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Great American Railroad Stories gives readers a look at railroading history as presented by the writers of Trains magazine over 75 years. It includes rare, first-hand accounts that give historical insight into riding passenger trains, working on the railroad, and growing up in the era of steam trains. This book also focuses on the finest writing and includes historical photos. It features the writings and reflections of founding editor Al Kalmbach, David Morgan, Lucius Beebe, and other well-known names. All readers will be drawn-in by the many American railroading stories from those who actual lived it.
Table of Contents
Great American Railroad Stories
Editorial ...David P. Morgan
The Traveling Salesman by Victor H. White, November 1941
The Jarrett & Palmer Special by staff, December 1942
Troop Train Rider by William Forsythe, August 1943
The Caboose by H. Reid, April 1944
Haunted Roundhouse by W. T. Coniff, June 1944
The Locomotive Fireman by G. W. O’Connor, December 1945
Last of the Wood Burners by Lucius Beebe, November 1946
Extra 1555 West by Willard V. Anderson, May 1950
Memo to the Publisher by David Morgan, October 1950
Travel Vignettes by A. C. Kalmbach, May 1951
Big One at Shed 27 by Howard Bull, November 1951
Wild Ride of Death Valley Scotty by Wallace Abbey, February 1953
The Black Wall by Helen Thomson, March 1953
I Came Out of This Alive by Hunter M. Picken, September 1956
Confessions of a Train-Watcher by David Morgan. May 1957
Second Trick at BE Tower by Richard J. Cook, October 1957
This Is It by David Morgan, April 1960
3:52 a.m. April 30, 1900 by Robert B. Shaw, May 1965