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Steam On the Road

Steam On the Road

by Wise, David Burgess

Manual of the railroads of the United States for 1883. Showing their mileage, stocks, bonds, cost, traffic, earnings, expenses and organizations

Manual of the railroads of the United States for 1883. Showing their mileage, stocks, bonds, cost, traffic, earnings, expenses and organizations

by POOR, Henry V

1883 US Railroad Manual 51 MAPS Union Pacific TRAIN Routes Poor Locomotives HUGE
Henry Varnum Poor was a 19th-century commissioner of the Union Pacific Railroad. Before his time in the railroad, Poor was a journalist and editor which greatly influenced his railroad manuals. This 1883 manual covers all aspect of the railroad industry from costs, traffic influences, route mileage, railroad stocks and bonds, freight deliveries, and much more.
Item number: #17900
Price: $499
POOR, Henry V
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$499.00
Early Trains

Early Trains

by Morgan, Bryan

London: Camden House. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Gift inscription to preliminary pages. Illustrated with over 100 colour & b/w illustrations. 80pages.. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. . Hardback.
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AU$11.00
Locomotive Cyclopedia

Locomotive Cyclopedia

Copyright 1941, Steam Locomotives Electric Locomotives Diesel Locomotives Industrial Locomotives Shops and Engine TerminalsThis volume weighs 8 lbs. 14 oz. Shipping costs will exceed standard shipping rates. ($7.00 in US)
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$150.00
The Call of Trains  Railroad Photographs By  Jim Shaughnessy

The Call of Trains Railroad Photographs By Jim Shaughnessy

by Brouws, Jeff ( Shaughnessy, Jim ) ( SIGNED )

N. Y.: W. W. Norton & Company, 2008. Book. Illus. by Shaughnessy, Jim. Fine. Hardcover. Signed by Photographer. First Printing of the First Edition. Fine, apparently unread copy, in jacket with a tiny spot of wear to crown at back fold. an exceptional copy of this increasingly uncommon title. Signed by Shaughnessy above the title, on the title page. Very large, overweight volume will require extra postage..
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CA$250.00
SELF-PROPELLED VEHICLES - A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THE THEORY, CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION, CARE AND MANAGEMENT OF ALL FORMS OF AUTOMOBILES

SELF-PROPELLED VEHICLES - A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THE THEORY, CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION, CARE AND MANAGEMENT OF ALL FORMS OF AUTOMOBILES

by Homans, James E

SELF-PROPELLED VEHICLES / A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THE THEORY, CONSTRUCTION, OPERATION, CARE AND MANAGEMENT OF ALL FORMS OF AUTOMOBILES, Audel, 1910, some dust-soiling to the covers and light wear to the lower fore edge corners, else a near very good copy with over 500 illustrations and diagrams including fold-outs and a short chapter on motorcycles.
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$22.90
The Last of Steam A billowing pictorial pageant of the waning years of steam railroading in the United States

The Last of Steam A billowing pictorial pageant of the waning years of steam railroading in the United States

by Collias, Joe G

San Diego, Ca: Howell-North Books. 1960. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. Dustjacket has been price-clipped from the upper corner of front flap. Previous owner's details to front free end paper. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 269 pages. . Reprint. Hardback.
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AU$22.00
The Iron Sherpa:  Darjeeling and its Remarkable Railway Volume 2

The Iron Sherpa: Darjeeling and its Remarkable Railway Volume 2

by Martin, Terry

1st ed near Fine in VG+ dw Large format 28x22cm, 384 pages, very well illustrated with b&w and colour photos, technical drawings of the locomotives and rolling stock, and maps. Volume Two is the famous 'missing volume' and is very hard to find in any condition. Please note that this is a large, heavy book and thus postage may be a little more than that shown as standard. Please contact me for more photos of the book inside and out.
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£650.00
Power Railway Signalling

Power Railway Signalling

by Wilson, H. Raynar

London: Publishers of the Railway Engineer. Good with no dust jacket; Boards rubbed, owner name on front free . endpaper, usual library stamps, waterstain at top inner joint of first . thirty pages.. 1909. Hardcover. The Railway Series of Text Books and Manuals by Railway Men for Railway Men and Others, No. 5. Green beveled boards with titles stamped in black on front boards and in gilt on spine. Many photos and illustrations of railway equipment plus several pages of illustrated advertisements at... Read more
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$100.00
Taintor's Route and City Guides

Taintor's Route and City Guides

This is a scarce, early copy of "Taintor's Route and City Guides" - this particular issue is for the "NORWICH LINE - New York to Boston and the White Mountains, Via New London, Norwich, Worcester, Lake Winnipiseogee (now "Winnipesaukee"), Plymouth, or Littleton." Published in 1868 by Taintor Brothers in New York. With attached large (8-panel) fold-out "Map of The Route to the White Mountains" in color. The guide contains illustrated advertisements at both the front and back. The guide includes... Read more
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$325.00
The Great Steam Trek

The Great Steam Trek

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

Cape Town: C.Struik Publishers. 1978. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Light wear to dustjacket edges and corners with small closed tear - no loss - to upper front edge, all but invisible under plastic covering. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs with colour map. This is a heavy book and will cost more to ship internationally. Please contact us for a precise quote for your... Read more
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AU$18.00
Cheffins's Map of the Railways in Great Britain: From the Ordnance Surveys

Cheffins's Map of the Railways in Great Britain: From the Ordnance Surveys

by Cheffins, Charles F

London: Chas. F. Cheffins, 1848. Map. Good. "Published by Chas. F. Cheffins, 9 Southampton Buildings, Holborn. And W.S. Orr & Co. Paternoster Row. Also by Wareing Webb, Castle Street, Liverpool." 1 map: handcolored engraved map; dissected and mounted on linen; 126 x 96 cm., folded to 20 x 13 cm. Scale: 10 miles to 1 inch. Front cover is blind-stamped cloth board; back cover is stiffened marbled paper. Small circular label for William Lipton Ltd. on back cover. In Good Condition: linen... Read more
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$232.00
Die anderen Nürnberger. Technisches Spielzeug aus der "Guten alten Zeit" Band  3

Die anderen Nürnberger. Technisches Spielzeug aus der "Guten alten Zeit" Band 3

by Baecker, Carlernst and Dieter Haas

Frankfurt A.M., Germany: Hobby Haas , 1974. This is a very good hardcover copy with just light wear. Bound in the original publisher's blue boards printed in black and white. Completely clean outside. Very clean inside, page edges darkening a little. Text in German. Preface in German and English. This is Band 3 only of this monumental multi-volume survey of old German toys reproducing many old catalogs by the Nurnberger toy manufacturers. Thousands of fine black & white illustrations of German... Read more
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$250.00
Die anderen Nürnberger. Technisches Spielzeug aus der "Guten alten Zeit" Band  5

Die anderen Nürnberger. Technisches Spielzeug aus der "Guten alten Zeit" Band 5

by Baecker, Carlernst and Dieter Haas

Frankfurt A.M., Germany: Hobby Haas , 1976. This is a very good hardcover copy with just light wear. Bound in the original publisher's purple boards printed in black and white. Completely clean outside. Very clean inside, page edges darkening a little. Slight tear (repaired) to lower edge of spine. Text in German. Preface in German and English. This is Band 5 only of this monumental multi-volume survey of old German toys reproducing many old catalogs by the Nurnberger toy manufacturers. Thousands of... Read more
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$250.00
Apercu des Chemins de fer Russes depuis L'Origine Jusqu'en 1892

Apercu des Chemins de fer Russes depuis L'Origine Jusqu'en 1892

by Gortschakov, Andre de. Vladimir Herzenstein et Louis Weissenbruch (Rédacteurs)

T. I/II (Text): 218/195/141 pp. (I) 202/117 pp. (II), 15 annexes, indices. Atlas: 105 engraved double page plates, one fould out map in color. Uniformly bound in green (probably recent) cloth with gilt titles on spines, stamped titles and russian imperial emblem on covers. The sections have alternating red and white edges. A very nice set in simple cloth covered boards. Covers show minor spots, some rubbing and a few bumps to edges, not affecting the contents. Pages are just a bit tanned to margins, text... Read more
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$1,200.00
Locomotive Operation: Questions and Answers Defects and Remedies Examination Questions

Locomotive Operation: Questions and Answers Defects and Remedies Examination Questions

by Deal, Alonzo W. Sr

, 1918. Very Rare Private Press: Title Page: The Westinghouse Automatic and Straight Air-Brake Combined E.T. Equipment and Machinery Questions and Answers with Their Defects and Remedies Private Press, published by the author: Circa 1918 Small 16mo red clothbound hardcover has very thin boards with lovely rounded corners; 346 pages with some black and white illustrations. Author Alonzo Deal was an Air-Brake and Machinery Examiner for the Philadelphia & Reading Railroad. He began his railroad... Read more
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$165.00
Die Baureihe 64 : Der legendäre Bubikopf

Die Baureihe 64 : Der legendäre Bubikopf

by Melcher, Peter

Freiburg: Eisenbahn Kurier. [1987]. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Very Good condition in pictorial laminated boards. Lower corners lightly bumped. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. Black & white drawings. Text in German. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 296 pages. The series 64 [often referred to as "bob"] was in operation from 1928 until after World War Two. A comprehensive look at this steam locomotive. . 1st... Read more
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AU$50.00
International Locomotives From the Collection of Paintings by the Late H.M. Le Fleming

International Locomotives From the Collection of Paintings by the Late H.M. Le Fleming

by Durrant, A.E. (Descriptive Material) & Snell, J.B. (Edited)

London: The Institute of Mechanical Engineers. 1972. Oblong Small Quarto Size [approx 31cm x 22cm]. Very Good copy in a Very Good dustjacket. DJ now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with colour reproductions. 192 pages Ninety-two [92] paintings of railway engines from various countries by H.M.Fleming, all accurate in mechanical detail, providing a record of the age of steam. . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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AU$20.00
Railroading Along The Waterfront

Railroading Along The Waterfront

by Rantanes, Eli (As Told To Laura Sebastian-Coleman)

Milwaukee, WI: Wm. K. Walthers, Inc.. Near Fine with no Dust Jacket. 1997. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 0941952533 . Small bump on front edge, a few scratches on rear board, not deep enough to go through the color ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 21808 .
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$75.00
The Iron Sherpa:  Darjeeling and its Remarkable Railway Volume 1

The Iron Sherpa: Darjeeling and its Remarkable Railway Volume 1

by Martin, Terry

1st ed near Fine in VG+ dw Large format 28x22cm, 368 pages, very well illustrated with b&w and colour photos and maps. Volume One covers the history of Darjeeling and its remarkable railway. Please note that this is a large, heavy book and thus postage may be a little more than that shown as standard. Please contact me for more photos of the book, inside and out.
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£150.00
Taintor's Route and City Guides - New York to Saratoga, Buffalo, and Niagara Falls, via Hudson River and New York Central Railroads

Taintor's Route and City Guides - New York to Saratoga, Buffalo, and Niagara Falls, via Hudson River and New York Central Railroads

This is a scarce, early copy of "Taintor's Route and City Guides" - this particular guide is for "New York to Saratoga, Buffalo, and Niagara Falls, via Hudson River and New York Central Railroads." Published in 1867 by Taintor Brothers in New York. The guide features 20 color maps in all. "With descriptive sketches of the cities, villages, stations, and scenes and objects of interest along the route." There are illustrated advertisements at both the front and back. The guide is divided into 2 sections,... Read more
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$325.00
Steam on the Road

Steam on the Road

by Burgess-Wise, David

Paperback. Very Good.
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£1.00
Lure Of Steam

Lure Of Steam

by Treacy, Eric

Abingdon: Fraser Stewart Books. 1995. Quarto Size [approx 24cm x 30.5cm]. Fine condition in a Near Fine Dustjacket - DJ now protected in our purpose-made plastic sleeve. An excellent copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 208 pages. . Reprint. Hardback.
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AU$25.00
Appletons' Railway and Steam Navigation Guide, December 1876

Appletons' Railway and Steam Navigation Guide, December 1876

by Thomas, G. F., Agent

D. Appleton & Co., 1876. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 7x5 225 pages. Yellowed from age and lightly worn on corners. No indication of a fold-out map. No fold-out map. This is orginial edition, not a copy.
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$187.95
Steam on the Road - Self Propelled Vehicles Through Two Centuries

Steam on the Road - Self Propelled Vehicles Through Two Centuries

by David Burgess Wise

London, New York, Sydney, Toronto: Hamlyn, 1973 Richly illustrated. 96 pages including index.---------- Orders over $100.00 are shipped using tracked courier delivery services. Size: Approx 8½" Wide - 12" Tall
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€35.00