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1 Great Western Progress. 1835-1935.
[London], Reprinted by permission from the Great Western Railway Centenary Number of The Times, [ca. Hard Cover 
180 pages, 1 plate, 58 illustrations, 1 fold. map, cloth. ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. This famous British railway line connected all of Wales to Paddington Station, London. Nice company history illustrates rolling stock, stations, bridges and management. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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2 Moodys Manual of Railroads and Corporation Securities: Twenty-Second Annual Number, Public Utility Section
New York Poor's Publishing Company 1921 Hard Cover Good+ with no dust jacket 
2400 pages, very many maps (some folding) , tables, brown cloth with gilt lettering, tear to rear spine, rubbing to corners, otherwise very good. 6-1/2 by 9 inches x 3 inches, weighing well over six pounds.. From the library of engineering firm SANDERSON & PORTER and with their stamp on endpapers. A massive compilation of information on U. S. , Canadian and foreign railroads and elevated railways, each with its own map. Includes brief history, excerpts from annual reports, equipment, capital stock, lines owned, lists of officers and directors, etc. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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3 The Great Southwest along the Santa Fe.
Kansas City, Missouri Fred Harvey, 1927 Soft Cover 
30 leaves, 28 full-page color illustrations, pictorial wrappers, oblong, 11-1/2" x 8-1/2", very good. The tipped-in color painting on the cover shows a group of Indians watching a train in the far distance. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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4 Ackerman, John H. Mountain Climbing Trains.
New York Ives Washburn 1969 Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 
Viii, [2], 110 pages, 4 plates, cloth, DJ, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. Eight pages of photographs. From the dust jacket: "In a lucid, engaging, and highly informative description of these unusual engines, we lean both how cog engines function mechanically and how they differ from ordinary locomotives. " ; Ex-Library; 110 pages 
Price: 18.00 USD
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5 Alexander, Edwin P. Down At the Depot: American Railroad Stations from 1831 to 1920
New York Clarkson N. Potter 1970 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
320 pages, approximately 1000 illustrations, cloth, DJ, very good. 9 by 12 inches. ; 320 pages 
Price: 25.00 USD
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6 American Car and Foundry Company The Armed Forces of A. C. F.
New York American Car and Foundry Company ca 1946 Softcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
92, [2] pages, well illustrated, large folding map in rear, wrappers, very good. 8.5 by 10 inches. "To the workers, men and women, of American Car and Foundry Company on both the industrial and combat firing lines this record is dedicated with deep appreciation." From Wikipedia: "American Car and Foundry (often abbreviated as ACF) is a manufacturer of railroad rolling stock. One of its subsidiaries was once (192554) a manufacturer of motor coaches and trolley coaches under the brand names of (first) ACF and (later) ACF-Brill. ~ACF produced artillery gun mounts and ammunition, submarine chasers and other boats, railway cars and other equipment during World War I to support the Allies. ACF ranked 36th among United States corporations in the value of World War II production contracts. " 
Price: 30.00 USD
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7 American Car and Foundry Company The Armed Forces of A. C. F.
New York American Car and Foundry Company ca 1946 Softcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued 
93, [1] pages, well illustrated, wrappers, very good. 8 by 11 inches. Scarce. "To the workers, men and women, of American Car and Foundry Company on both the industrial and combat firing lines this record is dedicated with deep appreciation." From Wikipedia: "American Car and Foundry (often abbreviated as ACF) is a manufacturer of railroad rolling stock. One of its subsidiaries was once (192554) a manufacturer of motor coaches and trolley coaches under the brand names of (first) ACF and (later) ACF-Brill. ~ACF produced artillery gun mounts and ammunition, submarine chasers and other boats, railway cars and other equipment during World War I to support the Allies. ACF ranked 36th among United States corporations in the value of World War II production contracts. " 
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8 American Society of Mechanical Engineers. George Westinghouse commemoration a forum presenting the career and achievements of George Westinghouse on the 90th anniversary of his birth
New York American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1937 Hard Cover Very Good 
Conducted by the American society of mechanical engineers, December 1, 1936. 78 pages, illustrations, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. "This edition is reprinted from the society's publication, Mechanical engineering, for March and April, 1937, by the Westinghouse companies, with revised illustrations."--p. 6. From the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition: "George Westinghouse, 1846-1914, American inventor and manufacturer, b. Central Bridge, N.Y. In the Civil War he served in the Union army and navy. Among his inventions in the railroad field were a reversible frog, the air brake (1868), and automatic signal devices. The Westinghouse Air Brake Company was organized in 1869 and the Union Switch and Signal Company in 1882. Westinghouse was a pioneer in introducing into the United States the high-voltage alternating current system for transmission of electricity. In 1866 the Westinghouse Electric Company was incorporated. The inventor also patented devices for the transmission of natural gas. Over 400 patents were credited to him in his lifetime." 
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9 BALL, DON, Jr. America's Colorful Railroads.
Los Angeles, Reed Books, 1978 0891695176 / 9780891695172 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
210 pages, well illustrated in color, maps, cloth, dj, very good. 10 by 11 inches. Epilogue by Jim Boyd. From the publisher: "America's Colorful Railroads - the first all-color book on the subject - captures in 281 full-color photographs the period in railroad history--the 1940s and 1950s--that brought the transition from steam to diesel engines. Don Ball, noted rail photographer and historian, has selected from his own slides, his collection, and the work of the few others then photographing in color a stunning array of pictures celebrating railroads from coast to coast. Complementing this intriguing chronicle is an Epilogue by Jim Boyd, Managing Editor of Railfan magazine, outlining the technical challenge met by the photographers whose work is so meticulously reproduced in the book." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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10 BALL, DON, Jr. Railroads an American journey.
New York Bonanza Books, 1985 Hard Cover Very Good in Good dust jacket 
288 pages, well illustrated in color, cloth, dj, very good. 10 by 11 inches. From the publisher: "In this volume, which complements his earlier Portrait of the Rails, Don Ball plunges into 'real railroad country,' far from the beaten path. He highlights his own railroad adventures, really the story of his life, beginning with a nostalgic recollection of his small-town Kansas boyhood. Through the years that followed, he combed nearly every state - to photograph the last mainline steam locomotive or to get an elusive shot of some short-line railroad." 
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11 BERTON, PIERRE The national dream. The great railway, 1871-1881.
Toronto, Mcclelland and Stewart Ltd. , 1973 0771013264 / 9780771013263 Hard Cover 
439 pages, map, cloth, very good. 10th printing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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12 BRADLEE, FRANCIS B[OARDMAN] C[ROWNINSHIELD] THE EASTERN RAILROAD: A Historical Account of Early Railroading in Eastern New England
Salem, MA The Essex Institute 1917 First Edition Hard Cover Good with no dust jacket 
107 pages, 16 plates, green cloth, spine frayed at top and bottom, ex-library with usual library markings, text and plates very good. Scarce 
Price: 100.00 USD
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13 BROWN, DEE Hear that lonesome whistle blow. Railroads in the West.
New York Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1977 0030169364 / 9780030169366 Hard Cover 
311 pages, well illustrated, map endpapers, cloth, dj, very good. 1st edition. From the dj: In February 1854 the first railroad from the East reached the Mississippi; by the end of the 19th century 5 major transcontinental railroads linked the East Cost with the Pacific Ocean and thousands of miles crisscrossed the West, a vast and virginal land just a few years before. The story of this extraordinary undertaking is one of breathtaking technological ingenuity, other-worldly idealism, and all-too-worldly greed. The heroes and villains were Irish laborers, Chinese coolies, intrepid engineers, avaricious bankers, stock manipulators, and corrupt politicians. Before it was over more than 55 million acres (one tenth of the country) were given away to the railroad magnates, Indian tribes were decimated, the buffalo were driven from the Great Plains, millions of immigrants were lured from Europe and a colossal continental nation was built. Woven into this dramatic narrative are the origins of present-day governmental corruption, the first ties between powerful corporations and politicians who enjoyed the frequent shows of money that fell upon them from railroad stock manipulators, and gave away America. How the people of the time responded to disillusionments that are remarkably similar to our own adds a contemporary dimension to this story. 
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14 BROWN, DEE Hear that lonesome whistle blow. Railroads in the West.
New York Simon & Schuster 1977 0671899392 / 9780671899394 Soft Cover Very Good 
[8], 311 pages, well illustrated, maps, pictorial wrappers, very good. From the publisher: In February 1854 the first railroad from the East reached the Mississippi; by the end of the 19th century 5 major transcontinental railroads linked the East Cost with the Pacific Ocean and thousands of miles crisscrossed the West, a vast and virginal land just a few years before. The story of this extraordinary undertaking is one of breathtaking technological ingenuity, other-worldly idealism, and all-too-worldly greed. The heroes and villains were Irish laborers, Chinese coolies, intrepid engineers, avaricious bankers, stock manipulators, and corrupt politicians. Before it was over more than 55 million acres (one tenth of the country) were given away to the railroad magnates, Indian tribes were decimated, the buffalo were driven from the Great Plains, millions of immigrants were lured from Europe and a colossal continental nation was built. Woven into this dramatic narrative are the origins of present-day governmental corruption, the first ties between powerful corporations and politicians who enjoyed the frequent shows of money that fell upon them from railroad stock manipulators, and gave away America. How the people of the time responded to disillusionments that are remarkably similar to our own adds a contemporary dimension to this story. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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15 BROWN, DEE Hear that lonesome whistle blow. Railroads in the West.
New York Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1977 0030169364 / 9780030169366 Hard Cover Good in Good dust jacket 
311 pages, well illustrated, map endpapers, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 1st edition. From the DJ: In February 1854 the first railroad from the East reached the Mississippi; by the end of the 19th century 5 major transcontinental railroads linked the East Cost with the Pacific Ocean and thousands of miles crisscrossed the West, a vast and virginal land just a few years before. The story of this extraordinary undertaking is one of breathtaking technological ingenuity, other-worldly idealism, and all-too-worldly greed. The heroes and villains were Irish laborers, Chinese coolies, intrepid engineers, avaricious bankers, stock manipulators, and corrupt politicians. Before it was over more than 55 million acres (one tenth of the country) were given away to the railroad magnates, Indian tribes were decimated, the buffalo were driven from the Great Plains, millions of immigrants were lured from Europe and a colossal continental nation was built. Woven into this dramatic narrative are the origins of present-day governmental corruption, the first ties between powerful corporations and politicians who enjoyed the frequent shows of money that fell upon them from railroad stock manipulators, and gave away America. How the people of the time responded to disillusionments that are remarkably similar to our own adds a contemporary dimension to this story. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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16 BROWN, DEE [ALEXANDER] Railroads in the West. Hear that lonesome whistle blow.
New York Henry Holt & Co. , 1977 Hard Cover 
311 pages, well illustrated, maps, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings otherwise very good. 1st edition. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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17 Buchanan, Lamont. Steel Trails and Iron Horses: a Pageant of American Railroading
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1955 Hardcover Fair 
159 pages, very well illustrated, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings, shelf wear and repairs to covers, otherwise very good. From the foreword: "As a youngster I went often to where the tracks bound our small Connecticut village with the rest of the world. I went to see the old Merchants Limited go by. " M400 ; Ex-Library; 159 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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18 Carlson, Norman and, Keevil, Walter R. (editors) ; Krambles, George Chicago's Rapid Transit Volume II. Rolling Stock 1947-1976.
Chicago Central Electric Railfans' Association 1976 0915348152 / 9780915348152 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 
256 pages, very well illustrated (some in color) , diagrams, plans, cloth, oblong, some dampstaining, pages a little wavy from exposure to dampness. From the introduction: "This is the second in a series of reference works on the equipment, facilities an operations of the elevated and subway system in CHicago, whose operations began in 1892 on the South Side and spread to cover the bulk of the city and several suburbs in the intervening 80 years. ~This book is organized by car families in chronological order. Technical specifications follow, with overall dimensions indicated along with pertinent text and picture captions car diagrams and photographs." 
Price: 20.00 USD
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19 Carter, Charles Frederick When Railroads Were New. Centenary Edition.
New York Simmons-Boardman Publishing Corp. 1926 Hardcover Fair 
Xiv, 224 pages, 16 plates, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings, covers faded, text very good. From the preface to the first edition: "Concerning certain aspects of the railroad, such as its finance, both high and ordinary, its construction and operation from a technical viewpoint, its moral turpitude and its predilection for manslaughter, whole libraries have been published. " BR4535B ; Ex-Library; 224 pages 
Price: 20.00 USD
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20 Casey, Robert J[Oseph] and, Douglas, W. A. S. (William Archer Sholter) Pioneer Railroad. the Story of the Chicago and North Western System.
New York Mcgraw-Hill Book Company 1948 First Edition Hardcover 
X,334 pages, 6 plates, cloth, ex-library with usual library markings, covers sun faded, otherwise very g ; Ex-Library; 334 pages 
Price: 15.00 USD
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