Book List

Following are a number of reference books grouped by category.  Some are out of print but they may be available from other collectors or from used book dealers.  We do not sell any of these, and there is no commercial interest whatsoever in what is listed here.

New Price Guide Announcement 

We have received word from Sue Knous of Railroad Memories that a new book "Railroadiana II - The Official Price Guide for 2011 and Beyond" is available. See order form on the Railroad Memories website.

China

Luckin, Richard.  Butter Pat World.  RK Publishing, 621 Cascade Court, Golden Colorado 80403-1581.

Luckin, Richard.  Dining on Rails: Fourth Edition.  1998.  Latest printing is available from Golden Spike Enterprises, P.O. Box 442, Williamsville, New York 14221.

Luckin, Richard.  Mimbres to Mimbreno: A Study of Santa Fe's Famous China Pattern.  Available in hardcover from the California State Railroad Museum store

Luckin, Richard.  Santa Fe's California Poppy China Pattern: An Introduction.  A 21 page booklet available fom the California State Railroad Museum store.

Luckin, Richard.  Teapot Treasury.  RK Publishing, 621 Cascade Court, Golden Colorado 80403-1581

McIntyre, Douglas W.  The Official Guide to Dining Car China.  (Published: 1990; updates available).  Golden Spike Enterprises, P.O. Box 442, Williamsville, New York 14221.

Crystal

Paul, Larry R.  Sparkling Crystal: A Collector's Guide to Railroad Glassware.  Compiled for Railroad Collectors Association Incorporated  

Date Nails

Oaks, Jeff. Date Nails and Railroad Tie Preservation. (Special report #3, University of Indianapolis Archeology and Forensics Laboratory - 3rd Printing with minor corrections). Available from Jeff Oaks, Dept. of Mathematics, University of Indianapolis, 1400 E. Hanna Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46227 ($28 postpaid). Jeff also has a website discussing date nails: http://facstaff.uindy.edu/~oaks/DateNailInfo.htm

Lanterns & Lamps

Barrett, Richard C.  The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Railroad Lighting: Volume One,  The Railroad Lantern.  (Published 1994).  Railroad Research Publications.

Barrett, Richard C.  Supplement No. 1 to The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Railroad Lighting: Volume One, The Railroad Lantern.  (Published 1997).  Railroad Research Publications.

Barrett, Richard C.  The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Railroad Lighting: Volume Two, The Railroad Signal Lamp.  (Published 1999). Railroad Research Publications.

Cunningham, W.A.  The Railroad Lantern: 1865 to 1930.  (Published: 1997). Out of Print

Cunningham, W.A.  Santa Fe Lanterns & Locks: 1874 to 1928.  (Published: 1997).  Out of Print

Dreimiller, David.  Signal Lights: A Collectors Reference to Railroad Signal Lamps and Highway Warning Devices.  (Published 1990).  Address:  Signal Lights, 33200 Bainbridge Rd., Suite 4, Solon, OH 44139.

Dreimiller, David.  The Dressel Lamp and Signal Company: 1926 Catalog of Railway Lighting Equipment.  Address:  Hiram Press, P.O. Box 1926, Hiram, OH 44234.

Farrell, Joseph F.  The illustrated Guide to Peter Gray Railroad Hardware.  (Published: 1994; redone in 2000 onto CD-ROM format). Farrell Railroad Consulting, PO Box 1058, Leominster, MA 01453.

Hobson, Anthony.  Lanterns that Lit our World: How to Identify, Date, and Restore Old Railroad, Marine, Fire, Carriage, Farm, and Other Lanterns.  (Published: 1993).  Golden Hill Press, Spencertown, NY 12165.

Hobson, Anthony.  Lanterns that Lit our World: Book Two.  (Published: 1996).  Golden Hill Press, Spencertown, NY 12165.

Pearson, Dennis.  Classic Lanterns: A Guide and Reference.  (Published: 1998).  Schiffer Publishing, 4880 Lower Valley Road, Atglen, PA 19310.

Locks & Keys

Barrett, Richard and Gross, Joseph.  Railroad Locks & Keys, Volume 1:  The Adams & Westlake Company.   (Published 1998).   Railroad Research Publications, See note 1.

Stewart, Don.  Railroad Switch Keys & Padlocks 2nd Edition.  Available Again. Don Stewart passed away several years ago but his books are now being reprinted and updated. This particular book is available again and can be purchased for the original price of $30 plus $3.00 shipping (book rate) from Richard Chenovick, 1491 Sycamore Canyon Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108.

Paper

Lomazzi, Brad.  Railroad Timetables, Travel Brochures & Posters.  (Published: 1995).  Golden Hill Press, Spencertown, NY 12165.

Playing Cards

Bollhagen, Phil.  The Great Book of Railroad Playing Cards.   PO Box 2998, Greenfield, WI 53220

Bollhagen, Phil.  Supplement No. 1 to the Great Book of Railroad Playing Cards.   PO Box 2998, Greenfield, WI 53220

Silver: Hollowware and Flatware

Maffet, Everett L.  Silver Banquet II: A Compendium on Railroad Dining Care Silver Serving Pieces.  Silver Press, Box 184, Eaton, OH 45320

Morgenfruh, Rudy and Dominy, Art.  Silver at Your Service: A Collector's Guide to Railroad Dining Care Flatware Patterns.  

Spikes

Joyce, James.  Railroad Spikes: A Collector's Guide.   (Published 1985). Sutter House (Carried by the California Railroad Museum, Sacramento, California).

Stocks and Bonds

Cox, Terry.  Stocks and Bonds of North American Railroads: Collector's Guide with Price Values.  (Published 1995).  BNR Press, Port Clinton, Ohio (Carried by the California Railroad Museum, Sacramento, California).

Tokens (Trolley & Interurban)

American Vesturist Association. Atwood-Coffee Catalog of US and Canadian Transportation Tokens. Contact: The American Vecturist Association, PO Box 1204, Boston, MA 02104

Uniform Buttons

Van Court, Donald.  Transportation Uniform Buttons, Volume 1: Railroad.

Van Court, Donald.  Transportation Uniform Buttons, Volume 2: Transit.

Multi-Category or Other

Baker, Stanley.  Railroad collectibles: Fourth Edition.  Collector Books, PO Box 3009, Paducah, KY 42001.

Baker, Stanley and Kunz, Virginia Brainard. The Collector's Book of Railroadiana. (Published 1976). Castle Books, Secaucus, NJ.

Edson, William D.  Railroad Names.  (Published: 1993).   William D. Edson, 10820 Gainsborough Road, Potomac, MD 20854.

Gross, Joseph.  Railroads of North America.  Railroad Research Publications.

Gross, Joseph.  The Trolley and Interurban Directory. Railroad Research Publications.

Klamkin, Charles. Railroadiana: A Collector's Guide to Railroad Memorabilia. Funk & Wagnalls, New York, 1976.

Knous, Bill and Sue.  The Railroad Detective: A Guide to Replica & Counterfeit Railroad collectibles.  (Published: 1993).

Knous,Sue.  Railroadiana II - The Official Price Guide for 2011 and Beyond. A definitive price guide covering all major categories of railroadiana. New edition published 2011.

Piche, Elon. Great Northern Collectibles. This book is devoted exclusively to one railroad, the Great Northern Railway - 224 pages, 850 photos, half of them color.

Piche, Elon. Northern Pacific Collectibles. Like his earlier Great Northern book, this book is devoted exclusively to one railroad, the Northern Pacific Railway - 224 pages, half of them color.

Piche, Elon. Collectibles From Minnesota Railroads. Railroads include: Dan Patch Line - Duluth Railroads - Chicago Great Western - Soo Line - Minneapolis & St. Louis - Minnesota & International Falls - Luce Electric Short Line - Minneapolis & Rainy River - Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern - Chicago & Northwestern - Burlington Route - Rock Island & Misc. small RR.

Railway Age.  Railway Age's Comprehensive Railroad Dictionary.   (Published 1992). 

Other Resources: 

Some Other organizations are of special interest to those interested in railroad memorabilia and history.  

The National Railway Historical Society is an organization that deals with all aspects of railroad history and restoration.  They have a number of regional chapters, many that have their own web sites.  Click here for more information as well as links to NRHS websites.

The National Association of Timetable Collectors is an organization that focuses on the different types of timetables issued by the railroads. A publication is issued a couple times a year. Membership is handled by George Fletcher, 224 Riverside Drive, Nashville, TN 37206-1930

Westcoast Lock Collectors: Bob Heilemann, 1427 Lincoln Blvd., San Monica, California, 90401, (310) 230 - 3004 eves.