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S.S. CITY OF MILWAUKEE Art Chavez and Bob Strauss 128 pages softcover

After the Grand Trunk car ferry SS Milwaukee was lost with a crew of 52 men in an October 1929 storm, it was replaced by the SS City of Milwaukee. Built in 1931, the ferry operated for half a century, hauling loaded railcars across Lake Michigan. Serving the majority of her career with the Grand Trunk Milwaukee Car Ferry Company, the ship spent her last few operational years sailing for the Ann Arbor Railroad. She survives today as the last unaltered example of a Great Lakes railroad car ferry designed with twin stacks, a classic profile, and triple-expansion engines. Now a museum ship and a National Historic Landmark, this remarkable vessel serves as a living memorial to the car ferries and the dedicated crews that sailed them. Sierra1

$ 21.50

The Sacramento Northern was among California's most notable interurbans, connecting the state capital at Sacramento with the San Francisco Bay Area. In later years, electric freight operations also became well known. The SN survived a number of years as a subsidiary of the Western Pacific Railroad. Sierra1

$ 65.50
SACRAMENTO STREETCARS William Burg 128 page softcover Arcadia

Until 1947, Sacramento's streetcars linked a bustling downtown district with residential neighborhoods, workplaces, and a growing series of suburbs. Starting with horse-drawn cars on Front Street, the streetcar system owned by the Pacific Gas and Electric Company expanded to include Midtown, Curtis Park, Land Park, Oak Park, and East Sacramento. But PG&E was not alone; two other companies ran streetcar routes downtown, along with suburban lines to West Sacramento, North Sacramento, Rio Linda, Elverta, Colonial Heights, and Colonial Acres. Sierra1

$ 19.50
SAINT PAUL & PACIFIC RAILROAD Augustus Veenendaal 178 pages hardcover

Beginning in 1862 as a small carrier connecting St. Paul and Minneapolis with outlying towns, the Saint Paul & Pacific Railroad became the foundation of the vast rail system that would open the entire Northwest. As a pioneering line in virgin territory, it played a vital role in the early development of Minnesota's economy. When railroad tycoon James J. Hill took over the troubled company in 1879, its tracks were extended into westward lines that eventually, as the Great Northern Railway, reached the Pacific Ocean. Written by leading railroad historian Augustus J. Veenendaal Jr. this finely researched book examines the growth of the fledgling Saint Paul & Pacific as it struggled to lay track, meet the schedule, and make the payroll. The railway's leaders and workers took risks of injury and ruin during these years on the frontier, when everything except hardship was in short supply. Veenendaal devotes an entire chapter to the accidents and disasters that befell the new enterprise, including deadly collisions and derailments. He also chronicles triumphs, such as the use of the Miller coupler and the refurbishment of the famed Wm. Crooks, a 4-4-0 woodburning engine that was the first locomotive in Minnesota. Veenendaal reveals the strategic importance of foreign investment in American railroadsラin particular, Dutch investment. The Saint Paul & Pacific was one of the first railroads to attract the attention of Dutch bankers, who would eventually become the second largest group of foreign investors in American railroads. After James J. Hill bought out the Dutch interest in the railroad, he reorganized it as the St. Paul, Minneapolis & Manitoba Railroad. Today, after the megamergers of recent years, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe system owns the ghost of the old Saint Paul & Pacific Railroad Company. Sierra1

$ 30.00
SALUDA FROM TOP TO BOTTOM Matthew Bumgarner 212 pages hardcover

The Asheville & Spartanburg Railroad was an important link in building a continuous rail connection from thelowlands of South Carolina over the Blue Ridge and into North Carolina. Though coming in at a mere 66 miles, its treacherous route included the infamous Saluda Grade, the steepest section of mainline railroad in the United States. For more than 125 years, the grade demanded the respect of those who ran it and struck fear in the hearts of many who traveled it. This book is the first major publication on the grade and railroad in more than thirty years and goes deeper than any previous work. Penned by award-winning author Matt Bumgarner, the book explores the early history of the railroadミs formation, debunks the myths surrounding early engineering staffs and feats, and places the construction of the line in the context of railroad expansion in the era. Along the way, the author examines in detail the sacrifices of convict labor (while paying homage to the specific men who died building the railroad), the rise of tourism in Western North Carolina, and the transformation of the railroad industry over the course of the last 150 years. Included in the book are historical timetables, depot floorplans, and detailed track profiles of the entire railroad. This volume is the definitive work on the history of the Saluda grade and the A&S Railroad. It will be essential to any student of railroading history, local heritage, and fans of the Southern Railway & Norfolk Southern. Sierra1

$ 52.75
SAN DIEGO TROLLEYS Douglas Mengers 128 pages softcover

Starting with the first horse-drawn trolleys introduced by the San Diego Streetcar Company in 1886, San Diego's history included the growth and decline of several trolley systems. After electricity arrived, San Diego was the site of early experimentation for electric trolleys on the West Coast and home to a short-lived cable car system. In the 1890s, sugar baron John D. Spreckels purchased these failed lines and consolidated them into the San Diego Electric Railway. This railway expanded rapidly, leading to the development of new trolley suburbs at the turn of the century, including North Park, Normal Heights, and Mission Beach. Ridership waned with the Depression and the introduction of autobuses, and though it temporarily rose during the war years, this decline led to the dismantling of the trolley system in April 1949. Sierra1

$ 21.50

This is drawings and maps of the San Francisco Cable Car System. Includes track maps and cable routes, drawings of yoke and rail types, Depression Beams, Drift and Pull Curves,turntables, the Ferries and Cliff House Railway CO Powerhouse and Car Barn and profiles of street grades. Sierra1

$ 27.00
SAN FRANCISCO'S MAGNIFICENT STREETCARS Kenneth Springirth 128 pages softcover

San Francisco's first cable car line opened in 1873. The successful development of the electric streetcar by Frank Sprague in 1888 plus the 1906 San Francisco earthquake resulted in the decline of the cable car system. Concerned that the cable car system would vanish, San Francisco resident Friedel Klussmann rallied public support to save the cars. The 1982 shutdown of the cable car lines for their rebuilding led to Trolley Festivals beginning in 1983 until 1987 using a variety of historic streetcars on Market Street. Those successful festivals resulted in rebuilding the streetcar track on Market Street and the establishment of the F streetcar line in 1995 using Presidentsミ Conference Committee streetcars purchased from Philadelphia and refurbished in a variety of paint schemes that represented cities that once had streetcar service. In addition, the line features vintage Peter Witt streetcars from Milan, Italy; a boat like streetcar from England; and other unique cars. During 2000, the F line was extended to Fisherman's wharf and has become one of the most successful streetcar lines in the United States. This book is a photographic essay of _San Francisco's Magnificent Streetcars along with its historic cable cars and hill climbing trolley coaches. Sierra1

$ 24.75

This is a look at the equipment used by the Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad. This volume includes the locomotives built by Hinkley Locomotive Co, passenger cars built by Jackson & Sharp Company, passenger cars & Flat cars built by Laconia Car Company Works, Boxcars, Flat Cars, Cabooses, passenger cars, flangers and snow plows built by the Maine Central, Miller Couplers, New York Air Brake Company, Sandy River Loco #3 built by H.K. Porter and Flat Cars, Log Bunks, Boxcars, Snow Plows, Passenger cars & Locomotives built by the Portland Company. Well illustrated. Sierra1 "

$ 55.75

The Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad had its origins in a group of Franklin County leaders and businessmen who were determined to bring reliable transportation to their lightly populated county in Northwestern Maine. Using equipment from the defunct two-foot gauge Billerica & Bedford Railroad am 18 mile ling railroad was constructed that soon became an operating, commercial and financial success and the basis of a much larger system. This volume describes the locomotives and freight cars built by the Portland Company, the history of the shops of the Franklin & Megantic, Phillips & Rangeley, Snady River and Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad, the excursion cars built by the Phillips & Rangeley and the excursion cars, railcars, railbuses and cabooses built by the Sandy River and the SR&RL. Sierra1

$ 55.75

This volume describes the freight cars & non revenue equipment built by the Sandy River and the SR&RL; non-revenue equipment built by unknown builder(s) and non-revenue equipment built by Joseph M Whittier, the Kalamazoo Manufacturing Co and the Sheffield Motor Car Company. Sierra1

$ 55.75

Once there was an endless redwood wilderness, populated by only the hardiest of people. Then, the sudden blast of a steam whistle echoed across the canyons and the valleys_the iron horse had arrived in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Driven by the need to transport materials like lumber and lime to the rest of the world, the railroad brought people seeking out new ways of living, from the remote outposts along Bean and Zayante Creeks to the bustling towns of Los Gatos and Santa Cruz. Bridges and tunnels marked the landscape, and each new station, siding and spur signaled activity: businesses, settlements, and vacation spots. Summer resorts in the mountains evolved into sprawling residential communities which formed the backbone of the towns of the San Lorenzo Valley today. Much of the history of the locations along the route has since been forgotten. Sierra1

$ 27.75
SANTA FE - ALL THE WAY VOL 1 COLOR Bill Marvel 128 pages hardcover all color

A fascinating look back at the AT&SF during its steam to first generation heyday. Over 240 classic photographs from the 1940s,'50s and '60s chronicle everything from FTs to GP35s to 4-8-4s! Sierra1

$ 40.50
SANTA FE AND GRAIN STORY Robert Walz 212 pages softcover

The Santa Fe and Grain Story tells the history of the Santa Fe's role in the transportation of grains and grain products over the last century. Wheat was the most important grain to the railroad, which had extensive lines throughout the midwest, including the major wheat- producing states of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Eastern Kansas, Missouri and Illinois added corn-growing territory to the story, and eastern Texas featured rice. Other important grains were barley, oats and grain sorghums, all of which are discussed to some extent. The farm economy for the entire life of the Santa Fe followed a boom-and-bust cycle. There were prosperous years when the railroad carried large amounts of grain where grain traffic was light. This made it difficult for the Santa Fe to plan for efficient use of cars and to project revenues. This made it difficult for the Santa Fe to plan for efficient use of cars and to project revenues. The Santa Fe entered the trade by carrying grain in 25-ton capacity boxcars travelling relatively short distances. Over the next 125 years, grain cars increased in type and capacity _ first to 50-ton boxcars, then to covered hopper cars (initially with 70-ton capacity), to today's cars with a capacity of over 140 tons. As the type and capacity of cars was changing, there were also more grain cars per train travelling longer average distances so that by the end of the period, grain was moving long distances in solid unit trains. Sierra1

$ 40.75

This B&W, soft cover book is the fourth in a series featuring drawings, images, and reference material from the R.L. Crump Library. Noted author Robert D. Walz provides a broad survey of auto facilities, autoracks, etc as they pertain to the Santa Fe system. Autorack development is covered as are the various terminals for loading and unloading automobiles. Auto parts shipping practices and equipment also covered with various images and diagrams being provided. Sierra1 "

$ 23.50
SANTA FE BRIDGES ENGINEERING SERIES VOL 5 Robert Walz 80 pages softcover

This 80-page, B&W, soft cover book is the fifth in a series featuring drawings, images, and reference material from the R.L. Crump Library. Noted author Robert D. Walz examines representative samples of the many bridges carrying the rails of the Santa Fe. Sierra1

$ 23.50

This is a reproduction of a Santa Fe publication on their locomotives and rolling stock. Includes photos and scale drawings of Steam Locomotives (Atlantics, Pacifics, Hudsons, Northerns, Santa Fe and Texas Types), Diesels (EMD, Alco, Baldwin, Fairbanks Morse), RDCs, Passenger Cars and Freight Cars. Sierra1

$ 35.00

This book highlights the wide variety of facilities, both large and small, from the suppliers used by the Santa Fe. We have arbitrarily divided the facilities into four types: very large terminal facilities, division and crew change points, mainline intermediate facilities, and branch line facilities. Unless otherwise noted, all the illustrations are from the Russell L. Crump Memorial Library. Most of the dozens of coaling towers that once stood along the Santa Fe right of way were demolished within a few years of the end of coal-fired steam operations in their respective areas. For one reason or another though, a scattered handful of concrete towers survived, unused and derelict, for several decades more. The chutes at Skedee, Oklahoma, and Chanute, Kansas lasted into the 1980s before being leveled, and three others at Cushing, Oklahoma, Great Bend, Kansas, and Marceline, Missouri still exist today. Sierra1

$ 23.50
SANTA FE DEPOTS - GULF, COLORADO & SANTA FE RAILWAY Robert Pounds & William Childers 356 pages hardcover

This book brings to print the late Robert Pounds' work on the Gulf Lines depots. Published in the same style as his Western Lines Depots book of 1984, it includes sections on Station Name Sources, a basic history of "The GC," Depot Construction & Evolution, Depot Operations & Services, and is then broken into chapters on the Main Line, covering the 1st District of the Galveston Division, 1st and 2nd Districts of the Southern Division, and 1st and 2nd Districts of the Northern Division. The Galveston Division sections covers the Galveston Terminal, Houston, Matagorda, Garwood, Bonus, Hall and Nash Dome Districts and the Texas City Terminal Railway Co. The Southern Division section covers the Lampasas, Sweetwater, San Saba, San Angelo, Paint Rock, Sterling City, Dublin, Menard, and Waco Districts. The Beaumont Division section covers the Somerville, Conroe, San Augustine, Longview, Port Bolivar, Silsbee, Saratoga, Grigsby, Oakdale and Ore City Districts. The Northern Division section covers the Pauls Valley, Dallas, Paris, Sherman, Honey Grove, Weatherford, Cresson, Ringling, Sulphur, Lindsay and Ada Districts. Sierra1

$ 50.75
SANTA FE DEPOTS - THE EASTERN LINES Robert Walz 208 pages hardcover

This book continues the work of the late Robert E. Pounds and William W. Childers in documenting Santa Fe depots. It contains a route-by-route and station-by station look at the depots of the Eastern Lines Grand Division of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway system, using a format developed by John McCall for the listing of stations and the arrangement of accompanying data, that has been used in four previous books on Santa Fe depots. The Eastern Lines of the Santa Fe covered by this book ran from Chicago on the east end to Boise City, Oklahoma on the far west. Lines also ran from Ottawa, Kansas to Tulsa, Oklahoma, from Superior, Nebraska through Wichita to Wellington, Kansas and from Newton to Arkansas City, Kansas, and Purcell, Oklahoma. The Santa Fe had depots or towers at more than 620 stations in this territory ranging from small one-room wood frame boxes to large masonry edifices with more than 20 rooms.

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$ 55.75

Volume 8 in Paired Rail's Engineering series continues the examination of Santa Fe depot_s form and function by examining the railroad_s standard wood-frame depots that developed from the earliest structures. Depots 2 also examines the many non-standard wood-frame depots that mostly came to Santa Fe through the acquisition of other lines, as well as the post-World War II modern depots. Like Volume 1, most photos and plans in this volume are from the R. L. Crump/Priest Library collection. The photos, taken mostly in the 1920s and 1930s, show the depots at the peak of Santa Fe passenger service. Sierra1

$ 23.50
SANTA FE DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE DEVELOPMENT Larry Brasher 420 pages hardcover

This volume picks up where Santa Fe Locomotive Develop left off and examines the transition from Steam Locomotives to diesels. During the years 1934 to 1939, the Santa Fe, lead by President Bledsoe, John Purcell and Charles Ripley realized that Diesel-Electric motive power, not steam, was the future of locomotive development. However as late as 1937, H.H. Lanning was still exploring the limits of large firebox/large grate/high pressure boilers as expressed by his continued development of the 4-6-4 passenger 3460, 4-8-4 passenger 3765 and 2-10-4 freight 5001 classes. In the relative brief period from 1937 to 1939, Lanning was possibly less enamored with the Santa Fe's consideration of the conversion from steam to diesel motive power, a journey that took from 1934 to 1959 to complete. Sierra1

$ 92.50

Over 280 color photos of stations, signals, shops, yards, and other segments of the physical plant along the right of way Chicago to Los Angeles from the late 1950s to 1990. Sierra1

$ 48.75
SANTA FE FACILITIES IN COLOR VOL 2: BRANCHES Lloyd Stagner 128 pages hardcover all color

Santa Fe's branch line network was quite extensive, handling everything from unit coal trains to single cars of Kansas grain. Explore the stations and other railroad owned buildings of the ATSF in almost 300 color photos. Sierra1

$ 48.75

This 80-page, B&W, soft cover book is the third in a series featuring drawings, images, and reference material from the R.L. Crump Library. Noted author Robert D. Walz provides a broad survey of freight houses throughout the Santa Fe system. Limited run. Freight houses were key to the movement of less than car load freight (LCL). LCL is defined as "freight in one car from more than one shipper or destined to more than one receiver." LCL shipments were not as important or as expensive to the shipper as express shipments that moved via the Railway Express Agency in passenger trains. They were, however, more expensive per hundredweight than carload shipments. This expense was due to the extra handling required of railroad employees. This book will show some of the Santa Fe_s freight houses using photos, drawings, and maps primarily from archives in the Crump Library. Information about the movement of LCL freight comes from Santa Fe System Circular 385, Merchandise Schedules and L.C.L. Freight Service revised to 1 November 1946. Sierra1

$ 23.50
SANTA FE GATEWAY TO THE WEST VOL 1 Donald Duke 288 pages hardcover

This volume looks at the Santa Fe's Chicago-Los Angeles-San Diego route. Includes the California Southern, Cajon Pass, Surf Line and more. Well illustrated. Sierra1

$ 59.00
SANTA FE GATEWAY TO THE WEST VOL 2 Donald Duke hardcover

This volume includes passenger service, the Fred Harvey system, freight service, steam locomotives, diesels, rail motor cars, Los Angeles passenger stations, communications and Santa Fe emblems and trademarks. Well illustrated. Sierra1

$ 59.00
SANTA FE IN COLOR VOL 1 -CHICAGO TO KANSAS CITY Lloyd Stagner 128 pages hardcover all color

The first in a four volume series of the finest vintage AT&SF color available. This series shows Santa Fe steam at its best and at least one of every diesel class that the road had during this period. This first volume features such rarities as 'The Blue Goose,' E3's, Baldwin center-cabs, FT's in passenger service, and much more, all in full color. Sierra1

$ 40.50
SANTA FE IN COLOR VOL 2 -KANSAS CITY TO ALBUQUERQUE Lloyd Stagner 128 pages hardcover all color

A true Santa Fe classic! See rare DL109s in Kansas City and then spend a day in 1946 as everything from 2-10-2s to FTs pass by. Watch as 2-10-4s help F7s thru Abo Canyon and E1s glide over Raton Pass. Joint Line steam and early diesels in abundance. Sierra1

$ 40.50
SANTA FE IN THE LONE STAR STATE Steve Goen 144 pages hardcover all color

Twenty years (1949-1969) of great Santa Fe photography in Texas. Very comprehensive captions on this never before covered part of the "Atchison". There is some steam, and loads of Warbonnets, zebra stripes and blue/yellow F-units. There are also sections on passenger cars and Texas depots. Sierra1

$ 45.50

This 80-page, B&W, soft cover book is the sixth in a series featuring drawings, images, and reference material from the R.L. Crump Library. Noted author Robert D. Walz examines representative samples of the many junctions of the Santa Fe. Sierra1

$ 23.50
SANTA FE LOCOMOTIVE 132 Richard Scholz 56 pages softcover

Santa Fe Locomotive 132 is the fascinating story of the oldest Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway steam locomotive to be preserved. Learn about the life of this 2-8-0 iron workhorse, from its operations on Raton Pass in Colorado and New Mexico in the late 1800s, to its second career as the "Cyrus K. Holliday" -- the premier exhibition locomotive for the Santa Fe. Also, learn about the unusual series of events that helped it elude the scrapper's torch, and its unique restoration for display today at the Kansas State Museum of History in Topeka. Sierra1

$ 19.50
SANTA FE LOCOMOTIVE DEVELOPMENT - PICTORIAL HISTORY 1869-1957 Larry Brasher 138 pages softcover

This is a history of the Santa Fe's steam and early diesel locomotive development. Sierra1

$ 45.75

The late Russell Crump was the principal author and driving force behind this series that examines locomotive servicing facilities on all four of Santa Fe's traditional grand divisions. Author Bob Walz picks up where Russell left off in Volume Two, covering the west end of the Western Lines - Santa Fe's largest and most complex - concentrating on the state of New Mexico (and a portion of Colorado and Texas). Volume 2 displays steam locomotive facilities that provided fuel, water, sand, and repair of these complex machines in both color and B&W photos and detailed illustrated plans. Diesel servicing, repair, fuel, and sanding facilities are also included. Lots of color photographs are used but b/w was necessary for the early days! Sierra1

$ 55.75

The AT&SF Railway and it predecessor companies was active in Southern California for 116 years. Much has been written about the Santa Fe in this region of mountains, dessert and sea, its vast orange groves and perpetual spring. Under the all-encompassing title of Santa Fe's Los Angeles Division, this volume was conceived to augment these works by tracing the long and involved operating history of the Santa Fe Railway as it first helped to create Southern California, then later adapted to cope with its explosive growth. Accompanying the text are over 1000 photographs- 288 in color - timetables and other ephemera, and over 60 maps, many of which are rendered in the author's unique "bird's eye view" style. With Los Angeles as a destination of significance from the beginning, author Signor has been able to draw from a wealth of historic material on the subject, preserved by the railway itself, official repositories, interested employees and other individuals which include photographs, first hand experiences of employees and the day-to-day paperwork that documented how the Santa Fe Railway operated in all its distinctive aspects in Southern California. Sierra1

$ 75.50
SANTA FE ON THE GREAT PLAINS THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF LEE BERGLUND Roger Ziegenhorn & Robert Walz 152 pages softcover

Lee Berglund was a prolific photographer from Larned, Kansas, who documented the Santa Fe on the Great Plains encompassing Kansas, eastern Colorado - as far west as Trinidad and Denver - western Oklahoma, and northwest Texas as far south as Slaton. We see, through Lee's lens, the history of the Santa Fe's last 30 years in this territory at the heart of the Santa Fe. During Lee's active years - 1964 to 1995 - the railroad experienced great changes. In 1964 Santa Fe's famous passenger service was in its final years, the all-purpose boxcar dominated freight trains, first generation diesel locomotives - although downgraded to secondary service - could still be seen and second-generation units were new and pulled the highest priority trains. The familiar way car was in regular use. The small town depot was very much in evidence and a dense web of branch lines characterized the Santa Fe on the Great Plains. Over the next 30 years, all this would change; successive generations of motive power would invade the area, the way car would fade into history, many branch lines would be abandoned or sold to short line operators, agencies were closed as Santa Fe centralized freight offices and so went the depots. Through Lee's lens, we see all these changes, beginning with Lee's home turf, the Great Bend District, followed by a look at Santa Fe branch line railroading, Great Plains style. And in the final four chapters we focus primarily on Santa Fe's mainlines on the Great Plains. All in all, Lee Berglund, through his photographic efforts in the Great Plains, has contributed much to the canon of the Santa Fe. This volume is a tribute to Lee and his work. Sierra1

$ 40.75
SANTA FE PASSENGER CAR REFERENCE VOL 1 HEAD END CARS Frank Ellington & Joe Shine 160 pages softcover

Long out of print, Frank Ellington and Joe Shine's pioneering 1973 work on the head end cars of the Santa Fe, was long sought after by collectors. During 1998, the SFRH&MS completely updated and redesigned this important book as an easy-to-use reference work, with entirely new layouts, based on the original content of the book, and updated it with additional material gleaned from old Santa Fe Modelers and High Irons and various experts in the field. Additional sections not part of the original work include a chapter on 2600 series rider cars, and a chapter on painting and lettering with color photos. This is our second printing with a few minor typographical corrections and a new cover image. Sierra1

$ 40.75

This is the work of esteemed Santa Fe historian John McCall, who has an extensive history of Santa Fe titles to his credit. With 284 pages, 28 of which are full color, and comprehensive appendices, this book is a must-have. Chapters include 19th Century wood cars that survived through 1902, first generation wood 20th century wood cars, steel underframe/wood body cars, all steel cars, lightweight cars, cars converted to chair car, and Hi-Level cars. Sierra1

$ 56.75

For over 90 years the names of the Santa Fe Railway and Fred Harvey were synonymous with passenger trains and hospitality of the finest quality. Noted Santa Fe authority John B. McCall not only details the dining and beverage service cars once owned by Santa Fe, but also explores that unique partnership. Richly illustrated with 659 photos and period menus and ephemera, many in color. Sierra1

$ 82.50

For over a century Santa Fe Railway's management and executives had at their disposal a fleet of railroad cars designed for business. Completely self-contained, a Business car served as a mobile office and allowed an official to visit his territory first hand, and stop and talk with employees on the way. The first cars built expressly for this purpose were delivered in 1893. Santa Fe was unique in also having a fleet of "junior edition" Business cars for the more prosaic service of a Division Superintendent, a tradition that was carried into the heavyweight era. Rostered along side the Business car fleet was a wide variety of interesting special purpose cars. This volume covers in detail these cars, from wooden 'Official' cars of the 1890s through the sophisticated stainless steel cars of the 1950s and more recent Director's cars, to such esoteric equipment as Dynamometer cars, Locomotive Simulators and 'theater' cars. Sierra1

$ 63.50
SANTA FE PASSENGER CAR REFERENCE VOL 5 SLEEPING CARS Michael Flick, Dennis Kogan & Terry Lehmann 406 pages hardcover

Sleeping Cars of the Santa Fe is the final installment in our Passenger Car Reference Series. A comprehensive overview of Santa Fe sleeping cars from the wood car era through the heavyweights to the end of the lightweight era, this volume covers Wooden Sleeping Cars, Wooden Sleepers Acquired from the Pecos Valley and Northeastern, Wooden Emigrant Sleeping Cars, Wooden All-Section Tourist Sleepers, Wooden Sleeping Car Assignments, Heavyweight Sleeping Cars, Heavyweight Cars Purchased for Work Service Only, Heavyweight Cars purchased for Business or Special Purpose Use, Foreign-Line and Pullman-Owned Heavyweight Sleepers used on AT&SF Scheduled Trains, 1950-1959, Lightweight Sleeping Cars, Lightweight Sleeping Cars Not Built, Lightweight Sleeping Car Assignments, Foreign Road Sleepers on the Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sleepers on Foreign Roads and Dormitory Cars. Sierra1

$ 60.75
SANTA FE PICTORIAL - VOL 14 EVOLUTION OF THE SANTA FE 4-8-4 Jeff Ainsworth 66 pages softcover

This is a photographic look at the Santa Fe 4-8-4 Steam Locomotive. Sierra1

$ 26.50

This is a photographic look at the Santa Fe's New Mexico Division between Gallup, NM and Trinidad, CO. Sierra1

$ 26.50
SANTA FE PICTORIAL - VOL 16 3400-3500 SERIES 4-6-2 & 4-6-4 Jeff Ainsworth softcover

Santa Fe 3400, 3500 class 4-6-2s and 3450, 3460 class 4-6-4s. Roster & Action photos, from across the Santa Fe System with 10 states represented :IL, IA, MO, KS, OK, TX, CO, NM, AZ, CA Sierra1

$ 26.50
SANTA FE RAILWAY AND THE LOST LOCOMOTIVES OF TOPEKA James Reisdorff and Lloyd Stagner 56 pages softcover

On July 13, 1951, two spans of the large Santa Fe Railway bridge at Topeka, Kansas, collapsed into the Kaw River at the height of the worst flood to devastate the state of Kansas. Also sinking into the rushing waters were three of ten old Santa Fe steam locomotives which had been placed on the bridge in an effort to stabilize it. In the years since, the story of the "lost locomotives of Topeka" have greatly intrigued railroad enthusiasts and history detectives alike. This book, filled with rare photographs, examines in detail the mystery and lore surrounding this dramatic incident from the Great Kansas Flood of '51. Sierra1

$ 19.50

This book provides an in-depth look at the humble beginnings, development, and modifications to the many paint schemes worn by Santa Fe's diesel fleet, ranging from the first locomotives delivered in 1934 to the last SD75M to arrive on the property in 1995. This book features many never-before-published images covering most types of Santa Fe motive power. Included are 274 color and 80 black and white photographs, 76 renderings, three painting timelines, and image and drawing indices. Sierra1

$ 65.75
SANTA FE RAILWAY PHOTO ARCHIVE John Kelly 128 pages Softcover

The name Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway conjures images of bright red and silver Warbonnet diesels pulling gleaming stainless-steel passenger trains across the plains of Kansas and the pine-covered forests of Arizona. Highlighted in the book are the Chief, Texas Chief, San Francisco Chief, El Capitan and Super Chief (often referred to as ''Train of the Stars'' for the movie-stars and celebrities who believed there was only one way, the Super Chief Way, to travel between Los Angles and Chicago).A full color chapter on Santa Fe Chief trains is accompanied by vintage travel brochures and advertising. Photos include the California Limited, Chicagoan, Kansas Cityan, Navajo, Ranger, Scout, and Grand Canyon Limited with connecting service to Grand Canyon National Park. The Santa Fe partnership with Harvey House depot restaurants is shown in picture postcards with the legendary Harvey Girls. In the mid-20th century, Santa Fe introduced a series of slogans to promote passenger and freight service between Chicago and California. ''Santa Fe All The Way'' was first used in 1940, followed by ''Ship and Travel Santa Fe All The Way'' in 1947. Combining such words with the red and silver diesel colors and Chico the fictional Native American mascot, Santa Fe effectively created a complete image to help sell railroad passenger and freight transportation. Sierra1

$ 30.50
SANTA FE STEAM SURVIVORS Lloyd Stagner 48 pages softcover

At the end of the steam age, Santa Fe was among the foremost of American railroads that responded generously to requests for steam locomotives to be placed on display in city parks and museums. Renowned steam locomotive historian Lloyd E. Stagner documents the service history and current locations of all 51 AT&SF steam locomotives on display or held for future exhibition. Sierra1

$ 19.50
SANTA FE STREAMLINED OBSERVATION CARS Jonathan Boyle Sr 80 pages softcover

This book contains exterior and interior photos, many taken from the railways own public relations photo collection, as well as floor plan drawings offering new insight into this important element in the AT&SF passenger operations in the steamlined lightweight era. Although representing only a small part of the Santa Fe's huge passenger fleet, the subject is of great interest since the observation cars not only provided lounge space, but carried the tail-sign of named trains, and in themselves often represented the train's status and class. Sierra1

$ 19.50
SANTA FE THE FINAL YEARS 1980-1996 VOL 1 CHICAGO TO BELEN, RATON & DENVER Jerry Pinkepank 128 pages hardcover

The colorful last years of the Santa Fe saw red and yellow SPSF liveries mix with red and silver "Super Fleet" warbonnets, as Volume 1 takes across the Transcon from Chicago to Belen and along the Front Range from Denver over Raton. Sierra1

$ 48.75

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