Books On B&O History

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10013 Cabooses of the B&O Railroad, by Bob Hubler. 1994. 176 pages. Thorough history, rosters and diagrams. A fully comprehensive and authoritative book on B&O cabooses. Published by this Society. Tons of B/W & Color Photos. Hardback. 39.00

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10020 Baltimore and Ohio Trackside with Willis A. McCaleb. Written by Bruce K. Dicken and James M. Semon. This over 100 page all color book shows big time steam on the B&O during the 1950s. If you enjoy looking at color B&O steam operations, you'll love this book. 49.95

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10021 Trackside Along the B&O 1957-1958, by Griffith. 54.95

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10023 American Locomotive Builders by John H. White. 112 pages, many illustrations, 1982. A short history of the many builders of steam locos. Well over a hundred makers are listed. Soft back. 6.00

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10025 Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Diesel Locomotive Roster Third Edition by James Mischke. This is a "must have" booklet that will provide comprehensive information on each of the diesels that operated on the B&O. For example, there is a diesel locomotive roster that provides a brief history on each engine, when it was built, it's original engine number, it's succeeding numbers, when it was disposed of, and provides engine assignments for March, 1950; October, 1956; January, 1958; and January, 1959. 49.95

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10030 B&O Steam Finale, Volume Two, by Deanne Mellander and Bob Kaplan. Color pics of B&O steam by legendary photographer Bill Price. Simple great photo's. They ran an extra thousand of Volume Two, which is why it's available today and Volume One is long out of print 24.00

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10039 Baltimore and Ohio Steam in Color by David T. Mainey. This is another of the great books on B&O steam that is just full of 1950s era big time steam operations. 54.95

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10044 C&O and B&O Cabooses - Display and Private Owner Cars, VOL ONE, by Dwight Jones. Has 230 B/W photographs of 200 B&O or C&O cabooses, where they now sit, as they are now painted, in 25 states and Canada. See cabooses in museums, backyards, on short lines and tourist lines. Some restored to accurate paint and lettering, some with unique paint. Arranged by class and series, with a section on moving cabooses by truck. 80 pages, color covers. Softbound. 15.95

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10054 "Cabooses - Display and Private Owner Cars, Volume II", by Dwight Jones. S/C, 80 pgs, B/W. Continues from Vol I with more cabs and more cases of moving a caboose 16.95

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10067 "Cabooses - Display and Private Owner Cars Volume III", by Dwight Jones. Continuing the series , including more caboose moves 17.95

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10084 "Buffalo, Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway (BR&P) In Color, Volume 2: Pennsylvania-Middle Division" by Mike Zollitsch. Covers the BR&P line in pictures from Salamanca to DuBois. ISBN 1-58248-210-1. 59.95

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10085 "Trackside in the Middle Atlantic States, 1946-59", by Kevin Holland and Robert Yanosey. Coverage in this book includes: B&O, Capital Transit; C&O; Delaware, Lackawanna & Western; East Broad Top; Erie; Jersey Central Lines; Lehigh & New England; Maryland & Pennsylvania; New York Central; Norfolk & Western; Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines; Reading Company; and Virginian. ISBN # 1-58248-203-9 59.95

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10090 "Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in West Virginia." Images of Rail Series, by Bob Withers. In 1827, a group of Baltimore capitalists feared their city would be left out of the lucrative East Coast-to-Midwest trade that other eastern cities were developing. Thus, the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was chartered. Political pressure kept the B&O out of Pennsylvania at first, and so track crews headed for what is now West Virginia, building mountainous routes with torturous grades to Wheeling and Parkersburg. Eventually the B&O financed and acquired a spiderweb of branch lines that covered much of the northern and central parts of the Mountain State. This book takes a close look at the line's locomotives, passenger and freight trains, structures, and, most importantly, its people who endeared their company to generations of travelers, shippers, and small Appalachian communities 21.99

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10101 "Railroad Cites: Jersey City, NJ" by Liljestrand & Sweetland. Photo story of the facilities of multiple railroads in the city, including the B&O 20.00

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10106 "Trackside in the Virginias 1954-1969 with Wayne Sherwin" by William R. Sparkmon. The railroads of Virginia and West Virginia are illustrated in full color during the late steam/early diesel period 59.95

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10112 "BR&P In Color, Vol 3 - Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh Div" by Mike Zollitsch 59.95

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10123 "To the Wide Missouri", by Louis Garavaglia. Hard copy, 384 pp. Explores all types of transportation taking the people westward. Routes used and life details into the 1840s 28.00

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10126 "C&O/B&O Cabooses, Display and Private Owner Cars, Volume IV", by Dwight Jones. Soft cover, 80 pages, B/W. 78 more cabooses with lives after the railroad. 18.95

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10131 "BR&P in Color V4: Partners and Connections", by Mike Zollitsch. B&O, Erie, PRR, NYC, LV, and others; steam and diesel. This book has photos ranging from the mid-1940s to 2002. About 75% of the pictures are pre-1980, and maybe 50% or better are pre-1960. Chapters cover individual connecting railroads, including: The Ontario Car Ferry Company; Genesee & Wyoming; Pennsylvania Railroad at Machias, NY; Buffalo, NY Connections (railroads/Lake boats, around Buffalo/Niagara Falls/Canadian border); Erie Railway (Erie's mainline plus entire Bradford Division); Pittsburg Shawmut & Northern/Pittsburg & Shawmut; Buffalo & Susquehanna (B&O); New York Central around Clearfield, PA; Pittsburgh & Western/B&O (Butler and Northern Subs, with some on the P&W main). Other things within the chapters include the Bradford Bordell & Kinzua, Tonawanda Valley & Cuba, Tionesta Valley, Kushequa Route. Anyone with an interest in the B&O or Northwestern PA region will surely enjoy this book. 59.95

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10136 "The War Came by Train" by Daniel C Toomey, Maryland scholar on the Civil War. This book relates the story of the B&O during the years of the Civil War and includes an appendix listing all locomotives mentioned in the text, copious endnotes for each chapter, a bibliography, and an index. It is sized at 6" by 9" and contains 292 pages with more than 100 illustrations. Herb Harwood states that it is "likely the last word" on the subject of the B&O perspective on the War. 35.00

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10138 "A Journey from Roads to Rails", 1800-1860, by David Shackelford. This book is authored by the Curator of the B&O Museum in Baltimore and includes an extensive bibliography as well as many footnotes to provide a potential reading list. It covers the development of transportation between Baltimore and Ellicotts Mills with concentration on the growth of the rural terminal city. 61 pp with color and B/W illustrations. 14.95

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10140 "A Trip by Rail in the Shenandoah Valley on the Baltimore & Ohio and the Southern Railway", by Bob Cohen. Station by station from Brunswick, MD to Lexington, VA. Each station stop has a description with a page or more of history and railroad information. 160 pgs with more than 100 illustrations, many in color. 59.99

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10142 "Encyclopedia of B&O Cabooses Vol 1, The Modern Cars", by Dwight Jones. This is the first of several volumes on B&O cabooses by the noted author of preceding softcover books. based upon almost 50 years of research, this hardcover book covers the C-26 through C-28 class cabs and Safety versions during the 1970s. 176 pgs with a short color section in the back. 41.99

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10143 "The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in Maryland," by David Shackleford, This Arcadia Images of Rail book is a picture book in B/W describing the B&O by era within the state of Maryland. It also contains chapters on Mt Clare Shops and the Museum. The author was Curator of the B&O Museum and had access to many photos from the Museum. 21.99

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10145 "Encyclopedia of B&O Cabooses", Vol 2, Cars Built 1952 to 1966, by Dwight Jones. Hardbound, 176 pgs. Covers the I-17, I-18, and some related models, including photos, diagrams, lists, and notes of differences. Color photos at back of book. Also ancillary subjects as paint/lettering, trucks, and chapters on the DuBois Shops and International Car Co. This book follows the same format as volume 1 released a year earlier and includes very detailed coverage of cabooses built for the B&O from 1952 to 1966 including some miscellaneous cars added to the roster after that period. Coverage includes the I-17 class, I-17A class, I-18 class, C-15B class, M-26 boxcar conversions and wood cars transferred from C&O to B&O. Each detailed chapter includes extensive photo coverage, history text, dimensional diagram and a detailed roster by individual caboose number. There is a detailed listing of the I-17 and I-17A cabooses and where they were assigned prior to caboose pooling. Extensive coverage is included on the implementation of caboose pooling including internal company reports and communications as well as the various dates when specific regions of the B&O implemented pooling. Additional chapters cover I-18 Safety Cabooses, the Du Bois car shops, International Car Company, caboose costs, a map of B&O car shops, caboose trucks, caboose markers and company summary information on cabooses including a graph showing how many cabooses by class were on the railroad on January 1, 1965. Official B&O Painting and Lettering drawings are reproduced in a manner that all dimensional data is readable and useable by the reader. An interview with a B&O official explains how the M-26 boxcar conversions came about and an interview with Frankly Carr explains how the Chessie image was developed. This book is a must for B&O history students as well as modelers. 41.99

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10146 "Railroading Around Cumberland" by Pat Stakem. An Arcadia Images of Rail book. The author is noted for his knowledge of the railroads around Cumberland and has written several books about those railroads. This book addresses the earliest railroads to the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. 128 pages, b/w photos. 21.99

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10147 "Staten Island Rapid Transit", by Marc Pitanza with much help from Ed Bommer. An Arcadia Images of Rail book. This book is a true photographic history of the SIRT from its beginning to the current day. 128 pages, B/W photos. 21.99

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10150 "Encyclopedia of B&O Cabooses, Vol 3, Wagon-tops and Others", by Dwight Jones. 208 pages with 13 in color, covering the I-5 and I-12 classes plus I-7, I-13, and I-14. Additional chapters on details. Indexed by subject and photo. 46.99

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10151 "West of Cumberland, Book 1, Grafton to Wheeling", by Terry Arbogast. A huge book of more that 460 pages, with 16 in color. This book covers the route starting from Grafton with historical text and human interest stories by the people who operated the line. Many B/W photos and nicely done maps. 65.00

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10152 "Power Clash, PRR vs B&O, Motive Power and Passenger Traffic Competition 1827-1962", by David Messer with Frank Wrabel. This book presents the story of motive power development by the Pennsy and our B&O. It also shows the level of competition between those two railroads. Also included is a look at the competition in passenger trains between the two roads. There are more than 370 pages and 400 photos, including 35 pages with color photos. 80.00

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10153 "Rails' Tales", edited by Ray Lichty. RABO (Retired Administrators of the B&O) members relate stories from their working days on the B&O from the 1950s into the 1970s. These stories are extracted from the Club's newsletter News & Notes. This smaller-format, hard cover book is 329 pages with B/W photos supplied and captioned by Herb Harwood. There is a very complete index. 39.95

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10155 "Trackside around Rochester 1970-1980" with Daniel Orr and Greg Marling. A Morning Sun book covering the railroads in Rochester. There is an 11 page section on the B&O, but there are additional B&O subjects in another section. Each of the roads has an introductory description and then a full-color section of photos: Penn Central, Lehigh Valley, Erie Lackawanna, B&O, Pittsburgh & Lehigh Jct. Composite, and Conrail. A few maps provide helpful orientation. 59.95

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10156 "Buffalo Rochester & Pittsburgh Railway In Color Volume 5: The B&O Era," by Mike Zollitsch. This volume is the final one of the BR&P series. It is an all-color Morning Sun book covering the BR&P under control of the B&O starting in 1932. There is a chapter on facilities, locations, and customers. Then there are chapters by decade into the 1970s when Chessie appears. More than half of the book covers steam. 59.95

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10157 "The Met, a History of the Metropolitan Branch..., Its Stations and Towns." This small softbound book is published by the Germantown Historical Society, written by member Susan Soderberg. It contains photos of every station built for the line. There are also photos of various railroad structures. 10.00

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10159 The BORHS Company Store is no longer offering this book. Receive a signed copy, delivered for $24.00 (incl. S&H), or unsigned copy for $27.00 (incl. S&H) , by sending a check to:
Pocahontas Co. Society of Model Engineers
c/o Bruce Elliott
808 North Fork Loop, Green Bank, WV 24944
"The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad's Pittsburgh Division" by Society member Bruce Elliott. An all-color book from Arcadia's 'Images of Modern America' series, this 95 page book has been compiled by Society member Bruce Elliott using his own photographs of B&O lines in the Pittsburgh area. The railroads included are the B&O Main Line; Pittsburgh and Western; Somerset and Cambria; Fairmont, Morgantown and Pittsburgh; and Wheeling, Pittsburgh and Baltimore.
10160 "Encyclopedia of B&O Cabooses, Vol 4, I-5 and I-16 Cars" by Dwight Jones. Covers the I-5 and I-16 classes. Additional chapters on Updates to previous volume and caboose details similar to previous volumes. Indexed by subject and photo. 46.99

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10163 "The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, Hancock, WV to Cumberland, MD, by Stan Trzoniec. This later book follows the East End line westbound from Hancock to Cumberland completing a two-book set to Connellsville, with over 215 black and white and color photos, 174 hardbound pages, and a history of the line. With dates of photographs as requested. 62.00

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10164 "C&O/B&O Cabooses, Display and Private Owner Cars, Volume V", by Dwight Jones. Soft cover, 80 pages, B/W. 68 more cabooses with lives after the railroad. Also, more scenes of cabooses being moved. 21.95

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10165 "John W Garrett and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad", by Kathleen Waters Sander. 327 pages with notes and index. A few B/W illustrations. This is a comprehensive biography of Garrett, but by far the majority of the book covers his time as president of the B&O. 49.95

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10166 "B&O Power in Color, Volume 1, Steam & Cab Units", by Bob Withers. This Morning Sun book is the first in a series of all-color volumes to cover all diesels of the B&O. There is also a section of photos of steam locomotive types on the road in the late '40s 'til the end of steam. A short section of the book shows other types of locomotion, such as electrics, motor cars, rubber-tired tractors, tugboats, and NYC motor coaches. The end pieces list the entire B&O diesel roster. 59.95

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10167 "West of Cumberland, Book 2, MR / Short Line", by Terry Arbogast. Covers the B&O MR sub route between Fairmont and Clarksburg (with its beginnings as the Monongahela River RR) and the Short Line Sub between Clarksburg and Brooklyn Jct. The book is hardbound, comprising 488 pages on 100# coated paper (24pages in color), with 350 photos. It contains a history of the lines with information of their construction and of early wrecks. Many dozens of railroaders who ran over these lines were interviewed (over 100 pages in book). Detailed maps show the lines as they were in the 1920's. 65.00

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10168 "B&O Power in Color, Volume 2, Switchers, RDC's, 1st Gen Roadswitchers", by Bob Withers. This Morning Sun book is the second in a series of all-color volumes to cover all diesels of the B&O. This volume covers switchers organized by manufacturer, the RDC's, and the early roadswichers by ALCO, F-M, and EMD. The end pieces list the entire B&O diesel roster. 59.95

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10169 "Encyclopedia of B&O Cabooses, Vol 5, Eight-wheel Wood Cars." by Dwight Jones. Covers the I-1 to I-4, I-6, I-9, I-10, and I-14 classes. Included are detailed rosters of each class, assignment information, diagrams, drawings, maps, charts and graphs providing thorough coverage of each class. Additional chapters cover caboose trucks, costs, marker lights, and painting and lettering. Coverage also includes coaches converted for use as temporary cabooses. A detailed index allows easy access to specific information on all 5 volumes. 46.99

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