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  • ALCO Articulated Locomotives Catalog

    9x7" 43 Pages Founded in 1901 by the merger of eight manufacturers, the American Locomotive Company eventually became the second largest in the United States, behind Baldwin. ALCO built over 75,000 engines, including...

    $13.95 $6.95

  • Baldwin Narrow Gauge Catalog 1877

    8x10" 45 Pages Founded in the 1830's, the Baldwin Locomotive Works rapidly became America's premier builder of steam engines for railway use. In the aftermath of the Civil War, a new standard emerged on the railroads of...

    $13.95 $10.46

  • Birney Safety Trolley Car

    8x10" 19 Pages In the 1910's and 20's, economic pressures and the rise of the motorbus produced dramatic changes in the streetcar industry. A promising solution to ensure profitability was the introduction of the...

    $17.95 $10.95

  • CCM Bicycle Accessories 1918

    8x10"  94 Pages               Founded in 1899, the Canadian Cycle and Motor Company was one of the largest suppliers of bicycles in North America CCM also...

    $23.95 $16.95

  • Coal and Ash Machinery Handling Catalog

    8.5x11" 219 Pages Founded in 1876 by Francis Lechner and Joseph A. Jeffrey, the Jeffrey Manufacturing Co. produced the USA's first power-driven coal cutter. The company quickly grew into one of the largest suppliers of...

    $23.95 $16.95

  • Dickson Illustrated Catalogue of Standard Gauge Locomotives

    8x10" 150 PagesIllustrated Catalogue of Standard Gauge Locomotives: Manufactured by Dickson Manufacturing Co.Founded in Scranton, Pennsylvania in 1856, the Dickson Manufacturing Company built steam engines, boilers, hoisting...

    $17.95 $12.95

  • Dixon & Son Fire Fighting Equipment Catalog 1930

    6x9" 170 Pages Dixon & Son Fire Fighting Equipment Catalog -1930-: Consisting of hose, hose appliances, helmets and clothing, gongs, whistles, fire engines, breathing appliances, etc S. Dixon & Son, Limited was one...

    $17.95 $12.95

  • Firing the Steam Locomotive

    8x10" 124 PagesFiring the Steam LocomotiveCreated in 1947 by the Reading Company, FIRING THE STEAM LOCOMOTIVE served as the handbook for the last generation of locomotive firemen. Within its chapters you'll find a breakdown...

    $14.95 $9.95

  • For Your New Trolley Cars

    8.5x11" 27 Pages The Electric Service Supplies Company, or ESSCO, was a manufacturer of high-quality parts for trolleys, interurbans, and subway cars. The company's Keystone Line of products, which included a patented...

    $17.95 $10.95

  • H.K. Porter Light Locomotives

    8x10" 236 Pages In 1866, Henry Kirke Porter and John Smith opened a machine shop in Pittsburgh and began producing light locomotives for industrial use under the name Smith & Porter. After a disastrous fire in 1871, the...

    $13.50

  • McGuire Trolley Cars Catalog

    8x10" 39 Pages Based in Paris, Illinois, the McGuire - Cummings Manufacturing Co, built trolley cars, passenger coaches and electric locomotives from the 1890s until 1930. McGuire supplied rolling stock for many of the...

    $18.50 $11.50

  • Niles Car & Manufacturing Co.

    8x10" 52 Pages Founded in 1901 in Niles, Ohio, the Niles Car and Manufacturing Co. produced a range of machinery for railroads and sugar mills. The company gained a reputation for making high quality passenger cars,...

    $18.95 $11.95

  • Ottawa Trolley Car Catalog 1932

    8x10" 102 Pages The Ottawa Car Manufacturing Co. produced trolley cars, electric locomotives and motor coaches for nearly every transit system in Canada. Founded in the 1890s by Thomas Ahearn, Warren Soper and William...

    $23.95 $16.95

  • Philadelphia Rapid Transit

    8x10" 148 Pages In 1903 the Philadelphia Rapid Transit Company broke ground on an ambitious project, to create the City of Brotherly Love's first high speed rail system. When it in 1907, the Market Street...

    $23.95 $16.95

  • Pullman On Dress Parade

    8.25x6" 40 Pages Originally printed for publicity purposes by the Pullman Car Company in the 1940's, On Dress Parade is a wonderful, full color book that illustrates the luxury and style of Pullman's aluminum wonders. ...

    $18.95 $11.95

  • Story of the Airship

    8.5x11" 95 Pages Originally published by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. as a promotional, The Story of the Airship chronicles the history and development of these great "silver cruisers of the sky." Filled with photos...

    $17.95 $10.95

  • The Motorman and his Duties

    8.5x11" 182 Pages Originally printed in 1898 and then periodically revised, "The Motorman...and His Duties" served as the definitive training text for a generation of streetcar operators. Since being reprinted by...

    $24.95 $16.95

  • The Safety Car Application and Equipment

    8.5x11" 28 Pages In the 1910's and 20's, economic pressures and the rise of the motorbus produced dramatic changes in the streetcar industry. A promising solution to ensure profitability was the introduction of the...

    $14.95 $7.95

  • The Story of the Cedar Valley Road

    8.5x11" 87 Pages In 1895, entrepreneur Louis S. Cass and his brothers opened a two-mile long narrow gauge horsecar line in Waterloo, Iowa. The line grew into the Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern Railway, or the "Cedar...

    $23.95 $16.95

  • Zeppelin: Story of a Great Achievement

    8x10" 132 Pages Written in 1922 by Harry Vissering, the director of the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation, Zeppelin recounts the life and work of Count Zeppelin (1838-1917). One of the first Americans to show interest in...

    $15.95