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Product:
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Manufacturer:
(various)
Category:
Books
Status:
Consignment
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Added to Website:
04/21/2018
Notes:

We have received a consignment of various books (see photos). These sell for between $8 and $35 each.

Product:
Cotton Belt Locomotives
Road Name:
St. Louis Southwestern Railway (SSW)
Manufacturer:
Indiana University Press
Product ID:
0253336015
Category:
Books
Price:
$20.00
Status:
Consignment
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Added to Website:
10/30/2018
Notes:

The first and only complete study of the Southwest's most successful railway. This book documents a proud history with diagrams, maps, and over 300 photographs. Includes a roster of every steam and diesel locomotive owned by the Cotton Belt and its predecessors up to 1977. A must-have for any locomotive enthusiast.

Product:
Katy Recollections
Road Name:
Missouri-Kansas-Texas (MKT)
Manufacturer:
Paired Rail Publications
Product ID:
0979900905
Category:
Books
Price:
$50.00
Status:
Consignment
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Added to Website:
10/30/2018
Notes:

A photographic review of the Missouri Kansas Texas (MKT) railroad including many locomotive and freight car roster shots from it's final two decades of operation.

Product:
Norfolk & Western Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment
Road Name:
Norfolk & Western (N&W)
Manufacturer:
Morning Sun Books
Category:
Books
Price:
$50.00
Status:
Consignment
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Added to Website:
10/30/2018
Notes:

View the freight, passenger, and non-revenue equipment of this storied carrier through more than 300 color photographs from the 1950s, 60s, right up to the merger into Norfolk Southern. Examine the many workaday hoppers of this coal-hauler to the glamour of its POCAHONTAS streamliner.

Product:
Southern Pacific Power in Color Volume 1
Road Name:
Southern Pacific (SP)
Manufacturer:
Morning Sun Books
Product ID:
1582485526
Category:
Books
Price:
$50.00
Status:
Consignment
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Added to Website:
10/30/2018
Notes:

128 glossy pages, color photos throughout. During the last quarter-century of its existence, the Southern Pacific had a very large and diverse diesel roster. Volume 1 explores the many types of yard power and passenger hood units that graced the railroad's "Golden Empire" in the years 1971 through 1996.

Product:
Steam Locomotives of the Frisco Line
Road Name:
St. Louis-San Francisco (Frisco)
Manufacturer:
Pruett Pub. Co.
Product ID:
0871080974
Category:
Books
Price:
$40.00
Status:
Consignment
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Added to Website:
10/30/2018
Notes:

122 pages. Howard Fogg cover art and color frontispiece. Illustrations throughout, photos, rosters, time tables, diagrams, map, bibliography, and Index.

Product:
The Magor Car Corporation
Manufacturer:
Signature Press
Product ID:
1930013043
Category:
Books
Price:
$30.00
Status:
Consignment
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Added to Website:
10/12/2018
Notes:

The Magor Car Corp., located in Clifton, New Jersey, was a significant railcar builder throughout much of the twentieth century. It had its origins in a partnership founded in 1899 by Basil Magor and Robert Wonham, which led in 1902 to a manufacturing operation called the Wonham-Magor Engineering Works. In the first part of the century Magor concentrated on export railcars. Basil's brother Robert Magor, also became associated with the company, and in 1910 it became the Magor Car Co. It was incorporated in 1917 as the Magor Car Corp.; among its major stockholders was J.P. Morgan. In 1914 Magor's first freight cars for use on an American railroad were built. U.S. 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 USRA as part of its effort to construct 100,000 standard freight cars. During World Wars I & II as well as during the Korean conflict Magor was called on for thousands of export cars for military needs, and was a principal builder of cars for Europe under the Marshall Plan. In 1959 Magor built its first aluminum-bodied covered hopper cars, the first such to be placed in U.S. revenue service. Magor's sale in 1964 to Fruehauf Corp. marked many changes, among which was the dissolution of the joint sales operation with National Steel Car Corp. of Canada. Declining railcar sales during the 1960s led to Magor's closure in 1973. Magor was an important builder of American freight cars. Its history is a significant part of United States railroad history. Car builder historian Ed Kaminski, author of "American Car & Foundry Company", has assembled a broad and intriguing perspective on this New Jersey company's history spanning its lifetime from 1899 to 1973. In addition to several hundred photos, nearly all of them never before published, advertising materials and catalog information make this a fascinating presentation.

Product:
The RGS Story Volume I
Road Name:
Rio Grande Southern (RGS)
Manufacturer:
Sundance Publications
Category:
Books
Price:
$60.00
Status:
Consignment
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Added to Website:
10/30/2018
Notes:

This is the story of a little narrow-gauge railroad called the Rio Grande Southern. The book also gives you an enlightening knowledge of the history of the San Juan region of southwestern Colorado. The Rio Grande Southern had the distinction of being the last major narrow-gauge railroad to be built in Colorado, starting in 1890. The mainline of tracks twists and turns for 162 miles through scenic mountain formations before reaching Durango, CO.

Product:
The RGS Story Volume IV
Road Name:
Rio Grande Southern (RGS)
Manufacturer:
Sundance Publications
Category:
Books
Price:
$95.00
Status:
Consignment
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Added to Website:
10/12/2018
Notes:

The multitude of high bridges on the 3% grade above Ophir are covered in detailed drawings, photographs, and maps all the way to Lizard Head Pass. The snowshed, wye, and structures at Lizard Head are shown at the summit, and the route is covered downgrade to the mining town of Rico. Also included are mile-by-mile 1919 Right-of-Way Track Maps, featured as the story progresses. The scenic wonders at Matterhorn, Trout Lake, and Gallagher trestles are portrayed, as well as rocky Burns Canyon. Contained on 496 pages are 356 striking black-and-white pictures and 94 full-color pictures.

Product:
Wabash
Road Name:
Wabash (WAB)
Manufacturer:
Heimburger House Publishing
Product ID:
978-0-911581-02-7
Category:
Books
Price:
$25.00
Status:
Consignment
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Added to Website:
10/30/2018
Notes:

The 2,500 mile mid-American Wabash railroad is thoroughly detailed by Heimburger. The Wabash was the only east-west railroad from the eastern end of Lake Erie to Kansas City. In 13 chapters, this 8-1/2" x 11", 320-page hardbound book gives a complete history of the Wabash Railroad with 550 photos, a complete locomotive roster and a large appendix.

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