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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad ~ by Kirk Reynolds
Baltimore & Ohio Railroad  b&o rr
"This authoritative and highly visual retrospective spans the railroad's entire history through its current operation in the form of CSX Transportation.  Color photography, both period and modern, along with rare archival photos, depict B&O memorabilia, promotional materials and, of course, the trains themselves. Detailed information on the company's history, trains, passenger cars, and rolling stock make this an ideal reference for B&O enthusiasts, modelers, and general railroad historians. ."

Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad 1869 1969 ~ by Roy C. Beaver
Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad 1869 1969
"Centennial history of the Bessemer and Lake Erie, a heavy tonnage railroad running a direct route between the Pittsburgh industrial area and the Lake Erie ports of Conneaut, Ohio, and Erie, Pennsylvania. Much of the modern usage for the Bessemer and Lake Erie consists of southbound trains of ore moving to the steel mills of the Pittsburgh district with return loads of coal moving north for trans-lake shipment."

Burlington Route Steam Locomotive Photos ~ by  Thomas E. Burg
Burlington Route Steam Locomotive Photos
"BURLINGTON ROUTE STEAM, Locomotive Photos from the Roy Campbell Collection, contains 141 selected photos providing a broad representative sampling of the locomotive roster of the Burlington Route. Most have never been published. Included are unusual photos of shrouded #4001 Aeolus in service, early photos of The Fast Mail in operation, Burlington inspection engines and Zephyrs. " 

Chesapeake & Ohio in the Coal Fields ~ by Thomas W. Dixon Jr.
Chesapeake & Ohio in the Coal Fields

"C&O in the Coal Fields is a must-have for any coal-a-holic. With hundreds of great shots covering most of the C&O's major loading points in the Appalachians, this book will keep a modeler busy for years. " ~ Dan Bourque

Chessie System - Cumberland Action ~ by Thomas A. Biery    Chessie System - Cumberland Action

"A stunning all-color look at one of America's favorite railroads tackling some of the steepest grades in the east. B&O and Westrern Maryland also make many appearances in this look at 1970's railroading in the rugged Allegheny Mountains of Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. In addition to Tom's great photography, this book includes a locomotive roster, train sheet data, track diagrams and much more!"

Chicago and Illinois Midland ~ by Richard R. Wallin
Chicago and Illinois Midland

"The railroad existed to roll Illinois coal and unit trains of Western low-sulphur coal to Havana for the barge run up the Illinois River to Chicago for its owner, Commonwealth Edison. 240 pages of text, photographs, maps, and rosters."

Clinchfield Railroad in the Coal Fields   ~ by Robert A. Helm
Clinchfield Railroad in the Coal Fields
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Twelve years of research has resulted in a comprehensive reference guide to the Clinchfield Railroad in Southwest Virginia and Kentucky, its primary coal-producing region. This book covers the history of the railroad and its towns, operations, structures, and equipment with maps, B&W and color photos, documents, and first-hand stories. Also included are the accounts of riding and working some of the actual jobs on the railroad written in railroad lingo. Several interviews of railroad employees or retirees give the reader a first- hand look at the Clinchfield in both the steam and diesel eras. Numerous photos provide reference material for modelers and railfans. Operations are heavily covered, including all the "Turn" jobs, as well as an actual operating session lineup from the author's "Elkhorn Extension" model railroad layout. A must for anyone interested in the Clinchfield, Appalachian coal haulers, and mountain railroading."   ~ TLC Publishing ~ Hardbound 128 pages.  Several Hundred illustrationss Mine Runs and Coal Trains
Central of Georgia Railway ~ by Jackson McQuigg, Tammy Galloway, Scott McIntosh

"This book is drawn largely from the archive of the Central of Georgia's company newsletters/magazines. It is a treasure trove of photos of the employees and customers of the line, but does not as heavily emphasive the rolling stock and motive power. ......"  by Ed Kelley ~ Central of Georgia Railway

Chicago & Northwestern Freight Trains and Equipment ~ by Patrick C. Dorin
Chicago & Northwestern Freight Trains and Equipment
"...a general overview of the line's freight trains and cars over the years, with concentration from the 1930s to modern times. This book is rich with great illustrations showing steam and diesel locomotives, cars of all types, and information about how the trains were operated, as well as excellent train photos. The books should be ideal for any C&NW fan or modeler interested in this road or in freight trains and equipment in general. " by amazon.com

Colorado Midland Railway: Daylight Through the Divide ~ by Dan Abbott
Colorado Midland Railway: Daylight Through the Divide
Details this standard gauge railway from Colorado Springs through Leadville and on to the mining districts near Aspen and Glenwood Springs, Colorado.   Documents the construction of the line and it's  trials and tribulations, and  eventual bankruptcy and dismantling of the line.

C & S ng ~ Colorado and Southern Narrow Gauge ~ by Mallory Hope Ferrell
C & S ng Colorado and Southern Narrow Gauge
"A look at the Colorado & Southern narrow gauge in its fading glory, it final decades of operations.  Illustrations, maps, C & S Denver yards, list of equipment.  238 pages."

 

Colorado and Southern Railwayby  Allan C. Lewis  Colorado and Southern Railway

"In 1860, thousands journeyed to the Colorado Territory, beckoned by reports of gold discoveries in the mountains west of Denver. In the early 1870s, W.A.H. Loveland built a railroad connecting Denver to the Clear Creek Mining District-the Colorado Central Railroad. Over the next 28 years, other lines were established, bought, sold, extended, and merged to service the mining towns of Black Hawk, Central City"

Cotton Belt Locomotives ~ by Joseph A. Strapac   Cotton Belt Locomotives

"The first and only complete study of the Southwest's most successful railway is back in print! 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."  ~ Amazon.com

Crystal River Pictorial ~ by Dell A. McCoy
Crystal River Pictorial
"A detailed photographic record of the shortline railways that once operated in the scenic Crystal River district of Colorado. These railways ran narrow-gauge, standard-gauge steam, an electric tramway line, and a little switchbacking line--Shay operated. Subject matter includes photos of coking operations, coal mining, and the finest marble quarry in the U.S., along with detailed maps."  

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