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The McCloud River Railroads

By: Jeff Moore

A detailed history of the railroad built for McCloud country logging, 1894 to 2016, with rosters, service history, and thorough photo coverage.

$70.00 Quantity:

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The State Belt

By: William H. Kaufman and Michelle S. Kaufman

San Francisco's Waterfront Railroad

$60.00 Quantity:

American Car & Foundry Box Cars, 1960-1981

By: Edward S. Kaminski

History and color photography of the last years of AC&F boxcar construction, 1960-1981.

Price: $ 75.00 Quantity:

Sac Shops jacket

Southern Pacific's Sacramento Shops

By: Robert A. Pecotich

Incubator of Innovation

Price: $ 85.00 Quantity:

F4 dust jacket

Southern Pacific Freight Cars, Vol. 4: Box Cars

by Anthony W. Thompson

"Revised Edition"
Complete history of SP box cars, the railroad's most numerous type, from 1865 to 1965.

Price: $ 70.00 Quantity:
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Southern Pacific Ten-Coupled Locomotives

by Robert J. Church

This book presents the complete history of all Southern Pacific locomotives with ten drivers, the heavy duty workhorse engines found on the railroad’s entire far-flung “Golden Empire.”

Price: $ 85.00 Quantity:
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Southern Pacific Lines Standard-Design Depots

By: Henry E. Bender, Jr.

Well-known depot historian Henry Bender has extensively researched this subject, and presents here an authoritative account of hundreds of SP standard depots.

Price: $ 70.00 Quantity:

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Rails Around Lake Tahoe

By: Mallory Hope Ferrell

The Lake Tahoe basin hosted a number of narrow-gauge logging railroads, and when logging declined, became the home of a tourist railroad. The entire history and dramatic photographs are here.

Price: $ 60.00 Quantity:

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Union Pacific in the Los Angeles Basin

By: Jeff S. Asay

Union Pacific did not arrive in the Los Angeles area until 1901, but its history from that time to 2000 is complex and interesting. Of particular interest are the fluctuating cycles of rivalry and cooperation with Southern Pacific, Santa Fe and Pacific Electric.

Price: $ 80.00 Quantity:

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Steam Days in Dunsmuir

By: Robert J. Church

The book features Dick Murdock's classic Smoke in the Canyon in its entirety, along with other fascinating stories from SP engine and train crews about working on the Shasta Division out of the division point of Dunsmuir, California until steam's end in late 1955.

Price: $ 60.00 Quantity:

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Railroads of Arizona, Vol. 6

by David F. Myrick

A history of Jerome and the Northern Roads.

Price: $ 60.00 Quantity:

The Elgin, Joliet & Eastern Railway

By: Patrick C. Dorin

A much-needed history of a fascinating 130-mile railroad, famous for its slogan, "Around -- Not Thru Chicago", brought to life in this detailed work by rail historian Patrick Dorin.

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Sacramento Northern

by Harre W. Demoro

The Sacramento Northern Railway was one of America's great electric interurban railways, offering almost any service and experience that the traveler might desire: high-speed trains, dining and parlor cars, and local streetcars. The SN had steep grades, a tunnel, picnic grounds in a redwood grove, long trestles, bridges, a ferryboat that carried an entire train across a freshwater bay, and a spectacular ride over the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.

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Southern Pacific Freight Cars, Vol. 5: Hoppers, Covered Hoppers, Tank Cars

by Anthony W. Thompson

A complete history of SP hoppers, covered hoppers and tank cars, from 1865 to 1965.

Price: $ 70.00 Quantity:

Billboard Refrigerator Cars

by Richard H. Hendrickson and Edward S. Kaminski

A detailed presentation of hundreds of billboard reefers from the 1920s to 1937, and a brief look at cars since 1937, plus a history of the era, by authorities Hendrickson and Kaminski.

Price: $ 60.00 Quantity:

Texas & New Orleans

by A.D. McLennan

There has long been a need for a good history of the Texas & New Orleans Railroad, SP's subsidiary in Texas and Louisiana. The railroad is described from early days until the merger into parent SP in 1961.

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Key System Streetcars

by Vernon J. Sappers

A welter of streetcar lines in the East Bay of the San Francisco area gradually was merged into the Key Route. The long, complex and fascinating history of this system is very overdue for a book-length treatment.

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Chard Walker's Cajon

by Chard L. Walker

This is an atmospheric and quite complete look at one of the busiest and most dramatic railroad passes in America, from an author well suited to tell the story. Railroad history buffs generally, and Santa Fe fans in particular, will be sure to enjoy this book.

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Southern Pacific's Salt Lake Division

by John R. Signor

This volume traces the long and colorful history of the Southern Pacific Railroad through Nevada and Utah, starting with the pioneer Central Pacific in the 1860s, and continuing on with the vibrant Harriman years after 1900, through Depression and War, and on into the modern era.

Price: $ 75.00 Quantity:

Pullman-Standard Freight Cars, 1900-1960

by Edward S. Kaminski

An authoritative survey of Pullman-Standard's freight car production.

Price: $ 65.00 Quantity:

The Florida Keys Overseas Railway

by Warren Zeiller

Unpublished construction photos enrich the story of Flagler's railway to Key West

Price: $ 55.00 Quantity:

The Visalia Electric Railroad: SP's Orange Grove Route

by Phillips C. Kauke

Complete history of a small component of the SP system, 1904 to 1992, from electric to diesel.

Price: $ 55.00 Quantity:

Southern Pacific's Western Division

by John R. Signor

History of SP's line from Sacramento to Oakland, including the distinctive Oakland Pier

Price: $ 70.00 Quantity:

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Central California Traction

by David G. Stanley and Jeffrey J. Moreau

History of "California's Last Interurban" from 1902 to the present

Price: $ 42.25 Quantity:

Tank Cars from American Car & Foundry, 1865-1955

by Edward S. Kaminski

A major presentation of cars produced by the largest North American builder of tank cars, AC&F.

Price: $ 65.00 Quantity:

Southern Pacific Freight Cars, Vol. 2:  Cabooses

by Anthony W. Thompson

Complete history of SP cabooses from 1871 to 1980.

Price: $ 70.00 Quantity:

Southern Pacific Freight Cars, Vol. 1:
Gondolas and Stock Cars

by Anthony W. Thompson

History of SP gondolas and stock cars from about 1900 to about 1960.

Price: $ 65.00 Quantity:

Great Northern Lines East

by Patrick C. Dorin

Superb photos and freight car information for the Great Northern Railway

Price: $ 65.00 Quantity:

The Magor Car Corporation

by Edward S. Kaminski

The history of of this important car builder, over its entire lifetime, 1902-1973

Price: $ 55.00 Quantity:

Pacific Fruit Express

by Anthony W. Thompson, Robert J. Church, Bruce H. Jones

A complete history of the refrigerator car company owned by Southern Pacific and Union Pacific.

Price: $ 75.00 Quantity:

Great Northern Lines West

by Charles R. Wood

A superb photographic book of the west end of the Great Northern Railway

Price: $ 55.00 Quantity:

Southern Pacific's Coast Line

by John R. Signor

SP's historic and scenic line between San Francisco and Los Angeles

Price: $ 65.00 Quantity:

The following books are currently out of stock.

American Car and Foundry

by Ed Kaminski

In 1899, thirteen car-building companies combined to form American Car & Foundry Co. This book is the story of a century of work by that company.

Out of print.

The Electric Way Across the Mountains

by Richard Steinheimer

This famous book about the Milwaukee Road electrification returns in a Second Edition

Out of print.

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Merchants Despatch

By: Roger C. Hinman

"A complete history of the Merchants Despatch company and its immense fleet of rolling stock over the years."

Out of print.

The Pacific Coast Company

by Gerald M. Best

Ships and Narrow Gauge along the Pacific Coast

Out of Print

Railroad History in Photographs

edited by A.W. Thompson, R.J. Church and J.J. Pryor

  • 150 Years of North American railroading in historic photos
  • 1997 Benjamin Franklin Award finalist in History

Out of print.

Santa Fe Locomotive Development

by Larry E. Brasher

This book presents the development of locomotives, from early designs of the nineteenth century, through the "supreme steam" of the 1930, with Santa Fe's superb 4-8-4 and 2-10-4 locomotives, and the simultaneous explorations of pioneer diesel power.

Out of print.

Santa Fe Route, Vol. 4 of Railroads of Arizona

by David F. Myrick

The fourth volume in this acclaimed history of Arizona railroads covers the construction and operation of the Santa Fe main line across northern Arizona

Out of print.

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Santa Fe to Phoenix, Vol. 5 of Railroads of Arizona

by David F. Myrick

History of the Santa Fe's "Peavine" and associated lines in central Arizona

Out of print.

Southern Pacific's 4300 4-8-2's

by Robert J. Church

Design, construction, and operation of SP's Mountain-type locomotives

Out of Print

Southern Pacific's Coast Line Pictorial

by Anthony W. Thompson and John R. Signor

A second volume on SP's line between San Francisco and Los Angeles

Out of Print

Southern Pacific Freight Cars, Vol. 3:
Automobile Cars and Flat Cars

by Anthony W. Thompson

Complete history of SP auto and flat cars from 1870 to 1965

To be reprinted.

Southern Pacific's Shasta Division

by John R. Signor

The history of SP's scenic line from northern California into southern Oregon.

Out of print

Snowbound Streamliner

by Robert J. Church

Rescuing the City of San Francisco from a Sierra blizzard in 1952

Out of print

Trains to Yosemite

by Jack A. Burgess

A Complete history of the remarkable Yosemite Valley Railroad, including

Out of print.