North American Railroads: The Illustrated Encyclopedia

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This richly illustrated encyclopedia of classic and contemporary American railroads features consise histories of 101 U.S. and Canadian railroads past and present. Illustrated with period and modern photography in both color and black and white, evocative print ads, and system maps, each profile is also accompanied by one or more fact boxes offering details on the railroads' geographic scope, hardware, and freight and passenger operations.

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Overview

This richly illustrated encyclopedia of classic and contemporary American railroads features consise histories of 101 U.S. and Canadian railroads past and present. Illustrated with period and modern photography in both color and black and white, evocative print ads, and system maps, each profile is also accompanied by one or more fact boxes offering details on the railroads' geographic scope, hardware, and freight and passenger operations.

Spanning more than a century and a half, this giant compendium of “fallen flags,” Class I behemoths, classic regional carriers, and transportation icons is sure to become the go-to compendium for railfans of all stripes.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760341179
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 6/15/2012
  • Edition description: First
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 339,899
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Solomon is one of today’s most accomplished railway historians. He has authored more than 30 books about railroads and motive power, and his writing and photography have been featured in Trains, Railway Age, Passenger Train Journal, and RailNews. Solomon divides his time between Monson, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Alaska Railroad
2. Algoma Central Railway
3. Amtrak
4. Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway
5. Atlantic Coast Line
6. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad
7. Bangor & Aroostook Railroad
8. Belfast & Moosehead Lake Railroad
9. Belt Railway of Chicago
10. Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad
11. BNSF Railway
12. Boston & Albany Railroad
13. Boston & Maine Railroad
14. Burlington Northern Railroad
15. California Northern Railroad
16. Canadian National Railway
17. Canadian Pacific Railway
18. Central of Georgia Railroad
19. Central Railroad of New Jersey
20. Central Vermont Railway
21. Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad
22. Chicago & Eastern Illinois Railroad
23. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad
24. Chicago Central & Pacific Railroad
25. Chicago Great Western Railway
26. Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railway
27. Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad
28. Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee Railroad
29. Chicago & North Western Railway
30. Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad
31. Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad
32. Clinchfield Railroad
33. Conrail
34. CSX
35. Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern Railroad
36. Delaware & Hudson Railway
37. Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
38. Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
39. Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range Railway
40. Durango & Silverton Railroad
41. East Broad Top Railroad
42. Erie Lackawanna Railway
43. Erie Railroad
44. Florida East Coast Railway
45. Genesee & Wyoming Railroad
46. Genesee Valley Transportation
47. Grand Trunk Western Railroad
48. Great Northern Railway
49. Green Bay & Western Railroad
50. Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroad
51. Illinois Central Railroad
52. Iowa, Chicago & Eastern Railroad
53. Iowa Interstate Railroad
54. Kansas City Southern Railway
55. Lehigh Valley Railroad
56. Livonia, Avon & Lakeville Railroad
57. Long Island Rail Road
58. Louisville & Nashville Railroad
59. Maine Central Railroad
60. Minneapolis, St. Paul & Sault Ste. Marie Railroad
61. Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad
62. Missouri Pacific Railroad
63. Montana Rail Link
64. New England Central Railroad
65. New York Central System
66. New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad
67. New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad
68. New York, Ontario & Western Railway
69. New York, Susquehanna & Western Railway
70. Norfolk Southern Railway
71. Norfolk & Western Railway
72. Northern Pacific Railway
73. Pan Am Railways
74. Penn Central Railroad
75. Pennsylvania Railroad
76. Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad
77. Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway
78. Providence & Worcester Railroad
79. Reading Company
80. Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad
81. Rutland Railroad
82. St. Louis–San Francisco Railway
83. St. Louis Southwestern Railway
84. Seaboard Air Line
85. Seaboard Coast Line
86. Southern Pacific Railroad
87. Southern Railway
88. Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway
89. Strasburg Railroad
90. Union Pacific Railroad
91. Utah Railway
92. Vermont Rail System
93. Virginia & Truckee Railroad
94. Virginian Railway
95. Wabash Railroad
96. Western Maryland Railway
97. Western New York & Pennsylvania Railroad
98. Western Pacific Railroad
99. Wisconsin Central Railroad
100. Wisconsin & Southern Railroad
Bibliography
Index
Acknowledgments

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