Please read: Effective March 1 2023, we will raise our shipping charges. We have absorbed several postal increases during the past couple years and it is time to make a change. There will not be much change for those ordering on-line as the web calculates shipping charges based on weight, distance, and class of mail service.


For mail and phone orders, charges are based on the number of items ordered, not weight. Charges for single-item orders will increase from $6 to $7. Additional items will be charged at $2 per item. For example, if you order a single DVD, the charge will be $7. If you order two, it will be $9. This will also give us the opportunity to send more items via priority mail. (Last year, all multiple 2023 calendar mail orders were sent priority mail, greatly reducing shipping time and mis-handling.)


We have received back from dealers six (6) 2023 Rio Grande calendars. They are available only for on-line orders, one to a customer. 


Default Title: $35.95 USD

IN STOCK AND SHIPPING as of February 26, 2023.

Upon his death, B.M. Naylor, a track maintenance and construction supervisor for the Santa Fe Railway in New Mexico from 1921 to 1961 left a fascinating story of his time with the railway. He was an on-the-ground eyewitness to many of the changes on the Santa Fe, making this book a time capsule for both early railroading and life in New Mexico. His narrative provides rare glimpses into the hard life of a railroad track grant worker and his difficulties as a supervisor and married man with family responsibilities. Naylor is humorous, fair, helpful to others, and always candid, revealing his greatest fears (snakes) and personal pleasures, ranging from fishing to gardening. Naylor’s book adds descriptions of places that are now railroad ghost towns as well as the effort involved in getting to and from such locations prior to convenient, more modern transport. Forty Years on the Santa Fe Railroad will transport the reader to a refreshing different time and place. The book concludes with an afterword by Bob Walz on modeling maintenance of way operations. 132 pages, hardcover.

List price $39.95, hardcover, b&w photos - some color, SKU: B40YEARS.