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O. WINSTON LINK: LIFE ALONG THE LINE Tony Reevy 240 pages hardcover

O. Winston Link photographed the Norfolk and Western, the last major steam railroad in the United States, when it was converting its operations from steam to diesel in the 1950s. Link_s N&W project captured the industry at a moment of transition, before the triumph of the automobile and the airplane that ended an era of passenger rail service. His work also revealed a small-town way of life that was about to experience seismic shifts and, in many cases, vanish completely. Including a collection of more than 180 of Link_s most famous works and rare images that have never before been published, O. Winston Link: Life Along the Line offers a moving account of the people and communities surrounding the last steam railroad. Oscar1

$ 36.75
OAHU'S NARROW-GAUGE ARMY RAIL Jeff Livingston 128 pages softcover

The US Army Corps of Engineers built the first Army railroad on Oahu in 1907 to use for construction of Fort Kamehameha. Seven batteries were built between 1907 and 1920, and the "temporary" railroad not only remained but was expanded to become a permanent one in 1920 with the establishment of the 41st Coast Artillery (Railway). The Oahu Railway & Land Company (OR&L) provided most rail service to the Army, beginning with Fort Shafter in 1905 and Schofield Barracks in 1909. Government tracks were built at Schofield Barracks by the Army between 1922 and 1933, including an independent 60-centimeter "trench" railroad system. Two highly specialized railroads were built at Forts Weaver and Barrette to serve the 16-inch gun batteries. With the advent of World War II, the Army, short on equipment, continued to depend heavily on the OR&L. The OR&L abandoned its main line in December 1947, and the Army's railroads were also soon removed. Oscar1

$ 21.50
OAHU'S NARROW-GAUGE NAVY RAIL Jeff Livingston 128 pages softcover

US Navy rail operations on Oahu began in 1908 with construction railroads used to help build the shipyard. Expansion of Pearl Harbor to include the submarine base and the naval magazine on Kuahua Island required a permanent railroad, which was begun in 1911. This construction provided industrial employment to hundreds of local men in the existing agricultural economy, and the influx of additional manpower from the mainland contributed to an increasingly skilled and diverse population. World War II brought about a dramatic increase in Navy railroad operations in support of the war effort. Success in the Pacific theater of operations depended on the Navy's railroads, equipment, and the Oahu Railway & Land Company (OR&L), which connected all the bases. The OR&L abandoned its main line in December 1947. By the mid-1950s, railroad operations at Pearl Harbor also ceased. Rail operations continued at and between Naval Magazine Lualualei and Ammunition Depot West Loch through the Korean Conflict and Vietnam era, ending in 1972. Oscar1

$ 21.50
OFF THE MAIN LINE - A PHOTOGRAPHIC ODYSSEY Don Hofsommer 368 pages hardcover

In this visually stunning and comprehensive photographic essay, railroad historian and photographer Donovan L. Hofsommer records the end of branchline passenger service, the demise of electric railroads, the transition from steam to diesel power, as well as the end of common carrier freight service on the Colorado narrow gauge. Off the Main Line carries readers along out-of-the-way railways in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas, Montana, and South Dakota to see the changes that occurred on these lines from the 1940s to the 1990s. Oscar1

$ 50.75

This is a look at railroads in Ogden Utah. Includes a look at the Union Pacific's arrival in Ogden, the Utah Central, Utah Northern, Oregon Short Line and Utah Northern, the Union Pacific's operations in Ogden in the 20th Century, Ogden Union Railway & Depot Company, Central Pacific, Southern Pacific, Denver & Rio Grande, Ogdens rail served industries, Bamberger RR, street rails, Utah Idaho Central RR,Ogden Interurban Terminal, and the Utah State Railroad Museum at Ogden Union Station. Many photo Oscar1

$ 48.75
OHIO CENTRAL IN COLOR VOL 1 SOUTHERN LINES Michael Connor 128 pages hardcover

Already a "fallen flag", the Ohio Central set new standards for regional operation and traffic growth. Follow its development through the text of a former OC officer. Oscar1

$ 48.75
OHIO TRAIN DISASTERS Jane Turzillo 128 pages hardcover

In nearly a century of heavy rail travel in Ohio, a dozen train accidents stand out as the most horrific. In the bitter cold, just after Christmas 1876, eleven cars plunged seventy-five feet into the frigid water below. The stoves burst into flames, burning to death all who were not killed by the fall. Fires cut short the lives of forty-three people in the head-on Doodlebug collision in Cuyahoga Falls in 1940 and eleven people in a train wreck near Dresden in 1912. Author Jane Ann Turzillo unearths these red-hot stories of ill-fated passengers, heroic trainmen and the wrecking crews who faced death and destruction on Ohio_s rails. Oscar1

$ 19.50
OHIO VALLEY TROLLEYS IN COLOR Edward Ridolph 128 pages hardcover all color

We follow the Ohio River from Pittsburgh west and stop at a number of long-gone trolley companies to enjoy their operations once again in full color. Featured are: PGH Rwys., Cooperative Transit, Mon-WP Rwy., Cincinnati St. Rwy., City Rwy., C&LE RR, CN&C Rwy., Louisville Rwy., Home Transit and Ind. RR. Oscar1

$ 48.75

This book covers the New York Central's Catskill Mountain Branch from Kingston to Oneonta and it's Kaaterskill and Hunter Branches that ran from Phoenicia to the mountains of Greene County. It depicts the old Ulster and Delaware Railroad, its takeover by the New York Central, and its decline and demise under Penn Central's ownership. This book contains a host of classic steam and diesel photographs. Oscar1

$ 45.75

This is a comphrensive history of the Omaha Road. Well illustrated. Oscar1

$ 55.50
ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF ENDURING TRADITION - SOUTH SHORE LINE Norman Carlson, Stefan Loeb and Dr. George Smerk 84 pages softcover

This book covers the history of the South Shore Line through the stories of the people who have worked on it. This book includes a look at the reasons why the South Shore has continued to survive. Well illustrated. Oscar1

$ 27.50

This book traces the unique railroad history of Palmer, MA- one of New England's most important railroad junctions. Illustrated with comprehensive maps and over 150 black & white and color photos, this handsome book shows how the railroads changed Palmer from a farming community into an industrial and commercial center. Here are the stories of corporate swindles, ghost railroads and the town's lively trolley system. Oscar1

$ 27.50
ONTARIO NORTHLAND IN COLOR Bram Bailey 128 pages hardcover

Scenic action out on the line in the late diesel era of this exciting Canadian railway. Oscar1

$ 48.75

This book concentrates on the electric lines of the part of Southern Ontario adjacent to the Grand River (plus a corporate outpost at Woodstock). Naturally fertile and prosperous, this area attracted early settlement which coalesced around two points: the head of river navigation at Brantford, and the waterpower sites at and north of Galt. The latter gave rise to a densely-settled triangle bounded by Galt (which later, with Preston and Hespeler, was incorporated into today_s City of Cambridge), Waterloo, and Guelph, with outliers to the north at the Elmira and Fergus areas.Such conditions were ideal for the development of local railway transportation which appeared as expected: horsecar lines were built at an early date in Brantford and Berlin/Waterloo, and the Galt Preston & Hespeler was one of the first electric interurban lines in Canada. Oscar1

$ 50.75

This book examines the first 30 years of the Cleveland Union Terminal. Included is the electrification of the line, dieselization and rapid transit service. Well illustrated. Oscar1

$ 18.00
OTTAWA CAR COMPANY David Knowles 36 pages softcover

The story of one of Canada's leading streetcar builders, The Ottawa Car Company, in words and pictures featuring large photographs and detailed captions. Oscar1

$ 13.00
OTTAWA STREETCARS Bill McKeown 256 pages hardcover

This book details the history of the Ottawa Electric Railway, its predecessors, and the Ottawa Transportation Commission, all forerunners of today's OC Transpo.Over 300 photos. Oscar1

$ 50.50
OTTAWA TROLLEYS Benjamin Bernhart 32 pages softcover

Sunday streetcar service, with the exception of the Britannia route, was replaced by buses on July 14th, 1957. On September 1, 1957, bus service was extended to Saturdays and Sundays, including the Britannia route. Weekend streetcar service was resumed on November 23, 1957, only to keep the overhead wire and track free of ice during the harsh Canadian winter. Weekend streetcar service was once again suspended on April 12, 1958. The age of the Ottawa streetcar was quickly coming to an end. During the 1958 Central Canada Exhibition, August 22-30, 1958, the streetcar system moved thousands of fairgoers on scheduled and extra runs. The aging and decaying streetcar system was put to the test. This truly was the Ottawa streetcar "Last Great Stand". All of the illustrations within this publication were taken on August 27 & 28, 1958 by a Baltimore, Maryland tourist who traveled to Ottawa for the exhibition. He captured this last stand on high quality Kodak film, Those images are presented in this publication for your enjoyment. Less then 5 months after the 1958 exhibition ended, abandonment of Ottawa streetcar routes began with the last revenue run occurring on May 1, 1959. Oscar1

$ 16.50
OTTO PERRY AND THE UNION PACIFIC NEBRASKA DIVISION Michael Bartels and James Reisdorff 80 pages softcover

This book features the best photo work of the late and well-known railroad photographer Otto C. Perry from Denver as they relate to Perry's travels over a 30-year period along the former Nebraska Division of the Union Pacific Railroad. This main line division extended from Council Bluffs, Iowa, across portions of Nebraska and Colorado, to Cheyenne, Wyo. Ninety-two black-and-white illustrations from the years 1925-1958 include the last of steam, early diesels and classic streamliners along the Overland Route. Oscar1

$ 23.75

This is a look at the Oxford Furnace in New Jersey. Includes floor plans and drawings of the building. Oscar1

$ 27.00

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