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A Dance Called America (Hunter)
Used, good condition. "This is an account of what happened to the thousands of people who left the Scottish Highlands to make a new life in the United States and Canada. The book evaluates the impact of people from the Highlands on the New World. It is the story of how soldiers, explorers, fur traders, lumberjacks, guerilla fighters, railway builders, and pioneer settlers from the northern part of Scotland contributed to the United States and Canada"
$15.00
A Sampling of Penn Central
Used, good condition. The Penn Central existed only from the New York Central–Pennsylvania merger in 1968, until the formation of Conrail in 1976. This book fills an information void with its 208 wonderful photographs taken between 1970 and 1972. The photos, with their detailed captions, portray the 5,000-plus miles of PC's Southern Region.
$15.00
A Work of Giants (Griswold)
Used, good condition.
$5.00
All Aboard America (Wheaton)
Used, good condition. Showcases classic American trains including the Twentieth Century Limited, the Southern Pacific Coast Daylight, the Empire State Express, the Broadway Limited, the California Limited, and the Pennsylvania Special.
$5.00
All Aboard! The Story of Joshua Lionel Cowen & His Lionel Train Company
Used, good condition. By Ron Hollander. Softcover, 253 pages.
$10.00
American Heritage December 1957
Used, good condition. American Heritage: The Magazine of History, Vol. 9, No. 1 (December, 1957). In this issue: Apostle to the Indians by Francis Russell, The Boz Ball by Ada Nisbet, An Iowa Christmas by Paul Engle, Fire-Eating Farmer of the Confederacy by Alfred Steinberg, and much more.
$3.00
American Locomotives A Pictorial Record of Steam Power 1900-1950
Used, good condition. By Edwin P. Alexander. Hardcover, 256 pages.

AMERICAN LOCOMOTIVES A PICTORIAL RECORD OF STEAM POWER, 1900-1950By EDWIN P. ALEXANDER HERE IS THE PICTORIAL HISTORY OF AMERICAN RAILROAD MOTIVE POWER AS IT DEVELOPED FROM 1900 - a continuation of the story begun with Iron Horses. From the first Atlantic and Prairie types, fifty years of progress are shown by well over · 100 full-page plates, together with diagrams and descriptions. The locomotive illustrations have been carefully chosen to show milestones in improved designs and for photogenic interest. Every major railroad is represented. Pictured are the engines of the early years of the century, the first Mallets, the "firsts" of many new designs, up through the decades to the 500-ton monsters which are gradually being supplanted by Diesels. Considering today's trends in motive power, this might well be the swan song of the steam locomotive as most people know it. Here the outstanding representatives in locomotive development over the past half-century are gathered together in one volume - a must for anyone interested in railroads.

Illustrated with over 125 plates.
$10.00
American Railroads (Stover)
Used, good condition. Few scenes capture the American experience so eloquently as that of a lonely train chugging across the vastness of the Great Plains, or snaking through tortuous high mountain passes. Although this vision was eclipsed for a time by the rise of air travel and trucking, railroads have enjoyed a rebirth in recent years as profitable freight carriers. A fascinating account of the rise, decline, and rebirth of railroads in the United States, John F. Stover's American Railroads traces their history from the first lines that helped eastern seaports capture western markets to today's newly revitalized industry. Stover describes the growth of the railroads' monopoly, with the consequent need for state and federal regulations; relates the vital part played by the railroads during the Civil War and the two World Wars; and charts the railroads' decline due to the advent of air travel and trucking during the 1950s. In two new chapters, Stover recounts the remarkable recovery of the railroads, along with other pivotal events of the industry's recent history. During the 1960s declining passenger traffic and excessive federal regulation led to the federally-financed creation of Amtrak to revive passenger service and Conrail to provide freight service on bankrupt northeastern railroads. The real savior for the railroads, though, proved to be the Staggers Rail Act of 1980, which brought prosperity to rail freight carriers by substantially deregulating the industry. By 1995, renewed railroad freight traffic had reached nearly twice its former peak in 1944. Bringing both a seasoned eye and new insights to bear on one of the most American of industries, Stover has produced the definitive history of railroads in the United States.
$6.00
Bingham Canyon Railroads (Strack)
Used, good condition. Railroads and mining in Bingham Canyon have gone hand in hand since the first railroad was constructed in the canyon in late 1873. Bingham Canyon in the early years was a gold and silver mining camp, and the railroads were small operations. Copper mining took hold in the late 1890s, and the mines, mining companies, and railroads that served them expanded rapidly. Bingham Canyon soon became the largest and richest mining district in the western United States and was the source for as much as a third of the copper mined in the nation. A variety of locomotives worked in the canyon, including a small number of Shay locomotives, several large articulated steam locomotives, and the nation's largest roster of electric locomotives. The last Bingham Canyon ore train ran in late 2001. While the railroad tracks have been removed, the mine itself is very much in full production and remains the source for 25 percent of the nation's copper production.
$20.00
Bonanza Railroads (Kneiss)
Used, good condition.
$25.00
Broad Street Station
Used, good condition. Compact history of Pennsylvania Railroad's Broad Street Station from its opening in 1891 until its closure in 1952. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos, ephemera and diagrams. 48 pages.
$40.00
By Rail to the Boardwalk
Used, good condition. By Richard M. Gladulich. Hardcover, 331 pages.

For decades Atlantic City and the South Jer­sey coast reigned as America's summer playground and in the pre-superhighway era.

It was not only fashionable but a matter of neces­sity to go by train. Thus, South Jersey was a battleground for the tourist and commuter dollar. The chief combatants were the mighty Pennsylvania Railroad and its subsidiary, the West Jersey & Seashore, and the rival Reading and its Atlantic City Railroad af­filiate. They fought fiercely with fine trains, fre­quent schedules, high-speed trackage and faster - ever faster - timings. Steam was king, and the Reading's distinctive Camelbacks ruled the rails. Of course, it had to end. In the Depression, the PRR and Reading joined together to form the Pennsylvania-Reading-Seashore Lines to do bat­tle with the automobile and eliminate duplicate services. But the downhill slide continued, with only World War II providing a temporary lull in the decline. PRSL carried commuters, too, many of them in the WJ&S' venerable third-rail electric cars. But the electrics were an early victim of the au­tomobile, and with deficits skyrocketing, Atlan­tic City no longer a lure for tourists, the PRSL finally threw in the towel. It ended with a few, forlorn Budd cars plying the once-manicured trackage, a great railroad plant now redundant.
$35.00
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