Railroads Across North America Hard Cover Book

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From the first steam-powered locomotives of the early nineteenth century to the high-speed commuter trains of today, the American railroad has been a great engine powering the nations growth and industry. This HARD COVER book celebrates the glory and grandeur of that legacy with a lavish tour of the history of the American railroad and the culture surrounding it. Generously illustrated with vintage photographs, modern images, maps, timetables, tickets, brochures, and all manner of memorabilia, this volume offers a fascinating look at the rail industry's beginnings and development, as well as its place in American history. From the might of the major rail companies and their empires to the romance of rail travel, this is the full and fabulously colorful story of the industry that moved a nation--and stirs our imaginations to this day. Wiatrowski, a rail author and award winning video producer, generously illustrates the text with an array of material, including vintage black and white and modern color photographs, period advertisements, maps, brochures, timetables, postcards, posters, menus, and other collectibles--nearly 600 pieces in all, many of them rarely seen!  Also included are a list of Web resources and contact information for museums, preserved railways, and historic sites throughout the United States and Canada.

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