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C&S Clear Creek District Memories & Then Some


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C&S Clear Creek District Memories & Then Some

Part #: CEN-SCLEARCREEK

Centennial Publications 


The C&S Clear Creek District narrow gauge comes to life through family memories, newspaper articles, and photographs from private collections and museums. Approximately 315 black/white photos, mps and other items of interest. This is a sequel to the C&S High Line Memories and Then Some. Hard cover. 240 pages. CONTENTS - CHAPTERS C&S - A new railroad 1899 C&S Growth - New Technology 1899-1906 Scenic Attractions, Tourists and Freight 1906- 1913 Shadows in the Canon 1913 - 1917 Lost Traffic - The Auto 1917 - 1927 Retrenchment 1927- 1936 Abandonment Authorized 1936 - 1941 Last Scheduled Canon train 1941 Final Scrapping 1941 C&S Narrow Gauge Trips 1937 - 1941 Golden/Denver After the Narrow Gauge 1941 - 2016 And Then Some - Time Tables and Maps

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$59.00


Sugar Tramp, Colorado's Great Western Railway


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Sugar Tramp, Colorado's Great Western Railway

Part #: CEN-SUGARTRAMP

Centennial Publications 


Sugar Tramp, Colorado's Great Western Railway. Book. Fascinating history of the Great Western Railway which served Colorado's sugar beet industry in and around Loveland. Covers construction, operation, steam and diesel eras, and with sections on the cabooses, dinkies, and McKean cars. Rear pocket contains reproductions of a 1920 timetable and 4 photos of steam locomotives. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos. With rosters, maps, and schematic diagrams. 97 pages with index.

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$29.95


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Climax The History of Colorado's Climax Molybdenum Mine


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Climax The History of Colorado's Climax Molybdenum Mine

Part #: CEN-CLIMAX

Centennial Publications 


High atop the Continental Divide, the Climax Mine opened during World War I to meet military needs for molybdenum, a metallic element that enhances the toughness and durability of steel. Climax became the most successful American company of the Great Depression, even as its workers cursed the mine as “that hellhole near the sky.” During World War II, Climax single-handedly supplied the huge Allied molybdenum demand, and in the postwar years became the world’s largest underground mine. But in 1981, the molybdenum market crashed and caused devastating layoffs. For most of the next three decades, Climax remained on a care-and-maintenance status with only occasional and very limited production. But after a $750-million rebuilding program, the Climax Mine restarted in 2012 and is again a major source of the world’s molybdenum. Steve Voynick’s deft portrayal of Climax and its people, along with more than 100 rare photographs, make this updated edition of Climax: The History of Colorado’s Climax Molybdenum Mine an invaluable contribution to western mining lore.

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$22.47


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Rio Grande Chasing the Narrow Gauge, Vol 2


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Rio Grande Chasing the Narrow Gauge, Vol 2

Part #: CEN-RIOGRANDEVOLUMEII

Centennial Publications 


Book. Rio Grande Chasing the Narrow Gauge, Vol 2 In this second volume of his narrow gauge chronicle, noted narrow gauge preservationist Robert Richardson takes a close look at the Rio Grande’s Silverton and Farmington branches, the Third Division between Salida, Gunnison and Montrose, and the Valley Line between Mears Junction and Alamosa, Colorado. With 50-year-old photographs and firsthand accounts, Richardson offers the most authoritative chronicle yet on this portion of the Denver & Rio Grande Western’s Rocky Mountain narrow gauge railroad empire. In a landscape (9 x 12") format that lends itself to large photographs, Bob shows the railroad, its operations and equipment in dramatic style. This 208-page hardbound book features color covers and an all-color, 16-page photo section with photos taken as far back as 1950. Features 100-pound glossy, enameled paper and a beautiful Gil Bennett color painting on the cover.

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$55.95


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Sunset on the Rio Grande Southern, Vol 2


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Sunset on the Rio Grande Southern, Vol 2

Part #: CEN-SUNSETONTHERIOGRANDEV2

Centennial Publications 


Sunset on the Rio Grande Southern, Vol 2 Book. Beautifully done pictorial of the Rio Grande Southern with over 325 rare black and white photos and filled with previously unpublished historical materials. The book is divided into The Property (equipment, facilities and track data), The Operations (including excursion days and derailments), and The Last Sunset (showing the dismantlement and remains). Photos show every aspect of life on the RGS: locomotives (at rest and in action), rolling stock, MOW equipment, stations, structures, and Galloping Geese. With final list of employees, accident reports, track profile with mileposts, timetables, list of insured buildings, maps, chronology, and bibliography. Includes complete index for Volumes 1 and 2. 192 pages.

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Passenger Trains of Northern New England In the Streamline Era


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Passenger Trains of Northern New England In the Streamline Era

Part #: CEN-PTNNE

Centennial Publications 


Passenger Trains of Northern New England In the Streamline Era. This much-anticipated book documents the inter-city passenger train operations, history, and equipment of northern New England, including the Boston & Maine, Maine Central, Bangor & Aroostook, Central Vermont, and Grand Trunk railroads. Over 200 black-and-white and color illustrations, along with equipment diagrams, maps, and timetables, help to bring the story of this vibrant era alive. A wonderful volume for those interested in railroad history and modeling.

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$26.96


The High Plains Route: A History of the McCook Division of the CB&Q Railroad


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The High Plains Route: A History of the McCook Division of the CB&Q Railroad

Part #: CEN-HIGHPLAINSROUTE

Centennial Publications 


11x8.5 horizontal format, laminated hardcover, 192 glossy pages, 250+ sharp clear b/w images. "First published in 1986, this is a greatly revised and updated edition of this popular book concerning the former McCook Division of the Burlington Railroad. Covering the years 1878 to 2009, The High Plains Route recounts the story of the original CB&Q (later BN and now BNSF) main line from Hastings, Neb., to Denver, Colo., as well as branch lines once operated under the division. It is profusely illustrated with 250 black and white photographs, many of them new to this edition. Chapter topics include passenger and freight traffic, motive power, railroad facilities and important events in the division's history. Updated material includes photos and information regarding former McCook Division territory through the BN and BNSF eras. Author Richard Kistler is a well-known Burlington Route historian with other credits that include his book on the Burlington's Wymore Division, The Wymore Story."

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The Ski Train


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The Ski Train

Part #: CEN-SKITRAIN

Centennial Publications 


The Ski Train. Rio Grande Ski Train - DVD America's most famous ski train has operated for over 60 years, This program tells the complete story about the train through interviews with those who operated, worked and rode the train. "I think half of Denver learned how to ski by riding the Ski Train." - Jim Bain, Ski Train. "When I first started riding it, it was a museum on wheels." - Kenton Forrest, passenger. "Well, the old equipment was charming...it had flip-over seats." - Steve Patterson, historian. Produced by award winning documentary producer/director Richard W. Luckin. Running time: 27 minutes. Aurora Award - Platinum, Best of Show. Telly Award - Recipient for Excellence.

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$15.27


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Ghost Towns, Colorado Style Vol 1 - Northern Region


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Ghost Towns, Colorado Style Vol 1 - Northern Region

Part #: CEN-GHOSTTOWNSV1

Centennial Publications 


Ghost Towns, Colorado Style Vol 1 - Northern Region. This first volume of Ghost Towns, Colorado Style is filled with over 230 historic and contemporary photos from the northern region of the Colorado Rockies. Organized into six geographic areas, this book of fascinating history is easy to use and fun to read. It covers over 150 town histories from Routt, Moffat, Larimer, Grand, Boulder, Gilpin and Clear Creek counties. To guide readers to various sites, Jessen also provides 60 detailed maps and helpful directions. Paperback: 508 pages Publisher: J.V. Publications; 1st edition (June 1, 1998) Language: English ISBN-10: 0961166282 ISBN-13: 978-0961166281 Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.2 x 8.5 inches

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Union Pacific Railroad System Employee Timetable Vol 1, February 29, 1948


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Union Pacific Railroad System Employee Timetable Vol 1, February 29, 1948

Part #: CEN-UNIONPACIFICRAILROADSYSTEMEMPLOYEE

Centennial Publications 


Union Pacific System Employee Timetable Vol 1, February 29, 1948. Book. Reprinted by the Union Pacific Historical Society. This collection of Union Pacific Employee Timetables bound together as a softcover book, provides an excellent view of the UP in the post-war era. The Streamliners are now daily and Motor Trains and Mixed Trains are numerous. Local Freights and Time Freights are listed, steam is king but diesels are encroaching. The inclusion of tonnage ratings and other operating details in the in the companion Special Instructions adds more depth to this snapshot of this great transportation system in 1948. A list of frequently used notations gleaned from the Operating Rules are provided to aid the reader. Union Pacific Historical Society, softcover, 332 pages, 8.5 x 11 x 1. 5 in.

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Hollywood's Railroads Volume 3:  Narrow Gauge Country


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Hollywood's Railroads Volume 3: Narrow Gauge Country

Part #: CEN-HWDRR3

Centennial Publications 


Hollywood's Railroads Volume 3: Narrow Gauge Country covers the railroads in southwestern Colorado and northwestern New Mexico, which run through some of the most spectacular scenery in the United States. They have been used in more than 60 films made between 1935 and 2014. The railroads covered in this volume are: Denver & Rio Grande Western, Rio Grande Southern, Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge, and Cumbres & Toltec Scenic. Even though these lines are among the most popular topics in railroad literature, their use in motion pictures has never been covered extensively before. This volume has a list of films and 130 photographs – with 22 in color – that show various trains and film companies in action.

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$22.46


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The Un-Driving of the Golden Spike


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The Un-Driving of the Golden Spike

Part #: CEN-DRIVINGGOLDSPIKE

Centennial Publications 


Softcover, 10x8 horizontal format, 80 pages, 75 photos, map. 2013. "The driving of the Golden Spike at Promontory Summit, located in the high desert region of northern Utah, marked the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad on May 10, 1869. "Seventy-three years later, on September 8, 1942, the Golden Spike was "un-driven" at Promontory Summit during a brief ceremony that largely replicated the original event in reverse. "The tracks were then torn up for military use during World War II, whereafter Promontory Summit was largely forgotten. "This is the illustrated story of the un-driving of the Golden Spike in 1942 and the various personalities involved. It's also the story of a century-long struggle to have America rediscover the significance of Promontory Summit, which culminated in the establishment of the Golden Spike National Historic Site."

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Union Pacific Northwest - A Revised & Expanded History


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Union Pacific Northwest - A Revised & Expanded History

Part #: CEN-UPNORTHWEST

Centennial Publications 


Union Pacific Northwest - A Revised & Expanded History. Book. Union Pacific Northwest: The History of the Oregon Washington Railroad and Navigation Company, by Jeffrey Asay. Cloth with dust jacket, 8.5x11", 496 pages, photos throughout. 2014, revised and expanded 2nd edition. "Originally published in 1991, the first edition of this book has long been out of print. Now, Jeff Asay has significantly revised and expanded the book for this new edition, including an entirely new chapter that brings the history of the railroad into the new millennium. "This new edition has nearly 500 pages and over 500 photographs. Over half of these photographs were not in the original edition and most have not been published anywhere before. Even if you have the original edition, this new and expanded edition will add to your collection and provide much new information and insight on UP operations in this far corner of the country."

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$85.00


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Chesapeake & Ohio Mail by Rail


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Chesapeake & Ohio Mail by Rail

Part #: CEN-CHESOHIOMAILRAIL

Centennial Publications 


Chesapeake & Ohio Mail by Rail. Volume 14 of the C&O History Series. The story of mail handling on the C&O. Chapter headings: Beginnings: The Route Agents 1839-1882; Railway Post Office; The Cars; Closed Pouch/Storage Mail and Mail & Express Trains; Catching the Mail; and The Shortest RPO.

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The Sugar Cane Train, Hawaiian Adventure DVD


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The Sugar Cane Train, Hawaiian Adventure DVD

Part #: CEN-SUGARCANE

Centennial Publications 


The Sugar Cane Train - DVD Nestled between the scenic West Maui Mountains and historic Lahania is a reminder of Maui's railroad past. The Lahaina-Kaanapali & Pacific Railroad chuffs through the sugar cane fields and past resort hotels. Forty railroa ds once decorated the Hawaiian islands. Of the eight that ran on Maui, only the Lahaina-Kaanapali & Pacific remains. Railroad Adventure - 90 Minutes including a Bonus episode called Railway to Heaven

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$13.46


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Images of the San Juans


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Images of the San Juans

Part #: CEN-IMAGESSANJUANS

Centennial Publications 


Images of the San Juans. The Ruth and Marvin Gregory photograph Collection was affectionately put together by two people whose love for the San Juan Mountains was evident. Ruth and San Juan historian P. David Smith picked their favorites from over ten thousand prints. All of the photographs are interesting and unique and most have never been published. To Marvin and Ruth, the photos all told a story. They are all made even more touching and provocative by the fact that Ruth and Marvin's story is told throughout this book. Ruth's family is now in its seventh generation in Colorado , her grandfather having been one of the very first settlers in the San Juans. Ruth or her family actually lived the life seen in many of the photographs from this book. Their friend, San Juan historian P. David Smith, with tenderness, humor and wonder, has supplied the extended captions which set the photographs in context. Here, in words and over 290 photographs, is the exciting mosaic of events and themes which record the life, landscape and times of the early San Juans.

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A Quick History of Leadville


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A Quick History of Leadville

Part #: CEN-QUICKLEADVILLE

Centennial Publications 


A Quick History of Leadville. A Quick HIstory of Leadville chronicles the fascinating history of Leadville, Colorado--the boomtown of Colorado's boomtowns--from the 1860s to the present. Every page brings to life those former days: the arrival of the first prospectors, the booming mining era, the near mythical saga of the Tabors, the silver crash, the Crystal Carnival and its magnificent ice palace, the anarchy caused by miners' strikes, the rise and fall of the railroads, Camp Hale and its famous 10th Mountain Division, the Climax Mine's rise and demise, the Environmental Protection Agency's cleanup efforts, and more--much more. Christian J. Buys has been intrigued by Leadville's unique history since he first visited the picturesque mountain town.

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$11.67


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Crest of the Continent


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Crest of the Continent

Part #: CEN-CRESTCONTINENT

Centennial Publications 


Ernest Ingersoll, famous 19th century travel writer, set out to explore Colorado in the 1880s because "it was wild and rough" and caused "exhilaration of the body and soul." In Crest of the Continent, Ingersoll brings the "Colorado experience" to life better than anyone else before or since, with words and illustrations that record for all time what it was like to live in the Wild West.

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Mountains of Silver: LIfe in Colorado's Red Mountain Mining District


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Mountains of Silver: LIfe in Colorado's Red Mountain Mining District

Part #: MNTOFSLVR

Centennial Publications 


Mountains of Silver: LIfe in Colorado's Red Mountain Mining District

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$18.95


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Exploring the Historic San Juan Triangle:  #1 Jeeping Guide


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Exploring the Historic San Juan Triangle: #1 Jeeping Guide

Part #: CEN-EXPLORINGHISTORICSANJUANTRIANGLE

Centennial Publications 


Exploring the Historic San Juan Triangle: #1 Jeeping Guide. First edition book. This book tells the history of the San Juan Triangle, the area roughly bounded by Ouray, Telluride, and Silverton, is an excellent crash course in the history of settlement and mining in the region. The first chapters of the book describe the histories of the main towns in the region: Silverton, Lake City, Ouray, and Telluride. After the histories of individual towns, there is a series of chapters that give a fairly exhaustive explanation of mines and ghost towns that existed along Jeep routes in the area. Excellent book for the 4x4 back roaders!!

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$16.95


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Crested Butte


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Crested Butte

Part #: CEN-CRESTEDBUTTE

Centennial Publications 


Crested Butte Book. Like many old mountain mining communities, Crested Butte began life in the feverous excitement of a Colorado gold and silver mining camp, only to see the rich discoveries quickly disappear. However, unlike so many communities that became ghost towns, Crested Butte switched to mining the huge local deposits of top-quality coal. Through both good times and bad, the coal mining was carried on until the 1950s. Then Crested Butte slid quickly into "ghost town" status, only to be revived by the ski industry in the 1960s and 1970s. Certainly the coal mining industry is an unusual partner for a Colorado ski town, but for Crested Butte, coal and skiing are inseparably intertwined. Crested Butte is the story of poor immigrants, labor strife, dirty and extremely dangerous coal mining, the D&RG Railroad, and two rich and greedy companies called the Durango Trust and Colorado Fuel and Iron. Duane Smith illustrates how such a mixture can make for an amazing tale of intrigue, joy, and sorrow. As Smith puts it: "Americans tend to make legends out of things they want to believe. We have tended to glorify gold and silver camps, while ignoring the immigrant and company-dominated coal community." Unlike many coal towns, Crested Butte is a true Cinderella story. She was not left to die unrecognized in her squalor. She has become a premier ski town and the queen of the ball.

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Hollywood's Railroads Volume 1:  Virginia & Truckee


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Hollywood's Railroads Volume 1: Virginia & Truckee

Part #: CEN-HWDRR1

Centennial Publications 


Hollywood's Railroads Volume 1: Virginia & Truckee. Volume One: Virginia & Truckee is now available. It covers four steam locomotives from Nevada's famous Virginia & Truckee Railroad – No. 11, No. 18, No. 22, and No. 25 – that were purchased by Paramount Pictures, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and RKO-Radio Pictures between 1937 and 1947. Those locomotives were used in more than 150 movies and TV shows. Three of them have been restored by the Nevada State Railroad Museum in Carson City. The fourth is still a prized possession of Old Tucson Studios in Arizona. Also included are the movies shot on the V&T, circa 1948-1950, featuring locomotives No. 5, No. 26, and No. 27. This volume has a list of films and 115 photographs – with 15 in color – that show various trains and film companies in action.

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Chesapeake & Ohio Coal Tipples


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Chesapeake & Ohio Coal Tipples

Part #: CEN-COALTIPPLE

Centennial Publications 


Chesapeake & Ohio Coal Tipples

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$24.95


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Union Pacific Steam Survivors


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Union Pacific Steam Survivors

Part #: CEN-UPSS

Centennial Publications 


Union Pacific Steam Survivors. Book. Union Pacific Steam Survivors examines the status of 52 still-extant Union Pacific steam locomotives. Most were given either to communities or museums, while a few were retained by the railroad for its own corporate collection. The Union Pacific is unique among large Class 1 Railroads that donated old locomotives in that it has continued to maintain two operative steam engines, the 4-8-4 No. 844 and the 4-6-6-4 No. 3985. The majority of preserved UP steam, however, will continue to be on static display in community parks and museums, where they -- especially those at outdoor display sites -- need regular maintenance. Steam historian Lloyd E. Stagner relates the service history of these locomotives, while steam preservationist Bob Yarger comments on how these machines can be saved for long-term posterity. Together, the authors provide an informative and illustrated guide on what can be done to save some of these historic relics of another transportation age before it's too late.

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Missouri-Kansas-Texas Standard Plans


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Missouri-Kansas-Texas Standard Plans

Part #: CEN-MKTSTANDARDPLANS

Centennial Publications 


Missouri-Kansas-Texas Standard Plans. Reproductions (from the original KATY files) of schematic drawings and diagrams for MKT signs, roadbed, track, structures, signals, trestles, and rolling stock. With system map on back cover. 128 pages.

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UP Equipment List


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UP Equipment List

Part #: CEN-UPEQUIPLIST

Centennial Publications 


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High Line to Leadville


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High Line to Leadville

Part #: CEN-LEADVILLE

Centennial Publications 


High Line to Leadville. A mile by mile guide for the Leadville, Colorado & Southern Railroad

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$9.87


Otto Mears & San Juans


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Otto Mears & San Juans

Part #: CEN-SANJUANS

Centennial Publications 


Otto Mears & San Juans. Any biographer of Otto Mears is presented with an enormous organizational task. He was involved in so many different businesses throughout his long life including trading companies, toll roads, railroads, newspapers, mines, retail stores, mills, and politics that it is difficult to know how to present his accomplishments in an understandable format. In addition, not only was his life complex, but his personality was also. He has been called eccentric, visionary, impetuous, indefatigable, sympathetic, brilliant, and inventive, while others have described him as cunning, dishonest, ambitious, greedy, power-hungry, and self-serving. Otto Mears was all that and more and to try to present a balance view of this man is a difficult endeavor. E. F. Tucker has done a good job telling the story of the enigmatic Mr. Mears. The reader begins to develop an understanding of this man -- his motives, his dreams, his accomplishments and failures, and his contributions to the settling of the great state of Colorado. Tucker helps us to finally see Otto Mears for who he simply was, neither saint nor sinner, but just an adventurous, energetic man who dreamed dreams and made many of them come true.

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C&S Platte Canon Memories and Then Some


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C&S Platte Canon Memories and Then Some

Part #: CEN-CSPLATTECANONMEMORIES

Centennial Publications 


This nice, well printed book documents the history of the Colorado & Southern narrow gauge line from Denver, over Kenosha Pass to Como, and the Como-Alma Subdivision as well as the Como-Breckenridge line over Boreas Pass. The title features well researched information and belongs in the library of anyone interested in Colorado narrow gauge railroading. By Tom & Denise Klinger.

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$65.00


Railroad Topo Maps Vol.1 Western Shortlines


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Railroad Topo Maps Vol.1 Western Shortlines

Part #: CEN-206187

Centennial Publications 


Railroad Topo Maps Vol.1 Western Shortlines. CONTENTS OF THIS BOOK: ARIZONA - Apache Railway - Magma Arizona Railroad - Tucson, Cornelia & Gila Bend Railroad CALIFORNIA - California Western Railroad - Sierra Railroad - Trona Railway COLORADO - Colorado & Wyoming Railway, Southern Div. - Great Western Railway IOWA - Cedar Rapids & Iowa City Railway IDAHO - St. Maries River Railroad KANSAS - Garden City Western Railway MONTANA - Butte, Anaconda & Pacific Railway NEVADA - Nevada Northern Railway OKLAHOMA - Sand Springs Railway - Texas, Oklahoma & Eastern Railroad OREGON - Oregon, California & Eastern Railway - Oregon, Pacific & Eastern Railway TEXAS - Angelina & Neches River Railroad - Texas South-Eastern Railroad - Sabine River & Northern Railroad - Texas Central Railroad UTAH - Carbon County Railway - Utah Railway WASHINGTON - Chelatchie Prairie Railroad - Columbia & Cowlitz Railway - Pend Oreille Valley Railroad

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Santa Fe Steam Survivors


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Santa Fe Steam Survivors

Part #: CEN-SFSTEAMSURVIVORS

Centennial Publications 


Santa Fe Steam Survivors. Book. By Lloyd E. Stagner and Bob Yarger. Softcover, 48 pages, 8.5x11, 62 photos and illustrations. "At the end of the steam age, Santa Fe was among the foremost of American railroads that responded generously to requests for steam locomotives to be placed on display in city parks and museums. Renowned steam locomotive historian Lloyd E. Stagner documents the service history and current locations of all 51 AT&SF steam locomotives on display or held for future exhibition. Noted railroad preservation writer Bob Yarger then comments on what action can and must be taken in order to assure the future survival of these treasured artifacts of America's rail heritage. Filled with 62 photos and illustrations, this book is a call to action for railroad enthusiasts and history preservationists everywhere.

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Fifty Years of Union Pacific Steam Excursions


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Fifty Years of Union Pacific Steam Excursions

Part #: CEN-FIFTYYEARSOFUPSTEAMEXC

Centennial Publications 


from the publisher's website: "By Lloyd E. Stagner and James J. Reisdorff 64 pages, softcover (never issued as a hardback book) Fifty Years of Union Pacific Steam Excursions is a year-by-year review of the many memorable steam-powered excursion trains operated by the Union Pacific Railroad for both railfans and viewers at large. The era began May 17, 1953, when UP Challenger-type engine No. 3967 pulled a fan trip from Denver to Laramie and back. The tradition continues half a century later as as the Union Pacific still maintains two active team locomotives, Northern-type No. 844 and Challenger-type No. 3985, as the company's "good will ambassadors" to the American public. Stagner and Reisdorff use photographs and an extensive timeline to explore how the Union Pacific has become the last main line road in America to maintain steam for both promotional and education purposes. This is the story of 844 -- the only steam locomotive that has never been retired from active service on a Class I railroad -- and of 3985 -- the largest active steam locomotive in the world. It is also a tribute to the many individuals who have made it possible for Union Pacific steam to operate into the 21st century."

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$17.97


Colorado Railroad Ice Houses


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Colorado Railroad Ice Houses

Part #: CEN-COLORADORRICEHOUSES

Centennial Publications 


Colorado Railroad Ice Houses

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$6.27


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Morristown & Erie Railway


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$15.00


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America's Greatest Circus Train


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America's Greatest Circus Train

Part #: CEN-AMERICASGREATEST

Centennial Publications 


America's Greatest Circus Train -- 208 Pages. America's Greatest Circus Train, a 208-page hardbound, is authored by Bruce Nelson, a career transportation professional and historian. This all-color 10” x10” book brings back the days when the colorful Circus Train ran from the Circus World Museum in Baraboo, Wisconsin, through both Wisconsin and Illinois, delighting thousands of spectators. The new book features 335 mostly color photographs and illustrations, and has been in development for more than 10 years.

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$54.95


Chicago America's Railroad Capital


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Chicago America's Railroad Capital

Part #: CEN-CHICAGORAILROADCAPITAL

Centennial Publications 


Chicago America's Railroad Capitol: The Illustrated History 1836 to Today --The first illustrated history of the people, machines, facilities, and operations that made Chicago the hub around which an entire continent's rail industry still revolves. In the mid-nineteenth century, Chicago's central location in the expanding nation helped establish it as the capital of the still-new North American railroad industry. As the United States expanded westward, new railroads and rail-related companies like Pullman established their headquarters in the Windy City, while eastern railroads found their natural western terminals there. Historically, railroads that tried to avoid Chicago failed. While the railroad industry has undergone dramatic changes over the course of its existence, little has changed regarding Chicago's status as the nation's railroad hub. In Chicago: America's Railroad Capital, longtime, prolific railroading author and photographer Brian Solomon - joined by a cast of respected rail journalists - examines this sprawling legacy of nearly 180 years, not only showing how the railroad has spurred the city's growth, but also highlighting the city's railroad workers throughout history, key players in the city and the industry, and Chicago's great interurban lines, fabulous passenger terminals, vast freight-processing facilities, and complex modern operations. Illustrated with historical and modern photography and specially commissioned maps, Chicago: America's Railroad Capital also helps readers understand how Chicago has operated - and continues to operate - as the center of a nationwide industry that is an essential cog in the country's commerce.

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Classic Railroad Signals


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Classic Railroad Signals

Part #: CEN-CLASSICRAILROADSIGNALS

Centennial Publications 


Classic Railroad Signals -- Hardcover, 160 Pages. Explore the history, quirks, and stories behind signals with gorgeous period and contemporary photography. Railroad signals are the link between the steam era and modern railroading. Designed for reliability and durability, signals can survive for decades. In fact, old semaphores installed during the early years of the twentieth century were still in service during the 1990s, protecting trains that were running with the latest modern diesels. Even searchlight-style signals that were the epitome of 1940s railroading continue to work today. Though standards were introduced in the early twentieth century, interpretation varied greatly among railroads, so even major railroads have individualized signals. Some, such as the Pennsylvania Railroad, were noted for their distinctive signaling hardware. Others lines became known for their peculiarities in practice. Classic Railroad Signals examines how different railroads developed specific hardware to serve their unique needs, in the process tracing the lineage of various types of hardware and highlighting how and where they were used. From nineteenth-century mechanical signals to disc signals, upper- and lower-quadrant semaphores, three-light electric signals, searchlight-style targets, positional lights, and color-position light hardware, author Brian Solomon covers nearly every conceivable piece of North American signaling hardware, even the virtually extinct wig wag that was once standard in California and Wisconsin. Gorgeous period and contemporary photography shows signals and trains from around North America. Classic Railroad Signals should be next to Railroad Signaling on every railroad fan's bookshelf.

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$31.47


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John Norwood's RailRoads


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John Norwood's RailRoads

Part #: CEN-JOHNNORWOODSRAILROADS

Centennial Publications 


Book -- John Norwood's Railroads. This volume, John Norwood’s fourth in a series, covers a much broader range of railroading than his previous books. Though John is one of the country’s leading Rio Grande Narrow Gauge experts, he has chosen to feature many different rail lines in text and photographs. His general railroad experience is vast and infinite. His father who began his railroad career in 1909, was a typical boomer Morse telegrapher, having worked for 23 different railroads in his life. John adds, “And our family saw all of those railroads.” Within these pages John relates his colorful stories and vivid memories of small lines such as the 162-mile-long Rio Grande Southern, for whom he worked, to large railroads such as the Missouri Pacific, Gulf, Mobile & Ohio, Union Pacific, Colorado Midland, D&RGW, Illinois Central, Santa Fe, Kansas City Southern-Frisco, Rock Island, Milwaukee, San Diego & Arizona Eastern and others.

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Narrow Gauge Pictorial Volume I


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Narrow Gauge Pictorial Volume I

Part #: CEN-NARROWGAUGE1

Centennial Publications 


Narrow Gauge Pictorial -- Volume I: Rio Grande Southern and Denver & Rio Grande Western Motive Power

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$29.67


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Narrow Gauge Pictorial Volume VI


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Narrow Gauge Pictorial Volume VI

Part #: CEN-NARROWGAUGEPICTORIALVI

Centennial Publications 


Book. Narrow Gauge Pictorial -- Volume VI: Motive Power of the Colorado & Southern R Robb Ltd. softcover.

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