We accept: c
Updated and Uploaded to Web: May 21st, 2022
 
   
   

Home


Books are listed aphabetically by FIRST letter, first word.
Books starting with a number are on page "A".

A - B - C - D - E - F - G - H - I - J - K - L - M - N - O - P - Q - R - S - T - U - V - W - X - Y - Z



Books starting with "B"

New Shipping Prices Effective Immediately;
(UPS) - First book $10.00; Each additional book $1.50
(USPS/Media Mail) - First book $6.50; Each additional book $1.50

Title/Description
Publisher
Retail Price
Our Price
B&M Trackside
By Carl Byron
The 11th in our “Trackside” series takes us to New England chiefly during the 1950’s as Arthur Mitchell sets out to record the end of steam on the B&M. On the way he captures the rare diesels of this pioneering railroad. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$54.95
$41.95
B&O Facilities in Color V. 1 East Region
By Bob Withers
Stations, towers, shops, roundhouses, and dozens of other structures (many with trains) are examined by B&O authority Bob Withers. This is the first in a three volume examination of the elegant ol’ B&O. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
B&O Facilities in Color V. 2 Central Region
By Bob Withers
The shops, stations, towers and other facilities of the B&O Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Akron, Chicago and Chicago Terminal Region are examined in full color.128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
B&O Facilities in Color V. 3 Western Region
By Bob Withers
The final volume in a three-part trilogy that finishes the B&O system on its Western Region. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
B&O in Color V. 1
By David T. Mainey
A fond look back by a former B&O management trainee at the dieselized operations of the B&O across the system. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
B&O Power In Color Volume 1: Steam & Cab Units
By Bob Withers
The last of steam crosses paths with the diesel cab units that took over their role. The first volume in a series which will cover the entire B&O diesel roster. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
B&O Power In Color Volume 2: Switchers, RDC's, First-Generation Roadswitchers
By Bob Withers
Continuing his series on B&O diesels, author Bob Withers includes in his second volume switchers built by General Electric, Alco, Baldwin, Lima-Hamilton, the Electro Motive Corporation and Electro Motive Division of General Motors, and Fairbanks Morse; and Budd's Rail Diesel Cars. He reveals that Alco, Ingersoll-Rand and General Electric combined their efforts to produce B&O's first diesel locomotive, which is on display now at the National Museum of Transport in St. Louis, in December 1925. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
B&O Power In Color Volume 3: Geeps
By Bob Withers
B&O Power in Color, Volume 3, the third and final book in the series by author Bob Withers showing and describing B&O motive power will cover GP9 freight road switchers, the GP7 freight road switchers that didn't make it into Volume 2, GP7 and GP9 passenger road switchers, Baldwin freight road switchers, and higher horsepower EMD units. The book will include build dates and most locations, dates and dispositions. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
B&O Steam Locomotives; Last 30 Years
By Thomas W. Dixon
This book is primarily a photo album of Baltimore & Ohio's steam locomotive fleet from the 1920s through to the end of steam, and includes excellent photos from Leonard Rice and Bruce Fales, as well as others. The photos are divided between exiting action scenes and portraits, making the book appealing to B&O fans of all types and to modelers. Many B&O official mechanical diagrams are reproduced from a 1954 Diagram book, showing the fleet at the very end of its life. The book is intended as a general overview of B&O power in the second quarter of the 20th Century, when it reached its apogee and then declined, supplanted by diesels. Many of the photos have not been published before.
TLC
$23.50
B&O Through Passenger Service
By Bob Withers
The B&O’s “name trains” are explored top-to-bottom in this all-color book by B&O expert Bob Withers. Motive power, equipment, interiors, advertising and much more are detailed.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
B&O Trackside with Willis McCaleb
By James Semon and Bruce Dicken
B&O steam in all its glory is captured mostly in Ohio by noted rail photographer Willis McCaleb in this 128-page all-color book. This fourth Trackside book takes the reader from Cleveland to West Virginia into Indiana and back into central Ohio. Coverage includes every type of B&O steam working in the Midwest during the fifties.
MS
$49.95
$36.95
Baldwin Diesels 1
By Jim Boyd
A road-by-road analysis of the Baldwin purchases by roads A-G. Author Jim Boyd's usual perceptive look back at the railroad reasoning in the late forties / early fifties is augmented by more than 250 vintage color photos of cab units, road switchers and switchers. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Baldwin Diesels 2
By Jim Boyd
Former Railfan & Railroad Magazine editor Jim Boyd continues his thorough examination of railroads H to P and the Baldwins they owned. A lot of rare photos and new information.128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Baldwin Diesels 3
By Jim Boyd
The concluding volume in this fascinating series examines the Baldwin fleets of roads like RDG, SLSF, SAL, SP, UP, URR, WM, WP and everything in between. Some “stragglers A-Z,” a BLW production list, and a special chapter on BLW Builders Plates concludes this set. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Baltimore-Washington Trolleys in Color
By LeRoy O. King, Jr.
The long-gone operations of Capital Transit, DC Transit, Baltimore Transit, Baltimore and Annapolis RR and Hagerstown and Frederick RR are expertly detailed by author Roy King in this new book. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Baltimore & Ohio – Best of Bob Collins
By Bob Withers
The end of B&O steam operations and the classic diesel era right up to Chessie System are all illustrated by the best work of master photographer Robert F. Collins. 96 pages, All Color, Softcover.
MS
$39.95
$31.95
Bangor & Aroostook Railroad in Color
By Jerry Angier
"The Maine Railroad" has its motive power and operations examined in full color from the early 1950s to its end in 2002. From passengers to potatos, all aspects of this intriguing carrier are covered. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Bangor & Aroostook Railroad in Color V. 2
By George Melvin
A chronological look at "the Maine Railroad" from 1950 until 2009 when the shield carried a new name. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Bay Area to Chicago Route Map
Handy guide to today's passenger trains traveling from the Bay Area to Chicago, via Reno, Salt Lake City, Denver, Omaha and Galesburg. Designed for quick reference in the field or on the train using a narrow format that fits in your pocket or camera bag. Each page highlights approximately 50 miles of track and provides the location of both passenger stops and the host railroad's freight stations along the way. All passenger stations and many other points are identified using GPS coordinates given in latitude and longitude. This allows you to track your progress while travelling on the train with a GPS unit or to catch the train while railfanning trackside. In addition, radio frequencies of road channels used on the route are shown on each page and in an index at the back. 62 pages, B&W, Softcover.
Cent
$15.00
$11.98
Beaumont Hill; SP's Southern California Gateway
By John R. Signor
Beaumont Hill: Southern Pacific’s Southern California Gateway takes you trackside to witness the pageant of over a century of train operations. See multi-engined freights charge upgrade, first, with the sturdy Consolidations of the early 1900’s, followed by the mighty cab-forward Mallets of the late steam era and finally on into the diesel age. See Kaiser ore trains struggle upgrade with 20 locomotives, alone. See the ponderous beet drags moving west from the Imperial Valley, and streamliners of another era – in black and white and in color. Not to be overlooked are the more pastural activities of the branch lines radiating out of Colton (including Pacific Electric’s electrified operations), and the agricultural oriented operations in the Imperial Valley and along the Inter-California Railway. Crisp maps detail the activities of places like Beaumont, Colton and Indio at their zenith, be it in the 1910s or the late 1940s.
Gw
$69.99
$57.95
Bessemer & Lake Erie Power in Color
By Stephen M. Timko
An in depth look at the motive power history of this US Steel road. Alco, Baldwin, and EMD switchers and six-axle roadswitchers working in unison with a fleet of F&’s. Includes the Western Allegheny Railroad and Pittsburgh & Conneaut Dock Company. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad In Color Volume 2: 1994-2019
By David T. Kelsch
Volume 2's B&LE story starts in 1994 - the final year of Volume 1 - and continues to 2019 featuring the transition from Transtar to Great Lakes Transportation and on to Canadian National! During this period, B&LE transitioned from a "big steel road", dropping its operational marriage with sister Union Railroad. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$69.95
$53.95
Bethlehem Steel Company Railroad Operations, Bethlehem, PA Plant In Color Volume 1: Obtaining-Transporting Raw Materials, and Making Iron
By Robert Wilt
This first volume focuses on the various class 1 roads bringing ore, limestone, and coal to Bethlehem and delivery to the plant by the PB&NE. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Bethlehem Steel Company Railroad Operations, Bethlehem, PA Plant In Color Volume 2: Making Steel, Finished Product Handling, and the Finals Years
By Robert Wilt
Volume 2 covers the inter-plant railroad operation by PB&NE as well as Bethlehem Steel’s own eclectic roster. The final years and a roster complete the picture. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Bicentennials In Color Volume 1: A-F
By Stephen M. Timko
Over 300 color photos of locomotives, cabooses, and other equipment and structures, specially painted for the Bicentennial. Volume 1 covers 84 railroads and industries, beginning with the letters A-F, which participated in the event that took the nation by storm. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Bicentennials In Color Volume 2: G-Z
By Stephen M. Timko
Volume 2 concludes our colorful look at the special paint schemes applied to railroad equipment for the nation’s 200th birthday. The work covers equipment owners beginning with the letters G through Z, illustrated by 360 full color photos  128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Billboard Refrigerator Cars
By Richard H. Hendrickson & Edward S. Kaminski
Thoroughly documented here are hundreds of paint schemes, together with details of the leasing companies and car builders associated with the individual cars. More than 440 photographs, most previously unpublished, enrich this book. Even a modest amount of color information was available and is included.
Sigp
$47.95
Big Steam is Back
Bold, beautiful, and powerful, steam locomotives have captivated children and adults alike for generations. From the editors of Trains magazine, Big Steam is Back features 11 well-known locomotives from across the United States and their individual journeys to restoration. This special 100-page edition includes the restored Norfolk & Western Class J No. 611, widely considered to be the best and most powerful locomotive ever built, the colorful Southern Pacific 4449, and an update on the much-anticipated completion of Big Boy 4014. Softcover.
Kalmbach
$9.95
$9.50
BN Color Guide to Freight & Passenger Equipment
By David Casdorph
Born in 1970 with the merger of the legendary GN, NP, SP&S and CB&Q "Hill Lines", BN was further enlarged by the addition of Frisco. Already a “fallen flag,” the varied rolling stock of this giant carrier is examined in more than 325 color photos. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
BN Through Passenger Service in Color
By Gregory Stout
George Strombeck is an inveterate train rider. Share his on-board as well as trackside experiences on the GN, NP and CB&Q (no SP&S). As the Hill Lines merged into BN, George was there to capture this brief moment in private American passenger train operation and followed it into early Amtrak. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Boston & Maine In Color V. 2
By Carl Byron
A year-by-year chronology of the B&M from just after World War II through the troubled McGinnis years, bankruptcy and eventually Guildford. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Boston & Maine in Color V. 3; The B&M in the Guilford Years
By Tim Stockwell
A geographic tour of the fabled Boston & Maine Railroad during the Guilford years. Follow the troubled years after 1983 that saw labor disputes, varied paint schemes, and a wild array of diesel power in New England. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Boston & Maine in Color V. 4; Through the Years
By Walter E. Zullig
Tracing its roots to the early 1830s, the Boston & Maine is one of America's oldest railroads, assembled from over 150 small lines. The book features the B&M's history and discusses the many improvements such as Hoosac Tunnel, Boston North Station terminal complex, East Deerfield Yard, and early dieselization. The principal routes are featured in striking color spanning the 1930s through the present! 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$69.95
$53.95
Boston & Maine Steam Vol.2
By Robert Liljestrand & David Sweetland
Recently published by the B&M Railroad Historical Society, this long-awaited sequel picks up where Volume 1 left off, covering the T-1, R-1, and S-1 class locomotives of the B&M Railroad in its steam-powered heyday, through black & white photos and captions. 48 pages, B&W, Softcover.
Dbltk
$20.00
$16.95
Buffalo Creek & Gauley Railroad in Color
By Bob Withers and R. Brooks Stover
Before it became famous for steam excursions, this road was a workaday coal and lumber hauler. Its history and latter day operations are covered in detail. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Buffalo Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway in Color V. 2 Pennsylvania-Middle Division
By Mike Zollitsch
A milepost-by-milepost tour of the former BR&P line in Pennsylvania from B&O days to today. Author Zollitsch leaves no stone unturned as he relates the operation and local flavor of this rural trackage. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Buffalo Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway in Color V. 3 Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh Division
By Mike Zollitsch
The third volume in this trilogy describing operations from steam days to its most current inception. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Buffalo Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway in Color V. 4 Partners and Connections
By Mike Zollitsch
Like all railroads, the BR&P depended on freight interchange with the railroads it connected to. Author Mike Zollitsch has gathered together an outstanding selection of Erie, PRR, NYC, LV, B&O and other roads in both the steam and diesel era to show the interrelationship with BR&P in its service area. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Buffalo Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway In Color Volume 5: The B&O Era
By Mike Zollitsch
A stunning collection of B&O photography on the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh through the steam-to-diesel transition years and up to Chessie System. Rare steam images of freights and passenger trains going back to World War II and early diesels frequent this conclusion to the five-volume series. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95

Build Big and Small Industries for your Model Railroad
By Model Railroad Magazine
This book features 17 projects in all dating back to the steam era to present day - ranging from simple to complex and large to small.  Beginners will learn how to build a kit and integrate it to a scene, while more experienced modelers will learn how to kitbash and scratchbuild a structure and add it to a complete industry. Written by top experts in the field, including Pelle Soeborg, Gerry Leone, and Tony Koester, this wide-ranging book features the following industries:

  • Cement plant.
  • Cold storage warehouse.
  • Local oil dealer.
  • Asphalt transfer terminal.
  • Brewery complex.
  • Propane bulk dealer.
  • Old-time factory.
  • And more!

112 pages, Color, Softcover.

Kalm
$21.99
$18.95

Build Your First Layout
By Peter Vassallo
This all-new how-to book is perfect for anyone getting started in model railroading or looking to build a simple, compact layout. Build Your First Layout features the small, easy to build Northspur & Tiburon Railroad from experienced modeler and Model Railroader author Peter Vassallo. You’ll get step-by-step instructions and all the basic techniques needed to build an operating layout including:

  • Benchwork
  • Tracklaying
  • Scenery
  • Structures
  • And more!
  • Softcover, 93 pages, B&W/Color
Kalm
$21.99
$18.95
Burlington Northern - Oregon In Color
By Ed Austin
With photography starting at merger time in 1970, the author systematically covered this “backwater” of the BN. Portland was the heart but branch lines through the Willamette Valley and the Oregon Trunk Line for California. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Burlington Northern in Color V. 1; The Urge to Merge
By Jim Boyd
The predecessors of Burlington Northern – GN, NP, CB&Q, SP&S – and the events leading up to the 1970 merger are illustrated in vivid color. First in a three-volume set that will cover the entire history of Burlington Northern. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Burlington Northern in Color V. 3; Green Pastures
By Jim Boyd
The three volume set is all tied together as even BN has joined the ranks of “Fallen Flags.” 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Burlington Northern Power in Color V. 1; Locomotives #1-2999
By Stephen M. Timko
Coverage includes motive power from CB&Q, GN, NP, SP&S, and SLSF, plus newly purchased units by BN. Starting with locomotive #1, Volume 1 takes us to #2999, covering switchers, first-generation roadswitcher built by Alco, Baldwin, and EMD. Second-generation coverage includes GP35’s, GP38’s and more. Coverage concludes with BN-only rebuild models such as GP28M, GP28P, and others. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Burlington Northern Power in Color V. 2; Locomotives #3000-6255
By Stephen M. Timko
GP40/50, RS2/3, C415-424-425-636, B30-7A, FA1/2, U-boats, SD7/9/24 and other models are detailed in this all-color exploration of the new railroad that resulted from the merger of the GN, NP, CB&Q, SP&S, and SLSF. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Burlington Northern Power in Color V. 3; Locomotives #6260-9977
By Stephen M. Timko
Burlington Northern Power in Color, Volume 3 wraps up the coverage of this colorful, multi-road merged company. We’ll visit the shops, yards, and right-of-way to view the second-generation models such as SD38-2, SD45, F45, B39-8E, SD60 and SD70Mac’s, and the E’s and SDP’s as well as the F-units assigned to passenger duties. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Burlington Northern - Washington V. 1; The Old SP&S
By Ed Austin
Burlington Northern Washington Volume 1: The Old SP&S covers the former SP&S lines in Washington State -- including the main line between Vancouver and Spokane and the Goldendale Branch. Featuring loads of Alcos and transition paint! 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$69.95
$53.95
Burlington Northern - Washington V. 2
By Ed Austin
Follow the birth of Burlington Northern in beautiful Washington State as freshly painted BN power works with the diesels of GN, NP, CB&Q, and SP&S! Featuring a rainbow of rare diesel lashups. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$69.95
$53.95
Burlington Route Color Pictorial V. 1
By Alfred Holck
Featuring CB&Q steam locomotives, motor cars, and first generation diesels. Also included are in-depth locomotive rosters. 128 pages, Hardcover.
4Ways
$49.95
$37.50
Burlington Route Passenger Trains V. 1
By John F. Strauss Jr.
Filled with information for the historian as well as model railroader. Chapters include; The Flyers, Anniversary Fleet, “Shovel Nose” Zephyrs, Demand Exceeds Capacity, The Zephyr Fleet and Elegant E5s, Specials: Everywhere West, and Farewell to Steam. Included are 335 color and black & white photos (most unpublished) – and many difficult to find passenger car photos. There are actual passenger consists as well as many period advertisments. 208 pages, Hardcover.
4Ways
$59.95
$44.95
Burlington Zephyrs Photo Archive; America’s Distinctive trains
By J.Kelly
Zephyrs are shown in variety of scenes. Vintage brochures, timetable, postcards & ads. Softcover.
Cent
$39.95
$31.50

 

Home