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Rails Along the Oriskany - Hard Cover
Stock #: 13464H
Author: John Taibi

OUT OF PRINT

A comprehensive look at the history of the NYO&W Railway's Utica Division and Rome Branch in Central New York and the villages that were fortunate enough to have this railroad running through their town. Soft Cover. more»

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Rails Around Durango
Stock #: 12716
Author: Allan C. Lewis

List Price: $19.99
Karen's Price: $18.95

In the 1880s, the Denver & Rio Grande began building its three-foot railroad toward the San Juan Mountains alongside the Animas River and the budding community of Durango. Over 60 years, the towns, the railroad, and the mines it served would weather plummeting silver values and a turbulent economy. By the end of World War II, declining freight volumes left the future of the railroad in doubt, but by the late 1940s, a growing number of train enthusiasts were journeying to Durango for one last ride. The new popularity of the Silverton Branch brought rail fans to the area in increasing numbers through the 1950s. Today the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad continues to preserve the region’s railroading past. Soft cover. more»

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Rails Around Helper
Stock #: 12910
Author: SueAnn Marrell & the Western Mining & Railroad Museum

List Price: $19.99
Karen's Price: $18.95

In 1880, the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad was trying to find a suitable rail route from Grand Junction to Salt Lake City. Railroad officials chose a difficult route over Soldier Summit. The railroad established the town where “helper” engines were attached to the heavy trains, and Helper grew into a division point with branch operations. Numerous smaller towns sprang up to service the railroad, and in 1912, the newly incorporated Utah Railway laid tracks to share the right-of-way with the Denver and Rio Grande. The town of Helper is still a mecca for rail fans, and the story of its past lives on. Soft Cover. D&RGW, denver & rio grande western, history, salt lake city, utah, grand junction, colorado, vintage, helper, solder, summit more»

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Rails Around Lake Tahoe
Stock #: KB10625
Author: Mallory Hope Ferrell

List Price: $60.00
Karen's Price: $54.95

Lake Tahoe, nestled on the eastern flank of the High Sierra, is among California's loveliest places. In the 19th and early 20th century it was the site of extensive railroad lumbering operations, which gradually gave way to increasing tourism. The beautifully clear waters of the lake provided transportation for not only the timber, but for passengers, mail and freight aboard the many steamboats that plied its blue surface. In this magnificent setting, logging railroads and steamboats of the Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Company brought huge logs to lakeshore sawmills. The Lake Tahoe Narrow Gauge Railroad and its connecting Clear Creek Flume took the timbers, lumber and cordwood up and over the divide to reach the Comstock Bonanza towns. By the late 1890s, most of the virgin stands had been cut. In the early 1900s, tourists began to flock to Lake Tahoe. They rode on a new narrow gauge, the Lake Tahoe Railway & Transportation Company. Eventually the Southern Pacific took over the property and converted it to standard gauge. The SP branch was abandoned in 1941. This is the story of the many logging railroads that operated in and near the Tahoe basin, with hundreds of rare photographs, maps, plans and illustrations. The author, a distinguished historian of narrow-gauge railroading and the West, has with this book added further luster to a long record of fine publications. Hard cover. more»

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Rails Around McCloud (California)
Stock #: 13002
Author: Jeff Moore

List Price: $19.99
Karen's Price: $18.95

The McCloud River Railroad (California) established its operational headquarters in the town in 1897. The next seven decades saw the railroad and the affiliated McCloud River Lumber Company carve hundreds of miles of railroad into the pine forests east of McCloud. The McCloud River Railroad eked out a living hauling lumber, diatomaceous earth, and occasional tourists until 1992, when the new McCloud Railway Company purchased the property. Soft Cover. more»

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Rails Around Reading In Color
Stock #: 13224
Author: Benjamin Bernhart

List Price: $39.95
Karen's Price: $36.95

Includes Reading Railroad, Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central, and Reading Street Railway. Includes color images dating between 1939 & 1976. Features a multitude of locations. Hard Cover. reading, railroad, pennsylvania, history, hart more»

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Rails of California's Central Coast
Stock #: 13001
Author: Walter Rice & Emiliano Echeverria

List Price: $19.99
Karen's Price: $18.95

Readers will be attracted by the varying scope of Central Coast—Santa Cruz, Monterey, and San Luis Obispo Counties—rail systems. They range from local horsecar services and the narrow-gauge electrified plant railroad that served the Santa Cruz Cement Company at Davenport to the Southern Pacific Railroad’s Coast Line and its engineering marvel Cuesta Grade, highlighted by the world-famous horseshoe curve. Local streetcar systems and long-ceased regional railroads are part of the area’s rail legacy. Soft Cover. more»

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Rails Remembered, Volume 3
Stock #: 17330
Author: Louis M Newton

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $51.95

A first person account of Mr. Newton's experiences in N&W's Mechanical Department from 1950 through March, 1953. Includes first hand accounts of construction of the class J's, Y6bs and S-1a switchers, road tests with the dynamometer car and more. All Norfolk & Western. 128 B&W photos. Hard Cover. more»

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Rails Remembered, Volume 4: The Tale of A Turbine
Stock #: 17786
Author: Louis M. Newton

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The behind-the-scenes story of the N&W's Class TE-1 No. 2300, known as the "Jawn Henry." Includes both construction and in-service photos, charts, tables, data and other information. 110 photos. Hard Cover. more»

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Rails Through Manayunk
Stock #: 15981
Author: Harry Garforth, Jr.

List Price: $0.00
Karen's Price: $24.95

In 1928, a project was begun to elevate and modernize the railroad through Manayunk section of Philadelphia because of an increase in train and vehicular traffic. This book is an extensive photographic journal compiled before, during and after the project was completed. Includes 88 B&W vintage photos. Soft Cover. more»

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Rails Through the Grass: The Milwaukee's Branch to Platte
Stock #: 18872
Author: Rick A. VanZee

OUT OF PRINT

This is the story of the Milwaukee Road's 83-mile stretch from Yankton to Platte, South Dakota. From construction in 1900 to its demise in 1989, the Platte line was the typical prairie branch. Features interviews and recollections of Milwaukee employees. Includes grain-loading boxcars, 60 lb rail, and cabooses. 160 photos. Soft Cover. Autographed by the author. more»

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Rails Through the Wiregrass: A History of the Georgia & Florida Railroad
Stock #: 12278
Author: H. Roger Grant

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The Georgia & Florida Railroad began with bright promise, but like many other enterprises in the early 20th-century South, it experienced hard times. The story begins in 1906, when responding to a perceived need for better connections to northern markets a group of entrepreneurs led by prominent Virginia banker John Skelton Williams began to cobble together logging short lines to create more than 350 miles of railroad connecting Augusta, Georgia, with Madison, Florida. 225 pages. more»

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Rails to Doomsday
Stock #: 17474
Author: Charles S. Small

List Price: $19.95
Karen's Price: $18.95

Traces the history of the U.S. Army's Corregidor and Manila Bay Railroads. Includes over 70 maps, drawings and photos which illustrate the construction, operation and destruction of these narrow gauge lines that served America's Far East Gibraltar. Soft Cover. more»

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Rails to Paradise: The History of the Tacoma Eastern Railroad (1890-1919)
Stock #: 14986
Author: Russell Holter & Jesse Clark McAbee

List Price: $64.95
Karen's Price: $58.95

This book covers the history of the Tacoma Eastern Railroad (1890-1919). Features first person accounts of life on the railroad. 400 rare photos of trains, locomotives, and rolling stock, custom drawn maps plus many other illustrations. Learn the origins of this little logging line that grew from obscurity, survived despite economic panic, wars, limited financing, and both hostile and friendly acquisitions to become a national tourist destination and one of the most profitable rail lines west of Chicago. Hard Cover. paradise, history, tacoma eastern railroad, 1800s, maps, logging, work experience, first person account, oregon, washington, tacoma more»

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Rails to the Blue Ridge: The Washington & Old Dominion Railroad, 1847-1968
Stock #: 18034
Author: Herbert H. Harwood Jr.

OUT OF PRINT

First published in 1963, this 3rd edition has been rewritten, updated and greatly expanded. Harwood makes the most of the Old Dominion's extremely colorful history but this book is more than anecdotes and photos - it is a complete and well-researched history. Soft Cover. more»

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Rails to the Diggings
Stock #: 16584

List Price: $34.95
Karen's Price: $31.95

Covers the construction railroads of the Panama Canal. Also covers the many varied types of lines used in the digging of the coral, from the first French attempts to the final U.S. success. 200 Illus. 32 maps & drawings. 224 pages. Spiral Bound. more»

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Rails to the Mines
Stock #: 17553
Author: Charles S. Small

List Price: $0.00
Karen's Price: $14.95

Covers the operations of the mines on Taiwan and the narrow gauge system that serves them. Includes text and some very interesting B&W photos. Soft Cover. more»

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Rails to the Osage, The Story of the Warsaw Branch of the Missouri Pacific Railroad
Stock #: KB10829
Author: Kenneth L. Bird

List Price: $24.94
Karen's Price: $22.95

This is a well-written account of a colorful 42-mile branch line of the Missouri Pacific Railroad that ran between Sedalia and Warsaw in west central Missouri from 1880 to 1946. It originally operated as a narrow gauge line for 22 years before being converted to standard gauge. Over the years, the line hauled a mixture of agricultural and mining products, and had many interesting incidents in the course of its freight and passenger operations which the author recounts. Following a near-tragic attempt to dieselize it, the Warsaw branch became one of the last bastions of service for some of the Missouri Pacific's oldest and smallest steam locomotives. An extensive appendix includes details on motive power, rolling stock, stations, structures, wrecks, visible remains and how one can model the Warsaw branch. Soft cover. more»

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Railway Age's Comprehensive Railroad Dictionary, 2nd Edition
Stock #: 11540

List Price: $35.00
Karen's Price: $31.95

Contains 4133 railroad vocabulary entries, including a large body of slang. Defines mechanical, communications and signaling, track and structures, operations and administration words. Soft Cover. Lays flat. more»

Subject: Trains


Railway by the Bay
Stock #: 17229
Author: Barrie Sanford

List Price: $45.00
Karen's Price: $41.95

In 1909, a railway line opened along the shoreline of Semiahmoo Bay, where the Canada-United States boundary meets the Pacific Ocean, the new railway made the superlative beaches of Semiahmoo Bay easily accessible, including the communities of White Rock, Crescent Beach and Ocean Park. This is the story of the first 100 years of the railway by the Bay. Hard Cover. more»

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