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Great Railroad Photographs from the Collection of the Smithsonian Institution

Author : Smithsonian Institution
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Features builders' pictures of the construction of great steam locomotives, views of trains at work, and shots of the magnificent luxury passenger trains of the 1920s and 1930s.

Photographs from the Division of Transportation s Railroad Collection

Author : National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation
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Thomas Norell Railroad Photography Collection

Author : National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation
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Guide to Photographic Collections at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of American History

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This essential reference volume, the first in a five-volume set, describes a million photographs at the National Museum of American History for curators, researchers, historians, artists, filmmakers, and collectors. See "Photography" for other volumes in this series.

The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg

Author : Tony Reevy
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Bon vivant, railroad historian, photographer, pioneering food critic, chronicler of New York’s café society, and noted newspaperman, Lucius Beebe (1902–1966) was an American original. In 1938, with the publication of High Iron: A Book of Trains, he transformed the world of railroad-subject photography forever by inventing the railroad picture book genre. In 1940, he met creative and life partner Charles Clegg (1916–1979), also a talented photographer. Beebe and Clegg produced an outstanding and diverse portfolio of mid-twentieth century railroad-subject photographs. Beebe, sometimes with Clegg, also authored about forty books, including many focused on railroads and railroading. The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg brings their incredible story and best photographic work together. Providing an extensive biographic introduction to Beebe and Clegg, author Tony Reevy presents a multi-faceted view of the railroad industry that will appeal to rail enthusiasts as well as those interested in American food culture, the history of New York City, and LGBT studies. The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg is an indispensable history to the work of two men who forever changed the way we see and experience American railroads.

Charles B Chaney Railroad Photography Collection

Author : National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation
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The Railroad Photography of Jack Delano

Author : Tony Reevy
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Born in the Ukraine, photographer Jack Delano moved to the United States in 1923. After graduating from Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1937, Delano worked for the Farm Security Administration (FSA) and the Office of War Information (OWI) as a photographer. Best known for his work for the Office of War Information during 1940–1943, Jack Delano captured the face of American railroading in a series of stunning photographs. His images, especially his portraits of railroad workers, are a vibrant and telling portrait of industrial life during one of the most important periods in American history. This remarkable collection features Delano’s photographs of railroad operations and workers taken for the OWI in the winter of 1942/43 and during a cross-country journey on the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway, plus an extensive selection of his groundbreaking color images. The introduction provides the most complete summary of Delano’s life published to date. Both railroad and photography enthusiasts will treasure this worthy tribute to one of the great photographers of the thirties and forties.

Trains and Technology Track and structures

Author : Anthony J. Bianculli
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The first of a four-volume set traces the maturation of the railroad through an exposition of railroad technology. This book details locomotive design and application through three stages: infancy (1830-1875), adolescence (1850-1875), and maturity (1875-1900). This history of the American railroad is accompanied by nearly 150 illustrations and accurate drawings of the equipment and appliances, many of which have not been published before outside of old technical journals.

Guide to Manuscript Collections in the National Museum of History and Technology 1978

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Union Pacific s Streamliners

Author : Joe Welsh
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Union Pacific is America's most popular railroad. The first to create a transcontinental railroad link in 1869 in conjunction with the Central Pacific, UP was also the first U.S. railroad to create a modern streamlined passenger train. Sleek, quiet, powerful, and fast, the lightweight streamliner set a new standard for luxury on the rails. This authoritative, illustrated history follows up streamliners from 1934 with the launch of the City of Salina right up to Union Pacific's ceding of passenger service to Amtrak in 1971. Award-winning rail author Joe Welsh examines the fleet of “City” trains that followed the Salina, all connecting Chicago to their namesakes with revolutionary equipment and diesel motive power on breakneck schedules. In addition to detailed looks at the trains, readers are treated to their various forms of motive power and rolling stock, and their unparalleled services. Dozens of black-and-white images and period color photos depict the City of Portland, City of Denver, City of Los Angeles, City of San Francisco, and City of St. Louis along, with period ads and route maps to complete the picture. Images also detail the opulent furnishings and impeccable service that distinguished America's premier passenger line--from uniforms and dinnerware to the most exotic lounge cars ever built.

Great Railroad Photographs U S A

Author : Lucius Beebe
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Baltimore Ohio s Capitol Limited and National Limited

Author : Joe Welsh
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In 1923 the Baltimore & Ohio's Capitol Limited started its travels between Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Two years later the B&O's National Limited linked the nations capital to St. Louis. Almost at once the two lines became household names, famous for the outstanding service and cuisine offered in their Pullman sleepers and renowned dining cars. This authoritative, illustrated history takes readers back to the B&O's glory years, with a wealth of images, route information, details of the trains passenger motive power, and the inside story on the frugal railroads means of streamlining its equipment with innovative and aesthetically striking results. Against a backdrop of dozens of black-and-white archival images and period color photos depicting uniforms, dinnerware, stations, period ads and route maps, and interior views of passenger cars, award-winning rail author Joe Welsh discusses how B&O passenger operations led to the demise of at least one of its rival Pennsylvania Railroads passenger trains; and how, ultimately, market forces did in the B&O's passenger trains as well. Here is the whole story, with the National Limited's failure under Amtrak's auspices--and the 1981 rebirth of the Capitol Limited as one of Amtrak's most popular trains, keeping a legend alive.

Cars Trains Ships and Planes

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Cars, Trains, Ships and Planes displays exciting vehicles that float, fly or speed across the land, including the record breakers - the fastest, largest, longest and costliest modes of transportation ever to zoom, sail or soar. Explore over 1,000 different vehicles and discover fun facts and figures. This kid's encyclopedia is the fastest route to learning about the entire history of all modern modes of transportation, from the first wheel to the latest hybrids. Cars, Trains, Ships and Planes is the perfect gift for young transport enthusiasts, who are revved up and ready to read.

The Pennsylvania Railroad Volume 1

Author : Albert J. Churella
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"Do not think of the Pennsylvania Railroad as a business enterprise," Forbes magazine informed its readers in May 1936. "Think of it as a nation." At the end of the nineteenth century, the Pennsylvania Railroad was the largest privately owned business corporation in the world. In 1914, the PRR employed more than two hundred thousand people—more than double the number of soldiers in the United States Army. As the self-proclaimed "Standard Railroad of the World," this colossal corporate body underwrote American industrial expansion and shaped the economic, political, and social environment of the United States. In turn, the PRR was fundamentally shaped by the American landscape, adapting to geography as well as shifts in competitive economics and public policy. Albert J. Churella's masterful account, certain to become the authoritative history of the Pennsylvania Railroad, illuminates broad themes in American history, from the development of managerial practices and labor relations to the relationship between business and government to advances in technology and transportation. Churella situates exhaustive archival research on the Pennsylvania Railroad within the social, economic, and technological changes of nineteenth- and twentieth-century America, chronicling the epic history of the PRR intertwined with that of a developing nation. This first volume opens with the development of the Main Line of Public Works, devised by Pennsylvanians in the 1820s to compete with the Erie Canal. Though a public rather than a private enterprise, the Main Line foreshadowed the establishment of the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1846. Over the next decades, as the nation weathered the Civil War, industrial expansion, and labor unrest, the PRR expanded despite competition with rival railroads and disputes with such figures as Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller. The dawn of the twentieth century brought a measure of stability to the railroad industry, enabling the creation of such architectural monuments as Pennsylvania Station in New York City. The volume closes at the threshold of American involvement in World War I, as the strategies that PRR executives had perfected in previous decades proved less effective at guiding the company through increasingly tumultuous economic and political waters.

GT PHOTOGRAPHIC COLLN V1 PB

Author : OCONNOR DIANE VOGT
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Indians

Author : Joanna Cohan Scherer
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A photographic record of the physical traits and life of various North American tribes over a period of eighty-two years

Native Americans

Author : Barry Pritzker
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This landmark two volume source ranks as one of the field's most comprehensive guides to Native American studies, offering historical, cultural, and modern reference, supporting a complete range of research. * Richly illustrated with photos and drawings * Maps of tribal locations and culture areas * Bibliographic citations for each tribal entry, a glossary, and a subject index

Overground Railroad

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The first book to explore the historical role and residual impact of the Green Book, a travel guide for black motorists Published from 1936 to 1966, the Green Book was hailed as the “black travel guide to America.” At that time, it was very dangerous and difficult for African-Americans to travel because black travelers couldn’t eat, sleep, or buy gas at most white-owned businesses. The Green Book listed hotels, restaurants, gas stations, and other businesses that were safe for black travelers. It was a resourceful and innovative solution to a horrific problem. It took courage to be listed in the Green Book, and Overground Railroad celebrates the stories of those who put their names in the book and stood up against segregation. It shows the history of the Green Book, how we arrived at our present historical moment, and how far we still have to go when it comes to race relations in America.

Guide to the National Anthropological Archives Smithsonian Institution

Author : National Anthropological Archives
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Photographs of Locomotives and Railroad Views Available from the Division of Transportation

Author : National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Transportation
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