Real Stories of the Rails

From Trains Magazine
Item #12814

Anyone interested in railroad history or operations will enjoy this special collection of first-hand stories from the late steam and early diesel periods, told by former and current railroad employees.

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Description

What was it like to work on the railroad? Find out in this special collection of 40 first-hand stories from the late steam and early diesel periods (1920-1990).

Stories include:

  • The first night as a roundhouse foreman with no water, coal, or sand.
  • Testing New Haven’s newest electric locomotive on Hell Gate Bridge, in a hurricane!
  • Clashing with the Assistant Road Foreman of Engines while re-railing an electric locomotive.
  • Testing Rio Grande Krauss-Maffei diesel-hydraulics on the New York Central.
  • And much more!
Author: From Trains Magazine
Size: 8.25 x 10.75
Pages: 192
Illustrations: 75
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