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ISBN:
0517665573
Author:
Edwin P. Alexander
Category:
Americas
Language:
English
Publisher:
Random House Value Publishing; Reissue edition (January 13, 1989)
Pages:
255 pages
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1377 kb
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4.7
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Covers railroad and non-railroad structures, US military railroads and locomotives, Northern and Southern locomotives, the . This is an invaluable reference book for the Civil War fan, railroad historian, and railroad modeler. 256 pages with index.

Covers railroad and non-railroad structures, US military railroads and locomotives, Northern and Southern locomotives, the Baltimore & Ohio's locomotives, passenger and freight cars, armored cars, military supply bases and camps, ordnance, and the facilities in Alexandr Classic study of the railroads during the American Civil War, the first war to use them extensively.

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The American Civil War was the first in which large armies depended heavily on railroads to bring supplies. For the Confederate States Army, the system was fragile and was designed for short hauls of cotton to the nearest river or ocean port. During the war, new parts were hard to obtain, and the system deteriorated from overuse, lack of maintenance, and systematic destruction by Union raiders.

Civil War railroads & models. by. Alexander, Edwin P. Publication date. New York : C. N. Potter : distributed by Crown Publishers.

Covers railroad and non-railroad structures, US military railroads and locomotives, Northern and Southern locomotives, the .

Covers railroad and non-railroad structures, US military railroads and locomotives, Northern and Southern locomotives, the Baltimore & Ohio's locomotives, passenger and freight cars, armored cars, military supply bases and camps, ordnance, and the facilities in Alexandria, VA and Atlanta, GA. The book not only provides vintage black and white photos and drawings of the railroads but also shows how to recreate the locomotives, rolling stock and scenery for your model railroad. This is an invaluable reference book for the Civil War fan, railroad historian, and railroad modeler

When discussing railroads during the Civil War their role is often overlooked. They proved a vital asset in the movement of troops and materiel, ultimately allowing the North to achieve total victory. After fighting broke out in 1861 the country had a rail network totaling more than 30,000 miles.

When discussing railroads during the Civil War their role is often overlooked. Of this, 21,300 miles (along with 45,000 miles of telegraph wire), or about 70%, was concentrated in the Northeast and Midwest while the Confederacy enjoyed only 9,022 miles (and 5,000 miles of telegraph wire).

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B & O in the Civil War. Smith, William P. Boxcar Books. Civil War Railroads & Models. Vital Rails: The Charleston & Savannah Railroad and the Civil War in Coastal South Carolina. University of South Carolina Press. Random House Value Publishing.

Civil War Railroads & Models Edwin P. Alexander 0517665573 Hardcover, coffee table book, 256pp . Synopsis: For all fans, historians, and model builders, this is the definitive work on Civil War railroads and models. Alexander 0517665573 Hardcover, coffee table book, 256pp, Transportation, Railroad The Fairfax Press.

Classic study of the railroads during the American Civil War, the first war to use them extensively. Covers railroad and non-railroad structures, US military railroads and locomotives, Northern and Southern locomotives, the Baltimore & Ohio's locomotives, passenger and freight cars, armored cars, military supply bases and camps, ordnance, and the facilities in Alexandria, VA and Atlanta, GA. The book not only provides vintage black and white photos and drawings of the railroads but also shows how to recreate the locomotives, rolling stock and scenery for your model railroad. This is an invaluable reference book for the Civil War fan, railroad historian, and railroad modeler.
  • Mazuzahn
Condition was as advertized and shipped in a timely manner. The content is good; lots of pictures of civil war scenes with railroad equipment included. The drawings of railroad cars are not as clear as I would have liked, but are okay for creating models. Plenty of pictures showing completed models from the 1970s. Overall, a good buy.
  • Anarahuginn
The book content is excellent for anyone interested in modelling or just the rail history of the US Civil War period. From my side, the other side, of the Atlantic it can be difficult to find accurate information but this book provided plenty. I bought a secondhand (ex Pierce County library) copy which seems to indicate a modeller had been slightly careless with a sharp blade... not that any pages were cut.... but the red, blood coloured stains were a bit worrying ;-) Really pleased to own the book though!
  • Nern
This is the best scale modeler's guide I've seen yet - pack full of illustrations -it was also the best value..
  • MrDog
A lot of information for people who want to model Civil War Trains. Great for all scales, I'm interested in G scale and have already made a train.
  • Welen
Helps with my model railroads.
  • Ungall
no problems
  • Zainian
It is a great complement to other books I have regarding the place of the railroad in the civil war
This is an excellent book and will be treasured by anyone interested in The Civil War,Railroads, and those who partake in model railroad building.
It is written by someone who spent many years in historical pursuit of railroads during the Civil War and who earned the the respect of model railroaders for his work and knowledge ;and thus was called the "Father of American Model Railroading".Even if you are not interested in Model Railroading,you will find this book is excellent from a railroad history standpoint,particularly up to and during the Civil war.
It is a large book of 255 pages,with very interesting and detailed text,and profusely illustrated with over 2oo photographs and illustrations.It was in the early days of photography and it is fortunate that photographers had the foresight to capture these images,that they were kept as part of history;and now available in this book.
The book covers every aspect of railroads,including buildings,track design and construction,engines and various types of rolling stock,bridges,tunnels,and detailed illustrations,that would be invaluable as a historical,engineering as well as modelling reference.There are many photographs showing the trains ,buildings and structiors in all their splendor as well as them lying in ruin from wartime destruction.Other interesting photographs are those of armored cars and ordnance that was carried to battle on these trains.
There is excellent detail in both text and illustrations on "The Locomotive Chase"
You will interested in the story behind the President's Car built for President Lincoln;and how he never had a chance to ride in it ;but was used to carry his body,and even that of his son.You will see photographs of the car when it was brand new,draped for the funeral,and even when it sat forlorn and decrepid ,shortly before it was burned in Minneapolis on March,15,1911.
The book also has a very good Bibliography,Sources for Model Components and Picture Index.
The book was first published in 1977,and to attest to its quality was republished in 1989.