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A brand new revised and greatly expanded second edition of author's classic book on the logging railroads of famed Hew Hampshire lumberman James Everell Henry. This new edition, featuring 100 more pages and 40 addiitonal photographs than the original edition, tells the story of Henry's Zealand Valley and East Branch & Lincoln logging lines, which operated in N.H.'s White Mountains in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Along with more than 240 images, the book also includes numerous original maps and charts detailing the many facets of Henry's logging operations. Jackel1

$ 27.75
JAMAICA STATION - LIRR David Morrison 128 pages softcover

The Long Island Rail Road is the oldest railroad in the country still operating under its original name. Also the busiest railroad in North America, it carries 265,000 customers each weekday on 735 trains over 700 miles of track on 11 different branches. All but one branch converge at Jamaica Station, making it the railroad_s hub. A complex system of interlocking switches and flyover tracks allows trains to move through the eight station tracks servicing the five passenger platforms. Jamaica Station houses the railroad_s executive offices and the offices of the train movement director and the electric power director. The station and its interlocking track system have worked so well that, until recently, little changed in the nearly 100 years of operation. Through historic photographs, Jamaica Station chronicles the history of this nerve center of the Long Island Rail Road. Jackel1

$ 21.50
JAMES J. HILL'S LEGACY TO RAILWAY OPERATIONS Earl Currie 501 pages softcover

Earl J. Currie examines the standards, methods, and practices for railway operations that James J. Hill developed and applied so successfully for the Great Northern and other railways companies that he controlled. Currie compares the performance and quality of infrastructure of "Hill roads" to competitive railways and their successors to show how Hill's principles continue to form the core practices needed to run an efficient, well-disciplined railway operation even today. Jackel1

$ 38.75

This is a collection of drawings of the James Saw Mill in Northwood Narrows, New Hampshire. Includes site plans, floors, drawings of the buildings and machinery. Jackel1

$ 35.00
JAMESTOWN TO BUFFALO BY TROLLEY Kenneth Springirth 128 pages softcover

In Jamestown, NY horse drawn street Railway operation began in 1884 which represented a dramatic improvement in traveling over rough and muddy city streets. With the coming of the electric trolley car, travel speeds doubled from 5 to 10 miles per hour. Horse cars were rapidly phased out and soon Jamestown had trolley car lines stretching west to Westfield, NY and south to Warren Pennsylvania. Jamestown to Buffalo by Trolley features many vintage photographs documenting the history of the trolley lines that linked Jamestown to Westfield where connections could be made with the Buffalo & Lake Erie Traction Company east to Buffalo, NY and west to Eire Pennsylvania. The last trolley cars purchased by the Jamestown Street Railway Company in 1926 from the St Louis Car Company were deluxe models that were particularly attractive and reflective of the well maintained system. As roads improved, bus lines were established and more trips were taken by automobile. Ridership declined, and the 1947 abandonment of the 32 mile classic small city to rural and small town electric interurban line of the Jamestown, Westfield & Northwestern Railroad ended trolley car service in Western NY. It's freight operations continued with diesels. With customers shifting to trucks, the railroad's freight business declined and the line was completely abandoned in 1950. A modern trolley car line (Metro Rail) openedin 1985 connecting downtown Buffalo, NY with the University of Buffalo South Campus. Jackel1

$ 24.00

This a look at the the Jersey Central's Communipaw Engine Terminal and South Brooklyn 29th Street Pier. Includes drawings of both buildings. Jackel1 "

$ 25.00
JERSEY CENTRAL FACILITIES IN COLOR VOLUME 1 THE GROWTH ERA Tom Gallo & Joel Rosenbaum 128 pages hardcover

Well known CNJ authorities Rosenbaum and Gallo take the reader on a detailed tour of "The Big Little Railroad's" structures in full color. Jackel1

$ 48.75

The Central Railroad of New Jersey best exemplified the importance of the railroad/industrial presence in Jersey City. The CNJ's passenger terminal, freight yards, multitude of factory and warehouse sidings and its four track high speed main proved that this small railroad was a major player in the compact, high density world of rail and river transportation that Jersey City was so well know for. Jackel1

$ 15.50
JERSEY CENTRAL LINES IN COLOR VOL 2 "William Brennan 128 pages hardcover all color

This highlights the early period of Camelbacks, Mikados and tangerine and blue Baldwin babyfaces and F3s. Special emphasis also given to the Pennsylvania Division. Many rare vintage views from the late 1940's-early 1950's." Jackel1

$ 40.50
JERSEY CENTRAL LINES IN COLOR VOL 3 "William Appel 128 pages hardcover all color

Starting in 1941 and ending in 1976, this all-color book is a year-by-year look back at the operations of the "Big Little Railroad"." Jackel1

$ 48.75

The CNJ was built around the anthracite traffic it originated in the coalfields of Pennsylvania. By the postwar years, this traffic had dried up and CNJ was struggling. Author Mike Bednar lived in Lehigh River valley area all his life and shares his recollections and the late history of CNJ's Pennsylvania Division in this all-color book. Jackel1

$ 48.75
JERSEY CENTRAL LINES OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPHY Joel Rosenbaum and Tom Gallo 128 pages softcover

The "Big Little Railroad" chronicled its important developments from '20s - '50s - see everything from the BLUE COMET to the best of steam and the arrival of new diesels! Jackel1

$ 36.75
JERSEY CENTRAL POWER IN COLOR VOL 1 #50-1709 Robert Yanosey 128 pages hardcover

The diesel roster of The BIG Little Railroad is explored from early freight cab units, to historic switchers, and the smaller roadswitchers from Alco, FM, Baldwin, and EMD. Roster and action shots from the 1950s to 1976! Jackel1

$ 48.75
JERSEY CENTRAL POWER IN COLOR VOL 2 #2000-9709 Robert Yanosey 128 pages hardcover

The remainder of The BIG Little Railroad roster including Double-enders, Train Masters, and SD35ミs is followed by a look at the post-bankruptcy acquisitions from B&O, the State, and secondhand sources. A detailed look at the post-Conrail disposition of the fleet completes the story of CNJ diesel power. Jackel1

$ 48.75
JERSEY CENTRAL STEAM IN COLOR "Bert Pennypacker 128 pages hardcover all color

This all color look at Jersey Central steam locomotives includes Camelbacks, Atlantics, Consolidations, Ten Wheelers, pacifics and Mikados." Jackel1

$ 44.50
JERSEY CITY'S HUDSON RIVER WATERFRONT BOOK 2 LV, CNJ, ERIE, DL&W AND EL 1941-1964 Charles Caldes 76 pages softcover

Book two of Jersey City's Hudson River Waterfront covers the Lehigh Valley, Central Railroad of New Jersey, Erie, Delware Lackawanna & Western and Erie Lackawanna during the final decades of their operations in Jersey City. The 1950's and 1960's was a period in the history of Jersey City when it's presence as a transportation and industry leader disappeared into the past. Yet even as freight tonnage plunged for the river's railroads, they all put up a good fight for as long as possible. This book will take you back to the old Jersey City waterfront with photos, text and maps to an era of massive changes in the modernizing world. Jackel1

$ 14.50

For many years Journal Square was the place to go for a movie, a meal, a suit, a bus, a train, a hot dog... and the list goes on. There was a certain something you felt when you entered its confines The bright bulbs of the theater marquees, the endless traffic cruising around the bend, the scent of the many chefs creations filling the air mixed with bus fumes, the overflow of people making their way across the massively wide expanse of the Hudson Boulevard Bridge to and from the tubes. There was no place like it if you lived in Northern Jersey. When you mention the Square to someone who lived in Jersey City or in the surrounding area, the result was always the same-- a big smile and a happy memory to share. Jackel1

$ 14.50
JIM SHAUGHNESSY ESSENTIAL WITNESS 60 YEARS OF RR PHOTOGRAPHY Jim Shaughnessy and Kevin Keefe 192 pages hardcover

Jim Shaughnessy Essential Witness is a comprehensive overview of this well-known image maker's sixty years of activity as a railroad photographer. Starting in the late 1940s, Shaughnessy began documenting in earnest the rapidly changing railroad scene in the northeastern United States. His interests and travels also took him to other areas of the country to document the Rio Grande narrow gauge in Colorado, the UP Big Boys in Wyoming, and various locations in Canada. His timing was perfect: he was there to record the dramatic transition between the steam and diesel eras as well as document and record for posterity the workers behind the machines operating in the depots, roundhouses, and back shops of the American railroad environment. Lucius Beebe once described Shaughnessy as a ." . . master in the massive effects of black and white."Included in the book are some 150 duotone photographs taken between 1948 and 1970, with emphasis on the 1950s and 1960s. Images include landscapes, cities, and towns; action shots of formidable trains barreling down the tracks; snaps of weary railroad workers; nighttime photos of shadowy enclaves within the rail yard; and many more. Shaughnessy's photographs offer a stunning portrait of Americana through a transportation lens. Jackel1

$ 55.75
JOHN A ROEBLING'S SONS COMPANY 1848-1947/AMERICAN STEEL & WIRE CO 1850-1986 15 pages softcover

This a look at the John A Roebling's Sons Company Kinkora Works. Includes maps showing the site's development, steel production, billet production, rod production, heat treatment, wire drawing, Roebling village and a site map of the American Steel & Wire company in Trenton, New Jersey. Jackel1 "

$ 25.00

"John H. Burdakin and the Grand Trunk Western Railroad "provides a look at the principles and personal values that guided John H. Burdakin through a long, successful career as a top manager at three railroads. The book gives real-life examples of how Burdakin s management principles and personal qualities helped him solve labor-management problems, update railroad technology, protect worker safety, and improve employee morale while managing a four thousand person workforce. Jackel1

$ 23.75
JOHN H BURDAKIN: RAILROADER Don Hofsommer 126 pages hardcover

Genuinely talented and successful managers in any field business, government, military, academia are scarce. John Howard Burdakin was a happy exception to the norm. This engaging biography examines Burdakin s life in the railroad industry at Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central, and finally at Grand Trunk Corporation during a tumultuous time in the transportation business and underscores his core principles and how he employed them in the management of people and property. Some contemporary observers may consider Burdakin s often conservative style as quite out of date, but a more sober assessment reveals that his approach has utility in any time and in any field. An excellent resource for leadership professionals, this study focuses on Burdakin s career in management, ever stressing his foundational convictions how he came by them, how he employed those principles as a manager, and how they were understood by those who worked for him or with him. Through teamwork, trust, hard work, honesty, diligence, and integrity, Burdakin would become respected as one of the railroad industry s brightest guiding lights. Jackel1

$ 27.75
JOHN W GARRETT AND THE BALTIMORE & OHIO RAILROAD Kathleen Sander 416 pages hardcover

Chartered in 1827 as the country's first railroad, the legendary Baltimore and Ohio played a unique role in the nation's great railroad drama and became the model for American railroading. John W. Garrett, who served as president of the B&O from 1858 to 1884, ranked among the great power brokers of the time. In this gripping and well-researched account, historian Kathleen Waters Sander tells the story of the B&O's beginning and its unprecedented plan to build a rail line from Baltimore over the Allegheny Mountains to the Ohio River, considered to be the most ambitious engineering feat of its time. The B&O's success ignited "railroad fever" and helped to catapult railroading to America's most influential industry in the nineteenth century.Taking the B&O helm during the railroads' expansive growth in the 1850s, Garrett soon turned his attention to the demands of the Civil War. Sander explains how, despite suspected Southern sympathies, Garrett became one of President Abraham Lincoln's most trusted confidantes and strategists, making the B&O available for transporting Northern troops and equipment to critical battles. The Confederates attacked the B&O 143 times, but could not put "Mr. Lincoln's Road" out of business. After the war, Garrett became one of the first of the famed Gilded Age tycoons, rising to unimagined power and wealth. Sander explores how & when he was not fighting fierce railroad wars with competitors-Garrett steered the B&O into highly successful entrepreneurial endeavors, quadrupling track mileage to reach important commercial markets, jumpstarting Baltimore's moribund postwar economy, and constructing lavish hotels in Western Maryland to open tourism in the region. Chronicling the epic technological transformations of the nineteenth century, from rudimentary commercial trade and primitive transportation westward to the railroads' indelible impact on the country and the economy, John W. Garrett and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is a vivid account of Garrett's twenty-six-year reign. Sander brings to life the brazen risk-taking, clashing of oversized egos, and opulent lifestyles of the tycoons of the Gilded Age. Drawing from the manuscript collections of the B&O Museum, the Library of Congress, and numerous historical and railroad societies, this richly illustrated portrait of one man's undaunted efforts to improve the B&O and advance its technology will appeal to general readers and railroad enthusiasts alike. Jackel1

$ 45.75

This is a reproduction of a Bethlehem Steel publication on their Johnstown Plant. Includes a look at the facilities, what they produced, the steel production process, steel shapes and more. Jackel1

$ 27.00
JOHN W BARRIGER III - RAILROAD LEGEND H Roger Grant pages 250 pages hardcover

In John W. Barriger III: Railroad Legend, historian H. Roger Grant details the fascinating life and impact of a transportation tycoon and "doctor of sick railroads."After graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, John W. Barriger III (1899-1976) started his career on the Pennsylvania Railroad as a rodman, shop hand, and then assistant yardmaster. His enthusiasm, tenacity, and lifelong passion for the industry propelled him professionally, culminating in leadership roles at Monon Railroad, Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad, Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad and the Boston and Maine Railroad. His legendary capability to save railroad corporations in peril earned him the nickname "doctor of sick railroads," and his impact was also felt far from the train tracks, as he successfully guided New Deal relief efforts for the Railroad Division of Reconstruction Finance Corporation during the Depression and served for the Office of Defense Transportation during World War II. Featuring numerous personal photographs and interviews, John W. Barriger III is an intimate account of a railroad magnate and his role in transforming the transportation industry. Jackel1

$ 40.75
JOINT LINE 1880-1995 Robert Walz softcover

On August 1, 1899, the Santa Fe and the Colorado and Southern began operating the Santa Fe's line between Denver and Pueblo in a truly join and integrated fashion. The two complies envisioned that the employees of the line, whether from the ATSF or the C&S would be employees of the new Joint Line. In 1918 the USRA nationalized the nation's railroad and brought another player to the Join Line. The Santa Fe's and Rio Grande's main lines basically paralleled each other between Denver and Pueblo, the USRA forced the two to operate as a single double-track railroad. When the USRA handed the railroads back to private ownership, the ATSF and D&RGW decided to continue to operate the two likes as if they were a single double-track railroad shared with the C&S. From that time until the BNSF merger in 1995 the three involved railroads both cooperated and competed with one another.Author Robert Walz explores the fascinating history of this cooperation among all three railroads from their beginnings in the Denver and Pueblo markets up to the BNSF merger. The book is richly illustrated with track charts and over 250 period views (over 80 in color) including the work of Otto Petty as well as contemporary photographers. Jackel1

$ 40.75

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