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.
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.
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.
Santa Fe's diesel power was diverse and fascinating. Volume 1 includes units from Alco, Baldwin, Fairbanks-Morse and miscellaneous builders.
When Frederic C. "Buck" Dumaine, Jr. assumed the presidency of the D&H, he devised a plan to revitalize daytime through service with newer rolling stock. The Delaware & Hudson ran clean, comfortable passenger trains during a time when that was uncommon among other roads. Although the revitalized service was brief as it came on the threshold of Amtrak, it remains a credit to the D&H and its loyal employees.
Continuing the coverage of N&W motive power, Volume 2 features an exciting selection of first generation roadswitchers. GP9s, RS3s, and other models built by Alco, Baldwin, EMD, FM acquired new or via mergers are all featureed.
The final volume of Conrail's interesting motive power roster features a large variety of switchers: from the single GE 44-tonner to the former Reading's MP15s. Also highlighted are the medium-horsepower Baldwin roadswitchers and Alco RS3ms and RS1s.
Features colorful box cars from nearly every small road operating them in the 1970s. Besides the hundreds of cars built new for this service, surprises abound. If the 1970s is your go-to-era, you'll need this guide.
The examination of former Erie Lackawanna territory and equipment continues. Volume 2 covers 1981-90. Your company tour is guided by none other than former employee and series author Stephen M. Timko, Jr.