- Keyword = Railroads
Pickering Railroad Photographs (lot of 9)
A collection of nine 8 by 10-inch photographs of Pickering Railroad engines and train scenes by Gerald French, taken in Tuolumne County, California. These were likely used for his book, When Steam Was King: Sierra Railway, Pickering Lumber Company and West Side Lumber Company. ISBN: 281AIB1028884.
Images fine or nearly so, except Shay #33, which has a torn corner and Shay #8, 11, and 13 on sidings, which has ink splatter on the lower edge. Three images with printed captions affixed; most with handwritten identification on the verso (back); all with French's stamp on the back. [JSP04]Book ID: 132416More details Price: $300.00
Brill's Magazine [Run of 46 issues]
Forty Fort, PA: Harold E. Cox, 1970. Volume I, nos. 1-12; vol. II, nos. 1-12; vol. III, nos. 1-12; vol. IV, nos. 2, 4-12. Brill was one of the leading street car manufacturers at the beginning of the 20th century. These magazines, profusely illustrated with photographs of Brill streetcars, were originally published between 1907 to 1910. ISBN: 281AIB1021219.
Issues fine but for a "registered" stamp on the front cover of each issue.Book ID: 94298More details Price: $250.00
The Central Pacific R. R. Debt: California's Remonstrance Against Refunding It
(San Francisco): (n.p.), 1896. 29 pages. The City of San Francisco appointed a committee to fight the Central Pacific Railroad's proposal to refinance its debt to the US government. The pamphlet accuses the railroad and it's owners--Leland Stanford, Collis Huntington, Charles Crocker, and Mark Hopkins--of fraud. San Francisco Mayor Adolph Sutro appointed a "Committee of Fifty" to oppose the Central Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads. The conclusion of the pamphlet reprints two essays by John T. Doyle, which had appeared in The Nation. Many similar pamphlets were issued in the mid-1890s. Cowan and Cowan, Bibliography of the History of California, p. 509. ISBN: 281AIB0030549.
First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback). Staples a bit rusted, cover a touch faded, small crack in front wrapper.Book ID: 109052More details Price: $118.75
"La Ligne des Jeunes": Oeuvre de la Jeunesse Populaire de Yougoslavie [cover title]
(Belgrade?): (n.p.), 1946. Loose leaves in the publisher's box. Subtitled on the first leaf in French, Russian, and English (Results of Work Achieved by the First Group of Brigades). Octavo (6 by 9 inches). 48 leaves, including one map, unbound but laid into a folding cloth box stamped with the title on the front cover. A pictorial record of the work of 14,000 young men and women who joined the youth brigades in Yugoslavia after the Second World War and worked on the Brcko to Banovici rail line in early 1946. This illustrated relic of Communist propaganda depicts work on the project with mechanically reproduced photographs mounted on 47 pieces of stiff paper, with captions in French, Russian, and…(more)
(Belgrade?): (n.p.), 1946. Loose leaves in the publisher's box. Subtitled on the first leaf in French, Russian, and English (Results of Work Achieved by the First Group of Brigades). Octavo (6 by 9 inches). 48 leaves, including one map, unbound but laid into a folding cloth box stamped with the title on the front cover. A pictorial record of the work of 14,000 young men and women who joined the youth brigades in Yugoslavia after the Second World War and worked on the Brcko to Banovici rail line in early 1946. This illustrated relic of Communist propaganda depicts work on the project with mechanically reproduced photographs mounted on 47 pieces of stiff paper, with captions in French, Russian, and English. Quite a scarce bit of railroadiana, with no holdings listed in OCLC, COPAC, or the BNF. UCLA holds an uncatalogued copy in its UN Relief and Rehabilitation Archive. ISBN: 281AIB0112383.(less)
Plates very good, if a bit browned from age. Folding cloth case frayed at the corners, else very good.Book ID: 53026More details Price: $78.13
A Desperate Effort
San Francisco?: (n.p.), 1896?.  pages; a single sheet folded in half. "All the evils of Railroad power and tyranny are crystallized in the funding proposition pending before Congress." A piece opposing the proposed refinancing of the Central Pacific Railroad's debt to the US government. Reprinted from the San Francisco Call, Saturday, January 25, 1896. No copy on OCLC. ISBN: 281AIB1024791.
A fine copy.Book ID: 109047
Huntington's Handy Helpers [cover title]
San Francisco?: (n.p.), 1896?. Single sheet folded to make four pages. Criticizes Collis Huntington railroad operations and supoorts a proposal before the Kentucky legislature to overturn the Southern Pacific charter in the state. Reprinted from the San Francisco Call, Tuesday Morning, January 29th, 1896. One copy in OCLC, at UC Berkeley. ISBN: 281AIB1024789.
A fine copy.Book ID: 109049
Corruption and Bribery Will Not Carry the Day
(n.p.), 1896. Single sheet folded to make four pages. Text is mostly quotes from San Francisco mayor Adolph Sutro, one of the leading opponents of the Central Pacific. Sutro supports a proposal before the Kentucky legislature to overturn the charter of Collis Huntington's Southern Pacific Railroad. Reprinted from the San Francisco Call, January 25, 1896. Two copies in OCLC, at UC Berkeley and Santa Barbara. ISBN: 281AIB1024790.
A fine copy.Book ID: 109048
The Pocket List of Railway Officials. Volume 31, Serial No 124. Fourth Quarter, 1925
First Edition Thus
New York: Railway Equipment and Publication Society. Volume 31, number 4, serial number 124. Fourth quarter 1925. 956 pages. Packed full of details about railroads in the 1920s; roughly half of the book is devoted to ads for railroads and railroad equipment. Scarce. ISBN: 281AIB1023369.
First edition. Spine cocked and covers creased at the corners, but generally very good.Book ID: 103759
Denver, South Park and Pacific (Steel engraved plate of dust jacket illustration)
Denver: Rocky Mountain Railroad Club, 1976. 11.5 x 9 inch steel engraved plate of the dust jacket illustration of locomotive 54 (reduced in size on dust jacket) mounted on wood block for printing. Unique railroadiana item. ISBN: 281AIB1049263.
Plate is in very good overall condition with a few scratches in plate and a 1/2 scuff on middle of plate to left of locomotive 54.Book ID: 264842More details Price: $60.00
A Memorial Against Refunding the Claim of the United States upon the Central Pacific Railroad Company for $77,000,000 [cover title]
(N.-pl. but San Francisco): (n.p.), (n.d. but 1894). 13 pages. A letter to the US Congress inspired by "a unanimous vote of a mass meeting of the citizens of San Francisco. held on May 25th, 1894," protesting the refinancing of the Central Pacific Railroad's debt. The Central Pacific was built and owned by Leland Stanford, Collis Huntington, Charles Crocker, and Mark Hopkins. This pamphlet alleges that these capitalists had looted the company and by refinancing, sought to put off payment of $77 million owed to the US government. The controversy resulted in a great many pamphlets in the mid-1890s. Cowan and Cowan, Bibliography of the History of California, p. 508, giving the date (erroneously) as 1897. ISBN: 281AIB0030476.
First edition (first printing). Very good in printed wrappers (pamphlet). "Donated by Adolph Sutro" stamp on front cover.Book ID: 18090More details Price: $53.13
Mount Lowe Railway. "The Scenic Route of the World."
Echo Mountain (Los Angeles County), CA: Mount Lowe Railway, (n.d., ca. 1900). 9 by 10-1/2 inches. Two column promotional broadside for the scenic railway-funicular combination leading from Altadena, California, to the top of Mount Lowe. While many Mount Lowe Railway items are listed on OCLC, this one is not. ISBN: 281AIB1024437.
Some staining, but generally very good.Book ID: 108092More details Price: $50.00
The Northern Pacific, and Portland, Salt Lake and South Pass Railroads: Speech of Hon. John H. Mitchell, of Oregon, in the Senate of the United States, December 7, 1877
Washington [D.C.]: (n.p.), 1877. 27 pages. A speech in favor of a bill to extend the time for the construction and completion of the Northern Pacific Railroad and a readjustement of the grants to secure the construction of the Portland, Salt Lake, and South Pass Railroad. The proposal was to re-route the Portland connection of the transcontinental railroad from the Columbia and Snake Rivers to a route between Umatilla, Oregon, and Salt Lake City. By all appearances, the new railroad company never went into operation. ISBN: 281AIB1044524.
First edition (first printing). A good copy, folded twice, perhaps for mailing. Wrappers separating and spine and neatly repaired with tissue.Book ID: 228588More details Price: $50.00
The Slow, Tired, and Easy Railroad: The Story of the Stockton Terminal & Eastern Railroad and Its Rough Roadbed to Success
Fresno: Valley Publishers, 1976. 140 pages. Illustrated. ISBN: 9780913548363.
First edition (first printing). Very good in a very good dust jacket with light wear. A nice copy.Book ID: 43271More details Price: $45.00
Panorama: Eisenbahn und Schifffart zwischen Prag und Dresden [Panorama: Railway and Shipping Transport Between Prague and Dresden]
Praha (Prague): Narodni Technicke Muzeum, 2001. 18 loose plates in a folding paper case. 8-1/2 by 12 inches. A black-and-white reproduction of a large folding portfolio of the railroad route between Prague and Dresden originally published in 1858. Limited to 150 copies. ISBN: 9788072700103.
A fine copy. Complete.Book ID: 108860More details Price: $37.50
The Following Letter Relating to Debts of the Pacific Railroads Is Hereby Respectfully to Members of Congress
San Francisco: (n.p.), 1897. Single leaf, printed on both sides. A leaflet opposing the proposed refinancing of the Central Pacific Railroad's debt. ISBN: 281AIB1024816.
A few edge tears, thus very good.Book ID: 109070More details Price: $37.50
Modern Railway Signaling on British Railways Illustrated (Third Edition)
Glenesk, Kirkintilloch, Nr. Glasgow, Scotland: S. B. Aitken, (n.d. but late 1930s?). 178 pages. ISBN: 281AIB0041443.
Third edition. Spine perishing, thus fair to good only, in wrappers. Uncommon.Book ID: 23344More details Price: $35.00
Proceedings of the Forty-Second Annual Session Held at Louisville, Kentucky, June 6-8, 1933
(N.-pl.): American Railway Association, 1933. Pp. 11528-11817 (sequentially paginated based on earlier volumes). Ca. 300 pages. A detailed transcript and summary of the Freight Claims meeting for 1933. Certainly an esoteric subject, but one vital to nationwide freight shipments - railways accross the country had to agree upon rules and regulations about lost and damaged shipments in order for a factory in New York to ship to a store in California. With proposals, debates, and decisions on various potential changes to the regulations, a section on recent innovations in shipping and packing, as well as updates on members. ISBN: 281AIB1038200.
First edition (first printing). A near fine hardcover copy. No jacket, perhaps as issued. Uncommon.Book ID: 191355More details Price: $30.00
Spirit of the Rails
Colton, CA: West Colton Press, 1960. 60 pages. Very short stories on railroad themes. Scratchboard illustrations by Marshall Thomas. Uncommon. ISBN: B002H30NLE.
First edition (first printing). Very good in wrappers (paperback).Book ID: 79803
Can't Keep Him From Babbling (Pre-paid Cover)
(N.-pl. but probably San Francisco): (n.p.), (n.d. but ca. 1894). 5-1/2 by 10-1/2 inches. A pre-paid cover to mail anti-railroad sentiments to the Kentucky legislature. It's hard to say exactly what this item was created for, but it almost certainly relates to Sutro's quixotic anti-railroad campaigns. ISBN: 281AIB1041715.
Fine. Postally unused.Book ID: 209947
Mount Lowe, the Railway in the Clouds
Golden West Books, 1976. ISBN: 9780870950759.
Very GoodBook ID: 248228