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Brian Solomon is one of today's most accomplished railway historians. He has authored more than twenty-five books about railroads and motive power, and his writing and photography have been featured in the world's top railfan publications, including Trains, Railway Age, Passenger Train Journal, and RailNews. He divides his time between Massachusetts and Ireland.
I truly wanted to love this book, and it would probably be fine for someone who just wants a taste of information about the various North American railroads. But for a serious railroad enthusiast, it falls short. For example, there is a "factoid" section for each railroad, but inexplicably there is no consistency in the types of information presented. For some historic railroads it lists passenger trains, for others it does not. Same with rail yards... and even when they are listed, it has major holes... for example doesn't even mention Buckeye Yard in Columbus under CSX despite it being one of the system's major yards!