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2/22/20

Chicago & North Western Peninsula Division; Volume 2, 1940-1996
By James E. Lewnard
With the assistance of several well-known railroad photographers, the second volume of the Chicago & North Western Peninsula Division book focuses on the operation of ore trains, time freights, way freights, and switch runs in northeastern Wisconsin and Michigan. Included is a special chapter covering the operation of North Western’s passenger trains, including the Peninsula 400, the Shoreland/Valley 400, and the Iron & Copper Country Express. Using photographs, maps and charts, the author reviews the working relationship between the railroads and the iron mines in the Marquette and Menominee Iron Ranges, including an explanation of the Milwaukee Road/North Western pooling agreement. The final chapter examines locomotive assignments from 1940 through the sale of the North Western to the Union Pacific. The twin champion diesels of the Peninsula Division, the Fairbanks-Morse H-16-66 and the ALCo C-628, receive special attention. Over 200 black and white and color photographs complement the text. 160 pages, 200+ B&W/Color Photos, Maps, Hardcover.

4Way

$69.95
$54.95
6/14/20
Colorado - Wyoming Railroad Maps
Handy guide to today's railroads in Iowa noted for clarity, accuracy and ease of use. Designed for quick reference in the field in a narrow format that fits in your pocket or camera bag.Each page highlights a separate subdivision and follows the line throughout its length, crossing state boundaries as necessary. Abandoned or unused routes are also shown in relation to current routes as space allows.
  • Detailed maps arranged by subdivision
  • Class Ones: Union Pacific • BNSF Railway
  • Shortlines:  Cimarron Valley • Colorado, Kansas & Pacific • Great Western • Kyle Railroad • Nebraska, Kansas & Colorado • San Luis Central • San Luis & Rio Grande • Wyoming & Colorado
  • Tourist Lines: Cumbres & Toltec Scenic • Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge • Leadville, Colorado & Southern • Royal Gorge & Canon City
  • Station index
  • Detector, crossover and tunnel locations
  • Major highways shown for reference
  • Centerspread locator map keyed to page numbers of detail maps
  • Printed on heavy ivory-colored stock for reduced glare and increased durability
  • 2006 edition
  • 50 pages, approx. 4.25 x 11 inches, Softcover
  • Cent

    $12.00
    $9.50
    5/16/20

    Conrail Rainbow Years, V.2
    By Rudy Garbely
    The second in a series of titles covering Conrail’s first years of operations (1976-1980), this book features slides from GPCo's own vast collection and represents the "best of the best" in early Conrail photography. 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 covers the entirety of Conrail’s territory from New York to Chicago and everything in between. 140 pages, Color Photos, Softcover.

    Dbtk

    $45.00
    $34.95
    5/3/20
    Famous Lost Locomotives of North America
    By Thornton Waite
    The end of the industrial steam age in North America resulted in many steam locomotives being relegated to parks or museums. However, during the regular use of steam, there were many instances in which steam engines became "lost locomotives," often by either sinking into deep bodies of water by accident or by being intentionally abandoned in place. Many of these stories of lost locomotives now range from fact to urban myth. This book examines some of the best known cases of forlorn or abandoned steam engines that have been recorded over the past century. It includes an extensive appendix section detailing known or rumored lost locomotives. South Platte Press, softcover, 102 pages, 54 Black-and-White illustrations and photographs. 102 pages, B&W, Softcover.

    Cent

    $24.95
    $19.95
    2/22/20
    Iowa Railroad Maps
    Handy guide to today's railroads in Iowa noted for clarity, accuracy and ease of use. Designed for quick reference in the field in a narrow format that fits in your pocket or camera bag.Each page highlights a separate subdivision and follows the line throughout its length, crossing state boundaries as necessary. Abandoned or unused routes are also shown in relation to current routes as space allows.
  • Detailed maps arranged by subdivision
  • Class Ones: Union Pacific • BNSF Railway • Canadian National • Canadian Pacific
  • Shortlines: Boone & Scenic Valley • Cedar Rapids & Iowa City • D & I Railroad • D & W Railroad • Iowa Interstate • Iowa Northern • Iowa River • Iowa Southern • Iowa Traction
  • Station index
  • Mainline radio frequencies
  • Detector, crossover and tunnel locations
  • Major highways shown for reference
  • Centerspread locator map keyed to page numbers of detail maps
  • Printed on heavy ivory-colored stock for reduced glare and increased durability
  • 2019 edition
  • 46 pages, approx. 4.25 x 11 inches, Softcover
  • Cent

    $12.00
    $9.50
    5/3/20
    Montana Railroad Maps
    Handy guide to today's railroads in Washington and Northern Idaho noted for clarity, accuracy and ease of use. Designed for quick reference in the field in a narrow format that fits in your pocket or camera bag. Each page highlights a separate subdivision and follows the line throughout its length, crossing state boundaries as necessary. Abandoned or unused routes are also shown in relation to current routes as space allows.
  • Detailed maps arranged by subdivision
  • Class Ones: Union Pacific • BNSF Railway
  • Shortlines: Butte, Anaconda & Pacific • Central Montana • Dakota, Missouri Valley & Western • Mission Mountain
  • Station index
  • Mainline radio frequencies
  • Detector, crossover and tunnel locations
  • Major highways shown for reference
  • Centerspread locator map keyed to page numbers of detail maps
  • Printed on heavy ivory-colored stock for reduced glare and increased durability
  • 2017 edition
  • 38 pages, approx. 4.25 x 11 inches, Softcover
  • Cent

    $10.00
    $7.95
    5/3/20
    Nebraska Railroad Maps
    Handy guide to today's railroads in Nebraska noted for clarity, accuracy and ease of use. Designed for quick reference in the field in a narrow format that fits in your pocket or camera bag. Each page highlights a separate subdivision and follows the line throughout its length, crossing state boundaries as necessary. Abandoned or unused routes are also shown in relation to current routes as space allows.
  • Detailed maps arranged by subdivision
  • Class Ones: Union Pacific • BNSF Railway
  • Shortlines: Nebkota Railway • Nebraska Central • Nebraska Kansas Colorado Railway • Nebraska Northwestern • Rapid City, Pierre & Eastern
  • Tourist: Fremont & Elkhorn Valley
  • Station index
  • Mainline radio frequencies
  • Detector, crossover and tunnel locations
  • Major highways shown for reference
  • Centerspread locator map keyed to page numbers of detail maps
  • Printed on heavy ivory-colored stock for reduced glare and increased durability
  • 2014 edition
  • 50 pages, approx. 4.25 x 11 inches, Softcover
  • Cent

    $12.00
    $9.50
    5/3/20
    Nevada Railroad Maps
    Handy guide to today's railroads in Nevada, Utah and Southern Idaho noted for clarity, accuracy and ease of use. Designed for quick reference in the field in a narrow format that fits in your pocket or camera bag. Each page highlights a separate subdivision and follows the line throughout its length, crossing state boundaries as necessary. Abandoned or unused routes are also shown in relation to current routes as space allows.
  • Detailed maps arranged by subdivision
  • Class Ones: Union Pacific
  • Shortlines: BHP Nevada • Eastern Idaho • Idaho Northern & Pacific • Nevada Industrial Switch • Salt Lake City Southern • Salt Lake, Garfield & Western • Utah Central • Utah Railway
  • Tourist: Nevada Northern • Virginia & Truckee
  • Station index
  • Mainline radio frequencies
  • Detector, crossover and tunnel locations
  • Major highways shown for reference
  • Centerspread locator map keyed to page numbers of detail maps
  • Printed on heavy ivory-colored stock for reduced glare and increased durability
  • 2004 edition
  • 42 pages, approx. 4.25 x 11 inches, Softcover
  • Cent

    $12.00
    $9.50
    5/3/20
    Norfolk Southern Locomotive Directory 2019 - 2020
    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 January 31, 2020, along with more than 150 color photographs. All this in a handy, 176-page, 6 x 9” size, Color, Softcover book.

    Dblt

    $34.95
    $28.50
    2/22/20
    Santa Fe Steam Series #17 "California Division" LA to Barstow, CA
    By Jeff Aonsworth
    This Santa Fe volume features AT&SF steam power between Los Angeles and Barstow including Cajon Pass. B&W photos, one to a page. 66 pages, B&W Photos, Softcover.
    Mvt
    $27.50
    $21.95
    4/1/20
    Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroads Modern era Steam freight Locos V. 2
    By Jack Polaritz
    P≤ NYC. Most compolete history of P&LE RR 2-8-4 Berkshire steam locos. Very interesting book. 131 pages, B&W, Hardcover
    Dbtk
    $44.95
    $35.95
    4/1/20
    Pittsburgh & Lake Erie’s Gondola Cars V.1
    By Jerry Gorzoch, Jack Polaritz & Joe Sparico
    Freight car Equipment of the P&LE RR  PC; P≤ NYC. Most complete record of P&LE gondolas. 170 photos and drawings & more. 80 pages, Softcover.
    Dbtk
    $24.95
    $21.95
    6/14/20
    The Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad Company; The Historic Union Pacific Salt Lake Route
    By John R. Signor
    Union Pacific is one of the most modern railroads in the country. The road’s 780-mile line from Salt Lake City to Los Angeles is no exception. To the uninformed it would seem as if the railroad was built just yesterday, yet the history of this, the Salt Lake Route, now spans more than a century rich in the annals of railroading and the American West. As far as transcontinental railroads are concerned, the Salt Lake Route is a late bloomer, yet it is a true pioneer. The location of the railroad, connecting the City of Saints (Salt Lake City) with the City of Angels (Los Angeles) was built through largely undeveloped country more or less following the Old Spanish Trail. It even founded the City of Las Vegas, Nevada. Laid out in chronological format, this volume covers in detail every aspect of the Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad’s construction and operation, its merger with Union Pacific in the Twenties, and the challenges of competition, wartime and coping with the demands of the country it traversed. The San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt Lake Railroad; Union Pacific’s Salt Lake Route was first published in 1988 and has long been out of print. However, since the initial printing, much has happened on the old Salt Lake Route and considerable additional material has come to light. A desire to revise, correct, update and expand the first edition has resulted in this volume, and, with modern printing methods available today, it includes a great deal more color than the original and 64 additional pages, 48 period graphics and timetables, 52 maps, 415 photos of which 81 are in color, bibliography and index. B&W and Color, 320 total pages, Hardcover.
    GW
    $69.95
    $58.95

     


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