Cabinet 5: UK and US Rail
G. W. OConnor, Railroads of New York. A Picture Story of Railroading In and Around New York City. New York: Simmons-Boardman Publishing, 1949.
Ex-railroad employee G. W. OConnor wrote his New York guide for those railfans visiting the city, and for those who could not make the journey to see the trains and rail system for themselves. It forms a permanent pictorial record of passenger and freight trains operating within a 75-mile radius of City Hall in lower Manhattan up to 1950. He also covers subway and rapid transit systems, which take in some 240 miles of road. Fred Stindts publication (below) is equally specific, concentrating on steam locomotives of the Western Pacific Railroad, which extended (in 1954) from Salt Lake City, Utah to Oakland and San Francisco, California. Stindts spiral-bound book is a retrospective one, dealing with the glamorous yesteryear when Steam was king. To the railfan, both books depict a bygone era.
Fred. A. Stindt, Locomotives of the Western Pacific Feather River Route: A Photo Story of Steam. California: The Author, 1954.