Prelude to Conrail -- Out of the woods and into the blue -- Let Conrail be Conrail -- Into the black -- Along the old canal: the Albany Division -- Philadelphia Division -- The heart of Conrail -- Conrail lines west.
"Master modeler Tony Koester gives you a handy reference for modeling a coal-hauling prototype-based or freelance railroad. Chapters introduce coal and the coal industry. Includes information on modeling coal trains, company towns, and coal customers, plus operating tips."-- Provided by publsiher.
Opening the Mississippi Valley -- Bringing the rails to Iowa -- Linking Milwaukee and the Twin Cities -- The River Road -- The Flood of 1896 -- Those golden excursion days -- The Flood of 1916 -- A new yard and a new prosperity -- The Depression years -- The decline of steam -- Crossing the river -- Personal recollections.
James Jerome Hill -- The Great Northen Railway -- Launching the Empire Builder -- The Great Northern and Glacier National Park -- The New Empire Builder and mid-century -- From big sky blue to cascade green -- Amtrak and beyond.
A short history of the caboose. -- Caboose anatomy. -- Caboose stories. -- A day in the life of a caboose. -- Office and home. -- Owning a railroad caboose. -- The slow demise of the caboose. -- The caboose today.
"Brimming with spectacular photographs and a trainman's vivid memories, Railscapes reflects the author's unbounded enthusiasm, love, and respect for the whole world of trains. Once again, Jim Fredrickson opens the shutter wide on more than six decades of American railroading, and offers an insider's insights on the business of moving men and materials via the great steel ribbons that connected the Pacific Northwest with the rest of the world." "For 39 years, the author worked for the Northern Pacific in Washington state as a telegraph operator - a "brasspounder" - and as a dispatcher. He had the good fortune to work and travel in some of the most beautiful territory in the United States, and his camera covered it all - from the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana and Idaho, to the Cascade Range of Washington, to the Puget Sound coastal region." "Arranged thematically from his immense collection of railroad images, Railscapes features more of Fredrickson's favorite photographs, with sections on train wrecks, special and futuristic trains, the last of the steam engines, early diesels, railroad folks, and more."--BOOK JACKET.
Observation and Lounge Cars (starting p. 1) -- Dome Cars (starting p. 11) -- North Coast Limited (starting p. 18) -- Iron Workhorses of the Northwest (starting p. 31) -- NP Branch Lines (starting p. 58) -- Train Wrecks (starting p. 76) -- Unique Photo Opportunities (starting p. 110) -- Special Trains (starting p. 116) -- Stampede Pass (starting p. 124) -- Rail Folks (starting p. 143) -- Index (starting p. 153)