Friday, June 4, 2010
Looking for something special for the railroad enthusiast in your life?
Look no further than our Railroad & Transportation book sale. We are offering nearly 20 beautiful and fully illustrated volumes at a 20% discount. Included in the sale is our new publication Twilight Rails: The Final Era of Railroad Building in the Midwest, by leading railroad historian H. Roger Grant. It documents for the first time the stories of eight small Midwestern railroads that failed as a result of the automobile and the spread of the highway system, while arguing that these railroads were instrumental in linking small rural communities with larger urban centers. With more than 60 black and white images, it is truly a treasure.
In related local news, here's a cool image sent to us this week -- this is an October 14th, 1978 photo of the track between what are now Mill Place and Riley Hayes Advertising: