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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 385 Mel

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

Bone, Emily.

Summary: Presents information about trains and railroads, including the history of railroads, different types of trains, and famous trains.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Usborne 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 385 BON

Solomon, Brian

Summary: "Illustrated history of the North American Railroad industry's mergers and acquisitions illustrated with historical photography and 50 specially commissioned maps and line diagrams charting that evolution"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Voyageur Press 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Reference, Call number: R 385 CAR

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Reference, Call number: R 385 CAR

Laughlin, Rosemary.

Summary: Describes the events leading up to and occurring during the lockout and strike of railroad workers working for the Pullman Palace Car Company in 1894, and its impact upon American labor unions.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Morgan Reynolds Pub. 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 331.892 LAU

Summary: From Denver to D.C., this DVD collection explores the heart of America's scenic beauty and legendary trains.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Topics Entertainment 2006

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Summary: "A railroad adventure for the entire family!"

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: TM Books & Video 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV I

Summary: Chronicles the history of locomotive development, including photographs of over four hundred types of trains and seven of the world's most memorable railroad journeys.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 385.09 TRAIN SMI

Hannum, James S.

Summary: "This book complements and augments the store of knowledge currently available on the subject of Michigan's abandoned railroads. By design, the work is limited to Michigan's pine belt, in the northern half of the Lower Peninsula. In the late 1800s, logging railroads were densely concentrated in that locale. Restricting the scope of the book to that region results in a volume of manageable size....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Lindeen, Mary.

Summary: "Simple text and supportive full-color photographs introduce young readers to trains. Intended for kindergarten through third grade"--Provided by publisher.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Bellwether Media 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: JE VOX LIN

Nagelhout, Ryan

Summary: One of the most exciting aspects of creating worlds in the popular game of Minecraft is constructing railroads to carry your character around the towns you build. Rails and carts can also be used to make transportation systems in mines, but also roller-coasters. This volume shows readers how railroads constructed in Minecraft can display engineering concepts used in the real world. Using the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 794.8 NAG

Burkhardt, D. C. Jesse

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rolling Dreams Press 2001

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Features great train action, both real and toy, and the music of Jim Coffey. Learn about signals, how steam, electric and diesel engines work, the names of freight cars, how track is reapired, the different types of bridges, and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: TM Books and Video 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV I

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

Summary: Features great train action, both real and toy and the music of Jim Coffey. See Lionel and MTH steamers puffing smoke, sleek diesels, long freights, and passenger trains with their lights sparkling. Learn about streamline steamers--the Empire State Express, Dreyfuss Hudson, Commodore Vanderbilt, and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: TM Books and Video 2002

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV I

Wolmar, Christian.

Summary: In this beautifully illustrated book, renowned transportation journalist Christian Wolmar celebrates the vision and determination of the ambitious pioneers who developed the railways that would dominate the globe.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: Your little engineer will love riding along with Geo, a charming little animated train, as he takes kids on a trip through his day. Through a combination of animation and live action footage, they'll learn where trains go, what they carry, what makes them move--they'll even meet the people who work on them. It's going to be a busy day, so climb aboard!

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Fisher-Price, GeoTrax 2005

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV MY

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Warrick, Robert I.

Summary: "The Ann Arbor Railroad was as much a steamship line as a railroad. This text rich volume follows Michigan's most distinctive railroad from beginning to end with stunning photographs that will surprise readers."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Morning Sun Books 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

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