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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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Civil War Railroads: Pictorial Story of the Iron Horse - 1861 thru 1865

By: ABDILL, Geo. B.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: New York, Bonanza Books: 1961

Stock No.: 82802

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket


Railroads served a crucial role in the conduct the American Civil War. They were relied upon for the transport of munitions, food, and other supplies to be moved along with the troops themselves. This work offers dozens of black & white photos with descriptions of all manner of railroading in the war: stations, bridges, car floats, artillery, wrecks, raids and wild rides. --- In an oblong hardcover edition, in grey cloth-covered boards with blue spine titling. Jacket with four representative photos from the book. --- A clean, bright, tightly-bound, copy lacking damages worthy of mention. Jacke... 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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Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869

By: AMBROSE, Stephen E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: New York, Simon & Schuster: 2000

Stock No.: 83217

ISBN: 0684846098

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket


The late great Stephen Ambrose, author of "Undaunted Courage" and many other notable works, turns his attention to the amazing feat of the building of a transcontinental railroad across the United States. Mr. Ambrose focuses on the people responsible: the investors, politicians, engineers & surveyors and especially the thousands of laborers who built the line, mostly by hand. With a section of black & white photos and a map of the route at endpapers. --- A 7th printing, in full brown and blue paper-covered boards with gilt-stamped spine titling. Jacket with color illustration from the ... 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

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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

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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

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Mansions on Rails: The Folklore of the Private Railway Car

By: BEEBE, Lucius

Price: $54.00

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

Edition: First Trade Edition

Stock No.: 83016

Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket


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 hundreds of illustrations by Howard Fogg and E. S. Hammack, 4 in full color; 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 and 1930. First trade edition, following a limited... View more info

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Narrow Gauge in the Rockies

By: BEEBE, Lucius; CLEGG, Charles

Price: $21.00

Publisher: Berkeley, Calif., Howell-North Books: 1970

Stock No.: 82809

ISBN: 083107003X

Condition: Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket


Stated 6th printing, February 1970. The high, narrow valleys of the Rocky Mountains necessitated railroads that were narrower than the normal, flatland railroads. This is the story, in words and pictures, of these roads that attained the height of their popularity in the late 1800s. Loaded with 250 b&w photos, color paintings, maps, drawings and with fold-out chart of Pleasant Valley Creek bridge near Ophir, Colorado. Includes map of Colorado and northern New Mexico at endpapers showing all narrow gauge lines. --- In full black cloth-covered boards with titling in gilt on cover and spine. Jac... 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

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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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The Central Pacific & Southern Pacific Railroads: Centennial Edition

By: BEEBE. Lucius

Price: $29.00

Publisher: Berkeley, California, Howell-North Books: 1963

Edition: First Edition

Stock No.: 83080

Condition: Very Good in Fair dust jacket


First Edition. The western portion of the first transcontinental railroad was constructed by the fledgling Central Pacific Railroad which evolved into the massive Southern Pacific Railroad. This massive work, published at the centennial of the birth of the CPRR, tells the story of the railroad, with 900 illustrations, 7 full-color pictures, as well as many maps, diagrams and railroad memorabilia. Operating all over California, as well as in Oregon, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Louisiana and elsewhere, the railroad consisted of a massive assemblage of rolling stock, trackage, stati... 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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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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Fireman (Navy Training Courses Navpers 10520-A)

By: Bureau of Naval Personnel

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Washington, United States Government Printing Office: 1954

Stock No.: 83411

Condition: Very Good


A 1954 revised edition of a U.S. Navy training manual for Firemen: personnel who tend to the boilers, engines and other machinery of ships. With several photos and drawings showing essential elements of engines and shipboard machinery. --- In stiff navy wraps with image of uniformed Navy fireman to cover. --- An excellent copy: clean, bright and sound though with prior owner's inkings to endpapers, some of which maintain that one Ivan Johnson is the author of this revision.; Small Octavo - 7-1/2 to 8 in. tall; 355 pages View more info

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

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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Utah Ghost Rails

By: CARR, Stephen L.; EDWARDS, Robert W.

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Salt Lake City, Western Epics: 1989

Stock No.: 83072

ISBN: 0914740342

Condition: Near Fine


A tribute to the many railroads that formerly operated in Utah, many in the mining industry. Organized by regions of the state. With dozen of black & white photos, maps and descriptions of these lines and the people who ran them. --- A softcover edition, in stiff wraps with color Bennett painting to cover. --- An excellent copy, clean and tightly bound but with retailer's back cover sticker. ; Small Quarto (9 to 11 in. tall); 208 pages 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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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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Rails Across the Tundra: A Historical Album of the Alaska Railroad

By: COHEN, Stan

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Missoula, Montana, Pictorial Histories Publishing Company: 1988

Stock No.: 83075

ISBN: 0933126433

Condition: Very Good+


Stated third printing, April 1988. A pictorial account of the history of the Alaska Railroad. With dozens of black & white photos, along with newsclips, schematic drawings and timetables. --- A softcover edition, in stiff pale blue wraps with promotional images and high trestle image to cover. --- A sound copy, clean and tightly bound but with slight rubbing to extremities.; Quarto (11 to 13 in. tall); 144 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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Railroad Magazine: January 1942 (Vol. 42, No. 4)

By: COMSTOCK, Henry B. (editor)

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Chicago, Popular Publications, Inc.: 1947

Stock No.: 82750

Condition: Fair


A rather fragile pulp magazine in a post-war edition. Featured articles include "Lake Superior to Puget Sound" (concerning the Northern Pacific), "Canada's Shortest Common Carrier", "Last of the Two Footers", with much additional fare for rail buffs, including fiction, adventure tales of the rails, model railroading info.; with plenty of black & white photos and period ads. Cover features Frederick Blakeslee painting, "Highballing the Grain". --- Fair only copy due to fragility of the covers, leaves somewhat tanned but binding is intact.; Tall Octavo (9 to 10 in... View more info