Best Railroad Pictorials Books

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1. Tracing For Toddlers: First Learn to Write workbook. Practice line tracing, pen control to trace and write ABC Letters, Numbers and Shapes (Big Letter Tracing for Preschoolers)

Author: by Sujatha Lalgudi
109 pages

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Tracing For Toddler is a fun First Learn to Write workbook with complete step-by-step instructions. It progressively builds confidence in tracing starting with Step 1 : Lines, Curves and Shapes Step 2 : Writing Uppercase and Lowercase LettersStep 3 : Writing NumbersWith 100+ pages of practice, your child will develop the motor control for tracing while also learning to recognize each shape, letter and number.

The Book comes with:A bonus coloring section at the beginning of each alphabet and number to encourage and engage children as they build skills for pen control progressively. Premium cover designLarge size – 8. 5″ x 11″Buy today, to help your child take their first step confidently into the fun world of tracing.

This book requires guidance from a parent, teacher or care giver to help the child to practice tracing.

2. Train: The Definitive Visual History

Author: by DK

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This glorious visual celebration of train travel keeps you on the right track with stop-offs at the most important and incredible rail routes from all over the world. Your first stop in The Train Book is the groundbreaking steam locomotives of the 19th century and your final destination is the high-speed bullet trains of today.

From the Union-Pacific Railroad to the Trans-Siberian Railway, you’ll cross the continents to experience epic journeys and staggering scenery. You’ll pick a seat on the most iconic locomotives, including the Orient Express, the Blue Train, and the Eurostar. You can also inspect the engines of famous British trains, such as Rocket, Mallard, and Javelin, and international trains, such as India’s Palace on Wheels and America’s Thatcher Perkins.

You’ll meet the true pioneers of train and track, including Father of the Railways George Stephenson, engineering legend Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and Mtro maestro Fulgence Bienvene. For train-spotters and transport enthusiasts everywhere, this is your trip of a lifetime.

3. Trains: The World's Most Scenic Routes

Author: by Publications International Ltd.
144 pages

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Travel the globe with more than 70 of the world’s most beautiful, historic, and useful train routes with Trains, featuring in-depth descriptions and hi-def photography. Travel with us to: The exclusive Peak Tramway in Hong Kong that climbs steep gradients to the Victoria Peak neighborhood.

The arduously constructed Ghan Railway traversing Australia and its most arid regions. The historic slate-mine turned tourist railways of the Welsh Highlands. The mountainous rack railways that ascend our world’s most treacherous mountains ranges. And many more railways that showcase the sheer will and drive of human ingenuity.

Ride the rails with Trains as it traverses the world to showcase the ground-breaking routes that have come to connect our modern age. Traveling through history along passenger and freight services that have evolved from horse-drawn rail carriages to steam, diesel, and electric powered locomotives, Trains covers some of the most intriguing and scenic routes from railway history!

4. Looks Like It's Fuck This Shit O'Clock: Prompt Journal with unique, Sassy & Snarky quotes – Funny Gag Gift for Adults, Best Friend, Sister, Mom & Coworkers (Maybe Swearing Will Help – Retro Journal)

Author: by SwearZone Journals & Planners
110 pages

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A funny journal made to help you through this life that is not always filled with rainbows and butterflies. Use each page to scribble away the negativity, and to make room in your heart for the positivity that you deserve.

The pages of this Journal are beautifully designed and are waiting to be filled with your WTF stories, F-bombs, shit-lists, and so on. Make it fun and personal by writing your feelings down, make coping with the bullshit much easier, help brush off the dumb shit, and look back at the positive shit to help decompress with a laugh when you are crazy tired and overstressed.

Perfect size 6″ X 9″ for carrying in your purse or to keep on your nightstand110 pages filled with unique Sassy and Snarky quotesBeautiful Retro-inspired coverDesign in the USAGreat as a gift for family and friends for birthdays, holidays or as a general gift.

5. American Steam Locomotives: Design and Development, 1880–1960 (Railroads Past and Present)

Author: by William L. Withuhn
464 pages

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For nearly half of the nation’s history, the steam locomotive was the outstanding symbol for progress and power. It was the literal engine of the Industrial Revolution, and it played an instrumental role in putting the United States on the world stage.

While the steam locomotive’s basic principle of operation is simple, designers and engineers honed these concepts into 100-mph passenger trains and 600-ton behemoths capable of hauling mile-long freight at incredible speeds. American Steam Locomotives is a thorough and engaging history of the invention that captured public imagination like no other, and the people who brought it to life.

6. Real Stories of The Rails

Author: by Trains Magazine
192 pages

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Anyone interested in railroad history or operations will enjoy this special collection of firsthand stories told by former and current railroad employees. Personal accounts of this kind are popular among railfans, history buffs, and modelers. Stories feature: Late steam and early diesel periods.

The duties of various employees. Real-life accounts from engineers, firemen, conductors, yardmasters, and more.

7. Railroads Across North America: An Illustrated History

Author: by Claude Wiatrowski
Crestline Books
256 pages

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In this lavish celebration of the glory and grandeur that are the great North American railroads, author Claude Wiatrowski examines the development of the industry with nearly 90 features covering more than three dozen railroads past and present, as well as dozens more subjects, including railroads in film and music, specialty railroads, life and travel on the rails, and much more.

Wiatrowski, a rail author and award winning video producer, generously illustrates the text with an array of material, including vintage black and white and modern color photographs, period advertisements, maps, brochures, timetables, postcards, posters, menus, and other collectibles-nearly 600 pieces in all, many of them rarely seen!

Also included are a list of Web resources and contact information for museums, preserved railways, and historic sites throughout the United States and Canada.

8. Logomotive: Railroad Graphics and the American Dream

Author: by Jonathan Glancey
272 pages

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Ian Logan fell in love with American railroads back in the 1950s. Inspired by the songs of folk and Motown, he set off to see the places, the trains, the locomotives, and the everyday life of the first machine-powered transportation system on the North American continent.

A designer of fabrics, tin, and enamelware, Ian Logan was fascinated by the typography and graphics of the railroad companies. In the 1960s and 1970s he made scores of journeys recording the insignia, the logos, the slogans, and livery of railroad companies big and small, East and West coast and transcontinental.

He even created designs for them. In Logomotive, Ian Logan’s photographs are assembled into chapters and picture essays recalling the great days of lines such as the Santa Fe, the Union Pacific, and the Kansas City Southern. One of his journeys is presented as a travelogue in which he meets the Fat Controller, gets to sound the horn, and wanders into freight yards to see the last generation of streamline locomotives rusting amid the weeds.

9. An Illustrated Encyclopedia of Locomotives:: A Guide to the Golden Age of Train Engines from 1830 to 2000

Author: by Colin Garratt
Lorenz Books
256 pages

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From the early years of steam power to today’s awe inspiring high-speed passenger trains, this book spansnearly two centuries of locomotive history. It covers the first designs of the 1830s, early North American freight trains, the golden age of railways from 19001950, the crossover from steam power to diesel and electric, and how the locomotive was transformed into the superior passenger and freight-pulling power of today.

Bringing us to the present, the latest developments are highlighted, including modern wonders such as Europe’s Eurostar and the Japanese bullet train. With 700 photographs, the book is a wonderful guide that will appeal to all.

10. Orient Express: The Story of a Legend

Author: by Guillaume Picon
Acc Art Books
260 pages

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This beautifully illustrated book captures the history, the legends and the unique style of the most famous train on earth: The Orient ExpressWith never-before-seen archival materialWith a preface by Sir Kenneth Branagh”The Orient Express, in the collective imagination, embodies the golden age of travel.

The fabrics, the silverware, the woodwork; their evocative fragrance… All contribute to this particular atmosphere, created by the best craftsmen of the time. The experience on board is absolutely unique…” – Sir Kenneth Branagh, from the forewordThe first train to connect Paris to Constantinople – the gateway to the Orient and epitome of all its associated desires and fantasies – the Orient Express was an immediate success.

Quickly nicknamed ‘the king of trains, the train of kings’, it had already become a legend in its own time. This unique train and its celebrated passengers (both real and fictional) have become one of the great cultural icons of our times and have helped to create a limitless source of stories and fantasies to feed our imaginations.

11. Rails Around the World: Two Centuries of Trains and Locomotives

Author: by Brian Solomon
192 pages

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In this visually glorious chronological history, prolific railroad historian and photographer Brian Solomon curates a selection of the world’s most significant trains and locomotives over the last two centuries. Hop aboard to see trains and locomotives at work in scenic locations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

Two centuries after iron behemoths first began appearing in Europe and North America, locomotives and trains continue to fascinate folks of all ages. From North American steam and electric-diesel machines designed and built by the likes of Baldwin and General Electric to state-of-the-art electric freight and commuter trains in Europe and Asia, Solomon provides a thorough look at the development of the most famous, most influential, and most technologically advanced trendsetters across more than two centuries, with photography depicting heavy hardware at work in North America, Europe, and Asia.

Topics covered include: The Consolidation Type The most prolific steam locomotive design in America and one of the most common types around the world. Electric pioneers The earliest commercial applications for Edison, Tesla, and Siemens. Featuring hardware from Germany and Scandinavia.

12. The City Beneath Us: Building the New York Subway

Author: by New York Transit Museum
224 pages

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A newly discovered cache of magnificent historical photographs. There have been, and will be, other books on the New York City subway system, but none have had access to the wonderful photographic prints from the collections of the New York Transit Museum that are presented in this volume.

Made from 8 x 10-inch glass negatives after the turn of the last century, and reproduced here in glorious duotone, over 175 images show the incredible construction techniques and details involved in creating the underground marvel we enjoy today. From “cut and cover” and deep tunneling to sinking under-river tubes and disastrous cave-ins, these photographs are nothing short of awe-inspiring.

The book is accompanied by an engaging, illustrated history of the subway system. Published in honor of the New York City subway’s centennial, The City Beneath Us will fascinate anyone who’s ever been amazed by the gigantic undertaking that is New York City transportation.

175 duotone and 40 black-and-white photographs.

13. The LEGO Trains Book

Author: by Holger Matthes
248 pages

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Learn the model-making process from start to finish, including the best ways to choose scale, wheels, motors, and track layout. Get advice for building steam engines, locomotives, and passenger cars, and discover fresh ideas and inspiration for your own LEGO train designs.

Inside you’ll find: A historical tour of LEGO trains -Step-by-step building instructions for models of the German Inter-City Express (ICE), the Swiss Crocodile, and a vintage passenger car -Tips for controlling your trains with transformers, receivers, and motors -Advice on advanced building techniques like SNOT (studs not on top), microstriping, creating textures, and making offset connections -Case studies of the design process -Ways to use older LEGO pieces in modern designsFor ages 10+

14. Wallace W. Abbey: A Life in Railroad Photography (Railroads Past and Present)

Author: by Scott Lothes
240 pages

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From the late 1940s onward, Wallace W. Abbey masterfully combined journalistic and artistic vision to transform everyday transportation moments into magical photographs. Abbey, a photographer, journalist, historian, and railroad industry executive, helped people from many different backgrounds understand and appreciate what was taken for granted: a world of locomotives, passenger trains, big-city terminals, small-town depots, and railroaders.

During his lifetime he witnessed and photographed sweeping changes in the railroading industry from the steam era to the era of diesel locomotives and electronic communication.Wallace W. Abbey: A Life in Railroad Photography profiles the life and work of this legendary photographer and showcases the transformation of transportation and photography after World War II.

Featuring more than 175 exquisite photographs in an oversized format, Wallace W. Abbey is an outstanding tribute to a gifted artist and the railroads he loved.

15. LEGO Train Projects: 7 Creative Models

Author: by Charles Pritchett
208 pages

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Step-by-step instructions for building 7 realistic LEGO train models. LEGO Train Projects shows you how to build seven detailed train models to get your brick citizens riding the rails in style. Featuring clear, full color, step-by-step instructions, this book makes it easy to build fun, realistic models that will delight train lovers of all ages.