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3 Days - 20 Bucks
By Alden A. Armstrong
The Rocky Mountain Railroad Club is known for organizing some of the greatest trips over the Colorado narrow gauge lines, and their annual Memorial Day rail excursions were legendary. In an era when railfans donned suit and tie to chase trains, carried their trusty Brownie and Speed Graphic cameras, and counted their exposures more carefully than their lunch money, a young Stan Rhine ponied up his 20 bucks and joined the fun. Rubbing elbows with other club members like Otto Perry, Richard Kindig, Mac Poor and Bob Richardson, Dr. Rhine captured shots of both familiar and vanished locations on film. For the first time in print, he tells the story of these start-of-summer weekend rail jaunts. He also touches on some of the club's other narrow gauge excursions and, as a bonus, gives us the story of the last narrow gauge passenger train movement from Alamosa. 112 pages, Color & B&W, Softcover.
Wrp
$24.95
$19.95
1/6/18
Terminal Railroad Association St. Louis; Historical & Technical Society Issue
Is. 77 Summer 2017
The Blvd of Steel; The Zipper & other C&EI trains and tailes. Sc 152 pge b&w/color
Trra
$40.00
$35.95
1/6/18
BNSF Railway; The First Decade. V.1 Historical review 1995-2005
By Del Grosso
This nice book features BNSF's first decade (1995-2005); lots of text, photos, tables, and division maps. Included are photos of many freight cars as well as engines and trains. A must for the BNSF fan.
128 pages, All Color, Hardcover.
With
$59.95
$47.95
1/1/18
C&O Rwy Series #1, C&O K-4 Class 2-8-4 Steam Locos
By T.W. Dixon, Jr.
Complete history of the C&O's famous K-4 Kanawha types, probably the most versatile of all C&O steam classes. Operated between 1943 and 1956, they handled fast freight, mainline coal trains, branch line coal trains, local freights, and passenger trains on almost every part of the C&O system. This book gives diagrams of all orders encompassing the 90 locomotives, an HO scale mechanical drawing by Bob Hundman, and detailed history of the operations of these engines throughout their lives, illustrated by over 110 photos. Map and many tables of specifications are included. This is the complete story. 79 pages, B&W, Softcover.
C&OHS
$24.95
$19.98
1/1/18
C&O Railway Series #19, C&O Cranes
By William C. Stone
This book covers all the C&O's wreck cranes, and other styles used in general operations in the 20th century. These cranes range in size from 60-tons to the giant 250-ton lift capacity. Many photos and diagrams/drawings not only document C&O's fleet of cranes, but also illustrate the technology of the crane as a piece of railroad equipment, showing how they were built and how they were used. All the nomenclature pertinent to cranes as a type, and for those used by C&O is covered. This book should give the modeler what is needed to adapt off-the-shelf models to C&O prototypes right down to accurate decals to letter them. Cranes have seldom been covered in our magazine. That is now corrected by this comprehensive history. 79 pages, B&W, Softcover.
C&OHS
$24.95
$19.98
4/21/18
Chicago & North Western, Milwaukee Road, Rock Island and Union Pacific Interline Dining & Lounge Cars in Southern Pacific Passenger Trains
By Jeff A. Cauthen w/Donald M. Munge
Authors Cauthen and Munger, with credits to their names in all matters Southern Pacific passenger equipment, have prepared this companion volume to the previous Southern Pacifi Passenger Car series. Here you'll find detailed the dining and lounge cars of the C&NW, Milwaukee Road, Rock Island and Union Pacific used in the jointly operated trains on the Overland and Golden State Routes. 208 pages, 265 photos - 25 in Color, 59 plans, Horizontal Format, Hardcover.

UT

$69.95
$64.50
1/1/18
Colorado Rail Annual #32; San Luis Central- Greeley East-Arkansas Valley
Here are three unusual “Colorado Railroads Without Mountains.” The 15-mile San Luis Central has faithfully served a rich agricultural district in the San Luis Valley for over a century, owning only three locomotives during its lifetime. Having outlived many more famous lines, its full history is presented here for the first time by John Gruber and John Ryan. Union Pacific’s Greeley branch tapped a rich sugar beet growing area, and its fortunes rose and fell along with the once important Colorado sugar industry. Historian Kenton Forrest gives a complete account of the railroad line and the area it served for many years. The Arkansas Valley Railway is famous for being the first Colorado railroad abandonment. Author Robert W. McLeod provides a detailed history of the important role it played at the dawn of the railroad era in the West. 210 pages, Color & B&W, Hardcover.
CRRM
$44.95
$37.50
4/21/18
Denver & Rio Grande; The Early Years
By Mallory Hope Ferrell
It was a glorious period that has been termed the days of “wooden cars and iron men.” Today it is difficult to even comprehend the tremendous amounts of energy, manpower and money that went into constructing the Denver & Rio Grande into and across the Rocky Mountains. The courage, determination and sheer guts of such an undertaking are impressively apparent today on the two remaining portions of three-foot gauge trackage out of Durango, Colorado and Chama, New Mexico. By 1883, Palmer’s “Narrow Gauge Transcontinental” mainline stretched 771 miles from Denver to Ogden. The Pullman sleeper-equipped Pacific Express (westbound) and the eastbound Atlantic Express operated on a forty-one and a-half hour schedule and was trailed by “named” parlor cars. Elsewhere, on the Cumbres Pass line in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico, the daily Colorado & New Mexico Express ran in both directions between Salida, Alamosa and Durango, with a helper being added for the 14 miles of steep four-percent grade between Chama and the 10,015-foot summit at Cumbres. A hike along the abandoned grades over Marshall, Cerro Summit and Poncha Pass is sure to bring visions of a small 2-8-0 Consolidation and a diminutive 4-6-0 Ten-Wheeler as they blasted upgrade with an 1890s varnish run. You can almost hear the double header’s exhaust, smell the coal smoke mixed with valve oil and feel the saturated steam as the consist passes. After over 60 years of research and what the late Robert W. Richardson termed “picture hunting”, this book is a pictorial history of the D&RG’s narrow gauge. The Rio Grande Glory Days are preserved here in rare old photographs and art. Climb aboard for the ride of your life as we relive the days when the world and the Rio Grande were young. Almost every quality photograph available from 1873 to 1921 has been included in this volume. No Rio Grande or early railroading enthusiast will want to be without Ferrell's 22nd (and last) book. 320 pages, 650 Rare B&W Photos, Maps, Horizontal Format, Hardcover.
Wtrvr
$79.98
$61.98
4/2/18
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
5/1/18
Great Northern Railway; A Photo History 1945-1970, Expanded 2nd Edition
By Byron D. Olson
A complete look at the operations of the Great Northern Railway. Very few steam locomotive photos. Many Company photos. 127 pages, B&W photos with a few Color photos, Softcover.
Cent
$34.95
$27.95
1/1/18
Milwaukee Road Diesel Locomotives V. 3
By Thomas Strauss
This is the third volume of a set which features Milwaukee Road Locomotives in depth. There are many photographs, action as well as roster shots, both historic black & white and vivid color, featuring diesel locomotives built by Alco, Baldwin, and Fairbanks-Morse. All are represented, Passenger Diesels, Freight Units, Road Switchers and Yard Switchers. There is a chapter on F-M C-Liner and Train Master
Demonstrators, as well as 44-Ton and 80-Ton Switchers. Included are complete diesel locomotive rosters, a photo index, as well as locomotive dispositions. This title is written by Thomas Strauss, a retired Milwaukee Road engineer who worked very closely with all of these locomotive types.
184 pages, Color & B&W, Hardcover.
4way
$59.95
$47.95
2/25/18
My Life with Trains - Memoir of a Railroader
By Jim McClellan
McClellan participated in the creation of Amtrak and Conrail and worked for NS, NYC and FRRA. The book provides a short historical overview of the changes in the industry, recounts McClellan’s experience at various RRs and offers personal reflections on a lifetime of working with and chasing trains.
322 pages, 250 Color Photos, Hardcover.
$45.00
$33.98
3/10/18
Norfolk Southern Locomotive Directory 2017-2018
By Paul Withers
Since 1998, Withers Publishing has been producing the most comprehensive directory of Norfolk Southern's varied locomotive fleet. In this edition, we continue a unit-by-unit listing of the railroad's 4,000+ units. Included are the latest rebuilds, new GE Tier 4 locomotives, and DC-to-AC conversions.
208 pages, 6"x9" Vertical Format, All Color, Softcover.
With
$34.95
$27.98
2/25/18
Passenger Train Annual 2017
New trains of 1947;  GO Transit @ 50 yrs.  A visit to Italy. Amtrak in the West—ancestrail survey of Amtrak’s western trains. 80 pages, Color/B&W, Softcover.
Wrvr
$19.95
$15.95
1/6/18
Pickle and Vinegar Makers of the Midwest; The History & Operations of Two Fascinating Industries
By David J. Leider
Finally- A book about the pickle and vinegar industries. Both pickle and vinegar companies are featured - the major players, their history, operations and cars. Special attention is given to Michigan and Wisconsin, with charts of where cucumbers were grown, cities with pickle and vinegar factories and their relationship to Chicago - at one time the leading maker of pickles and vinegar. Author David Leider has written articles on pickle and vinegar cars and operations for several model railroad magazines, and presented numerous clinics on pickle and vinegar operations.
140 pages, Color & B&W, Softcover.
JT
$30.00
$22.95
5/1/18
Railway Prototype Cyclopedia #20
Flat car loading practices; GATC airslide covered hopper; Part 2 RR leased cars. REPRINT. Photos, data, models.
112 pages, B&W, Few Color, Softcover.
Dblt
$45.00
$35.95
2/25/18
Reading Railroad—Revisited. 1940-1965
By Outer Station
Featuring photos of Reading Co employee Paul D Hartline showing various aspects of the Reading RR.
96 pages, Horizontal Format, Color & B&W, Hardcover.
Dbltk
$34.95
$28.95
3/19/18
Soo Line/CP Rail In The Twin Cities; A Color Pictorial
By Dean Freimund
Study and savor many colorful, dramatic images of Soo Line and CP Rail operations in the Twin Cities and outlying terminals from 1985-2015. A former employee who worked the extra board for ten years examines many of the locomotives and most of the jobs and the routes over which the crews hauled freight, interchanged cars with other railroads and serviced customers throughout the beautiful and busy service area. 144 pages, Map, 400 Color Photos, Hardcover.
4way
$59.95
$47.95
1/6/18
Southern Pacific Trainline
Winter 2018 #184
Working on the Railroad. The Park & Ocean Railroad. SP’s Toledo Branch and more.
SPHS
$11.00
$7.95
3/26/18
The Great Northern
By Richard Yaremko
This is an all-color pictorial of James J. Hill's Great Northern Railway. Formed from a pair of bankrupt startup Minnesota railroads in 1878, Hill and his partners went on to acquire and build, with private money, what would become a railroad empire. First as the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba then, after reorganization, renamed the Great Northern Railway in 1890. Hill's investors would never have to contend with another financial failure. Hill's railroad construction enterprise expanded beyond Minnesota to connect the Duluth-Superior Lakehead to the west coast at Everett, Washington, followed by a north-south link connecting Vancouver, British Columbia, with Seattle, Portland, and California. 256 pages, Hardcover.
Wrvr
$79.95
$61.98
4/21/18

The Great Railroad War: United States Railway Operations During World War I
By Rudolph L. Daniels
World War I was the first worldwide conflict of its kind, requiring mass mobilizations at unrivaled levels. Tasked to move troops, equipment, ammunition, and supplies around the clock, American railroads were pushed to the precipice of failure. Despite the difficulties, American railroads and railroaders had a profound impact on the war effort. This book is the story of the unpreparedness of the railroads for an unprecedented war, the 1918 government takeover to ensure safety and peak operating efficiency, and the subsequent relinquishment of the railroads with the groundbreaking Transportation Act of 1920. Daniels discusses the operational details of United States rail shipments both at home and abroad, and how these operations interplayed and overlapped with military operations in France and Russia. 159 pages, B&W, Softcover.

Dblt
$25.00
$18.00
4/2/18
The Milwaukee Road to the Pacific Northwest;
The Pacific Extension Photography of John W. Barriger III

By Thornton Waite
John W. Barriger III was a well-know and popular railroad official who also was a 'railroad buff' or 'railfan'. He took many photographs in his travels and this title includes photographs he had taken of the Milwaukee Road's Pacific Extension. Also included are photographs from company files and governement files. These photographs were taken in Black & White as color film was not yet available or too new to be used for archival records. Most pages include one B&W photograph with an extensive caption. The locations photographed begin in the Pacific Northwest and end in Aberdeen, South Dakota.106 pages, 102 B&W Photos, Extensive Captions, Map, Softcover.
Cent
$30.00
$24.50
4/2/18
The Trains of Lincoln Station 
By Richard L. Schmeling and Michael M. Bartles
All color, but for two photos of steamers. “…mainly meant to be a sharing of images taken of the railroads that served Lincoln’s Burlington station and its environs between the early 1960s and the year 2012.  Many nice photos, mostly Q, BN, Amtrak, some SF and BNSF. 64 pages, Horizontal Format, Softcover.
Cent
$24.95
$19.75
2/25/18
The Well Dressed Hobo
By Rush Loving, Jr.
Growing up in the bustling railroad town of Norfolk, Virginia, and joining his conductor grandfather on overnight runs, future Fortune journalist Rush Loving was enchanted with railroads at an early age. In this extraordinary inside look at eight decades of the railroad industry and some of its greatest leaders, Loving reminisces about his colorful people and fascinating anecdotes. Chatting with brakemen, engineers, and executives, Loving shares stories he collected in locomotive cabs, business cars, executive suites and even the White House. They paint a compelling, intimate portrait of the railroad industry and its leaders, both inept and visionary. Above all, Loving tells stories of the dedicated men and women who truly love trains and know the industry from the rails up. 365 pages, Hardcover.
INP
$35.00
$25.98
1/6/18
Wabash Railroad Color Pictorial
By J. David Ingles
This new book by nationally known editor and photographer J. David Ingles features over 450 color photos, virtually all unpublished, from the mid-1950s past the 1964 Norfolk & Western merger. Coverage stretches from Buffalo to Kansas City with emphasis on Detroit, central Illinois, and St. Louis. included is a thumbnail history of the Wabash Railroad, and photo galleries featuring Wabash depots, passenger cars, freight cars, plus an index and system map.
144 pages, All Color, Hardcover.
4way
$59.95
$47.95