The Chessie System was one of the most colorful railroads of the 1970s and 1980s and the easternmost lines of the B&O were among its most photogenic and busy. This volume features B&O lines from Philadelphia and Baltimore to Grafton, WV and Connellsville, PA. Along the way, such scenic locations as the Thomas Viaduct, Point of Rocks, Harper’s Ferry, Sand Patch grade, and the grades of the West End are all featured, as well as operations in and around Baltimore, the District of Columbia, and Cumberland. Locomotives in Chessie colors as well as the three predecessor roads, B&O, C&O, and Western Maryland are portrayed in action!
Volume 3 takes a look at former Penn Central territory under the control of Conrail between 1985 - 1989. Former PC motive power, equipment, and structures are featured, along with freight operations. Brief coverage is given to non-Conrail passenger operations on former PC territory, as well. Over 335 full-color photographs!
PRR, PC, P&PU, P&S, P&LE, QNSL, RDG, R&N, RF&P, RUT, SBC, SBD, SCL, Sierra, SLSF, SOO, SP, SSW, SR, SP&S, TC, TP&W, TRRA, USA, USAF, USN, URR, UP, WA, WARN, WT, WM, and W
A medium, mostly North Carolina railroad swallowed via merger with the Southern Railway System in the mid-1970s! Featuring action photos along the entire railroad with a choice selection of locomotive shots, coverage concludes with an extensive illustration of what became of the Norfolk Southern Railway’s track after 1982.
Tour railway scenes across Canada from 1957 to 1984 via 250 color images from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island and the Yukon Territory! Featured views include the last narrow gauge railway operations in Newfoundland, steam excursions on the CP and CN, electric commuter operations around Montreal, early GO train commuter operations around Toronto, Northern Alberta freight operations near Peace River, CN operations in the Fraser River canyon, logging operations on Vancouver Island, and White Pass shovel-nosed diesels in the Yukon!
C&NW, C&O, CP, CRI&P, CR, CRR, CSS&SB, C&S, CSX, DL, DL&W, D&H, DM&IR, D&RGW, DT&I, EJ&E, Erie, and EL.
This first volume covers Canadian National's first-generation GM roadswitchers. GP7s and GP9s and Canada-only GMD-1s are featured in multiple paint schemes from delivery to retirement or rebuilding in over 300 full-color photos!
Explores the legacy of the iconic Lehigh Valley Railroad as it was gradually absorbed into a multi-state transportation entity. From 1976-1986, the assets, signs, and symbols of the old corporation faded away and Conrail emerged.
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.