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1 Beaver, Roy C. The Bessemer and Lake Erie railroad, 1869-1969,
San Marino, CA Golden West Books 1969 0870950339 / 9780870950339 First Edition; Sixth Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
This copy has a dedication page to E.E. Smith (?) on his retirement 6-30-82 and the dedication page is signed by dozens of fellow employees. There are some yellow spots on these signature pages, but remainder of book is clean and tight. This book chronicles the 100-year development of the Bessemer & Lake Erie Railroad 1869-1969. There are many photographs, a roster of equipment, a fold out map, and a full bibliography and index. The authors meticulous and detailed research is evident in the informative historic narrative details and supporting documents. Dust Jacket now in Mylar Protective Cover. ; Photos and illustrations; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 184 pages; Signed by Associated 
Price: 69.97 USD
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War Monthly, Issue 18, Cacutt, Len (Ed. )
2 Cacutt, Len (Ed. ) War Monthly, Issue 18
London Marshall Cavendish, London 1975 First Edition; First Impression Magazine Very Good with no dust jacket 
Magazine- in good to very good condition. Many interesting articles and photos. Includes among others Abbot (includes full color illustration of Abbot tank with index), C-B Warfare, Armored Trains.. Scarce if not rare. Magazine in archival sleeve to protect condition.; Photos, Maps, illustrtions 
Price: 11.97 USD
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Instructions for Assembling and Operating Lionel Trains, Corporation, The Lionel
3 Corporation, The Lionel Instructions for Assembling and Operating Lionel Trains
Lionel Corporation 1940 1st Edition Thus; First Impression Paperback Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Published in 1940 by Lionel. From track layout to transformers and inverters, railroading by remote control, connection illuminated accessories, this illustrated booklet tells you how! Also Automatic Accessories Replacing lamps Elminnating minor operation troubles Track layout suggestions Service information Some tears at edges of cover and soiling to cover. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Rare.; Illustrated; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 48 pages 
Price: 39.97 USD
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My Little Library  My Little Book Of Fire Engines, My Little Book Of Trains, My Little Book Of Cars, Dotty, Andes and illustrated by Blake Hampton Dotty
4 Dotty, Andes and illustrated by Blake Hampton Dotty My Little Library My Little Book Of Fire Engines, My Little Book Of Trains, My Little Book Of Cars
Rutledge, NY Rutledge Books 1963 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good with No dust jacket as issued Illustrated by Blake Hampton Dotty 
Three seperate books in slipcase. Excellent condition. Colorful cover on slipcase, books, and in books. No writing, marks, etc. in books. ; 24mo 5" - 6" tall 
Price: 14.97 USD
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Shadow on the Trail, Grey, Zane
5 Grey, Zane Shadow on the Trail
New York Harper & Brothers 1946 First Edition; First Impression Hardcover Very Good in Poor dust jacket 
Green cloth hardback with gilt lettering. Book is clean and tight and looks almost new. Dust has 3 inch chip from bottom of spine areas and other tears. Dust now in brodart protective cover. First edition stated with A-V code with original $2.50 price printed on dj flap. This is Grey's tale of Wade Holden, the toughest, fastest triggerman in the famous Simm Bell gang. They robbed trains & banks, created mayhem & evaded the Texas Rangers. Pearl Zane Grey (January 31, 1872 - October 23, 1939) was an American dentist and author best known for his popular adventure novels and stories associated with the Western genre in literature and the arts; he idealized the American frontier. Riders of the Purple Sage (1912) was his best-selling book. Pearl Zane Grey was born in Zanesville, Ohio. His birth name may have originated from newspaper descriptions of Queen Victoria's mourning clothes as "pearl grey".[2] He was the fourth of five children born to Alice "Allie" Josephine Zane, whose English Quaker immigrant ancestor Robert Zane came to the North American colonies in 1673, and her husband, Lewis M. Gray, a dentist.[3] His family changed the spelling of their last name to "Grey" after his birth. Later Grey dropped Pearl and used Zane as his first name. He grew up in Zanesville, a city founded by his maternal great-grandfather Ebenezer Zane, an American Revolutionary War.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 278 pages 
Price: 49.97 USD
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Railways At the Zenith of Steam 1920-40, Railways of the World in Color, Nock, O. S.
6 Nock, O. S. Railways At the Zenith of Steam 1920-40, Railways of the World in Color
New York Macmillan Co. 1970 0025897101 / 9780025897106 First American Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket Illustrated by Clifford and Wendy Meadway 
This color guides provide an excellent color plate of Steam trains between 1920 and 1940 and the history of each.. They are in excellent shape and scarce in this condition.The dust jackets are in archival quality covers. The author "Oswald Stevens Nock (21 January 1905 29 September 1994), nicknamed Ossie, was a British railway signal engineer and senior manager at the Westinghouse company; he is well known for his prodigious output of popularist publications on railway subjects" Wiki ; Color Illustrations; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 184 pages 
Price: 9.97 USD
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Early Railway Prints  British Railways from 1825 to 1850, Rees, Gareth
7 Rees, Gareth Early Railway Prints British Railways from 1825 to 1850
Cornell Univ Pr 1980 0801413443 / 9780801413445 First Edition; Various Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 
Blue cover and dust jacket in very good condition. Dust covered in mylar protective cover. The railway system in Great Britain is the oldest in the world. The first locomotive-hauled public railway opened in 1825, which was followed by an era of rapid expansion. Filled with color prints of railroad stations, construction, etc. Includes a history for the period. Delivery tracking provided free in U.S. ; Photographs, Prints; Oblong 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 128 pages 
Price: 14.97 USD
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Everymans Almanac 1929, Wallace, David A.
8 Wallace, David A. Everymans Almanac 1929
Chicago, Il Everymans Almanac 1929 First Edition; First Impression Paperback Good with No dust jacket as issued 
Buff color black ink. Cover is detached but in good condition. "Contains timely information about the Railroads & Other Matters of General Interest". Presented by The Milwaukee Road. Book now in archival sleeve to protect condition. Rare. An almanac (also spelled almanack and almanach) is an annual publication listing a set of events forthcoming in the next year. Almanac's are among (if not the only) the oldest periodicals continuously published in the United States.; Charts and Tables; 12mo 7" - 7" tall; 40 pages 
Price: 19.97 USD
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