You are looking at a book that is no longer in publication. This one is a fantastic resource for railroading in ANY scale or just for the railroad fan. This is one of the staples in any protypically-concerned modeler's library. Or anyone who loves trains--so much good info here. 96 pages
Out of print since 2006.
NOT ONE OF THE MORE COMMON BOOKS AROUND THESE DAYS
A UNIQUE topic with information that transcends scale!
Master modeler Tony Koester gives you a handy reference for modeling a coal-hauling prototype-based or freelance railroad. Chapters introduce coal and the coal industry. Includes information on modeling coal trains, company towns, and coal customers, plus operating tips.
The book includes tips and info about:
Underground and surface mines
Tipples, breakers, and loaders
Types of coal
Historic coal-hauling railroads
Railroad operations and equipment
More than 230 photos and diagrams