's...


Railway Guns of World War II

by Steven J. Zaloga & Peter Dennis Bloomsbury Publishing (February 25, 2016)

World War II marked the zenith of railway gun development. Although many of the railway guns deployed at the start of the conflict were of World War I vintage, Germany's ambitious development programme saw the...