Mike Schafer (author)

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Michael Schafer
Born January 12, 1949 (1949-01-12) (age 69)
Occupation Author

Mike Schafer (January 12, 1949 – ) is an American author. He has published many books, all of which are on the subject of railroading. He was one of several authors that helped to produce one of the definitive books on railroads in America, The Complete Book of North American Railroading[1]

In 1969, along with his mentor Jim Boyd, he helped to found the North Western Illinois Chapter of the National Railway Historical Society.[2][3]

He is currently the editor of Passenger Train Journal.[4]

Published works[edit]

Sole Author[edit]

  • Classic Articles from Model Railroader. Milwaukee, WI: Kalmbach. 1980. ISBN 978-0-8902-4545-3. OCLC 872541655.
  • Passenger Train Annual, 1988. Glendale, CA: Interurban Press, Trans-Anglo Books. 1988. ISBN 978-0-9163-7483-9. OCLC 53008522.
  • All Aboard Amtrak : 1971-1991. Piscataway, NJ: Railpace Co. 1991. ISBN 978-0-9621-5414-0. OCLC 24545029.
  • Classic American Railroads (1st ed.). Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International. 1996. ISBN 978-0-7603-0239-2. OCLC 35033722.
  • Caboose. Osceola, WI: MBI Publishing Co. 1997. ISBN 978-0-7603-0376-4. OCLC 830885295.
  • Vintage Diesel Locomotives. Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International. 1998. ISBN 978-0-7603-0507-2. OCLC 38738930.
  • Streamliner Memories. Osceola, WI: MBI Publishing Company. 1999. ISBN 978-0-7603-0619-2. OCLC 40417819.
  • More Classic American Railroads. Osceola, WI: Motorbooks International. 2000. ISBN 978-0-7603-0758-8. OCLC 44089438.
  • The American Passenger Train. Osceola, WI: MBI Publishing Company. 2001. ISBN 978-0-7603-0896-7. OCLC 473788543.
  • The Railroad Caboose. St. Paul, MN: MBI Publishing Co. 2002. ISBN 978-0-7603-1379-4. OCLC 143168163.
  • Classic American Railroads : Volume III. St. Paul, MN: MBI Publishing Company. 2003. ISBN 978-0-7603-1649-8. OCLC 842748473.

Co-Author[edit]

Magazine Articles[edit]

  • "Another New Route for the CZ?". Passenger Train Journal: 9–13. March 1987. OCLC 15273139.
  • "Passenger Train Collisions: The Tally Grows Again". Passenger Train Journal. 19 (6): 11–13. June 1988. OCLC 18123117.
  • "Jim Boyd: A Legacy (1941-2010)". Railfan & Railroad. 31 (3): 34–39. March 2012. OCLC 778802453.
  • "Harmony along the Hudson". Passenger Train Journal. 35 (3): 24–35. 2012. OCLC 811858901.
  • "Off the Beaten Path". Railfan & Railroad. 35 (4): 38–45. April 2016. OCLC 945618339.
  • "A SunRail Synopsis". Passenger Train Journal. 41 (1): 50–51. 2017. OCLC 972731644.

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References[edit]

OCLC WorldCat. "Search results for Schafer, Mike".