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5/8/19
After Promontory, 150 years of Transcontinental Railroading
Celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States, After Promontory: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Transcontinental Railroadingprofiles the history and heritage of this historic event. Starting with the original Union Pacific—Central Pacific lines that met at Promontory Summit, Utah, in 1869, the book expands the narrative by considering all of the transcontinental routes in the United States and examining their impact on building this great nation. Exquisitely illustrated with full color photographs, After Promontory divides the western United States into three regions—central, southern, and northern—and offers a deep look at the transcontinental routes of each one. Renowned railroad historians Maury Klein, Keith Bryant, and Don Hofsommer offer their perspectives on these regions along with contributors H. Roger Grant and Rob Krebs. 319 pages, B&W/Color, Hardcover.

IUP

$50.00
$35.00
6/1/19

Build Big and Small Industries for your Model Railroad
By Model Railroad Magazine
This book features 17 projects in all dating back to the steam era to present day - ranging from simple to complex and large to small.  Beginners will learn how to build a kit and integrate it to a scene, while more experienced modelers will learn how to kitbash and scratchbuild a structure and add it to a complete industry. Written by top experts in the field, including Pelle Soeborg, Gerry Leone, and Tony Koester, this wide-ranging book features the following industries:

  • Cement plant.
  • Cold storage warehouse.
  • Local oil dealer.
  • Asphalt transfer terminal.
  • Brewery complex.
  • Propane bulk dealer.
  • Old-time factory.
  • And more!

112 pages, Color, Softcover.

Kalm
$21.99
$18.95
6/29/19
Burlington Zephyrs Photo Archive; America’s Distinctive trains
By John Kelly
Zephyrs are shown in variety of scenes. Vintage brochures, timetable, postcards & ads. Softcover.

Cent

$39.95
$31.50
4/4/19
Conrail Rainbow Years V. 1
By Richard Herbert & George Povall
The first in a series of titles covering Conrail’s first four years of operations (1976-1979), this book features the photographic handiwork of the late Richard "Herbie" Herbert, with some additional photos added from the collection of his good friend George Povall. The book covers Conrail’s “Rainbow Years,” when motive power in a variety of patched-out color schemes from its six predecessor railroads operated across the new Conrail system. A smattering of freshly painted Conrail blue locomotives, as well as other railroads’ locomotives that were leased to alleviate power shortages, added to the color palette. This book features over 140 full-color images of Conrail’s Rainbow Years from across the northeastern United States. 80 pages, Color, Softcover.

Dblt

$45.00
$34.95
5/8/19
John W. Barriger III, Railroad Legend
By H. Roger Grant
In John W. Barriger III: Railroad Legend, historian H. Roger Grant details the fascinating life and impact of a transportation tycoon and "doctor of sick railroads." After graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, John W. Barriger III (1899–1976) started his career on the Pennsylvania Railroad as a rodman, shop hand, and then assistant yardmaster. His enthusiasm, tenacity, and lifelong passion for the industry propelled him professionally, culminating in leadership roles at Monon Railroad, Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad and the Boston and Maine Railroad. His legendary capability to save railroad corporations in peril earned him the nickname "doctor of sick railroads," and his impact was also felt far from the train tracks, as he successfully guided New Deal relief efforts for the Railroad Division of the Reconstruction Finance Corporation during the Depression and served in the Office of Defense Transportation during World War II. Featuring numerous personal photographs and interviews, John W. Barriger III is an intimate account of a railroad magnate and his role in transforming the transportation industry. 223 pages, B&W, Hardcover.
IUP
$45.00
$32.95
4/22/19
Milwaukee Road; Tales from the Racine and Southwestern
By Jerry Pyfer
Milwaukee Road’s Racine & Southwestern Division linked the railroad’s hometown of Milwaukee, Wis., with the Mississippi River at Savanna, Ill. Hired on in 1971, Jerry Pyfer shares stories of Midwestern railroading combined with his colorful photography. Climb aboard with Jerry as he covers the entire division in its final decade. 127 pages, Color, Hardcover.
Wrvr
$49.95
$39.95
4/4/19
Norfolk Southern Locomotive Directory 2018 - 2019
By Paul K. Withers
Since 1998, Withers Publishing has been producing the most comprehensive directory of Norfolk Southern’s varied locomotive fleet. In this edition, we continue a unit-by-unit listing of the carrier’s 3,988 units, along with more than 150 color photographs. All this in a handy, 200-page, 6 x 9” size, Color, Softcover book.
With
$34.95
$27.98
6/1/19
Riding The Rails, Inside the Business of America’s Railroads
By Robert D. Krebs
When Robert D. Krebs joined the ranks of Southern Pacific Railroad in 1966, the industry had been in decline for decades, and the future of trains was in peril. Despite these obstacles, Krebs fell in love with the rugged, competitive business of railroads and was determined to overcome its resistance to change and put rail transportation back on track. By the age of 40, Krebs was president of the Southern Pacific Railroad and went on to lead both the Santa Fe Railway and Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway companies. Riding the Rails: Inside the Business of America's Railroads details Krebs's rise to a position of influence in the recovery of America's railroads and offers a unique insider's view into the boardrooms where executives and businessmen reimagined transportation in the United States. Hardcover book.
IUP
$45.00
$32.50
4/22/19
Rio Grande; High-Side Gondolas; The Versatile Gons of DRGW and D&RGW Narrow Gauge
By Stan Rhine
Rio Grande High-Side Gondolas is a must for railfans and modelers interested in narrow gauge rolling stock. In spite of the author’s quote in the introduction as “a brief, incomplete history,” this book is anything but. Dr. Rhine has chronicled these cars for decades and this is a detailed study of the Rio Grande’s narrow gauge highside gondolas. The book traces all the major classes of cars, from introduction to the railroad, through the many variants and permutations of the car type, to the end of their service lives. These cars formed the backbone of the coal, mineral, and loose material transport and in so doing, had long and productive lives on the line with many examples still extant, including some in regular service as passenger cars on tourist and museum railroads.
176 pages, Color & B&W, Softcover.
Wrvr
$34.95
$27.95
6/29/19
Rock Island RR Travel on the Rockets
By John Kelly
Read about the Rock Island Railroad from its original charter by the Illinois Legislature in 1847 to the highly publicized trial of Rock Island's right to construct and use a bridge across navigable waters defended by Abraham Lincoln in 1855. By 1937 the railroad had its own fleet of Rocket passenger trains to herald the Streamlined Era. Rock Island's stainless steel trains were led by locomotives in ''art-deco'' maroon and red, trimmed with black-edged aluminum stripes. Photos include the Peoria Rocket, Des Moines Rocket, Quad City Rocket, Texas Rocket, Kansas City Rocket, Twin Star Rocket, Zephyr-Rocket, Rocky Mountain Rocket, the flagship Golden State between Chicago and Los Angeles in partnership with Southern Pacific, and suburban commuter service between Chicago's La Salle Street Station and Joliet, Illinois. Also included are a system map, timetables, travel brochures and full-color section of Rock Island depots and stations.
126 pages, Color & B&W, Horizontal, Softcover.
Cent
$32.95
$26.50
4/22/19
SP Trainline Spring 2019, #139
The Golden Spike Centennial specials; SP operation in Austin and Central Texas+ more. Softcover.
Sph&ts
$11.00
$7.95
6/29/19
The Omaha Road in Nebraska; Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha featuring the railroad photography of H.F. Braden
By M.M. Bartles
The Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railway was the principal subsidiary of the Chicago & North Western Railway, but long operated in its shadow. In Nebraska, some 311 miles were operated by the “Omaha Road.” The Nebraska lines were different from any other segment of that railroad, driven by the geography of the area itself. This book tells how "the Omaha" developed, served the livestock trade and local economy, and remained important to many communities of northeast Nebraska well into the post-World War II era. It is otherwise illustrated with many of the CStPM&O steam era photographs taken by Hol F. Braden, a longtime C&NW employee at Norfolk, Neb.  79 pages, B&W, Horizontal Formate, Softcover.
Cent
$29.95
$23.95
5/8/19
The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe & Charles Clegg
By Tony Reevy
Bon vivant, railroad historian, photographer, pioneering food critic, chronicler of New York’s café society, and noted newspaperman, Lucius Beebe (1902–1966) was an American original. In 1938, with the publication of High Iron: A Book of Trains, he transformed the world of railroad-subject photography forever by inventing the railroad picture book genre. In 1940, he met creative and life partner Charles Clegg (1916–1979), also a talented photographer. Beebe and Clegg produced an outstanding and diverse portfolio of mid-twentieth century railroad-subject photographs. Beebe, sometimes with Clegg, also authored about forty books, including many focused on railroads and railroading. The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg brings their incredible story and best photographic work together. Providing an extensive biographic introduction to Beebe and Clegg, author Tony Reevy presents a multi-faceted view of the railroad industry that will appeal to rail enthusiasts as well as those interested in American food culture, the history of New York City, and LGBT studies. The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg is an indispensable history to the work of two men who forever changed the way we see and experience American railroads. . 197 pages, B&W, Hardcover.
IUP
$40.00
$28.95
2/9/19

The TTX Story
By James D. Panza; Richard W. Dawson; Ronald P. Sellberg
The Pennsylvania Railroad and Rail-Trailer Co. formed Trailer Train Co. in 1955 to expand piggyback service amongst the nation's railroads. PRR intially managed TTX, which expanded its ownership to 41 railroads. The 62-year journey started with 500 flatcars in 1956 and grew to over 161,000 cars (TOFC, auto rack, Railbox, Railgon, and special equipped) today. The authors, combined, have over 90 years of service with Trailer Train/TTX. They present much "insider" information on company decisions, car design, and the shift to container intermodal service. 624 pages, All Color, Horizontal Format, Hardcover.
(2 Volume Set) (Sets will NOT be split.)
(Shipping:  Media Mail will be $9.00 per set of V 1 & 2.)

PRRTHS
$99.95
$89.98


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