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Alco Treasury
By Steve Barry & Otto M. Vondrak
While the American Locomotive Company (Alco) ceased domestic production in 1969, many of their designs continue to enjoy productive careers to this day. These classic diesels have developed their own loyal fan following from coast to coast. Throttle up and enjoy this exciting collection of Alco articles from the pages of Railfan & Railroad. The glory days are gone, and their ranks diminished, but a half-century after Alco called it quits, their locomotives labor on. It’s a testament to the rugged nature of the machines and to the dedication of the keepers of the faith that maintain and operate these Alco survivors.

  • Introduction by Greg McDonnell
  • Winner by a Nose
  • EMD Guts for Alco Glory
  • When Alcos Came from GE: Part 1
  • When Alcos Came from GE: Part 2
  • The Elusive Hammerhead
  • Plaster City Alcos
  • Second-Hand, First Hand
  • From Cartier to Cohocton: The Gang of Eight
  • Genesee Valley Transportation
  • Burlington Northern's Alco Accumulation
  • Conrail Alcos of Conway
  • Alco Inspiration

95 pages, Color and B&W, Softcover.



Fifty Years of Amtrak Train
By Bruce Goldberg & David C. Warner
Marking Amtrak’s 50th anniversary, this all-new book presents a thorough summary of every Amtrak route since 1971, featuring detailed tables, surveying train schedules, and station stops at ten-year intervals. Also included are comprehensive lists of train names, stations, through-car operations, and various service curtailments and restoration. More than 400 color photographs highlight Amtrak’s operations in every U.S. state and Canadian province ever served by the company. It’s a history of Amtrak like no other! 256 pages, Color and B&W, Detailed Route MapHorzontal Format, Hardcover.



Manufacturer’s Catalog Archive Book 30
Baldwin - Lima - Hamilton Diesel Electric Locomotives

This book reproduces a number of publications from Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton. The story of Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton:  This is a look at the company and its operations. Included is a look at the Diesel Shop, Southwark Shop, Foundry, Weld Shop, Erecting Shop, Standard Steel Works, export operations, the Pelton Water Wheel Company, the Lima Works, the Hamilton Works, the Austin-Western Company, the products they produce and ordnance production during World War 2. Bulletin 2005 Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Diesel-Electric Locomotives: This includes data and specifications for the RF-16, RS-12, S-12, AS-16, AS-416 and AS-616. Lima-Hamilton Diesel Electric Locomotives for Railroad and Industrial Switching One Thousand Horse-Power for Traction: This details the components and design of the 1000hp switching engine. Lima-Hamilton Diesel Electric Locomotives for Railroad and Industrial Switching Twelve Hundred Horse-Power for Traction: This details the components and design of the 1200hp switching engine. 80 pages, B&W, Softcover.



Manufacturer’s Catalog Archive Book 33
Fairmont Railway Motors MOW & Work Equipment

This reproduces 2 catalogs from Fairmont Railway Motors. Fairmont Railway Motor Cars and Work Equipment: This is a 1944 publication that includes information and specifications on Inspection Cars, Section Cars, Gang Cars, the engines used on these cars, including both Roller-Bearing and Ball Bearing models, accessories for the cars, trailers, push cars, weed burners, ballast equipment, weed mowers and derrick cars. Fairmont Railway Maintenance of Way Equipment: This is a 1977 publication that includes information on the Ballast Maintenance Car, Spike Pullers, Rail Lifters, Tie Sherers, Tie Removers, Tie Bed Scarifiers, Tie Inserters, Spike Drivers, Mowers, Track Liners, Derrick Cars, Hy-Rail Cars, Trucks and Cranes, Inspection Cars, Section Cars and Gang Cars and accessories for them. 76 pages, B&W, Horizontal Format, Softcover.



Manufacturer’s Catalog Archive Book 34
Vulcan Locomotive V2: Steam & Diesel Locomotives

This volume collects a number of Vulcan publications, including: Electric Haulage and Gathering Locomotives: This looks at electric locomotives for mining and other uses. Vulcan 35 to Class HW-35: This provides details on the design of the HW-35 Engine, it's specifications and capacities. Vulcan Tank Type Locomotives: This looks at Tank Locomotives built by Vulcan.  Includes specifications and details on 0-4-0, 0-6-0, 0-4-2, 2-4-2 and 2-6-2 models.  This also includes a look at Tender-type locomotives, Diesel and Gasoline Geared Locomotives and Diesel-Electric Locomotives. Fifty Ton Diesel-Electric Locomotive: This looks at the design and capabilities of the 300 HP Class 2E-BDR-2M locomotives. 65-Ton Diesel-Electric Locomotive: This looks at the design and capabilities of the 400 HP Class 2E-BD-4M locomotives.  Improved Equipment for the Modern Sugar Factory: This looks at equipment for Sugar Cane Mills including Kingboltless Mills, Boiling House Equipment, Juice Heaters, Evaporators, Vacuum Pans and Condensers as well as diesel-electric, steam and diesel and Gasoline Geared Locomotives for sugar plantation service. 25-Ton Diesel-Electric Locomotive: This looks at the design and capabilities of the 150 HP Class 1E-ADR-1M locomotives. Vulcan Storage Battery Locomotives For Coal Mines, Metal Mines and General Industrial Track Haulage: This looks at the different Storage Battery locomotives built by Vulcan, their design and components and the advantages of these locomotives. Diesel Locomotives with Four-Speed Mechanical Transmission and Side-Rod Drive: This includes a look at the design of the locomotives, their components and capabilities. Modern Steam Locomotives for Freight and Passenger Service: This looks at the steam locomotives built by Vulcan. Includes locomotives for the Turkish State Railways, Manila Railroad Company and the Peloponese Railways of Greece. Vulcan Locomotives for the Mining Industry: This includes images of Steam, diesel and electric locomotives for use in the mining industry. Vulcan-Duplex Steam Locomotives: This looks at the advantages of the Vulcan-Duplex Steam Locomotive, specifications of the engines and their capabilities 84 pages, B&W, Softcover.



Marshall Pass, Denver & Rio Grande Gateway to the Gunnison Country.
Featuring the Dow Helmers Collection
By Walter R. Borneman
40th Annual Edition A seminal charter in Colorado’s Mountain railroading
Western Reflections Pub. Co. 175 pages, B&W, Softcover.



Pine Trees & Minutemen A photographic Album of the Maine Central & Boston & Maine 1971-1988
By Richard Herbert & George Povall
This book provides a scenic look at the Boston & Maine and Maine Central from 1971 to 1988. Featuring the photography of the late Richard “Herbie” Herbert and his good friend George Povall across the entire B&M and MEC system, this book contains over 140 previously unpublished and unique views of New England's vibrant colors and favorite regional railroads. 80 pages, Color, Softcover.



Railroads Illustrated 2021 Annual Issue #434
The all-new 2021 Railroads Illustrated Annual features photography from coast to coast, including:

  • Remembering Southern Pacific
  • One Fine Day — A Winnipeg Souvenir
  • Rock Island’s Last Years 1971-1980
  • Alaska Railroad Passenger Trains
  • Ontario Southland’s Guelph Junction
  • Seasonal Day In North America
  • And Much More!


Terminal Railroad Association St. Louis; Historical & Technical Society Issues Below

Is. 81 Summer 2021; ”The Golden State Route” going west on the Rock Island. Chicago, St. Louis, Kansad City, Phoenix, LA. Softcover 266 pages B&W/Color