Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History

The Day the Whistles Cried: The Great Cornfield Meet at Dutchman's Curve
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 55,150. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History, Nonfiction » History » North America
Two steam locomotives collide head-on in a cornfield at the edge of Nashville on July 9, 1918, taking the lives of more than a hundred people and injuring at least 300 others. This tragic tale, set against a backdrop of wartime urgency and human error, unfolds in the midst of the racial and societal divisions of the early twentieth century: a riveting story of decided historical impact.
New Zealand Railways
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,050. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2014 by Chris O'Byrne. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
New Zealand railway builders surmounted many obstacles: the terrain, a sparse and scattered population, two islands separated by an often stormy stretch of water, demands from every small settlement for their own railway line. But build a railway system — and a comprehensive one at that — New Zealand did. This is the story of that railway, from its heyday to the day of reckoning.
Australian Railways: Their Life and Times
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,580. Language: Australian English. Published: September 26, 2013 by Chris O'Byrne. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
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.
Grit, Grief And Gold: A True Narrative Of An Alaska Pathfinder
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 56,360. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
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.