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United States Railways

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This page includes books on the railways of the United States.  Canadian railways books are listed on a separate Canadian Railways section.  For books on modelling North American railways see the North American Model Railways section.

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35 Years: A History of the Pacific Coast Chapter, Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, 1972, pp64.  Large Format Pb.  VG-.  Some wear to the spine of the covers.  A substantial illustrated booklet reviewing the chapter’s activities.  Includes a letter dated March 27th 1977, from Fred Stindt, the Chairman of the chapter, to O. S. Nock regarding the latter's forthcoming visit to California.  £2.95

Abbott, Dan  Stairway to the Stars: Colorado's Argentine Central Railway, Centennial Publications, 1977, pp160.  No.2649 of a limited edition of 3000.  Signed by the author.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Fair.  The covers are worn at the four corners and at the head & base of the spine.  £12.50

Abdill, George B  Rails West: A Collector's Album of a Vanishing Era in Railroadiana, Superior Publishing Company, 1960, pp191.  The third volume in the author's Pageant of Railroad History.  Inscription "snopaked" out.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the head of the spine.  A largely pictorial tribute to railways in the American west during the turbulent years of expansion.  £5.95

Adams, Kramer  Logging Railroads of the West, Superior Publishing Company, 1961, pp160.  Large Format Pb.  Good+.  Rubbing to the spine of the covers.  An illustrated history.  £5.95

Aldrich, Mark  Death Rode the Rails: American Railroads and Safety, 1828 – 1965, John Hopkins University Press, 2006, pp446.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  "Explores the evolution of railroad safety in the United States by examining a variety of incidents: spectacular train wrecks, smaller accidents in shops and yards and the deaths of thousands of woman and children killed while walking on or crossing the street-grade tracks."  £8.50

Alexander, Edwin P  Down at the Depot: American Railroad Stations from 1831 to 1920, Clarkson N. Potter, 1970, pp320 with over 400 illustrations.  Large Format Hb. VG/VG.  Top corners of the covers slightly bumped, superficial wear to the top edge of the dw.  A pictorial survey.  £12.50

Alexander, Edwin P  Civil War Railroads & Models, Fairfax Press, 1st edition 1977, pp256 with 280 illustrations & drawings.  Inscription.  Large Format Hb.  VG/VG-.  Slight wear to the dw at the head & base of the spine, spine sunned.  Combines historical information from newspapers, military reports & company documents with hundreds of rare photographs and drawings.  £16.50

Alexander E P  Iron Horses: American Locomotives 1829-1900, Dover Publications, 2003, pp240.  First published in 1941.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  Slight crease to the rear bottom corner of the covers.  A pictorial survey of 96 early American locomotives.  Each locomotive has a full-page illustration with brief technical details opposite.  £8.50

Allen, Geoffrey Freeman  North American Railroads Today, Brian Trodd, 1990, pp123.  Large Format Hb.  Very Good+ in a Very Good dust wrapper.  A graphic account of the resurgence of one of America's greatest industries, well-illustrated throughout.  £5.95

Ambrose, Stephen E  Nothing Like it in the World: The Men who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863 – 1869, Simon & Schuster, 2001, pp432.  Pb.  VG.  £3.95

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway System Employee Timetables

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway System Employee Timetables Vol.1 Eastern Lines November 29, 1942, Santa Fe Modelers Organization, 1992, pp94.  Large landscape format Pb.  VG.  A reprint of a 1942 Santa Fe working timetable.

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway & Panhandle and Santa Fe Railway System Employee Timetables Vol.2 Western Lines November 29, 1942, Santa Fe Modelers Organization, 1992, pp108. Large landscape format Pb.  VG.  A reprint of a 1942 Santa Fe working timetable.

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway System Employee Timetables Vol.3 Gulf Lines November 29, 1942, Santa Fe Modelers Organization, 1992, pp56.  Large landscape format Pb.  VG.  A reprint of a 1942 Santa Fe working timetable.

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway System Employee Timetables Vol.4 Coast Lines November 29, 1942, Santa Fe Modelers Organization, 1992, pp60.  Large landscape format Pb.  VG.  A reprint of a 1942 Santa Fe working timetable.  All four volumes for £64.00 post free

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Austin, Ed  Spokane, Portland & Seattle Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment, Morning Sun Books, 1998, pp128.  Large Format Hb.  Fine/VG. Internally repaired tear in the dw at the head of the spine.  A substantial pictorial survey of the railway's passenger coaches and freight wagons.  £16.50

Baldwin Locomotives, Baldwin Locomotive Works, Vol.15, No.4 April 1937, pp36.  Large Format Pb. Very Good with slight wear to the covers.  Contents include: The New Haven Streamlined Locomotives, Formal Delivery of Locomotive 1400, New Baldwin Locomotives for the Capital Cities Route, A New Brake Shoe Testing Machine, and From Eddystone to Ecuador.  £3.95

Ball, Don  Railroads: An American Journey, Bonanza, 1975, pp288 with 350 illustrations. Large Format Hb.  VG/VG-.  The dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the head of the spine and at three of the corners.  A pictorial album focusing on the immediate post war period. Chapters on: My decade 1950 - 1960, A Close Look, Shortlines: Autumn Memories, Fan Fare, and Changing of the Guard.  Complements "Portrait of the Rails" by the same author.  £7.50

Ball, Don  Railroads, W. W. Norton, 1985, pp160.  Large Format Hb.  Fine/VG.  An all-colour pictorial tribute to American railways spanning 30 years by one of America's finest railway photographers.  £8.50

The 50 Best of B&O (Baltimore and Ohio)

Barr, Howard N  The 50 Best of B&O: Book One, Charles Swann Roberts, 1977, pp52. "… a portfolio of the favourite photographs of one of the B&O's most famous and knowledgeable historians."  Large landscape format.  Card Covers with plastic ring. Fair with a large mark in the bottom corner of the front cover.  Fifty full-page illustrations of the Baltimore and Ohio, mainly steam with some diesel.  £8.50

Kelly, John C  The 50 Best of B&O: Book Three, Charles Swann Roberts, 1977, pp52. Copy No.1798.  ".. a portfolio of the favourite fifty photographs from the collection of the well-known B&O modeller and devotee."  Large landscape format.  Card Covers with a plastic ring.  VG- with a two-inch tear to the rear cover.  Fifty full-page illustrations of the Baltimore and Ohio, virtually all steam.  £12.50

Thompson, E L Tommy  The 50 Best of B&O: Book Four, Charles Swann Roberts, 1977, pp52.  Copy No.1203.  ".. a portfolio of the favourite fifty photographs from the camera of the famous B&O employee and chronicler."  Large landscape format. Card Covers with plastic ring.  VG-.  Fifty full-page illustrations of the Baltimore and Ohio, mainly steam with some diesel.  £12.50

Lorenz, Bob  The 50 Best of B&O: Book Five, Charles Swann Roberts, 1979, pp52. Copy No.896.  ".. from the camera and collection of railfandoms's famous artist and photographer .. a portfolio of his favourite fifty photos."  Large landscape format.  Card Covers with plastic ring.  VG-.  Fifty full-page illustrations of the Baltimore and Ohio, mainly steam with some diesel.  £12.50

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Bender, Henry E  Uintah Railway: The Gilsonite Route, Howell-North, 1st edition 1970, pp239 with 290 illustrations.  Large Format Hb.  VG/VG-.  Small triangular piece of the dw missing at the head of the spine.  An illustrated history of a steeply-graded narrow gauge mineral line in Western Colorado, including details of the unusual 2-6-6-2 articulated tank engines that it operated.  £16.50

Blumberg, Rhoda  Full Steam Ahead: The Race to Build a Transcontinental Railroad, National Geographic Society, 1996, pp160.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  The story of the construction of the first transcontinental railway in the USA from Omaha in Nebraska to Sacramento in California.  Well-illustrated throughout.  £5.95

Bohn, Dave and Petschek, Rodolfo  Kinsey Photographer: A Half Century of Negatives by Darius and Tabitha May Kinsey Vol.3: The Locomotive Portraits, Chronicle Books, 1988, pp144.   Large landscape format Pb.  VG.  A collection of Dave Bohn's pictures of logging locomotives, taken in the Pacific North West between 1907 & 1940, with essays on each locomotive by John Labbe.  £8.50

Bowman, Hank Wieand  Pioneer Railroads, Arco, 1954, pp154.  Hb. VG/Fair.  Tiny loss to the dw at the head of the spine.  An illustrated history of the early years, taking the story until just after the American civil war.  £4.95

Boyd, Jim  Fairbanks-Morse Locomotives in Color, Morning Sun Books, 1996, pp128.  Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the edges of the dust wrapper.  "Describes every original purchaser of FM locomotives and illustrates nearly every model of those owners, from short line switchers and Train Masters in commuter service to freight cab units in the Canadian Rockies and chopped-nose road switchers in Mexico - all in full colour."  £32.50

Boyd, Jim  Baldwin Diesels - 1 in Color: Baldwin History and Owners A – G, Morning Sun Books, 2002, pp128.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine. A photographic survey of Baldwin diesels.  £32.50

Boyd, Jim  Outbound Trains in the era before the mergers, Boston Mils Press, 2005, pp192.  Large landscape format.  Glazed boards with a dust wrapper.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  A superb collection of colour photographs from the 1960s and 1970s covering most major American railroads and many minor lines.  £10.50

Bryant, H Stamford  The Georgian Locomotive: Some elegant steam locomotive power in the South and Southwest, 1918-1945, an episode in American taste, Weathervane Books, 1962, pp90 with 51 illustrations.  Inscription.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  Small tear to the rear bottom edge of the dust wrapper.  A series of essays on the steam locomotives used in the American south between the wars.  £7.50

Burkhardt, D C Jesse  Rolling Dreams: Portraits of the Northwest's Railroad Heritage, author, 1997, pp86.  Signed by the author.  Large landscape format Pb.  VG.  A largely pictorial tribute, almost entirely in colour.  £24.50

Carper, Robert S  American Railroads in Transition: The Passing of the Steam Locomotives, Barnes, 1968, pp260 with over 200 illustrations.  Inscription.  Large Format Hb.  VG/Fair+.  Slight wear to the dw at the head & base of the spine.  A well-illustrated history of American railways in the years following World War II.  £6.95

Carper, Robert S  American Railroads in Transition, Barnes, 1968, pp260 with over 200 illustrations.  Large Format Hb.  No dw.  VG- with a three-inch stain on the front cover.  A well-illustrated history of American railways in the years following World War II when the steam locomotive was replaced by diesels.  £5.95

Carstens, Hal  Passenger Cars 3: Solariums, Sleepers, Inspection Cars, Carstens Publications, 2007, pp225-349.  Large landscape format.  Card Covers.  Very Good.  There is a tiny nick to the covers at the head of the spine.  Diagrams and illustrations of American coaches. Vol.3 includes Lightweight Cars; Observation Cars; Lounge, Bar & Snack Cars; Sleepers; Aquarium Car; and Auto liner Corp.  £12.50

Casdorph, David  Railborne Trash and Waste Containers of New Jersey, Graesli Forlag, 2010, pp156.  Card Covers. VG.  Identifies over 12,000 rail-hauled containers used in waste disposal services in New Jersey and throughout the North-Eastern USA.  £6.95

Santa Fe Railway Rolling Stock Reference Series

Childers W W  Santa Fe Railway Rolling Stock Reference Series Vol.1: Work Equipment Cars, Santa Fe Modelers Organization, 1993, pp254.  Graphic design and production by Jay H. Miller.  Large landscape format.  Card Covers with wire binding.  VG+.  A detailed illustrated survey with folding diagrams at the rear.  £24.50

Jordan, C. Keith; Hendrickson, Richard H; Moore, John B. and Hale, A Dean  Santa Fe Railway Rolling Stock Reference Series Vol.2: Refrigerator Cars - Ice Bunker Cars 1884 –1979, Santa Fe Modelers Organization, 1994, pp288.  Graphic design and production by Jay H. Miller.  Large landscape format.  Card Covers with wire binding.  VG+.  A comprehensive illustrated survey.  £24.50

Hendrickson, Richard H  Santa Fe Railway Rolling Stock Reference Series Vol.3: Furniture and Automobile Box Cars 1887 – 1997, Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society, 1997, pp158.  Graphic design and production by Jay H. Miller.  Large landscape format.  Card Covers with wire binding.  VG+.  A comprehensive illustrated survey.  £24.50

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Christiansen, Harry  Ride the Red Devils along Nostalgic Ohio Trolley Trails through Western and Central Ohio, Transit House, 1971, pp152 with 420 pictures & 19 maps.  Large Format Pb.  Fair with small loss from the top front corner of the cover, and a small tear at the top of the spine.  "The complete history of the Cincinnati & Lake Erie Ohio Electric Western Ohio Lima Route and 25 others."  £7.50

Coel, Margaret  Goin' Railroading: Two Generations of Colorado Stories, Pruett Press, 1991, pp180.  "As told by Sam Speas."  Small inscription.  Pb.  VG+.  Relates the experiences of two generations and four members of the Speas family who worked as engineers (drivers) and firemen on the narrow gauge railways of Colorado.  £5.95

Cohen, Marvin H  Steam Passenger Service Directory including Electric Lines and Museums, Empire State Railway Museum, 18th annual edition 1983, pp176.  Pb.  Very Good.  An illustrated North American directory listing tourist railroad, trolley & museum operations with regularly scheduled or intermittent passenger service.  £1.95

(The) Collected Colorado Rail Annual: A Journal of Railroad History in the Rocky Mountain West, Colorado Railroad Museum, 1974, pp136.  Editor: Cornelius W. Hauck.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the head of the spine.  A reprint of all twenty six out-of-print articles from the 1963 - 1969 Colorado Annuals - the first seven volumes.  £18.50

Colorado Annual 1968 Issue No.6, Colorado Railroad Museum, pp32.  Editor: Cornelius W. Hauck. Large Format Pb.  Near VG.  There is an old price sticker on the front cover.  Contents include: The Best Seat in the House by Bernard Kelly, Days of Plush & Pleasant Riding, Pueblo was still just a Train Ride from Denver, Adios Numero 144 by Frank Barry, Snow and Cumbres, and Steam Wyoming 1968: Laramie Valley by Gordon Chappell.  £8.50

Colorado Rail Annual 1970: Issue No.8, Colorado Railroad Museum, pp131.  Large Format Pb. VG- with rubbing to the spine of the covers.  Contents include: Narrow Gauge Transcontinental I: Scenic Line of the World by Gordon Chappell, and Narrow Gauge Transcontinental II: Black Canon Revisited by Cornelius W. Hauck.  £7.50

Corns, John B  Nickel Plate Road Publicity Photos 1943-1952 Vol.2, TLC Publishing, 1998, pp128.  Large landscape format.  Glazed Boards. VG+.  Spine sunned.  A second collection of high-quality official photographs taken for the New York, Chicago & St Louis Railroad (The Nickel Plate Road).  £24.50

Cox, Richard E  Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Vol.1, Vanishing Vista, 1984, pp36.  Large landscape format.  Pb.  VG-.  Generally VG, but with a wear mark near the bottom edge of the front cover.  An all-colour album of Santa Fe motive power, mainly diesel with some steam.  £4.95

Crawford, Thomas M and Kramer, Frederick A  Rails along the Hudson: A Pictorial Review of Four Decades on the New York Central between New York City and Albany, National Railway Historical Society, 1979, pp96. A brief inscription inside the front cover has been "snopaked" out.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  A pictorial review from the 30s until the late 60s.  £8.50

Cross, Andrew  Some Trains in America, Prestel, 2002, pp156.  Large landscape format.  Hb. Fine/Fine.  Colour illustrations of freight trains in the U.S.A. taken between 1994 and 2001  £12.50

Crum, Josie Moore  The Rio Grande Southern Railroad, San Juan History, 1961, pp431.  Hb.  VG with clear plastic covers as published.  A major illustrated history based on an earlier work by Milford E. Shields.  £32.50

Crump, Russell L; Priest, Stephen and Priest, Cinthia  Santa Fe Locomotive Facilities Vol.1 Gulf Lines, Paired Rail Railroad Publications, 2003, pp192.  Large landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  The top front corner of the covers is slightly bumped.  A series in which the Santa Fe's engine servicing facilities are explained and documented in as much detail as possible using photographs, drawings and personal histories.  £42.50

Crump, Spencer  Redwoods, Iron Horses and the Pacific: The Story of the California Western "SKUNK" Railroad, Trans-Anglo Books, 1st edition 1963, pp160.  Large Format Hb.  VG/VG-.  Dw internally re-enforced at the head of the spine.  An illustrated history of the California Western Railroad from the Pacific Coast at Fort Bragg through miles of giant redwood trees to Willits.  £12.50

Davies, Greg  Union Pacific Railroad Freight Cars of the 1950s, Mid-America Publications, 1978, pp98 with two large folding diagrams in a rear pocket.  Large landscape format Pb.  VG- with some superficial wear to the covers.  A collection of diagrams and illustrations of Union Pacific freight wagons.  £12.50

Deane, Dorothy Newell  Sierra Railway, Howell North, 1960, pp181 plus pp128 of illustrations. Hb.  VG/Poor.  The dust wrapper has been heavily repaired with sellotape. A history of the Sierra Railroad and other railroads, both standard and narrow gauge, of the "Southern Mother Lode Region" of California.  £10.50

Dobnick, Otto P  Wisconsin Central: Railroad Success Story, Kalmback, 1997, pp160.  Large landscape format.  Hb.  VG/VG with some superficial rubbing to the covers.  The remarkable story of the rise of Wisconsin Central, Ed Burkhardt's regional railway.  £12.50

Dorin, Patrick C  Commuter Railroads: A Pictorial Review of the Most Travelled Railroads, Bonanza, 1969, pp192.  Large Format Hb.  VG/VG-.  Some browning of the pages edges with a suggestion of some exposure to water at some stage.  A survey of the American suburban operations that survived into the late 70s.  £6.95

Dorin, Patrick C  The Milwaukee Road Passenger Train Services: from the Hiawatha Era to Amtrak and Beyond, TLC Publishing, 2004, pp143 with over 300 illustrations.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  An illustrated history of the passenger services operated by the Chicago Milwaukee St Paul and Pacific - better known as The Milwaukee Road - from the high-speed steam-operated Hiawatha services of the 1930 to recent Amtrak services.  £28.50

Dorman, Richard L  The Chili Line and the Santa Fe The City Different, R. D. Publications, 1996, pp225. The Collector's Edition.  Large landscape format Hb. VG/VG.  A largely pictorial tribute to the long narrow gauge branch of the Denver & Rio Grande south from Antonio to Santa Fe.  £32.50

Dreams, Visions & Visionaries: Colorado Rail Annual No.20, Colorado Railroad Museum, 1993, pp239.  Large Format Hb.  VG+/VG+.  Contents: In the Mountains of Utah by Jackson Thode & James Ozment, General Palmer's Other Narrow Gauge Railroad by Robert Le Massena, The Denver Post's Cheyenne Frontier Days Train by Richard Kreck & Kenton Forrest, The Greatest Train by Alexis McKinney, and An Overview of Union Pacific's Articulated Steam Locomotives by Richard King & R C Farewell.  £16.50

Drury, George H  The Train-Watcher's Guide to North American Railroads: A contemporary reference to the major railroads of the US, Canada and Mexico, Kalmbach, 2nd impression of 1st edition 1985, pp220.  Landscape format Pb.  Fair. Wear to the covers, contents VG.  An illustrated guide to over 140 North American railways, with brief details and a map of each system.  £2.95

Drury, George  Guide to Tourist Railroads and Railroad Museums including schedules, fares, how to get there, and annual special events, Kalmback, 4th revised edition 1995, pp320.  Landscape format Pb.  G+ with superficial wear to the cover edges.  Provides details of more than 350 sites in the United States and Canada - a useful guide for anyone planning a trip to North America.  £2.95

Drury, George H  Santa Fe in the Mountains: Three Passes to the West: Raton, Cajon and Tehachapi, Kalmbach Publishing, 1995, pp128.  Large landscape format.  Card Covers.  Near VG with slight rubbing to the edges of the covers.  A largely pictorial tribute, with brief background material on the three passes.  £8.50

Duke, Donald and Kistler, Stan  Santa Fe: Steel Rails through California, Golden West Books, 1964, pp184.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  A well-illustrated history of the Santa Fe in California.  £14.50

Duke, Donald and Keilty, Edmund  RDC: The Budd Rail Diesel Car, Golden West Books, 1999, pp279 with more than 375 illustrations.  First published in 1990.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  The bottom front corner of the covers is slightly bumped.  A comprehensive history of the Budd Rail Diesel Car.  The second half of the book gives details of all the services operated by RDCs.  £32.50

Edmonson, Harold A  Journey to Amtrak: The Year History Rode the Train, Kalmbach, 1972, pp104.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Fair+.  Some rubbing to the edges of the covers.  A pictorial review of the named American express trains that were lost in the Amtrak took over.  £7.50

Edmondson, Harold A and Francaviglia, Richard V  Railroad Station Planbook,  Kalmbach, 1977, pp96.  Landscape format Pb.  Fair.  Superficial wear & loss of colour to the covers, contents VG.  Illustrations & drawings of 28 small stations in the USA & Canada.  £5.95

Eliot, Jane  The History of the Western Railroads, Exeter Books, 1985, pp192.  Large Format Hb.  VG/VG.  Tiny nick in the dw at the head of the spine.  An illustrated history of railways in the American west.  £7.50

Ellington, Frank M and Shine, Joe W  Santa Fe Railway Passenger Reference Series Vol.1: Head End Cars, Santa Fe Railway Historical & Modeling Society, 1999, pp158.  A heavily revised edition of a book first published in 1975.  Large landscape format.  Card Covers with wire binding.  Generally VG, but there is a vertical crease on the back cover.  A comprehensive survey with many illustrations and drawings and with the following chapters: Railway Post Office, Mail Storage Cars, Container Equipment, Baggage & Mail, Baggage & Express, Horse Express Cars, Express Refrigerator, Express Box Cars, Rider Combines and Painting & Lettering.  £16.50

Erie Railroad: Trains Album of Railroad Photographs No.14, Kalmback, 1946.  Very Large Landscape Format Pb.  Covers fair, contents VG.  A one-page introduction followed by 20 single-sided pages of illustrations. The illustrations were selected by the editors of Trains to give a representation view of the Erie system in 1946.  £4.95

EuDaly, Kevin; Schafer, Mike; Boyd, Jim; Jessup, Steve; McBride, Andrew; and Glischinski, Steve  The Complete Book of North American Railroading, Voyageur Press, 2009, pp352 with more than 400 illustrations.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Slight wear to the dust wrapper at the bottom of the rear fold.  "Takes readers from the birth of the railroads in the early nineteenth century, through their Golden Age from 1900 to 1950, and on to the railways of today." Locomotives, key historical figures, passenger travel, freight operations, infrastructure and modern railroading are all examined.  A very heavy book weighing around 2Kg.  £9.50

Farrington, S Kip  Railroading Coast to Coast: Riding the Locomotive Cabs Steam, Electric and Diesel 1923-1950, Bonanza, 1976, pp305.  Large Format Hb. VG/VG.  Two small internally repaired tears in the dw.  Brief logs of the author's many footplate journeys provide a framework for a wide-ranging collection of illustrations of American traction, mainly steam with some diesel and electric.  £8.50

 

Feuereißen, Günther  Dampf über Nordamerika: Dampflokomotiven im Sonderzugeinsatz auf den schönsten Museumsbahnen Nordamerikas, Gondrom Verlag, 1989, pp158.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  Illustrations by Otfried Eisenhardt & Herbert Vaupel.  An all-colour album of preserved North American steam.  In German.  £5.95

Frailey, Fred W  Southern Pacific's Blue Steak Merchandise: Six Decades of the Great American Freight Train, Kalmbach, 1991, pp168, with 152 illustrations.  Large Format Hb.  Fine/Fine.  The story of a legendary American freight train.  £12.50

Gildersleeve, Tom and Huxtable, Nils  Narrow Gauge - Then and Now, Steamscenes, 1993, pp48.  Large landscape format Pb.  VG-.  Slight wear to the corners of the covers.  An all-colour pictorial tribute to the narrow gauge lines of the Denver & Rio Grande Western.  £5.95

Giroux, Michelle (Editor)  Steam Passenger Service Directory: A comprehensive listing of tourist railroads and museums in North America, Empire State Railway Museum, 29th annual edition 1994, pp376.  Pb.  VG.  An illustrated directory listing tourist railroad, trolley & museum operations in the U.S.A. and Canada.  £2.95

Gjevre, John A  Saga of the Soo: West from Shoreham, author, 1973, pp112.  Landscape format Hb.  VG/Poor.  In a worn internally repaired dust wrapper with several brown marks on the cover.  An illustrated history of the Soo Line Railroad Company and its predecessors in Minnesota, the Dakotas and Montana.  £5.95

Glischinski, Steve  Santa Fe Railway, MBI Publishing, 1997, pp128.  Railroad Color History Series.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  An illustrated history of the Santa Fe.  £8.50

Glover, Vernon J  The Railroad Collection Vol.1, Museum of New Mexico, 2nd printing 1990, pp86. First published in 1977.  Large Format Pb.  Generally VG, but there is a one cm tear to the covers at the head of the spine.  Photographs from the early pioneering days of the Santa Fe Railroad, including associated lines such as The Atlantic & Pacific, The New Mexico Central, and The Mexican Central.  All the illustrations come from the photographic collection of the Museum of New Mexico.  £5.95

Grosso, Robert C Del  Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway 2002 Locomotive Review and Freight Car Directory, Great Northern Pacific Publications, 2002, pp208.  Glazed Boards. VG+.  Minor flaw to the glazed boards at the base of the spine.  Lists the complete owned and leased locomotive fleet of the BNSF, along with a complete listing of BNSF revenue freight car numbers including the corresponding pre-merger numbers.  £32.50

Halberstadt, Hans  Modern Diesel Locomotives, MBI Publishing, 1996, pp96.  Pb.  VG.  A well-illustrated overview of modern American diesel traction.  £5.95

Hanft, Robert  San Diego and Arizona: The Impossible Railroad, Trans-Anglo Books, 1984, pp224.  Large Format Hb.  VG/VG-.  Top front corner of the covers slightly bumped, some wear to the dw corners and at the head & base of the spine.  An illustrated history of the railway built to give San Diego in California its own line to the East.  £24.50

Harding J W  Locomotive Boilers Parts 1 and 2, International Textbook Company, Scranton, USA, pp57 (part 1) and 96 (part 2) with numerous figs.  No date, but copyright for part 1 is given as 1941, and part 2 as 1935.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.  Fair+ to VG- with slight wear to the extremities of the covers.  £8.50

Harding J W  Locomotive Stokers: Type D Duplex Stoker, Locomotive Stokers, International Textbook Company, Scranton, USA, pp60 (Type D Duplex Stoker) and pp45 (Locomotive Stokers) with numerous figs.  No date, but the copyright for Type D Duplex Stokers is given as 1922, and for Locomotive Stokers as 1943.  Inscription.  Hb.  No dust wrapper.   VG- with slight rubbing to the covers at the head and base of the spine.  A technical treatise on Mechanical Stokers which were used extensively in the USA in the final decades of steam.  £8.50

Hartley, Scott  New England Alcos in Twilight, PTJ Publishing, 1984, pp72.  Large Landscape Format Pb.  VG.  A well-illustrated tribute to Alco diesels in the New England region. £6.95

Hauck, Cornelius W  Narrow Gauge to Central and Silver Plume, Colorado Railroad Museum, 1st edition 1972, pp223.  Colorado Rail Annual Issue No.10.  Large format Hb.  VG+ in a VG- dust wrapper.  The bottom front corner of the covers is slightly bumped, and there is some wear to the top and bottom edges of the dust wrapper with tiny loss.  An illustrated history of the Clear Creek narrow gauge line, later an important constituent of the Colorado & Southern.  £14.50

Hauff, Steve and Gertz, Jim  The Willamette Locomotive, Binford & Mort, 1977, pp182.  Large Format Hb.  No dw as published.  Fair+.  Slight foxing to the early pages, wear to the covers at the head of the spine, some rubbing to the edges of the covers. An illustrated history of the Willamette geared locomotive, followed by drawings, details & illustrations of the 33 locomotives constructed.  £16.50

Heimburger, Donald J  Rio Grande Steam Locomotives: Standard Gauge, Heimburger, 1981, pp200 with 140 illustrations and 26 folio drawings.  Large landscape format Hb. VG/VG+.  Traces the development of Rio Grande's steam locomotives from the early days to the last days of steam with illustrations, technical details and line drawings of each class.  £18.50

Hendy A  American Railroad Stock Certificates, Stanley Gibbons, 1980, pp168.  Hb.  VG+/VG+.  No fewer than 150 different stock certificates are illustrated and described.  £5.95

(A) History of the Long Island Rail Road 1834 - 1974: Long Island's Key Transportation Link, pp8.  Pb.  VG.  A short history of the line published to celebrate 150 years of operation.  £1.95

Hobbs, Paul T  Spokane Portland and Seattle Railway Cabooses: A History, Great Northern Pacific Publications, 1996, pp104.   No dw, almost certainly as published. Hb.  VG+.  A comprehensive study of the company's brake vans with drawings and illustrations.  £12.50

Hollingsworth J B and Whitehouse P B  North American Railways, Hamlyn, 1977, pp190. Large Format Hb.  "Very Good+" in a "Very Good-" dust wrapper.  Some wear to the dust wrapper along the top edge.  A well-illustrated history of railways in North America.  £4.95

Hollingsworth, Brian  The Illustrated Encyclopedia of North American Locomotives: A historical directory of over 150 years of North American rail power, Salamander, 1997, pp208.  Large format Hb.  VG/VG.  Top of spine slightly bumped, dw repaired at the head of the spine.  Illustrations and descriptions of 150 historic American locomotives, both steam and diesel.  £5.95

Huddleston, Eugene L  Riding that New River Train: The Story of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway through the New River Gorge of West Virginia, C&O Historical Society, 1989, pp132 with numerous illustrations.  Large Format Pb.  Fair.  Wear to the covers down the edges of the spine, contents VG.  £8.50

Information Concerning Courses in Railway Engineering and Administration, University of Illinois, USA, June 1913, pp15.  VG-.  The middle four pages have worked loose and have been re-stapled at the top only.  An unusual illustrated booklet describing the courses offered in Railway Engineering by the University of Illinois prior to WWI.  The equipment illustrated includes a dynamometer car and a stationary locomotive testing plant.  £2.50

Ingersoll, Ernest  The Crest of a Continent: A Record of a Summer's Ramble in the Rocky Mountains and Beyond, Rio Grande Press, 1969, pp359 with a folding map in the rear.  First published by R. R. Donnelley & Sons in 1885.  Large Format Hb.  No dw.  VG.  A classic account of a summer's railroad ramble through Utah, Colorado, Arizona & New Mexico in 1883.  £12.50

Johnson, Ralf P  The Steam Locomotive: Its Theory, Operation and Economics including Comparisons with Diesel-Electric Locomotives, Simmons-Boardman, 2nd edition 1944, pp564. Inscription.  No dust wrapper.  Hb.  Fair.  Wear to the extremities of the covers, particularly at the head & base of the spine, contents VG.  A comprehensive treatise on American practices and methods written by Baldwin's Chief Engineer.  The second edition includes new chapters on Steam Utilisation, Distribution of Locomotive Weight and Braking.  £24.50

Johnson, Robert Wayne  Through the Heart of the South: The Seaboard Air Line Railroad Story, Stoddart, 1995, pp160.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  A comprehensive history of Seaboard, a railroad that served Virginia, North & South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama and Florida until it lost its individual identity in 1967.  Well-illustrated throughout.  £22.50

Locomotive Rosters and News

Kerr, James W  Locomotive Rosters and News: The Official 1998 edition, DPA-LTA Enterprises.  Unpaged.  Old price sticker on the front cover.  Small format Pb.  VG.  Complete locomotive rosters for all American and Canadian railways.  £3.95

Kerr, James W  Locomotive Rosters and News: The Official 1999 edition, DPA-LTA Enterprises.  Unpaged.  With pp59 of colour illustrations.  Small format Pb.  VG.  Some superficial wear to the edges of the covers.  Complete locomotive rosters for all American and Canadian railways.  £3.95

Kerr, James W  Locomotive Rosters and News: The Official 2000 edition, DPA-LTA Enterprises with pp23 of colour illustrations.  Unpaged.  Small format Pb.  VG with some superficial wear to the edges of the covers.  Complete locomotive rosters for all American, and Canadian railways.  £3.95

Kerr, James W  Locomotive Rosters and News: The Official 2001 edition, DPA-LTA Enterprises, 2000.  Unpaged.  Small format Pb.  VG.  Complete locomotive rosters for all American, Canadian and Mexican railways with pp11 of colour illustrations.  £4.95

Kerr, James W  Locomotive Rosters and News: The Official 2002 edition, DPA-LTA Enterprises.  Unpaged.  With pp11 of colour illustrations.  Small format Pb.  VG with very slight rubbing to the covers at the head & base of the spine.  Complete locomotive rosters for all American and Canadian railways.  £3.95

Kerr, James W  Locomotive Rosters and News: The Official 2005 edition, DPA-LTA Enterprises, Unpaged.  With pp60 of colour illustrations.  Small format Pb.  VG.  Complete locomotive rosters for all American and Canadian railways.  £4.95

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Kerr, James W  Illustrated Treasury of Modern Freight Cars of North America, DPA-LTA Enterprises, 2006, pp119.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  VG.  "The freight cars illustrated represent the state-of-the art in modern freight car production."  £8.50

King, Steve  Clinchfield Country, Old Line Graphics, 1988, pp128.  Large Format Hb. VG/VG- with wear to the dust wrapper at the corners and at the head & base of the spine.  An illustrated study of the Clinchfield Railroad, or the Carolina, Clinchfield & Ohio Railroad to give it its full title.  The focus is on the modern day Clinchfield, from the first days of dieselisation in 1948 through the last corporate day, December 31st 1982.  £16.50

Kirkland, John F  Dawn of the Diesel Age: The History of the Diesel Locomotive in America, Interurban Express, 1983, pp200.  Interurbans Special No.80.  "Ian Allan Library" stamp inside the cover.  Large Format Hb.  VG/VG-.  Slight wear to the dw at the head & base of the spine.  A comprehensive illustrated history of the development of diesel traction in the USA.  £48.50

Klein, Aaron E  The History of the New York Central System, Bison Books, 1985, pp128 with over 100 illustrations.  Large Format Hb.  VG/VG- with slight wear to the top edge of the dust wrapper.  An illustrated history of the New York Central Railway that stretched from New York to Chicago, and ran the famous Twentieth Century Limited between the two cities.  £7.50

Krause, John and Crist, Ed  The Final Years New York, Ontario & Western Railway, Carstens Publications, 1977, pp98.  Large landscape format Pb.  VG.  Some superficial rubbing to the covers.  A largely pictorial tribute to a much-loved line that was abandoned in 1957.  £8.50

Krause, John and Crist, Ed  Susquehanna: New York, Susquehanna & Western RR, Carstens Publications, 1980, pp98.  Large landscape format Pb.  Generally VG, but some wear at the top of the spine.  A largely pictorial tribute to a "short line" which operated in northern New Jersey, with a terminal in Jersey City opposite New York city.  £5.95

Krause, John and Grenard, Ross  Colorado Memories of the Narrow Gauge Circle, Carstens Publications, 1988, pp130.  Large landscape format Pb.  Very Good.  A pictorial tribute to the Denver & Rio Grande narrow gauge.  £10.50

Le Pak, Gregory  Vanishing Varnish: A Rio Grande Passenger Presentation covering 100 Years of Railroading in the Rockies, Alpine Publishing, 1978, pp256.  Large Format Hb.  VG/VG-.  Wear & a small tear to the top edge of the dw.  "400 rare & previously unpublished photographs, many passenger car photographs for the modeller, four finely detailed full page station maps, five full colour photos, & endpaper illustrations from an 1887 D&RG timetable."  £28.50

Liljestrand, Robert A and Sweetland David R  Passenger Cars of New England Vol.2: Bangor & Aroostook, and Maine Central, The Railroad Press, 2000, pp48.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  VG+.  Full passenger car rosters of each railway, followed by illustrations.  £8.50

Liljestrand, Robert A and Sweetland David R  Passenger Cars of New England Vol.3: Central Vermont, and Rutland, The Railroad Press, 2000, pp48.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  VG+.  Full passenger car rosters of the two railways, followed by illustrations.  £8.50

Locomotive Laboratory (The), University of Illinois, USA, November 1915, pp18.  Pb.  Some rust on the staples else VG.  An illustrated booklet describing the stationary locomotive testing plant at the University of Illinois.  Opened in 1913, the stationary testing plant was capable of absorbing a drawbar pull as high as 125,000 pounds.  Churchward installed a similar plant at Swindon in 1904.  £3.95

Lucas, Walter A  100 Years of Steam Locomotives, Rail Heritage, 1981, pp278.  Collector's Edition in an attractive maroon binding with gold lettering.  No dust wrapper, probably as published.  Hb.  VG.  Illustrations and scale drawings of American steam locomotives.  £16.50

Lyden, Anne M  Railroad Vision: Photography, Travel, and Perception, J.  Paul Getty Museum, USA, 2003, pp164 with 31 colour and 113 duotone illustrations.  Large landscape format.  A slight indentation in the bottom edge of the cover and several small internally repaired tears in the lower edge of the dw, otherwise VG+/VG+.  A collection of American railway photographs, many from the Getty Museum Collection.  £10.50

Lyle K L  Scalded To Death by the Steam, W. H. Allen, 1985, pp192.  Large landscape format Hb.  Generally, VG in a VG dust wrapper but with a one-inch internally repaired tear in the top edge of dust wrapper.  Tales of American railroad disasters, and the ballads that were written about them.  £5.95

MacGregor, Bruce A  South Pacific Coast: An illustrated history of the narrow gauge South Pacific Coast Railroad, Howell-North, 1968, pp280, 2 colour paintings, 430 illustrations, roster, maps and builder's drawings.  Large Format Hb. VG/Fair.  Dw internally repaired at the corners and at the head & base of the spine. Also wear to the dw edges down the spine.  A comprehensive history of a narrow gauge line in California.  £24.50

Mainey, David T  Baltimore & Ohio Steam in Color, Sun Books, 2001, pp128.  Large Format Hb.  VG+/VG.  The dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the head of the spine.  An all-colour pictorial album.  £24.50

Mallery, Paul  Bridge and Trestle Handbook, Carstens Publications, 4th edition 2000, pp156 with numerous diagrams & illustrations.  First published in 1958.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  VG.  The background of railway bridge design is made available to model railroaders in a form that is readily useable.  £6.95

Marre, Louis A and Pinkepank, Jerry A  The Contemporary Diesel Spotter's Guide: A Comprehensive reference manual to locomotives since 1972, Kalmbach, 2nd printing 1990, pp336.  First published in 1989.  Landscape format Pb.  Fair.  Wear to the edges of the covers, contents VG.  Covers locomotives produced or rebuilt since 1972 and serves as a sequel to The Second Diesel Spotters Guide.  £3.95

Marre, Louis A  The Contemporary Diesel Spotter's Guide: A Comprehensive reference manual to locomotives since 1972, Kalmbach, 2nd edition 1995, pp348.  Railroad Reference Series No.14.  Landscape format Pb.  VG with slight rubbing to the edges of the covers. Includes rebuilding, upgrading, and leasing programmes.   £4.95

Marre, Louis A  Diesel Locomotives: The First Fifty Years - A Guide to Diesels built before 1972, Kalmbach, 2nd printing 1999, pp479.  First published in 1995.  Railroad Reference Series No.10.  Landscape format Pb.  Fair.  Some wear to the edges of the covers with some creasing; contents VG.  Traces the history of diesel locomotives in North America from General Electric's unsuccessful trio of 1918 to the end of 1971.  Includes productions totals, specifications and a wealth of photographs.  £3.95

McAllister, Melvin  Tehachapi Pass: A history of roads, places, events and people of Mojave, Keene, Caliente and Edison and places between, author, 2005, pp114.  Large Format.  Soft Covers in a Ring Binding.  VG.  Although a famous railway line passes through the Tehachapi Pass, this is a social history of the area with only limited references to the railway.  £4.95

McCall, John  The Doodlebugs (Santa Fe), Kachina Press, 1977, pp256.  The Chief Way Reference Series.  In an attractive green binding with gold lettering, no dust wrapper.  Large landscape format Hb.  VG.  "A word and picture history of over six decades of self-propelled passenger car service on America's most colorful major railroad."  £16.50

McCall, John B  Coach, Cabbage & Caboose (Santa Fe), Kachina Press, 1979, pp256.  The Chief Way Reference Series.  Large landscape format Hb.  VG in a Fair dust wrapper.  Rubbing to the dust wrapper which has been internally re-enforced along both the upper and lower edges.  "A one-hundred year history of Santa Fe mixed train service from 1869 to 1971 in words, photographs, equipment rosters and timetable schedules."  £32.50

McDonald, Charles W  Diesel Locomotive Rosters: U.S., Canada, Mexico, Kalmbach, 2nd edition 1986, pp168.  Landscape format Pb.  VG with slight wear to the corners of the covers and a one-inch crease across the lower front corner.  "The most complete reference to North American motive power.  Over 350 Class 1 railroads and short lines, including army and air force units.  £4.95

McDonnell, Greg  Field Guide to Modern Diesel Locomotives, Trains Books, 2002, pp208 with 247 colour illustrations.  Landscape format Pb.  VG.  Describes and illustrates the diesels built by General Electric, Electro-Motive and MotivePower industries over the past 30 years.  £5.95

McGuirk, Martin J  The New Haven Railroad along the Shore Line: The thoroughfare from New York City to Boston, Kalmbach, 1999, pp128.  Golden Years of Railroading Series.  Large landscape format Pb. VG.  A photographic album featuring the New Haven's main line from New York to Boston in the 40s and 50s.  £10.50

McGuirk, Martin J  Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in the Potomac Valley, Kalmbach, 2001, pp128.  Golden Years of Railroading Series.  Large landscape format Pb.  Fair with wear to the edges of the covers, contents “Very Good.”  A photographic album featuring the eastern region of the B&O from "the unmistakable skyline of Manhattan Island to the deepest hollers of Appalachia."  £7.50

McMillan, Joe  Route of the Warbonnets: A Contemporary Look at the Santa Fe, author, 3rd printing 1979, pp176.  Large Format  Hb.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper with slight wear to the dust wrapper at the head and base of the spine.   A pictorial tribute to the Santa Fe in the diesel era.  £12.50

Middleton, William D  The Railroad Scene, Golden West Books, 1st edition 1969, pp144.  Large Format Hb. VG/VG-.  Top front corner of the covers bumped; some wear to the top edge of the dw.  A pictorial tribute to American railways in the two decades after WWII, the period of transition from steam to diesel traction.  £10.50

Moedinger, William M  The Road to Paradise: The Story of the Rebirth of the Strasburg Railroad, The Strasburg Rail Road Shop, 1983, pp40.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  An illustrated booklet describing the restoration of a branch line in Pennsylvania.  £1.95

Moore, Herbert F  First Progress Report of the Joint Investigation of Continuous Welded Rail, University of Illinois, USA, 1939, pp29.  Conducted by the Engineering Experimental Station, University of Illinois, in cooperation with The Association of American Railroads.  Reprinted from the Bulletin of the American Railway Engineering Association, No.411, June-July 1939.  Pb.  VG.   A technical study of the strength of the welded joints in continuous welded rails.  £5.95

Moore, Herbert F  Third Progress Report of the Joint Investigation of Fissures in Railroad Rails, University of Illinois, USA, 1937, pp29 with 21 figs and 1 table.  Conducted by the Engineering Experimental Station, University of Illinois, in cooperation with The Association of American Railroads and The Rail Manufacturers Technical Committee.  Reprinted from the Bulletin of the American Railway Engineering Association, No.395, March 1937.  Pb.  VG- with some wear to corners.   A technical report on rail fissures.  £5.95

Moore, Herbert F  Fifth Progress Report of the Joint Investigation of Fissures in Railroad Rails, University of Illinois, USA, 1939, pp34 with 14 figs and 7 tables.  Conducted by the Engineering Experimental Station, University of Illinois, in cooperation with The Association of American Railroads and The Rail Manufacturers Technical Committee.  Reprinted from the Bulletin of the American Railway Engineering Association, No.411, June-July 1939.  Pb.  Slight corner wear else VG.   A technical report on rail fissures.  £5.95

Murray, Tom  Chicago & North Western Railway, Voyageur Press (MBI), 2006, pp160.  MBI Railroad Colour History Series.  Large Format.  Glazed boards with dw.  Fine/VG+.   An illustrated history of the Chicago & North Western.  £12.50

Narrow Gauge Pictorial Vol.2: Passenger Cars of the D&RGW, Robert L. Grandt, 1981, pp192. Editor: Robert L. Grandt.  Large landscape format Pb.  VG- with some wear to the covers, particularly down the spine.  In order to cover the extensive changes in passenger equipment configuration, the pictures cover a greater time span than those in Vol.1.  £8.50

Narrow Gauge Pictorial Vol.3: Gondolas, Boxcars and Flatcars of the D&RGW, Robert L. Grandt, 1984, pp208.  Editor: Robert L. Grandt.  Large landscape format Pb.  VG.  The photographs were selected to cover as many car types and lettering styles in each category and era as possible.  £8.50

Nock O S  Railways of the USA, A&C Black, 1979, pp317 with 81 illustrations and 42 maps & diagrams.  Railways of the World 6.  From the British Railways Eastern Region Staff Railway Society, with the society name stamped inside the front & rear covers.  Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  O. S. Nock's personal survey of the American railway system in A. C. Black's ambitious railways of the world series.  £8.50

(The) North West's Own Railway.  A substantial set of 44 issues of The Northwest's Own Railway, the quarterly journal of the Spokane, Portland & Seattle Railway Historical Society: Spring 1989 - 1998 No.2 (38 issues); 2001 No.1 - 3, 2002 No.4, and 2003 No.3 & 4.  Also Society Calendars for 1993, 94, 95, 96, 97 & 02.  All VG or better.  All 50 items for £32.50

Norwood, John B  Rio Grande Narrow Gauge, Heimburger House, 1983, pp312 with several hundred illustrations.  Large format Hb.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  A comprehensive history of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad.  John Norwood helped to manage and operate the line from 1937 until his retirement in 1975.  £22.50

Norwood, John B  Rio Grande Narrow Gauge, Heimburger House, 1983, pp312 with several hundred illustrations.  Large format Hb.  Fine in a VG dust wrapper.  A comprehensive history of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad.  John Norwood helped to manage and operate the line from 1937 until his retirement in 1975.  £22.50

Norwood, John B  Rio Grande Narrow Gauge Recollections, Heimburger House, 1986, pp272 with several hundred illustrations.  Large Format Hb. VG in a VG- dust wrapper. The dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the head and base of the spine.  John Norwood recounts his days on the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad.  John was employed by the railroad for 39 years, retiring in 1975.  £20.50

Norwood, John B  Rio Grande Memories: Operations & Stories of the Rio Grande, Heimburger House, 1991, pp192 with several hundred illustrations.  Large format Hb.  Fine in a Fine dust wrapper.  John Norwood's third book on the Rio Grande considers both the standard and narrow gauge lines.  £24.50

O'Connell, John  Railroad Album, Popular Mechanics Press, 1954, pp156.  Pb.  Fair+ with wear to the covers, particularly the spine; contents VG.  An illustrated history of American railways, half text and half pictures, rather than an album as we would understand the term today, with the following chapters: The Rail Road Comes to America, Railroads become America, Wooden Cars and Iron Men, Tycoons and Troubles, Off the Main Line, The Golden Age of Railroading, The Great Age of Steam Power, and Diesels and Streamlining.  £3.95

Occhiello, Larry  Santa Fe Railway Listing of Freight Cars by Class and Car number 1906 – 1991, Santa Fe Modelers Organization, 1991, pp160.  Large landscape format.  Card Covers with wire binding.  VG+.  A comprehensive reference work based of official Santa Fe records.  £16.50

Ogburn, Charlton  Railroads: The Great American Adventure, National Geographic Society, 1977 pp204.  Hb.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  Wear and small tears to the dust wrapper edges.  A history of American railways, well-illustrated in black & white and colour.  £3.95

Olmsted, Robert P  Santa Fe Trails, author, 1987, pp144.  Large Format  Hb. VG in a VG dust wrapper with slight rubbing of the dust wrapper at the head and base of the spine.  The author's pictures covering the period from 1948 to 1987.  £24.50

Ormes, Robert  Tracking Ghost Railroads in Colorado, Century One Press, 7th printing 1980, pp164 with numerous maps & illustrations.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  A five-part guide to abandoned and scenic lines in Colorado.  £8.50

Oroszi, David P and Flanary, Ron  Dixie Lines: The Louisville & Nashville Railroad, Hundman Publishing, 2003, pp160.  Large landscape format Hb.  VG+/VG.  An all-colour pictorial tribute to the Louisville & Nashville in its last 30 years.  £32.50

Osterwald, Doris B  Cinders & Smoke: A mile by mile guide for the Durango to Silverton narrow gauge trip, Western Guideways, 1978, pp104.  Pb.  Fair.  Some creasing to the covers.  A very comprehensive illustrated guide with details and drawings of the Denver & Rio Grande Railway narrow gauge locomotives and the coaches used on the line.  £1.95

Parks, Pat  The Railroad that Died at Sea: The Florida East Coast's Key West Extension, Langley Press, 1996, pp48.  Pb.  VG-.  Superficial wear to the covers.  An illustrated history of the line that island-hopped from the mainland tip of Florida through Key Largo to Key West.  £4.95

Pennsylvania Railroad Rolling Stock 1960-1968: Vol.1 Diners, PC Railroader Magazine, 1975, pp93.  By the staff of PC Railroader Magazine.  Large Format Pb.  Very Good.  A comprehensive collection of scale drawing of Pennsy restaurant cars.  £5.95

Pennsylvania Railroad Rolling Stock 1960-1968: Vol.2 Coaches, PC Railroader Magazine, 1975, pp112.  By the staff of PC Railroader Magazine.  Large Format Pb.  Very Good.  Slight wear to the covers at the rear top corner and a tiny nick to the rear vertical edge.  A collection of scale drawing of Pennsy passenger carriages.  £5.95

Pennypacker, Bert  Eastern Steam Pictorial - The Anthracite Roads, P & D Carleton, 1966, pp384.  Large Format Hb.  VG/Poor.  Some wear to the corners of the covers, the badly torn dw has been extensively repaired down the spine with loss at the head & base of the spine, and further loss to the rear page.  A largely pictorial tribute to the steam age with sections on the Jersey Central, The Delaware & Hudson, The Lackawanna, The Erie, The Lehigh & Hudson River, The Lehigh & New England, The Lehigh Valley, The New York Ontario & Western, & The Reading.  £14.50

Peterson, Ronald G  Maintenance-of-Way Equipment of the Spokane Portland and Seattle Railway Company including Subsidiaries, author, 1996, pp127.  Signed by the author.  Large Format.  Card Covers with ring binding.  VG+.  205 line drawings reproduced from the railways own diagram books, followed by an extensive "equipment roster" and index.  £16.50

Pinkepank, Jerry A  The Second Diesel Spotter's Guide (Including industrial units), Kalmbach, 1973, pp460.  The hardback edition.  Landscape format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  The red background on the spine has faded slightly.  A comprehensive catalogue of American diesel practice with sections for each locomotive builder.  £5.95

Pinkepank, Jerry A  The Second Diesel Spotter's Guide, Kalmbach, 1973, pp460.  Includes industrial diesels of 25 tons or more.  Landscape format Pb.  VG- with slight rubbing to the covers, and a crease across the top rear corner of the covers.  A comprehensive catalogue of American diesel practice with sections for each locomotive builder.  £4.95

Pinkepank, Jerry A and Marre, Louis  A  Diesel Spotter's Guide Update, Kalmbach, 1981, pp162.  Includes electrics and lightweight-train power cars.  Landscape format Pb.  VG with slight wear to the covers.  "Focuses on the power that has come on the scene since EMD introduced the 645 engine in 1965. This results in some overlap with the 1973 book, but only to maintain continuity and update production totals."  £4.95

Pitt, John  USA by Rail, Bradt Publications, 3rd edition 1999, pp336.  Pb.  VG.  Some vertical creasing to the spine.  A useful guide for anyone contemplating a visit to America.  £2.95

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

Pounds, Robert E  Santa Fe Depots: The Western Lines, Kachina Press, 1984, pp240.  Hb.  VG+ in a Fair dust wrapper.  There are a number of small tears at the edges of the dust wrapper.  A route-by-route and station-by-station look at the depots of the Western Lines of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway.  £32.50

Prince, Richard E  The Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway: History and Steam Locomotives, author, 1967, pp196.  Hb.  VG.  Slight rubbing to covers at the head & base of the spine.  A well-illustrated history of the "Dixie Line."  £8.50

Proceedings of the American Railway Engineering Association Vol.96 1995, American Railway Engineering Association, pp500.  Hb.  VG.  Includes Bulletins 749, 751-753. It is not clear why there was no Bulletin 750, but since there is no gap in the page numbering it probably never appeared.  Two small wear marks on the spine.  £12.50

Ranger, Dan  Pacific Coast Shay: Strong Man of the Woods, Pacific Railroad, 1967, pp112.  Large Format Hb.  VG/Fair.  Slight rubbing to the edges of the covers, several repaired tears in the dw.  An illustrated history of the Shay type, a geared articulated locomotive extensively used in American logging railways.  £12.50

Loco Profiles

Reed, Brian  The Norris Locomotives, Profile Publishing, pp245-268 with colour centrepiece.  Loco Profile 11.  Pb.  Very Good.  The story of the American locomotive builder Norris, who built the first locomotives to work the Lickey incline.  £1.95

Reed, Brian  Union Pacific 4-12-2s, Profile Publishing, 1971, pp73-96 with a colour centrefold.  Loco Profile 16.   Pb.  VG.   An illustrated booklet.  £2.95

Reed, Brian  The American 4-8-4, Profile Publishing, pp169-192.  Loco Profile 20.  Pb.  Near VG.  There is an old price sticker of the front cover.  An illustrated booklet.  £1.95

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Reid, H  The Virginian Railway, Kalmbach, 1961, pp208 with folding map in the rear & numerous illustrations.  Large Format Hb.  VG/Fair.  Dw worn along the top edge.  "The birth to merger tale of the unique coal-hauler a millionaire built from West Virginia to the sea."  £24.50

Repair Parts for Shay Geared Locomotives, McClain Printed Company, 1969, pp55.  Large landscape format Pb.  VG.  Some foxing to the endpapers.  A reprint of an illustrated catalogue, first published by the Lima Locomotive and Machine Company in 1908.  £5.95

Richardson, Robert W  Narrow Gauge News: Colorado Rail Annual No.21, Colorado Railroad Museum, 1994, pp303 with 190 illustrations. Edited by A. D. Mastrogiuseppe, Richard A. Cooley and Charles Albi.  Large Format Hb.  VG/VG. Dw neatly protected with clear adhesive covering.  Originally published by Robert Richardson as the Narrow Gauge News between 1949 and 1958, republished here with extensive illustrations.  £18.50

Richardson, Robert W  Rio Grande - Chasing the Narrow Gauge Vol.2, Heimburger House, 2005, pp208.  Large landscape format Hb.  VG+/VG+.  A well-illustrated book focusing on Durango, Silverton, Farmington and the Third Division.  £28.50

Richmond, Al  Cowboys, Miners, Presidents & Kings: The Story of the Grand Canyon Railway, Grand Canyon Railway, 3rd printing 1995, pp230.  Pb.  VG.  Spine slightly sunned.  An illustrated history of an American railway that was absorbed by the Santa Fe and closed in the 1960s, only to be rebuilt and re-opened as a preserved line in the 1990s.  £4.95

Roberts, Arthur J  The American Diesel Locomotive, Barnes, 1977, pp254.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Price sticker on the front cover.  A survey of the diesel locomotives in service in the late 1970s, with photos, drawings and technical details of each type.  £12.50

Rutherford, R Craig  Alco's FA: Running in the Shadow - An in-depth look at the Alco-GE / MLW FA Series, Four Ways West Publications, 2005, pp160.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  Fine.  Traces the history of the ALCO-GE and MLW-FA series locomotives. Chapters cover not only each U.S. railroad to operate these locomotives, but also those built for Canada and Mexico and exports to South America.  Excursion railroads and surviving locomotives are also covered.  £36.50

Sagle, Lawrence W  B&O Power: Steam, Diesel and Electric Power of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad 1829-1964, Alvin F. Staufer, 1980, pp351. Large Format Hb.  VG/Fair.  Some slight rubbing to the covers.  The dw has been internally repaired in several places, and there is a small loss at the head of the spine.  A well-illustrated history of B&O motive power.  £28.50

Santa Fe Diesels and Cars, Wayner, 1974, pp80.  Large landscape format.  Card Covers.  VG- with some superficial wear down the spine of the covers.  A pictorial survey of Santa Fe diesel traction, passenger carriages and freight wagons.  £10.50

Scala, John J  Howard Fogg and the Diesel Image, Weekend Chief Publishing Company, 1987, pp176.  Inscription - possibly the signature of the author.  Large landscape format Hb.  VG/VG.  "A colour compilation of choice diesel locomotive renderings from America's foremost railroad illustrator."  £36.50

Schafer, Mike and Welsh, Joe  Classic American Steamliners, Motorbooks International, 1997, pp160 with over 200 illustrations.  Large Format Hb.  VG/VG. Recalls the great streamlined passenger trains of America's golden era.  £12.50

Schlichting, Kurt C  Grand Central Terminal: Railroads, Engineering, and Architecture in New York City, John Hopkins University Press, 2001, pp243.  Small inscription, the number "1060."  Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  An illustrated history of New York's famous railway terminus, originally completed by the New York Central Railroad in 1913.  £8.50

Schwenk, Todd  Spokane Portland & Seattle Railway: A Color Pictorial, Four Ways West, 1998, pp128.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG+.  A pictorial tribute.  £32.50

Scribbins, Jim  Milwaukee Road Remembered, University of Minnesota Press, 2008, pp167.  First published in 1990.  Large landscape format.  Card Covers.  VG+.  An illustrated portrait of the Milwaukee Road and its operations.  £12.50

Shaughnessy, Jim  The Rutland Road, Howell North, 1964, pp368 with 468 illustrations & 16 maps.  Large Format Hb.  VG+/VG- with wear to the dust wrapper at the head of the spine.  A comprehensive illustrated history of the Rutland Road, which served Vermont and parts of up-state New York.  £18.50

Shine, Joseph W  Northern Pacific Color Pictorial - Vol.1: NP Motive Power - The Transition Years, Four Ways Publications, 1994, pp128.  Large Format.  Glazed Boards.  VG.  A pictorial tribute to the Northern Pacific locomotives, both steam and diesel, that existed in January 1955.  £24.50

Sims, Donald  Southern Pacific Country, Trans-Anglo Books, 1987, pp200.  Old price sticker on the front cover.  Large Format Hb.  VG/VG-.  The dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the head of the spine.  An illustrated study of the Southern Pacific and its operations in the 1970s and 1980s.  £12.50

Singer, Alan  Railroads of North America, New English Library, 1978, pp128.  Large Format Hb. VG/VG.  A "vivid panorama" of American railways in the 20th century, well-illustrated throughout.  £6.95

Solomon, Brian  Railroad Stations, Metro Books, 1998, pp120.  Very Large Format Hb.  Fine in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  An American pictorial survey of some of the world's great railway stations.  In colour throughout.  £7.50

Solomon, Brian  The Heritage of North American Steam Railroads: From the First Days of Steam Power to the Present, Amber Books/BCA, 2001, pp256.  Large Format.  Glazed boards with dw.  VG+/VG with dw internally repaired at the foot of the spine.  A well-illustrated history of North American railways.  £8.50

Solomon, Brian and Gruber, John  Railway Photography, Krause Publications, 2003, pp159.  Large landscape format Hb.  VG/VG+.  An excellent opportunity to improve your photographic skills, but also worthwhile simply for the superb illustrations.  £8.50

Solomon, Brian  GE Locomotives: 110 Years of General Electric Motive Power, MBI Publishing, 2003, pp168.  A blank endpaper at the front appears to have been removed.  Large Format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good in a Very Good dust wrapper.  Some superficial rubbing to the covers, slight wear to the edges of the dust wrapper, tiny tear near the base of the spine.  A comprehensive well-illustrated history of General Electric's diesel and electric traction.  £14.50

Solomon, Brian  Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, MBI Publishing, 2005, pp288.  Very Large Format Hb.  Fine/Fine.  An illustrated history of the BNSF and its predecessors the Great Northern, the Northern Pacific, the Chicago Burlington & Quincy, the Spokane Portland & Seattle, and the Santa Fe.  A massive book describing a massive railway that was formed in 1995 and now dominates the America West.  £24.50

Solomon, Brian  Intermodal Railroading, Voyageur Press (MBI Publishing), 2007, pp192 with 200 illustrations.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A comprehensive illustrated history of intermodel railroading - trailers and containers on flat cars - in the USA.  £16.50

Solomon, Brian  Alco Locomotives, MBI Publishing, 2009, pp176.  Large landscape format.  Hard Cover.  Very Good+ in a Very Good+ dust wrapper.  A comprehensive history of the American Locomotive Company's steam and diesel traction from 1901 until 1969.  £32.50

Solomon, Brian  Modern Diesel Power, Voyager Press, 2011, pp192.  Card Covers.  VG.  A largely pictorial overview of North American diesel traction, in colour throughout.  With chapters on: General Electric, Electro-Motive Division, Passenger Locomotives, and Switchers.  £5.95

Souter, Gerry  Burlington Zephyrs, Specialty Press, 2005, pp112 with more than 215 illustrations.  Large Format Pb.  VG+.  An illustrated history from the debut of the Burlington Pioneer Zephyr at the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition to the record-breaking run from Denver to Chicago.  £8.50

 

Stagner, Lloyd E  Santa Fe 1940 - 1971 In Color Vol.2: Kansas City – Albuquerque, Morning Sun Books, 1993, pp128.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  A mainly pictorial tribute with supporting text.  £24.50

Stagner, Lloyd E  ATSF Color Guide to Freight and Passenger Equipment, Morning Sun Books, 1995, pp128.  Large Format Hb.  Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A pictorial survey - in colour throughout.  £32.50

Steinheimer, Richard and Benson, Ted  Done Honest and True: Richard Steinheimer's Half Century of Rail Photography, Pentrex, 1999, pp96.  Text by Ted Benson.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  Slight wear to the corners of the covers.  High-quality b/w illustrations.  £32.50

Strack, Don  Union Pacific 2000: Locomotive Directory, Withers, 2000, pp232.  Pb. Fair.  Front cover badly wrinkled, contents VG.  Complete lists and technical details of the entire UP fleet.  £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

Sweetland, David R  H15-44 and H16-44: Fairbanks-Morse's Distinctive Switchers, Withers Publishing, 2004, pp144.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  Old price sticker on the rear cover. A general examination of the two designs followed by a survey of the Fairbanks-Morse switchers operated by individual railways in Canada and the USA.  £12.50

Swett, Ira L  Sacramento Northern: Through the Sacramento Valley, 1981, pp208 with 188 photographs and 12 maps.  With Vernon J. Sappers, Thomas R. Bold, Harre Demoro, and Addison H. Laflin.  Interurbans Special No.26.  First published in 1962.  Pb. VG with slight creasing at the lower corners of the covers.  The history of the world's longest interurban railway, running some 183 miles north from San Francisco.  £8.50

Tayler, Arthur  Illustrated History of North American Railroads, New Burlington Books, 1996, pp192.  Large Format Hb.  VG/VG.  Slight rubbing to the corners of the covers.  Railway development in both America and Canada.  £6.95

Taylor, Wilma Rugh and Taylor, Norman Thomas  This Train in Bound for Glory: The Story of America's Chapel Cars, Voyageur Press (MBI Publishing), 1999, pp382.  Large landscape format Hb.  VG+ in a VG+ dust wrapper.  Slight rubbing to the corners of the covers.  "This extraordinary work tells the history of thirteen "churches on wheels" commissioned by the Baptist, Episcopal, and Roman Catholic churches to travel throughout the western United States during the half-century between the 1890s and the 1930s."  £16.50

Turner, Charles W  Chessie's Road, Chesapeake and Ohio Historical Society, Revised 2nd edition 1997, pp323.  With additions by Thomas W. Dixon and Eugene L. Huddleston.  Large Format. Glazed Boards. VG.  A well-illustrated history of the Chesapeake and Ohio, first published in 1956.  This revised 2nd edition takes the story up to 1986.  £16.50

Turner, George  Narrow Gauge Nostalgia, J - H Publications, 1st edition 1965, pp160.  Large Format Hb. VG-/VG-.  Wear to the covers at the head & base of the spine; dw internally repaired at the head & base of the spine and at one corner.  An illustrated history of narrow gauge lines in California including the following: The Bodie & Benton, The Brookings Lumber & Box Company, The Carson & Colorado, The Diamond & Caldor, The Merced Gold Mine, The Mt. Lowe, The Nevada County Narrow Gauge, and The Plaster City Narrow Gauge.  £24.50

Tuthill, John K  The Railroad Dynamometer Car of the University of Illinois and the Illinois Central Railroad, University of Illinois, USA, 1947, pp36 with 23 figs.  Pb.  VG- with some foxing on the title page, and several numbers & "dupe" written along the top of the front cover.  A history of the development of dynamometer cars at the University of Illinois from 1898 to 1947, followed by a detailed description of the current car.  £4.95

Utley, Robert M and Ketterson, Francis A  Golden Spike, National Park Service, 1969, pp62.  Old price label on the cover.  Pb.  VG.  An illustrated booklet commemorating the completion of the first American trans-continental railway at Promontory in 1869.  £3.95

Vaughan, John  Railroading in the Wild West, Photrack, 2011, pp176 with over 200 colour illustrations. Large landscape format. Glazed Boards.  Very Good. There is a tiny wear mark at the base of the spine.  A pictorial tribute to North American railways in the Western United States.  All the pictures were taken by the author and date from the late 1970s onwards.  £9.50

Vecchio, Mike Del  Pictorial History of America's Railroads, MBI Publishing, 1998, pp224.  Very Large Format Pb.  VG with some superficial wear to the edges of the covers.  A largely pictorial history of North American railways. Each region, including Canada, is considered in turn.  £8.50

Vecchio, Mike Del  Iron Horses: The Illustrated History of the Tracks and Trains of North America, PRC, 2000, pp176.  Very Large Format.  Glazed boards with dw.  VG/VG-.  Some wear to the top edge of the dw.  High-quality illustrations with an up-to-date illustrated A to Z guide to North American preservation sites.  £6.95

Wagner, F Hol  The Colorado Road: History, Motive Power & Equipment of the Colorado and Southern and Fort Worth and Denver Railways, National Railway Historical Society, 1970, pp415 with 650 illustrations and nearly 100 locomotive and equipment plans and diagrams.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a Fair dust wrapper.  Wear to the top edge of the dust wrapper, and small loss at the bottom front corner.  "An exhaustive historical study of this railroad empire - mountain narrow gauge, inter-urban electric, and high iron mainline."  £28.50

Railroad Atlas of North America

(Canadian Maps are included for completeness)

Walker, Mike  Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America: Mountain Plains, SPV, 2000, pp72.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  VG+.  Covers Idaho, Montana and Wyoming.  Shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes.  £5.95

Walker, Mike  Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America: Dakotas and Minnesota, SPV, 2005, pp72.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  VG+.  The final volume in the series.  Shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes.  £5.95

Walker, Mike  Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America: Ontario, SPV, 2008, pp80.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  VG+.  Shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes.  £5.95

Walker, Mike  Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America: New England and Maritime Canada, SPV, 2010, pp88.  A new expanded edition with additional enlargements to show complex areas in more detail and including for the first time the Subways and Rapid Transit lines in Boston together with interurban electric lines and principal logging railroads.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  VG+.  Covers Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine in the USA and New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland in Canada.  Shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes.  £5.95

Walker, Mike  Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America: Quebec & Labrador plus Newfoundland, SPV, 2010, pp56.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  VG+.  Shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes.  £5.95

Walker, Mike  Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America: Manitoba and Saskatchewan, SPV, 2011, pp64.  Large Format.  Card Covers.  VG+.  Shows all currently operated common carrier, tourist and major industrial railroads along with abandoned routes.  £5.95

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Welsh, Joe with Jim Boyd and William F. Howes  The American Railroad, MBI Publishing, 1999, pp160 with over 200 illustrations.  Large Format Hb.  VG/VG.  Dw internally repaired at the base of the spine.  An illustrated history of American railways with chapters on locomotives, freight trains, passenger trains, stations, and the workforce.  £8.50

Welsh, Joe with Jim Boyd and William F. Howes  The American Railroad: Working for the Nation, MBI Publishing, 2006, pp160 with over 200 illustrations.  Large Format Pb.  VG.  An illustrated history of American railways with chapters on locomotives, freight trains, passenger trains, stations, and the workforce.  £5.95

Wheeler, Keith  The Old West The Railroaders, Time-Life Books, 1975, pp240 in an attractive case binding with gold lettering and an oval coloured picture of a classic American 4-4-0 on the front cover.  Time-Life Old West Series.  Large Format Hb.  No dust wrapper as published.  VG.  An illustrated account of how the railroads crossed the American West to bridge the North American continent.  £5.95

Whitaker, Roger E M and Hiss, Anthony  All Aboard with E.M.  Frimbo: World's Greatest Railroad Traveller, Andre Deutsch, 1974, pp235.  VG in a VG dust wrapper.  Tall tales about Frimbo, a legendary American railroad buff.  £3.95

Whitehouse, Patrick  Great Trains of North America, Hamlyn New English Library, 1974, pp142.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  Slight wear and two small tears to the top edge of the dust wrapper.  An illustrated history of the railways and steam locomotives of the USA and Canada.  £4.95

Wilkins, Tivis E  A History of the Florence & Cripple Creek and Golden Circle Railroads: Colorado Rail Annual No.13, Colorado Railroad Museum, 1976, pp207 with a folding map in the rear pocket.  No dust wrapper.  Large Format Hb.  VG.  A comprehensive illustrated history.  £12.50

Wilson, Jeff  Burlington Route across the Heartland: Everywhere West from Chicago, Kalmbach, 1999, pp128.  Golden Years of Railroading Series.  Large landscape format Pb.  VG.  with slight wear to the edges of the rear covers.  A photographic album featuring the Burlington's lines in the 40s and 50s.  £10.50

Wilson, Spencer and Glover, Vernon J  The Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad: The Historic Preservation Study, University of New Mexico Press, 1980, pp170 with 87 illustrations.  Card Covers. VG.  A comprehensive study of the present operations of the historic Cumbres & Toltec narrow-gauge railroad in Colorado and New Mexico.  £4.95

Wood, Charles R  Lines West: A Pictorial History of the Great Northern Railway Operations and Motive Power from 1887 to 1967, Bonanza Books, 1967, pp192. Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wrapper.  £16.50

Wood, Charles & Dorothy  Spokane Portland and Seattle Railway, Superior Publishing Co., 1974, pp159.  Large Format Pb.  VG-.  Some creasing to the rear cover.  An illustrated history of a railway that formed part of the Burlington Northern in 1970.  £7.50

Wood, Charles & Dorothy  Spokane Portland and Seattle Railway: The Northwest's Own Railway, Superior Publishing Co., 1979, pp159.  Large Format Hb.  No dw.  VG-.  Rubbing to the edges of the covers.  An illustrated history of a railway that formed part of the Burlington Northern in 1970.  £8.50

Wood, Charles & Dorothy  The Great Northern Railway: A Pictorial Study, Pacific Fast Mail, 1989, pp558.  Large Format Hb.  VG in a VG- dust wrapper.  The dust wrapper has been internally repaired at the head and base of the spine.  A monumental illustrated history of the Great Northern (USA), with more text than the title would suggest.  £36.50

Worley E D  Iron Horses of the Santa Fe Trail: A definitive history, in fact and photograph, of the motive power of one of America's great railroads, Southwest Railroad Historical Society, 2nd printing 1976, pp409 plus 128 pages of locomotive diagrams.  First published 1965.  Large landscape format Hb.  VG in a Fair+ dust wrapper.  There are a number of small tears in the edges of the dust wrapper, particularly at the head of the spine where the dust wrapper has been internally repaired.  Covers both steam and early diesel traction.  Although this is an extremely heavy tomb weighing around 2.5Kg, our standard postage rates apply.  £42.50  

Wurm, Ted  Mallets on the Mendocino Coast: Casper Lumber Company, Railroads and Steamships, TimberTimes, 1998, pp136.  First published in 1986. Large Format Hb.  VG+ in a VG dust wraper.  An illustrated history of the standard gauge line used by the Casper Lumber Company to supply wood to their mill at Casper on the Californian coast.  £18.50

Wymond, Charles E  Atlas of Traffic Maps, LaSalle Extension University, 10th edition 1924.  Hb bound in green covers with gold lettering.  Fair.  A series of 21 large "traffic" maps of USA and Canadian railways in 1924, followed by a further 13 fold out maps dedicated to individual railways.  £24.50

Yenne, Bill  Atlas of North American Railroads, MBI Publishing, 2005, pp176.  Large Format Hb. Fine in a VG+ dust wrapper.  A collection of 111 system maps published by North American railways from 1838 to the present day. More than 75 American and Canadian railways, past and present are featured.  £16.50

Ziel, Ron  American Locomotives in Historic Photographs 1858 to 1949, Dover Publications, 1993, pp129.  Large Format Pb.  VG-.  Slight wear to the covers near the top front corner.  A collection of full-page illustrations with extended captions.  £4.95

Zimmermann, Karl  Santa Fe Streamliners: The Chiefs and their Tribesmen, Quadrant Press, 1987, p112.  Large landscape format.  Card Covers.  Near VG with some superficial rubbing to the covers.  A largely pictorial tribute with brief background text.  £9.50

Zimmermann, Karl  Domeliners: Yesterday's Trains of Tomorrow, Kalmbach, 1998, pp128.  Large Format Hb.  VG/VG.  An illustrated history of "Domeliner" coaches on post-war American trains.  £16.50

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