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Australian Railways: Their Life and Times
By Robin Bromby
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 55,580. Language: Australian English. Published: September 26, 2013 by Chris O'Byrne. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The nightmare of three different gauges, the daunting challenge of building railways across vast open spaces often with no water supplies, the follies of railway lines that were rarely used—all this is the saga of Australian railways, the sheer hard work and suffering of those who gave their life in service to the railways.
1872 Chicago Illinois Directory of Firemen
By Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
I am publishing a directory of firemen who worked for the city of Chicago, various railroads, and numerous businesses in 1872. My research is taken from the United States Business Directory of 1872. 1872 was the year that followed the great conflagration, i.e the Great Chicago Fire of October 8-10, 1871.Putting out fires was handled by steam engines that were often pulled by teams of horses.
1880 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Directory Topeka, Kansas
By Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad was completed to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1880. I have used ancestral records to compile an employee directory for A.T.&S.F.R.R. for Topeka, Kansas. The directory lists titles of railroad workers, their family members, and where the came to Kansas from. The publication will be useful for students of railroad history and those doing family ancestry profiles.
The History of Locomotives: The Steam Era
By Eugene Weiser
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 18,020. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2013 and represented by Eugene Weiser. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
The steam locomotive has brought fascination to railroad fans worldwide. As you watch them roll by, you cannot help admire the beauty of the motive. Artisanship is evident as you look at the sleek lines, the wheels that seem to move with an almost orchestrated movement led by the conductor.
The Union Pacific: America's Largest Railroad
By Eugene Weiser
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 16,790. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
A brief history of Americas' largest railroad whose founding father was Abraham Lincoln. The book traces the history from the beginnings until current times.
Railroad Employees In Wake County North Carolina
By Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,420. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
My eBook profiles employees of the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, Raleigh and Augusta Air Line Railroad, and Southern Railway. Each of these railroad companies kept offices in Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina by the late 19th century. Individual workers include train executives, conductors, moulders, firemen, engineers, clerks, and laborers. The text was compiled from city directories, 1880-1917.
The Pennsylvania Railroad: A Brief Look in Time
By Eugene Weiser
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 26,940. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
Entire libraries could be written on the Pennsylvania Railroad ranging from its history to the different businesses it owned, far too much to cover here which is a mere brief history of the railroad. The Pennsy was an institution to the City of Philadelphia and State of Pennsylvania. For over 100 years, the keystone represented the PRR as much as it did the State of Pennsylvania itself.
The B & O Railroad: A Brief History in Time
By Eugene Weiser
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 21,330. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
The B & O Railroad is the first in a series of books on the History of the railroads that forged America
Grit, Grief And Gold: A True Narrative Of An Alaska Pathfinder
By ANDY BARNETT
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 56,360. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Grit, Grief and Gold is an eyewitness account of M.J. Heney's railroad building in Alaska. Whiting was chief surgeon during construction of the White Pass & Yukon Route and Copper River & Northwestern Railway, as well as a good friend of "The Irish Prince of Alaska." This epub includes the original text and photos, an appendix that expands Whiting's account and additional photographs.
Northern Pacific Railway Employees In Fargo North Dakota
By Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 10,690. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
My eBook consists of small bios of Northern Pacific Railway Employees in Fargo, North Dakota from 1896-1916. The biographical details includes as much ancestral information as I could find on each person who worked for N P Ry in Fargo. The e-book is pertinent to individuals who are railway enthusiasts. It is also a fine resource to learn more about Fargo, ND/Moorhead, MN history.
Wishford Station - Stations of the GWR
By Terry Waldron
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,330. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
Wishford Station stood in Wiltshire on the main line from Salisbury to Bristol. For many years it was a thriving village station handling freight, passengers and livestock, but it closed in 1955 and is now no more.
Rocket Boy - Eyewitness to the Early Railways
By James W Bancroft
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,420. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
This is the eyewitness account of Edward Entwistle, who drove the famous steam locomotive 'Rocket' during the opening of the world's first passenger railway, and his long life in England and the United States. It is one of the most inportant documents concerning the early years of transport ever produced.
Lambourn Valley Railway - Stations of the Great Western Railway GWR
By Charles Darvelle
Series: Stations of the Great Western Railway, Book 10. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 22,870. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A charming history of one of the long closed rural branch lines on the Great Western Railway. The Lambourn Valley was one of the most quintessentially English branch lines in the days of steam.
Welford Park - Stations of the Great Western Railway GWR
By Charles Darvelle
Series: Stations of the Great Western Railway, Book 9. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A well researched history of one of closed branch line stations on the Great Western Railway. Welford Park Station is no more. This was once the busiest of all the stations on the Lambourn Valley Line serving as it did the huge RAF base nearby as well as the village of Welford. But
Great Shefford - Stations of the Great Western Railway GWR
By Charles Darvelle
Series: Stations of the Great Western Railway, Book 8. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
An engaging history of one of the lost branch line stations on the Great Western Railway. Great Shefford Station is no more. Although it was once a bustling village station with a thriving trade in timber felled in nearby woods, there is little left on the ground to show where this railway station once stood.
East Garston - Stations of the Great Western Railway GWR
By Charles Darvelle
Series: Stations of the Great Western Railway, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
An enjoyable history of one of the long vanished branch line stations on the Great Western Railway. East Garston is no more. The site remains, but there is little to show where this once bustling village railway station and its level crossing once stood. East Garston handled a wide variety of agricultural freight, as well as passengers and parcels.
Lambourn - Stations of the Great Western Railway
By Charles Darvelle
Series: Stations of the Great Western Railway, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » Europe / Austria & Hungary
A fascinating history of one of the long vanished stations on the Great Western Railway. Lambourn Station is no more. There is nothing left on the ground to show that this was once the thriving terminus of an independent railway line, later taken over by the Great Western Railway.
Boxford Station - Stations of the Great Western Railway GWR
By Charles Darvelle
Series: Stations of the Great Western Railway, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A dedicated history of a once busy rural station on a branch line of the Great Western Railway. Boxford was for many years a bustling little rural station on the branch line from Newbury to Lambourn. It is closed now, but some of the older residents can still remember the trains rattling through the station.
Stockcross & Bagnor Station - Stations of the Great Western Railway
By Charles Darvelle
Series: Stations of the Great Western Railway, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,780. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A dedicated history of one of this rural station on the Great Western Railway. Stockcross and Bagnor Station no more. This once bustling rural branch line station closed in the 1960s. Steam engines once chuffed up the long gradient from Newbury, stopped at Stockcross and Bagnor and then pushed on to Lambourn at the end of the line.
Newbury West Fields Halt - Stations of the Great Western Railway
By Charles Darvelle
Series: Stations of the Great Western Railway, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
A dedicated history of one of the more neglected stations on the Great Western Railway. Newbury West Fields Halt is no more. There is little left on the ground to show where this railway station once stood. Yet it was once a bustling commuter station serving residents of housing estates near Newbury, Berkshire.