Crossroads of Commerce

Author: Dan Cupper
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811729036
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Each year, starting in 1925, the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) commissioned a striking oil painting of a PRR engine in a dramatic setting, which was featured on a large wall calendar that the company distributed by the hundreds of thousands to customers and the public. Grif Teller painted 27 of the 33 scenes. This book reproduces Teller's calendar art and his other paintings in full color and recounts his life and career.

Branch Line Empires

Author: Michael Bezilla
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253029910
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Pennsylvania and the New York Central railroads helped to develop central Pennsylvania as the largest source of bituminous coal for the nation. By the late 19th century, the two lines were among America’s largest businesses and would soon become legendary archrivals. The PRR first arrived in the 1860s. Within a few years, it was sourcing as much as four million tons of coal annually from Centre County and the Moshannon Valley and would continue do so for a quarter-century. The New York Central, through its Beech Creek Railroad affiliate, invaded the region in the 1880s, first seeking a dependable, long-term source of coal to fuel its locomotives but soon aggressively attempting to break its rival’s lock on transporting the area’s immense wealth of mineral and forest products. Beginning around 1900, the two companies transitioned from an era of growth and competition to a time when each tacitly recognized the other’s domain and sought to achieve maximum operating efficiencies by adopting new technology such as air brakes, automatic couplers, all-steel cars, and diesel locomotives. Over the next few decades, each line began to face common problems in the form of competition from other forms of transportation and government regulation; in 1968 the two businesses merged. Branch Line Empires offers a thorough and captivating analysis of how a changing world turned competition into cooperation between two railroad industry titans.

The Polar Express

Author: Chris Van Allsburg
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547771282
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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1986 Caldecott Medal Winner A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . . Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish. For millions of readers worldwide, this mysterious journey to the North Pole has become a beloved classic. In this 30th anniversary edition, the inimitable artistry of Chris Van Allsburg is revealed in a never-before-seen fashion, with a new jacket design and expanded interior layout. Includes an author’s note.

Man Failure

Author: Gordon Bond
ISBN: 9780692867983
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A non-fiction account of the February 6, 1951 wreck of the Pennsylvania Railroad trains "The Broker" at Woodbridge, New Jersey.


Author: Bill Knous
Publisher: Railroad Memories
ISBN: 9780967437309
Format: PDF, ePub
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A guide to railroad memorabilia, with descriptions, over 900 photographs and prices.

Pennsylvania Railroad Locomotives

Author: John Kelly
Publisher: Enthusiast Books
ISBN: 9781583883495
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Pennsylvania Railroad experimented with different builders and type of locomotives until they found the best design. Highlighted are various classes of steam locomotives like the K4 4-6-2, S1 6-4-4-6 Duplex and T1 4-4-4-4 Duplex, diesel's like Alco RS models, Baldwin end-cab switchers, Fairbanks-Morse Train Master, Electro-Motive GP series, F-units and E-units, along with the legendary bi-directional, center-cab GG1 electric locomotive. Also featured with this collection of previously unpublished archival photos are a system map, timetables, advertising and locomotive designs by well known industrial designer Raymond Loewy. Revised edition with 16 pages of color and revised and expanded captions.

Conquering Gotham A Gilded Age Epic

Author: Jill Jonnes
ISBN: 9781437966633
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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As the 19th cent. ends, PA Railroad pres. Alexander Cassatt seeks some way -- other than fleets of ferries from N.J. -- to bring the PRR¿s millions of passengers into water-locked Gotham. By 1901 the PRR will build a monumental system of electrified tunnels under the Hudson River, Manhattan, and the East River to Long Island, capping them with the crown jewel of PA Station. And so begins a high-stakes Gilded Age drama pitting the nation¿s greatest corp. against the forces of Tammany N.Y. This narrative brings to life the feats of politicking and engineering that forever changed N.Y.¿s physical and psychological geography. In late 1910, PA Station, Charles McKim¿s great Doric temple to transportation, opens in all its magnificence. Photos.

Wiring Projects for Your Model Railroad

Author: Larry Puckett
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Co
ISBN: 162700503X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written by Model Railroader’s DCC Corner columnist, Larry Puckett, this all-new book focuses on wiring various accessories and devices on your model railroad in contrast to wiring related to train control. Sixteen projects are featured, including: Lighting structure interiors, signs, and scenes. Installing working crossing gates and flashers. Adding interlocking signals and wiring. Controlling turntables and building control panels. And much more! Whether you're a beginner or experienced modeler, Wiring Projects for Your Model Railroad will be your go-to source for bringing your layout structures and accessories to life.

Just Labs

Author: Steve Smith
ISBN: 9781572232174
Format: PDF, Kindle
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We took our lead titles from the tremendously successful "Just Pets" series, abridged and condensed them to an appealing 7 5 5/8-inch format, then priced them with the impulse gift buyer in mind. In addition to our "Just Pets" Half-pints, we've added a charming tribute to hard-working western dogs, Ranch Dog, which also fits in our Half-pint displays.

Yosemite Valley Railroad

Author: Leroy Radanovich
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1439640335
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Yosemite Valley Railroad was constructed as a badly needed conveyance to Yosemite Valley in the days before the automobile. Visitation to Yosemite had been small, and the federal government wished to introduce the new park system to the public. A railroad through the Merced River Canyon from Merced was the answer to the challenging terrain. Thousands of acres of virgin timber forest and other natural resources along the way supported the building and operation of this rail line. From l906 until World War II, timber, gold, barium, limestone, freight, and visitors rode the rails to Yosemite National Park on this line.