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Yakima Valley Transportation Company
Stock #: 13780
Author: Kenneth G. Johnsen

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The National Register of Historic Places lists the Yakima Valley Transportation Company (YVT) as the last intact early 20th century electric interurban railroad in America. From its beginning in 1907, the YVT was no quitter, surviving a takeover by the Union Pacific, large financial losses as the last trolley railroad in Washington state, attempts at dieselization, and a concerted effort to put the company in its grave. This book is the most authoritative chronicle of the famous YVT yet compiled. Soft Cover. more»

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Yard Bull
Stock #: 12982
Author: Dean O'Shea

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Written by a modern-day, Burlington-Northern Special Agent (railroad police), Dean O'Shea's memoir takes his reader on a fast-paced ride as he fights criminals and his conscience in a world unlike any other where roaming felons make the laws, and the work environment can kill you. He also shares his personal life and the unexpected lessons learned while working the wrong side of the tracks. Hard Cover. more»

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Yellowstone by Train: A History of Rail Travel to America’s First National Park
Stock #: 12766
Author: Thornton Waite

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Tourists traveled to Yellowstone National Park on passenger trains for many years. The UP Railroad, the Northern Pacific Railway, the CB&Q, the Milwaukee Road and the C&NW Railway all operated trains to the park. These railroads and trains were responsible for the development and popularity of Yellowstone National Park (America’s first national park). Soft Cover. more»

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Yesterday We Were in America: Alcock & Brown First to Fly the Atlantic Non-stop
Stock #: 80053
Author: Brendan Lynch

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On 14 June 1919 John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown took off from Newfoundland in their open-cockpit Vickers Vimy converted bomber to attempt a non-stop crossing of the Atlantic. Some 16 hours later they landed at Derrygimla in Connemara, Ireland, to become national heroes. Navigating blind for most of the way, they had flown almost 1,900 miles, the longest distance ever flown by man. Hard Cover. more»

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York County Trolleys (Maine)
Stock #: 18818
Author: O. R. Cummings

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This book includes vintage photos of the more than 100 miles of trolley lines from 1907 through 1922. A visual journey from Kittery to Old Orchard Beach, from Old Orchard to Portland, and inland to Eliot, South Berwick, and Sanford. Soft Cover. more»

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Yosemite Valley Railroad
Stock #: 18657
Author: Leroy Radanovich

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The Yosemite Valley Railroad was constructed as a badly need convetance to Yosemite Valley in the days before the automobile. From 1906 until World War II, timber, gold, barium, limestone, freight, and visitors rode the rails to Yosemite National Park on this line. The author, a photographer, writer, historian and lifelong resident of Mariposa County, presents more than 200 images following the life span of the Yosemite Valley Railroad. Soft cover. more»

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You Can't Beat the Train
Stock #: KB11092
Author: Robert W. McKnight

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After being employed as a technical writer covering communications and signaling developments and issues in the railroad and rail transit industries, I realized that an interesting, indeed compelling, railroad safety story was neither well-known nor appreciated, namely, the historical development of highway-rail grade crossing safely. The purpose of this book is to fill that niche by providing ready access to documents, reports, statistics, and techinal information that chroncile this fascinating history. Hard cover.

 

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Yreka Western Railroad
Stock #: 11159

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The city of Yreka was determined to have a railroad. When Southern Pacific decided in 1883 to bypass yreka, the citizens constructed their own railroad known as the Yreka Railroad Company. In the 1930's the railroad was reincorporated as the Yreka Western Railroad. Soft Cover. more»

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