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Railway Age June 24, 1968

By: N/A

Price: $12.00

Stock No.: 77097

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Volume 124, No. 24. The trade weekly magazine for the rail industry. Contains a feature story on the Trailer Train company. With lots of period advertising for the various rail suppliers of the day. With light wear and address sticker to the Comptroller of the D&RGWRR in Denver. Ships via First-Class Mail (or Priority Mail if so desired). ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 82 pages View more info

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British Steam Locomotives: A Colourmaster Publication

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: St. Ives, Huntingdon, U.K., Photo Precision Ltd.: [c.1970s]

Stock No.: 82720

ISBN: 0859330281

Condition: Very Good


A slim booklet profiling many of the steam locomotives in use in the British Isles from 1829 to 1951. In all, the power units of 30 British lines are featured, each with a color illustration of a locomotive, and the emblem of the railroad which put it into service. --- A softcover copy in stapled wraps. Booklet in very nice condition; clean and bright but with lengthy gift inscription inked to inside of front cover.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); 32 pages View more info

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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad: 1937 System Time Tables and Condensed Schedules

By: N/A

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Baltimore, Maryland, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad: 1937

Stock No.: 83790

Condition: Very Good


System time tables and condensed schedules for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, dated May 16, 1937. At the height of steam-powered passenger service, travel by train was "the way to go" in the USA. With detailed timetables for all B&O and affiliated railroad routes, serving both large and small cities; also with a condensed version in a separate booklet. Each with East Coast to Kansas City B&O system map in center of publication. --- In folded stapled wraps, with covers in blue and white. Main time table features period ads. --- Both brochures in good shape, though with minor rubbing and... View more info

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A Locomotive Engineer's Album: The Saga of Steam Engines in America, Fifth in the Old Railroad Series

By: ABDILL, George B.

Price: $16.00

Publisher: New York, Bonanza Books: [c.1960s-70s]

Stock No.: 83206

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


The glory days of American steam locomotives are displayed in this gallery of historic black & white photos, collected by former Southern Pacific locomotive engineer George B. Abdill. These several dozen photos portray power units, railroad people, and the sights to be seen along the trackage. This work was originally published by Superior Publishing Company of Seattle. --- In full orange cloth-covered boards with titling in black to spine. Dust jacket with engine images to front panel. --- With prior owner's signature and bookplate affixed to front free endpaper, Christmas-time sticker to ver... View more info

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Logging Railroads of the West

By: ADAMS, Kramer A.

Price: $17.50

Publisher: New York, Bonanza Books: 1961

Stock No.: 82807

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


A summary of the railroads that were built to address the needs of loggers and mills in the Western U.S. With dozens of black & white photos depicting logging operations, locomotives, and several impressive but rather dodgy-looking trestles. Includes listing of logging railroads by state at rear of volume; indexed. --- In full beige cloth-covered boards with spine titling in dark brown. Jacket with blue monochrome image of train pulling logs. --- A very nice copy: clean, bright and tightly bound but with slight soiling to cloth. Jacket with rubbing, light chipping to edges and a little fading... View more info

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Aeronautical Chart User's Guide

By: Administration, U.S. National Archives and Records

Price: $10.00

Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Ocean Service: 1989

Stock No.: 75110

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


2nd Edition, May 1989. In nice shape, clean and unmarked. Intended for use as an aid in the reading of NOAA aeronautical charts.; 11 in. wide x 8-1/2 in. tall; 108 pages View more info

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United States Air Force Museum

By: Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Dayton, Ohio, Air Force Museum Foundation, Inc.: [c1980s]

Stock No.: 77346

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


A catalog of the exhibits at the Museum in Dayton, with descriptions and photos of hundreds of various aircraft housed there, from the Wright brothers through spacecraft. The volume is undated, but likely produced in the 1980s. Cover with a 1916-vintage SE-5E WWI biplane. --- A clean, bright, firm copy lacking obvious damages. ; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 162 pages View more info

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Locospotters' Annual 1964

By: ALLAN, Ian

Price: $18.00

Publisher: London, Ian Allen: 1964

Stock No.: 78376

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A roundup of the various types of locomotives and other equipment used on United Kingdom railroads in the 1960s. With numerous b&w and color photos. Text supplies details about the trains pictured. No author or editorial names are provided. --- In pictorial hardcovers; lacks a dust jacket (likely as issued). --- A clean, bright copy without markings but with mildly bumped cover corners. Scarce in this edition.; tall 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 64 pages View more info

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Redwood Classic

By: ANDREWS, Ralph W.

Price: $11.50

Publisher: Seattle, Washington, Superior Publishing Company: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82805

Condition: Fair with no dust jacket


The daunting job of felling, milling and transporting the magnificent redwood trees of Northern California is described in this work. With numerous historic black & white photos of the men, railroads, saws, sawmills and ships used in this effort. --- In grey cloth-covered boards with woody titling in red to cover and spine. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- A Fair only copy, with a near-complete split at rear hinge and retailer's rubberstampings to front endpapers, else binding is rather tight and leaves are clean.; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); 174 pages View more info

Image for World Encyclopedia of Civil Aircraft: From Michelangelo to the Present

World Encyclopedia of Civil Aircraft: From Michelangelo to the Present

By: ANGELUCCI, Enzo

Price: $43.50

Publisher: New York, Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1981

Stock No.: 77691

ISBN: 0517547244

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A hefty compendium of all manner of aircraft of the world. Contains over 3000 illustrations, many in color, depicting alternate views, comparative sizes of aircraft, airline insignias, engines, and much more. --- In full blue paper-covered boards with titling in silver on spine. Jacket with color images of aircraft, in their commercial or military paint schemes. --- A bright, clean, firm copy in similar jacket. (NOTE: Due to substantial weight of this item, extra shipping charges may be requested.) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 414 pages View more info

Image for Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad

Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad

By: BAIN, David Haward

Price: $30.50

Publisher: New York, Viking Penguin: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 83777

ISBN: 067080889X

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A signed first printing of David Haward Bain's monumental description of the construction of America's transcontinental railroad, which was completed in 1869. The author goes into great detail regarding the feats of engineering and logistics necessary to complete this link, which had such an important impact on the future growth of the United States. With an emphasis on the workers, entrepreneurs and engineers who actually built the two railroads: the Union Pacific and the Central Pacific. With a lengthy section of plates at mid-volume bearing photos of leading figures and construction scenes ... View more info

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Portrait of the Rails: From Steam to Diesel

By: BALL Jr., Don

Price: $14.00

Publisher: New York, Galahad Books: 1972

Stock No.: 83352

ISBN: 0883651009

Condition: Very Good+ in Good dust jacket


Extensively illustrated with photos, this work takes the reader through the transformation of America's railroads from coal-fired steam engines to diesels. With introduction by David P. Morgan and dozens of black & white photos. --- In grey paper-covered boards with spine titling in white. Jacket with photos from both the steam and diesel eras. --- A clean, bright, unmarked copy. Unclipped jacket with chips, rubbing and small tears but intact and protected in removable archival mylar protector.; Quarto - 11 to 13 in. tall; 296, (8) pages View more info

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The Swayne Lumber Company: Narrow Gauge Logging in the Merrimac Forest

By: BECKSROM, Paul; BRAUN, David W.

Price: $140.00

Publisher: Edmonds, Washington, Pacific Fast Mail: 1992

Stock No.: 83079

ISBN: 0915713241

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


A history of the Swayne Lumber Company of northern California, and the narrow gauge railroad they operated as part of their business. Based at Oroville, California, the railroad was used to transport logs from the forests to the company's mills. Many of the black & white photos in this work were taken by Lloyd Swayne, a photography buff and son of founder Robert Swayne. With color paintings by John Coker and Jim Finnell. Includes schematic drawings of railroad equipment and finished Swayne wood products by Al Armitage and others; along with rosters of company equipment and maps. The authors al... View more info

Image for Mansions on Rails: The Folklore of the Private Railway Car

Mansions on Rails: The Folklore of the Private Railway Car

By: BEEBE, Lucius

Price: $49.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, Howell-North Books: 1959

Stock No.: 83775

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


First edition. The fabulous private Pullman cars that were used by the "well-born and well-off" of America as they traveled across the country are profiled in this work by the noted railroading expert Lucius Beebe, himself a connoisseur of these opulent cars. Includes 350 photographs (6 in color) and with plentiful illustrations by Howard Fogg, Robert Richards and E. S. Hammack; also with drawings, sketches of car layouts, menus, itineraries and other details about these opulent rolling "mansions". Appendix includes roster of Pullman business and private cars built between 1882... View more info

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Cable Car Carnival

By: BEEBE, Lucius; CLEGG, Charles

Price: $20.50

Publisher: Oakland, California, Grahame Hardy: 1951

Stock No.: 82996

Condition: Very Good- in Very Good dust jacket


Stated second edition of this history of San Francisco's various cable car lines. With over 150 historic black & white photos, showing the golden age of San Francisco. Decorations by E. S. Hammack. Color drawings of various S.F. cable cars to endpapers and with at least one map. --- In brown paper-covered boards with cable car illustration to cover, white spine titling. Jacket with elaborate color Hammack drawing of a busy city street scene. --- With a partial split at mid-volume which doesn't affect the soundness of the binding, and with a little cover edge rubbing & prior owner's signature t... View more info

Image for The Age of Steam: A Classic Album of American Railroading

The Age of Steam: A Classic Album of American Railroading

By: BEEBE, Lucius; CLEGG, Charles

Price: $34.50

Publisher: New York, Rinehart & Company, Inc.: [1957]

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83013

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


First edition, with Rinehart colophon on copyright page. The great legacy of documenting American railroads by Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg is augmented with this tribute to the steam engines that were being phased out as this work was being published. Includes over 500 illustrations, consisting of black & white historic photos and engraved drawings. --- In full pale green cloth-covered boards with titling in white on red cover & spine ovals. Jacket features color painting by Howard Fogg to front panel, and a color photo of the authors enjoying a meal in one of their privately-owned Pullman ... View more info

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When Beauty Rode the Rails: A Pictorial Album of Old-time Railroading

By: BEEBE, Lucius; CLEGG, Charles

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Garden City, New York, Doubleday & Company, Inc.: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 83017

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


A first edition of this account, in words and pictures, of the glamorous days of railroading, when ". . .the starred performer was the brave engineer". With 223 pages of black & white photos and illustrations of locomotives, trains, people, stations and rail-side sights, which artistically depict the strange beauty of these railroads. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with titling and decorations in gilt and silver on cover and spine. Jacket with color Howard Fogg painting of Pennsylvania & Reading RR train to cover. --- Once wrapped in an old-style Bro-Dart mylar dust jacket prot... View more info

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Hear the Train Blow: A Pictorial Epic of America in the Railroad Age

By: BEEBE, Lucius; CLEGG, Charles

Price: $22.50

Publisher: New York, Grosset & Dunlap, Publishers: [c.1960s-70s]

Stock No.: 83743

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


The fascinating story of the impact of American railroads on the country is documented in pictures and words by the noted railroad author/photographer duo of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg.. Includes 870 illustrations, consisting of black & white historic photos and engraved drawings as well as 10 original drawings by E. S. Hammack. A reprint edition, possibly published in 1960s-1970s, of this work originally published by E. P. Dutton in 1952. --- In textured olive paper-covered boards backed in red cloth, with titling in gilt and black to spine. Jacket features Ron Ziel black & white photo of... View more info

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Logging Railroads of the White Mountains

By: BELCHER, C. Francis

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Boston, Appalachian Mountain Club: 1980

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 83216

ISBN: 0910146322

Condition: Very Good


Per the back cover, this work details the history of logging in New Hampshire at the turn of the 20th century. The timber was needed for lumber and paper in the rapidly-growing country, and logging companies relied heavily upon steam-powered trains to transport both the logs and the finished products to market. With 20 maps and 60 black & white historic photo. With a foreword by Sherman Adams. Signed by author C. Francis Belcher on half title page. --- In brown wraps with color Arch McDonnell painting to cover. --- A clean, tightly-bound copy, but with minor chafing and creasing to extremities... View more info

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Nevada County Narrow Gauge

By: BEST, Gerald M.

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, Howell-North Books: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83351

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A first edition of this history of California's Nevada County Railroad. Notable for its high trestles & bridges, the narrow gauge line was built to service the mines, and also carried passengers between Colfax and the "twin cities" of Nevada City and Grass Valley. With several dozen black & white photos of people, equipment, timetables and other relevant information. Also with route and yard maps, specifications, power units, rolling stock and other info. Includes a fold-out schematic drawing to NCNGRR unit no. 5. --- In orange cloth-covered boards with railroad insignia stamped in mar... View more info

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Lumber Railroads of the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company (Pacific Railway Journal: Volume 2, Number 1)

By: BEUTER, Arthur J.; DUKE, Donald (editor)

Price: $33.00

Publisher: San Marino, California, Pacific Railway Journal: 1957

Stock No.: 83771

Condition: Very Good


Volume 2, Number 1 of the Pacific Railway Journal. This issue describes the operations of railroads maintained by the Weyerhaeuser Timber Company in Washington and Oregon. Locomotives, cars, lines and people are all depicted as they extract logs from the forests. This issue was originally published in an April, 1935 work entitled "Baldwin Locomotives". --- A thin softcover copy, in stapled wraps with black & white photo of a log-hauling train and wooden trestle to cover. --- An excellent copy: unmarked and sound but with a bit of age-toning to covers.; Small Quarto - 9 to 11 in. tall; ... View more info

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Steam Passenger Service Directory: Fourth Annual, 1969 (With Golden Spike tribute)

By: BOGEN, Stephen D. et al.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Empire State Railway Museum, Inc.: 1969

Stock No.: 82718

Condition: Very Good-


A guide to various local operating United States and Canadian passenger tourist railways as of 1969. Includes steam and trolley (electric) lines, as well as museums devoted to railroading. Each line is profiled, with black & white photo and information about locations, schedules, fares, and amenties. Organized alphabetically by state or province. A tribute to the centennial of the laying of the Golden Spike is also included, as is a section of black & white photos of steam locomotives at back of volume. --- A softcover copy, with Golden Spike art and references to gold-toned front and back cov... View more info

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The Moffat Road (With folded map and supplemental appendices, signed, limited edition)

By: BOLLINGER, Edward T.; BAUER, Frederick

Price: $140.00

Publisher: Denver, Sage Books / Alan Swallow: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 83012

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


Number 456 in a limited edition of 2000 copies, so noted on a limitation page and signed by both authors, with full color Otto Kuhler painting. The story of the Moffat Road, "America's most colorful railroad" is told, with dozens of historic black & white photos, schematics and schedules. The road was notable for its Moffat Tunnel through the Continental Divide, as well as many other smaller tunnels. Folded map of the Moffat Road routes used by the Road's operating companies laid in. Also laid in is a separate publication in stapled wraps, which provides supplementary information about... View more info

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From Trail to Railway Through the Appalachians

By: BRIGHAM, Albert Perry

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Boston, Ginn and Company: 1907

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 82377

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


First edition. A description of the development of railways through the Appalachian Mountains and in the eastern U.S. With lots of black & white illustrations. The intent of this work, per the author's preface, is to make geography and history interesting to his target audience, which is the student. --- In pale green cloth-covered boards with titling and railroad-and-pine-tree motif to cover and spine. --- An exceptionally clean, tightly-bound copy, though with penciled notations to front free endpaper.; 12mo (7 to 7-1/2 in. tall); viii, 188 pages View more info

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Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: Railroads in the West

By: BROWN, Dee

Price: $11.00

Publisher: New York, Holt, Rinehart & Winston: 1977

Edition: BCE

Stock No.: 82728

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


A full-sized book club edition of Dee Brown's examination of the importance of transcontinental railroads in building the American West. With several black & white photos and drawings, as well as maps of western rail routes at endpapers by Rafael Palacios. --- In full black cloth, with titling in gold and red foil to spine. Dust jacket with image of steam locomotive to cover. --- A sound, bright copy but with spot of soiling to top textblock edge. Jacket with sunned spine, sticker remnants to spine, and a little chipping and creasing to edges; else bright and intact.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall);... View more info

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The National Air And Space Museum: Volume One-Air, The Story of Flight

By: BRYAN, C.D.B. (text); LARKIN, David (art direction and design)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Peacock Press/Bantam Books: 1982

Stock No.: 78434

ISBN: 055301384X

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A softcover reprint edition of earlier work featuring exhibits from the Smithsonian Institution's Air and Space Museum. With copious color photos. Extensive text explains the histories of flight in its many variations. --- In pictorial covers. A firm, clean copy though with some chafing to cover extremities. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 160 pages View more info

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The National Air And Space Museum: Volume Two-Space, From Earth to the Stars

By: BRYAN, C.D.B. (text); LARKIN, David (art direction and design)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Toronto, Peacock Press/Bantam Books: 1982

Stock No.: 78435

ISBN: 0553013858

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


A softcover reprint edition of earlier work featuring exhibits from the Smithsonian Institution's Air and Space Museum. With copious color photos. Extensive text explains the histories of space travel in its many variations. --- In pictorial covers. A firm, clean copy though with some chafing to cover extremities. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 160 pages View more info

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Little America: Aerial Exploration in the Antarctic; The Flight to the South Pole

By: BYRD Jr., Richard E.

Price: $95.00

Publisher: New York, G. P. Putnam's Sons: 1930

Edition: First Trade Edition

Stock No.: 82848

Condition: Good with no dust jacket


A memoir of Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd's aviation adventures flying in Antarctica, based at Little America, and including his first-ever flyover of the South Pole. With 74 black & white photos and maps, including two fold-out maps. Signed by Byrd on half title page. Though stated as a first edition, this is actually the first trade edition, following the Author's First Deluxe Edition. --- In full electric blue cloth-covered boards with titling stamped in gilt on cover and spine; gilt-stamped frame and aircraft to front cover. Volume lacks the dust jacket. --- A somewhat loosened front hinge ... View more info

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Aircraft In Profile Volume 1/Part One

By: CAIN, Charles W. (general editor)

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Windsor, Berkshire, England/Garden City, New York, Profile Publications Ltd./Doubleday & Company Inc.: 1975

Stock No.: 79086

ISBN: 0385099827

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


Revised (4th) edition, 1975. A U.S. edition of the first volume in the Aircraft in Profile series, providing in-depth descriptions of twelve important aircraft models used in World War I and World War II. With dozens of color illustrations and black & white photos. A facsimile edition of the first volume in the series. Publishers' dust jacket sticker apologizes for the lessened quality of the photos. --- In blue paper-covered boards and with titling gilt-stamped on spine. Dust jacket with aircraft images on front and back. --- Remainder spray to lower textblock edge, otherwise a clean, firm, u... View more info

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Steam in the Redwoods

By: CARRANCO, Lyunwood; SORENSEN, Henry L.

Price: $54.00

Publisher: Caldwell, Idaho, The Caxton Printers, Ltd.: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83214

ISBN: 0870043218

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


First edition. The difficult job of felling, milling and transporting the magnificent redwood trees of Humboldt County in Northern California required the use of various steam-powered railroads. These railroads are described in this work, along with dozens of black & white photos, as well as rosters and maps. --- In cloth-covered boards with wrap-around red monochrome illustration of a steam locomotive pulling a load of mammoth logs. Jacket repeats the monochrome photo from the book covers. --- A clean, tightly-bound copy, but with a hint of rubbing to edges. Dust jacket is in excellent condit... View more info

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North American Railroad Stations

By: CAVALIER, Julian

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Cranbury, New Jersey, A. S. Barnes & Co., Inc.: 1979

Stock No.: 77689

ISBN: 0498021211

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


Some of the notable railway stations in towns and cities in Canada and the U.S. are profiled here. Each station is pictured with over 300 photos, usually in black & white (but a few in color), along with a brief description of the railway they are on, with architectural features and history. Introduced and edited by Frederick A. Platt. Indexed. --- In full blue paper-covered boards, with titling stamped in silver on spine. 2 color photos of stations on jacket cover. --- A bright, firm, unmarked copy lacking apparent damages. Jacket with crease & tiny tear to upper front edge, else very nice an... View more info

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A Short History of Steam Trains Over Cumbres: Farewell to Cumbres

By: CHAPPELL, Gordon

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Golden, Colorado, Colorado Railroad Historical Foundation: 1967

Stock No.: 82794

Condition: Very Good


A thin pictorial history of narrow gauge railroading over Southern Colorado's and Northern New Mexico's 10,015 foot Cumbres Pass, ("Los Cumbres"), the highest rail pass in the United States. The line also runs through the steep Toltec Gorge. Originally built starting in 1879 by the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, the line ran from Alamosa, Colorado to Chama, New Mexico and ceased operations in 1967. However, a joint effort by the two states resulted in the 1970 rebirth of the line, renamed the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad. This book offers historic views of trains along these track... View more info

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Scenic Line of the World -and- Black Canon Revisited (Colorado Rail Annual 1970, Issue No. 8)

By: CHAPPELL, Gordon; HAUCK, Cornelius W.

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Golden, Colorado, Colorado Railroad Museum: 1970

Stock No.: 83213

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


In lieu of bypassing the Rocky Mountains in a quest to complete a transcontinental railroad route, the overseers of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad chose to route their narrow-gauge trains directly through these rugged mountains. This volume offers two separate works in one regarding this subject: Scenic Line of the World by Gordon Chappell, and Black Canon Revisited by Cornelius W. Hauck. These stories are told, along with dozens of historic photos, timetables and maps; as well as two color paintings by Otto Kuhler. --- In full brown cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt to cover... View more info

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Thirty Pound Rails

By: CHODA, Kelly

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Aurora, Colorado, The Filter Press: 1956

Stock No.: 83758

Condition: Very Good


A description of the various routes, passes, gorges and other challenges faced by the builders of narrow gauge railroads in the Rocky Mountains, especially by the Denver & Rio Grande Western RR and others. With plenty of black & white engraved illustrations depicting some of the rugged terrain in which the rails were laid. With a two-page map of the Rio Grande system in 1885 at mid-volume. The title is a reference to the weight of one yard of steel rail, as produced at a steel mill at Pueblo, Colorado and laid in the Rockies. --- A softcover copy, in yellow stapled wraps with wrap-around black... View more info

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Twenty-First Annual Steam Passenger Service Directory, 1986

By: COHEN, Marvin H.; BOGEN, Stephen D. (editors)

Price: $12.50

Publisher: Middletown, New York, Empire State Railway Museum, Inc.: 1986

Stock No.: 82696

Condition: Very Good


A guide to various local operating United States and Canadian passenger tourist railways as of 1968. Includes steam, trolley, electric, diesel lines, as well as museums devoted to railroading. Each line is profiled, with black & white photo and information about locations, schedules, fares, and amenties. Organized alphabetically by state or province. --- A softcover copy, with color illustrations to front and back covers. In very nice shape: clean and unmarked.; Octavo (8 to 9 in. tall); 200 pages View more info

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Yukon River Steamboats: A Pictorial History

By: COHEN, Stan

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Missoula, Montana, Pictorial Histories Publishing Company: 1984

Stock No.: 83073

ISBN: 0933126190

Condition: Very Good-


Stated third printing, March 1984. A tribute to the steamboats that plied the Yukon River during the height of the Klondike Gold Rush of the late 1800s & early 1900s. With dozens of black & white photos, a few maps and reproductions of advertisements and schematic drawings. --- A softcover edition, in stiff wraps with color steamboat images to covers. --- A sound copy, clean and tightly bound but with 1-inch tear to back cover.; Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall); 118 pages View more info

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The R-G-S Story, Rio Grande Southern: Volume I, Over the Bridges. . . Ridgway to Telluride (Vol. 1 only of 12)

By: COLLMAN, Russ (author); McCOY, Dell A. (publisher)

Price: $70.00

Publisher: Denver, Sundance Publications, Limited: 1990

Stock No.: 83356

Condition: Near Fine


A likely first edition of this first volume in the eventual 12-volume set, detailing the history of the Rio Grande Southern Railroad. The railroad was the final narrow gauge line to be built in Colorado, starting in 1890. The trains served the mines and towns of southwestern Colorado, generally south of Montrose in Ridgway, Telluride, Rico, Dolores, and Durango. Being some of the most challenging, steep terrain in the Colorado Rockies, the RGS had to construct numerous bridges and trestles. This portfolio of historic and modern photos in black & white and color tells the story of the power uni... View more info

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Steam Locomotives of the Burlington Route

By: CORBIN, Bernard G.; KERKA, William F.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, Bonanza Books: 1978

Stock No.: 83077

ISBN: 0517261952

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


This work offers detailed descriptions of the steam locomotives used on the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, or the "Burlington Route". With over 530 illustrations, including b&w photos, drawings, specifications of engines, route maps, and rosters. Also provided is a history of the railroad, which grew rapidly as its lines spread west across the plains from Chicago. Includes a color frontis painting of a Burlington train underway by Alvin F. Stauffer. --- In blue paper-covered boards backed in pale blue cloth, with dark blue spine titling. Jacket with color photo of a Burlington ... View more info

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The Switzerland Trail of America: An Illustrated History of the Romantic Narrow Gauge Lines Running West from Boulder, Colorado: The Greeley, Salt Lake & Pacific and the Colorado & Northwestern, Later the Denver, Boulder & Western

By: CROSSEN, Forest

Price: $110.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Pruett Press, Inc.: 1962

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Stock No.: 83139

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


A tribute to the narrow gauge railways built and operated in the 19th century to serve the mines and mining towns in the Colorado Rockies west of Boulder. The book tells the story of the Colorado & Northwestern RR; the Denver, Boulder & Western RR, the Colorado & Southern RR and the Greeley, Salt Lake & Pacific RR. With four full color paintings (3 by Howard Fogg, 1 by Richard Ward) as well as hundreds of black and white photos, timetables, old ads and promotions and a few maps. Rear pocket contains two additional folded maps, showing route systems of two of the lines. A limited edition (no. 3... View more info

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Western Yesterdays: Volume IV [Twenty Interviews with Venturesome Westerners]

By: CROSSEN, Forest

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Boulder, Colorado, Boulder Publishing Co., Inc.: 1966

Stock No.: 83757

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


Number four in the Western Yesterdays series, presenting 20 interviews with interesting people who describe their adventures, principally in Colorado and the American West. Includes a section of 4 plates with photos on both sides, plus a two-page map of the west-central U.S. at rear of volume. --- A softcover copy, in stiff wraps with wrap-around black & white image of a Colorado & Northwestern narrow gauge steam locomotive pulling cars at Sunset, Colorado in 1898. --- An excellent copy: tightly bound and unmarked.; Octavo - 8 to 9 in. tall; (6), 94 pages View more info