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The Conrail Cyclopedia - Reading Company 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. "

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. "

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. "

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."

RDG Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment
RDG Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment by Craig Bossler
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 1993
Notes: Out of print.
From the Publisher: "Over 300 of Reading Company passenger and freight cars are portrayed in sharp, clear, color photographs. Ranging from the Post-War period, through the Sixties and right up to Conrail, the photos are expertly captioned."

Reading Company In Color, Volume 1
Reading Company In Color, Volume 1 by Jeremy F. Plant
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 1998
From the Publisher: "Tour the Reading from end-to-end through over 230 views of vintage diesel and electric."

Reading Company In Color, Volume 2
Reading Company In Color, Volume 2 by Bert Pennypacker
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2002
From the Publisher: "Noted author Bert Pennypacker guides the reader through an all-color tour of the Reading's motive power, operations and physical plant during the years 1947-1976."

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."

Reading Company Facilities In Color, Volume 1: East of Philadelphia
Reading Company Facilities In Color, Volume 1: East of Philadelphia by Mitchell E. Dakelman
Hardcover: 128 pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2012
From the Publisher: "The Reading had a heavily-built network of lines extending east of the City of Brotherly Love to serve passengers and freight. The road’s stations, towers, bridges, yards, signs and other aspects are explored in color photos with or without trains."

Reading Company Facilities In Color, Volume 2: North of Philadelphia
Reading Company Facilities In Color, Volume 2: North of Philadelphia by Mitchell Dakelman
Hardcover: 128 glossy pages, color photos
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2015
From the Publisher: "A look back at the stations, towers, shops and other structures owned by the Reading Company on the many lines that emanated from Philadelphia. Many of the scenes show trains of Reading, SEPTA, and Conrail passing by."

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 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 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 Delaware Valley 1960-1983 with John Stroup and William Tilden
Trackside Around the Delaware Valley 1960-1983 with John Stroup and William Tilden by John P. Stroup
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2011
From the Publisher: "PRR, Reading and PRSL are explored through the viewfinders of two talented photographers during the troubled years leading up to Conrail."

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 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 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 Reading Anthracite Country with Arch and Bruce Kantner
Trackside Reading Anthracite Country with Arch and Bruce Kantner by Jeremy F. Plant
Hardcover: 128 all color pages
Publisher: Morning Sun Books, 2005
From the Publisher: "The source of Reading Company prosperity – its central Pennsylvania anthracite territory – was recorded by the Kantner Brothers in color chiefly during the 1950s. The last of steam and the earliest of Reading diesels are shown at work, gathering and hauling coal as well as providing first class passenger conveyance."

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