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Know Thy Late Mohawks
Stock #: KB11305
Author: Thomas R. Gerbracht

List Price: $89.99
Karen's Price: $79.95

Brand New!  Introductory Offer! - - Now in Stock !!!

The New York Central System Historical Society announces the final book of the Central’s steam power triumvirate. This hard cover book completes the documentation of the New York Central’s Mohawk class, the L-3 and L-4 Mohawks.

Detailed history of the late Mohawk design of 1940, and the final L-4 design of 1942, using official railroad records and drawings, and profusely illustrated using an outstanding collection of high-quality photographs from the Society’s Collection and other collections, many previously unpublished.

The book describes and illustrates the original late Mohawk design, and the evolution of the basic design that resulted in the L-4 Mohawk, perhaps the best dual service two-cylinder steam locomotive design ever developed. Included is a separate section on late Mohawk tenders, one of the secrets of the Mohawk’s success. Oddities are identified, and the final days of late Mohawk operation are also fully documented, including last runs. The late Mohawk design is compared with contemporary steam designs used by other railroads in the Central’s service area. Hard cover.

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Duluth Missabi & Iron Range Equipment
Stock #: KB11304
Author: Daniel P. Holbrook

List Price: $80.00
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Introductory Offer !

As with any railroad, the freight and passenger equipment of the Duluth, Missabe & Iron Range was the lifeblood of its work. The railroad is famous for its traffic in iron ore, but there were other major parts to its traffic also, such as pulpwood. The fleet of cars of the company, its operations, and the history behind it, are the focus of this book. But the car fleet only makes sense in terms of the industries the railroad served, and a rich trove of information on that subject is here too. The author presents more than 350 photos and graphics, most never before published, to show the appearance of a wide variety of these cars. The company traffic information also fills a gap in our knowledge of railroad history, having no prior presentation at this level of detail.  Hard cover.

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Pacific Electric volume 7: Los Angeles to Glendale & Burbank
Stock #: KB11302
Author: Jeff Ainsworth

List Price: $27.50
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Los Angeles to Glendale & Burbank

 
Downtown LA (5th and Central) Central Station along 6th St. to Figueroa, north to 2nd west to Glendale Blvd. North to Allesandro and private right of way through the gap
over the Fletcher Trestle - with and without the Fletcher Drive underneath to Monte Sano over the LA River to Glendale Blvd. - continuing on Brand Blvd. the East Broadway Line
turned east at Broadway adjacent to PE’s Glendale station Glendale Line continued to Arden Jct. (Glenoaks Blvd) where the Burbank line split off westerly the Glendale line continued
to Mountain where it ended. The Burbank Line continued on Private right of way to Providencia where street running began the line continued in the street to its end point at the junction
of Scott Road, Glenoaks Blvd. the point then known as Ben-Mar Hills. Soft cover.


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Railroad Prototype Cyclopedia, volume 35
Stock #: KB11301
Author: Patrick C Wider

List Price: $75.00
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Genesis of The A.A.R. Standard 40’ Box Car: a part of the continuing series covering 20th century American box, automobile, and refrigerator car designs, the 385-page article by Pat Wider centers on the Association of American Railroads’ Standard Box Car of 1937. The A.A.R. design of 1937 was a further development of the American Railway Association’s Standard Box Car of 1932. Improvements included increased inside dimensions, better riding trucks, standardization of vendor-supplied car body components, improved friction draft gear and automatic air brake systems, longer-lasting wheels, stronger designs and floors, and safer and easier to operate power hand brakes. Brief histories of the standardization and impact of these various sub-systems on the railroad industry through World War II are included as well as descriptions of several post-war developments. This volume provides the ideal prelude to the 6-inch taller A.A.R. alternate standard box cars built during and after the war.

 

This comprehensive article includes 5 tables, 15 historical railroad industry sidebars, 33 industry trade ads, 47 U.S. patents, 72 diagrams, and 428 B&W photographs of 10-foot inside height (or slightly less) A.A.R. Standard Box Cars of 1937 built from May, 1936, until December, 1948. The article includes much valuable information on the relevant box cars for the following railroads: A&EC, A&WP, ACL, AT&SF, B&O, BM, C&EI, C&O, CG, CGW, CIL, CN, COPR, CP, CR, D&M, DL&W, Erie, FEC, Georgia, GM&O, IHB, ITC, KCS, L&C, L&N, LS&I, LV, M&StL, MEC, NADHM, NC&StL. NdeM, NH, NJI&I, NKP, NP, NPF, NS, NSD, NYC, ONT, P&LE, PM, RDG, RSCX, SAL, SL-SF, Soo Line, Southern, SP, T&NO, T&P, TC, UP, VGN, W&LE, WAB, WM, WofA, and WP. Soft cover.

 

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Southern Pacific - Southern Siskiyou Line Pictorial, volume 45
Stock #: KB11300
Author: Jeff Ainsworth

List Price: $27.50
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This book features Southern Pacific steam in the southern Siskiyous between Dunsmuir, California, and Grants Pass, Oregon. Soft cover.

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Pacific Electric Volume 6; Back to the Inland Empire
Stock #: KB11299
Author: Jeff Ainsworth

List Price: $27.50
Karen's Price: $24.95

"On this journey, we are taking another trip eastward from Los Angeles to the San Bernardino /Riverside / Redlands area of Southern California - known locally as The Inland Empire. "We begin at Pacific Electric’s Box Motor terminal adjacent to LA's Central Station. This is where PE's box motor fleet picks up and drops off mail and other freight that was delivered to or picked up from points all across PE’s system. A a full Index and two color-keyed maps showimg the lines as they existed in 1920s to about 1950." Soft cover.

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Southern Pacific's Los Angeles Division
Stock #: KB11290
Author: John Signor

List Price: $80.00
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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. Hard cover.

 

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Chesapeake & Ohio Coal Tipples
Stock #: KB11288
Author: Thomas Dixon

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This book describes the cycle of coal from the mine head, through the preparation plant, commonly called the tipple, and into the railway cars. It shows how coal was handled within the tipple so as to separate it by size and composition and how it was placed in hopper cars on the C&O for transportation to market. As far as we know, this is the first simple explanation of the coal preparation process and how it interfaced with the railway. It includes detailed descriptions of the tipple and its machinery, of the grades and types of coal, and the various styles of tipples. Material includes photographs and drawings of tipples from large to small, processing from four or five car loads a month to 3,000 cars per month. The modeler will find photographs of tipple buildings of all descriptions, from wooden frame to corrugated steel siding. This book should be of great benefit to modelers interested in C&O operations, and to those interested in coal country and the whole process of coal mining and sale. Most photographs come from the early to mid-1950s, an era popular to many modelers. Soft cover.

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Know Thy Late Mohawks
Stock #: KB11287
Author: Thomas R. Gerbracht

List Price: $89.99
Karen's Price: $79.95

Brand New!  Introductory Offer! - - Now in Stock !!!

The New York Central System Historical Society announces the final book of the Central’s steam power triumvirate. This hard cover book completes the documentation of the New York Central’s Mohawk class, the L-3 and L-4 Mohawks.

Detailed history of the late Mohawk design of 1940, and the final L-4 design of 1942, using official railroad records and drawings, and profusely illustrated using an outstanding collection of high-quality photographs from the Society’s Collection and other collections, many previously unpublished.

The book describes and illustrates the original late Mohawk design, and the evolution of the basic design that resulted in the L-4 Mohawk, perhaps the best dual service two-cylinder steam locomotive design ever developed. Included is a separate section on late Mohawk tenders, one of the secrets of the Mohawk’s success. Oddities are identified, and the final days of late Mohawk operation are also fully documented, including last runs. The late Mohawk design is compared with contemporary steam designs used by other railroads in the Central’s service area. Hard cover.

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Northwestern Pacific Locomotives
Stock #: KB11281
Author: Joseph A. Strapac

List Price: $39.95
Karen's Price: $34.95

Newly Released! Now Available!   

From the beginning of the NWP's Redwood Empire Route in 1907 through the end of the steam locomotive era in 1953, this book presents images of the varied motive power that hauled Humboldt, Mendocino and Sonoma counties forest and agricultural products to market. Expert locomotive historian and publisher Joseph Strapac has collaborated with the NWPRR Historical Society to present historic images of all 83 of NWP's owned steam locomotives in a first-time soft cover book. Highlights include: 286 Black-and-White photographs from 64 photographers and collections; Rare scenes featuring main line and branch line operations; A detailed all-time roster including each locomotive class and origin; Featured locomotive history records with modifications and repairs. Northwestern Pacific Railroad Historical Society, Black-and-White photographs. Soft cover.

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Iron Feather: Corporate History of the Western Pacific and Sacramento Northern Railroads
Stock #: KB11215
Author: Jeff S. Asay

List Price: $79.95
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The Western Pacific Railroad, from its inception in 1903 until the Union Pacific takeover in late 1982, was always fending off one crisis or another, managing to remain independent through luck and clever financial maneuvering. "Today, much of the WP has been abandoned and some has been sold, but the original Bogue main line from the Bay Area to Salt Lake City remains intact and in operation. This book also relates the parallel story of the Sacramento Northern Railway, an electric interurban that Alvin Krech acquired for the WP in the 1920s for its freight traffic base. Sacramento Northern suffered the same precarious ride as its parent company, and was finally merged into Union Pacific along with the Western Pacific. Hard cover.

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Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad Company
Stock #: KB11275
Author: John R. Signor

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The Historic Union Pacific Salt Lake Route

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. Hard cover.

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Rio Grande: Jewel of the Wasatch
Stock #: KB11270
Author: Chuck Conway

List Price: $79.95
Karen's Price: $69.95

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This third volume covering the Denver & Rio Grande Western in the era of color photography examines the origins and ultimate demise of the D&RGW¹s Utah Division between Grand Junction, Colorado, and Ogden, Utah. Built by the same General Palmer who had contributed so much to the early Denver & Rio Grande in Colorado, the line across the eastern Utah desert to the Wasatch Front never had large precious mineral deposits as the siren song attraction for railroad construction. This road would rely on the more mundane carloads of coal, iron ore, and copper as its early mainstay.

Following the merger of the Utah and Colorado lines in 1908, the company began focusing on upgrading its property and soliciting traffic from far beyond the borders of its two home states. This transcontinental traffic, along with the burgeoning coal business developed after World War II, would make the D&RGW a successful and profitable property, despite being surrounded by much larger, often unfriendly carriers. A portion of the Utah Division¹s history is noted in the coverage of the remnants of D&RGW¹s far-flung narrow-gauge empire in Colorado. But the real story lies west of Grand Junction, where merchandise, lumber products, perishables and piggyback shipments were added to the area¹s considerable mineral traffic and the few remaining passenger trains operated during the latter years of D&RGW ownership. Hard cover.

 

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Eureka and Palisades: The Biggest Little Railroad in the World
Stock #: KB11269
Author: Gregory J. Maxwell

List Price: $79.95
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This new book tells the story of the narrow gauge Eureka & Palisade and its successor, the Eureka Nevada. Persevering through floods, fires, and the ebb and flow of the mining industry it served, the E&P was born in the bonanza era of Nevada mining and ran until the Great Depression and declining metal prices shut it down. Before that end, it hauled millions in gold, silver, and lead through the sagebrush covered hills of Nevada, cementing its place in the annals of great narrow gauge railroads.

The E&P used everything from brand new, ornately-painted Victorian era locomotives and cars, to a motley collection of secondhand, thirdhand, and homebuilt equipment to soldier on in the 1920s and ’30s. The saga of the E&P is told in exquisite detail in 10 chapters of comprehensive text, 450 photos and illustrations, 41 maps, and 18 equipment drawings. Also included is a complete and detailed equipment roster, extensively illustrated. Hard cover.

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Rio Grande's Narrow Gauge K-36 Locomotives
Stock #: KB11265

List Price: $69.95
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By the 1920s, the legendary narrow gauge system of the Denver & Rio Grande Western had shrunk to a third of the railroad's total trackage, and most of its locomotives were worn out. Yet, traffic was heavy on some parts of the line and growing, and standard gauging the lines made little economic sense.

Author Jerry Day spent over 40 years compiling information and over 300 photos, maps, track folios, drawings and diagrams, including a three-page foldout drawing by Mike McKenzie for this volume. In addition, this book includes the D&RGW purchase of the K-36s and changes made to the lines to accommodate them, the operational history on the lines they ran, and accounts of K-36 snow fighting operations, special passenger runs, wrecks, movie trains, locomotive modifications and changes, and a section on the K-36s as they operate today on the C&TS and D&S railroads. Includes an appendix with the complete D&RGW/Baldwin specs for the locomotives. Hard cover.

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Know The Early Mohawks
Stock #: KB11211
Author: Thomas R. Gerbracht

List Price: $79.95
Karen's Price: $69.95

This hard cover book completely documents the New York Central’s early Mohawks, built in the period 1916 through 1930. The early Mohawks became the standard freight hauler on the railroad and lasted into 1957, the very end of the railroad’s steam operations. more»

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Chesapeake & Ohio, Virginia Central, in the Civil War
Stock #: KB11262

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Compendium of material dealing with the experience of the Virginia Central Railroad (later C&O) during the War Between the States. Included are: Articles by Prof. Charles W. Turner dealing with the broad issues of Confederate railroading and how Va. Central fit into that picture. The second section is a series of letters about railroading during the war by a former Virginia Central conductor. His exploits include moving troops and other exciting first-hand adventures. Chapter three deals with the Va. Central lines west of Staunton. The fourth section gives details about the motive power and rolling stock of the Va. Central during the war years, and statistical background on its operations taken from annual reports. Although illustrations showing Va. Central operations during the war are scarce in the extreme, maps and diagrams are used where possible along with photos of equipment used during the war taken in later years as well as material on typical railroad equipment of the era. Soft cover.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico Division: Gallup, NM to Trinidad, CO
Stock #: KB11261
Author: Jeff Ainsworth

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New!

Santa Fe, New Mexico SubDivision with Roster & Action  photos from Gallup, NM to Trinidad, Co. via Raton Pass

That’s “Madame Queen”herself on the point! Soft cover.

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Ghost Rails XIII, Coal Runners: B&LE Hilliards Branch
Stock #: KB11257
Author: Wayne Cole

List Price: $65.00
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New In Stock, Limited Supply!

First time history on the B&LE Hilliards Branch, Unity Railways, and the PRR Plum Cree, contains 232 pages / 16 color, glossy pages / 700 photosdetailed history of B&LE in Butler County coal country and in Allegheny County, the last deep mineCovers the United States Steel Annandale Limestone Mine 1910 to 1957 and the remains in 2016Ghost coal towns like Erico, Goff, Keenan, Ferris, Roy, Gomersal and the famous Coaltown BranchPRR Plum Creek--an ancient coal line Verona to North Bessemer and the B&LE Viaduct construction and Republic Steel Newfield MineUnity Railways to Renton coal mine 1918 to 1987 and touch of the Union RailroadLast Runs of the Coal RunnersB&LE Towers XB and UN at BranchtonIf you liked Ghost Rails II Western Allegheny Railroad. The Coal Runners are long gone, but Volume 13 preserves the awesome amazing history.  Hard cover.

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California Zephyr, America's Most Celebrated Train Route
Stock #: KB11254

List Price: $36.95
Karen's Price: $32.95

America's most talked-about train, the California Zephyr was inaugurated March 20, 1949, book-ended by the world-class skylines of Chicago and San Francisco. Operated in partnership over three railroads; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy, Denver & Rio Grande, and Western Pacific, the train was designed in Art Deco style and built of Shotwelded stainless-steel by the Budd Company. The California Zephyr incorporated the best of the Zephyr fleet including Vista-Dome coaches and Vista-Dome observation cars. Powered by General Motors diesel locomotives the western themed "land-cruise" train traveled 2,532 miles on its journey from Chicago traversing the spectacular Colorado Rockies via the 6.2-mile Moffat Tunnel and California's magnificent Feather River Canyon - by daylight in both directions. Vintage equipment diagrams include California Zephyr baggage car, Vista-Dome coach, Vista-Dome buffet-dormitory car, dining car, bedroom-cabin car and Vista-Dome bedroom-buffet-lounge-observation car. Other highlights feature original trip reports by "Zephyrette" hostesses, travel brochures, timetables, dining car menus and full-color photo gallery of the stunning California Zephyr. Soft cover.

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Southern Pacific's Second-Hand Steam: MM-3, B-1, Mk-10, Mk-11
Stock #: KB11250
Author: Jack Herris & Scott Inman

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This book is a pictorial anthology of used steam locomotives purchased by the Southern Pacific Railroad, supplemented by historical information and technical specifications. Class MM-3, B-1, Mk-10, and MK-10 steam locomotives are featured. Soft cover.

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Union Pacific America's Premier Railroad for over 150 Years
Stock #: KB11248
Author: John Kelly

List Price: $36.95
Karen's Price: $29.95

New!   Introductory price!

2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad (May 10, 1869-May 10, 2019) and noted author John Kelly felt this was the perfect time to look back at some of the most important milestones and defining moments in the long UP history. The author has culled through a huge archive of material to concentrate on six decades that showcase the many important roles UP played in the building of America. Helping bring life to the story is an array of photos with extended captions as well as vintage Union Pacific timetables, travel brochures, dining car menus, postcards, tickets, maps and advertising.

Coverage includes:

  • "Building the First Transcontinental Railroad" chronicles one of the greatest epics in American history.
  • "All Aboard for Yellowstone" showcases Union Pacific’s Grand Circle Tours with trains to Zion, Bryce Canyon and Yellowstone National Park during the lively 1920s.
  • "Tomorrow’s Train Today" highlights Union Pacific’s M-10000 and “City” streamliners to Portland, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Denver in the 1930s.
  • "The Strategic Middle Route" salutes American soldiers during World War II and the legendary North Platte Canteen in the 1940s.
  • "Along the Union Pacific" tracks "City" Streamliners and Domeliners during the 1950s and 1960s, and the end of Union Pacific passenger service in 1971.
  • The final chapter features notable photos of Union Pacific steam, diesel, and gas turbine-electric locomotives, plus a full-color image of Union Pacific’s Heritage locomotive fleet. Soft cover.

 

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Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Monograph, No 10
Stock #: KB11244
Author: Harvey S. Laner

List Price: $39.95
Karen's Price: $34.95

The Harvey S. Laner monograph from the Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society. This volume explores the colorful stories of a lifelong railfan and founding member of the Orange Empire Traction Company - today, the Orange Empire Railway Museum or OERM. Join us as Harvey recounts his earliest childhood memories of the Chicago El, North Shore and South Shore trains before his move to Los Angeles in 1953. From there, you'll be a part of his Los Angeles railfanning adventures, plus preservation at Travel Town and the founding of OERM in Perris, California. Supplemented by rarely-seen images of Pacific Electric and Los Angeles Railway - LATL equipment being saved and preserved, plus 8mm film images shot by Harvey in the 1950s and 1960s. It's a must-have for PE and LARY fans everywhere. Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Monographs: Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society: Remembrances of the Pacific Electric Railway. Soft cover.

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Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society Monograph, No 2
Stock #: KB11243
Author: John L. Whitmeyer

List Price: $39.95
Karen's Price: $34.95

The Pacific Electric Railway Historical Society, in association with Golden West Books, is pleased to announce the first reissue publication of Monograph No. 2, John L. “Jack” Whitmeyer’s “Remembrances of the Pacific Electric Railway.”

This completely revamped volume continues on the pioneering work by late PERHYS founder Jack Finn, who studiously and meticulously interviewed dozens of Pacific Electric employees, railfans, photographers, historians and more before his death in July of 2006. Jack interviewed Jack Whitmeyer in 1998 and compiled a great collection of images and hand-drawn maps by to publish the original volume.

We have augmented the original work with more than 100 images, many drawn exclusively from the legendary Craig Rasmussen Collection – and Craig served as the image supervisor on this reissue. This volume focuses on Jack’s early years in the Eastern District, growing up in Riverside-Arlington, and his experiences before and after the war with the Pacific Electric, including a chapter on RPO service between Los Angeles and San Bernardino. “Remembrances of the Pacific Electric” by Jack Whitmeyer is a must-have addition to any important Pacific Electric Library. Soft cover.

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Pacific Electric to the Valley, Volume 5
Stock #: KB11242
Author: Jeff Ainsworth

List Price: $27.50
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New and In Stock!

To the Valley, San Fernando Valley via Cahuenga Pass, Hollywood to San Fernando and Canoga Park. Photos date from early 20th Century to early 1950s, Including color-keyed maps and photo index. Soft cover.

 

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Pacific Electric to Pasadena and Beyond, Volume 4
Stock #: KB11241
Author: Jeff Ainsworth

List Price: $27.50
Karen's Price: $24.95

New and In Stock!

LA - Glendora: South Pasadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Monrovia to Glendora. Southern Pacific's Southen California Electric System. Many types of trolleys - the 300s, 450s, 600s, 10s, 11s, 12s, freight motors. Soft cover.

Several routes to Pasadena

South Pasadena, Short Line,

Mt. Lowe, Sierra Madre,

Oak Knoll, Monrovia-Glendora

Including color-keyed maps

 

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Hollywood's Railroads, Volume 2: Sierra Railroad
Stock #: KB11239
Author: Larry Jensen

List Price: $24.95
Karen's Price: $19.95

New and In Stock~! Introductory Price !!

Here's the story of the central California short line that became Hollywood's most popular destination to shoot railroad scenes. The line was first "discovered" by silent filmmakers in 1919. During the past century, it has been used in more than 300 films, including High Noon, Back to the Future III and Clint Eastwood's Academy Award winning Best Picture, Unforgiven. Generations of television viewers saw it on The Lone Ranger, Tales of Wells Fargo, Rawhide, The Big Valley, The Wild Wild West, Petticoat Junction, Green Acres, Gunsmoke, Bonanza, and Little House on the Prairie. This volume has a list of films and 140 photographs - with 25 in color - that show various trains and film companies in action.  Soft cover.

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Southern Pacific Painting and Lettering Guide, 2nd Edition
Stock #: KB11236
Author: Jeffrey Cauthen & John Signor

List Price: $49.95
Karen's Price: $44.95

New and In Stock !

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 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.

Painting and lettering information regarding Southern Pacific steam and diesel locomotives and motor cars is also included.Sprial bound, soft cover.

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Wisconsin Shortline & Logging Steam
Stock #: KB11234
Author: Thomas E. Burg

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Karen's Price: $59.95

This book is Out-of-Print. We have New Copies!

Showcased are Wisconsin steam lines from the early logging era, including: Mineral Point and Northern, Chicago and North Western narrow gauge, Kickapoo Valley and Northern, LaCrosse and South Eastern, Hillsboro and North Eastern, Cazenovia Southern, Fairchild and North Eastern, Stanley, Merrill and Phillips, Marathon County Railway, Iola and Northern, Waupaca - Green Bay, Ahnapee and Western, Mattoon Railway, Big Falls Railway, Marinette, Tomahawk and Western, Laona and Northern, Robbins Railroad, Thunder Lake Lumber Company, Wisconsin and Michigan, Wisconsin and Northern. 141 pictures and 19 maps. Soft cover.

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Southern Pacific Historic Diesels, Volume 22
Stock #: KB11231
Author: Joseph A. Strapac

List Price: $42.00
Karen's Price: $36.95

This volume summarizes Southern Pacific's experience with hood units (road switchers) in passenger service, beginning in the early 1950s.  Locomotive models addressed in detail include: Fairbanks-Morse Train Masters Alco RS-3 (Cotton Belt) Alco DL-701 (SP) demonstrator and emergency "protection" units Electro-Motive SDP45 EMD GP40P-2 EMD SD7,  EMD SD9,  EMD GP9.  It follows the model of our Volume 20, which reprises the passenger cab units. Coverage of the Train Masters is significantly expanded over that in Volume 1, which has been out of print for more than ten years. Soft cover.

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Chesapeake & Ohio General Electric Diesel Locomotives
Stock #: KB11229
Author: Karen Parker

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This is a complete history of GE locomotives on C&O starting with the famous U-25B model in 1963. This was GE's first entry into the locomotive field since its early experimental units in the 1930s. The model helped bring C&O into the higher horsepower "Second Generation" era. C&O had 38 of the U25Bs and though they did not break EMD's hold on the C&O motive power fleet, they began the build-up of GE units that would occur in the 1970s and 1980s. The C&O's GE "U-Boat" units are covered in detail both during their operation on C&O/B&O and in the Chessie System Era. The models included the U30B, U30C, U23B, and B30-7 models that became a commonplace sight on C&O/Chessie System trains. Complete roster and mechanical data. Included are scores of color photos in B&O, C&O and Chessie paint schemes. Soft cover.

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Chesapeake & Ohio Steam Wreck Cranes
Stock #: KB11228
Author: William C. Stone

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This book covers all the C&O Railway's wreck cranes, and other styles used in general operations in the 20th century. These cranes range in size from 60-tons to the giant 250-ton lift capacity. Many photos and diagrams/drawings not only document C&O's fleet of cranes, but also illustrate the technology of the crane as a piece of railroad equipment, showing how they were built and how they were used. All the nomenclature pertinent to cranes as a type, and for those used by C&O is covered. This book should give the modeler what is needed to adapt off-the-shelf models to C&O prototypes right down to accurate decals to letter them. Soft cover.

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X Car Color Guide, Volume 5: TLCX - ZTTX
Stock #: KB11227

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

The final volume in this color pictorial of privately-owned cars. Color Galore! Hard cover.

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Southern Pacific Ten-Coupled Locomotives
Stock #: KB11226
Author: Robert J. Church

List Price: $85.00
Karen's Price: $74.95

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.

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.Hard cover.

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Union Pacific Power, Volume 4
Stock #: KB11224
Author: Stephen M. Timko

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

The final volume of Union Pacific Power coverage. Over 350 color photos of Second-generation, newer C-C, and Larger Power. All Color. Hard cover.

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Jawbone - Sunset on the Lone Pine: Expanded Edition
Stock #: 19841
Author: Phil Serpico

List Price: $39.95
Karen's Price: $34.95

New Expanded Verion - More Photos! 

The story of California railroading in Owens Valley/Inyo County and the upper Mojave Desert. It begins with the history of SP's Owenyo Branch (Mojave to Owenyo), built in conjunction with the Los Angeles Aqueduct. Also includes construction and operation material on the Trona Railway, the Naval Ordnance Test Station (NOTS)shortline at China Lake, and the beloved narrow gauge railroad between Laws and Keeler, the southern portion of the old Carson & Colorado Railroad. Contains many old black & white photos with some color, timetables and station plats. Color laminated cover-hardbound edition, 144 pages. This reprint contains 16 pages of additional info - Jawbone construction letters, add'l photos of Trona, China Lake and Laws-Keeler railroads, including write-up on SPNG No.18. Hard cover.

 

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Colorado Rail Annual No. 32
Stock #: KB11221

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"Colorado Railroads without Mountains"

THREE COMPLETE STORIES COMPRISE THIS ANNUAL. *The 15-mile San Luis Central has faithfully served a rich agricultural district in the San Luis Valley for over a century, owning only three locomotives during its lifetime. Having outlived many more famous lines, its full history is presented here for the first time by John Gruber. *Union Pacific’s Greeley branch tapped a rich sugar beet growing area, and its fortunes rose and fell along with the once important Colorado sugar industry. Historian Kenton Forrest gives a complete account of the railroad line and the area it served for many years. *The Arkansas Valley Railway is famous for being the first Colorado railroad abandonment. Author Robert W. McLeod provides a detailed history of the important role it played at the dawn of the Colorado railroad era.Hard cover.

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Chesapeake & Ohio, The Decades of Change, 1961 - 1981
Stock #: KB11220
Author: Thomas W. Dixon, Jr.

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $49.95

This book tells the story of the tumultuous years from the beginnings of the B&O affiliation, through Chessie System, up to CSX. These decades saw the shift from first generation to third generation diesels, and the complete shift in operational methods. It begins with an overview of the railroad situation in 1960 and how C&O fit into it, as well as a description of the B&O affiliation. It traces the metamorphosis from the 5,100-mile C&O of 1960 up to the beginnings of the giant CSX merger. The story is told in high-quality color photos, as well as maps, drawings, and other illustrations that help to tell the complete story of the changes wrought over this 20 year period. The period was marked by the decline and end of passenger service and the tectonic shifts in transportation routes as interstate highways took an ever increasing toll on railroad traffic and revenues. Plus, it traces the beginnings of a resurgence that would find full-flower in the 1980s. Hard cover.

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Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad and Predecessors, Volume 5
Stock #: KB11218
Author: Jerry DeVos

List Price: $60.00
Karen's Price: $56.95

Volume 5 "Farmington" presents the SR’s terminus and connection with the Maine Central Railroad. Sandy River Railroad structures described include the first coal bin, the 1900 coal shed, 1907 coal shed, the first freight transfer office and platform, the second freight transfer office, the enginehouse, turntables, and the elevated enclosed water tank. SR&RL - MEC joint facilities described include the first passenger depot, the second passenger depot, the covered passenger transfer platform, the freight house, the first freight transfer building, and the second covered freight transfer platform. The Maine Central Railroad’s structures and buildings are also described. Approximately 300 photographs, maps and illustrations, and a complete index. Hard cover.

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Shipping Plane on Trains, Volume 4
Stock #: KB11217
Author: Andrew Klamka

List Price: $32.95
Karen's Price: $29.95

Shipping Planes on Trains - Volume Four documents rail shipments of aircraft which were omitted in Volume 3. Boeing's 777 & 757 commercial airliners and McDonnell-Douglas's C-17 military transport are documented. One chapter contains a diverse collection of photographs, some never seen before, of aircraft components being transported by rail.

A softcover book of 178 pages that presents a comprehensive look at the transportation of airplane components and major subassemblies on railroads.

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Shipping Planes on Trains, Volume 3
Stock #: KB11216
Author: Andrew Klamka

List Price: $45.95
Karen's Price: $39.95

Shipping Planes on Trains - Volume Three begins with the years following Word War II (1946) when the aviation industry would again face an uncertain future following explosive growth, the introduction of the jet engine and the resulting jet age for commercial passenger flights and concludes with rail shipments by aircraft manufactures in the concluding years of the 1990s.

A softcover book of over 500 pages that presents a comprehensive look at the transportation of airplane components and major subassemblies on railroads.

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Colorado Rail Annual No. 33
Stock #: KB11214
Author: Mike B. Davis & Herb Danneman

List Price: $69.95
Karen's Price: $59.95

Historian Charles Albi comments on this new title: "For the first time, here is the complete story of Rio Grande's standard gauge passenger car fleet from the wooden cars of the 1880s through to the ski train of the 1980s. Included is a year-by-year history of passenger service, detailed rosters of different eras, famous trains like the California Zephyr and obscure ones like the San Luis. It is the result of many years of research and will become the definitive source of information on this fascinating topic."

8.5″ x 11″, 352 pages, over 400 images, more than half in color (many published for the first time), along with numerous illustrations of timetables, passes, menus and advertising matter. Hard cover.

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Southern Pacific's Western Oregon Lines Pictorial, Volume 44
Stock #: KB11213
Author: Jeff Ainsworth

List Price: $27.50
Karen's Price: $24.95

Southern Pacific's Western Oregon Lines, roster and action photos.
From Portland OR to Dunsmuir CA with several photos on the
Tillamook Branch, Coos Bay Branch and the Siskiyou Line Branch
between Eugene and Black Butte. Soft cover.

 

 
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American Refrigerator Transit
Stock #: KB11208
Author: Stuart T. Maher, G.J. Michels, Jr. & Gene Semon

List Price: $75.00
Karen's Price: $64.95

Now Available! Introductory Price! Order Now!!!

Among America’s largest operators of refrigerator cars was American Refrigerator Transit. The ART was founded by Jay Gould in 1881 to serve all his railroads of that day, including the Wabash, Missouri Kansas and Texas, and particularly Missouri Pacific and subsidiaries. After 1925, Denver & Rio Grande Western was added. Primary business in the early years was meat transportation, but this gradually shifted to perishables, particularly from Texas and Colorado.

Change came in the 1960s. Norfolk & Western took over Wabash in 1964 and in 1969, D&RGW moved its perishable business from ART to Fruit Growers Express. In 1973, Norfolk & Western pulled out of ART, and with the acquisition of Missouri Pacific by Union Pacific in 1983, all remaining ART properties then disappeared into UP.

This large book contains not only a complete history of ART but extensive and thoroughly illustrated information about the refrigerator cars of ART. Rail historians as well as enthusiasts of the Missouri Pacific and Wabash will be fascinated by this book. Hard cover.

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Santa Fe 4-6-2 & 4-6-4 Series, Volume 16
Stock #: KB11205
Author: Jeff Ainsworth

List Price: $27.50
Karen's Price: $24.95

3400 and 3500 Series 4-6-2 and 4-6-4 locomotives.

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. Soft cover.

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Southern Pacific in the San Fernando Valley, 1876-1996
Stock #: KB11200
Author: David Coscia

List Price: $90.00
Karen's Price: $79.95

Introductory Price!

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 the Southern Pacific in the area from the 1850's when it was 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 Chatworth 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 4-4-0's to massive Cab Forwards. The diesel era covers the freight and passenger locomotives that dieselized the railroad to the end of the line with SD70M's and AC440's. One complete chapter is dedicated to other railroads in the valley including Amtrak, metrolink, quarry railroads and two monorails. Hard cover.

 

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Norfolk Southern Locomotive Directory 2017 - 2018
Stock #: KB11197
Author: Paul K. Withers

List Price: $34.95
Karen's Price: $29.95

Now Available & In Stock!  

This is the latest roster book that will keep reader keep up with all of the changes including new power, retired power and other details. The Norfolk Southern Roster presented in this book is current as of January 1, 2018. The locomotive fleet consists of 3,917 locomotives, 175 slugs and 2 remote-control platforms. All photographs thoughout the book are in color. Soft cover.

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Norfolk Southern Locomotive Directory 2016 - 2017
Stock #: KB11196

List Price: $34.95
Karen's Price: $29.95

The Norfolk Southern Locomotive Directory 2016-2017 from Withers Publishing is a must-have for all modelers and fans of the Class I railroad giant. This all-color book by noted diesel historian Paul K. Withers is your best source of the most up-to-date listing on Norfolk Southern power. There are over 4,000 locomotives in the Norfolk Southern fleet. This latest roster book will help the reader keep up with all of the changes including new power, retired power and other details. All photographs thoughout the book are in color. Soft cover.

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Route of the Chiefs
Stock #: KB11195
Author: Greg Stout

List Price: $79.95
Karen's Price: $69.95

If ever a railroad was a friend to the passenger, Santa Fe was it. From the 1892 version of the California Limited to the Santa Fe De-Luxe, to the 1926 Chief, to the 1937 Super Chief, no other railroad offered greater luxury to its first-class clientele. Later, with the inauguration of the 1938 El Capitan, the company brought fast, modern accommodations to coach travelers as well. Add to that the remaining Chiefs and streamliners, including the San Francisco Chief, Texas Chief, the Chief itself, plus the Grand Canyon, Chicagoan, Kansas Cityan, San Diegan, Golden Gates, and a host of supporting cast players like The Cavern, El Pasoan, Tulsan and others, and it is hard to conceive of any railroad that did it better, or even as well. Color. Hard cover.

 

Chapter 1: The Super Chief and El Capitan

Chapter 2: The Fred Harvey Mystique

Chapter 3: Every Man’s Luxury Liner: The Chief

Chapter 4: Carrying the Mail: The Fast Mail Express

Chapter 5: Surf Line Corridor: The San Diegans

Chapter 6: Goin’ to Kansas City: The Kansas Cityan, Chicagoan, and Kansas City Chief

Chapter 7: Valley Girls: The Golden Gates and Valley Flyer

Chapter 8: Sooner State Streamliners: The Tulsan and Oil Flyer

Chapter 9: Ports of Call for Chiefs on the Move

Chapter 10: Santa Fe’s Lone Star Streamliner: The Texas Chief

Chapter 11: Not Quite a Chief: The Grand Canyon

Chapter 12: Bay Bound Beauty: The San Francisco Chief

Chapter 13: Little Chiefs of the Santa Fe

Appendix A: Santa Fe’s Streamlined Passenger Car Fleet

Appendix B: Power for the Chiefs: The Locomotive Fleet

 

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Denver & Rio Grande: The Early Years
Stock #: KB11193
Author: Mallory Hope Ferrell

List Price: $79.95
Karen's Price: $69.95

New in Stock - Introductory Offer!   

It was a glorious period that has been termed the days of “wooden cars and iron men.” Today it is difficult to even comprehend the tremendous amounts of energy, manpower and money that went into constructing the Denver & Rio Grande into and across the Rocky Mountains. The courage, determination and sheer guts of such an undertaking are impressively apparent today on the two remaining portions of three-foot gauge trackage out of Durango, Colorado and Chama, New Mexico.

After over 60 years of research and what the late Robert W. Richardson termed “picture hunting”, this book is a pictorial history of the D&RG’s narrow gauge. The Rio Grande Glory Days are preserved here in rare old photographs and art. Climb aboard for the ride of your life as we relive the days when the world and the Rio Grande were young. Almost every quality photograph available from 1873 to 1921 has been included in this volume. No Rio Grande or early railroading enthusiast will want to be without Ferrell's 22nd (and last) book. Hard cover.

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LAS VEGAS & TONOPAH RAILROAD - The Goldfield Route
Stock #: KB11187
Author: Phil Serpico

List Price: $39.95
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Intorductory Price!  Brand New Book!

An historical account of the rise and demise of the LV&T (1905-1919) and its service to the gold and silver mining districts of southern Nevada, including Tonopah, Goldfield, Bullfrog and Rhyolite. At the helm was Montana Copper King and SP,LA&SL RR (Salt Lake Route) head and one-time Senator, William Andrews Clark, and brother James Ross. William was key to the establishment of Las Vegas and namesake for Clark County, NV and Clarkdale, AZ. Includes related material on Las Vegas Ranch, Las Vegas Land & Water Co., as well as the Tonopah & Goldfield (w/ Virginia & Truckee and Carson & Colorado RR connections), Bullfrog Goldfield and Tonopah & Tidewater railroads. Contains nearly 225 black & white photos and illustrations, including timetables and maps; 40 color images of artifacts, ephemera and maps. Also, comprehensive locomotive, rolling stock and station name material. 8.5”x11” color laminated. Hard cover.

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Steel Mill Railroads in Color, Volume 7
Stock #: KB11172
Author: Stephen M. Timko

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

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. Hard cover.

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Illinois Central Through Passenger Service in Color
Stock #: KB11171
Author: Greg Stout

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

Illinois Central's premiere passenger trains connected Chicago with vacation destinations in Florida and New Orleans. Meanwhile, its more workaday trains offered service to St. Louis and points in Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. Here is an all-color review of one of the finest passenger operations to be found on any U. S. railroad. Hard cover

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Chesapeake & Ohio, 2-6-6-2 Mallet Locomotives
Stock #: KB11167
Author: Karen Parker

List Price: $24.95
Karen's Price: $22.95

This is about the history of the Chesapeake and Ohio's 2-6-6-2 Mallet locomotives in classes H-1 through H-6. In the Age of Steam these locomotives evolved from being the railroad's premier heavy freight locomotive to being the road's primary locomotive for the numerous mine shifters needed to pick up coal from a multitude of mines. If there was any non-superpower locomotives that was synonymous with C&O Steam Power, it was the 2-6-6-2. Soft cover.

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BNSF Railway Locomotive Directory, 2015 - 2016
Stock #: KB11165
Author: Paul Wester and Paul K. Withers

List Price: $34.95
Karen's Price: $29.95

Introductory Offer!

The new BNSF locomotive directory covering the motive power changes during 2015 (June) and 2016 period.  Following the layout of past directories, the book presents the data in a unit-by-unit listing, using Official BNSF records.  Additions, retirements, and renumbering to BNSFs locomotive fleet are all covered.  More than 200 color photographs.  Soft cover.

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New York Central Power in Color, Volume 2: By the Numbers #4000 - 9820
Stock #: KB11155
Author: Jerry A. Pinkepank

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

The second half of our detailed exploration of NYC’s diesel, electric, and fleet steam locomotives explains how these locomotives fit into NYC’s changing operations. As in Volume 1, the evolution from first- to second-generation power is illustrated. Hard cover.

 

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Southern Pacific Freight Car Painting and Lettering Guide
Stock #: KB11152
Author: Dick Harley & Anthony W. Thompson

List Price: $80.00
Karen's Price: $69.95

This guide is a companion to the one on Locomotives and Passenger cars (presently out of print) published in 2013. The guide has not only freight cars but, includes PMT equipment and PACIFIC FRUIT EXPRESS. Coverage is from 1880 to 1996. All information is based on official SP and PFE car and builder documents, plans and drawings, full color throughout. Hard cover.

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Southern Pacific in Oregon
Stock #: KB11151
Author: Ed Austin

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

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. Hard cover.

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X CAR Color Guide, Volume 4: OCPX - TKCX
Stock #: KB11150
Author: James Kinkaid

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

The private ownership cars with reporting marks between OCPX and TKCK are shown in perfect roster views. Hard cover.

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White Pass & Yukon in Color
Stock #: KB11143
Author: Keven J. Holland

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

North America’s most remote railroad is examined in all its beauty and unique operation. Hard cover.

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Long Island Rail Road Power in Color
Stock #: KB11142
Author: Arthur J. Erdman

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

The diesel and multiple unit electric roster is explored in this all-color look from the 1950s to today.  Hard cover.

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Trackside Mohawk Valley 1955 - 2015 with Jack Wright
Stock #: KB11141
Author: Jack Wright

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

Ride along through the beautiful upstate New York region during NYC, PC, and CR days. The transition from one railroad to another is contrasted against the stories of this historic area. Hard cover.

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Colorado and Southern Clear Creek District Memories, and Then Some
Stock #: KB11139
Author: Tom & Denise Klinger

List Price: $62.00
Karen's Price: $49.95

The C&S Clear Creek District narrow gauge comes to life through family memories, newspaper articles, and photographs from private collections and museums. Approximately 315 black/white photos, mps and other items of interest.  This is a sequel to the C&S High Line Memories and Then Some. Hard cover.

CONTENTS - CHAPTERS
C&S - A new railroad  1899
C&S Growth - New Technology  1899-1906
Scenic Attractions, Tourists and Freight  1906- 1913
Shadows in the Canon  1913 - 1917
Lost Traffic - The Auto  1917 - 1927
Retrenchment  1927- 1936
Abandonment Authorized  1936 - 1941
Last Scheduled Canon train  1941
Final Scrapping  1941
C&S Narrow Gauge Trips  1937 - 1941
Golden/Denver After the Narrow Gauge 1941 - 2016
And Then Some - Time Tables and Maps

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Steam and Diesel Era in Wheeling, West Virginia
Stock #: KB11134
Author: Nicholas Fry, Gregory Smith, Elizabeth Davis-Young

List Price: $49.99
Karen's Price: $44.95

The photographs within this book highlight the major railroads of Wheeling: the Baltimore & Ohio, the Pennsylvania, the Wheeling & Lake Erie, the Pittsburgh & West Virginia, the New York Central, and the industrial and interurban rail lines that crisscrossed the region. These images capture the routine activities of trains that carried passengers and freight to and from the city and its industries, as well as more unusual traffic, such as a circus-advertising car, the General Motors Train of Tomorrow, and the 1947 American Freedom Train.

For nearly seventy years, John J. Young Jr. photographed railroads. With unparalleled scope and span, he documented the impact and beauty of railways in American life from 1936 to 2004. Hard cover.

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Big Hooks, Volume 2
Stock #: KB11131
Author: Louis A. Marre

List Price: $39.95
Karen's Price: $34.95

An overlooked piece of essential railroad equipment that had to be ready to go to work at a moment's notice. Nearly all of America's railroads owned a wrecking crane or "Big Hook". In this pictorial, we cover this specialized equipment, whether working in carriers such as the Santa Fe and Union Pacific, to shortline railroads such as the Alanama, Tennessee & Northern.  Soft cover.

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Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad in Color, Volume 2
Stock #: KB11125
Author: David C. Schauer

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

This volume concentrates on LS&I’s route and is divided into chapters examining specific segments of the railroad. Hard cover.

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Appalachian Coal Mines and Railroads, Volume 3
Stock #: KB11124
Author: Stepen M Timko

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

A detailed visit to the Mountain State reviewing the trains and coal mining facilities through the camera lens of noted photographer Everett N. Young. Hard cover.

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Buffalo Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway in Color, Volume 5: The B&O Era
Stock #: KB11123
Author: Mike Zollitsch

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

A stunning collection of B&O photography on the Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh through the steam-to-diesel transition years and up to Chessie System.  Rare steam images of freights and passenger trains going back to World War II and early diesels frequent this conclusion to the five-volume series. Hard cover.

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Logging Railroads of the Pacific Northwest in color, Volume 1: Washington State
Stock #: KB11112
Author: Gary Durr

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

Author Gary Durr takes the reader on a guided tour of the various logging railroads that served the State of Washington during the color film era:  Weyerhaeuser, Klickitat, Simpson, Rayonier, Chehalis Western, Curtis Milburn & Eastern, and other miscellaneous operations. Hard cover.

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Chicago and North Western Power, 1963 - 1995 in Color: Volume 4: Second Generation Roadswitchers & Later Road Power
Stock #: KB11111
Author: Stepen M Timko

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

The North Western’s modern day roster is wrapped up in this final volume with coverage of second generation roadswitchers and later road power.  Diesel models C425, GP30, GP35, SD40, U30C, GP38-2, C628, SD50, SD60, C44-9W and more complete the picture for motive power fans.  Hard cover.

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Trackside Around Rochester 1970 -1980
Stock #: KB11110
Author: Daniel Orr & Greg Marling

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

Located almost midway on the former NYC main line between New York City and Chicago, Rochester has always been a hotspot of high speed freight train action.  The authors show this aspect well during the PC and CR era along with the other roads that serviced the area: LV, EL, B&O, G&W, and smaller operations. Hard cover.

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Algoma Central in Color
Stock #: KB11105
Author: Stepen M Timko

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

Headquartered at Sault Ste. Marie, this colorful all-EMD railroad extended directly north from the Great Lakes into the wilderness of Ontario.  Although most famous for its passenger trains through the beautiful Agawa Canyon, the road was also a heavy duty freight hauler carrying lumber, mining, and steel products. Hard cover.

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Conrail Western Region in Color, Volume 1: 1976 - 1990
Stock #: KB11104
Author: Douglas N. Leffler

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

Conrail’s Western Region was initially comprised of three former NYC divisions (Cleveland, Toledo, and Chicago) and one PRR (Fort Wayne).  Follow the early efforts to maintain operation while rehabilitation was taking place and watch in the 1980s as Conrail operations began to really take off. Hard cover.

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Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern RR Iowa, Chicago & Eastern RR in Color
Stock #: KB11100
Author: Greg Stout

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

In the 1980s and ‘90s, the Dakota, Minnesota & Eastern RR and Iowa, Chicago & Eastern RR struggled to maintain railroad operations on unwanted lines of the C&NW and Milwaukee Road across the Midwest plains.  Staffed by hodge-podge rosters, their efforts are chronicled together with vintage shots of the predecessor roads. Hard cover.

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Philadelphia Electrified Rail Lines in Color
Stock #: KB11098
Author: Kenneth C. Springirth

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

Take a detailed look at electrified operations around “The City of Brotherly Love”.  Includes Philadelphia’s streetcars, the Broad Street Subway Line, the Market-Frankford Elevated Line, Red Arrow, Norristown High Speed Line, LVT, the Lindenwold Line, PRR, and Reading. Hard cover.

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Jersey Central Lines Power in Color, Volume 2: #2000-9709
Stock #: KB11097
Author: Robert J. Yanosey

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

The remainder of “The BIG Little Railroad” roster including Double-enders, Train Masters, and SD35’s  is followed by a look at the post-bankruptcy acquisitions from B&O, the State, and secondhand sources.  A detailed look at the post-Conrail disposition of the fleet completes the story of CNJ diesel power. Hard cover.

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Condensed Track Profile for C.M.St.P.R.R. Idaho Division
Stock #: KB11087

List Price: $24.95
Karen's Price: $19.95

Introductory Offer !

Condensed track profile charts are engineering documents giving mile-by-mile documentation of every aspect of a railroad’s right-of-way and trackwork: track layout, grades, curvature, bridgework, etc. On the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (the Milwaukee Road), these were company documents issued by division. The Idaho Division extended from Avery, Idaho, adjacent to the Rocky Mountain Division, to Othello, Washington where it connected with the Coast Division. In addition to the main line, it included the Spokane passenger line, and Elk River, Metaline Falls, Coeur d’Alene, Moses Lake and Marcellus branches. As these documents are relatively scarce, Merrill Publishing Associates has chosen to reproduce the 1953 Idaho Division condensed track profile chart to share with others interested in the Milwaukee Road. Soft cover.

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Route of the Hiawatha: Minneapolis to Milwaukee
Stock #: KB11085

List Price: $24.95
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Introductory Offer !

Condensed track profile charts are engineering documents giving mile-by-mile documentation of every aspect of a railroad's right-of-way and track work: track layout, grades, curvature, bridgework, etc. On the Chicago, Millwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (The Milwaukee Road) these were company documents issues by division. This profile book charts the Minneapolis - Milwaukee main line and branches in Minnesota and Wisconsin. These documents are scarce and it is the publisher's intent to share this work with others interested in the Milwaukee Road.  Soft cover.

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Conrail Under Pennsy Wires, Volume 2
Stock #: KB11080
Author: Robert L Davis, Jr.

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

After some background in Penn Central electric freight operations, this book looks at Conrail electric and diesel freights in the electrified territory. The author, a former PC-CR employee gives a detailed explanation of the rationale behind the scenes. Hard cover.

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Southern Railway Power in Color, Volume 1: Covered Wagons and Switchers
Stock #: KB11079
Author: Kurt Reisweber

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

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! Hard cover.

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Canadian Pacific Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment, Volume 2
Stock #: KB11078
Author: John Riddell

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

More than 300 color images of CPR rolling stock in revenue freight and passenger service as well as maintenance of way. Hard cover.

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Rio Grande Narrow Gauge in Color, Volume 2: 1960s and Beyond
Stock #: KB11076
Author: Thomas A. Brunner

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

The follow-up volume to the best seller of 2005 which took the reader through the late 1940s and into the 1950s. This volume continues the saga of the narrow gauge in the 1960s as it transformed into the road we know today. Hard cover.

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American Car and Foundry Box Cars, 1960 - 1981
Stock #: KB11070
Author: Edward S. Kaminski

List Price: $75.00
Karen's Price: $64.95

The last period of AC&F manufacturing of box cars was the years 1960–1981, and this volume provides both the history and extensive color photography, along with details of car design and construction in this period. Many colorful paint schemes were in use by railroads and lessors, large and small, and they are shown here, including many Incentive Per Diem schemes. A complete production roster of the box cars built is also provided. Coverage includes 40-foot as well as 50-foot inside-post cars, 50-foot outside-post cars, and 60-foot inside- and outside-post cars. Many of these 60-foot cars were built for auto parts service.

Author Kaminski is an acknowledged authority on freight car history and has extensively researched AC&F records to write this account. Any modeler of the 1960s and ’70s, or freight car fan, will want this book.  Hard cover.

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Chicago and North Western Power, 1963 - 1995 in Color: Volume 3; E's and F's
Stock #: KB11067
Author: Stepen M Timko

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

An in-depth look at the C&NW's E- and F-unit fleet after 1963 - a time when the road was absorbing the cab units from roads it had acquired like CGW and M&St.L, but also gobbling up the cast-offs from roads like FEC, MKT, B&LE, and SP. Hard cover.

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Chesapeake and Ohio Mountain 4-8-2 Type Locomotives
Stock #: KB11048
Author: Karen Parker

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This book is a history of the Chesapeake & Ohio's J-1 and J-2 Classes of Mountain type locomotives. In the Age of Steam, before the J-3 "Greenbrier" 4-8-4s were delivered in 1935, these locomotives were the railroad's most powerful passenger locomotives handling the name trains on the heavy grade portions of the C&O's main line between Hinton, W.VA. and Charlottesville, VA.  Even after the 4-8-4s came on the scene, the Mountains remained in passenger service, supplementing the newer engines right up till the end of steam in the 1950s. Soft cover.

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West Florida Rails in Color, Volume 3: Bone Valley Phosphate Operations 1971-1987
Stock #: KB11051
Author: Jerry A. Pinkepank

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

The motive power and phosphate operations in the Bone Valley of Florida are explained in detail by diesel authority Jerry Pinkepank in this concluding volume to the series. SBD System, CSX, shortlines! Hard cover.

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Chicago & North Western Power in Color, Volume 2: Switchers & First Generation Roadswitchers built by ALCO, Baldwin, FM, GE and Whitcomb
Stock #: KB11045
Author: Stephen M. Timko

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

This continued coverage of Chicago & North Western's motive power fleet examines switchers and first-generation roadswitchers built by Alco, Baldwin, Fairbanks-Morse, General Electric, and Whitcomb, as well as yard and road slugs. Hard cover.

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Hollywood's Railroads, Volume 1: Virginia & Truckee
Stock #: KB11042
Author: Larry Jensen

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Karen's Price: $19.95

Volume One on the Virginia & Truckee chronicles locomotives and rolling stock from Nevada's famous Silver short Line. Between 1937 and 1947, 4 steam locomotives and more than two dozen passenger and freight cars were sold to motion picture studios.  They have been used in 150 films made between 1937 and 2015. Soft cover.

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Southern Pacific's Majestic Coast Line, Volume 43: Los Angeles to Santa Margarita
Stock #: KB10944
Author: Jeff Ainsworth

List Price: $27.50
Karen's Price: $24.95

Beginning in Los Angeles, Ca. Our journey, will take us from Los Angeles past the industrial sections of a large city, through the Residential valleys of San Fernando and past miles and miles of farmlands to Ventura where we ride along the Majestic California coast line from Ventura to near San Luis Obispo. As we climb toward Cuesta Summit, you can look out from the vantage point of the engineers and passenger the Majestic view of the Pacific Ocean.

A wide varitey of steam power 2-6-0s, 2-8-0s, 4-6-0s, Mountains, GS class, 5000s & more. Soft cover.

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Freight Cars, Lettering and Marking
Stock #: KB11039

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Karen's Price: $24.95

Lettering and Marking is a helpful guide to the lettering and marking of freight cars as established by AAR rules. A must for every railroader needing to read and interpret markings and lettering on freight cars and tank cars.

Additional Information: This book outlines the current standards and practices in effect with respect to the lettering and marking of interchange freight cars.

Freight Cars: Lettering and Marking presents over 40 illustrations and photographs of detailed lettering and markings on freight cars, doors, tank cars, boxcars, and much more. Softcover.

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Southern Pacific Trackside at Transition
Stock #: KB11032
Author: Alden A. Armstrong

List Price: $75.00
Karen's Price: $69.95

The Era from Steam to Diesel !

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. The author and photographer includes in this look at his lifetime of photography, several other railroad companies and short line railroads during his travels.

This landscape book contains 224 black and white, and 145 color photos, most of which have never been published before. Hard cover.

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Alaska Railroad in Color, Volume 1: Decades of Transition
Stock #: KB11037
Author: Keven J. Holland

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

An introduction to the Alaska Railroad in all its scenic glory from the 1960s-80s. It combines a capsule history and tour of the line with profiles of the diesel locomotives and rolling stock that kept this unique railroad moving. Hard cover.

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Dereco in Color
Stock #: KB11036
Author: Arthur J. Erdman

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Karen's Price: $46.95

Dereco was the Norfolk and Western Railway's attempt to counter the Penn Central merger's possible effects on its freight business. Acquisition of the Delaware and Hudson and Erie Lackawanna allowed the N&W to enter the lucrative Northeast market. However, the PC’s failure and an early season hurricane resulted in dissolution. Hard cover.

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GM & O - The Alton Route in Color, Volume 2
Stock #: KB11035
Author: Joe Petric

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

The Second Generation of the GM&O Railroad is covered from the 1960s-70s. This era included the purchase of new diesel locomotives, introduction of the unit coal train, continued development of on-line customers, and operation of passenger trains in the Chicago - St. Louis Corridor. Hard cover.

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Chicago & North Western, The 400 Club: A History of the Presidential F Units
Stock #: KB11030
Author: Bruce C. Nelson

List Price: $29.95
Karen's Price: $28.95

This book details the story of five Chicago & North Western Railway F7 diesel units that saw a wide variety of uses over 40 years of service. Purchased as freight units intended primarily to replace steam power, they were ultimately selected for the prestigious assignment of pulling the C&NW's business cars. Supporters soon nicknamed the units "Presidential Fs" in recognition of their lofty status. Another name bestowed on them was "the 400 Club," stemming from their renumbering to the 400 series in honor of the historic C&NW streamliner known as the "400." Author Bruce Nelson takes a chronological look at the history of these units, including mechanical details, operational assignments, stories from C&NW employees, and the units' ultimate disposition following retirement in 1989. Soft cover.

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Florida East Coast Railway in Color
Stock #: KB11028
Author: Bill Mc Bride

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

The Florida East Coast Railway has long held the interest of railfans and casual observers alike because of their clean locomotives and immaculate right-of-way. Running fast long trains through a wet, palm-treed landscape makes for an exciting encounter with one of the country's premier regional railroads. Florida East Coast Railway in Color covers this road from its transition from steam to diesel up until its present-day, much heralded return to its heritage "Champion" paint.  Hard cover.

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Facilities in Color: Volume 2: Hannibal Division
Stock #: KB11027
Author: P.K. Hannah & Dr. Art Peterson

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

The Burlington's Hannibal Division had little freight service and even less famous passenger trains compared with other divisions. This volume highlights its character and significance via a thorough look at noteworthy facilities and trains. Hard cover.

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Carolinas Short Lines in Color, Volume 1
Stock #: KB11021
Author: Gary R. Carlson

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

The traditional shortlines of North and South Carolina 1950-80. A&RF, Alex., A&EC, A&W, B&M, Blue Ridge, B,U-C, Camp Lejeune, Cape Fear, C&NW, CS, CW, Cliffside, CN&L, D&S, EC, E&M, and Graham County RR. Hard cover.

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Conrail Power in Color, Volume 1: 1000-3999
Stock #: KB11020
Author: Robert Yanosey

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

This volume contains the following Conrail units:  Slugs, F-units, GP15’s, B23’s, DL721, B23’s, C430’s, C420’s, GP20, GP30, GP35, C425, C424, U23B, B23, U28,30,33,36, GP40, GP9B, and F7B are all examined in full color.  Hard cover.

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Southern Pacific Through Passenger Service
Stock #: KB11019
Author: Greg Stout

List Price: $59.95
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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. Hard cover.

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Chicago & North Western Power 1963-1995 in Color, Vol 1: General Motors Switchers & 1st Generation Roadswitchers
Stock #: KB11018
Author: Stepen M Timko

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

Chicago & North Western 1963-1995 Power in Color Volume 1 introduces us to the General Motors switchers and first-generation roadswitchers of the road.  From the SW1 to the SW1500, MP15DC’s, including the rare SW600’s.  The SD7’s, SD9’s and SD18’s will be on parade, as well as hundreds of GP7’s and GP9’s.  Join us in this first installment of a multi-volume documentation of the C&NW locomotive fleet. Hard cover.

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Burlington Northern Power in Color, Volume 3: Locomotives #6260 - 9977
Stock #: KB11016
Author: Stepen M Timko

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

Burlington Northern Power in Color, Volume 3 wraps up the coverage of this colorful, multi-road merged company.  We’ll visit the shops, yards, and right-of-way to view the second-generation models such as SD38-2, SD45, F45, B39-8E, SD60 and SD70Mac’s, and the E’s and SDP’s as well as the F-units assigned to passenger duties. Hard cover.

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X Car Color Guide, Volume 1: AACX - CRYX
Stock #: KB11015
Author: James Kinkaid

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

More than 300 color photographs of privately-owned freight cars (“X-cars”) are examined in this first of a series.  Reporting marks AACX to CRYX make up this volume.  Hard cover.

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Pittsburgh Trolleys in Color, Vol 2: The West End and the South Side
Stock #: KB11014
Author: Ed Ridolph

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Karen's Price: $46.95

Pittsburgh’s South Hills and West End districts, as well as Washington, Pa., are featured in this look at the once extensive Pittsburgh Railways and Port Authority Transit trolley lines that served these areas. Standard cars, PCCs, and LRVs are all highlighted in this decades long coverage of Pittsburgh’s rail transit. Hard cover.

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Trackside in California, 1964-1999
Stock #: KB11013
Author: George H. Drury

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

Widely known for his writing in Trains Magazine and guides to rail travel in Europe and elsewhere, George Drury was also a talented photographer. California was one of his favorite domestic destinations and SP, ATSF, and WP operations were well-recorded by someone who “knew where to look.” Hard cover.

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Milwaukee Road Power in Color, Volume 3: 1961-1986
Stock #: KB11012
Author: Stephen M. Timko

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

Join us as we wrap up the coverage of the Milwaukee Road’s locomotive fleet. Volume 3 features the two separate electrified divisions—the Rocky Mountain Division and the Coast Division. Volume 3 also covers “Power Cars, Snow plows, and Miscellaneous Equipment and Structures” as well as “The Running Indian” locomotives, “Moving Along the Milwaukee Road, and “After the Milwaukee Road.” Hard cover.

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Boston & Maine in Color, Volume 3: The B&M in the Guilford Years
Stock #: KB11011
Author: Tim Stockwell

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

Tour the B&M from the steam years to Guilford through the medium of over 250 color photos. This colorful look back at everything from FTs to GP40s is wonderfully related by the Plant brothers. Hard cover.

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Rock Island Power in Color, Volume 2: 601-4909
Stock #: KB11009
Author: Robert J. Yanosey

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

Rock Island roster numbers 600 to 4909 encompasses everything from prewar Alco cab units to SD40-2’s.  Painted in a wide array of colors and assigned to varied duties as the years passed by, they did their best as the Rock Island crumbled beneath them. Hard cover.

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Pittsburg & Shawmut in Color
Stock #: KB11007
Author: Kurt Reisweber & Brad Esposito

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

The P&S was a large hauler of bituminous coal whose numerous hopper cars traveled far and wide making the little Pennsylvania shortline well known in railroad circles.  Its history and postwar operations are examined in detail in this all-color book. Hard cover.

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Union Pacific Northwest
Stock #: KB10985
Author: Jeff Asay

List Price: $85.00
Karen's Price: $69.95

Originally published in 1991, the first edition of this book has long been out of print. Now, Jeff Asay has significantly revised and expanded the book for this new edition, including an entirely new chapter that brings the history of the railroad into the new millennium. This new edition has nearly 500 pages and over 500 photographs. Over half of these photographs were not in the original edition and most have not been published anywhere before. Even if you have the original edition, this new and expanded edition will add to your collection and provide much new information and insight on UP operations in the far corner of the country. Hard cover.

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Union Pacific Big Boys in Action
Stock #: KB10992
Author: James J. Reisdorff and Michael M. Bartels

List Price: $24.95
Karen's Price: $23.95

"Big Boy," the world's largest steam locomotive, is in the news as Union Pacific Railroad plans to restore one of these behemoths to operative condition. In anticipation of the event, this book covers the engine class between 1941 and 1959, when Big Boys were in regular service in Utah and Wyoming. Coverage is mainly given to those eight Big Boys now preserved at museums and municipalities across the U.S. This pictorial examines how Big Boys were extensively documented by both professional and amateur railroad photographers who came to the Wasatch Mountains and Sherman Hill to see big UP steam before it was "too late." The book shows some of the best action photography taken of Big Boy as provided from the collection of UP rail historian James L. Ehernberger. Also included is information about the photographers, critiques of their images and a descriptive year-by-year time line of Big Boy operations. Soft cover.

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Milwaukee Road, 1847 - 1939
Stock #: KB10988

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The public relations department of The Milwaukee Road issues this booklet in 1939. It provides the history of the lines built and acquired to create its rail system, with maps of trackage in each state served. Merrill Publishing Associates has reproduced this booklet for the pleasure of Milwaukee Road Fans unable to acquire an original copy. Soft cover. more»

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Chicagoland Electrified Railroads
Stock #: KB10984
Author: Kenneth C. Springirth

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

A colorful look at the North Shore, South Shore, Aurora & Elgin, Illinois Central, and Chicago Street operations in the mid-twentieth century. Hard cover.

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Atlantic Coast Line
Stock #: KB10982
Author: William G. McClure III

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

Purple and silver - a strange color combination that adorns many of the diesels seen in this rare look back at the �Coast Line.� Follow its operations right up to the 1967 merger with Seaboard Air Line. Hard cover.

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Trackside around San Francisco, 1956 - 1976
Stock #: KB10981
Author: Donald V. Jewell

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Karen's Price: $46.95

A delightful two-decade long look at SP, AT&SF, and WP locomotives and operations in the Bay area. Some rarities! Hard cover.

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Red Arrow Lines
Stock #: KB10980
Author: Douglas E. Peters

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Karen's Price: $46.95

This suburban transit system operated electric passenger service west of Philadelphia using equipment that ranged from Brill Bullets to former North Shore Electroliners. Hard cover.

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Delaware and Hudson Facilities
Stock #: KB10979
Author: Chuck Yungkurth

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

Veteran Scranton and Binghamton resident Chuck Yungkurth takes the reader on a tour of the �other than locomotive� portion of the D&H. Hard cover.

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Western Pacific's Final Decade: 72-82
Stock #: KB10885
Author: Ted Benson, Dick Dorn, Dale Sanders, Dave Stanley

List Price: $79.95
Karen's Price: $74.95

Last One!  This is Sold-Out!

Western Pacific was a railroad in transition on January 1, 1972. The resolute David in a marketplace dominated by Southern Pacific's Goliath, long perceived as the scrappy good guy who always tried harder, WP almost succumbed to its positive image. Brought down by the financial burden of the California Zephyr and changing traffic patterns in the post-Vietnam 1970s, the freight-only WP faced a life-or-death battle in an evolving economy. Along the way, the Feather River Route reclaimed the national spotlight by hiring one of the country's most-talked about railroad executives, Alfred E. Perlman. Surviving to merge with Union Pacific in 1982, WP's final hours were, in many ways, its finest. WP's family of Willing People are the stars of the show. Whether battling Sierra blizzards, working long nights on the Nevada desert, copying train orders, or looking at the world through the windshield of an F7, readers get to see the line through the railroaders' eyes, in colorful black and white imagery. There was never a railroad like the Western Pacific; there's never been a book like 72-82. Hard cover.

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Missouri - Kansas - Texas Line in Color, Volume 3: The Green Era
Stock #: KB10977
Author: Daryl McGee

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

The mid-1970s brought a new look to Miss Katy beyond green paint. Run-through trains, coal trains, new (and used) power. Hard cover.

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Elgin Joliet and Eastern, Volume 2: Western Subdivision
Stock #: KB10976
Author: John T. Eagan, Jr

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

Locomotives and operation on the �J� are scrutinized Joliet to Waukegan in full color. Hard cover.

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Burlington Northern Power in Color, Volume 2: Locomotives #3000-6255
Stock #: KB10975
Author: Stepen M Timko

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

GP40/50, RS2/3, C415-424-425-636, B30-7A, FA1/2, U-boats, SD7/9/24 and other models are detailed in this all-color exploration of the new railroad that resulted from the merger of the GN, NP, CB&Q, SP&S, and SLSF. Hard cover.

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Rock Island Power in Color, Volume 1: 1-563
Stock #: KB10970
Author: Robert J. Yanosey

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

After a short look at steam, a model-by-model tour of the road�s diesel fleet begins with LWT #1. Continuing numerically through the freight cab units, U-boats, and suburban diesels, Volume 1 ends with #563 an SW900m. Hard cover.

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West Florida Rails in Color, Volume 2: SCL, SBD 1970-1987
Stock #: KB10968
Author: Jerry A. Pinkepank

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

The post-merger operations of ACL and SAL are examined including the abandonment of duplicate mileage under the new SCL flag in West Florida. Hard cover.

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Southern Pacific Trackside in Northern California, 1974 - 1996
Stock #: KB10955
Author: Ed Mackinson

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

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. Hard cover.

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Piggyback Color Guide, Volume 2: I to X
Stock #: KB10954
Author: James Kinkaid

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

The ever-changing nature of TOFC (trailer on flat car) types and operations is detailed on companies in the bottom half of the alphabet. Hard cover.

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Erie Lackawanna Power in Color, Volume 2: #3301-8454
Stock #: KB10953
Author: Stepen M Timko

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

Former EL employee Timko completes the coverage of this railfan favorite road starting with U33C #3301 and ending with former passenger-equipped F3A #8454. Coverage includes the U36C and the New Jersey-owned U34CH units, EMD SD45, SDP45 and SD45-2�s. Completing the coverage of this fallen flag are the FT�s, F3�s and F7�s, as well as the Alco 1500 and 1600 horsepower A�s and B�s. Hard cover.

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Road, Rivers and Rails, Volume 2: Oneonta to Binghamton
Stock #: KB10952
Author: John Taibi

List Price: $74.95
Karen's Price: $64.95

The 2nd of the Two Part History of the old Delaware & Hudson mainline between Albany/Schenectady and Binghamton, NY. Taibi continues his story of the D&H and its connections to all of the towns served between the "City of the Hills" (Oneonta) and the "Parlor City" (Binghamton). This book contains more than 600 first generation color, sepia, and black & white photos - from vintage stereoviews and postcards to 2013 color photographs of the current owner Canadian Pacific Rail sharing the steel ribbons with Norfolk Southern. Vintage D&H steam and early diesels to the most modern motive power, in addition to Union Pacific and BNSF run-through power make numerous appearances. Hard cover.

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Southern Pacific T&NO, East Texas, Louisiana, Houston to New Orleans: Volume 42
Stock #: KB10938
Author: Jeff Ainsworth

List Price: $27.50
Karen's Price: $24.95

Introductory Offer!

Southern Pacific Volume 42 covers Houston, TX shop area -RR east to Beaumont -east to Lake Charles, Welsh, Lafayette, Franklin, Algiers and more. A Variety of Motive Power. Soft cover.

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Pacific Electric, Volume 1: San Bernardino to LA, Colton & Riverside
Stock #: KB10937
Author: Jeff Ainsworth

List Price: $27.50
Karen's Price: $24.95

Black & white photos of trolleys, freight motors alone and double headed with SP steam, working east out of Los Angeles to San Bernardino, Colton, with Riverside. An excursion to Pasadena via Oak Knoll line also included some of the classes include 600s, 10s 11s 12s 1600s & SP 2-6-0s & 2-8-0. Soft cover.

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Railroad Critters in Color, Volume 5
Stock #: KB10933
Author: Stepen M Timko

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

Volume 5 continues with coverage of the minority builders such as Atlas, Davenport, Plymouth, Porter, Vulcan, and others while also including industrial-type locomotives built by Baldwin, EMD, and GE. Volume 5 includes over 330 new photos from various photographers who specialized in the industrial operations. Hard cover.

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Appalachian Coal Mines and Railroads in Color, Volume 2: Virginia
Stock #: KB10932
Author: Stepen M Timko

List Price: $59.95
Karen's Price: $46.95

Noted Appalachian-area photographer Everett Young provides coverage of coal mining in the Old Dominion State�officially known as the Commonwealth of Virginia. Featured are the western Virginia coal mines and railroad operations of CSX and Norfolk Southern and their predecessor roads�the Louisville & Nashville, Clinchfield, C&O, N&W, Southern, Interstate and the Haysi Railroad. Over 270 never published photos are included. Hard cover.

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Colorado Inventions and Inventors of the 19th Century
Stock #: KB10912
Author: William L. Reich

List Price: $29.95
Karen's Price: $24.95

This new book will cover a very interesting and rare subject of Colorado Inventions and Inventors of the 19th Century. There are 149 patent drawings and applications and 30 photographs and other illustrations. Soft cover.

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