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Canadian National Railways Historical Association :: :: Books

Canadian National Railways Diesel Locomotives, Volume Two

The CNRHA, in co-operation with the Canada Science and Technology Museum,is pleased to announce the release of this much-anticipated book. Building on coverage of CN's pioneering diesel locomotive developments in Volume One winner of the 2012 Canadian Railroad Historical Association Book Award this new book combines archival research within CN headquarters files and interviews with key participants to present the previously untold story of Canadian National's road switcher fleet. Authors Glenn Courtney, Ken Goslett and Kevin J. Holland provide an engaging narrative covering all road switcher models acquired from the fleet's origins in the early 1950s until CN's privatization in 1995, as well as remanufacturing and rebuilding programs, leased and second-hand locomotives, Newfoundland's unique narrow-gauge roster and more. Previously unpublished details of demonstrator evaluations, purchasing decisions, and the origins and development of CN's Positive Traction Control technology and the iconic Comfort Cab and "Draper Taper" cowl body underscore this book's definitive treatment of the subject. Hardcover, 192 pages. 11" x 8.5" horizontal format.
Canadian National Railways Historical Association :: 252 Sandpiper Circle NW , Calgary , AB T3K 3T9
Contact by Email :: ( 905 ) 634 - 9283

 

Dan Rand Publishing :: :: Books

The Next Stop is Rangeley

The Next Stop is Rangeley, by Guy Rioux, is the first release of a new book series, The Franklin County Narrow Gauges. This 312 page, hardcover book focuses on Maine's two-foot gauge Phillips & Rangeley Railroad and also includes the histories of the two-foot gauge Madrid and Eustis railroads, which were built by the Phillips & Rangeley. The book covers the operations of all three railroads from 1889 to 1908 and includes first hand accounts of the rail-road, 13 previously unpublished maps and G.P.S. coordinates to provide readers with the opportunity to explore various locations throughout Franklin County related to the history of the Phillips & Rangeley Railroad. The book is priced at $54.00, with all profits being donated to local high schools and historical societies.
Dan Rand Publishing :: 57 Winchester St. , Boston , MA 02116
Contact by Email :: ( 603 ) 767 - 5426

 


Videos/DVDs

Mid-America Video :: :: Videos/DVDs

7 All-New ILLINOIS CENTRAL "Sunset Series" DVDs

Mid-America Video announces 7 all-new, very affordable one hour DVDs in our Illinois Central "Sunset Series" that cover a wide variety of early 1990s IC action. Just go to YouTube, type in Illinois Central Sunset Series then kick back and watch a 5 minute preview for each DVD: * Big Markham "B" Yard Changes + Homewood Action (1990-93) * 1990 Santa Claus Train; Homewood Dispatchers; N. IL Action (1990-92) * 1991 & 1992 Santa Claus Train (1991-92) * Rantoul; Herscher & Markham Yard at Night (1991-93) * IC in Central Illinois (1991-92) * Busy Illinois Main Line Action (1991-92) * IC in Southern IL; Car 1; Markham Local (1991-93) These new one hour DVDs feature improved video editing. And for your convenience, scene location titles are included - no more guessing where the video was filmed. All videography was performed by Tom Biscan using the high-quality Hi-8 video format with crisp, Hi-Fi stereo sound. Order from our webiste or on Ebay. Prices include shipping and handling.
Mid-America Video :: 25004 Cashel Bay Road , Manhattan , IL 60442
Contact by Email :: ( 815 ) 651 - 0131

 




 
 

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