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Retail Price
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101 Classic Toy Trains; Best of the Postwar Years
By Roger Carp
This book surveys the most collectible toy train accessories, locomotives, and rolling stock. 127 pages, Color, Softcover.
Kalm
$24.95
$18.95
3 Days - 20 Bucks
By Alden A. Armstrong

The Rocky Mountain Railroad Club is known for organizing some of the greatest trips over the Colorado narrow gauge lines, and their annual Memorial Day rail excursions were legendary.

In an era when railfans donned suit and tie to chase trains, carried their trusty Brownie and Speed Graphic cameras, and counted their exposures more carefully than their lunch money, a young Stan Rhine ponied up his 20 bucks and joined the fun. Rubbing elbows with other club members like Otto Perry, Richard Kindig, Mac Poor and Bob Richardson, Dr. Rhine captured shots of both familiar and vanished locations on film. For the first time in print, he tells the story of these start-of-summer weekend rail jaunts. He also touches on some of the club's other narrow gauge excursions and, as a bonus, gives us the story of the last narrow gauge passenger train movement from Alamosa.

112 pages, Color & B&W, Softcover.
Wrp
$24.95
$19.95
70’s Style Passenger Trains around New York City
By George Hamlin
This is an all-color look at passenger railroading in the metropolitan New York region in the 1970’s -- a fascinating era of transition, blending relics from the turn of the century with modern Turboliners built by a company that manufactured jet engines, and everything in between. Trains found on the former New York Central Harlem line and around the area, as well as the neighboring Hudson line, the New Haven, Jersey Central, Pennsy (including the jointly-owned tracks of the NY&LB at South Amboy) and end up on the Erie Lackawanna, checking out both the former Erie and D&LW lines. Color , Softcover.
Dbltk
$29.95
$23.50
Terminal Railroad Association St. Louis; Historical & Technical Society Issues
Is. 77 Summer 2017; The Blvd of Steel; The Zipper & other C&EI trains and tailes. Sc 152 pge b&w/color
Trra
$40.00
$35.95
Is. 78 Summer 2018; ”The National Limited” St. Louis-Cincinnati-Washington DC-Baltimore-New York. Sc 193 pge b&w/color
Trra
$40.00
$35.95
After Promontory, 150 years of Transcontinental Railroading
Celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States, After Promontory: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Transcontinental Railroadingprofiles the history and heritage of this historic event. Starting with the original Union Pacific—Central Pacific lines that met at Promontory Summit, Utah, in 1869, the book expands the narrative by considering all of the transcontinental routes in the United States and examining their impact on building this great nation. Exquisitely illustrated with full color photographs, After Promontory divides the western United States into three regions—central, southern, and northern—and offers a deep look at the transcontinental routes of each one. Renowned railroad historians Maury Klein, Keith Bryant, and Don Hofsommer offer their perspectives on these regions along with contributors H. Roger Grant and Rob Krebs. 319 pages, B&W/Color, Hardcover.
IUP
$50.00
$35.00
Akron, Canton & Youngstown and Akron & Barberton Belt In Color
By Robert E. Lucas and the AC&Y Historical Society
The history and operations of the Akron Canton & Youngstown RR and the Akron & Barberton Belt Line are examined mostly in color in this 128-page hardcover book. Equipment and facilities are also included. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Alaska Railroad In Color Volume 1: Decades of Transition
By Kevin J. Holland
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. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Alco Locomotives
By Brian Solomon
Once the second-largest steam locomotive builder in the U.S., American Locomotive Company (Alco) produced 75,000 locomotives, among them such famous examples as the 4-6-4 Hudsons and 4-8-4 Niagaras built for the New York Central, and the 4-6-6-4 Challengers and 4-8-8-4 Big Boys built for the Union Pacific. Alco Locomotives is the first book to tell the full story of this company central to American railroad history—and beloved by railfans for its rich heritage and its underdog appeal. Noted rail historian Brian Solomon looks back at the founding of Schenectady Locomotive Works in 1848 and proceeds to cover that company’s merger with several smaller locomotive builders in 1901 to form Alco. Solomon describes the locomotives that made Alco’s name around the world, from the standard designs like Mikados, Atlantics, and Mallets to the more powerful and flashy post–World War I models. His detailed, richly illustrated narrative re-creates the drama of a tough, ambitious company in the American tradition—rising again and again to the demands of an ever-changing industry and economy. Hardcover, 176 pages, B&W & Color.
Vgrp
$32.50
Alco Official Color Photography
By Walter A. Appel
Find out how your favorite Alco looked when it was brand new. 128 pages of company photos of new Alcos from the early 1950s till 1968, posed right outside the shops and out on the road.
MS
$49.95
$36.95
Alco's FA, Running in the Shadow
By R. Craig Rutherford
This 160-page book traces the comprehensive history of the Alco-GE and Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW) FA series locomotives. Chapters cover not only each U.S. railroad to operate these locomotives, but also for Canada and Mexico, and overseas exports. Excursion railroads and surviving locomotives are also covered. A detailed roster section is provided.
4Ways
$59.95
$44.95
Algoma Central In Color
By Stephen M. Timko
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. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Along the Old West Shore; Weehawken to Buffalo
By John M. Ham w/Gene Dauner and Jerry Clearwater
The New York, West Shore & Buffalo Rwy. A pictorial review of the nearly 500 mile Rr that stretched across New York State from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. NYC-the west shore. 311 pages, B&W and Color, Hardcover.

Cent

$60.00
$47.95
American Car & Foundry Box Cars, 1960-1981
By Edward S. Kaminski
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. 248 pages, B&W, Color, Hardcover.
Sigp
$75.00
$62.95
American Flyer 2017 Pocket Price Guide 1946-2017
Kalm
$15.99
$13.95
American Refrigerator Transit
By Stuart T. Maher, G.J. Michels, Jr. and Gene Semon
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. 240 pages, B&W, Color, Hardcover.
Sigp
$75.00
$61.95
Amtrak Across America
By Robert J. Yanosey
A state-by-state all-color look at Amtrak operations from inception to present day. 96 pages, All Color, Softcover.
MS
$39.95
$31.95
Amtrak Power in Color V. 1
By Stephen M. Timko
The A, B, Cs of how and why Amtrak was formed and a photo review of its early diesel units as well as modern replacement power. Includes original Amtrak #1—499, switchers, road-switchers, E’s and F’s and more. Part one of a three part series. 128 pages, Color.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Amtrak Power in Color V. 2
By Stephen M. Timko
Diesels #500-upward are the subject of this the second volume in a three book series. Volume 2 covers models SDP40F, P32-8, GP38H-3, MP15, SW1500, SSB1200, SW1001, GP17, CF7, MP14B/MP21B, GP40, P30CH, SW1000R, P32ACDM, GP38, SW8,. GP7, GP9, P40(DC), F59PHI, and S2. 128 pages, Color.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Amtrak Power in Color V. 3
By Stephen M. Timko
Volume 3 wraps up the Amtrak Power series by covering the electric fleet, from the historic GG-1’s to the little known Amtrak E44’s, and many others between such as the AEM-7’s, and the HHP8’s. Coverage includes RDC’s and SPV-2000’s, Turbos, Acela trains, and Metroliners. The book concludes with Cabbage Cars, Demonstrators and Trial units and Miscellaneous equipment. 128 pages, Color.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
An Illustrated Guide to American Freight Train Equipment
By Patrick C. Dorin
This book is the most comprehensive guide to the freight car equipment of the railroads that service North America. According to the Association of American Railroads, there are currently over 500 freight lines running over 138,000 miles of track. These railroads carry almost 30 million carloads of coal, chemicals, farm products, food products, ore and other materials and products. Car designs are based on the type of commodity that would be shipped. For example, 24-foot ore cars are designed to handle 75 to 85 tons of iron ore. High cubic capacity covered hopper cars are designed for handling grain traffic, while lower cubic capacity cars are designed for handling heavy commodities, such as cement. Author Pat Dorin highlights the changes for each type through time, like the early refrigerated cars that required ice but have evolved into today's much larger mechanical reefers. This book covers each type of specialized freight car and the commodities it is designed to haul. There are 265 black and white and 40 color images that cover the range of specialized freight cars including box cars, refrigerator cars, covered hopper cars, open top hopper cars, ore cars, flat cars, tank cars, intermodal cars, cuto racks and cabooses. This guide will be a great reference for modelers and railfans. Softcover, 8 1/2 x 11", 128 pages.
Cent
$34.95
$28.98
Ann Arbor Best of Emery Gulash
By Stephen M. Timko
Master photographer Emery Gulash lived close to the fabled Ann Arbor Railroad and covered its operations intensely during the diesel era. This book travels the “Annie” from Toledo to Frankfort and has extensive coverage of the Lake Michigan carferries. 96 pages, All Color, Softcover.
MS
$39.95
$31.95
Ann Arbor Railroad in Color
By Robert I. Warrick
The Ann Arbor Railroad was as much a steamship line as a railroad; this text rich volume follows Michigan’s most distinctive railroad from beginning to end with stunning photographs that will surprise readers. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Anthracite Railroads & Minin in Color V. 2
By Chuck Yungkurth
An all-color look at the intimate relationship between the anthracite coal industry and the D&H, EL, R&N and other area roads. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Appalachian Coal Mines & Raiilroads in Color V. 1
By Stephen M. Timko
Those who know, know that Everett Young is the man to go to for heavy-duty coal railroading. Join him for a look at the hollows and mountains of Kentucky where the coal was abundant and rare power everywhere. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Appalachian Coal Mines and Railroads V. 2
By Stephen M. Timko
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. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Appalachian Coal Mines and Railroads In Color Volume 3
By Stephen M. Timko
A detailed visit to the Mountain State reviewing the trains and coal mining facilities through the camera lens of noted photographer Everett N. Young. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Atlantic Coast Line Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment
By Paul Faulk
The Atlantic Coast Line's flamboyant purple, silver and gold trim stood out in a sea of boxcar red and hopper black. Study its passenger and freight roster through hundreds of vintage photos in this 128-page all color book. Hardcover.
MS
$54.95
$41.95
Atlantic Coast Line in Color
By William G. McClure III
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. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Auto Rack Color Guide Volume 1: ACL-KCS
By James Kinkaid and Jim Eager
Trace the modern auto rack car from inception to today on roads ranging from ACL to KCS through the products of a number of manufacturers. All versions from the late 1950s to today are illustrated in rare color views. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Auto Rack Color Guide Volume 2: LN-WRWK
By James Kinkaid and Jim Eager
Morning Sun continues its in-depth look at auto racks, illustrating those used by Louisville and Nashville to the Warwick Railroad. Included are rare color photos of some seldom seen racks and cars. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$69.95
$53.95
Auto-Train in Color
By George W. Hamlin
Auto-Train In Color includes both the earlier red, white, & purple private-enterprise version commencing in the early 1970s as well as the more recent Amtrak operation. The equipment, facilities, and operations of both are featured, both trackside and onboard as they carry passengers and their automobiles between Virginia and Florida. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$69.95
$53.95

 

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