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VIA In Color - The First 25 Years 1976-2011
By Kevin J. Holland
The first-ever all-color tour of VIA Rail Canada, covering the system’s first 25 years from its beginnings as a Canadian National subsidiary to its role as the Crown corporation responsible for Canada’s intercity passenger train network. Emphasis is on VIA’s early years, when equipment inherited from CN and CP was merged in a period of remarkably colorful operation. Coverage extends through the 1980s and 1990s, when VIA introduced its first new equipment in the form of lightweight LRC trainsets and F40PH-2 diesel locomotives. 128 pages, All Color
Vintage & Modern Diesel Locomotives Prime Movers of America
By Stan W. Trzonecr
More than eight decades after their invention, diesel locomotives are still the backbone of the American railroad system. Five principal companies have built diesel locomotives--EMD, General Electric, Alco, Baldwin, and Fairbanks Morse--and the most popular vintage and modern types of all five are covered in painstaking detail in Vintage & Modern Diesel Locomotives. From General Electric 44-tonners to Alco RS-5's, all of the most important models are included. Stanley W. Trzoniec's photography gives these behemoths of the modern age their due in beautiful full-color images. Mostly color, some b&w. 160 pages, Hardcover.
Vintage Diesel Power
By Brain Solomon
For almost two centuries, railroads have been the backbone of the North American transportation system, and the remarkable evolution of diesel powered locomotives helped make this possible. Using more than 250 modern and period photographs, Vintage Diesel Power covers the critical three decades of diesel production from the prewar era when diesels replaced steam locomotives through the 1970s when railroads began to replace the first diesel engines. It profiles a variety of models from the five major builders and includes the most popular operating locomotives along with rare and unusual examples of diesel power. Photographs from all key North American regions and railroads are accompanied by detailed captions that identify the locomotives and explain their roles in freight and passenger operations. Prominent manufacturer include Electro-Motive, Alco, Baldwin, and GE, as well as iconic models like the Geeps, E and F units, PAs and FAs, Sharknoses, U-boats and more. This title spans the grand geographic and technological breadth of North American railroading. 192 Pages, 200 B&W/Color Photos, Softcover.
Virginia Railroads V.1
By William E. Griffin Jr. & Thomas W. Dixon Jr.
Virginia Railroads Vol. 1 – Railroading in the Old Dominion is a hard bound, 144 page publication that includes operational information, photos, maps and other data relative to the railroads that served the Old Dominion state. This first volume, written by William E. Griffin, Jr. and Thomas W. Dixon, Jr., is a general overview and history of the railroads that operated in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It gives the reader a good appreciation of Virginia railroading, with photos mainly from the 1930-1960 era. Treated are C&O, N&W, VGN, SR, RF&P, A&D, SAL, ACL, all of which had large presences in the state, many other large railroads which had only a few lines in Virginia, and several important short lines.
Virginia Railroads V.2 - Chesapeake & Ohio
By Thomas W. Dixon, Jr., is the second in the series of books on the Mountain State railroads. It is hardbound with 144 pages of photos, maps and drawings. This second volume deals exclusively with the C&O Railway in West Virginia during the Mid-20th Century era (1935-1965) and shows how C&O’s lines in West Virginia really worked and how they comprised the key element of the seven-state C&O system.
Virginia Railway in Color
By William McClure & Jeremy Plant
The steam, diesel and electric operations of the fabled Virginian are reviewed in full color during the 1950s.