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Kaiser Steel Fontana (California)
Stock #: 13487
Author: John Charles Anicic Jr.

List Price: $21.99
Karen's Price: $20.95

In the first half of the 20th century, Fontana Farms Company operated a hog ranch on the site where Kaiser Company Incorporated later erected one of the nation’s largest steel mills. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States was forced into an unprecedented escalation in the production of ships, planes, and armaments. Soon the sensational announcement came to San Bernardino County that Fontana, a railroad convergence located a safe distance from possible coastal bombardment, would become home to thousands of sweathogs in the war effort. Soft Cover. more»

Subject: Trains


Kansas Central Narrow Gauge: Slim Rails Across the Midlands
Stock #: 15929
Author: I. E. Quastler

List Price: $25.95
Karen's Price: $23.95

This book skillfully recounts the story, with text and rare photos, of how bold dreams and economic folly had once brought slim gauge railroading to the plains of northeast Kansas. Includes details on operations, motive power and rolling stock. Soft Cover. more»

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Kansas City Southern SW-1500 Switchers - Quick Pic Book
Stock #: 17952

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Includes a brief history plus photos of the front, the side, the fuel tank, the trucks, plus cab front & sides and the cab end. Spiral Bound. more»

Subject: Trains


Kansas Curve
Stock #: 12968
Author: Robert Olmsted

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

Features Bob Olmsted's photography as taken in his hometown of Lawrence, Kansas of both Union Pacific and Rock Island trains on what's called Don Ball Curve. Covers the late 1940's to current. Soft Cover. more»

Subject: Trains


Kansas Harvests
Stock #: 17818

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Includes B&W photos of the trains, the harvesters, the towns, the farms, and more. Farm tractors and the Union Pacific cross Kansas making for interesting contrasts of old and new. Soft Cover. more»

Subject: Trains


Kansas Winters
Stock #: 13860
Author: Robert P Olmstead

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Robert Olmstead tales him camera and braves the frigid temperatures on the Kansas winters to capture railroading on brutally harsh days. Black & White images. Soft cover. more»

Subject: Trains


Katy Northwest: The Story of a Branch Line Railroad
Stock #: 17126
Author: Don L. Hofsommer

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

The premier railroad book detailing the birth and death of a branch line railway. Details the history of a branch line railway and the devastating effect its decline had on the communities it served. 195 B&W photos. Hard Cover. more»

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Kenosha On the Go
Stock #: 13103
Author: Kenosha Streetcar Society

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

Kenosha on the Go chronicles 110 years of transportation in Kenosha. From the first interurban streetcar that reached Kenosha’s northern city limits in 1897 to the existing transit system in 2007, this book covers local streetcar operations, trackless trolley and bus operations, the two electric interurbans that served Kenosha, and the North Western Railway. Soft Cover. more»

Subject: Trains


Kentucky & The Illinois Central Railroad
Stock #: 18724
Author: Clifford J. Downey

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The Illinois Central Railroad operated approximately 600 miles of mainline track stretching from the Mississippi River to the central part of the state. Kentucky's economy was built around coal mining and farming, and the ICRR played a major role in both industries. ICRR's coal trains served as a conveyor for Kentucky coal moving to Midwest factories, and the road hauled a wide variety of agricultural products, including tobacco, grain, and fresh fruit. Soft Cover. more»

Subject: Trains


Key System Gallery
Stock #: 12605
Author: James H. Harrison

List Price: $29.95
Karen's Price: $27.95

A photo album of the Key's last 25 years. Includes streetcars, Trans-Bay and City Streetcar lines of the Key System and its affiliated street railways in Oakland, Berkeley and east bay cities. Even includes a little steam and a few buses. 170 B&W photos. Soft Cover. more»

Subject: Trains


King Trolley & the Suburban Queens
Stock #: 19889
Author: James F. Baker

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Karen's Price: $24.95

Includes over 70 photos, maps, and period illustrations. The story of streetcar service to Meramec Highlands, Kirkwood, Webster Groves, Ferguson, Kirkland and other St. Louis County, Missouri destinations from 1890 to 1950. Soft 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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Know Thy Late Mohawks
Stock #: KB11305
Author: Thomas R. Gerbracht

List Price: $89.99
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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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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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