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Off the Main Lines: A Photographic Odyssey
By Don L. Hofsommer
In this visually stunning and comprehensive photographic essay, railroad historian and photographer Donovan L. Hofsommer records the end of branchline passenger service, the demise of electric railroads, the transition from steam to diesel power, as well as the end of common carrier freight service on the Colorado narrow gauge. Off the Main Lines carries readers along out-of-the-way railways in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Montana, and South Dakota to see the changes that occurred on these lines from the 1940s to the 1990s. 306 pages, B&W.
$39.98
Ohio Central in Color
By Michael J. Connor
Already a "fallen flag", the Ohio Central set new standards for regional operation and traffic growth. Follow its development through the text of a former OC officer. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Ohio Valley Trolleys in Color
By Edward A. Ridolph
We follow the Ohio River from Pittsburgh west and stop at a number of long-gone trolley companies to enjoy their operations once again in full color. Featured are: PGH Rwys., Cooperative Transit, Mon-WP Rwy., Cincinnati St. Rwy., City Rwy., C&LE RR, CN&C Rwy., Louisville Rwy., Home Transit and Ind. RR. 128 pages, Hardcover.
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$59.95
$45.95
One Short Season; Colorado & Southern #9;
The Ill-Fated Return to Service of A Narrow Gauge Locomotive
By Jason Medyette
This is a detailed account of C&S narrow gauge 2-6-0 No. 9 and its use on the Georgetown Loop tourist railroad in Colorado during 2006. A historic veteran of Colorado narrow gauge lines, No. 9's return to operation marked the first time that a locomotive originally used on "the Loop" saw service on the reconstructed portion. As it happened, author and railroad equipment authority Jason Midyette was in the right place at the right time to both observe and play a role in the entire story of No. 9's return. But the engine's time in the spotlight was short-lived, lasting only about 60 days before its fire was dropped. No. 9 is now on static exhibit at Breckenridge, Colo. This book is the full story of No. 9's restoration and the series of unfortunate, costly and unusual circumstances behind its one short season of operation. 80 pages, 105 Color and B&W Photos, Softcover.
Cent
$29.95
$23.50
Ontario Northland in Color
By Bram Bailey
Scenic action out on the line in the late diesel era of this exciting Canadian railway. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Open Top Loads: Flatcar and Gondola Color Portfolio V. 1
By Robert J. Yanosey
“Open Top Load” is the term given to the carriage of products or commodities on flatcars or gondolas. These products usually fit into two categories: 1) they are too large or bulky to fit into boxcars and/or 2) they are loose inexpensive material not suitable for a hopper car. These volumes feature large color photos of flatcars and gons with such loads, mostly recorded in the 1960s to the 1980s. The volumes are differentiated by the product or commodity carried, each which carry different AAR requirements for bracing, banding or other special instructions. 

Volume 1: Aircraft Fuselages, Auto Frames, Billets, Ingots, Slabs, Boats, Bolsters, Buildings, Bulldozers, Cable Reels, Rolling Stock, Coil Steel, Fencing, Concrete Beams, miscellaneous. 96 pages, All Color, Softcover.

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$39.95
$31.95
Open Top Loads: Flatcar and Gondola Color Portfolio V. 2
By Robert J. Yanosey
“Open Top Load” is the term given to the carriage of products or commodities on flatcars or gondolas. These products usually fit into two categories: 1) they are too large or bulky to fit into boxcars and/or 2) they are loose inexpensive material not suitable for a hopper car. These volumes feature large color photos of flatcars and gons with such loads, mostly recorded in the 1960s to the 1980s. The volumes are differentiated by the product or commodity carried, each which carry different AAR requirements for bracing, banding or other special instructions. 

Volume 2: Cranes, Crates, Boxes, Cylinders, Earth Moving Equipment, Farm Vehicles, Girders, Logs, Loose Material, miscellaneous. 96 pages, All Color, Softcover.

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$39.95
$31.95
Open Top Loads: Flatcar and Gondola Color Portfolio V. 3
By Robert J. Yanosey
“Open Top Load” is the term given to the carriage of products or commodities on flatcars or gondolas. These products usually fit into two categories: 1) they are too large or bulky to fit into boxcars and/or 2) they are loose inexpensive material not suitable for a hopper car. These volumes feature large color photos of flatcars and gons with such loads, mostly recorded in the 1960s to the 1980s. The volumes are differentiated by the product or commodity carried, each which carry different AAR requirements for bracing, banding or other special instructions. 

Volume 3: Lumber, Machines with Continuous Tracks, MofW Equipment, Military Vehicles and Equipment, Molten Steel, Pipe Tubing, Poles & Pilings, Pulpwood, Pumps, Rails, Ring Forgings, New RR Carbodies, Rubber Tire Vehicles, miscellaneous. 96 pages, All Color, Softcover.

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$39.95
$31.95
Open Top Loads: Flatcar and Gondola Color Portfolio V. 4
By Robert J. Yanosey
“Open Top Load” is the term given to the carriage of products or commodities on flatcars or gondolas. These products usually fit into two categories: 1) they are too large or bulky to fit into boxcars and/or 2) they are loose inexpensive material not suitable for a hopper car. These volumes feature large color photos of flatcars and gons with such loads, mostly recorded in the 1960s to the 1980s. The volumes are differentiated by the product or commodity carried, each which carry different AAR requirements for bracing, banding or other special instructions. 

Volume 4: Scrap Metal, Structural Steel, Tanks & Boiler Shells, Prefab Track and Switches, Transformers, Trucks, Wallboard & Plywood, Wheels, Wrecked RR Carbodies, miscellaneou. 96 pages, All Color, Softcover.

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$39.95
$31.95
Over Homestake Pass on the Butte Short Line
By Bill and Jan Taylor
In the 1880s the Northern Pacific Railroad's management decided to bypass Butte, Montana, in favor of a main line through Helena 40 miles to the north. At that time the mining region around Helena appeared to be a more lucrative source of traffic and offered a lower crossing of the continental divide after the completion of the Mullan Tunnel. Within three years, however, that situation changed as Butte began its conversion to a copper center, becoming known as the 'Richest Hill on Earth.' In 1886 the NP began a decade-long struggle to find a satisfactory route into Butte'first from Garrison, then from Helena, and finally from Logan over Homestake Pass. The Butte Short Line is a history of that effort. The book chronicles surveys, agreements, and conflicts with the Union Pacific concerning rights-of-way in Jefferson Canyon, the Utah & Northern and the Montana Union. It examines problems with Mullan Tunnel, the abortive Helena, Boulder Valley & Butte, and the competition provided by Hill's Montana Central. It discusses the role the Rocky Fork & Cooke City coal development played in the final route selection and the formation of the Northern Pacific & Montana. It examines political intrigue during the time of Montana statehood. It details construction of the road and early operations. 112 pages, B&W, Softcover.
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$22.95
$18.95

 

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