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Conrail Rainbow Years, V.3
By Rudy Garbely
Raritan Valley Line and North Jersey  coast line commuter operations. Softcover.


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.


    Manufacturers Catalog Western Wheeled Scraper Co. Western Dump Cars Silver Lake Images
    This reproduces a Western Wheeled Scraper Company catalog on their Western Dump Cars.  The catalog provides details on the construction of both the Western Dump Car and the Western Air Dump Cars.  The catalog also looks at how the cars used in railroad service, including in railroad yard construction, railroad grade revision, railroad trestle filling, lengthening railroad sidings, railroad ditching and the disposal of locomotive ash.  In addition to railroad service, the catalog covers the use of these cars in hauling industrial waste, open pit mining, coal storage, pit and quarry haulage and levee and dam construction.  The final section of the catalog looks at the various models of cars produced by the company, including photos and specifications for a variety of models from large 45 yard capacity cars down to small 3 yard capacity cars. There is also a section on small narrow gauge cars, end dump cars and spreader cars.82 pages, B&W, Softcover.


    New Haven Railroad, The final Decades
    By Scott Hartley
    While the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad struggled to survive in the 1950s and 1960s, it remained a fan favorite to the end. Lavishly illustrated with photos accompanied by substantive captions, from the New Haven’s colorful diesel era, including Alco DL109s and PAs, EMD FL9s and Geeps, Fairbanks-Morse diesels, and a variety of electric motors. There are detailed maps to accompany extensive diesel and electric locomotive rosters. 160 pages, Color, Hardcover.


    Reading Railroad Main Line.  Belt Line Jct- Port Clinton.
    By: Ben L. Bernhart
    Limited Edition #128 of 300.  153 pages,  Plus main line valuation maps mile 61.25 to 78.25
    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.
    Due Mid Summer 2021 - We are taking reservations!
    SP Trainline; Winter 2021 #146
    Train watching at Alamogordo in 1960; The view from the Tower; SP gallery; winter on the SP and more.

    Take the Pike’s Peak Route Passenger Trains on The colorado Midland 1887-1900
    Colorado Rail Annujal #34
    By Adrian & Art Hundausen
    This Colorado Railroad Museum's latest Annual is the result of authors Adrian and Art Hundhausen's lifelong interest in the Colorado Midland Railroad. This is a book that fans of the Colorado Midland won't want to miss! The road's history from 1887 to 1900 is detailed, along with the human side of the Midland narrative. Colorful stories found in this new volume include the trials and tribulations of Midland employees, drunken Swedish miners who fell off the train, and a father chasing his runaway daughter to Leadville serve as fascinating examples. Interesting chapters such as "Spooky Victorian Railroad Stations and Hotels", "Ride With a Mormon to Old Mexico," and "Trip With a Kodak over Hagerman Pass" compel further reading. Salient topics - such as the 1894 Cripple Creek Strike and the Pullman boycott in Colorado - are covered in much greater detail than in previous books. A selection of timetables and advertising brochures is faithfully reproduced, showcasing the vivid color and imaginative illustrations used by CM in the 19th century. Plentiful diagrams of Pullman cars, maps of Midland trackage, and schematics of depots are included. 368 pages, 461 Illustrations, including 86 in full color, 27 Maps, Hardcover.

    Terminal Railroad Association St. Louis; Historical & Technical Society
    Is. 80 Summer 2020; All time steam loco roster 1889 -1955. The Pait story-The St. Louis Coke and Chemical Co. Softcover, 145 pages, B&W
    The Broadway Limited
    By Joel Rosenbaum and Tom Gallo
    A pictorial look at the Pennsylvania Railroad’s most famous long-distance train, The Broadway Limited includes many photos of the train from its inception through the Penn Central and into the Amtrak era. It is well illustrated with period advertising and includes schedules and dining car menus, along with a substantive historical text. 96 pages, Color and B&W, Softcover.
    The Milwaukee Railroader, first Qtr 2021
    Midwest Hiawatha Timeline.  Taft, Montana, a town born to die.  Along the Milw. Way.  A Milw Rd portfolio. Softcover.
    The Pittsburgh & Lake Erie in Allegheny County V. 1 Pittsburgh to Esplen
    Book covers the specified area frombeginning to 1960s.
    Hardcover, Horizontal Format, 322 pages, Maps, Diagrams, Drawings, Text & B&W photos.
    The Stylish EMD GP30
    By Diesel Era, Paul Withers
    Following the format of Wither's other successful locomotive model books, this next offering covers EMD's unique GP30 model. The 29 original owners plus the EMD demostrators are covered. Printed and bound in the U.S.A. 208 pages, Color & B&W, Hardcover.
    Timber Titans; Baldwin’s Articulated Logging Locos
    By Martin E. Hansen, Steve Huaff and Dale Sanders
    Thirty years in the making, this new hardcover publication tells the complete story of these fascinating logging locomotives. Presented in construction number order, the articulateds are covered individually in great detail with statistics and full histories that document each locomotive from the day it left Baldwin's sprawling Eddystone, Pennsylvania, factory to its ultimate disposition. Between 1909 and 1937, the Baldwin Locomotive Works of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, produced 44 specialized locomotives that were either built for, or later transitioned to, the rigors of hauling raw logs on railroads where the grades were steep and the curves many. While all of these locomotives were built as articulated they varied greatly in design and appearance. Most were built as compound articulateds (Mallets) but two companies, Weyerhaeuser Timber Company and the Uintah Railway, received simple articulateds. Water carrying methods were also wide-ranging. While most were built as tank locomotives others were equipped with a separate tender. Furthering the variations from as-built configurations, several of the tank locomotives were later converted by removing the side or semi-saddle tanks and adding a conventional tender. While most of the logging articulateds toiled away in relative obscurity, several gained acclaim for their well-traveled longevity. Remarkably, ten of the locomotives have survived and several of those remain active over a century after their construction. 256 pages, 455 Photos, Detailed Drawings and Renderings, B&W, Horizontal Format, Hardcover.