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Railroads of America, Association of American Railroads
1 Association of American Railroads Railroads of America
Washington D. C. Association of American Railroads 1963 1st Edition; 1st Printing Pamphlet Very Good+ 
This is a pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled binding. The pamphlet is in Very Good+ condition. The pamphlet and its contents are in clean, bright condition with the exception of one crease to the top front corner. The text pages are clean and bright. "Of all the forms of transportation which have been developed during man's onward march, the one which has contributed most to the spread of civilization, the creation and diffusion of wealth, the expansion of industries, and improvements in the standard of living, is the railroad." 
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Highball A Pageant of Trains, Beebe, Lucius
2 Beebe, Lucius Highball A Pageant of Trains
New York Bonanza Books Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some rubbing, bumping and edge wear. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's inked name on the front pastedown page. The dust jacket has edge wear, rubbing, small nicks, along with edge tears, wrinkles and several chips missing, mostly to the spine. "Lucius Morris Beebe (December 9, 1902 February 4, 1966) was an American author, gourmand, photographer, railroad historian, journalist, and syndicated columnist...n 1950, Beebe and his long-time friend and partner, photographer Charles Clegg, moved to Virginia City, Nevada, where they purchased and restored the Piper family home and later purchased the dormant Territorial Enterprise newspaper. The newspaper was relaunched in 1952 and by 1954 had achieved the highest circulation in the West for a weekly newspaper. He and Clegg co-wrote the "That Was the West" series of historical essays for the newspaper. In 1960 Beebe began work with the San Francisco Chronicle where he wrote a syndicated column, This Wild West. During the six years that he wrote the column, Beebe covered such topics as economics, politics, journalism, religion, history, morals, justice, finance, and travel." 
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Steamcars to the Comstock The Virginia & Truckee Railroad, The Carson & Colorado Railroad..., Beebe, Lucius and Charles Clegg
3 Beebe, Lucius and Charles Clegg Steamcars to the Comstock The Virginia & Truckee Railroad, The Carson & Colorado Railroad...
Berkeley, CA Howell-North Books 1957 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The price clipped dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and small chips missing along with some light toning and wear. "In Steamcars to the Comstock the authors deal lovingly with two railroads and impart to each its individual character and worth." "The Virginia and Truckee Railroad is a privately owned heritage railroad, headquartered in Virginia City, Nevada in the United States...When first constructed in the 19th century, it was a commercial freight railroad (reporting mark VT) which was originally built to serve the Comstock Lode mining communities of northwestern Nevada. At its height, the railroad's route ran from Reno south to Carson City. In Carson City, the mainline split into two branches. One branch continued south to Minden, while the other branch traveled east to Virginia City. The first section from Virginia City to Carson City was constructed beginning in 1869 to haul ore, lumber and supplies for the Comstock Lode. " 
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HISTORY OF THE J. G. BRILL COMPANY, Brill, Debra
4 Brill, Debra HISTORY OF THE J. G. BRILL COMPANY
Bloomington, IL Indiana University Press 2001 0253339499 / 9780253339492 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Fine in Fine dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "From a small horsecar building firm established in 1868, the J. G. Brill Company grew to be a world leader in a rapidly evolving and growing industry that at the time of the First World War was the fifth largest in the United States. Besides its very successful trolleys and other electric cars, Brill built horsecars, cable cars, narrow-gauge and gas-propelled cars for railroads, and even buses and trolley buses." 
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History Of The Union Pacific Coal Mines 1868-1940, Colonial Press / Union Pacific Coal Company
5 Colonial Press / Union Pacific Coal Company History Of The Union Pacific Coal Mines 1868-1940
Omaha, NE The Colonial Press 1940 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
B&W Photographs; This book is in Very Good condition and was possibly issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine of the book has a light slant and there is light, but noticeable rubbing and bumping to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages mostly clean and bright. The reverse of the front endpaper and first free page have noticeable foxing. The table at the rear of the book has a visible tear, but is otherwise in clean bright condition. "The Union Pacific Coal Company was formed in 1874 as the Union Pacific Coal Department by the Union Pacific Railway. The company was formed because Union Pacific's former coal supplier, Wyoming Coal and Mining Company was selling coal at highly inflated costs to the railroad. Before 1874 the Union Pacific Railway owned all of the mineral rights along its right-of-way but not a mining company, thus the Wyoming Mining and Coal Company provided coal to the railroad. This was a problem for UP because the coal company's stock was owned by Oliver Ames, the Wyoming Coal Company president and five members of the board of directors for UP. Wyoming Coal was able to sell its product back to UP at highly inflated costs. The railroad's reaction was to form the Union Pacific Coal Department in 1874." 
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The Iron Horse America's Steam Locomotives: a Pictorial History, Comstock, Henry B.
6 Comstock, Henry B. The Iron Horse America's Steam Locomotives: a Pictorial History
New York Galahad Books Reprint Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a very Good to Near Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some very beginning bumping to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is mostly clean and bright, but does have noticeable toning and ground-in dirt. There are also a couple of small semi-closed edge tears. "After December 1942, Railroad Magazine was published by Popular Publications, which purchased the Munsey Company. It dropped railroad fiction after January 1979. At mid-century, the magazine staff consisted of editor Henry B. Comstock, associate editors K. M. Campbell and Ted Sanchargin, art editor George H. Mabie, and "Electric Lines" editor Stephen B. Maquire." 
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A General Freight and Passenger Post A Practical Solution of the Railroad Problem, Cowles, James Lewis
7 Cowles, James Lewis A General Freight and Passenger Post A Practical Solution of the Railroad Problem
New York G. P. Putnam's Sons 1896 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good 
This book is in Very Good condition and was most likely issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally solid condition. The red covers have some fading and rubbing to the front and rear board edges. The spine ends have bumping, rubbing and fraying. The spine is sunned and the lettering has faded somewhat. The text pages are clean and bright, however the front endpaper has detached and is laid in. Both front and rear inner hinges have cracked. "The conclusions presented in this monograph, which treats of the circulation of persons and of property through the arteries and veins of the body politic, rest upon the following fundamental principles. First. Railways are post-roads and are, therefore, subject, both as to state and interstate commerce, to the eighth section of the first article of the Constitution of the United States. Second. Railway trains are post-wagons and the Post-office can only fulfil the object of its being when these post-wagons are entirely subject to its jurisdiction. Third. The transportation of persons and property is as legitimate a function of the Post-office as is the transportation of letters." Chapters include: The Post-Office since 1839, Abuses of the Present System of Railway Management, Distance a False Basis for the Determination of Railway Rates, The Cost-of-Service Principle and its Application to Public Transportation, Under the Control of the Post-Office. 
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Three Little Lines Silverton Railroad, Silverton, Gladstone & Northerly, Silverton Northern., Crum, Josie Moore
8 Crum, Josie Moore Three Little Lines Silverton Railroad, Silverton, Gladstone & Northerly, Silverton Northern.
Durango, CO Durango Herald-News 1960 Reprint Booklet Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade sized booklet with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The booklet is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The covers have some light edge wear, ground-in dirt and spotting. There is a one inch long bit of paper removed from the bottom front corner and a larger roundish spot of foxing / spotting to the rear cover. The text pages are clean and bright. There is a previous owner's address label on the title page and another spot of discoloration to the inside cover. "The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) is a 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge heritage railroad that operates 45.2 miles (72.7 km) of track between Durango and Silverton, in the U. S. State of Colorado. The railway is a federally designated National Historic Landmark and is also designated by the American Society of Civil Engineers as a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. The route was originally opened in 1882 by the Denver & Rio Grande Railway (D&RG) to transport silver and gold ore mined from the San Juan Mountains." 
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The Slow Tired and Easy R. R. : the Story of the Stockton Terminal & Eastern R. R. and it's Rough Road to Success, Davis, Olive
9 Davis, Olive The Slow Tired and Easy R. R. : the Story of the Stockton Terminal & Eastern R. R. and it's Rough Road to Success
Fresno, CA Valley Publishers 1976 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ to Near Fine- condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The front endpaper has toning where a newspaper article was laid-in. The dust jacket has several smallish edge tears, rubbed spots and edge nicks. "The S. T. & E. Was not another big company ownede by faceless people in some faraway city; it was a local business." " 
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A Century Of Southern Pacific Steam Locomotives, Dunscomb, Guy L.
10 Dunscomb, Guy L. A Century Of Southern Pacific Steam Locomotives
Modesto, CA Guy L. Dunscomb 1963 1st Edition; 1st Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Good dust jacket 
B&W Photographs; This copy is missing the map supplement. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Good only dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and rubbing to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several large chips missing from the spine ends, and the front spine joint is mostly detached. "The historic Southern Pacific, the road whose rails extend from Pacific Ocean to the Great Salt Lake, and from the forest of Oregon to the MIssissippi has operated or controlled over 16,000 miles of railroad. It operated in eight states and the Republic of Mexico; it had the longest north-south route of any railroad on the North American continent." 
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1985 Steam Passenger Service Directory Twentieth Annual Edition, Empire State Railway Museum
11 Empire State Railway Museum 1985 Steam Passenger Service Directory Twentieth Annual Edition
Middletown, NY Empire State Railway Museum, Inc. 1985 Paperback Very Good 
B&W Illustrations; This is a trade paperback book with cardstock covers and a glued spine. The book is in Very Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping, rubbing and wear to the spine ends and corners of the book covers. The rear bottom corner has a very noticeable crease with rubbing. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, with the exception of several doodles added to the title page by a former owner. This is the twentieth annual edition of the steam passenger Service Directory. "Established in 1960, the Empire State Railway Museum is a non-profit railroad museum currently located in the historic Ulster & Delaware Phoenicia Railroad Station, Phoenicia, New York. The station was built in 1899 by the U&D, and is one of the few surviving examples left along the line. The museum owns a small collection of historic railroad equipment. The museum was formerly the publisher of the annual Steam Railroad Directory until the 2006 edition, when the title was taken over by Kalmbach Publishing and now released as the Tourist Trains Guidebook." 
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Trains, Tracks  & Trails How the Railroads Reached the West, Ewing, Norris
12 Ewing, Norris Trains, Tracks & Trails How the Railroads Reached the West
Menlo Park, CA Lane Book Company 1964 1st Edition; 1st Printing Paperback Fine Illustrated by Leavitt Dudley 
Color Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book. The book is in Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "A pair of iron rails lay side by side like two shining snakes in the Platte River Valley of Nebraska." 
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6 HO Railroads You Can Build, Model Railroader Magazine / Bob Hayden
13 Model Railroader Magazine / Bob Hayden 6 HO Railroads You Can Build
Waukesha, WI Kalmbach Publishing Company 1993 3rd Printing Paperback Near Fine 
Color Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book. The book is in Near Fine condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. "From the pages of Model Railroader Magazine come these six HO layouts, complete with detailed, step-by-step instructions for building each one." 
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Trains: The Magazine Of Railroading March 1961 (Vol. 21 No. 5), Morgan, David P. (editor)
14 Morgan, David P. (editor) Trains: The Magazine Of Railroading March 1961 (Vol. 21 No. 5)
Milwaukee, WI Trains Magazine 1961 1st Edition; 1st Printing Magazine Very Good- 
B&W Illustrations; This magazine is in Very Good - condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The magazine and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The bottom spine of the magazine has a tear. The covers have some rubbing and wear. The text pages are clean and bright. "Trains is a monthly US magazine dedicated to trains and railroads, and is one of the two flagship publications of Kalmbach Publishing. The magazine is read both by railroad enthusiasts, commonly referred to as railfans, and those within the railroad industry. The magazine was founded in 1940 by Al C. Kalmbach, and is based in Waukesha, Wisconsin. It is the largest and oldest North American consumer magazine on rail transportation. Primarily, Trains covers the railroad happenings in the United States and Canada, and sometimes Mexico. However, there are articles on subjects on railroading around the world on occasion." 
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The Railroads of San Joaquin County An Elementary School Source Book, Spencer, Horace A.
15 Spencer, Horace A. The Railroads of San Joaquin County An Elementary School Source Book
Stockton, CA Horace A. Spencer 1979 2nd Printing Paperback Very Good+ 
B&W Illustrations; This is an oversized paperback book. The book is in Very Good+ condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. There is some beginning bumping and edge wear to the book covers and bottom corners of the text pages. "When the Golden Spike was driven at Promintory Point, Utah in May, 1869, the nation was spanned with its first transcontinental railroad. The western terminal of this road was the depot in Sacramento, California." 
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The Pacific Northwest And Alaska, Union Pacific System (Union Pacific Railroad)
16 Union Pacific System (Union Pacific Railroad) The Pacific Northwest And Alaska
Omaha, NE C. J. Collins / Union Pacific 1927 Paperback Very Good- 
B&W Photographs; This is a large trade sized paperback book. The book is in Very Good- to Near Gery Good condition and was issued without a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. There is some light bumping and wear to the spine ends and corners. The bottom spine end of the book cover has tearing to the bottom third. There are several small spots of ground-in dirt and foxing. The corners have some light bumping and creasing. The text pages are clean and bright. "This vast region of lofty, glacier-gripped mountains, primeval forests, majestic rivers and far-reaching salt waterways includes Oregon, Washington, British Columbia and part of Idaho. This book is a tour guide of the Pacific Northwest areas where the Union Pacific Railway carried passengers and includes a map of the railway routes at the rear of the book. 
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Trains: The Magazine Of Railroading March 1961 (Vol. 21 No. 5), Morgan, David P. (editor)
Trains: The Magazine Of Railroading March 1961 (Vol. 21 No. 5)

Three Little Lines Silverton Railroad, Silverton, Gladstone & Northerly, Silverton Northern., Crum, Josie Moore
Three Little Lines Silverton Railroad, Silverton, Gladstone & Northerly, Silverton Northern.

History Of The Union Pacific Coal Mines 1868-1940, Colonial Press / Union Pacific Coal Company
History Of The Union Pacific Coal Mines 1868-1940

 
 
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