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Railroad Books & Book Publishers

This page provides a directory of websites offering railroad books including new, used, rare, and out-of-print books covering railroad history, train operations, railroad photography, and model railroading.

Erstwhile Publications - Our mission is to exploit a niche for lesser known but interesting railroads with limited edition, quality publications. Please see our first book, Railroading on the Wabash Fourth District, that is receiving great reviews.
Model Railroad Hobbyist Magazine - 2000+ pages of quality model railroading articles with 100+ new pages added monthly
Railroad Treasures - Online seller of railroad books, magazines, maps, and timetables

AbeBooks - 100 million books from independent booksellers, including thousands of railroad titles

Alibris - New, used, and out-of-print books from independent sellers, including thousands of railroad titles

Altamont Press - Publishes regional railroad timetables for the Western US, listing stations, mileposts, speed limits, siding lengths, radio frequencies, and more

Amazon.com - Online retailer stocks thousands of new, used, and out-of-print railroad books

Andrew Neale Bookseller - UK online bookseller with new, second-hand, and out-of-print books on railway transport and industrial history

Arcadia Publishing - Publisher of more than 5,000 local and regional history books, including the Images of America series, with dozens of railroad titles

Arizona Hobbies - Railroad books, DVDs, videos, maps, and atlases from an online discount store with prompt shipping

Astragal Press - Publisher of books on steam locomotives, antique tools, and early trades

Atlantic Publishers - UK publisher of books for model railroaders and railway enthusiasts

Batterdale Books - Buys and sells secondhand books on British and overseas railways, canals, trams and buses, and industrial history; York, UK

BHI Publications - Publishes railroad photo books intended for use by manufacturers and modelers

Biblio.com - 50 million new, used, and out-of-print books from independent booksellers worldwide, including thousands of railroad titles

Bill Hudson Transport Books - UK seller of British and American railway books and videos

Black Dwarf Lightmoor - Publisher of British railway history books plus Railway Archive, a British railway journal published four times a year

BookMine - Rare and out-of-print railroad books for sale online

Books on eBay - Thousands of new, used, rare, and out-of-print railroad books for sale on eBay

Branch Line Press - Publisher of books on New England railroading and transportation history

Buffer Books - UK online seller of secondhand railway books

Cam-Tech Publishing - Publisher of railroad history books including The Lincoln Funeral Train, Building A Lima Locomotive, Henry Ford, The Lima Route, and Bradford The Railroad Town

Camden Miniature Steam Services - UK online bookseller featuring railroad and model railroad titles with an emphasis on British, European, and American steam

Canadian Branchline Miniatures - Publisher of hard-cover books describing operations, locomotives, trains, and industries of the steam railway era in Canada

Canadian Railway Stations - Three volumes with photos and history by Dave Savage

Cape Ann Train Co. - Publisher of railroad timetables and maps, including reprints of The Official Guide of the Railways

Charles Cooper's Railway Pages - Author of several books about Canadian railway history

Cheona Publications - Publishes books about past and present British railways

Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society Shop - C&O and Chessie-related books, videos, models, clothing, gifts, calendars, prints, maps, and more

City Rail Transit - Picture books about rail transit systems including Istanbul, Toulouse, and Rome, plus transit system maps and free videos

Collectible Trains & Toys - Model railroad supplies by Lionel, K-Line, M.T.H., Marklin, LGB, Atlas, Athearn, and others, plus hundreds of new and used railroading books with many unique and hard-to-find titles; Farmers Branch, Texas

Como Shops - Specializes in rare and out-of-print railroad books, sold online and at train shows

Comprehensive Guide To Industrial Locomotives - Reference book of industrial rail operations in the US

Critters Dinkys & Centercabs - Field guide to help identify small (under 100 ton) American gas and diesel locomotives

David Newband's Railway Books - British dealer in railway printed material, books, magazines, timetables, and official publications

David Plowden - Author of Requiem for Steam: The Railroad Photographs of David Plowden

Depot Square Publishing - Publishes books on northeastern US railroad history, plus an online store with titles from other publishers

DeskMap Systems - Publishes the Professional Railroad Atlas of North America and other railroad mapping products

Erstwhile Publications - Publishes limited edition books on lesser known but interesting railroads, including Railroading on the Wabash Fourth District

Eveleigh Press - Publishes books about steam and diesel railways in Australia

Fascination of Railways - Book covers the history of railways in Sri Lanka

Florida Historical Society Print Shoppe - Publisher of Henry Plant: Pioneer Empire Builder, covering the rail development of Florida's west coast

Four Ways West Publications - Publisher of US railroad books including color pictorials of BNSF, Burlington Route, C&O, Great Northern, Illinois Central, Milwaukee Road, New York Central, Northern Pacific, Pennsy, Rock Island, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, Western Pacific, and more

Fox Publications - Publishes black and white photography books of western railroads

G T Carter Transport Books - New Zealand seller of rare and out-of-print railway books

Golden West Books - Publisher of railroad books with an emphasis on western US rail history, including Donner Pass, Tehachapi, Mount Lowe, Northern Pacific, Santa Fe, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific, Bay Area electric railways, Grand Central Station, Ulster & Delaware, and more

Grayland eBay Store - Railroad memorabilia including employee timetables, annual reports, calendars, passes, menus, maps, books, and more

Great Northern Pacific Publications - Railroad books and railfan guides related to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) and its pre-merger and predecessor railroads

Hayden Consulting - Publishes railroad history and model railroading books

Heimburger House - Publishes hundreds of railroad history, railfan, and model train books

Highlands Station, LLC - Publishes CD books on prototype and model railroad subjects and offers Model Railroading magazine back issues, hobby related books, as well as original railroad art and prints

Historic Rail - Online store offers a wide range of railfan products including books, videos, art, models, calendars, clocks, signs, apparel, and more; Minneapolis, Minnesota

Historical Model Railway Society Publications - Produces railway history books with an emphasis on British railways

Howard Zane: My Life with Model Trains - Book about the model railroading hobby and Howard Zane’s 2,850 square foot "Piermont Division" layout

HowDy Productions - Publisher of railroad books including Wabash Pittsburgh Terminal Railway, West Side Belt Railroad, and Pittsburgh & West Virginia Railway Timetables

Ian Allan's Superstore - UK railway and transport books, videos, and DVDs with online ordering

Indian Valley Locomotive Works - Reproductions of classic railroad publications plus Tales of the Rails audiobooks

Indiana University Press - Publishes railroad and transportation books for rail historians and enthusiasts alike

Irwell Press - British publisher of railway books and magazines

Italian Railway Bibliography - Index of nearly 10,000 titles about railways in Italy from 1824 to present

John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library - Special library within the St. Louis Mercantile Library at the University of Missouri - St. Louis

Kahndog Publications - Publishes books about the Pittsburgh & Lake Erie Railroad (P&LE) and Western Pennsylvania railroads

Kalmbach Memorial Library - Library of the National Model Railroad Association with an extensive collection of model and prototype railroad books, periodicals, photos, videos, and reference materials; Chattanooga, Tennessee

Kalmbach Publishing - Publisher of railroad magazines and books

Karen's Books - Specializes in railroad, train, and transportation books from Morning Sun, Four Ways West, Kalmbach, Motorbooks, Indiana University Press, and others

Kenneth Reed Railroad History Books - Author of the book History of the Evansville, Indianapolis, and Terre Haute Railroad

Kestrel Railway Books - Publishes books about British railway history

Kevin Robertson Books - Specialist retailer of British railway and model train books

Linda Tinker Railway Books - UK shop specializing in pre-owned and hard to find railway books

Lorraine B. Diehl Books - Titles include Subways: The Tracks That Built New York City and The Late, Great Pennsylvania Station

LPD Publishing - Series of books on Canadian and American diesel locomotives

Maine Two-Footers, The - History, video, memorabilia, and new and out of print books about Maine's narrow gauge railroads

Mainline & Maritime - UK publisher of railway books including British rail history and modern traction

Making All Stops - Two volumes of New York City subway color photography from 1970 to 1989

McMillan Publications - Online retailer with more than 700 railroad-related products including books, calendars, screen savers, DVDs, videos, timetables, atlases, and more; Arvada, Colorado

Melvin Photos - Publisher of books about the Tehachapi Loop, Boston & Maine Railroad, and Bangor & Aroostook Railroad

Merrill Publishing Associates - Publisher of railroad photo books, CDs, and posters from the Roy Campbell collection of steam photography in the Midwest

Milwaukee Shops Inc - Publisher of books and prints featuring the Milwaukee Road Hiawatha passenger cars and locomotives

ModelersNotebook.com - Provides specialized publications and information for those interested in building traditional or 3D models

Montage Worldwide - Online retailer of unique model railroad merchandise and publications, including magazine backissues, books, model trains, and model structures

Monte Vista Publishing - Publishes railroad pictorials on the Southern Pacific, Santa Fe, and BC Rail

Montevallo Historical Press - Publisher of railroad books including The Toledo, Port Clinton & Lakeside Railway and The Lakeside and Marblehead Railroad

Morning Sun Books - Publishes hundreds of all-color railroad books from the glory years of North American railroading, including the popular "Trackside" series

Motorbooks - Publishes hundreds of books on railroad history, railroad operations, locomotives, and model railroading

Newfoundland Railway - Selection of books on the Newfoundland Railway for sale online

Next Stop Honolulu - Publishes a book providing a comprehensive history of the narrow gauge Oahu Railway & Land Co. in Hawaii

Nick Tozer Railway Books - Railway books and magazines for sale plus a book search service; Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, UK

Nigel Bird Books - Online railway book dealer in Wales with over 7,000 titles in stock

Nijvere Lezerke Publishers - Dutch publisher of railway books, maps, and prints

Oakwood Press & Video Library - Produces books, videos, and DVDs that capture the beauty and history of UK transport through the ages

Observation Car - Discussion group for commentary, debate, and criticism of railroad photography, writing, and media

Omni Publications - Online retailer of books about past and present railroads in the Southwest

On Track Publishers - Publishes railroad history books including The American Locomotive Company – A Centennial Remembrance

Oso Railworks - Book and magazine publisher specializing in railroads, especially steam-era logging railroads

Oxford Junction Press - Specializes in detailed railfan timetables covering the New England area, as well as a selection of railroad books for children

Paired Rail Railroad Publications - Publisher of railroad books including the Santa Fe Heritage series, Kansas City Southern Lines, and Katy Recollections

Past Forward Heritage Limited - Publishes books and videos on historical topics including logging railroads

Pendragon Publishing - Publishes BackTrack, a monthly historical railway journal in Britain, and the Railways In Transition book series

Plateway Press - UK publisher of a range of railway and industrial transport history books

Points West Fine Books - Bookshop with dozens of narrow gauge and western railroad titles; Durango, Colorado

Powell's Books - General bookstore in Portland, Oregon, with hundreds of new and used railroad books for sale online

RailDriver Cyclopedias - Thousands of pages of text, reference tables, illustrations, schematics, and photographs on CD ROM for browsing, searching, scaling, and printing by modelers or historians

Railfan Guides by George Drury - Publishes railfan guides to Austria, Switzerland, France, Germany, Britain, and Ireland

Railfare - Publisher of more than 50 books about Canadian railway and tramway history

Railpub - Back issue magazines and used books about railroads and model railroading

Railroad Books for Sale - Books from a seller's personal collection, with a number of out-of-print railfan books, as well as works on the railroad business, car and locomotive engineering, and the railroads' role in society

Railroad Commissary Bookshelf - Used railroad books including many hard-to-find titles

Railroad Directory, The - Publishes a directory of companies serving the rail industry

Railroad Trading - UK retailer of British and North American railway books, models, and DVDs

Railroad Treasures - eBay store offers railroad books, magazines, timetables, and photos; Talbott, Tennessee

Railroadbooks.biz - Online store with new and used books on the subjects of railroad history, operation, technology, photography, and more

Rails Around Missouri - Book about the Missouri railroad scene from 1946 to 1986

Rails To Paradise - Book features over 500 pages of text and 400 photos, chronicling the history of the Tacoma Eastern Railroad (1890-1919)

Rails'N'Shafts - Online store of the Outer Station Project, offering thousands of railroad books including original publications; Leesport, Pennsylvania

RailServe.com Free Classified Ads - Buy, sell, or trade railroad books, magazines, videos, collectibles, and more

Red Sea Railway - 374 page book provides an authoritative history of railways in Eritrea

Riding the Rails - Books tells the true story of 250,000 boxcar boys and girls of the Great Depression, who left their homes and hopped freight trains crisscrossing the country

Robert Gavora Fine and Rare Books - Online bookseller with thousands of railroad history and technology books

Rolling Dreams Press - Author of books featuring photos and narratives from North American rail travel

Ron's Books - Online retailer of more than 4,000 railroad books, videos, and DVDs

Rosenl26's Railroad Books - eBay store featuring new and used books on all railroading topics

RPC Publishing - Publishes books with photos and drawings of passenger railcars built by Pullman Standard, The Budd Company, and American Car & Foundry after 1930

RR Trax Studios - Publisher of several rail photography books including the Bessemer & Lake Erie, Lehigh Valley, Buffalo Central Terminal, and Western Maryland Scenic Railroad

Rueckerts Buchversand Online Bookshop - German, English, and American books, including new and out-of-print railroad and model train books

Runpast Publishing - British publisher of railway books, mainly concentrating on the steam era

Saxon Court Books - Books and DVDs covering modern and historic railways worldwide; East Molesey, UK

Schrader's Railroad Catalog - Online retailer of books, CDs, DVDs, software, calendars, apparel, art, collectibles, jewelry, and more

Seven Oaks Press - Publisher of regional books including The Horseshoe Curve: Sabotage and Subversion in the Railroad City

Signature Press - Publisher of dozens of books on Western railroad history

Silver Link Publishing - Publishes a range of books on Britain's railway heritage

Simmons-Boardman Books, Inc - Publisher and retailer of railway books and training materials covering virtually all aspects of the industry

Sonrisa Publications - Western railroad map books, railfan timetables, and employee timetables covering Washington, Oregon, California, Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas

South Platte Press - Publisher of American railroad history books with an emphasis on steam railroads in the Great Plains and West

Southern Pacific Historical & Technical Society Store - Offers Southern Pacific Railroad books, company reprints, convention items, and newsletter back issues for sale online

SPV (Steam Powered Video) - North American regional railroad atlas series, videos, DVDs, prototype and modeling books, CDs, and calendars

Stephans Railroad History - Sells railroad magazines, rare books, timetables, rulebooks, maps, catalogs, collectibles, and other railroad memorabilia

Still Steaming & Smaller Cousins - Guides to Britain's standard-gauge, narrow gauge, and miniature railways

Sundance Publications - Publisher of railroad books with an emphasis on Colorado narrow gauge history

Szwajkart Books and Videos - Producer of the Train Watcher's Guide books for Chicago, St. Louis, and Kansas City and videos of U.S. and overseas steam, diesel, and traction

Tarheel Press - Publishes books about North Carolina railroad history including the "Along the ET&WNC" series

TEE Publishing - Publishes technical books about steam locomotive design and model engineering

The Columbia Branch Railroad - New 384 page hardbound book chronicles the 175-year history of a shortline railroad still operating between Centralia and Columbia, Missouri

The Dome Car - Discussion group dedicated to commentary, debate, and criticism of rail art, journalism, and literature

The White Cascade - Book by Gary Krist tells the story of a 1910 blizzard that stranded two trainloads of passengers high in the Cascade Mountains

Thomas Cook Publishing European Timetable - Monthly consolidated timetable of rail and ferry schedules throughout Europe

Thomas the Tank Engine - Books based on The Railway Series by The Reverend W. Awdry

Timber Times - Publishes railroad books and a quarterly magazine devoted to logging railroads in the steam era

TLC Railroad Books - Publishes a variety of US railroad history books with an emphasis on the B&O, C&O, MoPac, New Haven, Nickel Plate, Santa Fe, Southern Railway, and West Virginia logging railroads

TM Books & Video - Publishes model railroad books and videos for kids and adults, including the I Love Toy Trains video series

Toy and Train Publishing Co. - Toy and toy train related guides on CD focused on smaller market collectibles

Trackmaps - Series of books detailing Britain's Network Rail system that show all tracks, level-crossings, tunnels, signal-boxes, distances, and other information

Tracks of the New York City Subway - Book details the NYC subway tracks, signaling, radio frequencies, stations, and more

Train Shows - Calendar of upcoming train shows, many with vendors offering new and used railroad books

Trainbooks.com - Train and trolley books, photos, and other memorabilia for sale online

Transit Maps of the World - 144-page all-color book provides the official maps of more than 100 of the world's major subway and metro systems

Transport Diversions Emporium - UK retailer of railway books, videos, maps, and atlases

Twelveheads Press - Publisher of books about some of Britain's and Europe's lesser known railways

UBM Global Trade - Publications for the rail and transport industries, including the Pocket List of Railroad Officials, Official Railway Guide, and Official Railway Equipment Register

USA by Rail - Guide book for train travel throughout the US and Canada

Vandewater Books - Used bookstore stocks over 500 out-of-print railroad books; Seattle, Washington

Voyageur Press - Publishes nearly 200 books on railroad history, operations, photography, and model railroading

VTD Rail Publishing - Rail transportation and operation books, videos, and multimedia presentations

Waiting for the Cars - Book featuring 218 of Alfred A. Hart's nineteenth-century railroad photographs, presented both as the original stereocards and as high quality red/cyan 3D anaglyphs

Way of The Rail Publishing - Publisher of Canada by Train, a guidebook to train travel on VIA Rail

White River Productions - Publishes magazines, books, calendars, and DVDs serving railroad historical societies, railfans, and modelers

Withers Publishing - Publishes the bi-monthly Diesel Era Magazine with a focus on US diesel operations past and present, plus a variety of railroad books

Yard Bull: A Railroad Detective's Memoir - Personal memoir about the unexpected lessons learned while working on the wrong side of the tracks

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