This series of books, through the use of exquisitely detailed photographs, highlights many freight cars photographed in the mid-to-late 1930s in southern California. They are particularly useful to modelers as they contain many close-up views that were photographed for the purpose of making models, and thus are a fantastic aid in detailing models. In addition to the quality of the coverage, the photos are complemented by captions written by Ted Culotta that provide a wealth of information about the prototypes covered in the book. Volume Eleven is the final volume in the series (assuming additional “lost” negatives do not come into our possession), covering express and head-end equipment, including refrigerator, box, baggage, and Railway Post Office equipment. Cars are covered from Denver & Rio Grande Western, Elgin, Joliet & Eastern (URTX), Erie, General American Refrigerator Express, Milwaukee Road (URTX), Missouri Pacific, Pacific Fruit Express, Pennsylvania, Railway Express Agency, Santa Fe, Southern Pacific, St. Louis – San Francisco, Union Pacific, 96 pages. $40.00 if ordered through Saturday, June 10, 2017 and $46.00 thereafter.
Due to inventory of previous volumes as well as the ability to now run smaller lots, the print run of this volume is significantly smaller than initial volumes (one and two). There is every expectation that it will sell out rapidly with no guarantee of a reprint in the near future, if at all. EVERY PURCHASE INCLUDES A DIGITAL COPY OF THE BOOK, AS WELL. Initial distribution of digital copies for pre-orders will occur on Wednesday, June 14, 2017. The books will ship the week of June 19, 2017.