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Railroads & Trains

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Pennsylvania Railroad Company One Hundred and Eighth Annual Report for the Year Ended December 31, 1954
1 Pennsylvania Railroad Company One Hundred and Eighth Annual Report for the Year Ended December 31, 1954
Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Stapled wraps Good Stapled wraps 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Stapled pictorial paper binding; cover art, wrapping around from front to back cover, shows trains passing at night going in opposite directions through Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, PA (based on a photograph). Binding is lightly rubbed at its edges, with two tiny tears at the fore edge of its front cover; top outside corner of both covers and all pages lightly bumped/creased diagonally 1/2" or less; back cover and last ten or so leaves of book are faintly creased from top to bottom near their fore edges. Binding is tight and unfaded; pages are unmarked. Book is stored in a protective clear plastic bag. 36 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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British Investment in American Railways 1834-1898, Adler, Dorothy R.
2 Adler, Dorothy R. British Investment in American Railways 1834-1898
Charlottesville University of Virginia Press, 1970 0813903114 / 9780813903118 First Edition Hardcover Fine Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sterling condition hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, tight binding, and clean internals, showing only very slight shelf- and edge-wear; not ex-library, with neither underlining nor highlighting anywhere. Bright red cloth covers, sharp and distinct gilt lettering to covers and spine, complete with illustration. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. xiv (1) + 253 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 13.00 USD
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Uriah Lott, Allhands, J.L.
3 Allhands, J.L. Uriah Lott
San Antonio, Texas The Naylor Company, 1949 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Illustrated endpapers. Plentiful black-and-white photographs including one foldout. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. xii + 187 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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Rebel of the Rockies: a history of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad, Athearn, Robert G.
4 Athearn, Robert G. Rebel of the Rockies: a history of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad
New Haven, Connecticut Yale University Press, 1962 Very Good Good 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbroken tips (though two are bruised and with slight scuffing thereto), neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Half-toning and shadowing to front endpapers, including tape residue, surely from a prior taped-in newspaper clipping. Dust jacket present, fully intact, but with moderate wear to illustrated covers, tape-repairs, chipping, and other edge-wear. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. A perfectly serviceable reference copy; nothing fancy, but complete and sturdy. Stuffed with black-and-white and other illustrations and photographs. xv + 395 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 22.00 USD
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Railroad-Indian and Pioneer Prints, Library Edition, Currier, N. and Currier & Ives
5 Currier, N. and Currier & Ives Railroad-Indian and Pioneer Prints, Library Edition
New York Antique Bulletin Publishing Company, 1930 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Published in New York, 1930, by the Antique Bulletin Publishing Company, being the Library Edition at 106 pp. Illustrated throughout in black-and-white, quite lavishly. Burgundy cloth covers, a bit discolored at edges, very lightly soiled, in quarto format, light foxing on a preliminary page, at the half-title and of a blank page at rear. Comprises a pictorial check list and collation. Second volume of a series of publications on Currier and Ives Prints. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Truth About the Railroads, Elliott, Howard
6 Elliott, Howard The Truth About the Railroads
Boston Houghton Mifflin, 1913 Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Published in November of 1913, olive-drab cloth with gilt titles, fine-looking frontis portrait of the author, protected by tissue guard. Mild soiling to endpapers. Previous owner's inscription, neatly rendered. Single ink spot on fore-edge affecting margins of a few endpapers. xxi + 260 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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Labor and the Railroads, Fagan, James O.
7 Fagan, James O. Labor and the Railroads
Boston Houghton Mifflin Company, 1909 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Published in First Edition state by Houghton and Mifflin, Boston, 1909, handsomely produced in brown cloth with black lettering. 164 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Three Americas Railway, an international and intercontinental enterprise, outlined in numerous formal disquisitions and five elaborate essays, Helper, Hinton Rowan; Frank Frederick Hilder; Frederick Anthony Beelen; William Wharton Archer; Frank DeYeaux Carpenter; Francis Augustus Deekens
8 Helper, Hinton Rowan; Frank Frederick Hilder; Frederick Anthony Beelen; William Wharton Archer; Frank DeYeaux Carpenter; Francis Augustus Deekens The Three Americas Railway, an international and intercontinental enterprise, outlined in numerous formal disquisitions and five elaborate essays
Saint Louis, Missouri W. S. Bryan, 1881 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Sturdy, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy. A perfectly serviceable reference copy; nothing fancy, but complete and sturdy. Brown embossed cloth with gilt lettering; ex-library with label on spine and the usual markings. Bumping to sunned spine head and foot, with fraying hereto; pages are toned. Correspondence and essays advocating railroad highway system connecting the Americas. 473 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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Highways of Progress, Hill, James J.
9 Hill, James J. Highways of Progress
New York Doubleday, Page & Company, 1910 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, hardcover copy, bound in maroon cloth with gilt lettering. Bumping, fraying to spine head and foot, tips rubbed. Previous owner's inscription, neatly rendered, also owner's stamp, on front endpaper. Chapters discuss agriculture, business and trade and the impact of the railway. x + 354 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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Misrepresentation in Railroad Affairs, Kennan, George
10 Kennan, George Misrepresentation in Railroad Affairs
Garden City, New York Country Life Press, 1916 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Association copy, provided with a note of compliments from the author. First Printing of the First Edition. Fine account of the work of founding and operation of the Chicago & Alton Railroad in 1899 and 1900. 59 pp. Original dark blue cloth, with gilt lettering to cover and to spine. Indentation from paper-clip used to affix the note from the author to the former owner, who inscribed his name inside the front flap. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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The Price of Inefficiency, Koester, Frank
11 Koester, Frank The Price of Inefficiency
New York Sturgis & Walton, 1913 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Bumping to spine head and foot. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. xxiv + 439 pp. + publisher's advertisements. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 12.00 USD
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Railroad Freight Transportation, Loree, L.F.
12 Loree, L.F. Railroad Freight Transportation
New York D. Appleton and Company, 1922 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
A perfectly serviceable reference copy; nothing fancy, but complete and sturdy. First Edition hardcover copy, slight wear and tear to covers, with some peeling away of top of spine, rubbing to lettering on spine. Stuffed with black-and-white photographs, tables, charts, graphs, and photographs. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. xxx + 771 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Western Rail Trail, McKillop, Norman
13 McKillop, Norman Western Rail Trail
London Thomas Nelson and Sons, Ltd., 1962 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing moderate wear, chipping, closed tears, but not price-clipped. Lots of lovely illustrations, black-and-white photographs. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. viii + 190 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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New England Railroad Club, 1938-1939, New England Railroad Club
14 New England Railroad Club New England Railroad Club, 1938-1939
Boston New England Railroad Club, 1939 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; ex-library, but with minimal signs thereof, including sticker to spine bottom, ink-stamp to first free endpaper, else clean, tightly bound in original wraps, unmarked, and with neither highlighting nor underlining. Comprises the eight issues from January of 1938 to November of 1939. Heavy black cloth covers, with gilt lettering to spine, library tape-reinforced hinges, decorated endpapers. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Burlington West: a colonization history of the Burlington Railroad, Railway Edition, Overton, Richard C.
15 Overton, Richard C. Burlington West: a colonization history of the Burlington Railroad, Railway Edition
Cambridge, Massachusetts Harvard University Press, 1941 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Bumping to spine head and foot, rubbing of gilt lettering to spine. First Edition. Illustrated endpapers (maps), and a fine frontis portrait in black-and-white. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. xviii + 580 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 14.00 USD
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16 Reynolds, Helen Baker Gold, Rawhide and Iron: the biography of Dorsey Syng Baker
Palo Alto, California Pacific Books, 1955 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Hardcover 16mo 6" - 7" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Bright and shiny dust jacket, illustrated, showing only very minor wear, not price-clipped. ix + 191 pp., and with slight waffling to a range of pages near fore-edge that doesn't affect text. From the publisher's blurb, "The 'Rawhide Railroad', first railroad line of the Northwest, was built from Walla Walla, Washington, to the shores of the Columbia River by Dorsey Syng Baker, often called the 'stubbornest man in Washington.'" Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 8.00 USD
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The New Chapter of Erie: the story of Erie's reorganization 1938-1941, Sturgis, Henry S.
17 Sturgis, Henry S. The New Chapter of Erie: the story of Erie's reorganization 1938-1941
1948 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with slightly bruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; ex-library copy with internal stamps as only markings. No dust jacket. Blue cloth boards, with gilt lettering to front and spine. Scuffing, soiling to binding. Bumping, sunning at spine head and foot. Sunning to page edges, faint foxing at endpapers. Volume contains scholarly apparatus in the form of, e.g., notes, index, and bibliography. A look into the financial troubles of the Erie Railroad and its subsequent reorganization. 64 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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The Empire-Builder: a biographical novel of the life of James J. Hill, Sullivan, Oscar M.
18 Sullivan, Oscar M. The Empire-Builder: a biographical novel of the life of James J. Hill
New York The Century Co., 1928 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs (but for previous owner's bookplate inside front flap); not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Blue paper label to front cover and to spine, abraded a bit, but still intact, and with rough-cut pages. 372 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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Fifty Years on the Rail, Thomas, J.J.
19 Thomas, J.J. Fifty Years on the Rail
New York The Knickerbocker Press, 1912 First Edition Hardcover Good Hardcover 8vo 8" - 9" tall 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs but for some scattered foxing and toning, and the previous owner's gift inscription at first free endpaper; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Bumping to spine head and foot. Fine frontis portrait of the author, protected with tissue guards, and then lots of lovely black-and-white photographs and illustrations throughout. xi + 191 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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A Short History of American Railways, covering ten decades, Thompson, Slason
20 Thompson, Slason A Short History of American Railways, covering ten decades
Chicago Bureau of Railway News and Statistics, 1925 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Hardcover 12mo 7" - 7 
Sturdy, attractive, tightly bound, internally clean hardcover copy, with unbruised tips, neat and tidy paste-downs; not ex-library, with neither highlighting nor underlining. Brown cloth covers, with gilt lettering to covers and spine. First Edition, published by the Bureau of Railway News and Statistics, Chicago, 1925. First Edition. Book-plate inside front flap, denoting gift from Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. 473 pp. Additional postage may be required for oversize or especially heavy volumes, and for sets. 
Price: 9.00 USD
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