The story of the railways of North America is also a history of the development of two great nations: the United States and Canada. The coming of the steam railroad aided the massive expansion and growth of the two countries... Read moreRead less
The story of the railways of North America is also a history of the development of two great nations: the United States and Canada. The coming of the steam railroad aided the massive expansion and growth of the two countries in the 19th century with railroad tracks forming a vital network that stretched from the Atlantic to the Pacific. During this golden age of American railroads, railroad travel was glamorous and luxurious, with state-of-the-art giant locomotives and luxurious passenger cars. Today a much-reduced network is served by a variety of diesel and electric locomotives, while enthusiasts lovingly restore and maintain the classic steam locomotives, preserving the nations’ heritage for future generations.
This comprehensive and exhaustively researched book is an evocative celebration of North America’s railroads. Combining fascinating and evocative archive images with high-quality modern photography and detailed artworks, North American Trains tells the story of America’s most important railway systems, including the Union Pacific, Penn Central and Canadian Pacific railroads, from their construction to the present day. Specifications are included for more than 150 steam, diesel and electric locomotives, while detailed maps and first-hand accounts bring the human side of the railroad to life.
With more than 300 photographs and artworks, and covering more than 170 years of railroad history, North American Trains will thrill and fascinate railway enthusiasts the world over.
Format: 297 x 227mm
Word count: 80,000
Illustrations: 240 colour photographs and artworks
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