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North American Railroads: The Illustrated Encyclopedia - Building Your Model Railroad
North American Railroads: The Illustrated Encyclopedia - Building Your Model Railroad

North American Railroads: The Illustrated Encyclopedia

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Author: Solomon, Brian

Brand: Brand: Voyageur Press

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Binding: Hardcover

Number Of Pages: 320

Publisher: Voyageur Press

Release Date: 15-06-2012

Details: Product description 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. From the Back Cover From prolific rail author Brian Solomon comes this richly illustrated encyclopedia of classic and contemporary American railroads, featuring concise histories of 100 favorite railways from the 1840s to present, complete with fact-filled sidebars that list cities served, passenger trains, railyards, commodities, and more. The book is packed with evocative period and modern photography in color and black and white, as well as a treasure trove of classic timetable and advertising art and maps. Chock-full of history, data, and stunning imagery, North American Railroads is a must-have for the library of any railfan! About the Author With more than 30 books and countless magazine articles to his credit, Brian Solomon is one of today’s most accomplished railway historians and photographers. He splits he time between his hometown of Monson, Massachusetts, and Dublin, Ireland.

Package Dimensions: 11.0 x 9.4 x 1.2 inches

Languages: English