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EAST EUROPEAN NARROW GAUGE

By: Chester, Keith

Price: $32.90

Publisher: Clevedon, Avon, U.K., Channel View Publications: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013206

ISBN: 1873150040

Condition: Near Fine


116pp., illustrated throughout: photographic b/white halftone plates (various sources), line-drawn plans and tables. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Gloss, illustrated card wrapper undamaged. Textblock pristine. This is the story, in picture and word, of the East European narrow gauge rail systems . . . Contents include: Prelims., Introduction, Abbs., 9 chapters. Book weight approx. 425g. View more info

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DISCOVERING LOST RAILWAYS

By: Cockman, F. G.

Price: $9.40

Publisher: England, Shire Publications: 1992

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 010304

ISBN: 0747801657

Condition: Very Good


104pp., b/white photographic illustrations and line-drawn location diagrams throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly surface scuffed. "After 1948 different circumstances caused a change of attitude and there was a wholesale closure of branch lines between 1952 and 1967. One result is that hundreds of miles of quiet trackways are awaiting exploration . . . " Contents include: Preface, 24 chapters, Appendix, Inde... View more info

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USRA 2-8-8-2 SERIES: Classic Power 3

By: Dressler, Thomas

Price: $26.32

Publisher: Hicksville, New York, Leeward Graphics Ltd., for N.J. International Inc.:

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013143

ISBN: 0930488020

Condition: Very Good


(1980). 88pp., illustrated throughout: colour, b/white and monochrome photographic halftone plates (various sources). Oblong (landscape format - double column text). Book clean. Spine firm and square. Colour-illustrated card wrapper lightly edgeworn, with a soft lower foredge corner crease on front board. Textblock unmarked. This book tells the story of the United States Railroad Administration (USRA) heavy articulated compound type steam locomotive of the 2-8-8-2 wheel ... View more info

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CASTLES TO WARSHIPS ON THE GREAT WESTERN FOOTPLATE

By: Gardner, Jack

Price: $28.20

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006827

ISBN: 0719542650

Condition: Very Good +


(viii) + 245pp., b/white halftone plate endpapers (different), plus an unpaginated, like illustrated photographic section. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Boards lightly bumped and very lightly faded on foot. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn. Jack Gardner was a footplateman on British Rail, whose duties took him from steam locomotives to diesels and on to the High Speed Train. For ... View more info

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A REGIONAL HISTORY OF THE RAILWAYS OF GREAT BRITAIN. Volume V: The Eastern Counties

By: Gordon, D.I.

Price: $26.32

Publisher: Newton Abbot, Devon, U.K., David & Charles: 1977

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 006295

ISBN: 0715374311

Condition: Very Good +


256pp., illustrated throughout; 39 b/white halftone plates, 8 facsimiles, 8 maps, plus a flecked, tipped-in fold-put map affixed to rear pastedown. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Black boards nominally bumped. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, lightly edgeworn, and U.V. affected (sunned) on spine. This stand-alone volume in the 'Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain' series include... View more info

THE GOLDEN ARROW

By: Hasenson, A.

Price: $24.44

Publisher: London, Howard Baker Publishers: 1970

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 003150

Condition: Very Good +


208pp., 2 x 8 page, unpaginated b/w half-tone plate sections, one of historic illustrations, the other of contemporary plates. Intext maps and tables throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Boards bumped on lower foredge corner. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn, creased and abraded, re-inforcing with clear tape affixed to inner folds. The fully-documented story of one of the world's most gla... View more info

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A HISTORY OF THE ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVE: Volume 2

By: Haut, E.J.G.

Price: $51.70

Publisher: La Jolla, California, A.S. Barnes & Co., Inc.: 1981

Edition: First U.S. Edition

Seller ID: 013305

ISBN: 0498024660

Condition: Very Good


(xi), + 180pp., unpaginated colour plates, intext b/white halftone plates, schematic and sectional drawings, plus tables throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain brown boards undamaged. Textblock edges flecked, else leaves unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn only. 'A History of the Electric Locomotive, Volume 2' is a convincing, colourful and comprehensive examination of the nature and potential of... View more info

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YESTERDAY'S RAILWAYS : Recollections of an Age of Steam

By: Herring, Peter

Price: $30.08

Publisher: Devon, England, David & Charles: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009123

ISBN: 0715313878

Condition: Near Fine


288pp., illustrated throughout: dark sepia monochrome halftone plates (archival and other sources), plus colour poster facsimiles and catch-colour panels. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Gloss, pictorially-illustrated boards undamaged. Text-block pristine. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. This book celebrates a time when a (British) train journey remained an adventure,a time when steam locomotives hauled a nation and its pr... View more info

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THE WHISTLES BLOW NO MORE : Railroad Logging in the Sierra Nevada 1874-1942

By: Johnston, Hank

Price: $72.38

Publisher: Glendale, CA, USA, Trans-Anglo Books: 1984

Edition: First Edition (Stated)

Seller ID: 008013

ISBN: 0870460676

Condition: Very Good +


160pp., illustrated throughout: endpaper maps (drawn by Donald C. DeVere), monochrome halftone plates (mostly historic photographs from author's collection), plus a small line-drawn schematic. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm, nominally bumped spine. Green faux-leather boards undamaged. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, and colour-faded on spine, else very good. A superb pictorial account of the glory days o... View more info

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GREAT TRAIN DISASTERS : The World's Worst Railway Accidents

By: Kichenside, Geoffrey

Price: $16.92

Publisher: Bristol, England, Parragon: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011588

ISBN: 0752522299

Condition: Very Good +


96pp., colour and b/white illustrations throughout. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Gloss-illustrated boards negligibly edge-bumped only. Like-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket softly edge-creased at head of spine. From the rear cover: "Throughout the long history of railways there have been some truly terrifying accidents. 'Great Train Disasters' charts the worst of these. With accounts of furious flash floods in India, disastrous conflagrations ... View more info

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WHERE RAILS MEET THE SEA: America's Connections Between Ships and Trains

By: Krieger, Michael

Price: $26.32

Publisher: New York, Metro Books (Friedman/Fairfax Publishers): 1998

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 013314

ISBN: 1567795977

Condition: Near Fine


176pp., illustrated throughout (including endpapers and frontispiece): colour, duotone, and monochrome halftone plates. Book clean and square. Gilt title over firm backstrip. Plain grey boards undamaged. Textblock pristine. Monochrome, photographically-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn only. From the rear panel: "Region by region, 'Where Rails Meet the Sea' chronicles the fascinating history of America's railroad and maritime developm... View more info

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THE CORRIMAL COLLIERY RAILWAY (Light Railways Number 60. April 1978)

By: McCarthy, K.

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Upper Ferntree Gully, Victoria, Australia, The Light Railway Research Society of Australia: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013190

ISBN: 0909340064

Condition: Very Good +


43pp., saddle-stitched, staple-bound format booklet. Illustrated throughout: maps and line-drawings by the author, plus numerous b/white halftone plates (archival and private sources). Book clean and 'square'. Monochrome, pictorially-illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. Textblock unmarked. This stand-alone (Australian) Light Railways No. 60 tells the story of the Corrimal Colliery Railway situated near Wollongong, New South Wales. Contents include: Prelims., I... View more info

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RITES OF PASSAGE : A Canadian Railway Retrospective

By: McDonnell, Greg

Price: $20.68

Publisher: Erin, Ontario, Canada, Boston Mills Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 008804

ISBN: 1550463306

Condition: Near Fine


119pp. Oblong (landscape) format. Pictorial colour plates throughout. Book clean. Vivid silver title over firm and square spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Text-block pristine. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. A resident, professional firefighter in Ontario, Canada, the author has spent a lifetime observing, photographing and writing about railroads. In this book his truly magnificent photography of Canadian freight ... View more info

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THE WEST HIGHLAND MALLAIG EXTENSION in BR Days

By: Noble, Tom

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Somerset, United Kingdom, Haynes / Oxford Pub. Co.: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012110

ISBN: 0860934292

Condition: Very Good +


112pp., colour and b/white photographic illustrations. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Plain green boards very lightly bumped at foot. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased at head of spine, one very small closed tear to same. From the jacket flap: "The Mallaig Extension of the West Highland Railway was one of the last major railway construction feats in Britain. Numerous civil engineering structures, s... View more info

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THE SPIRAL TUNNELS AND THE BIG HILL : A Canadian Railway Adventure

By: Pole, Graeme

Price: $13.16

Publisher: Canmore, Alberta, Canada, Altitude Publishing: 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011532

ISBN: 155153908x

Condition: Very Good +


80pp., b/white photographic illustrations throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good+. From the rear cover: "Railway history comes alive in this fascinating book about one of Canada's most incredible railway stories. Describes the construction and operation of the world-famous Canadian Pacific Railway through the treacherous Kicking Horse Pass in the Canadian Rockies . . . The Spiral Tunnels are explained through stor... View more info

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PINO GRANDE : Logging Railroads of the Michigan-California Lumber Company

By: Polkinghorn, R.S.

Price: $46.53

Publisher: Berkeley, California, U.S.A., Howell-North Books: 1966

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008029

Condition: Very Good +


144pp., monochrome, sketch-art endpapers (George Mathis), plus numerous intext historic halftone plates (archival, and from private collections) throughout, together with several diagrams. Undamaged, folded locality map in like condition rear pocket. Book clean and square. Spine lightly bumped. Brown boards very good. Textblock has several light flecks, else clean. Sketch-art illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket price-clipped, edgeworn, slightly abraded on spi... View more info

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THE ABT RAILWAY & Railways of the Lyell Region. The End of an Era

By: Rae, Lou

Price: $39.29

Publisher: Sandy Bay, TAS, Australia, (Author) Lou Rae: 1994

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 008080

ISBN: 0959209859

Condition: Near Fine


ii, + 94pp., illustrated throughout; stunning colour plates, b/white halftone plates, and line drawn maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Pictorially-illustrated card wrapper trivially bumped only. Text-block unmarked. First published in 1988, this book tells the story of the ABT Railway, operated in the Mount Lyell Region of Tasmania, Australia. Now just a memory, having been finally closed and dismantled in 1963, it is hoped by many to resurrect the ABT Railway for... View more info

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THE MT LYELL MINING AND RAILWAY CO. LTD. A Pictorial History 1893-1993

By: Rae, Lou

Price: $47.00

Publisher: Ulverstone, Tasmania, Australia, Author (Lou Rae): 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013210

ISBN: 0959209832

Condition: Very Good +


ii, + 94pp., illustrated throughout: colour and b/white plates (archival, author and private sources). Book clean and square. Spine firm. A trivial bump on foredge of rear, pictorially-illustrated gloss wrapper, else undamaged. Text-block pristine. A fascinating pictorial history of the Mt Lyell Mining and Railway Co. Ltd., published on the occasion of the company's centenary. Contents include; Prelims., 6 chapters, viz: Formation, Building Smelters and Railway, Battle f... View more info

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STILL STEAMING. Britain's Standard Gauge Steam Railways 2005/2006

By: Robinson, John (Editor)

Price: $15.04

Publisher: Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England, Marksman Publications: 2005

Edition: Ninth Edition

Seller ID: 012309

ISBN: 1862231206

Condition: Very Good +


95pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. photographic, colour-illustrated card wrapper minimally bumped on foredge corners, else undamaged. Textblock pristine. This helpful title provides general, special and operating information regarding British Standard Gauge Railways running during 2005/2006. Book weight approx. 235g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

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SCOTTISH STEAM ROUTES

By: Siviter, Roger

Price: $23.50

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury Books: 1988

Seller ID: 008818

ISBN: 1870630068

Condition: Very Good +


Unpaginated. 15 colour photographic illustrations, plus 199 b/white photographic illustrations, throughout. Book clean, square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Plain blue cloth boards undamaged. Leaves clean. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edge-creased. " 'Scottish Steam Routes' is a magnificent photographic album of the various preserved steam workings that have travelled the scenic lines of Scotland since the early 1970s.... View more info