This title is oriented towards young adults but can be usefull to those who want a general understanding of North American railroading.
Authored by the editor of Railway Age magazine, this is 'the' book for young adults and beyond who want to discover what railroading today is all about. Discover how railroads pack the power of 6,000 horses into a single locomotive. See how many thousands of tons a mile-long coal train can carry. Ride Amtrak's high speed train at 150 miles per hour. Dispatch a freight train across hundreds of miles of railroad. Meet some of the people who make the railroad industry the thriving, vital part of the transportation network it is today. With over 200 color illustrations and contributions from North American railroad officials and equipment suppliers.
Simmons-Boardman Books, soft cover, 100 pages, standard landscape format, 11 x 8.5 in., all-color photographs and illustrations.