• Historic Railroads of Nebraska (Images of Rail)

    The advance of Union Pacific Railroad tracklayers across Nebraska was part of America's great adventure of the 19th century. It marked the beginning of the era of the "iron horse" in Nebraska-a time when the whistle of an approaching train became synonymous with prosperity and contact with the outside world. Historic Railroads of Nebraska takes a photographic journey down the tracks of the five major railroads and various short lines that helped Nebraska progress into a national center of agriculture and business. The trip begins with the formative years of Nebraska towns that were established along railroad lines in the 19th century. It then travels through the 20th century and documents the major changes and challenges that the railroad industry faced. Through over 200 photographs, this book chronicles the era of streamlined passenger trains, rustic steam locomotives, and a bustling Omaha Union Station. The journey makes stops at railroad landmarks, significant cities, the state's only railroad tunnel, and the legendary North Platte Canteen.

    • ASIN: 0738520357

  • Rail USA Western States: Illustrated Map & Guide to 445 Train Rides, Historic Depots, Railroad & Trolley Museums, Model Layouts, Train Watching ... Trains & More! Rail U.S.A. Museums & Trips

    The Ultimate Guide for Railroad Enthusiasts! Information on 445 rail attractions from Texas and the Great Plains to the Pacific -- the most comprehensive and up-to-date listing anywhere. Rail museums, historic depots, scenic railroads, dinner trains, trolleys, model layouts, train-watching locations…and more…are located on detailed maps for easy travel planning. 16 brilliant original watercolor illustrations. Directory describes every point of interest, with street address, phone number and web site. 27 x 39 inches, folded to 6-3/4 x 9-3/4; printed two sides.Includes these states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.Also available: Eastern States, Central States and National Edition with all 3 Regional Maps together.

    • ASIN: 1888216514

  • Rail USA Central States Map & Guide to 425 Train Rides, Historic Depots, Railroad & Trolley Museums, Model Layouts, Train Watching Hotspots, Dinner Trains & More - Rail U.S.A. Museums & Trips!

    The Ultimate Guide for Railroad Enthusiasts! Information on 425 rail attractions from the Great Lakes to the Gulf Coast -- the most comprehensive and up-to-date listing anywhere. Rail museums, historic depots, scenic railroads, dinner trains, trolleys, model layouts, train-watching locations...and more...are located on detailed maps for easy travel planning. 16 brilliant original watercolor illustrations. Directory describes every point of interest, with street address, phone number and web site. 27 x 39 inches, folded to 6 x 9-3/4 inches. Printed two sides.Includes these states: Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin.Also available: Eastern States, Western States and National Edition with all 3 Regional Maps together.

    • ASIN: 1888216492

  • Rail USA Eastern States Map & Guide to 413 Train Rides, Historic Depots, Railroad & Trolley Museums, Model Layouts, Train Watching Hotspots, Dinner Trains & More - Rail U.S.A. Museums & Trips!

    The Ultimate Guide for Railroad Enthusiasts! Information on more 413 rail attractions from Maine to Florida -- the most comprehensive and up-to-date listing anywhere. Includes Railroad Museums & Exhibits, Historic Depots, Scenic Railroads, Dinner Trains, Trolley Rides & Museums, Miniature Railroads, Model Layouts & Antique Toy Trains, Railroad Historic Sites, and Train Viewing Platforms & Locations These railroad points of interest are shown on a detailed map for easy travel planning. Sixteen beautiful original watercolor illustrations of trains, stations and roundhouses. 27" x 39", folded to 6" x 9 3/4", printed two sides.Includes: Connecticut, Delaware, DC, Florida, Georgia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Islands, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia.Also available: Central States, Western States and National Edition with all 3 Regional Maps together.

    • ASIN: 1888216476

  • Rail USA Museums & Trips Maps & Guides to 1200+ Train Rides, Historic Depots, Railroad & Trolley Museums, Model Layouts, Train Watching Hotspots, ... Sites & More - Rail U.S.A. Museums & Trips!

    The ultimate guides for rail enthusiasts! More than 1,200 attractions in all 50 states. Three illustrated regional guide maps included: Eastern, Central & Western States. Rail museums, historic depots, scenic railroads, dinner trains, trolleys, model layouts, train-watching locations...and more...are located on detailed maps for easy travel planning. Directory includes descriptions of each venue and GPS-ready addresses and contact info. 48 eye-catching, original watercolor illustrations of historic trains, stations & sites. Each map is 27 x 39 inches, folded to 6 x 9-3/4 inches. Printed two sides. The three maps are shrink-wrapped in a cardstock folder. Individual titles also offered separately on Amazon. For Eastern States, search 1888216476. Central States, search 1888216492. Western States, search 1888216514.

    • ASIN: 1888216530

  • Southern Railway's Historic Spencer Shops (Images of Rail)

    Southern Railway’s Spencer Shops was a vibrant part of the Southeast’s transportation network for more than 80 years. Starting in the late 1800s and continuing until its closure in 1979, the shop complex and its accompanying yards, transfer sheds, and stockyards constituted a major force in the economy of North Carolina and Southern states. The trains that the shop prepared were hauling everyday freight―Appalachian lumber, Piedmont textiles, and perishables―or were famous passenger trains like the Crescent, the Peach Queen, and many more. Others were more notable, such as the locomotive in the folk ballad “The Wreck of the Old 97” or President Roosevelt’s funeral train in 1945. The Spencer Shops was an industrial power whose prominence today is celebrated in its continued role as the home to the North Carolina Transportation Museum. This book tells the story of how Spencer Shops came to be, its role in transportation, and its continued use today as a North Carolina Historic Site.

    • ASIN: 073858780X

  • Harvey Houses of Texas: Historic Hospitality from the Gulf Coast to the Panhandle (Landmarks)

    On the eve of the twentieth century, small-town Texas was still wild country lacking in the commodities and cultural centers of larger cities. This changed, however, with the arrival of the Santa Fe rail line, followed quickly by the Harvey House. Established in Kansas by English immigrant Fred Harvey, Harvey Houses could be found throughout the Southwest and adjoined local depots in sixteen Texas towns. Found in every corner of the state, Harvey Houses were not just restaurants and hotels for weary, hungry travelers but were also bustling social centers and often the only commercial outlet for the communities that developed around them. Author Rosa Walston Latimer tells the history of hospitality the "Fred Harvey way" in turn-of-the-century Texas, woven from personal stories of the famous "Harvey Girls" and other employees of Texas Harvey Houses.

    • ASIN: B00XRSHBN6

  • Plano and the Interurban Railway (Images of Rail)

    Over a century ago, an industrial America was awakening, and a new transportation technology arrived on the north Texas prairie: electric interurbans. Plano's Interurban Railway depot was dedicated in July 1908, and electric interurban rail travel began with the creation of the Texas Traction Company. In 1917, three separate systems were connected by a single entrepreneur, J. F. Strickland. Throughout the 1920s, the Texas Electric Railway traveled in and out of Plano carrying riders, mail, and freight. The system was built to travel on existing streetcar tracks and often ran over private rights-of-way between cities. To promote interurban travel, the company created unique cars and special classes of service to appeal to every need. In the post-World War II era, however, the popularity of automobiles ended the important era of electric interurban travel.

    • Brand: Brand: Arcadia Publishing
    • ASIN: 0738571369

  • Rails Around the Thumb (Images of Rail)

    Discover how important railroads once were to Michigan's Thumb region in this wonderful collection of images. Although the area is best known for its agrarian roots, the railroad operations were involved in so much more, from light industries that fed the auto industry to shipments of fish from Saginaw Bay into eastern markets. Return to a time when everyone knew the route of the "Polly-Ann," local citizens identified the time of day by the sound of a train whistle, and the arrival of a train crew nearly doubled a town's population. Many of the images in this book have never been seen before, or, if so, only in a family's living room, soon to be returned to grandpa's trunk in the attic. These images surfaced to introduce future generations to what railroading in the Thumb once was. In an age when many ofthese railroad lines have disappeared, it can be hard to believe how many once crisscrossed this area.

    • ASIN: 0738592161