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The Conrail Cyclopedia - Central Railroad of New Jersey Books.

Alcos in Autumn (Northeast Pennsylvania in the 1960s and 1970s)
Alcos in Autumn (Northeast Pennsylvania in the 1960s and 1970s) by Mike Bedna
Hardcover: 52 pages, all color
Publisher: White River Productions, 2009
From the Publisher: "This book from Mike Bednar features 77 color photos of Alcos in northeastern Pennsylvania during the 1960s and 1970s, in the autumn of their careers. LV, CNJ, Reading, D&H and more! You'll see everything from dependable Alco switchers serving local industries to quartets of roadswitchers on ore drags to big Century 628s climbing mountains with symbol freight tonnage."

ALCO's To Allentown
ALCO's To Allentown by Thomas A. Biery
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: The Railroad Press, 1998
Notes: Out of print.
From the Publisher: "'ALCO's To Allentown' features lots of great railroad action in the Lehigh River Valley during the 1960's and early 1970's. You'll see ALCO's, F-Units, F-M Train Masters and more, hauling fast freight through semaphore-laden mainline trackage in Pennsylvania's Cement Belt, along with a few side trips down interesting branchlines. Colorful diesels from Lehigh Valley Railroad, Central Railroad of New Jersey, Reading Lines, Lehigh and Hudson River, Ironton and other area railroads abound in this magnificent work. Includes 150+ photos -- more than 80 are in color."

Anthracite Railroads & Mining In Color, Volume 1
Anthracite Railroads & Mining In Color, Volume 1 by Chuck Yungkurth
Hardcover: 128 pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2010
Notes: Out of print. Digital reprint available.
From the Publisher: "Anthracite or “hard” coal is scarce all over the world and is found virtually nowhere in the United States, except in Northeast Pennsylvania. It burns at a high temperature with almost no smoke, leaving little ash and dust. Anthracite Railroads & Mining In Color Volume 1 features its development and the roads involved, including Reading, Jersey Central, Wanamie Mine Railway, Lehigh & New England, Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley, and Conrail. "

CNJ/LV Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment
CNJ/LV Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment by Craig Bossler
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 1995
From the Publisher: "Two of the Northeast’s legendary anthracite roads ran side-by-side into bankruptcy and, eventually, Conrail. Enjoy the intriguing passenger, freight and non-revenue equipment of the Jersey Central and Lehigh Valley railroads in almost 300 vivid color photographs augmented by detailed commentary."

Jersey Central Facilities, Volume 1: The Growth Era
Jersey Central Facilities, Volume 1: The Growth Era by Joel Rosenbaum and Tom Gallo
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2014
From the Publisher: "Well known CNJ authorities Rosenbaum and Gallo take the reader on a detailed tour of “The Big Little Railroad’s” structures in full color."

Jersey Central Lines In Color
Jersey Central Lines In Color by William J. Brennan
Hardcover: 128 pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 1997
Notes: Out of print.
From the Publisher: "Author Bill Brennan’s stunning photography of the pre-Aldene Plan Jersey Central RR. Rare color photos of trains on the lines that lost passenger service in the 1967 plan, expertly explained by Mr. Brennan in 1991's Jersey Central Lines In Color."

Jersey Central Lines In Color, Volume 2
Jersey Central Lines In Color, Volume 2 by William J. Brennan
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 1993
From the Publisher: "Jersey Central Lines In Color Volume 2 highlights the early period of Camelbacks, Mikados and tangerine and blue Baldwin babyfaces and F3’s. Special emphasis is given to the Pennsylvania Division, with many rare vintage views from the late 1940’s and early 1950’s."

Jersey Central Lines In Color, Volume 3
Jersey Central Lines In Color, Volume 3 by Walter A. Appel
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2003
From the Publisher: "Highlights the early period of Camelbacks, Mikados, and tangerine and blue Baldwin babyfaces and F3s. Starts in 1941 and ends in 1976, the book gives special emphasis to the Pennsylvania Division. Many rare vintage views from the late 1940s - early 1950s."

Jersey Central Power In Color, Volume 1: #50-1709
Jersey Central Power In Color, Volume 1: #50-1709 by Robert J. Yanosey
Hardcover: 128 pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2015
From the Publisher: "The diesel roster of The BIG Little Railroad is explored from early freight cab units, to historic switchers, and the smaller roadswitchers from Alco, FM, Baldwin, and EMD. Roster and action shots from the 1950s to 1976!"

Jersey Central Lines In Color, Volume 4: Pennsylvania
Jersey Central Lines In Color, Volume 4: Pennsylvania by Mike Bednar
Hardcover: 128 pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2014
From the Publisher: "The CNJ was built around the anthracite traffic it originated in the coalfields of Pennsylvania. By the postwar years, this traffic had dried up and CNJ was struggling. Author Mike Bednar lived in Lehigh River valley area all his life and shares his recollections and the late history of CNJ’s Pennsylvania Division in this all-color book."

Jersey Central Lines Power In Color, Volume 2: #2000-9709
Jersey Central Lines Power In Color Volume 2: #2000-9709 by Robert J. Yanosey
Hardcover: 128 pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2016
From the Publisher: "The remainder of “The BIG Little Railroad” roster including Double-enders, Train Masters, and SD35’s is followed by a look at the post-bankruptcy acquisitions from B&O, the State, and secondhand sources. A detailed look at the post-Conrail disposition of the fleet completes the story of CNJ diesel power."

Lehigh and New England Railroad And Its Successors In Color
Lehigh and New England Railroad And Its Successors In Color by Mike Bednar
Hardcover: 128 pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2013
From the Publisher: "Follow the L&NE till it ceased operation in 1960 and then was operated by CNJ, LV, CR and NS."

Piggyback Color Guide, Volume 1: A to H
Piggyback Color Guide, Volume 1: A to H by James Kinkaid
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2014
From the Publisher: "Once an innovation, TOFC (Trailer-on-Flat-Car) has grown exponentially since its birth. Owners A to H are examined in this the first of a two-volume series showing trailers, flatcars, and containers in all their colorful attire."

Railroaders in the Lehigh River Valley
Railroaders in the Lehigh River Valley by Mike Bednar
Paperback: 72 pages, 120 photographs (62 color, 58 b/w)
Publisher: White River Productions (The Railroad Press), 2005
From the Publisher: "This beautiful book combines Mike Bednar's brilliant photography with his unique writing style to give you a first-hand look at railroading in this region. These are more than portraits; you get to see the entire scene with all the action and there are plenty Alcos, GEs and even cabooses captured in seldom-photographed locations to make this an important historical work."

The Hard Coal Carriers: Volume 1, First Generation Geep
The Hard Coal Carriers: Volume 1, First Generation Geep by Gerard Bernet
Paperback: 80 pages
Publisher: Railroad Ave Enterprises, 1994
From the Publisher: "1 color and 119 black and white photos on the GP7’s, GP9’s & GP18’s, of the CNJ, LV, EL, DL&W, Erie, and Reading with complete roster info and data on each road’s units."

Trackside Around New Jersey 1968-1983 with Robert J. Yanosey
Trackside Around New Jersey 1968-1983 with Robert J. Yanosey by Robert J. Yanosey
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2006
From the Publisher: "Join the founder of Morning Sun Books as he relates his 15-year railroading career moving from EL towerman to Penn Central trainmaster and into the management ranks of government rail agencies. Photo coverage includes EL, CNJ, PC, Conrail and others."

Trackside Around Pennsylvania 1957 - 1989 with Al Holtz
Trackside around Pennsylvania 1957 - 1989 with Al Holtz by Mitchell E. Dakelman
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2009
From the Publisher: "Noted color photographer Al Holtz takes you from Easton to Pittsburgh visiting the PRR, P&LE, LV, CNJ, RDG, B&O and many other roads."

Trackside Around the Lehigh River Valley with Randolph Kulp
Trackside around the Lehigh River Valley with Randolph Kulp by Doug Peters
Hardcover: 128 pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2013
From the Publisher: "Noted author and Lehigh River Valley historian Randolph Kulp’s treasure trove of LV, CNJ, RDG, L&NE, L&HR, and numerous other roads in the Allentown-Easton-Bethlehem surroundings are explored in this wonderful chronicle."

Trackside Around the Pennsylvania Cement District
Trackside Around the Pennsylvania Cement District by Mike Bednar and Ken Bealer
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2010
From the Publisher: "A fascinating look at the cement producing area served by the LV (Lehigh Valley), CNJ (Jersey Central or Central of New Jersey), RDG (Reading Railroad), DL&W (Delaware Lackawanna and Western), Erie Lackawanna (EL), L&NE (Lehigh and New England), and Conrail railroads along with short lines Allentown Portland Cement, Ironton, and Northampton & Bath."

Trackside to the Jersey Shore with John Dziobko Jr.
Trackside to the Jersey Shore with John Dziobko Jr. by Joel Rosenbaum and Tom Gallo
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2009
From the Publisher: "The New York & Long Branch a unique railroad stretching along the New Jersey Coast Line where many New York City-employed businessmen maintained bedroom communities. Largely a commuter railroad, it always was the attic where steam or ancient diesels were utilized from parents CNJ and PRR. No one photographed this operation in color better than John Dziobko during the 1950s."

Vintage Freight Cars 1960-1980, Volume 1: A-C
Vintage Freight Cars 1960-1980, Volume 1: A-C by Paul C. Winters
Digital: 526 pages, color photos, digital version only
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2015
From the Publisher: "Vintage Freight Cars is a compendium of rare color slides not used in MSB's Color Guides, including roads never covered. You'll find Class-One road cars resold, experimentals, demonstrators, and one-of-a kinds. All the large roads are featured including ATSF, B&O, C&O, CB&Q, GN, L&N, MP, N&W, NYC, PRR, SP, SOU, and UP. Smaller roads like A&EC, B&LE, CNJ, FEC, MD&W, MPA, PH&D, TP, VTR are not left out. Special flatcar loads, detail shots, unusual weathering, and unique angles round out the series -- all the work of pioneer rolling stock color photographer Paul C. Winters, whose images have appeared in over 60 MSB Color Guides. A treasure chest of projects for the model railroader and a unique look at the rolling stock for the prototype historian. Volume 1: A to C covers the roads whose reporting marks begin with those letters: ACL, ACFX, ACY, ATSF, BAR, BKTY, B&M, BN, B&O, CG, C&O, CB&Q, CNW, CN, CP, CR, CRR, CWP and many other roads."


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