Railroads, Montana Railroads, Alaska Railroads, Fighting Railroads



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Yellowstone by Train
A History Of Rail Travel To America’s First National Park

by Thornton Waite

The history of Yellowstone National Park and railroad travel to Yellowstone are closely connected because the railroad was the only practical means of reaching the park for many years. The railroads promoted the establishment and development of the park because they saw it as a potential business opportunity. This book covers all five entrances to the park and the railroads that serviced them.

8 1/2"x 11", 168 pages, full color, hundreds of photos, maps, brochures, paperback, $24.95. ISBN 1-57510-129-7

 



Fairs and Railroads
Railroads at World’s Fairs, Expositions and Railroad Fairs

by Thornton Waite

This book tells about the participation of the railroads at the larger world fairs and railroad expositions in the United States, describing how the railroads addressed the transportation of large numbers of people to the fairs and describing the exhibits they had on the fairgrounds. It includes photographs and scans of printed memorabilia from the author's personal collection.

8 1/2"x11", 224 pages, 200 photos, illustrations and maps in black-and-white and color, paperback, $29.95. ISBN 978-1-57510-152-1


 


Rails To Gold And Silver
Lines to Montana’s Mining Camps, Volume 2: 1883–1887

by Bill & Jan Taylor

In 1883, with its mainline through Montana completed, the NP’s restrictive language of its charter and the conservative nature of its management prevented it from building branch lines to the developing gold, silver and copper mining camps such as Rimini and Butte. James J. Hill of the Great Northern Railway recognized the omission and began building a railroad into the territory.

8 1/2"x11", 148 pages, 150 photos, maps, profiles, newspaper accounts, paperback, $24.95. ISBN 1-57510-056-9



 


The Butte Short Line
The Construction Era 1888–1929

by Bill & Jan Taylor

In 1883, the Northern Pacific Railroad decided to bypass Butte, Montana, in favor of a main line through Helena, 40 miles to the north. Helena appeared to be a more lucrative source of traffic at the time and offered a lower crossing of the continental divide. Within three years the situation changed. Butte began its conversion into a copper mining center. In 1886 the NP began a decade-long struggle to find a route into Butte. This is a history of that effort.

8 1/2"x11", 112 pages, 140 photos, maps, profiles, newspaper accounts, paperback, $22.95. ISBN 1-57510-040-1

 



The White Pass and Yukon Route

A Pictorial History

by Stan Cohen

The Klondike Gold Rush spawned the railroad in 1898. The line was built to alleviate the hardships of the gruesome trip over the passes to the gold fields in the interior of the Yukon. By the time the railroad was completed in the summer of 1900 the rush was over, but the White Pass Route survived nevertheless, and continued for 82 years to provide a vital link between the Yukon and the outside world.

8 1/2"x11", 128 pages, 200 photos, paperback, $9.95.
ISBN 0-933126-08-5





The General & The Texas
A Pictorial History of the Andrews Raid, April 12, 1862

by Stan Cohen & James G. Bogle

The Andrews Raid, or as it is more commonly known “The Great Locomotive Chase,” involved a small raiding party of 22 troopers from several Ohio regiments and two civilians including James J. Andrews, the leader. It was a very risky venture designed to disrupt rail traffic between two important Southern supply cities, Chattanooga, Tenn., and Atlanta, Ga. Isolating these points would give the Federal Army a chance to strike deep into the heart of the Confederacy.

8 1/2"x 11", 160 pages, 233 photos, maps, paperback, $17.95. ISBN 1-57510-060-6



 



Rails Across the Tundra

A Historical Album of the Alaska Railroad

by Stan Cohen

Unlike most of the nation’s railroads, the Alaska Railroad was totally financed and constructed by the United States government. Construction began at about the time of the comple­tion of the Panama Canal. Although separated by thousands of miles, the railroad and the canal shared some of the same supervisory personnel and equipment, and both opened up major commercial arteries.

8 1/2"x11", 152 pages, 285 photos, maps, rolling stock drawings, paperback, $12.95. ISBN 0-933126-43-3


 



America’s Fighting Railroads

A World War II Pictorial History

by Don DeNevi

The war in which the United States found itself in December 1941 made greater demands upon transportation than any conflict in history. This fact was spectacularly illustrated by the vast distances that American troops and supplies had to traverse to reach far away stations and combat areas. By the end of the war, the nation’s railroads had doubled the freight traffic and quadrupled the passenger traffic handled by them.

8 1/2"x 11", 152 pages, 153 photos, 4 color pages, paperback, $14.95.
ISBN 1-57510-001-0

 

 



The Durbin Route

The Greenbrier Division of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway

by William Price McNeel

From the corporate point of view of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, the Greenbrier Division was only one of many branch lines and probably thought of mainly when it was time to add up the annual balance sheet. However, in relation to those who have known this rail line, it filled a number of rolls. To several genera­tions of railroad men, it was the location of their jobs. To the people of the Upper Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia, it was for many years their vital economic lifeline to the rest of the nation.

8 1/2"x11", 182 pages, 183 photos, maps, paperback, $12.95.
ISBN 0-933126-56-5




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