For train enthusiasts, model railroaders, and history buffs, hop aboard this tour of North American railroads, both great and obscure.

Few images speak as clearly of a time and a place as a dramatic black-and-white photograph of an American steam locomotive powering through that storied era of railroad history. All the new photographs in this beautiful book meticulously recreate that original style, capturing the bygone age of steam rail against the settings of its heyday, including period architecture and other details. The result is the crisp, stunning quality of contemporary photography of the iconic locomotives of yesteryear.
Featured trains include the Milwaukee Road; the Cumbres and Toltec snowplow runs; the Cotton Belt 819 in Arkansas, Missouri, and Illinois; the Savannah and Atlanta No. 750; the Frisco 1522 in Missouri; the Norfolk and Western 611 and 1218 in Georgia and Tennessee; the Union Pacific 3985 in Wyoming, Nebraska and Arkansas—these are just some of the historic runs and routes Steam Trains brings this era to life with its evocative photographs and accompanying narrative accounts of the locomotives that are still cherished today.

This fantastic photographic gallery features twenty-three preserved steam railroad lines and events covering a twenty-five year period. Perfect for train enthusiasts, model railroaders, and history buffs alike, North American railroads, both great and obscure, are highlighted in Steam Trains.


Steam Trains features the dramatic black and white photography of R&R contributor James P. Bell in a beautifully printed, large format, hard cover volume.”
Railfan and Railroad

“Simply outstanding—not to be missed by any collection train buffs frequent.”
Midwest Book Review

“This black and white photographic gallery features some of the finest examples of restored North American steam locomotives to be found anywhere.”
The Michigan Railfan

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