Last Train to Texas

In Last Train to Texas, author Fred W. Frailey examines the workings behind the railroad industry and captures incredible true stories along the way.

Last Train to Texas

Last Train to Texas

Midnight train rides, head-on freight collisions—there is never a dull moment when it comes to trains. Take a look at America's biggest railroads and meet the thunderous personalities who operate them. In Last Train to Texas, author Fred W. Frailey examines the workings behind the railroad industry and captures incredible true stories along the way. Discover how men like William "Pisser Bill" F. Thompson swerve from financial ruin, bad merger deals, and cutthroat competition, all while racking up enough notoriety to inspire a poem titled "Ode to a Jerk." Bold, savvy, and ready for a friendly brawl, the only thing louder and more thrilling than these men are the trains that they handle. Come along with Frailey as he travels the world, one railroad at a time. Whether it's riding the Canadian Pacific Railway through a blizzard, witnessing a container train burglary in the Abo Canyon, or commemorating a poem to Limerick Junction in Dublin, Ireland, Frailey's journeys are rife with excitement and the occasional mishap. Filled with humorous anecdotes and thoughtful insights into the railroading industry, Last Train to Texas is an adventure in every sense of the word.

More Books:

Last Train to Texas
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Fred W. Frailey
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-02-01 - Publisher: Indiana University Press

Midnight train rides, head-on freight collisions—there is never a dull moment when it comes to trains. Take a look at America's biggest railroads and meet the thunderous personalities who operate them. In Last Train to Texas, author Fred W. Frailey examines the workings behind the railroad industry and captures incredible
The Last Train to Texas
Language: en
Pages: 30
Authors: Alex Ellis
Categories: Transportation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-26 - Publisher:

What happens when members of the 3d Infantry Division encounter a Forward Operating Base in the middle of the Iraqi desert that isn't even on the map? Vampires that's what happens
Last Train To Memphis
Language: en
Pages: 592
Authors: Peter Guralnick
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-04-30 - Publisher: Hachette UK

This is the first of two volumes that make up what is arguably the definitive Elvis biography. Rich in documentary and interview material, this volume charts Elvis' early years and his rise to fame, taking us up to his departure for Germany in 1958. Of all the biographies of Elvis
The Last Train to Zona Verde
Language: en
Pages: 373
Authors: Paul Theroux
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-05-07 - Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

The acclaimed author of Dark Star Safari journeys across western Africa in this “thoroughly engrossing [and] at times tragic” travelogue (Washington Post). Paul Theroux’s best-selling Dark Star Safari chronicled his epic overland voyage from Cairo to Cape Town, providing an insider’s look at modern Africa. Now, with The Last Train
Last Train From Atlanta
Language: en
Pages: 591
Authors: A. A. Hoehling
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-09-15 - Publisher: Stackpole Books

“The last train for the north leaves here tomorrow morning, Our soldiers are scattered along the railroad as hundred miles north, and as soon as that train passes, the work of destruction will commence. The railroad will be completely destroyed and every bridge burned. Then both armies (the armies of

Popular All Time

The 5 Love Languages
Attached
All About Love
Caste (Oprah's Book Club)
The Art of Seduction
Almost Paradise
The Trial of Lizzie Borden
Why Men Love Bitches
Killers of the Flower Moon
Why Men Marry Bitches
The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work
The Right to Sex
Tisha
Our Kind of People
Love and Respect
Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man, Expanded Edition
AI 2041
No More Mr. Nice Guy

Recent Books: