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Off the Main Lines: A Photographic Odyssey
By Don L. Hofsommer
In this visually stunning and comprehensive photographic essay, railroad historian and photographer Donovan L. Hofsommer records the end of branchline passenger service, the demise of electric railroads, the transition from steam to diesel power, as well as the end of common carrier freight service on the Colorado narrow gauge. Off the Main Lines carries readers along out-of-the-way railways in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Montana, and South Dakota to see the changes that occurred on these lines from the 1940s to the 1990s. 306 pages, B&W.
Ohio Central in Color
By Michael J. Connor
Already a "fallen flag", the Ohio Central set new standards for regional operation and traffic growth. Follow its development through the text of a former OC officer. 128 pages, Hardcover.
Ohio Valley Trolleys in Color
By Edward A. Ridolph
We follow the Ohio River from Pittsburgh west and stop at a number of long-gone trolley companies to enjoy their operations once again in full color. Featured are: PGH Rwys., Cooperative Transit, Mon-WP Rwy., Cincinnati St. Rwy., City Rwy., C&LE RR, CN&C Rwy., Louisville Rwy., Home Transit and Ind. RR. 128 pages, Hardcover.
One Short Season; Colorado & Southern #9;
The Ill-Fated Return to Service of A Narrow Gauge Locomotive
By Jason Medyette
This is a detailed account of C&S narrow gauge 2-6-0 No. 9 and its use on the Georgetown Loop tourist railroad in Colorado during 2006. A historic veteran of Colorado narrow gauge lines, No. 9's return to operation marked the first time that a locomotive originally used on "the Loop" saw service on the reconstructed portion. As it happened, author and railroad equipment authority Jason Midyette was in the right place at the right time to both observe and play a role in the entire story of No. 9's return. But the engine's time in the spotlight was short-lived, lasting only about 60 days before its fire was dropped. No. 9 is now on static exhibit at Breckenridge, Colo. This book is the full story of No. 9's restoration and the series of unfortunate, costly and unusual circumstances behind its one short season of operation. 80 pages, 105 Color and B&W Photos, Softcover.
Ontario Northland in Color
By Bram Bailey
Scenic action out on the line in the late diesel era of this exciting Canadian railway. 128 pages, Hardcover.