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at the east portal of Moffat Tunnel. Alas, a long line of tie tampers, ballast cleaners and hi-rail trucks around Tolland pretty much assured that a train would be hard to find. Heading back down into Denver, I decid-


ed to look for potential photo opportunities of trains around Mile High Stadium and stumbled upon the light rail. Aha! I had a late afternoon flight home, so riding the light rail would be a productive way to use my available time. Not only were there shots around Mile High, but I found some nice scenes south of the city near the University of Denver. The perfect cap to an almost per- fect trip came when I got to the airport with my A32 seating assignment on Southwest and discovered that the exit row seat with no seat in front of it was available on the plane — I could stretch out my tired legs (running around at 10,000 feet will wear you out) for the four hour flight.


About Graffiti I don’t think anything since Jim Boyd’s col- umn picking on Al Gore has generated as much mail as Alexander Craghead’s DEPAR- TURES column on graffiti in the October 2011 issue. Alex is a fairly new columnist to R&R, and as time goes by I’m sure you’ll come to appreciate his very sharp and dry wit. Just to be perfectly clear, that column on graffiti was meant to be entirely tongue in cheek. At R&R we believe that graffiti is vandalism and in no way do we condone it. At any rate, it is good to know that a lot of you are reading Alex’s new column.


Coal Mining on N&W/NS’s Pocahontas Division (1888 -1988) in McDowell County, West Virginia


Billion Dollar Coalfield’s 640 pages, 515 B&W pho- tos and 130 maps and charts is an encyclopedia of the railroad, 200 coal operations and 125 commu- nities on the N&W/NS in McDowell County. Hard cover, 8½ by 11 format on high gloss pages $80. www.billiondollarcoalfield.com


Gary Hollow’s 480 pages, 475 B&W photos and 110 maps and charts


cover the development of United States Steel’s 14 coal operations on N&W’s Tug Fork Branch along with the eight other mining operations on the branch line. Hard cover, 8½ by 11 format on high gloss pages. $65. Only 90 books left. www.garyhollow.com


Coalwood’s 400 pages, 445 B&W photos, 90 maps and charts and personal stories tell how George L. Carter developed his coal empire on N&W’s Clear Fork Branch. Coalwood covers cost of mining de- velopment and operations, UMWA unionization of coal industry and the decline of the coal industry after 1950. Hard cover, 8½ by 11 format on high gloss pages. $55. www.coalwoodmemories.com


Alex Schust 286 Princes Ln Harwood MD 20776


All three books $180 when ordered together


Order direct with check or money order made out to Alex Schust. Domestic U.S. shipped free via media mail. Internatioal orders please inquire at twomule@comcast.net


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A&R Productions .....................................................6 Amherst Railway Society.......................................15 Amtrak...........................................................Cover II Audio Visual Designs...............................................8


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Big E Productions ..................................................15 Bytown Railway Society.........................................20


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Carstens Book Store.........................................16,17 Carstens Publications.............................14,19,61,62 Center for Railroad Photography & Art..................60


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Daylight Prints........................................................62 Depot Square Publishing.......................................20 Durbin & Greenbrier Valley Railroad .....................25


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Elkhorn Inn.............................................................25 Erie Lackawanna Historical Society.............15,18,60


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Richard Farewell....................................................11 Four Ways West ....................................................12 Friends of the Tehachapi Depot ............................25


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Gaithersburg Train Show.......................................11 Golden Spike Enterprises......................................11 Greenhill Station Productions ................................23


Herron Rail Services..............................................22 Highball Productions................................................5


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Illinois Railway Museum ........................................25 Indiana University Press..........................................7 Iron Rail Bed & Breakfast ......................................25 Izaak Walton Inn......................................................6


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McMillan Publications ............................................13 Merrill Publishing Associates.................................14 Morning Sun Books ...............................................14 Museum, Tourist Line and Dinner Train Directory.25


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Napa Valley Wine Train.........................................25 Nevada Northern Railroad & Museum.........Cover IV New York Central System Historical Society...........6 New York, Susquehanna & Western Historical Society ...............................................................15


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Plets Express....................................................10,12 R


Railcom..................................................................63


Railfan & Railroad..................................................65 Railroadbooks.biz ..................................................10 Revelation Video....................................................21 Rio Hondo Publishing ............................................10 Ron’s Books.................................................Cover III RonRail Pictures....................................................23


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Greg Scholl Video Productions..............................13 Alex Schust............................................................65 Seashore Trolley Museum.....................................59 Signature Press .......................................................5 Southern Pacific Historical Society..........................8 Sunshine Networks................................................58


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TRP..........................................................................9 TTX Company........................................................18 Trackside Prints.....................................................11 Trainorders.com.....................................................63 Trains & Travel ......................................................25 TrainsShipsPlanes.................................................10 TrainWeb ...............................................................24 Transit Gloria Mundi ..............................................59


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Weekend Chief Publishing.....................................11 Westchester Model Railroad Club .........................12 Wheeling & Lake Erie Railway...............................14 Whitewater Valley Railroad....................................25


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