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December 28-January 1: New Year's holiday excursion to Mexico will be sponsored by Golden West Railfans. Santa Fe special train leaves Los Angeles Thursday afternoon, proceeds via Phoenix, Ariz. From there Southern Pacific takes train to Tucson, then over freight-only branch to international border at Nogales. Train will operate 300 miles down west Cast of Mexico on lines of Ferrocarril del Pacifico (formerly Southern Pacific of Mexico) as far as Guaymas. resort center on Gulf of California. Day will be spent at Playa de Cortes Hotel, with sightcruising on bay, and swimming. On return trip stop will be made in Hermosillo, capital of Sonora state, for several hours of sight-seeing. New Year's Eve will feature celebration on board train traveling northward toward Phoenix. Return to Los Angeles is scheduled for late Monday afternoon. Con415t will comprise heavyweight Pullmans, open-door baggage car, full-length lounges, and Santa Fe's openFatform observation-lounge car. Fare, $169 (lower berth, including 12 meals, all side tours. For further details and complete brochure, write Golden West Railfans, 215 W. 5th St., Rm. 323, Los Angeles 13, Calif.
John A. Krave, 129 Ford Building, Detroit 26, Mich.,
is quality original steam negatives of the following reads: CNR, CPR, NYC, PRR, B&O, GTW, UP, SOU, SAL, NKP, MILW, C&NW, D&RGW, AT&SF, WI QC, N&W, CB&Q, C&S, and L&N. Please remit 10c in coin for list of each road desired. Sizes i negatives are given on each list. Postcard and 4 x 5 inh negatives are $2.50 each. All other smaller sizes are $1.50 each. All of the above negatives are sold en approval.
Wonder What a Say sounds like at full speed? Have yn heard a clime whistle echo through damp forests? It's all on "Whistles in the Wood" with lots more exciting sounds of backwoods railroading. Longplay record sells for $4.98 postpaid. Free color slides included! Stan Kistler, Box 4068, Pasadena 1, Calif.
Pacific Electric Railway Maps; revised 1925. Excelnt detail. 15 x 25. $1.00 cash, postpaid. G. Wenz19849 Acre St.. Northridge, Calif.
Builder's Plates. Will buy or trade for Heisler, Climax, Davenport. Grant, Pre-Alco, Shop Plates, many others. Write Alan Miller, 1836 Gardena Ave., Glendale 4, Calif
day, rides will be taken on cable cars and visit will
New Year's week end: Chartered Pullman trip from
Early in 1962:
South American railroads will be visited on four-week trip. Group will ride rack railway. Serra Inclines, Transandine Railroad, boat on Lake Titicaca, Central Railroad of Peru, and other lines. Time for local sight-seeing planned. Fare, including air and rail transportation, hotels, and transfers, about $1400 from New York City. For further information, send stamped, self-addressed envelope to Frank B. Fairbanks, 512 Glen Arden Dr., Pittsburgh 8, l'a.
January 27: Steam and diesel Iron Horse Tour will leave Chicago C&NW station 10 a.m. via C&NW Chicago to West Chicago; CB&Q West Chicago to Aurora (original lines of both railroads), and via Mendota and Denrock to Sterling; C&NW Sterling to Chicago. CB&Q Mikado No. 4960 will pull C&NW yellow equipment from Aurora to Sterling. Consist will be C&NW 800-series coaches, snack car, and 110 v. A.C. baggage car with open slatted doors. Group will return to C&NW station. Chicago, about 7:15 p.m. Round-trip fare, including tax and donation to CB&Q steam preservation fund, $10.75. Tickets and information are available by mail from Chicago & North Western. 400 W. Madison St., Chicago 6. I.; Chicago, Burlington & Quincy. 105 W. Adams St., Chicago 3, Ill.; or Railroad Club of Chicago, 55 E. Bellevue Pl., Chicago 11, Ill.
Angels Flight. Just published 36-page book on this 60-year-old cable line. Photos and scale drawings. $1.00. La Siesta Press, Box 406, Glendale, Calif.
Back issues: Trains, Model Railroader, RMC, Railroad, many others. Ben Smith, 265 Tompkins, Brooklyn 16, N. Y.
New and unique! 12" LP recording "Steam Power Along The Chicago & North Western Railway" features mainline whistles and steam echoes, also a long sequence of a giant Mikado on Ex-2466 in railslipping action and unusual power performance. Historic recording was made on mainline between Chicago and Minneapolis, where a five-mile ascending grade amid 600-foot-high quarzite bluffs at Devils Lake, Wisconsin, gives whistle signals pronounced resounding echoes. You marvel at the fast Pacifics once used on the famous Twin Cities "400." Jacket photos also have special appeal. Single copy. $4.98 or two for $8.00 postpaid. Dealers welcome. RLP Company, 233 Third St.. Baraboo, Wis.
Fiddletown & Copperopolis just eighteen copies left of Fallberg's oldtime narrow gauge cartoons in book form, per copy $7.95. Also available: "Narrow Gauge to Silverton' and "Cab-in-Front," Espee backup locomotive story, $1.50. Hungerford Press, Reseda 2. Calif.
Collectors Items. 7x11 cancelled market railroad stock
Midwest Railroader, P. O. Box 2665D. Ft. Wayne,
Passenger car collection of 1200 negatives mostly 616
Original Builder's Catalogs. Good cond. Baldwin: (no./year) 19.20.21/1900, 22.214.171.124.29/1901, 31,39/1902. 41,43,44,45/1903. 47,48/1904, 51, 51/1905, 56.59/1906, 60,61,62,63/1907, 64,65, 66/1908, 67.68/1910, 69.70.71/1911, 72/1912, 75,76/1913. 79./1914, 81.82/1915, 88.89 1917. Alco "Pamphlets": Atlantic Type Pass. Loco, Prairie Type Loco, Eight Wheel Pass. Loco, Ten Wheel Loco (2 copies), Consolidation Type (2 copies), Mogul Type Freight. Articulated Compound Loco, Rotary Snow Plow, First Annual Report June 30, 1902. Make offer on each or lot before January 31. Kurt Moller, 12684 Dewey St.. Los Angeles 66, Calif.
No Railroad collection complete without "Down Brakes,' ilustrated 500-page history of accidents, safety precautions and operating practices. Chronological, comprehensive index all major accidents. Covers snakeheads, timetable operation, train dispatching. safety innovations, rules evolution, rapid transit. liability awards, contemporary problems. The single authoritative work on this subject. $8.50. "Down Brakes," 70 Phelps Rd., Ridgewood, N. J.
February 1962: Special-car party from Washington, D. C., to New Orleans, La., for Mardi Gras will make stops en route (for choice of side trips, tours, visiting). Information and reservations are available from Rail Travel, P. O. Box 62, Alexandria, Va.
February 11: Wintertime trolley ramble over lines of Pittsburgh Railways Company will be sponsored by Pennsylvania Railway Museum Association. Trip will cover lines in Pittsburgh north side and east end districts. Group will leave from Craft Avenue carhouse 9 a.m. and will pass Penn Station 9:15 a.m. A 1700-series city PCC will be used. Fare, $4, payable on car. For further information, write Pennsylvania Railway Museum Association, P. O. Box 832, Pittsburgh 30, Pa.
February 23-25: Special dome coach with leg rests will be added to Burlington No. 29, the Fast Mail, to Omaha. After a layover of approximately 8 hours in Omaha, return will be made on No. 14. piggybackonly train. Both of these trains do not normally carry passengers. Group will leave Chicago 9 p.m. Friday; return to Chicago 4:15 a.m. Sunday. Tickets limited to capacity of coach. Fare, $31. For information and tickets, write Railroad Club of Chicago, 55 E. Bellevue Pl., Chicago 11, Ill.
March 26-April 7: Railfan tour to Colombia will depart Miami International Airport 2:20 p.m. on Braniff jet flight 977, will arrive Bogota 6:50 p.m. Monday. Inspection will be made of Bogota Yards of Colombian National Railways; steam-powered 3-footgauge train (standard gauge of Colombia ) will be taken through Andes on 8000-foot descent on grades as high as 5.5 per cent, then up to Ibague; diesel rail car will accommodate tour group from Armenia to Cali, where shops of Pacific Division of National Railways will be toured; from Cali steam-powered train will be used to traverse valley to Pereira; again diesel rail car will take group to Cartago and over mountains to La Pintada; special steam train will be provided on Antioquia State Railway to make 7000-foot climb in 50 miles through many tunnels to Caldas, then descent to Medellín. Group will leave Medellin Thursday, April 4, 10 a.m. aboard Avianca for Panama. Five-foot-gauge Panama Railroad will be ridden from Balboa to Colon. Braniff flight 986 will take group from Panama to Miami for 5 p.m. arrival. Plenty of sight-seeing. many side tours, and innumerable opportunities for picture-taking are arranged. Cost of tour, $575 from Miami. For further information, write Sanders World Travel Inc., 939 Shoreham Bldg., Washington 5, D. C.
Locomotive photos. Three post card size samples and lists 25e. Dick Patton, Box 573. Christiansburg, Va.
Steam, gas trains: 32" to 24" gauge. Photos, details $1.00, Trains, 33T Winthrop, Rehoboth, Mass.
Locomotive bell in mount, $110. Seven kinds of locomotive headlights, locomotive and car hardware, railroadiana, list 25c. John J. Scott, 3716 Rosebrook Ct., Concord, Calif.
Steam photos, color slides and original Baldwin Build-
Builders' plates, number plates and other items.
Coming The big book on Pennsy power. Alvin
Steam locomotive, builder's plates headlights, whistles,
For train room or den: Railroad scenes of the '80's photographically reproduced for framing. S" x 10". $1.25 each 4 for $4.00. Sam Skean, 59 Quincy Ave.. Trenton 9. N. J.
Ten 5 x 7 prints, one each 10 different B&M subsidiary line steam engines prior 1895 rare. $8.00 postpaid. C. P. Atherton, Slough Rd., Harvard, Mass.
Collector's Item: One 16 mm. new Ansochrome print 400 ft. The last days of P.R.R. steam in N. J. $85.00. Sam Skean, 59 Quincy Ave., Trenton 9. N. J.
John B. Allen, Box 259, Centralia, Ill., will sell hundreds of steam negatives size 116 and 122. 5e to one dollar each according to quality.
8 x 10 glossy photograph of LAST operating steam engine Grand Trunk Western #6323. taken at Jackson, Mich., $1.00 postpaid. Steve Zawacki, 19366 Fenelon Ave., Detroit 34. Mich.
NYC, PRR railroad calendars. Locomotive Cyclopedias, railroad books. Ben Smith, 265 Tompkins, Brooklyn 16. N. Y.
Lanterns. Switchmen's, kerosene burning. indicate railroad initials. general condition and cash price. G. V. Wilson, 707 Taft Rd., Hinsdale. II!.
Will buy steam locomotive headlights, whistles, bells.
Collections or singles negatives or prints - - SAL
Rahway Valley R. R. of N. J. Photos of 2-8-0 No. 13.
The Fonda, Johnstown & Gloversville
Push buttons at Pig's Eye
All steam issue
Missabe's 2-8-8-4 ore extra
NYC's superb Hudsons
Profile of Long Island RR
Traffic problems of schedules & deliveries
Frenchman who anticipated diesel in 1894
Meet the Mississippian
If I Ran Passenger Trains, by Morgan
How to Run Streamliners, Wm. Middleton
The Railroad That Time Passed by
What the "W" Stands for in D&RGW
God's gift to people who like railroading
Wealth rides the rails tempting the Verdi Villains
Special C&NW section Diary of a new engineer Cold war railroading Spanish railroading
Royal Blue Line, 1890-1958
Wabash's chief dispatcher at Decatur
Delta Route keeps ringing doorbells
Slim-gauge steam in the Sierra
Unloading a box car of grain
Timken's four aces 4-8-4
The Soo's not sleeping
NP's Wallace branch trestle
Bi-levels on the C&NW 400
on private cars, Mansions on Rails
Special issue: Who Shot the Passenger
What the word "railroad" denotes
The strange but successful story of MN&S
"Greyhounds" of the Burlington, 1899.
The Los Angeles story, part 1
Fatal plunge of Mt. Wash. Cog Rlwy.
Remodeling of Atlanta's terminal
Railroading in Italy, the Alps.
West Germany. Brussels Exposition
Enclosed find my check or money order for $.
City, Zone, State
The railroad image by D. P. Morgan
PCC cars for Chestnut Hill, Mass.
Pre-Zephyr luxury passenger cars
Story of 83,764 mile test run of
C&IM revisited after 5 years
Spokane, Portland & Seattle, part 2
1959 annual speed survey
All about Hoosac Tunnel
The Pacific Great Eastern, part 1
The Erie-Lackawanna story with map
The story of the McKeen car
MKT since William N. Deramus
Britain's diversity of diesels
112 mph behind a British 4-6-2
Trains Magazine, Dept. 2385A, Milwaukee 3, Wis.
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East Broad Top revival
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