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Plans of the Lakeshores Region

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: The Lakeshores Division, Niagara Frontier Region / The National Model Railroad Association: 2003

Seller ID: 1890005


An exceptional copy. 2003 Spiral-Bound Softcover. 35 pp., plus 2-page appendix with map showing routes of various railroad lines. Oblong - 8 1/2 x 14. Original wrappers, plastic comb binding. A collection of detailed plans showing the sides and cross-sections of various railroad buildings throughout the Lakeshores Region, with measurements and floor plans. An excellent resource for the model railroader or New York state railroad historian. View more info

Image for Standardized Locomotives Built for the U.S. Railroad Administration by the American Locomotive Company, 30 Church Street, New York City, U.S.A. - Pamphlet No. 10049 -- An Historic Reprint (Locomotive Catalogue Series)

Standardized Locomotives Built for the U.S. Railroad Administration by the American Locomotive Company, 30 Church Street, New York City, U.S.A. - Pamphlet No. 10049 -- An Historic Reprint (Locomotive Catalogue Series)

By: N/A

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Specialty Press, Inc.: 1973

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 1924088


Minimal wear to corners. 1973 Stapled Binding. A catalog of images and specifications for various models of locomotives issued through the 1920s by American Locomotive Company. This edition is a reissue, reproduced from an original in the collection of the John Crerar Library in Chicago. View more info

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The Hamilton Watch: The Watch of Railroad Accuracy

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Hamilton Watches: 1924

Seller ID: 2207448


No publisher date (circa 1920s), large stain to pages and rear wrapper, one inch surface tear to multiple pages which obscures text in some places. 1924 Soft Cover. 35 pp. KEYWORDS: HAMILTON WATCH RAILROAD RAILWAYS TRANSPORTATION REFERENCE ANTIQUES COLLECTIBLES CLOCKS View more info

Image for Tropical Tours to Toltec Towns in Mexico, Presented with Compliments of the Mexican National R.R.: The Shortest, Quickest and Most Picturesque Route between Mexico and the United States [Railroad]

Tropical Tours to Toltec Towns in Mexico, Presented with Compliments of the Mexican National R.R.: The Shortest, Quickest and Most Picturesque Route between Mexico and the United States [Railroad]

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Mexican National Railroad / C.G. Crawford Print: 1893

Seller ID: 2266098


2 inch tear to spine base, 2 inch tear to spine head, minor loss from spine and edges. 1893 Stapled Binding. 60, [4] pp. A guide to towns in Mexico, published by the Mexican National Railroad company, with photographs throughout. View more info

Image for Engineer Field Manual, Parts I-VII: I. Reconnaissance, II. Bridges, III. Roads, IV. Railroads, V. Field Fortification, VI. Animal Transportation, VII. Tables, Weights, Measures, and Specific Gravities (Professional Papers of the Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, No. 29)

Engineer Field Manual, Parts I-VII: I. Reconnaissance, II. Bridges, III. Roads, IV. Railroads, V. Field Fortification, VI. Animal Transportation, VII. Tables, Weights, Measures, and Specific Gravities (Professional Papers of the Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, No. 29)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Government Printing Office: 1917

Seller ID: 2267149


No jacket, spine slightly cocked, page ridges lightly foxed, pencil note on front paste-down endpaper. 1917 Small Hard Cover. 541 pp. Engineer Field Manual, Parts I-VII: I. Reconnaissance, II. Bridges, III. Roads, IV. Railroads, V. Field Fortification, VI. Animal Transportation, VII. Tables, Weights, Measures, and Specific Gravities (Professional Papers of the Corps of Engineers, U.S. Army, No. 29). View more info

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Gilbert American Flyer HO Trains and Accessories

By: A.C. Gilbert Company

Price: $5.00

Publisher: A.C. Gilbert Company:

Seller ID: 2140079


No stated year. Catalog is green-and-grey, and states A Whole New World of Accessories on the cover. An excellent copy. A catalog for Gilbert American Flyer train components, as well as scale scenery and track pieces. View more info

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American Locomotives: A Pictorial Record of Steam Power, 1900-1950

By: Alexander, Edwin P.

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Bonanza Books, New York: 1950

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 1933256


Later reissue. Includes original jacket. Jacket spine faded.Near Fine. 1950 Large Hardcover. 256 pp. Here is a pictorial history of American railroad motive power as it developed from 1900 - a continuation of the story begun with Iron Horses. From the first Atlantic and Prairie types, fifty years of progress are shown by well over 100 full-page plates, together with diagrams and descriptions. The locomotive illustrations have been carefully chosen to show milestones in i... View more info

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Nothing Like It In The World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863-1869

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2000

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2201953


Spine cocked.Very light general wear. 2000 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 431 pp. Black & white photographs. The Union had won the Civil War; slavery was abolished. Lincoln, an early champion of railroads, would not live to see the next great achievement. It took brains, muscle, and sweat in quantities and scope never before ventured and required engineers and surveyors willing to lose their lives in the wilderness; men who had commanded and ob... View more info

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Pacific Type Passenger Locomotives

By: American Locomotive Company

Price: $25.00

Publisher: America Locomotive Company: 1960

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2068407


1960s reprint of earlier work. An exceptional copy. Information on western passenger trains. View more info

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Steam in Scotland - 1

By: Anderson, W.J.V.; Cross, Derek

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Ian Allan Ltd: 1983

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 1897623


Reprint. Includes original jacket. Bottom corner bumped.Very Good. 1983 Large Hardcover. 159 pp. Black & white photographs throughout. A photographic history of steam-powered railways in Scotland, featuring mainly images from the 1960s, an era when steam was being quickly replaced by other types of locomotive power. View more info

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The Vanderbilt Era: Profiles of a Gilded Age

By: Auchincloss, Louis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2200493


First edition. Pages toned.Jacket toned. 1989 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 214 pp. The Vanderbilt Era; The Commodore; William Henry; Cornelius II and Chauncey Depew; William K. and Alva; George and Richard Morris Hunt; The Daughters of William Henry; Henry White; Gertrude Whitney; Florence Adele Sloane; Consuelo; Grace; John Singer Sargent; Jay Gould; Augustus Saint-Gaudens; Edmund C. Stanton; Edith Wharton; Henry Adams and His Brothers; L... View more info

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Pacific Type Locomotives

By: Baldwin Locomotive Works

Price: $15.00

Publisher: BLW: 1965

Seller ID: 2068405


Light shelf wear. 1965 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. A reprint of a classic 1914 text on western railroads. View more info

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Vauclain System of Compound Locomotives

By: Baldwin Locomotive Works

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Specialty Reprints: 1973

Seller ID: 2068410


Reprint. Light shelf wear. 1973 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. Describes a then-revolutionary method of making compound trains. View more info

Image for Gilbert American Flyer S Gauge Operating and Repair Guide, Volume 2

Gilbert American Flyer S Gauge Operating and Repair Guide, Volume 2

By: Barker, Thomas B.

Price: $26.95

Publisher: CreateSpace: 2015

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2059204


First printing. Brand new direct from author. 2015 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. v, 127 pp. An extension of the best selling Gilbert American Flyer Operating and Repair Guide. This volume is full of new information and covers many of the aspects not found in the original book and adds an index to both volumes. This is a new book and not to be confused with the original book. The price is higher than Volume 1 because of the full color phot... View more info

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Gilbert American Flyer S Gauge Operating and Repair Guide: 1945-1965

By: Barker, Thomas B.

Price: $19.95

Publisher: CreateSpace: 2012

Edition: Third Edition

Seller ID: 2059203


Third edition. Brand new direct from author. 2012 Large Softcover. We have more books available by this author!. v, 119 pp. Tom Barker's best selling guide to the repair and restoration of Gilbert American Flyer S Gauge trains is available in print once more. Now in its 40th Anniversary, Third Edition it is packed full of new information including a new chapter on cosmetic restoration and an expanded chapter on accessories. Tom includes a handy checklist that gives you t... View more info

Image for Rival Rails: The Race to Build America's Greatest Transcontinental Railroad

Rival Rails: The Race to Build America's Greatest Transcontinental Railroad

By: Borneman, Walter R.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Random House: 2010

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2272286


First edition. A very nice copy. 2010 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. xxiii, 406 pp. From acclaimed historian Walter R. Borneman comes a dazzling account of the battle to build America’s transcontinental rail lines. Rival Rails is an action-packed epic of how an empire was born—and the remarkable men who made it happen. After the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869, the rest of the country was up for grabs, and the race... View more info

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Railroads Deliver The Goods!

By: Bunce, Bill

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Association of American Railroads: 1956

Seller ID: 2073358


Lightly toned. 1956 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. A comic book about commercial railroads. View more info

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Rails Across America

By: Bunce, Bill

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Association of American Railroads: 1955

Seller ID: 2073360


Lightly toned. 1955 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. Comic book about the growth of American railways. View more info

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Ride The High Iron!

By: Bunce, Bill

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Association of American Railroads: 1955

Seller ID: 2073363


Lightly toned. 1955 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. Comic about the growth of passenger rail in America. View more info

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Thendara Railroad: The Beginning of the 90's (SIGNED COPY)

By: Caruso, John

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Self-Published: 2003

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 1837987


Signed by author without inscription on title page. 2003 Trade Paperback. A pictorial history of The Adirondack Centennial Railroad at Thendara, New York. Since its inception in 1990, John Caruso has documented the project's development in hundreds of photographs. View more info

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East European Narrow Gauge

By: Chester, Keith

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Channel View Publications: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1773330


First edition - a paperback original. An exceptional copy. 1995 Large Softcover. 116 pp. A collection of articles related to narrow gauge railroads in Eastern Europe, prompted by the prolonged presence of steam power in the region. Includes: Die Kleinbahn Des Kreises Jerichow I (text in English); Budapest Locomotive Factory Type 70 0-8-0T MAV class 490; The Upper Silesian Narrow Gauge Railway and its Steam Locomotives; The Kolomna 750mm Gauge 0-8-0s and their Years in Es... View more info

Image for Westward to Promontory: Building the Union Pacific across the Plains and Mountains

Westward to Promontory: Building the Union Pacific across the Plains and Mountains

By: Combs, Barry B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Promontory Press: 1969

Seller ID: 2265264


Lightly rubbed. 1969 Large Hardcover. The Union Pacific, the continent-shrinking streak of gleaming iron, speculative dollars, and human sweat and ingenuity that bound together the nation that was to lead the world into the twentieth century. The men who built the U.P. knew they were making history, and they had the foresight and insight to document their work in the imperishable images of an outstanding practitioner of the nascent art of photography - A. J. Russell, who... View more info

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Automatic Train Control Bulletin No. 8: Description of Continuous Inductive Train Control Systems of the Union Switch and Signal Company

By: Committee on Automatic Train Control, American Railway Assocaition

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Committee on Automatic Train Control, American Railway Assocaition: 1931

Seller ID: 1826230


Lightly rubbed. 1931 Trade Paperback. 218 pp. Original wrappers. In-depth description of the devices used by the Union Switch & Signal Company, part of a series released by the American Railway Association. Includes photographs, diagrams, and detailed charts regarding locomotives, gasoline electric motor cars, engine circuits, related apparatus, and signals, with descriptions of over a dozen railroad routes throughout the United States. View more info

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Tragedy on the Track: Tangiwai and Other New Zealand Railway Accidents

By: Conly, Geoff; Stewart, Graham

Price: $27.50

Publisher: Grantham House: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263680


First edition. Page corners lightly dog-eared. 1986 Large Softcover. ix, 182 pp. The Tangiwai disaster occurred at 22:21 on 24 December 1953 when the Whangaehu River bridge collapsed beneath Wellington-to-Auckland express passenger train ? 626 at Tangiwai, in the central North Island of New Zealand. The locomotive and first six carriages derailed into the river, killing 151 people. The subsequent Board of Inquiry found that the accident was caused by the collapse of the ... View more info

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The Steam Locomotive Directory of North America, Volume 1: Eastern United States and Canada

By: Conrad, J. David

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Transportation Trails / National Bus Trader, Inc.: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 1948894


First edition - a paperback original. Stain on bottom half of first and last few pages, wrappers lightly rubbed & toned. 1988 Large Softcover. 192 pp. This is Volume 1 (of 2) listing every known still existing steam locomotive. The author has provided each engine's history so that the reader can trace its ownership and principle locations of use. This volume covers the United States east of the Mississippi and all of Canada (with locomotives divided by state or province)... View more info

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Some Trains in America

By: Cross, Andrew

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Prestel: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by author

Seller ID: 2194882


First edition. Signed & dated by author ('A Cross, Rochester, 10.08.') on title page. 2002 Large Hardcover. Unpaginated. Oblong. Ever since he was young, Andrew Cross has been crazy about trains, travelling on them and spending hours watching them speed by. This book chronicles his nearly 4000-mile rail adventure across the United States. Presented in a landscape format, Cross's panoramic photographs capture trains bisecting endless prairies, snaking through small towns... View more info

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Deeds of a Great Railway: A Record of the Enterprise and Achievements of the London and North-Western Railway Company during the Great War, with Illustrations

By: Darroch, G.R.S.; Maxse, L.J. (Preface)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: John Murray: 1920

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199455


First edition. Lightly rubbed with minor loss of spine gilt. 1920 Hard Cover. xvi, 214 pp. 8vo. An account of the London and North-Western Railway during World War I. This railroad was, in the late 19th century, the largest joint stock company in the world. From preface: 'Every factor of that great organisation was subordinated to the common object, and the Works at Crewe as urgency arose became a Munitions Department.' Contents include chapters on armoured trains, 'mech... View more info

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Passenger Terminals and Trains

By: Droege, John A.; Hilton, George W.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Co.: 1969

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2206674


A 1969 reissue of the 1916 original. Ink stamp to front endpaper, page ridges lightly foxed.Jacket edges rubbed with a few minor tears, jacket lightly foxed. vii, 410 pp. From the size of waiting rooms to the demeanor of redcaps, from the contest between A.C. and D.C. electrification to the menus of dining cars, no subject pertinent to the world of passenger terminals and trains in the year 1916 escaped the experienced eye of John A. Droege. Includes 25 track diagrams, 3... View more info

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Blasters' Handbook: A Manual Describing Explosives and Practical Methods of Using Them

By: Du Pont, E.I.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: E.I. Du Pont de Nemours & Company (Inc.), Explosives Department: 1942

Edition: Eleventh Edition

Seller ID: 2261612


Eleventh edition. No jacket, one-inch by two-inch stain on front board, ink name on front endpaper. 1942 Small Hard Cover. 339 pp. CONTENTS: Introduction; Black Powder; Dynamite; Nitramon; Blasting Supplies; Blasting Accessories; Handling and Storage of Explosives and Blasting Supplies; Preparing Blast Holes; Priming Explosives; Loading and Tamping Explosives; Firing Blasts; Blasting in Bituminous Coal Mines; Blasting in Ore Mines; Blasting in Various Types of Mines; Bla... View more info

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Great Train Disasters

By: Eastlake, Keith

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Motorbooks International: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2265864


First edition. A very nice copy. 1997 Large Hardcover. 96 pp. Despite the engineering ingenuity that has gone into making trains safe, rail disasters have occurred since the early days of steam locomotion. Great Train Disasters is a fascinating account of horror and heroism on the world's railroads. First-rate illustrations of the aftermath of these catastrophic accidents, a text written by a railroad enthusiast, and details and photographs of more than 50 rail disasters... View more info