NEW BOOK ON HISTORY OF AMERICA’S TRAIN STATIONS

A recently-released book takes a look at the history of train stations in the United States. Train Stations: Then and Now (2017), by Ken Fitzgerald, traces the story of train station development across America. Arranged alphabetically by city name and featuring numerous images, the 144-page book notes the various architectural styles of stations built during… Read More NEW BOOK ON HISTORY OF AMERICA’S TRAIN STATIONS

NEW BOOK ON CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR TRAIN TO BE RELEASED

A new book is set to look at the famous cross-country train, the California Zephyr. In its current incarnation with Amtrak, the passenger train runs once a day (each way) between Chicago, Illinois, and Emeryville, California, a distance of over 2,400 miles. John Kelly’s The California Zephyr: An Entertaining History of America’s Most Celebrated Train… Read More NEW BOOK ON CALIFORNIA ZEPHYR TRAIN TO BE RELEASED

CHICAGO TRANSPORTATION CENTER HOSTING TRAINS MAGAZINE TALK ON CHICAGO ISSUE

The Northwestern University Transportation Center (Evanston, Illinois) is set to host a presentation with two editors from Trains magazine to discuss that periodical’s new Chicago special issue. The February 16th event features David Lassen and Jim Wrinn, who will talk about their new 100-page Chicago, America’s Railroad Capital, and rail operations in the city. Associate Editor… Read More CHICAGO TRANSPORTATION CENTER HOSTING TRAINS MAGAZINE TALK ON CHICAGO ISSUE

NEW EDITION OF IDAHO RAILROAD BOOK RELEASED

A revised edition of the Idaho-focused Railroads Through the Coeur d’Alenes has been released. The newer 2016 edition expands upon the first version of the book, originally published in 1983. Author John Wood has augmented the volume’s railroad history to include a new layout, over 400 photo images, and the history of the last Burlington Northern… Read More NEW EDITION OF IDAHO RAILROAD BOOK RELEASED