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Burlington Northern Prairie Rails

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Burlington Northern Prairie Rails

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By Gordon Brandvold
Most BN books previously published just “glazed-over” the route east of the Rockies. However, this area is extensively covered in Burlington Northern Prairie Rails in the era between the mid-1970s to the early 1980s. Many first-generation and early second-generation diesel locomotives are seen in this new book.

144 pages, All Color Photos, Hardcover.

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Chicago and North Western’s Many Faces

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Chicago North Western Many Faces

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By Dean Freimund
This book covers the many facets of the C&NW system in 17 chapters; from commuter trains to ore haulers to branch lines, plus much more.

144 pages, All Color Photos, Hardcover.

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Kansas City Southern: Midwest Division

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Chicago North Western Many Faces

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By Kevin Eudaly
The KCS system in the U.S. sprawls across nine Midwestern states with headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. The system reaches into Illinois to Jacksonville, Springfield, and East St. Louis. The traditional southern main line moves traffic to Dallas, New Orleans, and Port Arthur, Texas. Later additions carry KCS rails east through Monroe, Louisiana, and Jackson, Mississippi, to Meridian and Artesia, Mississippi, and an even later addition touches Tennessee at Counce. Southern Texas and Mexico-bound traffic rolls from Beaumont through Houston to Corpus Christi and Laredo, where KCS rails continue deep into Mexico. This volume chronicles KCS east from Kansas City across the former Gateway Western and south from Kansas City to the end of the Shreveport Subdivision at Shoreline, Louisiana.

257 pages, 371 All Color Photos, 7 Maps, Horizontal Format, Hardcover.

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The Shay Locomotive:
An illustrated History (2nd printing)

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Milwaukee Road

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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.

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Timber Titans: Baldwin's Articulated Logging Locomotives

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Timber Titans

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Timber Titans: Baldwin's Articulated Logging Locomotives

By Martin E. Hansen, Steve Huaff and Dale Sanders
Thirty years in the making, this new hardcover publication tells the complete story of these fascinating logging locomotives. Presented in construction number order, the articulateds are covered individually in great detail with statistics and full histories that document each locomotive from the day it left Baldwin's sprawling Eddystone, Pennsylvania, factory to its ultimate disposition. Between 1909 and 1937, the Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, produced 44 specialized locomotives that were either built for, or later transitioned to, the rigors of hauling raw logs on railroads where the grades were steep and the curves many. While all of these locomotives were built as articulated they varied greatly in design and appearance. Most were built as compound articulateds (Mallets) but two companies, Weyerhaeuser Timber Company and the Uintah Railway, received simple articulateds. Water carrying methods were also wide-ranging. While most were built as tank locomotives others were equipped with a separate tender. Furthering the variations from as-built configurations, several of the tank locomotives were later converted by removing the side or semi-saddle tanks and adding a conventional tender. While most of the logging articulateds toiled away in relative obscurity, several gained acclaim for their well-traveled longevity. Remarkably, ten of the locomotives have survived and several of those remain active over a century after their construction. 256 pages, 455 Photos, Detailed Drawings and Renderings, B&W, Horizontal Format, Hardcover.

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