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72 - 82 Western Pacific's Last Decade 75.50
A Trip by Rail in the Shenandoah Valley on the B&O RR and Southern Ry 55.75
A Very Political Railway - The Rescue of the North London Line 42.00
Along the Rails - A Survey of Maine's Historic Railroad Buildings 25.00
Amtrak Power in Color Vol 2 48.75
Amtrak Power in Color Vol 3 48.75
Appalachian Coal Mines and Railroads in Color Vol 2 Virginia 48.75
Art of the Locomotive 45.75
Atlantic Coast Line in Color 48.75
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in Maryland - Arcadia 21.50
Battle For Transportation Supremacy - Northeast Corridor 27.75
Beneath the Streets-Hidden Relics of NY's Subway System 32.75
Big Bend (WA) Railroads- Arcadia 21.50
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway- Arcadia 21.50
Blue Ridge Tunnel 21.50
Boston & Maine in Color Vol 3- Guilford Years 48.75
Bridgton & Saco River Boxcars 24.50
Brix Logging Story - In the Woods of Washington and Oregon 28.75
Brix Martime Story 28.75
Building Union Pacific 844 19.50
Burlington Northern Historical Review 1970-1995 55.75
Burlington Northern Power in Color Vol 1 48.75
Burlington Northern Power in Color Vol 2 48.75
Burlington Northern Power in Color Vol 3 48.75
Burlington Northern Railroad Branch Lines 27.75
Burlington Railroad Alliance Division- Arcadia 21.50
Canadian National Railways Diesel Locomotives Vol 2 54.75
Canadian National Steam Volume 2 Misc, 4-4-0s, Newfoundland 27.75
Canadian National Steam Volume 3 Moguls 27.75
Canadian National Steam Volume 4 Ten Wheel 27.75
Canadian National Steam Volume 5 Consolidations 27.75
Canadian National Steam Volume 6 Mikado, Santa Fe, Pacific & Hudsons 27.75
Canadian National Steam Volume 7 Mountain, Northerns, Central Vermont 27.75
Canadian National Steam Volume 8 Switchers 27.75
Central Illinois Rails Color Pictorial Vol 2 55.75
Chesapeake & Ohio E7 & E8 Diesel Passenger Locomotives 23.75
Chesapeake & Ohio Freight Cars 1937-1946 32.75
Chesapeake & Ohio GP7/GP9 Diesel Locomotives 23.75
Chesapeake & Ohio Heavy Pacific Locomotives 23.75
Chicago "L's" Great Steel Fleet - The Baldies 15.75
Chicago America's Railroad Capital 36.75
Chicagoland Electrified Railroads in Color 48.75
Clinch Valley Norfolk & Western District Line 32.75
Clinchfield #1 Tennessee's Legendary Steam Engine 19.50
CMSTP&P RR Standard Roadway, Station & Highway Crossing Signs 19.50
Colorado & Southern No. 9 One Short Season 27.75
Conrail Central Region in Color Vol 1 48.75
Conrail Under Pennsy Wires 48.75
Dayton & Western Traction Company 23.75
Delaware & Hudson Bridge Line Freight Vol 2 70.75
Delaware & Hudson Facilities in Color 48.75
Diesel Demonstrators 50.75
Dining Car Panorama 23.75
Electric Traction Along the Stillwater Dayton, Covington & Piqua Traction 22.75
Elevated Railways of Manhattan 45.75
Elgin Joliet & Eastern in Color Vol 2 48.75
EMD SD70 Class Vol 1 36.75
Encyclopedia of B&O Cabooses Vol 2 38.75
Erie Lackawanna Power in Color Vol 2 48.75
Erie Railroad's Newburgh Branch - Arcadia 21.50
Franklin County Narrow Gauge Vol 2- The Next Stop is Phillips - Maine 2 Foot 50.75
From a Nickel to A Token - NYC MTA 32.75
From the Midwest to Florida by Rail Vol 1 1875-1979 100.00
GE & EMD Locomotives 27.75
General Electric 70 Ton Diesel Locomotives 34.75
Ghost Rails Vol 11 Sharon Steel 60.00
Great American Railroad Stories - H/C 36.75
Great Northern Through Passenger Service in Color 48.75
Hampden Railroad 27.75
Head On - British Columbia's Deadliest Railway Accident 25.75
Hiawatha- Nothing Faster on Rails 100.00
Hidden History of Los Angeles Transportation 19.50
Historical Guide to North American Railroads 3rd Edition 23.75
Hollywood's Railroads Vol 3 Narrow Gauge Country 23.75
Jersey Central Facilities in Color Vol 1 48.75
Jersey Central Lines in Color Vol 4 Pennsylvania 48.75
Just A Short Line The Story of the Rahway Valley RR Vol 1 1897-1950 50.75
Lackawanna Railroad in Northeastern Pennsylvania - Arcadia 21.50
Lehigh Valley Diesel Pictorial 23.75
Lehigh Valley Railroad A Selected Look at Locations & Facilities - New York Harbor Region 27.75
Lehigh Valley Railroad A Selected Look at Locations & Facilities - Vol 2 Westward to Packerton Yard 27.75
Lincoln's Funeral Train -The Epic Journey from Washington to Springfield 36.75
Logging Along the Moose River - Victory Branch Railroad 23.75
Logging in Grays Harbor (WA) - Arcadia 21.50
London Tramway Twilight 40.00
Lord Ashfield's Trams - London 52.00
Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston Railroad 36.75
McDowell County Coal & Rail - Arcadia 21.50
Milwaukee Road 1847-1939 23.75
Milwaukee Road Power in Color Vol 1 48.75
Milwaukee Road Power in Color Vol 2 48.75
Milwaukee Road Power in Color Vol 3 48.75
Milwaukee Road Through Passenger Service in Color Vol 2 48.75
Missouri-Kansas-Texas in Color Vol 3 48.75
Morristown & Erie Locomotives and Cabooses 1895-1998 32.75
Morristown & Erie Vol 1 The Early Years 48.50
Narrow Gauge to the San Juans 50.75
New Haven Passenger Train Consists 1937 & 1945 34.50
New Haven Passenger Train Consists 1952 34.50
New Haven Passenger Train Consists 1955 & 1962 34.50
New Orleans Fabulous Streetcars 24.75
Newburgh, NY and the Erie 33.75
Norfolk & Western's Clinch Valley Line 60.75
Norfolk & Western Railway Steam Pictorial 27.75
Norfolk & Western Steam The Last 30 Years 27.75
Norfolk Southern in Action 27.75
North American Railyards 36.75
Oahu's Narrow-Gauge Navy Rail - Arcadia 21.50
Oddities & Mysteries of the Maine Two Footers 24.50
Ohio Train Disasters 19.50
Pacific Electric Series Vol 1 To the Inland Empire 26.50
Penn Central Power in Color Vol 3 48.75
Penn Central Power in Color Vol 4 48.75
Pennsylvania Railroad 1939 Passenger Train Consists Vol 1 34.50
Pennsylvania Railroad 1939 Passenger Train Consists Vol 2 34.50
Pennsylvania Railroad Dining Car Department Cooking Instructions 34.50
Pere Marquette 1225 - Arcadia 21.50
Piggyback Color Guide Vol 1 A to H 48.75
Piggyback Color Guide Vol 2 I to X 48.75
Pittsburg & Shawmut in Color 48.75
Pittsburgh Trolleys in Color Vol 2 48.75
Railroad Critters in Color Vol 5 48.75
Railroad Empire Across the Heartland - UP 32.75
Railroaders: Jack Delano's Homefront Photography 55.75
Railroads and Trolleys of Amherst, Massachusetts 27.75
Rails Across the Prairies -Ry Heritage of Canada's Prairie Provinces 27.75
Railway Prototype Cyclopedia Vol 29 28.50
Red Arrow Lines in Color 48.75
Remembering the Pennsylvania Railroad 24.75
Rio Grande Heart of the Rockies 75.50
Roads, Rivers & Rails D&H Vol 2 70.75
Rock Down, Coal Up The Story of the Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad 23.75
Rock Island Power in Color Vol 1 48.75
Rock Island Power in Color Vol 2 48.75
Salute to the Hudswells - Australian Sugar Cane RRs 42.00
Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Cabooses 556-558 24.50
Santa Fe Los Angeles Division 75.50
Santa Fe Railway Diesel Locomotive Painting & Lettering Guide 65.75
Santa Fe Rolling Stock Reference Vol 8 Santa Fe Box Cars Shock Control Era 55.75
Soldiers in the Woods - The US Army's Spruce Production Division in WW1 54.75
Soo Line Remembered 55.75
Southern Electric Driver 28.00
Southern Pacific Along the Pacific Coast 70.75
Southern Pacific And the Krauss Maffei Hydraulics 70.75
Southern Pacific Freight Cars Vol 4 Box Cars - Revised Edition 65.75
Southern Pacific Heavy Pacifics - s/c 34.75
Southern Pacific Historic Diesels Vol 19 32.75
Southern Pacific in Northern California & Oregon : The Diesel Era in Color 75.50
Southern Pacific Ten-Coupled Locomotives 80.75
Southern Pacific Trackside in Northern California 1974-1996 48.75
Southern Pacific's Sacramento Shops 80.75
SP Vol 42 Pictorial T&NO Houston to New Orleans - 26.50
Speedliners Milwaukee Road's Hiawatha Steam Locomotives 27.75
Spread of London' s Underground - 3rd Edition 20.00
State Belt - San Francisco's Waterfront Railroad 56.75
Starr Gate to the Tower -Blackpool Tramway since 1960 Vol 1 58.00
Staten Island Ferry - Arcadia 21.50
Steamboats on Long Island Sound - Arcadia 21.50
Steel Mill Railroads in Color Vol 6 48.75
Steel Rails Across East Carolina 39.75
Streamliners at Spencer 29.00
Streetcars of Florida's First Coast 19.50
Summit Hill The Balloon Route over the DT&I RR 21.75
Terminal Town - Guide to Chicago's Airports, Bus Depots & Train Stations 25.75
The Men Who Pioneered Electric Transportation 23.75
The Race Underground - Boston, NY & America's First Subway 25.75
The Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore - Canadian Ry Stations 27.75
To the Edge of the World- Trans-Siberian Express 25.75
Toronto Streetcars Serve the City 23.75
Tracks of the NY Subway 2015 Edition 40.00
Trackside Around San Francisco 1956-1976 48.75
Trackside in California 1964-99 w/Drury 48.75
Trackside in Search of Pennsy Towers and Trains W/Geiger 48.75
Trains to the Trenches The Men, Trains & Tracks that took Armies to War 1914-18 27.75
Traveling with Greyhound On the Road for 100 Years 34.75
TRRA Madison Yard 39.75
Tube Trivia - London Underground 12.00
Twilight and Dawn of the East Broad Top 1945-1965 25.75
Twilight of Steam 45.75
Twin Ports by Trolley The Streetcar Era in Duluth-Superior 36.75
Underground Maps After Beck 40.00
Union Pacific Big Boys in Action 23.75
Union Pacific Northwest 80.75
Virginian Railway The Calendar Years 25.75
Waynesburg & Washington Railroad Second Number 4 25.75
West Florida Rails in Color Vol 2 48.75
Western Maryland Railway Final O.S. 45.75
Western Ohio Railway 20.75
X Car (Private Owner) Color Guide Vol 1 48.75
You Can't Beat the Train - Highway Rail Grade Crossing Safety 19.50


American Wire & Steel Company- Cleveland, OH 60.00
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Locust Point Transfer Bridges 27.00
Denver & Rio Grande RR San Juan Ext. Wolf Creek Trestle 27.00
Expansion of the N&W to include the NKP & Wabash 27.00
Maps of Interurban Lines 27.00
Northern Pacific Tacoma, WA Passenger Station 27.00
Pennsylvania Railroad Harbor Facilities 27.00
Pennsylvania Railroad Inspection of Physical Property 1948 70.00
Pennsylvania Railroad Record of Transportation Lines 1940 30.00
Steel Making Cleveland District Plants - Republic Steel 27.00
Wilfred Sykes The Story of a Modern Ore Boat27.00


Akron Canton & Youngstown & Akron & Barberton Belt Due 4/1/15 48.75
Chicago & North Western Power in Color Vol 1 Due 4/1/15 48.75
Southern Pacific Through Passenger Service in Color Due 4/1/15 48.75
Carolinas Short Lines in Color Vol 1 Due 5/1/15 48.75
Conrail Power in Color Vol 1 Due 5/1/15 48.75
Trackside in the Martimes 1967-1993 w/Linley Due 5/1/15 48.75
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Facilities in Color Vol 2 Due 6/1/15 48.75
Florida East Coast Railway in Color Due 6/1/15 48.75
Strasburg Rail Road in Color Due 6/1/15 48.75
Alaska Railroad in Color Vol 1 Due 7/1/15 48.75
Dereco in Color Due 7/1/15 48.75
GM&O The Alton Route in Color Vol 2 Due 7/1/15 48.75
Chessie System in Color Due 8/1/15 48.75
Chicago & North Western Power 1963-1995 in Color Vol 2 Due 8/1/15 48.75
Conrail Central Region in Color Vol 2 Due 8/1/15 48.75


All Aboard The Wonderful World of Disney Trains Due September45.75
Canadian Trackside Guide 2015 Due April35.00
Chicago Streetcar Pictorial The PCC Car Era 1936-1958 Due 201565.75
Classic Railroad Signals Due April32.75
Colours of Yesterday's Trolleybuses Due Soon82.00
Conrail's North Jersey Line Due March32.75
Diesel Spotter's Guide Update 2008-2014 Due Winter TBA
Dominion Atlantic Railway 1894-1994 Due April23.75
Down by the N&W Depot Due February36.75
Freight Cars of the '40s and '50s Due June20.75
Grand Rapids, Grand Haven & Muskegon Railway - Arcadia Due March21.50
Iowa Route- Burlington Cedar Rapids & Northern Ry Due March 70.75
James J. Hill's Legacy to Railway Operations Due July 38.75
Logging in Mason County (WA) 1946-1985 - Arcadia Due March 21.50
London's Metro-Land Due Soon36.00
Making Trains Sound Like Trains - Locomotive Whistles Due April36.75
Mine to Mill History of the Great Lakes Iron Trade From the Iron Ranges to Sault St Marie Due February27.75
Mine to Mill History of the Great Lakes Iron Trade From Sault St Marie to the Lower Lake Ports Due September27.75
New York's Liners - Arcadia Due May21.50
Norfolk Southern 2014-2015 Locomotive Directory Due Soon32.75
Overland Route Passenger Trains Due Spring65.75
Railroad Depots, Stations & Terminals Due October27.75
Railroad Photography of Jack Delano Due October55.75
Railroad Vision: Steam Era Images From the Trains Magazine Archives Due October55.75
Railroaders Without Borders - A History of the Railroad Development Corporation Due October40.75
Rails to the Atlantic - Quebec & Maritimes Due September27.75
Rockford & Interurban Railway - Arcadia Due March21.50
San Francisco Trolleys Due 201523.75
Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes & Predecessors Equipment Vol 4 Due June55.75
Served by London's Trolleybuses Due Soon62.00
Silver Rails The Railroads of Leadville, Colorado Due July55.75
Soo Line in Minnesota Due November60.75
Southern Pacific Historic Diesels Vol 20 Passenger Cab Units Reprise Due March35.75
Steamboats to Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket - Arcadia Due March21.50
Steel From Mine to Mill Due May32.75
Streamliners- Locomotives & Trains in the Age of Speed & Style Due October32.75
Vintage and Modern Diesel Locomotives Due October32.75

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