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1 The Real Book About Trains
Cole, Davis
Garden City Garden City Books 1951 Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good Jacket David Lyle Millard, Illustrator 
Very clean decorative (brown & white cross-hatch pattern) boards with black cloth spine, orange lettering on spine. Very little wear. Binding is tight & square, no cracking. No names, writing or marks--pages are clean. Illustrated endpapers (train crossing a trestle). Clean dustjacket is not price clipped, has thumb-nail size chip at rear panel near bottom of spine corner, minor edgewear. Enclosed in new mylar cover. 8vo. Children's. 006623

Price: 12.00 USD
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The Story of the Canandaigua Street Railway Company, The Canandaigua Electric Light and Railway Company, Ontario Light and Traction Company and the Rochester and Eastern Rapid Railway, Gordon, William R.
2 The Story of the Canandaigua Street Railway Company, The Canandaigua Electric Light and Railway Company, Ontario Light and Traction Company and the Rochester and Eastern Rapid Railway
Gordon, William R.
Rochester, New York William R. Gordon 1953 First Paperback Very Good 
Paperback (cover is illustrated card stock) - size approx. 5-3/4" x 9". No chipping or tears. Light soiling to cover. Binding is tight, all pages are clean. No names, writing or marks. Well illustrated with historical photographs, drawings. 107 pages. 027652

Price: 12.00 USD
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Fairytale Railroad, Harter, Henry
3 Fairytale Railroad
Harter, Henry
Sylvan Beach, NY North Country Books 1979 0932052193 / 9780932052193 First Hardcover Very Good+ Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean gray cloth boards with crisp gold lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers; Brief previous owner inscription neatly penned on corner of dedication page. Illustrated with historical photographs. 310 pages. Clean dust jacket has light surface rubbing, one small closed tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027137

Price: 25.00 USD
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Redwood Railways - A Story of Redwoods, Picnics and Commuters, Kneiss, Gilbert H.
4 Redwood Railways - A Story of Redwoods, Picnics and Commuters
Kneiss, Gilbert H.
Berkeley, California Howell-North 1956 Third Printing Hardcover Near Fine Very Good Jacket 
Third printing with both maps in rear pocket, clean original dust jacket. Clean red cloth boards with gold lettering on cover and spine. No fading, bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with clean map-illustrated endpapers. Very small return address label at top edge of front fixed endpaper. Two folded maps in pocket at end of book (in perfect condition). Beautifully illustrated with maps, glossy black and white photographs. Foreword by Lucius Beebe. 165 pages with index. Dust jacket is not price clipped, has thumbnail size chip at base of front panel, a few short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025841

Price: 22.00 USD
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The Katy Railroad and the Last Frontier, Masterson, V. V.
5 The Katy Railroad and the Last Frontier
Masterson, V. V.
Norman, Oklahoma University of Oklahoma Press 1952 First Hardcover Good Good Jacket Signed
Stated First Edition in original dust jacket. Clean rust brown cloth boards with brown title box, gold lettering on spine. Very clean book, but has a few spots of wear to bottom board edges and about 1" cracking to cloth at lower spine gutter. Inscribed and SIGNED by author on front free endpaper (association copy): "For my friend Bob Smith - Journalist, traveler in the Indian Territory - a "child that takes notes" on the American scene - V. V. Masterson "Scotty" Dec. 15, 1952." Illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps. 312 pages with index. Dust jacket is unclipped (4.00 on front inside flap), lots of edge chipping, light soiling. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 025445

Price: 20.00 USD
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Victory Rode the Rails: The Strategic Place of the Railroads in the Civil War, Turner, George Edgar
6 Victory Rode the Rails: The Strategic Place of the Railroads in the Civil War
Turner, George Edgar
Lincoln, Nebraska Bison Books / University of Nebraska Press 1992 0803294239 / 9780803294233 First Paperback Fine 
First published in 1953 by Bobbs Merrill, this is the first printing of the Bison Books Edition. Very clean trade paperback. No creasing, chipping or fading. Binding is tight, pages and edges are clean and bright. No names, writing or marks. Illustrated with black and white photographs, maps. Introduction to the Bison Book Edition by Gary Gallagher. Maps by George Richard Turner. 419 pages with index. 027660

Price: 15.00 USD
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Trails of the Iron Horse: An Informal History, Western Writers of America; Russell, Don (Editor)
7 Trails of the Iron Horse: An Informal History
Western Writers of America; Russell, Don (Editor)
Garden City, New York Doubleday & Co 1975 0385021232 / 9780385021234 First Hardcover Near Fine Very Good+ Jacket 
Stated first edition in clean unclipped dust jacket. Very clean black boards with brown cloth spine, silver lettering on spine. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean with clean endpapers - no names, writing or marks. Illustrated with over 100 rare photographs. 241 pages with index. Clean bright illustrated dust jacket is not price clipped, no chips, one short closed edge tear. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. This is the lusty and gutsy saga of the era that saw tghe building of America's railroads in the West. Represented here are nearly five years of a unique fraternal writing effort, an effort shared mong thirteen prominent members of the Western Writers of America who each wrote about a special episode in the history of the Western railroads. The tales they tell are not only of the great trunk lines that built the West, but also of the smaller railroads, all great adventures in the taming of the West. 027665

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Life on A Locomotive - The story of Buddy Williams, C&NW Engineer, Williams, George H.
8 Life on A Locomotive - The story of Buddy Williams, C&NW Engineer
Williams, George H.
Berkeley, California Howell-North Books 1971 0-8310-7084-6 / 9780831070847 First Hardcover Fine Very Good+ Jacket Signed
First Edition, SIGNED by the author, in unclipped original dust jacket. Clean moss green cloth boards with brown lettering and railroad tracks on cover, brown lettering on spine. No bumping or wear. Binding is tight and square, hinges are sound - no cracking. Pages and edges are clean, with photo-illustrated endpapers. Inscribed and signed by George H. Williams on front free endpaper: "Jim Fairbanks - Keep you hand upon the throttle and your eye upon the rail" - George H. Williams, Jan. 22, 1976." Frontispiece photo portrait of Buddy Williams at the throttle on the 1616 Class E Pacific at the Milwaukee Depot, 1937. Illustrated with glossy black and white photographs. 219 pages. Clean dust jacket is unchipped, not price clipped, has two very short closed edge tears. Enclosed in new archival quality removable mylar cover. 027663

Price: 55.00 USD
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