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    Earlier this year I read "Playing With Trains; A Passion Beyond Scale" by Sam Posey, I enjoyed it so much I immediately read it again. The book basically is an autobiographical account of his life long passion with model railroading and railfanning in general with all the frustrations and elations we experience with this hobby and the stories of many of the wonderful people he met along the way.

    I was wondering if anyone else read it and also if there were any books in a similar vein that you would recommend.

    I just picked up "Train" by Tom Zoellner from our library it looks interesting and I'll reply about it once I've read enough to know if i'll like it or not.

    I hope to get some good recommendations from you all.

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    Nothing Like It In the World by Stephen Ambrose is about the construction of the transcontinental railroad.


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    Thanks!
    I will definitely check that one out.

    I like "Train" by Tom Zoellner so far but I am only a couple of chapters in, his writing style reminds me a little of Bill Bryson.
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    I like Mark Hemphill's Salt Lake Route. It was the inspiration for MR's 2010 project layout, has great photography, and a section by section story line for each part of the route.
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