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I AM THE TRAIN - MY LIFE AS A LOCOMOTIVE ENGINEER - 43 YEARS ON THE BOSTON & MAINE RAILROAD Mike Enos 133 pages softcover

This a poignant, inside look, of what an engineer's life is like. Mike talks about everything from train handling, the generation gap, the many stresses of the job and what retirement is like. He shares some of his favorite memories. 185 color photos. Indigo1

$ 58.00
IC/GM&O COLOR GUIDE TO FREIGHT & PASS. EQUIPMENT James Kinkaird 128 pages hardcover all color

The varied equipment of the Illinois Central and Gulf Mobile & Ohio railroads is examined in this all-color book through more than 300 photos. A small chapter on the merged Illinois Central Gulf completes this all-color book. Indigo1

$ 48.75
ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLOR PICTORIAL VOL 1 - PASSENGER Clifford Downey 128 pages hardcover

This is an all color look at the Illinois Central's passenger service from the 1940s to 1971. From commuter trains to the Panama Limited, City of New Orleans and Green Diamond, this book looks at all aspects of the Illinois Central's passenger service. Indigo1

$ 55.50
ILLINOIS CENTRAL COLOR PICTORIAL VOL 2 - CAIRO, IL TO NEW ORLEANS Clifford Downey 128 pages hardcover

This volume traces IC's lines south from Cario, Illinois to New Orleans, Louisiana. The timeframe stretches from the steam era until the merger with the GM&O. Nearly 300 color photographs bring this exciting time right into your living room. Indigo1

$ 55.50
ILLINOIS CENTRAL FREIGHT EQUIPMENT 1954 116 pages softcover

This is a reproduction of an Illinois Central Freight Car Diagram book from 1954. Includes gondolas, tank cars, cabooses, box cars, stock cars, refrigerator cars, flat cars and hoppers. Indigo1

$ 34.50
ILLINOIS CENTRAL GULF 1972-1988 TRAIN OPERATIONS IN THE MIDWESTERN STATES James Lewnard 144 Pages hardcover

This title presents interesting reflections concerning the merger of the Illinois Central and the Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroads in 1972. The goal of this title is to describe the general operating pattern of Illinois Central Gulf's freight service up until the railroad resumed the Illinois Central name in February of 1988. given the complexities of the railroad, this book examines the operation patterns of ICG trains running in the states of Illinois, Iowa, Missouri and Indiana. Indigo1

$ 55.75
ILLINOIS CENTRAL GULF IN COLOR VOL 1 ACROSS THE SYSTEM John Kohlberg 128 Pages hardcover

This first in a series of Illinois Central Gulf In Color books starts at the merger in August 1972 and continues across the system until the end in early 1988. Included are rare shots of the Bi-Modal Roadrailer operation; locomotives, freight cars, and cabooses in fresh orange paint; action, structures, signals, shops, yards, junctions, and people from across the system.

Due 7/1/17 Indigo1

$ 48.75
ILLINOIS CENTRAL IN COLOR Lloyd Stagner 128 pages hardcover all color

This is an all color look at the motive power of the Illinois Central. The book includes steam locomotives, diesels and suburban MU Cars. Indigo1

$ 40.50
ILLINOIS CENTRAL NORTH OF THE OHIO RIVER Kirk Reynolds and David Oroszi 136 pages hardcover all color

This all color look at the Illinois Central includes E-Units, Geeps and U-boats. Indigo1

$ 55.50
ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD 1854-1960 PHOTO ARCHIVE Kim Tschudy 128 pages softcover

Founded in 1851, the Illinois Central was the first land grant railroad in the United States. Its unique north-south route handled 30 percent of all war material, supplies, and troops to Civil War battlegrounds in the South. This book features the locomotives, depots, and memorabilia of the "Mainline of Mid-America", dating from 1875 to 1970. Enjoy this well-illustrated account of a railroad immortalized in song and story. Indigo1

$ 27.75
ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD: WRECKS, DERAILMENTS & FLOODS Clifford Downey 128 Pages softcover

With roots dating back to 1851, the Illinois Central Railroad (IC) transported millions of passengers and countless tons of freight. Most trips were completed without incident. However, there were occasional mishaps, including derailments and collisions with other trains or highway vehicles. Most accidents were minor, while others made the national news, such as the October 30, 1972, collision of two commuter trains in Chicago that killed 45 passengers. The IC frequently had to deal with flooding, for the railroad ran in close proximity to several major rivers. In January and February 1937, much of the southern half of the railroad was shut down because of flooding on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers. This book depicts many of the accidents that have taken place along the Illinois Central through the years. The photographs are drawn from numerous sources, including the railroad's own photographers, amateur photographers, and photography studios. Indigo1

$ 21.50
ILLINOIS CENTRAL THROUGH PASSENGER SERVICE IN COLOR Greg Stout 128 Pages hardcover

Illinois Central's premiere passenger trains connected Chicago with vacation destinations in Florida and New Orleans. Meanwhile, its more workaday trains offered service to St. Louis and points in Iowa, Kentucky, Tennessee and Mississippi. Here is an all-color review of one of the finest passenger operations to be found on any U. S. railroad. Indigo1

$ 48.75
ILLINOIS DIVISION OF THE SANTA FE RAILWAY James Brown 464 Pages hardcover

The Illinois Divison of the Santa Fe Railway provides an informative and lively account of the story of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway in Illinois, from the charter of predecessor Road Chicago & Plainfield in 1859 through merger with Burlington Northern in 1995. Although the Illilnois Division ultimately stretched to Kansas and Oklahoma, the geographic scope of this book is confined to the Illinois Division as it existed for over half a century: from the bumping post at Dearborn Station to Fort Madison, Iowa. Chapters on the Pekin branch and the Toledo, Peoria & Western - which for a brief time in the 1980s became part of Santa Fe's lines in Illinois, are also included. Arthor James A. Brown's narrative places the Santa Fe in Illinois in its historical and geographic contexts. For the first time the full story of the route selection and construction of the airline to Chicago is told. The shuffling of passenger consists at Dearborn, transfer and local jobs out of Corwith and Joliet, the demise of the doodlebug and other passenger service, freight train operations and the shift of the Kansas City - Chicago mainline to a high speed intermodal corridor are all revealed in great detail. The book also contains insiders' accounts of the transformation of Willow Springs into one of the nation's largest intermodal facilities. Indeed, lengthy first-hand accounts of railways employees fill the book. These stories are the fruit of interviews with 30 former Santa Fe employees - conductors, engineers, roadmasters, station agents, and senior management - whom the author interviewed for this book. Stories of how those employees came to the railroad and their career progression are included in a solid oral history chapter, "Hiring Out." at the end of the book. The interviews, plus author Brown's meticulous research, provide informatoin on the Santa Fe that is simply unavailable elsewhere. The Illinois Division of the Santa Fe Railwy is also lavishly illustrated with hundred of photographs dating from the 1880s through the end of the 20th century. Indigo1

$ 60.75
ILLINOIS TERMINAL IN COLOR - VOL 1 Gordon Lloyd 128 pages hardcover all color

This all color look at the Illinois Terminal covers from 1952 to the N&W merger. This volume features the Illinois Terminal's passenger service, electric locomotives and diesels. Indigo1

$ 40.50
ILLINOIS TERMINAL IN COLOR - VOL 2 "William Volkmer 128 pages hardcover all color

Covering the late 40s and early 50s, this volume looks at both freight and passenger operations. This includes the Decatur Belt Line, Streamliner cars and electric locomotives." Indigo1

$ 44.50
ILLINOIS TERMINAL ROAD OF PERSONALIZED SERVICE Dale Jenkins 328 pages hardcover

This is the complete history of the Illinois Terminal, from the turn of the 20th Century to the railroad's demise in 1981. With its arch-windowed electric cars flashing through the fertile central Illinois countryside or trundling through city streets past humming substations, the Illinois Traction System was the epitome of classic interurban carriers in a short-lived epoch of American transportation. Beginning in 1956, the railroad found itself in a completely new venue-a unique one, in some respects, compared to other rail carriers, since the IT was now a ward of a contigent of "steam" railroads. The end of the story revolves around the tenacity of the railroad and its leaders, and it holds still more lessons in how a company adapted-and did so quickly-to survive in an increasingly ruthless, obstacle-ridden corporate world. Yet the Illinois Terminal remained an immensely fascinating operation, right up to the end. Indigo1

$ 63.50
ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF MAINE'S STREET & ELECTRIC RAILWAYS 1863-1946 208 pages softcover

This book features hand drawn maps of the street and electric railways in the state of Maine. Also includes a number of black and white photos and color reproductions of postcards. Indigo1

$ 40.00
INDIANA HARBOR BELT RAILROAD IN COLOR Samuel Beck and Bill Gustason 128 pages hardcover

The unglamorous task of switching and transferring freight from one railroad to another fell to this notable terminal road in the Chicago area. Indigo1

$ 48.75
INDIANAPOLIS UNION AND BELT RAILROADS Jeffrey Darbee 208 pages hardcover

In an era dominated by huge railroad corporations, Indianapolis Union and Belt Railroads reveals the important role two small railroad companies had on development and progress in the Hoosier State. After Indianapolis was founded in 1821, early settlers struggled to move people and goods to and from the city, with no water transport nearby and inadequate road systems around the state. But in 1847, the Madison & Indianapolis Railroad connected the new capital city to the Ohio River and kicked off a railroad and transportation boom. Over the next seven decades, the Indiana railroad map expanded in all directions, and Indianapolis became a rail transport hub, dubbing itself the Railroad City. Though the Pennsylvania and the New York Central Railroads traditionally dominated the Midwest and Northeast and operated the majority of rail routes radiating from Indianapolis, these companies could not have succeeded without the two small railroads that connected them. In the downtown area, the Indianapolis Union Railway was less than 2 miles long, and out at the edge of town the Belt Railroad was only a little over 14 miles. Though small in size, the Union and the Belt had an outsized impact, both on the city’s rail network and on the city itself. It played an important role both in maximizing the efficiency and value of the city’s railroad freight and passenger services and in helping to shape the urban form of Indianapolis in ways that remain visible today.

Due September Indigo1

$ 40.75
INDUSTRIAL GENIUS THE WORKING LIFE OF CHARLES MICHAEL SCHWAB Kenneth Warren 304 pages softcover

Charles Schwab was known to his employees, business associates, and competitors as a congenial and charismatic person-a 'born salesman.' Yet Schwab was much more than a salesman-he was a captain of industry, a man who streamlined and economized the production of steel and ran the largest steelmaking conglomerate in the world. A self-made man, he became one of the wealthiest Americans during the Gilded Age, only to die penniless in 1939. Schwab began his career as a stake driver at Andrew Carnegie's Edgar Thomson steel works in Pittsburgh at the age of seventeen. By thirty-five, he was president of Carnegie Steel. In 1901, he helped form the U.S. Steel Corporation, a company that produced well over half the nation's iron and steel. In 1904, Schwab left U.S. Steel to head Bethlehem Steel, which after twelve years under his leadership, became the second-largest steel producer in America. President Woodrow Wilson called on Schwab to head the Emergency Fleet Corporation to produce merchant ships for the transport of troops and materials abroad during World War I. Kenneth Warren presents a compelling biography that chronicles the startling success of Schwab's business career, his leadership abilities, and his drive to advance steel-making technology and operations. Through extensive research and use of previously unpublished archival documentation, Warren offers a new perspective on the life of a monumental figure-a true visionary-in the industrial history of America. Indigo1 "

$ 25.75
INDUSTRIAL RAILROADING IN COLOR VOL 1 Stephen Timko 128 pages hardcover

This all-color book takes a look behind the fences of industry where standard railroad-size locomotives work (sometimes along with critters). Join us for a look at GP7s, F7s, MU_ed Alco switchers, and many more models working in industrial settings. Over 350 never published photos. Indigo1

$ 48.75
INDUSTRIAL RAILROADING IN COLOR VOL 2 Stephen Timko 128 pages hardcover

Look behind the fences of docks, grain elevators, power plants and other industries where standard railroad sized locomotives work. Indigo1

$ 48.75
INLAND EMPIRE ELECTRIC LINE - SPOKANE TO COEUR D'ALENE AND THE PALOUSE Clive Carter 248 pages hardcover

The book details the history of the Spokane & Inland Empire Railroad rail system, from its amalgamation of a group of companies in the early 1900s to almost complete abandonment by Burlington Northern seventy years later. Rolling stock, infrastructure, operations, financial performance and competition with rival railroads are all discussed. 308 illustrations including 27 maps/diagrams and full data tabulation are provided to complete this long needed history of a most interesting railroad. Indigo1 "

$ 36.50
INSIDE HISTORY OF THE CARNEGIE STEEL COMPANY James Bridge 432 pages softcover

This book created a sensation when it appeared in 1903 and remains a striking insider_s narrative of the American steel industry in the late nineteenth century. Bridge was a fisthand witness to the confrontations of Andrew Carnegie and Henry Clay Frick, the eventual sale of Carnegie Steel and the formation of U.S. Steel. Indigo1 "

$ 27.75
INTERSTATE RAILROAD HISTORY OF AN APPALACHIAN COAL ROAD Ed Wolfe 176 pages hardcover

This is a history of the Interstate Railroad. Includes a look at the Tinsalla Coal & Iron Co, the Virginia Coal & Iron Co, a look at the arrival of the railroads in Western Virginia, the formation of the Interstate Railroad, operations, the Roaring Fork Railroad, the Exter Branch, the Wise Terminal Company, Guest River Extension, sale of the line to the Southern Ry, legal battles with the Louisville & Nashville and the Norfolk & Western, the steam and diesel locos used by the line, freight operations, Andover Yard, Stonega Yard, Norton Yard, passenger operations, hopper cars, flat cars, Gondolas, Boxcars and Cabooses. Many photos. Indigo1

$ 38.75
INTERURBAN ELECTRIC LOCOS BALDWIN-WESTINGHOUSE Joseph Strapac 128 pages softcover

This looks at the many different electric locomotives built by Baldwin-Westinghouse. 220 photos. Indigo1

$ 30.50
INTERURBAN ELECTRIC LOCOS GENERAL ELECTRIC Joseph Strapac 128 pages softcover

This volume looks at the Interurban electric locomotives manufactured by General Electric. Includes Box Cabs, Arch Bar Truck Locomotives and export models. Well illustrated. Indigo1

$ 30.50
INTERURBAN TRAINS TO CHICAGO PHOTO ARCHIVE John Kelly 128 pages softcover

This book follows Samuel Insull's great Chicago systems, three superb interurban routes powered by electric traction that carried passengers from the north, west and southwest into downtown Chicago, These lines were the Chicago North Shore & Milwaukee Railroad, Chicago South Shore & South Bend Railroad and the Chicago Aurora & Elgin Railroad. Coverage includes the Skokie Valley Route, South Shore Lines and Sunset Lines. Vintage photos, timetables and poster advertising are featured. Indigo1

$ 27.50
INTRODUCTION TO NORTH AMERICAN RAILWAY SIGNALING 224 pages softcover

Introduction to N.A. Ry signaling covers the basics of signaling philosophy and techniques. This is the book to reach for if you need information pertaining to signaling systems used in the various rail transportation modes in North America: freight, main-line passenger service, commuter, light-rail and heavy rail transit. It presents the underlying principles behind modern day signaling practices for the many systems integrated together to keep railroads running safely and efficiently.Introduction to N.A. Ry signaling is ideal for signal designers and engineers, locomotive engineers, signal managers, operation supervisors and managers, or anyone wishing to learn more about the application of various signaling systems employed in today's railroads.Easy to understand format with over 200 figures. Indigo1

$ 50.75
IOWA ROUTE - A HISTORY OF THE BURLINGTON CEDAR RAPIDS & NORTHERN RY Don Hofsommer 400 pages hardcover

The Burlington, Cedar Rapids & Northern Railway was an important part of the commercial life of the upper Midwest during the age of railways. Don L. Hofsommer uses the BC&N as the vehicle for his investigation of the birth, evolution, and disappearance of an important regional carrier, offering an inside look at the struggles of a small railway to stay relevant while railroad empires were being built. More than a bit player, the BC&N might have become even more important had plans gone forward to utilize its rails in a campaign to reach the Pacific. The struggle of the Cedar Rapids road and its corporate ancestors to place Minneapolis-St. Paul and St. Louis in competition with Chicago via a north/south route forms a major part of the book_s narrative, and the book also offers a history of the company's three-state service territory (Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota) from the dawn of the age of railways into the twentieth century. The book includes more than 200 photographs selected from Hofsommer's extensive library of historic photographs documenting the history of the BC&N Railway. Indigo1

$ 70.75
IOWA TROLLEYS IN COLOR Ed Ridolph 128 pages hardcover

Cedar Rapids & Iowa City, Charles City Western, Des Moines Rwy., DM&CI, Ft. Dodge, Des Moines & Southern, Iowa Terminal, MC&CL, O&CB, Sioux City Service, Southern Iowa Rwy., and WCF&N _ all in vivid color! Indigo1

$ 48.75
IRON MINE RAILROADS OF NORTHERN NEW JERSEY Larry Lowenthal 146pages hardcover

Larry Lowenthal's classic 1981 book has been republished! This is the authoritative work on the mining region of northern New Jersey and the railroads that served them. Railroads in this region, like the Lackawanna and Central Railroad of New Jersey and their predecessors, greatly influenced the communities they served. Towns like Chester and Rockaway grew up around the railroads and mines that sustained them, and this book is a record of their combined history and eventual decline. Indigo1

$ 36.75
IRON ROAD IN THE PRAIRIE STATE - STORY OF ILLINOIS RAILROADING Simon Cordery 256 pages hardcover

In 1836, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas agreed on one thing: Illinois needed railroads. Over the next fifty years, the state became the nation's railroad hub, with Chicago at its center. Speculators, greed, growth, and regulation followed as the railroad industry consumed unprecedented amounts of capital and labor. A nationwide market resulted, and the Windy City became the site of opportunities and challenges that remain to this day. In this first-of-its-kind history, full of entertaining anecdotes and colorful characters, Simon Cordery describes the explosive growth of Illinois railroads and its impact on America. Cordery shows how railroading in Illinois influenced railroad financing, the creation of a national economy, and government regulation of business. Cordery's masterful chronicle of rail development in Illinois from 1837 to 2010 reveals how the state's expanding railroads became the foundation of the nation's rail network. Indigo1

$ 55.75
IRON TRAILS OF NORTH AMERICA 1978-2008 Robert Burns 176 pages hardcover

With this new book, you can see and read about the modern trains that still captivate onlookers and the new railroad companies, including the famous Santa Fe Railway to CSX and ALCO lines, that have served across North America in the last thirty years. Over 450 exciting color photos show engines and trains in use at breathtaking locations across the continent. The engaging, detailed text explains modern-day railroad mergers and engine markings, histories, unique characteristics, and the web of routes in the transportation system that keeps goods moving over iron trails every day. The author shares his eye-witness sightings through his photography and deep knowledge of recent American trains. Indigo1 "

$ 45.50
IRONDALE IRON & STEEL COMPANY 14 pages softcover

This is a collection of drawings of the Irondale Iron & Steel Company in Washington. Includes site plans and drawings of the buildings. Indigo1

$ 27.00

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