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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.



All Books Subject to Prior Sale

29 July 2017 - To Our Customers - Due to my continuing Decline in Health, I am downsizing my inventory. I plan on concentrating on writing about Minnesota Railroads. Book #12 on The Soo Line in Minnesota was published in the Fall of 2015 & I am now working on Book #13 on the Minneapolis & St. Louis RR. (Publication is about a year out at this point).  I recently purchased a new Railroad Book Collection, its being added in the next week.

I will also continue to stock New Books, most of them still at 20% off, but I will not stock as many titles as I did before. I will also continue to sell some Out of Print books as well. I will also continue to sell Minnesota RR Maps, this will be on a Print on Demand Basis, so let me know what you need. I have access to over 4,000+ Minnesota RR Maps. 

With all these changes, I no longer use PayPal. So you can once again place your order on the website, then enter your credit card information at check out. You no longer have to leave our website to enter your credit card information. We will continue to accept Visa, Mastercard and Discover, as well as Personal Checks and Money Orders. Once your Order has been completed, your credit card information is no longer on our website.

We hope these changes improve the way our website functions. If you have any questions, please drop me an email at <[email protected]> or give me a call at 651-646-2094.

Thank You,

John C. Luecke

CONTACT INFORMATION (DBA/ Como Shops & Grenadier Publications)
Owner - John C. Luecke
1108 Farrington Street
St. Paul, Minnesota  55117
Phone - 651-646-2094


                                                                  Shape of Dust Jacket
1 - MINT                                                                   A- Like New, Almost Perfect
2 - Slightly Loose                                                     B- Minor flaws - Normal shelf wear
3- Is Still Attached, needs work                               C- Some chips, dings or tears in the Dust Jacket
4- Pages Undone                                                     D- Ragged

NDJ/A - No Dust Jacket / Like New

SC- Soft Cover
SB - Spiral Bound



After you place your order, you can now select your form of payment without leaving 

Since, I will continue to attend a few Railroad Shows throughout the year, please allow me up to five (5) days to confirm that any item/s you order, are still in stock.  With a smaller inventory, we hope to keep the website more up to date. (RR Shows I plan on attending are listed on the Home Page).

Your credit card will not be charged until we find your order. If you receive a receipt via email, you know that your order has been processed and we are in the process of mailing your Order to you. If we do not have the book you want, we will let you know ASAP.

Many of the New Books we plan on carrying, can be restocked within 7-10 days from our Distributor. We will let you know that we have to restock your order and we will not charge your credit card until we have the book in hand and ready to mail.


MAP/S – If you plan to order Map/s or Map/s are part of your order, please email me first to let me check availability. I only stock a few of the Map/s available to me and I may be temporarily out of these Map/s and I will need to print the Map/s you want.

Please allow 1-2 weeks for me to obtain copies of the Map/s you want to order. I usually only stock a small quantity of each Map listed on the website.

After I receive your Map/s request, I will email you and let you know that your map/s are now available and you can complete your order via the website, over the phone or through the mail. The Map/s will then be shipped to you.

SPECIAL ORDER MAP/S - I now also have access to over 4,000+ maps covering Minnesota. These maps are not on the website, but if you tell me what you are looking for, I can tell you if I can get a copy of that particular map for you. These maps are Print on Demand Only. Turn around time will be about 2-3 weeks.



If you are not comfortable using your credit card online, we still accept orders by phone (651-646-2094), mail and in person.

If you want to pick up your order and save on shipping, just give me a call and we can set up a time for you to come over to the house and pick up your order. 

If you want to take a look at the books I have on hand, I do accept appointments – Afternoons are best for me!


If the item ordered is not everything you thought it would be, we will accept returns provided we are notified within seven (7) days of receipt of your order. Items may be returned at the customer’s expense.

-United States Shipping Rates

Books – Shipping is $6.00 for the first book & $1.00 each for each additional book ordered. '
Maps - Shipping is $4.00 for the first map & $1.00 for each additional map. The map/s will either come folded in a cardboard mailer or in a tube - we will let you know how the map/s are being shipping.


Sorry, we are no longer able to ship internationally.

MINNESOTA SALES TAX – ALL Minnesota residents are required to pay Minnesota Sales Tax per your zip code. Check out the Minnesota Department of Revenue if you don’t know your sales tax rate.

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