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The railroad opened America up to its first great expansion of its commerical potential. This collection of DVDs and CDs explores the early days of railroad in both film and maps of the various railroad lines and their consolidations.
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1940's to 1950 Railroad Film Library DVD
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This DVD contains a collection of vintage railroad films from the 1940's and 1950. It includes footage of the Rock Island Lines including shots of their high speed "Rocket" freight trains, a complete operational tour of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, operations of the New York Central Railroad, the Southern Pacific Railroad and much more.

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1950's to 1960's Railroad Film Library DVD
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This DVD contains a collection of vintage railroad films from the 1950's and 1960's. It includes a safety film that highlights the various accidents that happen to rail workers, a documentary about the importance of railroads to America, how the Union Pacific Railroad is a vital part of the U.S. beef industry and much more.

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Aerial and Boat Views of Amtrak Train Derailment, Mobile, Alabama
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Aerial and Boat Views of Amtrak Train Derailment, Mobile, Alabama is a 1993 film produced by the U.S. Coast Guard. The presentation contains aerial views of the Amtrak train derailment scene taken on September 23, 1993 (one day after accident) from a United States Coast Guard (USCG) helicopter. You will see aerial views of the wreckage, crash scene, salvage efforts and diving operations. You will also see footage taken from a USCG boat showing close-up views of wreckage, salvage and diving operations.

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Allegheny Portage Railroad
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Allegheny Portage Railroad is a 1993 film created by the National Park Service; Harpers Ferry, WV. Harpers Ferry Center. The film tells the history of the Allegheny Portage Railroad in the westward movement of settlers and commerce in central Pennsylvania in the mid-1800's. It is a fascinating story of how the railroad was instrumental in the migration of settlers through this area.

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American Locomotive Engineers : Erie Railway Edition on CD
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American Locomotive Engineers was published in 1899 and is a comprehensive biography of important Railroad Engineers at the end of the 19th century. The book is over 600 pages in length and has hundreds of biographies - many with portraits. It makes an excellent addition to your reference library.

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American Railroad Journal - The First 25 Volumes Book Collection on DVD
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This DVD contains the first 25 volumes of the American Railroad Journal, spanning the years 1832-1852. It is considered the best primary source of information about the development of the railroad industry in the 19th century and provides an unparalleled glimpse of its evolution during its crucial early years.



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Anatomy of a Crisis: The Livingston Train Wreck
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Produced by the Environmental Protection Agency, this film provides an overview of the day-to-day activities surrounding the tragic train wreck of September 28, 1982, in Livingston, Louisiana. This wreck containing 41 cars carrying hazardous chemical materials derailed, causing the contents to spill and burn for days. The film shows several scenes of the actual wreckage and on a day by day basis shows the activities and events surrounding the containment of this extremely hazardous disaster.

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Ashcroft's Railway Directory Book Collection 1862-1866 on CD
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The Ashcroft's Railway Directory contains five annual volumes of this fascinating publication. Each edition runs approximately 200 pages and contains an official list of all the officers and directors of the railroads in the United States and Canada along with details about their financial condition and amount of rolling stock. Because of the completeness of coverage of the railroads, this set makes an excellent reference series for people interested in this era;s railroad company's and the people who ran them. It is also a good genealogical as it details the primary movers and shakers of the railroad industry during the early to mid 1860s.

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Baldwin Locomotive Works Book Collection on CD
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The Baldwin Locomotive Works was an American builder of railroad (railway) locomotives. It was located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and later moved to Eddystone, Pennsylvania. The comany experienced its heyday as a premier builder of steam locomotives and went into slow decline as the market switched more and more to diesel locomotives, where they weren't able to compete effectively. This CD collection contains three fascinating books related to their steam locomotive days.

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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Historic Book Collection on CD
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The Baltimore and Ohio Railroad book collection is a collection of 15 late 19th century and early 20th century books concerning the B&O railroad. Many relate to the of the railroad or specific events in its growth. Many others are travel oriented publications produced by the railroad to attract customers. Several of the books have wonderful period illustrations and the collection makes an excellent reference collection for the historic rail enthusiast.



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Book of the Royal Blue B&O Railroad Historic Book Collection on CD
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This collection consists of 13 annual volumes of the Book of the Royal blue published by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. The books cover the years from October 1897 to April 1911 with the exception of the October 1898 -September 1899 volume. Each volume contains 12 issues. The exception is the 1910-1911 volume which only goes to April 1911 - the last issue of publication. The Book of the Royal Blue was published by the Passenger Department of the B&O Railroad. The magazine was found on all the passenger trains in B&O's Premiere Royal Blue Line fron D.C. to New York City. It was provided free of charge for all passengers for reading during their journey. Each issue contained a variety of articles and pictures to make for interesting and informative reading by the passengers - much like the magazines found in modern day airplanes.

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Car Builder's Dictionary 1879-1916 (Nine Editions) on CD
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The Car Builder's Dictionary is the reference work for everything railroad and this collection of nine editions spanning almost five decades is a railroad historian's dream collection. This collection of car dictionaries has thousands of pages of detailed infomation about railway cars and tens of thousands of pictures and illustrations detailing every aspect of the cars.



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Compound Locomotives Historic Book Collection on CD
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The Compound Locomotives book collection is a collection of 6 late 19th century and early 20th century books concerning the development and use of compound locomotives and their component parts . The books run the range from systems that were available during this time to their use and repair. Several of the books have detailed illustrations of the locomotives and their component parts and the collection makes an excellent reference collection for the historic rail enthusiast.

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Cyclopedia of Applied Electricity 7 Volume Set on CD
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Cyclopedia of Applied Electricity is a seven volume set published in the early 1900s that encompassed the entirety of understanding of electricity and its applications. Each volume focuses on a different aspect of electricity.

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Cyclopedia of Civil Engineering 8 Volume Set on CD
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Cyclopedia of Civil Engineering is an eight volume set published in the early 1900s that encompassed the entirety of understanding of civil engineering and its applications. Each volume focuses on a different aspect of civil engineering.

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Cyclopedia of Engineering 7 Volume Set on CD
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Cyclopedia of Engineering is a sevel volume set published in the early 1900s that encompassed the entirety of understanding of engineering and its applications. Each volume focuses on a different aspect of engineering. The seven volumes encompass a general reference work on steam boilers, pumps, engines, and turbines, gas and oil engines, automobiles, marine and locomotive work, heating and ventilating, compressed air, refrigeration, dynamos motors, electric wiring, electric lighting, elevators, and much more.

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Early Locomotives and Their History - 18 Historic Books on CD
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The Early Locomotives book collection is a collection of 18 late 19th century and early 20th century books detailing the early design and evolution of the locomotive - the most important part of the train. Through this collection, you will be presented with hundreds of images of early locomotives along with statistics on many of the models. Additionally, you will be able to read the history of their development and lean specifics about the locomotives developed by various locomotive manufacturing companies as well as those used on some railroads.

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Early Subways and Their Development - 19 Historic Books on CD
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In some cities, taking the subway is an everyday fact of life. This collection of 19 historic books explores the development of the subway and the various subway systems that make this form of transportation the preferred mode of city travel for millions.

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Electric Railroads / Railways Historic Book Collection on CD
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The Electric Railroads / Railways book collection is a collection of 31 late 19th century and early 20th century books concerning the development of electric railroads. The books offer a fascinating and detailed look at the early development of electric railway systems and their components. They examine their engineering, implementation, testing and other fascinating details about the electric railroad systems built during this period of time. Many of the books have detailed illustrations and photos of various electrical components and complete systems that went into the making of the early electric railway system.

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Electric Railway Journal
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The Electric Railway Journal published by the McGraw-Hill Company is a collection on two DVDs that spans the period of time from February 1915 to December 1931 and contains a total of 69 volumes. This is a fabulous reference work for fans of the early 20th century development of the electric railway. Each issue contains many fascinating articles, images and ads of the era.



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