Vitrine: North American Railroads

North American Railroads

Most of the books on display feature North American railroads and range from Robert Casey’s Pioneer Railroad and Albert Tucker’s Steam into Wilderness to Rails Across America, and Leon Harris’s I’m a Railroad Man with its fetching lines: ‘Goin’ to catch me a rattler,/ And it won’t be long:/ If you miss me, Baby,/ Count the day’s I’m gone - / I’m a railroad man, Uh-huh, / Just a railroad man.’ The comics are of particular interest, a sure-fire way by the rail promoters in America to entice young readers into the world of railways.

Robert J. Casey and W.A. S Douglas, Pioneer Railroad. The Story of the Chicago and North West System. New York: Whittlesey House, McGraw-Hill, 1948;
Catalogue of the Centenary Exhibition of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1827-1927. Baltimore
: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 1927;
Albert Tucker, Steam into Wilderness. Ontario Northland Railway 1902-1962. Toronto: Fitzhenry & Whiteside, 1978;
Leon R. Harris (Compiler), I’m a Railroad Man. [Chicago: The Compiler], 1948; Alexander Anderson, Songs of the Rail. London: Simpkin, Marshall, & Co, 1878;
‘America’ in Pamaero Library Scrapbook, 1971-73;
Association of American Railroads, Ride the High Iron! Washington: The Association, [1957];
____, Rails Across America. Washington: The Association, [1945];
____, Railroads Deliver the Goods! Washington: The Association, [1954].

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