The N&W's miniscule switcher fleet grew with the 1964 expansion, which included the Nickel Plate Road, the Wabash, and other railroads. Join us with a look at N&W's switchers and slugs, the E's and F's acquired through the 1964 growth, and the electrics of the former Virginian Railway.
Bram Bailey takes you on a railfan trip through the tourist area north and east of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You will see first and early second generation diesel units on the Canadian National, Ontario Northland, Via Rail, Algoma Central, Canadian Pacific and the electrics of International Nickel spanning the years 1964 until 2017 with an emphasis on the 1968-1990 time frame.
Morning Sun continues its in-depth look at auto racks, illustrating those used by Louisville and Nashville to the Warwick Railroad. Inlcuded are the rare color photos of some seldom seen racks and cars.
The b&w photography and commentary of Dick Loane of Summit, NJ is both charming and informative. Dick frequented the almost weekly rail excursions offered at the time and traveled with some of the well-known photographers of the day like Bob Collins. Volume 1 is mostly hometown DL&W but includes L&HR and quick look at Rahway Valley.
Enjoy heavy duty power at Conemaugh in 1958 and 59; join Bill on second trick at Enola as Assistant Foreman; then as Motive Power Foreman at Northumberland where PRR's historic steam collection was found in need of a great deal of TLC.
This book, the combined efforts of 75 photographers plus input from some of the leading historians of the railroad that "Served the South," is a division-by-division visual tour of the work-a-day Southern. This 256-page volume, with 380 outstanding color images, and 12 detailed maps, is the most comprehensive visual history of the modern Southern ever published. Chapter introductions provide context to better understand each geographic region's traffic base, its lines and terminals, and of course its trains. It's all here as well, from first class freights with nearly 200 cars and midtrain power, plus the Southern Crescent, on down to the most lowly of yard switchers, local freights and mine runs. And of note is the forward written by Mr. Wick Moorman, who started his distinguished railroad career with the Southern.
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B&O Power In Color, Volume 3, the third and final book in the series by author Bob Withers showing and describing B&O motive power will cover GP9 freight road switchers, the GP7 freight road switchers that didn't make it into Volume 2, GP7 and GP9 passenger road switchers, Baldwin freight and road switchers, and higher horsepower EMD units. The Book will include build dates and most locations, dates and dispositions.
Reading and Northern in Color tells the incredible success story of how the Blue Mountain & Reading, the designated operator of a 13 mile branch line north of Reading, PA became the award winning regional carrier, Reading, Blue Mountain and Northern serving northeastern PA. First-rate photography and informative captions provide thorough coverage of the 35 years history of the railroads.
Volume 3 of the 5 volume series covers Big Blue's early six-wheelers--#6000 to 6999. An in-depth look at first and second-generation SD's, RSD's, six-wheeled GE's, and the big Century series from Alco. The work contains over 360 full-color photos of 31 models of the Conrail fleet and a section roster.
"Open Top Load" is the term given to the carriage of products or commodities on flatcars or gondolas. These products usually fit into two categories: 1) they are too large or bulky to fit into boxcars and/or 2) they are loose inexpensive material not suitable for a hopper car. These volumes feature large color photos of flatcars and gons with such loads, mostly recorded in the 1960s to the 1980s. The volumes are differentiated by the product or commodity carried, each which carry different AAR requirements for bracing, banding or other special instructions.Volume 2: Cranes, Crates, Boxes, Cylinders, Earth Moving Equipment, Farm Vehicles, Girders, Logs, Loose Material, Miscellaneous
Lehigh Valley Volume IV explores the final two years of operation of the independent railroad corporation before its inclusion into the Conrail System Plan. Striving for image improvements, the Lehigh Valley purchased new locomotives from General Electric to maintain faster intermodal schedules. The modernized fleet of boldly repainted equipment made a prominent statement.
Southern California Railroading in the Golden Age of Kodachrome by Gordon Glattenberg, William H. Mills and Tom Gildersleeve