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Santa Fe Railway Passenger Car Reference Series -- Volume Five
Sleeping Cars
by Michael W. Flick, Dennis J. Kogan and Terry W. Lehmann

Members price $52.00

Non Members price $65.00.


Sleeping Cars of the Santa Fe is the final installment in our Passenger Car Reference Series. A comprehensive overview of Santa Fe sleeping cars from the wood car era through the heavyweights to the end of the lightweight era, this volume covers Wooden Sleeping Cars, Wooden Sleepers Acquired from the Pecos Valley and Northeastern, Wooden Emigrant Sleeping Cars, Wooden All-Section Tourist Sleepers, Wooden Sleeping Car Assignments, Heavyweight Sleeping Cars, Heavyweight Cars Purchased for Work Service Only, Heavyweight Cars purchased for Business or Special Purpose Use, Foreign-Line and Pullman-Owned Heavyweight Sleepers used on AT&SF Scheduled Trains, 1950-1959, Lightweight Sleeping Cars, Lightweight Sleeping Cars Not Built, Lightweight Sleeping Car Assignments, Foreign Road Sleepers on the Santa Fe, Santa Fe Sleepers on Foreign Roads and Dormitory Cars.

11" x 8 1/2" library found with dust jacket, 406 pages, 459 photos (41 in color), 101 drawings, 58 maps and ephemera, Appendix (including Glossary of Santa Fe Lightweight Sleeping Car Names and Reservation Cipher Code), Bibliography. ISBN: 978-1-933587-27-1.

Santa Fe Railway Passenger Car Reference Series -- Volume One
Head End Cars
by Frank M. Ellington & Joe W. Shine

Members price $36.00

Non Members price $45.00.


Long out of print, Frank Ellington and Joe Shine's pioneering 1973 work on the head end cars of the Santa Fe, was long sought after by collectors. During 1998, the SFRH&MS  completely updated and redesigned this important book as an easy-to-use reference work, with entirely new layouts, based on the original content of the book, and updated it with additional material gleaned from old Santa Fe Modelers and High Irons and various experts in the field. Additional sections not part of the original work include a chapter on 2600 series rider cars, and a  chapter on painting and lettering with color photos. This is our second printing with a few minor typographical corrections and a new cover image. 160 pages, 81⁄2 x 12 wire bound, soft cover.

Santa Fe Railway Passenger Car Reference Series -- Volume Two
Coach, Smoker & Chair Car Genealogy
by John B. McCall

Members price $49.00

Non Members price $60.00.


This is the work of esteemed Santa Fe historian John McCall, who has an extensive history of Santa Fe titles to his credit. With 284 pages, 28 of which are full color, and comprehensive appendices, this book is a must-have.

Chapters include 19th Century wood cars that survived through 1902, first generation wood 20th century wood cars, steel underframe/wood body cars, all steel cars, lightweight cars, cars converted to chair car, and Hi-Level cars.

Santa Fe Railway Passenger Car Reference Series -- Volume Three
Dining and Beverage Service Cars of the Santa Fe - Featuring Service by Fred Harvey
by John B. McCall

Members price $70.00

Non Members price $89.00


For over 90 years the names of the Santa Fe Railway and Fred Harvey were synonymous with passenger trains and hospitality of the finest quality. Noted Santa Fe authority John B. McCall not only details the dining and beverage service cars once owned by Santa Fe, but also explores that unique partnership. Richly illustrated with hundreds of photos and period menus and ephemera, many in color.

336 pages (116 color), 659 black and white and 242 color images. Horizontal 8-1/2" x 11" hard bound.

Santa Fe Railway Passenger Car Reference Series -- Volume Four
Business & Special Purpose Cars
based on the original work by Frank M. Ellington & Joseph W. Shine

Members price $52.00

Non Members price $65.00.

For over a century Santa Fe Railway's management and executives had at their disposal a fleet of railroad cars designed for business. Completely self-contained, a Business car served as a mobile office and allowed an official to visit his territory first hand, and stop and talk with employees on the way. Often these cars were also used for entertaining VIP's.

The first cars built expressly for this purpose were delivered in 1893. While designed with a certain amount of comfort in mind, they were not opulent or extravagant. (There were exceptions, such as Car 17 built for Santa Fe President E. P. Ripley in 1907).

Santa Fe was unique in also having a fleet of "junior edition" Business cars for the more prosaic service of a Division Superintendent, a tradition that was carried into the heavyweight era. Reflecting the move to lightweight, streamlined equipment for revenue service, Santa Fe began purchasing similar equipment for its business fleet in 1949.

Rostered along side the Business car fleet was a wide variety of interesting special purpose cars. For a railway system as large and as old as the Santa Fe, it found itself in need of educating and training its employees as technology advanced. More over, it needed ways to monitor motive power, track infrastructure and other systems in order to make sound business decisions. This training and analysis needed to be mobile in order to bring it to the far reaches of the system. This volume covers in detail these cars, from wooden "Official" cars of the 1890s through the sophisticated stainless steel cars of the 1950s and more recent Director's cars, to such esoteric equipment as Dynamometer cars, Locomotive Simulators and "theater" cars. Its all here, including the memories of those who served aboard them, illustrated with rosters, diagrams and hundreds of photos.

248 pages, 11x8 coil bound, 347 black & white and 120 color photos, 78 diagrams. $52.00 members, $65 non-members.

ISBN 1-933587-11-3

A Quarter Century of Santa Fe Consists - on CD
by Fred W. Frailey

Members price $11.00

Non Members price $12.00.


From 1974, this long out of print and widely sought book has been digitized into Adobe PDF form, with bookmarking, into CD form.

The book is based on 19 passenger train consist books issued between 1946 and 1971 by the Santa Fe for the use of its officials. It tells what cars would have made up the standard company passenger trains at any given point and date on the railroad. It shows where cars would have been dropped and where picked up along their journey.

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