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Durbin, William.

Summary: In 1867, fifteen-year-old Sean experiences both hardships and rewards when he joins his father in working on the building of the Transcontinental Railroad.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic 1900

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC DUR

Summary: A former Confederate soldier still haunted by his past, Cullen Bohannon made a home in Hell on Wheels hunting down the men responsible for killing his family. Following the Indian attack that destroyed the railroad settlement, Cullen spends a long winter reshaping his lust for revenge into a burning ambition, to take control of the Union Pacific and drive it across the country.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Ambrose, Stephen E.

Summary: The account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage. It is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad-the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2000

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 385 AMB

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 385.09 Ambrose 2000

Ambrose, Stephen E.

1 hold on 1 copy

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2000

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Summary: Catch an unforgettable glimpse into America's storied past as you ride the rails on these rolling museums of steam and steel. Focus on the history and mechanics of the engines themselves and a bit of local history.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Questar 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 385.09 GRE

Burkhardt, D. C. Jesse

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rolling Dreams Press 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 385.09 BUR

Summary: Cullen Bohannon, a former soldier and slaveholder, follows the track of Union soldiers, who killed his wife. This brings him to the middle of one of the biggest projects in US history, the building of the railroad. After the war years in the 1860s, this connected the east with the still wild west.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD TV HEL

Johnstone, William W.

Summary: It is the fall of 1867. Twenty-two years have passed since Tim Colter and his family were ambushed on the Oregon Trail, forcing the young boy to grow up, forge ahead, and find an unlikely ally in one-eyed mountain man Jed Reno. Now a widowed deputy U.S. marshal and Civil War veteran, Colter is finally ready to remarry and settle down. But, when a dangerous new assignment becomes a life-or-death...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kensington Publishing Corp. 2016

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC JOH

Chang, Gordon H.

Summary: In 1864, as the Civil War still raged, throngs of Chinese migrants began to converge on the enormous western worksite of the Transcontinental Railroad. Over the next five years, they blasted tunnels through the granite cliffs of the Sierra Nevada and laid tracks across the burning Nevada and Utah deserts. As many as twelve hundred lost their lives along the route. Those who survived would...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 331.6 CHA

Crow, Melinda Melton.

Summary: "Fire Truck is very brave, and while he is off fighting a fire, School Bus, Tractor, and Train await his return"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2012

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Pre-Reader (Orange), Call number: JBR ORANGE CRO

Summary: While waiting for the man with the yellow hat to buy train tickets, Curious George causes trouble by mixing up numbers on the schedule, but he makes up for it when a little boy's toy rolls toward the tracks.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 2008

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Crow, Melinda Melton.

Summary: "Tractor helps Train out of a messy situation"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books 2012

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2 available in Beginning Readers - Pre-Reader (Orange), Call number: JBR ORANGE CRO

Summary: In season four of AMC's top-rated drama, Hell freezes over. Following the brutal winter of 1868, the railroad is at a standstill and restless workers wreak havoc on Cheyenne. Cullen Bohannon is trapped in a fort with a pregnant wife and the Swede. Thomas Durant is broke and Elam Ferguson is presumed dead. The task of uniting America by rail remains undone and the costs and consequences are...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Drabelle, Dennis.

Summary: The notorious Central Pacific Railroad riveted the attention of two great American writers: Ambrose Bierce and Frank Norris. Drabelle tells a classic story of corporate greed vs. the power of the pen. The Central Pacific Railroad accepted US Government loans; but, when the loans fell due, the last surviving founder of the railroad avoided repayment. Bierce, at the behest of his boss William...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 385.0979 Drabelle 2012

Summary: The engines on the Island of Sodor find themselves in some sticky and slippery situations. Thomas and Butch are stuck in a bind when they don't fully listen to directions. Spencer gets lost in the fog but learns he can actually be Spencer the Helpful. Gordon must swallow his pride after dropping the Lion of Sodor in the mucky, muddy river, and Edward shows Charlie there's a time to be really...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Hit Entertainment] 2012

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1 available in Juvenile DVD, Call number: J DVD Movie Thomas 2012

Spradlin, Michael P.

Summary: In 1945 twelve-year-old Patrick and his younger brother Teddy stowaway on the U.S.S. Indianapolis in a desperate attempt to get back to the Philippines where they last saw their parents, just before the Japanese invasion--but when the ship is sunk they find themselves clinging to a piece of debris without food or water, and with hungry sharks circling below.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JFIC SPR

Berenstain, Jan

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Summary: The Bears are on a steam train trip across Bear country. Mama and Papa enjoy the scenery but the cubs want to learn about the train. With luck, Grizzly Jones might let them blow the train whistle.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2010

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Awdry, W.

Summary: "The circus is in town! But when the animals get loose, the town is a circus. Can Thomas help round the animals up?"--P. [4] of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2011

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1 available in Beginning Readers - New Reader (Green), Call number: JBR GREEN AWD

Anderson, Peter

Summary: The history of th Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroad companies' efforts to span the continent.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 1996

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Zuchora-Walske, Christine

Summary: In a time when the United States could not expand fast enough, railroads became essential for the country to grow.The Transcontinental Railroadnarrates the race to build rail lines into the West for money, land, and fame. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a table of contents, maps, a glossary, additional...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

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Perritano, John.

Summary: Describes what tools the workers used to build the transcontinental railroad, as well as how long it took to build with the numerous obstacles encountered along the way. Also shows the changes that the transcontiental railroad brought to the United States.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Children's Press 2010

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Anderson, Steven C.

Summary: An illustrated presentation of the familiar folk song about railroad life.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Cantata Learning 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE AND

Summary: Thomas, Sir Topham Hatt, Percy, and their other friends have learned many lessons about the value of working together to accomplish a goal.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: HIT Entertainment 2004

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1 available in Children's videos, Call number: J DVD Movie Thomas 2004

Acosta, Daniel

Summary: When twelve-year-old Manny Maldonado and his friends find a hobo's body near the train tracks that run through their tight-knit San Gabriel valley community, a police officer tries to pin the murder on them.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cinco Puntos Press 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA FIC ACO