Complete Book of North American Railroading
By Kevin EuDaly and Mike Schafer  

 

The Complete Book of NA Railroading

The year 1827 marked the completion of the United States's first railroad—and the beginning of a transformation of American life. This book, spanning nearly two centuries, offers an exhilarating tour of the railway's inroads into the economy, society and culture of North America. Illustrated with more than 400 historical and modern photographs and period advertisements, The Complete Book of North American Railroading takes readers back to the birth of the railroads, then travels through the Golden Age from 1900 to 1950 and onto the railways of our day. Locomotives, from steam to electric and diesel; passenger travel; freight operations; and infrastructure, including stations, bridges, depots, roundhouse, railyards and signaling are all thoroughly examined and amply illustrated. Authors Kevin EuDaly and Mike Schafer delve into the history, culture and technology of the railroads as they have carried travelers across the continent, brought goods to market, connected businesses in peacetime and war and enriched the canon of American folklore and the quality of everyday life. Hardbound, 352 pages, 10-1/2 x 12", 400 historical and modern photographs.

ISBN: 978-1-61673-118-2

Price: $40.00

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