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"The Model Railroader's Guide to Coal Railroading" Model Railroader Book from Kalmbach Publishing Company. Author: Tony Koester
- An excellent perfect bound, paperback reference for those modelers who want to add coal operations to their layout.
- Thru the heavy use of photos and diagrams, this book offers an in-depth look at where coalfields are located and how coal is mined. You'll also find information and tips about:
- * Underground and surface mines
- * Tipples, breakers, and loaders
- * Types of coal
- * Historic coal-hauling railroads
- * Railroad operations and equipment
- * Company towns
- Prototype photos, drawings and information to accurately replicate the industries, including a historical overview of the industry.
- Detailed and easy-to-follow with more than 130 color photos, and 70 black-and-white photos.