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Jawbone - Sunset on the Lone Pine
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Jawbone - Sunset on the Lone Pine

By Serpico, Phil

Palmdale, CA: Omni Publications. New. 2006. Hardcover. Red-orange boards in publisher's shrink wrap. New, and has not been examined out of shrink wrap. This book provides a history of a branch of the Southern Pacific Railroad called the "Jawbone." ; Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$28.00

Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. Chicago and Council Bluffs  Division in Iowa Time Table No. 27
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Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway. Chicago and Council Bluffs Division in Iowa Time Table No. 27

Good. 1885. Ephemera. A large format railway time table, "To Take Effect Sunday, Nov. 22, 1885, at 1 o'clock P. M. For the government and information of employes only." Staplebound with three-ring holes punched and two vertical fold lines. Sunning and creasing of edges and a two-inch tear and piece missing on the last leaf, with some text loss. In this scarce administrative version a list of signals and rules, the names of train dispatchers, and special notes such as speed reductions and side tracks for each route are given. ; 10" x 14 1/4"; 9 pp .

$475.00

Colorado Midland Open to Frying Pan Broadside
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Colorado Midland Open to Frying Pan Broadside

Very Good. Broadside. A bright railroad broadside from the Colorado Midland Railway, circa 1885. Nicely framed original cream broadside with blue and orange imprint, with two blue reproduction 1887 timetable pages of the railway below. The visible area of the broadside measures 25 1/2" x 10", with each timetable page measuring 5 1/2" x 5 1/4". This broadside was reportedly found in the walls of Andre's Restaurant and Nightclub in Aspen, Colorado, in 1969, with a caption saying so in the frame. The building, built from 1885 to 1887, stands today, with Andre's name still on it. The broadside has one chip about two inches long, barely touching the text on the right margin, and only a few tiny soil spots show on the remarkably clean sheet. Not examined out of frame. "Colorado Midland open to Frying Pan / Direct and regular connection now made with Leadville, Buena Vista, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Denver! And All Points East...Now Running to and from Aspen Junction...Magnificent Trains! ...Gorgeous Scenery! ..." A very scarce find, with no copies found on OCLC. ; 43 1/4" x 20 1/2" .

$3250.00

Memorial of the President and Managers of the Danville and Pottsville Rail  Road Company, to the City Councils, with the Report of the Chief Engineer
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Memorial of the President and Managers of the Danville and Pottsville Rail Road Company, to the City Councils, with the Report of the Chief Engineer

Philadelphia. Very Good. 1835. Pamphlet. A very early and scarce railroad report. Light soil to self-wraps, verticle fold crease, and stamped number on front. Although the Danville and Pottsville Rail Road never reached either town, it was one of Pennsylvainia's earliest railroads, chartered in 1826 and running by the year of this memorial, at a stated cost of $18,550 per mile. Chief engineer Moncure Robinson, Treasurer S. H. Carpenter, and President B. W. Richards present reports. Robinson was also the chief engineer on other early Pennsylvania railroads. Only four copies found on OCLC. ; 7 3/4" x 5 1/4"; 14 pp .

$105.00

Railroad Map of Ohio
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Railroad Map of Ohio

By Commissioners Of Public Printing, State Of Ohio

Columbus, Ohio: Columbus Lithograph Company. Good. 1914. Hardcover. Linen-backed bound pocket map that unfolds to 32" x 28". Fold splits and light soil, with the folds held together by the linen webbing. Brown boards with gilt imprint, rubbed corners and edges. A Railroad Map of Ohio, Published by the State, color-coded and with a detailed train title illustration. ; 8 1/2" x 4" .

$250.00

Report on Various Proposed Railway Routes for a Western Outlet to the  Pacific from the Peace River District
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Report on Various Proposed Railway Routes for a Western Outlet to the Pacific from the Peace River District

By Joint Board Of Engineers Of The Canadian National and Canadian Pacific Railways

Ottawa: F. A. Acland. Good. 1929. Softcover. Blue wrapper has creasing, toning, chips, tears, and a two-inch piece missing on rear. Errata slip, two folding charts, and a large color folding map in rear pocket, 45" x 55", titled "Alberta and British Columbia Montaigneuse Sheet West of Sixth Meridian." The map is in very good condition. Much of the report is about economic feasibility and projected capacity for the rail routes, with a recommendation for the best route (Obed) at the end. ; 10" x 6 1/2"; 32 pp .

$75.00

Condensed Time and Winter Tourist Rates Via the Louisville & Nashville  Railroad
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Condensed Time and Winter Tourist Rates Via the Louisville & Nashville Railroad

Louisville, KY: Courier-Journal Job Printing Company. Good with no dust jacket. 1890. Pamphlet. A folded one-sheet railroad time table. Corner missing on rear, light soil, and corner creasing. A description of the spur line from the main Louisville & Nashville Railroad to the Cave Hotel at Mammoth Cave is at the end, noting that the cave is about 56 degrees Fahrenheit the year round. Scarce, with no copies on OCLC. ; 8 7/8" x 4 1/8"; 3 pp .

$40.00

Through Rates of Fare from Indianapolis. in Effect September 1st, 1878.
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Through Rates of Fare from Indianapolis. in Effect September 1st, 1878.

Good. 1878. Broadside. A scarce and comprehensive rail fare table from Union Depot in Indianapolis. Edges are worn with tears and pieces up to three inches missing, with some border loss. Light soil and a few margin notes. Image is cropped due to scanner size. No less than nine agents from various railways are listed, as are first class, second class, and emigrant rates. Western destinations include Deadwood, Dakota Territory; Virginia City, Nevada; Virginia City, Montana; Salt Lake City; Austin, Texas; Los Angeles, and hundreds more. An emigrant fare to sunny Los Angeles cost $69.75. ; 30" x 24" .

$150.00

Great Southwest of the Fred Harvey Company and the Santa Fe Railroad

By Weigle, Marta and Barbara Babcock, editors

Phoenix, AZ: Heard Museum. Very Good. 1996. Softcover. Wraps have light wear. Light soil on edges and a few pages. The half title page has seventeen signatures and a penciled note saying it is signed by all contributors. A collection of essays on the Fred Harvey Company, Santa Fe Railroad, and people of the Southwest. ; B&W Illustrations; 12" x 9"; 254 pp .

$80.00

Green Line Classification of Freight Revised December 10, 1874
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Green Line Classification of Freight Revised December 10, 1874

Louisville, KY. Good. 1874. Broadside. A scarce freight table with hundreds of items. Sheet has some soil and creasing, with tape repairs, a few chips, a fold split, and a one-inch piece missing on the right margin. Image is slightly cropped due to scanner size. The explanation of freight classes at the top shows five whole number classes and a 1 1/2 Class, plus Double First Class, Three Times First Class, and A and B Classes. Herring in boxes is second class, but herring in kegs is third class; children's wagons and hobby horses, knocked down, are first class; and smut machines are 1 1/2 class. The Green Line was another name for the Cincinnati, Newport, and Covington Railway. A comprehensive list with the name of freight agent Milton H. Smith of Louisville, who probably saw it all. No copies found on OCLC. ; 18 1/4" x 12" .

$95.00

Albany and Schenectady Division--New-York Central Railroad. Statement of  the Running Expenses and Cost of Repairs of Locomotive Engines for the  Month of October, 1858
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Albany and Schenectady Division--New-York Central Railroad. Statement of the Running Expenses and Cost of Repairs of Locomotive Engines for the Month of October, 1858

Good. 1858. Ephemera. Sheet has tape repairs, tears up to two inches, one corner missing, and soil and dampstains. The table shows engine names, builders, engineers, and miles run as well as the expenses like pork and labor. The lower chart has the total number of miles run, and number of men employed broken down by specialty, including bolt cutters, engine wipers, coppersmiths and more. ; 14 1/2" x 24" .

$75.00

Letter Addressed to John Young Sargent on the Mexican National Railway and  Response
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Letter Addressed to John Young Sargent on the Mexican National Railway and Response

By Renshaw, A. G. and John Young Sargent

Good. 1882. Pamphlet. A pamphlet with a copy of a letter composed to John Young Sargent from A. G. Renshaw, dated February, 7th, 1882, London, and the response from Sargent to Renshaw dated February 10th, 1882. The topic is the Mexican National Railway, the line built from Mexico City to Laredo, Texas. Noted is an intent to publish the letter, as this pamphlet, to educate potential English investors in the railway. Renshaw, the London agent of the Denver and Rio Grande Railway, gives his impression of the economy and development of Mexico and the Western United States as well as the viability of the rail project, known as General Palmer's Railway. William Jackson Palmer of the Denver and Rio Grande was the force behind internationally linking the rail systems. An uncommon document with both letters, with six various copies of the letter and response on OCLC. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 18 pp .

$75.00

Great Southwest Cloth Hanging
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Great Southwest Cloth Hanging

Very Good. An unusual blue, pink, and brown colored hanging, probably rayon acetate. The Southwest and its attractions with an emphasis on the Southwest Chief rail route is depicted. There is no date, but the line was originally known as the Super Chief and dates back to the 1920s, and a chief's head is depicted above the title. ; 24" x 24" .

$155.00

First Annual Report of the Board of Directors of the Denver and Rio Grande  Railway to the Stockholders, April 1st, 1873
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First Annual Report of the Board of Directors of the Denver and Rio Grande Railway to the Stockholders, April 1st, 1873

Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co.. Good. 1873. Softcover. Wrapper intact with a few tears, soiling, and corner wear. Soil on edges and light soil on some pages. Some offsetting and shadowing from a tipped in map onto the title page. The report includes two folding maps and a folding profile, in very good condition: 1. Map of the Denver and Rio Grande Railway and Connections, 60 cm x 34 cm; 2. Map Showing the Property of the Central Colorado Improvement Company, 20.5 cm x 33 cm; and 3. Profile of Arkansas Valley Branch Denver and Rio Grande Railway from South Pueblo to Coal Banks / Profile of Line of Denver and Rio Grande Railway from Denver to Pueblo, 22.5 cm x 85 cm. William Jackson Palmer started the railroad and eventually worked in Mexico to complete continuous rail lines from Denver to Mexico City. The narrow gauge railroad had many noteworthy achievements, at one time owning the most narrow gauge track in North America and running the last non-Amtrak passenger train service in the West. This report contains details of the acts of Congress regarding the railway, the mortgage of the company, mining and agricultural freight needs, construction costs, and the negotiations with Mexico for the Mexican railroad. A scarce copy, laying out the practical plans of a railroad's highly ambitious undertaking. Only three copies found on OCLC as of November 2015.; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; 84 pp .

$3500.00

Peoria and Oquawka Railroad Broadside and Manuscript Railroad Engineering  Journal, Circa 1850
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Peoria and Oquawka Railroad Broadside and Manuscript Railroad Engineering Journal, Circa 1850

Good with no dust jacket. Hardcover. 6"x 7.25". No date, circa early 1850s. Marbled paper board journal with brown cloth spine, shaken with rubbedand bumped edges and corners. Tipped in on the front pastedown endpaper is a blue printed broadside, "Specification for Laying Track on the Peoria and Oquawka Railroad." The broadside 12.5" x 8", has foxing, a fold split, and penciled writing on the back, and is folded to fit in the journal. The first 59 numbered pages are the engineer's notes, with charts, figures, and corrections, Specific projects mentioned are the Connecticut and Passumpsic Rivers Railroad, which started construction in the 1840s, and a private track for E. B. Kellogg. After its engineering use the journal has many blank pages, a few pencil scribble pages, some inked practice signatures, and a few starts of penciled essays, with the added bonus of recipes for vinegar candy, chocolate candy, and lemon pie, written in a different handwriting than the railroad notes. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$650.00

Washington Territory Northern Pacific Railroad Map, Miles 25 to 50, 1884
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Washington Territory Northern Pacific Railroad Map, Miles 25 to 50, 1884

By Anderson, A.

Good with no dust jacket. 1884. Map. Ink manuscript map on architectural linen including detailed text and a title at left. Darkening of edges, light soil, and some tears and pieces missing from margin. Included are three pages of documents, one signed by the recorder of the General Land Office certifying the map as a true copy and a letter of two pages from the railroad president indicating that this is the final location of Miles 25-50 of the railroad. The documents contain a red seal and blue binding ribbon. Detailed plot of the route through the area near Mud Mountain and the White River outside of Tacoma, Washington, including wetlands, township and range sections, and blue water bodies. Prepared and signed by Engineer in Chief A. Anderson and signed by Northern Pacific Railroad Company President Robert Harris. ; 27" x 52.75" .

$275.00

Train Wrecks
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Train Wrecks

Very Good. 0. Softcover. 48 photographs of exactly what it says in the title. Catastrophic train derailments and pile-ups, often with those who witnessed the scene. Two albums, one with smaller images and one with larger. This collection spans the 1890s to 1940s with one later image from 1955. Twelve are annotated with a date or other information but most lack any obvious identifying information. Forty-two silver prints with 13 postcards, 2 albumen prints, and 4 paper prints. 23 mounted on heavy cardstock. Image sizes range from 2.25 x 4" to 6.75 x 8.75".; Photographic Image; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall .

$2750.00

Official Directory and Shippers' Guide of the Northern Pacific Railway  1904-1905
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Official Directory and Shippers' Guide of the Northern Pacific Railway 1904-1905

St. Paul, MN: R. L. Polk and Company. Good. 1904. Hardcover. Issued for the General Freight Department of the Northern Pacific Railway by R. L. Polk and Company. Consists mainly of advertisements for businesses in communities along the route of the railroad, with descriptions of the living conditions in the towns. Edges of red cloth boards are rubbed, corners bumped, a bit of staining to surfaces and gilt a bit tarnished. Fold-out map at rear.; Book; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall .

$750.00

King's Railway Directory for 1868 and 1869, Containing an Official List of  the Officers and Directors of the Railroads in the United States and  Canada, Together with their Financial Condition and Amount of Rolling Stock
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King's Railway Directory for 1868 and 1869, Containing an Official List of the Officers and Directors of the Railroads in the United States and Canada, Together with their Financial Condition and Amount of Rolling Stock

By King, A. H.

New York, NY. Good. 1868. Hardcover. Advertisements at rear, telegraph directory. Green cloth boards are rubbed through on corners and a bit frayed, front and rear hinges starting to separate, missing title page. A few pencil markings throughout, very light spotting near endpapers.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

$350.00

Traveler's Ready Reference Guide
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Traveler's Ready Reference Guide

New York, NY: Knickerbocker Guide Co.. Good. 1899. Softcover. "Arranged specifically for the use of travelers over the transportation lines of the Middle and Southern sections and the Atlantic seaboard states, having also condensed and through time-tables to all other parts of United States, Canada, and Mexico." Railroad tables, steam navigation routes, hotel directory, and maps. A thoroughly fascinating guide to leaf through. Overall wraps are soiled from use, corners dogeared, spine creased but holding. Some chipping to wraps and first/last few pages.; Book; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall .

$95.00

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