Visit the ICG's Sparta District with it manifest freights, coal trains, and a local all sharing 149 miles of single track main traversing a territory rife with sags and hogbacks - part of which was known as Badlands. It's the story of "old head" railroading, the comic book plant, a big hill (in both directions), coal mines, and much more - all in Southern Illinois.
This volume highlights GE six-axle locomotives inherited from predecessor roads (e.g., Chesapeake & Ohio, Seaboard Coast Line, Louisville & Nashville). Pack with unusual equipment, it features four- and six-axle road slugs built by CSX from older power remains, various rebuilds of older power (e.g., GP40-3 and SD40-3), plus road slugs running deep in the wild coal fields of West Virginia.
Santa Fe's Electro-Motive cab units are icons of American Railroading. In this volume, we explore the company's E, F, and Cowl locomotive types.
Renewing Volume 1's exploration of the Monon from the Barriger years (1947-52) through the L&N merger in 1971, Volume 2 features diesel units, passenger car and train operations, and an extended piece on the modern freight car fleet. There is also a retelling of the Monon's last day of independent operation from the dispatchers' perspectives. Photos of over 25 unique Monon depots are also included.
This series begins with a look at the final year of Penn Central's operations and dives directly into the operation of former PC territory under the control of Conrail. Each chapter covers a year in the timeline of the company through 1979. Motive power, trains, buildings, and other scenes are explored in this initial volume, which includes over 350 full color photos. The final chapter displays former Penn Central equipment operating system-wide during the era.
Burlington Northern Washington Volume 1 covers the former SP&S lines in Washington State - including the main line between Vancouver and Spokane and the Goldendale Branch. Featuring loads of Alcos and transition paint.
This volume finds our young railfan and author chasing operations on NYC, NH, and LIRR. Both everyday railroading and special excursions feature in plenty of intriguing scenes.
Frank Kozempel was an avid chronicler of the PRR and PRSL in southern NJ and used his camera to record everything from the vanishing steam engine to new diesels. This title also features his PRR ventures across the Delaware River in southeastern PA.
The Interborough Rapid Transit Company opened in 1904 and was taken over by the NYCTA in 1940. Matt Herson's intriguing color photography from the 1960s and '70s is a vivid account of this historic line, mostly in vintage outdoor scenes.
This final volume examines the other states in which Bill Volkmer photographed the PRR. It concludes with a grand tour of the State of Pennsylvania, ending at Renovo where the painful decision was made to leave the newly-created Penn Central Transportation Company.
Photographer Dick Loane’s excursions through the Northeast in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s continue as he visits Erie, NYS&W, L&NE, and NYO&W. Many rare images including Wilkes-Barre & Eastern.
The BMT features in this first entry celebrating the best of photographer Matthew J. Herson. From 1960-90, Herson sought out ideal photographic locations in New York City via his work with electrical contractors for the NYCTA - allowing him access to several non-public locales for rare and fascinating subway photography.
The final installment in this series chronicling the revenue equipment of dozens of companies 1980 - 2000. Features NS, N&W, NYC(CR), ONT, OTTX, P&LE, PC, PHD, PLCX, PROX, PTLX, RBOX, RGCX, SBD, SCL, SOO, SOU, SP, SPSX, TTLX, TPIX, UCEX, WC, WSTX, WW, YKR and more.
This title features everything from ballast hoppers to jet engine snow blowers. The Penn Central required an extensive array of equipment to keep its property in operable condition despite its perilous financial condition.
Auto-Train In Color includes both the earlier red, white and purple private-enterprise version commencing in the early 1970s as well as the more recent Amtrak operation. The equipment, facilities and operations of both are featured, both trackside and onboard as they carry passengers and their automobiles between Virginia and Florida.