Books tagged: railroad history

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Tales From Key West
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,650. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Historical fiction about Key West covering the years from late 1500's to the present. Take a trip through time about many of the aspects of life in Key West and the Keys. Experience the adventure of pirates, wreckers, and travel the railroad to Key West. Sail through the Keys. Experience Key West like never before.
The Transcontinental Railroad (Fourth Grade Social Science Lesson, Activities, Discussion Questions and Quizzes)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Social Science / General
If your child is struggling with social science, then this book is for you; the short book covers the topic and also contains 10 discussion questions, 10 activities, and 20 quiz style questions. This subject comes from the book “Fourth Grade Social Science (For Home School or Extra Practice)”; it more thoroughly covers more fourth grade topics to help your child get a better understanding of fo
Bobby Joe Barnes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,070. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action
It was the race to Promontory Point and Union Pacific was gona win it or there’d be hell to pay. Ethan Jensen and Bobby Joe Barnes were new to the railroad survey team outa Cheyenne, Wyoming Territory. They did their job until a payroll theft and murder chased after them.
Australian Railways: Their Life and Times
Price: $3.99 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.
1872 Chicago Firefighter Directory
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Fire Science, Nonfiction » History » North America
I am publishing an 1872 Directory of Fireman for the City of Chicago. It includes railroads and Chicago businesses. I researched the book from the U.S. Business Directory of 1872, among other references. 1872 was the year after the great conflagration, i.e the Great Chicago Fire of October 8-10, 1871. In this era firefighting was handled by steam engines. They were often pulled by teams of horses.
1880 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Directory Topeka, Kansas
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
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.
Railroad Worker Profiles Wake County North Carolina 1880-1917
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 7,400. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
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
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 26,940. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Categories: 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 Story of Railroading’s Most Remarkable Brothers: W. Graham Claytor, Jr. and Robert B. Claytor
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,170. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
The story of two major leaders in American railroading who also happened to be brothers. The book covers the lives and accomplishments of Graham Claytor, Jr. and Robert Claytor. The brothers were presidents of two major railroads. Later, Bob became Chairman and CEO of Norfolk Southern. Graham was Secretary of the Navy under President Jimmy Carter. He also was chosen President of Amtrak.
Reminiscences of a Rambling Railroader
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,010. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military
A rare glimpse of military railroad service in Europe during WWII, with the 709th Railway Grand Division. The author describes growing up in Virginia and his military service as Master Mechanic of the 709th during their tour of duty in France, Belgium and Germany. Told in a captivating manner, he details his experiences in WWII and his emotions during routine and dangerous wartime events.