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Fairbanks-Morse Locomotives in Color
By Jim Boyd
Former Railfan & Railroad Magazine Editor Jim Boyd details the colorful product of the FM Company through more than 250 photographs. This comprehensive look at FM diesel production covers every original buyer as well as the railroads that inherited FMs through mergers. Tour the opposed piston world of UP and PRR, Santa Fe and Southern as well as the multitude of other lines that operated these unique diesels.

ms
$49.95
$36.95
Florida East Coast Railway In Color
By Bill McBride
The Florida East Coast Railway has long held the interest of railfans and casual observers alike because of their clean locomotives and immaculate right-of-way. Running fast long trains through a wet, palm-treed landscape makes for an exciting encounter with one of the country's premier regional railroads. Florida East Coast Railway in Color covers this road from its transition from steam to diesel up until its present-day, much heralded return to its heritage "Champion" paint. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95

ForestRails: Georgia-Pacific's Railroads
by Russell Tedder
ForestRails is a story of railroads and the role they played in the growth of Georgia-Pacific, a major forest products company. From the early beginnings, railroads have been absolutely essential in the delivery of raw materials and shipment of finished products of the forests. Such was the case with Georgia-Pacific’s railroads. Just as man does not live on bread alone, railroads could not survive without freight to haul. Thus it is necessary for this story to also tell the parallel stories of G-P’s acquisitions that included the railroads. Georgia-Pacific aptly described itself as the growth company over the years. Beginning in 1927 as a small lumber dealer, the company grew in the last half of the 20th century to become one of the leading manufacturers and distributors of forest products. Georgia-Pacific’s phenomenal growth was mainly through acquisitions of existing companies which included extensive railroad logging and short line railroad operations. By 1900 lumbermen had recognized the efficiency of a steel wheel on a steel rail and the number of logging railroads grew rapidly. The coming of the railroads freed lumbermen from being tied to the river banks and dependency on weather conditions. Railroad logging could be operated year round with little or no interruptions from the weather. Railroads also made large areas of timber accessible that could not have been logged before. G-P’s acquisitions have included 16 common-carrier short line railroads and five major private logging operations. Each short line was a separate subsidiary company of Georgia-Pacific. Although governed by boards of directors, the short lines were separately operated at arms-length due to government regulations. The author does not purport to analyze the financial and economic aspects of the Georgia-Pacific railroads. Although the railroads were profitable, it would be impossible to quantify the precise economic benefit of the railroads to G-P from financial statements alone. Instead, the operational characteristics of the railroads and, more importantly, their vital support of the logistics processes of the company’s mills, plants, and distribution systems are explored in depth. To be included in this story, a railroad must have been owned or operated by G-P at some time during its existence. The history of each railroad is then told from its beginning. Certain unique and creative arrangements for preserving rail service at mills on non-company railroads are also discussed. This story is an important part of American business history. Color and B&W, 464 pages, Hardcover.

Wrvr
$79.95
$62.95
Freight Car Color Portfolio Book #1: ACL-GN, the Work of Paul C. Winters 1960-1980
By Robert J. Yanosey
Paul Winters took color slides of well-weathered old workhorses as well as gaudy-painted new freight cars. Discover what was going on in the freight yards during this 20 year review of reporting marks ACL-GN. 96 pages, All Color, Softcover.
MS
$39.95
$31.95
Freight Car Color Portfolio Book #2: GNW-PC, The Work of Paul C. Winters 1960-1980
By Robert J. Yanosey
Vintage Freight Cars is a digital compendium of rare color slides not used in MSB's Color Guides, including roads never covered. You'll find Class-One road cars resold, experimentals, demonstrators, and one-of-a kinds. Special flatcar loads, detail shots, unusual weathering, and unique angles round out the series -- all the work of pioneer rolling stock color photographer Paul C. Winters, whose images have appeared in over 60 MSB Color Guides. A treasure chest of projects for the model railroader and a unique look at the rolling stock for the prototype historian. 96 pages, All Color, Softcover.
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$39.95
$31.95
Freight Car Color Portfolio Book #3: P&E-YW, The Work of Paul C. Winters 1960-1980
By Robert J. Yanosey
The final portion of freight car aficionado Paul Winters’ work mostly around Columbus. Many rare roads and types of cars plus the every day stuff from 40-50 years ago.  96 pages, All Color, Softcover.
MS
$39.95
$31.95
Freight Car Handbook
By Stephen M. Priest
Freight cars make up the majority of rolling stock in North America. There are literally thousands of car designs and dozens of car types. This book is your gateway to some of these cars. Whether you are researching a particular car type, looking for a scratchbuilding project, or just love rolling stock drawings, this book is for you. Included are hundreds of elevations, details, and plans carefully recreated by some of Railroad Model Craftsman’s best draftsmen. All eras are represented in clear and accurate renderings. Both black and white and color is represented with the latter type showing complete car painting and lettering designs. 98 pages, Prototype History, Paint Schemes, Equipment Drawings, Softcover.
Wrvr
$24.95
$21.59
Frisco In Color V. 2
By Greg Stout
Author Greg Stout takes the reader on a tour of the colorful Frisco that offered E8’s with race horse names and squadrons of F-units and FA’s handling the freight.
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$59.95
$45.95
Frisco In Color
By Lou Marre & Greg Sommers
From the mid-Fifties until the end of independent existence, the Frisco operated its main lines as fast freight properties, while the various branches and lighter-traffic lines were judiciously employed to feed the mains. Motive power purchases are outlined in roster form in this new 128-page all-color book, and operating practices over the diesel years are noted in photo captions and comments throughout.
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$49.95
$36.95
Frisco Nothing Could Be Finer Than a Frisco Diner
By John W Reed
8.5X11, color laminated hardcover, 144 glossy pages, color and b/w photos, menus, recipes, memorabilia. "Food service on the St. Louis-San Francisco Railroad began with a single dining car converted from a coach and grew into a fleet of 34 dining cars serving the Frisco's nine-state territory in the mid-1940s. Immediately after World War II, brand new streamlined dining cars were added to the Frisco's fleet. It was a time when businessmen, celebrities and families on vacation routinely took the train to their destinations, and dinner in the diner was a special treat. Frisco's dining cars developed a reputation for serving the finest food on rails. Highly complimentary letters were common. One such letter, from a New York passenger in 1949, appeared in the railroad's newsletter, All Aboard, complimenting the Frisco on its food and service, adding, "Other lines should send scouts to get ideas from your chefs!" This book preserves the memories of the people who made the dining car experience possible, and to pass on the lure of the dining car to generations that have never known the appeal of "dinner in the diner."
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$47.95
Frisco/Katy Color Guide to Freight Equipment
By Nicholas Molo
The varied freight rosters of the St.Louis - San Francisco Railway (Frisco) and the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (Katy) are reviewed in full color in more than 300 photographs. There's even a handful of passenger cars used jointly by these fallen flags.
ms
$59.95
$45.95

From Main Lines to Logging Lines : West Coast Steam Railroading in the 1950s
By Charles H. Givens
What heady times existed for the railfan in the early 1950s. Steam was still king (although diesels were making their presence felt), short lines abounded, and there were still important logging lines feeding the Northwest mainlines. Even the SP narrow gauge was busy. Come ride with us now as we share Charles Givens’s 1950s pilgrimage to these citadels of steam railroading, from the mighty SP and Santa Fe to the always-runner-up WP, to the Georgia Pacific and the Arcata and Mad River, and many other stops that help us realize what railroading was like to the young fan of the day. Were that we could have been there with him. 128 pages, 223 Color photos, 10 B&W photos, Hardcover.

SPH&TS
$55.00
$47.50