Railroad Stations and Trains through Arkansas and the Southwest
Railroad Stations and Trains through Arkansas and the
Fascinating history of the many railroads that crossed Arkansas. Packed with photos of the locomotives, rolling stock and the stations as well as diagrams, passes, an dither printed material that made each railroad unique. With index. 120 pages.
- ASIN: 0965904016
Corsicana and the Ennis Sub, SP/SSW in Texas
Corsicana and the Ennis Sub, SP/SSW in
Handsomely done black and white pictorial focusing on the traffic through the Southern Pacific's lines around Corsicana, Texas and the Ennis Yard. Covers the Cotton Belt/SP interchange at Corsicana (including the Blue Streak Merchandiser and other hot shot trains), the SP's Dallas/Fort Worth traffic powered through Ennis Yard and Corsicana Tunnel, the BN's consists of 100 car SATX coal trains down the Ennis Sub from Fort Worth to San Antonio, and the gentle meanderings of afternoon freights on the Cotton Belt to Waco (usually powered by some pre-1965 diesel). Wonderful train watching in Texas! 120 pages.
- ASIN: 0934228124
Cotton Belt Locomotives
The first and only complete study of the Southwest's most successful railway is back in print! This book documents a proud history with diagrams, maps, and over 300 photographs. Includes a roster of every steam and diesel locomotive owned by the Cotton Belt and its predecessors up to 1977. A must-have for any locomotive enthusiast.
- ASIN: 0253336015
Southern Pacific Diesel Locomotive Compendium, Volume 1: Pre-1965 SP Numbers, T&NO and Cotton Belt Subsidiary Roads
Southern Pacific Diesel Locomotive Compendium, Volume 1: Pre-1965
This is a monumental great work that readers of Southern Pacific Historic Diesels have been waiting for! The entire diesel roster of the Southern Pacific and its associates -- number by number in comprehensive, understandable detail. It is illustrated with 160 unpublished photographs covering the entire roster, from little orange Plymouth dinkies to twin-engine, 5000-horsepower diesels. This volume covers all the old numbers before the renumbering of 1965. Every event affecting all the locomotives on the rosters of the SP, T&NO, SSW and subsidiaries up to that date is included here. Further, every locomotive that retained its old number after the 1965 renumbering (1000 series switchers, GE 70-tonners, Baldwin/B-L-H Road-Switchers and all passenger and freight cab and B-units) is followed through in this volume to its final disposition, regardless of how late that occurred. Among other details this book will report for each of 2700 diesel locomotives when a unit was placed in service, builders order number and construction number, specifications and unique SP modifications, date retired and date sold or scrapped and any subsequent owners, if any. Volume 1 includes: Southern Pacific (Pacific Lines) Pre-1965 Numbers; Texas & New Orleans and Cotton Belt; Subsidiary Roads. Vol. 1: Lam...
- ASIN: 0930742265
The Little Railroad That Could, And Did: The Cotton Belt, Part II
The Little Railroad That Could, And Did: The
This hardback book is preowned but it's in very good condition. It is a 1st edition 1985 The name of the previous owner is written in the front of the book as shown in the picture. The book has a dust cover with minimal shelf wear. The corners of the book has very minor damage. Overall this book looks new other than what is stated above.
- ASIN: B0072ZRAM2
Tyler, Texas: Including its History, The Cotton Belt Railroad Depot Museum, The Caldwell Zoo, The Texas Rose Festival, The East Texas State Fair, and More by Johnathan Black (2012-08-02)
Cotton Belt Locomotives
Well-done history of the St. Louis Southwestern Railway (familiarly known as The Cotton Belt) and its steam and diesel locomotives. Includes chapters on narrow gauge locomotives, steam switchers, eight-wheelers, Atlantics, Moguls, ten-wheelers, Consolidations, Mountains, Northerns, motor cars, diesel passenger, freight cab units, diesel switchers and freight hood units. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos and schematic diagrams. With entire chapter devoted to rosters, including for the subsidiaries. With maps. 244 pages.
- ASIN: 0930742001
Historic Pictoric Blueprint Diagram HABS TEX,220-GRA,1- (Sheet 2 of 6) - Cotton Belt Railroad Section House No. 73135, 701 South Main Street, Grapevine, Tarrant County, TX 14in x 11in
Columbia County (Images of America)
Columbia County (Images of
Columbia County, located along the southern border of Arkansas and resting just above Louisiana, was created in 1852 from portions of four surrounding counties. Blessed with abundant natural resources―including timber, petroleum, natural gas, and bromine―and teeming with wildlife, the county’s roots of ancestry and industry run deep. The Cotton Belt Railroad once distributed the superior long-staple cotton produced locally, which was used to weave the finest broadcloth west of the Mississippi. Columbia County is also known for the healing mineral waters of Magnesia Springs, which are now part of Logoly State Park. Today, the thriving Southern Arkansas University offers more than 60 degrees in four distinct colleges and is the only school in the world with a Mulerider as a mascot. Columbia County is surrounded by a tremendous expanse of great natural beauty and has produced a cornucopia of characters and storytellers; the authors hope to introduce them in these pages.
- ASIN: 0738598704
Stuttgart (Images of America)
Stuttgart (Images of
Stuttgart was founded in 1880 by a colony of German Lutherans who moved from Ohio to Arkansas's Grand Prairie. The city grew steadily after the Cotton Belt Railroad arrived in 1883. A group of realtors promoted Stuttgart to residents of Midwestern states, attracting a large population influx. Initially, the main income sources were hay and cattle, but that changed forever after rice was successfully grown near Stuttgart. The first rice mill was built in 1907, followed in 1921 by the creation of a farmers' cooperative that is now the world's largest rice processor and marketer. By the 1930s, Stuttgart's location on the Mississippi Flyway, along with abundant surface water, led to its renown as a waterfowl hunter's paradise. The World Championship Duck Calling Contest has been held here since 1936, and today it is a nationally known event. In the post-World War II era, Stuttgart launched a successful industrial development campaign that resulted in today's progressive city.
- ASIN: 1467113646