Railroads played a crucial role in American history, enabling the nation to develop at an outstanding pace. In the east they transported new settlers, encouraged the growth of towns, facilitated communications across the country, carried raw materials to industrial centers and finished goods to buyers, and brought commuters into cities. From their earliest days until the end of the "Golden Age" in the late 1920s, they were the most glamorous, exciting and commercially important method of transport in the US.
As railroad companies became some of the most powerful organizations in the world, they produced colorful literature celebrating their status and importance - souvenir books, postcards, illustrated maps. This exciting book, packed with images of rare railroadania along with expertly written text, brings the glory days of eastern railroads back to life.
This volume covers: The Boston & Albany Railroad, the Hoosag Tunnel Route, New Haven Railroad's Shoreline Route, the New England Limited, the Rutland Railroad, Maine Central's Rockland Branch, Maine Two-Footers, Belfast & Moosehead Lake, Bangor & Aroostock, New York City Terminals, New York's Elevated Railways, the New York Central System, Pennsylvania Railroad's Main Line, the Baltimore & Ohio Route, The Erie Railroad, Lehigh Valley Railroad, Delaware, Lackawanna & Western, The General Railroad of New Jersey, the Philidelphia & Reading Railroad, New York, Ontario & Western, the Norfolk & Western Railway, The Chesapeake & Ohio, the Louisville & Nashville, the Atlantic Coast Line, The Seaboard Air Line, the Florida East Coast Railway, and the Southern Railway System.
Written by M. MacArdle, B. C. Cooper, N. Kingsley, M. Klein, W. D. Middleton, D. C. Lester, B. Solomon).
Copyright 2011 Bookcraft Ltd & Worth Press Ltd
Published 2011 Chartwell Boks, Ltd.
320 pages, many maps, illustrations and photos on each page, most in color!
12.1" x 10.1" hardbound with dust jacket.