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FAIRBANKS - MORSE LOCOMOTIVES IN COLOR Jim Boyd 128 pages hardcover all color

This all color book looks at Fairbank Morse diesel production, including all the original purchasers of FM's products and the railroads which acquired the locomotives through mergers. Over 250 photos. Foxtrot1

$ 40.50
FAR WHEELS A RAILROAD SAFARI Charles Small 166 pages softcover

This book looks at railroads from around the world. The book includes East African Railways,Chemin de Fer Madagascar, Caminho de Ferro Mocambique, Colonial Sugar Refining Co, Jamaica Government Railway, Ferrocarril Huancayo a Huancavelica, Chemin de Fer Franco-Etthiopien, Nihon no Tetsudo and more. Some photos. Foxtrot1

$ 15.00
FAST RUNNING Robert Olmsted 48 pages softcover

This is photos of trains running at high speeds. Includes steam & diesel locomotives in the midwest and west. Foxtrot1

$ 18.50
FAST TRAINS WORLDWIDE Thomas Estler 144 pages hardcover

The quest for greater speed on the rails is almost as old as the railroad itself. In the 19th and in the first half of the 20th centuries, notable things were being done under the slogan "Speed is the key:" the famous Rainhill Trials of 1829; the 1903 speed test run, when an electric three-phase express railcar reached a sensational speed of 130.61 mph; the German "Rail Zeppelin" of 1931 and their high-speed railway network of the mid-1930s. In 1955, the French broke through the 186 mph limit with two electric locomotives. In commercial high-speed rail transport, the Japanese created a sensation just ten years later: They built an entirely new, dedicated high-speed standard rail track between Tokyo and Osaka, utilizing "bullet trains," also known as Shinkansen. This book outlines the history of high speed locomotives from more than 20 countries representing Europe, Asia, Australia, and the United States, and is essential for the train and railway aficionado. Foxtrot1

$ 27.75

John H. Roy, Jr., has spent the last fifteen years tracking down every station, depot, and freight house still extant in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. In this handbook he provides a comprehensive guide to all 467 such structures-past and present-that survive today. Each entry includes a photograph of the structure, the date it was built, its use today, and brief historical and architectural notes. Rail fans, modelers, architecture enthusiasts, local history buffs, and historical preservationists will find a wealth of information to help them explore this important aspect of New England's architectural and railroad heritage. 480 photos. Foxtrot1

$ 19.50

Now you can be the human Wikipedia page of trains--from locomotives to rolling stock. No Great American road trip would be complete without seeing trains streaming across wild prairies and through thick forests. All kinds of diesel and even a few steam locomotives can be seen, with everything from boxy front ends to curving streamlined bodies. The containers, flat cars, and boxcars pulled by these locomotives carry diverse freight, and the variety of these cars is wide. "The Field Guide to Trains: Locomotives and Rolling Stock "is "the "source for easy-to-digest information on locomotives and cars."" Model railroaders will also find this book indispensible, as it offers myriad ideas for realistic train systems. The book is divided by diesel-electric locomotives, self-propelled passenger trains, passenger cars, freight cars, rail transit, and preserved equipment at museums and excursion steam locomotives. It also touches on historic diesels, vintage trams, maintenance trains, snowplow engines, and circus trains. Featuring North American and world examples of trains, "The Field Guide to Trains "includes just about any type of locomotive and train car you are likely to see on the rails today, making this book the only available comprehensive guide to locomotives and rolling stock out there. Bring "The Field Guide to Trains: Locomotives and Rolling Stock" along on family trips to see what rolls the rails as you're traveling. Make a game of how many locomotives and car types you can identify. Buy locomotives and certain car types for your model layout. This is simply the handiest field guide for families and railroad buffs that you'll ever find. Foxtrot1

$ 23.75
FIFTY YEARS OF OLYMPIAN Bill Wilkerson 48 pages softcover

This book covers the Milwaukee Road's Olympian Passenger train. Starting with the first Olympian, the book also covers the Olympian Hiawatha, the engine crews and changes to the motive power. Includes a few illustrations. Foxtrot1

$ 23.00
FIFTY YEARS OF UNION PACIFIC STEAM EXCURSIONS Lloyd Stagner and James Reisdorff 64 pages softcover

This is is a year-by-year review of the many memorable steam-powered excursion trains operated by the Union Pacific Railroad for both railfans and viewers at large. The era began May 17, 1953, when UP Challenger-type engine No. 3967 pulled a fan trip from Denver to Laramie and back. The tradition continues half a century later as as the Union Pacific still maintains two active team locomotives, Northern-type No. 844 and Challenger-type No. 3985, as the company's "good will ambassadors" to the American public. Foxtrot1

$ 18.50

In the years immediately following Canada_s Confederation, the designing and building of the Intercolonial Railway was the most important and challenging civil engineering project undertaken by the new country. Conventional history has long left the impression that Canada_s first national railway was built single-handedly by chief engineer Sandford Fleming, when in fact he was assisted by a veritable army of engineers, several of whom were equally qualified to hold his post. This book, the first to fully describe the careers of these men, reveals a corps of geniuses _ and some charlatans _ who all played a role in the completion of the Intercolonial Railway, the line that bound a country together with a ribbon of steel. Author Jay Underwood tells the stories of the individuals who came together in what became an international consortium of men. Foxtrot1

$ 27.75
FLORIDA EAST COAST RAILWAY IN COLOR Bill McBride 128 pages hardcover

he Florida East Coast Railway has long held the interest of railfans and casual observers alike because of their clean locomotives and immaculate right-of-way. Running fast long trains through a wet, palm-treed landscape makes for an exciting encounter with one of the country's premier regional railroads. Florida East Coast Railway in Color covers this road from its transition from steam to diesel up until its present-day, much heralded return to its heritage "Champion" paint. Foxtrot1

$ 48.75
FLORIDA KEYS OVERSEAS RAILWAY Warren Zeiller 156 pages hardcover

The core of this book is the collection of photographs made by William Asa Glass, one of the construction engineers on the project. His views, many never duplicated elsewhere, show both the engineering and human sides of the great project in a unique way. Supplementing it are the recollections of many who were there. In combination, it makes a vivid and engrossing story, rich in unfamiliar details. Also included here is a retrospective of the route today. 166 photos. Foxtrot1

$ 51.50

The book will feature stunning photos of steam in regular service during the final steam years and also pictures of many of your favorite excursion and tourist line locomotives. Featured engines will include NKP 759 and 765, GTW 4070, Burlington 5632, Frisco 1522, the Reading 2100s and many more. Also included will be shots of the Arcade & Attica, East Broad Top, Strasburg and others from the early days to the present. Foxtrot1

$ 45.75
FOREST RAIL - GEORGIA PACIFIC Russell Tedder 464 pages hardcover

This book is the story of railroads operated by Georgia-Pacific. Beginning in 1927 as a small lumber dealer, the company grew in the last half of the 20th century to become one of the leading manufacturers and distributors of forest products. Georgia-Pacific's phenomenal growth was mainly through acquisitions of existing companies which included extensive railroad logging and short line railroad operations. By 1900 lumbermen had recognized the efficiency of a steel wheel on a steel rail and the number of logging railroads grew rapidly. The coming of the railroads freed lumbermen from being tied to the river banks. Railroad logging could also be operated year round with little or no interruptions due to the weather. This made large areas of timber accessible to loggers. G-P's acquisitions have included 16 common-carrier short line railroads and five major private logging operations. Each short line was a separate subsidiary company of Georgia-Pacific. Although governed by boards of directors, the short lines were separately operated at arms-length due to government regulations.This book focuses on the operational characteristics of the railroads and, more importantly, their vital support of the logistics processes of the company's mills, plants, and distribution systems. The history of each railroad is told from its beginning. Certain unique and creative arrangements for preserving rail service at mills on non-company railroads are also discussed. The railroads covered in the book include: C.D. Johnson Lumber Corporation, Coos Bay Lumber Company, Hammond Lumber Company, Feather River Railway, Oregon, Pacific & Eastern, W.M. Ritter Lumber Company, Meadow River Lumber Company, Eagle Lumber Company, Gates Lumber Company, Jackson Lumber Company, Grant Lumber Company, Fordyce & Princeton, Ashley Drew & Northern, Arkansas Louisiana & Mississippi, Crosset Western Company, Brimstone Railroad, Carolina Western, swamp logging operations in the Carolinas, California Western, Amador Central, the Valley Line, the Columbia Route, the Soso Line, Valdosta Southern, Marientte Tomahwak & Western, Chattahoochee Industrial Railroad, Old Augusta, Columbia & Silver Creek, Woodland Maine Rail Operations, Port Edwards-Nekoosa Intermill, Blue Rapids Railway and Moscow Camden & San Augustine. The book also looks at the mill and plant switchers, the rail car fleets and locomotives of the operations. Foxtrot1

$ 75.50

In the 1830s, as the Trans Appalachian economy began to stir and Europe's Industrial Revolution reached its peak, concerned Midwesterners saw opportunities and risks. Success of the Erie Canal as a link to East Coast economic markets whetted the appetites of visionaries and entrepreneurs, who saw huge opportunities. Amid this perfect storm of technology, enterprise, finance, location, and timing arose some of the earliest railroads in the Midwest.By the late 1840s three such vision-driven railroad ventures had sprung to life. Two small railroads carrying goods to Midwestern markets_the Indianapolis & Bellefontaine in Indiana and the Bellefontaine & Indiana in Ohio-spawned early enthusiasm, but few citizens would look beyond the horizon. It was the admonition of Oliver H. Smith, founder of the Indiana line, who challenged the populace to look farther: to decide whether the immense travel . . . and business of the west should pass round or go through central Indiana. Soon, the two local lines would crystallize in the minds of people as the Bee Line. In Cleveland, meanwhile, a clique of committed businessmen, bankers, and politicians came together to finance the most prosperous of all early Midwestern railroads, extending from Cleveland to Columbus. Their aspirations expanded to control the larger Midwestern market from Cleveland to St. Louis. First by loans and then by bond purchases, they quickly took over the Bee Line. Hoosier partisans' independence, however, could not be easily brushed aside. Time and again they would frustrate the attempts of the Cleveland clique, exercising a degree of autonomy inconsistent with their dependent financial underpinnings. Ultimately, they acquiesced to the reality of their situation. After the Civil War, even the group from Cleveland fell victim to unscrupulous foreign and national financiers and manipulators who had taken their places on the boards of larger trunk lines expanding throughout the Midwest. Exhaustively researched and meticulously documented, Forging the Bee Line Railroad, 1848_1889 is the first comprehensive scholarly work on this most important of early Midwestern railroads. Foxtrot1

$ 40.75
FORGOTTEN RAILROADS THROUGH WESTCHESTER COUNTY "Robert A. Bang,John Frank, George W. Kowanski & Otto M. Vondrak 177 pages hardcover

Chapter 1: The New York Central Putnam Division. Chapter 2: New York Central's Getty Square Branch. Chapter 3: New Haven Electrification Project. Chapter 4: New York, Westchester & Boston. Chapter 5: False Starts Forgotten and Finished. Well illustrated with many color and black and white images." Foxtrot1

$ 45.50
FRANK JULIAN SPRAGUE William Middleton & William Middleton III 296 pages hardcover

Frank Julian Sprague invented a system for distributing electricity to streetcars from overhead wires. Within a year, electric streetcars had begun to replace horsecars, sparking a revolution in urban transportation. Sprague (1857_1934) was an American naval officer turned inventor who worked briefly for Thomas Edison before striking out on his own. Sprague contributed to the development of the electric motor, electric railways, and electric elevators. His innovations would help transform the urban space of the 20th century, enabling cities to grow larger and skyscrapers taller. The Middletons_ definitive biography of this little-known inventor is generously illustrated with archival photographs, hand-drawn diagrams from Sprague_s notebooks, company documents, patent application specifications, and blueprints for his various inventions. This is an engrossing study of the life and times of a maverick innovator. Foxtrot1

$ 36.50

Organized under the Rapid Transit Act of 1875, the Manhattan Railway Company (commonly known as the Manhattan Elevated Railway, or the "el") dominated public transportation in late-nineteenth-century New York City. Its four lines extended the length of Manhattan Island into the Bronx, with 334 steam locomotives carrying 1,122 passenger cars over 102 miles of track. From 1880 to 1902, more passengers traveled the el than on any other rapid transit system in the world. Frank K. Hain was vice president and general manager of the company for 16 years, during which time he confronted union organizers, horrifying accidents, and a relentless media crusade for a conversion to electric power and the establishment of a subway system. Based on Hain_s experiences, this chronicle of New York_s elevated steam railways illuminates an important era in transportation. Foxtrot1

$ 36.75

This volume covers the history of the Sandy River railroad from Farmington to Phillips, Maine from 1878 to 1909. The volume is an extensive historical overview, and has over 150 black and white photos and maps. Along with court records, Sandy River and Maine Central railroad documents, diaries, family records, and over 1,000 quotes gives The Next Stop is Phillips a unique firsthand account of the Sandy River railroad. New with this volume will be a gated content file on the webpage, allowing you to view selected photos from the book on your computer and enlarge the fine detail contained in the photos. These photos in the book and file have been cleaned up and sharpened by a professional photographer. The gated content section will not allow you to copy photos, though. Also new will be a timeline of named locations along the Sandy River. One example is a place the crews called the "haunted house." A partial roster of T&E employees is also included from 1879-1909. As with volume one, GPS coordinates of different locations are listed. The difference with volume two is that Rt. 149 in Strong is covered by Google Street View. For those who have never been to Franklin County, it_s the next best thing to being there. As one would expect of Maine_s first two-foot railroad, the Sandy River railroad is full of history covered in the volume: The history of Bedford & Billerica railroad is intertwined as it relates to the Sandy River railroad in how it came to Franklin County, and its construction in 1879.The Appleton survey is covered, even though very little was actually written about it in 1878-79, along with a copy of an Appleton deed for the right-of-way that went through the Hamlin Farm in Avon. A detailed car graph starting in 1879 that lists each time a car was built or an order was placed by the Sandy River railroad. The graph is broken down by year, builder, orders reported in newspapers, along with foot notes for certain years and then what was actually reported to the Railroad Commissioners. A further breakdown covers whether boxcars or flat cars were built and are then added to give a total running car count. It_s about 90% accurate - you will have to read the book to see why - and it attempts to explain many discrepancies, especially in the early years. In the chapter titled The Franklin County Civil War: North vs. South, you will read about the fight for the control of the Sandy River railroad stock that ripped apart the original group who built the Sandy River railroad. This then leads into the next chapter, The Battle for Strong, and a lawsuit that is used as case law to the present. In this case, the Sandy River railroad sued a sitting director and lost. This was how the Sandy River railroad right-of-way in Strong Village was moved south in October 1879, and not where it was planned to follow. The railroad buildings in Phillips yard are covered extensively, like the 1880 repair shop, it additions over time, and when it was torn down. The reported use of the terms "repair shop," "paint shop," and "car shop," and what buildings they might have been, is explored. In 1893, the 44 foot long locomotive No.2 (2nd No.2) was bought by the Sandy River railroad. In 1893, a new turntable was built at Farmington with Maine Central bridge timbers, it was built to turn the No.2. But the Phillips enginehouse housed the turntable in a building approximately 30 feet wide. So how did the Sandy River railroad possibly turn the No.2 in Phillips until 1897' Which building had a water pump, a/the water tank, and the years that three different stand pipes were built, with photos. The 1897 death of a Sandy River railroad engineer at Farmington is looked at closely due to the discovery of over 60 pages of new information. You will be in the cab of the No.5 with all three employees (before the engineer got on) in their own words and thoughts as events unfolded. You will read conductor E. Voter_s own testimony how he was the perfect witness. Also included are accounts from the two Maine Central firemen who were in the cab of their locomotive at the time of impact with the engineer in the caboose. After reading this chapter, How Does A Dead Engineer Testify' You Testify for Him, you will see why railroad rules are written in blood. Foxtrot1

$ 50.75

This book details the Phillips & Rangeley railroad and also includes the history of the Madrid and Eustis railroads, which were built by the Phillips & Rangeley. The book cover the operations of all three railroads from 1889 to 1908. Over 700 quotes provide a firsthand account of the events that shaped the Phillips & Rangeley railroad. The volume also includes 13 previously unpublished maps of the Eustis railroad, Reed's Mill, Dyer's water tank, and Berlin Mills. Foxtrot1

$ 50.75

This volume is a historical perspective of the Franklin & Megantic Railroad and the Kingfield & Dead River Railroad. The amount of new sources of information in volume 3 make it unrivalled. Although the Franklin & Megantic Railroad was built in 1884, its foundation began in 1882, and this is explored until approval was granted. From 1884 to 1908, you will explore both railroad's history, equipment and business all weaved together, with a heavy use of quotes giving you an in-depth, unfiltered narrative. Foxtrot1

$ 50.75
FREIGHT CAR COLOR PORTFOLIO BOOK 1 ACL-GN Robert Yanosey 96 pages softcover

Paul Winters took color slides of well-weathered old workhorses as well as gaudy-painted new freight cars. Discover what was going on in the freight yards during this 20 year review of reporting marks ACL-GN.

Due June Foxtrot1

$ 36.75
FREIGHT CARS OF THE '40S AND '50S Jeff Wilson 96 pages softcover

Jeff Wilson's latest release is a guide to railroad cars operated during one of modeling's most popular eras. Modelers can use the book's highly detailed historical information as inspiration to create realistic models. They'll find background on cargo carried by various types of cars, information on putting together a realistic freight car fleet, as well as prototype paint schemes and detailing. Foxtrot1

$ 20.75
FREIGHT CARS OF THE NEW YORK CENTRAL VOL 1 Robert Liljestrand and David Sweetland 48 pages softcover

This is a photographic look at the Box Cars, Stock Cars and Refrigerator Cars of the New York Central. Foxtrot1

$ 13.50
FRISCO IN COLOR Louis Marre and Gregory Sommers 128 pages hardcover all color

This is an all color look at the Frisco. Follow the changes in the Frisco's motive power, from the final days of steam through the Diesel era. Also included is a look at some of the passenger cars, freight cars and cabooses used by the line. Over 200 photos. Foxtrot1

$ 40.50
FRISCO IN COLOR VOLUME 2 Greg Stout 128 pages hardcover

Author Greg Stout takes the reader on a tour of the colorful Frisco that offered E8_s with race horse names and squadrons of F-units and FA_s handling the freight. Foxtrot1

$ 48.75
FRISCO/KATY COLOR GUIDE TO FREIGHT EQUIPMENT Nicholas Molo 128 pages hardcover all color

The varied freight rosters of the St.Louis - San Francisco Railway (Frisco) and the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad (Katy) are reviewed in full color in more than 300 photographs. There's even a handful of passenger cars used jointly by these fallen flags. Foxtrot1

$ 48.75

Streetcars are as dead as sailing ships, said Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia in a radio speech, two days before Madison Avenue's streetcars yielded to buses. LaGuardia was determined to eliminate streetcars, demolish pre-1900 elevated lines, and unify the subway system, a goal that became reality in 1940 when the separate IRT, BMT, and IND became one giant system under full public control. In this fascinating micro-history of New York's transit system, Andrew Sparberg examines twenty specific events between 1940 and 1968, book ended by subway unification and the MTA's creation. From a Nickel to a Token depicts a potpourri of well-remembered, partially forgotten, and totally obscure happenings drawn from the historical tapestry of New York mass transit. Sparberg deftly captures five boroughs of grit, chaos, and emotion grappling with a massive and unwieldy transit system. During these decades, the system morphed into today's familiar network. The public sector absorbed most private surface lines operating within the five boroughs, and buses completely replaced streetcars. Elevated lines were demolished, replaced by subways or, along Manhattan's Third Avenue, not at all. Beyond the unification of the IND, IRT, and BMT, strategic track connections were built between lines to allow a more flexible and unified operation. The oldest subway routes received much needed rehabilitation. Thousands of new subway cars and buses were purchased. The sacred nickel fare barrier was broken, and by 1968 a ride cost twenty cents. From LaGuardia to Lindsay, mayors devoted much energy to solving transit problems, keeping fares low, and appeasing voters, fellow elected officials, transit management, and labor leaders. Simultaneously, American society was experiencing tumultuous times, manifested by labor disputes, economic pressures, and civil rights protests. Foxtrot1

$ 32.75

This book examines the unfair treatment Forman received at the hands of his Nova Scotia countrymen, and asks the question if it could have been Forman, and not Sandford Fleming, who would later (in 1867 to 1876) have built Canada's Intercolonial Railway from Nova Scotia to Quebec City, had he been allowed to stay on the project." Foxtrot1

$ 24.50
FROM NEW YORK TO SAN FRANCISCO - TRAVEL SKETCHES FROM THE YEAR 1869 Ernst Mendelssohn-Bartholdy 124 pages hardcover

Welcome to an America you’ve never seen. Where anyone can drop by the White House and visit the President between 10 a.m. and noon; where cowcatchers are bloodied daily on train tracks between New York and Boston; where spent bullets are strewn across Civil War battlefields, and Indians still roam Yosemite Valley; where pigs rut in the sand-and-clay streets of Washington, DC., and the weather-bleached skeletons of oxen and horses line the old mail roads across the West. For three hot summer months in 1869, Ernst Mendelssohn-Barthody, the nephew of famed composer Felix Mendelssohn, traveled by train across the United States accompanied by his older cousin. His letters back home to Prussia offer fascinating glimpses of a young, rapidly growing America. Unceasingly annoyed at the Americans’ tendency to spit all the time, the Prussian aristocrats seemingly visited everyone and everywhere: meeting President Grant and Brigham Young; touring Niagara Falls, Mammoth Cave, the Redwoods, and Yosemite; taking in New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Chicago, Omaha, San Francisco, and the still war-ravaged city of Richmond; and crossing the continent by rail just two months after the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads had been joined at Promontory, Utah. Full of marvelous tales and insightful observations, Ernst Mendelssohn-Barthody’s letters are a revealing window to a long-ago America.

Due October Foxtrot1

$ 32.75

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