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Image for Yellowstone through the Gallatin Gateway: The Milwaukee Road

Yellowstone through the Gallatin Gateway: The Milwaukee Road

By: N/A

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad / Poole Bros., Inc., Chicago:

Seller ID: 2178571

Condition: Near Fine


Edges lightly rubbed. [48 pp.] Black & white photographs throughout, half of which are enhanced with orange highlights. A pictorial guide to Yellowstone National Park, printed as a promotional item by Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad, with a list of their information and travel bureaus following text. Popular sites such as Old Faithful and the Morning Glory Pool are featured, and motor coach tours are advertised (several images of Lincoln touring cars). 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 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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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

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The Saturday Evening Mail, New York, June 26, 1915

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Mail and Express, Co.: 1915

Seller ID: 2268345

Condition: Near Fine


A very nice copy. No chips or tears. 1915 Magazine. 16 pp. Cover art: railroad culvert used to protect Servian cannon. Black-and-white photographs include: Serbia still very much in the big War; fighting by sea and land to force Dardanelles; girls open new camp by Jersey Lake for vacation; New York's police army in training; launching of Arizona mightiest of United States warships; 700-mile battle by 3,000,000 men crush Russia; teach boys by work and play real business of life; with the amateur photographer. View more info

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Spanning the Century: The Life of W. Averell Harriman, 1891-1986

By: Abramson, Rudy

Price: $12.00

Publisher: William Morrow and Company, Inc.: 1992

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2285226

ISBN: 0688043526

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped. 1992 Hard Cover. 779 pp. When Averell Harriman was born in 1891 during the presidency of Benjamin Harrison, the life expectancy for the American male was fifty years. The telephone was a new invention, radio was still in the future, and trolley cars were drawn by horses. When he died in 1986 at the age of ninety-four, during the Reagan administration, the final cables of his unique diplomatic career were transmitted by satellite; and he returned from the last of his more than a hundred round trips across the Atlantic aboard the Co... View more info

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Studies Military and Diplomatic, 1775-1865

By: Adams, Charles Francis

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Books for Libraries Press, Freeport: 1971

Edition: Reissue

Seller ID: 2134860

Condition: Near Fine


1971 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. v, 424 pp. 8vo. 1971 reissue of 1911 original. Charles Francis Adams II (May 27, 1835 – May 20, 1915) was a member of the prominent Adams family. He served as a colonel in the Union Army during the American Civil War. After the war, he was a railroad regulator and executive, president, successively, of the Union Pacific Railroad, the Massachusetts Historical Society, and the American Historical Association. His writings and addresses both on problems of railway management and on historical subjects frequently gave rise to widespr... View more info

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Nightcrawlers

By: Addams, Chas [Charles]

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster: 1957

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2290923

Condition: Very Good


Reprint. Lacks jacket. 1957 Large Hardcover. 96 pp. A collection of cartoons by the creator of The Addams Family. Two color cartoon panels on endpapers. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Charles Samuel Addams (7 January 1912 - 29 September 1988) was an American cartoonist known for his particularly black humor and macabre characters. Some of the recurring characters, who became known as The Addams Family, became the basis for two live-action television series, two cartoon series, and three motion pictures. His cartoons regularly appeared in The New Yorker, and he also created a syndicated comic strip, Out of ... View more info

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Rose in Bloom

By: Alcott, Louisa M.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Goldsmith Publishing Co.: 1938

Seller ID: 2073983

Condition: Good


1/2 inch chip from jacket-spine head. Pages toned. 1938 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. Louisa May Alcott was born on November 29, 1832 in Germantown, Pennsylvania. Her father was a transcendentalist and teacher, who was acquainted with Henry David Thoreau, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Margaret Fuller among others. Louisa had three sisters, and her experiences with them, formed the basis for the plot of Little Women. Her father was a perfectionist and an extremely strict parent, which often led to conflict. In 1840, the family moved to Concord, Massach... View more info

Image for The Life of Guiteau and the Official History of the Most Exciting Case on Record: Being the Trial of Guiteau for Assassinating Pres. Garfield. Containing a Full Account of the Shooting of President Garfield, and All the Events from That Date Until the Dastardly Wretch Was Brought to Trial; and Including a Full Account of ALl the Testimony of the Experts and Other Celebrated Witnesses; All the Speeches and Remarks Made by the Cunning Assassin during His Trial for Life; His Great Efforts to Escape the Gallows by Feigning Insanity, Etc.; with all the Scenes and Incidents Attending This Very Interesting and Remarkable Trial.

The Life of Guiteau and the Official History of the Most Exciting Case on Record: Being the Trial of Guiteau for Assassinating Pres. Garfield. Containing a Full Account of the Shooting of President Garfield, and All the Events from That Date Until the Dastardly Wretch Was Brought to Trial; and Including a Full Account of ALl the Testimony of the Experts and Other Celebrated Witnesses; All the Speeches and Remarks Made by the Cunning Assassin during His Trial for Life; His Great Efforts to Escape the Gallows by Feigning Insanity, Etc.; with all the Scenes and Incidents Attending This Very Interesting and Remarkable Trial.

By: Alexander, H.H.

Price: $50.00

Publisher: National Publishing Company: 1882

Seller ID: 2266912

Condition: Good


Boards rubbed with several spots, pencil gift note inside, minor surface tear from sticker removal on front endpaper. 1882 Hard Cover. 856 pp. 8vo. An account of the assassination of President James Garfield by Charles J. Guiteau, who was upset that Garfield repeatedly rejected his job applications, and shot him at a railroad station. Garfield died two months later of infection, and Guiteau was sentenced to hang for the crime. 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 obeyed in war; workers from China, Ireland, and the defeated South; and capitalists betting their money for possible profit. Th... View more info

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To America: Personal Reflections of an Historian

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: 2003

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268632

ISBN: 0743252128

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. A very nice copy. 2003 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xvi, 265 pp. Completed shortly before Ambrose's untimely death, To America is a very personal look at our nation's history through the eyes of one of the twentieth century's most influential historians. Ambrose roams the country's history, praising the men and women who made it exceptional. He considers Jefferson and Washington, who were progressive thinkers (while living a contradiction as slaveholders), and celebrates Lincoln and Roosevelt. He recounts Andrew Jackson's stunning defeat of a s... 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 in war; workers from China, Ireland, and the defeated South; and capitalists betting their money for possible profit. The gov... 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

Image for Tom Swift and His Electric Locomotive, or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails (Tom Swift Series Book 25)

Tom Swift and His Electric Locomotive, or, Two Miles a Minute on the Rails (Tom Swift Series Book 25)

By: Appleton, Victor

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap: 1922

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2291410

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket. Half-inch chip to rear joint, ink name and date on front free endpaper. 1922 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. iv, 212 pp., 8-page terminal publisher ad. Book 25 in the original Tom Swift series, each book of which centered around a particular technological gadget. Nothing gets the old Swift Inventive Juices flowing like a good challenge. Tom is enjoined to design and build an electric railroad locomotive from scratch that will top 120mph and drag a string of loaded freight cars up a 2% mountain grade without slowing to a crawl. Richard Barthol... View more info

Image for Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction: August 1988

Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction: August 1988

By: Asimov, Isaac

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Davis: 1988

Seller ID: 1858340

Condition: Very Good


Binding tight, pages clean. 1988 Magazine. We have more books available by this author!. Featuring The Great Martian Railroad Race by Eric Vinicoff. View more info

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The Vanderbilt Era: Profiles of a Gilded Age

By: Auchincloss, Louis

Price: $15.00

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; Louis C. Tiffany and Stanford White; Mrs. Astor and Ward McAllister; John Pierpont Morgan; Genealogical Chart of the Vanderbil... 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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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

Stress Pattern

By: Barrett, Neal Jr.

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Daw: 1974

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1699559

Condition: Very Good


First printing. 1974 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 160pp. The essence of a truly null-Earth logic may never be as clearly defined as in this novel-length package of interplanetary surprises. Consider this marooned astronaut. His spaceship and supplies are swallowed in one gulp by something beneath the featureless plain of an unknown world. The natives are not hostile but they seem incurious. He is welcome to use their free railroad system - the alimentary express of a world-grinding Wormway. Those he regards as sane are considered to be crazy. The culture... View more info

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The Ne'er-Do-Well

By: Beach, Rex; Christy, Howard Chandler

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Harper & Brothers Publishers: 1911

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202223

Condition: Very Good


First edition. No jacket, edges rubbed, quarter-inch tear to cloth along rear board edge, ink name to front paste-down endpaper, pages lightly toned. 1911 Hard Cover. 401 pp. Disgusted with his spendthrift son, Kirk Anthony's father has Kirk shanghaied and taken to Panama, where he attracts the attention of Mrs. Edith Cortlandt and falls in love with Chiquita, the daughter of a Panamanian general. He is able to get a railroad job through Edith's husband Stephen Cortlandt and decides to make something of himself when he meets Allen Allan, a Negro soldier of fortune. When the sudden death of Ste... View more info

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The Innovators: The Engineering Pioneers Who Made America Modern (Wiley Popular Science)

By: Billington, David P.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2202953

ISBN: 0471140260

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. A fine copy.Near Fine. 1996 Hard Cover. x, 245 pp. Enter the workshops of America's early engineering geniuses and discover how they came up with their ideas and applied them to the marketplace. David Billington, acclaimed author of The Tower and the Bridge, reveals the strokes of brilliance behind such landmark developments as the steamboat, electric power, and the rise of the iron and steel industry. He explains each major innovation through the story of the remarkable new engineering formulas that made it possible, showing that one key to engineering progress is the discovery... 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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Helldorado: Bringing the Law to the Mesquite

By: Breakenridge, William M.; Brown, Richard Maxwell

Price: $15.00

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press: 1992

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2287671

ISBN: 0803261004

Condition: Near Fine


Second printing. Minor general wear. 1992 Trade Paperback. xxx, 448 pp. Helldorado offers cinematic images of wagon trains crossing the Great Plains, of Phoenix and Denver emerging from the dust and mud, of Tombstone blazing through a silver bonanza, and of the railroad joining East and West to change history. In his memoirs, originally published in 1928, William M. Breakenridge is shown doing about everything an enterprising and vigorous young man could do on the frontier. After leaving Wisconsin at the age of sixteen, he became a teamster, railroader; and lawman in Colorado, Arizona, and els... View more info

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The Sacred Hoop

By: Broder, Bill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sierra Club Books: 1979

Seller ID: 2205955

Condition: Very Good


No jacket, a few light spots to boards, top page ridge lightly foxed. 1979 Hard Cover. 252 pp. The Sacred Hoop is a unique experience in historical fiction. From a retelling of Genesis to the saga of the Steam God (the Transcontinental Railroad) in nineteenth-century America, Bill Broder has illuminated in fiction the larger chronicle of humankind's changing relationship with the Earth, the Gods, and the Universe.In this allegorical treatment of man's changing relationship with the earth through the centuries, stories illustrated with contemporary art or artifacts capture those historical mome... 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

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Rails Across America

By: Bunce, Bill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Association of American Railroads: 1955

Seller ID: 2283072

Condition: Near Fine


Ink name on second page, no chips and no tears. 1955 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 15 pp. Comic book about the growth of American railways. View more info

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Rails Across America

By: Bunce, Bill

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Association of American Railroads: 1955

Seller ID: 2283073

Condition: Near Fine


Ink name on second page, no chips and no tears. 1955 Stapled Binding. We have more books available by this author!. 15 pp. Comic book about the growth of American railways. View more info