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Railroad Shutterbug: Jim Fredrickson's Northern Pacific ~ by Jim Fredrickson  ~
Railroad Shutterbug: Jim Fredrickson's Northern Pacific

"Fredrickson is an excellent photographer, and his images capture long-vanished scenes along the railroad landscape of the Pacific Northwest." - Carlos Schwantes, author of Railroad Signatures across the Northwest 

Railroads of Northern Colorado ~ by Kenneth Christian Jessen
Railroads of Northern ColoradoTransport Coal

"This book was compiled by one of Colorado's leading railroad historians.  It  book has chapters on these railroads:
Denver Pacific ~ Colorado Central ~ Greeley, Salt Lake and Pacific ~ Great Western Railway (sugar railroad) ~ Denver, Laramie and Northwestern ~ Colorado and Southern ~Union Pacific ~ Laramie, Hahns Peak and Pacific".   288 pages

Railroads of North Carolina ~ by Alan Coleman  Railroads of North Carolina

"Since the opening of the first permanent railway in 1833, hundreds of railroad companies have operated in North Carolina. Rail transportation, faster and more efficient than other methods of the era, opened new markets for the products of North Carolina's farms, factories, and mines. Over the years, North Carolina rail companies have ranged in size from well-engineered giants like the Southern Railway to temporary logging railroads like the Hemlock. Cross ties and rails were laid across almost every conceivable terrain: tidal marshes, sand hills, rolling piedmont, and mountain grades."

Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California - Vol. I: The Northern Roads ~ by David F. Myrick
Railroads of Nevada and Eastern Californiaads: A Historical Survey
".. comprehensive record of more than 43 railroads of northern Nevada and 26 railroads of southern Nevada and California, many of them never before chronicled.." ~
University of Nevada Press

Railroads of Pennsylvania: Your Guide To Pennsylvania's Historic Trains and Railway Sites ~ by Brian Solomon

"Railroads of Pennsylvania travels from Scranton, home to Steamtown USA and the Laural Line trolley, to Altoona, the heart and soul of Pennsylvania railroading; from East Broad Top, one of the nations best-preserved historic railways, to the famed Horseshoe Curve, which still hosts 50 trains a day; and to current operations like the Delaware-Lackawanna Shortline with its gleaming fleet of Alco diesel locomotives. "

Railroads of Pennsylvania: Your Guide To Pennsylvania's Historic Trains and Railway Sites

The Railroad That Lighted Southern California ~ by Hank Johnston   - source #2
The Railroad That Lighted Southern California
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The story of Southern California Edison's Big Creek Project and the San Joaquin & Eastern Railroad.  One of the most fabulous, and certainly the crookedest railroad ever built.  It was built in 157 days in 1912 by Henry Huntington to furnish transportation for the construction of Big Creek, the largest hydro-electric project in the world at that time."  ~ Several photos of Shay and Climax locomotives

Railscapes: A Northern Pacific Brasspounder's Album  ~ by Jim Fredrickson
Railscapes: A Northern Pacific Brasspounder's Album
". . .exceptional album, filled with the authorís unbounded enthusiasm, love, and respect for the whole world of trains. Jim Fredricksonís third book covers more than six decades of American railroading, and offers insider's insights on the business of moving men and materials via the great steel ribbons that connected the Pacific Northwest with the rest of the world." ~ Amazon.com

Rails in the North Woods  ~  by Richard S. Allen . . et al  
Rails in the North Woods
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This is the story of several typical New York State shortlines, reprinted and updated from the 1978 edition. The life of a shortline railroad is precarious. . . . Of the railroads in this history, only one remains today, the Lowville and Beaver River Railroad. .."   ~ Amazon.com

Rainbow Route ~ by Robert Sloan
  Rainbow Route
Altogether, the Silverton Railway; Silverton, Gladstone & Northerly; and the Silverton Northern totaled only 45 miles of trackage between them. However, these 45 miles consisted of some of the most interesting narrow gauge trackage in the world. All of these routes were above 9,300 feet in elevation--and two of them climbed higher than 11,000 feet above sea level on gradients up to seven percent, with curves as tight as 147 feet in radius!

The RGS Story - Vol. 1 ~ Over the Bridges... Ridgway to Telluride ~ by Russ Collman   The R.G.S. Story - Vol. II - Over the Bridges... Ridgway to Telluride

"... takes the reader on the first leg of a mile-by-mile journey over the RGS, beginning at Ridgway -- the lonely northern terminal of the line and ending at Vance Junction. The Ridgway station trackage was laid out at 7,003 feet above sea level, a rather high elevation when compared to the Mile-High City of Denver, at a mere 5,280 feet!. One can marvel at the tremendous obstacles encountered in grading the RGS roadbed and laying track out of Ridgway. The RGS crossed the lowest portion of the Uncompahgre Plateau at a place called Dallas Divide, 8,989 feet in elevation. " 
Rio Grand Southern

The RGS Story - Vol. 2  ~ Telluride, Pandora and the Mines Above ~ by Russ Collman   The R.G.S. Story: Rio Grande Southern - Vol. II: Telluride, Pandora and the Mines Above

"Telluride was reached by rail in 1890, and the mining town is covered block-by-block as it grew and prospered. Ore mined in the high peaks above Marshal, Savage, Ingram and Bear Creek basins was carried out by the RGS to Ridgway." 
Rio Grand Southern

The RGS Story - Vol. 4  ~ Ophir to Rico ~ by Russ Collman 

"Telluride was reached by rail in 1890, and the mining town is covered block-by-block as it grew and prospered. Ore mined in the high peaks above Marshal, Savage, Ingram and Bear Creek basins was carried out by the RGS to Ridgway." 
Rio Grand Southern

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