Burlington Northern in Color

Morning Sun Books, by Jim Boyd, The editor of RAILFAN & RAILROAD Magazine since its beginning in 1974, Jim Boyd retired in October 1997 and is now a freelance writer living in rural northwest New Jersey. Jim grew up in Dixon, Illinois, with main lines and branches of the CB&Q nearby in every direction. He visited the GN, NP and SP&S in the 1960s and watched the Burlington Northern merger as it developed. This is his 26th book.

Volume 1: The Urge to Merge

Volume 2: A Cascade of Color

Volume 3: Green Pastures
posted by ワークスK at 16:31| Comment(0) | Book | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする


Official Railway Equipment Register

Vol. LXXXVIII No.2 October 1972 quarterly (第88巻第2号1972年10月号 季刊)
issued by the Railway Equipment and Publication Company, Agent
210 x 280 mm, 1194 pages, softcover, adhesive binding

Table of Contents

inside cover
page sample

posted by ワークスK at 11:03| Comment(0) | Book | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする


The American Railroad Passenger Car

by John H. White, Jr. Originally published in one hardcover volume, 1978
316x264 mm, 690 pages, soft cover


Preface xi
0NE The Day Coach in the Wooden Era: 1830 to 1910 2
Representative Cars 50
TWO The Day Coach: Era of the Metal Car 116
THREE First-Class Travel: Sleeping Cars 202
FOUR First-Class Travel: Parlor, Dining, and Private Cars 286
Notes to Chapters One through Four xv
FIVE Passenger Car Accommodations: From Decoration to Vestibules 372
SIX Head-End Cars: Baggage Express, Combination, Emigrant, and Mail Cars 452
SEVEN Running Gears 496
EIGHT Self-Propelled Cars and Motor Trains 578
Appendix A: Biographical Sketches of Car Designers and Builders 647
Appendix B: Statistics 657
Appendix C: American Railroad Car Chronology 661
Notes to Chapters Five through Eight 665
Bibliography 676
Index 680
posted by ワークスK at 18:25| Comment(0) | Book | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする


Burlington Northern Adventures

Back Cover: Burlington Northern F-7 diesel 716 and GP-7 diesel 1532 were awaiting their next freight assignments at Grand Forks, North Dakota, in February 1979. Photo by Steve Glischinski.Front Cover: Burlington Northern freight train 132 created a flurry while traversing a snow-packed grade crossing at Harwood, North Dakota, February 18, 1979. Photo by Steve Glischinski.

5 Acknowledgments
7 Foreword
9 lntroduetion
15 Chapter 1: Hopping Freights and Other Adventures
Almost Killed by the Silver Comet/ C'mon Gang, Let's Go Get Em!/ A Trip to Winder/ A Stop in Virginia/ I Try To Hire On The Southern Railway
43 Chapter 2: Grand Forks, North Dakota
Green Block/ My First Trip as a Brakeman/ A Guilty Conscience in Walhalla/ Asleep in the Locomotive/ Jumping for My Life/ My Stints As Engineer/ The Crookston Switch
71 Chapter 3: Furloughed
Winter in Minot/ A Friendly Invitation in Alliance Turns Bad/ The Race at Crawford Curve/ The 39 Dodge/ A Trip with the Milwaukee Queen/ My First (And Last) Trip As A Conductor/
103 Chapter 4: Back to Grand Forks
A Locomotive Burns in Edmore, North Dakota/ Venison Steaks and the Blizzard Party/ Boxing in the Locomotive/ Chicken/ Manitoba Junction Revisited/ Stick to the Switchlist!/ Lunch On The 124/ Battle of the Beaters
133 Chapter 5: A Promotion to Trainmaster
Furloughed Again/ The Assessment Center for Future Trainmasters/ The Legend of Pisser Bill/ Drunk and Disorderly!/ The DNM (Denver to Memphis) Must Leave On Time!/ The End of The Track
Railroading in the Days of the Caboose
copyright 2004 by William J. Brotherton
South Platte Press
digest size, 159 pages, adhesive binding

Burlington Northern Adventures relate the personal experiences of the author, William J. Brotherton, who went "railroading" as a brakeman, conductor and trainmaster for the Burlington Northern Railroad system during the 1979-1982 period. Through his many interesting short stories, Brotherton illustrates what it was like to work for a major railroad company before branch lines, vintage diesel locomotives and cabooses were phased out. His accounts show what has changed within the railroad industry since then−and what has not. Brotherton, who grew up around trains in Georgia, takes the reader along on his personal encounter with a railroader's life in North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Minnesota and Colorado.

posted by ワークスK at 04:33| Comment(0) | Book | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする

GN & BN Nelson Line in British Columbia

Railways of Western Canada Series Volume 5, Railways of the West Kootenay part 3
- Red Mountain Ry. -- Nelson & Fort Shepperd Ry. -- Spokane Falls & Northern Ry. -- Great Northern Ry. -- Burlington Northern Rd. -
copyright 1988 by Gerry & Corwin Doeksen, letter size, 48 pages, saddle stitch

back cover: BN F9A's #818, #812 and #808 were going over Beaver Falls when the author took this photo in 1981.cover photo: Southbound BNR #2214 (GP30) & #2516 (GP35) are crossing Beaver Creek Falls, photo by Corwin Doeksen

Nelson_Line.jpgVolume 5 depicts the operations of the Great Northern Railway and the Burlington Northern Railroad in British Columbia. The small railroad map, timetables and schedules include all of the operations in B.C.. However, in volume 5 the emphasis is on the West Kootenay. Operations of the Spokane Falls and Northern Railway, Nelson and Fort Sheppard Railway and the Red Mountain Railway are included. Many of the steam and early diesel engines served on all of the B.C. branchlines.
 The S.F.& N.R. was chartered in 1888 and construction came to 15 miles of the Canadian border by 1889. Daniel Chase Corbin, the builder, eventually managed to obtain a charter in Canada and the N.& F.S.R. to Nelson was completed by December of 1893. During 1895/96 he built the Columbia and Red Mountain Railway from Northport to Paterson at the International border and the Red Mountain Railway further to Rossland. In 1898, the same year the Canadian Pacific Railway bought most of the assets of the Columbia and Western Railway to Trail and Rossland, the Great Northern Railway bought up stocks of the Spokane Falls and Northern Railway. By 1905 the G.N.R. built a line into the Grand Forks smelter and into the Pheonix mines. By 1907 the SF&N. Division was dissolved as a subsidiary. By 1921 the Rossland line was abandoned. Today the Nelson line is still serviced by two weekly return trips out of Kettle Falls. Only the first trip goes through to Nelson.
 Between Waneta and Nelson, there are at least 34 bridges and trestles. The siding rail at South Nelson is 66 pounds per yard made in 1893. A lot of rail still in use is 77, 80 and 90 lbs. per yard. Rail from Salmo to Troup is 110 lbs. and the oldest ties are from 1949. Rail from Columbia Gardens to Fruitvale is 132 lbs. and the oldest ties are from 1954. Also all of the rail on the line appears to be relay rail taken from other G.N.R. locations. Original rail was 56 lbs. per yard.
 We would like to acknowledge the encouraging help received from our friends. We will mention in particular Norman C. Keyes Jr., Ron Nixon, Richard L. Meyer and others of the Great Northern Railway Historical Society for the photos and diagrams included.
posted by ワークスK at 02:32| Comment(0) | Book | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする

The Diesel Revolution: Railroad History

Millennium Special
copyright by The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society http://rlhs.org/
digest size, 160 pages, adhesive binding

Railroad History2.jpg
Back: On a hazy summer day in 1978, a trio of B&O Geeps hustle a freight through the Potomac Valley alongside the ruins of the C&O Canal. In a few minutes, the diesels will clatter through the interlocking plant at Point of Rocks, Maryland. (Mark Reutter)Cover: Restored Atlantic Coast Line No. 501 poses in December 1999 at its new home at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer. The 2,000-hp E-3 unit debuted exactly 60 years earlier on the streamlined Champions placed in service between New York and Miami. (Jim Wrinn)

The Continued Neglect of the Diesel Locomotive
 Why so little scholarly attention? 6

The Revolutionary
 Rudolf Diesel and the theory that shook the world 16

Business Strategies and Diesel Development
 Dueling philosophies in the erecting halls 22

Building a Better Iron Horse
 Reinventing the passenger train for speed and profit 38

Industrial Design Speeds Forward
 Streamlining and the revolution in design 62

Symbol of Progress
 Images of a futuristic age of trains 73

Railroads and the War
 Steam and diesel roll up their sleeves 81

Culture Clash: Diesel vs. Tradition
 Empowering management and standardizing labor 89

Getting to Know Her
 Three railroads learn to like the diesel 100

Covered Wagons and Geeps
 A parade of first-generation growlers 110

Learning from America?
 Technology transfer is not automatic 124

Diesel Railcar: A Look Ahead
 The rise, fall, and return of the RDC 143

Afterword: The Enduring Diesel
 Will it dominate the next 50 years? 155

Worth Reading 158

End Marker 160
 This millennium special edition of Railroad History is devoted to the "machine that saved the railroads." The switch from smoke and reciprocating rods to oil and diesel-electric traction amounted to the greatest change in railroading in the twentieth century. Yet despite the importance and inherent drama of the subject, much of the writing about the diesel has been narrowly technical or submerged in elegiac accounts of the demise of steam power. As Maury Klein points out, the context of dieselization has been neglected. The aim of the following pages is to bring out the context by bringing together leading scholars and experts from various fields.
  Most of the articles here originated from a symposium held at the John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library on April 23-24, 1999, "Railroad Revolution: How the Diesel Locomotive Changed America." The symposium was conducted at the new home of the Barriger Library at the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Papers from the symposium have been edited, amplified, and supplemented with source documents, photographs, and extensive bibliographic references, mostly centering on the pivotal years of 1930-1960.
  Many people have helped make this issue possible. They include Gregory P. Ames, curator of the Barriger Library; John N. Hoover, director of the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri-St. Louis; and John P. Mulderig, a financial analyst at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. In addition, the issue has benefitted greatly from the talents of R&LHS members John Gruber and J. Parker Lamb, whose contributions are highlighted in two special photo inserts. I would further like to thank Cornelius W. Hauck, William F. Howes, Jr., and James L. Larson−plus the crack production team of Dian Post and Carolina R. Lofgren−for their support and hard work.
  This "extra run" of RRH marks the 79th year of publication of a journal that began before the first diesel locomotive, Jersey Central No. 1000, trundled forth on the Hudson River docks in 1925. Our next regular issue, No. 182, will appear, per timecard, in July.

posted by ワークスK at 00:28| Comment(0) | Book | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする


Bethlehem Steal Railroading

BACK COVER TOP: PB&NE SW900m #50 is shoving hopper cars past the oil storage tanks at Iron Hill in late winter 1983. These tanks were built as a consequence of the 1970's oil embargo. Photo by Russell W. Yeakel.
BACK COVER BOTTOM: Delaware & Hudson's BS-1 is heading west with a short train of steel ingots and beams at Florence Interlocking in March 1984; empties would return on SB-4. This Conrail main line formerly belonged to the Lehigh Valley, as did GP38-2's #7325 and 7319. Jim Kerner.
FRONT COVER TOP RIGHT On January 27, 1973, slag from the blast furnaces is dumped out of the cinder pots onto the slag pile adjacent to Route 412 near Hellertown. Kodachrome by Mike Bednar. FRONT COVER CENTER: Above the Beam Yard, Lehigh Valley Hammerhead #211 and RS3 #212 are pulling 70 ore loads on track 3 at Florence on April 1, 1975. Willard Blocker is making a run for the hill -- what a sound! The photographer had better get himself over to the crossover switches so he can close up behind the ore drag; FFW-1 is coming fast on the main and can't be held up! Kodachrome by Mike Bednar.
FRONT COVER BOTTOM LEFT: In this view from the Florence Yard office on July 3, 1972, NW2 #23 is working a coke train to the Middle Yard with the rolling mills looming in the background. Though CNJ and Penn Central did not serve the plant directly, they each were kept busy hauling Bethlehem Steel inbound and outbound loads via interchange with LV and Reading. Kodachrome by Mike Bednar.

copyright 2008 by Nevin Sterling Yeakel
The Railroad Press www.alco628.com
letter size, 56 pages, saddle stitch, $24.95

1 Dedication/ Foreword
2 Introduction
3 The Clerical Years
6 The OpenHearth #4
8 The Employee
10 Local Railroad Cars
11 Hazards of Railroading
16 The Supervisory Years
Middle Yard District/ South Junction District/ Shimersville District/ Iron Hill District/ Lehigh West End District/ Saucon East District/ Lehigh North Side District/ Laubach District
35 Track names and Numbers
42 Photos In and Around the Plant
50 Sights, Sounds and Smells
posted by ワークスK at 21:26| Comment(0) | Book | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする

Tramways of North America


including rapid transit, second edition
Tramway Handbooks No.4 of a Series
by M.R. Taplin
Maps by B. Connelly
Design by E. R. Oakley
Production Editores: L.D.O. Frew & B. Patton
Light Rail Transit Association
Produced by Nemo Productions
Hartley, Kent. Made in England
60 pages, 148 × 210 mm, saddle stitch
£2.50 西山洋書で1,100円

2 Amtrak & Location Map of LRT Systems(下図)
3 Introduction
4 Foreword
5 Key
6 Definitions and a few Statistics
7 Glossary of Terms
8 Fares and Fare Collection
8 Travel to and in North America
9 Museums
9 Preservation
14 Bibliography
15 Magazines
16 LRTs of Canada and U.S.A.
58 Rail Transit Systems Proporsed
  or in Early Stages of Construction

posted by ワークスK at 03:54| Comment(0) | Book | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする

Amtrak Car and Locomotive Spotter

Rivised Third Edition
including Auto-Train Equipment
copyright 1976 by Wayner Publications
141 pages, 102 x 178 mm, adhesive binding

アムトラック所属機関車および客車の番号リストで、引き継ぎされたものには旧鉄道の番号を付す。各型式にはわずかな説明が付くのみで写真は皆無。こんな本でも発行時には20ドルもしたようだ。同一出版社が出した形式図集の"Amtrak Car Diagrams"と一緒に使えということだったのだろう。
This third edition of the Amtrak Car Spotter, with power units newly added, appears at a watershed time in Amtrak's brief but fascinating history. Almost all of the second-hand engines and cars that Amtrak is likely to purchase are listed in these pages, and from this time forward these renovated veterans will be gradually superseded by new power units and custom-designed Amfleet and hi-level cars. Just when the last piece of secondhand equipment will be consigned to the scrapyard is anyone's guess, but the time can be foreseen when great fleets of efficient but historically uninteresting locomotives will be hauling trains of standardized silver body-shells having just a few basic interior configurations. The traveling public will presumably be happier and more comfortable, but for us railfans a grand and exciting era in passenger-train history will have ended with the retirement of locomotives and cars built for the Broadway Limited, California Zephyr, Hiawatha and Super Chief. Sic Transit Gloria mundi!

Amtrak locomotives and cars are listed in the numerical order of the Amtrak numbers applied or assigned for future application. After each Amtrak number is listed the former owning railroad and the name and/or number the power unit or car had when it was purchased by Amtrak. Then follow any preceding names, numbers or owners, back to the time of construction. The heading for each group of locomotives and cars lists the builder, year built and data on subsequent rebuilding, if any. Auto-Train equipment is listed in a similar way.
The railroad abbreviations we have used such as PRR, AT&SF, UP and L&N are familiar to railroad enthusiasts, but we have devised special abbreviations to identify car numbers not changed after the Burlington Northern merger. Such numbers of Great Northern cars are preceded by BN-GN, of Burlington cars by BN-Q, of Northern pacific cars by BN-NP and of Spokane, Portland and Seattle cars by BN-SP&S. The new Burlington Northern numbers of cars which were renumbered are preceded by BN.

ラベル:passenger DIESEL amtrak
posted by ワークスK at 03:14| Comment(0) | Book | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする


Burlington Northern Caboose Book

Copyright 1993 by Robert C. Del Grosso
Revision 1 - Reprinted January 1994
Great Northern Pacific Publishcations
200 pages, 140 x 216, adhesive binding

ラベル:bn Caboose
posted by ワークスK at 05:07| Comment(0) | Book | このブログの読者になる | 更新情報をチェックする