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We have access to a collection of more than 4000 Minnesota Railroad Maps, we can supply a copy of  a map for just about any section of Railroad in Minnesota, just ask.


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UPDATE - 24 June 2019 - John added to his neck, shoulders & back arthritis when he blew out his back about a month ago (he has had low back problems since he was in a bike accident in Germany at age 16 in 1971). This time the diagnosis was scoliosis - "a sideways curvature of the spine". He has had that for years & we wonder why it took so long to diagnose. You guessed it - "Nothing they can do about it".

No trips to the ER since April, he still has Vertigo, though no longer a daily occurrence. No new migraines - knock on wood - hopefully they are gone again & just part of the lasting effects of his chemo in 2018 (the oncologist calls them "bounce back headaches" - John calls them migraines).

Still monitoring his Heart & Lymphoma. Lots of sleepless nights from pain & then painful days to get through. Then to the doctor for more problems & monitoring - he is very sick and tired of going to the doctor - big waste of time.

 All John hears is - "Nothing we can do about it" & "Learn to Live with it" & "You are on your own". In other words, we have no idea what is going on with you, we can't believe you are still alive (his cardiologist) & we can't help you.

Most of John's issues have nothing to do with "Old Age", as many have suggested, just good old fashioned - Genes. Altough getting Older does make things even worse.

The Medical profession sure is quick to patch you up, but with no plan on how to advise you on how to live a life with serious chronic health issues. Yes, you are definitely on your own!!!

John still has - "No evidence of active lymphoma" (as of March 2019) & sees the oncologist in July. Hoping the News is still - No lymphoma in a couple of weeks when he sees his oncologist.
  John does continue to work on RR projects, especially the M&STL book - due date still up in the air. He needs something to do to keep his mind off his pain - which has worsened.
In other words, he is still in lots of pain, fatigued, unable to sleep at night and unable to do what he could do even in 2017, before the lymphoma was diagnosed. That seems to be the link now, chemo is still affecting him, even though his treatments ended in Aug 2018.

The Watch Word is still - MONITOR.

 We Thank all of you for your thoughts, prayers and patience.
 For John and Myself, Thank You!
Barb Luecke
 24 June 2019


We specialize in Railroad Books with a few Military History Books thrown in for good measure (additions will be made in 2019).

I will continue to sell New, Out of Print & Self-Published Books; and YES, I continue to buy RR books.
 Most of the New Books on this website are Always Discounted at 20% Off the Retail Price (excluding books published by Grenadier Publications)

Minnesota Railroad Maps (on a Print on Demand Basis) are also available. Keep checking in or send me a "want list" as new books always seem to keep arriving.

Grenadier Publications, My Books, are not discounted, but I do have a SALE from time to time. My co-author, Paul Spyhalski & I are working on a book on the Minneapolis & St. Louis, tentatively due out in November 2019.

Keep Checking the Website for the M&STL Pre-Publication Offer Sign-up, sometime next year!

Thank You for your Patience during this continuing time of transition towards a smaller website (due to my continuing decline in health).
Your patronage is greatly appreciated!
John C. Luecke
10 December 2018

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                                                         SHIPPING - $6.00 first book & $1.00 each additional book ordered.
 Minnesota Residents Must pay Minnesota Sales Tax- Check out the State of Minnesota Revenue Website under Sales Taxes for further information.

Please note
- There have been several new Transit Tax Rates added as of 1/1/2018.



Appointments - You can always call to see if I am up for a visit.
If you live in the St. Paul, Minnesota area & wish to save on shipping, I do accept appointments. Afternoons & early evenings, as well as weekend afternoons, are best for me. Please call at least one day before you wish to pick up your Order.

John C. Luecke
Email - [email protected]
Phone - 651-646-2094

NOTE: If you are sending in a check, please make the check out to -

Grenadier Publications
1108 Farrington Street
St. Paul, Minnesota 55117



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 Remember – Almost all New Books are 20% Off!

 My publishing company, Grenadier Publications, accepts Dealer Inquires! You can email me at [email protected] for more information.

Thank You for your Business

                                                                                                                                                                John C. Luecke



Railroad Shows I Plan on Attending, 2019 (Health & Weather Permitting)

 Done Until September 2019



The Soo Line in Minnesota 


by John C. Luecke and Paul R. Spyhalski 

PRICE - $65.00*

This in-depth study of the Soo Line in Minnesota covers the history and development of this late-comer to the State's railroad scene.
Linking the Twin Cities rail hub to some of the most remote hinterlands in northern Minnesota, 
the story of the Soo Line is one of constant battle, perseverance and innovation against the might of much stronger opponents.

The book contain 320 pages with approximately 300 photographs (sixteen pages of Color views),
55+ maps and drawings and a wealth of information covering every aspect of the Soo Line in Minnesota. 
Hard cover with Dust Jacket. 

* - The following shipping rates apply - $6.00 for the first book and $1.00 for each additional book.
Minnesota Sales Tax is applicable per your Minnesota zip cod
Order will be received via this website, phone or through the mail.

Many Thanks!
John C. Luecke
Available Now and Going Fast!


The Minneapolis, Northfield & Southern: 
From Dan Patch to Dragons
by John C. Luecke & Paul R. Spyhalski

For the first time, the full history of this interesting interurban-turned belt line will be available to students of Minnesota Railroad history.
The book will cover every aspect of this never-say-die short-line from the earliest plans of the "Dan Patch" to
the final takeover of the MN&S by the Soo Line and beyond.
The book will include: 208 pages, with approximately 250 Photos including 16 pages of Color, 40+ Maps & Diagrams,
and more information than anyone, including the authors, ever thought was possible.
Hard Cover with Dust Jacket.

(* plus $6.00 shipping and Minnesota Sales tax were applicable)

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Many Thanks!

John C. Luecke


More Chicago & North Western in Minnesota
John C. Luecke


An update to this author’s previous work on the C&NW in Minnesota, More Chicago & North Western in Minnesota is a fresh look at the history of this fine line in the Gopher State. Where the first book left off, this book continues, adding a wealth of information and photographs to the proud story of the C&NW in Minnesota. This book has more information than anyone ever thought was possible!
320 pages, hardcover with dust jacket
More than 300 photographs, including 32 pages of color views.
More than 40 map-diagrams of routes, yards and terminals all across the State.
* -Plus $6.00 shipping and handling and Minnesota State Sales Tax where applicable

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John C. Luecke