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Alco's Century Series, Volume 1 - Four-Axle Models
Alco's Century Series, Volume 1 - Four-Axle Models by Diesel Era
Paperback: 168 pages, 250+ color and b&w photos
Publisher: Withers Publishing, 2003
From the Publisher: "Covers C-414, C-424, C-425, and C-430 models."

Alco's Century Series, Volume 2 - Six-Axle Models
Alco's Century Series, Volume 2 - Six-Axle Models by Diesel Era
Paperback: 208 pages, 350+ color and b&w photos
Publisher: Withers Publishing, 2008
From the Publisher: "Covers C-628, C-630, and C-636 models."

Altoona Action
Altoona Action by Tom Biery and Jaime Serentsis
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, sharp b/w and color photos, maps, index, bibliography.
Publisher: White River Productions (The Railroad Press), 2010
From the Publisher: "Altoona Action is a hardcover book featuring 30 years of railroading in and around the city of Altoona, Pennsylvania. Brilliant black & white and color photography, taken between the mid-1960s and the mid-1990s, presents the Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central and Conrail. In addition to Altoona, the book covers Horseshoe Curve, Gallitzin, Cresson, Tyrone and Spruce Creek."

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. "

Autobiography of James Oyer: Was a ERIE-Lackawanna, ConRail Conductor, Went to Hell and Back Because of Three Bad Train Wrecks
Autobiography of James Oyer: Was a ERIE-Lackawanna, ConRail Conductor, Went to Hell and Back Because of Three Bad Train Wrecks by James E. Oyer
Softcover: 110 pages. Also available as PDF.
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing, 2015
From the Publisher: "Three train wrecks occurred in three different years: 1962, 1969, and 1994. There had been different train accidents that happened throughout the years, but what made these three train wrecks significant is a man named James E. Oyer. He was on duty as a brakeman and later as a conductor on those Erie-Lackawanna and Conrail trips. Oyer relives his gut-wrenching story of the catastrophes as he and the rest of the crew tries to make it out alive. He also reveals the reason why it happened. Was there a mechanical failure? Was it just wrong decisions? Or was it simply negligence? The three tragedies drastically changed his life. Oyer’s traumatic experiences led to his early retirement at age fifty-two, as he was too fearful to ever work on a train again. He was later diagnosed with paralyzing anxiety, which he overcame in 2005, and posttraumatic stress disorder, which he had to deal with for the rest of his life."

Big Hooks - Two
Big Hooks - Two by Diesel Era
Paperback: 96 pages, 8.5" x 11 horizontal format, mostly color images, limited run
Publisher: Withers Publishing, 2016
From the Publisher: "An overlooked piece of essential railroad equipment that had to be ready to go to work at a moment's notice, nearly all of America's railroads owned a wrecking crane or "big hook." In this pictorial, we cover this specialized equipment, whether working in carriers such as Santa Fe and Union Pacific, to shortline railroads such as the Alabama, Tennessee & Northern."

A Colorful Look At Conrail's SD-40 and SD40-2's
A Colorful Look At Conrail's SD-40 and SD40-2's by Gerard Bernet
Softcover: 48 pages, 11”x8.5, 66 all-color photos with roster and mechanical detail specifications.
Publisher: R A E Publishing, 1996
From the Publisher: "66 color views of these classic locomotives are shown in both roster and action views. Author Gerard Bernet has compiled a complete roster and mechanical specs in his well known charts, giving the diesel fan a comprehensive look at these units. A must have for fans of these loco’s."

Conrail, Volume 1: 1976-1982
Conrail, Volume 1: 1976-1982 by Scott Hartley
Hardcover: 111 pages, color photos
Publisher: Railpace, 1990
Notes: Out of print.
From the Publisher: "Conrail, Volume 1: 1976-1982 draws upon the talents of more than forty of America's and Canada's best railroad photographers. An incredible selection of color views portraying the new railroad in its early years illustrates this volume."

Conrail, Volume 2: 1983-1990
Conrail, Volume 2: 1983-1990 by Scott Hartley
Hardcover: 112 pages, color photos
Publisher: Railpace, 1990
Notes: Out of print.
From the Publisher: "Conrail Volume 2: 1983-1990 shows today's Conrail. Many of America's and Canada's leading rail photographers have contributed their work to this volume, resulting in an outstanding array of brilliant color pictures which illustrate Conrail from east to west and north to south. You will witness the drama of 70 mph piggyback trains behind high-horsepower diesels on perfectly-maintained main lines. You will be trackside to see the rural charm of Conrail's scenic, yet profitable, branches."

Conrail: The Final Years
Conrail: The Final Years by Paul K. Withers
Hardcover: 208 pages, color photos, black & white photos
Publisher: Withers, 1997
Notes: Out of print.
From the Publisher: "Written in the final months of Conrail's independence, this book picks up where "Conrail/Motive Power 1985-1991" ended. The carriers diverse fleet of GM and GE locomotives is pictured in both action and roster format. A special section is devoted to in-depth coverage of Conrail's SD80MAC model. With more than 500 black and white and some color photos. The cover features a specially commissioned painting by noted railroad artist Mike Pearsail. Includes complete roster information for all locomotives used between 1982 and 1997."

Conrail: The Final Years (Second Edition)
Conrail: The Final Years by Paul K. Withers
Hardcover: 224 pages, color photos, black & white photos
Publisher: Withers, 1997
From the Publisher: "Revised second edition adds photos and information on SD70's and SD70MAC's ordered for NS and CSX. 650 b&w photos and 150 color photos."

Conrail and the Mountain: A Look at Conrail's Crossing of the Allegheny Mountains
Conrail and the Mountain: A Look at Conrail's Crossing of the Allegheny Mountains by Stephen M. Timko
Digital: 267 pages, color photos, digital version only
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2015
From the Publisher: "Far back into Pennsylvania Railroad days the main line between Altoona and Johnstown was simply known as “The Mountain”. Author Steve Timko worked this territory for Conrail and imparts his special knowledge about its daily operations between 1976 and 1999. "

Conrail Atlantic Region In Color, Volume 1: 1976-1978
Conrail Atlantic Region In Color, Volume 1: 1976-1978 by Arthur J. Erdman
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2013
From the Publisher: "The short-lived Atlantic Region was the crucible of Conrail that digested the busiest ends of its predecessors."

Conrail Atlantic Region In Color, Volume 2: 1979-1981
Conrail Atlantic Region In Color, Volume 2: 1979-1981 by Arthur J. Erdman
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2014
From the Publisher: "Author Art Erdman finishes this roundup of the Atlantic Region - the short-lived region set up on the east end of Conrail at the beginning to absorb the busiest sections of the component roads - with more of his informative, often amusing, accounts."

Conrail Central Region In Color, Volume 1: 1976-1980
Conrail Central Region In Color by Stephen M. Timko
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2014
From the Publisher: "Conrail’s Central Region stretched from near Harrisburg to Buffalo and Ft. Wayne, plus a whole host of branches, cutoffs, and spurs. Join former Conrail manager Stephen Timko as he leads us across the Region in this first volume of a four-volume series, the colorful years 1976-1980."

Conrail Central Region In Color, Volume 2: 1981-1986
Conrail Central Region In Color
by Stephen M. Timko
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2015
From the Publisher: "Former Central Region employee Steve Timko continues his look at Conrail's busiest region from Harrisburg to Ft. Wayne. Visit the main lines, many branches, alternate routes, yards, and terminals in operation from 1981-86."

Conrail Central Region In Color Volume 3: 1987-1993
Conrail Central Region In Color Volume 3: 1987-1993 by Stephen M. Timko
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2016
From the Publisher: "In 1987 Conrail had shed its image of the government vehicle created to maintain service on seven bankrupt railroads and had become an industry leader. That year it would return to the private sector in the largest public offering in history and continue to make strides during the early 1990s all illustrated in this look at its key central routes."

Conrail Central Region In Color, Volume 4: 1994-1999
Conrail Central Region In Color, Volume 4: 1994-1999 by Stephen M. Timko
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2016
From the Publisher: "The concluding volume of this look at late Conrail centered around Pittsburgh. Author Steve Timko worked in operations management for Conrail during this period and shares the rationale behind these 250 color photographs."

Conrail Color Guide to Freight Equipment, Volume 1
Conrail Color Guide to Freight Equipment, Volume 1 by Larry DeYoung
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2000
From the Publisher: "The varied freight equipment of this recent fallen flag is displayed in more than 300 color photos of the rolling stock of Conrail's early years, 1976-1986."

Conrail Commodities
Conrail Commodities by Jeremy Taylor
Hardcover: 168 pages
Publisher: Silver Brook Junction Publishing Company, 1994
Notes: Out of print.
From the Publisher: "This book examines Conrail from the perspective of its traffic base and explains the whys and wherefores of its freight movements. The railroad's train operations are covered thoroughly from the east coast terminals to Chicago & St Louis and at a myriad of remote locations. This presents the story of Conrail in the form of detailed captions which include information about each train's origin, destination, makeup and service functions as well as historical data related to the location of the photograph. The eight chapters of the book are based on the commodities carried by the trains of Conrail. These chapters include: Intermodal, Automotive Parts & Finished Vehicles, Coal, Metals and related products, Chemicals and related products, Food and Grain products, Forest Products and other (Including Proctor & Gamble detergents, the Barnum & Bailey Circus), The Appendix includes information on symbol freights, a locomotive roster, parameters of main & branch lines, and a list of power plants served by the railroad. In addition, a large system is included enabling the reader to reference photo locations shown in the book."

Conrail – D&H – NYS&W: Operations on New York State's Southern Tier and Related Trackage After 1976
Conrail – D&H – NYS&W: Operations on New York State's Southern Tier and Related Trackage After 1976 by Arthur J. Erdman
Digital: 303 pages, digital version only
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2014
From the Publisher: "After the Conrail startup in 1976, the former Erie Lackawanna main line from northern New Jersey to Buffalo was thrown open to the combined operations of three colorful railroads. Supposedly in the name of competition, Conrail, the Delaware & Hudson and the New York, Susquehanna & Western operated an eclectic fleet of new and secondhand power along this scenic route and home trackage of D&H –NYS&W. Erie Railroad authority Bob Collins had the “inside track” on the goings-on and was there to capture the action."

Conrail In Color, Volume 1: 1976-1979
Conrail In Color, Volume 1: 1976-1979 by Jeremy F. Plant
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2011
Notes: Out of print. Digital reprint available.
From the Publisher: "Starting on “C-Day” April 1, 1976, the new Conrail system is explored end-to-end in the 1970’s."

Conrail In Color, Volume 2: 1980-1989
Conrail In Color. Volume 2: 1980-1989 by Jeremy F. Plant
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2012
From the Publisher: "Big Blue finds its stride in the 1980s and changes the face of Northeast railroading. New power arrives along with new business."

Conrail In Color, Volume 3: The 1990s
Conrail In Color, Volume 3: The 1990s by Jeremy F. Plant
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2013
From the Publisher: "The last years of Big Blue before absorption by CSX and NS."

Conrail Motive Power Review 1986-1991
Conrail Motive Power Review 1986-1991 by Paul K. Withers
Hardcover: 252 glossy pages, color photos, black & white photos
Publisher: Withers, 1992
Notes: Out of print.
From the Publisher: "Handsomely done and detailed survey of the Conrail's motive power from 1986 through 1991. The book covers EMD road freight units (GPs and SDs), GE road freight units (B, C, and U), EMD and GE road switchers(GPs. SD and U), EMD yard switchers (NW, SW and MP), motive trailer units and passenger units (MT-4 and -6, E8), and the business car fleet. Includes condensed roster and rosters for each class. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos and schematic diagrams. With appendix detailing dispositions."

Conrail Motive Power Review, Volume 1: The First 10 Years 1976-1986
Conrail Motive Power Review, Volume 1: The First 10 Years 1976-1986 by Gordon Lloyd Jr. and Louis A. Marre
Softcover: 136 pages, black and white photos, a few color photos
Publisher: Interurban Press, 1992
Notes: Out of print.
From the Publisher: "Join us for a decade of Conrail motive power, 1976 to 1986. We will consider the entire fleet, in an order based on numbers assigned to the units. This is the first of a two-volume set, and will include a review of any unit assigned a Conrail number, whether or not it actually operated on the system; a look at models owned - both by totals and by ancestry; and a unit-by-unit roster of those locomotives numbered from the lowest up to No. 5593...There has never been any roster of such magnitude under one management in the diesel era, and its brief history is a fascinating one, both for scale and for detail."

ConRail Power 1 1976
ConRail Power 1 1976 by Bob Reid
Paper cover: 96 pages, black & white photos
Publisher: Rails Northeast, 1976
Notes: Out of print.
From the Publisher: "Black and white pictorial survey of Conrail's locomotives, including the 2 Bicentennial engines. Provides a guide to the motive power, renumberings, where the units were operating, what models were being operated, etc. The new numbers, based largely on Penn Central's system, are noted with each builder class. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos. This book was intended as a follow-up to the Penn Central Diesel Spotter's Guide (1974)."

Conrail Power 2
Conrail Power 2 by Bob Reid
Hardcover: 94 pages
Publisher: Rails Northeast, 1977
Notes: Out of print.
From the Publisher: "Black and white pictorial of Conrail's motive power in a year of great transition when there were still many units with pre-Conrail paint schemes. There is a photo for each builder model class with data on how many there were, how they were numbered, where they operated, etc."

Conrail Power In Color, Volume 1: 1000-3999
Conrail Power In Color, Volume 1: 1000-3999 by Robert J. Yanosey
Hardcover: 128 pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2015
From the Publisher: "Slugs, F-units, GP15, B23, DL721, B23, C430, C420, GP20, GP30, GP35, C425, C424, U23B, B23, U28,30,33,36, GP40, GP9B, and F7B are all examined in full color"

Conrail Quality in the Lebanon Valley
Conrail Quality in the Lebanon Valley by Brian Saul
Softcover: 31 pages, color photos
Publisher: Outer Station Projec, 2009
Notes: Out of print.
From the Publisher: "A pictorial history of Conrail's Harrisburg, PA line, formerly the Reading Railroad's Lebanon Valley Branch. Includes a map/diagram of the line's track. Book consists of full color photographs with narrative captions of mostly rolling stock on the historic rail line tracks. Featured are assorted locomotives, custom engines, train cars, and maintenance equipment pictured at various crossings throughout the Lebanon Valley in Pennsylvania."

Conrail (Railroad Color History)
Conrail (Railroad Color History) by Tim Doherty and Brian Soloman
Hardcover: 144 pages, color photos
Publisher: Motorbooks, 2004
Notes: Out of print.
From the Publisher: "During its 25-year history, Conrail became one of the most familiar modern railroads, a freight line that connected most of the Northeast's population centers and was renowned for its clean locomotives, tight schedules, and frequent heavy freight trains. This comprehensive and gorgeously illustrated history examines Conrail's motive power and rolling stock, its yards and terminals, and its most interesting routes, as well as its operations. Much of the information is gleaned from interviews with former Conrail employees. The photography is sourced from a variety of collections and archivists around the country."

Conrail Technical Society Journal Reprints, Volume 1: Issues 1 Through 6
Conrail Technical Society Journal Reprints, Volume 1: Issues 1 Through 6 by Conrail Technical Society Journal
Softcover:
Publisher: Conrail Technical Society
Notes: Out of print.
From the Publisher: "A collection of various articles dealing with Conrail."

Conrail Under Pennsy Wires, Volume 1
Conrail Under Pennsy Wires, Volume 1 by Robert J. Yanosey
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2014
From the Publisher: "In 1976 Congress imposed opposing goals for Conrail to be profitable but get its freight off the Northeast Corridor. Integrating Penn Central’s existing freight electric operations into its overall operating plan proved difficult as Amtrak attempted to restore high speed passenger service and rebuild the NEC. Photographer Ralph Curcio was out on the NEC in eastern Pennsylvania and western New Jersey creating a fabulous chronological record that tells the story of how Conrail finally removed its through freight traffic and ceased electric freight operation altogether."

Conrail Under Pennsy Wires: Volume 2
Conrail Under Pennsy Wires: Volume 2 by Bob Davis
Hardcover: 128 pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2015
From the Publisher: "After some background in Penn Central electric freight operations, this book looks at Conrail electric and diesel freights in the electrified territory. The author, a former PC-CR employee gives a detailed explanation of the rationale behind the scenes."

Conrail Western Region In Color, Volume 1: 1976-1990
Conrail Western Region In Color, Volume 1: 1976-1990 by Douglas N. Leffler
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2016
From the Publisher: "Conrail’s Western Region was initially comprised of three former NYC divisions (Cleveland, Toledo, and Chicago) and one PRR (Fort Wayne). Follow the early efforts to maintain operation while rehabilitation was taking place and watch in the 1980s as Conrail operations began to really take off."

EMD's GP18: The Transitional Road Switcher
EMD's GP18: The Transitional Road Switcher by Diesel Era
Paperback: 83
Publisher: Withers Publishing, 1992
Notes: Out of print.
From the Publisher: "Fascinating history of the GP18, a road switcher. Conrail inherited four units from the Lehigh Valley. This reference book lists the railroads that bought the GP18s in alphabetical order and provides black and white as well as color photos of the engines in their company's paint scheme. With rosters showing original and secondary owners. With schematic diagrams on inside front and rear covers."

EMD's SD60 Series, Steppingstone to the 21st Century
EMD's SD60 Series, Steppingstone to the 21st Century by Diesel Era
Paperback: 164 pages
Publisher: Withers Publishing, 1996
Notes: Out of print.
From the Publisher: "Handsomely done history of the EMD's SD60 diesel locomotives. The book describes the SD60s used by BN, CN, CNW, Conrail, CSX, Kansas City Southern, Norfolk Southern, Oakway, Soo and UP, as well as EMD demonstrators. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos. With 6 pages of foldout detailed schematic diagrams in the back showing 12 versions of the SD60. "

EMD's SW8, America's Medium-Horsepower Switcher Choice
EMD's SW8, America's Medium-Horsepower Switcher Choice by Diesel Era
Paperback: 72 pages, 250 photos mostly b&w
Publisher: Withers Publishing, 2001
From the Publisher: "To fill the gap between the 600-horsepower SW1 and the 1,000-horsepower SW7, EMD introduced its 800-horsepower SW8 model in 1950. Over the next four years, General Motors built a total of 366 SW8s for 49 U.S. and nine Canadian customers at both its Electro-Motive Division plant and La Grange, IL and General Motors Diesel Division facility at London, Ontario. "

EMD's SW1500: Second-Generation Workhorse
EMD's SW1500: Second-Generation Workhorse by Diesel Era
Paperback: 124 pages, 110 color photos, 325 b&w photos
Publisher: Withers Publishing, 2006
From the Publisher: "Contents: SW1500 Spotting Features, pp. 8-14; Class 1 Operators, pp. 15-64; Short Line, Terminal and Government Operators, pp. 65-90; Industrial Owner's Gallery, pp. 91-96; SW1500s in Color, pp. 97-120; SW1500 Roster, pp. 121-122; SW1500 Diagram, pp. 123-124. "

GE's Dash 8 - C Series: Dieselization Enters the Third Generation
GE's Dash 8 - C Series: Dieselization Enters the Third Generation by Diesel Era
Paperback: 120 pages
Publisher: Withers Publishing, 1994
Notes: Out of print.

The GP20 and SD24: EMD'S Turbocharged Duo
The GP20 and SD24: EMD'S Turbocharged Duo by Diesel Era
Paperback: 152 pages, 346 b&w phtos, 82 color photos
Publisher: Withers Publishing, 1998
From the Publisher: "Contents: 1. Why Turbo charge, pp. 5-8; 2. New Models, New Features, pp. 9-12; 3. Specifications, pp. 13-18; 4. SD24 Production, pp. 19-22; 5. GP20 Production, pp. 23-28; 6. Car-body Phases, pp. 29-32; 7. SD24 Roster, pp. 33-37; 8. GP20 Roster, pp. 38-44; 9. SD24s in Service, pp. 45-62; 10. GP20s in Service, pp. 63-90; 11. Secondhand SD24s, pp. 91-98; 12. Secondhand GP20s, pp. 99-104; 13. Detail Views, pp. 105-112; 14. Colorful GP20s and SD24s, pp. 113-132; 15. Bibliography, pg. 133; 16. Index, pp. 134-136; 17. HO Scale Fold-out Plans, pp. 137-152."

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."

New England Classics, Volume 1: Class Ones
New England Classics, Volume 1: Class Ones by Jaime F.M. Serensits
Paperback: 48 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: White River Productions (The Railroad Press), 2002
From the Publisher: "This beautiful all-color book features the Maine Central, Boston & Maine, Central Vermont, Bangor & Aroostook, Canadian Pacific's Vermont operations and Conrail New England action. Our action and roster shots are run large on the page and the details are crisp… and we don't crop out the interesting backgrounds! A map is included on the inside front cover and the book is thoroughly indexed. Featured power includes Century 424s, RS11s, RS18s, rare BL2s, F3s, U18Bs, U25Bs, GP7s, GP9s, SD80MACs, SD70M demonstrators and more!"

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."

The Reading in the Conrail Era, Book One
The Reading in the Conrail Era, Book One by Dale W. Woodland
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Silver Brook Junction Pub Co, 1998
Notes: Out of print.
From the Publisher: "This book looks at the Reading lines after conrail took them over. The chapters in this volume describe the formation of Conrail the major lines of the Reading Railroad. Included with each line are the related branch lines, facilities and stations. Also included is a look at the steam locomotives which have operated over former Reading lines as well as a history of each of the surviving Reading T1s."

The Railfan Chronicles, Conrail in Michigan, 1976 to 1999
The Railfan Chronicles, Conrail in Michigan, 1976 to 1999 by Byron Babbish
Softcover: 196 pages, color photos, black and white photos
Publisher: Create Space, 2015
From the Publisher: "Conrail had a major presence in Michigan, in particular in the southeastern part of the State including Detroit. This book chronicles Conrail in Michigan from its beginnings in 1976 (including some Penn Central coverage beforehand), through the transition of creating one railroad out of six bankrupt ones, to its coming of age and ending when it was purchased by two other railroads in 1999. Also covered are trips to Toledo, Ohio in the late 1970's and to Canada to see Conrail's operations out of St. Thomas and Windsor, Ontario. Color and black and white photographs from the author's collection of roster and action shots of Conrail locomotives and trains are used."

Rockville Bridge: Rails Across the Susquehanna
Rockville Bridge: Rails Across the Susquehanna by Dan Cupper
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Withers Publishing, 2002
From the Publisher: "Built in 1902, the Rockville Bridge is the longest stone arch railroad bridge in the world. The bridge crosses the Susquehanna in Marysville, just above Harrisburg. Published in 2002, in accordance with the bridge’s 100th anniversary, Rockville Bridge: Rails Across the Susquehanna, tells the bridge’s story from start to finish. The book includes a history of the bridges that stood before it, details about the difficulties the construction crew encountered while building the structure, information about the materials chosen to construct the bridge, as well as a gallery with picturesque photos of the bridge and its surrounding scenery. "

Southern Tier Lines
Southern Tier Lines by Todd E. and John W. Humphrey
Hardcover: 96 pages
Publisher: Rainy Day Books, 1992
Notes: Out of print.
From the Publisher: "This is a photo album, mostly in color, covering the D&H and other lines that have run trains in the last few decades in and around Binghamton. The book proves that it's possible to take excellent photos in that area in spite of its supposedly gray and rainy weather. "

Steel Mill Railroad Facilities and Equipment
Steel Mill Railroad Facilities and Equipment by Stephen M. Timko
Digital: 291 pages, color photos, digital version only
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2014
From the Publisher: "An unusual look inside steel mill railroad operations and the equipment used therein. Some of these photos were taken the only way possible - via an employee risking termination by taking a camera with him during his tour of duty. As such, many of the photos are extremely rare and provide a once-in-a-lifetime look at such equipment. "

Trackside Around Eastern Ohio 1965-1995 with Dave McKay
Trackside Around Eastern Ohio 1965-1995 with Dave McKay by Stephen M. Timko
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2008
From the Publisher: "Dave McKay was schooled in photography and took his talent trackside to capture the numerous rail lines that surrounded his Eastern Ohio home. N&W, PRR, PC, CR, B&O, EL and NYC are just the trunk lines. Many other shortlines, terminal carriers, steel companies and industrials are included in this sweep through the east end of the Buckeye State."

Trackside Around Harrisburg with Thomas F. Seaman
Trackside Around Harrisburg with Thomas F. Seaman by Thomas F. Seaman
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2011
From the Publisher: "Operations and trains of the PRR, PC, CR, RDG and D&H are examined in this look at the Harrisburg crossroads."

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 Pittsburgh: 1985-2005 with David Baer
Trackside Around Pittsburgh: 1985-2005 with David Baer by Stephen M. Timko
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2013
From the Publisher: "The “Steel City” has changed quite a bit since the days of PRR, B&O, P&LE and dozens of steel mills puffing out smoke and product. Join Dave Baer for a tour of Pittsburgh and the surrounding area to see how railroading has changed."

Trackside Around Rochester: 1970-1980 with Daniel Orr and Greg Marling
Trackside Around Rochester: 1970-1980 with Daniel Orr and Greg Marling by Daniel Orr and Greg Marling
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2016
From the Publisher: "Located almost midway on the former NYC main line between New York City and Chicago, Rochester has always been a hotspot of high speed freight train action. The authors show this aspect well during the PC and CR era along with the other roads that serviced the area: LV, EL, B&O, G&W, and smaller operations."

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 Around Western Ohio 1965-1995 with Dave McKay
Trackside around Western Ohio 1965-1995 with Dave McKay by Steve M. Timko
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2009
From the Publisher: "Western Ohio covers the Akron Canton & youngstown, the Ann Arbor, the Detroit & Toledo shore Line, Detroit, Toledo & Ironton, Nickel Plate, Erie Lachawanna, Pennsylvania, New York Central, Penn Central, Conrail, Toledo Terminal, Baltimore & Ohio, Chesapeake & Ohio, Chessie, Norfolk & Western, Norfolk Southern, and the Muskingum Electric that all operated in Western Ohio. "

Trackside Around Youngstown 1962-1982 with Dave McKay
Trackside Around Youngstown 1962-1982 with Dave McKay by Stephen M. Timko
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2007
From the Publisher: "A RR-by-RR tour of this steel-making center in Northeast Ohio during the era of fallen flags. Visit EL, P&LE, PC, CR, B&O, shortlines and industrials through the camera of photographer Dave McKay."

Trackside Erie to Conrail with Robert F. Collins
Trackside Erie to Conrail with Robert F. Collins by John R. Canfield
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2011
From the Publisher: "Bob Collins was not only a lifelong railfan photographer but a railroad employee. Follow both his hobby and vocation on the Erie Railroad through the colorful Erie Lackawanna years and onto Conrail and NJ Transit. Bob’s wanderings took him all over the former Erie system during those years and his wonderful photography is preserved herein."

Trackside in Search of Pennsy Towers and Trains with Paul Geiger
Trackside in Search of Pennsy Towers and Trains with Paul Geiger by Robert J. Yanosey
Hardcover: 128 pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2014
From the Publisher: "Paul Geiger was a Penn Central block operator who was so fond of his avocation that he searched out and photographed PRR, PC, and Conrail trains operating past all the former PRR towers from the Pittsburgh area to New York City. Follow his efforts inside and outside of these towers in this all-color presentation. "

Trackside in the Mohawk Valley: 1955-2015 with Jack Wright
Trackside in the Mohawk Valley: 1955-2015 with Jack Wright by Jack Wright
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2016
From the Publisher: "Ride along through the beautiful upstate New York region during NYC, PC, and CR days. The transition from one railroad to another is contrasted against the stories of this historic area."

Trackside in the Rust Belt 1957-1977 with Cal Banse
Trackside in the Rust Belt 1957-1977 with Cal Banse by Stephen M. Timko
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2008
From the Publisher: "Erie RR operator Cal Banse took his camera to work and on excursions in eastern Ohio, western Pennsylvania and elsewhere in the steel and coal country. Cal was photographing the railroad scene from the end of steam to the introduction of second generation diesels in a territory known for its heavy industry." New York Central, Penn Central, Pennsylvania Railroad, Baltimore and Ohio, Erie Lackawanna, Pittsburgh and Lake Erie - last of steam and dieselization, - all here!"

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."

Vintage Freight Cars 1980-2000, Volume 7: CN-CSXT
Vintage Freight Cars 1980-2000, Volume 7: CN-CSXT by Emery Gulash
Digital: 519 pages, color photos, digital version only
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2016
From the Publisher: "Volume 7 covers the roads whose reporting marks begin with those letters: CN, CNIS, C&NW, CP, CR, CRYX, CSXT, and many other roads."

West End Rails: NYC, PRR, PC, EL, CR
West End Rails: NYC, PRR, PC, EL, CR by Robert P. Olmsted
Hardcover: 104 pages, black and white photos
Publisher: R.P. Olmsted, 1992
From the Publisher: "Black and white pictorial showcasing the western routes of the New York Central, the Pennsylvania Railroad, the Penn Central, Erie Lackawanna and Conrail. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos. "

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