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Railway Machinery: A Treatise on the Mechanical Engineering of Railways; Embracing the Principles...
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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

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  • very good
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  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Paperback
Seller
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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$2,000.00

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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." xxiv,335 + iv pp., illus. w/ 60 double-page engraved plates + 11 (numbered as 10) single-page diagram plates + 353 vignette woodcuts within text. A marvelous production. This set has been collated and is complete in terms of text, plates, and wrappers. In general, each issued Part also includes a tissue-paper guard inside each cover, and both the recto and verso of each rear cover lists new works and new editons by the publisher, Blackie & Son. Condition ranges from Good to what could reasonably, given… Read More
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$2,000.00
From Wood to Steel; Classic Canadian Railway Passenger Cars from 1860 to 1920
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From Wood to Steel; Classic Canadian Railway Passenger Cars from 1860 to 1920

by McQuade, Richard (Illustrations by Andrew Merrilees.)

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  • Hardcover
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Used
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780973312607
ISBN 10
0973312602
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Winnipeg, Manitoba
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$173.25

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Toronto: Martin Grove Press [0-9733126-0-2] [2003]. (Oblong folio hardcover) 199pp. Near fine in fine dust jacket. Illustrations, photographs, appendices, bibliography. There are presentation inscriptions on the front endpaper along with the ownership inscription of Canadian railway artist Robert McInnis, corner creases on about a dozen pages. Illustrations by Andrew Merrilees. (Transportation, Passenger Cars, Railway Companies--Canada, Trains).
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$173.25
RAILROAD BOOKS, PAMPHLETS AND EPHEMERA, 23 ITEMS
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RAILROAD BOOKS, PAMPHLETS AND EPHEMERA, 23 ITEMS

by RAILROAD - VARIOUS

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Used
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Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts
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$250.00

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[RAILROAD] RAILROAD BOOKS, PAMPHLETS AND EPHEMERA, 23 ITEMS. As follows: 1. DETROIT LUBRICATOR COMPANY. "GENUINE DETROIT" MODEL A LOCOMOTIVE FORCE FEED OILER, CATALOG NO. 174. Detroit, MI [n.d.] 56 pp. including folding charts and b/w and two-color illustrations, and halftone photos. 8vo., heavily soiled printed stapled wrappers, yellow. Some soil to page edges. 2. DETROIT LUBRICATOR COMPANY. DETROIT BULLSEYE LOCOMOTIVE LUBRICATORS, CATALOG NO. 38 L. Detroit, MI, 1918. 62 pp. Halftone photos. 8vo., moderate soil to printed stapled wrappers with 3 color embossed front cover. Light offset to front and rear pages, and some soil to page edges. 3. WORTHINGTON PUMP AND MACHINERY CORPORATION. WORTHINGTON LOCOMOTIVE BOILER FEED PUMP AND FEED WATER HEATER, TYPES B AND BL, GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR OPERATION BK-1608-F. New York, May 1927. 36 pp. Stiff green printed wrappers with green cloth tape spine, rounded corners. 12mo., moderate soil to covers and a few pages, b/w folding diagram, two-color folding… Read More
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$250.00
Southern Pacific Steam Locomotive Compendium
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Southern Pacific Steam Locomotive Compendium

by Diebert, Timothy S. And Joseph A. Strapac

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • Signed
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780930742126
ISBN 10
0930742125
Seller
Olympia, Washington
Item Price
$148.00

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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
Trains Album of Photographs (18 volumes)

Trains Album of Photographs (18 volumes)

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Condition
Used
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Item Price
$165.00

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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
The Pop-Up Book of Trains
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The Pop-Up Book of Trains

by Penick, Ib

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  • very good
  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - Very Good
Edition
First Edition
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 13
9780394832616
ISBN 10
0394832612
Seller
Salem, Oregon
Item Price
$189.95

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1976 Random House First Edition. Pop-Up Book #31. RARE! PAPER ENGINEERING BY IB PENICK. All pop-ups and sliders in working order. Used. Very Good condition. Quite the find! Please see our photos.
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$189.95
Taintor's Route and City Guides
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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 "descriptive sketches of the cities, villages, stations, and scenes and objects of interest along the route."Condition:Stain spots to the covers (the stain at the top-left corner of the back cover also has a hole through it); the back cover has some light pencil writing; paper cover missing from the top and bottom edges of the spine; the front cover has a 1.5" tear at the bottom near spine. No loose pages. The map is securely attached at the spine and folds nicely in and out. The map had torn vertically (and was… Read More
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$325.00
The Iron Sherpa:  Darjeeling and its Remarkable Railway Volume 1
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The Iron Sherpa: Darjeeling and its Remarkable Railway Volume 1: The History

by Martin, Terry

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - 1st ed near Fine in VG+ dw
Edition
1st ed
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire
Item Price
$185.86

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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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$185.86
The Iron Sherpa:  Darjeeling and its Remarkable Railway Volume 2
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The Iron Sherpa: Darjeeling and its Remarkable Railway Volume 2: The Railway (The Route, Locomotives, Rolling Stock and Infrastructure)

by Martin, Terry

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  • Hardcover
  • first
Condition
Used - 1st ed near Fine in VG+ dw
Edition
1st ed
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire
Item Price
$805.42

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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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$805.42
Locomotive Cyclopedia of American Practice: Definitions and Typical Illustrations of Railroad and...
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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 stamped rules on covers. All edges stained red.
Condition: VG+. Spotting on cover, corners bumped. Bookplate on front pastedown of Thomas Townsend Taber, a prolific author of railroad histories.
Provenance: From the collection of Thomas Townsend Taber III.Only one copy of this edition in OCLC
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$225.00
Light Steam Power Magazine:  Vol. 2, July-Sept. 1952 No. 6
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Light Steam Power Magazine: Vol. 2, July-Sept. 1952 No. 6

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  • good
  • Paperback
  • Signed
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Used - Good
Binding
Paperback
Seller
Newton, Massachusetts
Item Price
$110.00

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1952. Magazine: Vol. 2, July-Sept. 1952 No. 6; an 8vo size staple bound magazine, paginates from 220-262 with black and white illustrations and photographs. Contents include: The Serpollet System The Late Mr. R. H. Bolsover The Scott-Newcomb Steam System Doble Steam Cars British Light Steam Power Society Steam Launches and Their Machinery, 1909 Firing Monotube Steam Generator with Solid Fuel A 1920 Stanley Steamer wtih Modern Boiler and Burner Thermodynamics of Vapour Power-Plants for Motor Vehicles Some rubbing wear to covers, staples in binding have rusted and there are rusty areas a staple insertion points, particularly in the center fold and top back cover. There are some light wrinkles on back cover and on page 229 and wear to top of spine. Ephemera includes: 1. Published sheet, circa 1951, titles Modern Steam Power Development. There is an underlined sentence and a folded edge on the right side. 2. Published Legal size sheet, also circa 1951 with some information on Modern… Read More
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$110.00
Norris's hand-book for locomotive engineers and machinists
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Norris's hand-book for locomotive engineers and machinists

by NORRIS, Septimus

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Binding
Hardcover
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COLUMBIA, Missouri
Item Price
$499.00

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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 Circles, Diameters, and Circumferences
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Boiler Locomotive
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Elasticity of Cast Iron and Wrought
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Conic Sections
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Rods, Cylinders, and Valves of Locomotives
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Feed Pumps of Locomotives
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Fractional Parts of an Inch
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Friction
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Levers
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Railways
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Safety Valves
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Steam Engine
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And more!
This 1864 edition includes two full page engraved illustrations of a locomotive bullt by the Amoskeac Manufacturing Company… Read More
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$499.00
Catechism of the locomotive
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Catechism of the locomotive

by FORNEY, Matthias N

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
Condition
Used - Near Fine
Binding
Hardcover
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COLUMBIA, Missouri
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$499.00

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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: The Railroad Gazette, 1879.

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Collation: Complete with all pages
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xvi, 709 [1]
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488 illustrated figures
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6 folding plates
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Language: English
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Binding: Hardcover; tight & secure
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Size: ~8in X 6in (20cm x 15cm)
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Locomotive Cyclopedia
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Locomotive Cyclopedia

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  • Hardcover
Condition
Used
Edition
Eleventh Edition
Binding
Hardcover
Seller
Belt, Montana
Item Price
$150.00

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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
George Francis Train Signed Letter, 1863, With Ephemera

George Francis Train Signed Letter, 1863, With Ephemera

by Train, George Francis

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  • Signed
Condition
Used
Seller
Van Nuys, California
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$150.00

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, . 5" x 8" signed letter on personal stationery from George Francis Train (1829-1904), visionary businessman, powerful financier, charismatic orator, passionate political activist, and legendary world traveler, who was celebrated as much for his successes as for his eccentricities. A short list of his achievements includes establishing a clipper ship line at age sixteen to sail from Boston around the tip of South America to San Francisco to serve those desirous of joining in the Gold Rush; creating a track-guided horse tram in London and Birkenhead England; partnering with Thomas C. Durant in the formation of the Union Pacific Railroad; organizing Credit Mobilier America to aid in financing construction of the Transcontinental Railroad (later the object of scandal); founding Credit Foncier to raise capital for the purchase of land along the rail route; thrice circumnavigating the globe—first in 80 days, then 67, and finally 60 (reportedly inspiring the Jules Verne novel); and running as… Read More
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$150.00