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image of AIR BRAKE AND SAFETY CAR CONTROL EQUIPMENT.  INSTRUCTION PAMPHLET No. S-100, JUNE 1927.

AIR BRAKE AND SAFETY CAR CONTROL EQUIPMENT. INSTRUCTION PAMPHLET No. S-100, JUNE 1927.

by Safety Car Device Co.

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1927
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St. Louis, Mo.: Safety Car Devices Co., 1927. 117 pp + fold-out diagrams at rear, 7" H. 54 b&w figures (diagrams/drawings, photographs) in text, plus 10 fold-out diagrams at rear (all present). "Superseding the July, 1924, Issue". Stiff medium brown card covers with black lettering/decoration on front cover, black illustration on rear cover, dark brown fabric tape… Read more
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image of SCENERY TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FROM MODEL RAILROADER MAGAZINE.  MODEL RAILROAD HANDBOOK NO. 26.

SCENERY TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FROM MODEL RAILROADER MAGAZINE. MODEL RAILROAD HANDBOOK NO. 26.

by Johnson, Greg; Short, Brad; Hughes, Bernard; Kuchar, Bob; Curren, Art; Holtz, Brian; Furlow, Malcolm; Bronsky, Eric; Van Wickel, J.F.; Foster, Dean; Nehrich, Joh; Holland, Gail M.; et al.

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Published
1996
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Fifth Printing
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9780890240953
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Waukesha, WI: Kalmbach, 1996. 116 pp, 10 3/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w and colour photographs, drawings/diagrams. Contents: Forms and shells; Rocks; Ground textures; Bushes and trees; Water; Scenic detailing; Buildings; Backgrounds and backdrops. "Over 100 pages of hints and ideas to bring your layout to life! From the experts - for all scales and gauges." Interior… Read more
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image of CLASSIC TRAINS: THE GOLDEN AGE OF RAILROADING.  WORLD WAR II: RAILROADING'S FINEST HOUR.  WINTER 2001.  VOLUME 2, NUMBER 4.

CLASSIC TRAINS: THE GOLDEN AGE OF RAILROADING. WORLD WAR II: RAILROADING'S FINEST HOUR. WINTER 2001. VOLUME 2, NUMBER 4.

by McGonigal, Robert S.; Withers, Bob; Zega, Michael; Hansen, Peter A.; Houser, Fred N.; Middleton, William D.; Wider, Patrick C.; King, Ed.

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2001
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Waukesha, WI: Kalmbach, 2001. 114 pp, 10 3/4" H - magazine format. Profusely illustrated with b&w and color photographs. Articles: Ready to Serve the Nation: Soldiers' signatures recall a time when railroaders and railroads answered an urgent call; The B&O Goes to War: Records from early December 1941 show the effects of global conflict on Baltimare & Ohio's… Read more
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image of [TWO MINNESOTA MINING RELATED ITEMS].  1. HIBBING MINNESOTA AND THE IRON ORE MINES.  2. WELCOME - TO THE MINNESOTA IRON ORE COUNTRY.

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Hibbing / Duluth: Hibbing Daily Tribune / United States Steel Corporation 1. Hibbing Minnesota and the Iron Ore Mines (with original shipping envelope) - unpaginated (34 pages including covers), 5 7/16" H x 8" D. Copyright 1947, Curt Teich & Co. 18 coloured b&w views (including centrefold), colour pictorial wraps. A short history of the village of Hibbing,… Read more
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image of THE TOUR THROUGH CANADA OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE OF WALES, AUGUST-OCTOBER: 1919.  EMBRACING THAT PORTION OF THE GRAND TRUNK SYSTEM IN THE PROVINCES OF ONTARIO AND QUEBEC TRAVERSED BY HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS.  ANNOTATED TIMETABLE.

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Montreal: Grand Trunk Railway, 1919. 63, (3) pp + b&w plates and folding map at rear, 9 1/2" H. White spine with gilt lettering, brown paper-covered board with gilt lettering/decoration, black & gilt crest on front board, brown endpapers. 27 b&w plates with tissueguards bearing captions in red. An annotated timetable of the route taken by the… Read more
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image of THE STORY OF OUR RAILWAYS.

THE STORY OF OUR RAILWAYS.

by Gordon, W.J.

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New Monumental Edition.
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London: The Religious Tract Society 159 pp (17) pp of publisher's advertising, 7 1/2" H. No date. Red cloth with black lettering/banding on spine, black lettering/decoration on front board. 22 b&w illustrations including frontispiece (collated). Contents: The Railway in Its Infancy; The Railroad as It is; The London and North-Western; The Midland; The Great Western; The… Read more
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image of RAILWAY RECORDS:  A GUIDE TO SOURCES.

RAILWAY RECORDS: A GUIDE TO SOURCES.

by Edwards, Cliff.

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2001
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Near Fine
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9781903365106
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Richmond, Surrey: Public Record Office, 2001. 222 pp, large 8vo (9 5/8" H). B&w illustrations. "This guide shows enthusiasts and researchers how to find records relating to railway companies, individuals who served on the railways and the trains themselves. From the first days of steam to the golden age of train travel at the start of the… Read more
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image of LOGGING BY RAIL:  THE BRITISH COLUMBIA STORY.

LOGGING BY RAIL: THE BRITISH COLUMBIA STORY.

by Turner, Robert D.

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Published
1990
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Second Printing
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9781550390186
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Victoria, British Columbia: Sono Nis Press, 1990. 326 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, maps, plans. Chapter headings: The First Logging Lines in British Columbia; Steam in the Woods; Rolling Stock, Camps, Trestles and Skidders; Depression, Heyday and Decline; Steam's Finale; The Diesel Years; Epilogue; Appendix: Preserved British Columbia Logging Locomotives; Reference… Read more
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image of THE PEOPLE'S RAILWAY:  A HISTORY OF CANADIAN NATIONAL.

THE PEOPLE'S RAILWAY: A HISTORY OF CANADIAN NATIONAL.

by MacKay, Donald.

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Published
1992
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Second Printing
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9781550540628
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Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 1992. 328 pp, large 8vo (9 3/4" H). B&w photographs, maps, graphs, reproductions. "The story of railways in Canada is the history of the country itself, and no railway has had a history more entwined with the politics of the nation than Canadian National. Donald MacKay captures the drama of the CN story… Read more
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image of OCEAN TO OCEAN:  SANDFORD FLEMING'S EXPEDITION THROUGH CANADA IN 1872.  BEING A DIARY KEPT DURING A JOURNEY FROM THE ATLANTIC TO THE PACIFIC WITH THE EXPEDITION OF THE ENGINEER-IN-CHIEF OF THE CANADIAN PACIFIC AND INTERCOLONIAL RAILWAY.

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Toronto: Coles, 1970. 371 pp, 8 1/2" H. Facsimile reprint of the James Campbell, Toronto, edition of 1873 - part of the Coles Canadiana Collection. Maroon boards with black title block, gold lettering/banding on spine, gold lettering/banding on front board. B&w illustrations, maps. Minor cracking in gutter of copyright/preface pages, very small light stain at top… Read more
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image of THE RAILWAYS OF CANADA FOR 1870-1, SHEWING THE PROGRESS, MILEAGE, COST OF CONSTRUCTION, THE STOCKS, BONDS, TRAFFIC, EARNINGS, EXPENSES, AND ORGANIZATION OF THE RAILWAYS OF THE DOMINION.

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Toronto: Coles, 1970. 213 pp, 8 1/2" H. Facsimile reprint of the Monetary Times, Toronto, edition of 1871 - part of the Coles Canadiana Collection. Maroon boards with black title block, gold lettering/banding on spine, gold lettering/banding on front board. Tables, period advertisements. Title continues, "Also, A Sketch of the Difficulties Incident to Transportation in Canada… Read more
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image of NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD STATIONS.

NORTH AMERICAN RAILROAD STATIONS.

by Cavalier, Julian. Edited, with foreword by Frederick A. Platt.

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Published
1979
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9780498021213
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Cranbury, New Jersey: A.S. Barnes, 1979. 215 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). "Railway stations are of great interest for their variety of styles and architectural designs, as well as for their historical aspects, many of which had pioneered the opening up of new communities in the past. One of the objects of this work is to show, pictorially, the… Read more
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image of THE INTERCITY ELECTRIC RAILWAY INDUSTRY IN CANADA.

THE INTERCITY ELECTRIC RAILWAY INDUSTRY IN CANADA.

by Due, John F.

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Published
1966
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First Edition
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Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1966. 118 pp, 10 1/8" H. Canadian Studies in Economics No.18. B&w photographs, maps, tables, graphs. "The intercity electric railway industry in Canada, which began in 1887, ended in 1959. Peak interest in the industry was between 1910 and 1920, the era of Sir Adam Beck's projected radial network that would… Read more
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image of KEEP 'EM ROLLING: THE STORY OF TORONTO'S SPADINA ROUNDHOUSE AS SEEN THROUGH THE CAMERA OF HARRY WATSON 1923-1966.

KEEP 'EM ROLLING: THE STORY OF TORONTO'S SPADINA ROUNDHOUSE AS SEEN THROUGH THE CAMERA OF HARRY WATSON 1923-1966.

by Watson, Ron.

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Published
1984
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First Edition
ISBN
9780919822634
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Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills Press, 1984. 140 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, technical drawings. Harry Watson spent over forty-three years with the Canadian National Railways and, as an avid photographer, recorded the various steam and diesel locomotives, working areas, structures and people of the Spadina Roundhouse. His son, the author, has… Read more
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image of MIND THE DOORS PLEASE: THE STORY OF TORONTO AND ITS STREETCARS.

MIND THE DOORS PLEASE: THE STORY OF TORONTO AND ITS STREETCARS.

by Partridge, Larry.

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Published
1984
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Very Good
Edition
2nd Printing
ISBN
9780919822627
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Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills Press, 1984. 120 pp, 11 1/4" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, technical drawings, pictorial endpapers. "Although the (TTC) system uses buses and subways, it is the streetcar operations that attract the most railfan attention. Streetcars have been a part of Toronto's landscape for over a century. From the first horsecars… Read more
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image of SASKATOON'S ELECTRIC TRANSIT: THE STORY OF SASKATOON'S STREEETCARS AND TROLLEY BUSES.

SASKATOON'S ELECTRIC TRANSIT: THE STORY OF SASKATOON'S STREEETCARS AND TROLLEY BUSES.

by Wayman, Easten.

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Published
1988
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Near Fine
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First Edition
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9780919130425
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Hawkesbury, Ontario: Railfare, 1988. 96 pp, 12" H. Profusely illustrated with colour and b&w photographs, maps. "(T)he story of the Saskatchewan Municipal Railway, from its inception on January 1, 1913 (when 5200 people rode the new mode of transport), to the final runs of streetcars on November 10, 1951, and of trolley buses on May 10, 1974. The… Read more
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image of LIFE ON THE SETTLE-CARLISLE RAILWAY.  ANECDOTES COLLECTED FROM RAILWAYMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES.

LIFE ON THE SETTLE-CARLISLE RAILWAY. ANECDOTES COLLECTED FROM RAILWAYMEN AND THEIR FAMILIES.

by Mitchell, W.R.

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Published
1984
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First Edition
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9780852067734
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Clapham: Dalesman, 1984. 96 pp, 8 1/2" H. Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs. "(R)ailwaymen recall the busy, exciting days of the Settle-Carlisle line - 72 miles of engineering brilliance and scenic splendour, which began life as the Midland Company's fast, all-weather route to Scotland. Conditions were often bad. The company could be mean-minded towards its staff,… Read more
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image of DEVON AND CORNWALL.  AS SERVED BY THE LONDON AND SOUTH-WESTERN RAILWAY COMPANY.  BEING NO. 482 OF BURROW'S RAILWAY AND STEAMBOAT GUIDES.

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Cheltenham: Edward J. Burrow 110 pp, 7" H. 2 fold-out maps, b&w and coloured photographs, advertisements. No date. Contents: Maps (Folding Map of Devon and Cornwall / Folding Map of L. and S.W.R.); Axminster; Barnstaple; Bideford; Bodmin and Wadebridge; Boscastle and Tintagel; Bude; Budleigh Salterton; Camelford; Clovelly; Exeter (The Cathedral / The Guildhall / Royal Albert… Read more
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image of CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAYS SPECIAL TIME TABLE CONTAINING CHANGES IN REGULAR TRAIN SERVICES ALSO SPECIAL TRAIN SERVICES ACCOUNT VISIT OF THEIR MAJESTIES THE KING AND QUEEN MAY, 1939.

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Toronto: Canadian National, 1939. 9 1/4" H x 25" W sheet, with five folds creating 12 numbered panels. Details cancelled, altered and special train services during King George VI and Queen Elizabeth's visit to Ottawa, Kingston, Toronto, Port Arthur and Thunder Bay from May 17th to May 23rd, 1939. Postage for this light item will be reduced to… Read more
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image of KEEP 'EM ROLLING: THE STORY OF TORONTO'S SPADINA ROUNDHOUSE AS SEEN THROUGH THE CAMERA OF HARRY WATSON 1923-1966.

KEEP 'EM ROLLING: THE STORY OF TORONTO'S SPADINA ROUNDHOUSE AS SEEN THROUGH THE CAMERA OF HARRY WATSON 1923-1966.

by Watson, Ron.

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Published
1984
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First Edition
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9780919822634
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Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills Press, 1984. 140 pp, 4to (11 1/4" H). Profusely illustrated with b&w photographs, reproductions, technical drawings. Signed by the author on the half title page and dated 17 July 1985. There are seven other unidentified signatures on the half title page. Harry Watson spent over forty-three years with the Canadian National Railways… Read more
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