Rail Literature

Rail Literature

If you are interested in rail history, there are a number of authors that are worth taking a look at. This includes authors such as Brian Solomon and Jim Shaughnessy, just to name a few.

If you are interested in steam, diesel, or electric power, check out these cool books written by well known authors and rail historians.

My Top Picks

Essential Witness: Sixty Years of Railroad Photography  by Jim Shaughnessy

The Great Railroad Revolution: The History of Trains in America by Christian Wolmar

North American Locomotives by Brian Solomon

Life Along the Line: A Photographic Portrait of America’s Last Great Steam Railroad by O. Winston Link

GE and EMD Locomotives: The Illustrated History by Brian Solomon

For those interested for UK rail history, I have compiled a list of books that are worth checking out:

British Rail in the 1980s and 1990s: Diesel Locomotives and DMUs by Kenny Barclay