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    Classic American Railroads

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    Author: Mike Schafer

    Railroads have been part of the American way of life since 1828 when Americas first common-carrier railroad, the Baltimore Ohio, laid its first rail. Since then, hundreds and hundreds of railroad companies have been born. The Classic American Railroads gift set chronicles 44 of America and Canadas most loved railroads from the golden age. Most have disappeared or merged into the super railroads of today, but these fallen flags are fondly remembered. Here together in one boxed set are three railroad classics: Classic American Railroad, More Classic American Railroads, and Classic American Railroads, Volume III.

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    Scenery for Model Railroads, Dioramas & Miniatures: With 25 Handy Tear-Out Reference Cards

    Scenery for Model Railroads, Dioramas & Miniatures: With 25 Handy Tear-Out Reference Cards Lowest new price: $36.48
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    Author: Robert Schleicher
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    Transform your models from mundane to magnificent with expert proven techniques using the latest materials and methods. Ample photographs and step-by-step recipe cards make it simple to make your modelling scenes look just like real life. Learn how to create realistic mountains, trees, streams, grass, rocks, bushes and more, using inexpensive and easy-to-find materials.

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    The Large-Scale Model Railroading Handbook, 2nd Edition

    The Large-Scale Model Railroading Handbook, 2nd Edition Lowest new price: $21.99
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    Author: Robert Schleicher
    Brand: Brand: Krause Publications

    This revised edition of The Large Scale Model Railroading Handbook is loaded with tips to help train hobbyists make their G-scale railroading layouts a reality. New to this edition is information on wiring systems for two or more trains, using DCC, new locomotives, cars, and power supplies.

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    The Second Diesel Spotter's Guide, Including Industrial Units

    The Second Diesel Spotter's Guide, Including Industrial Units Lowest new price: $31.60
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    Author: Jerry A. Pinkepank
    Brand: Brand: Kalmbach Publishing

    Many black & white photos and detailed descriptions of how to identify diesel locomotives as well as the characteristics of different companies' trains like General Electric, etc.

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    The New York Subway: Its Construction and Equipment

    The New York Subway: Its Construction and Equipment Lowest new price: $15.58
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    Author: Interborough Rapid Transit
    Brand: Brand: Fordham University Press

    This is a complete facsimile of the 1904 edition originally published by the Interborough Rapid Transit Company to commemorate the opening of New York’s first subway line. From the perspective of both urban history and the history of transportation, this book is an important primary source.

    Building the city’s first subway in the early years of the twentieth century required delicate collaboration between public and private interests and called for the expenditure of considerable sums of both public and private money. The book introduces us to Abram S. Hewitt, a late nineteenth-century mayor of New York City. It was Hewitt who realized that, while private capital alone had been perfectly adequate for building elevated rapid transit lines in New York as early as the 1870s, the more costly construction of underground rapid transit lines was far beyond the ability of private corporations to finance. Hewitt set in motion a chain of events that sanctioned the use of public funds for subway construction, with the completed facility then to be leased to a private company for day-to-day operation.

    The private firm that emerged, both to build and to operate the first subway in New York, was called the Interborough Rapid Transit Company, a name that would later be rendered more crisply as the IRT. The City of New York and the Interborough Rapid transit Company inaugurated service over the city’s first subway line on Thursday afternoon, October 27, 1904. Mayor George B. McClellan, son of the Civil War general, took the controls of the first ceremonial train at City Hall Station in downtown Manhattan and headed north. In one way or another, the subway has been going ever since.

    The book also presents important tabular and statistical information, as well as clear and concise narrative descriptions of technical details.

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    Classic Railroad Advertising: Riding the Rails Again

    Classic Railroad Advertising: Riding the Rails Again Lowest new price: $25.00
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    Author: Tad Burness
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    Taking readers from 1917 to the present day, this text revives the Golden Age of passenger trains through original railroad advertisements. The book features photographs of, and historical notes on, famous American and Canadian trains, including the Broadway Limited and the Empire Builder.

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    Scenic Railway Modelling

    Scenic Railway Modelling Lowest new price: $150.03
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    Author: Michael Andress


    New York Subways: An Illustrated History of New York City's Transit Cars

    New York Subways: An Illustrated History of New York City's Transit Cars Lowest new price: $52.98
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    Author: Gene Sansone

    The first subway line in New York City opened on October 27, 1904. To celebrate the centennial of this event, the Johns Hopkins University Press presents a new edition of Gene Sansone's acclaimed book, Evolution of New York City Subways. Produced under the auspices of New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority, this comprehensive account of the rapid transit system's design and engineering history offers an extensive array of photographs, engineering plans, and technical data for nearly every subway car in the New York City system from the days of steam and cable to the present.

    The product of years of meticulous research in various city archives, this book is organized by type of car, from the 1903–04 wood and steel Composite cars to the R142 cars put into service in 2000. For each car type, Sansone provides a brief narrative history of its design, construction, and service record, followed by detailed schematic drawings and accompanying tables that provide complete technical data, from the average cost per car and passenger capacity to seat and structure material, axle load, and car weight. Sansone also includes a helpful subway glossary from A Car (the end car in a multiple car coupled unit) to Zone (a section of the train to the conductor's left or right side).

    Subway and train enthusiasts, students of New York City history, and specialists in the history of technology will appreciate this updated and authoritative reference work about one of the twentieth century's greatest urban achievements.

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    High-Speed Trains (The World's Railroads)

    High-Speed Trains (The World's Railroads) Lowest new price: $72.33
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    Author: Christopher Chant
    Brand: Brand: Chelsea House Pub (L)

    Text and illustrations present a variety of railroad cars that move at rapid velocity.

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    Trains of the Circus, 1872-1956 (Photo Archives)

    Trains of the Circus, 1872-1956 (Photo Archives) Lowest new price: $60.00
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    Author: Jr. Fred Dahlinger
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    Come one! Come all! Beginning in the 1870s, specially built trains transported the circus to eager crowds across the US. Now the magic of these circus trains is captured for all to enjoy in the delightful book. Rare behind-the-scenes photographs display the exciting and unusual construction and operation of circus trains. Witness animals being loaded and unloaded. Experience life inside the coaches that housed circus personnel. See flamboyant paint schemes, special length railroad cars, and rare builders' photos. Exciting rail scenes sure to excite the imagination!

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