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Ride a Mile and Smile a While. A History of the Phoenix Rail System 1887-1948
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Ride a Mile and Smile a While. A History of the Phoenix Rail System 1887-1948

by Fleming, Lawrence J.

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Phoenix, AZ; (1977): Swaine Publications. First Edition. Quarto. First Printing. 179pp Signed by the author on the title page. A compendium of history of the Phoenix street railway, wih scores of facsimiles of documents, old photographs, original company records (many of which were retrieved from being thrown out!!). Bound in green cloth pictorially stamped in gilt, spine lettered in… Read more about this item
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Van Horne's Road; the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway
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Van Horne's Road; the building of the Canadian Pacific Railway

by Lavallee, Omer

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[Canada, 2007]: Fifth House. Qusrto. 344 pages. The definitive study of Canada's first transcontinental railway which came almost twenty years after the U.S. version and a more fascinating project. It was the new country's first critical national project and was a challenge to the railroad engineers covering nearly 3,000 miles. Much of the terrain was unexplored and seemingly impossible… Read more about this item
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Erie Railroad Trackside with Robert F. Collins
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Erie Railroad Trackside with Robert F. Collins

by Deyoung, Larry and Robert F. Collins

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(Morning Sun Books,Scotch Plains, New Jersey,; 1998). First Edition. Quarto. First printing. 128p. Beautifully illustrated throughout with full color photographs by Robert F. Collins specifically for the Morning Sun publications. A near fine copy bound in black cloth lettered in yellow, spine lettering yellow, in near fine unclipped pictorial dust jacket.
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Mine Tracks; Their Location and Construction; Treating Briefly on the Materials Used and the Principles Involved in the Design and Installation with a Set of Rules for a Standard Practice
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Mine Tracks; Their Location and Construction; Treating Briefly on the Materials Used and the Principles Involved in the Design and Installation with a Set of Rules for a Standard Practice

by McCrysyle, J.

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1918
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New York: McGraw-Hill, 1918. First Edition. Octavo. Half-title, 105 pages, index. While many assume the laying of track was a simple matter, it was often delayed by poor engineering and the lack of trained trackmen. The Book of Rules in the back is one of the most carefully written guides to railroad engineers. The questions of… Read more about this item
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Historia De Los Ferrocarriles De Mexico

Historia De Los Ferrocarriles De Mexico

by Roman, Julia

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Mexico: Talleres Graficos Del Museo Nacional De Arquelogia, 1933. Octavo. 64 pages, ilustrado. Breve estudio sobre del desarrollo general del sistema ferroviario, desda la primera concession, orogada en 1837, hasta la terminacion de la linea del Sud-Pacifico, en 1932, (BNMA) .Una copia muy buena encuadernada en papel rígido envuelto en letras y estampadas en negro, sin abrir, bordes… Read more about this item
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Brotherhood of Locomotive Fireman and Engineers Magazine (October 1914)
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Brotherhood of Locomotive Fireman and Engineers Magazine (October 1914)

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Columbus, OHio: Brotherhood of Locomotive Fireman and Engine Men, 1914. Octavo. pp. 401-525, plus preliminaries, ads. Several full page detailed ads of brake devices (some in color), Besides the many articles on air brakes, there are dozens of technical articles on other equipment (including an electric power that might surpass steam). The article on "fireman and firing" p. 202-203… Read more about this item
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Original Document re: New York and Harlem Rail Road [sic] (Railroad) Signed By Simeon Baldwin

Original Document re: New York and Harlem Rail Road [sic] (Railroad) Signed By Simeon Baldwin

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1 page hand written internal document of Simeon Baldwin's Purchase of 200 shares of the stock of the New York and Harlem Railroad [they do not treat it as a compound word; hence, rail road] The New York Legislature approved the Corporation in April of 1831. This document is a month later (May 30, 1831) addressed to a "Dear… Read more about this item
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The Electirc Interurban Railways in America
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The Electirc Interurban Railways in America

by Hilton, George W. And John F. Due

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Stanford, California: Standford University Press, 1960. First Edition. Thick Octavo. 463p. index. One of the most colorful yet neglected American transportation history has been re-created in this definitive history of the electric inter-urbans. From their early construction in the early 1900's to their sharp decline after World War II as the family automobile became ubiquitous. Part I describes the… Read more about this item
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Laws of the State of New York Passed at the Seventy-Third Session of the Legislature, Begun the First Day of January and Ended the Tenth Day of April 1850 at the City of Albany
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Laws of the State of New York Passed at the Seventy-Third Session of the Legislature, Begun the First Day of January and Ended the Tenth Day of April 1850 at the City of Albany

by Law

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Albany: Little & Company Law Booksellers, 1850. Thick Octavo. 871 pages. Very scarce. A copy is located in the ULCA Law Library but not any on OCLC though a variant is found there in the New York Supreme Court Library. Much is found on the issues of transportation involving bridges, canals, plank roads and railroads. This rare issue lists… Read more about this item
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Chicago Surface Lines; an Illustrated History
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Chicago Surface Lines; an Illustrated History

by Lind, Alan R.; Donald M. Hoffman

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Park Forest, IL: Transport History Press, 1986. Quarto. 3rd Edition, Second Printing. 400 pages. Photo illustrated in black & white. The author who also has written extensively on Illinois railroads had made this his final and most complete study of the Chicago Surface Lines. Not only is it the finest pictorial record with texts explaining each one, but the… Read more about this item
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El Ferrocarril De Pennsylvania y La Exposicion Colombiana, Con Notas Descriptivas De Las Ciudades De New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Chicago y Una Descripcion Completa De Los Terrenos y  Edificios De Ls Exposicion, Con Mapas e Illustraciones
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El Ferrocarril De Pennsylvania y La Exposicion Colombiana, Con Notas Descriptivas De Las Ciudades De New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Chicago y Una Descripcion Completa De Los Terrenos y Edificios De Ls Exposicion, Con Mapas e Illustraciones

by Pennsylvania Railroad Company

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Philadelphia: Compania Del Ferrocarril De Pennsylvania, 1892. Octavo. 139p. 7 maps (as called for in most editions, some apparently have only 6). Spanish language. The Pennsylvania Railroad made an extraordinary effort in corporate image making to produce editions both in English and Spanish. Maps included are: Pennsylvania RR, New York to Chicago: (2) New York Harbor; (3) New York… Read more about this item
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P & E (Prescott and Eastern) Junction, Original Photograph

P & E (Prescott and Eastern) Junction, Original Photograph

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4 1/2" x 4" original photograph of what was called Frank Murphy's "impossible railroad". He had already managed the rich Congress Mine and the legendary United Verde Mine at Jerome. Now in 1897 his Prescott and Eastern Line was organized with full grading beginning in 1898. Since it would connect with the Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix Railway (just… Read more about this item
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Tracking Around San Francisco, 1956-1976

by Jewell, Donald V.

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Scotch Plains, N.J.: Morning Sun, 2014. Cloth Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 128p. A pristine copy in an as new dust jacket. The author grew up in the Richmond District near Golden Gate Park and began taking pictures at age 9 of the SP trains and covered over the next two decades the Bayshore… Read more about this item
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Pennsylvania Trolleys in Color, Vol. III: The Pittsburgh Region

Pennsylvania Trolleys in Color, Vol. III: The Pittsburgh Region

by Volkmer, William D.

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(Morning Sun Books, Scotch Plains, NJ. 1999). First Edition. Quarto. First printing. Volume III. 128p. Volume three completes the tour of the state of Pennsylvania Traction Systems with a visit to the western part of the state. Illustrated throughout with photographs in color. Bound in red cloth lettered in yellow, spine lettering yellow. A near fine copy in… Read more about this item
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New York Central Railroad Photograph 5 1/4

New York Central Railroad Photograph 5 1/4" x 4

by [Howe, Lyman Hakes]

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Mounted on Card, Photograph identified only as a New York Central Locomotive #399 but obviously a celebration of an event with passenger cars making connections for the first time in one of the Eastern cities. There are dignitaries (also unidentified) many in top hats and dignified dress greeting the connection. A poster mounted… Read more about this item
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Locomotive Development on the Lehigh Valley Railroad, Signed By J.P. Laux
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Locomotive Development on the Lehigh Valley Railroad, Signed By J.P. Laux

by Laux, J.P. (John Peter)

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1937. J.P. (John Peter) Laux became a Master Mechanic in 1915 for the Lehigh Railway and rose to Superintendent of Motive Power when Lehigh RR was its highest. He produced this manuscript of which there are no known original copies there are 57 hand mounted photographs in the basic engines and concludes with the Locomotive Ownership by year, 1856-1936.… Read more about this item
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Rails to Pittsburgh: Steam, Diesel, and Electrics in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania & the East, 1945-1970

by Feibelman, W. A.

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1979
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U.S.A.: Superior Pub Co, 1979. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 192p. Original map laid in.
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The Longmoor Military Railway

The Longmoor Military Railway

by Ronald, D. W.;Carter, R.J.

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Newton Abbot; (1974): David & Charles. First Edition. Octavo. 255p. index. Written by two military railway officers, tells the story of this unique railway from before and after World War I and traces its subsequent development and decline . eventually closing in 1969.A very good copy bound in brown cloth, spine lettering gilt, one lightly bumped corner,… Read more about this item
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The Time of the Trolley: The Street Railway from Horsecar to Light Rail Centennial of the Trolley, 1887-1987
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The Time of the Trolley: The Street Railway from Horsecar to Light Rail Centennial of the Trolley, 1887-1987

by Middleton, William D.

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San Marino, California, (1987): Golden West Books. First Edition. Quarto. 238p. index, illustrated with over 360 illustrations, list of principal carbuilders and suppliers, technology section and where trollry cars run today. Bound in red cloth, spine lettering black. A near fine copy in near fine pictorial dust jacket.
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Manhattan Gateway: New York's Pennsylvania Station

by Middleton, William D.

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1996
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9780890241776
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Waukesha, Wisconsin, U.S.A.: Kalmbach Pub Co, 1996. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 159p. index. profusely illustrated. The best history from its beginning, its glory days in the 1920's, its demolition at the end of the the 1960's under the insanity of New York's city fathers.
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