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Railroad Signaling

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by Brian Solomon
 

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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

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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 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760338810
Publisher:
Voyageur Press
Publication date:
02/15/2010
Edition description:
First
Pages:
159
Sales rank:
715,390
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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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

Meet the Author

Brian Solomon is one of today's most accomplished railway historians. He has authored more than thirty books about railroads and locomotive power, and his writing and photography have been featured in the world's top rail publications, including Trains, Railway Age, Passenger Train Journal, and RailNews. He divides his time between Massachusetts and Ireland.

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Railroad Signaling 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Train_Fan More than 1 year ago
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.