Washington, D.C. Government Printing Office, 1889. Hard Cover. First Edition. 390 pp. 8vo. Binding is of textured, deep blue cloth with blind-stamped, bright gold embossed lettering on front cover and spine. Covers and spine are slightly aged, soiled, stained, shelf- and edge-worn. Front cover has some serious wear and fraying at lower right-hand corner. Spine lettering is slightly dulled and there is a portion of a paper label attached to the lower spine. Spine ends and corners are bumped and worn. Previous owner's name and address rubber stamped on the endpapers front and rear. Interior has average age toning, but is still crisp and tight. Brief portions of text accompanied by numerous statistical tables. Very Good.
Philadelphia: The Edgell Company, 1907. Hardcover. First Edition. 105 pp. B/w ills. Dark green cover with gilt letters on front. Light wear to extremities; one "ding" on rear cover. Green floral eps. B/w frontis of Matthias W. Baldwin, other photos & sketches. A rare copy of this 1907 edition. Very Good.
New York: Sam'l Gabriel Sons & Company, 1921. Paperbound. As. 12 pp. of magic pictures. Covers have full-color illustrations of trains and an early race car. Covers are aged, soiled and slightly wrinkled. Also, it appears that rear half of book has gotten wet. An early coloring book: "Directions: Rub a hard pencil or crayon over the surface of the blank pages and picture will gradually appear. . . .The outline picture can be colored with water-colors or crayons." Good.
Cumbria, UK: Norman Kerr, 1975. Wraps. First Edition. 56 pp. B/w ills. Subtitle: "Souvenir Catalogue of Books, Documents, Manuscripts, Pictures and Prints. Catalogue 224." Sepia/white wraps have illus. of Victoria Station, blue type. Contents clean and crisp, many ills. Catalog of materials issued to commemorate 150 years of the Stockton and Darlington Railway, 1825/1975, and 42 years of railway bookselling 1933/1975. Very Good.
Boston: Boston & Lowell Railroad, 1970. Wraps. Facsimile. 176 pp. B/w ills & photos. Subtitle: "A Guide to Pleasant Places Among the Mountains, Lakes and Valleys of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Canada. Edition for 1886." Cover is sage green w/ illustrated gray title block on front, railroad logo on back. Large full-color fold-out railroad map precedes contents. A detailed guide for the traveler of a century ago, with period illustrations and maps, rail timetables, and more. This facsimile copy is clean and tight with just a touch of shelfwear to cover, published by Travel Service Bureau, Inc., Needham, MA. Very Good.
Milwaukee, Wis. Kalmbach Publishing Co., 1945. Stiff Wraps, Spiral Bound. First Edition. 20 pp. B/w photo ills. Cardboard front cover is red, black, and blue w/photo close-up of train's wheels. Red spiral binding. Corners a bit worn, white back cover is very lightly foxed & soiled. Verso covers aged. Faint damp stain along lower edge does not affect contents. Contains 20 pp. of glossy sheets, each with two locomotives' photos and specifications. Very Good Plus.
American Railway Assocation, 1927. Paper. Double-sided poster on white paper. Front is a period b/w illustration of a family in a convertible approaching a railroad crossing as a train also approaches. Black type on a "caution" yellow background. Reverse is a letter, in black type, to pupils and instructors regarding railroad safety. Superimposed on this letter, in "caution" yellow, are illustrations of children at play and the words "Keep Your Self Fit." Poster is very lightly aged and has a few small chips and/or tears at edges. Very Good+.
Ward Hill, MA: Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts, Inc., 1995. Paper Cover. Presumed First. 59 pp. B/w photo ills. Subtitle: "April 22 and 23, 1995. Historical Brochure & Route Description...special excursion train operated by the Massachusetts Bay Railroad Enthusiasts, Inc. Bethel, Maine and Gorham, New Hampshire to Island Pond and Norton, Vermont, and return via the Saint Lawrence and Atlantic Railroad." Yellow stapled cover with train photo on front. Contents are clean, tight, and well-organized. A program for a specific event giving good history & background as well as information about towns along the route. Published by an organization, the inside cover lists many other similar publications with ordering information as of 1995. Very Good.
Boston and Maine Railroad. Paperback. As. Unpag. 2 books. Wraps are green, sunned at edges, but clean and unworn. The charming little booklets are undated, but probably originated early in the first half of the 20th century. Each book contains photos of scenic waters of New England, captioned with place. Several photos include a Steamer from the Boston and Maine Railroad System's steamboat lines. Nostalgic, timeless photos. Very Good.
London: The Great Western Railway, 1926. Hardcover. First Edition. Second Printing. x, 153,  pp. 4to. Wear and scuffing to dust jacket, sunning to spine, now in mylar cover. Bumping to corners of cover boards, foxing to endpapers and light foxing within. Great Western Railway map in Fine condition in pocket pasted on rear pastedown. Very Good / very good.
London: The Great Western Railway, 1926. Hardcover. First Edition. First Printing. xii, 229,  pp. 4to. Wear and scuffing to dust jacket, sunning to spine wich has darkened it, now in mylar cover. Bumping to corners of cover boards, foxing to endpapers and light foxing within. Rear hinge starting at foot of gutter. Great Western Railway map in Fine condition in pocket pasted on rear pastedown. Very Good / very good.
Alkmaar, Holland: De Alkenreeks. Hard Cover. 64 pp. Glossy covers -- front with b/w photo of a steam locomotive, rear w/advertising for publisher's other publications. Covers are lightly soiled and worn. Approx. 1/4" tear at top edge of spine at front hinge. One bumped corner. Numerous b/w photos, charts and accompanying informative text, in Dutch. Text is very crisp. Near Fine.