Published August 1997
by Motorbooks International .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||24|
Chartered in Pennsylvania in , construction of the Pennsylvania Railroad began in , and the first all-rail line reached Pittsburgh in Eventually, PRR connected Chicago with Washington, D.C. Pennsylvania Railroad recalls the unique engines and trains of 'The Standard Railroad of the World.'5/5(6). While the book focuses on the golden age of American railroading from to the early s, it extends to the present day where applicable, providing a colorful look at locomotives, passenger and freight operations, development, and, in some cases, demise.4/5(1). The book chronicles 15 railroads. "Most of them have vanished, having been swept up in a new wave of great mergers that began in the 's and reached fever pitch in the 's. A few survive with their long-established names, personalities and 'classic' images more or less intact 4/5(1). The Wabash is still a legend, even if it is no longer a railroad. These and other railroads are covered in Schafer's book. If you missed all this, you missed a lot. You can't get it back, but you can know about it, and for that purpose, this is a good book. Schafer devotes ten pages or so to each railroad covered, /5(5).
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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. An excellant book and I know Mike Schafer could not include every railway in the United States. However I do think the author could have included classic railway's like Chesapeake and Ohio and Norfolk and Western.4/5(1). L &N RAILROAD ORIGINAL WALL CALENDAR. Four (4) VERMONT RAILWAY and GREEN MOUNTAIN RR All Color Wall Calendars. Ending Mar 3 at PM PST. Vintage North Western Railroad Pocket Calendar- A Century of Trans Service. Ending Saturday at PM PST. Vintage Union Pacific Railroad UPRR Pocket Calendar- Boulder Dam- Lake Mead. Classic American Railroads. 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/5.