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Steam Engines Books & Ephemera

Steam On the Road

Steam On the Road

by Wise, David Burgess

All Aboard With E. M. Frimbo: Word's Greatest Railroad Buff

All Aboard With E. M. Frimbo: Word's Greatest Railroad Buff

by Rogers E. M. Whitaker; Anthony Hiss

New York: Grossman Publishers/Viking, 1974. Presentation and Association Copy, SIGNED AND INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR Rogers E. M. Whitaker, aka "E.M.Frimbo" at front end page - "To Portia, in memory of our travels on the Trans-Siberian. With love, Rogers E.M. Whitaker". Portia Curles Whitaker was the wife of Francis Whitaker, Rogers' brother and himself a world-renowned blacksmith. With 20 page typed book review for this title by Portia laid in, along with 2 newspaper articles and a... Read more
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$100.00
AT&SF System Employee  Timetables as of November 29, 1942

AT&SF System Employee Timetables as of November 29, 1942

by Santa Fe Modelers Organization

Norman, Oklahoma: Santa Fe Modelers Organization, 1992. First Thus. Paperback. Near Fine. Volume 1 Eastern Lines, Volume 2 Western Lines, Volume 3 Gulf Lines, Volume 4 Coast Lines as of 1942 (four separate items). Each volume is 11 x 8 1/2 inches oblong. Four volumes, NO map. NO map.
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$115.00
Congressional Grants of Land  in Aid of Railways ( Bulletin of the University of Wisconsin  No. 30  )

Congressional Grants of Land in Aid of Railways ( Bulletin of the University of Wisconsin No. 30 )

by Sanborn, John Bell

Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1899. SCARCE. Very Good Plus, small chips, light soiling, prior owner name in ink front cover, pages of text are uncut and clean. PHD Thesis. 130 pp. . First Edition. Printed Wrappers. Very Good Plus/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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$100.00
A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Levelling; Showing Its Application to Purposes of Railway Engineering and the Construction of Roads, Etc.

A Treatise on the Principles and Practice of Levelling; Showing Its Application to Purposes of Railway Engineering and the Construction of Roads, Etc.

by Simms, Frederick W

London: John Weale, 1856. "With Mr. Law's practical examples for setting out railway curves, and Mr. Trautwine's field practice of laying out circular curves with plates and woodcuts." This copy has been professionally rebacked with a beautiful matching new spine, including lettering and design in keeping with the original.215 pages plus plates and index. Fourth Edition Revised with Additions. Hardcover. Very Good +/No Jacket. 6 x 9 Inches.
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$250.00
AT&SF System Employee  Timetables as of November 29, 1942

AT&SF System Employee Timetables as of November 29, 1942

by Santa Fe Modelers Organization

Norman, Oklahoma: Santa Fe Modelers Organization, 1992. First Thus. Paperback. Near Fine. Volume 1 Eastern Lines, Volume 2 Western Lines, Volume 3 Gulf Lines, Volume 4 Coast Lines and Map of the AT&SF system as of 1942 (five separate items). Each volume is 11 x 8 1/2 inches oblong. The map measures 24 1/2 X 12 1/4 inches also oblong. Map loose in back of Volume 1.
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$125.00
Street-Railway Roadbed (1898 Street Railway Publ. 1st. Ed.)

Street-Railway Roadbed (1898 Street Railway Publ. 1st. Ed.)

by Pratt, Mason D

RARE. VERY GOOD CONDITION/ NO DUST JACKET IF ISSUED. Street Railway Publishing Company, New York. First Edition, 1898. 135 pages indexed. Authors: Mason D. Pratt and C.A. Alden. ILLUSTRATED with drawings, diagrams, tables. Former owner name and date of 1903 on front floral end-paper. A very nice copy. Please see our photos. Quite the find.
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$144.95
Norris's hand-book for locomotive engineers and machinists

Norris's hand-book for locomotive engineers and machinists

by NORRIS, Septimus

1864 Civil War RAILROAD Locomotive Engineer Norris Steam Engine Illustrated
A rare 1864 printing of 'Norris's Hand-book for Locomotive Engineers and Machinists' by Septimus Norris with help from his brother William Norris who was the first to build a locomotive in America and the first engineer to attempt to surmount the Inclined Plane across the Schuylkill. Norris wrote this work as a teaching manual to all those who would be interested in the science of mechanics. He discusses:
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$499.00
Southern Pacific Steam Locomotive Compendium

Southern Pacific Steam Locomotive Compendium

by Diebert, Timothy S. And Joseph A. Strapac

Huntington Beach: Shade Tree, 1987. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First Edition. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. SIGNED by author Joe Strapac, with short inscription to his own uncle Joe. dustjacket has edgewear and tears, with large loss to back panel, now in archival mylar sleeve. 426pp w/index. [ref. E3.208.p8s AH].
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$148.00
The Trains We Rode

The Trains We Rode

by Beebe, Lucius; Clegg, Charles

Berkeley, CA: Howell-North Books; 1965, 1966.. First Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. Two volumes. Black cloth with gilt lettering. Photo endpapers. 976 pp. Illustrated. Index. Volume 1 lacks the dust jacket and has a bump to head of spine. Volume 2 has a couple of small closed tears to jacket. A solid set. "...the most comprehensive picture survey of American railroad travel ever undertaken by historians in the field.
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$143.75
Steam on the Road

Steam on the Road

by Wise, David Burgess

London, England: Hamlyn Books, 1985. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. Reprint. 96 pages colour and b/w photos.
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AU$45.00
Steam on the Road

Steam on the Road

by Wise, David Burgess

London, England: Hamlyn Books, 1973. Book. Very Good. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 96 pages colour and b/w photos.
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AU$45.00
The Manchester South Junction & Altrincham Railway   Its Inception & Development  ( with Maps )  1848 - 1899  Jubilee

The Manchester South Junction & Altrincham Railway Its Inception & Development ( with Maps ) 1848 - 1899 Jubilee

by M. S. J. & A. Railway

Manchester & London: Manchester South Junction & Altrincham Railway Company, 1899. Just very good, with edgewear and soil. Still intact, and complete with folding map. Illust. by photos. 30 pages. Scarce.. First Printing of the First Edition. Sewn Wraps. Very Good.
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CA$360.00
Trains Album of Photographs (18 volumes)

Trains Album of Photographs (18 volumes)

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, (1943-1950): Kalmbach Publishing Co. Oblong Quarto. 18 volumes of 19 lacking volume #11 but includes the volume 19 which is title circus trains., each volume illustrated in either color or black & white, plastic comb bound, all combs in working order with the exception of volume one which has only one comb broken. A very nice collection, condition from near fine to very good. These books cover every major railroad, eastern, mid western, far western, southern, etc.
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$225.00
Railroadiana. A New History of England, or Picturesque, Biographical, Historical, Legendary and Antiquarian Sketches Descriptive of the Vicinity of the Railroads, First Series. with a Map and Illustrations London and Birmingham Railway.

Railroadiana. A New History of England, or Picturesque, Biographical, Historical, Legendary and Antiquarian Sketches Descriptive of the Vicinity of the Railroads, First Series. with a Map and Illustrations London and Birmingham Railway.

London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co., Stationers' Court, 1838 Green/gilt embossed boards, minor edgewear, spine professionally restored. All Color maps and illustrations intact. Introduction viii, Harrow. 216 pgs. Appendix Index List of Illustrations. mild foxing. Rare OCLC finds 12 copies held. Size: 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. First Edition.. Decorative Cloth. Very Good.
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$735.00
LOCOMOTIVE CYCLOPEDIA of American Practice

LOCOMOTIVE CYCLOPEDIA of American Practice

by Combes, G L (editor)

New York NY: Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corpration , 1956. [Title continues: "Definitions, Drawings and Illustrations of Diesel, Electric and Turbine Locomotives for Railroad, Industrial and Foreign Service; their Parts and Equipment; Editorial Presentation of Steam Locomotives Limited mostly to Historical and Tabular Data, Descriptions and Illustrations of Diesel Locomotive Shops and Servicing Facilities] Dark green cloth-covered boards; smudged; yellow lettering; some edgewear, bumping to spine ends;... Read more
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CA$150.00
Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice: Definitions and Typical Illustrations of Railroad and Industrial Locomotives, Their Parts and Equipment; also Locomotives Built in America for Operation in Foreign Countries - Including a Section on Locomotive Shops and Engine Terminals

Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice: Definitions and Typical Illustrations of Railroad and Industrial Locomotives, Their Parts and Equipment; also Locomotives Built in America for Operation in Foreign Countries - Including a Section on Locomotive Shops and Engine Terminals

by Wright, Roy V., et. al

Wright, Roy V., et. al. Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice: Definitions and Typical Illustrations of Railroad and Industrial Locomotives, Their Parts and Equipment; also Locomotives Built in America for Operation in Foreign Countries – Including a Section on Locomotive Shops and Engine Terminals. (New York: Simmons-Boardman, 1938) - 10th edition
Quarto. 1232 pages, profusely illustrated. Hardcover. Bound in black cloth-covered boards stamped in gilt on spine with title and date and blind... Read more
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$225.00
Railway Machinery: A Treatise on the Mechanical Engineering of Railways; Embracing the Principles and Construction of Rolling and Fixed Plant, in All Departments. Illustrated By a Series of Plates on a Large Scale [Complete in 30 Parts]

Railway Machinery: A Treatise on the Mechanical Engineering of Railways; Embracing the Principles and Construction of Rolling and Fixed Plant, in All Departments. Illustrated By a Series of Plates on a Large Scale [Complete in 30 Parts]

by Clark, Daniel Kinnear

Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, and New York: Blackie and Son, 1855. Book. Very Good. Original Wraps. First Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Complete in 30 Parts, as originally issued, in original pale green wraps, each Part separately bound but collectively unbound, with original prices per Part indicated at 2s. 6d. (British), 65 cents (American). Approx. 10 1/2" x 14". Illus. (as stated) by "a series of plates on a large scale, and by numerous engravings on wood."... Read more
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$2,000.00
A Treatise on Navigation By Steam Comprising A History of the Steam Engine, And An Essay Towards A System of The Naval Tactics Peculiar To Steam Navigation, As Applicable Both to Commerce and Maritime Warfare; Including A Comparison of Its Advantages As Related To Other Systems In The Circumstances of Speed, Safety, and Cronomy, But More Particularly With Plates And Engravings

A Treatise on Navigation By Steam Comprising A History of the Steam Engine, And An Essay Towards A System of The Naval Tactics Peculiar To Steam Navigation, As Applicable Both to Commerce and Maritime Warfare; Including A Comparison of Its Advantages As Related To Other Systems In The Circumstances of Speed, Safety, and Cronomy, But More Particularly With Plates And Engravings

by Ross, Captain John (K.S.R.N)

London: John Weale, 1837. Second Edition. (xxiii)68pp. Quarto. 28 x 22 cm. Nonpareil colored marble boards. Black leather spine and corners. Spine has six panels and five raised bands. Gilt lettering on spine. Bookplate on front pastedown paper. Frontispiece and title page are a bit foxed, otherwise the text is very clean. Original plate tissue. Thirty-one illustrations. Errata slip before the text. Slightly bumped corners and spine. In very good condition. Captain John Ross (1777-1856), who... Read more
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CA$2,000.00
Drawings of maps, bridges, profiles, coal burning locomotives, chairs, brakes, splices, &c. accompanying the report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners, for 1856.

Drawings of maps, bridges, profiles, coal burning locomotives, chairs, brakes, splices, &c. accompanying the report of the Board of Railroad Commissioners, for 1856.

by Railroad Commissioners

1857 1ed New York RAILROAD Commission Drawings Bridges TRAINS Coal Locomotives
'Drawings of Maps' is one of the best pre-Civil War reports on American railroads, offering details on specific train lines in New York and New England area routes. The numerous diagrams and folding illustrations depict suspension bridges, locomotive coal engines, as well as the trains themselves.
Item number: #12955
Price: $550
Railroad Commissioners
Drawings of maps, bridges, profiles, coal burning locomotives, chairs,... Read more
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$550.00
THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD: NEW YORK ZONE/ NEW YORK DIVISION/ TIME-TABLE  NO.34 - 35, NO.1 - NO. 6 / FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF EMPLOYES ONLY (8  CONSECUTIVE TIME TABLES SEPT. 29 1940 TO NOV. 14 1943)

THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD: NEW YORK ZONE/ NEW YORK DIVISION/ TIME-TABLE NO.34 - 35, NO.1 - NO. 6 / FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF EMPLOYES ONLY (8 CONSECUTIVE TIME TABLES SEPT. 29 1940 TO NOV. 14 1943)

by Pennsylania Railroad

Jersey City, N. J.: The Pennsylvania Railroad. Very Good+. 1940-43. First Edition. Soft Cover. Clean, flexible tan cardboard covers with black lettering. Texts are tight, clean & intact with approx 25 blank leaves in the rear of each. Two books have additional information attached inside front cover & two inside back cover. No. 6 has a small dampstain at lower margin of first 80 pages. Condition ranges from VG to Near Fine. Railroad; 8vo; 2208 pages .
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$195.00
Catechism of the locomotive

Catechism of the locomotive

by FORNEY, Matthias N

1879 Catechism of the Locomotive Steam Engine TRAINS Railroad Matthias Forney

A rare, late 19th-century work on trains and locomotives! This book, by Matthias Forney, includes six fascinating folding illustrations depicting locomotives. Forney was an American locomotive designer and builder and was most known for this book, in which he is recognized as the utmost authority on the construction of the steam locomotive.
Item number: #9656
Price: $499
FORNEY, Matthias N
Catechism of the locomotive
New York:... Read more
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$499.00
Railroads Of The Santa Maria Valley: Three California Railroads, Three  Different Gauges

Railroads Of The Santa Maria Valley: Three California Railroads, Three Different Gauges

by Madson, Hal

Olive Press Publications. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 2001. No Edition Stated. Hardcover. 0933380372 . Book and DJ have slight edgewear, tiny faint soil spot to top edge of front cover; DJ has tiny wrinkle to top rear edge; b/w photos; DJ in protective Brodart cover ; 184 pages .
Item Price
$140.00