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LATEST UPDATE November 21, 2014

Updates: Clearance sale, Hot off the press, Winter Morning Sun Books


Our Fall show schedule has now been posted.

Fall Show Specials

At shows in September, October and November we will have a large number of used book titles at greatly reduced prices. This sale applies only at shows and is limited to the stock at the show. Save even more- buy 5 books and the 6th book is free (lowest price book is free).


We are having our annual clearance sale on hundreds of books and DVDs. Many of these titles are in limited supply and most will not be restocked when sold out. The sale runs until February 15th, 2015 and is limited to stock on hand. No points will be given on clearance items.

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Unfortunately once again the US Post Office has raised shipping rates. This year has seen a significant increase in postage costs. One of the most effective ways to reduce postage costs is to combine your orders into 1 large order. The US Post Office offers flat rate boxes, the smaller size can hold 6 Morning Sun sized books, while the larger box can hold about 10. After about 3 books, the flat rate box is a cheaper option then weight based packages- if you then fill the box, any books after the first 3 ship for no additional postage. If you have any questions about what will fit in a box do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to help you out.


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72 - 82 Western Pacific's Last Decade 75.50
A History of the Andover Iron Works 19.50
A Mill on the Point: 125 Years of Steel Making at Sparrows Point, MD 27.75
A Trip by Rail in the Shenandoah Valley on the B&O RR and Southern Ry 55.75
African American Railroad Workers of Roanoke - N&W 19.50
Amtrak Power in Color Vol 1 48.75
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
Bangor & Aroostook Locomotive Diagrams 1923 & 1938 34.50
Bangor & Aroostook Locomotive Diagrams 1951/1953 34.50
Battle For Transportation Supremacy - Northeast Corridor 27.75
Beneath the Streets-Hidden Relics of NY's Subway System 32.75
BNSF Locomotive Directory 2013-2014 32.75
Bridgton & Saco River Boxcars 24.50
Brix Logging Story - In the Woods of Washington and Oregon 28.75
Brix Martime Story 28.75
Brooklyn Elevated Equipment 60.75
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 Railroad Branch Lines 27.75
C&O/B&O in Color 48.75
Canadian National Diesel Locomotives 1964 Vol 1 34.50
Canadian National Diesel Locomotives 1964 Vol 2 34.50
Canadian National Diesel Locomotives 1974 Vol 1 34.50
Canadian National Diesel Locomotives 1974 Vol 2 34.50
Canadian National Passenger Equipment 1968 34.50
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
Canadian Trackside Guide 2014 35.00
Central Illinois Rails Color Pictorial Vol 2 36.75
Chesapeake & Ohio Coaling Stations 23.75
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 America's Railroad Capital 36.75
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Facilities in Color Vol 1 48.75
Chicagoland Electrified Railroads in Color 48.75
Cleveland Mainline Railroads - Arcadia 21.50
Clinch Valley Norfolk & Western District Line 32.75
Clinchfield #1 Tennessee's Legendary Steam Engine 19.50
Coal Shippers & Ship Loading 34.50
Colorado & Southern No. 9 One Short Season 27.75
Columbia, Newberry & Laurens Railroad The Dry Fork Line 34.75
Conrail Atlantic Region in Color Vol 1 1976-1978 48.75
Conrail Atlantic Region in Color Vol 2 48.75
Conrail Under Pennsy Wires 48.75
Dayton & Western Traction Company 23.75
Delaware & Hudson Bridge Line Freight Vol 2 70.75
Delaware and Hudson Co Motive Power Dept Locomotive Classification 1930 & 1933 34.50
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
Elgin Joliet & Eastern in Color Vol 2 48.75
Erie Lackawanna Power in Color Vol 2 48.75
Erie Railroad's Newburgh Branch - Arcadia 21.50
Franklin County Narrow Gauge - Vol 1 The Next Stop is Rangeley- Maine 2ft 50.75
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 10 - Iron Phantoms 55.75
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
Harvey Houses of Texas 19.50
Head On - British Columbia's Deadliest Railway Accident 25.75
Hidden History of Los Angeles Transportation 19.50
Historical Guide to North American Railroads 3rd Edition 23.75
I am the Train - Boston & Maine Locomotive Engineer 58.00
Jersey Central Facilities in Color Vol 1 48.75
Jersey Central Lines in Color Vol 4 Pennsylvania 48.75
John Frank Stevens - Civil Engineer 36.75
Just A Short Line The Story of the Rahway Valley RR Vol 1 1897-1950 50.75
L&N 1979 Freight Car Diagram Book Vol 1 34.50
L&N 1979 Freight Car Diagram Book Vol 2 34.50
Lackawanna Railroad in Northeastern Pennsylvania - Arcadia 21.50
Lackawanna Railroad Passenger Equipment Floorplans 1941 34.50
Laramie Railroads - Arcadia 21.50
Lehigh Valley Diesel Pictorial 23.75
Lehigh Valley Railroad Diagrams of Engines & Tenders 1934 34.50
Lehigh Valley Railroad A Selected Look at Locations & Facilities - New York Harbor Region 27.75
Ligonier Valley Rail Road - Arcadia 21.50
Lincoln's Funeral Train -The Epic Journey from Washington to Springfield 36.75
Logging in Grays Harbor (WA) - Arcadia 21.50
Logging Locomotives of the West 32.75
Logging: The Principals and General Methods of Operations in the United States 48.50
London Underground Manual 32.75
Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston Railroad 36.75
Maine Central Railroad Freight Car Classbook 1971 34.50
Maine Central Railroad Locomotive Diagrams 1923, 1924. 1947 & 1956 34.50
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 Through Passenger Service in Color Vol 2 48.75
Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern 50.75
Missouri-Kansas-Texas in Color Vol 3 48.75
Missouri Pacific & Texas & Pacific Railroads Locomotive Diagrams 1963 29.50
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
Nevada's Virginia & Truckee Railroad - Arcadia 21.50
New Haven Description of Passenger Equipment 1956 34.50
New Haven Freight Car Diagrams 1976 34.50
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
Nickel Plate Comes to St Louis 36.75
Norfolk & Western's Clinch Valley Line 60.75
Norfolk & Western Steam The Last 30 Years 27.75
Norfolk Southern in Action 27.75
Norfolk Southern Locomotive Directory 2013-2014 27.75
Northern Pacific Engines of Growth 1887-1905 60.75
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
Pennsylvania Railroad Floorplans, Folios & Drawings of Passenger Equipment Vol 1 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
Postwar Freight Car Fleet 63.75
Railroad Critters in Color Vol 4 48.75
Railroad Critters in Color Vol 5 48.75
Railroad Empire Across the Heartland - UP 32.75
Railroads of Hillsboro - Arcadia 21.50
Rails Across the Prairies -Ry Heritage of Canada's Prairie Provinces 27.75
Rails Around Fort Worth - Arcadia 21.50
Railway Prototype Cyclopedia Vol 28 28.50
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
Roanoke Locomotive Shops and the Norfolk & Western Railway - Arcadia 21.50
Rock Island Power in Color Vol 1 48.75
Rutland, Lehigh Valley and Ma & Pa Locomotive Diagrams 1950s 34.50
Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Cabooses 556-558 24.50
Santa Fe Locomotive Facilities Volume 2 55.75
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 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 - h/c 47.75
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 Lines Standard Design Depots 65.75
Southern Pacific Ten-Coupled Locomotives 80.75
Southern Pacific Trackside in Northern California 1974-1996 48.75
Southern Pacific's Sacramento Shops 80.75
Speedliners Milwaukee Road's Hiawatha Steam Locomotives 27.75
State Belt - San Francisco's Waterfront Railroad 56.75
Staten Island Ferry - 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
Susquehanna Trackside 1954-1968 48.75
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
Trackside Around Norfolk with Reisweber 48.75
Trackside Around San Francisco 1956-1976 48.75
Trackside in Search of Pennsy Towers and Trains W/Geiger 48.75
Tragedy at Southern Oregon Tunnel 13 - SP 21.50
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
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
Union Pacific Big Boys in Action 23.75
Virginian Railway The Calendar Years 25.75
West Florida Rails in Color Vol 2 48.75
Western Maryland Railway Final O.S. 45.75
Western Ohio Railway 20.75
Wet Britches and Muddy Boots- Travel in Victorian America 50.75


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


Conrail Central Region in Color Vol 1 Due 1/5/15 48.75
Pittsburg & Shawmut in Color Due 1/5/15 48.75
Rock Island Power in Color Vol 2 Due 1/5/15 48.75
Boston & Maine in Color Vol 3- Guilford Years Due 2/1/15 48.75
Milwaukee Road Power in Color Vol 3 Due 2/1/15 48.75
Trackside in California 1964-99 w/Drury Due 2/1/15 48.75
Burlington Northern Power in Color Vol 3 Due 3/1/15 48.75
Pittsburgh Trolleys in Color Vol 2 Due 3/1/15 48.75
X Car (Private Owner) Color Guide Vol 1 Due 3/1/15 48.75
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


A Very Political Railway - The Rescue of the North London Line Due Soon 42.00
Big Bend (WA) Railroads- Arcadia Due January 21.50
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway- Arcadia Due Feb21.50
Burlington Railroad Alliance Division- Arcadia Due December 21.50
Chicago "L's" Great Steel Fleet - The Baldies Due November/td>15.75
Chicago Streetcar Pictorial The PCC Car Era 1936-1958 Due Fall65.75
Classic Railroad Signals Due April32.75
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
Grand Rapids, Grand Haven & Muskegon Railway - Arcadia Due March21.50
Hiawatha- Nothing Faster on Rails Due Winter100.00
Hollywood's Railroads Vol 3 Narrow Gauge Country Due Soon19.50
Iowa Route- Burlington Cedar Rapids & Northern Ry Due Soon 70.75
Logging in Mason County (WA) 1946-1985 - Arcadia Due March 21.50
Lord Ashfield's Trams - London Due Soon 52.00
Making Trains Sound Like Trains - Locomotive Whistles Due April36.75
Mine to Mill History of the Great Lakes Iron Trade Due February27.75
North American Railyards Due November36.75
Railroaders: Jack Delano's Homefront Photography Due Soon55.75
Range of Opportunity - Historic Study of the Copper Range Company Due Soon27.75
Rock Down, Coal Up The Story of the Quincy & Torch Lake Railroad Due Soon23.75
Rockford & Interurban Railway - Arcadia Due March21.50
Salute to the Hudswells - Australian Sugar Cane RRs Due Soon 42.00
San Francisco Trolleys Due 201523.75
Starr Gate to the Tower -Blackpool Tramway since 1960 Vol 1 Due Soon 58.00
Steamboats on Long Island Sound - Arcadia Due November21.50
Steamboats to Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket - Arcadia Due March21.50
TRRA Madison Yard Due Soon 39.75
Union Pacific Northwest Due December 80.75
Wartime Rails Due January55.75

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