A North American Rail Journey
by Howard Serig
A new hard cover railroad book
228 11” x 11” pages
340 black and white photos
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During its long history the North American railroad industry has seen many changes but none more dramatic than those that occurred during the middle of the last century. It marked the end of the line for nearly all the things that the public had come to associate with railroads including steam power, the golden age of passenger trains, a workforce numbering nearly a million, and tens of thousands of miles of rail line that provided service to thousands of communities. Gone, too, were hundreds of individual railroad companies whose proud heralds once identified them with the people and regions they served. Along the Railroad takes you on a journey back to the way railroads once were. Howard Serig is your guide, a man who not only worked in the rail industry but also spent 20 years tracking down the “old railroad” on film. This is his story, told as he saw it, in 340 outstanding black-and-white images and descriptive text.