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The Impossible Railway: The Building of the Canadian Pacific, Berton, Pierre
1 Berton, Pierre The Impossible Railway: The Building of the Canadian Pacific
Knopf 1972 0394465695 / 9780394465692 First Thus Hardcover Very Good Book 
Hardcover. Very good condition, cover has a few light marks, map on front endpaper has minor stain at top of page, pages toning. DJ is good, shows edgewear and has a crease near the price. Illlustrated with 27 maps and 16 pages of halftones. Originally published in Canada in two volumes: The National Dream and The Last Spike. This is the first American edition of the combined volumes. 
Price: 25.00 USD
Gene Autry and the Thief River Outlaws, Bob Hamilton
2 Bob Hamilton Gene Autry and the Thief River Outlaws
Whitman Publishing Company 1944 Hardcover Good Fair Book Dan Muller 
Hardcover. Pages are all browning from age and quality of paper but it's still readable. The DJ is missing pieces and shows wear. Someone is trying to stop the construction of a railway bridge. 
Price: 10.00 USD
ETE (European Train Enthusiasts) Express Fall 1979, Geoff Fischer
3 Geoff Fischer ETE (European Train Enthusiasts) Express Fall 1979
European Train Enthusiasts 1979 Soft cover Very Good Book 
Newsletter, softcover, 8 pages. ETE, 1979. In very good condition. Contents: Editorial, Subscription Information, Postal Car, Gene's Jottings, Prototype Corner - The Rhaetian Railways (Alfred E Hauser). Illlustrations depict railway line developments for Switzerland and the Grisons, Rhaetian Railways, Gerguen-Preda, and Alp Gruem-Poschiavo. Also a detail of the Standard Rhaetian Railway passenger coach - second class for 64 passengers. 
Price: 20.00 USD
A Pathfinder in the Southwest, Grant Foreman
4 Grant Foreman A Pathfinder in the Southwest
University of Oklahoma 1968 Hardcover Very Good Book 
Hardcover, no DJ, ex-library. University of Oklahoma Press, 1968, second printing. In very good condition, usual library markings, some residual glue from tape on boards and front endpapers. The itinerary of Lieutenant A. W. Whipple during his explorations for a railway route from Fort Smith to Los Angeles in the years 1853 & 1854. 
Price: 20.00 USD
To The Great Ocean The Taming of Siberia and the Building of the Trans-Siberian Railway, Harmon Tupper
5 Harmon Tupper To The Great Ocean The Taming of Siberia and the Building of the Trans-Siberian Railway
Little Brown 1965 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Book 
Hardcover. Very good condition, outside page edges show some foxing. DJ is fair, has scuffing, is torn at the top of the spine and has some soiling. Overcoming the weather of Siberia and spanning 6,000 miles, the Trans-Siberian Railway was put in while the American West was being won. 
Price: 30.00 USD
Steel of Empire The Romantic History of the Canadian Pacific, the Northwest Passage of Today, John Murray Gibbon
6 John Murray Gibbon Steel of Empire The Romantic History of the Canadian Pacific, the Northwest Passage of Today
Bobbs-Merrill 1935 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Book 
Hardcover, no DJ, in mylar cover. Bobbs-Merrill, 1935, stated first edition. In very good condition, edges of boards worn and rubbed, a few scratches on the front and back panels. Numerous b & w and color plates, illustrations, and fold-out maps. The Canadian Pacific railway system. 
Price: 35.00 USD
The Railway Revolution George and Robert Stephenson, L T C Rolt
7 L T C Rolt The Railway Revolution George and Robert Stephenson
St Martins Press 1962 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Fair Book 
Hardcover with DJ in mylar. St. Martin's Press, 1962, first edition. In very good condition, name on front endpapers, outside page edges lightly soiled. DJ is fair, has some chips and tears, back cover is soiled and lots of edgewear, now encased in mylar. During the lifetime of the two men, England was transformed from a rural land where speed of communications had been determined by the horse, to an industrial complex linked by a network of rails which spanned rivers, burrowed beneath mountains, brought London and Edinburgh within a day's journey of each other. 
Price: 35.00 USD
Railways The Pioneer Years, Malcom Fletcher, John Taylor
8 Malcom Fletcher, John Taylor Railways The Pioneer Years
Chartwell Books 1990 1555216277 / 9781555216276 Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Book 
Oversized hardcover with DJ in mylar. Chartwell, 1990. In near fine condition, two pieces of tape on half title page, end papers have some coloration flaws. The first 100 years of railway development, with an authoritative chronology up to 1939 and index of types of locomotive. 
Price: 30.00 USD
The Railway Children, Nesbit, E.
9 Nesbit, E. The Railway Children
United Kingdom Andre Deutsch Ltd 1996 0233990372 / 9780233990378 Hardcover Near Fine Book 
Pictoral hardcover. Andre Deutsch Ltd, 1996. In near fine condition, corners bumped. When their father is mysteriously taken away from their home, they make friends with the local station master, the porter and one of hte passengers who they call "the old gentleman". 
Price: 10.00 USD
The Great Iron Trail The Story of the First Transcontiental Railroad, Robert West Howard
10 Robert West Howard The Great Iron Trail The Story of the First Transcontiental Railroad
Bonanza 1962 Hardcover Near Fine Book 
Hardcover with DJ in mylar. Bonanza, 1962. In near fine condition with a poor DJ, has been chipped and torn in several places, held together by the mylar. How the blood, sweat, tears and dollars of teh dreamers, explorers, inventors, iron men, graders and financiers combined to build America's first transcontinental railroad. 
Price: 15.00 USD

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