Chartwell Books, Inc.
This book chronicles the history of the railroads in the U.S.A. and Canada. It also covers locomotives, rolling stock, and passenger service.
Title / Description
The United States railroads from 1828 through 1861. Photos of early locomotives.
The American Civil War & Westward Expansion
Covers the period from 1861 through 1875 in the United States. Lots of photos of equipment and buildings, including bridges.
Consolidation and the Railroad Barons
Covers the period from 1875 through 1917 of the U.S. history, the period between the Wars. Includes many photos.
The Heyday of Steam
Covers the U.S. history period from 1917 to 1945, the large steam locomotives. Many historical and modern-day photos.
Building the Roads
Focuses on building the infrastructure of the expanding railroads. Includes lots of construction photos, photos of buildings and lots of bridges. Includes information about how railroads are built today.
Starts the Canadian railroad history in 1832. Includes many historical and modern-day photos.
Locomotives & Rolling Stock
This chapter covers the steam locomotives, diesel locomotives, railcars, Doodlebugs, Galloping Goose, rotary plows, and electric locomotives. Most photos in this chapter are modern-day ones.
Many historical interior photos, and includes the Auto-Train.
Covers the history, but the photos are mostly modern-day trains.
Light Rail & Rapid Transit Systems
Describes modern-day light rail service for subways and commuter service.