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Railroads of Hawaii ~ by Gerald M Best
Railroads of Hawaii
Details the narrow and standard gauge common carriers of Hawaii.

Railroads of the Pikes Peak by Allen C. Lewis
Railroads of the Pikes Peak
"During the gilded age of rail travel in the late 1800s, Colorado Springs became one of the primary portals of westward expansion and a hub for both passenger and freight traffic. Over thousands of miles of tracks traveled merchants, industrialists, tourists, and fortune seekers, all bent on enjoying what Colorado had to offer either on a temporary or permanent basis. Much of the history of the Pike's Peak Region was predicated on the railroads, and the growth that the area enjoyed was dependent on the new residents and the trains that brought them."

Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania : Pennsylvania Trail of History Guide ~ by Dan Cupper

"A guidebook to the museum in Strasburg, Pennsylvania, covering the history of the state's railroad industry, with a tour of the 100,000 squarefoot exhibit hall, which displays dozens of historic locomotives and rolling stock significant to Pennsylvania's railroad heritage. A complete checklist of the museum's collection of rolling stock is included. ~ Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania : Pennsylvania Trail of History Guide

 

Rails Around Durangoby  Allan C. Lewis   Rails Around Durango

"In the 1880s, the Denver & Rio Grande began building its three-foot railroad toward the San Juan Mountains alongside the Animas River and the budding community of Durango. The D&RG quickly established itself in Durango, constructing a depot as well as a 45-mile connection to the regional mining hub of Silverton. Over 60 years, the towns, the railroad, and the mines it served would weather plummeting silver values and a turbulent economy. "

In the Traces : Railroad Paintings of Ted Rose (Railroads Past and Present) ~ by by Ted Rose, Thomas H. Garver 

"Ted Rose is an exceptional watercolor artist and in this volume has compiled an excellent collection of watercolors depicting trains from the history of railroading. He has coupled these wonderful watercolors with an anthology of trains over a period of 50 years based on his own personal experiences. The blending of the stories with his paintings makes you feel like you can step into the picture and relive the moment." ~ In the Traces : Railroad Paintings of Ted Rose (Railroads Past and Present)

Railroads of the Yosemite Valley ~ by Hank Johnston
Railroads of the Yosemite ValleyThunder In The Mountains: The Life And Times Of Madera Sugar Pine
"... the intriguing story of four short-line railroads that operated in the Merced River canyon to serve Yosemite National Park. ....  a wealth of photographic material, including over 200 black-and-white images of trains, trucks, stations and related structures and objects. ...  One of the rail lines carried thousands of visitors, including notables and celebrities, to Yosemite Valley, while the others were integral to logging and mining operations in the area. The story of each, describing both the individuals and their machines, is detailed here with remarkable photographs that bring the narrative richness and life. 206 pages; 200 black and white photographs, maps, drawings."  ~  Yosemite Association

Railroad Signaling ~ by Brian Solomon
Railroad Signaling signals train signals semaphore semiphore
"This complete and illustrated guide to railroad signaling in the U.S. simplifies and presents the utterly bewildering array of mechanisms, procedures, and rules that have evolved since the 1830s to promote safety, impose control, and disseminate information on America's railways. In addition to providing a brief history of North American signaling from the nineteenth century onward, Brian Solomon provides photos of equipment and explanations of not only how it works, but how it is used and what it all means. . . . ."  ~ Amazon.com

Rails Through Dixie ~ by John Krause
Rails Through Dixie
"A 176 page photo album of classic Southern steam railroading."

Railway Maintenance Equipment ~ by Brian Solomon ~ Railway Maintenance Equipment

The Short Line Doodlebug: Galloping Geese and Other Railcritters ~ by Edmund Keilty - source #2
The Short Line Doodlebug: Galloping Geese and Other Railcritters

Steam in the Rockies - A Steam Locomotive Roster of the Denver Rio Grande by Cornelius W. Hauck & Robert W. Richardson
Steam in the Rockies - A Steam Locomotive Roster of the Denver Rio Grande

"...... a roster of the steam locomotives owned by the D & RG, along with some small representative photographs. "

Steel Trails Of Hawkeyeland: Iowa's Railroad Experience ~ by Don L. Hofsommer
Steel Trails Of Hawkeyeland: Iowa's Railroad Experience
"Railroads helped to define the character of America, and that certainly was the case in Iowa. Pioneer lines penetrated the interior from established Mississippi River communities during the state’s early railroad era, and later opened up huge tracts for agricultural opportunity as well as urban development. A wide-ranging survey of Iowa’s railroad experience, Steel Trails of Hawkeyeland offers a snapshot of a fascinating and critically important element in the state’s history, and emphasizes the tight symbiotic relationship between Iowa and its railways. Packed with more than 250 photographs, this is a thorough and engaging book ."    

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