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Toy train locomotive, freight car, detail, and book announcements for March 4, 2021

By Cody Grivno | March 1, 2021

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Electrical station

O scale details and accessories 
Electric substation. Factory-assembled and painted with control building and modeler-installed signs. Additional factory-applied details include insulators, cables, and circuit breaker. Measures 12-1/8” x 7-15/16” x 8-1/8”. $189.99. Woodland Scenics, 573-346-5555, woodlandscenics.com

Electrical station
Woodland Scenics O scale substation on scenicked base.

Books
Heisler Locomotives Vol. 1: Geared & Fireless Locomotives. Reproductions of Catalog 123 (information on selecting an industrial locomotive and the features found on Heisler locomotives); Heisler Fireless Locomotives (a description of what a fireless locomotive is, the advantages of a fireless locomotive, and a look at some of the locomotives they build), and Pictures Tell the Story (a look at Heisler locomotives in use in various industries including quarries, gravel pits, strip mining, construction work, switching, and logging). Book also includes four Descriptive Folders for Heisler geared locomotives (2240 [two truck, eight driver with I-beam frame], 4763 and 5065 [two truck, eight driver with diamond frame], and 7090 [three truck, 12 driver with diamond frame]). Softcover, 124 pages. $35. Manufacturers’ Catalog Archive. SilverLake Images LLC and Ron’s Books, 914-967-7541, ronsbooks.com

SilverLake Images LLC Heisler Locomotives Vol. 1: Geared & Fireless Locomotives.

Roberts and Schaefer Co. Representative Work Locomotive Coaling Plants. Reproduction of a 1919 publication showing the types of locomotive coaling plants the company designed and built. Includes photos showing plants built for the Illinois Central, Lehigh Valley, Louisville & Nashville, Nickel Plate Road, Pennsylvania RR, Terminal Railroad Association of St. Louis, and others. Also features a look at equipment inside the plants, cinder handling, storage plants, and sand plants. Softcover, 74 pages. $35. Manufacturers’ Catalog Archive. SilverLake Images LLC and Ron’s Books, 914-967-7541, ronsbooks.com

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SilverLake Images LLC Roberts and Schaefer Co. Representative Work Locomotive Coaling Plants.

Trolley Coaches Vol. 1: Westinghouse. Three reproduction Westinghouse publications: Westinghouse-Equipped Trolley Coaches (A look at the benefits and features of trolley coaches. Includes specifications for trolley coaches purchased by transit systems across the country), Trolley Coaches: Why People Like Them (Looks at the benefits of the trolley coach over other transit methods), and Trolley Coaches 1, 2, 3 (Examines where the trolley coach should be applied and its advantages, how it will perform, and why its use is economically sound). Softcover, 90 pages. $35. Manufacturers’ Catalog Archive. SilverLake Images LLC and Ron’s Books, 914-967-7541, ronsbooks.com

SilverLake Images LLC Trolley Coaches Vol. 1: Westinghouse.

Gregg Railroad Cars. Reproduction of an undated freight car equipment catalog presumed to be from the 1950s. Includes boxcars, cane cars, dump cars, flatcars, gable-bottom cars, gondolas, Granby cars, hoppers, mine cars, passenger cars, sisal cars, stockcars, and tank cars. Also shows various freight and passenger car trucks used by the company and the different types of couplers available for the cars. Softcover. $35. Manufacturers’ Catalog Archive. SilverLake Images LLC and Ron’s Books, 914-967-7541, ronsbooks.com

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SilverLake Images LLC Gregg Railroad Cars.
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