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Rail Competition Along Wisconsin's Western Wall
By Dean Freimund
Wisconsin's western border blends a busy variety of colorful action with stunning scenery. This book will fill your eyes with bold competition between rivals from Duluth in the north to Dubuque in the south. From the early 1960s on, stunning vistas near Lake Superior highlight obstacles carriers have to surmount as they faced off against each other to vie for freight and passengers. As lines bridge and follow the Mississippi River and its bluffs, nature's beauty and the carriers' diesels will tantalize your mind as you see adversaries vie for every ton and each passenger.
144 pages, All Color, Hardcover.
4ways
$59.95
$47.95
Railfanning the Northeast with Richard T. Loane 1934-1954 V. 1: DL&W, L&HR and Rahway Valley
By Richard T. Loane
The b&w photography and commentary of Dick Loane of Summit, NJ is both charming and informative. Dick frequented the almost weekly rail excursions offered at the time and traveled with some of the well-known photographers of the day like Bob Collins. Volume 1 is mostly hometown DL&W but includes L&HR and a quick look at Rahway Valley. 128 pages, B&W, Softcover.
MS
$39.95
$31.95
Railfanning the Northeast with Richard T. Loane 1934-1954 V. 3: Erie, M&E, NYS&W, W-B&E, M&U, L&NE, NYO&W
By Richard T. Loane
Photographer Dick Loane’s excursions through the Northeast in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s continue as he visits Erie, NYS&W, L&NE, and NYO&W! Many rare images including Wilkes-Barre & Eastern. 128 pages, B&W, Softcover.
MS
$39.95
$31.95
Railroad Critters in Color V. 1
By Stephen M. Timko
A look at Whitcomb's, Plymouth’s, GE’s and more behind the fences of industries from quarries to steel mills to power plants. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$54.95
$45.95
Railroad Critters in Color V. 2
By Stephen M. Timko
A continuing look at industrial size locomotives behind industry
fences. Volume 2 contains additional photos of smaller critters - less than 50 tons, and expands into the field of larger critters. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$54.95
$45.95
Railroad Critters in Color V. 3
By Stephen M. Timko
A visit to the industrial “backyards” for a view of railroad operations using cookie-cutter and special-order locomotives built by Atlas, Baldwin, Davenport, GE, Plymouth, Porter, Whitcomb and others. Over 300 new photos. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$54.95
$45.95
Railroad Critters in Color V. 4
By Stephen M. Timko
A continuing look at the industrial type locomotives of the minority builders. Davenport, Plymouth, Porter, Vulcan and more as well as GE's popular line of "tonners". 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$54.95
$45.95
Railroad Critters in Color V. 5
By Stephen M. Timko
Volume 5 continues with coverage of the minority builders such as Atlas, Davenport, Plymouth, Porter, Vulcan, and others while also including industrial-type locomotives built by Baldwin, EMD, and GE. Volume 5 includes over 330 new photos from various photographers who specialized in the industrial operations. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$54.95
$45.95
Railroad Photography Western States
By Robert O. Hale and Donald Duke
Rarely published railroad photos from the 40's thru the 60's by noted rail photo pioneer Robert Hale. Extensive coverage of SP, UP, and SF late steam and early diesel power. 118 pages, 226 photos, Softcover.
Gw
$36.95
$29.50
Railroad Pit Stops
By Robert P. Olmsted
Steam, diesel loco servicing terminals. 56 pages,B&W, 226 photos, Softcover.
Olmsted
$24.95
$19.95

Railroad Timetables, Travel Brochures & Posters
By Brad S. Lomazzi
This is the first book to focus exclusively on American railroad ephemera of the 19th and 20th centuries and gives the collector comprehensive coverage found nowhere else. Provides detailed historical context for railroad passenger, employee and freight timetables, tourist and travel guides, travel brochures, posters, tickets and all their variations. Over 360 examples are shown in nostalgic and graphically stunning reproductions, some from rarely seen private collections. The author explains where to fine material, what factors affect condition and rarity and discusses archival storage and protection practices. With decorative end papers showing US/Canada railroad map. 194 pages, Hardcover.

$38.99
Railroading Behind the Fences
By Stephen M. Timko
An “A to Z” collection of shortline and industrial railroad photos. Includes a behind the scenes look at industrial railroad operations.  96 pages, All Color, Softcover.
MS
$39.95
$31.95
Railroads of Arizona V. 6; Jerome and the Northern Roads
By David F. Myrick
This addition to Myrick's renowned series on Arizona railroads covers the great copper operation at Jerome, and a number of roads in the northern part of the state, including the still-operating Grand Canyon Railway. The Grand Canyon trackage was for many years a Santa Fe branch, and serves a tourist railroad today. Both the construction history, as well as the story of the line's revival in the 1990s, are thoroughly covered here. Jerome was served by four railroads at various times, most notably the Verde Tunnel & Smelter Railroad, a property of United Verde Copper Company, the primary mining producer at Jerome. Also noteworthy was the United Verde & Pacific narrow gauge, which has its own chapter here, as does the United Verde Extension Railroad. Both are part of the complex railroad history of the Jerome area. More than 235 photographs, most previously unpublished, enrich this book, in addition to 28 of the author's maps. Material from period newspapers and other publications enlivens the text, with much mining as well as railroad history. It is a superb package of Arizona and railroad history. The distinguished Western historian David F. Myrick, as in his previous books, brings meticulous research, numerous fine maps, and a superb collection of rare and historic photographs to this new volume of the Arizona series. As always, his writing is authoritative, clear and readable, and makes up an outstanding work, encompassing a great breadth of information. The book will appeal to those interested in Arizona's early days as well as to enthusiasts of railroad history. 248 pages, 235 photos, Hardcover.
Sigp
$60.00
$47.95

Railroads of Milwaukee; Steam, Diesel, Electrics, Lake Boats
By John Kelly
John Kelly explores the fascinating history of the city's railroads, starting with the Milwaukee & Waukesha in 1847. By 1873 the Milwaukee & St. Paul Railway—later the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific ("The Milwaukee Road") opened a line to Chicago and the railroad was on its way. The Milwaukee Shops and the Hiawatha legend, Skytops and Super Domes, and the story behind designer Brooks Stevens, are also featured. Kelly supplies copious data on not only the Milwaukee Road, but also the Chicago & NorthWestern's freight and passenger service, including the 400 fleet. Kelly also writes about the Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad, America's Fastest Interurban, the Skokie Valley Route and Electroliners. In the Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Company section, he reviews streetcars, interurbans and trackless trolley buses. With the inclusion of the Lake Boats, the Pere Marquette, Chesapeake & Ohio, and Grand Trunk Western RR’s also come into the picture. In addition the book covers the Beer Line and the breweries, Milwaukee's meatpacking industry, Milwaukee's railroad stations and freight yards— a recipe for some great railroad reading. Generously illustrated with 135 color and 362 black and white photos, maps and drawings, this limited edition volume will be available in hardcover and is a treasured keepsake for your library. 264 pages, 68 in full color, 135 Color and 362 B&W photos, Hardcover.

Heim
$61.95
$50.98
Railroads of the Pine Tree State V. 1
By Brian Solomon and John Gruber
Featured are excellent renditions of Maine’s colorful railroads. The Boston & Maine, Grand Trunk, Maine Central, Bangor & Aroostook, Canadian Pacific. Also are shortlines such as the Belfast & Moosehead Lake, operating through some of the Nation’s most spectacular scenery. 144 pages, Color, Hardcover.
4ways
$49.95
$37.50
Railroads of the Pine Tree State V. 2
By Don Marson & Brian Jennison
Featured is railroading in Maine, a continuation of Volume One. See some of the most incredible photography in one of our most beautiful northeastern states. 144 pages, Color, Hardcover.
4ways
$49.95
$37.50
Railway Prototype Cyclopedia #20
Flat car loading practices; GATC airslide covered hopper; Part 2 RR leased cars. REPRINT. Photos, data, models.
112 pages, B&W, Few Color, Softcover.
Dblt
$45.00
$35.95
Rails Around Lake Tahoe
By Mallory Hope Ferrell
No area of the American West saw such a diverse accumulation of railroads as the Tahoe and Truckee basins of the Sierra Nevada. Lake Tahoe itself is nestled amid the towering pine-covered mountains along the California and Nevada state lines. Its waters provided transportation for not only the timber, but for passengers, mail and freight aboard the many steamboats that plied its blue waters. In this beautiful setting, logging railroads and steamboats of the Carson & Tahoe Lumber & Fluming Company brought the huge logs to lakeshore sawmills. The Lake Tahoe Narrow Gauge Railroad and its connecting Clear Creek Flume took the timbers, lumber and cordwood up and over the divide for the Comstock Bonanza towns. By the late 1890s, most of the virgin stands had been cut. In the early 1900s, tourists began to flock to Lake Tahoe. They rode on a new narrow gauge, the Lake Tahoe Railway & Transportation Company. Eventually the Southern Pacific took over the property and converted it to standard gauge. The SP branch was abandoned in 1941. This is the story of the many logging railroads that operated in and near the Tahoe basin, with hundreds of rare photographs, maps, plans and illustrations. The author, a distinguished historian of narrow-gauge railroading and the West, has with this book added further luster to a long record of fine publications. The book will certainly appeal to anyone interested in narrow-gauge and logging railroading, as well as to enthusiasts of railroad history in general. And those with interests in the history of California will find it a valuable addition to their library. 256 pages, 294 Photos, 55 Maps and Graphics, Rosters, Bibliography, Hardcover.
Sigp
$60.00
$48.98

RDC; The Budd Rail Diesel Car
By Donald Duke and Edmund Keilty
RDC: The Budd Rail Diesel Car by Donald Duke and Edmund Keilty is the complete story of this unique railcar, from its conception to current status. This book discusses how the cars were built, their controls, and the various railroads that purchased them. Also considered is the RDC-9, a blind-powered trailer car built for the Boston & Maine. The design changes of 1956 are considered, as well as modifications and rebuilds by Morrison-Knudsen. There is a section about stainless steel and the “shot-welding” process, and a biography of the late Edward G. Budd. 295 pages, Hardcover.

GW
$57.95
$44.75

Reading and Northern In Color
By Olev Taremae
Reading and Northern in Color tells the incredible success story of how the Blue Mountain & Reading, the designated operator of a 13 mile branch line north of Reading PA became the award winning regional carrier, Reading, Blue Mountain and Northern serving northeastern PA. First-rate photography and informative captions provide thorough coverage of the 35 year history of the railroads. 128 pages, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Reading Company Facilities In Color Volume 1: East of Philadelphia
By Mitchell E. Dakelman
The Reading had a heavily-built network of lines extending east of the City of Brotherly Love to serve passengers and freight. The road’s stations, towers, bridges, yards, signs and other aspects are explored in color photos with or without trains. 128 pages, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Reading Company Facilities In Color Volume 2: North of Philadelphia
By Mitchell E. Dakelman
A look back at the stations, towers, shops and other structures owned by the Reading Company on the many lines that emanated from Philadelphia. Many of the scenes show trains of Reading, SEPTA, and Conrail passing by. 128 pages, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Reading Company in Color V. 1
By Jeremy F. Plant
Tour the Reading from end-to-end through over 230 views of vintage diesel and electric. 128 pages, Hardcover.

MS
$49.95
$36.95

Reading Company in Color V. 2
By Bert Pennypacker
Noted author Bert Pennypacker guides the reader through an all-color tour of the Reading's motive power, operations and physical plant during the years 1947-1976. 128 pages, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Reading Company Power In Color Volume 1: Steam and First Generation Diesels
By Robert L. Davis Jr
Reading Power in Color, Volume I opens with a sampling of RDG steam power from the 1940s to the end of regular service steam operation, including a brief look at the T1 4-8-4's in excursion service, then continues with a detailed examination of the railroad's interesting roster of first generation diesels from all four major builders. 128 pages, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Reading Company Power In Color Volume 2: Second Generation Diesels
By Robert L. Davis Jr
GP30s, C425s, SD45s, GP35s, big Alk’s – they’re all here in this tour of Reading’s final diesel fleet. 128 pages, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Reading Railroad—Revisited. 1940-1965
By Outer Station
Featuring photos of Reading Co employee Paul D Hartline showing various aspects of the Reading RR.
96 pages, Horizontal Format, Color & B&W, Hardcover.

Dbltk
$34.95
$28.95

Reading Railroad V. III
by Benjamin L. Bernhart.
This publication is the most extensive photographic essay ever produced documenting the route of Reading Railroad Main Line between Valley Forge and Douglassville. The book includes a look at the Port Richmond Branch, the tug boats operated by the Reading, Valley Forge, Phoenixville, Black Rock Tunnel, Cromby, Mingo, Royersford, Aramingo, Linfield, Sanatoga, Pottstown and Stowe. 464 pages, 897 Illustrations, High quality book printed on 80 pound sterling gloss paper, Hardcover.

Dbtk
$125.00
$95.95

Reading Railroad Book V
By Den Bernhart
Book Contains photos of the Reading RR in the area between Oley Street, Reading, PA and Belt Line Jct. Muhlenberg township which primarily covers the Reading Shop Complex.
4674 pages, Horizontal Format, Hardcover.

Dbtk
$125.00
$95.95

Reading Steam in Color
By Jeremy F. Plant
This book contains over 200 color photographs of Post-War steam of the Reading Company during the years 1946-1956. 128 pages, Hardcover.

MS
$49.95
$36.95

Realistic Model Railroad Operation
By Tony Koester
Respected expert Tony Koester teaches modelers how real railroads operate trains and how to apply those methods to their own model railroads in this extensively updated edition. Learning about timetable-and-train-order operation, as well as how cars are switched, how yards function, how signals work, and more, provides an added dimension of realism and fun for modelers, keeping the hobby fresh and exciting. 96 pages, Softcover.

Kalm
$19.95
$17.95

Red Arrow Lines in Color
By Douglas E. Peters
This suburban transit system operated electric passenger service west of Philadelphia using equipment that ranged from Brill Bullets to former North Shore Electroliners. 128 pages, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Refrigerator Car Color Guide
By Gene Green
A look at the operation and roster of privately-owned ice-bunker reefer cars. Contains a marvelous sequence of the icing process atop an icing dock in 1962. 128 pages, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac in Color
By J.F. Plant, S. Short & W.G. McClure
113 miles of busy double track linking North and South symbolize the RF&P. Operations during the steam and diesel years as well as a chapter on equipment are illustrated in full color. 128 pages, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Riding The Rails, Inside the Business of America’s Railroads
By Robert D. Krebs
When Robert D. Krebs joined the ranks of Southern Pacific Railroad in 1966, the industry had been in decline for decades, and the future of trains was in peril. Despite these obstacles, Krebs fell in love with the rugged, competitive business of railroads and was determined to overcome its resistance to change and put rail transportation back on track. By the age of 40, Krebs was president of the Southern Pacific Railroad and went on to lead both the Santa Fe Railway and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway companies. Riding the Rails: Inside the Business of America's Railroads details Krebs's rise to a position of influence in the recovery of America's railroads and offers a unique insider's view into the boardrooms where executives and businessmen reimagined transportation in the United States. Hardcover book.

IUP
$45.00
$32.50

Rio Grande A Last Look Back 1974-2010
By R. C. Farewell
This nice book features Colorado's Rio Grande Railroad and the changes made to this popular road under Southern Pacific and Union Pacific ownership. There's lots of D&RGW action in this book at all the familiar places: Tennessee Pass, Moffat Route, Utah desert, Ruby Canyon, and other locations; includes more than a dozen charts and maps that will bring the Rio Grande to life. 280 pages, 400+ Color Photos, Hardcover.

Cent
$69.95
$53.95
Rio Grande: Best of Bob Davis
By Bob Davis
The final two decades of the “Action Road” are captured across the system in exciting, scenic photographs. Fast freight rolls through the glorious landscapes of the Rio Grande along with a little passenger action. 96 pages, All Color, Softcover.
MS
$39.95
$31.95
Rio Grande; High-Side Gondolas; The Versatile Gons of DRGW and D&RGW Narrow Gauge
By Stan Rhine
Rio Grande High-Side Gondolas is a must for railfans and modelers interested in narrow gauge rolling stock. In spite of the author’s quote in the introduction as “a brief, incomplete history,” this book is anything but. Dr. Rhine has chronicled these cars for decades and this is a detailed study of the Rio Grande’s narrow gauge highside gondolas. The book traces all the major classes of cars, from introduction to the railroad, through the many variants and permutations of the car type, to the end of their service lives. These cars formed the backbone of the coal, mineral, and loose material transport and in so doing, had long and productive lives on the line with many examples still extant, including some in regular service as passenger cars on tourist and museum railroads.
176 pages, Color & B&W, Softcover.
Wrvr
$34.95
$27.95

Rio Grande Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment
By Jim Eager
Grande Gold passenger cars and “Cookie Box” boxcars are just a small part of the fascinating roster of this fabled road. Three hundred color photos (98% standard gauge) are expertly captioned by DRGW authority Jim Eager. 128 pages, Hardcover.

MS
$49.95
$36.95

Rio Grande Heart of the Rockies
By Chuck Conway
Rio Grande — Heart of the Rockies looks at the dramatic influence of railroad builder David H. Moffat on the Denver & Rio Grande Western. In Volume I of this series, one of the watershed events for the young D&RG was the conversion of the main lines from narrow gauge to standard gauge, initiated in 1890 during Moffat’s presidency. Following his departure from the D&RG the following year, Moffat intensified the pursuit of his great dream—constructing a direct transcontinental mainline west from Denver. Indeed, the "Moffat Road”, which he spearheaded, eventually became the primary transcontinental conduit for the D&RGW as well as the source of substantial local traffic. Moffat, however, would not live to see the outcome of what he had begun and following his passing, his Denver, Northwestern & Pacific was reorganized into the Denver & Salt Lake. The color images in this volume, all captured in the later years of D&RGW operations, illustrate the many construction challenges he faced as he pushed the DNW&P rails west, for this was no route seeking the easiest of grades and alignments. It was the boring of the Moffat Tunnel beneath the Continental Divide in 1927 that encouraged the D&RGW to cast its lot with the D&SL in developing both local and transcontinental traffic. The completion of the tunnel, followed by the opening of the Dotsero Cutoff in 1934, gave the line through the Heart of the Rockies a chance to thrive, unlike so many other railroad enterprises that had challenged Colorado’s mountains and failed. The line west of Denver remains one of the most colorful operations in the region. Though many changes occurred in the final quarter of the 20th century, the experience of trains winding through the mountains has beckoned rail photographers from around the globe to record the action. And while the Rio Grande itself is gone, the images herein help to illustrate how it was during the era of color slide photography along the D&RGW in the Heart of the Rockies. 192 pages, Hardcover.

Wrvr
$79.95
$61.98

Rio Grande in Color V. 2; Utah
By James Sandrin
Tour the D&RGW from Grand Junction to the SP interchange at Ogden through more than 230 vintage color photographs. Every type of diesel from FT to SD45 is lensed in this most spectacular setting. There’s even a little steam in this station-by-station itinerary. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

MS
$49.95
$36.95

Rio Grande in Color V. 4; Late Steam & First Generation Diesels
By Timothy Morris
Examine the last of Rio Grande steam in main line freight and passenger service followed by a down the roster look at everything from FT’s to SD9’s. Detailed by a former D&RGW employee. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Rio Grande in Color V. 5; Second Generation Diesels
By Timothy Morris
Spectacular scenery surrounds the GP30's and SD45's of the Action Road during its final decade. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Rio Grande Narrow Gauge in Color V. 1; 1947-1959 Empire Contraction and Railfan Discovery
By Thomas A. Brunner
The Narrow Gauge’s last days as a common carrier are chronicled in magnificent color work by master photographers Robert F. Collins, Emery Gulash and others. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Rio Grande Secret Places V. 1; The Tunnel District
By R. C. Farewell
Although much of the Rio Grande's standard gauge route between Denver and Salt Lake City has been well-documented over the years, some regions of the mainline have been overlooked. R.C. Farewell has spent nearly nine years documenting these overlooked areas, assembling vintage as well as current views and uncovering pertinent historical data. This accumulation of material is presented here in the first of a two volume set on Rio Grande's secret places. This volume covers the Tunnel District of Colorado's front range. Included are over 150 striking images from this region, including nearly 30 in color. Described and illustrated are historical foundations of the present route, as well as past and current operations over the line. Photos include both steam and diesel, providing views of Denver & Salt Lake, Denver & Rio Grande Western and Southern Pacific. 160 pages, Color and B&W Photos, Hardcover.

Corrm
$34.95
$29.95

Rio Grande Secret Places V. 2; Ruby Canyon
By R. C. Farewell
Some of the most magnificent main line railroading anywhere can be found in the western Colorado-eastern Utah desert country. A detailed and photographic history of the route is presented for the first time in R.C. Farewell's Rio Grande Secret Places, Volume II, which portrays both the desert and its Ruby Canyon in spectacular fashion. Pictorial emphasis is on Rio Grande, Southern Pacific and Union Pacific operations in recent years, but a few rare D&RGW steam views are included. Three-dimensional maps highlight key areas. There is coverage of many miles of alignment that were graded but never used, and of obscure desert tidbits such as the Ballard & Thompson Railroad. 208 pages, Color and B&W Photos, Hardcover.

Corrm
$34.95
$38.95

Rio Grande Trackside; with Jim Ozment
By James Sandrin
The all-color photographic perspective of a Division Engineer of the Rio Grande during the 1950s and 60s, both in his work and hobby. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

MS
$49.95
$36.95

Roads, Rivers and Rails V. 1; ALBANY/SCHENECTADY TO ONEONTA
By John Taibi
The earliest explorers and settlers in central New York first used ancient Indian trails to enter the region. Over time, primitive dirt roads, plank roads, and turnpikes in combination with the navigable portions of the Susquehanna River and its tributaries greatly aided expansion into the lands southwest of Albany. Eventually, the broad gauge Albany & Susquehanna Railroad - a predecessor of the powerful, renowned Delaware & Hudson Railroad - formed what would be regarded as the ultimate link in the transportation system that connected Albany with Binghamton. Besides accelerating community growth, the railroad spurred the development and facilitated the growth of local industry - limestone and cement, dairy and agriculture, and the manufacturing of tools, wagons, wood products, and machinery. In his inimitable style, Mr. Taibi engages the reader on a point-to-point tour, weaving an entertaining story around how these three phases of passage - the Roads, Rivers, and Rails - created lifelines for the interior towns. This book contains more than 500 color, sepia, and black & white illustrations - from vintage stereoviews of A&S/D&H operations to 2011 color photographs of current owner Canadian Pacific Rail with Norfolk Southern operations via trackage rights. Early D&H steam and the most modern diesels - AC4400CW, SD60, SD90, ES44AC, C40-9W, and ES40DC - are shown at various locations. Union Pacific run-through power is also included. Among those places visited in this first installment of Roads, Rivers, and Rails, are Voorheesville, Altamont, Delanson, Cobleskill, Richmondville, Worcester, Schenevus, and Oneonta. Volume II will begin the story anew at Oneonta and continue on to Otego, Unadilla, Sidney, Bainbridge, Afton, and Nineveh - concluding at the "Parlor City," Binghamton. 238 pages, 523 Illustrations, Maps, Blueprints, Bibliography, Hardcover.

Dbt
$64.95
$53.98

Roads, Rivers and Rails V. 2; ONEONTA TO BINGHAMTON
By John Taibi
Taibi continues his story of the D&H and its connect ion to all of the towns served between the "City of the Hills" (Oneonta) and the "Parlor City" (Binghamton). This book contains more than 600 first-generation color, sepia, and black & white illustrations - from vintage stereoviews and post cards to color photographs of current owner Canadian Pacific Rail sharing the steel ribbons with Norfolk Southern. Vintage D&H steam and early diesels to the most modern motive power - AC4400CW, SD60 SD90, ES44AC, C40-9W, and ES40DC - are captured at various locations over the line. Union Pacific and BNSF run-through power makes numerous appearances. An extensive introduction reviews the first book. Then Volume II starts its own story with an all-new section on Oneonta. From there the journey continues down the Susquehanna watershed through Otego, Wells Bridge, Unadilla, Sidney, Bainbridge, Afton, Nineveh, Harpursville, Belden, Tunnel, Sanitaria Springs, and Port Crane - concluding at the "Parlor City", Binghamton. 341 pages, 619 Illustrations, Maps, Blueprints, Bibliography, Hardcover.

Dbt
$74.95
$59.98

Rock Island Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment
By Steve Hile, David H. Hickcox and Todd Miller
Over 300 color photographs gathered from the best photographers of CRI&P equipment give the reader an outstanding collection of “The Rock’s” rolling stock. RI owned reefers, stock cars, sleepers and coaches. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

MS
$49.95
$36.95

Rock Island Color Pictorial V. 2
By Louis A. Marre
This volume is based on the diesel locomotive roster which includes photos and rosters between 1959 and 1969. There is also a section on leased / pool power on the Rock Island. 128 pages, Hardcover.

4ways
$49.95
$37.50

Rock Island Color Pictorial V. 3
By Louis A. Marre
See the final years of “The Rock”. Equipment wore several colorful paint schemes and locomotive lashups were unbelievable at times. Rock Island operated several passenger trains during the 1970′s with a wide assortment of 1st and 2nd generation motive power, both owned and borrowed / leased. 128 pages, Hardcover.

4ways
$54.95
$39.95

Rock Island in Color V. 1; 1948-1964
By Lloyd E. Stagner
Return to the citadel of exotic diesels as the amazing roster of RI is unfolded in this all-color 128-page book. Steam is prominent too as the story of RI’s ups-and-downs is described through almost 200 vintage photos of trains and operations throughout the huge multi-state system. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

MS
$49.95
$36.95

Rock Island in Color V. 2; 1965-1980
By Bill Marvel
Complete the saga of “the ROCK” as it begins a non-stop ride to oblivion. Vintage cab units and recycled Geeps were not enough to curb the tide as the road valiantly fought the inevitable. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

MS
$49.95
$36.95
Rock Island Locomotive Portfolio 1950-1980
By Stephen M. Timko
To say the Rock Island’s locomotive roster was unique is an understatement – from the unorthodox purchasing of 44-tonners from Davenport and Whitcomb rather than then-standard General Electric, to the late Alco-era C-415 switcher model and EMD (and EMC) TA and AB models, to the standard E7 and E8 designs. Alco cab and booster units, re-engined by EMD, oddball Lima 800 HP LS800 models, and other abnormalities made The Rock a railfan’s paradise in the 1960s-70s. Running on a shoestring budget in later years, the Rock Island acquired used locomotives from many sources, often through local supplier Precision National Corporation and suitor Union Pacific RR. Diesel fans will enjoy exploring the roster of this railfan legend with diesel authority Steve Timko. 96 pages, All Color, Softcover.
MS
$39.95
$31.95

Rock Island Power in Color V. 1; 1-563
By Robert J. Yanosey
After a short look at steam, a model-by-model tour of the road’s diesel fleet begins with LWT #1. Continuing numerically through the freight cab units, U-boats, and suburban diesels, Volume 1 ends with #563 an SW900m. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Rock Island Power in Color V. 2: 601 to 4909
By Robert J. Yanosey
RI roster numbers 600 to 4909 encompasses everything from prewar Alco cab units to SD40-2’s. Painted in a wide array of colors and assigned to varied duties as the years passed by, they did their best as the Rock Island crumbled beneath them. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.

MS
$59.95
$45.95

Rock Island RR Travel on the Rockets
By John Kelly
Read about the Rock Island Railroad from its original charter by the Illinois Legislature in 1847 to the highly publicized trial of Rock Island's right to construct and use a bridge across navigable waters defended by Abraham Lincoln in 1855. By 1937 the railroad had its own fleet of Rocket passenger trains to herald the Streamlined Era. Rock Island's stainless steel trains were led by locomotives in ''art-deco'' maroon and red, trimmed with black-edged aluminum stripes. Photos include the Peoria Rocket, Des Moines Rocket, Quad City Rocket, Texas Rocket, Kansas City Rocket, Twin Star Rocket, Zephyr-Rocket, Rocky Mountain Rocket, the flagship Golden State between Chicago and Los Angeles in partnership with Southern Pacific, and suburban commuter service between Chicago's La Salle Street Station and Joliet, Illinois. Also included are a system map, timetables, travel brochures and full-color section of Rock Island depots and stations.
126 pages, Color & B&W, Horizontal, Softcover.

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Rocky Mountain Railroads V. 11; Durango to Alamosa and Salida
By Richard Dorman and Bob Hayden
Here's the story of the narrow gauge routes of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad from Durango, Colorado, to Chama, New Mexico, and on to Antonito, Alamosa, and Salida, Colorado. The lines covered include 350 miles of railroad in two states, and the scenery ranges from the rugged San Juan and Sangre de Cristo mountains to sub-alpine meadows and broad, flat agricultural valleys. 174 pages, Color and B&W Photos, Hardcover.

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Route of the Chiefs; Santa Fe in the Streamlined Era
by Greg Stout
Route of the Chiefs is THE photographic history of how the Santa Fe rose to being the foremost passenger carriers in the streamliner era. From the premiere Super Chief to the wide network of secondary trains, this new 256-page volume is next thing to being on board. If ever a railroad was a friend to the passenger, Santa Fe was it. From the 1892 version of the California Limited, to the Santa Fe De-Luxe, the 1926 Chief, 1937 Super Chief - no other railroad offered greater luxury to its first-class clientele. Later, with the inauguration of the 1938 El Capitan, the company's fast, modern accommodations came to coach travelers as well. Add to that the remaining Chiefs and streamliners, including the San Francisco Chief, Texas Chief, the Chief itself, Grand Canyon, Chicagoan, Kansas Cityan, San Diegan, Golden Gates, and a host of supporting cast players like The Cavern, El Pasoan, Tulsan and others - it's hard to conceive of any railroad that did it as well. 258 pages, B&W and Color photos, Hardcover.

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Route of the Rockets-Rock Island in Streamlined Era
By Greg Stout
The streamlined era on the Rock Island lasted 43 years, beginning with the delivery of the first reborn Rockets in 1937 and ending well beyond Amtrak with a "Notice of Embargo" on Trains 5 and 6, and 11 and 12 effective January 1, 1979. During the era, the Rock Island ran an extensive fleet of streamliners in many hues, coming from just about every major car and locomotive builder, and embraced a diverse array of rolling stock. "In truth, the Rock Island tried. It tried with line relocations and the "Samson of the Cimarron" and stainless steel Rockets powered by stylish crimson and maroon diesels. And in the end, when it quite simply ran out of cash, it was not from a lack of effort on the part of its workers and managers. Rather, the Rock Island died from causes that had been present almost from the day the first spike was driven: too many agricultural branches, overdependence on trackage rights, and a route map that seemed to reach every important terminal the long way around. "Despite its many problems, however, the Rock Island also managed to present the traveling public with a number of fine passenger trains, including the original 1937 Rockets, the streamlined 1948 Golden State and the seasonal, short-lived Arizona Limited. 175 pages, B&W and Color Photos, Drawings, Charts and Rosters, Hardcover.

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Rutland in Color
By Philip R. Jordan
The fabled Rutland story is relived in full color in this new 128-page book. Lots of steam, RS1s, RS-3s and equipment are to be seen as the system is examined in detail from end-to-end. 128 pages, Hardcover.

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