From the earliest days of the railroad, trains have fired the imagination, not simply as a means of transportation but as a source of romance and adventure. Even today, in the age of the airplane and the automobile, there is something about a train that touches the soul. Along the Rails captures this spirit with an incredible collection of stories, poems, and songs celebrating the speed, technological wonder, and love of trains. Gorgeously illustrated with black-and-white and full-color illustrations and photographs, Along the Rails is an indispensible book for anyone whose heart has been stirred by the train.