Book Time!

I just wanted to share with y’all one of my favoritest and most well loved coffee table reads, North American Railroads by John Taylor (ISBN 0-517-05397-7). It’s full of hundreds of beautiful archival photos detailing not only the trains but the lives of the people who built, worked, and rode on the great American railroads of yesteryear.

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This book went to print in 1991, so a good portion of the 500 photos probably only exist in private collections and can’t be found on the internet. I can’t imagine the time and effort that went into collecting and assembling everything for this book. If you can find a copy for sale it’s well worth it!

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What are your favorite train books?

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