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MADAME QUEEN - ATSF 5000 Sam Teague pages hardcover

An in-depth look at the development, construction, operation, retirement and subsequent restoration of ATSF No. 5000. This book features B&W and color images of the locomotive shown in all types of service. Included are dozens of drawings and original paperwork detailing the development and alteration of the locomotive as she worked for Santa Fe during her career. CAD drawings of the locomotive and AT&SF structures have been combined to show the locomotive on turntables, under coaling towers, and in the shops at Albuquerque, New Mexico. The final chapters document relocating the engine to its new resting spot in Amarillo, Texas. This is a must-have book for the historian, steam fan, or modeler. Motor1

$ 45.75
MADISON HARDWARE STORY Derek Thomas hardcover

For Lionel Train enthusiasts the name "Madison Hardware" invokes thoughts of toy train treasures stacked to the ceiling of a small Manhattan store front. For over ninety years Madison Hardware supplied New York, and later Detroit, with the Lionel Trains that millions of children longed for. The Madison Hardware Story is more than just toy trains. It is the story of a store and how it’s owners impacted an entire collectible’s market. Over 200 unpublished photographs of Madison Hardware. Explore inside Madison’s warehouses, a place where the public was forbidden to visit. Informative and entertaining anecdotes from the people closest to Madison Hardware. Including trusted friends and employees, former owner Richard Kughn, and longtime customers. Comprehensive information on Lionel parts and special products produced by Madison Hardware.

Due June Motor1

$ 45.75
MAGOR CAR COMPANY Edward Kaminski 200 pages hardcover

The Magor Car Corporation, located in northern New Jersey at Clifton, was a significant railcar builder throughout much of the twentieth century. In the first part of the century, Magor concentrated on export railcars, aided by its proximity to the port of New York. In 1914, Magor's first freight cars for revenue use on an American railroad were built, and such sales grew steadily thereafter, though export cars continued as the company's mainstay for some years. In 1918, Magor was among the many firms which built cars for the United States Railroad Administration as part of its effort to construct 100,000 standard freight cars. Declining railcar sales during the 1960s led to Magor's closure in 1973. 237 photos. Motor1

$ 52.25
MAIN LINE ELEVATED - BOSTON Lawrence Mills 51 pages softcover

This book looks at the final decades of the Boston Elevated. Motor1

$ 48.75
MAIN STREET STATION TRAIN SHED- RICHMOND, VA 10 pages Softcover

This is drawings and photos of the Main Street Station Train Shed in Richmond, VA. Motor1

$ 27.00
MAINE CENTRAL IN COLOR VOL 1 Jeremy Plant and George Melvin 128 pages hardcover all color

An all color tour of the Maine Central from the 1950s to Guilford. Over 240 photos. Motor1

$ 40.50
MAINE CENTRAL IN COLOR VOL 2 Jeremy Plant and George Melvin 128 pages hardcover all color

A chronological look back at the MEC starting in the days of steam, covering the era when the road was ruled by F3s and E7s and continuing up through the second generation of diesels. Motor1

$ 44.50
MAINE CENTRAL IN COLOR VOL 3 George Melvin 128 pages hardcover

Almost a 'Maine Central Facilities In Color' book for all the stations seen along with the trains. Color photography as early as 1941! Motor1

$ 48.75
MAINE CENTRAL RAILROAD FREIGHT CAR CLASSBOOK 1971 114 pages softcover

This is a reproduction of a 1971 Maine Central Freight Car Diagram book. Includes boxcars, covered hoppers. Gondolas, woodchip cars, pulpwood cars, Gypsum cars, Piggyback cars, flat cars and tank cars Motor1

$ 34.50
MAINE CENTRAL RAILROAD LOCOMOTIVES 1923, 1924, 1947 & 1956 96 pages softcover

This is a reproduction of Maine Central Locomotive Diagram books from 1923, 1924, 1947 & 1956. Includes Pacifics, Switchers, Ten Wheelers, Mikados, Consolidations, Articulateds and Hudsons. Motor1

$ 34.50
MAINE NARROW GAUGE RAILROADS Robert MacDonald 128 pages softcover Arcadia

The narrow gauge railroad arrived in the United States in the late nineteenth century. Based on the Welsh two-foot gauge, the American narrow gauge was expanded by railroad engineers to a three-foot gauge that became the standard track width for narrow gauge railroads in the United States. Maine, however, adopted the two-foot gauge that was developed by George E. Mansfield in Massachusetts. The narrow track width was ideally suited to the mountainous terrain, and the maneuverability of the trains proved highly beneficial to companies and passengers traveling to remote locations. The narrow gauge railroad served Maine for over fifty years until the early 1940s. Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads is a comprehensive pictorial record of the history of the narrow gauge railroad in Maine. From the one-hundred-twelve-mile Sandy River and Rangeley Lakes Railroad to the five-mile Kennebec Central, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroads features the toylike miniature trains of Maine as they appeared at different stages in their history. The Bridgton and Harrison Railroad, the Monson Railroad, and the Wiscasset, Waterville and Farmington Railway lines are documented within, as well as the current restoration projects that are under way. Motor1

$ 21.50
MAINLINE STEAM REVIVAL Ron Ziel 208 pages hardcover

This is a look at mainline steam after 1960. This looks at the last veterans of steam in use by the Duluth Missabi & Iron Range, Reading, Burlington Route and Union Pacific, as well as locomotives that were restored and returned to excursion service including engines from the Santa Fe, C&O, Cotton Belt, Clinchfield, C&NW, Florida East Coast, Frisco and more. Motor1

$ 22.00
MAJESTY OF BIG STEAM Brian Solomon 176 pages hardcover

In the United States, the final decades of steam power were characterized by very large and capable locomotives. Beginning in the 1920s with Alco's three-cylinder types and Lima's "Super Power" concept, steam locomotive design crossed new thresholds of power and efficiency. A host of new wheel arrangements combined with innovative technology and new materials to create a final generation of refinement. Lima's Berkshire of 1925 demonstrated the value of the four-wheel radial trailing truck in its ability to support a firebox large enough to supply high power and fast running. Within a few years the 2-10-4 Texas, 4-6-4 Hudson, and 4-8-4 Northern had led the way, and by the late 1920s, large modern articulated types were taking shape. The Majesty of Big Steam is full of these late-era locomotives, the last generation of steam power before the diesels took over. Dramatic photos show Berkshires, Hudsons, and Northerns at work, as well as massive articulateds at their finest. Witness New York Central's Great Steel Fleet being whisked along behind some of the most refined American-designed engines. See Southern Pacific's cab-forward oil burners crest the California Sierra, and Baltimore & Ohio's EM-1 war babies lift tonnage over the Appalachian mountains. Norfolk & Western continued to refine 4-8-4s and articulated types, even as the rest of America was buying diesels, and ran these well-oiled machines longer than any other line. Don't miss a single one! Motor1

$ 27.75
MAKING CONNECTIONS THE HISTORY OF THE IRONTON RAILROAD Richard Bach 248 pages hardcover

Once upon a time, the Ironton Railroad hauled iron ore from the most important ore bed in the Lehigh Valley, which was also one of the most abundant US ore regions in pre-Civil War America. The railroad influenced the educational and religious development of a company town and controlled several mines of its own, including one which opened in 1826. The railroad remained in the iron mining business until 1882, when it was purchased by its main customer, a nearby iron works. As the railroad's mines were transferred to the ownership of that iron works, the railroad became a nearly forgotten wholly owned subsidiary. By the early 1900s, the Ironton's original mine was played out and many of the other on-line mines were likewise nearing depletion. A potential lack of business, new stifling federal railroad regulations, combined with the railroad's ownership by the financially strapped iron manufacturer should have meant the end of the tiny Ironton Railroad. Remarkably, relatives of those very man who had built the Ironton and its mines discovered that adjacent to the mines were geological formations which produced raw material for a new product- Portland cement. The rising cement industry gave the Ironton Railroad revived opportunities. Not many businesses are offered reprieved like this and the second boom was bigger then the first. The Ironton Railroad flourished. After 1900 the railroad provided service to no less than a half dozen survving iron mines and limestone quarries, 12 Portland cement works, a brickyard, a grain magnesite facility, a slaughterhouse, an iron works with 6 furnaces and a slag dump with crusher, along with small coal and lumber yards. The railroad offered both through and local freight service and two daily round trip passenger trains. It used 11 locomotives along a mere 10 miles of main line track, but in that 10 miles carried a net lading of over a million tons of cargo annually. In 1905 alone, the railroad hauled 35 thousand cars to its sole interchange and with 10 years it had interchanges with three additional railroads. This text contains elements of the traditional railroad history with mention of national events and technological changes interwoven with genealogical information about persons involved with the company. Includes 385 photos, over 100 in color. Motor1

$ 60.75
MAKING OF STEEL Softcover

This is a reproduction of an American Iron & Steel Institute publication from 1950. The book provides a look at the steel industry. Included are a look at the mining and shipping of Iron Ore, manufacturing of coke, the blast furnace process, the open hearth process, Bessemer process, the electric furnace process, the role of Fluorspar, the blooming mill, rolling plates, manufacturing rails, tubular products, sheet steel, tin plate, steel wire and more. Well illustrated. Motor1 ""

$ 25.00
MAN WHO WRECKED 146 LOCOMOTIVES - THE STORY OF HEAD-ON JOE CONNOLLY James Reisdorff 48 pages softcover

Between 1896 and 1932, Iowa native Joseph S. Connolly staged 73 head-on train wrecks before large thrill-seeking audiences at state fairs and other public events nationwide. Connolly, known as "Head-On Joe," boasted that he deliberately destroyed 146 old steam locomotives during these collisions and never had anyone injured in the process. This book looks at both the career of this professional engine wrecker and the techniques used in staging a train wreck for public entertainment. Dramatic head-on locomotive collisions staged by other promoters are also detailed using 40 rare illustrations and informative text. It's a look at a largely forgotten but still fascinating part of railroad history. Motor1

$ 19.50
MAPS OF INTERURBAN LINES 16 Pages Softcover

This is a reproduction of maps of Interurban and trolley lines. Includes the Connecticut Company, Chicago Railways, United Light & Railways, Interborough Rapid Transit, New York State Railways, Third Avenue Railway, Republic Railway & Light, Cleveland Railway, West Penn Traction, Pittsburgh Railways and Penn Public Service Corp. Motor1

$ 27.00
MARISCAL QUICKSILVER MINE & REDUCTION WORKS 16 pages softcover

This is drawings of the Mariscal Quicksilver Mine and Reduction Works in Texas. Includes site maps and drawings of buildings in the complex. Motor1

$ 27.00
MASCOT ROLLER MILLS - RONKS VICINITY, PA 24 pages softcover

This is drawings of the Mascot Roller Mills in Pennsylvania. Includes site maps, floor plans for the mill, cross section drawings, drawings of the building and a look at how the wheat and corn was processed. Motor1

$ 35.00
MASON STEAM LOCOMOTIVES Arthur Wallace 192 pages hardcover

William Mason's beautiful steam locomotives were considered the finest in form and function, the 'Rolls Royces' of the day. More than 700 of these locomotives were built at the Taunton, Massachusetts factory beginning in 1853. In detailed text and nearly 200 photographs and illustrations, Mason's handiwork comes to life in this rich historical volume. From American Standard 4-4-0s to 4-6-0s and double-truck 0-6-6Ts and 2-8-6T's, Mason locomotives have captured the eye of railfans, engineers and historians for decades. Now you can read the fascinating story and see the products that made Mason famous. Motor1

$ 50.00
MASSACHUSETTS TROLLEY HERITAGE Kenneth Springirth 128 pages softcover

In Boston, the Tremont Street Subway, which opened on September 1, 1897 from Park Street to the Public Garden Incline, was the first subway in the United States. Massachusetts ranked second in miles of trolley car track per square mile of any state in the United States in 1923. At its peak, the Berkshire Street Railway Company operated in the states of Massachusetts, Vermont, New York and Connecticut. On December 31. 1916m Massachusetts had 38 companies operating 3,185 miles of track with 4 companies (Bay State Street Railway, Boston Elevated Railway, Springfield Street Railway and Worcester Consolidated Street Railway) operating 1,962 miles or about 62 percent of that mileage. With the Eastern Massachusetts Street Railway Company ending trolley service in 1948, Boston was the only trolley car system remaining in Massachusetts. Boston has operated Presidents' Conference Committee (PCC) cars since 1937, which is longer than any other city in the world. Massachusetts Trolley Heritage is a photographic essay that provides an insight into the once large network of urban and rural trolley car lines in Massachusetts, the current light rail operation in Boston including PCC car operation on Mattapan-Ashmont, the Lowell National Historical Park which uses trolley cars to link historic sites along with the operation of former New Orleans trolley car No. 966 restored by the Seashore Trolley Museum and the Shelburne Falls Trolley Museum which maintains the treasured history of the Shelburne Falls & Colrain Street Railway Company including its 1896 restored operating trolley car. Motor1

$ 24.00
MASTERING IRON THE STRUGGLE TO MODERNIZE AN AMERICAN INDUSTRY 1800-1868 Anne Kelly Knowles 336 pages hardcover

Veins of iron run deep in the history of America. Iron making began almost as soon as European settlement, with the establishment of the first ironworks in colonial Massachusetts. Yet it was Great Britain that became the Atlantic world_s dominant low-cost, high-volume producer of iron, a position it retained throughout the nineteenth century. It was not until after the Civil War that American iron producers began to match the scale and efficiency of the British iron industry. In Mastering Iron, Anne Kelly Knowles argues that the prolonged development of the US iron industry was largely due to geographical problems the British did not face. Pairing exhaustive manuscript research with analysis of a detailed geospatial database that she built of the industry, Knowles reconstructs the American iron industry in unprecedented depth, from locating hundreds of iron companies in their social and environmental contexts to explaining workplace culture and social relations between workers and managers. She demonstrates how ironworks in Alabama, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia struggled to replicate British technologies but, in the attempt, brought about changes in the American industry that set the stage for the subsequent age of steel.Richly illustrated with dozens of original maps and period art work, all in full color, Mastering Iron sheds new light on American ambitions and highlights the challenges a young nation faced as it grappled with its geographic conditions. Motor1

$ 40.75
MAYBROOK GATEWAY Peter Brill 256 pages hardcover

The book covers the history and operations of the five railroads that met at Maybrook; L&NE, L&HR, O&W, Erie/EL and NYNH&H. There is an emphasis on how the four "western" roads competed with each other and cooperated with their western connections, particularly the O&W and the L&HR with the LV and DL&W. The book looks at the history of the Poughkeepsie Bridge Route under the CNE&W, PR&NE and CNE and the Maybrook Line under the New Haven which implemented a massive capital project to enlarge Maybrook Yard, rebuild the Poughkeepsie Bridge, basically build a new double-track main line between Maybrook and Devon Jct. and build a new Cedar Hill Yard. The Maybrook court case and the battle to force CNJ and connections to route their freight through Maybrook versus the New York Harbor floats is another topic. Development of motive power on the five roads is also covered. This book should appeal to the followers of a number of northeast roads. Motor1

$ 53.75
MAYWOOD THE BOROUGH, THE RAILROAD AND THE STATION Edward Kaminski 128 pages softcover Arcadia

Originally settled by Dutch farmers in the 1600s, the borough of Maywood experienced population and industrial growth in the late 1800s with the coming of the railroad. New Jersey Midland Railway, predecessor to the New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad, arrived in 1872, a time when Maywood consisted mainly of farmland. Maywood was incorporated in 1894, when the railroad expanded into the Pennsylvania coalfields. The railroad provided the means for transportation of people, goods, and services, and Maywood grew measurably with it into the 20th century. Today the borough has developed into a suburb of such iconic cities as New York City, Paterson, Passaic, and Hackensack, while still retaining its character and charm. Motor1

$ 21.50
MCCLOUD RIVER RAILROAD Jeff Moore 368 pages hardcover

The McCloud River country, south and east of towering Mt. Shasta, was one of the premier potential logging territories of California in the late 19th century. A number of small operators were already in the area, though limited by inadequate transportation, when the McCloud River Lumber Company was incorporated in 1896. The following year, the McCloud River Railroad Company was begun by the same owners. From its inception,into the 1950s, the McCloud lumber mill was busy, and contributed steady traffic to the railroad. But as the available timber harvest declined, the lumber company and its railroad were sold to United States Plywood in 1963. The remnants of log movement by rail were terminated, and both timber harvest and railroad operations altered. In 1967, U.S. Plywood merged with Champion Paper, and a few years later the merged entity became Champion International.Leasing company Itel purchased a number of shortline railroads in the late 1970s, including the McCloud River Railroad. Some of those lines primarily served as lessors of Incentive Per Diem or IPD box cars (as did the McCloud), but the large, well-equipped railroad shop at McCloud was an additional attraction for the leasing company. The boom in IPD boxcar leasing was lucrative for a time, but virtually collapsed by 1981. At around the same period, the timber industry all but departed from the McCloud River country, removing the primary freight traffic from the railroad. In 1992, Itel sold the railroad to the Forbis family. They incorporated a new company, the McCloud Railway Company, to conduct operations, and continued through 2008, including the popular Shasta Sunset Dinner Train. But by 2009 traffic had all but vanished, and most of the railroad was scrapped. Included here are more than 385 photographs, many in color and published for the first time, and 41 maps and drawings. The book contains detailed chapters on the history of the different periods of the railroad operation. Traffic data, rosters of locomotives and rolling stock, and financial data are also included. Maps were drawn by John R. Signor using information from the author, with an endsheet map also by Signor. Shortline fans everywhere, and particularly those enthused about logging operations, will be enthralled with this book, but the McClouds mainline connections mean that many fans of Western railroading will find it interesting and enjoyable too. Motor1

$ 65.75
MCDOWELL COUNTY COAL & RAIL Jay Chatman 128 pages softcover

Coal was discovered in McDowell County, located in the Billion Dollar Coalfield of southern West Virginia, in 1748, but it was not explored or mined until the early 1800s. Mill Creek Coal & Coke Company shipped the first railroad car of coal in March 1883 via the Norfolk & Western Railway. By the early 1900s, hundreds of mining companies dotted the county's landscape. The coal from McDowell County fueled the nation's home heating and steelmaking businesses and both world wars. As the coal industry developed, the local population grew; by 1950, the county had grown from a few hundred people to more than 100,000. The postcard images in this book show early coal mining and how it progressed throughout the years. Motor1

$ 21.50
MCMURTRY'S MILL - BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, NJ 10 pages softcover

This is drawings of McMurtry's Mill in New Jersey. Includes floor plans of the saw mill, drawings of the building and machinery. Motor1

$ 27.00
MEADOW RIVER LUMBER COMPANY - RAINELLE, WV 7 pages softcover

This is drawings of the Meadow River Lumber company facility in Rainelle West Virginia. Includes site plans, floor plans and drawings of the sawmill, power house and shops. Motor1

$ 27.00
MEMORIES OF EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA RAILROADING Gerard Bernet 64 pages softcover

Includes the Jersey Central, Lehigh Valley, Reading, Delaware Lackawanna & Western, Erie, Erie Lackawanna and Pennsylvania RR. Well illustrated, all color. Motor1

$ 23.50
MERRILL (YOUNGS) MILL - EASTON, NH 9 pages softcover

This is drawings of the Merrill Mill in Easton, New Hampshire. Includes drawings of the machinery used in the mill. Motor1

$ 27.00
MESTA 160' PLATE MILL HOMESTEAD WORKS, -HOMESTEAD PA 7 pages softcover

This is a look at the Homestead Works Mesta 160" Mill built during World War 2 by the Defense Plant Corporation. Includes site plans and drawings of the mill. Motor1

$ 25.00
METEOR - ST LOUIS, TULSA, OKLAHOMA CITY softcover

This is a look at the Frisco's Meteor passenger train. Motor1

$ 38.75
METRO-NORTH IN COLOR Walter Zullig 128 pages hardcover

The history and operations of the second busiest commuter railroad in North America are detailed in more than 250 color photos. Starting with commuter operations on the parent roads (NYC, NH, and EL), Metro-Norths history is examined in detail up to today by the roads retired General Counsel. Motor1

$ 48.75
METROLINERS - TRAINS THAT CHANGED THE COURSE OF AMERICAN RAIL TRAVEL Bruce Goldberg & David Warner 128 pages hardcover

Americas fastest passenger trains were developed through an innovative high-speed rail program that spanned more than forty years. For two generations of rail travelers, Metroliner evoked an image of speed and convenience. Conceived when the future of U.S. rail travel was in doubt, Metroliner captured the publics attention and arguably led Congress to create Amtrak. The Metroliners tells the story of the development, marketing, and operational challenges, all of which led to the train becoming the most-used travel mode in the busy corridor between New York and Washington. Authored by industry insiders, The Metroliners follows the story from the turbulent 1960s to the development and introduction of Acela in the 21st century. Motor1

$ 55.75
METROPOLITAN NEW YORK'S THIRD AVENUE RAILWAY SYSTEMS Charles Ballard 128 pages softcover

Metropolitan New York's Third Avenue Railway System features never-before-published photographs documenting the final years of this streetcar system, from 1940 to 1957. Chartered as the Third Avenue Railroad Company in 1853, the system provided streetcar service on Third Avenue from Ann Street to 61st Street. The line eventually extended north to Harlem and across 125th Street and, in its heyday, north of Manhattan into the Bronx and northern Westchester County. Individual lines, such as the Yonkers Railroad, the Westchester Electric Railroad, the Queensborough Bridge Railway Company, and the Union Railway, are featured in this book. Metropolitan New York's Third Avenue Railway System recalls the bygone street scenes of Manhattan, as well as some of the carbarns and work cars and the car-scrapping yard employed by the system. Motor1

$ 19.50
MICHIGAN CENTRAL TRACKSIDE WITH EMERY GULASH Geoffrey Doughty 128 pages hardcover all color

Famed photographer Emery Gulash takes the reader out on his home turf to photograph the ever-changing scene on the New York Central Michigan Central trackage from 1940 right up to the 1968 Penn Central merger. Motor1

$ 44.50
MICHIGAN RAIL DISASTERS 1900-1940 HARDCOVER Mark Worrall and Benjamin Bernhart 146 pages hardcover

This is the story of rail disasters throughout the state of Michigan during the first four decades of the Twentieth Century. Extensive in nature, this publication provides an excellent exploration of the many hazards of rail travel, at a time where employees and passengers often put their own lives at risk. During this time interval, numerous innovations made rail travel safer and the number of deaths and injuries were drastically reduced. Wooden rail cars were replaced with cars of steel construction. Automatic block signals, along with automated train stop devices, were developed. Yet, as you will learn, the majority of rail disasters occurred not by outdated or faulty equipment, but by humar error. Motor1

$ 27.75
MICHIGAN RAIL DISASTERS 1900-1940 SOFTCOVER Mark Worrall and Benjamin Bernhart 146 pages Softcover

This is the story of rail disasters throughout the state of Michigan during the first four decades of the Twentieth Century. Extensive in nature, this publication provides an excellent exploration of the many hazards of rail travel, at a time where employees and passengers often put their own lives at risk. During this time interval, numerous innovations made rail travel safer and the number of deaths and injuries were drastically reduced. Wooden rail cars were replaced with cars of steel construction. Automatic block signals, along with automated train stop devices, were developed. Yet, as you will learn, the majority of rail disasters occurred not by outdated or faulty equipment, but by humar error. Motor1

$ 19.50
MIDDLETOWN & UNIONVILLE RAILROAD "Douglas Barberio 128 pages softcover Arcadia

The Middletown & Unionville Railroad, successor to the Middletown Unionville & Water Gap Railroad, operated from December 1, 1913 until May 31, 1946, when it was reorganized as the Middletown and New Jersey Railway. The railroad's main revenue was derived from the transportation of dairy products, feed, coal, lumber and passengers along its 14.5 mile right of way from the city of Middletown through Slate Hill, Johnson, Westtown and Unionville in Orange County New York. It provided a connection between the Erie Railroad in Middletown, the New York Ontario & Western Railway in Middletown, and the New York Susquehanna & Western Railroad in New Jersey. All three of these railroads had unique realtionships with the M&U during its period of operation. Motor1 "

$ 21.50
MILITARY RAILROADS OF THE PANAMA CANAL ZONE Charles Small softcover

This covers the military railroads of the Panama Canal Zone. Includes a look at the forts, railway guns and rolling stock. Motor1

$ 25.00
MILITARY TRAINS AND RAILWAYS AND ILLUSTRATED HISTORY Jean-Denis Lepage softcover

Featuring many detailed drawings, this history of military trains and railways from 1853 through 1953 describes how the railroad transformed the nature of warfare. Transport and logistics are discussed for armored trains, rail-borne artillery and armored combat vehicles, medical evacuation trains and draisines (light auxiliary vehicles such as handcars). The railroad's role in establishing European colonial empires in Asia and Africa is examined. Conflicts covered include the Boer Wars, the American Civil War, the Austro-Prussian War, the Franco-Prussian War, the Russo-Turkish War, World War I, the Finnish Civil War, the Spanish Civil War, World War II and the French Indochina War.

Due Summer Motor1

$ 40.75
MILLS ALONG THE CARSON RIVER (NV) Daniel Webster 128 pages softcover

Nestled along the picturesque Carson River in the state of Nevada were the quartz mills that crushed and extracted the values from the Comstock ore. These mills were built starting in 1859, when gold and silver were discovered on the Comstock, with the last mill being demolished around the 1920s. Mills were huge plants, in many cases crushing tons of ore a day, sometimes seven days a week. To support these mills, the towns of Empire and Dayton were established to house workers and provide needed supplies. Remnants of these mills have all but disappeared, and in a few more years, there will be nothing to remind people of the wealth these establishments created for individuals, the state of Nevada, and the United States. Motor1

$ 21.50
MILLS OF HUMBOLDT COUNTY Susan O'Hara & Alex Service 128 pages softcover

Humboldt County was at the forefront of the massive redwood logging industry. The impressive size of the trees necessitated drastic technological advances. Many innovations were invented by Humboldt mill owners like John Dolbeer, whose steam donkey engine mechanized and revolutionized logging all along the West Coast. In 1896, there were 13 mills devoted to sawing redwood lumber and 26 mills making redwood shingles operating in Humboldt County. Other related industries, such as shipbuilding, boiler works, tanbark, and split products, further shaped the economic vitality of the county. Most of these industries no longer exist, and the logging industry is now a shadow of its former self. However, many remnants of the loggers' heyday can still be found. This book explores the sites of Humboldt County's historic lumber industry and the day-to-day realities of life in the mills and the woods. Motor1

$ 21.50
MILWAUKEE DIESELS 1929-1985 "Bill Wilkerson 44 pages softcover

This volume examines the Milwaukee Road's Diesels. The book starts with the development of the Diesel locomotive in America, the dieselization of the Milwaukee Road and the diesels used by the line." Motor1

$ 18.00
MILWAUKEE ELECTRICS "Noel Holley 250 pages hardcover

Revised edition of a classic volume covering the development, equipment and operation of the Milwaukee Road's electrified zones across the Rockies and the Cascades. They conquered the mountains, but not the passage of time. 300 photos. Motor1 "

$ 45.50
MILWAUKEE F CLASS LOCOMOTIVES "Bill Wilkerson 44 pages softcover

This book looks at the Milwaukee Road's F Class 4-6-2 Pacific steam locomotives. Includes a look at the different models of the F Class, the stokers and more. Well illustrated." Motor1

$ 23.00
MILWAUKEE K-1 LOCOMOTIVES Bill Wilkerson 32 pages softcover

This volume examines the Milwaukee Road K-1 2-6-2 Prairie steam locomotives. Includes some photos. Motor1

$ 18.00
MILWAUKEE ROAD 261 Steve Glischinski 84 pages softcover

Former Milwaukee Road steam locomotive No. 261, now operated in excursion service out of Minneapolis, is a 4-8-4 type constructed during World War II, a living reminder of when steam-driven railroads like the historic Milwaukee Road were largely responsible for the growth and prosperity of America as they hauled passengers and freight across the land. Since its restoration to operating condition in 1993, the 261 has seen more than 40,000 miles pass beneath its wheels and has carried more than 250,000 people on excursion trains from Minnesota's Iron Range to Kansas City, from West Virginia to Montana. Motor1

$ 23.50
MILWAUKEE ROAD 1847-1939 softcover

A reproduction of the original, the Public Relations Department of the Milwaukee Road issued this booklet in 1939. It provides the history of lines built and acquired to create its rail system, with maps of trackage in each state served. Motor1

$ 23.75
MILWAUKEE ROAD 1850-1960 PHOTO ARCHIVE P.A. LeTourneau 128 pages softcover

From its beginning as a regional railroad to its halcyon years as the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Pacific, a photographic collection of Milwaukee Road engines, rolling stock, workers, depots, rail and tunnel construction, and more. Includes steam, electric, and diesel engines from 1850 to 1960. Motor1

$ 27.75

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