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The Haywire: A Brief History Of The Manistique And Lake Superior Railroad ~ by Hugh A. Hornstein
The Haywire: A Brief History Of The Manistique And Lake Superior Railroad
"The Haywire," a railroad more properly known as the Manistique and Lake Superior Railroad for much of its existence, was one of what Willis Dunbar called the "Little Fellows." .... Builders laid track through gloomy swamps, heavy forests, and treacherous muskegs. During its three- quarters of a century of existence, the railroad carried iron ores, lumber, pulpwood, alcoholic beverages, and livestock. Having limited passenger accommodations, it carried them in both passenger cars as well as cabooses, in rail-mounted motor cars, and, even, on occasion, in the locomotive cabs. Briefly, it even carried passengers on its own railroad car ferry."  ~ Michigan State University Press 
Hetch Hetchy and Its Dam Railroad ~ by Theodore G., Wurm
298 pages - Black & White photos throughout.

The story of the uniquely equipped railroad that serviced the camps, dams, tunnels, and penstocks of the 20-year construction project to bring water from the Sierra to San Francisco.  ~ Hetch Hetchy and Its Dam Railroad

Hidden Treasures - The Story of the Ohio River & Western Railway ~  by Edward H. Cass
Hidden Treasures - The Story of the Ohio River & Western Railway
". . .The narrow gauge road that evolved into the Ohio River & Western was incorporated in 1875 and made its last run in 1931.  During that half-century, the OR&W, like so many narrow gauge railroads, saw a little bit of boom and a whole lot of bust.  Built in a burst of optimistic enthusiasm, the Ohio River & Western Railway struggled through most of its existence. In the end, the OR&W simply could not compete with its powerful, standard gauge counterparts: the Baltimore & Ohio and the Pennsylvania Railroads."  ~ Timber Times  

Historic Alpine Tunnel ~ by Dow Helmers
Historic Alpine Tunnel
"History of the first railroad tunnel through the Continental Divide.  The railroad tunnel in central Colorado built in 1881 and closed in 1910 which was part of the Denver South Park and Pacific Railroad. The 208 pages include 178 photographic and artwork illustrations, time tables and general orders of the South Park line" 

History of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad ~  by John F. Stover
History of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad
"John F. Stover packs this narrative history with careful scholarship and colorful description which will appeal to the railroad buff and the professional historian, as well as to any reader who wishes to travel with the "Mother of Railroads" through an exciting period in United States history."  ~ Purdue University Press

Illinois Central Railroad ~ by Tom Murray Illinois Central Railroad

"One of Americas greatest railroads, serving the Midwest and the South for more than 150 years before being acquired by Canadian National in 1999, the Illinois Central ran some of the nations most famous passenger trains, as well as a freight service renowned for its quality. This comprehensive and beautifully-illustrated history of the Main Line of Mid-America examines Illinois Centrals motive power and rolling stock, its good old reliable passenger service and crack freight operations, and its most interesting routes. Drawing on archival records and interviews with former employees, and illustrated with photographs from collections around the country, this volume brings to vibrant life a rich chapter of American railroad history. "

Iowa's Last Narrow-Gauge Railroad ~ by John Tigges, James Shaffer
Iowa's Last Narrow-Gauge Railroad
"When talk began circulating in 1848 about the importance of railroads, the people of Cascade grew anxious. Without direct access to navigable rivers other than the Mississippi over 36 miles away, their community could very well fade from existence. They needed a railroad as soon as possible. The idea raced forward, with the backing of the Chicago, Clinton, Dubuque and Minnesota Railroad Company, or "the River Road," which ran along the western bank of the Mississippi River and passed through Bellevue. Their hopes and dreams became reality in a three-foot-gauge line 31 years later, in 1879. In 1880, the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway purchased the River Road, which included the narrow-gauge branch line to Cascade. . . . "

Katy - Diesels to the Gulf  ~ by J. Parker Lamb
Katy Diesels to the Gulf
"This exceptional photographic record features the new and upgraded diesel locomotives of the Katy.
Including F3s, F7s, GP7s and FA1s from the 1950s, new GP40s and GP38s from the 1960s, and the massive SD40-2s and GP39-2s from the 1970s and '80s."

Katy Northwest: The Story of a Branch Line Railroad  ~ by Dr. Donovan L. Hofsommer, Donovan L. Hofsommer, & Fred Frailey  Katy Northwest

"Katy Northwest" was the first, and finest in-depth study of a branch-line railroad. Originating as the Wichita Falls and Northwestern and later combining the Beaver, Meade and Englewood, under Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad's ownership, Katy's Northwestern system radiated north from Wichita Falls, Texas into the Oklahoma Panhandle like blood"

Katy Power: Locomotives and Trains of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, 1912-1985 ~ by Joe G. Collias
Katy Power: Locomotives and Trains of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad, 1912-1985
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Many rare black and white and color photographs are featured in this first system wide coverage ever on this colorful railroad. KATY POWER is characterized by the authors' scrupulously detailed coverage in both words and photographs. Separate chapters are devoted to each major type of locomotive, with a tabulated roster of motive power for each chapter. Rolling stock and line-side structures also come in for their share of attention in this all-encompassing work."

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