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Grant, H. Roger

Summary: Looks at the impact and importance of railroads and railroad travel on cities and towns throughout the United States, from 1830 through 1930.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Indiana University Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 385.0973 GRA

Floca, Brian.

Summary: Learn what it was like to travel on the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 385.0973 FLO

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FLO

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JE FLO

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE FLO

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE Fiction Floca 2013

Josephson, Matthew

Contents: Part one. The national scene: the national character -- What the young men dream -- Of empire-builders -- The winning of the west -- Two captains of industry -- The fight for Erie -- Grandeurs and miseries of empire-building -- Part two. Rising from the ruins -- Mephistopheles -- Caesar Borgia in California -- Giants of the northwest -- Certain industrialists arose -- Morgan and the railways --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harcourt 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 332.0973 JOD

Jennison, Christopher

Summary: Vintage magazine covers from Railroad, The New Yorker, and The Saturday Evening Post and original Lionel Train advertisements dating from the 1950s are only a few of the nostalgia-filled images, many never before published, that illustrate this Yuletide anthology.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: H.N. Abrams 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 385 JEN

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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Summary: "Tells the unforgettable story of the 250,000 teenagers who left their homes and hopped freight trains during the Great Depression"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2005

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV RID

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

Carpenter, Richard C

Summary: The fifth volume of A Railroad Atlas of the United States in 1946 provides a comprehensive record of the railroad system as it existed in Iowa and Minnesota in 1946—the apex of America's post-war rail network, when steam locomotives still dominated and passenger trains stopped at towns all along the rail lines. Eventually railroad mergers, the automobile, and the airplane changed what many...

Format: cartographic

Publisher / Publication Date: Johns Hopkins University Press 2003

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1 available in Reference, Call number: R 385 CAR

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

Schafer, Mike.

Summary: "This illustrated history examines the evolution of the mighty "Pennsy" from a disparate group of early horse-car lines into a twentieth-century transportation giant sprawling across 10,000 route miles in 13 of the nation's most populous states."--Dust jacket. "This hardcover edition of the original soft cover volume consists of all new photography from numerous collections. ... We introduce...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Voyageur Press 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 385 SCH

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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Meltzer, Milton

Summary: Takes a look at the history of rail transportation, focussing on how it transformed societies from isolated communities which rarely communicated or traded into unified nations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2004

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 385 Mel

Carpenter, Richard C.

Summary: The third and largest volume in this acclaimed series includes 276 maps and drawings and focuses on Indiana, Lower Michigan, and Ohio. These states could be called the crossroads of the national railroad network, where east-west transcontinental lines crossed north-south inter-regional lines. Carpenter depicts the major rail centers of Indianapolis, Gary, Detroit, Toledo, Cleveland, and...

Format: cartographic

Publisher / Publication Date: Johns Hopkins University Press 2008

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1 available in Reference, Call number: R 385 CAR

Ambrose, Stephen E.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster Audio 2000

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 385 AMB

Winkowski, Fred.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Smithmark 2000

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 625.26 WIN

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Publications International 1996

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 385.097 PIC

Zuchora-Walske, Christine

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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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Caravantes, Peggy

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Summary: Gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. Additional features include a table of contents, a Fast Facts spread, critical-thinking questions, primary source quotes and accompanying source notes, a phonetic glossary, an index, and sources for further research.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J609 MOM

White, Richard

Summary: A new, incisive history of the transcontinental railroads and how they transformed America in the decades after the Civil War.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norton 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 385.097 WHI

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 385.097 White 2011

Wolmar, Christian

Summary: A visual guide to the importance of the rail industry describes how railroads were designed, engineered, and built and how they changed travel, business, trade, and commerce from 1830 to the present.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dk Pub 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 385.0973 WOL

Stiles, T. J.

Summary: A gripping, groundbreaking biography of the combative man whose genius and force of will created modern capitalism. Founder of a dynasty, builder of the original Grand Central, creator of an impossibly vast fortune, Cornelious "Commodore" Vanderbilt is an American icon. This is a story of a man and a nation maturing together: the powerful account of a man whose life was as epic and complex as...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2009

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: B Vanderbilt Sti

Carpenter, Richard.

Format: cartographic

Publisher / Publication Date: Johns Hopkins University Press 2003

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1 available in Reference, Call number: R 385 CAR

Goddard, Stephen B.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 1994

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 388.3 GOD

Jensen, Oliver Ormerod

Summary: Recounts the history of railroads in the United States through their heyday and the deterioration that followed World War II.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: American Heritage Pub. Co. 1981

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 385.0973 JEN