The Book of Classic Trains

Author: Elizabeth Clemons


ISBN: 1594121214

Category: Railroads

Page: 36

View: 487

An introduction to classic trains. Take a trip to the classification yard where freight is loaded and new trains are put together. Easy-to-follow diagrams will introduce all the parts of a locomotive and show what makes a locomotive run. Types of train cars and train signals are also shown and defined.
Classic Trains

Author: Hans Halberstadt

Publisher: Metro Books

ISBN: 1586631101

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

View: 99

Featuring more than 30 beautiful, historic trains and locomotives, this exquisite volume--big and horizontal, all the better to capture the length and breadth of the cars and tracks--paints an intimate portrait of North American railroad history. Firsthand accounts of life on the rails, more than 150 dramatic photographs, and a close look at how trains transformed the continent's landscape, society, and history make this a thrill for any railroad aficionado. The story begins with the dawn of the steam era and goes through the golden age of railroad travel and on to the current day. The classics on these lavishly illustrated pages include the tiny, treasured Best Friend of Charleston, the celebrated Twentieth Century Limited Streamliner, and high-speed models that cross the country today.
101 Classic Toy Trains

Author: Roger Carp

Publisher: Kalmbach Books

ISBN: 9780871164100

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 130

View: 559

Based on the popular “Collectible Classics” column from Classic Toy Trains magazine, 101 Classic Toy Trains surveys the most collectible toy train accessories, locomotives, and rolling stock. This book is very helpful to those who have found an old train collection and are looking for the value of it, as well as for those who just want a better idea of what they should buy next for their layout.
A Passion for Trains

Author: Richard Steinheimer

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 0393057437

Category: Photography

Page: 192

View: 223

A lavishly photographed tribute to history's railroads covers everything from steam engines to the latest diesel-powered locomotives, canvassing 160 of the photographer's most significant train images as taken in front of western landscapes, in inclement weather, from risky vantage points, and more. First serial, Classic Trains.
The Big Noisy Book of Trains

Author: DK

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241526651

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 296

Does your child love all things locomotive? Do they get excited by a freight or TGV? Then The Big Noisy Book of Trains is for them. Includes facts and brimming with pictures, the world of trains has never been so vibrant. From the very first locomotive to the Japanese bullet train, The Big Noisy Book of Trains covers it all and is the perfect introduction to trains for children 5 to 8 years old. Big, bold and friendly, this first reference ebook provides a fantastic experience and entices kids into the world of the biggest, fastest and longest engines ever made. Whether losing themselves in the fascinating detail or heading straight to the go-to nuggets of information, get ready to set your child chug-chug-chugging into their steam-included, high-speed, locomotive journey with The Big Noisy Book of Trains. All aboard!
Railway Day Trips

Author: Julian Holland

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 0008223572


Page: 208

View: 460

An essential guide to exploring Britain by train, Railway Day Trips is ideal for anyone planning or looking for inspiration for a rail journey. From bestselling railway author Julian Holland. This pocket companion is perfect for both casual and seasoned rail travellers. Plan adventures, follow the changing landscape through the train window and discover fascinating destinations. Each journey incorporates a location map, route diagram and descriptive text on its history and geography, plus some of the highlights awaiting you at each destination. High-quality photographs illustrate every route throughout the book. Based on his extensive knowledge of British rail travel, the author reveals appealing quirks of the various routes and provides practical tips on how to make the most of your journey. 150 day trips from all over the country are featured, departing from major towns and cities and culminating at a variety of interesting destinations. Routes include: * Penzance to St Ives * Plymouth to Exeter * Salisbury to Bath * Brighton to Hastings * London to Canterbury * London to St Albans * Norwich to Ely * Cambridge to King's Lynn * Worcester to Hereford * Birmingham to Stratford-upon-Avon * Derby to Ravenstor * Swansea to Llandrindod * Cardiff to Bristol * Manchester to Buxton * Leeds to York * Newcastle to Whitley Bay * Glasgow to Oban * Fort William to Mallaig * Inverness to Dunrobin Castle
Scenery Techniques for Toy Trains

Author: Peter Riddle

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company

ISBN: 089024765X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 79

View: 998

For toy train operators looking to add scenery and dimension to their layouts, this book offers simple solutions. It explains how to use foam as a scenery base and how to shape it into mountains and rivers. Step-by-step photographs and instructions illustrate techniques for adding streets, accessories, and even a working drive-in theater.
Wet Britches and Muddy Boots

Author: John H. White

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253005588

Category: Transportation

Page: 544

View: 338

What was travel like in the 1880s? Was it easy to get from place to place? Were the rides comfortable? How long did journeys take? Wet Britches and Muddy Boots describes all forms of public transport from canal boats to oceangoing vessels, passenger trains to the overland stage. Trips over long distances often involved several modes of transportation and many days, even weeks. Baggage and sometimes even children were lost en route. Travelers might start out with a walk down to the river to meet a boat for the journey to a town where they caught a stagecoach for the rail junction to catch the train for a ride to the city. John H. White Jr. discusses not only the means of travel but also the people who made the system run-riverboat pilots, locomotive engineers, stewards, stagecoach drivers, seamen. He provides a fascinating glimpse into a time when travel within the United States was a true adventure.