WorldCat Identities

Solomon, Brian 1966-

Overview
Works: 100 works in 283 publications in 3 languages and 7,023 library holdings
Genres: History  Pictorial works  Illustrated works  Encyclopedias  Guidebooks 
Roles: Author, Photographer
Classifications: TF22, 385.097
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Brian Solomon
The heritage of North American steam railroads : from the first days of steam power to the present by Brian Solomon( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanied by personal stories, specially commissioned maps, and a listing of heritage steam locomotives still in operation today, a history of the "Iron Horse" traces its evolution and details the major players who made the dream of travel by train a reality
Great American cities : past and present by Rick Sapp( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates the transformation of American and Canadian cities in the last century with photographs and descriptions of the important structures present during each shot
Trains of the Old West by Brian Solomon( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Central Pacific -- Trains across the Plains -- Railroading in Colorado -- Empires of the North -- Snow wars -- Wrecks and robberies
The field guide to trains : locomotives and rolling stock by Brian Solomon( Book )

6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book is an indispensable illustrated resource for railfans and families on road trips, filled with easy-to-find information on locomotives and rolling stock, such as railroad cars, coaches, and wagons"--Provided by publisher
American steam locomotive by Brian Solomon( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An action-oriented look at the trains that once ruled America's rails captures steam locomotives chugging past scenic mountains, plains, and small towns
Railroad stations by Brian Solomon( Book )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As gateways to cities and towns, railroad stations have been built as elaborately detailed showplaces, displaying the best their cities have to offer. In this architectural history of stations, train expert Brian Solomon offers not just the technical aspects of the station building itself, but discusses how the place came to be built and the role each station has played in its community--from grand stations in the big cities of the world to humbler ones in small towns. The book starts with the role of the railroad in history, from the passenger trains' heyday to present times, when stations are being refitted for other uses--as museums, restaurants, or university buildings. Next, the author moves on to describe different types of stations and how the needs of the region and the type of station influence the architecture. Finally, Solomon takes us on a tour of classic stations--stations that have barely changed since the first train stopped there and are still welcoming trains today.--From publisher description
North American locomotives : a railroad-by-railroad photohistory by Brian Solomon( Book )

10 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An illustrated look at some of North America's most iconic locomotive models from the 19th century to the present, organized alphabetically by landmark railroads"--
Streamliners : locomotives and trains in the age of speed and style by Brian Solomon( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An examination of the introduction of streamliners to American railroading, including the technology and styling trends"--
North American railroads : the illustrated encyclopedia by Brian Solomon( Book )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This richly illustrated encyclopedia of classic and contemporary American railroads features consise histories of 101 U.S. and Canadian railroads past and present. Illustrated with period and modern photography in both color and black and white, evocative print ads, and system maps, each profile is also accompanied by one or more fact boxes offering details on the railroads' geographic scope, hardware, and freight and passenger operations. Spanning more than a century and a half, this giant compendium of "fallen flags," Class I behemoths, classic regional carriers, and transportation icons is
Railway depots, stations, & terminals by Brian Solomon( )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using a blend of contemporary photography and historic images, this book examines some of the finest, most interesting, and most famous railway stations, as well as small-town country stations and architectural gems."--Cover
The world's most exotic railway journeys : 50 of the most dramatic, scenic and long-distance routes across the globe by Brian Solomon( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A portrait in words and photographs of 50 of the most scenic, remote and long-distance routes in Asia, Africa, Australia, North and South America, and Europe. Some, such as the "Orient Express" route from Paris to Istanbul, are historical and no longer possible as a single journey; for these, full details of how to trace the route today accompany the description of the original concept. Other journeys are included because of the dramatic countryside they pass through, such as "The Ghan" in Australia, or the challenging nature of the track construction, such as the Western Australia Mixed Gauge built to accommodate trains with different gauges on the same line, or for the nostalgia of steam locomotives like the West Coast Wilderness Railway in Tasmania and the Hotham Valley Tourist Railway from Pinjarra to Dwellingup. There are journeys to the Arctic and trips traversing whole countries. The descriptions tell of the logistics of the route, the historical reasons for its existence and the spectacular scenery to be viewed from the train window. Each journey is accompanied by a route map and illustrated with contemporary images
The majesty of big steam by Brian Solomon( )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An illustrated history of the final decades of steam locomotives"--Provided by publisher
The world's most spectacular railway journeys : 50 of the most scenic, exciting, challenging and exotic routes across the globe by Brian Solomon( Book )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An engrossing collection of over 50 of the most remarkable railway journeys across the globe, each spectacular for its own reasons
Caboose by Brian Solomon( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The image of a little red caboose trundling along behind a long freight train is a classic slice of Americana. With the help of nearly 300 marvelous modern and historical images depicting cabooses of all colors, this collection traces the development of this iconic, bygone rolling stock from the nineteenth century to their almost total demise by the mid-1990s. Bobber, cupola, bay window, and transfer cabooses are shown at work across the United States, in the process presenting the grand geographic scope of North American railroading. The photography is accompanied by detailed caption
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway by Brian Solomon( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Years of BNSF itself. Photography sourced from archives and many of today's top railroad photographers, along with specially commissioned system and railyard maps, illustrate the engineering marvels, breathtaking landscapes, motive power, rolling stock, facilities, and people that have made rail legends of BNSF and its predecessors. The result is an unparalleled history that no serious railroad library can be without. Book jacket
Modern locomotives : high-horsepower diesels 1966-2000 by Brian Solomon( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The railroad never sleeps : 24 hours in the life of modern railroading( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a portrait of railroading across the vast canvas of North America, from rural outpost to urban center, port city to Great Plains, dawn to dusk to deepest night. This book depict railroading-heavy-haul unit trains, intermodal, passenger and commuter lines, and short-line services
Pennsylvania Railroad by Mike Schafer( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At its peak the Pennsylvania was the largest railroad in the world. "Pennsys" crack passenger trains, including the Broadway Limited and Pennsylvania Limited, connected New York City and Philadelphia with Pittsburgh, St. Louis, and Chicago. Color and archival black & white photos showcase the locomotives, trains, and events of the Pennsylvania Railroad
Railroad signaling by Brian Solomon( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the 1830s to today, the railroad industry has developed myriad complex mechanisms to help keep North America's railroad rights-of-ways safe, efficient, and relatively accident-free. In this paperback rerelease of the successful 2003 title, the otherwise-arcane world of railroad signaling is explained in concise language and brought to life with nearly 200 fantastic photographs that depict signaling history and all aspects of modern operations. Author and photographer Brian Solomon brings his wealth of knowledge and photographic talent to a subject that has not often been tackled in book f
The American diesel locomotive by Brian Solomon( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.33 (from 0.22 for Trains of ... to 0.74 for Railway de ...)

The heritage of North American steam railroads : from the first days of steam power to the present
Covers
Great American cities : past and presentTrains of the Old WestAmerican steam locomotiveRailroad stationsCabooseBurlington Northern Santa Fe RailwayModern locomotives : high-horsepower diesels 1966-2000The railroad never sleeps : 24 hours in the life of modern railroading
Alternative Names
Solomon, Brian

Languages
English (104)

Czech (1)

Dutch (1)