B&O Power In Color, Volume 3, the third and final book in the series by author Bob Withers showing and describing B&O motive power will cover GP9 freight road switchers, the GP7 freight road switchers that didn't make it into Volume 2, GP7 and GP9 passenger road switchers, Baldwin freight and road switchers, and higher horsepower EMD units. The Book will include build dates and most locations, dates and dispositions.
Reading and Northern in Color tells the incredible success story of how the Blue Mountain & Reading, the designated operator of a 13 mile branch line north of Reading, PA became the award winning regional carrier, Reading, Blue Mountain and Northern serving northeastern PA. First-rate photography and informative captions provide thorough coverage of the 35 years history of the railroads.
Volume 3 of the 5 volume series covers Big Blue's early six-wheelers--#6000 to 6999. An in-depth look at first and second-generation SD's, RSD's, six-wheeled GE's, and the big Century series from Alco. The work contains over 360 full-color photos of 31 models of the Conrail fleet and a section roster.
"Open Top Load" is the term given to the carriage of products or commodities on flatcars or gondolas. These products usually fit into two categories: 1) they are too large or bulky to fit into boxcars and/or 2) they are loose inexpensive material not suitable for a hopper car. These volumes feature large color photos of flatcars and gons with such loads, mostly recorded in the 1960s to the 1980s. The volumes are differentiated by the product or commodity carried, each which carry different AAR requirements for bracing, banding or other special instructions.Volume 2: Cranes, Crates, Boxes, Cylinders, Earth Moving Equipment, Farm Vehicles, Girders, Logs, Loose Material, Miscellaneous
Lehigh Valley Volume IV explores the final two years of operation of the independent railroad corporation before its inclusion into the Conrail System Plan. Striving for image improvements, the Lehigh Valley purchased new locomotives from General Electric to maintain faster intermodal schedules. The modernized fleet of boldly repainted equipment made a prominent statement.
Southern California Railroading in the Golden Age of Kodachrome by Gordon Glattenberg, William H. Mills and Tom Gildersleeve
"Open Top Load" is the term given to the carriage of products or commodities on flatcars or gondolas. These products usually fit into two categories: 1) they are too large or bulky to fit into boxcars and/or 2) they are loose inexpensive material not suitable for a hopper car. These volumes feature large color photos of flatcars and gons with such loads, mostly recorded in the 1960s to the 1980s. The volumes are differentiated by the product or commodity carried, each which carry different AAR requirements for bracing, banding or other special instructions.Volume 1: Aircraft Fuselages, Auto Frames, Billets, Ingots, Slabs, Boats, Bolsters, Buildings, Bulldozers, Cable Reels, Rolling Stock, Coil Steel, Fenciing, Concrete Beams, Miscellaneous
The D&H era can be viewed in three distinct eras: 1944-60 with black and yellow RS2/3's and S2/4's; 1961-1976 with second generation blue and grey Alco's and GE's; and 1976-1991 with a colorful array of new and nearly new diesels to handle the route expansion with Conrail.
The San Francisco peninsula in the last days of Fairbanks Morse. The last stand for covered wagons - SP's FP7s in Amtrak service in the Bay Area and the story behind SP's Daylight diesels.
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.
Scale: Item # MSB1649