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New Book Arrivals!
One Hundred and Fifty Years of Transcontinental Railroading
Edited by Center for Railroad Photography & Art
Celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States, After Promontory: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Transcontinental Railroadingprofiles the history and heritage of this historic event. Starting with the original Union Pacific—Central Pacific lines that met at Promontory Summit, Utah, in 1869, the book expands the narrative by considering all of the transcontinental routes in the United States and examining their impact on building this great nation. Exquisitely illustrated with full color photographs, After Promontory divides the western United States into three regions—central, southern, and northern—and offers a deep look at the transcontinental routes of each one. Renowned railroad historians Maury Klein, Keith Bryant, and Don Hofsommer offer their perspectives on these regions along with contributors H. Roger Grant and Rob Krebs.
Two Trains that Crossed an Ocean
By Jane Sweetland
The story about two trains that crossed the Atlantic after WWII–one in friendship, the other in gratitude. The United States’ “Friendship Train” and France’s thank you, the “Merci Train”.
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And don’t miss seeing Nevada’s Merci Car while visiting the museum!