Revisit the glory years of an Appalachian coal hauler that incongruously also handled perishables from Florida! This volume features a combination of scenic views and extensive sections on diesel locomotives and freight cars, ranging from the 1960s - 1980s. Numerous track charts and maps are provided. Concludes with CSX images illustrating the post-merger Clinchfield!
Volume 1 of a two-part series features the former Conrail system between 1999 - 2004, an east-to-west examination of how CSX and NS moved traffic, with a mix of motive power and facilities! It begins with a brief look at Conrail’s final days and dives into the operations at Split. Lines spun off by Conrail to other operators such as Corman, Finger Lakes, and others are also included!
ACL, AC&Y, A&S, AMT, AA, AN, AP, ARR, ATSF, BAR, B&LE, BS, B&M, B&O, BN, BRC, Cartier, CB&Q, C&EI, CGW, CHP, C&IM, CMStP&P, CN, and CNJ
Erie Railroad Official Photography, Vol. 4, is essentially a scrapbook with explanations of the images from the Erie RR Company Magazine files.This volume covers the surviving files in alphabetical order from Kennedy, NY to New York Harbor facilities and marine operations.Most of the photos date from 1945 to 1960. A few predate WW I. Some are from the 1930s and some from the very early years of the EL Merger to 1962.Files such as Kennedy, NY, consist of just one image, while others are more extensive. Meadville covers the freight yard, engine facilities and the various shops. These include the general layout of the facilities and the internal equipment and operation.The general purpose of these volumes is to show how the railroad looked and how it worked.
Kicks off with the Canadian National's RSC-14 program where 38 RS-18 locomotives were modified with six-wheel trucks for operation on the light rail branch lines typical of those in the Canadian Maritimes. Canadian National operations in the provinces of New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia are featured in photos between the late 1970s - mid-1990s. If you're an Alco or MLW fan, this title is for you!
A 1903 law prohibiting the use of steam locomotives in Manhattan became the catalyst that started the predecessor companies of the New York Central and New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroads on the path to electrification. Starting with that era, the book tells the story of the massive electrification projects of both railroads with special emphasis on the new Grand Central Terminal that opened in 1913 and continues to serve the public today. In addition to the NYC's electrification, the book explains the role of the New Haven RR and its electrification system. It brings the story up to date including the present day operation by the Metro-North RR and extension of the Harlem Line electrification from North White Plains to Southeast, north of Brewster.
Morning Sun takes a second look at this road’s passenger and freight cars. Nearly all are in addition to those seen previously, including some rare and obscure freight cars. Author Kinkaid has also included a section on PC’s subsidiary roads equipment.
Coverage begins with the Alco roadswitchers, of which New Haven owned the RS1, RS2, RS3 and RS11 models, then introduces the Fairbanks-Morse H16-44, both the passenger and freight series units. Also featured are the only EMD roadswitchers on the pike: 30 dual-purpose GP9s. Rounding out the motive power is a detailed look at the second-generation purchases of Alco C-425s and GE U25Bs.
From the late 1960s through the late 1970s, photographer Ed Horm captured the Baltimore & Ohio, Bessemer & Lake Erie, Pittsburgh & Lake Erie, Penn Central & Conrail, the Union, and a number of short lines and industrial operations around "The Steel City" of Pittsburgh, PA.
Southern Railway in Color, Volume 4, cuts across the deep south despite starting in Illinois and Indiana. It then skips to eastern Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana before turning north to include Georgia, Florida and parts of the Carolinas. There's a thorough treatment of the crossroads of the Southern Railway, Atlanta. Exceptional photos are mostly from the 1970s and 1980s and feature some out of the way locations and unusual operations.
Matt Herson's superb color photo series on New York City subways concludes! Large detailed images of the IND and NYCTA non-revenue equipment are featured, mostly taken between 1961 - 1980s.
Penn Central assimilated the cabooses of PRR, NYC, and NH under its unique Century Green scheme. Major modifications, new additions, and secondhand additions add unexpected intrigue to this roster.
For 60 years the Strasburg Rail Road in Lancaster County, PA has kept alive the traditions of steam-era railroading. This volume is a photographic tribute to this historic railroad, from its earliest days to the present. It features steam locomotives in daily service, special events such as visits of Thomas the Tank Engine and Norfolk & Western’s iconic 611, views of the shop facilities, and tributes to the U. S. military. The Strasburg is short in mileage but rich in tradition and visual appeal.
Volume 2's B&LE story starts in 1994 - the final year of Volume 1 - and continues to 2019 featuring the transition from Transtar to Great Lakes Transportation and on to Canadian National. During this period, B&LE transitioned from a "big steel road", dropping its operational marriage with sister Union Railroad.
This book continues the examination of the former Penn Central territory under Conrail ownership from 1980-1984. Join veteran Conrail manager and author Stephen Timko as he explains operational changes and improvements as well as abandonments and line sales. Coverage features foreign operations over Conrail and former Penn Central equipment and structures.