The New Scenery Tips & Techniques: Projects and Ideas That Bring Your Layout to Life
Compiled from Model Railroader, this book includes intriguing ideas from a variety of experts on creating realistic ground cover, trees, bushes, rocks, water, and other scenery details. Full of outstanding photos, diagrams, and instructions and is ideal for beginning model railroaders.
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The Official 2004 Edition Locomotive Rosters & News

James W. Kerr Softcover Out of Print. New old stock.

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The Official 2005 Edition Locomotive Rosters & News
The 2005 Edition has consolidated rosters of the six largest systems: BNSF, CN, CP, CSX, NS, and UP. This Edition features 11 pages of full-color builder's photographs reflecting recent deliveries. Roster Information Includes: Total locomotives of group number; The builder; Diesel builders' original models, except where rebuilt or upgraded, then the railroad operator's designation is used; Original model horsepower, or latest rerated variations from normal are noted. Still the number one source of its kind.
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The Official 2006 Edition Locomotive Rosters & News (Volume 1)
The 2006 edition is in 2 volumes! All major railroad systems of North America are in Volume 1: BNSF, CN, CP, CSX, KCS, NS, and UP. Short term leased and 2006 new orders included, for a total of 26,524 locomotives in Volume 1. 802 shortlines of North America are in Volume 2. Regionals and commuters, short term leased and 2006 new orders for a total of 9,503 locomotives in Volume 2.
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The Official 2006 Edition Locomotive Rosters & News (Volume 2)
The 2006 edition is in 2 volumes! All major railroad systems of North America are in Volume 1: BNSF, CN, CP, CSX, KCS, NS, and UP. Short term leased and 2006 new orders included, for a total of 26,524 locomotives in Volume 1. 802 shortlines of North America are in Volume 2. Regionals and commuters, short term leased and 2006 new orders for a total of 9,503 locomotives in Volume 2.
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The Official 2008 Edition Locomotive Rosters & News
909 rosters - all major railroad systems of North America: Short Lines from Aberdeen and Rockfish to Yuma Valley Railway BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe) CN (Canadian National) CP (Canadian Pacific) CSX Transportation KCS (Kansas City Southern) NS (Norfolk Southern) UP (Union Pacific) Incuding short term leased and 2008 new orders.
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The Official 2010 Edition Locomotive Rosters & News

James W. Kerr Softcover Out of Print. New old stock.

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The Official 2011 Edition Locomotive Rosters & News

James W. Kerr Softcover Out of Print. New old stock.

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The Professional Approach to Model Railways (2nd Edition)
Written by a professional model-maker, this is a fascinating insight into high-end railway modeling and a great source of inspiration for beginners and experts alike. The second edition has been significantly updated with new material and photographs, and covers the many technological developments since the previous edition, such as digital command control. This book is an essential addition to the bookshelves of all serious railway modelers. The first edition of this book was first published in 1987.
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The Railway Beat: A Century of Canadian Pacific Police Service
Canadian Pacific at its apex operated the most expansive and comprehensive transportation system the world has ever seen, before or since. Vast amounts of freight and multitudes of people, including some of the 20th century's most important and celebrated personalities, moved seamlessly back and forth on the North American continent and across the oceans to the far corners of the earth in the capable hands of a single, well-oiled administration. When the Canadian Pacific Railway was built in the early 1880s to connect the thriving cities of Eastern Canada with the fledgling communities on the West Coast of British Columbia, however, this first, tenuous lifeline of the wildly ambitious enterprise stretched across more than two thousand miles of rugged, nearly uninhabited wilderness -- with no blanket authority or viable system of law enforcement. Initially the country's own red-coated mounted police force took up the challenge of protecting the men and women who accomplished the national dream of forging a link from sea to sea and beyond; but, inevitably, the responsibility for the security of people and goods on the "World's Greatest Transportation System" would fall to the Canadian Pacific itself and the private police force which grew up with the company. From its somewhat disreputable origins of ad-hoc groups of semi-autonomous armed watchmen and strike-breaking thugs organized at the local level to the fully-professional force created in 1913 by the CPR president himself, the stage was set for more than a century of Canadian Pacific Police Services to come. The quiet efficiency with which its officers have conducted themselves in their ongoing battles with fraud, theft, smuggling, bombings, murder and mayhem, and the degree to which they have managed to avoid controversy and public scrutiny, speak well for the men and women on the "Railway Beat."
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The Railway Pathfinders: Adventures in Canadian History
A series of accessible, fast-paced non-fiction narratives aimed at pre-teen and young teenage readers. These stories of tremendous determination and hardship tell of the railway men and pioneers who opened up the vast and inhospitable West and in a very real way, created the country of Canada.
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The Railways of Toronto: The First Hundred Years (Volume 2)
Volume 2 in this series of railway related scenes in Toronto between 1860 and 1960 showing terminals and freight yards as well as trains and locomotives. The book has both full-page black and white photos (with very informative captions) and reproductions of maps. Includes station lists and a list of Toronto companies that built railroad equipment.
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The Rise and Fall of British Railways: Branch & Minor Lines
There is nothing more charming and evocative to railway enthusiasts than a rural branch line. Most were built before the advent of motorized road transport and provided a vital lifeline for the communities served, but these lines inevitably declined. Although the infamous Dr Beeching usually takes the blame for closures, there were significant losses in the 1920s and 1930s, when more than a 1,000 miles of track were declared redundant. More recently, there has been regeneration of some lines and new stations opened. This beautifully illustrated book looks at lines from the steam age through to the present time of diesel and electric multiple units.
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The Rise and Fall of British Railways: Goods and Freight
This lavishly illustrated book tells the story of the evolution of freight services and the ‘Rise and Fall’ of the local goods train, from the early days to the modern privatized railway and from the steam age to today’s modern traction era, with particular emphasis on the British Railways years from 1948 to 1997.
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The Royal Train: The Inside Story
From the author of The Royal Yacht Britannia, here is the official story of Royal travel by train. There is in fact no single Royal Train, but rather a set of rail vehicles that can be assembled into whatever configuration is required, depending on which member of the Royal Family is traveling. Brian Hoey examines every aspect of the Royals’ favorite form of transport, including the rolling stock, the locomotives, the costs, operating routines, refreshments – and the décor in the Queen’s personal saloon.
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The Search for Steam
The Search for Steam is a mammoth parade of smoky action that will delight any railfan. Some of the greatest rail photographers such as C.E. Prusia, Charles Kerrigan, Richard Wallin, Russ Porter, Richard Kindig, Robert J. Foster and Donald Sims combine to make this huge 360-page hardbound book a masterpiece of steam! From freight and passenger action to rail facilities, this large picture book has it all! Lines include Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, New York Central, Baltimore & Ohio, Great Northern, Wabash, Milwaukee Road, Illinois Central, Pennsylvania, Soo, Santa Fe, Rock Island and many others. Some diesel and electric photos are also featured. A handy index of railroads is included.
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The Southern Railway System: An Illustrated History
Nicely done history of the Southern Railway (US), illustrated with photos reaching back to the early 1800s. The book opens with a detailed description of the many early railroads, such as the South Carolina Canal & Rail Road Company, which eventually became the Tennessee River, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia lines that were amalgamated in 1894 and became the Southern. The book describes the effect on these lines of the Civil War, the rebuilding after the war, the consolidation of the lines and the company's history through 1982 when it merged with the Norfolk & Western. Lavishly illustrated throughout with black and white photos. With decorative end papers showing system map.
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The Sudbury Streetcars: The Sudbury-Copper Cliff Suburban Electric Railway Company
History of the Sudbury-Copper Cliff Suburban Electric Railway Co., a streetcar company that once served Sudbury, Ontario and the surrounding communities. Covers origins, construction, operation, expansion, financial difficulties and demise. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos. With roster, maps and timetable.
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The Thunder of Their Passing: A Tribute to the Denver & Rio Grande’s Narrow Gauge and the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad
Featuring nearly 500 outstanding color and black and white photographs, illustrations, and reproductions. Complete with detailed text, bibliography, and index. Robert Turner's beautiful and moving tribute to the Rio Grande's narrow gauge and the Cumbres & Toltec is his 14th book on western transportation history. A historian and photographer with an extensive professional background in museums, historic sites, and heritage restoration projects, he has been fascinated by the narrow gauge railroads of Colorado and New Mexico for more than 35 years. His many awards include the American Association for State and Local History's Award of Merit for the excellence of his books. His photographs and articles have appeared in a wide range of books, magazines, and exhibits. This stunning volume chronicles the story of one of the finest preserved steam railroads in North America, from its origins as the Denver & Rio Grande's San Juan Extension in the 1880s silver mining boom, to its present-day operations as the spectacular Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. The book spans more than 125 years of railroading in the beautiful aspen-covered high country of Colorado and New Mexico. The Thunder of Their Passing presents an insightful portrait of one of the last great steam railroads in America. Included are reminiscences of those who knew the railroad as employees, travelers, and residents. The meticulously researched text explores the history of the railroad, its impact on the region, the circumstances and struggles that led to its long life and eventual preservation, and the unique qualities that have endeared it to so many people. Winter operations, stock trains, snowplows, the classic San Juan passenger train, locomotives and special equipment, and the day-to-day operations of an old and sometimes cantankerous railroad all feature in this enduring tribute. The book's breathtaking gallery of photographs features work of some of the finest photographers to visit narrow gauge country. Included are photos by such masters as William Henry Jackson, Richard Kindig, Jim Shaughnessy, Richard Steinheimer, John Gruber, Steve Patterson, and many others. This is the story of a fascinating railroad that has captured the imagination of travelers for well over a century.
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To the Edge of the World
To the Edge of the World is an adventure in travel--full of extraordinary personalities, more than a century of explosive political, economic, and cultural events, and almost inconceivable feats of engineering. Christian Wolmar passionately recounts the improbable origins of the Trans-Siberian railroad, the vital artery for Russian expansion that spans almost 6,000 miles and seven time zones from Moscow to Vladivostok. The world's longest train route took a decade to build--in the face of punishing climates, rampant disease, scarcity of funds and materials, and widespread corruption. The line sprawls over a treacherous landmass that was previously populated only by disparate tribes and convicts serving out their terms in labor camps--where men were regularly starved, tortured, or mutilated for minor offenses. Once built, it led to the establishment of new cities and transformed the region's history. Exceeding all expectations, it became, according to Wolmar, "the best thing that ever happened to Siberia." It was not all good news, however. The railroad was the cause of the 1904--1905 Russo-Japanese War, and played a vital--and at times bloody--role in the Russian Revolution and the subsequent Civil War. More positively, the Russians were able to resist the Nazi invasion during the Second World War as new routes enabled whole industries to be sent east. Siberia, previously a lost and distant region, became an inextricable part of Russia's cultural identity. And what began as one meandering, single-track line is now, arguably, the world's most important railroad.
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