London: Ian Allan, 1967. Hardcover. 8vo. Fine in blue cloth covered boards with silver title to spine. Pristine interior with photographic illustrations throughout. Red, white, and black illustrated price clipped dust jacket with black title to red spine. Minor yellowing to white parts of dust jacket. 249 pages. Railroads. RAI1/3112. Fine / Very Good.
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Kingsport, TN: Southern Publishers, Inc., 1939. Hardcover. Inscribed by the author and dated March 15 - 40. "The author has gone to every known available source in order that historical accuracy might be preserved, and has spared no pains to follow every clew that promised to throw light upon the life of Casey Jones, the man. Whenever possible, every story concerning him has been verified, and nothing of doubtful authenticity has been retained" (introduction). Bound in the original yellow cloth boards with black title to spine and front cover. Short closed tear to top of front hinge, minor fraying and wear to spine ends and corners, and light soiling to boards. Minor toning to margins, but clean overall. Repair to rear hinge. Tight Binding. 298 pages. RAIL/032019. Very Good.
London: London Passenger Transport Board, 1934. Paperback. Very good in red paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Previous owner's name in pen to front cover. Includes several pages of photographic illustrations of rails, Underground stations, and buses. Also includes frontispiece map printed in red, green, and black showing the area of operation in London. Slight wear to edges of wrappers, but clean and bright overall. Oversized. 64 pages. RAIL/091015. Very Good.
London: London Passenger Transport Board, 1935. Paperback. Very good in red paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Previous owner's name in pen to front cover. Includes several pages of photographic illustrations of training school for bus drivers / trams / Underground, King and Queen driving during the Silver Jubilee, children at the St. James Underground station, and more. Also includes four fold-out maps: Underground, Bus, Coach, and Tram. Slight wear to edges of wrappers, but clean and bright overall. Oversized. 65 pages. RAIL/091015. Very Good.
London: London Passenger Transport Board, 1936. Paperback. Very good in red paper wrappers with black title to front cover. Previous owner's name in pen to front cover. Includes several pages of photographic illustrations of buses, Leicester Square station, Derby Day bus queue, Sutton Trollybus Depot, and more. Also includes four fold-out maps: Underground, Bus, Coach, and Tram. Slight wear to edges of wrappers, but clean and bright overall. Oversized. 65 pages. RAIL/091015. Very Good.
Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office, 1906. Hardcover. Thick 8vo. Good+ full brown leather covered boards. Black, brown, and red labels w/gilt to spine. Both hinges are cracked through and loose, though boards are still attached. Peeling to leather at head and foot of spine. leather has been treated and polished. Interior is in lovely condition, tightly bound and clean w/bright text. Ex libris. American Railroad History. RAIL/4253. Good +.
Baltimore: The Baltimore Streetcar Museum, 2018. Paperback. A History of Baltimore's Streetcar Lines - in particular the ones that relied on "jerkwater" to refill their small boilers. "Jerkwater" was obtained by throwing a bucket-on-a-rope into a stream alongside the track to gather the needed water. White paper wrappers with black title to spine and front cover. Includes many photographic illustrations. Size: Quarto. 257 pages. BALT/111219. Fine.
Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1997. Hardcover. 4to. SIGNED BY ONE OF THE AUTHORS, RICHARD SIMONS. Black cloth boards with red title to spine. Clean, bright interior with many illustrations. Blue illustrated dust jacket with dark blue spine panel and red title to spine. Minor rubbing to jacket. Index, 297 pages. STATE/010507. Fine / Fine.
Baltimore: John Murphy & Co., 1853. Hardcover. First edition. Scarce. The Baltimore & Ohio railroad was the first railway in the United States to be chartered as a common carrier of freight and passengers in 182. The B&O Railroad Company was established by Baltimore merchants to compete with New York merchants and their newly opened Erie Canal for trade to the west. A driving force in its early years was the Baltimore banker George Brown, who served as treasurer from 1827 until 1834 and had Ross Winans build the first real railroad car, the Tom Thumb, the first American-built locomotive to operate in regular service. The first stone for the line was laid on July 4, 1828, by Charles Carroll, the last surviving signer of the Declaration of Independence. The first 13 miles of line, from Baltimore to Ellicott’s Mills, Maryland, opened in 1830. Peter Cooper’s steam locomotive, the Tom Thumb, ran over this line and demonstrated to doubters that steam traction was feasible on the steep, winding grades. The railroad was extended to Wheeling, Virginia (now in West Virginia), a distance of 379 miles, in 1852. In the 1860s and ’70s the railroad reached Chicago and St. Louis. In 1896 it went bankrupt. After it was reorganized in 1899, it grew further, reaching Cleveland and Lake Erie in 1901. In 1963 the B&O was acquired by the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company and in 1980 became part of the newly formed CSX Corporation. In 1987 the B&O was dissolved when it merged into the Chesapeake and Ohio. [Encyclopedia Britannica}.Carroll desired to provide this comprehensive history to "redound to the honor of the State of Maryland and the City of Baltimore. Bound in three quarter red leather with the name Edward Hungerford stamped in gilt to front cover. This was his book, with his bookplate on a free front endpaper and his ownership signature in pencil dated 1924. Edward Hungerford (1875-1948) was an American author and journalist whose main interest was railroads, about which he wrote frequently. In 1925, Hungerford approached Daniel Willard, the president of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and offered to write a history of the company, which was shortly to reach its centenary. Willard not only took up the suggestion, but also hired Hungerford to be the B&O's centennial director. Hungerford had seen a railroad celebration in England and created an extravagant exhibition at a park outside Baltimore. The "Fair of the Iron Horse" opened on February 28, 1927, including displays and a two-hour play, Pageant of The Iron Horse. It drew crowds averaging 50,000 a day. "His success in Baltimore became his chief calling card,"He created five more transportation pageants during the 1930s including the Rochester Centennial of 1934, the Parade of the Years Pageant in 1936 in Cleveland; and lastly "Railroads on Parade". The railroad display at the fair, which lasted until 1940, presented steam, electric and diesel engines brought from Canada, England and Italy. The attraction drew 2.6 million visitors during its two-year run. Hungerford traveled annually more than 75,000 rail miles "just for the fun of it." [Wikipedia] The book's red leather is scuffed and slightly bumped, with gilt title and date to spine compartments. The interior pages are clean and bright with light aging to margins. The book was published with a map and six portrait engravings. The map, which has a tear in one panel and a few loose panel seams shows the railroad's route between Baltimore and St, Louis. Three of the six engraved portraits are missing (McLane, Swann, Latrobe) but Brown, Carroll, and Thomas are still present. Still a very good copy of this useful history with important provenance. 200 pages. RAIL/011621. Very Good.
Baltimore: Passenger Department, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 1908. Paperback. 8vo. Very good- in white side stapled paper wrappers with blue and gold illustrations and gilt title to front wrapper. Minor edgewear to exterior. Wraps were detached at one point but have been expertly re-attached. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Periodicals Periodicals. PER205090. Very Good.
Baltimore: Passenger Department, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, 1910. Paperback. 8vo. Very good in white side stapled paper wrappers with blue and gold illustrations and gilt title to front wrapper. Interior is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. Periodicals. Periodicals. RAIL505090. Very Good.
Compliments of Passenger Department, Southern Railway Company, 1913. Paperback. Small side-stapled illustrated paper wrappers with "Inauguration March 4, 1913" in red to front wrapper. Minor rubbing to spine and minor rusting to staples. Minor soiling to title page. Else is clean and bright with illustrations throughout. 40 pages. Presidential history. PRES2/3222. Very Good.
Bruxelles: P. Weissenbruch, 1905. Hardcover. Cloth Boards. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo. Blue cloth soft trifold boards with gilt title and emblem to front panel. Edges are worn and boards have minor scuffing. When unfolded, the insides of both right and left panels have pastedown pockets. The left pocket houses a large color fold out map of Washington D.C. The right pocket houses a large, color, fold-out map of New York City with an index including street names, places of amusement, asylums, steamboat lines, etc. Signatures are not sewn in; they are held in place by loose cording which wraps around both hinges. The signatures bound on the right are printed on pink paper and the signatures bound on the left are printed on white paper. Twelve signatures are present containing topics such as: List of Members, Questions for Discussion, Constitution of the Railway Congress, Instructions Concerning the Procedure to be Followed in Sectional Meetings, and various travel information. Pages are very clean with bright text; some have minor browning. Several pages of one signature are present but not attached. It appears that at least one signature may be missing. Closed tears to maps along fold lines. Text is in English and French. RAIL/062904. Very Good.
Saratoga Springs, NY: Geroge Foster Peabody, (1931). Hardcover. A compilation of addresses at presentations of bronze bas reliefs and equestrian statue commemorating his life and work. SCARCE. 8vo. Light blue cloth covered boards with gilt tilte to front board. Wear to edges and spine ends. Minor soiling and rubbing to boards. Inscription to front free end page. Slight foxing throughout though text remains clean and bright. Illustrations throughout. 78 pages. Trains. RAIL/082913. Very Good.