WorldCat Identities

Zimmermann, Karl R.

Overview
Works: 38 works in 69 publications in 1 language and 3,130 library holdings
Genres: Literature  Juvenile works  History  Picture books  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Trivia and miscellanea 
Roles: Author, Editor, Photographer
Classifications: TJ603, 625.261
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Karl R Zimmermann
 
Most widely held works by Karl R Zimmermann
Steam locomotives : whistling, chugging, smoking iron horses of the past by Karl Zimmermann( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the history and workings of steam locomotives
All aboard! : passenger trains around the world by Karl Zimmermann( Book )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the history of passenger train travel and the current state of passenger rail
The Stourbridge Lion : America's first locomotive by Karl Zimmermann( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides a history of the Stourbridge Lion, the first commercial locomotive in America, which made its historic run in 1829, marking the birth of the American railroad
Steamboats : the story of lakers, ferries, and majestic paddle-wheelers by Karl Zimmermann( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of steamboats from the birth of the Age of Steam in England through America's first steamboat, which crossed the Delaware River in 1787, to the present
Ocean liners : crossing and cruising the seven seas by Karl Zimmermann( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ocean liners once sailed all the world's seas and played important roles in times of peace and war. Ships transported the rich and famous as well as millions of immigrants to new countries. Over time, airplanes changed the nature of travel and the role of the ocean liners. Today's cruise ships are dramatically different from the liners of old, bigger than ever, they are like small cities on the water
CZ : the story of the California Zephyr by Karl Zimmermann( Book )

4 editions published between 1972 and 1996 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little trains to faraway places by Karl Zimmermann( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Karl Zimmermann's observations will surely bring back memories to many readers, and his richly developed commentary on cultural and historical details will provide an exciting introduction for those who have never traveled to some of the faraway places described."--J. Parker Lamb, Author of Evolution of the American Diesel Locomotive" ""A fine writer with a keen eye for descriptions of the odd corners of the world reached by these high-water marks of the railroad tide."--Francis H. Parker, co-author of Railroads of Indiana" "Narrow-gauge railroading conjures images of marginal track, wooden coaches, and antique steam locomotives. Yet consider the extraordinarily glamorous and comfortable South African Blue Train and Australia's Queenslander as well as the electrified network of meter-gauge mountain railways in Switzerland that run with a precision similar to that of the country's famed timepieces. Often used to penetrate the most challenging and breathtaking terrain that larger trains are unable to reach, narrow-gauge railways offer even the most seasoned of travelers an experience to behold. Karl Zimmermann, railroad author and accomplished photographer, chronicles his journeys aboard these rarest of trains. Individual chapters weave history and travelogue, complemented by more than 100 color illustrations. The result is a spirited tribute to the world's most charismatic railways."--BOOK JACKET
20th Century Limited by Karl Zimmermann( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Generally considered the most famous passenger train ever, the New York-to-Chicago 20th Century Limited was fittingly pulled by some of the century's greatest locomotive designs, including the streamlined Commodore Vanderbilt of 1934, Henry Dreyfuss' famous shrouded Hudson unveiled in 1938, and diesels like Electro-Motive E-units after World War II. This authoritative history of the 20th Century Limited from 1920 to its 1967 demise examines the train; its steam, electric, and diesel motive power; and its swank passenger card, services, and amenities. Dozens of black-and-white archival images and period color photographs depict the train along its route, as well as dinnerware and menus, advertisements, route maps, and interior views of cars, in the process providing a dramatic visual account of train travel's development throughout the century. --from cover
The Western Maryland Railway : fireballs and black diamonds by Roger Cook( Book )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An illustrated history of the railroad, with particular emphasis on the quarter-century from the Western Maryland's Centennial in 1952 to the Chessie System's assumption of the line in the seventies."
The GrandLuxe Express : traveling in high style by Karl Zimmermann( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book invites readers aboard the glamorous renovated cars of the GrandLuxe railway train. In 1989, the American-European Express, a stylish train created in emulation of Europe's Orient Express, commenced operation between Washington and Chicago. Forced to close down two years later, it was reborn in 1994 as the American Orient Express. The AOE, as this luxury streamliner was often known, matured under the tutelage of various owners until 2006, when under new ownership it acquired a new name, the GrandLuxe Express. Trackside, the train gleamed as a classic American streamliner. Aboard, travelers enjoy old-fashioned, wood-paneled elegance that harkens back to the 1920s and Europe's posh Wagons-Lits sleepers and restaurant cars."--Jacket
Burlington's Zephyrs by Karl Zimmermann( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the heady days when passenger trains crisscrossed America in large numbers, the Zephyr name commanded special attention. To travel aboard (or even be eyewitness to) a train that was an anointed member of Burlington Route's splendid Zephyr fleet was a mark of both esteem and adventure
Domeliners : yesterday's trains of tomorrow by Karl Zimmermann( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ed Nowak's New York Central by Ed Nowak( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Magnetic north : Canadian steam in twilight by Roger Cook( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A decade of D & H by Karl Zimmermann( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amtrak at milepost 10 by Karl Zimmermann( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remarkable GG1 by Karl Zimmermann( Book )

2 editions published between 1977 and 1988 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to trains : the world's greatest trains, tracks & travels by Graeme Carter( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chapter 1. The history of rail -- Chapter 2. Servicng the cities -- Chapter 3. Train technology -- Chapter 4. Trains and society -- Chapter 5. Trains shaping history -- Chapter 6. Preservation and hobbies -- Chapter 7. Great rail journeys -- Index and glossary
Erie Lackawanna east by Karl Zimmermann( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Santa Fe streamliners : the chiefs and their tribesmen by Karl Zimmermann( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Steam locomotives : whistling, chugging, smoking iron horses of the past
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All aboard! : passenger trains around the worldSteamboats : the story of lakers, ferries, and majestic paddle-wheelersOcean liners : crossing and cruising the seven seasLittle trains to faraway places20th Century LimitedThe GrandLuxe Express : traveling in high styleBurlington's ZephyrsDomeliners : yesterday's trains of tomorrowMagnetic north : Canadian steam in twilight
Alternative Names
Zimmermann, Karl 1943-

Zimmermann, Karl R.

Languages
English (52)