Great American Railroad Stories 75 Years of Trains magazine

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2014-11-18
  • Publisher: Kalmbach Books
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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

Preface...Kevin Keefe

Introduction...Randy Rehberg

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

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