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  • An American Journey by Rail-Pictures and Narrative

    $24.00 $17.95

    An American Journey by Rail is a railroad book about traveling by railroad throughout America. The photographer Dudley Witney’s railroad pictures along the railroad right of ways are stunning, especially the color ones. There are 110 color pictures that capture the fascination, beauty and strength of America’s railroads. An American Journey by Rail covers thousands of miles coast to coast, border to border in one of the world’s largest countries. Timothy Jacobson’s narrative and Dudley Witney’s pictures are a railroad travel log in words and pictures of the history of the railroads and how they were interwoven with the surrounding areas they passed through. The book is well written and a wonderful book for the railroad fan and non-railroad fan to own.

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  • Canadian Steam! Edited by David P. Morgan

    $9.95

    Canadian Steam! is a photographic history of Canadian steam engines on the Canadian Pacific and Canadian Northern railroads.  Canadian Steam! is the first book devoted to Canadian steam locomotives.  In the photographs you can see the affection the photographer has for Canadian steam engines.

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  • Choo Choo – Children’s Railroad Story

    $19.95

    Choo Choo by Virginia Lee Burton (Virginia Demetrios) is the about adventures of a beautiful little locomotive who decided to run away from her humdrum duties. The book is written in rhythmic prose. The Illustrations by the author are in black and white, except for the inside covers.
    The illustrations in Choo Choo are worth the price of this 1964 version of original printing. Your children will enjoy this story. This was a library book.

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  • Detroit’s Street Railways V2 CERA Bulletin #120

    $23.95

    Detroit’s Street Railways V2 – CERA Bulletin #120 1922-1956 is the second book about the history of Detroit’s Railways. Detroit’s Street Railways V2 CERA Bulletin #120  begins at 12:01 a.m., May 15, 1922 when the City of Detroit, commenced the municipal ownership and operation of all street railways within the city boundaries. Detroit was the first large American city to seek an alternative to privately owned mass transportation facilities.

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  • Detroit’s Street Railways V3

    $29.95

    Detroit Street Railways Volume 3 – When Eastern Michigan Rode the Rails – CERA Bulletin #123 is the third book about the history of Detroit’s Street Railways. This book covers the period 1922-1956.

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  • DK Eyewitness Book Train-Story of Railroads

    $12.95

    DK Eyewitness Book-Trains is railroad book for children. The book starts with a definition of a train and traces the history until the present. There are wonder pictures of trains, train interiors, posters and railroad structures.

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  • Every Hour on the Hour

    $49.95

    Every Hour on the Hour follows the history of the Washington Baltimore & Annapolis electric railroad from its inception as a steam railroad to its demise. The book tells the story of the Washington Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Interurban with over 250 illustrations, 15 maps and scale drawings, timetables and railroad car rosters.  You will want to add Every Hour on the Hour to your books on railroading collection.

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  • High Iron – A Book About Trains

    $7.99

    High Iron – A Book About Trains was written in 1938. The book was written during a time when diesel engines were relegated to switching. So, this book is mostly about steam engines. High Iron – A Book About Trains is a wonderful book with over 150 photographs of steam and a few diesel engines that were used through 1938. The photographs, insignias and railroad terms make this book a must purchase for your collection.

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  • High Road to Promontory-Central Pacific

    $8.95

    High Road to Promontory- The Building of the Central Pacific Across the High Sierra is a definitive history, in facts and photographs of the building of the transcontinental railroad from the west over the High Sierra.  The book tells the story of the Central Pacific’s epic struggle to lay trails across the fearsome wall of the Sierra Nevada and the arid reaches of the desert in the face of nearly every natural and man-made obstacle that could be faced and conquered.  The Central Pacific railroad ultimately became part of the Southern Pacific Railroad system.

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  • History Of Railroads in America

    $8.49

    The History of Railroads in America follows the history of railroads in America. The book is organized chronologically. The History of Railroads in America starts with George Stephenson’s’ Rocket and how it changed the landscape of transportation (Chapter 1) and goes through to the forming of the national passenger service Amtrak. The History of Railroads in America follows the rise of passenger luxury service and the freight long haul business. The book is filled with pictures and the history of the American Railroads. The “Great Locomotive Chase” (made into a movie) and the romantic image of the railroad is illustrated in words and pictures. The book is well written and informative with pictures and maps. This is a good book for a railroad buff’s collection.

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  • History Of Railroads in America

    $4.49

    The History of Railroads in America follows the history of railroads in America. The book is organized chronologically. The History of Railroads in America starts with George Stephenson’s’ Rocket and how it changed the landscape of transportation (Chapter 1) and goes through to the forming of the national passenger service Amtrak. The History of Railroads in America follows the rise of passenger luxury service and the freight long haul business. The book is filled with pictures and the history of the American Railroads. The “Great Locomotive Chase” (made into a movie) and the romantic image of the railroad is illustrated in words and pictures. The book is well written and informative with pictures and maps. This is a good book for a railroad buff’s collection.

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  • Houston North Shore Railway – CERA Bulletin 133

    $39.95

    The Houston North Shore Railway was chartered on June 27, 1925, as an interurban railway to connect Houston with Baytown and Goose Creek, thirty-three miles. The railway has the distinction of being the last new interurban built in the United States. If you are an electric interurban railfan, you will love the Houston North Shore Railway.  Add this book to your collection.

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  • Iron Horses of the Santa Fe Trail

    $61.95

    Iron Horses of the Santa Fe Trail is a definitive history, in fact and photographs, of the motive power of the Atchison Topeka and Santa Fe RR.  The AT&SF is considered one of America’s great railroads. Iron Horses of the Santa Fe Trail attempts to represent every class of Santa Fe Locomotive by providing at least one photograph and diagram of those locomotives. If you are a fan of locomotives and/or the Santa Fe railroad, this book is a must for your library.

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  • Lionel – A Collector’s Guide and History V2

    $19.95

    Lionel – A Collector’s Guide and History V2 covers the post World War II production and history of the Lionel Corporation.  If you are a collector, fan or history buff, Lionel – A collector’s Guide and History V2 should be part of your collection.

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  • Lionel – A Collector’s Guide and History V1

    $19.95

    Lionel – A Collector’s Guide and History V1 covers the Pre-World War II production through 1942 and history of the Lionel Corporation.  The book starts out with a history of Joshua Lionel Cowen and the development of his company.   The history starts on a second-story loft in New York City in 1900. To see everything that is covered by Lionel-A collector’s Guide and History V1 click on a photograph of the table of contents.  If you are a collector, fan or history buff, this book should be part of your collection.

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