Backroads from the Beltway: Your Guide to the Mid-Atlantic's Most Scenic Backroad Adventures

Backroads from the Beltway: Your Guide to the Mid-Atlantic's Most Scenic Backroad Adventures

by Pat Blackley, Chuck Blackley
     
 

With a quarter of a century behind it, Norfolk Southern is one of the oldest Class 1 railroads operating in North America. This illustrated history tells how Norfolk Southern came to be what it is today, from the merger of two of American railroadings most legendary roads— Southern Railway and Norfolk and Western—through its rise to the heights of the

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With a quarter of a century behind it, Norfolk Southern is one of the oldest Class 1 railroads operating in North America. This illustrated history tells how Norfolk Southern came to be what it is today, from the merger of two of American railroadings most legendary roads— Southern Railway and Norfolk and Western—through its rise to the heights of the worlds leading transportation companies.

After a concise history of the roads that became Norfolk Southern, author Richard Borkowski explores the railroads corporate history and operating structure and details the specific operations that go into the lines customer-oriented approach, including its vast intermodal network. Along with each of Norfolk Southerns 11 operating divisions, this book offers a close look at NS motive power, a wealth of color photographs, and a specially commissioned system map.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760328293
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
11/15/2007
Edition description:
First
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Pat and Chuck Blackley are a photography and writing team born and raised in Virginia. Although they work throughout North America, their concentration is on the eastern United States. With a love of the outdoors and history, they find a wealth of subjects throughout the mid-Atlantic. They have enjoyed traveling that region for over thirty years. Chuck is a member of American Society of Media Photographers.Their work appears in numerous magazines, including AAA, Alaska Airlines, Backpacker, Blue Ridge Country, Country, Defenders of Wildlife, Destinations, Endless Vacation, Family Fun, Frommer's Budget Travel, National Parks, Natural History, On Earth, Outdoor America, Outdoor Photographer, Sierra Club, Wilderness Society, Wildflowers, and in books by Countryman Press, Farcountry Press, Frommer's, Gareth Stevens, Globe Pequot, Insight Guides, National Geographic, Natural History, Reader's Digest, Sierra Press, Voyageur Press, and a majority of the national text book and calendar publishers. Additionally, their photographs appear regularly in commercial projects and other publications by organizations such as America Online, Boundless Journeys, Defenders of Wildlife, Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Impact Photographics, National Parks Foundation, National Park Service, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Sierra Club, Sony Records, The Trust For Public Land, and Valley Conservation Council.They are the sole authors and photographers of Shenandoah National Park Impressions, Blue Ridge Parkway Impressions, Shenandoah Valley Impressions, Outer Banks Impressions, and Our Virginia.

Born and raised in Virginia, Chuck Blackley is part of a photographic and writing team with Pat Blackley. With their love of history, the Blackleys explore a wealth of subjects throughout the mid-Atlantic and particularly in Virginia. The National Parks Conservation Association has described them as among \u201cAmerica\u2019s most accomplished conservation photographers.Their work appears in countless magazines, including Backpacker, Blue Ridge Country, Country, Defenders of Wildlife, Destinations, Frommer\u2019s Budget Travel, National Geographic Adventure, National Geographic Traveler, Natural History, Outdoor America, Outdoor Photographer, Sierra Club, and Wilderness Society, as well as numerous books, calendars, and other commercial projects. Chuck is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers. Their sole-author books include Our Virginia, Backroads from the Beltway, Blue Ridge Parkway Impressions, Shenandoah Valley Impressions, and Blue Ridge Parkway Simply Beautiful.

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