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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

Condition: Fine


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

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Fair


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

Condition: Good


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

Condition: Good


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

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Very Good


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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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: First Edition

Seller ID: 2276365

ISBN: 0684846098

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 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 obeyed ... 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

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Very Good


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

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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

ISBN: 150286584X

Condition: Fine


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

ISBN: 1466420715

Condition: Fine


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

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Gilbert American Flyer S Gauge Repair and Operating Guide B&W (Fourth Edition)

By: Barker, Thomas B.

Price: $26.95

Publisher: S/P: 2018

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 2278012

ISBN: 1717236006

Condition: Fine


NEW. 2018 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. The new fourth edition combines both previous volumes into a single binding, and provides 200 extra pages of helpful information on S Gauge American Flyer trains. B&W photographs and illustrations. View more info

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Gilbert American Flyer S Gauge Repair and Operating Guide COLOR (Fourth Edition)

By: Barker, Thomas B.

Price: $56.95

Publisher: S/P: 2018

Edition: Fourth Edition

Seller ID: 2278013

ISBN: 1718769806

Condition: Fine


NEW. 2018 Soft Cover. We have more books available by this author!. The new fourth edition combines both previous volumes into a single binding, and provides 200 extra pages of helpful information on S Gauge American Flyer trains. Color photographs and illustrations. View more info

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400,000 Miles by Rail

By: Blanton, Burt C.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Howell-North Books: 1972

Seller ID: 2276119

ISBN: 0831070870

Condition: Good


Jacket rubbed with minor loss. 1972 Large Hardcover. The recollections of a passenger who rode on every major train line active during the first decades of the 20th century. 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

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Near Fine


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

Image for Steam in the Rockies: A Steam Locomotive Roster of the Denver Rio Grande

Steam in the Rockies: A Steam Locomotive Roster of the Denver Rio Grande

By: Colorado Railroad Museum

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Colorado Railroad Museum: 1963

Seller ID: 2274415

Condition: Very Good


Related article laid in. Light fading to wrappers. 1963 Stapled Binding. Professionally done roster of the DRG with black and white pictures of both the main line steam locomotives and the yard goats, the little work engines. Also includes roster of the Denver & Salt Lake RR. 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

ISBN: 0883940116

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Near Fine


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

ISBN: 1869340086

Condition: Very Good


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

Condition: Good


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

ISBN: 3791326791

Condition: Near Fine


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

Condition: Very Good


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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The Red Arrow: A History of One of the Most Successful Suburban Transit Companies in the World

By: DeGraw, Ronald

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Haverford: 1972

Seller ID: 2274408

Condition: Good


Jacket has several tears. 1972 Large Hardcover. Fascinating and detailed history of the Red Arrow Lines which, under the astute management of three generations of the Merritt Taylor family, provided streetcar and bus service throughout the Philadelphia suburbs until a forceable takeover by SEPTA. The book also details the history of the Philadelphia and Western Railroad. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos. View more info