Special Books - Shippers Guides

Rails Unlimited has just reprinted FOUR NEW Shippers Guides. This time the emphasis is on the eastern railroads. There are now a total of 15 shippers guides to chose from covering coast to coast.

These guides have two uses. First is an aid for historical research, both for locations and industries, and their railroads. The books also can be used for preparing accurate prototype waybills for model railroaders. All of the books have a comb binding allowing them to be opened flat, for easy use. A protective clear front cover and heavy leatherette rear cover protect the inside pages. A big thank you to various individuals sharing these original materials. There are plans for more guides in the future.

READING Company Freight Shippers Guide No. 1 - NEW
Readingcover_001T (598K) Besides the Reading Railroad, it includes the Cornwall RR, the Ironton RR, and the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines. The book is dated 1954 and has 256 pages. The Listing is station by station in alphabetical order of the industries at each station. Has a list of Delaware River piers and maps of the railroad.
The largest book yet is $29.95 plus $4.00 for shipping.



New York Central/ PLE Freight Delivery Circular 1-E - NEW
NYC1T (61K) The NYC/PLE covers a huge territory from Illinois and Missouri to the east coast in Massachusetts, Kentucky, Ontario and Quebec, Canada.. This is a large guide 376 pages, listing industries and team tracks. For any listed town, industries on adjoining railroads are also listed. Considering the broad geographical scope of this book, there is an amazing amount of industries listed. As an example, Pittsburgh, Pa. covers 6 pages to list all its industries. The book is dated 1963, still very much in the Zenith of classic era railroading. The book is printed in the standard format with a comb binding, allowing it to lay flat, when in use for historical research, or making accurate waybills to real industries.

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The largest book yet is $46.95 plus $5.00 for shipping.



PENNSYLVANIA RR, form CT1000, 1945 - NEW
Pensy1T (38K) This book has 415 pages listing industries served by PRR and other RR's in each city. The front portion of the book is arranged by region and sub division in timetable and town order, listing each industry in that town. The rear half of the book is an index, listing industries in alphabetical order and the page number the industry is listed. This is the largest book yet. The comb binding opens flat for easy use.

Opens flat for easy use. $46.95 plus $5.00 for shipping.



New Haven - NEW
NHT (43K) "Official Freight Shippers Guide and Directory of the New York, New Haven, and Hartford RR Co." this book is 304 pages and includes many period advertisements. This listing is by industry type, then the breakdown to state and city, listing all industries of that type, not just on the NH. Issued in 1915 with 304 pages and $39.95.

$39.95 plus $4.00 for shipping.



WESTERN PACIFIC Railroad Co. Circular #167-E - NEW
WPT (49K) WESTERN PACIFIC Railroad Co. Circular #167-E includes not only the WP, but also the Sacramento Northern and the Tidewater Southern Railways. This guide has 173 pages and appears to be from 1957. There are maps of the three railroads in the back pages of the book. While industries in large cites are listed such as San Francisco and Salt Lake City, covering several pages, there are also small town industries listed such as Tobar and Loyalton. All of the industries in a town are listed including those not served by WP, so many SP and ATSF customers are also listed at joint locations. The book has a comb binding, to open flat, along with protective clear front cover and heavy Leatherette rear cover

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WESTERN PACIFIC Railroad Co. Circular #167-E $29.95 plus $4.00 for shipping.



ICING STATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA from 1955 - NEW
IceingT (44K) ICING STATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA from 1955. All icing platforms and services are listed for the following categories: regular icing, emergency icing, and retop icing. All railroads offering these icing services are listed in this book. The book has 55 pages and a comb binding to open flat.

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Ice Station list $12.95 plus $4.00 for shipping.



CHICAGO SWITCHING DISTRICT freight Tariff 22-G from March 15, 1967 - NEW
chicago_switchingt (11K) CHICAGO SWITCHING DISTRICT freight Tariff 22-G from March 15, 1967. 135 pages, listing all industries in the city of Chicago and surrounding nearby suburbs. All industries are listed by industry name in alphabetical order, showing street address, type of items manufactured, and serving railroad or railroads. It is interesting to compare to the earlier 1956 edition of this same tariff, as the page count for both books is almost identical, to see what industrial changes have occurred in the eleven years.

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The book sells for $29.95 plus $4.00 for shipping.



Chicago Switching District
Chicago Switching District The Chicago Switching District of 1956 shows in 126 pages that the Chicago area was a manufacturing center of the US. The industries are listed in alphabetical order, and lists nature of the business, street address, railroad district name, and the railroads that serve the industry. The area covered includes the near in suburbs of Chicago, roughly defined by the IHB railroad. $29.95

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GREAT NORTHERN RY. CO.
Great Northern Ry. CO Great Northern Carload Shippers and/or Recieivers
Competitive Rail Points

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The 319-page book sells for $34.95 plus $5.00 for shipping.



RIO GRANDE freight traffic guide 1951
RIO GRANDE FREIGHT TRAFFIC GUIDE 1951 This 99 page book lists all industries in Colorado and Utah at competitive locations served by the DRGW RR and other railroads. The rear of the book has various maps and plans. The maps include the DRGW and RGS railroads. There is a detail map of the front range joint track from Denver to Pueblo. There are also lists of coal mines, stock yards, track scales, auto platforms and Rio Grande Motor Way facilities.

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$24.95 plus $4.00 for shipping.



CHICAGO, ROCK ISLAND AND PACIFIC Railroad Company
CHICAGO, ROCK ISLAND AND PACIFIC RAILROAD COMPANY Industrial Directory, circular 740, April 1971. This books lists all industries at competitive points, including those industries on other railroads at that location. The towns are listed in alphabetical order. listing the industries in alphabetical order, their serving carrier, and weather open to reciprocal switching.

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The 258-page book sells for $29.95 plus $4.00 for shipping.



The Rock Island RR from 1941
The Rock Island RR from 1941 142 page book lists towns on the RI and the names of all the industries in those towns, and weather served by the Rock or another railroad or a team track customer. A very informative guide to help with making prototype waybills or researching industries of a particular town or line segment. As with past books it is spiral bound to open flat. And the same price as previous books $29.95.

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MILWAUKEE ROAD SHIPPERS GUIDE
MILWAUKEE ROAD SHIPPERS GUIDE Rails Unlimited has reprinted the 132-page book listing prototype industries from 1943. The book was produced for the Milwaukee Road and lists each town the line passed through and then listed all the industries of that town, and identified each industry as Milwaukee served, served by another railroad, joint served by Milw and another railroad or a team track customer. The book is divided by commodities, such as "grain dealers", "refineries", "ice manufacturers", "packing Houses" and many more subjects. See the sample page.

I use the book extensively for prototype waybills on my railroad. It also has much historic value, listing industries in 1943. The book has a plastic binding allowing it to open flat. It has an attractive orange/yellow cover same as the original, protected by a clear plastic cover and heavy back cover.

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The 132-page book sells for $29.95 plus $4.00 for shipping.



CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN/ OMAHA SHIPPERS DIRECTORY
CHICAGO AND NORTH WESTERN/ OMAHA SHIPPERS DIRECTORY Chicago Northwestern Railway Shippers Directory reprint. 190 pages, listing industries of the CNW and CMStP&O Railways for 1923. The listing is by industry type and town and state location. Great old time industry names. See the sample page. Spiral bound to lay flat when open for easy use.

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$34.95 per book plus $4.00 for shipping. Limited quantities.

Special offer: Order both the CNW and Milwaukee books and receive a bonus discount of $5.00 off.

Union Pacific Official Shipper Guide
Union Pacific Official Shipper Guide The Union Pacific Official Shipper Guide is from 1938. 167 pages covering the entire railroad, listing industries in each town served by the UP. Opens flat for easy use. $29.95

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Chicago & Eastern Illinois Traffic Department Directory
Chicago & Eastern Illinois Traffic Department Directory The Chicago & Eastern Illinois Traffic Department Directory of Firms and Industries from 1950. 74 pages including a map. There is an alphabetical listing of towns with the industries on the C&EI listed and weather they are served by reciprocal switching. Comb binding to open flat for easy use. $29.95

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Milwaukee Reciprocal Switching Arrangements
Milwaukee  Reciprocal Switching Arrangements The Milwaukee Reciprocal Switching Arrangements in effect 1978. 119 pages with comb binding to open flat. This book lists any town on the Milwaukee that had two or more railroads. The towns and the industry names there in are in alphabetical order. All industries are listed and which railroad is the serving carrier and weather reciprocal switching is allowed. $29.95

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Missouri Pacific RR List of Industries
Missouri Pacific RR List of Industries NEW. Missouri Pacific RR List of Industries in 1965. Circular 140-P Includes subsidiaries including T&P and MI. 187 pages listing the towns and industries in alphabetical order. It also lists the railroad serving each industry. $29.95

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