Other Railroads in the United States

February 24, 2018 |  by
The following titles are found in our selection of books covering railroads in other parts of the United States.  As always, the purchase price includes all applicable taxes and free shipping anywhere in the Continental U.S. in our custom made shipping boxes.

 The Golden Age of Railroading in America’s Heartland: The Photography of Otto C. Perry by James L. Washer

          The Golden Age of Railroading in America’s Heartland: The Photography of Otto C. Perry by James Warsher.  Hardbound, copyright 2005. 176 pages.

An examination of the photography of Otto Perry, an amateur photographer who was entranced by trains – so much so that the Western History Collection of the Denver Public Library holds 20,000 Perry negatives. This work chronicles arguably the best decades of Perry’s works from a technological and subject perspective – the 1920’s – 1940’s. 42 year railroad veteran Jim Warsher uses his expertise to bring each of the nearly 100 Perry photographs included in this volume to life.

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New York, Ontario and Western Railway : Milk Cans, Mixed Trains, and Motor Cars by Robert E. Mohowski

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          New York, Ontario and Western Railway : Milk Cans, Mixed Trains, and Motor Cars by Robert E. Mohowski.  Hardbound, copyright 1995. Gorgeous 350+ page look at the NYO&W, featuring the art work of Carl A. Ohlson and supplemented with hundreds of vintage photographs, maps, and charts.

“The New York, Ontario & Western Railway has been popularized as having been heavily dependent upon three major sources of revenue for most of its life: coal, city vacationers bound for resorts in Orange, Sullivan, and Delaware Counties in New York, and milk. Bux and Crist’s Scranton Division and Wakefield’s To The Mountains by Rail addressed the first two. This effort addresses the third. Beginning with the diary farmer himself, the story spirals outward to encompass the railroad, its special cars, the route and the communities that developed. it is the story of a commodity that created away of life, was made available by and contribute to the continuance of a transportation system and eventually abandoned that system when another became more practical. Although much of this story is concerned with the New York, Ontario & Western Railway, there is information that applies to milk hauling railroads in general …Local and regional historians, students of agriculture and technological history, rail enthusiasts and those who enjoy a fond look back to simpler times will enjoy their first reading as well as subsequent references to its texts and illustrations.”

– From the dustjacket of New York, Ontario and Western Railway : Milk Cans, Mixed Trains, and Motor Cars by Robert E. Mohowski.

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The Plant System by Gregg M. Turner and Seth H. Bramson

The Plant System by Gregg M. Turner and Seth H. Bramson.  Hardbound, copyright 2004. 144 pages of vintage photographs and maps.

“The Plant System of Railroads, Steamships and Hotels was founded in the 19th century by Connecticut native Henry Bradley Plant (1819-1899). After spending much of his career in the express package business, Plant began to create a railroad system below Charleston, South Carolina. His greatest challenges came in peninsula Florida during the 1880s and 1890s, where newcomers and tourists were arriving in droves. When completed, Plant’s railroad fiefdom embraced 2,235 miles of track in four states. To augment his railroad interests, the former “captain’s boy” operated steamboat services, owning among other firms the popular Plant Steamship Line out of Port Tampa, Florida. His fleet of vessels served many destinations, such as Key West, Havana, Mobile, Fort Meyers, Jacksonville and the maritime provinces of Canada. Always solicitous of the traveling public, tourists and businessmen, Plant also established a chain of eight distinctive hotels in central and southwest Florida, among them the famed Tampa Bay Hotel, which is today home to the University of Tampa and the Henry B. Plant Museum. This lovely and authoritative history recounts how the Plant System became the South’s first great industrial enterprise. Rare photographs, ephemera, and a thoughtful text truly make this a book to savor and enjoy”.

– From the dust jacket of The Plant System by Gregg M. Turner and Seth H. Bramson.

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