2018年02月07日

The Historical Guide to North American Railroads

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160 lines abondoned or merged since 1930
Second Edition, from the publisher of Train magazine, Kalmbach Books
480 pages, 211 × 141 mm, adhesive binding

5 Introduction to the Second Edition
7 A Brief History of North American Railroading
15 The Railroads (in alphabetical order)
470 Selected Biographies
477 Glossary

Old names die hard. Today's railroad literature is full of references to railroads that have vanished: "former Northern Pacific main line" . . . "ex-Rutland RS3" . . . "operated first by Penn Central." You want to ask, "What was the Northern Pacific"−- or the Rutland or the Penn Central −- but who can you ask? You need a concise encyclopedia of railroad history that provides answers to the basic questions and points you toward a source of answers to the complex ones.

This book does that. It contains brief histories of the major railroads that have disappeared since 1930, plus statistics, maps, biographies, a glossary, and a summary of North American railroad history. This book is a handy single-volume historical encyclopedia.
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American Shortline Railways Guide

5th Edition, Kalmbach Books
Railroad RefferenceSeries No. 17 by Edward A. Lewis
A DIRECTORY OF TODAY'S DIVERSE SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZE RAILROADS
FACTS, FIGURES, AND LOCOMOTIVE ROSTERS FOR OVER 500 SHORT LINES
368 pages, 211 × 141 mm, adhesive binding

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on the cover: Fordyce & Princeton 1805, a GP28, leads a freight train through North Crossett, Arkansas, on October 9, 1990. Photo by Louis A. Marre.

3 INTRODUCTION
8 WHOSE LINE WAS IT?
10 SHORTLINE DIESELS
12 THE RAILROADS (in alphabetical order)
(23 American Short Line Railroad Association)
(74 The CF7)
(130 The GP16)
(137 The GP8 and GP10)
(226 Norfolk Southern's Thoroughbred Short Line Program)
(260 Railway Association of Canada)
(264 Regional Railroads of America)
347 OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL
351 NON-OPERATING RAILROADS
354 SHORT LINES NO LONGER IN EXISTENCE
363 INDEX OF RAILROADS BY STATE

Editor: George Drury
Copy Editor: Mary Algozin
Art Director: Kristi Ludwig
Book Designer: Mike Schafer/Andover Junction Publications

THIS BOOK is a ready reference to nearly 600 shortline and regional railroads in the United States and Canada − from the Seminole Gulf Railway in southwest Florida to the Alaska Railroad; from the half-mile NDC Railroad to the 2,000-plus-mile Wisconsin Central. The railroads in the book range in age from 163 years (the Strasburg Railroad, still operating under its 1832 charter) to brand new; the motive power listed in the accompanying rosters includes old steam, new diesel, old diesel, and new steam.
The railroads are arranged in alphabetical order, and the entry for each railroad includes a description and brief history, mailing address, telephone number, miles of road operated, weight of rail, radio frequency, location of engine-house, locomotive roster, and number of cars. The information was compiled by the author, a well-known authority on short lines, and was verified by the railroads themselves.
The four previous editions of The American Shortline Railway Guide, published by the author in 1973 and 1978 and by Kalmbach in 1986 and 1991, were especially useful and established a reputation for accuracy. This new fifth edition should prove equally worthy as a handy field guide and a useful reader's companion. It's a book you'll keep in your camera bag or your glove compartment and on the table next to your favorite reading chair.

About the author
Edward A. Lewis has been a shortline railroader since 1963, when he hired out on the Arcade & Attica Railroad as assistant to the president. He has since held management positions with the Providence & Worcester Railroad, the Strasburg Rail Road, and the Lamoille Valley and Twin States railroads in Vermont. In 1988 he was named president of one of the Southeast's most venerable short lines, the Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad. He was instrumental in starting A&R's two subsidiaries, the Dunn-Erwin Railway and the Pee Dee River Railway. In past years, he has been a consultant for the United States Railway Association and Rail Management Services.
In 1965 Lewis began writing and publishing books on shortline railroads, among them histories of the Arcade & Attica, the Providence & Worcester, and the Wellsville Addmon & Galeton. His book The DO Lines described nine designated-operator railroad created to operate branch lines discarded by Conrail.
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