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Outside the Rails: A Rail Route Guide from Chicago to St. Louis, MO By Robert Tabern, Kandace Tabern
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One of the busiest train lines out of Chicago is the route down to Springfield, IL and St. Louis, MO. Ten trains run per day, and now travelers have the opportunity to know about the sites they are... More > seeing out their window during this 284-mile journey thanks to the latest edition of "Outside the Rails". Highlight covered in this rail route guide include important historical information about the I&M Canal, Route 66, and various Abraham Lincoln sites. Where can you see bison from the train? Where can you see coal mines from the train? "Outside the Rails: A Rail Route Guide from Chicago to St. Louis, MO" has all the answers to make your trip that much more enjoyable.< Less
Outside the Rails: A Rail Route Guide from Chicago to Quincy, IL By Robert & Kandace Tabern
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Are you planning a train trip between Chicago and Quincy (via Galesburg)? Then, this is the perfect travel-sized railroad route guide for you! Learn about the towns, people, and history that will be... More > passing by outside your window. While everyone enjoys a train ride, not knowing what you see outside your window is almost like watching the Travel Channel with the audio turned off. Don't be in the dark about the interesting stories of Central Illinois; get you copy of "Outside the Rails: A Rail Route Guide from Chicago to Quincy, IL" today!< Less
Outside the Rails: A Rail Route Guide from Chicago to Milwaukee, WI By Robert Tabern, Kandace Tabern
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The busiest Amtrak route in the Midwest is the "Hiawatha Service" between Chicago, Glenview, Sturtevant, Milwaukee Airport, and Downtown Milwaukee. From the building of this railroad line... More > in the 1870's by the Milwaukee Road to the present-day, this route guide book explains it all. Both regular travelers and rail fans will enjoy knowing what they are seeing outside the windows of the train as they take this 85-mile train trip between two of the Midwest's most interesting cities. This milepost-by-milepost guide points out various historical and natural landmarks that even the most frequent traveler between Chicago and Milwaukee might not know about.< Less
Outside the Rails: A Rail Route Guide from Chicago to St. Paul, MN (ABBREVIATED EDITION) By Robert & Kandace Tabern
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Are you looking for a more travel-friendly version of "Outside the Rails: A Rail Route Guide from Chicago to St. Paul, MN"? This 54-page book contains some of the same interesting stories... More > that the 300-page version covers. Learn about the Amtrak train route through Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. This is an in-depth milepost-by-milepost guide for passengers on Metra, Amtrak, or private rail car excursions.< Less
Outside the Rails: A Rail Route Guide from Chicago to St. Paul, MN (Second Edition) By Robert Tabern
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If you ever ride the train between Chicago, Milwaukee, and the Twin Cities...then this is the book that you need! The second edition of "Outside the Rails" features 300 pages of useful... More > information describing the different sites that passengers see while aboard Amtrak's "Hiawatha Service" and "Empire Builder" trains. Ever look out your window and wonder what something is? Chances are it is in this book! The author spent more than 5 years researching historic buildings, natural, and geological sites along the 417 mile route from Chicago to St. Paul. This route guide is also popular with passengers who are participating in a "Friends of the 261" charter trip. So, stop wondering "What is that?"...and be in the know with "Outside the Rails".< Less
Outside the Rails: A Rail Route Guide from Chicago to La Plata, MO (THIRD EDITION) By Robert Tabern, Kandace Tabern
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If you or someone you know is planning to take a trip on Amtrak's Southwest Chief between Chicago, Illinois and La Plata, Missouri, then this is the book for you. "Outside the Rails: A Rail... More > Route Guide from Chicago to La Plata, MO" includes 350 pages of interesting facts and information about the train route through Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. It might look like just corn fields - but there is a lot to learn about our nation’s breadbasket in this route guide. Where can you see the site of a deadly coal mine fire from the train? How did the Sears Tower get its design? Where and when can you spot bald eagles when traveling near the Mississippi River? "Outside the Rails" answers all your questions about the history, geology, people, and places along the route of the Southwest Chief. Communities described include Naperville, Plano, Mendota, Princeton, Kewanee, Galesburg, Fort Madison, La Plata, and many more! This is the only in-depth route guide available for the train route between Chicago and Missouri.< Less
Outside the Rails: A Rail Route Guide from Chicago to La Plata, MO (ABBREVIATED EDITION) By Robert & Kandace Tabern
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This is the abbreviated 38-page version of the Expanded Third Edition of "Outside the Rails: A Rail Route Guide from Chicago to La Plata, MO". If you or someone you know is planning to take... More > a trip on Amtrak's Southwest Chief between Chicago, Illinois and La Plata, Missouri, then this is the book for you. It includes interesting facts and information about the train route through Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri. It might look like just corn fields - but there is a lot to learn about our nation’s breadbasket in this route guide. Where can you see the site of a deadly coal mine fire from the train? How did the Sears Tower get its design? Where and when can you spot bald eagles when traveling near the Mississippi River? "Outside the Rails" answers all your questions about the history, geology, people, and places along the route of the Southwest Chief. Communities described include Naperville, Plano, Mendota, Princeton, Kewanee, Galesburg, Fort Madison, La Plata, and many more!< Less
ReFeRe - An experiment in1/87 scale model railways ReFeRe - An experiment in1/87 scale model railways By Rosemary Border, Alain Fraval
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This book takes the form of a glossary in 35 articles, each occupying a double page spread with illustrations, describing a rail network in a somewhat unusual world, all reproduced on a scale of HO 1... More > to 87. It shows models finished and unfinished and describes both materials and methods of construction< Less
Getting Real: The smarter, faster, easier way to build a successful web application By 37signals et al.
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Getting Real details the business, design, programming, and marketing principles of 37signals. The book is packed with keep-it-simple insights, contrarian points of view, and unconventional... More > approaches to software design. This is not a technical book or a design tutorial, it's a book of ideas. Anyone working on a web app — including entrepreneurs, designers, programmers, executives, or marketers — will find value and inspiration in this book. 37signals used the Getting Real process to launch five successful web-based applications (Basecamp, Campfire, Backpack, Writeboard, Ta-da List), and Ruby on Rails, an open-source web application framework, in just two years with no outside funding, no debt, and only 7 people (distributed across 7 time zones). Over 500,000 people around the world use these applications to get things done. Now you can find out how they did it and how you can do it too. It's not as hard as you think if you Get Real.< Less
You Charge Different People Different Things By Alan Edward Fish
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The ferry glided across the flat water of the harbor. Outside the glare of the lights of the big ship, the only stars were the broken strands close above the hilltops of the island the ferry ran... More > beside, and the hilltops were only deeper shadows in the dark. Standing at the stern rail watching the ferry approach the docking he was barefoot on the wooden deck and cold, there was a wind coming down from the hills onto water that was as still as oil and glimmered black with starlight.< Less