This is a group for individuals interested in the history & modeling of American Civil War Rail Roads. Though we cover the antebellum period through the end of Reconstruction, our focus is American railroads from 1860 through 1865. Sample topics include the U.S.M.R.R., the W&A, the O&A, the B&O., sharing model & layout photos, sources of modeling supplies, & archival resources. We are proud of our ever expanding bibliography of primary & secondary sources on railroads in the Civil War. Our goals are (1) to help preserve & disseminate Civil War railroad history and (2) to be an aid to individuals modeling the railroads and railway systems of this period.
The topics include the United States Military Rail Road (USMRR), the Western and Atlantic (W&A), the Orange and Alexandria (O&A), the Baltimore and Ohio (B&O), the Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR). It also includes model & layout photos, sources of modeling supplies, & archival resources.
This is an by-product of the Yahoo Civil War Railroads & Modeling group, The group is for individuals interested in the history & modeling of American Civil War Rail Roads. Though it covers the antebellum period through the end of Reconstruction, the focus is American railroads from 1860 through 1865. If you would like to join the Yahoo group please click on the SUBSCRIBE button.
The page contains a list of books that I have obtained as a reference library. I included the IBSN number as a guide for finding the book. Most are available from major book sellers or for checkout from your local library. There are also web links to some of the references.
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