Category: Americana - Railways, Railroads, Trains

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A Pathfinder in the Southwest

By: Grant Foreman

Price: $20.00

Publisher: University of Oklahoma, 1968


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. View more info

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Cavalcade of the Rails

By: Frank P Morse

Price: $35.00

Publisher: E P Dutton, 1940

Edition: First Edition


Hardcover, no DJ. E P Dutton, 1940, stated first edition. In very good condition, minor bumping to corners and spine ends, minor foxing to end-papers. Stories, legends, and history of railroading in America. View more info

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ETE (European Train Enthusiasts) Express Fall 1979

By: Geoff Fischer

Price: $20.00

Publisher: European Train Enthusiasts, 1979


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. View more info

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ETE (European Train Enthusiasts) Express Summer 1979

By: Geoff Fischer

Price: $20.00

Publisher: European Train Ethusiasts, 1979


Newsletter, softcover, 8 pages. European Train Enthusiasts, 1979. In very good condition, section missing from front cover (renewal form), some internal markings by previous owner. Newsletter for train enthusiasts. Contents: Editorial, Subscription Information, Postal Car, Modeling the Rheingold Train (John Schmate), Modeling Advice and Questions, Second News Report on Europe's Rails (Alfred E Hauser). View more info

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History of the Southern Pacific

By: Yenne, Bill

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Smithmark Pub, 1994


Oversized hardcover with DJ in mylar. Smithmark Publications, second printing, 1994. In near fine condition. Southern Pacific is the legacy of the men who tamed the Sierras, saved the Imperial Vally, and united California with Texas and Oregon. View more info

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Iron Wheels and Broken Men: The Railroad Barons and the Plunder of the West

By: O'Connor, Richard

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Putnam, 1973

Edition: First Edition


Hardcover with DJ in mylar. Putnam, 1973, first edition. In near fine condition. How and why the transcontinental railroads were built, with cast of players from exploited Chinese and Irish gandy dancers and dance-hall girls to the Wall Street tycoons, land barons, and presidents who conned thousands onto the sterile waterless plains. William F. Cody was paid $500 a month to kill at least twelve buffalo a day for meat. In 18 months he killed 4,280 buffalo to nourish the ... View more info

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Making Tracks: An American Rail Odyssey

By: Pindell, Terry

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, New York, U.S.A., Grove Pr, 1990

Edition: First Edition


Hardcover. Very good condition. DJ has come light edgewear and a chip at top of spine. "Part history and part travelogue, his chronicle of that journey is a fresh portrait of America and of the 'steel riders' who have seen the country up close. View more info

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Narrow Gauge to Silverton The Story of An American Heirloom

By: John B Hungerford

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Hungerford Press, 1967


Softcover. Hungerford Press, 1967. In good condition, cover wear, soiling and a couple of creases. Interior is clear and bright. B & W photos and illustrations, maps. History and overview of the Silverton Train, which runs between Durango and Silverton, Colorado. Great photos! View more info

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Nothing Like It in the World : The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-1869

By: Ambrose, Stephen E.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Simon & Schuster, 2000

Edition: First Edition


Trade paperback. Near fine condition. The story of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific Railroads and the men who built them. View more info

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Pioneer Railroad The Story of the Chicago and North Western System

By: Robert J Casey, W A S Douglas

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Whittlesey House, 1948

Edition: First Edition


Hardcover, no DJ. Very good condition. History of the growth of the railroad and the people who worked so hard to see it completed. View more info

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Railroad Avenue Great Stories and Legends of American Railroading

By: Freeman H Hubbard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: McGraw-Hill, 1945

Edition: First Edition


Hardcover, no DJ. McGraw-Hill, 1945, first printing. In very good condition, name on back of front cover, boards show scuffing, edges of boards bumped. Contains many of the great legends associated with railroad. Black & White Illustrations. View more info

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Railways of Thirty Nations Government Versus Private Ownership

By: P Harvey Middleton

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Prentice-Hall, 1937


Hardcover, no DJ, in mylar cover. Prentice-Hall, 1937. In very good condition, previous owners name and label on back of front cover, endpapers toning. A detailed study of railroads around the world, both privately owned and government operated, with the purpose of concluding which type of operation is best for railroads in the US. View more info

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Railways The Pioneer Years

By: Malcom Fletcher, John Taylor

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Chartwell Books, 1990


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. View more info

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Smoke Over the Divide Union Pacific Wyoming Division

By: Ehernberger and Gschwind

Price: $20.00


Hardcover, no DJ, ex-library. E & G Publications, 1965. In very good condition, name on back of front cover, minimal library markings. 64 pages. Follow the history of railroads and locomotives in the Wyoming area. View more info

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Steel of Empire The Romantic History of the Canadian Pacific, the Northwest Passage of Today

By: John Murray Gibbon

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill, 1935

Edition: First Edition


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. View more info