Just as the name suggests, An Atlas To Classic Short Lines, offers a collection of system maps of a handful of historic railroads that either once operated or are still in service. The purpose of the book was to not only highlight the lines that are often times forgotten but also provide you a look as to where those railroads were located. For instance, below is an example of what you will find within the book. The Quanah, Acme & Pacific Railway, or The Quanah Route, was a subsidiary of the St. Louis-San Francisco Railway (Frisco) for many years that operated as a bridge route in northern Texas, which also connected with the Santa Fe, from the early 20th century until it was finally absorbed into the Burlington Northern takeover in 1980.
In all, An Atlas To Classic Short Lines is 51 pages in length and highlights 46 different railroads from the classic Tennessee, Alabama & Georgia ("The TAG Route") to interurban Pacific Electric Railway. If you are interested in owning the maps to these historic lines the book is just $5. By clicking the link below, "Add To Cart," you will be taken to ordering information through a new pop-up window. This page is very secure to provide your billing information; payment is accepted through either PayPal or your credit/debit card (if you are using the latter after clicking on the "Checkout with PayPal" button click the "Pay with a debit or credit card, or Bill Me Later" link). Please Note: The book is in PDF format and is best viewed through the Adobe Reader which you can download a free copy of here if you do not already have the software on your computer. Thanks so very much for your interest and I hope you enjoy the book!
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"Bought the book and downloaded it (fast and easy). It's good reading and a good reference. I liked it and hope there are more to come."
"...An outstanding job with the maps and accompanying brief histories of the short lines. I read through all of it and found it quite interesting. In fact, there are a number of those lines I knew of but did not know where they were actually located. A price of $5 is very reasonable and anyone with an interest in the subject would surely [enjoy] it."