Images of Rail
Images of Rail
Rail travel in all its many forms is more than just one of the most popular ways to get from Point A to Point B. It’s also a major part of our history as a people and a nation. That said, to study rail history is to study the best in human innovation, inspiration, and hardiness through the ages.

Arcadia Publishing is proud to present the Images of Rail series, a stunning collection of in-depth volumes on the history of rail travel in America. Celebrate iconic events, important people, and critical advancements throughout the 19th and 20th centuries.

Develop a New Appreciation for Rail Travel
If you’re one of the millions of Americans who takes a subway, trolley, or train to work each day, you owe a lot to the innovators who turned rail travel into a reality over a century ago. What’s now a modern convenience that few give a second thought to was once a fabulous wonder that would revolutionize our nation forever. Let Images of Rail treat you to a fresh look at this major piece of American history.

Travel all the way back to 1918 and explore the rich backstory of Connecticut’s historic Waterbury trolleys. Meet the innovators and visionaries responsible for bringing the Chicago Great Western Railway to life almost a hundred years ago. Trace the development of modern subways, railcars, and more, throughout every era, with compelling local stories, fascinating lore, and gorgeous vintage imagery.
 
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