This nostalgic, authoritative history of the railroad industry in the United States is richly illustrated with more than 200 images covering everything from the road's beginning to its heyday in the 1940s and '50s and its current state. Features include: black-and-white and period color photographs; maps, timetables, promotional materials, and other memorabilia; and details about railroading's five most fascinating components--its locomotives, freight trains, passenger trains, depots, and workforce.most personal relationship an engineer had with his locomotive was with its steam whistle, or aquot;quill. ... and the electric and diesel-electric locomotive replaced steam in the middle of this century, the job descriptions, and even sociaJ status, anbsp;...
|Title||:||The American Railroad|
|Author||:||Joe Welsh, Jim Boyd, William F. Howes|
|Publisher||:||Motorbooks International - 2006-03-10|