Historic color and black-and-white photographs capture intriguing prototype railroad settings from all over the U.S. The author details how you can realistically model each prototype scene on your own layout. Each chapter features a description of the scene including trackage, structures, and operating environment, and a suggested track plan.
Arrivals and Departures: railroad yards, pp. 6-17;
Cars and feeding: engine houses and terminals, pp. 18-29;
Staying above it all: bridges, pp. 30-55;
The battle against monotony: tunnels and shelf scenes, pp. 56-65;
Along the line, pp. 66-76;
Three guiding principles: form, color, and texture, pp. 77;
Suppliers, suggested reading, index, pp. 78-80.
Kalmbach Publishing, softcover, 80 pages, 8.25 x 10.75 x .25 in., 80 Color photographs, 20 B&W photographs, 25 illustrations.