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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

$60.00
$43.95
8/25/19
American Steam Locomotives, Design and Development 1880 to 1960
By William L. Withuhn
For nearly half of the nation's history, the steam locomotive was the outstanding symbol for progress and power. It was the literal engine of the Industrial Revolution, and it played an instrumental role in putting the United States on the world stage. While the steam locomotive's basic principle of operation is simple, designers and engineers honed these concepts into 100-mph passenger trains and 600-ton behemoths capable of hauling mile-long freight at incredible speeds. American Steam Locomotives is a thorough and engaging history of the invention that captured public imagination like no other, and the people who brought it to life. 451 pages, B&W, Hardcover.

IUP

$40.00
$32.95
10/13/19
Boston & Maine Steam Vol.2
By Robert Liljestrand & David Sweetland
Recently published by the B&M Railroad Historical Society, this long-awaited sequel picks up where Volume 1 left off, covering the T-1, R-1, and S-1 class locomotives of the B&M Railroad in its steam-powered heyday, through black & white photos and captions. 48 pages, B&W, Softcover.

Dbltk

$20.00
$16.95
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
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
10/13/19
Milwaukee Road Passenger Trains Volume 4
By John F. Strauss, Jr.
This Volume Four completes the presentation of Milwaukee Road’s passenger train service that has also been presented in Four Ways West Publication’s MILWAUKEE ROAD PASSENGER TRAINS: Volumes One, Two, and Three. It covers passenger train service operated between Chicago and Upper Michigan via Milwaukee and Green Bay. It also covers passenger train service between Chicago and Rapid City via Madison and Sioux Falls and between Chicago and St. Paul-Minneapolis via Madison and Austin, Minnesota. This Volume Four’s Epilogue includes several consists and photographs thereof that were assigned to Milwaukee Road’s Chicago-Milwaukee-Twin Cities “Speedliners”. Photographs of some of Milwaukee Road’s lightweight mail, express, and passenger cars appear in this Volume’s Appendix. The Index includes page locations of photographs of Milwaukee Road’s heavyweight and lightweight passenger cars appearing throughout the four volumes. 144 pages, B&W/Color, Hardcover.
4ways
$59.95
$47.95
9/29/19
Railroads Illustrated 2019 Annual  Issue 432
The all-new 2019 Railroads Illustrated Annual features more than 100 pages of classic railroad photography and stories, including these outstanding features:
  • The Return of Big Boy 4014
  • Trains Where Trains Shouldn't Be
  • Elevating Railroad Photography
  • GE's Game Changer — The Dash-8 Locomotive
  • Outside — Railfanning in the Lower 48
  • Silver Bow — UP Over the Continental Divide
  • The Trials and Tribulations of Train Photography
  • Tracing B&O's Old Main Line — Hancock to Cumberland
  • Day in North America — March 9, 2019
  • Softcover, 115 pages, Some B&W majority Color!
WRVR
$24.95
$19.50
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
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
10/13/19
Shortlines of Northern California Volume 2
By Jim Shaw
This fifth title by noted rail photographer, Jim Shaw, features an in depth look at the many shortlines operated in Northern and Central California from the mid 1900s until the present. There are many 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.
160 pages, Color & B&W, Hardcover.
4ways
$69.95
$53.95
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
8/25/19
The Un-Driving of the Golden Spike
By Jeff Terry; Thornton Waite; James R. Reisdorf
Seventy-three years after the driving of the Golden Spike, on September 8, 1942 the Golden Spike was “un-driven” at Promontory Summit during a brief ceremony that largely replicated the original event in reverse. This is the illustrated story of the un-driving of the Golden Spike in 1942 and the various personalities involved. 80 pages, B&W, Softcover.
Cent
$24.95
$19.95
8/25/19
Waiting for the Light
By Nils Huxtable
Go trackside and enjoy some wonderful photography of railroading since 1980. Visit Tehachapi, Donner Pass, Lombard, The Price River Canyon and many other locations. Great shots of mainline steam specials and covered wagons on passenger and freight trains, modern and functional diesels powering intermodals and potash juggernauts. 224 pages, Color, Hardcover..
Cent
$59.95
$47.95


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