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The Conrail Cyclopedia - Penn Central Books.

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. "

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. "

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."

Penn Central Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment
Penn Central Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment by James Kinkaid
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 1998
Notes: Out of print. Available as a Digital Reprint
From the Publisher: "Although much maligned, the Penn Central had a fascinating eclectic collection of rolling stock. When new and freshly painted it could be quite appealing. Originally published in 1998, Penn Central Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment is pure PC; no PRR, NYC, NH cars not repainted by PC, but Penn Central as it was supposed to be!"

Penn Central In Color, Volume 1: Operations in Western New England and Upstate New York State
Penn Central In Color, Volume 1: Operations in Western New England and Upstate New York State by Jeremy F. Plant
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2008
From the Publisher: "The much maligned Penn Central operated an amazing variety of diesel locomotives mostly inherited from its three predecessors – New York Central, Pennsylvania and New Haven. See them in operation on freights, commuter trains and through passenger service in this 128-page book."

Penn Central In Color, Volume 2: Along the Eastern Seaboard, Boston to Philadelphia
Penn Central In Color, Volume 2: Along the Eastern Seaboard, Boston to Philadelphia by Jeremy F. Plant
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2009
From the Publisher: "The pictorial saga of Penn Central is illustrated in almost 250 color photos along the Eastern Seaboard."

Penn Central In Color, Volume 3: From the Potomac to the Alleghenies
Penn Central In Color, Volume 3: From the Potomac to the Alleghenies by Jeremy F. Plant
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2010
From the Publisher: "Washington, DC to the Alleghenies via Philadelphia! See the wide variety of PC operations and motive power in full color."

Penn Central In Color, Volume 4: West of the Alleghenies
Penn Central In Color, Volume 4: West of the Alleghenies by Jeremy F. Plant
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2010
From the Publisher: "From high in the Alleghenies just east of Pittsburgh to the western road interchanges in Chicago and St. Louis, the operations of the troubled Penn Central are scrutinized in full color."

Penn Central Power 25th Anniversary Edition Reprint
Penn Central Power 25th Anniversary Edition Reprint by Robert J. Yanosey
Hardcover: 248 pages, 12-page gathered color insert, numerous black and white photographs
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2012
From the Publisher: "Penn Central Power, Morning Sun Book’s first title, is reprinted in a special 25th Anniversary limited run released on November 15, 2012 in anticipation of a new series entitled Penn Central Power In Color, which will begin in 2013 and pick up where the original left off. The original Penn Central Power was vastly different from the typical MSB format to which readers have become accustomed. Instead of being in all color, that first Penn Central Power (and this reprint) is 248 pages of black-and-white photography with a 12-page color insert."

Penn Central Power In Color, Volume 1: 1000-3999 Freight Cab Units and High Horsepower Roadswitchers
Penn Central Power In Color, Volume 1: 1000-3999 Freight Cab Units and High Horsepower Roadswitchers by Robert J. Yanosey
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2013
From the Publisher: "First volume in a series dealing with the motive power used by the ill-fated Penn Central."

Penn Central Power In Color, Volume 2: 4000-5399 Passenger Cab Units, Electrics, and Roadswitchers
Penn Central Power In Color, Volume 2: 4000-5399 Passenger Cab Units, Electrics, and Roadswitchers by Robert J. Yanosey
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2013
From the Publisher: "The 4000-series covered E7’s, E8’s, and the entire electric locomotive fleet while the 5000-series was FL9’s, RS3’s, and GP7’s. Mostly action shots!"

Penn Central Power In Color, Volume 3: 6000-7499 Six-Axle Diesels and GP9's
Penn Central Power In Color, Volume 3: 6000-7499 by Robert J. Yanosey
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2014
From the Publisher: "The big six axle power of Penn Central is detailed in roster and action photography - SD35's, SD40s, and SD45's through the Alcos and GE's. The versatile GP9's contributed from all three component roads are also covered."

Penn Central Power In Color, Volume 4: 7500-9999 Intermediate HP Roadswitchers and Switchers
Penn Central Power In Color, Volume 4: 7500-9999 by Robert J. Yanosey
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2014
From the Publisher: "The concluding volume of the Penn Central Power series covers the road's huge GP38 fleet as well as switchers. A long chapter on "odds & ends" winds up the book with some unexpected comings-and-goings."

Penn Central Through Passenger Service
Penn Central Through Passenger Service by Geoffrey H. Doughty
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2012
From the Publisher: "While Penn Central came into being in February 1968, it still operated a substantial long distance passenger service in the several years before Amtrak. Struggling to create a new image when bankruptcy struck, the three year story is illustrated in nearly 250 color photos."

Piggyback Color Guide, Volume 2: I to X
Piggyback Color Guide, Volume 2: I to X by James Kinkaid
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2014
From the Publisher: "The ever-changing nature of TOFC (trailer on flat car) types and operations is detailed on companies in the bottom half of the alphabet. "

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. "

Trackside Around Buffalo 1953-1976 with Ray Richards, Reg Button, and Devan Lawton
Trackside Around Buffalo 1953-1976 with Ray Richards, Reg Button, and Devan Lawton by Stephan Koenig
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2001
Notes: Out of print.
From the Publisher: "The "Grain Milling Capital of the World" was once America’s second largest rail interchange point. See the operations of NYC, LV, EL, N&W, B&O, C&O, CN, NKP, PRR, TH&B, Wabash and others in more than 250 vintage views"

Trackside Around Cleveland 1965-1979 with Dave McKay
Trackside Around Cleveland 1965-1979 with Dave McKay by Dave McKay
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2005
From the Publisher: "An outstanding photographic tour of Cleveland, Ohio and the surrounding countryside in full color when EL, NYC, PRR, NKP (N&W), and other lines were operating the last of first generation power."

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 Southeastern Pennsylvania 1965-1975 with John P. Stroup and William Tilden
Trackside Around Southeastern Pennsylvania 1965-1975 with John P. Stroup and William Tilden by John P. Stroup
Hardcover: 128 pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2012
From the Publisher: "Pennsy, Penn Central, Reading, B&O and a dazzling array of vintage traction make this a terrific book. Join photographers Tilden and Stroup as they capture the main lines and secondary lines around the 'City of Brotherly Love.'"

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 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!"

West End Rails: NYC, PRR, PC, EL, CR
West End Rails: NYC, PRR, PC, EL, CR by Robert P. Olmsted
Paperback: 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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