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Depot Square Publishing offers an extensive variety of books on railroads, trolleys, canals, mining and logging. We specialize in small press, privately-published, university, and historical society titles, especially quality histories. Our stock varies on a continuous basis. We would be happy to special order most in-print books (subject to the publisher’s terms and minimums) or assist you with locating rare and out-of-print titles. We seek submissions from other publishers for our considerations. Check out the Used & Consignment section for more titles.

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For customer convenience, we are listing in-print titles from Morning Sun, but we do not stock all of these books. Most Morning Sun books are special order but they are available to ship to customers within a few business days.
 


New Additions!
Grand Trunk Western Power in Color, Vol. 1 - hardcover w/djAdd to cart:
Author: Stephen Timko, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $46.00
Due 5/17. The first book in this series covers late steam through first generation diesels. Includes DT&SL and Detroit Terminal power. 128 al-color pages. Gloss paper.
Reading Company Power in Color, Vol. 1 - hardcover w/djAdd to cart:
Author: Robert L. Davis, Jr., Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $46.00
Due 5/17. Late steam and first generation diesels are covered in this first volume in the new series. 128 all-color pages on gloss paper.
Elgin, Joliet & Eastern in Color, Vol. 3 - hardcover w/djAdd to cart:
Author: John Eagan, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $46.00
Due 6/17. The third volume provides a compilation of images on EJ&E freight equipment plus stations, terminals, bridges, etc. 128 all-color pages. Gloss paper.
Milwaukee Road--Washington, Idaho & Montana - hardcover w/djAdd to cart:
Author: Ed Austin, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $46.00
Due 6/17. 128 page all color look at Milwaukee operations in WA, ID, and MT--the road's Pacific Extension. This was the bastion of the Milwaukee's electrics. Gloss paper.
B&O Power in Color, Vol. 1 - hardcover w/djAdd to cart:
Author: Bob Withers, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $46.00
Due 7/17. The first offering in this new series will focus on steam from the late 1940s to first generation cab units. 128 all color pages on gloss paper.
Illinois Central Gulf in Color, Vol. 1 - hardcover w/djAdd to cart:
Author: John Kolberg, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $46.00
Due 7/17. The new ICG series starts with a survey of the entire line from the merger in August 1972 through early 1988. Includes on-line operations, motive power, rolling stock, stations, terminal facilities, towers, etc. 128 all color pages on gloss paper.
DT&I Power in Color - hardcover w/djAdd to cart:
Author: Stephen Timko, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $46.00
Due 8/17. This book covers all DT&I EMD power from switchers to road units. All power from the Ann Arbor is included. A bonus section covers the Ann Arbor's Lake Michigan car ferry service. 128 color pages on gloss paper.
Southern Pacific Power in Color, Vol. 2 - hardcover w/djAdd to cart:
Author: Ed Mackinson, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $46.00
Due 8/17. The second offering from Mackinson deals with switchers, Geeps, both 4 and 6-axle units and even a few remaining cab units. 128 all-color gloss pages.
Ann Arbor, The Best of Emery Gulash - softcoverAdd to cart:
Author: Stephen Timko, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $35.00
Due mid-6/17. This 96-page color softcover portrays the Ann Arbor from Toledo to Frankfort through the lens of prolific mid-west rail photographer Gulash (who lived near the "Annie"). Also includes extensive coverage of the Lake Michigan car ferries.
Freight Car Color Portfolio Book #1: ACL-GN - softcoverAdd to cart:
Author: Robert Yanosey, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $35.00
Due mid-6/17. The camerawork of Paul Winters between 1960 and 1980 serves as the basis for these books. They show mostly color roster shots of freight cars used by a variety of railroads. Organized alphabetically by railroad. 96 color pages.
Columbus, Crossroads of Change - softcoverAdd to cart:
Author: Robert Yanosey, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $35.00
Due mid-7/17. Between 1964 and 1979, photographer Paul Geiger captured the rail scene in and around Columbus, OH. The C&O, B&O, N&W, PRR, and NYC are covered extensively in this book. 96 color pages. Gloss paper.
Lehigh Valley Best of Bob Wilt, Volume 2: 1970-1972 - softcoverAdd to cart:
Author: Bob Wilt, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $35.00
Due mid-7/17. Wilt's color series on the Lehigh Valley continues with this look at the era when the company took over the CNJ's Pennsylvania operations. New motive power was needed to handle the surge in business which meant action on the Valley was quite active. 96 color pages.
Union Pacific Power in Color, 1965-2015, Volume 2 - hardcover w/djAdd to cart:
Author: Stephen Timko, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $46.00
Due 9/17. First generation freight and passenger units are covered in the second book in this series. 128 gloss pages.
Long Island Railroad in Color, Vol. 5 - hardcover w/djAdd to cart:
Author: Arthur Erdman, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $46.00
Due 9/17. The fifth installment covers LIRR freight operations across the system. 128 gloss pages.
SOO Line-Milwaukee Road Merger in Color, Vol. 1 - hardcover w/djAdd to cart:
Author: Jerry Pinkepank, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $46.00
Due 9/17. Volume 1 will cover 1949-1984, the years before the two railroads merged. 128 gloss pages.
BNSF - Best of Jeremy Plant - softcoverAdd to cart:
Author: Jeremy Plant, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $35.00
Due 9/17. Noted railroad author Plant offers 96 color pages of his best photographs of BNSF in action across the system.
Nickel Plate Locomotive Portfolio 1954-1969 - softcoverAdd to cart:
Author: Stephen Timko, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $35.00
Due 9/17. Timko pens a 96-page all color pictorial on latter day NKP steam and early diesels. Gloss paper.
Bethlehem Steel Company Railroad Operations in Color, Vol. 1 - hardcover w/djAdd to cart:
Author: Bob Wilt, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $46.00
Due 10/17. Two volumes on the Bethlehem, PA are due in October 2017. The first book details operations centered around obtaining and transporting basic raw materials like iron ore. It also covers the steps used to produce modern iron. 128 gloss pages.
Bethlehem Steel Company Railroad Operations in Color, Vol. 2 - hardcover w/djAdd to cart:
Author: Bob Wilt, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $46.00
Due 10/17. There will be two volumes on the Bethlehem, PA plant due in October. The second book details making steel and finiched product handling up until the end of operations at this plant. 128 gloss pages.
Grand Trunk Western Power in Color, Vol. 2 - hardcover w/djAdd to cart:
Author: Stephen Timko, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $46.00
Due 10/17. The second title covers second generation power. 128 gloss pages.
Lehigh & Hudson River, A Link in a Great Chain - softcoverAdd to cart:
Author: Robert Yanosey, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $35.00
Due 10/17. Yanosey covers the entire L&HR system from Phillipsburg, NJ to Maybrook, NY in this 96-page all color book.
Freight Car Color Portfolio Book #2: GNW - PC - softcoverAdd to cart:
Author: Robert Yanosey, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $35.00
Due 10/17. This alphabetical roster photograph series continues with a look at various freight cars from railroads with markers from GNW through Penn Central. 96 all-color gloss pages.
Western Trolleys in Color - hardcover w/djAdd to cart:
Author: Ed Ridolph, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $46.00
Due 11/1/17. Ridolph's latest all-color trolley book offers a survey of trolleys and interurbans in the Pacific coast and mountain areas. 128 gloss pages.
Missouri Pacific Through Passenger Service in Color - hardcover w/djAdd to cart:
Author: Greg Stout, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $46.00
Due 11/1/17. The MP's premier passenger service is portrayed across the system. 128 gloss pages.
Trackside Around Peoria 1963-1980 - hardcover w/djAdd to cart:
Author: Ed Johnson, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $46.00
11/1/17. Johnson's own photographs form the bulwark of this book. 128 gloss pages.
GG-1: World's Greatest Electric Locomotive Vol. 2 - softcoverAdd to cart:
Author: Robert Yanosey, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $35.00
Due 11/17. The second book in this series covers GG-1s between 1968-1983, the Penn Central/Conrail area. 96 page color softcover.
Erie Official Photography, Vol. 3: G-J - softcoverAdd to cart:
Author: Daniel Biernacki, Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order Our Price: $35.00
Due 11/17. The third installment in this black & white series covers Erie locations alphabetically with location names between G through J. 128 b&w gloss pages.


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X-car Color Guide, Volume 1: AACX-CRVX - hardcover w/djAdd to cart:
Author: James Kincaid BKID: 1543
Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order
List Price: $59.95 Our Price: $46.00
Due 3/15. Over 300 full-color images detail these private freight cars arranged alphbetically by reporting marks. 128 gloss pages.

X-Car Color Guide, Volume 2: CSGN to GPUX - hardcover w/djAdd to cart:
Author: James Kincaid BKID: 1575
Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order
List Price: $59.95 Our Price: $46.00
Due 11/15/15. This series is arranged alphabetically by call letters. 128 all-color gloss pages.

X-Car Color Guide, Volume 3: GROX - NYMX - hardcover w/djAdd to cart:
Author: James Kincaid BKID: 1594
Publisher: Morning Sun Special Order
List Price: $59.95 Our Price: $46.00
Due 4/16. Kincaid continues his look at private and common carrier X-car owners with reporting marks between GROX and NYMX. 128 gloss pages.

Yellowstone By Train - softcoverAdd to cart:
Author: Thornton Waite BKID: 1477
Publisher: Pictorial Histories Special Order
List Price: $24.95 Our Price: $22.00
The history of rail travel to Yellowstone Park is documented in this 168-page book by Waite. With maps, photos, and ephemera, this covers all aspects of rail service to the park, including all five entrances. In color and b&w. Gloss paper.

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