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Autobus Indicateur Officiel 28 Mai 2000- 9 Juin 2001, 2000.  Unpaged, but an extremely thick volume.  Pb.  VG.  An official Swiss bus timetable for 2000 - 2001, in several languages including English.  5.95

Branford Electric Railway Timetable No.10 incorporating Rules & Regulations and Special Instructions, March 1st 1980, pp79.  Small format stapled pb. Top corners turned up slightly else VG.  A rule book for the Branford Railway, a preserved tram line in Connecticut, USA. Note that the three pages of timetables are absent from this copy.  1.95

Buckley R J  Tramways and Light Railways of Switzerland and Austria, LRTA (Light Rail Transit Association), 1st edition 1984, pp120.  Editor W. J. Wyse.  Card Covers.  Fair+.  There is a vertical crease to the bottom half of the front cover, otherwise VG.  An authoritative survey with route maps of each location.  2.95 

Canada's Operating Electric Railway Museum: Halton County Radial Railway, Ontario Electric Railway Historical Association, 1968, pp12.  Pb. VG.  Details of what was then "Canada's only operating electric museum railway."  1.95

(The) Connecticut Company  Standard Practice and Specifications for the Installation and Maintenance of Electrical Supply Lines, Signal Lines, and Utilization Equipment, Issue of 1921, pp36 plus 23 pages of diagrams.  Reproduced typescript stapled together.  Generally VG but bottom corners slightly "curled up."  Describes standard American overhead trolley (tram) line practice.  4.95

Crapo, Raymond F  The Environment of the Traction Era, Branford Electric Railway Historical Publications, Connecticut, USA, 1976, pp16.  Inscription "To Jack [Lander] - Thanks for honoring (sic) us by coming so far to join us."  Large format Pb, the original in-house edition with photo offset printing.  Slight creasing of the pages at the top rear corner else VG.  Examines the impact of the tram on urban America.  2.95

Crapo, Raymond F  The Environment of the Traction Era: A Brief study of the electric traction industry in its American setting, Branford Electric Railway Historical Publications, USA, 1978, pp40 with illustrations.  Large format Pb.  VG+.  Examines the impact of the tram on urban America.  3.95

Gabrick, Robert  Going the Greyhound Way: The Romance of the Road, Iconografix, 2009, pp160.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  VG-.  Generally VG, but with slight creasing to the bottom front corner of the covers.  A well-illustrated history of the Greyhound Bus Lines.  8.50

Huber W L and Higginbotham, W H  Basic Streetcar Operation: Instructions for K Control Straight Air and Safety Car, Branford Electric Railway, Connecticut, USA, pp25 with 12 figs.  Combines two previous efforts: How a Trolley Car Operates and The Safety Car.  A large format, low-quality Xerox copy, with pages stapled together.  Pages a bit "curled up" at the edges.  3.95

Instructions for Operating and Maintaining Westinghouse Type HL Unit Switch Control Equipments, Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Co., East Pittsburgh, USA, July 1911, pp32.  Pb.  VG+.  Instruction Book No. 5134.  Details of tram control equipment - probably a reprint.  3.95

Joyce J  Tramways of the World, IA, 1965, pp88 plus pp32 plates, some colour.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.  Very Good.  The top and bottom of the spine are slightly bumped.  Examines twenty of the world's tram systems, with a chapter devoted to each system.  2.95

Motor Driven Air Compressors for Electric Railway Service, Westinghouse Air Brake Company, 1938, pp92 with 47 figs.  Instruction Pamphlet No. T 5002.  Pb.  Very Good.  Faint one-inch crease to the top front corner, slight wear at the top & bottom of the spine.  A very unusual item.  The term "Electric Railway" in the title is the American for a tram system!  3.95

Ochoa, Aula Amelio  Evolucion Historica de los Servicios de Transporte de Viajeros y Mercancias por Carretera en Espana en el Siglo XX, Francisco Corell, pp237 with some illustrations.  Small address sticker on the rear cover.  Pb.  VG.  The evolution of road transport services for passengers and goods in Spain in the 20th century.  In Spanish.  5.95

Pittsburgh Interurbans Washington, PA., Local Lines Charleroi Donora, Pennsylvania Railway Museum, 1952, pp12.  Large Format Pb. VG.  A reprint of Electric Railroads, No. 20, July 1952, an issue devoted to Pittsburgh "interurbans" and other "interurban" systems in the state of Pennsylvania, USA.  2.95

Ride Down Memory Lane: The Story of the Branford Trolley Museum, Bramford Electric Railway Association, 6th edition 1975, pp66.  Pb.  Very Good.  An illustrated booklet describing the extensive collection of American trams at the Branford Trolley Museum at East Haven, Connecticut.  1.95

Shade, Thomas M  Car Instruction Handbook, Branford Electric Railway Operating Staff Development Program (sic),  Branford Electric Railway, Connecticut, USA, 1976, pp26.  Reproduced typescript.  Sticker with name and address of previous owner on front cover.  Complete but a bit worn.    Operating instructions for: Parlor (sic) Car 500, LER&LCO 34, JTC 356, TTC 2898, B&QT 1001, CSRYL&P 12 and CNS&M 709.  3.95

Streetcars in the Golden Triangle 1859-1985, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Arden Trolley Museum and Port Authority of Allegheny County, pp16.  No date.  Pb.  VG.  A pictorial record of the trams in Pittsburgh, USA.  2.95

The Story of the Baltimore Streetcar Museum, Baltimore Streetcar Museum, 1977, pp36.  Pb.  VG.  Includes pictures of the various American trams at the museum along with brief details.  1.95

Sullivan, Frank and Winkowski, Fred  Trams, Quantum Books, 2003, pp128.  Large Format Pb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  An American survey of the world's trams, organised around an excellent pictorial survey - all in colour - of the many preserved trams that still survive.  3.95

Taplin M R  Tramways of North America including rapid transit, Light Rail Transit Association, 2nd edition, pp60.  No date.  Maps by B. Connelly.  Designed by E. R. Oakley. Production editors: I. D. O. Frew & B. Patton.  Tramway Handbooks No.4.  Pb.  VG.  Brief details & maps of each system.  2.95

Taplin, M. R.  Tramways of Western Germany, LRTL, 2nd edition 1973, pp88.  Pb.  VG+.  A comprehensive survey, with a map of each system.  4.95

Taplin, Michael  Light Rail in Europe, Capital Transport, 1995, pp144.  Well-illustrated in colour.  Pb.  Fine.  An illustrated review of European - including Eastern European - light rail and tram systems.  3.95

Wilson, Randall and Budd, Dale  The Melbourne Tram Book, UNSW Press, 2005. Pb. VG pp80 with more than 200 photographs.  A pictorial history, largely in colour.  4.95

Young, Andrew D  Trolley to the Past: A Brief History and Companion to the Operating Trolley Museums of North America, Interurban Press, 1983, pp158 with numerous illustrations.  Interurbans Special 85.  Large format Pb.  VG.  The story of tram preservation in the USA.  5.95

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