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DISCOVERING LOST RAILWAYS

By: Cockman, F. G.

Price: $9.40

Publisher: England, Shire Publications: 1992

Edition: Sixth Edition

Seller ID: 010304


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

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

By: Dressler, Thomas

Price: $26.32

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013143


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

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CASTLES TO WARSHIPS ON THE GREAT WESTERN FOOTPLATE

By: Gardner, Jack

Price: $28.20

Publisher: London, John Murray: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006827


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

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

By: Gordon, D.I.

Price: $26.32

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

Edition: 2nd Edition

Seller ID: 006295


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

THE GOLDEN ARROW

By: Hasenson, A.

Price: $24.44

Publisher: London, Howard Baker Publishers: 1970

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 003150


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

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YESTERDAY'S RAILWAYS : Recollections of an Age of Steam

By: Herring, Peter

Price: $30.08

Publisher: Devon, England, David & Charles: 2002

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009123


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

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

By: Johnston, Hank

Price: $72.38

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

Edition: First Edition (Stated)

Seller ID: 008013


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

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GREAT TRAIN DISASTERS : The World's Worst Railway Accidents

By: Kichenside, Geoffrey

Price: $16.92

Publisher: Bristol, England, Parragon: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011588


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

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THE COOKTOWN RAILWAY (Australia's Most Unusual Railway)

By: Knowles, J.W.

Price: $18.80

Publisher: Brisbane, QLD, Australia, The Australian Railway Historical Society, Queensland Division: 1996

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 012467


(x), + 93pp., a line-drawn map plus intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout. Saddle-stitched, staple-bound format. Staples clean and holding firmly. Illustrated card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. Textblock pristine. The fascinating story of the Cooktown (North Queensland) railway, which operated over a 67 mile track from 1885 until 1961 as a separate line not connected to the main Queensland system. Contents include: Prelims., 8 chapters. Appendices. B... View more info

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MORNINGTON RAILWAY PRESERVATION SOCIETY - The Move to Moorooduc. A Tribute to Those Who Made it Happen

By: McCaskill, Ian

Price: $22.56

Publisher: Mornington, Victoria, Australia, Mornington Railway Preservation Society (Printed by Pioneer Press):

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012983


No publication date (1998). Unpaginated (16 pages and cover). Contemporary, photographic colour plates throughout. Saddle-stitched, staplebound format booklet. Staples clean and tight. Colour-illustrated wrapper undamaged. Textblock pristine. This booklet chronicles the work undertaken by the Mornington Railway Preservation Society volunteers, and people from other supporting community organisations, in preparing and carrying out the move of historical railway stock from... View more info

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RITES OF PASSAGE : A Canadian Railway Retrospective

By: McDonnell, Greg

Price: $20.68

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

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 008804


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

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THE WEST HIGHLAND MALLAIG EXTENSION in BR Days

By: Noble, Tom

Price: $18.80

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012110


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

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

By: Pole, Graeme

Price: $13.16

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011532


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

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

By: Polkinghorn, R.S.

Price: $46.53

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

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008029


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

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

By: Rae, Lou

Price: $39.29

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

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 008080


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

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

By: Rae, Lou

Price: $47.00

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

Edition: First Edition (Paperback).

Seller ID: 008626


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

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NARROW GAUGE STEAM : Its Origins and World-Wide Development

By: Ransom, P.J.G.

Price: $41.36

Publisher: Somerset, Great Britain, Oxford Publishing Company (Haynes): 1996

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008012


192pp., illustrated throughout: b/white archival and halftone plates, enhanced by significant schematic line-drawings. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain green boards have a trivial bump on lower foredge corner, else undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Pictorial, colour-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally bumped only. "This is the story of how steam locomotives were first developed for narrow gauge railways in mid-Victori... View more info

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

By: Robinson, John (Editor)

Price: $15.04

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

Edition: Ninth Edition

Seller ID: 012309


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

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SCOTTISH STEAM ROUTES

By: Siviter, Roger

Price: $23.50

Publisher: London, Bloomsbury Books: 1988

Seller ID: 008818


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

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THE LONDON MIDLAND REGION CARRIAGE AND WAGON WORKS AT DERBY

By: Staff Writers

Price: $33.84

Publisher: Derby, U.K., Railway Executive (London Midland Region): 1949

Seller ID: 012971


16pp. Presumed First Edition. Saddle-stitched, staplebound format booklet. Illustrated throughout with contemporary b/white halftone plates (mostly internal workshop photographs), plus an organisational chart, a production line chart and a centre-spread works layout map. Booklet clean and square. Monochrome, pictorially-illustrated paper wrapper has several creases, a short repaired closed tear, and mild soiling and edgewear. An extremely rare British Railways carriage a... View more info