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New Book from Four Ways West

50 Years North American RR's V. 2
by Joe Blackwell
Retail $79.95 Ours $61.98

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160 pages – 500 photos – All Color

Following the success of our title “50 Years of North American Railroads—Volume 1” our new Second Volume is ready. This 160 page, All Color title features the many railroads fanning out from Chicago to Kansas City and the Mid-West. Not only are the major roads featured, such as CB&Q, GM&O, Santa Fe, IC, ICG, Rock Island, MP, NS, UP, Wabash, N&W, C&EI, CN and KCS, but there are many area short lines included. Don’t miss this fantastic book which includes photos by many famous photographers.



New Book from Four Ways West

Chicago & North Western
Peninsula Division
by James E. Lewnard
Retail $69.95 Ours $53.95

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Chicago & North Western’s Peninsula Division was built to haul iron ore. For over one hundred and twenty years (the) North Western hauled iron ore from the Marquette and Menominee Iron Ranges to the docks at Escanaba, Michigan for transloading into ore boats. The railroad quickly expanded its service to haul every conceivable commodity as agriculture and industry developed in the Upper Peninsula and the northeast corner of Wisconsin. This book combines a carefully researched history of the railroad’s facilities, equipment, and operations with over 300 black and white and color photographs of trains, stations, and servicing facilities. Detailed photo captions explain the operation of the railroad from Green Bay through Escanaba to Ishpeming, and from Powers through Iron Mountain to Watersmeet, with a special focus on the Escanaba ore docks, industries and mines served in on-line communities, and the operation of passenger trains.

160 Pages, 300 + Photographs


New Book from
White River Publications

by Gordon Glattenberg, William H. Mills and Tom Gildersleeve
Retail $79.95 Ours $64.95

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Some railfans wish they lived in southern California. Others were fortunate enough to have been born there. Tom Gildersleeve, Gordon Glattenberg, and the late William H. "Hank" Mills are among the latter.

The photographic trio began their exploration of the Southland in the early 1950s, when profound societal and technological change began to sweep the Golden State. Beyond the Technicolor dreams Hollywood was sending around the world, citrus groves were steadily giving way to industrialization and suburban sprawl. An expanding web of freeways was turning trolleys into antiques, while colorful new diesel locomotives steadily took the reins from steam's iron horse. Transition was in full flower, providing the authors with intriguing subject matter cast against a wide array of dramatic settings.

At a time when most photographers documented the industry in black and white, Gildersleeve, Glattenberg, and Mills made Kodachrome their film of choice, opting for a medium that could realistically capture the full palette of their surroundings. Popular publishing was predominantly a monochrome enterprise, providing few opportunities for color shooters beyond slide shows at private homes and railroad club meetings. It would be the mid-1970s before new technology allowed all three of the authors to reach a wider audience.

The decision to concentrate on color photography might be construed as an act of faith, with little reward beyond the satisfaction of a job well done. As this volume will attest, that faith has been rewarded on a grand scale. Some 345 color images invite inspection, the majority of them being published for the first time. Focusing on the years between the mid-1950s and late 1960s, Southland takes the reader on a wide-ranging tour of the region between Bakersfield and the Mexican border. Six chapters and eight detailed maps, with comprehensive captions by award-winning photojournalist Ted Benson, convey the excitement of Southern California railroading in the golden age of Kodachrome.

Over 250 action-packed pages depict the full sweep of activity, from Santa Fe Alco PAs and Union Pacific gas-turbine electrics battling Cajon Pass, to Southern Pacific 4449 in the days when the famed steam locomotive was just another Daylight 4-8-4. Red and yellow trolley cars thread the bustling streets of Los Angeles, contrasting with trios of GP9s roaming the wilds of Carrizo Gorge. From busy double-track mountain main lines to thrice-weekly locals in the Mojave Desert, there's something for every reader in the pages of Southland.


Tehachapi & Beyond
• Owenyo Branch
• Saugus Line

Los Angeles Basin
The Surf Line

Imperial Gateway
• San Diego & Arizona Eastern
• Kaiser Steel
• Sunset Route

Cajon Pass
Mojave Crossings

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