Over 300 color photos of locomotives, cabooses, and other equipment and structures, specially painted for the Bicentennial. Volume 1 covers 84 railroads and industries, beginning with the letters A-F, which participated in the event that took the nation by storm.
Continuing his series on B&O diesels, author Bob Withers includes in his second volume switchers built by General Electric, Alco, Baldwin, Lima-Hamilton, the Electro Motive Corporation and Electro Motive Division of General Motors, and Fairbanks Morse; and Budd's Rail Diesel Cars. He reveals that Alco, Ingersoll-Rand and General Electric combined their efforts to produce B&O's first diesel locomotive, which in on display now at the National Museum of Transport in St. Louis, in December 1925.
Includes these Railroad Reporting Marks: D&H, D&S, D&TS, DL&W, DM&CI, DM&IR, D&RGW, DSS&A, DT, DT&I, DWP, EJ&E, EL, Erie, FCP, FP&E, FDDM&S, FW&D, G&F, GA, GB&W, GM&O, GN, G&W, GTW, GW, IC, ICG, IHB, INT, IT, IU, KCS, L&HR, L&M, L&N, L&NE, L&NW, LIRR, LS&I, LV, M&B, M&P, M&St.L, MEC, MILW, MKT, MNS, Monon, MP, MRY and others.
Noted rail official Louis Cerny was a student at the Unviersity of Illinois - the Fighting Illini - at Urbana, Illinois in the early 1960s and photographed the early diesels in the area in beautiful action scenes. IC, EJ&E, CB&Q, P&E, EL, ATSF, Soo, Milw, C&NW, C&EI, TP&W, IT, PRR, RI and many others are chronicled across Illinois and Indiana 1959-1965.
Life-long railfan-photographer Matt Herson's latest book--on the Long Island Rail Road--takes a colorful and in-depth look at three decades of operation by "The Route of the Dashing Commuter." With captions written by long-time LIRR railfan, historian Mike Boland, this fascinating collection of photos captures the nation's busiest passenger railroad in all its glory, from its varied roster of passenger cars, MU's, motive power, cabooses, freight equipment and much more . . . even tugboats, RPO cars and its MOW fleet of cars.
Includes these Railroad Reporting Marks: A&BB, A&LM, A&SAB, AA, ACL, ACY, AMT, AN, ARR, ATSF, B&LE, B&M, B&ML, B&O, BAP, BAR, BC, BCH, BN, C&IM, C&O, C&S, CB&Q, CCC&O, CGW, CH-P, CN, CNJ, C&NW, CP, CR, CW, CWP&S and others.
With photography starting at merger time in 1970, the author systematically covered this "backwater" of the BN. Portland was the heart but branch lines through the Willamette Valley and the Oregon Trunk Line for California.
Veteran rail author Bill Volkmer was an employee at GE's Erie Works where many roads' Uboats were constructed. His behind the scene anecdotes coupled with rare in-plant and on the road photographs make this a delightful addition to a rail enthusiast's library.
Volume 2 in this series of books on CSX locomotives features General Electric four-axle units originally built for the ACL, SAL, SCL, L&N, Monon, Seaboard System and C&O. Photo images, roster and action, often start with the units in their as-built owner paint schemes and progress on through several successor company colors to culminate in a variety of CSX blue-gray and yellow-nose paint varitations.
Trace the modern auto rack car from inception to today on roads ranging from ACL to KCS through the products of a number of manufacturers. All versions from the late 1950s to today are illustrated in rare color views.
These two regional railroads headquartered in Green Bay became a part of Wisconsin Central. With exotic motive power, both roads are missed today, but well remembered in this all-color book.
In 1988, the Delaware & Hudson - the oldest continually operated transportation company in the U.S. - was bankrupt and ran in "designated operator" status by the NYS&W. By 1991, the D&H was sold to the Canadian Pacific but the story doesn't stop here!
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