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H 15-44 & H 16-44 F-M'S DISTINCTIVE ROAD SWITCHERS David R. Sweetland softcover

Read about the history of Fairbanks Morse as the company enters the locomotive building business with these two efficient locomotive switchers. There are 24 pages of full color plus many more of black and white photos. Hotel1

$ 27.50

This book is the story of the Hampden Railroad in Western Massachusetts. Built between 1911 and 1913, the railroad was completed but never ran. This book details the construction of the railroad, it's stations, some of the bridges on the line, the reasons it never actually operated and some of the surviving relics of the railroad. Includes a number of illustrations. Hotel1

$ 27.75
HARD COAL CARRIERS VOL 1 FIRST GENERATION GEEPS Regularly $19.50 On sale until Feb 15th, 2018 or while supplies last.

Gerard Bernet 80 pages softcover

This book looks at the first generation geeps- the GP7, GP9 and GP18s, used by the Jersey Central, Delaware Lackawanna & Western, Erie, Erie Lackawanna, Lehigh Valley and Reading. Hotel1

$ 15.00
HARD COAL CARRIERS VOL 2 CAMELBACK TWILIGHT Gerard Bernet 96 pages softcover

This is a look at the last years of the Jersey Centrals passenger Camelbacks.Includes a look at the Camelback locos, their usage and their disposal. Hotel1

$ 19.50

This is a look at Hardie-Tynes Manufacturing company in Birmingham, Alabama. Includes site plans, a look at Mine Hoist Production and a few drawings. Hotel1

$ 27.00

In 1901, the Northern Pacific was an unlikely prize: a twice-bankrupt construction of the federal government, it was a two-bit railroad (literally_five years back, its stock traded for twenty-five cents a share). But it was also a key to connecting eastern markets through Chicago to the rising West. Two titans of American railroads set their sights on it: James J. Hill, head of the Great Northern and largest individual shareholder of the Northern Pacific, and Edward Harriman, head of the Union Pacific and the Southern Pacific. The subsequent contest was unprecedented in the history of American enterprise, pitting not only Hill against Harriman but also Big Oil against Big Steel and J. P. Morgan against the Rockefellers, with a supporting cast of enough wealthy investors to fill the ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria. The story, told here in full for the first time, transports us to the New York Stock Exchange during the unfolding of the earliest modern-day stock market panic. Harriman vs. Hill re-creates the drama of four tumultuous days in May 1901, when the common stock of the Northern Pacific rocketed from one hundred ten dollars a share to one thousand in a mere seventeen hours of trading'the result of an inadvertent corner caused by the opposing forces. Panic followed and then, in short order, a calamity for the shorts, a compromise, the near-collapse of Wall Street brokerages and banks, the most precipitous decline ever in American stock values, and the fastest recovery. Larry Haeg brings to life the ensuing stalemate and truce, which led to the forming of a holding company, briefly the biggest railroad combine in American history, and the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the deal, launching the reputation of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes as the great dissenter and President Theodore Roosevelt as the trust buster.The forces of competition and combination, unfettered growth, government regulation, and corporate ambition'all the elements of American business at its best and worst'come into play in the account of this epic battle, whose effects echo through our economy to this day. Hotel1

$ 27.75
HARTFORD TROLLEYS Regularly $19.50 On sale until Feb 15th, 2018 or while supplies last.

Connecticut Motor Coach Museum 128 pages softcover Arcadia

By 1908 Hartford had an extensive system of streetcar lines radiating from the city in all directions. The Hartford division of the Connecticut Company totaled more than one hundred twenty-five miles of track for streetcars, the dominant mode of public transportation in central Connecticut. One could take a car to New Britain, Stafford Springs, or all the way to Springfield, Massachusetts. By the 1920s, the lighter density streetcar lines were no longer lucrative and the system was converted to a motor coach operation; by the early 1930s, the automobile had replaced the streetcar as the favored mode of transport. The advent of automobile transportation eventually led to the closing of all the Hartford streetcar lines in July 1941. Hotel1

$ 10.00
HARVEY HOUSES OF KANSAS Rosa Latimer 144 pages softcover

Starting in Kansas, Fred Harvey's iconic Harvey House was the first to set the standard for fine dining and hospitality across the rugged Southwest. In 1876, the first of Harvey's depot restaurants opened in Topeka, followed just a few years later by the first combination hotel and restaurant in Florence. Fred Harvey and the Harvey Girls introduced good food and manners to the land of Bat Masterson, Wyatt Earp and raucous cattle drives. In her third book on the Harvey House legacy, author Rosa Walston Latimer goes back to where it all began in this history of hospitality from the Sunflower State. Hotel1

$ 21.50
HARVEY HOUSES OF NEW MEXICO Rosa Latimer 144 pages softcover

The Santa Fe Line and the famous Fred Harvey restaurants forever changed New Mexico and the Southwest, bringing commerce, culture and opportunity to a desolate frontier. The first Harvey Girls ever hired staffed the Raton location. In a departure from the ubiquitous black and white uniform immortalized by Judy Garland in 1946's Harvey Girls, many of New Mexico's Harvey Girls wore colorful dresses reflective of local culture. In Albuquerque, the Harvey-managed Alvarado Hotel doubled as a museum for carefully curated native art. Join author Rosa Walston Latimer and discover New Mexico's unique history of hospitality the Fred Harvey way. Hotel1

$ 21.50
HARVEY HOUSES OF TEXAS Rosa Latimer 128 pages softcover

On the eve of the twentieth century, small-town Texas was still wild country lacking in the commodities and cultural centers of larger cities. This changed, however, with the arrival of the Santa Fe rail line, followed quickly by the Harvey House. Established in Kansas by English immigrant Fred Harvey, Harvey Houses could be found throughout the Southwest and adjoined local depots in sixteen Texas towns. Found in every corner of the state, Harvey Houses were not just restaurants and hotels for weary, hungry travelers but were also bustling social centers and often the only commercial outlet for the communities that developed around them. Author Rosa Walston Latimer tells the history of hospitality the Fred Harvey way in turn-of-the-century Texas, woven from personal stories of the famous Harvey Girls and other employees of Texas Harvey Houses. Hotel1

$ 19.50
HAWAIIAN RAILWAY ALBUM WW2 PHOTOS VOL 2 Regularly $25.00 On sale until Feb 15th, 2018 or while supplies last.

Gale Treiber 72 pages softcover

Main Lines of the Oahu Railway & Land Co. andThe Hawaii Consolidated Railway.This book features plenty of freight and passenger equipment,structure and trackside photos to capture the interest of any fan of narrow gauge operations, steam or Hawaiian railroading. 72 photos.

This title is out of print and in limited supply. Hotel1

$ 20.00
HAWAIIAN RAILWAY ALBUM VOL 3 PLANTATION RAILWAYS OF OAHU Regularly $22.50 On sale until Feb 15th, 2018 or while supplies last.

Gale Treiber 72 pages softcover

This is a rare collection of 105 photos covering seven railway systems in Oahu during World War II. The vintage scenes in this Volume include steam locomotives, rolling stock, right-of-ways, engine facilities and much more. The book features the railway systems of the Honolulu Plantation Co., Oahu Sugar Co., Ewa Plantation Co., Waianae Sugar Co., Waialua Agricultural Co., Kahuku Plantation Co., and the Waimanalo Sugar Co. There are also seven rosters and two full-page maps showing the railroads on Oahu in the 1940's. Hotel1

$ 20.00
HAWAIIAN RAILWAY ALBUM VOL 4 - PLANTATION RAILWAYS OF KAUAI AND THE REMAINING ISLANDS Regularly $20.50 On sale until Feb 15th, 2018 or while supplies last.

Gale Treiber 64 pages softcover

This includes 73 photos, featuring plantation railroads on Kauai, Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii, plus 19 rosters, a detailed map of Kauai and photos from Victor Norton's return home after the War. Photographs include the Port of Nawiliwili, Ahukini wharf, loading operations out in the field, cane flumes, sugar mills, rare diesels and lots of steam! Hotel1

$ 15.00

This is a collection of the 4 softcover volumes of Hawaiian Railway Album series. Hotel1

$ 72.00
HEAD ON - BRITISH COLUMBIA'S DEADLIEST RAILWAY ACCIDENT Regularly $25.75 On sale until Feb 15th, 2018 or while supplies last.

Mark Wilson 168 pages hardcover

A 22-year-old Canadian National Railways telegrapher was blamed for a violent collision between a transcontinental passenger train and a troop train on Nov. 21, 1950. The head-on crash caused 21 deaths and was British Columbia's deadliest railway accident. The alleged culprit was charged with manslaughter and was very fortunate to be defended by a future Prime Minister of Canada, who gave a bravura courtroom performance. The not guilty verdict returned by jurors was an indirect smack at CNR, which was touched with corporate arrogance even while being on the governmental welfare roll. Hotel1

$ 20.00
HEART OF THE SANTA FE THE MIDDLE DIVISION "Robert Walz 192 pages softcover

This book tells the story of the aptly named Santa Feメs Middle Division. Because of frequent boundary changes, it is difficult to define precisely what was included in the Middle Division, so the author included all the territory covered by the Middle Division of the Santa Fe at some point in its history. This division covered the middle part of Kanas, and, until it merged with much of the Oklahoma Division, was all in Kansas (except for a mere 1.9 miles in Nebraska). It was also the heart of Americaメs ""Wheat Belt,"" and the revenue from its traffic furnished much of the capital for the expansion of the Santa Fe. In addition to freight traffic, the Middle Division saw all the main line through passenger trains, including those between the eastern end of the system and the West Coast, between the eastern end of the system and Colorado, and between the eastern end of the system and Texas. The Middle Division also had an extensive network of branch lines. The author covers all this and more. Hotel1 "

$ 45.75

Joseph William Heckman was a pioneer photographer for the Canadian Pacific Railway. During the period from 1898 through 1915, he travelled the breadth of Canada, photographingthe railway in Nova Scotia in the east and Vancouver Island in the west, as well as every province in between. With his large format glass plate camera, Heckman travelled by train and hand car across the nation. In so doing, he captured 4,900 views of the entirety of the CPR at a formative period in its development. Working for the Engineering Department, hephotographed not only the stations and bridges of the railway, but its steamships, hotels and most importantly---the people who made the railway run. More than 4,000 of these truly historic photographs have been preserved in large format albums in the CPR's archives. Canadian Pacific has made 388 of these photos available for the production of this large format, hard cover book. Heckman's meticulous field book records documented the exact date and location of each photo. Thus, in Heckman's Canadian Pacific we are given a truly unique and accurate glimpse into Canadaat the turn of the 20th Century, an exquisite photographic journey through the lens of one ofthis country's most prolific railway photographers. Hotel1

$ 55.75
HEDLEY-DOYLE STEPLESS STREETCAR 80 YEARS AHEAD OF ITS TIME Regularly $20.75 On sale until Feb 15th, 2018 or while supplies last.

Henry Elsner 78 pages softcover

This is a look at the Hedley Doyle Stepless Streetcars. Includes prototypes for the New York Railways, Perth Australia and more, production models, usage and more. Includes many photos and drawings. Hotel1

$ 15.00
HEISLER LOCOMOTIVE 1891-1941 240 pages softcover

This is the definitive history of the Heisler locomotive. Heisler Locomotive Works was the smallest of the three major manufacturers o geared locomotives and production of the Heisler locomotive began after the other 2, the Lima Shay and the Climax were well established. However at the end Heisler outlasted Climax and sold more geared locomotives than Lima during the final 10 years of production. This book not only contains the the Heisler corporate history, but also a detaled builder's list with the known authenicated owners, and owner index and over 200 photographs chosen to represent the Heisler locomotive as built and in service. There are reproductions of the original patent drawings, the known specification tables and much more. Also includes a reproduction of a Heisler catalog from the 1920s. Hotel1

$ 36.75

This branch of the railroad included both rail and boat service between New York and places along the Jersey shore. After passenger service ended the right of way was kept for possible future transit needs. Learn about the 10 mile stretch of land which is currently part of the Monmouth County Park System. Hotel1

$ 21.50
HERSHEY TRANSIT 128 pages softcover

When Milton S. Hershey broke ground to construct his new chocolate factory in 1903, many questioned the wisdom of building in the middle of a cornfield. With his factory wedged between the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad tracks and the Berks & Dauphin Turnpike, Hershey set out to create a first-rate street railway system. The Hershey Transit Company existed many years after the trolley industry declined in most areas of the United States. It was the chief mode of travel for the chocolate factory workers, vital to dairy farmers for transport of fresh milk to the factory, and essential to students of the Hershey Industrial School housed in surrounding farms. On the weekends, the transit system brought people from outlying areas into Hershey, Pennsylvania, to enjoy the theater or the famous Hershey Park for employee picnics, family outings, or special occasions. Hershey Transit documents one of the best-known and well-kept streetcar systems, started by Milton S. Hershey and operated from 1904 to 1946. Hotel1

$ 21.50

This volume covers the streamlined, lightweight passenger cars and trains of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, The Milwaukee Road," and the locomotives that pulled them from the "ribbed" era on the railroad of 1936-1942. Over 347 B&W and 20 Color photographs, most never before published. Over 105 drawings illustrating: The development of the Milwaukee Road's second, third and fourth lightweight - high speed trains: the Hiawatha of 1936, 1939, and 1942. HO scale plans and 26 full color side elevations of all cars produced by the Milwaukee Shops 1936-1942, with later modified versions. Hotel1

$ 100.00

Los Angeles transportation_s epic scale_its iconic freeways, Union Station, Los Angeles International Airport and the giant ports of its shores_has obscured many offbeat transit stories of moxie and eccentricity. Triumphs such as the Vincent Thomas Bridge and Mac Barnes_s Ground Link buspool have existed alongside such flops as the Santa Monica Freeway Diamond Lane and the Oxnard_Los Angeles Caltrain commuter rail. The City of Angels lacks a propeller-driven monorail and a freeway in the paved bed of the Los Angeles River, but not for a lack of public promoters. Horace Dobbins built the elevated California Cycleway in Pasadena, and Mike Kadletz deployed the Pink Buses for Orange County kids hitchhiking to the beach. Join Charles P. Hobbs as he recalls these and other lost episodes of LA-area transportation lore. Hotel1

$ 19.50

First published in 1986, this is a greatly revised and updated edition of this popular book concerning the former McCook Division of the Burlington Railroad. Covering the years 1878 to 2009, The High Plains Route recounts the story of the original CB&Q (later BN and now BNSF) main line from Hastings, Neb., to Denver, Colo., as well as branch lines once operated under the division. It is profusely illustrated with 250 black and white photographs, many of them new to this edition. Chapter topics include passenger and freight traffic, motive power, railroad facilities and important events in the division's history. Updated material includes photos and information regarding former McCook Division territory through the BN and BNSF eras. Hotel1 "

$ 27.75

This is a look at the Hillman Barge & Construction Co in Brownsville Pennsylvania. Includes site plans, drawings of Warehouses A & B and the barge assembly process. Hotel1 "

$ 25.00

This book looks at the Jersey Central facilities and marine equipment. Includes stations, yards and car floats. Well illustrated. Hotel1

$ 19.50

This updated encyclopedia of railroading presents history, photos, route maps, and fast facts for 150+ North American railroads. A new, searchable index makes locating information easy and fast. Learn about railroad lines that were abandoned or merged and discover why, plus take a look at major railroads that are still currently in operation. This is the ultimate railroad reference book for rail fans and history buffs. All major and many minor railroads from the past 100 years are included. Statistics highlight miles of operation, locomotives, and rolling stock. Hotel1

$ 23.75
HISTORY AND RAILROADS OF NORTH POCONO Frank Adams 209 pages hardcover

This is a look at the railroads of North Pocono, Pennsylvania. Includes a look at the towns in the area, Lackawanna Iron & Coal Co Iron Ore RR, Pennsylvania Coal Co Gravity RR, Erie & Wyoming Valley RR, Erie's Wyoming Division, Scranton, Dunmore & Moosic Lake RR, DL&W and Wilkes-Barre & Eastern RR. Hotel1

$ 60.75

This is a history of the Terminal Railroad Association of St Louis and it's predecessor companies. Well illustrated. Hotel1

$ 27.50

Hollywood's Railroads, Volume One: Virginia & Truckee chronicles locomotives and rolling stock from Nevada's famous Silver Short Line. Built between 1869 and 1872, the V&T connected the rich mines of the Comstock Lode at Virginia City with the state capitol at Carson City and the transcontinental mainline in Reno. The mining boom ended about 1880 and the V&T became a marginal operation for decades, subsidized by sentimentaland benevolent owners, who remembered the boom days fondly. When the last of them passed away, it survived by liquidating assets, including a treasure trove of antique locomotives and rolling stock. Between 1937 and 1947, four steam locomotives and more than twodozen passenger and freight cars were sold to motion picture studios. While most of this equipment is now in museums, one of the locomotives still makes occasional film appearances. Their story is illustrated with more than one hundred and fifteen photos. Hotel1

$ 23.75

Motion picture directors, producers & writers have long recognized the multitude of possibilities for comedy, drama & suspense that railroads offer. Chases, races, robberies, wrecks, derring-do, and intrigue on and around trains provided the kind of excitement that kept audiences coming back for more. In a quest to find interesting locations, Hollywood filmmakers "discovered" various mainline, short line and narrow gauge railroads. Some of these lines were used in movies and television shows again and again, achievingtheir own special place in film history. Hollywood's Railroads tells their stories. In Volume Three: Narrow Gauge Country, we travel to southwestern Colorado and northern New Mexico, with its spectacular mountain anddesert scenery. Quaint narrow gauge trains have been part of this dramatic landscape since the 1880's first serving mining and ranching interests, then tourists.For more than seventy-five years, filmmakers have used the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad and its modern-day successors, the Durango & SilvertonNarrow Gauge Railroad and Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, in dozens of motion pictures that featured many of the industry's biggest stars. This volume takes you behind the scenes, from early films in the 1930's, through epics made on the Silverton Branch in the 19650's - when Durango nicknamed itself "Hollywood of the Rockies" - to major movies made on the Cumbres & Toltec in recent decades. It is illustrated with more than one hundred and thirty photos. Hotel1

$ 23.75
HOMESTEAD STEEL WORKS PRESS SHOP #1 1891, 1893 AND 1903 HOMESTEAD PA 13 pages softcover

This is a look at the Homestead Steel Works in Pennsylvania. Includes maps of the works, drawings of Press Shop #1 and drawings of the presses. Hotel1

$ 25.00
HONORING THE NEW YORK CENTRAL Kenneth Springirth 128 pages softcover

Starting in 1831 with the opening of the 16 mile Mohawk and Hudson Railroad between Albany and Schenectady, one by one railroads opened westward across New York State and were consolidated into the New York Central Railroad during 1853. Over the years the New York Central Railroad grew into an over 11,000 mile system that included operations in Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, West Virginia plus in the Canadian Provinces of Quebec and Ontario. This was the first railroad to streamline a steam locomotive. Its handsome Hudson locomotive was used to promote passenger service. Extensively serving the industrial heartland of the United States, the railroad moved a massive amount of freight. The New York Central Railroad disappeared in the 1968 merger into the Penn Central Transportation Company. However, many of its lines are now operated by CSX Transportation, Norfolk Southern Railway and Amtrak plus a variety of shortline railroads. This book features many vintage photos documenting the history of a unique railroad that appropriately called itself the "Water Level Route" because most of its major routes, including New York to Chicago, followed rivers and had no major grades. Hotel1

$ 24.00
THE HOOK & EYE Don Hofsommer 160 pages hardcover

Fearing the rapacious power of Chicago_s railroad system in the mid-1800s, Iowa Central Railway supporters fought for a north-south route across the state that would link Minneapolis and St. Paul with St. Louis. Such a route would put the needs of Iowa's citizens first and provide transportation for the state's agricultural and industrial trade. This book examines how this unremarkable, "plain vanilla" railway was an example of the life cycle of the American railroad industry. Born in ambition but never rising far above its obscure origins, the Iowa Central eventually fell to outside competition from railroads based in greater metropolitan areas and was made part of the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway in 1912. Hotel1

$ 32.50
HOT SPOTS GUIDEBOOK 272 pages softcover

Share the thrill of more than 100 of the best train-watching locations in North America. Maps of the area, site descriptions, photographs, and approximate number of daily trains are included. Driving directions, nearby points of interest, local options for dining, lodging, and other activities make this the must-have guide for every railfan. Hotel1

$ 23.75
HUDSON & MANHATTAN RAILROAD IN COLOR Robert Yanosey 128 pages hardcover

This publication marks the 50th anniversary of the H&M's demise. This new book examiines the final decade of the H&M and the first decade and a half under PATH, the agency set up to run the Hudson Tubes. Hotel1

$ 48.75
HULETTS,ORE BOATS & STEEL 5 Pages softcover

This is a look at Hulett Ore Unloaders. Includes a brief overview of the Hulett Ore Unloaders at the PPR dock in Cleveland and Isometric drawings of the unloaders. Hotel1

$ 25.00

This is drawings of the Hull-Oakes Lumber Company saw mill. Includes site maps, drawings of the buildings and machinery and look at the timber process. Hotel1

$ 27.00
HURRICANE AGNES GREAT FLOODS OF READING AND BERKS COUNTY Regularly $9.50 On sale until Feb 15th, 2018 or while supplies last.

Benjamin Bernhart 64 pages softcover

This is a look at Hurricane Agnes in 1972 and the floods that hit Reading and Berks County. Hotel1

$ 5.00

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