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From the 1830s to today, the railroad industry has developed myriad complex mechanisms to help keep North America’s railroad rights-of-ways safe, efficient, and relatively accident-free. In this paperback rerelease of the successful 2003 title, the otherwise-arcane world of railroad signaling is explained in concise language and brought to life with nearly 200 fantastic photographs that depict signaling history and all aspects of modern operations. Author and photographer Brian Solomon brings his wealth of ...

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St. Paul, Minnesota 2003 Hardcover Not First Edition Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 9780760313602. Mild edgewear to an internally clean square tight book, with like ... dustjacket covered in mylar; 0.87 x 10.71 x 8.5 Inches; This complete and illustrated guide to railroad signaling in the U.S. simplifies and presents the utterly bewildering array of mechanisms, procedures, and rules that have evolved since the 1830s to promote safety, impose control, and disseminate information on America's railways. In addition to providing a brief history of North American signaling from the nineteenth century onward, Brian Solomon provides photos of equipment and explanations of not only how it works, but how it is used and what it all means. Solomon also explains how trains on the same route are given "precedence" or placed in pecking orders and how routes are broken down into digestible segments called "blocks" that help dictate the speed and manner in which a train is driven. The result is a fascinating look at the de Read more Show Less

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Overview


From the 1830s to today, the railroad industry has developed myriad complex mechanisms to help keep North America’s railroad rights-of-ways safe, efficient, and relatively accident-free. In this paperback rerelease of the successful 2003 title, the otherwise-arcane world of railroad signaling is explained in concise language and brought to life with nearly 200 fantastic photographs that depict signaling history and all aspects of modern operations. Author and photographer Brian Solomon brings his wealth of knowledge and photographic talent to a subject that has not often been tackled in book form, yet is integral to the American railroad experience.

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Solomon’s book…is rare, combining history, technological advances, theory, and practice into a compelling yet seldom told story…The easily digestible text and wonderful photographs of a diverse mix of historical and contemporary signal equipment enable readers to understand not only “how” basic systems work, but also “why”…Solomon gives this little known segment of railroading its due. -- Trains, July 1, 2010

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780760313602
  • Publisher: Motorbooks
  • Publication date: 10/1/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Brian Solomon is one of today's most accomplished railway historians. He has authored more than thirty books about railroads and motive power, including North American Railroads and GE and EMD Locomotives: The Illustrated History.

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  • Posted July 11, 2014

    Excellent reference book

    A must read for anyone that's a model railroader and wants a better understanding of signals and grade crossings. Well written with great pictures for reference.

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