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Rio Grande


A Last Look Back 1974-2010


By R. C. Farewell


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his spectacular volume relives the


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past 36 years of Rio Grande’s presence with 280 pages and more than 400 color photos. Visit fabled Tennessee Pass, the storied Moff at, and sites like the Utah desert and Ruby Canyon. More than a dozen charts and maps that will bring the Rio Grande to life. A last look back at the Rio Grande, a railroad never to be forgotten.


Publications of interest Modeling the Buffalo Creek & Gauley Railroad, by R. Brooks Stover, is a new 106-page, 8¹₂″×11″ softcover book from Elk Ridge Enterprises, 2870 Plum Creek Dr., Oakland, MI 48363. Selling for $28.95 (plus $6.00 shipping in the U.S.), this book examines the Buffalo Creek & Gauley Railroad and the au- thor’s efforts to model it in S scale. There are plenty of photos, maps and drawings accompanying the text. More information can be obtained at the web- site www.buffalocreekandgauley.com. The Shops of the East Broad Top Railroad At Rockhill Furnace, Pennsyl- vania, by Thomas Diehl (RD 7, Box 7678, Stroudsburg, PA 18360), is a 63- page 8″×10″ softcover book that ex- plores the EBT’s historic shops and the work that was done there. The book in- cludes 43 photos, 13 vintage catalog engravings, three floor plans, three il- lustrative drawings and features mate- rial collected during the Historic Ameri- can Building Survey/Historic American Engineering Record project adminis- tered by the National Park Service. It is priced at $12.00 and is available the the Friends of the East Broad Top Company Store (www.febt.org/costore) or through Amazon. All profits go to- wards the FEBT Restoration Fund. The newest magazine from the Ter-


minal Railroad Association of St. Louis Historical and Technical Society, Inc. (P.O. Box 1688, St. Louis, MO 63188- 1688), is issue No. 70, a 124-page offer- ing that includes articles on the TRRA and Union Starch & Refining Compa- ny; handling mail at St. Louis Union Station; the Wabash Railroad pho- tographs of Irv Schankman; and a look at Ridgely Tower in Springfield, Illi- nois, the last mechanically operated in- terlocking tower. It is priced at $35.00. Information on membership and other society publications can be found on the web at: http://trra-hts. railfan.net. An updated edition of the Condensed


Code of Operating Rules Edition of 1951, by Stephen Karas and Robert Hanmer, is now available for model railroaders. This 136-page, 4¹₄″×6⁷₈″ softcover book condenses the prototype rules to those of most importance to the


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