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Dardanelle & Russellville Railroad ~ by Clifton Hull & Bill Pollard
Dardanelle & Russellville Railroad
"The D&R railroad is the shortest of the shortlines at 5.1 miles in length and has been in constant operation since 1893. This book tells the story through financial reports, company memos, maintenance records, and traffic data. There are many pictures that show rural America railroading at it's best and through the heyday of railroading in the USA.  . .  Includes tables of locomotives, and freight traffic along the line." ~ Robert E Darr

Delaware & Hudson ~ by Jim Shaughnessy
Delaware and Hudson: The History of an Important Railroad Whose Antecedent Was a Canal Network to Transport Coal - Delaware & Hudson

" ..describes the company that ran the first steam locomotive in this country, and operated the first integrated transportation system in 1828, when it combined the use of a railroad and canal in an audacious scheme to transport Pennsylvania coal to New York City. . . The book is filled with photographs, maps and engravings, with images on virtually every page." ~ Paul Luisada 

Denver & Rio Grande Western: K-37 Class Locomotive ~ by Mike Conder  Denver & Rio Grande Western: K-37 Class Locomotive

"This book is one a series of detailed photo reference works intended for modelers. They are designed to show all the details of their subjects, including those not seen in conventional blueprints and illustrations. The books have been used by Bachmann Kato, Rio Grande Models and others in developing new products."   photographs."

Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad : Rebel of the Rockies ~ by Robert G. Athearn ~ The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad

Denver South Park & Pacific - Memorial Edition ~ by Meredith Clarence Poor
Denver South Park & Pacific  M. C. Poor  dsp &  p  dsp&p  railroad railway
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If one railroad were to be chosen as a single outstanding representative of Colorado's mountain railroads, no other choice than the great old Denver South Park & Pacific would be possible.  ... how they conquered the defiles of famous Platte River Canon and advanced over Kenosha Pass at an altitude of nearly ten thousand feet; of how they pushed the steel trail across South Park, through Box Canon, crossed the great Arkansas River Valley, climbed Chalk Creek Canon, conquered forbidding Alpine Pass at 11,612 feet above sea level, and crept down the west slope to bring Gunnison traffic back to Denver town.   From the division point of Como, the mighty ramparts of the Continental Divide were crossed twice at elevations of more than eleven thousand feet to find a way through the Canons of the Blue and the Tenmile so the railroad could claim its share of the tremendous traffic that was to flow out of the great silver camp of Leadville.

Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroadby David H. Hickcox   Detroit, Toledo and Ironton Railroad

"This heavily illustrated book examines the operations of the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton Railroad from 1953 to 1982. You'll follow the line from Windsor, Ontario, south to Ironton and Cincinnati, Ohio, to view steam - which operated on the DT&L until 1955 - and diesel locomotives, trains, stations and more."

Donner Pass: Southern Pacific's Sierra Crossing ~ by John R. Signor
Donner Pass: Southern Pacific's Sierra Crossing
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This volume presents all you ever wanted to know about Southern Pacific's rail passage over California's Donner Pass. At the summit, over 90 feet of snow falls annually. Everything about the Sierra crossing was monumental: the grade, the locomotives required to lift the trains over the Sierra, the helper locomotives, the tonnage handled, and those unique snowsheds that protected the tracks from the record snowfall and rock slides." ~ Golden West Books

Durango and Silverton: A photographic celebration of America's favorite narrow gauge train ride ~ by Sam Furukawa
Durango and Silverton: A photographic celebration of America's favorite narrow gauge train ride
" . . . D&SNG trains and locomotives, the people who run them, and the superb scenery they traverse are the subjects of the photographs in this book. The history of the line has been covered in many other volumes, so the photos here seek to portray this breathtaking railroad as it operates in the 21st Century." ailroads of Pennsylvania: Your Guide To Pennsylvania's Historic Trains and Railway Sites

The Durbin Route  ~ by Willian P. McNeel
Durbin Route
This book chronicles the Greenbrier Division of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway in West Virginia.   "It included passanger service that ranged from parlor cars to "doodlebugs"; timed freight trains that operated between Chicago and the Eastern Seaboard; motive power from 4-4-0s to 2-6-6-2s; timetables that showed as many as 11 scheduled trains per day; and the usual assortment of wrecks and other operating problems over the years."

Denver, Northwestern and Pacific - "The Moffat Road" ~ by P. R. Griswold
Denver, Northwestern and Pacific -  The Moffat Road  DN&P DNP
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David Moffat always had a dream of building a railroad directly west from Denver to reach Salt Lake City, and his Denver, Northwestern and Pacific was his attempt to fulfill that dream. To accomplish this goal, his railroad would have to tunnel under the Continental Divide.   Moffat poured most of his fortune into the railroad, but it never reached its destination, nor did he see its tunnel under the Divide."

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