North American Railroad Family Trees Book
North American Railroad Family Trees
An Infographic History of the Industry's Mergers and Evolution by Brian Solomon
North American Railroad Family Trees marks the first time in book form that railroad history has been presented in a clear, graphic format, helping the railfan make sense of the many smaller train lines that shaped North American rail as it is today. In these pages, renowned rail author Brian Solomon takes a visual and chronological approach, presenting 50 “family trees” in the style of human lineages. The story begins with the railroads of the “Golden Age” (1890–1930), continuing through the second wave of consolidations between the World Wars, the merger mania of the 1950s through the 1970s, the creation of major passenger networks, and the megamergers of the last three decades.
Hardcover, 160 pages, 8.75" x 11.25"
Illustrations: 59 color & 25 b/w images