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AARS Member Rail Authors

AARS is fortunate to count among its membership several published authors who have written on the subject of railroading. While the definition of the word railroad is, according to Daniel Webster, (1) a road laid with parallel steel rails along which cars carrying passengers or freight are drawn by locomotives, (2) a complete system of such roads, including land, rolling stock, stations, etc. and (3) the persons or corporation owning and managing such a system. These authors’ works cover much more than Mr. Webster does.
The Renaissance of the Railroad: A chronicle of the transformation of the century
by Frank J. Richter
The book is available in both hardcover ($23.95) and paperback ($13.50) through Barnes & Noble, www.barnesandnoble.com and AuthorHouse, 1663 Liberty Drive, #200, Bloomington, IN 47403 800-519-5121 or www.authorhouse.com

Defining the Really Great Boss and Change or Die: How to Transform Your Organization From the Inside Out
by M. David Dealy
VP Transportation, BNSF RR

Running A Railroad Right and It Gets In Your Blood
by Earl J. Currie
The two-volume set is available in both hardcover ($70) or paperback ($50) from Currie Consulting Services, Inc., PO Box 2827, Warba, MN 55793
Commitment to Safety
by Earl J. Currie
The book is available in both hardcover ($27.50) or paperback ($18.50) from the author at PO Box 2827, Warba, MN 55793

Burlington Northern Adventures: Railroading in the Days of the Caboose
by William Brotherton
Learn more about this book at www.BNrailstories.com.  Authored by a former brakeman, conductor and trainmaster with the Burlington Northern and the Colorado & Southern, writer for Trains Magazine, and member of the Board of Trustees for the Museum of the American Railroad.

MBI/Voyageur Press Railroad Color History Series
  • Canadian National Railway (ISBN 076031764X)
  • Canadian Pacific Railway (ISBN 0760322554)
  • The Milwaukee Road (ISBN 0760320721)
  • Illinois Central Railroad (ISBN 0760322546)
  • Southern Railway (ISBN 0760325456)
  • Chicago & North Western Railway (ISBN 0760325464) by Tom Murray

These books can be ordered from any book retailer, or online from web retailers include Amazon and Barnes & Noble, as well as from the publisher's web site (motorbooks.com).
Off the Beaten Track: A Railroader’s Life in Pictures and The Handbook of American Railroads
by Robert G. Lewis
Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

That’s What I Call Commuting: Real Stories from Conductors on Chicago’s Metra Trains
by Mike Holinka
West Chicago, IL
The book is available in hardcover ($24.45) through Barnes & Noble, www.barnesandnoble.com

The Horseshoe Curve: Sabotage and Subversion in the Railroad City
by Dennis P. McIlnay
Book may be ordered through Seven Oaks Press, 826 Walnut Street, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, 866-695-5960 at a cost of $36.99 including shipping and handling, www.sevenoakspress.com

James J. Hill's Legacy to Railway Operations
by Earl J. Currie
Fourth in a series of writings on Railway Operations may be ordered from the author at PO Box 2827, Warba, MN 55793, email at ejcurrie@hotmail.com or by fax at 218-492-1762. Payment ($65 hard cover, $45 soft cover includes shipping by USPS) may be made by check or money order.

The Classic Railway Signal Tower - New Haven Railroad S.S.44 / Berk
by Stephen A. McEvoy
Price $35 including shipping and handling from the author at samcevoy@aol.com or click here to learn more about the book and the author.

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