I know there is probably going to be a slim to none chance that anyone will have what I'm looking for but I figured this would be the place to ask. I'm looking for a book written by a man named Robert C. Brown who had worked for the CB&Q Railroad. He wrote several books about the CB&Q including one called, "The Burlington's Peavine Branch." This is the abandoned railroad close to my grandparent's place up in Iowa that I have been researching off and on. And possibly also his book called, "The Burlington's Iowa Branch Lines" The problem is that all his books were self published. And by self published, I mean he typeset them, printed them, bound them and shipped them himself. He is now deceased so naturally his books are out of print. The State Historical Society of Iowa has a few of his books. Unfortunately, they do not have either one of these two. I really want to find these books to learn more of the history on this abandoned line so close to home. I've been looking and looking for any info I can find but very little has made it online and I don't get home enough to talk to people about it. Maps are non-existant apparently. What I do know: It was originally called the Ft. Madison & Northwestern. It wa a narrow gauge line that ran from Ft. Madison, IA to Ottumwa, IA It was bought out by CB&Q and converted to standard gauge. It's nickname was the Peavine Line. (Although I've learned there were several Peavine Lines across the US about this same period.) The last parts of the line were abandoned sometime around 1956-57 If anyone can give me any help at all finding either one of these two books or even both, I would greatly appreciate it!