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Cab-Forward; The Story of Southern Pacific Articulateds

By Church, Robert J.

Wilton: Central Valley Railroad Publications 1982. (4to) 310pp. Very good plus, no dust jacket. Dark green leatherette with gilt lettering to the cover and spine. Illustrated photographic endpapers, plans, photographs, tables, six fold-out plans. Photocopies of 8 pages substituted where the pages left blank; a charming letter signed by the author explaining how to attach the replacements laid in. "The cab-forward, exclusive trademark of the Southern Pacific for nearly half a century, was the outgrowth of the company's superb engineering department. Fortunately, though the echo of syncopated exhaust has now been gone for many years, many of the men that have now attained high ranking official positions in the general offices were themselves involved in the design, development, operation and maintenance of the road's modern steam power" - from the Acknowledgments. Book about Articulated Locomotives. (Transportation, Southern Pacific Railroad, Trains, Transportation).

$168.00

Canadian Pacific in the Selkirks (Volume Two)

By Steed, Roger G.

Calgary: British Railway Modellers of North America [0-919487-44-0] 1993. (Oblong 4to staplebound) 34pp. Very good plus. Volume two only. Map, time tables, photographs. "This work is intended as a supplement to Jan Booth's excellent Canadian Pacific in the Selkirks (100 Years in the Rogers Pass), published in 1985 and re-issued in a second, revised and updated edition in 1991. Her book contains many fine photographs that, but for her, would still be hidden away in various archives. This work illustrates some aspects that she was not able to cover but, to avoid repetition in two relatively short books, the reader is advised to use both works to obtain a full understanding of the area" - from the Introduction. Vol. 2 Canadian Pacific in the Selkirks. Locale: British Columbia-Canada; Selkirk Mountains; Western Canada. (Transportation, Canadian Pacific Railway, Diesel Locomotives, Steam Locomotives, Trains, Transportation).

$18.38

Snowbound Streamliner; Rescuing the 1952 City of San Francisco
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Snowbound Streamliner; Rescuing the 1952 City of San Francisco

By Church, Robert J.

Wilton: Signature Press [1-930013-01-9] 2000. (4to) 156pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Photographs, maps, illustrations, appendix, tables, index. "This is a railroaders' story. It is an accurate and detailed account developed from numerous interviews and reports from railroad personnel that describes an incident which now stands alone in the annals of railroad history. During the first days of 1952, the Southern Pacific Railroad found itself battling a series of fierce winter snow storms that threatened all train operations. Eventually even the huge rotary snowplows could not keep ahead of the record snowfall". Time Period 1952-1963. Locale: California--United States; San Francisco--California. (Transportation, History--United States, Southern Pacific Railroad, Steam Locomotives, Trains, Weather).

$131.25

Canadian Pacific in the Rockies (10 Vols)

By Bain, D.M.

Calgary: British Railway Modellers of North America 1979-1993. (Oblong 4to staplebound) multiple. Very good plus. 10 volumes. Maps, further reading, photographs. Volume 2 is toned at the edges. "Ever since the Canadian Pacific Railway first reached Calgary in August 1883, our city has had a close association with the railway. This is not surprising as Calgary was the last settlement of any size before the Rocky Mountains were reached, and it was a natural location for the railway yards and locomotive works necessary for the difficult crossing of the Rockies and Selkirks" - from the Introduction to the first volume. Locale: Alberta--Canada; Banff--Alberta; British Columbia-Canada; Calgary--Alberta; Canadian Rockies; Prairie Provinces; Rocky Mountains; Western Canada. (Transportation, Canadian Pacific Railway, Diesel Locomotives, Steam Locomotives, Trains, Transportation).

$105.00

Rails to San Francisco Bay

By Demoro, Harre W. (With Vernon J. Sappers.)

New York: Quadrant Press 1992. (4to paperback) 96pp. Very good. Notes, photographs, illustrations, bibliography. Light edgewear to the spine and top front corner. "Rails to San Francisco Bay is a snapshot of the years 1900 to 1955, when common carrier steam and electric railroads operated coordinated rail-maritime service in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. Street railways and companies with no specific maritime connection to San Francisco Bay, such as the Ocean Shore Railroad and the Peninsular Railway, are excluded". Book about Carrier Steam & Electric Railways. Time Period 1900-1955. Locale: California--United States; San Francisco--California. (Transportation, Trains).

$26.25

Crossroads of the West; A Photographic Look at Fifty Years of Railroading in Utah

By Kooistra, Blair (With Jim Belmont & Dave Gayer.)

Pasadena: Pentrex Media Group [1-56342-008-2] 1998. (Oblong 4to hardcover) 160pp. Near fine in fine dust jacket. Color photographs. Bibliography, index. "Utah is more than merely the location of Promontory, celebrated completion point of the first transcontinental railroad. And it is more than just hot Union Pacific stack trains singeing the high iron on their way between L.A. Ports and Chicago intermodal terminals". Locale: Utah--United States; Western America. (Transportation, Diesel Locomotives, Photography, Steam Locomotives, Trains).

$36.75

Southern Pacific; AC Class Cab Forward; 4-8-8-2 Pictorial; AC-7 #4151 to AC-8 #4204 (Publisher series: Photo Album Series; Southern Pacific.)

By Karam Jr., Duane (With Jeff Ainsworth.)

Chino Hills: Monte Vista Publishing, LLC 1999. (Oblong 4to staplebound) 74pp. Very good plus. Photographs. Publisher series: Photo Album Series 10 & Southern Pacific 10. Locale: California--United States; United States. (Transportation, Trains, Transportation).

$36.75

Southern Pacific; AC Class Cab Forward; 4-8-8-2 Pictorial; AC-4 #4100 to AC-6 #4150 (Publisher series: Photo Album Series; Southern Pacific.)

By Karam Jr., Duane (With Jeff Ainsworth.)

Chino Hills: Monte Vista Publishing, LLC 1999. (Oblong 4to staplebound) 74pp. Very good plus. Photographs. There is a tiny bump to the top edge of the front cover. Publisher series: Photo Album Series 7 & Southern Pacific 7. Locale: California--United States; United States. (Transportation, Southern Pacific Railroad, Trains, Transportation).

$36.75

Canadian National and Canadian Pacific in Northern Ontario (Volume One)

By Wilson, Dale (With Gordon D. Jomini.)

Calgary: British Railway Modellers of North America [0-919487-10-6] 1984. (Oblong 4to staplebound) 26pp. Very good plus. Map, photographs. "The man who described Canada as 'miles and miles of miles and miles' likely was thinking about the vast expanses of northern Ontario. For the purposes of this work, northern Ontario is defined as all of the province north and west of a line drawn between the nation's capital, Ottawa, and Parry Sound, on Georgian Bay" - from the Introduction. Vol. 1 Canadian National and Canadian Pacific in Northern Ontario. Locale: Northern Ontario; Ontario--Canada. (Transportation, Canadian National Railway, Canadian Pacific Railway, Diesel Locomotives, Rural Development--Canada, Steam Locomotives, Trains).

$21.00

Southern Pacific; AC Class Cab Forward; 4-8-8-2 Pictorial; AC-10 #4205 to AC-12 #4294 (Publisher series: Photo Album Series; Southern Pacific.)

By Ainsworth, Jeff (With Duane Karam Jr.)

Chino Hills: Monte Vista Publishing, LLC 2000. (Oblong 4to staplebound) 74pp. Very good plus. Photographs. Light speckling to the front cover at the binding. Publisher series: Photo Album Series 13 & Southern Pacific 13. Locale: California--United States; United States. (Transportation, Southern Pacific Railroad, Trains, Transportation).

$36.75

Southern Pacific; MC Class; AC Class 2-8-8-2; Cab Forward Pictorial (Publisher series: Photo Album Series; Southern Pacific.)

By Ainsworth, Jeff

Chino Hills: Monte Vista Publishing, LLC 2000. (Oblong 4to staplebound) 74pp. Very good plus. Photographs. The front cover is lightly spotted along the spine. Publisher series: Photo Album Series 15 & Southern Pacific 15. Locale: California--United States; United States. (Transportation, Southern Pacific Railroad, Trains, Transportation).

$36.75

Chilton's Repair and Tune-Up Guide; Mazda; Illustrated (Publisher series: Chilton's Repair & Tune-Up Guide.)
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Chilton's Repair and Tune-Up Guide; Mazda; Illustrated (Publisher series: Chilton's Repair & Tune-Up Guide.)

By Kelly, John D. (editor)

Randor: Chilton Book Company [0-8019-5862-8] 1974. (4to) 111pp. Good to very good, no dust jacket. Photographs, diagrams, illustrations, index. Ex-library, covers are lightly soiled. "Chilton's Repair and Tune-Up Guide; Rotary Engine RX-3-1972-73; RX-2-1971-73; Repairs; Specifications; Do-It-Yourself Maintenance". Book about Mazda--Automobile. Publisher series: Chilton's Repair and Tune-Up Guide. (Transportation, Automobiles, Repair Manuals, Transportation, Tune-Up).

$15.75

Canadian National and Canadian Pacific in Northern Ontario (3 Vols.)

By Wilson, Dale (With Gordon D. Jomini.)

Calgary: British Railway Modellers of North America 1984, 1987, 92. (Oblong 4to staplebound) 26pp. Very good plus. 3 volumes. Maps, photographs. "The CPR was Canada's first transcontinental railway and, because of this, paid the price of a limited line location and considerable political influence. The main line between Ottawa and the Manitoba border was constructed sporadically between 1875 and 1885, with the latter part of that period seeing the most concentrated activity....Canadian National lines in northern Ontario are a patchwork acquired in one way or another from several sources in the period 1915 to 1923" - from the Introduction. Locale: Northern Ontario--Canada; Ontario--Canada. (Transportation, Canadian National Railway, Canadian Pacific Railway, Steam Locomotives, Trains, Transportation).

$52.50

Canadian National in the West (Volume Two)

By Love, J. A.

Calgary: British Railway Modellers of North America [0-9690798-7-7] 1981. (Oblong 4to staplebound) 26pp. Very good plus. Map, bibliography, photographs. "There are many areas of Canadian National's territory in Western Canada of which we still do not have good photographic coverage. These include the Slave Lake Division, the Alberta Resources Railway, the Coal Branch, the Prince Rupert line, the Vancouver area, most Saskatchewan branch lines, the northern portion of Manitoba and the Winnipeg area. Our selection of diesel photographs is generally weak and readers are encouraged to contribute shots from their own collections for consideration in future volumes" - from the Introduction. Vol. 2 Canadian National in the West. Locale: Alberta--Canada; British Columbia-Canada; Manitoba--Canada; Prairie Provinces; Saskatchewan--Canada; Western Canada. (Transportation, Canadian National Railway, Diesel Locomotives, History--Canada).

$15.75

Canadian National in the West (Volume Three)

By Love, J. A.

Calgary: British Railway Modellers of North America [0-919487-05-X] 1983. (Oblong 4to staplebound) 26pp. Very good plus. Maps, photographs. The covers are lightly edgeworn. "Since the completion of Volume Two of this series in March 1981, tremendous changes have occurred in the operation of Canadian National Railways in western Canada. It has been said that the only thing constant in our society is change and there would appear to be ample evidence that this is the case in railway operations as it is in most aspects of our modern way of life" - from the Introduction. Vol. 3 Canadian National in the West. Locale: Alberta--Canada; British Columbia-Canada; Manitoba--Canada; Prairie Provinces; Saskatchewan--Canada; Western Canada. (Transportation, Canadian National Railway, Diesel Locomotives, Trains, Transportation).

$21.00

Canadian National in the West (Volume Four)

By Love, J. A. (With R. A. Matthews.)

Calgary: British Railway Modellers of North America [0-919487-27-0] 1988. (Oblong 4to staplebound) 26pp. Very good plus. Photographs. "The publication of the fourth volume of Canadian National in the West provides us with the opportunity to reflect on the previous works in the series and to look ahead to future volumes. From its meagre beginnings, when virtually every appropriate photograph we had was used in the first volume, our collection of quality prints has grown considerably and we can now select photographs which provide the reader with broad coverage of subjects from across the entire western portion of Canadian National's rail network". Vol. 4 Canadian National in the West. Locale: Alberta--Canada; British Columbia-Canada; Manitoba--Canada; Prairie Provinces; Saskatchewan--Canada; Western Canada. (Transportation, Canadian National Railway, Diesel Locomotives, Steam Locomotives).

$21.00

Canadian National in the West (Volume One)

By Love, J. A.

Calgary: British Railway Modellers of North America [0-9690798-5-0] 1980. (Oblong 4to staplebound) 26pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Map, photographs. "The format adopted in the Canadian Pacific series had a very strong appeal to me and, from the responses to Volumes One through Four, the same can be said of many others as well. One of my first questions was whether or not the operations of Canadian National would be covered at a later date since my interests are in Canadian railways generally and are not restricted just to the Canadian Pacific" - from the Introduction. Vol. 1 Canadian National in the West. Locale: Alberta--Canada; Manitoba--Canada; Prairie Provinces; Saskatchewan--Canada; Western Canada. (Transportation, Canadian National Railway, History--Canada, Trains, Transportation).

$15.75

Canadian Pacific in Southern Ontario (Volume Three)

By Rossiter, W. H. N.

Calgary: British Railway Modellers of North America [0-919487-16-5] 1986. (Oblong 4to staplebound) 26pp. Very good plus. Photographs. "This volume brings to an end my participation in the Canadian Pacific in Southern Ontario series as I feel I have exhausted my store of anecdotes and facts pertaining to the area. However, my good friend Steve Bradley has consented to continue the series and will, no doubt, bring a fresh approach to the coverage of CP Rail in this area". Vol. 3 Canadian Pacific in Southern Ontario. Locale: Ontario--Canada; Southern Ontario. (Transportation, Canadian Pacific Railway, Trains, Transportation).

$21.00

Canadian Pacific in the West (Volume One)

By Bain, Donald M. (With D. R. Phillips.)

Calgary: British Railway Modellers of North America [0-919487-32-7] 1990. (Oblong 4to staplebound) 26pp. Very good plus. Photographs, maps. "This work has been prepared as a follow-up to the Canadian Pacific in the Rockies series which extended to ten volumes completed between 1978 and 1985. It is not intended to be a 'stand alone' book but is rather an extension of Canadian Pacific in the Rockies where maps can be found which indicate the locations referred to in this work" - from the Introduction. Locale: Prairie Provinces; Western Canada. (Transportation, Canadian Pacific Railway, Steam Locomotives, Trains, Transportation).

$21.00

Canadian Pacific from Calgary to Edmonton (Volume One)

By McLoughlin, Brian F.

Calgary: British Railway Modellers of North America [0-919487-26-2] 1988. (Oblong 4to staplebound) 26pp. Very good plus. Maps, photographs, timetables. "For almost 100 years the Canadian Pacific Railway has been providing service along the only corridor rail route west of Ontario. Over these years, the line has proven to be of incalculable benefit to rural and urban residents alike. In fact, for most of the first 50 years of its existence the Calgary-Edmonton mainline was the only viable route to travel between Alberta's two major cities" - from the text. Vol. 1 Canadian Pacific from Calgary to Edmonton. Locale: Alberta--Canada; Calgary--Alberta; Edmonton--Alberta; Prairie Provinces; Western Canada. (Transportation, Canadian Pacific Railway, Rural Development, Urban Development).

$26.25

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