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Edition: 49¢ original cover price.
Publisher: A Whitman Book / Western Publishing Co., Racine WI.
Date published: 1958
Description: Clement, Charles (Pictures by). Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Spine end wear. Young 'Cully' in pencil has made it known this is HIS book, on cover, inside end paper and title page. 28 p. Includes illustrations. Illustrated paper covers over boards, 5.5x6.5in. Series list on back of book, surrounded by parade of character illustrations. Classic picture book story about a very old black steam engine and a newly arriving yellow diesel engine in Tinytown. read more
Description: Numerous illustrators. Very good. No dust jacket. Light shelf and age wear. Tightly bound, Clean interior. Illustrated glossy paper over boards. 448 p. Color and B&W artwork. Guide to Events in America (dated). Index. Audience: General/trade. HIstoric anthology / American Studies. Sections: Land of the Pilgrims' Pride; From Sea to Shining Sea; This is My Country. Witchcraft; Folkways; Amish; U.S. History; Pirates; Animals; Pioneers; Steelworkers; Word Lore; Immigrants; Factory Girls; Native ... read more
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Date published: 1941
Description: Galdone, Paul. Good. No dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Horizontal center crease: effort to bend in half failed. Attic mites enjoyed this book's front endpaper; long gone. 27 p. Includes illustrations. Blue cloth spine; illustrated paper over boards showing kids running steam train. Back, black illustration. Black on light blue endpapers. Color and B&W drawings. Old faithful, the steam train is going to be retired. While off on a last ride, there's a warehouse fire and not enough ... read more
Publisher: Crown Publishers, New York
Date published: 1972
Description: O'Sullivan, Tom (Cover illustration by). Good in very good dust jacket. Ex-library. DJ had been protected. Spine tilt, front endpaper has got the wobblies near top, but holding. Many library customers. 243 p.; 22 cm. Aqua cloth covered boards, silver spine titles. Non-fiction family adventure memoir. Buying a boat near the headwaters of the Mississipi, their river travels take them 1800 miles to New Orleans, then Florida, then back into the Gulf of Mexico. read more
Edition: First edition. First American Edition, 1st printing.
Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company
Date published: 1992
Description: Magill, Anne. Fine. No dust jacket. Wraparound Illustrated glossy paper over boards. 10.5x8.5in. 26p. Colorful double-spread Impressionist soft-edged paintings. Jessie and her parents are traveling by train from a city to visit Grandpa and his beach. Jessie first dreams about what she might see on the journey. The train engine is a classic 1930s style Budd slope-nosed streamliner. read more
Description: Author. New. No dust jacket as issued. Untouched. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 48 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: Children/juvenile. The story of a sream locomotive who decided to give up work, go off and explore the world. Illustrations and story are by the same author who wrote "Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel". read more
Edition: 5th printing.
Publisher: A Borzoi Book / Alfred A. Knopf.
Date published: 1955
Description: Good. No dust jacket. Ex-library. Spine ends: significant damage; corners: short wear to boards. Soiling to page blocks; not notable to text pages. "Gibraltar Library Binding". Color photo illustrated cloth over boards. B&W photos, line art. Audience: Young adult. During the mid-20th century era, many youths had train sets, model railroads, and the hobby continued well into adulthood. This is a how-to volume of understanding Model Trains, and how they run electrically, track and roadbed design ... read more
Edition: First edition. "A" on copyright page. 1st printing.
Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons.
Date published: 1941
Description: Simon, Eric M (Illustrated by). Good. No dust jacket. Ex-library. Formerly shelved: High School Library, Springfield, Vermont; red ink stamp. Minor edge wear. Slight binding wobble. 171 p. Dark blue cloth over boards; gold stamped steam engine silhouette in oval on cover. End papers decorated with scenes, engines. Pen&Ink art throughout. Biography timeline at back. Biography for youth and adults. This story opens in 1789 in the mining town of Wylan, England, 8-year-old George is sent to search ... read more
Publisher: Coward-McCann, New York
Date published: 1956
Description: Powers, R.M. (Illustrations by). Good. No dust jacket. Ex-library. Minimal library markings; discard from Roxbury Free Library; Sticker residue bottom spine. Pretty clean, paper age-toned. 253 p. Includes: illustrations, diagrams, maps. Red cloth covered boards, black train racing across lower cover. Economy paper inside, Pen&ink illus. Chapter headings show progress geographically. Setting: American Civil War. Union soldiers (Andrews raiders) and Confederate counterparts really did engage in ... read more
Publisher: A L Burt Company, New York
Date published: 1919
Description: Good. No dust jacket. Red cloth cover is somewhat stained, spine shows discoloration but binding is tight. FEP missing. First published by George H. Doran Company. Cover in black ink depicts engine with smokestack, lantern on spine. Author's Foreword: "Summed up short, the Hill Division is a vicious piece of track; also, it is classic in its profound contempt for the stereotyped equations and formulae of engineering....The mountains objected...to the process of manhandling...And the men who man ... read more
Edition: 3rd printing. 1971 copyright.
Binding: Trade paperback
Publisher: A Down East Quality Reprint., Clinton ME.
Date published: 1976
Description: Very good. No dust jacket as issued. 103 p. 23 cm. B&W photos. Maps. Maine Railroad history: Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington RR; Wiscasset & Quebec RR; Wiscasset & Waterville RR; Franklin, Somerset and Kennebec RR; Narrow Gauge in Review; "Stories Told and Retold". read more
Publisher: Crown Publishers., New York.
Date published: 1968
Description: Very good in good dust jacket. Jacket has moderate edge wear. Red cloth over boards. Jacket painting color reproduction, credit not found, W&ARR steam train on trestle, 591 p. 23 cm. 800 Illustrations, Portraits, Facsimiles in color and B&W. Historic Reference: Loaded with captioned photos and artwork. From Main Line Steam, Design, Electrc, City, Mountain, Sigmals & Telegraphs, Tracks & Bridges, Diesels, more. read more
Publisher: Franklin Watts Inc., New York.
Date published: 1944
Description: Budd, Denison. Good. No dust jacket. Tears to external paper over binding. Moderate cover wear, lower front. 28 p. 9.25x6.5in. Horizontal format. Color illustrations. The little train is in the station near the bigger ones. They are being loaded for faraway destinations and Little Choo Choo has distance envy. Setting out on the local run, Little Choo Choo moves along familiar places. But where does that sidetrack go? Hold onto your hats, folks... read more
Edition: First edition. Stated first.
Publisher: Doubleday & Company.
Date published: 1946
Description: Williams, Garth (Pen&Ink illustrations by) Very good. No dust jacket. Unsigned bookplate inside front, old library in sepia tones, covering other info. Slightest sun-fade to spine. 472 p. Includes illustrations. Light green cloth over boards. Dark green spoine title boxes, gold titles. Dark green line scenic art box, front. 6x8.75in. Memoir by writer and war correspondent Ernest Poole of their home built of fieldstone and their own spruce during the early 20th century in the scenic mountains, ... read more
Edition: First edition. 1st printing.
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Publisher., New York.
Date published: 2004
Description: New in new dust jacket. Illustrated paper over boards. Art repeated on jacket, adapted from a 1940s RR ad. 128 p. 9.25x10.25in. 82 color: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Holiday nostalgia / Railroads / Santa Claus: Combining the Christmas holiday celebration with a history of railroading, this volume has gathered facsimile advertisements, stories, memoirs, and images centered on both trains and Christmas travel or classic tales. Colorful, informative, attractively designed for all ages. ... read more
Edition: Monthly Periodical.
Publisher: TIME Inc., Jersey City NJ.
Date published: 1945
Description: Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Spine slant; top end minor chip damage, 1-inch tall but narrow back spine corner patch missing. Front top right dampstain p3-26 diminishing. 3 half-inch abandoned bug condos to page borders, from side; 2 at bottom... 280 p. Includes: illustrations, index. Illustrated heavier paper covers. 10.5x13in. Glued binding. Featured cover story: "The New Locomotives"; "Steam Power: Rolling Along, Paced by the Ambitious Diesel-Electric..." Other themes/stories: China ... read more
Edition: Facsimile reprint of 1908 edition.
Publisher: Augustus M. Kelley, Publishers., New York
Date published: 1967
Description: Very good. No dust jacket. Light foxing, top edge; small spill spotting, lower edge. Light info erasure marks, first end paper. Else fine. Red with blue threads buckram cloth over boards; blue spine title box, blue front titles in frame w/ series insignia. American Rail History: Between 1893 and 1898, several railroad companies failed and a reorganization was undertaken, impacting bondholders and courts allowed railroads to be released from their financial obligations. Herein are the histories: ... read more
Edition: First edition. Presumed first.
Publisher: Self-published, Edgar T Mead / Printed in NH., Etna NH.
Date published: 1999
Description: Very good. No dust jacket as issued. Minor blemishes. Attractive, clean. No creases. Near fine. 110 p. Includes illustrations. Horizontal format w/ color illustrated photo cover of train. Captioned B&W photos on slightly off-white high quality paper. Paperback 9x6in. Over 50 years, railroad enthusiast, author, and train historian Edgar T Mead photographed trains and trolleys, mostly in New England but also samples countrywide. These are his favorite photos, dating from the 1930s into the early ... read more
Edition: First edition. Same date, title and copyright pages.
Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company., Garden City NY.
Date published: 1928
Description: Very good. No dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Light edge and cover wear. 332 p. Light green cloth over boards; cartoon trains, tracks on cover. Fiction: The story opens in Grand Central Station, New York City. A destination for a few of those at the station was Stamford, Connecticut. The lead characters are a young woman commuter and her mother. The inscription on the free end paper is dated "Nov. / 1928". read more
Edition: Single print run of 500.
Publisher: Self-published / Printed by Whitman Communications., Lebanon NH.
Date published: 2000
Description: Gates, Curtis (Cover photo by), and Clement, Claudia, and Wilson, Robert (Book Design by). New in new dust jacket. 130 p. Includes illustrations. Horizontal format, green cloth covered boards, gold embossed titles, spine & front. 11.25x8.75in. Off-white, fibre-flecked text paper. B&W photos throughout. DJ Cover portrait, B&W; red DJ, white text. Biographical anthology of essays about John Clement of New Hampshire, known by many as a train restorer and owner, and historian. Author and editor ... read more
Publisher: Northern Pacific Railway / Poole Bros (Chicago) Printers, St Paul MN
Date published: 1905
Description: Good. No dust jacket as issued. Spine ends torn w/minor chips. Back cover spine edge water stain, not to inside pages. Top rear edge stain, back, several pages on border. Wraps reinforced by white adhesive tape. 119 p. Includes: illustrations, maps. Light blue cardstock wraps, illustrated by geiser; Large title above in black-outlined gold. Back cover: gold Northern Pacific logo. Travel guide by rail: The Shores of Kitchigami; The Sepulchre of Lame Deer; The Yellowstone Wonderland; The Lewis ... read more
Edition: First edition.
Publisher: Centennial Publications., Ft. Collins CO.
Date published: 1975
Description: Fine in very good dust jacket. Signed by author. Limited edition number 492 of a run of 1500. Black cloth over boards. Orange, black, white jacket w/ train photo. 97 p. 30 cm. B&W photos; Bibliography. Index. Railroad and agricultural economic partnership in Colorado. When a German immigrant introduced sugarbeets to northern Colorado in 1870. The railroad was developed to take them to market. This history follows that relationship to the harvest of 1974. More than a history of a train. This was ... read more
Edition: First edition. 1st printing.
Publisher: Phyllis Fogelman Books / Penguin Putnam., New York.
Date published: 1999
Description: Bernardin, James (Pictures by). Fine in very good dust jacket. Slight shelf wear to jacket. Illustrated Paper over boards, duplicated on jacket. Horizontal format: 10.75x8.5in. Color detailed artwork. Audience: Children/juvenile. Biographical story of the real Illinois Central Railroad employees, engineer Casey Jones and fireman Sim Webb, ending aboard the Cannonball in which Jones died trying to slow the train down to avoid killing others. No others died, and Casey Jones became folkloric for ... read more