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Appalachian Coal Hauler: Interstate Railroad's Mine Runs and Coal Trains  ~ by Ed Wolfe
Appalachian Coal Mines & Railroads
"
... a super book for those interested in this region, in coal mines and railroading, and in the way a coal railroad really operated.  ...  First hand research, with many rare and unusual photos.

Modelers will appreciate the data that will enable them not only to build accurate mines and tipples, but to serve them with the appropriate trains. This type of operation would be applicable to almost any railroad operating in the Appalachian region.
"  ~ TLC Publishing ~ Hardbound, 160 pages, over 175 illustrations 
Appalachian Coal Hauler: Interstate Railroad's Mine Runs and Coal Trains  Appalachian Coal Hauler: Interstate Railroad's Mine Runs and Coal Trains

Appalachian Coal Mines & Railroads  ~ by Thomas W. Dixon, Jr.
Appalachian Coal Mines & Railroads
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Illustrates and explains how coal was moved from mines in the Appalachians to markets by C&O, VGN, N&W, B&O, and L&N. Details on operations, mines, tipples, switching, equipment, yards, etc. Thirteen full pages scale drawings of coal mine tipples."  ~ TLC Publishing  ~ Softbound, 80 pages, 120 photos.
Appalachian Coal Mines & Railroads

Chesapeake & Ohio in the Coal Fields ~ by Thomas W. Dixon Jr.
Chesapeake & Ohio in the Coal Fields

"C&O in the Coal Fields is a must-have for any coal-a-holic. With hundreds of great shots covering most of the C&O's major loading points in the Appalachians, this book will keep a modeler busy for years. " ~ Dan Bourque  Chesapeake & Ohio in the Coal Fields

Coal Trains: The History of Railroading and Coal in the United Statesby  Brian Solomon  Coal Trains: The History of Railroading and Coal in the United States

"...explores the railroads and hardware that have transported the coal that made America work. Brilliant period and contemporary photographs convey the drama of the enterprise: the very long—and very heavy—trains powering up mountain grades and thundering across barren prairies. Taking up topics ranging from the colorful but now-defunct “anthracite roads” of eastern Pennsylvania to today’s AC-traction diesels working Wyoming, Solomon reveals how for 150 years the unique demands of coal have driven railroad technology.  ...."

Colorful East Broad Top ~ by Mallory Hope Ferrell ~Colorful East Broad Top

"..depicts this unique 3-foot-gauge coal hauler in the '40s and '50s. For 83 years, the EBT connected a remote region of south central Pennsylvania with the outside world. This deluxe book features vintage locomotives, freight and passenger cars, mines, facilities and more. "
  ~ Heimburger House Publishing Company
Colorful East Broad Top

Iron Mine Railroads of Northern New Jersey  ~ by Larry Lowenthal  - source #2
Iron Mine Railroads of Northern New Jersey
The book details: "The Chester Railroad (DL&W Chester Branch) ... The High Bridge Branch (CNJ) ... The Middle Valley Railroad ... CNJ Branches in Chester ... Other Railroads in Chester ... The Hibernia Mine Railroad ... The Hibernia Underground Railroad ... The Ogden Mine Railroad (including CNJ Lake Hopatcong Branch) ... Other Railroads at Lake Hopatcong ... The Mount Hope Mineral Railroad ... The Wharton & Northern Railroad ... The Ferromonte Railroad ... Other Railroads in the Iron District ..."  Iron Mine Railroads of Northern New Jersey

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