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C&S Narrow Gauge Railroad Photos Memories and then some. Along the Old South Park Line
By Tom and Denise Klinger
This will be the 5th book in this series of books about the C&S in the Memories Series. The Old South Park Line including Platte Canon, Como, Alma Branch, Boreas Pass, Dickey, Ten Mile Canon, Leadville and Gunnison comes alive again with newspaper articles, interviews with descendants of the South Park railroaders and vintage photographs. This title includes 340 Black-and-White photographs, most previously unpublished, plus 65 maps, tickets and miscellaneous items in this 240-page hardcover book. Many of the photographs are from C&Sng railroaders' family albums. Pictures will be about what interested someone to take the photograph to begin with such as family members in front of a locomotive, train wrecks, structures, excursions and such. The Colorado & Southern narrow gauge era is presented from 1898 to the close of narrow gauge operations. In addition there is a chapter covering the current preservation efforts and the return to steam at Como, Colorado. 240 pages, B&W photos, Hardcover.



Coast Line and Valley Freights: Santa Fe In Color Series Volume 6 - California
By Joe McMillan
Coast Lines and Valley Freights covers the last three decades of the Santa Fe Railway in the State of California. The Santa Fe is pictured in over 630 large color photos generally laid out three or four pictures to a two-page spread. Included are detailed end-sheet maps, expanded coverage of the popular train-watching locations on Cajon and Tehachapi, several "now-and-then" photos showing location changes over time, and lots more. 348 pages, 630 Color photos, Hardcover.


Guide to North American Cabooses
By Carl R. Byron & Don Heimburger
Get the go-to source for history and operation of North American cabooses! This 224-page book, written by Carl Byron with Don Heimburger, explains why cabooses existed, how they evolved, how they were used, and why they eventually disappeared. Guide to North American Cabooses shows and explains designs common to regions as well as designs specific to many individual railroads, closing with the common International-built bay-window and wide-cupola cabooses that appeared on railroads across the country. You’ll find details on:
  • What employees did while aboard.
  • How cabooses often served as living quarters for crews during the steam era.
  • Information on operation and roles of crew members.
  • Types of cabooses including four-wheel bobbers, wooden, steel, bay-window and wide-cupola.
  • And more!
  • 221 pages, Color & B&W, Softcover.



    Illinois Central South of the Ohio River
    By Kirk Reynolds and David P. Orozi
    Enjoy a guided tour of Illinois Central’s network of lines south of the Ohio River, from the 1960s to acquisition by Canadian National in 1999. From southern Illinois, through Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, enjoy more than 200 color photos of freight and passenger trains, stations, towers, buildings, and people, plus detailed maps and schedules. It has color pages. 176 pages, Color, Hardcover.



    Manufacturers Catalog Archive Pressed Steel Car Company Volume 1 Freight Cars Book 21
    This reproduces 2 Pressed Steel Car Company catalogs: Composite and All Steel Gondola Cars: This highlights the various types of Gondolas built by the Pressed Steel Car Company.  The catalogs includes a number of 4, 8 and 12 wheel models, both standard gauge and narrow gauge.  There are photographs and specifications for each model. All Steel Hopper Cars and All Steel Coke Cars: This highlights the various types of Hoppers and Coke Cars built by the Pressed Steel Car Company.  Among the models included are center dump and side dump cars with capacities from 30 tons to 100 tons. There are photographs and specifications for the various models. 74 pages, B&W, Softcover.



    Manufacturer’s Catalog Archive Railway Electrification Volume 1 New Haven Manufactureres Catalog Archives Book 22
    This is a reproduction of 2 brochures of the New Haven's electrification: New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad Electrification: This is a Westinghouse Special Publication 1698 from June 1924.  This looks at the history of the New Haven, early electrification efforts, including the Nantasket Beach Branch, the use and discontinuance of the third rail system, the electrification of the New Haven system, the design of the overhead Catenaries, power generation and distribution, the signal system, the electric locomotives and MU Cars used by the New Haven, equipment maintenance, facilities and operations. 5 More Electrics for New Haven:  This is a small promotional brochure about the New Haven's new 4860 hp, 250 ton electric freight locomotives that entered service in 1942. 74 pages, B&W, Softcover.


    Norfolk Southern Locomotive Directory 2020-2021
    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 the carrier’s active roster of locomotives as of December 31, 2020, along with more than 150 color photographs. 160 pages, Color, Softcover.


    Southern Pacific 1930’s to the 1950s Los Angeles to Bakersfield
    By: David Houston
    This title features Southern Pacific?s operations from LA to Bakersfield during the period between mid-1930 to the 1950s. You?ll enjoy the large collection of SP photos of many vintage photographers, each photo featuring detailed information on the history of each locomotive. This is Dave Houston?s second SP book and it gives a glimpse of what was running during that time period. Huge Cab-forwards, as well as ?normal size? steam locomotives, and early diesel units are featured throughout this very interesting new title. Don?t miss all of the action?order today! 144 pages, B&W & Color, Hardcover.
    Southern Pacific’s Salt Lake Division
    By: John Signor
    More than 500 miles from Ogden, Utah to Reno, Nevada, at the eastern foot of the Sierra Nevada, comprised SPÕs Salt Lake Division. Although it was a vital and historic part of the Southern Pacific, from the building of the Central Pacific until the end of the SP in 1996, its day-to-day history and operation, with the difficulties of weather, scant water, and steep grades, has remained in relative obscurity. This is largely due to its remoteness. The Salt Lake Division, located in a sparsely populated interior basin and range country characterized by vast depressions or desert sinks, and the furrowing of innumerable north-south mountain ranges, is one of the least populated regions in the continental United States. West of the Pequops Range, much of the line is located along the Humboldt River which, from northeastern Nevada, runs west and southwest before finally disappearing into the ground in the Humboldt Sink. And though many improvements have been made to the alignment of the railroad over the years, much of this country even today is much as the pioneers saw it. An important part of this railroad is the Great Salt Lake crossing, which was built during the Harriman era. 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, 68 Maps, Hardcover.
    Union Pacific Engineer; An Autobiography of UP's 1st Black Locomotive Engineer
    By: Edwina “Curlie” Justus
    Having originally gone to work for the Union Pacific Railroad in 1973 as a clerk at company headquarters in Omaha, Edwina “Curlie” Justus later became a qualified train engineer at age 34 at North Platte, Neb., and retired from that position in 1998. Now, in her own words, Edwina recounts her many real-life experiences operating over the UP mainline out of North Platte. By overcoming sexism and racism on the job through tenacity and kindness, Edwina became one of the pioneer women to enter into what had previously been only a man’s world. This book is illustrated with photos of UP trains and locations from the same era as when Edwina worked for the railroad. 66 pages, Color, Softcover.