2018年02月09日

Tramways of North America

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地下鉄を含む都市交通の解説書。英国での発行で欧州人向けの様子。簡単な説明と路線図に車両番号表を掲載。発行年は不明だが、最新の情報が1981年1月とある。掲載都市は下図の大きな黒丸。アンダーラインを引いた都市は工事中、あるいは導入を検討中。クリックで拡大。
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

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Amtrak Car and Locomotive Spotter

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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。
INTRODUCTION
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is likely to purchase are listed in these pages, and from this time forward these renovated veterans will be gradually superseded by new power units and custom-designed Amfleet and hi-level cars.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.

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2018年02月08日

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

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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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2018年02月05日

Railway Milk Cars

Volume 1
by Robert A. Liljestrand and John Nehrich
letter size, 48 pages, soft cover
3 History
5 Equipment
7 Relative Size of Milk Car Fleets
18 Known GPEX Lessees
36 Shipping Milk to Gotham
39 D&H Milk Stations, 1951
40 Operations on the D&H
42 Traffic from Other Selected Creameries
48 Index

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rear cover photo: GPEX#1014 was at Newport Jct., ME on the Maine Central on May 13, 1967. Leased from GPEX, 50-foot long #1014 operated between the creamery at Newport and Boston in Hood milk service over the MEC and B&M.(J.E. Lancaster)front cover photo: GPEX #1055 waited on a siding with a B&M box car in the mid-1960s. Number 1055 was leased to Hood, one of the 40-foot long all-steel cars built after WWII for milk service. (Russ Munroe)
続きを読む
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EMD's SD45

Diesel Data Series, Book 1
Plans-Photos-Roster-Variations
letter size, 20 pages, Hundman Publishing

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drawings by Robert L. Hundman: 1/64 low short hood, 1/87 low & high short hood
ラベル:DIESEL
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Santa Fe Diesels and Cars

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published in 1974 by Wayner Publications
letter size 80 pages
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2018年02月04日

“鉄”ものがたり

EPSON004a.jpg<歴史考>“鉄っちゃん(鉄道ファン)”のための
“鉄”ものがたり
秋元宏編 2018年発行 B5版 全41頁

「模型大学」NEWS 2016年8月号〜2017年7月号の連載記事
再録印刷:2018年1月12日

2 初期のレールは鋳物だった
4 材料としての鉄 銑鉄・鋼鉄・鋳鉄
6 鉄を鍛える 村の鍛冶屋の仕事は?
8 近代的製鉄製鋼の始まり(1)
   木炭製鉄から石炭(コークス)製鉄へ
11 近代的製鉄製鋼の始まり(2)
   鋼(はがね)の大量生産始まる
15 鋼と鉄道=輪軸のメーカーは?
19 「鉄(鋼)」と名のつく人々やキャラクター
23 鋼の“ジャングル”に棲む現代人
  =鉄はどこから来た?
27 縞状鉄鋼床は何が作ったのか
  =20数億年前の海の微生物シアノバクテリア
31 自然界に多い鉄という元素
  =地球の“芯”(核=コア)は鉄、空から降ってくる鉄(隕鉄)
34 鉄が多いのは何故?(1)太陽にも鉄がある
38 鉄が多いのは何故?(2)鉄の起源は超新星爆発

標記「“鉄”ものがたり」は、筆者(秋元)が編集人の「模型大学」NEWS 2016年8月号から2017年7月号まで1年間に12回にわたって連載させてもらったものを集めました。「鉄道ファンは鉄を知るべし」という趣旨で、自分の勉強もかねてまとめてみました。「ヒトと鉄」から「鉄の起源を求めて」など、話題は多少バラバラな感がありますが御笑覧いただければ幸甚です。2018年1月9日 秋元宏
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2017年01月28日

Freight Cars Lettering and Marking

The Railway Educational Bureau, 2009 Simmons-Boardman Books, Inc
soft cover, letter size, 46 pages

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Section
1 I. Introduction
3 II. Reporting Marks
15 III. Load Capacity and Weight Information
19 IV. Dimensional Data
25 V. Other Physical Characteristics
29 VI. Tank Cars
39 VII. MaintenanceInformation
41 VIII. Miscellaneous Markings

The information presented in this book is in no way intended to supersede or negate any rules or regulations of government bodies, the AAR, or individual carriers. Further, they are not intended to conflict with any currently effective manufacture's operating, application, or maintenance instructions or specifications. The publisher is not responsible for any technical errors that might appear.
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