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Take the Pike’s Peak Route Passenger Trains on The colorado Midland 1887-1900
Colorado Rail Annujal #34
By Adrian & Art Hundausen
This Colorado Railroad Museum's latest Annual is the result of authors Adrian and Art Hundhausen's lifelong interest in the Colorado Midland Railroad. This is a book that fans of the Colorado Midland won't want to miss! The road's history from 1887 to 1900 is detailed, along with the human side of the Midland narrative. Colorful stories found in this new volume include the trials and tribulations of Midland employees, drunken Swedish miners who fell off the train, and a father chasing his runaway daughter to Leadville serve as fascinating examples. Interesting chapters such as "Spooky Victorian Railroad Stations and Hotels", "Ride With a Mormon to Old Mexico," and "Trip With a Kodak over Hagerman Pass" compel further reading. Salient topics - such as the 1894 Cripple Creek Strike and the Pullman boycott in Colorado - are covered in much greater detail than in previous books. A selection of timetables and advertising brochures is faithfully reproduced, showcasing the vivid color and imaginative illustrations used by CM in the 19th century. Plentiful diagrams of Pullman cars, maps of Midland trackage, and schematics of depots are included. 368 pages, 461 Illustrations, including 86 in full color, 27 Maps, Hardcover.

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$79.95
$63.95
Terminal Railroad Association St. Louis; Historical & Technical Society Issues Below
Is. 78 Summer 2018; ”The National Limited” St. Louis-Cincinnati-Washington DC-Baltimore-New York. Softcover 193 pages B&W/Color
Trra
$40.00
$35.95
Is. 83 Summer 2023; ”The City of Kansas City, Wabash’s first streamlined train.” +Wabash’s pullman cars. Softcover 240 pages B&W/Color
Trra
$50.00
$46.99
Terminal Railroad Association St. Louis; Historical & Technical Society Issues Above

The 400 Story, C&NW passenger Trains
By Jim Scribbins
Three midwestern railroads introduced luxury passenger service in 1935, competing for Chicago–Twin Cities business and leisure travelers. Chicago and North Western’s modern, sleek, and fast rail line began with a conventional steam-powered train dubbed the “400” and named after its ambitious schedule: “400 miles in 400 minutes.” In 1939, it evolved into an even faster diesel-powered streamlined train, eventually expanding into a fleet of streamliners that served Wisconsin, Minnesota, and upper Michigan. 225 B&W pages.

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$29.95
$24.50

The Classic Western American Railroad Routes
By Bruce Clement Cooper
In 1869 the east and west coasts of the USA were at last linked by rail, launching what is now known as the “golden age of the railroad.” Within twenty years several other major transcontinental routes had been opened, and the railroad companies who had invested millions of dollars need to attract both freight and passengers. To celebrate these pioneering routes, the railroad companies, enterprising publishers and even the United States Geological Service, produced a large quantity of colorful literature, including souvenir books, foldout postcards and illustrated maps. This exciting volume, packed with rare railroadiana and expertly-written text, brings those wonderful days back to life! 320 pages, B&W and Color, Hardcover.

Heim
$27.95

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.

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$18.00

The Long Island Railroad in Color V.1 1949-1966
By Arthur J. Erdman
This chronological look back at LIRR operations begins with steam displacement by FM C-liners and RS3's and ends with the introduction of new Alco Century 420's. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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The Long Island Rail Road In Color Volume 5: Freight Operations
By Arthur J. Erdman
A captivating look at how freight destined to and from Long Island was handled by LIRR steam and diesel power, closing with a short chapter on NY & Atlantic operations. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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The Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad Company; The Historic Union Pacific Salt Lake Route
By John R. Signor
Union Pacific is one of the most modern railroads in the country. The road’s 780-mile line from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles is no exception. To the uninformed it would seem as if the railroad was built just yesterday, yet the history of this, the Salt Lake Route, now spans more than a century rich in the annals of railroading and the American West. As far as transcontinental railroads are concerned, the Salt Lake Route is a late bloomer, yet it is a true pioneer. The location of the railroad, connecting the City of Saints (Salt Lake City) with the City of Angels (Los Angeles) was built through largely undeveloped country more or less following the Old Spanish Trail. It even founded the City of Las Vegas, Nevada. Laid out in chronological format, this volume covers in detail every aspect of the Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad’s construction and operation, its merger with Union Pacific in the Twenties, and the challenges of competition, wartime and coping with the demands of the country it traversed. The San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad; Union Pacific’s Salt Lake Route was first published in 1988 and has long been out of print. However, since the initial printing, much has happened on the old Salt Lake Route and considerable additional material has come to light. A desire to revise, correct, update and expand the first edition has resulted in this volume, and, with modern printing methods available today, it includes a great deal more color than the original and 64 additional pages, 48 period graphics and timetables, 52 maps, 415 photos of which 81 are in color, bibliography and index. B&W and Color, 320 total pages, Hardcover.

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The Milwaukee Road in Color V. 3; Wisconsin and Michigan
By William F. Stauss
Begin our tour in Milwaukee again with a look back at Erie-builts, E7s, and vintage steam. Then join a tour of the remainder of Wisconsin, station-by-station, along with Michigan's Upper Peninsula. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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The Minneapolis Northfield & Southern Railway; From Dan Patch to Dragons
By John C. Luecke and Paul R. Spyhalski
For the first time, the full history of this interesting interurban-turned belt line will be available to students of Minnesota Railroad history. The book will cover every aspect of this never-say-die short-line from the earliest plans of the "Dan Patch" to the final takeover of the MN&S by the Soo Line and beyond. The book will include: 208 pages, with approximately 250 Photos including 16 pages of Color, 40+ Maps & Diagrams, and more information than anyone, including the authors, ever thought was possible. Hard Cover with Dust Jacket.

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$55.00
$43.95

The Model Railroader’s Hand Book
By Gerry Leone
How much time have you wasted searching through piles of reference books and magazines to find that one piece of information that’s vital to a modeling project? The Model Railroader’s Handbook puts all that information in one place! Created as a workbench companion, this comprehensive guide is easy to use, well organized, and to the point. Gerry Leone wrote this book to be the ultimate reference guide, a must-have for modelers of any skill level working in any scale. Some of the useful information in this book include: 

  • How to decipher resistor codes 
  • Overviews of track planning software 
  • Types of benchwork 
  • Programming DCC decoders 
  • Building a helix 
  • Cleaning track 
  • And so much more

288 pages, Softcover.

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$24.99
$21.95

The Monongahela Railway In Color V. 3: The Conrail & NS Era
By Stephen M. Timko
More spectacular color coverage by Roy Ward of the Monongahela Railway in the Conrail and Norfolk Southern era! The entire former Monongahela is featured in this final volume, as well as a look at Conrail’s connecting Mon Line. 128 pages, Hardcover.

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The Northern Pacific
By Dale Sanders
This beautiful book features an all-color tour of the entire Northern Pacific system from the Great Lakes to the Pacific Northwest. Steam locomotives, black and gold freight diesels, and the two-tone green North Coast Limited are all here. Since this is an all-color book, and since color photography did not become common until the 1950s, this book covers the last 25 years of the Northern Pacific's existence. Beautiful scenery, well-maintained depots and facilities, color maps and large photographs make this a wonderful book. Chapters are arraigned based on NP's divisional alignment in 1953. 176 pages, 264 Color Photos, Color Maps, Hardcover.

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$74.95
$57.50

The Northern Pacific in Minnesota
By John C. Luecke
An in depth study of the Northern Pacific Railroad in Minnesota from its first days along the Mississippi River in St. Paul to the final Burlington Northern merger. 460 pages, 300+ Photos, Pull Out Map, Hardcover.

Dbtk
$79.95
$65.00

The Pennsy in the 1950s – The Last Great Decade
By Christopher T. Baer, Photos by John Dziobko, Jr.
Contents include: Sunnyside, New York City, Aerotrain, Northern New Jersey, Ballast Cleaning Train, Meadows Enginehouse, Central New Jersey, Trenton, Shore Points, Union Transportation Co., Camden, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Baltimore, Phoenixville, Thorndale, Harrisburg, Enola, Susquehanna River, Paxinos, Williamsport, Middle Division, Altoona, Hollidaysburg, Horseshoe Curve, Cresson, Blairsville, Pitcairn, Pittsburgh, Conway, Steubenville, Crestline and Columbus. 128 pages, Hardcover.

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The Pennsylvania Railroad in Columbus, Ohio
By Rick Tipton
Chapter 1, A Short History of Columbus Railroads, PRR Lines into Columbus, Other Lines and Connections at Columbus; Chapter 2, Columbus Union Depot and its Passenger Trains; Chapter 3, St. Clair Avenue Enginehouse; Chapter 4, Pennsy Freight Yards; Chapter 5, 20th St. Shops; Chapter 6, The Columbus & Newark (C&N); Chapter 7, Columbus & Xenia (C&X); Chapter 8, Chicago Columbus & Indiana Central (CC&IC); Chapter 9, The Akron Branch (CA&C); Chapter 10, The Sandusky Branch. Maps in Rear Pocket: Columbus Railroads, 1893; Columbus Railroad Facilities, 1934; Columbus Railroads and Industries, 1962; Port Columbus to Olentangy, 1958, Yards in Columbus and Bradford, 1928; Alum Creek to “RA,” 1945; The Enginehouse at Spruce Street, c.1950; The Freight House at 4th & Naughten Sts., 1941; St. Clair Enginehouse and its Environs, 1951 and St. Clair Diesel Servicing Facilities, 1956. 188 pages, 334 Illustrations, Hardcover.

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$34.95

The Pittsburgh & Lake Erie in Allegheny County V. 1 Pittsburgh to Esplen
Book covers the specified area frombeginning to 1960s.
Hardcover, Horizontal Format, 322 pages, Maps, Diagrams, Drawings, Text & B&W photos.

Dblt
$74.95
$59.95

The Railroads of Port Jervis 1960-1976 Volume 2
By Rudy Garbely
The second in a series of titles covering railroad operations around Port Jervis, New York, this book will cover the time from the Erie Railroad’s merger with the Lackawanna Railroad in 1960 through the Erie Lackawanna’s 1972 bankruptcy up to its merger into Conrail in 1976. This book is illustrated with never-before-seen black and white and color photography, as well as a variety of historic maps.. 80 pages, Softcover.

$45.00
$36.95

The Railroad Photography of J.Parker Lamb
By Kevin Keefe, intro by Fred W. Frailey
Book showcases the black-and-white imagery of a master of the craft. Parker Lamb came of age in the South and the Midwest during a time of great transition on railroads in the United States. New technology was replacing the steam locomotives and labor-intensive practices that had dominating railroading for more than a century. Cameras in hand, Lamb bore witness to the end of that era and continued to vividly portray all that followed. His lyrical photographs depict new diesels, waning passenger trains, blossoming freight business, and many of the people who worked in, and were captivated by, the great American institution of the railroad. A biographical essay by noted transportation journalist Fred W. Frailey explores Lamb’s life and photographic contributions, while captions by former Trainsmagazine editor Kevin P. Keefe add context to Lamb’s imagery. 208 pages, B&W, Hardcover.

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$60.00
$55.95
The Railroad Photography of Jerry A. Pinkepank Book 1: New England & Atlantic Canada 1962-1982
By Jerry A. Pinkepank
Begins with the Quebec North Shore & Labrador, extending thru the Dominion Atlantic, CP, & CN in New Brunswick, and B&M, CP, MEC, and Bangor & Aroostook in ME, VT, & NH. The extended captions and maps contain the detail for which Pinkepank is renowned! 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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The Restoration of Rio Grande Southern Steam Loco #20
By Rhine, Moedinger & Taylor
Whole story on restoration, photos, text. 69 pages, B&W/Color, Softcover.

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$18.95
$14.95

The Rio Grande Southern Story V. 1; Over the bridges Ridgeway to Teluride
By Russ Coleman
This first volume of the series starts with the early history of the line and moves on mile-by-mile for a tour of the line. 416 pages, B&W and Color Photos, Hardcover.

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The Rio Grande Southern Story V. 5; Rico and the Mines
By Dell A. McCoy; Russ Collman; Wm Graves
This book is a study of the Rio Grande Southern railroad, this book focuses on the town of Rico and the mining branch that once switch-backed it's way up the mountain behind Rico, Colorado. Included are detailed descriptions and photos from many periods of Rico's history. There's a lot of detailed photos, drawings and track layouts of the depot grounds, mines, and engine facilities in Rico, including the variations over the years. The story of the town's history is also told in great detail, with many photos of various buildings, the evolution of the town's main street and it's shops and stores, and so on. Anyone interested in the history of this part of the country during the 1890s to 1950s will enjoy this book. As with every book in the series, this one includes many hundreds of photos, historical accounts, track plans, building and bridge drawings, and much more. 496 pages, B&W and Color Photos, Hardcover.

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The Rio Grande Southern Story V. 6; Rico to Delores
By Dell McCoy; Russ Collman
This beautiful book, illustrated throughout with black and white photos, follows the RGS as it struggled to stay afloat during the Great Depression. Details the use of small, hand-me-down locomotives which became the famous "Galloping Goose" between Ridgway and Durango, the omnipresent menace of floods and rockslides, fire and blizzard, as well as life in the mines that supported the railroad. This superb mile-by-mile photographic study takes you through the last years of the RGS in Rico down past the tumbling Dolores River. The book also covers the A. A. Rust logging railroad, newspaper articles that flesh out the struggles with derailments and floods, and the efforts of Elizabeth (Betty) Pellet to persuade the federal government to keep the RGS operating during World War II. With maps, line drawings, gradient profiles, index and more! 480 pages, B&W and Color Photos, Hardcover.

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The Rock Island in Minnesota
By John C. Luecke
The Rock Island was the last mainline built in southern Minnesota. Until this time little has been written about this important through route. "An in-depth history of the Rock Island in Minnesota, the author's 9th book on Minnesota railroads covers the construction and operations of the road's various lines from 1900 to the present. Also included is a study of the Rock Island's extension through the southwestern part of the state that was slated to be a new connection to the Northern Pacific railroad at Bismarck, North Dakota. "More than 225 photographs (90% of which have not been published previously) from a plethora of photographers, ranging from the construction period to steam operations, from mainline to branchline and from freight to passenger. Included are 16 pages of color photographs. and more than a dozen maps highlighting essential aspects of the Rock Island's Minnesota system. 192 pages, B&W and Color Photos, Hardcover.

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$52.00
$43.95

The Shay Locomotive: An illustrated History (2nd printing)
By R.A. Henderson, John Benson, George Kadelak, Steve Hauff
The Shay Locomotive - An Illustrated History is the most complete, thorough, and accurate book ever produced on this unique and storied locomotive. The authors have spent decades researching, collecting photos, and organizing the information in this all-new volume. The book features:

  • More than 600 pages More than 1000 photos, illustrations, and drawings
  • Complete listing of every Shay built by shop number, by owner/operator, and by location
  • Lima’s involvement in the Shay from the first locomotive by Ephraim Shay in 1881 to the last Shay built in 1945
  • Photographs of every single surviving Shay
  • 3 Appendices of Patents, Drawings, and Specifications
  • Wrecks and mishaps
  • Mechanical evolution, and so much more!
No fan of steam will want to miss this instant classic.
600 pages, B&W Photos & Drawings, Hardcover.

Wrvr
$99.95
$79.95

The Soo Line in Minnesota
By J.C. Luekcke & Paul Spyhalski
This in-depth study of the Soo Line in Minnesota covers the history and development of this late-comer to the State's railroad scene. Linking the Twin Cities rail hub to some of the most remote hinterlands in northern Minnesota, the story of the Soo Line is one of constant battle, perseverance and innovation against the might of much stronger opponents. 320 pages, almost 300 Photos, 16 pages of color, 55+ Maps & Drawings, Hardcover.

Dbtk
$65.00
$53.95

The Soo Line-Milwaukee Road Merger In Color Volume 1: Before the Merger 1949-1984
By Jerry Pinkepank
The 1985 merger of these two roads was an “accidental merger” according to the author who was an Assistant VP-Planning for Soo Line. This volume sets up the two roads in the years preceding the combination. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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The Soo Line-Milwaukee Road Merger In Color Volume 2: Pre-Merger Milwaukee and the Merged Soo Line
By Jerry Pinkepank
Continuing the coverage of Milwaukee Road operations with the Montana and Pacific Northwest lines, the Sioux City/Council Bluffs line, and the Kansas City line! The Montana coverage includes a detailed survey of electric operations from the author’s 1968 visit. Also featured is the perspective of the author’s position as Soo’s AVP Operations Planning. A detailed account of the author’s dynamometer car test of GP59/B32-8 demonstrators details operations from Minneapolis through Milwaukee and Chicago to Ottumwa on the Kansas City line, and the background of the acquisition of the iconic Soo SD60s. Included is a detailed look at the Wisconsin Central before its acquisition by Canadian National. Concludes with coverage of the Chicago-Terre Haute-Louisville operation. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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The Southern Pacific in Northern California & Oregon
By Mark C. Hornbeck
The Southern Pacific Railroad was a major transportation force in Northern California and regions of Western Oregon from its construction beginning in the 1870s until the Company was mergered out of existence in 1996. Faced with many daunting challenges of geography and distance, the SP was always in the forefront of locomotive development and utilization. In this New Book, 'The Southern Pacific in Northern California & Oregon; The Diesel-Era in Color', observe the modern-day Southern Pacific Transportation Company between Portland, Oregon and Sacramento, California through the extraordinary photography of Mark C. Hornbeck as he travles the Golden Empire in search of contemporary railroading at its best. 300 pages, 300 Color Photos, Hardcover.

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$79.95
$68.50
The Southern Pacific Trackside At Transition; Photography of Alden A. Armstrong
By Alden A. Armstrong
The Southern Pacific Trackside at Transition is a personal pictorial of the face of railroading during the transition years of one of the West’s great railroads. As a youngster, the author, in the company of his mother, traveled the system in search of photographic locations and interesting power. The author includes in this look at his lifetime of photography several other railroad companies and short line railroads that he covered during his travels. This 320 page landscape book contains 224 black and white and 145 color photos most of which have never been published. Through his photography, the author gives you a glimpse of railroading in the west. It is library bound with a dust jacket, bibliography and index, and a cover painting done by John Winfield. 320 pages, 224 B&W Photos with 145 Color Photos, Hardcover.
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The Southern Railway
By Ronald C. Flanary
There was a time, particularly during the 1970s, when virtually every railroad enthusiast was, in some manner, a Southern Railway fan. The cause for such notoriety was the Southern's long-running steam excursions, a program that began in 1966 and was eventually discontinued by successor Norfolk Southern in 1994. As spectacular and successful as the steam program was, it did not adequately touch on the extraordinary success of the Southern as a railroad system. The company that gave a "Green Light to Innovations" was always at the forefront of the US railroad industry by virtually any metric one could use. Rather than being remembered for its grand, green and gold-striped Ps-4 Pacific types, Saluda Grade, or the streamlined Southerner of 1941, it was the "modern" Southern that commanded respect. Southern was an early convert to diesel-electric traction. The company's management led the way into the 1960s with remote midtrain, mechanized track gangs, welded rail, and a fleet of specialized freight cars to handle all types of commodities and finished goods. There was also one of the earliest computer-driven car location systems, a virtually spotless safety record, and ground-breaking regulatory accomplishments that proved to be precursors to today's largely unregulated industry. Today's railroad industry is now largely free from the archaic constraints that kept it from being fully competitive with other forms of transportation, thanks in large part to Southern's innovations. This book, the combined efforts of 75 photographers plus input from some of the leading historians of the railroad that "Served the South," is a division-by-division visual tour of the work-a-day Southern. This 256-page volume, with 380 outstanding color images, and 12 detailed maps, is the most comprehensive visual history of the modern Southern ever published. Chapter introductions provide context to better understand each geographic region's traffic base, its lines and terminals, and of course its trains. It's all here as well, from first class freights with nearly 200 cars and midtrain power, plus the Southern Crescent, on down to the most lowly of yard switchers, local freights and mine runs. And of note is the foreword written by Wick Moorman, who started his distinguished railroad career with the Southern. 256 pages, 380 Color Photos, 12 Detailed Maps, Hardcover.
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The Streamline Era
By Robert C. Reed
The Streamline Era by Robert C. Reed presents the complete streamline story as it relates to transportation. Streamlining was first applied technologically to the design of machines in motion — trains and locomotives, airplanes, automobiles, and ships — where swift movement was significant. The term was based on the scientific fact that smooth surfaces with unbroken corners offered the least resistance to air currents; hence, the idea of stream-lined, assuring the greatest potential for power and speed. This book describes every aspect of streamlining, from the sweeping popularity of Art Deco, based on the style of the Bauhaus School of Design, to the influence of industrial designers such as Cret, Dreyfus, Bel Geddes, Kuhler and Loewy. Even several precursory experiments in the streamlining of trains dating back to 1832 are covered. The evolution of semi-streamlining of steam locomotives, the coming of the Burlington’s famous Zephyr and Union Pacific’s colorful City of Salina streamliners, the mad rush by America’s railroads to streamline the passenger train, the invasion of the diesel locomotive which established uniformity and conformity in motive power, and those unique makeshift streamliner conversions by depression-poor railroads are all accounted for. Full chapters are devoted to streamlining of trains around the world, the streamlining of airplanes, and the development of the streamlined automobile. While true technological streamlining began on the railroads, it was of relatively short duration. Railroad streamlining began fading as America entered into World War II. Aesthetic streamlining continued to influence transportation throughout the 1940s and ’50s and its form is evidenced even today. Concluding chapters reflect a study of this continuing influence. 298 pages, 500 Photos, Hardcover.

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The Stylish EMD GP30
By Diesel Era, Paul Withers
Following the format of Wither's other successful locomotive model books, this next offering covers EMD's unique GP30 model. The 29 original owners plus the EMD demostrators are covered. Printed and bound in the U.S.A. 208 pages, Color & B&W, Hardcover.

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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.

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The Uintah Railway: The Gilsonite Route
By Henry E. Bender, Jr.
This book tells the story of the only railroad to penetrate the vast Uintah Basin of western Colorado and eastern Utah. The line was built almost exclusively to carry gilsonite, the glassy black asphaltum found nowhere else in the world. The Uintah had specially built equipment -- precursors of the Mallets -- which makes its story extremely interesting for a road of such moderate length. This book includes 290 illustrations. Hardcover.

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The Virginian Railway in the Norfolk Southern Era
By Kurt Reisweber
The Virginian Railway was known for gigantic steam locomotives, electrics, and FM diesels, all purchased for the purpose of hauling heavy coal trains out of West Virginia. After merger into N&W in late 1959, much of the road still exists under Norfolk Southern and has been well-recorded in this book. 96 pages, All Color, Softcover.
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The Wisconsin Southern Story
Complete WSOR stroy text/photos 1980-present. 286 Color Pages, Hardcover.

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Through the Berkshires to Boston the B&A NYC System
By John M. Ham
Over the last five years, author John Ham has produced four books partnering with railroad historian and writer Roger Liller, who grew up along the New Haven Railroad in Connecticut and has spent his life researching the railroads of New England. His knowledge of and memorabilia collection concerning the railroads in the Berkshires gave rise to this publication about the Boston and Albany Railroad. John decided to focus this book on the Boston & Albany’s steam era “Glory Years”, relying heavily on the scenes taken in the Berkshires. He was able to obtain a multitude of quality steam and early diesel photos that were taken over the years by some of the most noted rail photographers of that period. Many of their original negatives and prints have been graciously loaned to us by different Historical Societies,
New England’s town and city archives and well known collectors. This 336 page publication contains not only superb Boston & Albany Main Line photos, but images of its branch lines, major connecting railroads, and the cities and towns that were served by the B&A in one capacity or another. More than 120 stations are seen on the pages and more than 600 photos, maps and timetables are between its covers. We hope you will take this journey from Albany to Boston through the scenic Berkshires with us, and enjoy it as the authors had while assembling and producing this long overdue book. 336 pages, 600+ Photos, Maps, Timetables, Hardcover.

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To Puget Sound Electrified
By John Gaertner
A history of the Milwaukee Road’s Coast Division 1905-1980. Many maps and several examples of Milw. Rd RR passenger ads. A number of steam and diesel photos along with many electric photos. 97 pages, B&W w/16 Color Photos, Softcover.

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Trackside Along Allentown, PA 1947-1968 with Arthur Angstadt
By Jeremy F. Plant
Allentown, Pennsylvania was the railroad hub of this busy steel, coal and cement producing portion of the country. The region was served by CNJ, LV, RDG, DL&W, L&NE. These roads are visited in more than 250 vintage views. Even President Truman's campaign train is recorded! 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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Trackside Along the Boston & Maine 1945-1975 with Donald G. Hills
By Carl R. Byron
The story of a career B&M agent-operator in color as he saw his railroad from World War II up to Guilford. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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Trackside Along the Erie Railroad and Connections with Jim Kostibos
By Jim Kostibos
An all-color retrospective on the Erie and EL and key freight connections east of Hornell, NY. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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Trackside Along the New Haven 1950-1956 with Arthur E. Mitchell
By Carl Byron
Trackside book #26 tours the New Haven in its Hunter Green pre-McGinnis years after WWII. Photographer Art Mitchell shows us a little steam and marine operations and plenty of early diesels and heavy electrification. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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Trackside Around Detroit and Windsor 1943-1976 with Emery Gulash
By Jerry A. Pinkepank
The Michigan Central main line Ann Arbor through Windsor, from Hudsons along the Huron River through the latter day tenants of the Detroit River Tunnel, and the last days of Grand Trunk Western steam in the suburban zone. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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Trackside Around Duluth 1957-1960 with Wayne C. Olsen
By David C. Schauer
A colorful look at the waning days of steam on the DM&IR, NP and shortline D&NE. also included are steam fantrips on the Soo and DM&IR as well as a GN diesel switch job on the ore docks. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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Trackside Around Granger Country 1952-1955 with Rich Wilson
By Jim Boyd
A WWII veteran returns to "Granger Country" in 1952 and records the end of steam and the early diesels on CB&Q, RI, Milwaukee, UP, IC and C&NW. Ranging from his home in Iowa, photographer Wilson also went into the adjoining states of Illinois, Wisconsin, Kansas and Nebraska. A nice chapter on the long-gone Southern Iowa Railway also! 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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Trackside Around Louisville (West) 1947-1958 with Jack Fravert
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Pioneering color photographer Jack Fravert’s color work on the B&O, Monon, K&IT, IC, SOU and some intriguing shortlines around his hometown of Louisville is chronicled in more than 200 photographs. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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Trackside Around Mason City 1958-1978 with Soph Marty
By Jim Boyd
M&St.L, RI, MILW and a number of other roads greeted Dr. Soph Marty when he moved to Mason City, Iowa in 1960. Join him as he explores his new hometown and records the early 1960 merger and motive power changes. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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Trackside Around Minnesota 1959-1976 with Bill Cordes
By Aaron Isaacs
The late Bill Cordes was very active in Minnesota railfan circles, helping to organize numerous excursions by the Minnesota Railfans Association. A prolific photographer, he captured every aspect of local railroading. In this title are Bill's best photos from 1959 to 1976, featuring the Twin Cities, Duluth, the Missabe Iron Range, prairie branch lines, and the longest doodlebug excursion ever! 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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Trackside Around New England 1967 - 2020 with Jeremy and Jeffrey Plant
By Jeremy and Jeffrey Plant
Brothers Jeffrey and Jeremy Plant made numerous trips from the late 1960s to the present to photograph the railroads of New England. This volume examines main, branch, and short lines in all six of the New England states, with special attention to action shots of motive power and operations in scenic locations across this beautiful region. Featuring New Haven, Penn Central, Delaware & Hudson, Boston & Maine, Maine Central, and more! 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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Trackside Around Newfoundland
By Bill Linley
Life-long Canadian railway photographer Bill Linley traveled to Newfoundland several times during the last decades of the narrow gauge railway. Bill's captures the history and variety of the main line, branches, locomotives, and rolling stock. A comprehensive diesel roster and pictures of the railway's ferries and coastal boats round out coverage. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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Trackside Around New York City 1953-1968 with Robert Malinoski
By Steve Barry
A top-notch combination: the photography of Bob Malinoski and the writing of Railfan and Railroad Magazine editor Steve Barry. All the pre-Penn Central roads around the "Big Apple" are explored through the lens of Bob Malinoski’s camera in the steam to diesel transition years. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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Trackside Around the Delaware Valley 1960-1983 with John Stroup and William Tilden
By John P. Stroup
PRR, Reading and PRSL are explored through the viewfinders of two talented photographers during the troubled years leading up to Conrail. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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Trackside Around the Garden State 1950-1975 with Bob Goin and John Dziobko, Jr.
By John R. Canfield
A wonderful look back at the northern portion of New Jersey (with a little crossing of the northern border into New York) during the era before Conrail. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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Trackside Around the Twin Cities with Joe Elliott 1968-1972
By Aaron Isaacs
Trackside photographer Joe Elliott roamed the Minneapolis-St. Paul rail lines in the four years between 1968-1972 chiefly recording the vanishing passenger fleets of the GN, NP, CB&Q, MILW, C&NW and RI. He also found freight on those roads as well as CGW, SOO, MN&S and others. Check out his camera skills in this intriguing approach to the “Twin Cities.” 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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Trackside Around West Virginia 1963-1968 with Bob Withers
By Bob Withers
Journalist Bob Withers relates his early railfanning days on the B&O, C&O, N&W and shortlines in his home state. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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Trackside around Western New York 1995-2017 with Michael Zollitsch
By Michael Zollitsch
Western New York in the 1990s remained a haven of railroad diversity, scenic wonder, and traffic density. This book illustrates all of that, reflecting on all that has disappeared since. Spans Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Batavia, Hornell, Jamestown, Westfield, and many points in between! 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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Trackside Erie to Conrail with Robert F. Collins
By John R. Canfield
Bob Collins was not only a lifelong railfan photographer but a railroad employee. Follow both his hobby and vocation on the Erie Railroad through the colorful Erie Lackawanna years and onto Conrail and NJ Transit. Bob’s wanderings took him all over the former Erie system during those years and his wonderful photography is preserved herein. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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Trackside in Appalachia with Gene Huddleston
By Gene Huddleston
Gene Huddleston relates his Appalachian roots and experiences on the C&O, N&W, and other routes in the mountainous regions that produced this country’s coal. Many obscure shortlines! 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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Trackside in Search of Northern New England Steam with John T. Morrison
By John R. Canfield
In the late 1940’s it was readily apparent that steam was quickly being displaced by new diesels on the likes of B&M, CV, MEC, Rutland, and BAR. John Morrison, George Dimond and several other notable photographers began a systematic quest to record the vanishing breed on color film, the results of which are shown in this book. There’s early diesel, too! 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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Trackside in the Albany, N.Y. Gateway 1949-1974 with Gerritt Bruins
By Len Kilian and Jim Odell
Our seventh “Trackside” book takes us to the Albany-Rensselaer-Troy area of New York State during some of the most exciting times to be trackside in the last-of-steam, first-of-diesels days. See the B&M, D&H and New York Central when steam and early diesels worked side-by-side. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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Trackside in the Erie Lackawanna New Jersey Commuter Zone with William J. Brennan
By William J. Brennan
Bill Brennan’s inspired photography showcases the EL’s commuter service prior to the introductions of the U34CH locomotive and Comet Cars. Stillwells and RS3’s, freight service, branches that haven’t run in almost four decades - it’s all here in this all-Jersey book. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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Trackside Maryland; From Railyard to Main Line
By James P. Gallagher and Jacques Kelly
In the 1950s, as railroads underwent major changes, some marginal lines stood on the brink of extinction. Steam locomotives grew scarcer by the month, as did rail passenger connections. With a keen eye for location and composition, James Gallagher in Trackside Maryland captures the drama and majesty of steam transportation in Maryland in its waning days, when passing trains left clouds of cinders and smoke behind them and the sound of steam whistles still echoed across the landscape -- all these sights and sounds giving way to modern diesel locomotives. Here Jacques Kelly's evocative prose accompanies Gallagher's ever vigilant lens. We are transported back to the last years of steam railroading. 224 pages, B&W.

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Trackside Milwaukee Road East with Jim Boyd
By Jim Boyd
Join Jim Boyd in exploring the Milwaukee Road of the 1960s in his Mid-west homeland, from FM C-liners and H16-44s to Hiawathas with Skytops and branchline locals to the UP Cities streamliners. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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Trackside Milwaukee Road West with Jim Boyd
By Jim Boyd
The editor emeritus of Railfan Magazine continues his journey west on the Milwaukee Road photographing everything from new EMD FP45s to ancient E50 electrics. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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Trackside on the PRR in Central Pennsylvania
By Jeremy F. Plant
Many photographers featured in the Trackside series ventured into the traditional heart of the PRR in the Fifties and Sixties to capture steam and early diesel operations. The very best of their efforts are shown canvassing an area roughly from Pottsville to Horseshoe Curve. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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Trackside on the Union Pacific 1960-1982 with Emery Gulash
By Timothy Morris
Master photographer Emery Gulash visited the Overland Route many times during the 22 years following the demise of steam while the UP was searching for the “perfect diesel” combination to handle its fastmoving freight. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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Trackside with EMD Field Representative Casey Cavanaugh 1960-1962
By Casey Cavanaugh
Delivering new FL9s, GP18s and GP20s took this camera-toting field rep to the NH, CB&Q, RI, GN, SP and numerous other roads across the country. His behind the scenes commentary makes for enjoyable reading. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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Trackside with "Mr. Alco" George W. Hockaday
By Jim Odell and Len Kilian
George Hockaday loved the Alco locomotives that his employer created and photographed them new at the plant as well as out on the various railroads he worked with. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

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Trackwork and Lineside Detail for Your Model Railroad
By Kent J. Johnson
Turn your attention to the finer details of trackwork and lineside activities. In this book, you'll find tips, techniques, and ideas for working with track and the details immediately alongside it. Features clear photographic instructions, including illustrated references to prototype trackwork and details. Softcover.

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Trains of Council Bluffs & Omaha
By Carl Hehl & Art Zimmerla
At its peak, Council Bluffs, Iowa, was served by eight major railroads, making it the fifth-largest rail center in the United States. Trains of Council Bluffs and Omahadocuments the dramatic impact that new technology had on the railroads serving these two Midwestern cities in the mid-20th century. It was a time when diesels replaced steam power, and streamlined passenger train travel reached its zenith. Railroad enthusiasts Carl Hehl and Art Zimmerla, who photographed the great transition, have the best of their color photography presented in this testimony to an era that forever changed an iconic American industry. 100 pages, 90 Color Illustrations, Softcover.

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Travel by Train; The American Railroad Poster, 1870-1950
By Michael E. Zega and John E. Gruber
Between 1870 and 1950, America’s railroads produced a body of poster work significant both for the artists involved and for the range of images created. The railroads used this visual medium from their founding, first in the form of broadsides, dominated by text and intended to convey practical information, and then, during the 1890s, as vivid lithographed display posters. For the next 50 years, American railroads commissioned posters designed to spur the popular imagination and thereby encourage travel. Images of compelling intensity included Maurice Logan’s icons of the 1920s overland limiteds passing in the West; Adolph Treidler’s wonder cities; Santa Fe’s Native Americans; and Leslie Ragan’s and Sascha Maurer’s machine-age steamliners. Although a great deal has been written about European railway and travel posters, their American counterparts remained in the shadows. Travel by Train focuses on the artists, railroad men, and advertising agencies that created and produced the work. It presents the posters in the context of the historical trends and competitive strategies that shaped the development of the railroad industry. The book also follows the development of the advertising business and graphic design in the U.S. and Europe. It features approximately 160 poster images (many in color), personal photographs, and sketches, many of them never before published. 156 pages, 55 B&W Photos, 110 Color Photos, Hardcover

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Tumbleweeds and Fast Freights Santa Fe in Color series #4. New Mexico.
By Joe McMillan
We follow the Santa Fe from Clovis in the east to the Arizona state line in the west, and from La Junta, Colorado south to El Paso, Texas. Included are the ore lines around Hurley, the Carlsbad potash lines, the Baca coal spur, and much more. Expanded coverage is given to the terminal at Clovis and to famed Abo Canyon. "TUMBLEWEEDS documents the last three decades (1965-1995) of the Santa Fe in New Mexico. 440 pages, B&W/Color, Harfdcover.

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Turbines Westward
By Thomas R Lee
For almost twenty years the Union Pacific Railroad operated a fleet of gas turbine Electric Locomotive in their motive power stable to help move the heavy density of freight traffic that the historic railroad enjoys. Turbines Westward is the story of the unique chapter in railroad history, for the UP was the only railroad to own such power. A total of fifty-nine turbine locomotives saw service on the Union Pacific, and all are pictured as the railroad and railfan saw them. Starting with the two steam turbine electrics of 1939, the story follows the development of the three different classes of gas turbine electrics that evolved from the original Big Blow. The Omaha built coal turbine of 1962 is also featured along with the men who were responsible for the turbine era on the Union Pacific. Second Edition Supplement: More photographs and company data has been added to the book. Includes 325 photographs, roster, drawings and printed on high quality book stock. Includes a three-page foldout diagram of coal-burning turbine number 80. Photographs are from Union Pacific files and rail fans. 184 pages, Roster Data, B&W, Softcover.

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Twelve Twenty Five; The Life and Times of A Steam Locomotive
By Kevin P. Keefe
The against-all-odds story of a World War II–era steam locomotive and the determination of two generations of volunteers to keep it running comes alive in Twelve Twenty-Five: The Life and Times of a Steam Locomotive. Pere Marquette 1225 was built in 1941 at the peak of steam locomotive development. The narrative traces the 1225’s regular freight service in Michigan, its unlikely salvation from the scrapyard for preservation at Michigan State University, and the subsequent work to bring it back to steam, first by a student club and later by a railroad museum. Milestones along the way include 1225’s retirement in 1951, its donation to MSU in 1957, its return to steam in 1988, a successful career hauling tens of thousands of excursion riders, and its starring role in the 2004 movie The Polar Express. The massive infrastructure that supported American steam locomotives in their heyday disappeared long ago, forcing 1225’s faithful to make their own spare parts, learn ancient railroad skills, and interpret the entire effort for the public. As such, the continuing career of 1225 is a triumph of historic preservation. 248 pages, 143 B&W Photos, Hardcover.

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Twilight Rails; The Final Era of Railroad Building in the Midwest
By H. Roger Grant
In Twilight Rails, H. Roger Grant documents the stories of eight Midwestern carriers that appeared at the end of the railroad building craze. This thorough and highly accessible history provides a fascinating look at the motivations, accomplishments, and failures of the twilight carriers, granting a new breath of life to this neglected aspect of American railway history. 275 pages, B&W, Maps, Hardcover.

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Twin Cities Rails
By Dean Freimund
The Twin Cities of St. Paul and Minneapolis, have been an intriguing rail center since its inception; the color film and vibrant schemes of the diesel era made it more so. And the subsequent merger era (and consequent limited partitioning) made this hub a veritable kaleidoscope, creating a magnet for generations of railfans worldwide. The panoply of makes and models of locomotives used by the Class Ones, regionals, terminal, and passenger railroads covers the spectrum, making this book difficult to put down for any and all fans of trains, near and far. 144 pages, All Color Photos, Hardcover..

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