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Audels Automobile Guide with Questions, Answers and Illustrations for Owners, Operators, Repairmen

by Harris, Gideon, and associates

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(New York: Theo. Audel, 1930). 8vo; original black cloth over limp boards, lettered in gilt on spine; tinted edges; pp. (xiv) + 476 + (vi) + 48 + (iv); numerous illustrations in text. Light wear to cover; endpapers rather fishmothed; scattered foxing. Good condition, endpapers notwithstanding. "A man who is a first class horseman will usually make a first class driver of an automobile, or, in other words, the man who shows mercy to his beast will show mercy to his car. This type of driver does not belong to that class generally found at the side of the road with something broken or out of order." .
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The Blue Train. A guide to the world's most luxurious train, and the routes which it travels

by Robbins, David (author), and Steve Corner (photographs)

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(Johannesburg: Viking Penguin, 1993) 0670847402. Oblong 4to; original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (vi) + 118; photographs, largely in colour. Dustwrapper slightly rubbed, else fine. "David Robbins's elegant narrative covers every aspect of the history and design of this technically most sophisticated train and the unparalleled comfort it offers its passengers. There are details of the technology to satisfy the enthusiast, descriptions of the splendid accommodation and cuisine and the impeccable service to reassure the most fastidious traveller, and delightful sketches of the routes travelled by the train, complete with snippets of historical and geographical information. Steve Corner's evocative photographs complement and enhance the story of a journey on one of the world's most luxurious trains." .
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The Blue Train. A guide to the world's most luxurious train, and the routes which it travels

by Robbins, David (author), and Steve Corner (photographs)

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(Johannesburg: Viking Penguin, 1993) 0670847402. Oblong 4to; original blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (vi) + 118; photographs, largely in colour. Dustwrapper slightly rubbed, with short tear to fold of upper panel and flap, closed on reverse side with archival tape; earlier owner's name signed on front free endpaper. Very good condition. "David Robbins's elegant narrative covers every aspect of the history and design of this technically most sophisticated train and the unparalleled comfort it offers its passengers. There are details of the technology to satisfy the enthusiast, descriptions of the splendid accommodation and cuisine and the impeccable service to reassure the most fastidious traveller, and delightful sketches of the routes travelled by the train, complete with snippets of historical and geographical information. Steve Corner's evocative photographs complement and enhance the story of a journey on one of… Read More
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A Century of Transport. A Record of Achievement of the Ministry of Transport of the Union of South Africa

by Van Lingen, A.

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(Johannesburg: Da Gama Publications, 1960). 4to; original green rexine, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover; no dustwrapper; endpaper maps; pp. xiii + (iii) + 263; line drawings; photographs; graphs; some advertisements. Extremities slightly rubbed; some foxing, especially to outer leaves. Good condition. "Railways in South Africa will celebrate 100 years of almost uninterrupted progress on June 26, 1960. It is a story of resolution, of skill and enterprise in planning and execution, of endurance in the face of topographical, climatic and financial obstacles, of human achievement of a high order and of faith in the country and its destiny." The volume covers not only rail transport, but also the harbours, tramways and airways of the Union of South Africa .
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Die Nordseehãfen. Ihre Bedeutung in der Weltwirtschaft und Stellung im Deutschen Reiche

by Schumacher, Hermann

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(Leipzig and Berlin: B. G. Teubner, 1919). "Vorträge der Gehe-Stiftung zu Dresden. Band X. Heft 1". 235 x 150 mm; saddle-stitched card wrappers; pp. 23 + (i). Wrappers browned, with earlier owner's name; name also on title page; a little curled, with some spotting. Good condition. German text. Uncommon title. An essay on the importance of the North Sea ports to the world's economy and the German Reich. .
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Die Suid-Afrikaanse spoorweë. Geskiedenis, omvang en organisasie

by South African Railways and Harbours

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(Johannesburg: South African Railways, 1948). Small 4to; original blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine and upper cover; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 138, incl. index; colour frontis.; photographs; diagrams. Dustwrapper tanned and slightly edgeworn; fox spots to edges and occasionally elsewhere. Very good condition. The English version of this publication was produced for the International Railways Conference held in Switzerland in 1947, but owing to paper shortages, the Afrikaans equivalent did not appear until the following year. The book provides a thorough overview of the the South African Railways at the time and has an attractive dustjacket. .
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Early motoring in South Africa

Early motoring in South Africa

by Johnston, R.H.

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(Cape Town: Struik Publishers, 1987) 0869775596. 280 x 215 mm; laminated pictorial wrappers; pp. 224 (including index); numerous black-and-white photographs. Sunned on spine and adjacent portion of wrappers; bottom fore-corner of lower cover slightly creased; faint trace of foxing to edges and inside of wrappers. Very good condition. "This is intended to be a human story about motorists and the cars they bought, drove, raced, crashed, cursed, scrapped, hated - and loved. Early Motoring in South Africa is a nostalgic and informative look at the first 40 years of the motor-car in Southern Africa - the good years before the servant became the master, but also the years of frustration and disappointment, bad roads, rough terrain and economic depression. Spanning the period 1897 to 1939 there are over 425 photographs, most of which are unique, and an authoritative yet entertaining text." .
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Focus on South African Steam

by Siviter, Roger

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(Newton Abbot: David & Charles, 1981) 0715380877. 8vo; original grey boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 30 + (66); numerous photographs; maps of the various lines. Dustwrapper ever so slightly rubbed and edgeworn. Very good condition. "Roger Siviter not only describes and illustrates SAR steam classes in text and more than 100 superb action photographs but provides a travel guide, selected workings by different types of engine and suggests itineraries including travel tips indispensable to the visitor seeking one of the world's last major steam areas." .
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The Great Steam Trek

by Lewis, C. P., and A. A. Jorgensen

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(Cape Town: Struik, 1978) 0869771019. 4to; original powder-blue boards, lettered in gilt on spine; laminated pictorial dustwrapper; pp. 248, incl. index; lavishly illustrated with photographs, very largely in full colour. Dustwrapper edgeworn and a bit creased; ownership blind-stamp to front free endpaper and brief gift inscription to introduction page. Very good condition, in a modest dustwrapper. "THE GREAT STEAM TREK is more than a mere catalogue of engine types ... While the enthusiast will appreciate the accuracy of the text and the technical accomplishment of the 319 photographs (illustrating no less than 85 different classes of locomotive), the layman will be entranced by the beauty of many of the shots, and the anecdotes which pepper the text will give him an insight into an all but vanished era. For anyone who has ever travelled behind steam, this very personal view of the history of steam power in South Africa will awaken a sharp nostalgia for the 'cinders-in-your-eye' days." .
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Het Concentratie-Verschijnsel in Het Binnenlandse Vervoerwezen. Een Inleidende Studie

by Tissot van Patot, Jan Pieter Bastiaan

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(Rotterdam: doctoral thesis [Nederlandsche Economische Hoogeschool] in published form, 1952). 240 x 158 mm; printed card wrappers; pp. 182, incl. index; folding map; tables. Wrappers a little foxed and partially sunned; earlier owner's name signed on half-title and inside upper cover; some foxing to edges. Good condition. Dutch text. Study of the 'concentration phenomenon' in transport in the Netherlands, covering rail, road, canals and shipping. .
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Kimberley Tramways. A history of Kimberley's Tramways 1887-1985

by Sabatini, Richard

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(Kimberley: the author, 1985). 297 x 210 mm; saddle-stitched pictorial wrappers in clear plastic sleeve; pp. 32; contemporary photographs, diagrams, maps. Fore-corners of upper cover creased; scattered foxing. Good condition. Trams remained in operation in Kimberley long after they had ceased to be used in other South African cities. This is a history of the famous trams of the Diamond Fields town. .
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Locomotives of the South African Railways. A Concise Guide
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Locomotives of the South African Railways. A Concise Guide

by Paxton, Leith, and David Bourne

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(Cape Town: Struik, 1985) 0869772112. 12mo; laminated pictorial boards; pp. 168, incl. index; liberally illustrated with photographs in monochrome and full colour. Near-fine condition. "At long last the railway enthusiast has access to all the information he ever dreamed of finding. Here, for the first time within one book are all the classes of locomotives that ever operated on the South African Railways - steam, electric, diesel - even odds and sods - interestingly described and illustrated as well. A good deal of the information has been gleaned either from archives or from railway lovers here and overseas, some of it never before published. The authors, themselves enthusiasts for as long as they can remember, were inspired to produce the book after years of frustrating attempts to find 'missing' engines, even though Leigh Paxton had become an authority on 'steam' in the process. Each reference contains information on the locomotive's maker, designer, year of purchase,… Read More
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Locomotives of Rhodesia Railways

by Anonymous

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([Bulawayo]: Rhodesia Railways Historical Committee, 1970). Small oblong 4to (153 x 90 mm); spiral-bound boards; unpaginated (but pp. 58); each leaf has a photograph of the unit on the recto, with technical drawing on the verso. Boards a little rubbed; occasional fox spot. Good to very good condition. 'This fine collection of photographs has been published by the Rhodesia Railways' Historical Committee in the hope that it will stimulate interest in Rhodesia's own Railways. There are three main types of locomotives operating on Rhodesia Railways:- "Straight," "Garratt" and "Diesel," and all are depicted from the smallest to the largest. The standard of operating efficiency of these steam and diesel locomotives has been very high, resulting in a very low maintenance demand. Rhodesia Railways' steam locomotives form one of the few first class fleets remaining in the world today.' - from the Foreword by the chairman of the Rhodesia Railways Historical Committee .
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Motor Car Maintenance (5-volume set)

by Clarke, George T. (editor)

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(London: George Newnes, no date [ca 1930]). Five 8vo volumes, each of brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; pp. viii + 308, viii + [309-612] + 16, vii + (i) + [613-884], viii + [885-1172], incl. index, viii + 280, incl. index. Each volume liberally illustrated with diagrams, photographs and charts, including fold-outs. Four of the books have colour layered diagrams to the front endpapers, illustrating components in detail (Stromberg Pump Type Carburetter, Rotax Cut-Out, Lucas Magneto, B.T.-H. Magneto, Talbot Facia Board, Austin Twelve Transmission). Light wear to extremities; occasional fox spots. Very good condition. "A Comprehensive, Practical and Authoritative Guide for the Owner-Driver, Mechanic and Garage Proprietor." Date of publication undetermined, but various examples of completed garage forms in the final volume offer dates in 1930. .
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Namib Narrow Gauge

by Moir, S. M., and H. Temple Crittenden

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(Kempton Park: Janus Publishing, 1982) 062005915X. 8vo; original brown rexine, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; pp. (ii) + 154; plates; plates; excellent technical drawings of locomotives and rolling stock, plus maps of the railway lines. Dustwrapper somewhat edgeworn. Very good condition. "This detailed account of the birth of narrow gauge railways in South West Africa, their struggle against geography and the tribulations of War, and in some cases their supplanting by lines of a wider gauge, is the result of some twenty years of research by the joint authors. Much of what is told survives in written form nowhere else, for documentation of the narrow gauge in Africa, unlike Britain, has never been strong. Probably the world will never see again a situation where the narrow gauge train was the only means of movement, for carrying water, for a funeral, for a weekend picnic, for the Government's officers to do their business. These lines which spread through the deep gorges… Read More
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Preliminary list of the exhibits in the James Hall Museum of Transport; Pioneers' Park, La Rochelle, Johannesburg

by Chapman, M.B. (compiler)

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(Johannesburg: Africana Museum, 1968). Small quarto, original cloth, ll. (i) + vi + 61. A catalogue of historical vehicles of South African interest. The catalogue contains descriptions of the individual exhibits, which ranged from ox-waggons and Cape carts to fire engines, trams and buses, as well as introductory notes on the various types of vehicle and methods of propulsion. .
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Railways of Southern Africa
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Railways of Southern Africa

by Nock, O. S.

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(London: Adam & Charles Black, 1971) 0713611065. Number 1 in the series "Railways of the World". 8vo; original green cloth, lettered in gilt on spine; price-clipped laminated pictorial dustwrapper; tinted top edge; pp. 243, incl. index; 105 photographs and 8 colour plates. Near-fine condition. "In studying the railways of any country, or group of countries, one cannot go very far without dipping into history. There will be peculiarities of equipment-design or track layout that cannot be explained by an examination of the situation that exists today. In Southern Africa however the history of railways is to a remarkable extent the history of the sub-continent itself. Only in Cape Province does the history of the country extend back to more than a century before the coming of railways, and history in all the countries of Southern Africa is dramatic and compelling to the last degree." .
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Railways of the USA

by Nock, O.S.

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(London, Adam and Charles Black, 1979). Number 6 (and last) in the Series "Railways of the World". 8vo, laminated pictorial dustwrapper, original black boards, top of backstrip very slightly bumped, pp. xvi + 317, incl. index. 81 photographs and 42 maps and diagrams, with a colour frontispiece. Near fine condition. "This series has been planned to give an account of the major railways, past and present, the world over. Written by the well-known railway historian, who is a professional engineer having personal connections with many of the railways concerned, each volume will deal with the historical origins, constructional features, locomotive and train working." .
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Railways of Canada

by Nock, O.S.

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(London, Adam and Charles Black, 1973). Number 3 in the Series "Railways of the World". 8vo, laminated pictorial dustwrapper (clipped), original orange cloth, pp. 343, incl. index. 105 photographs, 8 colour plates, maps, plans and a colour frontispiece. Lower corners of boards very slightly bumped, backstrip of dw a little sunned. Very good condition. "This series has been planned to give an account of the major railways, past and present, the world over. Written by the well-known railway historian, who is a professional engineer having personal connections with many of the railways concerned, each volume will deal with the historical origins, constructional features, locomotive and train working." .
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Railways of Southern Africa

by Day, John R.

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(London: Arthur Barker, 1963). 8vo; original charcoal boards, lettered in gilt on spine; pictorial dustwrapper; endpaper map; pp. 143, incl. index; numerous photographs; some maps. Dustwrapper a little rubbed, and edgeworn, with some loss; bump to head of spine. Good to very good condition, in a modest dustwrapper. "This book tells the story of the building of the railways of Southern Africa - a story as exciting as that of the building of the American railways but not yet as well known. The builders contended with mountains, deserts, deep gorges, wide rivers, dense forest, fever, the tse-tse fly, lions, elephants and all the wild life of Africa, yet built railways at astonishing speed to open up virgin country and tap the resources of a great continent." .
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