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.
Contents: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.