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Steam Engines Books & Ephemera

Steam On the Road

Steam On the Road

by Wise, David Burgess

Preserved Steam in Britain

Preserved Steam in Britain

by Whitehouse, Patrick B

London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd.. 1979. Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made clear archival plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 168 pages. The panorama of Steam preservation in Britain. . 1st Edition. Hardback.
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$10.38
Portrait of the Rails From Steam to Diesel

Portrait of the Rails From Steam to Diesel

by Ball, Don Jr

New York: Galahad Books. 1972. Quarto Size [approx 26cm x 29cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good [Price-Clipped] Dustjacket. DJ protected in purpose-made clear archival plastic sleeve. A nice copy. This is a heavy book and will cost more to ship internationally. Please contact us for a precise quote for your part of the world. 296 pages + Credits and Index. In hundreds of photographs, this book chronicles America's most colourful industrial transition: the change-over of the railroad industry from... Read more about this item
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$22.72
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 about this item
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$100.00
Scalded To Death By The Steam. Authentic stories about railway disasters and the ballads that were written about them

Scalded To Death By The Steam. Authentic stories about railway disasters and the ballads that were written about them

by Lyle, Katie Letcher

London: W.H. Allen. 1985. Oblong Small Quarto Size [approx 25x22cm]. Very Good condition in Good Dustjacket - now protected in our purpose-made clear archival plastic sleeve. Illustrated with Black & White Photographs and Drawings. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 192 pages. With a Foreword by Mike Harding, this is a unique contribution to the history of the steam locomotive in the US. . 1st UK Edition. Hardback.
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$14.28
STEAM ON THE ROAD

STEAM ON THE ROAD

by Burgess Wise, David

London: Hamlyn Publishing, 1974. 96pp., illustrated throughout in full colour and b/white halftone plates. Book clean. Silver title on mildly askew spine. Leaves clean. Original brown cloth boards lightly faded along foot. Illustrated dustjacket nipped and edgeworn on head of spine, some colour loss to text on same, together with a short cut. In 'Steam on the Road', David Burgess Wise recalls the story of steam vehicles, and their various uses, be it agriculture, heavy haulage, goods and... Read more about this item
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$11.03
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 Age of the Traction Engine

The Age of the Traction Engine

by Whitehead, Robert A

Waltham Abbey, UK: Fraser Stewart Books. 1994. Small Quarto Size [approx 17.5cm x 24cm]. Very Good condition in Very Good Dustjacket. DJ protected in our purpose-made clear archival plastic sleeve. A nice copy. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. 96 pages. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. . Reprint. Hardback.
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$14.28
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. Book. Very Good. Sewn Wraps. First Printing of the First Edition. Just Very Good, With Edge Wear And Soil, And A Little Creasing To Back Cover. Still Intact, And Complete With 2 Folding Maps. Illust. By Photos. 30 Pages. Scarce..
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$239.07
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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Areas of... Read more about this item
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$499.00
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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$165.00
Rails Around Gold Hill

Rails Around Gold Hill

by Cafky, Morris

Rocky Mountain Railroad Club, 1955. Hardcover with Mylar-wrapped dust jacket. Used- Good condition. First edition. Limited edition number 760. Signed by the author. Book is clean and tight. Book shows shelf wear. Scuffing on the edges and corners of the dust jacket. Small tearing on the top right corner on the front cover of the dust jacket. Some creasing and small tearing on the bottom left corner on the front cover of the dust jacket. Small chunk missing on the top left edge on the back cover of the... Read more about this item
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$135.00
Many More Mountains, Volume 3: Rails into Silverton

Many More Mountains, Volume 3: Rails into Silverton

by Nossaman, Allen

Sundance Books, 1998. Hardcover. Used - near fine condition in a very good clear vinyl dust jacket. Signed by author on first title page. Book has no damage and very little shelf wear. Light bumping at corners and at ends of spine. Vinyl dust jacket has some creases along edges. No writing or highlighting. Photos are of the copy we have at Barbed Wire Books.
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$210.00
Narrow Gauge Portrait: South Pacific Coast; Signed

Narrow Gauge Portrait: South Pacific Coast; Signed

by MacGregor, Bruce A

Glenwood Publishers. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1975. Limited/Numbered Edition. Hardcover. 0911760237 . Number 898 of 1000 copies, signed by author on half-title page; Book and DJ have very light edgewear, owner's embossed stamp on FFEP, page ends very lightly toning; DJ has light toning to edges, crease along bottom edge; DJ in protective Brodart cover; b/w photos; 187 pages; Signed by Author .
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$100.00
Street-Railway Roadbed

Street-Railway Roadbed

by Pratt, Mason D.; Alden, C.A

STREET RAILWAY ROADBED. 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. RARE. USED. VERY GOOD CONDITION/ NO DUST JACKET IF ISSUED. A nice copy. Please see our photos.
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$100.00$60.00
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. Fourth Edition Revised with Additions. Hardcover. Very Good+ with no dust jacket. 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; 6 x 9 Inches.
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$250.00
History of the Sixtieth Regiment New York State Volunteers, from the commencement of its organization in July, 1861, to its public reception at Ogdensburgh as a veteran command, January 7th, 1864.

History of the Sixtieth Regiment New York State Volunteers, from the commencement of its organization in July, 1861, to its public reception at Ogdensburgh as a veteran command, January 7th, 1864.

by EDDY, Richard

1864 Civil War 1st ed 60th New York Infantry Union Gettysburg SLAVERY Railroads
The 60th-New York Volunteer Infantry was a famous Civil War Union regiment known for playing an important role in various battles including the Battle of Gettysburg. Author Richard Eddy wrote an account of the regiment and its involvement in the war; however, according to Nevins, this work is much more a "damnation of the South and slavery than a regimental history." Other notable contents include reports on railroads and... Read more about this item
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$499.00
Portfolio of Historic Canadian Steam Locomotives

Portfolio of Historic Canadian Steam Locomotives

by Author not named]

Belleville: Mika Studio [no date]. (Portfolio) Not paginated. Fine. 10 multi-colour hand prints for framing inside an illustrated, publisher's envelope. The envelope is edgeworn. (Transportation, Locomotives, Railways, Trains).
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$105.00
Die anderen Nürnberger. Technisches Spielzeug aus der "Guten alten Zeit" Band  2

Die anderen Nürnberger. Technisches Spielzeug aus der "Guten alten Zeit" Band 2

by Baecker, Carlernst and Dieter Haas

Frankfurt A.M., Germany: Hobby Haas, 1973. This is a very good hardcover copy with just light wear. Bound in the original publisher's orange 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 2 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 about this item
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$250.00
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 .
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$140.00
Canada and United States Tour Prospectus -- August 1927

Canada and United States Tour Prospectus -- August 1927

by Oxford and Cambridge Travel Club

Cambridge: Oxford and Cambridge Travel Club, 1927, 1927. A splendid look at pre-Depression transatlantic travel, this prospectus for two linked August 1927 tours sponsored by the Oxford and Cambridge Travel Club, with comments on the benefits of travel and of joining the club, open to present & past Oxford & Cambridge University men. Itinerary of the 'short trip' included New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Buffalo, Niagara Falls, Toronto, a week in Canada's Algonquin Park, Ottawa, &... Read more about this item
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$95.00
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. Slight old repaired tear on the frontispiece.. Original frontispiece plate tissue. Thirty-one illustrations. Errata slip before the text. Slightly bumped corners and spine.... Read more about this item
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$1,471.20
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
Statutes Special and General Relating to The Toronto, Grey, and Bruce Railway Company

Statutes Special and General Relating to The Toronto, Grey, and Bruce Railway Company

by Joseph, F J

Toronto: Rowsell & Hutchinson, 1881. Book. Good. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Boards have a little soiling and sun fading but the contents are very tight and clean. 188pp including index..
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$225.08
The Mineral Belt, Volumes I-III: An Illustrated History

The Mineral Belt, Volumes I-III: An Illustrated History

by David S. Digerness

Silverton, CO: Sundance Books, 1977. 3 vols. Hardcover. Very Good. 3 volume set:
Volume I - Old South Park - Denver to Leadville
Interior is clean and bright; binding is tight. Covers show moderate shelf and handling wear with rubbing and denting to all corners and edges, as well as overall abrasion.
Volume II - Old South Park - Across the Great Divide
Interior is clean and bright; binding is tight. Cover is in protective mylar which shows minor shelf and handling wear. Envelope attached inside rear... Read more about this item
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$215.00