This book helps the model railroader understand coal mining, processing and the movement of coal. Most photographs are of the prototype in both B&W and Color photographs. There are some diagrams and plant schematics. Model railroading photographs are small part of this book.
Master modeler Tony Koester gives you a handy reference for modeling a coal-hauling prototype-based or freelance railroad. Chapters introduce coal and the coal industry. Includes information on modeling coal trains, company towns, and coal customers, plus operating tips.
Tide 470 by David P. Morgan, pp. 6-12;
Where's the coal?, pp. 13-19;
Company towns, pp. 20-29;
The central Appalachians, pp. 30-47;
The anthracite region, pp. 48-55;
Coalfields in the cornfields, pp. 56-63;
Coal in the West, pp. 64-71;
Black Diamond Destinations, pp. 72-79;
Big power for heavy trains, pp. 80-89;
Modeling coal railroad operations, pp. 90-96.
Kalmbach Publishing, softcover 96 pages, 8.25 x 10.75 x .25 in., 130 Color photographs, 70 B&W photographs, 20 illustrations.