mxdata-possibly your question is very apparent to other readers at this website but could you be a little more specific? Are you referring to those books that appear in places like Borders or Waldenbooks this time of year with titles like "Worlds Steam Locomotives in Color?" with the same stock photos of New York Central Hudsons and Union Pacific Big Boys?
As I've gotten older my tastes, at least in railway interests, have become more refined. While I still find almost any railway interesting, I won't purchase just any book off the shelf. Items that I purchase now are usually related to shortlines or logging railroads, particularly in western Pennsylvania or New York State. This is admittedly a niche market so I don't expect to find many books on the subject.
Could you elaborate a little more or perhaps I'm missing something.
Art Audley, AA3RT
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