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  • 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

  • Running Point Motorman Handbook

    8x10" 127 Pages Running Point Operating historic electric trolley cars in a modern urban environment can be a challenge. Safe operation requires proper training, both in the classroom and on city streets. Created by Old...

    $29.95 $24.95

  • Steam Engineering Handbook 1902

    8.5x11" 475 Pages Published when the Age of Steam was at its zenith, the 1902 Handbook of Steam Engineering covers the design, construction, and operation of some of the 19th Century's most important machines: the steam...

    $53.95 $46.95

  • 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

  • Successful Motorman 1908

    8x10" 332 Pages In 1888, Frank J. Sprague built the first successful electric-powered trolley car system in Richmond, Virginia. A few years later he invented multiple-unit control, an innovation that allowed the...

    $33.95 $26.95

  • The Gasoline Automobile

    8x10" 236 Pages Henry Ford introduced his Model T in 1908, and changed the face of America. The arrival of the "Tin Lizzie" on city streets also signaled the beginning of the end for a debate that had raged since the...

    $23.95 $19.95

  • The Locomotive Up To Date

    8x10" 721 Pages When it was originally published in 1899, The Locomotive Up to Date was hailed as "the most definitive work ever published concerning the mechanism that has transformed the American nation: the steam...

    $63.95 $56.95

  • 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 New York City Subway

    8x10" 165 Pages On October 27, 1904, the Interborough Rapid Transit Company opened the first subway in New York City. Running between City Hall and 145th Street at Broadway, the line was greeted with enthusiasm and, in...

    $24.99 $18.74

  • 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

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