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North American Railroads: The Illustrated Encyclopedia    by Brian Solomon order for
North American Railroads
by Brian Solomon
Order:  USA  Can
Voyager, 2012 (2012)
* * *   Reviewed by Bob Walch

You'll find 100 railway systems listed in this richly illustrated book that features short, concise histories of railways from the 1840s to the present.

Besides a two page description of the line (larger networks are given more space), you'll find a sidebar for each railway that includes information such as years of operation, headquarters, route mileage, locomotives, nicknames and emblems, states and major cities served and notable features.

Since the bulk of these railroads no longer exist, a book of this nature is particularly useful for any train enthusiast who desires a record of the nation's railroading history. Beautifully designed, this attractive book also showcases sixty of the color logos of the railroads found on the inside on the cover. Those images alone will evoke memories and attract train spotters and rail buffs to this volume.

If you are interested in railroads and their history this is a MUST purchase for your library!

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