The Age of Steam: A Classic Album of American Railroading

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 1994 - Transportation - 298 pages
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One glance at this classic portrait gallery will transport you to a time not so very long ago, when the railroad ruled America and trains steaming across the landscape were the ultimate in modernity. More than 500 illustrations capture this golden age of the steam engine with its unique sights, sounds, and smells. This all-encompassing visual anthology has everything, from the beautifully painted wood burners of the early days to the steel Pullmans that sped forth at a then-whopping 80 miles an hour. Follow the folkways traveled by the little carriers, the main lines of continental consequence, and the countryside animated by plumes of smoke and steam. To look is to experience all the romance, adventure, and magic that railroads promised.
 

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Contents

TAB1E OF CONTENTS Foreword
8
In Times Primeval
10
Way Down East
34
Pennsylvania Dutch
48
Look Away Dixie Land
76
Steamcars to Bonanza
118
California the Golden
136
High Sierra
161
Northwest Passage
166
Sherman Hill
189
Retainers in the Rockies
198
Santa Fe Trail
231
The Great Plains
244
The Tall Fartrafficking Shapes
276
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