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Updated 17/1/22

Bob's Photo: Generally 48 page photographic studies of the subject, with rosters sometimes included. Although all photos are in Black and White, quality is high, and captions are useful. Mostly the work of Bob Liljestrand.

Atlantic Coast Line Freight Cars
Boston &Maine Steam Vol.1 Pacifics

Boston & Maine Steam Vol. 2: Class R1, S1 and T1
B&O Diesel Locomotives Vol.1 Switchers & Road Switchers 
Boston Revere Beach & Lynn
Central Vermont & Grand Trunk Diesel Locos 1940-75 
Creameries of Upstate New York at Turn of the Century 
Electric Locomotives & Interurbans – South Shore Line 
Equipment of the Boston & Maine series: Vol. 1 Switchers & Road Switchers
Equipment of the Boston & Maine series: Vol. 2 Diesel Cab Units
Equipment of the Boston & Maine series: Vol. 3 Railcars, Talgo, & Electric Locomotives
Equipment of the D&H series: Vol. 1 Passenger Cars
Equipment of the D&H series: Vol. 2 Steam Locomotives
Equipment of the Virginian: Vol.1 Steam Locomotives
Equipment of the Virginian: Vol. 2 Diesel & Electric Locomotives
Erie Lackawanna Diesels Vol.1
Erie Lackawanna Diesels Vol.2
New Haven Railroad's Boston Division
New Haven Diesel Locos Vol.1 Switchers & Road Switchers 
New Haven Diesel Locos Vol.2 Early Cab Units
New Haven Diesel Locos Vol.3 Cab Units
New Haven’s Electric Locomotives and MU’s
New Haven's Electrified Zone
New Haven’s Midland Division
New Haven’s Old Colony Division Vol. 1
New Haven’s Old Colony Division Vol. 2
New York Central Electric Locomotives & MU Cars 
Passenger Cars of the New Haven
Passenger Cars of the Pennsylvania: Vol. 1 Coaches
Passenger Cars of the Pennsylvania: Vol. 2 Sleepers
Pennsylvania RR Baggage & Mail Cars 
Pennsylvania RR Dining Cars
Pennsylvania RR Electric Locomotives & MU Cars 
Pennsylvania RR Parlor Cars
Railroad Cities: Conneaut, OH 
Railroad Cities: Concord, NH
Railroad Cities: Philadelphia, PA 
Railroad Cities: Providence, RI 
Railroad Cities: Springfield Mass. 
Railroad Cities: Jersey City
Rails Across Boston Vol.1 South & West 
Rails Across Boston Vol.2 North
Rails Across New Haven
Railway Milk Cars Vol. 1
Railway Milk Cars Vol. 2
Railway Milk Cars Vol. 3
Railway Milk Cars Vol. 4 DL&W Pt.2 
Rolling Stock of New England series: Vol. 1 New Haven Work Equipment
Rolling Stock of New England series: Vol. 2 New Haven Freight Equipment 

Bondcliff Books Bondcliff Books is an independently owned and operated book publishing and book-selling firm specializing in titles related to the mountains of New Hampshire and northern New England. These include books on local history (especially logging railroads),
J.E. Henry's Logging Railroads - Revised
Logging Railroads Along the Pemigewasset

Depot Square Publishing  The popular series, SCENES ALONG THE RAILS, (HB) takes a look at the pre-1925 era of railroading during the Golden Age of Steam. Using vintage illustrations and other ephemera, the impact of railroads on the towns and villages served within a given region is portrayed. The ROADS, RIVERS AND RAILS series began in 2012 with the release of John Taibi’s The Delaware & Hudson’s Susquehanna Division Heritage Trail, Volume 1: Albany/Schenectady to Oneonta. From early stereoviews to contemporary colour, the relationship between the three modes of parallel transportation is explored on a point-to-point basis. These are also HBs. 
Railroads Over Time: Metro North's Hudson Line Poughkeepsie - Oscawana 
Roads, River’s & Rails D&H Susquehanna Div. Vol. 1
Roads, River’s & Rails D&H Susquehanna Div. Vol. 2
Scenes Along The Rails Series: Anthracite Region Of PA Part 1
Scenes Along The Rails Series: Anthracite Region Of PA Part 2
Scenes Along The Rails Series: DL&W's Syracuse Division
Scenes Along The Rails Series: The Rutland Railroad, Rutland to Bellows Falls

The Pittsburgh & Lake Erie in Allegheny County Vol. 1 – Pittsburgh to Esplen 

Double Take Productions
Remembering: Long Island Rail Road’s Fairbanks-Morse Era

Garbely Publishing Company A mixture of HB and SB, but many feature colour photographs.

Conrail Rainbow Years Vol. 1

Conrail Rainbow Years Vol. 2

Conrail Rainbow Years Vol. 3: NJ Commuter Operations

Conrail Rainbow Years, Vol 4: New Jersy's EX-EL Commuter Operations 

Conrail Business & Research Trains: The Special Equipment Fleet 

Comprehensive Guide to Conrail Cabooses 

Great Railroad War: US Railway operations During WWI

Iron Horses and Paintbrushes – Charles Amos

Rahway Valley Vol. 1: History 1897-1950 Revised 2nd Edition

Rahway Valley Vol. 3: Facilities, Industries, Operations 

Railroads Along the Edge of the Road – NH & VT 

Rails to Sterling Forest, Erie’s Greenwood Lake Division 

The Pittsburgh & Lake Erie in Allegheny County Vol. 1 – Pittsburgh to Esplen

The D&H – To New England & Canada 1968 – 1991 (Dec 2020??)

The Heisler Locomotive 1891-1941 Revised 2nd Edition 

Transportation History of Boonton, NJ Soon Out of Print

Grenadier Publications These are real quality HB publications with about 200 pages and lots of colour and B&W photographs.

Minneapolis Northfield & Southern - Dan Patch to Dragons 
More Chicago Great Western in Minnesota
More Chicago Northwestern in Minnesota
More Milwaukee Road in Minnesota
Northern Pacific in Minnesota 
The Rock Island in Minnesota 
The Soo Line in Minnesota

Kahndog Publications

P&LE Steam Freight Locomotives Vol. 2: Berkshires

NJ Internationa
Cross Continent Electric 
Electric Plan Book Vol. 1
The Jets – NH’s EP-5’s 
Third Avenue Railway System in Manhattan

Old Line Graphics Very similar to Morning Sun (same size, 128+pp, many photographs, but not always all-colour
B&O Vol. 2 Cumberland to Chicago
East Broad Top - Slim Gauge Survivor 
Interstate Railroad
L&N Cumberland Valley Division
Railroad Night Scene
Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac 
Virginian Rails

Outer Station Project   A mix of HB and SB books with plenty of colour photographs where appropriate, eg diesels. The Reading Railroad Book series is well-regarded, (and expensive) with the first 4 volumes already out of print and very difficult to find. 
CNJ Stations Structures & Marine Equipment
Conrail's North Jersey Coast Line
CSX In Action
Kansas City Street Scene – K. C. Public Service
Lehigh Valley Selected Locations and Facilities - NY Harbor Region
Lehigh Valley Selected Locations Vol. 2 Westward to Packerton
Narrow Gauge to Boston BRB&L
NYC Stations & Structures Vol.1 River Div. JC - Weehawken
Norfolk Southern Heritage Fleet
Norfolk Southern in Action
PRR – Select Look at H’burg, Reading, Phila., Camden & PRSL
Rails Across Central Jersey
Rails of Western Pennsylvania
Reading Railroad Book V Oley St. to Belt Line Jct. & Shops 
Reading Railroad Book VI Belt Line Jct. to Port Clinton
Reading Railroad Book VII Port Clinton to Pottsville 
Reading Railroad Book VIII Norristown Branch 

Reading Railroad Vol. 8 – Select Philadelphia Locations 

Reading Railroad 1940 – 1965 Pictorial - Revisited

Reading’s Wreck Trains and Disasters

Shortline & Industrial Railroads of New Jersey Vol. 1

Shortline & Industrial Railroads of New Jersey Vol. 2

Twilight on the EBT 1945 - 1965 (Very few copies left)

"Novelty” - A Pioneer in Anthracite Burning Steam locomotives on the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad 

Railroad Books
Dining Car Panorama

Railroad Avenue Enterprises Rather like Bob’s Photo, with pictorial B&W SB books. Some titles do have colour photography.
A Colorful Look At…. Conrail SD40's & SD40-2's
A Colorful Look At…. The Chicago & North Western 
A Colorful Look At…. The Erie Lackawanna
A Colorful Look At…. Selected Pennsylvania Shortlines
Anthracite Country Color
Brooklyn & Queens Transit 
The Hard Coal Carriers: Vol. 1 - First Generation Geeps
The Hard Coal Carriers: Vol. 2 - Camelback Twilight
Diamondbugs – Erie Doodlebugs
Dutch Country Trolleys
Erie Railroad – New Jersey Memories 
Memories Of Eastern Pennsylvania Railroading 
The Morristown & Erie Railway
Operation: Cleveland Union Terminal
RR Stations of New England Today – Vol. 1 The B&M 
Third Avenue Railway
Unifying The Subways
26 Miles to Jersey City

Richmond Fredericksburg & Potomac Historical Society.  "Potomac Yard" is 831 pages, with numerous maps and hundreds of photographs, while the auto-train books are 200pages each.
Amtrak’s Auto Train
Potomac Yard – Gateway Between the North and the South Vol.2 1920-1999

Shade Tree Books

Joe Strapac’s books are well-known to SP fans, with the Historic Diesel series proving very popular. Mostly SBs, with hundreds of B&W photographs in each volume

California’s Locomotives–Shortline Steam in the Golden State 

California's Locomotives Vol. 2 ALCO & GE Shortline Diesels 

GE 70 Ton Diesel Locomotives

Interurban Electric Locomotives from Baldwin-Westinghouse 
Interurban Electric Locomotives from General Electric
Key System Gallery
Pacific Electric’s 500-class Cars
Rio Grande Diesels Vol. 3
SP Historic Diesels Vol. 5 – GE’s
SP Historic Diesels Vol. 6 – T&NO
SP Historic Diesels Vol. 11 – Baldwin’s
SP Historic Diesels Vol. 13 – GP20, 30, 35 & DD35
SP Historic Diesels Vol. 19 Post 1978 GE Units
SP Historic Diesels Vol. 21 Misc. EMD Freight Units
SP Historic Diesels Vol. 22 Passenger Hood Unit Reprise

Silverlake Images
Lehigh Valley Diesel Pictorial  

Manufacturers' Catalog Archive Series.

These titles provide strong data related to their topics and are far beyond a simple picture book. 

Book1- Jordan Spreaders 

 2- Browning Cranes 

  3 - Budd Passenger Cars 

  4 - Bethlehem Steel 

  5 – Mining Locomotives of Ironton & General Electric Company 

  6 – Bucyrus – Erie Company Vol. 1

  7-  Roberts & Schaefer Co Locomotive Coaling Plants 

  8-  Heisler Locomotives Vol.1: Geared and Fireless 

 9 - Trolley Coaches (Electric Buses) 

  10 – Gregg Railway Cars (Domestic and exported freight cars) 

 11 – Vulcan Locomotives Vol. 1 – Gasoline Locomotives 

 12 – Western Wheeled Scraper Co. Western Dump Cars 

13 - Plymouth Locomotives Vol.1 

 14 – Beyer – Garratt Articulated Locomotives 

 15 – Ohio locomotive Crane Co.

 16 – Lima Locomotive Works Vol. 1 Super Power Steam 

 17 – Ingersoll – Rand Locomotives 

18 – Baldwin – Westinghouse Vol.1 Electric Locomotives

19 Browning Locomotive Cranes Vol. 2 

20 H.K. Porter Locomotives

21 Pressed Steel Car Company Vol. 1: Freight Cars

22 Railway Electrification Vol. 1: New Haven

23 Industrial Brownhoist Corporation: Vol. 1: Locomotive Cranes

24 Alco Locomotives Vol. 1

25 Bucyrus-Erie Company Vol. 2

26 General Motors Electro-Motive Division Vol. 1

27 Whitcomb Locomotives

28 Westinghouse-Equipped Locomotives Vol. 1: Diesel-Electrics 10 to 80 Tons

Railway Prototype Cyclopedia #20 (Reprint)
Railway Prototype Cyclopedia (Volume 35)  Few left, very soon Out of Print

Stoney Clove Catskill Mountain Press
From Gotham to the Berkshires – New York Central’s Harlem Division including Scenes Along the Old “Put” 

Rails Above the Hudson River – The Poughkeepsie Bridge Route 

From Grand Central to Albany. New York Centrals Water Level Route 

The Railroad Press Mainly good quality SBs with a variety of B&W and colour photographs. Their latest (Mike Bednar) book is a 128 HB with all-colour photographs.
ALCO Reference #1
Altoona Action
Anthracite Classics
A Railroad Life: On the Road with Mike Bednar 
B&O: Rails Across the Heartland Toledo - Cincinnati 
Bethlehem Steel Railroading
Boston & Albany Steam Power
Canadian Steam in Prairies, Towns
Chessie System: Cumberland Action
Chicago's Railroad Scenes Vol. 1
Chicago's Railroad Scenes Vol. 2 1970-1971
D&H Thunder & Lightning
Freight Equipment of the New York Central
Hawaiian Railway Album WWII Photographs Vol. 2
Hawaiian Railway Album WWII Photographs Vol. 3
Hawaiian Railway Album WWII Photographs Vol. 4
Hawaiian Railway Album WWII Photographs Vol.1 – 4 HB
Illinois Central North of the Ohio River
Nickel Plate Steam 1957-1958
New England Classics Vol.1 Class 1’s
NYC Harlem & Putnam Divisions
NYC Steam Power in New Jersey & Pennsylvania
NYC Steam Power in the Empire State
NYC Steam Power West of Buffalo Vol.1
NYC Steam Power West of Buffalo Vol.2
Passenger Cars of New England Vol.1 B&M
Passenger Cars of New England Vol.2 BAR, MEC
Passenger Cars of New England Vol.3 Rutland, CV
Pennsylvania RR Lines West 1960 –1999 Vol.1
Pennsylvania RR Lines West 1960 –1999 Vol.2
Railroaders of Lehigh River Valley
Railroading in Downtown Chicago Vol.1 1958-1969 
Railroading in Downtown Chicago Vol.2 1958-1969
World Famous Horseshoe Curve
70’s Style – Passenger Trains around New York City

Weekend Chef  Larger HB books
Diesel Demonstrators 
Splendor Sailed the Sound 
Steel Rails and Silver Wings

West Jersey Chapter - NRHS  
Pavonia Yard & Shops
Pennsylvania Reading Seashore Lines 
Reading Seashore Lines - Atlantic City Railroad

White River Productions  Varies from very glossy photographic HB books to slimmer SBs on modelling

Denver & Rio Grande: The Early Years
Eureka & Palisades - Biggest Little Railroad in the World 
Forest Rails - Georgia Pacific
Freight Car Handbook

Gulf Mobile & Ohio: Illustrated Historical Reference

The Metroliners
Milwaukee Road: Tales Along the Racine & Southwestern  

Conrail in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley 

PRR Lines West Vol. 3 Crestline-Chicago-Michigan 1960-1999
Rio Grande High-Side Gondolas – D&RG/D&RGW Narrow Gauge

Rio Grande – Jewel of the Wasatch

Rio Grande’s Narrow Gauge K-36 Locomotives  SOLD OUT

Route of the Chiefs
Southern Pacific Western Division
The Southern Railway

Timber Titans: Baldwin’s Articulated Logging Locomotives 2nd Printing, possibly

Illinois Central – South of the Ohio River 

Fifty Years of Amtrak Trains – A Comprehensive Survey of Every Amtrak Route Since 1971 Due ?????

The Shay Locomotive – An Illustrated History  

Withers Publishing   A variety of books from large HB to the Diesel Era SBs. All well thought of and well produced, with a distinct bias to the diesels.

ALCO Century Series Vol.1 4- Axle Models 
ALCO Century Series Vol.2 6- Axle Models 
ALCO HH Series Switchers
Big Hooks - Volume 2
BN Railroad Historical Review 1970-1995
BNSF Locomotive Directory 2017-2018
Conrail – The Final Years 2nd Printing
Contemporary Diesel Spotters Guide - 2008
Diesels of the Milwaukee Road Vol.1
Diesels of the Milwaukee Road Vol.2
Diesels of the Reading Vol. 1 First Generation
Diesels of the Union Pacific 1934 - 1982 Vol. 1
Diesels of the Union Pacific 1934 – 1982 Vol. 2
EMD’s FP7’s & FP9’s – Dual Service Cab Units
EMD’s SW1500 
FM Erie Builts & H20-44’s
GP20 & SD24 – EMD’s Turbocharged Duo
Kansas City Southern in the Deramus Era
Norfolk & Western 2nd Generation Diesel Locomotives

Norfolk Southern 2019-2020 Locomotive Directory

Norfolk Southern Locomotive Directory 2020-2021

Pennsy Electric Pictorial
PRR Diesel Pictorial Vol. 1 ALCO RS Series
PRR Diesel Pictorial Vol. 4 Baldwin Cab & Transfer Units
PRR Diesel Pictorial Vol. 6 EMD & ALCO FGT. Cab Units
PRR Diesel Pictorial Vol. 7 EMD & ALCO Pass. Cab Units
PRR Diesel Pictorial Vol. 8 GP7 & 9’s and SD7 & 9’s
PRR Diesel Pictorial Vol. 9 ALCO & GE Switchers
PRR Diesel Pictorial Vol. 10 EMD Switchers
PRR Diesel Pictorial Vol. 11 ALCO Century’s & GE U-boats
Rockville Bridge – Rails Across Susquehanna
Snow Fighters - 1
The Stylish EMD GP30 
UP's Big EMD DD35 & DD40X's (Soft Cover)
UP’s Sherman Hill in the Diesel Era
UP’s Switchers and Slugs

BNSF Locomotive Directory 2019 – 2020 

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