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The Young Railroaders by Francis Lovell Coombs

The 945 Accommodation by Edward Lamson Henry, public domain image

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Running time: 8 hours, 21 minutes

Railroad, Grosstadtbahnhof by Hans Baluschek, public domain image

Summary from Librivox: While aimed at youths, this series of tales of the just-opening West makes a rollicking good story for adults, too. Three teen-age boys, trained as telegraphers, manage to get themselves in and out of a wide variety of harrowing circumstances. Using their knowledge of Morse code, the science of telegraphs, and the operation of railroads, the boys stir in native resourcefulness, quick-thinking, and when the occasion demands it, raw courage to effect rescues, thwart thieves, and solve mysteries. If Tom Swift had lived in the nineteenth century, he could not have had more exciting escapades! (Summary by Mark F. Smith for Librivox)

Telegraph Boy

01 One Kind of Wireless  00:26:20

02  An Original Emergency Battery  00:15:19

03 A Tinker Who Made Good  00:24:05

04  The Other Tinker Also Makes Good  00:15:40

05  The Electrical Detective  00:21:25

06  Jack Has His Adventure  00:17:53

Bonfire flames, image released to public domain by its author

07  A Race Through the Flames 00:16:15

08  The Secret Telegram 00:16:31

09 Jack Plays Reporter, With Unexpected Results 00:21:15

The Railway Bridge at Argenteuil by Claud Monet, public domain image

10  A Runaway Train  00:16:21

11 The Haunted Station  00:22:57

12  In a Bad Fix, And Out  00:21:58

13a  Part 1, Professor Click, Mind-Reader  00:20:46

13b Part 2, Professor Click, Mind-Reader  00:23:26

Old Greenport Station (Caboose and Plow), image released to public domain by its author

14  The Last of the Freight Thieves  00:25:16

15  The Dude Operator 00:24:34

16 A Dramatic Flagging  00:19:44

17  Wilson Again Distinguishes Himself  00:25:16

18 With the Construction Train  00:22:57

19  The Enemy’s Hand Again, and a Capture 00:21:59

20 Prisoner  00:18:45

21  Turning the Tables 00:31:57

22  The Defence of the Viaduct  00:29:57

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