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American Railroad Companies - Classic American Railroads
Classic American Railroads

American Railroad Companies

This stunning work showcases sixteen of the most-remembered rail companies of yesteryear. This collection of classic American railroads includes the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, The Milwaukee Road, New York Central, Pennsylvania, Union Pacific, Denver & Rio Grande, Great Northern and a variety of others. Exceptional archival color photography highlights the glory years of Americas classic railroads.

  • Brand: Brand: Voyageur Press
  • ASIN: 0760302391
American Railroad Companies - The Historical Guide to North American Railroads, 3rd Edition (Trains Books)
The Historical Guide to North American Railroads, 3rd Edition (Trains

American Railroad Companies

Great photos, new maps, and history for 150+ railroads make The Historical Guide to North American Railroads, 3rd Edition the perfect guide for modelers, railfans, and history buffs!This updated edition features a new, larger format and a comprehensive index that makes searching for information quick and easy. Each listing includes historical information, a photo, a route map, and key statistics regarding miles of operation, locomotives, and rolling stock, and much more.

  • Brand: Kalmbach
  • ASIN: 0890249709
American Railroad Companies - The Railroad and the Pueblo Indians: The Impact of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe on the Pueblos of the Rio Grande, 1880-1930
The Railroad and the Pueblo Indians: The Impact of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe on the Pueblos of the Rio Grande,

American Railroad Companies

The history of the railroad conquest of the West is well known, but the impact of western railroads on Native Americans has largely been ignored. Richard Frost examines the profound effects that the coming of trains had on Pueblo Indians in New Mexico's Rio Grande Valley. The arrival of the railroad was a social and cultural tsunami. It destroyed or damaged crops, livestock, irrigation ditches, community autonomy, privacy, and well-being. The trains brought lawyers, speculators, politicians, missionaries, anthropologists, timber thieves, health seekers, and government servants. American colonialism abetted the railroads, so that the Pueblos faced land and water confiscation, court cases, compulsory American education, and other transgressions. To be sure, the trains also brought farm tools, clothing for children, and customers for Pueblo pottery; but these were comparatively marginal benefits. The Pueblo communities responded variously, though mostly conservatively to sustain their traditional communities. This book spotlights two very different responses. Santo Domingo's reaction was hostile, but Laguna chose accommodation. These reactions reveal previously overlooked aspects of these pueblos’ histories that provide compelling reasons behind their varying responses. The book a...

  • ASIN: 1607814404
American Railroad Companies - The Underground Railroad: A Novel
The Underground Railroad: A

American Railroad Companies

#1 New York Times BestsellerWinner of the Pulitzer PrizeWinner of the National Book AwardWinner of the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in FictionLonglisted for the Man Booker PrizeOne of the Best books of the Year: The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, The Boston Globe, The Seattle Times, HuffPost, Esquire, Minneapolis Star TribuneCora is a young slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood—where greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him. In Colson Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora embarks on a harrowing flight from one state to the next, encountering, like Gulliver, strange yet familiar iterations of her own world at each stop. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the terrors of the antebellum era, he weaves in the saga of our nation, from the brutal abduction of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is both the gripping tale of one woman's will to esc...

  • ASIN: 0345804325
American Railroad Companies - American Railroads: Decline and Renaissance in the Twentieth Century
American Railroads: Decline and Renaissance in the Twentieth

American Railroad Companies

Once an icon of American industry, railroads fell into a long decline beginning around the turn of the twentieth century. Overburdened with regulation and often displaced by barge traffic on government-maintained waterways, trucking on interstate highways, and jet aviation, railroads measured their misfortune in lost market share, abandoned track, bankruptcies, and unemployment. Today, however, as Robert Gallamore and John Meyer demonstrate, rail transportation is reviving, rescued by new sources of traffic and advanced technology, as well as less onerous bureaucracy.In 1970, Congress responded to the industry's plight by consolidating most passenger rail service nationwide into Amtrak. But private-sector freight service was left to succeed or fail on its own. The renaissance in freight traffic began in 1980 with the Staggers Rail Act, which allowed railroad companies to contract with customers for services and granted freedom to set most rates based on market supply and demand. Railroads found new business hauling low-sulfur coal and grain long distances in redesigned freight cars, while double-stacked container cars moved a growing volume of both international and domestic goods. Today, trains have smaller crews, operate over better track, and are longer and heavier than ever b...

  • ASIN: 0674725646
American Railroad Companies - Guide to North American Steam Locomotives
Guide to North American Steam

American Railroad Companies

This book has the fascinating history and development of steam locomotives in North American. Tells the stories behind the locomotives, includes rosters, and explains wheel arrangements, streamlining, and more with photos, summaries, and specifications for hundreds of locomotives.

  • Brand: Kalmbach
  • ASIN: 1627002596
American Railroad Companies - Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American

American Railroad Companies

Frederick Douglass was born an American slave. In his teenage years he taught himself to read. Before long Frederick was teaching his fellow slaves how to read the New Testament. This was not looked well upon.The beatings that followed nearly broke him, but instead he resolved upon escape. After a number of unsuccessful attempts, Douglass escaped to the northern states. He quickly became a public figure in the abolitionist movement. This is the first book Douglass wrote on his life and the subject of slavery. It documents his early life, his escape to the north, and his early career as an abolitionist.

  • ASIN: 1989201466
American Railroad Companies - The American Railroad Passenger Car, Parts I and II (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology)
The American Railroad Passenger Car, Parts I and II (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of

American Railroad Companies

The American Railroad Passenger Car recaptures the lost, but not-too-distant past when 98 percent of all intercity travel in the United States was by rail. It documents in extraordinary detail the ingenuity and splendor of the classic trains as well as the rattle and clatter, the dust and cinders of early rail travel. An unparalleled record of changes in taste and technologyWith clarity and precision, White explains the methods of construction of wood, iron, steel, and aluminum cars. He traces the evolution of wheels and brakes, dining cars and sleeping compartments. And he follows the revolutions in taste and technology that dramatically altered the appearance of the railroad passenger car over the century and a half that it dominated American travel.An extraordinary resource for railroad hobbyistsDetailed plans and diagrams accompanying the text make it possible for model-builders to reconstruct many famous passenger cars themselves. Appendixes contain biographies of coach builders and designers; numerous tables comparing models, materials, and prices; a chronology of passenger cars; and an annotated bibliography.

  • Brand: Brand: The Johns Hopkins University Press
  • ASIN: 0801827434
American Railroad Companies - Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad
Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground

American Railroad Companies

The dramatic story of fugitive slaves and the antislavery activists who defied the law to help them reach freedom.More than any other scholar, Eric Foner has influenced our understanding of America's history. Now, making brilliant use of extraordinary evidence, the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian once again reconfigures the national saga of American slavery and freedom.A deeply entrenched institution, slavery lived on legally and commercially even in the northern states that had abolished it after the American Revolution. Slaves could be found in the streets of New York well after abolition, traveling with owners doing business with the city's major banks, merchants, and manufacturers. New York was also home to the North’s largest free black community, making it a magnet for fugitive slaves seeking refuge. Slave catchers and gangs of kidnappers roamed the city, seizing free blacks, often children, and sending them south to slavery.To protect fugitives and fight kidnappings, the city's free blacks worked with white abolitionists to organize the New York Vigilance Committee in 1835. In the 1840s vigilance committees proliferated throughout the North and began collaborating to dispatch fugitive slaves from the upper South, Washington, and Baltimore, through Philadelphia and New...

  • ASIN: B00L3KQ2YY

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