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San Ramon Branch Line of the Southern Pacific
By Irma McGinnis Dotson
This book give the reader a look at some of the early attempts at railroad building in Contra Costa County, but the book main thrust is about the branch line. Building the branch line initiallly was from Avon to San Ramon, with a later extension to (Radium) Pleasanton. Years of research has produced an attractive and readable history illustrated with line drawings, 126 photographs, the Southern pacific alignment map of the branch line, and station plats, Hardcover.
Sphs
$50.00
$41.50
Santa Fe All the Way V. 1; 1940-1966
By Bill Marvel
A fascinating look back at the AT&SF during its steam to first generation heyday. Over 240 classic photographs from the 1940s,’50s and ’60s chronicle everything from FTs to GP35s to 4-8-4s! Steam, FT's, evern DL109's. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$49.95
$36.95
Santa Fe Facilities in Color V. 1; Transcontinental Route - Chicago to Los Angeles
By Lloyd Stagner
Over 280 color photos of stations, signals, shops, yards, and other segments of the physical plant along the right of way Chicago to Los Angeles from the late 1950s to 1990. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Santa Fe Facilities in Color V. 2; Branches
By Lloyd Stagner
Santa Fe’s branch line network was quite extensive, handling everything from unit coal trains to single cars of Kansas grain. Explore the stations and other railroad owned buildings of the ATSF in almost 300 color photos. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Santa Fe in Color V. 3 1940-1971 Alburq-LA
By Lloyd Stagner
128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
Out of Print
$49.95
Santa Fe in the Lone Star State V. 1
By Steve Allen Goen
Twenty years (1949-1969) of great Santa Fe photography in Texas. Very comprehensive captions on this never before covered part of the “Atchison”. There is some steam, and loads of Warbonnets, zebra stripes and blue/yellow F-units. There are also sections on passenger cars and Texas depots. Hardcover, All Color, 144 pages.
4ways
$49.95
$37.50
Santa Fe Power In Color V1: Alco, Baldwin, & FM (incl. misc. Builders & Slugs
By Ed Mackinson
Santa Fe's diesel power was diverse and fascinating. Volume 1 includes units from Alco, Baldwin, Fairbanks-Morse, and miscellaneous builders! 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$69.95
$53.95
Santa Fe Power In Color V2: Electro-Motive E, F & Cowl Units
By Ed Mackinson
Santa Fe's Electro-Motive cab units are icons of American Railroading. In this volume, we explore the company's E, F, and cowl locomotive types.128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$69.95
$53.95
Santa Fe Power In Color V3: Electro-Motive E, Switchers and Four-Axle Hood Units
By Ed Mackinson
Electro-Motive power played a huge role in moving Santa Fe trains. In this volume, we cover the four-axle hood units, from pre-WWII switchers to Warbonnet GP60Ms! 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$69.95
$53.95
Santa Fe Power In Color V4: Electro-Motive Six-Axle Hood Units
By Ed Mackinson
For many years, six-axle Electro-Motive roadswitchers were the backbone of Santa Fe's mainline freight service. Volume 4 features them all, from the SD24s of 1959 to the "Warbonnet" SD75Ms of Santa Fe's final days! 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$69.95
$53.95
Santa Fe Power In Color V5: General Electric Locomotives and Santa Fe's Entry into BNSF
By Ed Mackinson
The final volume features the many General Electric locomotives operated by Santa Fe. Included is a review of Santa Fe locomotives as they were assimilated into the BNSF system! 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$69.95
$53.95

Santa Fe Railway Photo Archieve
by John Kelly
The name Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway conjures images of bright red and silver Warbonnet diesels pulling gleaming stainless-steel passenger trains across the plains of Kansas and the pine-covered forests of Arizona. Highlights include the Chief, Texas Chief, San Francisco Chief, El Capitan and Super Chief (often referred to as “Train of the Stars” for the movie-stars and celebrities who believed there was only one way, the Super Chief Way, to travel between Los Angles and Chicago). A full color chapter on Santa Fe Chief trains is accompanied by vintage travel brochures and advertising. Photos include the California Limited, Chicagoan, Kansas Cityan, Navajo, Ranger, Scout, and Grand Canyon Limited with connecting service to Grand Canyon National Park. Santa Fe’s partnership with Harvey House depot restaurants is shown in picture postcards with the legendary Harvey Girls. 126 pages, Color/B&W, Softcover.

Cent
$32.95
$25.95

Santa Fe Steam Vol. 15 New Mexico SubDivision Gallup -Trinidad
By Jeff Aonsworth
Sharp clear b/w roster and action photos, photo index, roster information. Softcover, 11x8.5" Horizontal Format, 64 pages.

Mvt
$27.50
$21.95
Santa Fe the Final Years 1980-1986 in Color V. 1 Chicago to Belen, Raton and Denver
By Jerry A. Pinkepank
The colorful last years of the Santa Fe saw red and yellow SPSF liveries mix with red and silver "Super Fleet" warbonnets, as Volume 1 takes across the Transcon from Chicago to Belen and along the Front Range from Denver over Raton. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Santa Fe the Final Years 1980-1986 in Color V. 2 Belen to California Texas Lines
By Jerry A. Pinkepank
A definitive look back at the last years of this fallen flag. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Santa Fe the Railroad Gateway to the American West V. 1
By Donald Duke
For over a century, the Santa Fe operated many first-class transcontinental passenger trains between Chicago, the Pacific Coast and Texas cities. Trains such as the California Limited, the de luxe, the Chief, and the luxurious Super Chief, to name a few. The history of each train is told, along with the all-coach streamliner El Capitan, and other trains such as the Scout, El Tovar, and the Grand Canyon Limited. Not forgotten is the Fast Mail and Express. Freight, the life's blood of the railroad, is brought up to date. For over a century, the Santa Fe has handled cattle, sheep, ore coal, citrus, grains, cement, liquid fuels, oil and of course automobiles. Today's freight, which formerly moved in boxcars, is now handled in piggyback truck trailers and in containers. This volume also presents a comprehensive review of Santa Fe's motive power fleet from its earliest 4-4-0 type locomotives to the giant 2-10-10-2s, once classified as the World's Largest Steam Locomotive. The Santa Fe was an early pioneer of diesel motive power due to the alkali water across the desert lands of the Southwest. Santa Fe, Volume 2 by Donald Duke - here is the Santa Fe Railway - a big, generous slice of it - served up in an easy-to-read style with a matchless photographic gallery of railroading. Hardcover.
GW
$59.95
$46.95
Santa Fe Through Passenger Service in Color V. 1
By Greg Stout
A train by train look at the Santa Fe's premier passenger services. From the SUPER CHIEF and El CAPITAN to the SAN DIEGAN. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Santa Fe Through Passenger Service in Color V. 2
By Greg Stout
The second tier mainline trains are examined across the entire Santa Fe system. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Santa Fe Trackside with Bill Gibson
By Lloyd E. Stagner
Long time Santa Fe employee Bill Gibson carried his camera along and went out on his days off in the 1950s and 60s to record the goings-on with his beloved railroad. Trackside Book #10. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$54.95
$41.95
Santa Fe 2-10-2 Pictorial V. 10; 3800 Class
By Jeff Ainsworth
Includes photos of the Santa Fe's 2-10-2s #3800 to #3846 Series. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. B&W photos. Soft Cover.
Mvst
$27.50
$21.95
Santa Fe 2-10-2 Pictorial V. 11; 3800 Class Chapter 2
By Jeff Ainsworth
Includes photos of the Santa Fe's 2-10-2s #3847 to #3886 Series. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. B&W photos. Soft Cover.
Mvst
$27.50
$21.95
Santa Fe 4-6-2; 4-6-4 Pictorial V. 16; 3400 , 3500 Series
By Jeff Ainsworth
Roster and action photos from across 10 States on the Santa Fe System, including IL, IA, MO, KS, OK, TX, CO, NM, AZ and CA. B&W photos. Soft Cover.
Mvst
$27.50
$21.95
Santa Fe's Valley Division - The Last Two Decades
By Ed Mackinson
The Santa Fe’s route to the San Francisco Bay area – the Valley Division – was the furthest extremity of the sprawling system. The 300 miles of main line north of Bakersfield saw GP30’s, GP35’s as well as the new War Bonnets in the final two decades of Santa Fe. 96 pages, All Color, Softcover.
MS
$39.95
$31.95
Seaboard Air Line Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment
By Paul Faulk
The railroad that ran “Through the Heart of the South” was known as an innovator and effective competitor against its two larger neighbors. The attractive equipment of the Seaboard was no small part in this battle. Enjoy this varied roster in the more than 300 color photos of this road which disappeared in 1967. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$49.95
$36.95
Seaboard Air Line in Color V. 1; Motive Power and Memories
By Paul Faulk
The end of steam and the entire diesel roster from Centipedes and FT’s to C420’s and GP40’s – all in vivid color. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Seaboard Coast Line in Color
By William G. McClure III
The motive power of the Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Air Line railroads were merged to form this new system in 1967 and were later augmented by new power. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Seaboard Coast Line Through Passenger Service In Color
By Greg Stout
An in-depth dive into the great trains of the Atlantic Coast Line, Seaboard Air Line, and merged Seaboard Coast Line, which moved passengers between Chicago, the Northeast, and sunny Florida! 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$69.95
$53.95
Seattle/Portland to Chicago Route Map
Handy guide to today's passenger trains traveling from the Seattle and Portland to Chicago, via Spokane, Gacier National Park, Havre, Minot, Fargo, St. Cloud, St. Paul-Minneapolis, La Crosse and Milwaukee. 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.
  • Detailed maps scaled at a constant 5 miles per inch
  • GPS coordinates for stations
  • Host railroad radio channels
  • Station index, detector and tunnel locations
  • Major highways shown for reference
  • Inside covers contain locator maps keyed to easily locate detail maps
  • Printed on heavy ivory-colored stock for reduced glare and increased durability
  • 60 pages, saddle-stitched, approx. 4.25 x 11 inches
  • Cent
    $15.00
    $11.98
    Seattle to Los Angeles Route Map
    Handy guide to today's passenger trains traveling from Seattle to Los Angeles, via Tacoma, Portland, Eugene, Sacramento, Emeryville, San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara. Includes extensions northward to Vancouver, British Columbia, and southward to San Diego. 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. 42 pages, B&W, Softcover.
    Cent
    $15.00
    $11.98
    SEPTA Rail Operations In Color
    By Olev Taremae and Michael Murray, OSFS
    SEPTA Rail Operations in Color traces the history of commuter rail services in the Philadelphia region, starting with the agencies that preceded SEPTA through today! Photographs and captions illustrate SEPTA’s Regional Rail operations, past and present. Photographs and rosters feature its full range of equipment. SEPTA’s other rail-related operations are all sampled. 128 pages, Hardcover.
    MS
    $69.95
    $53.95
    Shortlines of Northern California Volume 1
    By Jim Shaw
    This title contains 160 pages, more than 300 never before published photos (most in color), plus an in depth Northern California railroad map developed especially for this new book. Each shortline has a short intro with and includes a brief history. 160 pages, B&W/Color, Hardcover.
    4ways
    $69.95
    $53.95

    Shortlines of the Desert Southwest
    by Jim Shaw
    This second title by noted rail photographer, Jim Shaw, features an in depth look at the many shortlines operated in the Desert Southwest; Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah between the early 1960s and present. There are nearly thirty shortlines presented by geographical areas. Each is presented with a brief history and the many vivid color and crisp black and white photographs are comprehensively captioned. This lavishly illustrated book has a limited print run so don’t miss out. There have been many days and long hours spent searching for, chasing and photographing these elusive shortline trains. Many operate only once a day or even a couple of days per week—not the easiest train chasing! In this new title the author presents a great look at these historic and colorful shortlines. 192 pages, B&W and Color, Hard Cover.

    Misc
    $59.95
    $47.95

    Shortlines of the Intermountain West; Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado
    by Jim Shaw
    Following his first two outstanding short line titles, noted author, Jim Shaw, presents his third title, Shortlines of the Inter-mountain West, featuring rail operations in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado. 235 pages, 550 never before published photos are presented in vivid color and crisp black & white. Each short line chapter begins with a concise history, plus each photograph is comprehensively captioned. 224 pages, B&W and Color, Hard Cover.

    4ways
    $69.95
    $54.95

    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.

    4ways
    $59.95
    $47.95
    Soo Line Power In Color Volume 1: Switchers & Covered Wagons
    By Stephen M. Timko
    Kicking off our coverage of Soo Line Power, in Volume 1 you'll find 300 color photos of Soo Line’s switchers and covered wagons! Alco, EMD (and EMC), Baldwin, Fairbanks-Morse, and a lone GE are featured, as is a single yard slug! Also included are company F3a, F7s, FP7s and FA-1s. 128 pages, Hardcover.
    MS
    $69.95
    $53.95
    Soo Line Power In Color Volume 2: Early Road Switchers 1945-1965 (RS-1s to GP35s)
    By Stephen M. Timko
    Features early roadswitchers from the Alco RS-1 to the EMD GP35s! GP7s, GP9s, GP30s, and rebuild variations are included, as are the Baldwin Road Switchers. Fuel tenders, cabooses, and rare Soo Line miscellanea round it out! 128 pages, Hardcover.
    MS
    $69.95
    $53.95
    Soo Line Color Portfolio
    By Stephen M. Timko
    Featuring the distinctive red and white locomotives, freight cars, and early wine-colored equipment of the Soo Line! Cabooses, passenger and freight trains, equipment, and structures are also included in this in-depth, full-color coverage. 96 pages, All Color, Softcover.
    MS
    $39.95
    $31.95
    Southern California Rails 1941-1971; Vol. 1
    By Dick Donat
    Featuring the last of steam and early diesels moving tonnage and passengers. Southern Pacific, Santa Fe, and Union Pacific are the main focus, but Pacific Electric and street railways, excursions, and short lines are also shown. 128 pages, All B&W, Softcover.
    MS
    $39.95
    $31.95
    Southern California Rails 1941-1971; Vol 2
    By Dick Donat
    The last of steam and early diesel are chronicled on the Santa Fe, Union Pacific, and Southern Pacific in mid-twentieth century. 128 pages, All B&W, Softcover.
    MS
    $39.95
    $31.95
    Southern Pacific Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment V. 1
    By Anthony W. Thompson
    A stroll through the color photography archive of the Southern Pacific reveals some extremely interesting equipment. Taken by the road’s marketing, purchasing, and public relations departments mainly during the 1950s and 60s, this first volume is a 100% company photography and thus not a comprehensive look at the road’s roster. Plenty of piggyback and truck photography for the rubber-tire enthusiasts! 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
    MS
    $49.95
    $36.95
    Southern Pacific Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment V. 2
    By James Kinkaid
    Volume 2 continues the examination of SP’s equipment roster covering SP and SSW tank cars, box cars, gondolas, hoppers, flat cars, auto racks, and refrigerator cars using the best color railfan photography available. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
    MS
    $59.95
    $45.95
    Southern Pacific Depots in California V. 1
    By Robert J. Church
    Photo book depicting Western and Coast Division depots, freight houses, etc from the 1930's - 1996. 259 B&W pages, Hardcover.
    Sphs
    $55.00
    $47.98
    Southern Pacific Facilities in Color V. 1; California, Oregon, Nevada, and Utah
    By Timothy Morris
    Stations, towers, shops, terminals as well as the trains that used their services are all explored in this all-color review. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
    MS
    $59.95
    $45.95
    Southern Pacific Facilities In Color Volume 2: LAUPT to New Orleans
    By J. Patrick Bray
    The many stations, yards, shops, and signal towers of the EsPee are illustrated next to the trains they served from Los Angeles to New Orleans. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
    MS
    $59.95
    $45.95
    Southern Pacific Freight Car Painting and Lettering Guide
    By Dick Harley & Anthony W. Thompson
    This guide has been designed as a companion to the Southern Pacific Painting & Lettering Guide for locomotive and passenger cars published by the SPH&TS in 2013. It illustrates how Southern Pacific (and subsidiaries) owned freight cars were painted and lettered over the years, as well as PMT trucking equipment used in TOFC service and rail cars from wholly-owned rail car leasing companies Evergreen and Golden West. Extensive coverage of painting and lettering practices for Pacific Fruit Express equipment is also included. Coverage begins with the emergence of Common Standard practices in the 1880s (1906 for PFE) and continues through 1996. All information in this volume is based on official SP and Pacific Fruit Express, car and locomotive builder documents, plans and drawings. This book will be useful as a tool for historians and modelers. 192 pages, Color, Horizontal Format, Hardcover.
    SPHTS
    $80.00
    $66.95
    Southern Pacific Freight Cars V. 1; Gondolas and Stock Cars
    By Anthony W. Thompson
    This is the first volume in a planned series on Southern Pacific freight cars. It covers gondolas and stock cars, and the era is approximately 1900-1960, though with some coverage before and after those years. The book contains an extensive array of rosters, photos and, where possible, drawings of the major car classes, along with other material as available, such as construction photos, publicity photos, lettering drawings, and so forth. Survival of the cars over the years is presented, as are numerous photos of the cars in service. Included are not only work (ballast) gondolas, but such signature cars of the SP as the 1920s GS gondolas from Enterprise (often called "Ulrich" cars), the 1940s GS gondolas, including a chapter on side extensions for wood chip, sugar beet, and other services, 1950s solid-bottom cars, and ore cars. Stock cars, from the CS-11 cars of the 1890s, through the standard Harriman cars, to the various late conversions of other cars to stock cars, are also given a full treatment. Freight car history has a number of dimensions. Built dates, car numbers, car characteristics are only the bare bones. A complete history would also include reasons for construction of a particular car class and exploration of its design heritage; indications of the service to shippers to which a car class was assigned; and indications of the longevity of the class, culminating in rebuilding or scrapping. Though it is not possible to provide all this detail on every car class, this book does offer much of this type of history. The large number of photographs, particularly in-service images showing the cars at various times in their lives, make this a truly comprehensive volume. Complete roster information, including car specialties such as trucks and hand brakes, are presented in a nod to the modeling community. A few color photos are included among the 537 total tally of photographs, to show the appearance of these car types, though SP freight cars such as gondolas and stock cars were overwhelmingly painted boxcar red throughout the period covered. 320 pages, 537 Photos, 30 Drawings, Hardcover.
    Sigp
    $65.00
    $49.95
    Southern Pacific Freight Cars V. 2; Cabooses
    By Anthony W. Thompson
    This is the second volume in a series on Southern Pacific freight cars. It covers just one car type, the caboose. The era is from 1871 through the end of caboose construction in 1980. The book contains an extensive array of rosters, photos and, where possible, drawings of the major car classes, along with other material as available, such as construction photos, publicity photos, lettering drawings, and so forth. Survival of the cars over the years is presented, as are numerous photos of the cars in service. The book opens with an introductory section of background information, then covers the early wood cabooses (1871 to 1917), the massive number of Class C-30-1 cars of the 1920s, additional wood cars, and the all-steel cupola cabooses built from 1937 to 1942. The coverage continues with the bay-window cars, first the early 30-ton cars just after World War II, then the 40-ton cars of the 1960s and Þnally the 50-ton cars built up until 1980. A separate chapter describes the various caboose conversions, from box cars, passenger cars, and locomotive tenders (into yard cabooses). Freight car history has a number of dimensions. Built dates, car numbers, car characteristics are only the bare bones. Also of importance are reasons for construction of a particular car class and exploration of its design heritage, and indications of the longevity of the class, culminating in rebuilding or scrapping. This book endeavors to offer much of this type of history for the caboose fleet of the Southern Pacfic. Cabooses represent an essential part of the history of any railroad. The book's 681 photos (102 in color) of SP cabooses, most from company and museum archives and never before published, together with 17 drawings, extensive rosters, and bibliography, make it unusually complete and authoritative. This book provides a coverage that every railroad enthusiast, and of course Southern Pacific fans in particular, will enjoy. 392 pages, 681 Photos, 17 Drawings, Hardcover.
    Sigp
    $70.00
    $54.95
    Southern Pacific Freight  Cars V. 4 Box Cars
    By Anthony W. Thompson
    This is the fourth volume in a series on Southern Pacific freight cars. It covers box cars, the most numerous type in the SP fleet. The era is roughly from 1865 to 1965. The book contains an extensive array of rosters, photos and, where possible, drawings of the major car classes, along with other material as available, such as construction photos, publicity photos, lettering drawings, and so forth. Survival of the cars over the years is presented, as are numerous photos of the cars in service. The first section of the book contains an introductory section of background information, then covers the early box and combination cars, along with fruit, ventilated and refrigerator cars, and presents the important Huntington-era standard cars. The coverage then turns to the Harriman and post-Harriman designs, and to the World War I era, with several design differences, including USRA cars. The very numerous cars of the 1920s, followed by the all-steel standard designs built before and after World War II are presented in additional chapters. Separate chapters describe modifications to the various classes, the first of the specially-equipped cars, the last of the 50-ton box cars, and finally the box cars of the 1960s. 504 pages, 862 Photos, 94 Drawings, Hardcover.
    Sigp
    $70.00
    $56.98
    Southern Pacific Freight Cars V. 5; Hoppers, Covered Hoppers, Tank Cars
    By Anthony W. Thompson
    Southern Pacific, one of the West's largest and most historic railroads, operated a major fleet of freight cars. The history of those cars is extensive, and this book series is aimed at describing all types of SP freight cars and their histories. The first volume included gondolas and stock cars, while the second covered cabooses, the third addressed automobile cars and flat cars, and the fourth presented box cars. This fifth volume treats hoppers, covered hoppers, and tank cars, and its primary time period is 1865-1965, with some coverage after those years. Freight car history has a number of dimensions. Built dates, car numbers, car characteristics are only the bare bones. Also of importance are reasons for construction of a particular car class and exploration of its design heritage, and indications of the longevity and service use of the class, culminating in rebuilding or scrapping. All those factors are addressed here. The book opens with an introductory section of background information, then the hopper section begins with the early coal cars, followed by open-top steel hopper cars through 1965. The hopper section then turns to covered hoppers (SP regarded them as "H" classes too), from the first cars of 1946, through new designs, and into cars for special lading, such as "Airslide" and related cars. The section on tank cars begins with the early cars, including the Huntington era of the 1890s, then addresses the time of design advances in the early 1900s, followed by Harriman and post-Harriman cars. Then come the several car classes of the period 1920 to 1942. A concluding chapter presents tank cars of the 1960s. Throughout the book, roster information and builder photos, as well as in-service photos at various points in the life of car classes, document the history. Drawings and lettering diagrams of selected cars are also included. Four appendices (one on standard colors), a detailed bibliography and an index round out the book. The book's 578 photos (77 in color) of SP hoppers, covered hoppers, and tank cars, most from company and museum archives and never before published, together with 109 drawings, extensive rosters, and bibliography, make it unusually complete and authoritative. 448 pages, 578 Photos, 109 Drawings, Rosters, Hardcover.
    Sigp
    $70.00
    $54.95
    Southern Pacific GS Class 4-8-4 Northern Pictorial, Volume 25
    By Jeff Ainsworth
    Covers T&NO GS-1 #700-705, Southern Pacific GS-1 #4400 to GS-4 #4449. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model No., road number, build No., build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Includes 68 photos. Soft Cover.
    Mvta
    $27.50
    $21.95
    Southern Pacific GS Class 4-8-4 Pictorial Volume 30
    By Jeff Ainsworth
    Covers Southern Pacific's GS Class 4-8-4 Texas & New Orleans GS-1 #706-708 and the SP GS-4 #4449 to GS-8 #4448. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Includes 68 photos. Soft Cover.
    Mvta
    $27.50
    $21.95
    Southern Pacific Historic Overland Route
    By Tom Dill
    Featuring scenes and extensive captions – mostly from the 1950′s and 1960′s of the western portion of the first transcontinental railroad from Oakland to Ogden, Utah. Featured is the era from the last of steam to the first generation diesel locomotives. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
    4ways
    $49.95
    $37.50
    Southern Pacific in Color V. 3; Classic Scarlet
    By Jim Boyd
    Jim Boyd's motive power examination of the EsPee continues in the 1960s as the road introduces second generation power and a new paint scheme. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
    MS
    $59.95
    $45.95
    Southern Pacific in Color V. 4; The Tunnel Motor Era
    By Jim Boyd
    Jim Boyd's Southern Pacific epic continues during the 1970s as the railroad enters a troubled period. The best SP color photography ever published! 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
    MS
    $59.95
    $45.95
    Southern Pacific in Color V. 5; Merger and Memories
    By Jim Boyd
    The last two decades of the SP saw a surprising variety of color schemes. This exciting period plus a 1950s retrospective of steam and first generation diesel provide the theme of this new book. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
    MS
    $59.95
    $45.95
    Southern Pacific in the San Fernando Valley 1876-1996
    By David Coscia
    Located north of the Los Angeles basin, the San Fernando Valley was home to a portion of both the San Joaquin main line and the Coast main line, and the entire Burbank Branch. The author traces the history of Southern Pacific in the area from the 1850s when it just an idea, the construction of both main lines and the branch line, the operational history of the railroad, and the end of the Southern Pacific in 1996. Iconic locations such as Glendale station, Burbank Junction, and the three tunnels in Chatsworth through Santa Susana Pass were the stomping grounds of both famous and unknown photographers. Many of the photographs are published for the first time. The steam era covers little 4-4-0s to massive cab-forwards. The diesel era covers the freight and passenger locomotives that dieselized the railroad to the end of the line with SD70Ms and AC4400s. One chapter is dedicated to other railroads in the valley including Amtrak, Metrolink, quarry railroads and two monorails. Thirty-two pages of full-color photography from Daylight locomotives to the last days of scarlet and gray. 
    480 pages, B&W/Color, Horizontal Format, Hardcover.
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    Southern Pacific Los Angeles Division
    By John Signor, SPH&TS
    From the first stirring of a Los Angeles & San Pedro Railroad locomotive in January 1869, to the merger with Union Pacific on September 11, 1996, Southern Pacific’s Los Angeles Division in all of its manifestations was an engine of growth and prosperity in Southern California. It employed many thousands over the years in its offices, shops and trains. It brought settlers west, established towns, brought war workers in and sent the troops home. Much has been written about the Southern Pacific and its subsidiaries in the Southland. This volume was conceived to augment these works by tracing the long and involved operating history of the Southern Pacific as it first helped to create Southern California, then later adapted to cope with its explosive growth. Accompanying the text are over 1,000 photographs—most never published, including 456 in color—timetables and other ephemera, and 76 maps, many of which are rendered in the author’s unique “bird’s eye view” style.With Los Angeles as a destination of significance from the beginning, the author has been able to draw from a wealth of historic material on the subject, preserved by the railway itself, official repositories, interested employees and other individuals which includes photographs, first hand experiences and the day-to-day paperwork that documented how SP operated in Southern California. Southern Pacific’s Los Angeles Division is sure to find a place on the book shelves of those interested in the SP, or the history of Southern California as a whole. 584 pages, Hardcover.
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    Southern Pacific MT Class 4-8-2 Pictorial, Volume 28
    By Jeff Ainsworth
    Covers SP's MT Class 4-8-2. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Includes 68 photos. Soft Cover.
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    Southern Pacific Official Color Photo V. 1
    By Anthony W. Thompson
    Travel along with SP "company" photographers as they cover assignments to capture steam-powered freights and passenger trains, new diesels and special events in full color. These photos were commissioned by the SP in the late 1930s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s for all types of corporate purposes — advertising, brochures, annual reports, etc. Straight from the corporate archives — many never before seen! 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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    Southern Pacific Oregon In Color
    By Ed Austin
    The SP basically began in Portland with its main line extending south through the heart of the Willamette valley to Eugene. This and the extensive network of branch lines are featured in this all-color look beginning in the late 1960s. 128 pages, Hardcover, Color.
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    Southern Pacific Pacifics 4-6-2 Pictorial, Volume 6
    By Jeff Ainsworth
    Covers the Pacific 4-6-2. This pictorial includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. 68 photos. Soft Cover.
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    Southern Pacific Painting & Lettering Guide; Second Edition
    By Jeffrey Alan Cauthen & John R. Signor
    This edition of the painting and lettering guide is a revision of the first painting and lettering guide, which was published in 2013 by the Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society (SPH&TS). It corrects a number of errors and omissions found in the first printing of the painting and lettering guide. A number of additional drawings and photos are included based on additional information located since 2013. The original guide was designed as a companion to the five volumes on Southern Pacific passenger cars published by the SPH&TS over the last 10 years. It illustrates how Southern Pacific (and subsidiary) owned passenger cars were painted and lettered over the years, as well as paint schemes applied to foreign road and Pullman-operated cars that operated on SP lines from time to time. Painting and lettering information regarding Southern Pacific steam and diesel locomotives and motor cars is also included. The main focus of this volume is the period 1913 through 1996, though a limited amount of information is included regarding Southern Pacific painting and lettering practices prior to 1913. Coverage is limited to SP exterior painting and lettering practices only. All information in this volume is based on official SP, car and locomotive builder documents, plans and drawings.

    160 photos, Spiral Bound, Soft Cover.
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    Southern Pacific Power In Color Volume 1: Switchers, Slugs, and Passenger Hood Units
    By Ed Mackinson
    During the last quarter-century of its existence, the Southern Pacific had a very large and diverse diesel roster. Volume One explores the many types of yard power and passenger hood units that graced the railroad's "Golden Empire" in the years 1971 through 1996. 128 pages, Hardcover, Color.
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    Southern Pacific Power In Color Volume 2: Switchers, Geeps and More
    By Ed Mackinson
    During its last quarter-century, Southern Pacific used many models of locomotives, and older and newer power often worked side-by-side. Volume 2 illustrates most of the four-axle roadswitchers, some of the six-axle units, and the last few Fs in use during this fascinating period. 128 pages, Hardcover, Color.
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    Southern Pacific Power In Color Volume 3: Six-axles, Eight-axles, and GP60s,
    By Ed Mackinson
    The big road power purchased by EsPee in the years prior to the merger with UP is examined in this final volume of the series. 128 pages, Hardcover, Color.
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    Southern Pacific Rails Motive Power Finale
    By Peter Limas, Dave Crammer, Kevin EuDaly, Tim Johnson and Steve Smedley
    This Southern Pacific pictorial shows the system just after the merger with Union Pacific. It showcases the Golden State Route, a day at the ICTF, and the Huntington Beach branch, covers the merger with UP and locomotive acquisitions from 1986-1998. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos and a color section. With extensive locomotive roster (with pictures of prototypes for each class) and system map. 160 pages, 16 in Color, Hardcover.
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    Southern Pacific Salt Lake Division
    By John R. Signor
    The author, master SP historian John Signor, has drawn upon original railroad records, published accounts in early newspapers, trade magazines and periodicals, maps and the recollections of old-timers to make a complex and interesting railroad narrative about this 780-mile line, including its several branches and auxiliary main lines. Supplementing the text are over 60 maps, graphics and ephemera, and over 680 photos (77 in color), most of which have never been published. A bibliography and detailed index round out this volume. The result is a very fine work which adds to the Southern Pacific canon, treating an important and often overlooked part of the Southern Pacific, from one of its most respected historians. Railroad history buffs generally, and SP and Western railroad fans in particular, will be sure to enjoy this book. 480 pages, 682 Photos, 77 in Color, 68 Maps and Graphics, Station List, Hardcover.
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    Southern Pacific Steam Motive Power Pictorial: Los Angeles Division, Volume 20
    By Jeff Ainsworth
    This volume covers the steam engines of the Los Angeles Division. This Pictorial includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Soft Cover.
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    Southern Pacific Ten-Coupled Locomotives
    By Robert J. Church
    This book presents the complete history of all Southern Pacific locomotives with ten drivers, the heavy duty workhorse engines found on the railroad’s entire far-flung “Golden Empire.” They were assigned to districts where there were heavy grades, on both the “Pacific Lines” from El Paso to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ogden and Portland, and the subsidiary Texas & New Orleans “Atlantic Lines” from El Paso to San Antonio and New Orleans. Coverage includes all classes of these engines, from the 1884 El Gobernador 4-10-0, the T&NO Decapod 2-10-0s, and the F class 2-10-2s, to the SP class Gresley valve-geared three-cylinder 4-10-2s. Introductory chapters follow the development of the early locomotives that opened the West, the small engines of the Central Pacific, and turn of the century designs of compound engines, including the early cab-forwards, which are briefly described. There are detailed descriptions of the 2-10-2 and the 4-10-2 locomotives, each class having separate chapters. Much material has never before been published in book form. Each chapter provides full details of individual class specifications, parts and appliances, including the single F-6 class engine that tested systems of steam admission. A complete history of Gresley’s valve gear describes its success in England, followed by detailed coverage of the use of Gresley gear in the US and Canada. The three-cylinder SP class 4-10-2 material gives correct information about the use of Gresley valve gear, with drawings, specifications and maintenance details. Other chapters cover maintenance and betterments, tender history (by Arnold Menke) and photo sections show the use of the engines on all routes of the SP system. 532 pages, 795 photos, 107 drawings, Roster, Hardcover.
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    Southern Pacific The Photography of Bill Woverton V. 2: The San Franciso Bay Area, 1973-1981
    By Bill Wolverton
    The San Francisco peninsula in the last days of Fairbanks Morse. The last stand for covered wagons - SP's FP7s in Amtrak service in the Bay Area and the story behind SP's Daylight diesels. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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    Southern Pacific Through Passenger Service In Color
    By Greg Stout
    A railroad that spared no expense to attract passengers, and then spared no effort to drive them away. A look at Southern Pacific's passenger service from the postwar period to the Amtrak era. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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    Southern Pacific Trackside in Northern California 1976-1996
    By Ed Mackinson
    In the two decades preceding its absorption into Union Pacific, the Southern Pacific was alive with changes. Follow its efforts in the scenic Northern California area. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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    Southern Pacific Trainline
    Winter 2018 #134
    Working on the Railroad. The Park & Ocean Railroad. SP’s Toledo Branch and more.
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    Southern Pacific Trainline
    Summer 2022 #152
    Dunsmuir Turntable; the Friendship trains; Oxnard Depot & Frt operations
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    Southern Pacific Water Lines, Bay & River Operations of the Southern Pacific System
    By David F. Myrick
    An overview of the history, operations, legend, and lore of SP's various steamship, ferry and river operations including the Morgan Line to New York, Louisiana and California ferry and riverboat operations and SP's various construction "navies". Appendix, bibliography and index. Hardcover 132 pages, Color and B&W
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    Southern Pacific Western Division
    By Brian Jennison and Victor Neves
    Southern Pacific Western Division is an all-color pictorial covering the operations of the Southern Pacific Railroad in northern and central California, from Sacramento to the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, north to Eureka and south to San Luis Obispo. Seven chapters present stunning color photography of the diverse geography of this part of the Golden State, from redwood forests to open farmland to scenic bayside and ocean vistas to busy urban centers. While emphasis is on operations in the 1960 through 1990 timeframe, Southern Pacific Western Division includes many historic photos from the 1940s and '50s as well, some of which have not previously been published. It's all here: The multitude of fabulous paint schemes that SP used in the steam-diesel transition era, including Daylight, Black Widow, Tiger Stripes, and Gray & Scarlet, plus several experimental and special patriotic paint schemes. Many of the named passenger trains, such as the Lark, the Owl, the Cascades, the CoastNoonSan Joaquin and Shasta Daylights, the Redwood, the Senator and even the maid-of-all-work Tehachapi are covered, as well as the coast mail trains, the Peninsula commutes and early Amtrak. SP’s diverse steam motive power is presented, with Consolidations, Mountains, GS-Class and of course the big Cab Ahead Articulated Consolidations featured. Diesels from EMD, GE, Alco, Fairbanks Morse, and the German builder Krauss-Maffei are shown in a variety of first, second, and third generation cab and hood configurations. Salient aspects of the histories of the Central Pacific and Southern Pacific are discussed in the chapter introductions and many informative photo captions, and day-to-day freight operations are presented in detail, referencing employee timetables as appropriate. The work has been reviewed by career Southern Pacific employees whose contributions are gratefully acknowledged. Although the Southern Pacific is gone, having been merged into the giant Union Pacific, the railroad lives on through these photographs, and the reader will come away with an appreciation for this once-mightiest of western roads. 256 pages, 384 photos, 8 maps. Hardcover, Horizontal Format.
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    Southern Pacific: The Photography of SP Employee Bill Wolverton Volume 1
    By Bill Wolverton
    Former SP employee Bill Wolverton had the internal knowledge of where the vanishing F-units, Alcos, and other “goodies” were lurking and the photographic skills to record them in beautiful action sequences. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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    Southern Pacific's Coast Line Pictorial
    By Anthony W. Thompson and John R. Signor
    Among the most scenic and storied parts of the far-flung Southern Pacific system was the Coast Line between San Francisco and Los Angeles. First completed in 1901, it was witness to every aspect of the evolution of the SP in the twentieth century. Large cities and small towns, rich agricultural fields and rugged mountain passes, and mile upon mile of line right along the shore of the Pacific Ocean, all typify this route. It was as characteristic and distinctive a portion of the SP as existed anywhere. In 1995, a book about the Coast Line was published by John Signor. That work presented a broad account of history and development of the line, but inevitably much had to be omitted. The present volume enlarges and extends the story of this fascinating stretch of the SP This volume is pictorial in nature, and nearly 600 photographs, 140 of them in color, and few ever published previously, enrich its pages. The book includes the work of many prominent photographers, but none is more eminent than Richard Steinheimer. Among the most respected American railroad photographers and particularly known for his superb images of the Southern Pacific, his 85 photographs of the Coast Line in this book form its visual heart. This outstanding treatment is a welcome and very fitting addition to the history and lore of this part of the Southern Pacific, and indeed of the entire railroad. Anyone will value this book who is interested in the history of California and the West. 304 pages, 10 Maps, 582 Phtos, 140 in Color, Hardcover.
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    Southern Pacific’s Salt Lake Division
    By: John Signor
    More than 500 miles from Ogden, Utah to Reno, Nevada, at the eastern foot of the Sierra Nevada, comprised SPÕs Salt Lake Division. Although it was a vital and historic part of the Southern Pacific, from the building of the Central Pacific until the end of the SP in 1996, its day-to-day history and operation, with the difficulties of weather, scant water, and steep grades, has remained in relative obscurity. This is largely due to its remoteness. The Salt Lake Division, located in a sparsely populated interior basin and range country characterized by vast depressions or desert sinks, and the furrowing of innumerable north-south mountain ranges, is one of the least populated regions in the continental United States. West of the Pequops Range, much of the line is located along the Humboldt River which, from northeastern Nevada, runs west and southwest before finally disappearing into the ground in the Humboldt Sink. And though many improvements have been made to the alignment of the railroad over the years, much of this country even today is much as the pioneers saw it. An important part of this railroad is the Great Salt Lake crossing, which was built during the Harriman era. The author, master SP historian John Signor, has drawn upon original railroad records, published accounts in early newspapers, trade magazines and periodicals, maps and the recollections of old-timers to make a complex and interesting railroad narrative about this 780-mile line, including its several branches and auxiliary main lines. Supplementing the text are over 60 maps, graphics and ephemera, and over 680 photos (77 in color), most of which have never been published. A bibliography and detailed index round out this volume. The result is a very fine work which adds to the Southern Pacific canon, treating an important and often overlooked part of the Southern Pacific, from one of its most respected historians. Railroad history buffs generally, and SP and Western railroad fans in particular, will be sure to enjoy this book. 480 pages, 682 Photos, 68 Maps, Hardcover.
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    Southern Pacific's Southern Siskiyou Line Pictorial, Southern Pacific Series #45
    By Jeff Ainsworth
    This looks at the Southern Pacific's Siskiyou Line between Dunsmuir, CA and Grants Pass, OR. 66 pages, B&W, Softcover.
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    Southern Pacific's Golden Empire 1954-1958
    By Joe Dale Morris and Rod Crossley
    Travel the Golden Empire through the cameras of John B. Hungerford and Harold F. Stewart in more than 495 mostly never-before-published photographs in color. Mr. Hungerford, an author and printing company owner, traveled California and the west from one end to the other focusing on the action of the Southern Pacific Railroad's main lines, branch lines, narrow gauge, Nacozari Branch and interchange railroads. Harold Stewart, a Motorman with the Pacific Electric and later a Locomotive Engineer with the Southern Pacific, traveled throughout the west photographing the SP and other railroad companies. You'll see first hand the photographs as observed through the extraordinary cameras of Misters Hungerford and Stewart. Considering the era, 98 percent of the book is of steam locomotives at work. Includes some nice photographs of the Magma Arizona, Pickering Lumber and Ferrocarril de Nacozari. 296 pages, Color Photos, Hardcover.
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    Southern Pacific’s Sacramento Shops; Incubator of Innovation.
    By Robert A. Pecotich
    The largest and oldest of SP's General Shops, Sacramento built or rebuilt hundreds of steam and diesel locomotives, and thousands of freight and passenger cars, along with extensive work on passenger and official cars, in its history from 1868 to 1990. This was one of the largest and most productive railroad shops in North America. In the 19th century, many new locomotives for Central Pacific and Southern Pacific were produced at the Shops, along with much rolling stock. From 1890 until the 1920s, SP turned primarily to commercial builders for rolling stock and locomotives, but an outgrowth of assembling a few locomotives during the USRA period was a new spurt of locomotive building, until 1937. After the end of steam, the Shops were reconfigured for diesel locomotive repair, and in 1969 an immense rebuilding program commenced which was to renew during the 1970s and 1980s more than 500 diesels for further service. Closure of the Shops came in 1990. Author Bob Pecotich has extensively researched the Shops and many of its products, particularly locomotives and official cars, as well as the story of the many thousands of craftsmen who worked there through the decades. The result of thorough study, this is a complete, detailed and well-illustrated history, with many previously unpublished images of work in the Shops and of the many locomotives and rolling stock which the Shops produced, repaired, or rebuilt. Coverage in this book ranges from the earliest days, before the driving of the Gold Spike at Promontory, through most of SP's history, to the final closure. Containing 496 pages, the book contains over 600 photos, along with 21 drawings and maps, and has both a bibliography and an index. The dust jacket image (at left) is a 1930s image of the Erecting Hall at the Shops. 496 pages, 604 Photos, 21 Maps & Drawings, Hardcover.
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    Southern Pacific's San Joaquin Valley Line
    By Tom Dill
    See SP’s last steam stronghold during the mid-1950′s. Travel from Oakland to Los Angeles via Tracy, Fresno, Bakersfield and Tehachapi. There are many photos of steam and first generation diesels, as well as some early second generation units.128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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    Southern Railway in Color V. 2
    By Alton Lanier
    The sequel to Southern Railway in Color by Fred Cheney and Dave Sweetland (which sold out quickly and is no longer available) is this new 128-page hardcover book containing over 240 vintage views of the Southern. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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    Southern Railway in Color V. 3
    By Kurt Reisweber
    The Southern was the modern railroad of the South while at the same time operating some backwoods lines. The entire system is illustrated in the days when F3’s were working side-by-side with SD24’s. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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    Southern Railway in Color V. 4
    By Kurt Reisweber
    Southern Railway in Color, Volume 4, cuts across the deep south despite starting in Illinois and Indiana. It then skips to eastern Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana before turning north to include Georgia, Florida and parts of the Carolinas. There's a thorough treatment of the crossroads of the Southern Railway, Atlanta. Exceptional photos are mostly from the 1970s and 1980s and feature some out of the way locations and unusual operations. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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    Southern Railway Power In Color Volume 1: Covered Wagons and Switchers
    By Kurt Reisweber
    A detailed analysis of the Southern's diesel purchasing of both freight and passenger cab units as well as its switcher fleet. Many rare images! 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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    Southern Railway Power In Color Volume 2: Roadswitchers
    By Kurt Reisweber
    A look at the Southern’s diesel roadswitcher fleet ranging from Alco RS1’s through the many EMD Geeps and SD’s, FM Train Masters and GE U33C’s. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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    Southern Railway Through Passenger Service in Color
    By Greg Stout
    An examination of Southern’s passenger fleet – its trains, motive power, rolling stock and operations – from the 1940’s until its reluctant entrance into Amtrak in 1979. 128 pages, Color and B&W, Roster, Hardcover.
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    Southland Southern California Railroading in the Golden Age of Kodachrome
    By Gordon Glattenberg, Wm. H. Mills and Tom Gilersleeve
    The photographic trio began their exploration of the Southland in the early 1950s, when profound societal and technological change began to sweep the Golden State. Beyond the Technicolor dreams Hollywood was sending around the world, citrus groves were steadily giving way to industrialization and suburban sprawl. An expanding web of freeways was turning trolleys into antiques, while colorful new diesel locomotives steadily took the reins from steam's iron horse. Transition was in full flower, providing the authors with intriguing subject matter cast against a wide array of dramatic settings. At a time when most photographers documented the industry in black and white, Gildersleeve, Glattenberg, and Mills made Kodachrome their film of choice, opting for a medium that could realistically capture the full palette of their surroundings. Popular publishing was predominantly a monochrome enterprise, providing few opportunities for color shooters beyond slide shows at private homes and railroad club meetings. It would be the mid-1970s before new technology allowed all three of the authors to reach a wider audience. The decision to concentrate on color photography might be construed as an act of faith, with little reward beyond the satisfaction of a job well done. As this volume will attest, that faith has been rewarded on a grand scale. Some 345 color images invite inspection, the majority of them being published for the first time. Focusing on the years between the mid-1950s and late 1960s, Southland takes the reader on a wide-ranging tour of the region between Bakersfield and the Mexican border. Six chapters and eight detailed maps, with comprehensive captions by award-winning photojournalist Ted Benson, convey the excitement of Southern California railroading in the golden age of Kodachrome. Over 250 action-packed pages depict the full sweep of activity, from Santa Fe Alco PAs and Union Pacific gas-turbine electrics battling Cajon Pass, to Southern Pacific 4449 in the days when the famed steam locomotive was just another Daylight 4-8-4. Red and yellow trolley cars thread the bustling streets of Los Angeles, contrasting with trios of GP9s roaming the wilds of Carrizo Gorge. From busy double-track mountain main lines to thrice-weekly locals in the Mojave Desert, there's something for every reader in the pages of Southland.
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    Tehachapi & Beyond
    • Owenyo Branch • Saugus Line
    Los Angeles Basin
    The Surf Line
    Imperial Gateway
    • San Diego & Arizona Eastern • Kaiser Steel • Sunset Route
    Cajon Pass
    Mojave Crossings
    Afterword
    256 pages, Horizontal Format, Outstanding Color Photos, Hardcover.
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    SPSF Power In Color: The Railroad That Never Was
    By Ed Mackinson
    Southern Pacific and Santa Fe were so sure their proposed merger would be approved that they went ahead and painted over 400 locomotives in the new company's scheme. The merger never happened, but their wishful thinking resulted in a colorful and unique period in the history of these two venerable railroads. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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    SP Trainline; Spring 2019 #139
    The Golden Spike Centennial specials; SP operation in Austin and Central Texas+ more. Softcover.
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    SP Trainline; Winter 2021 #146
    Train watching at Alamogordo in 1960; The view from the Tower; SP gallery; winter on the SP and more.
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    Staten Island Railroad
    By Robert J. Yanosey
    An all-color review of the railroad serving New York City's southernmost borough, from the St. George ferries to the Tottenville-Perth Amboy ferry! Examines both passenger and freight operations, the book features long-gone equipment, stations, and operations. 96 pages, All Color, Softcover.

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    Steam Days in Dunsmuir
    By Robert J. Church
    This book features fascinating personal stories by Southern Pacific railroaders who worked out of Dunsmuir, California in the heyday of big-time steam railroading. The unique mountain railroad town, established in 1886, was the headquarters for Southern Pacific's Shasta Division and a helper point where locomotives were added to assist trains in the climb out of the canyon of the Sacramento River. Three sections of the book contain stories written by railroaders that reveal just how it was to work in engine and train crew service. The first is a complete reprint of SP engineer Dick Murdock's 1986 book, Smoke in the Canyon, that recalls his years of working on the SP and living in Dunsmuir. The second is by Don Olsen, who worked two years out of Dunsmuir before steam operations ended. The third, "Incident at Morley," written by conductor Bill Reid, a brakeman at the time, explains train operating and track occupancy rules and recounts a tragic accident that was a result of rules not strictly followed. Shasta Division history and sections written from interviews of Dunsmuir crewmen by Bob Church complete the book. The stories are illustrated with historic photos, most never before published, to depict the town, the railroad, the trains and locations on the Shasta Division. Thoroughly researched captions give the reader informative insight about the railroaders and people of Dunsmuir and Siskiyou County up to the mid-1950s when SP dieselization was complete. Author Bob Church has collected interviews from several people and unpublished historic photos from numerous sources to illustrate the work. Comprising 264 pages, the book contains over 415 photos, along with maps and graphics, and has both a bibliography and an index. The book will be especially appreciated by SP fans, but those who like mountain railroading will also find much to like. Steam railroading enthusiasts and anyone who appreciates living history of a bygone era are certain to enjoy this book. 264 pages, 418 Photos, Hardcover.
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    Steamtown in Color
    By Jim Boyd
    An epic work describing the long history of Steamtown from its New England roots in the 1950’s with F. Nelson Blount to its move south to Scranton and the National Park Service – all told through more than 300 color photographs! 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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    Steel Mill Railroads in Color V. 2
    By Stephen M. Timko
    The steel mills of the US and Canada functioned with their own heavy duty switching operations and those of related businesses. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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    Steel Mill Railroads in Color V. 5
    By Stephen M. Timko
    A region by region look at how the railroads operate and support the steelmaking process. Includes the Iron Range operations, Great Lakes Ports and Fleets and Specialty Equipment. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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    Steel Mill Railroads in Color V. 6; Southern Style
    By Thomas Lawson, Jr. and Stephen M. Timko
    For Volume 6 of this popular series, noted industrial loco expert Tom Lawson adds his photography and expertise. Many hidden treasures are uncovered in this tour of the Old South. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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    Steel Mill Railroads in Color V. 7
    By Stephen M. Timko
    A continuing look at railroad service in and around the steel industry, including shortlines, class one roads, inter-plant operations,docks & harbors, and more. Over 275 full-color photos, including the work of several new photographers. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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    Steel Mill Railroad Facilities and Equipment
    By Stephen M. Timko
    Some of these photos were taken the only way possible - via an employee risking termination by taking a camera with him on his tour of duty. As such, many images are extremely rare and provide a once-in-a-lifetime look! 96 pages, All Color, Softcover.
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    Strasburg Rail Road In Color
    By Kurt Bell and Jeremy Plant
    The Strasburg Rail Road was among the first steam-powered tourist railroads. Over a half-century later, it remains one of the most popular. This book features a comprehensive history of the Lancaster County, PA shortline, with illustrations from its earliest years to present-day operations, with plenty of on-line scenes capturing the beauty of the Pennsylvania Dutch farm country through which it operates. 128 pages, Hardcover.
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    Strasburg Rail Road - A Photographic Tribute
    By Jeremy F. Plant
    For 60 years the Strasburg Rail Road in Lancaster County, PA has kept alive the traditions of steam-era railroading! This volume is a photographic tribute to this historic railroad, from its earliest days to the present. It features steam locomotives in daily service, special events such as visits of Thomas the Tank Engine and Norfolk & Western’s iconic 611, views of the shop facilities, and tributes to the U. S. military. The Strasburg is short in mileage but rich in tradition and visual appeal!. 96 pages, All Color, Softcover.
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    Streamliners; Locos and Trains in the Age of Speed & Style
    By Brian Solomon
    In the 1930s, streamlined styling was applied to everything from kitchen appliances to farm tractors as it captured the American imagination. Keen to regain passenger traffic lost to automobiles and expanding roadways, railroads hired industrial-design giants like Raymond Loewy, Otto Kuhler, Henry Dreyfuss, and Brooks Stevens to produce sleek, futuristic shrouds for locomotives. These streamlined locomotives and trains became the most iconic in American history. Even today, classic designs like stainless-steel Zephyrs, shrouded Hudsons, and EMD E-units remain the popular conception of what a locomotive looks like. Streamliners : Locomotives and Trains in the Age of Speed and Style explores the historical and scientific context for the development of streamlined locomotives and trains, the designs that became standard-bearers of North American speed and luxury, and the contemporary popularity of the streamlined look in popular culture. Illustrated with rare historical photographs in both black and white and color, as well as period advertising, route maps, and patent design drawings, Streamliners elucidates the story of this fascinating design trend by following the various technologies and styling trends and how they changed the look of American railroading. Profiles of prominent designers and preserved streamliners in use today round out and complete this picture every railfan will want. 208 pages, Color and B&W, Hardtcover.
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    Streetcar Scenees of the 1950's in Color
    By LeRoy O. King
    Follow traction photographer Ed Miller as he criss-crosses the country in the 1950s to record the passing of the trolley in more than 240 color scenes that not only show traction, but a way of life in America that has long vanished. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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    St. Louis Trolleys in Color
    By Andrew D. Young
    Visit St. Louis by trolley in the 1950’s and 60’s in this wonderful book filled with nostalgic color photos.. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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    St. Paul Union Depot
    By John W. Diers
    A landmark history of St. Paul’s historic Union Depot and a tale of a bygone era when travel and adventure meant passenger trains St. Paul Union Depot brings to life the sights and sounds and the behind-the-scenes inner workings of what was the most important rail passenger station west of Chicago. It is also about the people—the stationmasters, mail handlers, train directors, engineers, and others who were employed there, as well as the millions of passengers who passed through its doors. 304 pages, Hardcover.
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    Susquehanna - Best of Al Holtz Volume 1: 1954-1966
    By Al Holtz
    Proving the Susquehanna had a busy commuter service, author Al Holtz caught every detail of the operation prior to the severe cutbacks of the 1960s. Suzy-Q was operating a modern service at the time, using new silver coaches and RDC's. The year 1961 saw an about face with the new coaches sold off to Saudi Arabia and the RDC's to CNJ. The highlight of the 1960s passenger service became The Butler Day Express while freight service gained three new EMD GP18s. 96 pages, All Color, Softcover.

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    Susquehanna - Best of Al Holtz Volume 2: 1954-1966
    By Al Holtz
    Volume 2 completes the deep dive into passenger service with excellent photography of the west end Maywood-Butler, then leaves the suburbs behind as NYS&W enters the bucolic northwest corner of the state. With four Alco RS1's heading up the daily "Hainesburg" freight, Suzy-Q shared trackage with the Alco FA-powered Lehigh & New England. The author also recorded the final company picnic and the special train on a Sunday in 1955. 96 pages, All Color, Softcover.

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    Susquehanna Trackside 1954-1968 with Albert T. Holtz and Walter E. Zullig, Jr.
    By Walter E. Zullig, Jr.
    Come back in time to the era when the NYS&W was a struggling all-New Jersey passenger carrier. A delightful narrative describes the ups-and-downs of the road's passenger operation augmented by the photographer's fine color photography. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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