Dining à la Pullman: The History of Pullman Dining Service, 1866-1968

by Terence Mulligan, Peter Tilp, and Karl Zimmermann

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Following up on his successful sleeping “hotel” cars of the 1860s, George Pullman invented the first railroad dining car, starting a century-long tradition of the Pullman Company providing its passengers with restaurant-quality meals on rails.

This is the first telling of the story of Pullman’s dining service, with colorful menus, tasteful china and silver, popular recipes, and extensive interviews with retired Pullman chefs and waiters who served opera singers, actors, businessmen, and even the President of the United States. Authors Mulligan, Tilp, and Zimmermann explore the history, equipment, food, and people that made this unique era of travel possible.

Tilp also covers the story of his company’s 1968 purchase of the Pullman restaurant-sleeper Lotos Club and the subsequent restoration and operation of what remains the most authentically restored Pullman car in the United States. Recipes for numerous classic Pullman meals and a selection of complete, historic Pullman menus round out this definitive volume on Pullman’s culinary legacy.

To be released August 2, 2019

172 pages | 11"x8.5" softcover
ISBN: 978-1-7331566-2-2

 

The Railroads of Georgia, 1833-2000

by Robert H. Hanson

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Since 1833, there have been 346 railroads that operated at one time or another in the State of Georgia. Many of these lines were absorbed by larger or competitor railroads in the intervening decades, and the lineage of any particular track in the state can be difficult to track. After over 40 years of research, author and memorabilia collector Bob Hanson has compiled this thorough encyclopedia-style book covering the histories and operating areas for all 346 of Georgia’s railroads. Illustrated with maps, photos, documents, and memorabilia, this book is a must-have for those interested in the lineage and history of railroading in the Peach State.

To be released August 24, 2019

156 pages | 8.5"x11" softcover
ISBN: 978-1-7331566-3-9

 

The Rock-A-Bye Baby: A History of the Rockaway Valley Railroad (Second Edition)

by Thomas T. Taber III

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Constructed in 1888 between Whitehouse and Morristown, New Jersey, the Rockaway Valley Railroad was poorly conceived, poorly engineered, and poorly funded from the beginning. Steep grades, a wildly fluctuating customer base, and a variety of corporate reorganizations ground the railroad to a halt in 1913, and the rails were lifted in 1917 to support the war effort. Today, much of the RVRR is a popular walking trail amongst the suburban sprawl that has overtaken the area.

This classic book, first published in 1972, covers the entire history of the railroad from its inception through its demise. The original negatives for the photographs in the 1972 edition, all now over a century old, have been scanned from the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania’s archives and digitally enhanced and retouched for an optimal viewing experience. Additional photos have also been located and added. If obscure short line railroading is your interest, then this book is for you!

To be released Fall 2019

6"x9" softcover

 

Rails to Sterling Forest: The History of the Greenwood Lake Division

by Kevin K. Olsen

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This extensive history of the Erie's Greenwood Lake Division covers everything from the railroad's earliest days as the Montclair & Greenwood Lake Railroad through its current use by NJ Transit. With historic black & white and color photos throughout, this is the definitive story of rail service along a scenic New Jersey route.

To be released late 2019

~150 pages | 8.5"x11" softcover

 

Bobbers: North America's Four-Wheeled Cabooses

by Edward W. Neubaum

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~200 pages | 8.5"x11" softcover

 

Pinsly Railroad Company, Volume 1: Northern Roads

by Dr. Cary F. Poole & Eric J. Bickleman

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~100 pages | 8.5"x11" softcover

 

Pinsly Railroad Company, Volume 2: SOUthern Roads

by Dr. Cary F. Poole & Eric J. Bickleman

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~100 pages | 8.5"x11" softcover

 

The Railroads of Aldene

by Richard J. King

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Accomplished railroad author and historian Richard J. King focuses on the various railroads of the one-square-mile Aldene, NJ area, which at one time contained the CNJ, LV, B&O, SIRT, RV, and RDG. From the first laying of rails in the 1830s through modern-day operations (CR, NJT, NYS&W, and M&E), King presents new information on the multiple interchanges and flow of traffic through one of New Jersey’s busiest railroad intersections.

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~100 pages | 8.5"x11" softcover