The technology and the experience of rail travel.

Osborne's Guide to the Grand Junction, or Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester Railway, with the topography of the country through which the line passes, and complete guides to the towns of Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester. Illustrated with numerous engravings and maps. Second edition. Birmingham: E. C. & W. Osborne, 1838. A priceless treasure from the very early days of rail travel. It begins with an introduction that explains what a railway is and how it works.

Travelers' Official Guide of the Railway and Steam Navigation Lines in the United States and Canada. Philadelphia: National Railway Publication Company, 1875.

Route, Resorts, and Resources of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway of Virginia and West Virginia. Illustrated. Richmond: Raughman Brothers, 1879.