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Sacramento Northern
By Harre W. Demoro
Like most intercity electric railways, the SN was built by local capitalists involved in other enterprises; in this case, men who had sought riches in the reclamation projects and bountiful harvests of the Sacramento Valley, and the development of hydroelectric power. Unfortunately, like most electric intercity railways, the Sacramento Northern was almost always broke, but because the promoters built the line to high engineering standards for freight as well as passengers the steam-powered Western Pacific Railroad bought the interurban and turned it into a valuable network of freight feeders. The book deals with more than trains and tracks: it sets the story in the context of its era: a time when California was emerging from the financial impact of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. The Golden State was harnessing her big rivers, embarking on major irrigation projects and entering a period of economic boom that would make her America's most populous and wealthiest state; and the Sacramento Northern played a key role in that drama. Included here are more than 470 rare photographs, many ofthem published for the first time, as well as detailed chapters on the history, finance, rolling stock, signals, power systems and terminals. Timetables, financial and traffic data, scale drawings of rolling stock, and tickets are also included and, in one chapter, the reader takes a ride on the Sacramento Northern in the mid-1930s. Maps were drawn especially by Seattle cartographer Wayne Hom, with an endsheet map by John Signor. Altogether, this is a rich and rewarding account of railroad history and operation. 352 pages, 472 Photos, 20 Maps and Drawings, Rosters and Biliography, Hardcover.
Sigp
$70.00
$55.95
San Ramon Branch Line of the Southern Pacific
By Irma McGinnis Dotson
This book give the reader a look at some of the early attempts at railroad building in Contra Costa County, but the book main thrust is about the branch line. Building the branch line initiallly was from Avon to San Ramon, with a later extension to (Radium) Pleasanton. Years of research has produced an attractive and readable history illustrated with line drawings, 126 photographs, the Southern pacific alignment map of the branch line, and station plats, Hardcover.
Sphs
$50.00
$41.50
Santa Fe All the Way V. 1; 1940-1966
By Bill Marvel
A fascinating look back at the AT&SF during its steam to first generation heyday. Over 240 classic photographs from the 1940s,’50s and ’60s chronicle everything from FTs to GP35s to 4-8-4s! Steam, FT's, evern DL109's. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
Wtvr
$49.95
$36.95
Santa Fe Facilities in Color V. 1; Transcontinental Route - Chicago to Los Angeles
By Lloyd Stagner
Over 280 color photos of stations, signals, shops, yards, and other segments of the physical plant along the right of way Chicago to Los Angeles from the late 1950s to 1990. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Santa Fe Facilities in Color V. 2; Branches
By Lloyd Stagner
Santa Fe’s branch line network was quite extensive, handling everything from unit coal trains to single cars of Kansas grain. Explore the stations and other railroad owned buildings of the ATSF in almost 300 color photos. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Santa Fe in Color V. 1 1940-1971 Chicago-Kansas City
By Lloyd Stagner
The first in a four volume series of the finest vintage AT&SF color available. This series shows Santa Fe steam at its best and at least one of every diesel class that the road had during this period. This first volume features such rarities as “The Blue Goose,” E3’s, Baldwin center-cabs, FT’s in passenger service, and much more, all in full color. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$49.95
$36.95
Santa Fe in Color V. 2 1940-1971 Kansas City-Albuquerque
By Lloyd Stagner
A true Santa Fe classic! See rare DL109s in Kansas City and then spend a day in 1946 as everything from 2-10-2s to FTs pass by. Watch as 2-10-4s help F7s thru Abo Canyon and E1s glide over Raton Pass. Joint Line steam and early diesels in abundance. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$49.95
$36.95
Santa Fe in Color V. 3 1940-1971 Alburq-LA
By Lloyd Stagner
128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
Out of Print
$49.95
Santa Fe in the Lone Star State V. 1
By Steve Allen Goen
Twenty years (1949-1969) of great Santa Fe photography in Texas. Very comprehensive captions on this never before covered part of the “Atchison”. There is some steam, and loads of Warbonnets, zebra stripes and blue/yellow F-units. There are also sections on passenger cars and Texas depots. Hardcover, All Color, 144 pages.
4way
$49.95
$37.50

Santa Fe New Mexico Div. Gallup, NM to Trinidad, Co. SF steam ser V.15
by Jeff Ainsworth
Gallup, NM to Trinidad, Co. Gallup, east passing by Thoreau & Grants to Belen, north to Albuquerque, Las Vegas, Raton Glorietta & Raton Passes, Steam & diesel, passenger & freight a variety of power 4-6-2, 4-8-2, 4-8-4, 2-10-2, #5000 E-1, E-3, E-6, FT and F-3 diesels. 54 pages, B&W, Softcover.

Mvta
$27.50
$21.95

Santa Fe Railway Photo Archieve
by John Kelly
The name Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway conjures images of bright red and silver Warbonnet diesels pulling gleaming stainless-steel passenger trains across the plains of Kansas and the pine-covered forests of Arizona. Highlights include the Chief, Texas Chief, San Francisco Chief, El Capitan and Super Chief (often referred to as “Train of the Stars” for the movie-stars and celebrities who believed there was only one way, the Super Chief Way, to travel between Los Angles and Chicago). A full color chapter on Santa Fe Chief trains is accompanied by vintage travel brochures and advertising. Photos include the California Limited, Chicagoan, Kansas Cityan, Navajo, Ranger, Scout, and Grand Canyon Limited with connecting service to Grand Canyon National Park. Santa Fe’s partnership with Harvey House depot restaurants is shown in picture postcards with the legendary Harvey Girls. 126 pages, Color/B&W, Softcover.

Cent
$32.95
$25.95

Santa Fe Steam Vol. 15 New Mexico SubDivision Gallup -Trinidad
By Jeff Aonsworth
Sharp clear b/w roster and action photos, photo index, roster information. Softcover, 11x8.5" Horizontal Format, 64 pages.

Monte Vista
$27.50
$21.95
Santa Fe the Final Years 1980-1986 in Color V. 1 Chicago to Belen, Raton and Denver
By Jerry A. Pinkepank
The colorful last years of the Santa Fe saw red and yellow SPSF liveries mix with red and silver "Super Fleet" warbonnets, as Volume 1 takes across the Transcon from Chicago to Belen and along the Front Range from Denver over Raton. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Santa Fe the Final Years 1980-1986 in Color V. 2 Belen to California Texas Lines
By Jerry A. Pinkepank
A definitive look back at the last years of this fallen flag. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Santa Fe the Railroad Gateway to the American West V. 1
By Donald Duke
For over a century, the Santa Fe operated many first-class transcontinental passenger trains between Chicago, the Pacific Coast and Texas cities. Trains such as the California Limited, the de luxe, the Chief, and the luxurious Super Chief, to name a few. The history of each train is told, along with the all-coach streamliner El Capitan, and other trains such as the Scout, El Tovar, and the Grand Canyon Limited. Not forgotten is the Fast Mail and Express. Freight, the life's blood of the railroad, is brought up to date. For over a century, the Santa Fe has handled cattle, sheep, ore coal, citrus, grains, cement, liquid fuels, oil and of course automobiles. Today's freight, which formerly moved in boxcars, is now handled in piggyback truck trailers and in containers. This volume also presents a comprehensive review of Santa Fe's motive power fleet from its earliest 4-4-0 type locomotives to the giant 2-10-10-2s, once classified as the World's Largest Steam Locomotive. The Santa Fe was an early pioneer of diesel motive power due to the alkali water across the desert lands of the Southwest. Santa Fe, Volume 2 by Donald Duke - here is the Santa Fe Railway - a big, generous slice of it - served up in an easy-to-read style with a matchless photographic gallery of railroading. Hardcover.
GW
$59.95
$46.95
Santa Fe Through Passenger Service in Color V. 1
By Greg Stout
A train by train look at the Santa Fe's premier passenger services. From the SUPER CHIEF and El CAPITAN to the SAN DIEGAN. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Santa Fe Through Passenger Service in Color V. 2
By Greg Stout
The second tier mainline trains are examined across the entire Santa Fe system. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Santa Fe Trackside with Bill Gibson
By Lloyd E. Stagner
Long time Santa Fe employee Bill Gibson carried his camera along and went out on his days off in the 1950s and 60s to record the goings-on with his beloved railroad. Trackside Book #10. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$54.95
$41.95
Santa Fe 4-8-2 Pictorial V. 1
By Jeff Ainsworth
Includes photos of the Santa Fe's 4-8-2s. Classes 2900, 3751, 3765, 3776 This pictorial includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. 52 photos. Soft Cover.
Mvst
$27.50
$21.95
Santa Fe 2-10-2 Pictorial V. 3; 900 Class
By Jeff Ainsworth
Covers Santa Fe's 2-10-2 and 2-10-0 900 Class. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Soft Cover.
Mvst
$27.50
$21.95
Santa Fe 4-6-2 Pictorial V. 4
By Jeff Ainsworth
Includes photos of the Santa Fe's 4-6-2s 1200 Class including some 2-6-2s. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. B&W photos. Soft Cover.
Mvst
$27.50
$21.95
Santa Fe 2-10-4 Pictorial V. 5
By Jeff Ainsworth
Includes photos of the Santa Fe's 2-10-4s Classes 3829, 5000, 5001,5011. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. B&W photos. Soft Cover.
Mvst
$27.50
$21.95
Santa Fe 2-10-2 Pictorial V. 6; 1600 - 1705 Class
By Jeff Ainsworth
Covers Santa Fe's 2-10-2 1600 -1705 Class. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Soft Cover.
Mvst
$27.50
$21.95
Santa Fe 4-6-2 Pictorial V. 7
By Jeff Ainsworth
Includes photos of the Santa Fe's 4-6-2s Classes 1309, 1337, 1398. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. B&W photos. Soft Cover.
Mvst
$27.50
$21.95
Santa Fe 2-8-2 Pictorial V. 8
By Jeff Ainsworth
Includes photos of the Santa Fe's 2-8-2s Classes 882, 885, 1798, 3100. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. B&W photos. Soft Cover.
Mvst
$27.50
$21.95
Santa Fe 2-10-2 Pictorial V. 10; 3800 Class
By Jeff Ainsworth
Includes photos of the Santa Fe's 2-10-2s #3800 to #3846 Series. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. B&W photos. Soft Cover.
Mvst
$27.50
$21.95
Santa Fe 2-10-2 Pictorial V. 11; 3800 Class Chapter 2
By Jeff Ainsworth
Includes photos of the Santa Fe's 2-10-2s #3847 to #3886 Series. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. B&W photos. Soft Cover.
Mvst
$27.50
$21.95
Santa Fe 2-10-2 Pictorial V. 12; 3800 Class Chapter 3
By Jeff Ainsworth
Includes photos of the Santa Fe's 2-10-2s #3887 to #3906 Series. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. B&W photos. Soft Cover.
Mvst
$27.50
$21.95
Santa Fe 2-10-2 Pictorial V. 13; 3800 Class Chapter 4
By Jeff Ainsworth
Includes photos of the Santa Fe's 2-10-2s #3907 to #3940 Series. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. B&W photos. Soft Cover.
Mvst
$27.50
$21.95
Santa Fe's Valley Division - The Last Two Decades
By Ed Mackinson
The Santa Fe’s route to the San Francisco Bay area – the Valley Division – was the furthest extremity of the sprawling system. The 300 miles of main line north of Bakersfield saw GP30’s, GP35’s as well as the new War Bonnets in the final two decades of Santa Fe. 96 pages, All Color, Softcover.
MS
$39.95
$31.95
Seaboard Air Line Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment
By Paul Faulk
The railroad that ran “Through the Heart of the South” was known as an innovator and effective competitor against its two larger neighbors. The attractive equipment of the Seaboard was no small part in this battle. Enjoy this varied roster in the more than 300 color photos of this road which disappeared in 1967. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$49.95
$36.95
Seaboard Air Line in Color V. 1; Motive Power and Memories
By Paul Faulk
The end of steam and the entire diesel roster from Centipedes and FT’s to C420’s and GP40’s – all in vivid color. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Seaboard Coast Line in Color
By William G. McClure III
The motive power of the Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Air Line railroads were merged to form this new system in 1967 and were later augmented by new power. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95

Shortlines of the Desert Southwest
by Jim Shaw
This second title by noted rail photographer, Jim Shaw, features an in depth look at the many shortlines operated in the Desert Southwest; Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico and Utah between the early 1960s and present. There are nearly thirty shortlines presented by geographical areas. Each is presented with a brief history and the many vivid color and crisp black and white photographs are comprehensively captioned. This lavishly illustrated book has a limited print run so don’t miss out. There have been many days and long hours spent searching for, chasing and photographing these elusive shortline trains. Many operate only once a day or even a couple of days per week—not the easiest train chasing! In this new title the author presents a great look at these historic and colorful shortlines. 192 pages, B&W and Color, Hard Cover.

Misc
$59.95
$47.95

Snow Fighters V. 1
By Paul K. Withers
An overlooked piece of essential railroad equipment that had to be ready to go to work at a moment’s notice, nearly all of America’s railroads owned equipment to remove snow. In this pictorial, we cover this specialized equipment. This volume will cover railroads A-D. Including: Santa Fe, Burlington Norther, BNSF, Canadian Pacific, Canadian National, Denver and Rio Grande Western and many more. 96 pages, 150+ B&W and Color Photos, Horizontal Format, Softcover.

dbltk
$39.95
$31.95

Soo Line/CP Rail In The Twin Cities; A Color Pictorial
By Dean Freimund
Study and savor many colorful, dramatic images of Soo Line and CP Rail operations in the Twin Cities and outlying terminals from 1985-2015. A former employee who worked the extra board for ten years examines many of the locomotives and most of the jobs and the routes over which the crews hauled freight, interchanged cars with other railroads and serviced customers throughout the beautiful and busy service area. 144 pages, Map, 400 Color Photos, Hardcover.

4ways
$59.95
$47.95
South Park's Gunnison Division Memories & Then Some
By Tom and Denise Klinger
This book covers the DSP&P, DL&G and C&S Gunnison Division. Areas covered include: Como, Fairplay Branch, Buena Vista, D&RG Joint Line to Leadville, St. Elmo, Alpine Tunnel, Pitkin, Gunnison, Baldwin and Ohio Pass. Construction, operating years and abandonment along with present day historic preservation are presented. Newspaper articles and personal interviews of descendants of South Park railroaders are included in the book. 312 pages, 435 B&W Photos, Maps, Hardcover.
Cent
$62.00
$49.95
Southern California Rails 1941-1971; Vol. 1
By Dick Donat
Featuring the last of steam and early diesels moving tonnage and passengers. Southern Pacific, Santa Fe, and Union Pacific are the main focus, but Pacific Electric and street railways, excursions, and short lines are also shown. 128 pages, All B&W, Softcover.
MS
$39.95
$31.95
Southern California Rails 1941-1971; Vol 2
By Dick Donat
The last of steam and early diesel are chronicled on the Santa Fe, Union Pacific, and Southern Pacific in mid-twentieth century. 128 pages, All B&W, Softcover.
MS
$39.95
$31.95
Southern Pacific AC Class Cab Forward 4-8-8-2 AC-4 #4100 to AC-6 #4150 Pictorial, Volume 23
By Jeff Ainsworth
Covers the 4-8-8-2 cab forward class AC-4 #4100 to AC-6 #4150. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Includes 68 photos. Soft Cover.
Mvta
$27.50
$21.95
Southern Pacific Cab Forwards 4-8-8-2 AC-10 #4205 to AC-12 #4294, Volume 13 - Revised
By Jeff Ainsworth
Covers AC-10 #4205 to AC-12 #4294. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Includes 68 photos. Soft Cover.
Mvta
$27.50
$21.95
Southern Pacific Coast Line Steam Pictorial V. 37
By Tom Dill
Volume 37, Book 1 of the SP series features steam on the Coast Lines (California) between Los Angeles and Watsonville Junction. Both roster and action views are included. 66 pages, B&W Photos, Softcover.
Mtva
$27.50
$21.95
Southern Pacific Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment V. 1
By Anthony W. Thompson
A stroll through the color photography archive of the Southern Pacific reveals some extremely interesting equipment. Taken by the road’s marketing, purchasing, and public relations departments mainly during the 1950s and 60s, this first volume is a 100% company photography and thus not a comprehensive look at the road’s roster. Plenty of piggyback and truck photography for the rubber-tire enthusiasts! 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$49.95
$36.95
Southern Pacific Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment V. 2
By James Kinkaid
Volume 2 continues the examination of SP’s equipment roster covering SP and SSW tank cars, box cars, gondolas, hoppers, flat cars, auto racks, and refrigerator cars using the best color railfan photography available. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Southern Pacific C-1 2-8-0 #C-1 # 2500 to C-9 # 2549 Pictorial, Volume 16
By Jeff Ainsworth
Covers the C-1 2-8-0 #C-1 # 2500 to C-9 # 2549. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Soft Cover.
Mvta
$27.50
$21.95
Southern Pacific C Class 2-8-0 Pictorial, Volume 31
By Jeff Ainsworth
Covers Southern Pacific's C Class 2-8-0 including T&NO C-9 #818 & #822 and SP's C-8 #2703 to C-9 #2763. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Includes 50+ photos. Soft Cover.
Mvta
$27.50
$21.95
Southern Pacific Depots in California V. 1
By Robert J. Church
Photo book depicting Western and Coast Division depots, freight houses, etc from the 1930's - 1996. 259 B&W pages, Hardcover.
Sphs
$55.00
$47.98
Southern Pacific Diesel Locos Compendium V. 1
By Joseph A. Strapac
This book addresses the SP locomotive roster between the 1930s and 1965. It lists the pre-1965 SP numbers as well as those of subsidiary roads SSW and T&NO. This book is a must for the SP diesel fan. 231 pages, B&W, Hardcover.
Cent
$54.95
$42.95
Southern Pacific Diesel Locos Compendium V. 2
By Joseph A. Strapac
The complete diesel locomotive roster of the Southern Pacific and the Cotton Belt, 1965-1996, including the transition to Union Pacific. Extensively annotated and illustrated. The definitive reference source on the subject-designed to supplement Strapac's "Southern Pacific Historic Diesels" series. A serious, profound reference book. The same format as Volume 1, but larger, at 320 pages. Volumr 2 contains over 200 photos; at least one illustration of every diesel model used on the SP/SSW between 1965 and 1996. "Detailed, unit-by-unit listing of every SP and Cotton Belt locomotive that operated between the renumbering of 1965 and the UP takeover in 1996. "Every rebuilding, number change, retirement, sale for scrap, and resale for service is included. "Complete lists of all SPSF-painted and speed-lettered locomotives. "All the upgrading programs are detailed. This book includes Union Pacific information on former SP locomotives, including all renumberings, retirements, scrappings and resales up to mid-2007. Hardcover
Cent
$69.95
$55.00
Southern Pacific El Paso Route Pictorial, Volume 38
By Jeff Ainsworth
SPv38 covers the route east from Los Angeles to El Paso and includes several famous passenger #5-6 Argonaut and also some obscure, short lived trains for example; #47 Mail and Express, operated off and on from 1947 thru early 1949. These route volumes contain a variety of motive power as well as a wide variety of dates, The photos generally date from the early 1930s, up to the mid 50s. Motive power, 2-6-0s, 2-8-0s, Mikes, ACs, GS class, Mt Class and even a few early diesels E units mostly trains #1-2 Sunset Ltd., #3-4 Golden State. Soft cover.
Mvta
$27.50
$21.95
Southern Pacific Facilities in Color V. 1; California, Oregon, Nevada, and Utah
By Timothy Morris
Stations, towers, shops, terminals as well as the trains that used their services are all explored in this all-color review. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Southern Pacific Facilities In Color Volume 2: LAUPT to New Orleans
By J. Patrick Bray
The many stations, yards, shops, and signal towers of the EsPee are illustrated next to the trains they served from Los Angeles to New Orleans. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
$59.95
$45.95
Southern Pacific Freight Car Painting & Lettering Guide
By Dick Harley & Anthony W. Thompson
This guide has been designed as a companion to the Southern Pacific Painting & Lettering Guide for locomotive and passenger cars published by the SPH&TS in 2013. It illustrates how Southern Pacific (and subsidiaries) owned freight cars were painted and lettered over the years, as well as PMT trucking equipment used in TOFC service and rail cars from wholly-owned rail car leasing companies Evergreen and Golden West. Extensive coverage of painting and lettering practices for Pacific Fruit Express equipment is also included. Coverage begins with the emergence of Common Standard practices in the 1880s (1906 for PFE) and continues through 1996. All information in this volume is based on official SP and Pacific Fruit Express, car and locomotive builder documents, plans and drawings. This book will be useful as a tool for historians and modelers. 11" x 8 1/2" library bound, full color throughout. 192 pages, Hardcover.
Sphs
$80.00
$64.95
Southern Pacific Freight Cars V. 1; Gondolas and Stock Cars
By Anthony W. Thompson
This is the first volume in a planned series on Southern Pacific freight cars. It covers gondolas and stock cars, and the era is approximately 1900-1960, though with some coverage before and after those years. The book contains an extensive array of rosters, photos and, where possible, drawings of the major car classes, along with other material as available, such as construction photos, publicity photos, lettering drawings, and so forth. Survival of the cars over the years is presented, as are numerous photos of the cars in service. Included are not only work (ballast) gondolas, but such signature cars of the SP as the 1920s GS gondolas from Enterprise (often called "Ulrich" cars), the 1940s GS gondolas, including a chapter on side extensions for wood chip, sugar beet, and other services, 1950s solid-bottom cars, and ore cars. Stock cars, from the CS-11 cars of the 1890s, through the standard Harriman cars, to the various late conversions of other cars to stock cars, are also given a full treatment. Freight car history has a number of dimensions. Built dates, car numbers, car characteristics are only the bare bones. A complete history would also include reasons for construction of a particular car class and exploration of its design heritage; indications of the service to shippers to which a car class was assigned; and indications of the longevity of the class, culminating in rebuilding or scrapping. Though it is not possible to provide all this detail on every car class, this book does offer much of this type of history. The large number of photographs, particularly in-service images showing the cars at various times in their lives, make this a truly comprehensive volume. Complete roster information, including car specialties such as trucks and hand brakes, are presented in a nod to the modeling community. A few color photos are included among the 537 total tally of photographs, to show the appearance of these car types, though SP freight cars such as gondolas and stock cars were overwhelmingly painted boxcar red throughout the period covered. 320 pages, 537 Photos, 30 Drawings, Hardcover.
Sigp
$65.00
$49.95
Southern Pacific Freight Cars V. 2; Cabooses
By Anthony W. Thompson
This is the second volume in a series on Southern Pacific freight cars. It covers just one car type, the caboose. The era is from 1871 through the end of caboose construction in 1980. The book contains an extensive array of rosters, photos and, where possible, drawings of the major car classes, along with other material as available, such as construction photos, publicity photos, lettering drawings, and so forth. Survival of the cars over the years is presented, as are numerous photos of the cars in service. The book opens with an introductory section of background information, then covers the early wood cabooses (1871 to 1917), the massive number of Class C-30-1 cars of the 1920s, additional wood cars, and the all-steel cupola cabooses built from 1937 to 1942. The coverage continues with the bay-window cars, first the early 30-ton cars just after World War II, then the 40-ton cars of the 1960s and Þnally the 50-ton cars built up until 1980. A separate chapter describes the various caboose conversions, from box cars, passenger cars, and locomotive tenders (into yard cabooses). Freight car history has a number of dimensions. Built dates, car numbers, car characteristics are only the bare bones. Also of importance are reasons for construction of a particular car class and exploration of its design heritage, and indications of the longevity of the class, culminating in rebuilding or scrapping. This book endeavors to offer much of this type of history for the caboose fleet of the Southern Pacfic. Cabooses represent an essential part of the history of any railroad. The book's 681 photos (102 in color) of SP cabooses, most from company and museum archives and never before published, together with 17 drawings, extensive rosters, and bibliography, make it unusually complete and authoritative. This book provides a coverage that every railroad enthusiast, and of course Southern Pacific fans in particular, will enjoy. 392 pages, 681 Photos, 17 Drawings, Hardcover.
Sigp
$70.00
$54.95
Southern Pacific Freight  Cars V. 4 Box Cars
By Anthony W. Thompson
This is the fourth volume in a series on Southern Pacific freight cars. It covers box cars, the most numerous type in the SP fleet. The era is roughly from 1865 to 1965. The book contains an extensive array of rosters, photos and, where possible, drawings of the major car classes, along with other material as available, such as construction photos, publicity photos, lettering drawings, and so forth. Survival of the cars over the years is presented, as are numerous photos of the cars in service. The first section of the book contains an introductory section of background information, then covers the early box and combination cars, along with fruit, ventilated and refrigerator cars, and presents the important Huntington-era standard cars. The coverage then turns to the Harriman and post-Harriman designs, and to the World War I era, with several design differences, including USRA cars. The very numerous cars of the 1920s, followed by the all-steel standard designs built before and after World War II are presented in additional chapters. Separate chapters describe modifications to the various classes, the first of the specially-equipped cars, the last of the 50-ton box cars, and finally the box cars of the 1960s. 504 pages, 862 Photos, 94 Drawings, Hardcover.
Sigp
$70.00
$56.98
Southern Pacific Freight Cars V. 5; Hoppers, Covered Hoppers, Tank Cars
By Anthony W. Thompson
Southern Pacific, one of the West's largest and most historic railroads, operated a major fleet of freight cars. The history of those cars is extensive, and this book series is aimed at describing all types of SP freight cars and their histories. The first volume included gondolas and stock cars, while the second covered cabooses, the third addressed automobile cars and flat cars, and the fourth presented box cars. This fifth volume treats hoppers, covered hoppers, and tank cars, and its primary time period is 1865-1965, with some coverage after those years. Freight car history has a number of dimensions. Built dates, car numbers, car characteristics are only the bare bones. Also of importance are reasons for construction of a particular car class and exploration of its design heritage, and indications of the longevity and service use of the class, culminating in rebuilding or scrapping. All those factors are addressed here. The book opens with an introductory section of background information, then the hopper section begins with the early coal cars, followed by open-top steel hopper cars through 1965. The hopper section then turns to covered hoppers (SP regarded them as "H" classes too), from the first cars of 1946, through new designs, and into cars for special lading, such as "Airslide" and related cars. The section on tank cars begins with the early cars, including the Huntington era of the 1890s, then addresses the time of design advances in the early 1900s, followed by Harriman and post-Harriman cars. Then come the several car classes of the period 1920 to 1942. A concluding chapter presents tank cars of the 1960s. Throughout the book, roster information and builder photos, as well as in-service photos at various points in the life of car classes, document the history. Drawings and lettering diagrams of selected cars are also included. Four appendices (one on standard colors), a detailed bibliography and an index round out the book. The book's 578 photos (77 in color) of SP hoppers, covered hoppers, and tank cars, most from company and museum archives and never before published, together with 109 drawings, extensive rosters, and bibliography, make it unusually complete and authoritative. 448 pages, 578 Photos, 109 Drawings, Rosters, Hardcover.
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Southern Pacific GS Class 4-8-4 Northern Pictorial, Volume 25
By Jeff Ainsworth
Covers T&NO GS-1 #700-705, Southern Pacific GS-1 #4400 to GS-4 #4449. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model No., road number, build No., build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Includes 68 photos. Soft Cover.
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Southern Pacific GS Class 4-8-4 Pictorial Volume 30
By Jeff Ainsworth
Covers Southern Pacific's GS Class 4-8-4 Texas & New Orleans GS-1 #706-708 and the SP GS-4 #4449 to GS-8 #4448. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Includes 68 photos. Soft Cover.
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Southern Pacific Historic Diesels V. 7; EMD GP9s
By Joseph A. Strapac
Over 300 GP9 units (and a single GP7) were the backbone of the Southern Pacific locomotive roster from their introduction in 1954 through the 1960s. They ran everywhere: on commutes, switching, sugar beets, you name it. Some still work for short lines and industrial railroads; a couple have been preserved. 180 photographs in b&w plus a roster. 96 pages, B&W Photos, Roster Info, Softcover.

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Southern Pacific Historic Diesels V. 8; ALCO Road-Switchers
By Joseph A. Strapac
Covers ALCO's RS-3, RSD-5, DL-701/RS-11, DL600B, DL-702/RSD-12, SL-721/RS-32, Diesel-Hydraulic Locomotives, Century 628 and Century 630 Locomotives. 96 pages, B&W Photos, Roster Info, Softcover.
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Southern Pacific Historic Diesels V. 13; EMD Early GP Turbo Locomotives
By Joseph A. Strapac
Between 1947 and 1959, dieselization on the Southern Pacific followed a predictable pattern. Order locomotives from the diesel builders similar the early diesels but easier to maintain. Competition from the Santa Fe and truckers caused a re-thinking of this pattern. The SP needed to move trains quickly or be left out of the high-speed high-value end of freight transportation. Thus the jump into turbo-charged locomotives offered by both EMD and GE. 128 pages, B&W Photos, Roster Info, Softcover.
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Southern Pacific Historic Diesels V. 15; EMD GP40 and GP60
By Joseph A. Strapac
This volume addresses the many different varieties of the GP40 used on the Southern Pacific and Cotton Belt between 1966 and 1996, including GP40, GP40P-2, GP40-2, GP40X and GP40R. TEBU Master Units and upgraded units leased from Morrison-Knudsen are also discussed. Extensive detail illustration, including late-model signal lights, truck details and early versions of speed lettering. The GP60s displayed some variety too, especially considering that SP owned this model for less than nine years. Early examples featured 'classic' lettering and horn placement (and did without ditch lights), but later units were factory-painted in speed lettering and carried ditch lighting and relocated horns. Shade Tree's usual intensive photo coverage includes as-delivered views, important modifications and painting/lettering evolution. Rosters and drawings are included. An entire chapter is dedicated to post-1996 illustrations, mostly on the Union Pacific, where many operate to this day. 128 pages, B&W Photos, Roster Info, Softcover.
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Southern Pacific Historic Diesels V. 16; Electro-Motive Diesel Switching Locomotives
By Joseph A. Strapac
Focused on EMD end-cab switchers (no mention of roadswitchers "demoted" to yard work). 144 pages, 286 B&W Photos, Roster Info, Softcover.
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Southern Pacific Historic Diesels V. 17; EMD SD40 Family Locomotives
By Joseph A. Strapac
Electro-Motive's SD40 and its offspring were important not just for their absolute numbers manufactured, but for the fact that they proved that EMD could respond to competition from General Electric and bring a better product to market. Introduction of the 645 line of engines re-established competitive balance between EMD and GE and drove the final nail in the coffin for locomotives produced by ALCo. 144 pages, B&W Photos, Roster Info, Softcover.
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Southern Pacific Historic Diesels V. 19; Post-1978 GE and M-K Locomotives
By Joseph A. Strapac
This volume covers GE B-boats since 1978 and the comfort cab DC and AC units. There will also be a chapter on the aborted Morrison-Knudsen 5000hp locomotives. 144 pages, B&W Photos, Roster Info, Softcover.
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Southern Pacific Historic Diesels V. 20 Passenger Cab Units
By Joe Strapac
EMD and Alco passenger units are documented in detail in Southern Pacific Historic Diesels, Volume 20: Shade Tree's biggest and best yet! There are chapters on each model from each builder, illustrations of variant paint jobs and extensive discussion of SP policies for passenger locomotive utilization. The closing chapter adds a bonus—sixteen pages of color. 176 pages, B&W with 15 Color Pages, Softcover.
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Southern Pacific Historic Diesels V. 21 EMD Four Motor and Six Motor Freight Diesels
By Joe Strapac
This volume will detail the freight diesel locomotives not covered in the previous volumes of Shade Tree's series of books on Southern Pacific's diesel locomotive roster. This volume will have color covers and all B&W images inside.
Contents:
Introduction, pp. 3-7;
SD35, Original and 1965 Numbers, pp. 8-27;
SD35, Upgrades and Switchers, pp. 28-45;
SD39, pp. 46-67;
SD38-2 (West Colton Hump Units), pp. 68-75;
West Colton Slug Units, pp. 76-81;
GP38-2, pp. 82-113;
SD70M, pp. 114-131;
Demonstrators and Graduates (new owners), pp. 132-144
144 pages, B&W, Softcover.

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Southern Pacific Historic Diesels V. 22 “Passenger Hood units reprise.”
By Joe Strapac
Expensive streamlined passenger cab locomotives were an essential part of the SP locomotive fleet, necessary to present a positive public image. The Southern Pacific bought streamlined passenger diesel locomotives from Alco and Electro-Motive between 1937 and 1955, enough to dieselize its entire roster of inter-city passenger trains. We have studied these cab-style units in our Volumes 3, 9 and 20. The few remaining locals and commuter trains still in SP’s timetable in the 1950s were dieselized with freight locomotives incidentally equipped with steam generators and air signal lines and electrical modifications to make them suitable for powering passenger trains. They were painted in “freight unit” colors and worked freight trains as often as their passenger schedules permitted and were expected to be maintained with the same spare parts and tools as their “pure freight” counterparts. In the 1950s, Southern Pacific regularly utilized only twelve GP9s, twenty SD7s and sixteen Train Master diesel units in local passenger or Commute service. Steam generator-equipped SD9 units were also used on occasion in passenger service, as well as the occasional Alco. New SDP45 and GP40P-2 passenger locomotives arrived between 1967 and 1974. They are all documented in the 176 pages of Volume 22. Our now hard-to-find Volume 1 addressed the Fairbanks-Morse Train Master locomotives—in Volume 22 they are illustrated in much more detail.
176 pages w/13 color pages, Softcover.

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Southern Pacific Historic Overland Route
By Tom Dill
Featuring scenes and extensive captions – mostly from the 1950′s and 1960′s of the western portion of the first transcontinental railroad from Oakland to Ogden, Utah. Featured is the era from the last of steam to the first generation diesel locomotives. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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Southern Pacific in Color V. 3; Classic Scarlet
By Jim Boyd
Jim Boyd's motive power examination of the EsPee continues in the 1960s as the road introduces second generation power and a new paint scheme. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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Southern Pacific in Color V. 4; The Tunnel Motor Era
By Jim Boyd
Jim Boyd's Southern Pacific epic continues during the 1970s as the railroad enters a troubled period. The best SP color photography ever published! 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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Southern Pacific in Color V. 5; Merger and Memories
By Jim Boyd
The last two decades of the SP saw a surprising variety of color schemes. This exciting period plus a 1950s retrospective of steam and first generation diesel provide the theme of this new book. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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Southern Pacific in Transition
By Bill Shippen & Joe Shine
One last look at the “Old Friendly” after merging with the Denver & Rio Grande Western, but prior to the SP/UP merger in 1996. Included in this volume is a wrap up of all paint schemes applied to Espee diesel locomotives between 1936 and 1996. Featured are SP interlocking towers, 1990′s changes in the Tehachapi’s & complete roster. 160 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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Southern Pacific Lines Across Texas & Louisiana 1934-1961
By Joe Dale Morriss and George C. Werner
The States of Texas and Louisiana and the Southern Pacific Railroad grew up together. In 1853 the Buffalo Bayou, Brazos & Colorado, the first railroad in Texas was opened; and in the same year the New Orleans, Opelousas & Great Western, the first component railroad of the Texas & New Orleans in Louisiana was opened. Soon, thirty-four other railroads were built in Texas, forming nine predecessor roads, and nine railroads were built in Louisiana, forming five predecessor railroads. In 1927 the Espee leased all of the predecessor roads to the Texas and New Orleans Railroad and finally in 1934 all of the leased companies were merged into a single company. 496 pages, 900 B&W Photos, 14 Illustrations, 12 Maps, Hardcover.
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Southern Pacific Majestic Coast Line Pictorial Vol. 43: Los Angeles to Santa Cruz
By Jeff Ainsworth

Beginning in Los Angeles, Ca. Our journey, will take us from Los Angeles past the industrial sections of a large city, through the Residential valleys of San Fernando and past miles and miles of farmlands to Ventura where we ride along the Majestic California coast line from Ventura to near San Luis Obispo. As we climb toward Cuesta Summit, you can look out from the vantage point of the engineers and passenger the Majestic view of the Pacific Ocean.

A wide varitey of steam power 2-6-0s, 2-8-0s, 4-6-0s, Mountains, GS class, 5000s & more. Soft cover.

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Southern Pacific M Class 2-6-0 Pictorial Volume 33
By Jeff Ainsworth
Covers the Southern Pacific's M Class 2-6-0's #1600-#1673 and T&NO #420-#452. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model No., road number, build No., build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Includes 68 photos. Soft Cover.
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Southern Pacific MK Class 2-8-2 Mikado Pictorial, Volume 29
By Jeff Ainsworth
Covers SP's 2-8-2. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Includes 68 photos. Soft Cover.
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Southern Pacific MT Class 4-8-2 Pictorial, Volume 28
By Jeff Ainsworth
Covers SP's MT Class 4-8-2. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Includes 68 photos. Soft Cover.
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Southern Pacific Narrow Gauge Locomotives & Freight Equipment
By Robert A. Bader
A comprehensive study in photographs, rosters, plans and diagrams of the locomotives and freight equipment of the last operating common carrier narrow gauge railroad west of the Rocky Mountains in Nevada and California from 1880 through 1960. 378 pages, B&W Photos and Illustrations, Plans and some Color Photos, Hardcover.
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Southern Pacific Offical Cars
By Don. Munger and Jeff A Cauthe
Authors Munger and Cauthen, with many credits to their names in all matters regarding Southern Pacific passenger equipment, have combined efforts once again in this massive volume which details the history of Southern Pacific and its Subsidiaries’ (both Pacific Lines and Texas & Louisiana Lines) Official Cars, as well as Sud Pacífico de México Official Cars and those of the St. Louis Southwestern Railway and Pacific Electric Railway. Since many of these cars were renamed and/or renumbered—often many times—a Name and Number Finding Aid is included to guide the reader to a specific car of interest. An additional chapter covers Southern Pacific Company Service Cars. Library bound, 81⁄2 x 12 horizontal format, 528 Pages, lavishly illustrated with 590 photos—176 in color—and 110 plans, Rosters, Appendix, Color Gallery, Bibliography, Glossary of Terms and Index. This volume is a must have for the Southern Pacific historian and modeler.
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Southern Pacific Official Color Photo V. 1
By Anthony W. Thompson
Travel along with SP "company" photographers as they cover assignments to capture steam-powered freights and passenger trains, new diesels and special events in full color. These photos were commissioned by the SP in the late 1930s, 40s, 50s, 60s and 70s for all types of corporate purposes — advertising, brochures, annual reports, etc. Straight from the corporate archives — many never before seen! 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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Southern Pacific Oregon In Color
By Ed Austin
The SP basically began in Portland with its main line extending south through the heart of the Willamette valley to Eugene. This and the extensive network of branch lines are featured in this all-color look beginning in the late 1960s. 128 pages, Hardcover, Color.
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Southern Pacific Pacifics 4-6-2 Pictorial, Volume 6
By Jeff Ainsworth
Covers the Pacific 4-6-2. This pictorial includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. 68 photos. Soft Cover.
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Southern Pacific Passenger Cars V. 2; Sleepers & Baggage Dorms
By Southern Pacific Historical Society
Heavily illustrated and complete, it covers the production, service history and modifications to wood, heavyweight, and lightweight sleepers and baggage-dorms assigned to, or owned by Espee. 582 pages, 255+ Color and 850 B&W Photos, 109 Plans, Rosters, Hardcover.
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Southern Pacific Passenger Cars V. 3; Head End Equipment
By Southern Pacific Historical Society
Heavily illustrated and complete, it covers the production, service history and modifications to wood, heavyweight and lightweight head end equipment assigned to, or owned by Espee. 564 pages, 182 Color and 825 B&W Photos, 97 Plans, Rosters, Hardcover.
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Southern Pacific Passenger Cars V. 4; Dining Service Cars
By Southern Pacific Historical Society
Heavily illustrated and complete, it covers the production, service history and modifications to wood, heavyweight and lightweight head end equipment assigned to, or owned by Espee. 576 pages, Color and B&W Photos, 970 Images, 142 Plans, Rosters, Hardcover.
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Southern Pacific Passenger Cars V. 5; Lounge, Dome & Parlor Cars
By Southern Pacific Historical Society
This is the fifth and final volume on the Southern Pacific's heavyweight and lightweight passenger car fleet. Heavily illustrated and complete, included in this book: Building and service histories of all Lounge, Dome and Parlor cars owned by SP & Affiliates 1890-1971. Wood observation smoking and buffet-baggage cars purchased by SP, UP and affiliated lines. First steel arch roofed observation smoking and buffet-baggage cars purchased by the Associated Lines (SP & UP) during the Harriman era. Full coverage of SP's streamlined lightweight lounge and observation-lounge cars on the City of San Francisco, and the lightweight tavern and parlor cars in 1937 for the Daylight. The magnificent three-unit articulated kitchen-dining-lounge cars received in 1941 for the Lark and their 1948 sisters received for the Cascade are covered in detail. Additional coverage is provided on lounge cars operated by the El Paso & Southwestern. 576 pages, Color and B&W Photos, 818 Images, 97 Plans, Hardcover.
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Southern Pacific Passenger Trains V. 2; Day Trains of the Coast Line
By Dennis Ryan & Joe Shine
Featuring passenger operations with emphasis on the Coast Line from the opening of the route, through the great years, depression and war years, the Daylight’s finest hour & finally, fading spirit. Included within are the heavyweight modernization & air conditioning, a complete history of SP’s lightweight chair cars and Daylight dining service. A 400 page documentary, train & equipment photos, text & rare ads. 400 pages, B&W Photos and Illustrations, Plans and some Color Photos, Hardcover.
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Southern Pacific Pictorial AC-1 to AC-3 Class 2-8-8-2 Cab Forward & AC-4 to AC-12 Class 4-8-8-2, Volume 27
By Jeff Ainsworth
Covers AC-1 to AC-3 Class 2-8-8-2 Cab Forward and the AC-4 to AC-12 Class 4-8-8-2 Pictorial. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Soft Cover.
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Southern Pacific Pictorial Along the Golden State Route Volume 39
By Jeff Ainsworth
Beginning in Tucumcari, New Mexico, where SP interchanged with Rock Island and proceeding westward to El Paso. You’ll see all the trains that operated along this line. Nos 3-4 Golden State Ltd. Nos 39-40, Imperial. Nos. 47-48 Mail & Express Once we arrive in El Paso, and head west toward Los Angeles, we add the trains along the Sunset Route and a variety of Freight trains that operated on both the North and South Lines between El Paso & Tucson. The North Line is the Southern Pacific Line via Lordsburg & Deming, while the South Line is the former El Paso & Southwestern Line via Columbus, Douglas and Fairbank with a branch to Tombstone. Soft cover.
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Southern Pacific Pictorial Around the San Francisco Bay, #41
By Jeff Ainsworth
This volume will feature S.P. photos from around the San Francisco Bay Area, san Hose, the Pennisula and the North and East Bay. Soft cover.
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Southern Pacific Pictorial C Class 2-8-0 Volume 21
By Jeff Ainsworth
Covers Southern Pacific's C Class 2-8-0. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Soft Cover.
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Southern Pacific Pictorial, Miscellaneous Mallets & Articulateds, Volume 19
By Jeff Ainsworth
Covers Southern Pacific's various mallets and articulated models including the AC-9s (both coal & oil), MM-2, AM-2, and MM-3 classes. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Soft Cover.
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Southern Pacific Pictorial S Class 0-6-0 Volume 22
By Jeff Ainsworth
Covers Southern Pacific's S Class 0-6-0. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Soft Cover.
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Southern Pacific Pictorial SP Type 4-10-2, Volume 34
By Jeff Ainsworth
Covers SP's 5000s 4-10-2s. "Southern Pacific's SP Type 4-10-2 contains SP-1 class number 5000 to SP-3 class number 5048. "These engines primarily worked the long straight sections of SP, from Los Angeles east to El Paso. "They could also be found between Eugene and Portland, Oregon. "The cover photo shows an MM-3 mallet as point helper to SP-2 class Extra 5031 East as it pulls out of Aurant Yard near Alhambra, CA in November 1949 The Frank J. Peterson photo is from the Robert L. Kern collection.
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Southern Pacific Pictorial 2-8-0 Class C-4 #2612 to C-8 #2703 Volume 26
By Jeff Ainsworth
Covers the 2-8-0 Class C-4 #2612 to C-8 #2703. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model No., road number, build No., build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Soft Cover.
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Southern Pacific Pictorial 2400-2444 T&NO 600-612 Volume 35
By Jeff Ainsworth
Covers the Southern Pacific's P-1 #2400 to P-5 #2444 and Texas & New Orleans P-5 #600 to P-6 #612. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model Number, road number, build Number, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Includes 68 photos. Soft Cover.
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Southern Pacific Power In Color Volume 1: Switchers, Slugs, and Passenger Hood Units
By Ed Mackinson
During the last quarter-century of its existence, the Southern Pacific had a very large and diverse diesel roster. Volume One explores the many types of yard power and passenger hood units that graced the railroad's "Golden Empire" in the years 1971 through 1996. 128 pages, Hardcover, Color.
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Southern Pacific Power In Color Volume 2: Switchers, Geeps and More
By Ed Mackinson
During its last quarter-century, Southern Pacific used many models of locomotives, and older and newer power often worked side-by-side. Volume 2 illustrates most of the four-axle roadswitchers, some of the six-axle units, and the last few Fs in use during this fascinating period. 128 pages, Hardcover, Color.
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Southern Pacific Power In Color Volume 3: Six-axles, Eight-axles, and GP60s,
By Ed Mackinson
The big road power purchased by EsPee in the years prior to the merger with UP is examined in this final volume of the series. 128 pages, Hardcover, Color.
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Southern Pacific Rails Motive Power Finale
By Peter Limas, Dave Crammer, Kevin EuDaly, Tim Johnson and Steve Smedley
This Southern Pacific pictorial shows the system just after the merger with Union Pacific. It showcases the Golden State Route, a day at the ICTF, and the Huntington Beach branch, covers the merger with UP and locomotive acquisitions from 1986-1998. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos and a color section. With extensive locomotive roster (with pictures of prototypes for each class) and system map. 160 pages, 16 in Color, Hardcover.
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Southern Pacific Sacramento Division
By Brian Jennison and Victor Neves
The time from the late-1950s until the mid-1990s were years of transition and decline of the SP’s influence in the west; however, the photographs and extended captions presented here emphasize the railroad in its former, healthy condition. With 223 photographs by 45 photographers, Southern Pacific: Sacramento Division presents a thorough look at SP’s mainline and branchline operations from Dunsmuir to Fresno, and from Sacramento to Ogden. The presentation illustrates the dramatic geographic and geologic conditions through which the Southern Pacific’s various Sacramento Division lines were built, from pastoral farming land, to deserts, to rugged mountains. This pictorial is intended as the second in a series of all-color volumes covering Southern Pacific’s various operating divisions. Southern Pacific: Oregon Division was first, and others will follow. These volumes will provide a definitive look at what was once the most significant railroad in the American West. 144 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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Southern Pacific Salt Lake Division
By John R. Signor
The author, master SP historian John Signor, has drawn upon original railroad records, published accounts in early newspapers, trade magazines and periodicals, maps and the recollections of old-timers to make a complex and interesting railroad narrative about this 780-mile line, including its several branches and auxiliary main lines. Supplementing the text are over 60 maps, graphics and ephemera, and over 680 photos (77 in color), most of which have never been published. A bibliography and detailed index round out this volume. The result is a very fine work which adds to the Southern Pacific canon, treating an important and often overlooked part of the Southern Pacific, from one of its most respected historians. Railroad history buffs generally, and SP and Western railroad fans in particular, will be sure to enjoy this book. 480 pages, 682 Photos, 77 in Color, 68 Maps and Graphics, Station List, Hardcover.
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Southern Pacific Steam 1940-1957
By Joseph A. Strapac
This is a pictorial with over 400 roster and action photos of SP Pacific Lines steam during World War II and the dozen years afterward as the roster declined. Almost all of the pictures show engines at work or at least ready to run. There is a condensed roster and some text, but the main effort was to present caption information that would explain what is going on in the picture - not just what and when, but why. Photographic examples are included of almost every class of Pacific Lines steam engine that operated in this time span, with chapters on each wheel arrangement. Many of the images were made from negatives that are sixty or even seventy years old, and yet the photograph reproduction is quite good. 224 pages, B&W, Roster, Hardcover.
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Southern Pacific Steam Motive Power Pictorial: Los Angeles Division, Volume 20
By Jeff Ainsworth
This volume covers the steam engines of the Los Angeles Division. This Pictorial includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Soft Cover.
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Southern Pacific Through Passenger Service In Color
By Greg Stout
A railroad that spared no expense to attract passengers, and then spared no effort to drive them away. A look at Southern Pacific's passenger service from the postwar period to the Amtrak era. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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Southern Pacific T Class 4-6-0 Pictorial, Volume 12
By Jeff Ainsworth
Covers the T Class 4-6-0 T-31 #2353 to T-58 #2386. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Soft Cover.
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Southern Pacific T-28 #2311-2352 plus T&NO 4-6-0 Pictorial, Volume 17
By Jeff Ainsworth
Covers Southern Pacific's 4-6-0 T-28 #2311-2352. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Soft Cover.
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Southern Pacific Ten-Coupled Locomotives
By Robert J. Church
This book presents the complete history of all Southern Pacific locomotives with ten drivers, the heavy duty workhorse engines found on the railroad’s entire far-flung “Golden Empire.” They were assigned to districts where there were heavy grades, on both the “Pacific Lines” from El Paso to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Ogden and Portland, and the subsidiary Texas & New Orleans “Atlantic Lines” from El Paso to San Antonio and New Orleans. Coverage includes all classes of these engines, from the 1884 El Gobernador 4-10-0, the T&NO Decapod 2-10-0s, and the F class 2-10-2s, to the SP class Gresley valve-geared three-cylinder 4-10-2s. Introductory chapters follow the development of the early locomotives that opened the West, the small engines of the Central Pacific, and turn of the century designs of compound engines, including the early cab-forwards, which are briefly described. There are detailed descriptions of the 2-10-2 and the 4-10-2 locomotives, each class having separate chapters. Much material has never before been published in book form. Each chapter provides full details of individual class specifications, parts and appliances, including the single F-6 class engine that tested systems of steam admission. A complete history of Gresley’s valve gear describes its success in England, followed by detailed coverage of the use of Gresley gear in the US and Canada. The three-cylinder SP class 4-10-2 material gives correct information about the use of Gresley valve gear, with drawings, specifications and maintenance details. Other chapters cover maintenance and betterments, tender history (by Arnold Menke) and photo sections show the use of the engines on all routes of the SP system. 532 pages, 795 photos, 107 drawings, Roster, Hardcover.
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Southern Pacific Trackside in Northern California 1976-1996
By Ed Mackinson
In the two decades preceding its absorption into Union Pacific, the Southern Pacific was alive with changes. Follow its efforts in the scenic Northern California area. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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Southern Pacific Trainline
Winter 2018 #184
Working on the Railroad. The Park & Ocean Railroad. SP’s Toledo Branch and more.
SPHS
$11.00
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Southern Pacific Water Lines, Bay & River Operations of the Southern Pacific System
By David F. Myrick
An overview of the history, operations, legend, and lore of SP's various steamship, ferry and river operations including the Morgan Line to New York, Louisiana and California ferry and riverboat operations and SP's various construction "navies". Appendix, bibliography and index. Hardcover 132 pages, Color and B&W
SPH&TS
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Southern Pacific 0-6-0 Pictorial S-12 to #1247 to S-10 #1299, Volume 14
By Jeff Ainsworth
Covers the S Class 0-6-0 S-12 #1247 to S-10 #1299. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Includes 68 photos. Soft Cover.
Mvta
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Southern Pacific 2-8-8-2 Cab Forward Pictorial AC Class and MC Class, Volume 15
By Jeff Ainsworth
Covers the AC and MC Class 2-8-8-2 Cab Forwards. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. 68 photos. Soft Cover.
Mvta
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Southern Pacific 2-10-2 F Class Pictorial, Volume 18
By Jeff Ainsworth
Covers Southern Pacific's F Class 2-10-2. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model #, road number, build #, build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Soft Cover.
Mvta
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Southern Pacific 2-8-8-2 Cab Forward & 4-8-8-2 Pictorial Volume 32
By Jeff Ainsworth
Covers the Southern Pacific's AC-1 to AC-3 Class 2-8-8-2 Cab Forward and AC-4 to AC-12 Class 4-8-8-2. Includes one large B&W photo per page. Includes model No., road number, build No., build date, retirement date, location, date of photo & photographer's name. Includes 68 photos. Soft Cover.
Mvta
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Southern Pacific: The Photography of SP Employee Bill Wolverton Volume 1
By Bill Wolverton
Former SP employee Bill Wolverton had the internal knowledge of where the vanishing F-units, Alcos, and other “goodies” were lurking and the photographic skills to record them in beautiful action sequences. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
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Southern Pacific's California Coast Line Pictorial, Volume 40
By Jeff Ainsworth
Watsonville Junction to Los Angeles. Also along the line, will be several day and night passenger trains including 70 the Coaster, 71-72 the Coast Mail, 76, Lark, 78 an short lived train number for the Sunset Ltd.,in addition to Nos. 1 & 2. 97, Noon Daylight and of course the many incarnations of Trains 98-99, the Daylight, Coast Daylight, Morning Daylight. Plus a number of Freight trains as well. No. 831 and the “Overnight” an express “Overnight” service between LA and the San Francisco Bay Area. Initially these trains ran as second section to the Sunset Limited. Train 1 & 2. Later, as their popularity grew, the Overnight received its own train numbers. Soft cover.
Mvta
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Southern Pacific's Coast Line
By John R. Signor
From its origins in the 1870s, through its completion in 1901 and its flowering in the late 1930s, to its ultimate development in the years after World War II, Southern Pacific's rail line along the Pacific Ocean coast typified both the railroad itself, and the railroad's role in growth and development of California communities. The history of this line encompasses much more than rail history; it is also bound up in the geography and the people of the coast. As the railroad aided in development of towns, agriculture and industry, so the territory provided traffic for the railroad. Any history of the Coast Line is also in part a history of California, for the railroad and its territory were and are inextricably joined. John R. Signor, well known for his six previous books on western railroad topics and on Southern Pacific in particular, has included all these aspects of the Coast Line in this new book. Drawing on many historical resources, but most dramatically on the extensive files of the Southern Pacific itself, he has produced a broad history of the SP in coastal California, liberally illustrated with hundreds of photographs, the majority of them previously unpublished. Signor's fine maps also enliven and enrich the text, as do the railroad graphics and ephemera included. This outstanding treatment is a welcome and very fitting addition to the history and lore of this part of the Southern Pacific, and indeed of the entire railroad. It will also enrich understanding of the history of California and the West. 324 pages, 14 Maps, 532 B&W Photos, 32 Color Photos, Hardcover.
Sigp
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Southern Pacific's Coast Line Pictorial
By Anthony W. Thompson and John R. Signor
Among the most scenic and storied parts of the far-flung Southern Pacific system was the Coast Line between San Francisco and Los Angeles. First completed in 1901, it was witness to every aspect of the evolution of the SP in the twentieth century. Large cities and small towns, rich agricultural fields and rugged mountain passes, and mile upon mile of line right along the shore of the Pacific Ocean, all typify this route. It was as characteristic and distinctive a portion of the SP as existed anywhere. In 1995, a book about the Coast Line was published by John Signor. That work presented a broad account of history and development of the line, but inevitably much had to be omitted. The present volume enlarges and extends the story of this fascinating stretch of the SP This volume is pictorial in nature, and nearly 600 photographs, 140 of them in color, and few ever published previously, enrich its pages. The book includes the work of many prominent photographers, but none is more eminent than Richard Steinheimer. Among the most respected American railroad photographers and particularly known for his superb images of the Southern Pacific, his 85 photographs of the Coast Line in this book form its visual heart. This outstanding treatment is a welcome and very fitting addition to the history and lore of this part of the Southern Pacific, and indeed of the entire railroad. Anyone will value this book who is interested in the history of California and the West. 304 pages, 10 Maps, 582 Phtos, 140 in Color, Hardcover.
Sigp
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Southern Pacific's East Texas Louisiana Line Pictorial; Houston to New Orleans v.42
By Jeff Ainsworth
covers the area from Houston to New Orleans on the T&NO. A wide variety of steam power with Alco PAs on the Sunset Limietd and more. Both Action and Roster photos! 66 pages, Softcover.
Mvta
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Southern Pacific's Golden Empire 1954-1958
By Joe Dale Morris and Rod Crossley
Travel the Golden Empire through the cameras of John B. Hungerford and Harold F. Stewart in more than 495 mostly never-before-published photographs in color. Mr. Hungerford, an author and printing company owner, traveled California and the west from one end to the other focusing on the action of the Southern Pacific Railroad's main lines, branch lines, narrow gauge, Nacozari Branch and interchange railroads. Harold Stewart, a Motorman with the Pacific Electric and later a Locomotive Engineer with the Southern Pacific, traveled throughout the west photographing the SP and other railroad companies. You'll see first hand the photographs as observed through the extraordinary cameras of Misters Hungerford and Stewart. Considering the era, 98 percent of the book is of steam locomotives at work. Includes some nice photographs of the Magma Arizona, Pickering Lumber and Ferrocarril de Nacozari. 296 pages, Color Photos, Hardcover.
Sphs
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Southern Pacific’s Heavy Pacific Locomotives; Class P-8; P-9, P-10; P-12; P-13, & P-14
By Terry M. Johnson
This is a serious locomotive book, not simply a photo album, in the tradition of Bob Church or Joe Strapac. Amply illustrated with detail photos, early-day roster shots, and lively action photography. Heavily researched and cross-checked. Author Terry Johnson begins his study with a discussion of Alco number 50,000—a 1912 demonstrator that pushed the envelope of modern passenger locomotive design. SP’s own heavy Pacific locomotives were part of the post-Harriman era, when SP spent millions replenishing and modernizing rolling stock worn out during World War I. New technology became available in the early 1920s, including wagon-top boilers, feedwater heaters and Delta trailing trucks with boosters. As SP and Baldwin engineers developed classes P-8 through P-13, all these features were put to work. Even though SP was concurrently buying larger 4-8-2 locomotives for its heaviest trains, the 4-6-2 type was continually improved. This book also addresses the former El Paso & Southwestern #3120-3129, which were added as coal burners in 1924 and continually refined to better fit them in with SP’s “home team.” A chapter is also devoted to the three smaller class P-6 locomotives rebuilt at Houston in 1937 to power the Texas & New Orleans’ streamliner Sunbeam and Hustler trains. They were fully modernized (as class P-14) in the face of dieselized competition between Houston and Dallas—on a shorter route. Class P-8 and P-10 heavy Pacifics were still powering Commute trains between San Jose and San Francisco as late as the summer of 1956—as illustrated by the dramatic, wrap-around Roger Cortani cover. This book is a major historical work at an affordable price, filled with large photos and numerous tables. 118 pages, B&W, Softcover.
Sphs
$36.95
$29.98
Southern Pacific’s Sacramento Shops; Incubator of Innovation.
By Robert A. Pecotich
The largest and oldest of SP's General Shops, Sacramento built or rebuilt hundreds of steam and diesel locomotives, and thousands of freight and passenger cars, along with extensive work on passenger and official cars, in its history from 1868 to 1990. This was one of the largest and most productive railroad shops in North America. In the 19th century, many new locomotives for Central Pacific and Southern Pacific were produced at the Shops, along with much rolling stock. From 1890 until the 1920s, SP turned primarily to commercial builders for rolling stock and locomotives, but an outgrowth of assembling a few locomotives during the USRA period was a new spurt of locomotive building, until 1937. After the end of steam, the Shops were reconfigured for diesel locomotive repair, and in 1969 an immense rebuilding program commenced which was to renew during the 1970s and 1980s more than 500 diesels for further service. Closure of the Shops came in 1990. Author Bob Pecotich has extensively researched the Shops and many of its products, particularly locomotives and official cars, as well as the story of the many thousands of craftsmen who worked there through the decades. The result of thorough study, this is a complete, detailed and well-illustrated history, with many previously unpublished images of work in the Shops and of the many locomotives and rolling stock which the Shops produced, repaired, or rebuilt. Coverage in this book ranges from the earliest days, before the driving of the Gold Spike at Promontory, through most of SP's history, to the final closure. Containing 496 pages, the book contains over 600 photos, along with 21 drawings and maps, and has both a bibliography and an index. The dust jacket image (at left) is a 1930s image of the Erecting Hall at the Shops. 496 pages, 604 Photos, 21 Maps & Drawings, Hardcover.
Sigp
$85.00
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Southern Pacific's San Joaquin Valley Line
By Tom Dill
See SP’s last steam stronghold during the mid-1950′s. Travel from Oakland to Los Angeles via Tracy, Fresno, Bakersfield and Tehachapi. There are many photos of steam and first generation diesels, as well as some early second generation units.128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
4way
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Southern Pacific's Scenic Coast Line; A Color Pictorial
By Tom Dill
Southern Pacific author and historian, Tom Dill continues his coverage of the vast system – all in vivid color! Not only are the Coast and Los Angeles Divisions covered, but also the Western Division – the major feeder to the Coast Line. There are loads of steam and first generation diesels with a touch of second generation diesels as well. See Santa Fe freights detouring on the SP due to the 1952 Tehachapi earthquake, demonstrator diesels working the Coast Line, and much more. A must have for steam, diesel, or Southern Pacific fans – don’t miss out! 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
4way
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Southern Pacific's Sunset Route; A Color Pictorial
By Tom Dill
This concludes Tom Dill’s colorful authorship of each of SP’s varied routes. This volume inspects SP’s Sunset Route (Pacific Lines) east from Los Angeles to El Paso. Also included is SP’s Golden State Route which extended northeast from El Paso to Tucumcari where it connected with Rock Island Lines. This all-color, 128-page volume includes 270 photos, maps, and rare vintage advertisements. There are maps of these three rarely photographed divisions: Los Angeles Division, Tucson Division, and Rio Grande Division. Each photograph is richly researched, captioned, and explained. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
4way
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Southern Pacific's Western Division
By John R. Signor
From its beginnings in 1869, through the Oakland "waterfront wars" at the turn of the century, the struggle in the Suisun Sinks, activities of the vast West Oakland yard and terminal facilities, as well as passenger operations on the Oakland Mole (as the Pier was often called), and construction of the magnificent Carquinez Straits bridge, to the final demolition of the Pier facilities in 1960 and to the recent revival of the Western Division with the schedules of Amtrak California, this book covers it all. This volume joins a distinguished series of works by Southern Pacific authority John Signor, addressing specific geographical segments of the railroad. As with all his SP historical works, the coverage is thorough and detailed, with many specifics drawn from operating personnel. At the same time, the outstanding Signor maps we have come to expect, and voluminous photographic illustration from Southern Pacific files as well as from many amateur photographers, enrich the story. 414 pages, 711 Photos 84 in Color, 23 Maps, Station List, Hardcover.
Sigp
$70.00
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Southern Pacific's 4300 4-8-2's Revised Edition
By Robert J. Church
Among Southern Pacific's most capable steam engines were the 4300-series Mountains. Most were built in SP's own Sacramento Shops. They were workhorses in fast passenger and freight duties. Here is the complete story of these locomotives, from their design, through construction and maintenance, to their extensive service assignments. A rich collection of technical data, drawings, and photographs complements the detailed and thoroughly researched text. Newly revised from the first edition, The 4300 4-8-2's has 24 new pages, 40 new photographs (9 in color), an expanded chapter on tenders, an index and references, and numerous additions and enhancements throughout, making it even more authoritative and complete than the original version. Out of print for nearly 15 years, the first edition of this book has been difficult to find from used book dealers, and has commanded prices of $125 to $175 in recent years. 176 pages, 40 Drawings, 243 B&W Phtos, 10 Color Photos, Hardcover.
Sigp
$55.00
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Southern Railway Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment
By Jim Kinkaid
The customer-customized rolling stock of the Southern System is illustrated in a whopping 340+ color photos dating as far back as 1945. See how “The Southern Serves the South” with its unique equipment. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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Southern Railway in Color V. 2
By Alton Lanier
The sequel to Southern Railway in Color by Fred Cheney and Dave Sweetland (which sold out quickly and is no longer available) is this new 128-page hardcover book containing over 240 vintage views of the Southern. 128 pages, Color and B&W, Roster, Hardcover.
MS
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Southern Railway in Color V. 3
By Kurt Reisweber
The Southern was the modern railroad of the South while at the same time operating some backwoods lines. The entire system is illustrated in the days when F3’s were working side-by-side with SD24’s. 128 pages, Color and B&W, Roster, Hardcover.
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Southern Railway Power In Color Volume 1: Covered Wagons and Switchers
By Kurt Reisweber
A detailed analysis of the Southern's diesel purchasing of both freight and passenger cab units as well as its switcher fleet. Many rare images! 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
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Southern Railway Power In Color Volume 2: Roadswitchers
By Kurt Reisweber
A look at the Southern’s diesel roadswitcher fleet ranging from Alco RS1’s through the many EMD Geeps and SD’s, FM Train Masters and GE U33C’s. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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Southern Railway Through Passenger Service in Color
By Greg Stout
An examination of Southern’s passenger fleet – its trains, motive power, rolling stock and operations – from the 1940’s until its reluctant entrance into Amtrak in 1979. 128 pages, Color and B&W, Roster, Hardcover.
MS
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SP Trainline; Summer 2018 #136
Contents:
SP Gallery, Ashland, Oregon Centennial, pp. 2-3;
Modeling the SP, pg. 6;
Bad Night at Wellsona (rear-end collision into the LARK), pp. 7-12;
The STARLIGHT, Trains 94 and 95, SP's "Ghost Daylight", pp. 13-30;
From the Archives (Davis, CA depot 1913), pp. 31-35;
Watsonville Junction in the 1970s, pp. 36-43;
Southern Pacific News Agents, pp. 44-47;
Sph&ts
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Steam Days in Dunsmuir
By Robert J. Church
This book features fascinating personal stories by Southern Pacific railroaders who worked out of Dunsmuir, California in the heyday of big-time steam railroading. The unique mountain railroad town, established in 1886, was the headquarters for Southern Pacific's Shasta Division and a helper point where locomotives were added to assist trains in the climb out of the canyon of the Sacramento River. Three sections of the book contain stories written by railroaders that reveal just how it was to work in engine and train crew service. The first is a complete reprint of SP engineer Dick Murdock's 1986 book, Smoke in the Canyon, that recalls his years of working on the SP and living in Dunsmuir. The second is by Don Olsen, who worked two years out of Dunsmuir before steam operations ended. The third, "Incident at Morley," written by conductor Bill Reid, a brakeman at the time, explains train operating and track occupancy rules and recounts a tragic accident that was a result of rules not strictly followed. Shasta Division history and sections written from interviews of Dunsmuir crewmen by Bob Church complete the book. The stories are illustrated with historic photos, most never before published, to depict the town, the railroad, the trains and locations on the Shasta Division. Thoroughly researched captions give the reader informative insight about the railroaders and people of Dunsmuir and Siskiyou County up to the mid-1950s when SP dieselization was complete. Author Bob Church has collected interviews from several people and unpublished historic photos from numerous sources to illustrate the work. Comprising 264 pages, the book contains over 415 photos, along with maps and graphics, and has both a bibliography and an index. The book will be especially appreciated by SP fans, but those who like mountain railroading will also find much to like. Steam railroading enthusiasts and anyone who appreciates living history of a bygone era are certain to enjoy this book. 264 pages, 418 Photos, Hardcover.
Sigp
$60.00
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Steam Over Donner
By Duncan Still
This is a chronological pictorial of Southern Pacific steam on Donner Pass. It is generally the same format as other Monte Vista books, except that it has many more action views. 180 pages, B&W Photos, Hardcover.
Mvta
$64.95
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Steam Through Tehachapi LA - Woodford San Joaquin Division Series V. 1
By Jeff Ainsworth
This book features Southern Pacific steam action between Los Angeles and Woodford, California, from the mid-1930s to the 1950s. The b&w photos are arranged one to a page with engine data and captions. 148 pages, B&W Photos, Hardcover.
Mvta
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Steam's Last Season: A Portfolio of Steam Locomotive Photographs 1955 to 1960
By Burt W. Mall
This huge photo album presents 286 outstanding color and black-and-white photographs, captured primarily in the upper Midwestern United States, when steam locomotives were taking their last breath in the country, from around 1955 to the beginning of the 1960's. This change in practice by the railroads - supplanting steamers in favor of more-efficient diesel locomotives - was documented in photos by the author, who began the mission as a teenager.
Steam's Last Season captures a portion of 'old railroading' before its collapse. Each image is captioned with a description of the time and place of railroad and industrial settings, as well as details about railroading operations. All of the photographs are indexed to help the reader look for favorite rail lines and engines or stations and towns. Only five of these photographs have ever been published before. This book offers a unique trip back in time that will please both serious and casual fans of the steam train era. The large format very high quality book (13 5/8" X 9") has been specially produced to provide large pages with near full-page images of the locomotives in the last throes of their service. There is a focus on the railroads in the Midwest from 1956 to 1960. These roads were some of the last to drop fires on their engines. This book contains approximately 50% color images with all but 5 never having been published previously. The reader will be drawn into the railroad scene as it existed over 60 years ago. All photographs have extended captions to describe the moment of the camera's snap of the shutter. The scenes are around railroad shops, roundhouses, and on the high iron. The author and photographer concentrated on the locomotives in their railroad servicing facilities and switching yards. The railroads primarily featured are the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy, the Illinois Central, the Nickel Plate Road, the Baltimore and Ohio, Northern Pacific, Norfolk and Western and the Grand Trunk Western, although eighteen additional railroads are sampled. Photographed and authored by Burt Mall, with a supporting cast of many including the late Bill Raia, the book might be a last fresh look at what much of our population, several generations back, saw as a picture of industrial America. The photographs with only 3 exceptions portray steam in regular service and not excursions. 296 pages, 50/50 Color and B&W Photos, Hardcover.
Heim
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Steamtown in Color
By Jim Boyd
An epic work describing the long history of Steamtown from its New England roots in the 1950’s with F. Nelson Blount to its move south to Scranton and the National Park Service – all told through more than 300 color photographs! 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
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Steel Mill Railroads in Color V. 2
By Stephen M. Timko
The steel mills of the US and Canada functioned with their own heavy duty switching operations and those of related businesses. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
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Steel Mill Railroads in Color V. 5
By Stephen M. Timko
A region by region look at how the railroads operate and support the steelmaking process. Includes the Iron Range operations, Great Lakes Ports and Fleets and Specialty Equipment. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
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Steel Mill Railroads in Color V. 6; Southern Style
By Thomas Lawson, Jr. and Stephen M. Timko
For Volume 6 of this popular series, noted industrial loco expert Tom Lawson adds his photography and expertise. Many hidden treasures are uncovered in this tour of the Old South. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
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Steel Mill Railroads in Color V. 7
By Stephen M. Timko
A continuing look at railroad service in and around the steel industry, including shortlines, class one roads, inter-plant operations,docks & harbors, and more. Over 275 full-color photos, including the work of several new photographers. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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Steel Mill Railroad Facilities and Equipment
By Stephen M. Timko
Some of these photos were taken the only way possible - via an employee risking termination by taking a camera with him on his tour of duty. As such, many images are extremely rare and provide a once-in-a-lifetime look! 96 pages, All Color, Softcover.
MS
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Strasburg Rail Road In Color
By Kurt Bell and Jeremy Plant
The Strasburg Rail Road was among the first steam-powered tourist railroads. Over a half-century later, it remains one of the most popular. This book features a comprehensive history of the Lancaster County, PA shortline, with illustrations from its earliest years to present-day operations, with plenty of on-line scenes capturing the beauty of the Pennsylvania Dutch farm country through which it operates. 128 pages, Hardcover.
MS
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Streamliners; Locomotives & Trains in the Age of Speed & Style
By Brian Salomon
In the 1930s, streamlined styling was applied to everything from kitchen appliances to farm tractors as it captured the American imagination. Keen to regain passenger traffic lost to automobiles and expanding roadways, railroads hired industrial-design giants like Raymond Loewy, Otto Kuhler, Henry Dreyfuss and Brooks Stevens to produce sleek, futuristic shrouds for locomotives. These streamlined locomotives and trains became the most iconic in American history. Even today, classic designs like stainless-steel Zephyrs, shrouded Hudsons and EMD E-units remain the popular conception of what a locomotive "looks like." Streamliners: Locomotives and Trains in the Age of Speed and Style explores the historical and scientific context for the development of streamlined locomotives and trains, the designs that became standard-bearers of North American speed and luxury, and the contemporary popularity of the streamlined look in popular culture. Illustrated with rare historical photographs in both black and white and color, as well as period advertising, route maps and patent design drawings, Streamliners examines the story of this fascinating design trend by following the various technologies and styling trends and how they changed the look of American railroading. Profiles of prominent designers and preserved streamliners in use today round out and complete this picture every railfan will want. Streamlining was the product of the last great era of American passenger trains, when elegantly styled, named trains connected cities across the continent on fast schedules. Streamliners thoroughly explores the connections between style, speed and the rails. 208 pages color/b&w, Hardcover
Heim
$35.00
$28.95
Streetcar Scenees of the 1950's in Color
By LeRoy O. King
Follow traction photographer Ed Miller as he criss-crosses the country in the 1950s to record the passing of the trolley in more than 240 color scenes that not only show traction, but a way of life in America that has long vanished. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
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Structure Projects for Your Railroad
By Model Railroader
Realistic structures are an essential component of any successful model railroad layout, so hobbyists will appreciate this collection that guides them step by step through various structure modeling processes. They’ll learn to complete simple and complex scratchbuilding projects as well as kitbashing, detailing, and painting, discovering many techniques and materials they can apply to their own projects along the way. 88 pages, 150 Color Photos, Softcover.
Kalm
$19.95
$17.95
St. Louis Trolleys in Color
By Andrew D. Young
Visit St. Louis by trolley in the 1950’s and 60’s in this wonderful book filled with nostalgic color photos.. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
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$45.95
St. Paul Union Depot
By John W. Diers
A landmark history of St. Paul’s historic Union Depot and a tale of a bygone era when travel and adventure meant passenger trains St. Paul Union Depot brings to life the sights and sounds and the behind-the-scenes inner workings of what was the most important rail passenger station west of Chicago. It is also about the people—the stationmasters, mail handlers, train directors, engineers, and others who were employed there, as well as the millions of passengers who passed through its doors. 304 pages, Hardcover.
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Susquehanna Trackside 1954-1968 with Albert T. Holtz and Walter E. Zullig, Jr.
By Walter E. Zullig, Jr.
Come back in time to the era when the NYS&W was a struggling all-New Jersey passenger carrier. A delightful narrative describes the ups-and-downs of the road's passenger operation augmented by the photographer's fine color photography. 128 pages, Color, Hardcover.
MS
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