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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»

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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 Color Pictorial
Stock #: 16799
Author: Steve Goen

List Price: $49.95
Karen's Price: $41.95

See the Flying Crow and the famous Southern Belle between Kansas City and the Gulf Coast. Includes the end of steam to the present. Hard Cover. more»

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

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Karen's Price: $14.99

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»

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Kansas City Southern in Color
Stock #: 13368
Author: Jim Boyd

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

Passenger and freight operations are examined systemwide on the KCS by noted author Jim Boyd. Photography concentrates on the first and early second generations of diesels. Hard Cover more»

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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»

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Kansas Harvests
Stock #: 17818

List Price: $18.95
Karen's Price: $17.95

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»

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Kansas Winters
Stock #: 13860
Author: Robert P Olmstead

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Karen's Price: $18.95

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»

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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»

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

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

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»

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Key System Articulated Cars
Stock #: KB11135
Author: Stephen M. Hayes

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Starting prior to the opening of the Bay Bridge, and covering the entire period through closure in the 1950s, this volume contains many never-before-published photographs, packed with items of interest.

All lines forming the Key System are covered, with route maps and details of operations, plus the Shipyard Railway, the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition trains, maintenance cars, and other topics.

Also contains a full reprint of 40-page bulletin published by the General Railway Signal Company in 1939: Railway Signaling on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Soft cover.

  • Over 210 full-page photographs
  • 30 pages printed in color
  • Includes route maps and historical notes
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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»

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Key System Streetcars
Stock #: 12929
Author: Vernon J. Sappers

List Price: $70.00
Karen's Price: $59.95

This is the complete history of the streetcar lines in the East Bay region of the San Francisco Bay Area, from 1869-1948. Centered on Oakland but spanning from Richmond through Berkeley to Hayward, this network had diverse equipment, covered in complete rosters. 778 photos. Hard Cover.

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Key System: San Francisco & the Eastshore Empire
Stock #: 12824
Author: Walter Rice & Emiliano Echeverria

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

It is difficult now to imagine San Francisco Bay without bridges, but not too long ago, a complex system of ferries and trains helped span the waters. The Key System was a huge portion of this network; it was part of businessman “Borax” Smith’s method to attract San Francisco workers to live in the cities of Berkeley, Oakland, and Piedmont. The Southern Pacific Railroad was the Key System’s fierce competitor, then later an ally. Thousands of commuters rode the system for years, until a ridership decline eventually doomed the Key when bridges finally crisscrossed the bay. Soft Cover. Key, system, sp, southern, pacific, berkeley, oakland, piedmont, borax, smith, history, vintage, commuters, san francisco, bay, pacific, sp, sf more»

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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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Klondike Gold Rush Steamers; A History of Yukon River Steam Navigation
Stock #: KB11095
Author: Robert D Turner

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The Great Klondike Gold Rush began in 1896 and within two years, thousands of prospectors, speculators and people from countless walks of life decended on the Klondike from far and wide, seeking their fortunes. For the Klondike Gold Rush, sternwheeled steamboats were esential. Some miners came by steamer all the way up the Yukon River through Alaska from the Bering Sea at St. Michael. Others climbed the famed Chilkoot Pass or White Pass  to the headwaters of the Yukon, and took a steamer downstream to the Klondike. From Dawson City and the Klondike in the Yukon, then on to Nome and Fairbanks in Alsaka, the gold rushes to the Yukon and Alaska came and almost as quickly faded away.  Hard cover.

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Know Thy Niagaras
Stock #: KB11185
Author: Thomas R. Gerbracht

List Price: $89.95
Karen's Price: $84.95

IN STOCK ! Now Available! Order Now - Very Limited Print Run!!

This hard cover book is the complete story of the New York Central’s famous Niagara type Steam Locomotives, written by NYCSHS Director and former President Tom Gerbracht, after several years of research and a lifelong history of information collection for these great locomotives. Tom gives a detailed history of this famous locomotive from the official Railroad Historical Record Cards and official NYC drawings. This book identifies the New York Central’s earliest attempt of a locomotive with a 4-8-4-wheel arrangement. The book covers the Niagara in all of its forms, including the original Niagara, the production Niagaras, and the poppet valve Niagara. There is a section describing the design changes made to Niagaras during their careers, and a chapter of the testing of the Niagaras, including correspondence from some of the test participants. Tom also reviews the design details for a divided drive successor to the Niagara, an engine that was never built. The PT tenders used by Niagaras are also included, including future plans for a “Super PT”. Extensive reference material is included. The book has over 275 pages and over 200 photographs, many previously unpublished, and includes a 32-page color section. Excellent for modelers.  This is it Baby!

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