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Lot of Railway Books - $50 (Guilderland)

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Lot of 6 books for the railroad enthusiast;

Passenger Alcos In Color: The untold story on how Alco got into the passenger diesel market in the 1940s and the technological breakthrough that resulted in the most famous locomotive of that classic first generation era, the magnificent PA. Hard cover (127 pages) and dust jacket in excellent condition.

Journey to Amtrak: The Year History Rode the Passenger Train. Fascinating look at 1971, the transition year in which private American railroads closed and the federal government picked up certain lines and began to run them through Amtrak. Hard cover with 104 pages and illustrated throughout with black and white photos showing the final days of famed trains across the country.

PA4 Locomotive: A fascinating history of four PA units - from their design and build for the Santa Fe in 1947, their purchase by the Delaware and Hudson, and their remanufacture by Morrison-Knudsen in 1974-75 for use in passenger
service when they became the PA4s. They went on to be used by Amtrak for the "Adirondack" before being sold to the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority for commuter service around Boston. Hard cover with dust jacket and illustrated throughout with black and white photos.

Great American Rail Journeys: Describes eight of North America's most scenic railway journeys, including routes in Alaska, upstate New York, Mexico's Copper Canyon, the Rocky Mountains, the Pacific coast, and the Southern States.

Our GM Scrapbook: Fascinating collection of articles from Trains Magazine covering the development of GM's diesel locomotives over the years. Hard cover with 148 pages and illustrated throughout with black and white photos.

The Brass Pounder: Story of how it used to be in the romantic days of railroading, when railroads were run by people an not by moneylenders; and when a brasspounder (telegraph operator) took great pride in his unique position at the core of the railroad's nervous system. Hardcover with dust jacket, break in spine between pages 164 and 165

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