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VIA in Color, the First 25 years: 1976-2001
Stock #: KB10845
Author: Keven J. Holland

List Price: $59.95
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The first-ever all-color tour of VIA Rail Canada, covering the system’s first 25 years from its beginnings as a Canadian National subsidiary to its role as the Crown corporation responsible for Canada’s intercity passenger train network. Emphasis is on VIA’s early years, when equipment inherited from CN and CP was merged in a period of remarkably colorful operation. Coverage extends through the 1980s and 1990s, when VIA introduced its first new equipment in the form of lightweight LRC trainsets and F40PH-2 diesel locomotives. Hard cover. more»

Subject: Trains


Vancouver Glory Years: Public Transit 1890 - 1915
Stock #: 17858
Author: Heather Conn and Henry Ewert

List Price: $45.00
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The history of public transportation from 1890-1915 in the town of Vancouver, Canada. Features electric-powered streetcars in text and 170 black and white photographs. Hard Cover. more»

Subject: Trains


Vancouver Island's Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway: Volume 2
Stock #: KB10884
Author: Robert D. Turner, Donald F. MacLachlan

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The companion volume to last year�s The Canadian Pacific�s Esquimalt & Nanaimo Railway: The CPR Steam Years, 1905�1949 , this is the continued story of the ever-fascinating, often troubled E&N Railway. The E&N became the key transportation link along the eastern coast of Vancouver Island and to the west coast at Port Alberni. Freight service was tied to forestry and mining, and the E&N also carried everything from furniture to fruit for a growing population that depended on the trains. Even the circus came to Vancouver Island on the E&N Railway.

Featuring hundreds of spectacular photos and beautiful drawings, the book presents a sweeping portrait of the E&N Railway: from the first diesels to the formation of VIA Rail Canada and its operation of the Dayliner, through CP�s sale of the E&N and the eventual formation of the Island Corridor Foundation. With Turner�s trademark exhaustive research, MacLachlan�s years of experience, and many insights from people who worked for and travelled on the railway, this is at once an invaluable reference and fascinating history. Hard cover.

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Varney Trains, Greenberg's Guide to
Stock #: 15571
Author: John David Spanagel

OUT OF PRINT

Includes the history of Varney trains and also Gordon Varney who was the Dean of HO Scale. Plus an overview of Varney scale models production, a complete catalogue of Varney productions including ready-to-run and kits. Includes steam, diesel, electric, cabooses and more. Hard Cover. more»

Subject: Trains


Venice Simplon Orient Express
Stock #: 18501
Author: Shirley Sherwood

OUT OF PRINT

The author traces the history of luxury train travel in Europe, and with the help of before and after pictures describes the painstaking restoration processes. These trains now transport passengers between London and Venice or Vienna. includes the story of each car and its link for politics, royalty and international intrigue. 60 B&W and 150 color photos. Hard Cover. more»

Subject: Trains


Vermont Rail System
Stock #: 16545
Author: Robert C. Jones

List Price: $60.00
Karen's Price: $51.95

More than 40 years ago, the State of Vermont and Vermont Railway joined forces to buy and revitalize the Rutland Railroad. Today, Vermont Rail System is a dynamic organization boasting six affiliates – the Vermont Railway, Clarendon & Pittsford Railroad, Green Mountain Railroad, Washington County Railroad (Montpelier & Barre Division), Washington County Railroad (Connecticut River Division), and the New York & Ogdensburg Railroad. 425 B&W & color photos. Hard Cover. more»

Subject: Trains


Vermont Rail System
Stock #: KB10540
Author: Robert C. Jones

OUT OF PRINT

More than 40 years ago, the State of Vermont and Vermont Railway joined forces to buy and revitalize the Rutland Railroad. Today, Vermont Rail System is a dynamic organization boasting six affiliates – the Vermont Railway, Clarendon & Pittsford Railroad, Green Mountain Railroad, Washington County Railroad (Montpelier & Barre Division), Washington County Railroad (Connecticut River Division), and the New York & Ogdensburg Railroad. 425 B&W & color photos. Hard Cover. more»

Subject: Trains


Veteran & Vintage Transit
Stock #: 12992
Author: Andrew D. Young

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A 1997 guide to North America's trolley museums & heritage trolleys by Andrew Young, Trolley Museum editor of the former Locomotive & Railway Preservation magazine. He tells about the preservation movement's story while photos show the diversity of these national treasures. Soft Cover.

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Vintage Cubano - Adventures with Old Car, Antique Trains & People
Stock #: KB10696
Author: Adolf Hungry Wolf

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

From 1993 to 2005 writer and photographer Adolf Hungrywolf spent 18 months in Cuba documenting that island nation’s “transportation time warp.” He recorded hundreds of narrow- and standard-gauge locomotives ­– most of them American-built – and dozens of American autos from the 1950s, 40s, 30s, and even the 20s. All-color book brings Cuba’s railroads, old cars, and people to life. With over 1,000 images – including historic photos ­– lengthy journal entries, and comprehensive captions, the author paints a complex and interesting picture. Hard cover. more»

Subject: Trains


Vintage Diesel Power
Stock #: 10072
Author: Brian Solomon

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This formative period of diesel locomotive evolution is examined with the help of more than 250 modern and period photos depicting passenger, freight, and switching locomotives. From ALCO to Baldwin, Electro-Motive, Fairbanks-Morse and General Electric. Soft cover. more»

Subject: Trains


Virginia Railroad, Volume 2 - Chesapeake & Ohio
Stock #: KB10466
Author: Thomas W. Dixon Jr.

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

This is the 2nd volume about railroading in Virginia and details the history of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway from its inception as the Louisa Railroad in central Virginia in 1836 up to modern times. Each chapter explains how a subdivision of the railway developed, including the types of locomotives used, and the nature of the traffic carried. Hard cover. more»

Subject: Trains


Virginian Railway
Stock #: 12976
Author: Princeton Railroad Museum & Bill Archer

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

The Virginian Railway existed as a separate entity for only a half century. Henry Huddleston Rogers, who marshaled the development of the U.S. oil industry through his leadership of Standard Oil, invested $30 million of his personal wealth into the making of the Virginian. He speculated that south-central West Virginia coal would fuel America's Industrial Revolution. Soft Cover. more»

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Virginian Railway In Color
Stock #: 16298
Author: William McClue & Jeremy Plant

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

The steam, diesel, and electric operations of the fabled Virginian are reviewed in full color during the 1950s. Hard Cover. more»

Subject: Trains


Visalia Electric Railroad: Southern Pacific's Orange Grove Route
Stock #: 16268
Author: Phillip C. Kauke

List Price: $55.00
Karen's Price: $44.95

From its beginnings in 1904, the Visalia Electric RR had all its stock owned by SP. Primarily serving the areas east of Exeter, branches extended eastward toward Sequoia National Park, and south to Strathmore. Passenger interurban service ended in 1924, but electric freight operations continued until 1944. Final abandonment took place in 1992. Hard Cover.

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Vulcan Gasoline Locomotives: Modern Locomotives for all Classes of Service
Stock #: 14916

List Price: $27.95
Karen's Price: $25.95

This reprint covers steam, gasoline, diesel, electrical and storage battery locomotives circa 1940. Covers 4 ton, 12 ton, 20 ton and 60 ton. Soft Cover. more»

Subject: Trains


Vulcan Gasoline Locomotives: Worm Gear Drive Type
Stock #: 15222

List Price: $27.95
Karen's Price: $25.95

This reprint covers steam, gas, diesel, electric, and battery locomotives. This volume focuses on the worm gear drive type. Soft Cover. more»

Subject: Trains

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