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Original Railroading and Railroad Handbooks Catalog

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Handbooks, Manuals and Catalogs Related to Railroads

Aldon / RAILWAY AND INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS, Chicago, catalog with prices, includes photographs of products available, 24 pages, - 3-, $ 28 [Products include: wrecking skids, bumping posts, hinged derails, track levels and gauges, swench impact wrench, car door puller, car mover, rail skid, rail skates, car stops, wheel blocks, wheel chocks, rail benders, car and engine replacers, etc.]

American Locomotive Company / TRAIN RESISTANCE AND POWER OF LOCOMOTIVES, New York, pb, 31 pages, - 3 -, $ 20

Association of American Railroads / UNITED STATES SAFETY APPLIANCES FOR ALL CLASSES OF CARS AND LOCOMOTIVES, 16th Editon, Chicago, 1950, pb, 124 pages, - 3 -, $ 18

Association of American Railroads / ACCOUNTING BULLETIN 15 FOR 1940 AND 1941, Interpretations of Accounting Classifications prescribed by the Interstate Commerce Commission for Steam Railraods, Washington, D. C., loose leaf held together with brads, - 3 -, $ 10

Baldwin - Lima - Hamilton / BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVES SERVICE BULLETINS, Philadelphia, 1954, binder containing service bulletins plus additional loose bulletins, correspondence, - 3 -, $ 85

Baldwin - Lima - Hamilton / CATALOG 30 - PART NUMBER INDEX, 2nd Edition, Philadelphia, in binder, part A includes a list of catalogs available and part B of 189 pages is the parts number index, - 3 -, $ 25 [Useful if you know the part # and need to find the correct service bulletin for that part]

Baldwin - Lima - Hamilton Corporation / DIESEL ENGINE MANUAL DE 111, for 600 series diesel engines, Philadelphia, 1950, spiral bound, - 3 -, $ 125 [covers operating difficulties, maintenance, cooling system, fuel supply, lubricating system, turbocharger, has numerous illustrations, more...]

Baldwin - Lima - Hamilton Corporation / OPERATORS MANUAL S - 114A, Diesel-Electric Switching 800 - 1200 HP Locomotives, Models S-8 and S-12, Philadelphia, 1951, spiral bound, 33 pages, - 3 -, $ 40

Baldwin Locomotive Works / OWNERS AND OPERATORS MANUAL, 0-4-4-0 BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE, Philadelphia, 1947, in binder, - 3 -, $ 100 [This is a thumb indexed manual listing all the component parts to a locomotive purchased in 1947 by the Copper Range Railroad Company from Baldwin; the manual gives excellent detailed diagrams of components parts and cross-sections through the entire locomotive]

Baldwin Locomotive Works / OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR SWITCHING LOCOMOTIVES, Philadelphia, no date, 15 pages, - 3 -, $ 65 [Includes 13 plates showing brakes, valves, switches, diagrams of fuel oil system, lubricating oil system, engine cooling system, more...]

Baldwin Locomotive Works / MANUAL DE 100, Engine Manual for 600 series Diesel Engines, Philadelphia, spiral bound, - 3 -, $ 90 [covers pistons, bedplates, fuel injection, lube oil system, turbocharger, more...with numerous illustrations, some in color]

Byers, M. L. / ECONOMICS OF RAILWAY OPERATION, New York,1908, cl, 672 pages, - 3 -, $ 60 [covers economic operation, analysis of operations and expenses, betterments, employment, education, discipline of forces, more...]

Collingwood, G. E. / STANDARD TRAIN RULE EXAMINATION, 9th Edition, Toledo, 1914, cl, 195 pages, - 3 -, $ 45 [for the use of trainmasters, and other examining officers, in the examination of Trainmen, Enginemen, Towermen, and Telegraph operations]

Elliott, W. H., et.al. / ELLIOTT FROG AND SWITCH COMPANY CATALOG K, Works at East St. Louis, Illinois, and Pueblo, Colorado, Manufacturers of Railroad Frogs, Crossings, Switches, and Switch Stands, Manganese Steel for Track Works, 1924, cl, 266 pages, more than 300 illustrations, - 2 -, slight wrinkling to soft leather covers, ovg, $ 295

Fairmont Railway Motors, Inc. / FAIRMONT SERVICE INSTRUCTIONS AND PARTS LISTS, Fairmont, various dates, approximately 1944-1950, - 3 -, $ 175 for set of 6 catalogs including: B 200E - QBA - E Engine, B 417 - S2 Motor Car F3, B 428 - MT 14G3 Motor Car, B 4441C - S2 - E - 4 Motor Car, SD # 137 - ROB Engine, SD # 417 - M9 - D - 4 Motor Car [These catalogs have numerous illustrations showing internal components in detail with part numbers, Price list 176Y, 1971, is included here]

FOSTER LINE: FosterRail and Track Accessories (including frogs, switches and trackwork, Phoenix, pb, 3 hole punched, $ 35

Martindale, F. C. / STATE OF MICHIGAN LAWS RELATING TO RAILROADS, Lansing, 1909, afb, 342 pages, - 3 -, $ 20

McCready, H. / ALTERNATING CURRENT SIGNALING, Union Switch & Signal Company, Swissvale, 1915, cl, 548 pages, - 3 -, $ 125 [gold leaf inscriptions on cover, spine and page edges; covers transmission systems, signals, track resistances, and impedances, transformers, electric road track circuits, relays, more...]

Pittsburgh Steel Products Company / DESCRIPTION AND SPECIFICATIONS OF PITTSBURGH STANDARDIZED REINFORCEMENT, Pittsburgh, one folded sheet, - 3 -, $ 5

Railway Equipment and Publication Company / RAILWAY LINE CLEARANCES INCLUDING WEIGHT LIMITATIONS OF RAILROADS IN THE U.S., CANADA, AND MEXICO, Annual Issue 179, New York, 1969, pb, 376 pages, - 3 -, $ 45 [includes maps showing the locations of rail lines in 1969, gives clearances and weight limits for all lines]

Verona Tool Works / POCKET EDITION CATALOG, Chicago, 1893, cl, 45 pages of blue prints of items manufactured by the tool works, - 2 -, $ 150 [Contains illustrations of stub switches, rigid frogs, spring frogs, nut-locks, track jacks, track gauges, timber bars, rail benders, track wrenches, spike pullers, rail forks, track punches, more....]

Wellington, A. M. / THE ECONOMIC THEORY OF THE LOCATION OF RAILWAYS: An Analysis of the conditions controlling the laying out of Railways to effect the most judicious exxpenditure of capital, 6th Edition, New York, 1900, cl, 980 pages, - 3 -, $ 100 [includes 12 pages of advertisements]


Miscellaneous Railroad Books

16th International Geological Congress / THE BALTIMORE & OHIO RAILROAD, Washington, 1933, pb, 79 pages, 10 plates, 14 figs., 7 separate route maps (in separate volume), - 3 -, $ 30

AMERICAN RAILWAY ENGINEERING ASSOCIATION PROCEEDINGS, - 5 -, 4 volumes available, $ 20 each [Contents include coverage of roadways, ballast, rails, bridges, trestles, yards, terminals, and more] - Volumes available: 56, 1955; 58, 1957; 60, 1959; and 61, 1960

Ball, D., Jr. / AMERICA’S COLORFUL RAILROADS, Los Angeles, 1978, cl, 210 pages, repairs to dust cover, ovg, $ 25

Bryant, K. L., Jr. / HISTORY OF THE ATCHISON, TOPEKA AND SANTA FE RAILWAY, 2nd Edition, Lincoln, 1982, 398 pages, - 1 -, $ 29

Combs, B. B. / WESTWARD TO PROMONTORY: BUILDING THE UNION PACIFIC ACROSS THE PLAIN AND MOUNTAINS, A PICTORIAL DOCUMENTARY, New York, 1986, pb, 79 pages, - 2 -, $ 14

Forney, M. N. / THE RAILROAD BUILDERS’ PICTORIAL DICTIONARY, New York, pb, 491 pages, 84 pages of advertisements, - 3 -, $ 38 [Contents: pictures listing individual components of car bodies, trucks, wheels, springs, windows, couplers, draw-gear, more...most of book is definitions of terms used in railroading]

Garratt, C. / THE WORLD ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LOCOMOTIVES: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE WORLD’S MOST FABULOUS LOCOMOTIVES, London, 2002, cl, 256 pages, - 1 -, $ 24

Johnson, S. W. / THE MILWAUKEE ROAD REVISITED, Moscow, 1997, cl, 239 pages, - 1 -, $ 30

Lewty, P. J. / ACROSS THE COLUMBIA PLAIN: RAILROAD EXPANSION IN THE INTERIOR NORTHWEST, 1885-1893, Pullman, 1995, pb, 326 pages, - 1 -, $ 21

McFarlane, J. / AN AMERICAN GEOLOGICAL RAILWAY GUIDE GIVING THE GEOLOGICAL FORMATION AT EVERY RAILWAY STATION WITH ALTITUDES ABOVE MEAN TIDE WATER, NOTES ON INTERESTING PLACES ON THE ROUTES AND A DESCRIPTION OF EACH OF THE FORMATIONS, 2nd Edition, Revised and enlarged, New York, 1890, cl, 426 pages, -3 -, $ 100

Morrison, R. B. / Route from Denver, Colorado, to Salt Lake City, Utah via the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad (Moffat Tunnel Route), 1965, pb, 68 pages, - 2 -, $ 50 [Describes the geology along the route from the Front Range to the Tunnel to the western slopes, with references]


Pangborn, J. G. / THE WORLD’S RAIL WAY, A Facsimile of the 1894 Edition, New York, 1924, cl, 165 pages, index, - 5 -, slight foxing, $ 25

Raymond, W. G., Riggs, H. E., and Sadler, W. C. / THE ELEMENTS OF RAILROAD ENGINEERING, 5th Edition, New York, 1946, cl, 406 pages, - 3 -, $ 32

Riegel, R. E. / THE STORY OF THE WESTERN RAILROADS: From 1852 through the Reign of the Giants, Lincoln, 1964, 2nd Edition, 8th Printing, 345 pages, - 1 -, $ 12

Riley, C. J. / THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF TRAINS & LOCOMOTIVES, New York, 1995, cl, 224 pages, - 1 -, $ 20

Robertson, D. B. / ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WESTERN RAILROAD HISTORY, VOLUME IV: CALIFORNIA, Caldwell, 1998, cl, 354 pages, - 1 -, $ 43

Robertson, D. B. / ENCYCLOPEDIA OF WESTERN RAILROAD HISTORY, VOLUME III: OREGON AND WASHINGTON, Caldwell, 1995, cl, 338 pages, - 1 -, $ 35

Solomon, B. / TRAINS OF THE OLD WEST, New York, 1998, cl, 144 pages, - 1 -, $ 25 [Includes chapters on the Central Pacific, Trains of the Plains, Railroading in Colorado, Trains of the Northern States, and more]


Guidebook Series / Issued by the Geology Survey of Ottawa or the Ontario Bureau of Mines of Toronto

Each of the following describes the geology and/or mining and/or paleontology of a respective region using photographs, colored maps, etc. These are especially interesting from the standpoint of traveling by rail through these areas in 1913

GB 4 / EXCURSIONS A4, B1, A 12, B 3 IN SOUTHWESTRN ONTARIO, Ottawa, 1913, afb, 142 pages, 22 photographs, 2 drawings and sections, 2 of 3 plates in pocket, - 3 -, $ 25

GB 5 / EXCURSIONS B4, B7, B9, AND C5 IN THE WESTERN PENINSULA OF ONTARIO AND MANITOULIN ISLAND, Ottawa, 1913, pb, 108 pages, 5 maps, 20 photographs, - 3 -, $ 20

GB 6 / EXCURSIONS B2, B5, B6, B8, AND B10 IN THE VICINITY OF TORONTO AND TO MUSKOKA AND MADOC, 1913, Toronto, pb, 68 pages, 5 maps, 2 drawings/sections, 18 photographs, - 3 -, $ 30

GB 8, part 3 / TRANCONTINENTAL EXCURSION C1: TORONTO TO VICTORIA AND RETURN VIA CANADIAN PACIFIC AND CANADIAN NORTHERN RAILWAYS, Part 3, Ottawa, 1913, afb, 7 maps, 3 drawings/sections, 12 photos, - 3 -, $ 25


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