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Recent BooksTranscontinental Railroad & Photography Books In Print:

Also Posters, Railroad Video's, Childrens' Books, Computer Software/Games, Music

Bookstore:

Books - Newspaper CutBook of the Month Club Main Selection:
Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad
David Haward Bain/ Hardcover / Published 1999 / $24.47 [Used copies are an incredible bargain!]
Empire Express, winner New England Historical Association Book Prize, 2000, Finalist, Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History), Bancroft Prize, New York Times Book Review Notable Book, 2000.
checkDavid Bain's meticulously researched and highly detailed Empire Express is the best modern history of the first transcontinental railroad — highly recommended.

Riding the Transcontinental Rails: Overland Travel on the Pacific Railroad 1865-1881
Compiled and Edited by Bruce C. Cooper / with content from the CPRR Museum / Published 2004 / $21.80

The Governor: The Life and Legacy of Leland Stanford
     Norman E. Tutorow / Hardcover - Two Volumes / Published 2004 / $125.00

The Old Iron Road: An Epic of Rails, Roads, and the Urge to Go West
David Haward Bain / Hardcover / Published 2004 / $23.77 / NY Times Review

Central Pacific Railroad Across Nevada, 1868 & 1997: Photographic Comparatives
Lawrence K. Hersh / Hardcover / Published April, 2000 / $39.95

The First Transcontinental Railroad: Central Pacific, Union Pacific
     John Debo Galloway / Hardcover / Published 1981 / $38.95

The Trans-Continental
     1870 Train Newspaper / 12 issue reprint by Timothy Hughes / Paperback / Published 1981 / $2.00

The Savage View: Charles Savage, Pioneer Mormon Photographer
Bradley W. Richards, M.D., Jean Chapman (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1998 / $29.95

American Railroads of the Nineteenth Century: A Pictorial History in Victorian Wood Engravings
Jim Harter / Hardcover / Published 1999 / $31.50

Measuring America: How an Untamed Wilderness Shaped the United States and Fulfilled the Promise of Democracy
(Explains the origin of America's wealth, our unique late 18th century innovation of owning the land, and the pervasive impact of the prerequisite surveying.)
Andro Linklater / Hardcover / Published 2002 / $18.20

Held for Orders
(Best Railroading Short Stories.)
bookFrank H. Spearman / Hardcover Reprint / Originally Published c. 1900 / $24.95 (But see Special Offers!)

Ogden Anecdotes: Stories and Photos from Our First 50 Years
     Irene Woodhouse / Republished 2004 / $20.50 / Sample Chapter PDF

Sunset Limited : The Southern Pacific Railroad and the Development of the American West, 1850-1930
     Richard J. Orsi / Published 2005 / $19.77 / LA Times Review

Soldier Artist Of The Great Reconnaissance: John C. Tidball and the 35th Parallel Pacific Railroad Survey
     Eugene C. Tidball / Published 2004 / $39.95

The Barker Collection Their Man in Omaha (Two volumes of UPRR Letters 1866-1871)
     Del Weber, Barry Combs and Don Snoddy (Editors) / Vol. 1 Published 2005 / Excerpt

Workin' on the Railroad: Reminiscences from the Age of Steam
     Richard Reinhardt (Editor) / Paperback / Published 1970 / $13.97

A Conductor Tells... Unauthorized Train Stories
     Ken Lothridge / Hardcover / Published 2003 / $28.98

A Great & Shining Road: The Epic Story of the Transcontinental Railroad
     John Hoyt Williams / Paperback / Published 1996 / $14.00

#1 New York Times Bestseller List:
ErrataRead the corrected paperback edition, not the hardcover first edition.
Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built The Transcontinental Railroad 1863 - 1869
Stephen E. Ambrose / Paperback / 432 pages / Corrected November 6, 2001 / $10.88/ Description

Two Great Scouts and Their Pawnee Battalion: The Experiences of Frank J. North and Luther H. North, Pioneers in the Great West, 1856-1882, and Their Defence of the Building of the Union Pacific Railroad
     George Bird Grinnell / Softcover reprint / Published 1928 / $12.00

Railroad Vision: Photography, Travel, and Perception
     Anne M. Lyden / Hardcover / Published 2003 / $34.97 / Getty Museum

John Carbutt on the Frontiers of Photography
     William Brey / Paperback / Published 1985 / $19.95

Across the Plains  [Book also available on CD-ROM]
Robert Louis Stevenson / Paperback / Published 1997 / $12.50 / Author's 1879 transcontinental RR trip

USA by Rail
USA by RailJohn Pitt / Travel Paperback / Published 2004 / $13.27

Western Train Adventures: The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
Western Train Adventures: The Good, the Bad & the UglyMark McLaughlin / Paperback / Published 2002 / $18.95

The World of Stereographs
William C. Darrah / Paperback / Published 1998 / $21.95

Stereo Views:  An Illustrated History and Price Guide
     John Waldsmith / Paperback / Published 1991 / $18.36

Stereoscopes: The First One Hundred Years
Paul Wing / Hardcover / Published 1996 / $74.95

Stereoscopes: The First One Hundred Years
     Paul Wing / Paperback / Published 1996 / $49.95

Print the Legend: Photography and the American West
Martha A. Sandweiss / Hardcover / Published 2002 / $27.97 / Description

Collector's Guide to Early Photographs
O. Henry MacE / Paperback / Published 1999 / $15.96

Place Names of the Sierra Nevada : From Abbot to Zumwalt
Peter Browning / Paperback / Published 1991 / $15.96

Army Exploration in the American West 1803-1863 (Fred H. and Ella Mae Moore,Texas History Reprint Series)
     William H. Goetzmann / Paperback / Published 1991 / $19.95

America's First Transcontinental Railway: A Pictorial History of the Pacific Railroad
     Raymond Cushing / Paperback / Published 1994 / $10.80

American Locomotives in Historic Photographs : 1858 to 1949
Ron Ziel / Paperback / Published 1993 / $11.16

Railroad to the Pacific
     Edwin Johnson / Hardcover / Published 1982 / $19.95

The Great Iron Link: The Building of the Central Pacific Railroad (Great Projects)
      Rosemary Laughlin / Hardcover / Published 1996 / $18.95

The Credit Mobilier of America: Its Origin and History, Its Work of Constructing the Union Pacific Railroad and the Relation of Members of Congress
     Jay Boyd Crawford / Hardcover / Published 1980 / $37.50

Donner Pass: Southern Pacific's Sierra Crossing
     John R. Signor / Hardcover / Published 1985 / $57.95

History of the Union Pacific Railway (Library of Early American Business & Industry, 35)
     Henry K. White / Hardcover / Published 1973 / $29.50

Union Pacific Business Cars 1870-1991: Including Inspection and Instruction Cars
     Ralph L. Barger / Hardcover / 1998 / $49.95

Union Pacific: Salt Lake Route
Mark W. Hemphill / Hardcover / Published 1995 / $60.00

The Transcontinental Railroad (Building History Series)
     Thomas Streissguth / Hardcover / Published 1999 / $23.70

Transcontinental Railroad: A Thematic Unit
     Keith Vasconcelles(Illustrator), Mary Ellen Sterling / Paperback / Published 1993 / $7.96

Iron Horses Across America: The Transcontinental Railroad (Perspectives on History Series)
     Jeanne M. Bracken(Editor) / Paperback / Published 1995 / $6.95

Transcontinental Railroad Four Hundred Rails to Miles
     Hardcover / Published 1987 / $37.50

Transcontinental Railroad Legislation, 1835-1862 (Railroads)
     Thamar E. Dufwa, Stuart Bruchey (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1981 / $20.95

Washakie: An Account of Indian Resistance of the Covered Wagon and Union Pacific Railroad Invasion of Their Territory
     Grace Hebard / Hardcover / Published 1911 / $57.75

Cloud-Climbing Railroad: : Highest Point on the Southern Pacific
     Dorothy Neal / Paperback / Published 1998 / $15.00

Railroads in the Nineteenth Century (Encyclopedia of American Business History and Biography)
     Robert L. Fay(Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1988 / $99.00

Transcontinental Railroad Legislation, 1835-1862 (Railroads)
     Thamar E. Dufwa, Stuart Bruchey (Editor) / Hardcover / Published 1981 / $20.95

Steam Whistle Patents
Steam Whistle Patents
R. Bruce Cynar / Published 2003 / $35.00

National Stereoscopic Association Book Service
 

Reproduction Posters:

Leslie Ragan - New York to Chicago
New York to Chicago
Leslie Ragan
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Graham Wilmott - Union Pacific
Union Pacific
Graham Wilmott
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Tucker Smith - Union Pacific Big Boy
Union Pacific Big Boy
Tucker Smith
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Television and Motion Picture Videotapes:

New! American Experience: Transcontinental Railroad
American Experience - WGBHVideo VHS / Published 2003 / $20.99 / PBS Website

Modern Marvels - The Transcontinental Railroad
Video VHS / Published 1994 / $16.99 / see History Channel Description; A&E Description

The Iron Road - The American Experience
Video VHS / Published 1990 / $16.99 / see PBS Video Description / Teachers' Guide / another Description / Contents

Modern Marvels - The Railroads That Tamed The West
     Video VHS / $19.95

Building of the Transcontinental Rail
Peanuts Cartoon / Video VHS / Published 1989 / $9.95

The West (Box Set of Videotapes)
Ken Burns / Video VHS / Published 1996 / $127.48 / see PBS Website for "The West"

The Way West (Four Episode Videotape Set)
Ric Burns / Video VHS / Published 1995 / $59.49 / see Description of "The Way West"

Union Pacific
Cecil B. DeMille / Entertainment / Video VHS / Published 1939 / $13.99

American's Railroads:  The Steam Train Legacy
     Seven VHS Videotapes  / $33.99 / see PBS Video Description

Jupiter & No. 119 - Recreating the locomotives of the Golden Spike
     Golden Spike VHS Videotape / $20.00

Trains Unlimited
     Four History Channel VHS Videotapes / $39.95

California and the Dream Seekers
     TwoVHS Videotapes / $39.95 / see the A&E Classroom Guide's Description

Arts & Entertainment - Link to more Railroad Videotapes

Transcontinental (1865 - 1880)

Steam Over Donner Pass
Video / $24.95

Cab Ride Over Donner Pass
Video / $54.95

Roseville to Truckee
Video / $24.95

Winter Rails Over Donner Pass
Winter Rails Over DonnerVideo / $29.95


Across Donner Summit
Video VHS / $39.95

This is My Railroad - Southern Pacific Steam Version 1947
Video VHS / $39.95

Flangers, Spreaders, & Steam Rotary Snowplows
Volume II of the Southern Pacific Film Archives
Video VHS / $10.00

Southern Pacific 1941
Video VHS / $10.00

The Battle For Donner Pass
Video VHS / $10.00

Last Run of a Cab Forward over Donner Pass
Video VHS / $10.00

Snow on the Run
Video VHS / Produced by SPRR / 1952 / $10.00

Love Those Trains
Follows freight train "Salad Bowl Express" on the Overland Route; snowfighting on Donner Pass.
Video VHS / 1984 / $19.98
 

Audio CD:

Track Talk On-Board
Rail sounds Audio CD / $14.95
 

Railroad Songs and Ballads
Collection of American railroad songs and music from the Archive of Folk Culture at the Library of Congress.

       Audio CD / $15.98

Books for Children and Young Adults:

Read to your kids!
Abraham Lincoln reading to Tad. Courtesy Library of Congress.
Abraham Lincoln reading to son Tad. Courtesy Libary of Congress.
President Lincoln was a former railroad lawyer who signed the Pacific Railroad Act in 1862.

Ten Mile Day: And the Building of the Transcontinental Railroad
Mary Ann Fraser / Paperback / Children's Book - Ages 9-12 / Published 1996 / $5.56

Across America on an Emigrant Train
Jim Murphy / Hardcover / Ages 9-12 / Published 1993 / $11.90

Dragon's Gate (Newbery Award Winner about a 15 year old Chinese boy who becomes a CPRR worker)
Laurence Yep / Paperback / Young Adult / Published 1995 / $4.76 / Description

The Journal of Sean Sullivan: A Transcontinental Railroad Worker (My Name Is America)
Journal of Sean SullivanWilliam Durbin / Hardcover / Ages 9-12 / Published 1999 / $7.67 / Review

Promontory — [Utah History] — Utah Public Television Documentary
      Video  /  $19.95  /  Description

The Last Rail (Odyssey (Smithsonian Institution).)
     Darice Bailer, et al / Paperback / Ages 9-12 / Published 1996 / $4.76 Girl with Bulldog, 1907 postcard.

The Last Rail: The Building of the First Transcontinental Railroad (Smithsonian Odyssey)
     Darice Bailer, Bill Farnsworth (Illustrator) / Hardcover / Ages 9-12 / Published 1996 / $14.95

The Transcontinental Railroad (Cornerstones of Freedom)
     Peter Anderson / School & Library Binding / Ages 9-12 / Published 1996 / $20.00

The Transcontinental Railroad (Cornerstones of Freedom)
     Peter Anderson / Paperback / Ages 9-12 / Published 1996 / $4.76

The Transcontinental Railroad in American History (In American History)
R. Conrad Stein / Library Binding / Ages 9-12 / Published 1997 / $19.95

The Transcontinental Railroad; Triumph of a Dream
     Dan Elish / Hardcover / Ages 9-12 / Published 1993 / $21.90

The Transcontinental Railroad: America at Its Best?
     Robert Young / Library Binding / Ages 9-12 / Published 1996 / $18.95

Iron Horses (Picture Books)
Verla Kay, Michael McCurdy (Illustrator) / School & Library Binding / Ages 4-8 / 1999 / $11.19

Full Steam Ahead: The Race to Build a Transcontinental Railroad
Rhoda Blumberg, Rhonda Blumberg / Hardcover / Young Adult / Published 1996 / $13.27
 

Computer Software:

Railroad Tycoon II Gold for Windows
Railroad Tycoon II Gold for Macintosh
Railroad Tycoon IICD-ROM software / railroad building simulation game / $19.99

Railroad Tycoon II Gold for Sega Dreamcast
Videogame / railroad building simulation game / $44.99

Microsoft Train Simulator
Microsoft train simulatorWindows software / $29.99

Shap Luk Kon Tseung Kwan
     P. Steve Neeley / Shareware Software Computer Game / relating to the Chinese railroad workers.

Utah History Suite CD-ROM

Music:
Railroad Songs and Music from Native Ground Music
Native Ground Music - Railroads

Western Railroad Songs (American History Through Folksong)
Rusty McNeil / Audio CD /  $26.95 / Description & MP3 samples
 
 

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