Hardcover. Milwaukee WI, Kalmbach Publishing, reprint, 1971, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover. Kalmbach facsimile reprint of the Simmons-Boardman 1941 edition. 1312 pages featuring steam locomotives, elecrtic locomotives, diesel locomotives, industrial locomotives, locomotive shops, and engine terminals. Many hundreds of photographs and dimensional diagrams of locomotives and their various parts. Impressive color foldout on heavy stock of Alco-GE diesel-electric locomotives in paint schemes for The Milwaukee Road, Rock Island, Santa Fe, Southern, and New Haven. A similar foldout for EMD features early shovel nose E-units in schemes for Union Pacific, Burlington, Santa Fe, Rock Island, Missouri Pacific, plus nine more, plus FT schemes for Santa Fe, Seaboard, Rio Grande, Great Northern, Western Pacific, Milwaukee, and Southern. Bound in dark blue cloth. Clean.
NY, Simmons-Boardman Publishing, 1947, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover. Bound in original dark blue cloth with lettering printed in gold. Thirteenth edition of this massive encyclopedia covering every aspect of building and maintaining steam, electric, diesel and industrial locomotives. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of black and white photographs and dimensional diagrams of locomotives and their various parts. Sections include Dictionary of Terms, data on US and Canadian steam locomotives, locomotive boilers, water supply, fuel supply, cabs, boiler mountings, the engine, foundation and running gear (trucks, roller bearings, axles, etc.), lubrication, couples and draft gears, brakes, signals, tenders, safety appliances, locomotive shops and engine terminals. Filled with numerous detailed advertisements from parts manufacturers explaining the various goods they sell. With bibliography and indexes for advertisers (by name and by product). 1418 pages. Previous owner's signature on early page, otherwise clean copy.
Hardcover. Berkeley CA, Howell-North Books, 1st, 1977, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 371 pages. Grey cloth in dust jacket. 655 photographs maps and drawings. Beautifully done history of the Lehigh Valley Railroad beginning with the discovery of anthracite coal in Pennsylvania and transport along the Lehigh Canal before tracing the construction and operation of the Lehigh Valley from its inception through its takeover by the Pennsylvania Railroad in 1976. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos of rolling stock, stations and personnel. Includes maps, advertisements, and bibliography. End papers show system map. Index.
Softcover. Gainesville FL, University Press of Florida, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 283 pages. Index and bibliography. Many never-published-before images and a complete history of the slow development and long decline of the railroad in Florida. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Norton, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 192 pages. This book has an international bent: Hand has taken photographs in more than fifty countries over the past fifty-five years. These 162 black-and-white photographs present a sampling of his best work from around the world and show how the railway is a compelling subject no matter the locale. An introduction by well-known transportation reporter and railroad columnist Don Phillips explains how Hand got interested in railways and how his approach to the subject developed; extended captions provide historical context. The book includes an afterword by rail and photography historian Jeff Brouws.
Hardcover. NY, McGraw Hill, 1st, 1962, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. "A Work of Giants tells one of the most stirring chapters in the nation's history, and with the rich anecdotes and legends that enliven his fine account, Mr. Griswold offers an unusually colorful excursion into a high order of Americana." 376 pages, b&w photos. Bookplate on inside front cover, otherwise clean.
Softcover. NY, Quadrant Press, 1st, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 80 pages. Grey wraps with photo on cover, and green lettering. Nearly every page has B&W photos demonstrating the usefulness and versatility of the 2-8-2 locomotive which has endured for over a century. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Bantam, 1st, 2010, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. 518 pages, b&w illustrations. Appetite for America is the incredible real-life story of Fred Harvey--told in depth for the first time ever--as well as the story of this country's expansion into the Wild West of Bat Masterson and Billy the Kid, of the great days of the railroad, of a time when a deal could still be made with a handshake and the United States was still uniting. As a young immigrant, Fred Harvey worked his way up from dishwasher to household name: He was Ray Kroc before McDonald's, J. Willard Marriott before Marriott Hotels, Howard Schultz before Starbucks. His eating houses and hotels along the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad (including historic lodges still in use at the Grand Canyon) were patronized by princes, presidents, and countless ordinary travelers looking for the best cup of coffee in the country. Harvey's staff of carefully screened single young women--the celebrated Harvey Girls--were the country's first female workforce and became genuine Americana, even inspiring an MGM musical starring Judy Garland. Clean copy.
Softcover. Baltimore, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 1893, Book: Good, Softcover, folding brochure (4 X 8 1/2") which opens up to a large color map on the reverse: "Map of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and Its Connections Over Which Through Cars Are Run". Opposite side of map has various schedules, scenic stops, b&w illustrations. Light wear, mild creases, Good+. More pictures upon request.
Hardcover. NY, Public Affairs, 1st, 2010, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 376 pages, color & b/w illustrations. Blood, Iron and Gold reveals the huge impact of the railways as they spread rapidly across the world, linking cities that had hitherto been isolated, stimulating both economic growth and social change on an unprecedented scale. From Panama to the Punjab, Christian Wolmar describes the vision and determination of the pioneers who developed railways that would one day span continents, as well as the labour of the navvies who built this global network. Wolmar shows how cultures were enriched - and destroyed - by the unrelenting construction and how they had a vital role in civil conflict, as well as in two world wars. Indeed, the global expansion of the railways was key to the spread of modernity and the making of the modern world.
Hardcover. Milwaukee, Kalmbach Publishing, reprint, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, no dust jacket, bound in black cloth with gold gilt lettering on spine. Text block edges stained red. Facsimile reprint of 1940 edition. Very good condition, 1352 pages. Incomparable reference work on industrial and passenger railroad cars just before World War II. The extensive sections on Pullman and sleeping cars, private cars, motor trains, lighting, provide excellent details on the railroads of the period. Hundreds of detailed photos and dimensioned construction drawings. All types of rolling stock is covered: Box, Hopper, Gondola, Reefer, Stock, Flat, Passenger-Pullman, etc. Details of braking systems, draft gear, trucks, coupler styles and more. Distributorstamp on front fly leaf otherwise tight and clean.
Hardcover. NY, Simmons-Boardman Publishing, 1919, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, A gargantuan volume, 1334 pages, 8 1/2 x 12". Compiled for manufacturers in the railroad industry. Definitions and Illustrations of American railway cars, their parts and equipment. Thousands of b&w photos, plans and elevations of railroad freight cars, postal cars, passenger cars, sleepers, etc. all shown in minute detail. The same treatment is given to equipment such as brakes, couplers, etc. The book has been professionally rebound in dark blue cloth with gilt lettering on front and spine. Scarce. Mild water stain to first 50 pages, otherwise clean. No out-of country shipping on this very heavy volume.
Hardcover. NY, Simmons-Boardman, 1st, 1939, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, black cloth covers with gilt lettering on spine, 1308 pages. Definitions and typical illustrations of railroad and industrial cars, their parts and equipment. Profusly illustrated with b&w photos, detailed measured drawings. Name on iside front cover otherwise clean.
Hardcover. Golden CO, Colorado Railroad Museum, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 238 pages. B&w and color illustrations. Five of the articles are on passenger and mixed (passenger and freight) trains and trolleys in a topographic setting that owing to mineral resources had a phenomenal network of rail lines. Written for the train buff, the historian of western transportation will find good material here. Heavily illustrated with modern and period photos. The sixth piece is on the steam-powered meter-gauge trains of Zimbabwe. Clean copy.
Softcover. Sagle ID, Comanche Press, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 256 pages. An illustrated history of the Spokane International Railway before it was acquired by the Union Pacific. Illustrated in b&w and color. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Cambridge, MA, Candlewick Press, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover. Color illustrations by Bagram Ibatoulline. No dust jacket issued but has title-band present. Clean. tight copy.
Softcover. Milwaukee WI, Kalmbach Publishing Co., 1st, 1984, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover. 152 pages. This book documents the diesel locomotives constructed by Baldwin Locomotive Works and models built by its successor, Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton. There were 3209 diesels constructed between 1925 and 1956, including those built under the Baldwin-Westinghouse (but not "Westinghouse" alone) name. The book covers the history of Baldwin, from Mathias Baldwin forward, so that the reader has a sense of the size and importance of the firm as the diesel age dawned and the giant Eddystone complex was opened. Baldwin produced yard switchers, streamlined passenger-service models, dual-engine transfer diesels, heavy road switchers, streamlined freight service models, light road switchers, and models only for export. Each type of diesel produced is described in detail with information on many of the locomotives' service records, retirements and occasional preservation. Illustrated throughout with black and white photos. Includes complete production list.
Softcover. Hicksville NY, N.J. International, 1st, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, unpaginated. Extraordinary collection of photos and schematic diagrams for the electric locomotives of many major railroads. The photos are both black and white as well as color and the diagrams are detailed and often oversized foldouts. The railroads covered include the Boston & Maine, the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, the Grand Trunk, the Great Northern, Illinois Terminal, New York, New Haven & Hartford, New York Central, Norfolk & Western, and the Pennsylvania. Invaluable reference work for anyone interested in electric locomotives in the US or modelers. Unpaginated. Clean copy.
Softcover. Jacksonville FL, Atlantic Coast Line and Seaboard Air Line Railroads Historic Society, 1st, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 104 pages. Illustrated in black, white and color. An important reference book the the company that was once a behemoth in the US transportation system. Clean, bright copy.
Softcover. Hanover PA, The Railroad Press, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 48 pages. A must for all modelers and fans of the New York Central. Cars are shown in several different paint and lettering schemes. A complete roster and index accompany crisp clear B&W photographs. These vintage photographs are run large so you can see all of the details. Clean copy.
Hardcover. London, Hamish Hamilton, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 496 pages. SIGNED BY THEROUX on title page. In 1975 a young and ambitious writer named Paul Theroux made his literary mark by taking the 28,000-mile intercontinental journey via rail from London to Tokyo and back home again. Thirty years later, an older and wiser Theroux decided to retrace his steps. The result is Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, a fascinating account of the places you vaguely knew existed, yet definitely should know something about. Get on board Theroux's fast-moving travelogue, which features some of the most astute commentary on our distorted notions of time, space, and each other in the age of jet speed, broadband connections, and cultural extinction. A railway journey through Eastern Europe, India, and Asia. Clean copy
Hardcover. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1st, 2012, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 276 pages, b&w illustrations. Few people have had as profound an impact on the history of New York City as William J. Wilgus. As chief engineer of the New York Central Railroad, Wilgus conceived the Grand Central Terminal, the city's magnificent monument to America's Railway Age. Kurt C. Schlichting here examines the remarkable career of this innovator, revealing how his tireless work moving people and goods over and under Manhattan Island's surrounding waterways forever changed New York's bustling transportation system. After his herculean efforts on behalf of Grand Central, the most complicated construction project in New York's history, Wilgus turned to solving the city's transportation quandary: Manhattan - the financial, commercial, and cultural hub of the United States in the twentieth century - was separated from the mainland by two major rivers to the west and east, a deep-water estuary to the south, and the Harlem River to the north. Wilgus believed that railroads and mass transportation provided the answer to New York City's complicated geography. His ingenious ideas included a freight subway linking rail facilities in New Jersey with manufacturers and shippers in Manhattan, a freight and passenger tunnel connecting Staten Island and Brooklyn, and a belt railway interconnecting sixteen private railroads serving the metropolitan area.
Hardcover. NY, Crown, 1st US, 1989, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Really nice, almost new-looking condition. Previous owner's name front end paper. Color illustrations by Burningham. Hardbound, no dust jacket.
Hardcover. Omaha NE, The Colonial Press, 1st, 1940, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, red cloth covers with gilt title on spine. 265 pages plus appendix with names of workers, tonnage statistics, wages, etc. b&w illustrations. About 15 pages with yellow highlighting, otherwise a solid copy.
Softcover. Charleston SC, Arcadia, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 128 pages, b&w illustrations. As the twentieth century dawned, the Boston & Maine Railroad Company controlled virtually all of the rail lines in New Hampshire, as well as much of the service in Maine and Massachusetts. Ultimately, the company operated more than 2,000 stations in northern New England. The train was the most important mode of travel, and the stations were the center of the community. Boston & Maine in the 20th Century continues the first pictorial history of the railroad company, entitled Boston & Maine in the 19th Century. With more than 200 rare images and historical narrative, the book details the trains and their destinations: the terminals, stations, depots, and whistle stops to which they sped. Times changed, and the railroad was passed by; however, its legacy lives on. Clean copy.
Hardcover. NY, Black Dog & Leventhal, reprint, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Oblong hardcover, 143 pages. 41 superb photos of the early logging locomotives of the Northwest. Essay by John T. Labbe. Bright copy in a dust jacket.
Hardcover. NY, Simmons-Boardman, 1st, 1925, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, black cloth stamped in gilt, Definitions and typical illustrations of locomotives, their parts and equipment; descriptions and illustraions of shops and tools employed in their construction and repair; locomotives built in America for railroad and industri al operations in foreign countries. 1131 pages with product information on locomotives and parts, plus photographs and dimensional diagrams. Clean bright copy.
Hardcover. NY, Simmons-Boardman Publishing, 1st, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, blue cloth covers with gold design, titles, 1028 pages. Definitions and typical illustrations of steam, turbine, electric and diesel locomotives, their parts and equipment, including a section on locomotive shops and engine terminals. Photographs, illustrations and diagrams. One of the final issues of the Cyclopedias in which steam locomotives would be featured. Small date on front fly leaf, otherwise a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Simmons-Boardman, reprint, 1985, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, reprint of the 9th edition, 1930. VG cond. hardcover, no dj. Red boards w/ bright gilt lettering on spine. Extensively illustrated in b&w. 1440 pages. Square, straight, tight, Some numbers in ink on inside front cover, otherwise bright & clean, overall very good condition.
Softcover. Warwickshire UK, TEE Publishing, reprint, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 272 pages, b&w illustrations. With a Special Treatise on Valve Setting: An Explanation of the Construction and Action of the Plain Slide Valve the Piston Valve and the Gears Which Operate Them as Applied to Locomotives. Originally published in 1917. Clean copy.
NY, New York Central Lines, 1915, Book: Good, Softcover brochure that folds out to approx. 30 X 27" with a color map on one side. Rand McNally did the map as a promotional piece for the New York Central Railroad Lines. The opposite side features a wealth of tourist information: lists of hotels, boarding houses, camps, steamer lines, rates and fares, train schedules, etc. Clean with little to no paper loss or any repairs.
Softcover. Rapid City SD, Black Hills & Western Railroad, 1927, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, folding automotive road map, printed in red and black on beige paper stock. Dated 3-31-27 at bottom. Open size appox. 9 X 16". Ads on reverse side.
Hardcover. Somerset UK, Camden Miniature Steam Services, 1st, 203, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 204 pages illustrated in b&w and color. In this book the author gives detail instructions, and a whole host of useful hints, tips and ideas on building model and miniature locomotives. Clean copy.
Softcover. Washington DC, Association of American Railroads, 1st, 1948, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Oblong softcover, stapled wraps., 37 pages. Includes name of train - road on which it operated - between which cities- equipment - power . Clean copy.
Softcover. self-published, 1st, circa 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 48 pages. The author was a traveling salesman and railroad buff. In the course of his work in the 1930s, he had the opportunity to photograph many of the trains he traveled on. The variety of locomotives and the trackside structures captured should make this invaluable to historians and railroad fans.. Also includes 2 carefully drawn maps. Clean copy.
Softcover. Hanover PA, Privately Published, 1st, 2001, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 48 pages with photographs of various electric locomotives and cars, abbreviated rosters and index. A fine and bright copy.
Softcover. Cleveland OH, New York Central Lines, nd, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, multi-panel brochure which opens up to a 34 X 20" map on one side. A promotional piece from a consortium of railroads that shows how their routes tie together the industrial heartland. Hundreds of stops listed in a detailed map. Very good condition. In a brown card folder, clean. No date but assumed 1920s.
Softcover. Andover NJ, Andover Junction Publications, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 96 pages, color pictorial cover, b&w (and a few color) photos nearly every page throughout, binding tight, text unmarked. Interesting and well-done history of the "Old Woman," the New York, Ontario & Western Railroad, followed by an examination of the period before and after World War II when the O&W adopted diesels in the hope that it would save the line from financial ruin. Although the O&W did go under in 1957, the author argues that the diesels extended its life by about a decade.
Hardcover. New York, W. W. Norton & Company, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 223 pages, illustrated in color and b&w. What Pennsylvania Station was, is, and might be in the future, through knowledgeable text and excellent pictures and drawings. A good read for those who want a detailed look at one of New York City's most famous architectural treasures, how it was lost, and how it might be reborn once again. The section on its rebirth in the Farley Post Office building was written before work was delayed on the project. Clean copy.
Niagarail Publications, 1st, 1984, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 144 pages. INSCRIBED by both authors and stamped "Author's Proof Copy" on the front fly leaf. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Baltimore, The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2nd printing, 1995, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 348 pages, illustrated throughout in b&w. Light shelf-wear to dust jacket. Overall, a tight clean copy. "In this original and authoritative work, Vance argues that the railroad in North America is a distinct indigenous creation and not an importation from Britain and Europe. His combined familiarity with railroading, routes and cities, facilities, and North American geography is unsurpassed and the result is quite unlike anything in the historical or specialist literature."--Donald Meinig, Syracuse University"No previous book has presented the over-all picture of the development of the North American railroad network with Vance's emphasis on the reciprocal relationships among the economic and technological conditions on the one hand and the geographic aspects of development on the other. The scope of the presentation is virtually encyclopedic -- and there is no doubt that the book will quickly become a standard reference on the subject." -- Harold M. Mayer, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Hardcover. New York , Viking, 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. SIGNED BY AUTHOR. 434 pages, b&w photographs. Light edge wear to dust jacket; else a very clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. Euston Station, London Midway & Scottish Railway Company, 1st, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 43 pages. Dark blue cloth covers, gilt titles to front and spine, 15 color and b&w plates including frontispiece, smaller b&w figures throughout. Light rubbing and edgewear to covers, mild foxing to endpapers, pages crisp and unmarked; overall, a very neat, tight copy.