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1938 RPO Specifications, 1948 Names Passenger Trains & Freight Trains 34.50
Akron Canton & Youngstown & Akron & Barberton Belt 48.75
Alaska Railroad in Color Vol 1 48.75
Algoma Central in Color 48.75
All Aboard A History of Florida's Railroads 19.50
All Aboard The Wonderful World of Disney Trains 45.75
All Time Roster Chesapeake & Ohio Steam Locomotives 18.50
American Car & Foundry Box Cars 1960-1981 70.75
Atlanta & West Point, Western Railway of Alabama & Georgia Railroad Equipment Diagrams 1950s 34.50
Atlantic Coast Line in Color 48.75
Boston & Maine Freight Symbols 1950 & Freight Car Diagrams 1952 34.50
Boston's MTA Through Riverside and Beyond 45.75
Builders of the Hoosac Tunnel 27.75
Canadian Pacific Color Guide to Freight & Passenger Equipment Vol 2 48.75
Canadian Pacific The Golden Age of Travel 40.75
Capital Streetcars Early Mass Transit in Washington DC 21.50
Carolinas Short Lines in Color Vol 1 48.75
Central Railroad of New Jersey Steam Locomotive Planbook 24.50
Chesapeake & Ohio Allegheny 2-6-6-6 A Retrospective 32.75
Chesapeake & Ohio in Cincinnati Vol 1 23.75
Chesapeake & Ohio Maintenance of Way Motor Cars 23.75
Chesapeake & Ohio Mountain Type Locomotives 23.75
Chessie System in Color 48.75
Chicago & North Western Power in Color Vol 3 48.75
Chicago Streetcar Pictorial The PCC Car Era 1936-1958 65.75
Chicago Surface Lines The Big 5 Routes and 5 Others 19.50
Chicago's Great Railroad Stations 23.75
Classic Railroad Signals 32.75
CMSTP&P RR Route of the Hiawatha Condensed Profile 23.75
CMSTP&P RR Wisconsin Division Main Line Condensed Profile 19.50
Conrail Central Region in Color Vol 2 48.75
Conrail Power in Color Vol 1 48.75
Conrail Under Pennsy Wires Vol 2 48.75
Conrail Western Region in Color Vol 1 48.75
Conrail's North Jersey Coast Line 23.75
Contemporary Diesel Spotter's Guide Update 2008-2015 32.75
CSX in Action 27.75
Dakota Minnesota & Eastern RR, Iowa, Chicago & Eastern RR in Color 48.75
Derailed by Bankruptcy - Life After the Reading Railroad 29.75
Dereco in Color 48.75
Dominion Atlantic Railway 1894-1994 23.75
Durango - A Silver Past A Golden Future 55.75
EMD SD70 Class Vol 1 36.75
Encyclopedia of B&O Cabooses Vol 3 42.75
Erie Lackawanna in Color Vol 9 48.75
Erie to Cleveland by Trolley 24.00
Florida East Coast Railway in Color 48.75
Freight Cars of the '40s and '50s 20.75
German Railway Gun 28cm K5(E) Leopold 38.75
Ghost Rails Vol 12 Seamless, Babcock & Wilcox 60.00
Great Temple of Travel A Pictorial History of Birmingham Terminal Station 55.75
Great War Railwaymen - Britain's Railway Company Workers at War 1914-18 36.75
Great Western Railway of Canada 21.75
Guide to North American Steam Locomotives 2nd Edition 23.75
Harvey Houses of Kansas 21.50
Heckman's Canadian Pacific 55.75
Hiram Walker's Railroad- The Lake Erie & Detroit River Railway 23.75
Hollywood's Railroads Vol 1 Virginia & Truckee 23.75
Honoring the New York Central 24.00
Illustrated Atlas of Maine's Street & Electric Railways 1863-1946 40.00
Iron Road in the Prairie State - Story of Illinois Railroading 55.75
Jamestown to Buffalo by Trolley 24.00
Jersey Central Power in Color Vol 1 48.75
Jersey Central Power in Color Vol 2 48.75
John H Burdakin: Railroader 27.75
Just A Short Line The Story of the Rahway Valley RR Vol 2 1951-2009 55.75
Klondike Gold Rush Steamers 45.75
Lake Superior & Ishpeming Railroad in Color Vol 1 48.75
Last Train to Paradise - Journeys from the Golden Age of New Zealand Railways 36.75
Lehigh & New England Railroad Company Operations on the East End 45.75
Lehigh Valley Diesel Pictorial 23.75
Locomotives: The Modern Diesel & Electric Reference 2nd Edition 27.75
Long Island Rail-Road Company A History 1834-1965 45.75
Lost Steel Plants of the Monongahela River Valley 22.50
Majesty of Big Steam 27.75
Meteor - St Louis, Tulsa, Oklahoma City 38.75
Mills Along the Carson River (NV) 21.50
Mine to Mill History of the Great Lakes Iron Trade From Sault St Marie to the Lower Lake Ports 27.75
Mines Around Silverton - Arcadia 21.50
Monorails - Trains of the Future Now Arriving 36.75
Morristown & Erie Vol 2 Service is Our Business 1952-82 45.75
New York Central in the Adirondacks 45.75
New Haven Freight Schedules 1956 34.50
New York Ontario & Western Kindred Brethren Class X 2-10-2 Bullmoose & Class Y-2 4-8-2 Big 400 23.75
Norfolk & Western 611 3 Times a Lady 32.75
Norfolk & Western in Ohio - Scioto Division 32.75
Norfolk & Western Railway Steam Pictorial 27.75
Norfolk Southern Color Pictorial 1950's - 1970's 52.75
North Eastern Railway in the First World War 24.75
Overland Route Passenger Trains 65.75
Pavonia Yard & Shops 19.50
Pennsylvania's Trolley Heritage 24.00
Philadelphia Electrified Rail Lines in Color 48.75
Pickle & Vinegar Makers of the Midwest 30.75
Port Huron & Detroit RR in Black & White 18.50
Port Huron & Detroit RR & Connections in Color 26.50
Potomac Yard Book 2 75.50
Railroad Photography of Jack Delano 55.75
Railroad Postcards of Yellowstone 22.50
Railroad Vision: Steam Era Images From the Trains Magazine Archives 55.75
Railroaders Without Borders - A History of the Railroad Development Corporation 40.75
Railroads of Milwaukee 57.75
Rails Across Canada 36.75
Rails Across the Rock - Newfoundland Railway 28.75
Rails Around Missouri 55.75
Rails Around the Rock - Newfoundland Branchlines 28.75
Rails in Rochester and Monroe County (NY) - Arcadia 21.50
Rails to the Atlantic - Quebec & Maritimes 27.75
Railway Depots, Stations & Terminals 27.75
Railway Prototype Cyclopedia Vol 30 28.50
Reading Company Facilities in Color Vol 2 48.75
Remembering the Erie Lackawanna Railroad 24.00
Riding the Bell Lehigh Valley Transit's Liberty Bell Route 60.75
Rio Grande Narrow Gauge in Color Vol 2 48.75
Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes & Predecessors Equipment Vol 4 55.75
San Francisco's Magnificent Streetcars 24.75
Santa Fe Pictorial Vol 14 Evolution of the Santa Fe 4-8-4 26.50
Santa Fe on the Great Plains 40.75
Served by London's Trolleybuses 62.00
Service with Courtesy - The Story of the Durham & Southern Ry 24.50
Shortline Railroads of Long Island 32.75
Shortlines of the Desert Southwest 55.75
Silver Rails The Railroads of Leadville, Colorado 55.75
Soo Line in Minnesota 60.75
Southern Pacific Historic Diesels Vol 20 Passenger Cab Units Reprise 35.75
Southern Pacific Historic Diesels Vol 21 35.75
Southern Pacific Official Cars 130.00
Southern Pacific Trackside at Transition 70.75
Southern Pacific's Eastern Lines 1946-1996 65.75
Southern Oregon Timber: The Kenneth Ford Family Legacy 21.50
Southern Railway Power in Color Vol 1 48.75
SP Vol 43 Majestic Coast Line Pictorial Los Angeles to Santa Cruz 26.50
Staten Island Rapid Transit- Arcadia 21.50
Steel From Mine to Mill 32.75
Steel Road Nostalgia Vol 1 The Northeast 36.75
Steel Road Nostalgia Vol 2 New England 36.75
Stop the Train I Want to Get On - Rediscovering New Zealand Railway Journeys 36.75
Strasburg Rail Road in Color 48.75
Streamliners- Locomotives & Trains in the Age of Speed & Style 32.75
The Tower to Bispham - Blackpool Tramway Vol 2 62.00
Tourist Train Guidebook - 5th Edition 21.50
Tracks of the NY Subway 2016 Edition 40.00
Trackside Around Newport News 48.75
Twilight and Dawn of the East Broad Top 1945-1965 25.75
Union Pacific's Cheyenne Facilities 1868-2015 50.75
Vintage and Modern Diesel Locomotives 32.75
Virginia Blue Ridge Railroad 21.50
Virginian Railway Memories 54.75
Walker County (Alabama) Coal Mines - Arcadia 21.50
West Florida Railroads in Color Vol 3 48.75
West of Cumberland B&O Book 1 Old Main Line 60.75
Western Maryland Railway - Arcadia 21.50
Western Pacific Power in Color 48.75
X Car (Private Owner) Color Guide Vol 2 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
Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal 30.00
Denver & Rio Grande RR San Juan Ext. Wolf Creek Trestle 27.00
Expansion of the N&W to include the NKP & Wabash 27.00
Johnstown Plant - Bethlehem Steel Company 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
Pictorial History of the C&O Train and Auto Ferries & Pere Marquette Line Steamers 30.00
Plan Package Motive Power of the Union Pacific System All Types 1869-1974 40.00
Steam Schooner Wapama 27.00
Steel Making Cleveland District Plants - Republic Steel 27.00
This is the Bessemer 27.00
Wilfred Sykes The Story of a Modern Ore Boat27.00


Chicago & North Western Power in Color Vol 4 Due 3/1/16 48.75
Logging Railroads of the Pacific Northwest in Color Vol 1 Due 3/1/16 48.75
Trackside Around Rochester Due 3/1/16 48.75
Conrail Central Region in Color Vol 3 Due 4/1/16 48.75
Western Maryland Power in Color Due 4/1/16 48.75
X Car (Private Owner) Color Guide Vol 3Due 4/1/16 48.75


"A" Real Engine - Norfolk & Western 2-6-6-4 Locomotive Due SpringTBA
Big Hooks Vol 2 Due Spring36.75
British Trolleybuses in Colour The Last Decade Due Winter24.75
Building London's Underground Due March42.00
California's Lumber Shoreline Railroads Due Spring30.75
Canadian Trackside Guide 2016 Due SpringTBA
Columbia River Gorge Railroads - Arcadia Due March22.50
Down by the N&W Depot Due 201636.75
East Texas Logging Railroads - Arcadia Due April21.50
Electric Interurbans and the American People Due October45.75
Elevated Railways of Manhattan Due Fall55.75
EMD SD70 Vol 2 Due Fall36.75
Forging the "Bee Line" Railroad - Rise & Fall of Hoosier Partisans Due November40.75
Great Northern Railway Through Time Due Spring21.75
Illinois Central Gulf 1972 -1988 Due Spring55.75
Know Thy Hudsons - NYC Due Spring75.50
Mills of Humboldt County - Arcadia Due May 21.50
Morris Canal and the Age of Ingenuity Due Spring 32.75
Museum of the American Railroad - Arcadia Due March 22.50
Norfolk Southern 2015-2016 Locomotive Directory Due Spring 32.75
Passenger & Merchant Ships of the GTP & Canadian Northern Ry Due July21.75
Portland Terminal Railroad Company - Arcadia Due April21.50
Pullmans Derailed - What, Where, How & Why of Sleeping Car Wrecks 1940-1968 Due SummerTBA
Rails Over the Mountains - Canada's Western Mountains Due August27.75
Reich Rails - Prussia, Imperial Germany & The First World War Due January32.75
Saluda From Top to Bottom Due January52.75
Santa Fe to the Bay Due Winter40.75
Sierra Railway - Arcadia Due February21.50
Significant Images of Railroading Due January19.50
Steam and Diesel Era in Wheeling, West Virginia Due July45.75
Streight's Foiled Raid on the Western & Atlantic Railroad Due March21.50
Tracks to the Trenches: Canadian Railway Troops in the Great War (194-18) Due April36.75
TSP Freight Car and PFE Reefer Paint and Lettering Guide Due SummerTBA
Twelve Twenty-Five The Life & Times of the Steam Locomotive Due 201645.75
Union Station in Denver Due February21.50

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