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Trains and Railroading

Trains and Railroading

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Rule Book of the American Railway Association:  August 1914, American Railway Association
1 American Railway Association Rule Book of the American Railway Association: August 1914
Original maroon cloth covers are a bit rubbed and spotted, bumped lower corner of front cover. Gilt is bright on front cover and spine. Tight, square, pages clean and bright. . The American Railway Association was the major railroad association of the time, and eventually joined together with other rail organizations to become the Association of American Railroads in 1934. This a comprehensive set of rules and amendments agreed to May 20, 1914. Among the issues addressed by the rules are: automatic train control, detour agreement, diagrams providing various specifications, per diem rates, specs for rail sections, types A, B, and carbon steel, overhead crossings of electric light and power lines, air brakes and train air signals, block signals, car service, inspection and certification of box cars, interlocking, national car demurrage, physical and educational qualifications of employees, preservation of wrecked freight, transportation of explosives and other dangerous articles, storage, stowing of eggs, switching reclaim, track scale specs and rules, weighing and reweighing of freight, and much more. This is the original 1914 edition, NOT a reprint. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 620 pages. H3 NY. NY American Railway Association 1914 Hardcover Very Good+ with no dust jacket 22434 
Price: 110.00 USD
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Trains in Transition, Beebe, Lucius
2 Beebe, Lucius Trains in Transition
A bit of stressing to jacket edges, now protected by fresh mylar cover. . The history of the transition of train from steam to diesel to electric. Profusely illustrated. A beautiful copy, gift quality. . 4to 11" - 13" tall. J5 NY. NY Bonanza 1941 Hardcover Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 14805 
Price: 25.00 USD
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Pacific Railroad Acts  Speech of Hon. Newton Booth, of California, in the Senate of the United States, Wednesday, February 14, 1877, Booth, Newton
3 Booth, Newton Pacific Railroad Acts Speech of Hon. Newton Booth, of California, in the Senate of the United States, Wednesday, February 14, 1877
The pages have separated from the staples and the booklet has been folded into thirds to fit into a small envelope. Pages are creased and wrinkled but clean. . Author discusses certain railroad acts before the U. S. Senate. Booth was born, raised, and educated in Indiana. He moved to California in 1850 and made his fortune as a saloon keeper, and later a politician. He was U. S. Senator from California as well as Governor of California. This little booklet was printed as a separate piece of the Congressional Record and mailed to its former owner by Booth. The original mailing envelope is laid in, and BEARS THE ELEGANT SIGNATURE OF NEWTON BOOTH as a return address. Newton Booth was the uncle of Booth Tarkington, after whom the famous Hoosier novelist was named. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 11 pages. Signed by Author. S1 Washington DC. Washington DC Congressional Record 1877 Softcover Good with no dust jacket 26452 
Price: 75.00 USD
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Under the Sidewalks of New York  The Story of the Greatest Subway System in the World, Cudahy, Brian J.
4 Cudahy, Brian J. Under the Sidewalks of New York The Story of the Greatest Subway System in the World
Dust jacket has edgewear, no other defects, now protected by fresh mylar sleeve. Book has bumped corner to front cover, no other defects. Binding is tight, pages are clean and unmarked. . Fascinating description of NY subway system history; filled with anecdotes and little-known facts. . Small 4to 9" - 11" tall. 176 pages. A2 Stephen Greene Press 1988 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 31359 
Price: 20.00 USD
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New Topographical Atlas and Gazetteer of Indiana, Comprising a Topographical View of the Several Counties of the State, Together with a Railroad Map of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, an Alphabetical Gazetteer ..., Geo. H. Adams & Co.
5 Geo. H. Adams & Co. New Topographical Atlas and Gazetteer of Indiana, Comprising a Topographical View of the Several Counties of the State, Together with a Railroad Map of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois, an Alphabetical Gazetteer ...
Brown cloth boards with red leather corners and spine. Covers are heavily worn, stained, lacking top inch of backstrip. Book is shaken, but binding is still fairly firm except at the top three or four inches where it is loosening. Pages are all present and attached, but soiled, varmint-gnawed at extremities of first several pages, small chips and tears. The pastedowns are loosening from the boards, and the last endpaper has a long tear. Some pages have owners' names and other marks and doodling, foxing, some creasing. Most of the soil, staining, and foxing is at the margins of pages. All pages are present and all text and illustrations are easily readable. Page 30 has been clumsily removed by someone and pasted to p. 13 (the blank verso of p. 12). . The title continues: "Gazetteer, giving a concise description and the location of cities, villages, post offices, railroad stations, landings, etc. , and a brief history of Indiana. " Book was copyrighted by Asher, Adans & Higgins, 1870. It contains detailed county maps of each of the counties of Indiana, showing county seats, towns and post offices, state and county roads, railroads, canals, county boundaries, civil township boundaries, congressional districts, and geological survey boundaries. In addition, there is a two-page map of the midwest states showing railroad lines (named) and counties. Following the atlas pages is a history of Indiana, focusing on geography, geology, and natural history. A paragraph is then devoted to each of the Indiana counties, again with a focus on geography, geology, and natural history. A gazetteer follows, with a county, description, and location provided for each named place. The 1870 population of Indiana counties, cities and towns is given in two tables. Bloomington, Indiana had a population of 1,840 in 1870, while the populations of Lafayette and Indianapolis were 14,312 and 41,604 respectively. Finally, the principal producers, patrons of the state atlas and gazetteer, and business directories for three counties are given: Monroe, Lawrence, and Jackson. The Business Directory for Bloomington lists by name nine attorneys, seven faculty members at Indiana University, seven boarding houses, three tanners and curriers, two saddle and harness makers, and a woollen mill, among much else. This is not a pretty book, but it is complete and fairly solid, and it contains a wealth of information about the state of Indiana immediately following the end of the Civil War. . Folio 13" - 23" tall. H0 NY & Indianapolis. NY & Indianapolis Geo. H. Adams & Co. 1871 Hardcover Fair with no dust jacket 22525 
Price: 200.00 USD
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The Railway Barons, Mountfield, David
6 Mountfield, David The Railway Barons
The history of the building of the railroads and those who built them. Focus on Thomas Brassey and George Hudson in Great Britain, James Hill, Edward Harriman, Jay Gould, and Jom Fisk in the US. B/W photos, jacket decorated with photos and beautiful color illustrations of trains. Spine foot lightly bumped, clean and beautiful. The jacket is gently bumped in places. Lengthy but very sweet inscription on FEP. 224p. . Illustrated, a handsome copy. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. C3 New York, Ny, U. S. A.. New York, Ny, U. S. A. W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated 1979 1st American Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 15201 
Price: 11.50 USD
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Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Convention Feb. 17-20, 1914, National Association Of Railway Commissioners
7 National Association Of Railway Commissioners Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Annual Convention Feb. 17-20, 1914
Original black cloth covers are rubbed, extremities rubbed and a little worn. Binding has two cracked hinges, pages are clean and unmarked. . A profusion of information related to the state of railways in 1914. . 8vo - 8" to 9" tall. 477 pages. Q2 National Association of Railway Commissioners 1914 Hardcover Very Good- with no dust jacket 26328 
Price: 25.00 USD
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