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Image for The Great Iron Trail The Story of the First Transcontiental Railroad

The Great Iron Trail The Story of the First Transcontiental Railroad

By: Robert West Howard

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Bonanza, 1962


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. View more info

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The Impossible Railway: The Building of the Canadian Pacific

By: Berton, Pierre

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Knopf, 1972

Edition: First Thus


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. View more info

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The Pictorial Encyclopaedia of Railways

By: Ellis, Cuthbert Hamilton

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Hamlyn, 1973


Hardcover with DJ in mylar. Hamlyn, 1973, fifth impression. In very good condition, front hinge is beginning to separate. DJ is good, has a tear at top of spine, corners show some wear, protected by mylar. Over 800 pictures and 30,000 words of captions that tell the story of railways from the first Babylonian rutways to the 100 MPH monorail. View more info

Image for The Railway Revolution George and Robert Stephenson

The Railway Revolution George and Robert Stephenson

By: L T C Rolt

Price: $35.00

Publisher: St Martins Press, 1962

Edition: First Edition


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, b... View more info

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The Steam Locomotive

By: Haine, Edgar A.

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Cranbury, New Jersey, U.S.A., Cornwall Books, 1990


Oversized hardcover with DJ in mylar. Cornwall Books, 1990. In near fine condition. B & W photos, illustrations, and maps. More than one thousand illustrations which register the evolution, development, and applications of this source of motive power in various parts of the world. View more info

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The Story of American Railroads

By: Stewart H Holbrook

Price: $10.00


Hardcover, ex-library. Bonanza Book, 1947. In good condition, usual library markings, front end paper removed. 100 illustrations and the history of American railroads. View more info

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The World's Rail Way

By: J G Pangborn

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Bramhall House, 1974

Edition: First Thus


Oversized hardcover with DJ in mylar. Bramhall House, 1974, revised edition, fascimile of 1894 edition. In very good condition, inscription and label on front end papers. DJ is fair, lots of wear and a large tear on front cover, encased in mylar. Anecdotes, little-known details that bring into focus the tensions, the frustrations, the disasters, the boundless conifidence and faith that colored the lives of the railroad pioneers. View more info

Image for They Built the West An Epic of Rails and Cities

They Built the West An Epic of Rails and Cities

By: Glenn Chesney Quiett

Price: $20.00

Publisher: 0


Hardcover, no DJ. D. Appleton 1934. In very good condition, has minor to moderate bumping to corners and spine ends, light scuffing of covers, spine panel has severe sun-fading, owner's name on inside front cover and on front endpaper. The history of the great cities and railroads of the American West. B & W frontispiece and numerous additional b & w plates, bibliography, index. View more info

Image for To The Great Ocean The Taming of Siberia and the Building of the Trans-Siberian Railway

To The Great Ocean The Taming of Siberia and the Building of the Trans-Siberian Railway

By: Harmon Tupper

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Little Brown, 1965

Edition: First Edition


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. View more info

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Union Pacific Country

By: Robert G Athearn

Price: $60.00

Publisher: Rand McNally, 1972

Inscription: Signed by Author(s)


Hardcover with DJ in mylar. Rand McNally, 1972, second printing. In near fine condition, light toning of pages. DJ has been bumped at top of spine. Inscribed on title page: For Eugene Wilson, who has "railroaded" more than one old friend!!! Robert G. Athearn Book also includes, laid in, a copy of a lecture announcement, for a lecture given by the author at the University of Colorado, November 10, 1976, titled "The American West: An Enduring Mirage?" The s... View more info

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Union Pacific Railroad Company Form 7171

By: N/A

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Union Pacific, 1945


Small, stiff orange-brown cloth-covered covers, teal pin binding, black lettering on front cover. Union Pacific, Effective August 1, 1945. In very good condition, edgewear, a spill on front board. Rules and Instructions Governing Maintenance of Air Brakes, Communicating Signal System, Electric Headlights, Heating, Air Conditioning, Water Systems, and Lighting. Definitions, general rules and index. View more info

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Westward By Rail The New Route to the East

By: William Fraser Rae

Price: $20.00


Hardcover, no DJ. Promontory Press, 1974, reprint of 1871 edition. In very good condition, name on front end paper, spine has some darkening. Author was a correspondent for the London Daily News. This is his account of a 3,000 miles journey by rail from New York to San Francisco. View more info

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Westward to Promontory Building the Union Pacific Accross the Plains and Mountains

By: Barry B Combs

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 0

Edition: First Thus


Oversized softcover. Crown Publishers, first revised edition, 1986. In near fine condition, minor bumping of edges. Barry Combs combines his knowledge of the history of the UP railroad with a long and thorough study of the original photos of A J Russell. Numerous B & W photos. View more info

Image for Westward to Promontory Building the Union Pacific Across the Plains and Mountains

Westward to Promontory Building the Union Pacific Across the Plains and Mountains

By: Barry B Combs

Price: $15.00

Publisher: 1969


Oversized hardcover with DJ in mylar. Garland Books, 1969. In very good condition iwth a good DJ, has a chip out of top right corner, some minor soiling and wear. A J Russell chronicled the building of the Union Pacific. HIs pictures are here with Combs knowledge of the history of the UP Railroad. View more info