Encyclopedia of North American railroads
Indiana University Press, Mar 1, 2007 - Reference - 1281 pages
Lavishly illustrated and a joy to read, this authoritative reference work on the North American continent's railroads covers the U.S., Canadian, Mexican, Central American, and Cuban systems. The encyclopedia's over-arching theme is the evolution of the railroad industry and the historical impact of its progress on the North American continent. This thoroughly researched work examines the various aspects of the industry's development: technology, operations, cultural impact, the evolution of public policy regarding the industry, and the structural functioning of modern railroads. More than 500 alphabetical entries cover a myriad of subjects, including numerous entries profiling the principal companies, suppliers, manufacturers, and individuals influencing the history of the rails. Extensive appendices provide data regarding weight, fuel, statistical trends, and more, as well as a list of 130 vital railroad books. Railfans will treasure this indispensable work.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LibraryThing
This is an excellent book on railroading in North America. There are many entries on all aspects of rairoads, their history and technology. The main encyclopedic section is framed by essays on their development and operating practice in the front; and by data, maps, glossary, and bibliography in the back. This reference book should be part of every railfan's collection.
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Fundemental reference book. I used it a lot.