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Historia De Los Ferrocarriles De Mexico

by Roman, Julia

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Published
1933
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Mexico: Talleres Graficos Del Museo Nacional De Arquelogia, 1933. Octavo. 64 pages, ilustrado. Breve estudio sobre del desarrollo general del sistema ferroviario, desda la primera concession, orogada en 1837, hasta la terminacion de la linea del Sud-Pacifico, en 1932, (BNMA) .Una copia muy buena encuadernada en papel rígido envuelto en letras y estampadas en negro, sin abrir, bordes… Read more
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The American Railway Association Standard Box Car of 1932

by Culotta, Theodore J.

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First Edition
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$95.00

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San Mateo, CA: (2004): SPeedwitch Media. First Edition. Quarto. 267pp. photo illustrated, The 1932 ARA standard box car heralded the era of standard freight cars designs and ranks as one of the few most important designs in history. While the number of cars constructed to the design was relatively small, its influence was far-reaching and its creation may be… Read more
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Anthracite Coal (inscribed By the author)

by Haine, (Col.) Edgar A.

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Published
1987
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First Edition
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$85.00

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Chicago: Adams Press, Chicago, 1969), 1987. First Edition. Octavo. 214 pages, index, profusely illustrated with details. While the author is best known for his books on railroads, he grew up in the coal regions of Pennsylvania where hard coal (or rock coal) was mined. Here there are the accounts of the various mines and mining processes, such as… Read more
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Chicago(nd. ca.1920): Curt Teich. Oblong Quarto. unpaginated; 23 full-page sepia illustrations, mounted (including a folding double-page panorama), map, two pages of text containing illustration descriptions, (most copies record only 22 illustrations). Bound in tan pictorial wrappers lettered in green & gilt, photographic image mounted on upper cover entitled: "Crossing Great Salt Lake at Sunset". Ribbon ties at spine… Read more
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$50.00
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Columbus, OHio: Brotherhood of Locomotive Fireman and Engine Men, 1914. Octavo. pp. 401-525, plus preliminaries, ads. Several full page detailed ads of brake devices (some in color), Besides the many articles on air brakes, there are dozens of technical articles on other equipment (including an electric power that might surpass steam). The article on "fireman and firing" p. 202-203… Read more
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$55.00
image of South Side Rail Road, Coffee Theft, 1864

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Document measures 5 1/2" x 4 3/4". As the needs for the Confederacy grew more desperate, the demands placed on the South Side Rail Road had increased demands placed upon them by Lee's Army. While it was still privately owned business, its infrastructure was in decline as rails were often in disrepair, oversized locomotives used by the… Read more
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$450.00
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Uintah Railway, the Gilsonite Route

by Bender, Jr. Henry E.

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(Berkeley: Howell-North, 1970). Quarto. 239pp. index. One of the last narrow gauge railroads in the Rockies. 290 photographs of the only railroad to penetrate the vast Uintah Basin of Western Colorado and Eastern Utah. The ultra-sharp curves required specially built equipment which allowed it to become a profitable railroad. A fine copy bound i n… Read more
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image of Original Document re: New York and Harlem Rail Road [sic] (Railroad) Signed By Simeon Baldwin

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1 page hand written internal document of Simeon Baldwin's Purchase of 200 shares of the stock of the New York and Harlem Railroad [they do not treat it as a compound word; hence, rail road] The New York Legislature approved the Corporation in April of 1831. This document is a month later (May 30,… Read more
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$475.00
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The Electirc Interurban Railways in America

by Hilton, George W. And John F. Due

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Published
1960
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First Edition
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$75.00

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Stanford, California: Standford University Press, 1960. First Edition. Thick Octavo. 463p. index. One of the most colorful yet neglected American transportation history has been re-created in this definitive history of the electric inter-urbans. From their early construction in the early 1900's to their sharp decline after World War II as the family automobile became ubiquitous. Part I describes the… Read more
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image of Laws of the State of New York Passed at the Seventy-Third Session of the Legislature, Begun the First Day of January and Ended the Tenth Day of April 1850 at the City of Albany

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Albany: Little & Company Law Booksellers, 1850. Thick Octavo. 871 pages. Very scarce. A copy is located in the ULCA Law Library but not any on OCLC though a variant is found there in the New York Supreme Court Library. Much is found on the issues of transportation involving bridges, canals, plank roads and railroads. This rare issue lists… Read more
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$265.00
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Chicago Surface Lines; an Illustrated History

by Lind, Alan R.; Donald M. Hoffman

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Published
1986
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$60.00

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Park Forest, IL: Transport History Press, 1986. Quarto. 3rd Edition, Second Printing. 400 pages. Photo illustrated in black & white. The author who also has written extensively on Illinois railroads had made this his final and most complete study of the Chicago Surface Lines. Not only is it the finest pictorial record with texts explaining each one, but… Read more
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image of El Ferrocarril De Pennsylvania y La Exposicion Colombiana, Con Notas Descriptivas De Las Ciudades De New York, Washington, Philadelphia, Chicago y Una Descripcion Completa De Los Terrenos y  Edificios De Ls Exposicion, Con Mapas e Illustraciones

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Philadelphia: Compania Del Ferrocarril De Pennsylvania, 1892. Octavo. 139p. 7 maps (as called for in most editions, some apparently have only 6). Spanish language. The Pennsylvania Railroad made an extraordinary effort in corporate image making to produce editions both in English and Spanish. Maps included are: Pennsylvania RR, New York to Chicago: (2) New York Harbor; (3) New York… Read more
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image of Reports of Explorations and Surveys, to Ascertain the Most Practicable and Economical Route for a Railroad From the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean Made Under the Directions of the Secretary of the War in 1853-1854 [all Senate issue)

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Washington: Beverley Tucker, 1855-59; George W. Bowman, 1861 and Thomas H. Ford 1860. Quarto. 33nd Congress. 2nd Senate. Ex. Doc. No. 78. 12 Volumes in 13. All Senate Issue. All uniformly bound in publisher's dark brown cloth, decoratively stamped in blind, spine lettering gilt. A very good set complete set with noted faults listed within the collation,… Read more
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Santa Fe Passenger Trains in California from the 1940s Thru Amtrak and More

by Dorin, Patrick C.

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Published
2006
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First Edition
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Forest, VA: TCL Publishing, Inc, 2006. First Edition. Quarto. 90pp., illustrated in color and black & white. This book takes a look at the Santa Fe service on the Valley and Los Angeles Divisions i California from the 1940s through to Amtrak; plus a brie review of the services provided by Amtrak Metrolink and the coaster on the… Read more
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4 1/2" x 4" original photograph of what was called Frank Murphy's "impossible railroad". He had already managed the rich Congress Mine and the legendary United Verde Mine at Jerome. Now in 1897 his Prescott and Eastern Line was organized with full grading beginning in 1898. Since it would connect with the Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix Railway (just… Read more
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$145.00
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Tracking Around San Francisco, 1956-1976

by Jewell, Donald V.

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Published
2014
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Scotch Plains, N.J.: Morning Sun, 2014. Cloth Hardcover. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. 128p. A pristine copy in an as new dust jacket. The author grew up in the Richmond District near Golden Gate Park and began taking pictures at age 9 of the SP trains and covered over the next two decades the Bayshore… Read more
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Pennsylvania Trolleys in Color, Vol. III: The Pittsburgh Region

by Volkmer, William D.

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First Edition
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(Morning Sun Books, Scotch Plains, NJ. 1999). First Edition. Quarto. First printing. Volume III. 128p. Volume three completes the tour of the state of Pennsylvania Traction Systems with a visit to the western part of the state. Illustrated throughout with photographs in color. Bound in red cloth lettered in yellow, spine lettering yellow. A near fine copy in… Read more
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Philip R. Hastings, Portrait of The Pennsylvania Railroad

by Nelson, Douglas M.

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First Edition
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Los Angeles, CA; (2002): Pine Tree Press. First Edition. Oblong Quarto. Photographs from the collection of the California State Railroad Museum, with a foreword by Kevin P. Keefe and an afterword by Jim Shaughnessy, 128pp.,photo-illustrated in black and white, very tiny bump to one corner, near fine in near fine pictorial dust jacket.
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Georgetown and the Loop

by Griswold, P.E., Richard H. Kindig and Cynthia Trombly

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First Edition
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Denver, Co. (1988): Rocky Mountain Railroad Club. First Edition. Quarto. 2nd, printing. 254p. index. bibliography. Profusely illustrated with photographs, Besides pictures of trains, there are maps, passes, and other train memorabilia from Colorado's fabled history in Clear Creek Canyon. A unique history of just a few miles of arrow gauge railroad in Colorado's… Read more
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Refrigerator Car Color Guide

by Green, Gene

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Near Fine
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First Edition
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(Morning Sun Books, Inc. Scotch Plains, Nj, 2005). First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Quarto. First printing. 128p. A look at the operation and roster of privately-owned ice-bunker reefer cars. Contains a marvelous sequence of the icing process atop an icing dock in 1962. Bound in black cloth lettered in gilt, two tiny bumps to corners in… Read more
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