Great American Scenic Railroads Berger & Reid Soft Cover 1985 112 pages
Great American Scenic Railroads Berger & Reid Soft Cover 1985 112 pages
Great American Scenic Railroads Berger & Reid Soft Cover 1985 112 pages
Great American Scenic Railroads Berger & Reid Soft Cover 1985 112 pages

Great American Scenic Railroads Berger & Reid Soft Cover 1985 112 pages

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Great American Scenic Railroads Berger & Reid Soft Cover 1985 112 pages
 
Great American Scenic Railroads Berger & Reid Soft Cover 1985  112 pages  COVER is bluish.  
This hook belongs next to the Bible and the dictionary in the home of anyone who likes trains, who loves their dignity and power, whose back tingles when the melancholy whistle blows in the distance. Terry Berger and Robert Reid have done a great service for the history-minded, for they celebrate a group of magical enterprises that testify to the enduring grip the railroad has on the North American imagination. More than any other instrument, it opened the West, both in the United States and Canada.
Except along our littorals, it decided where our cities would go. It was our biggest business in the nineteenth century, and made almost all other business possible. It is in our blood. On the railroads shown in the pages to follow, it is possible to revisit the past. Getting there. on these restored lines, is not "half the fun." It is nearly all of it.
You can have almost any kind of railway experience on these lovingly tended lines. Some are very short, some hundreds of miles long like the Algoma Central of Ontario. The "Tweetsie" of Blowing Rock, North Carolina. would fit on a small farm. Blowing Rock! These little lines specialize in places with odd and romantic names-Montezuma, Orbisonia. Snoqualmie, French Lick, Cripple Creek. They run by steam, most of the time, although Puffing Billy comes in many shapes and sizes, from the tiny narrow-gauge locomotives on the Edaville Railroad in the cranberry-bog country at South Carver. Massachusetts (on two-foot-wide track) to the giant Royal Hudson of Vancouver, a continent away.
Some are former branch lines, redeemed from underbrush and rust by the strenuous efforts of volunteer track crews -like the Valley Railroad of Essex. Connecticut. which runs along the lower Connecticut River, or the Wolfeboro Railroad of New Hampshire. with its terminus at sprawling Lake Winnepesaukec. Some have stunning stations, like the Conway Scenic Railroad of New Hampshire. whose Victorian depot is all gold and white, dominated by two elegant towers.

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