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Fairmont M19 Motor Car Series C Instructions & Spare Parts Lists
Stock #: 13664

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A reprint of a book originaly printed in 1935. This Fairmont Inspection Car handbook is for the classic M19. It features instructions on how to operate this vehicle, a parts list, and more. 8x10, black and white interior, full color covers. Soft Cover. more»

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Fairs and Railroads; Railroads at World's Fairs, Expositions and Railroad Fairs
Stock #: 14228
Author: Thornton Waite

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World's Fairs and expositions have been held in the United States many times int he past 140 years. The fairs served several purposes.  They were used by the cities in which they were held to promote the local economy, by national industries to show off their technical prowess, and by the public from all over the nation to have a good time and learn about their nation and the world. The railroads were once an important and essential part of these fairs, transporting the majority of the visitors to and from them, and using the fairs as a public relation opportunity to show the visitors that the railroads were using the latest technology and that they were a benefit to the country.  The first fairs in the United States focused on the modern technologies used by the railroads, but as time passed the railroads, used the fairs to both promote travel on their lines and to show off their heritage and history.
 

This book tells of the participation of the railroads at the larger world's fairs and railroad expositions in the United States, describing how the railroads addressed the transportation of large numbers of people to the fairs and describing the exhibits they had on the fairgrounds. Soft cover

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Fast Trains Worldwide
Stock #: KB10888
Author: Thomas Estler

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Introductory Offer! The quest for greater speed on the rails is almost as old as the railroad itself. In the 19th and in the first half of the 20th centuries, notable things were being done under the slogan “Speed is the key:” the famous Rainhill Trials of 1829; the 1903 speed test run, when an electric three-phase express railcar reached a sensational speed of 130.61 mph; the German “Rail Zeppelin” of 1931 and their high-speed railway network of the mid-1930s. In 1955, the French broke through the 186 mph limit with two electric locomotives. In commercial high-speed rail transport, the Japanese created a sensation just ten years later: They built an entirely new, dedicated high-speed standard rail track between Tokyo and Osaka, utilizing “bullet trains,” also known as Shinkansen. This book outlines the history of high speed locomotives from more than 20 countries representing Europe, Asia, Australia, and the United States, and is essential for the train and railway aficionado. Hard cover. more»

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Federal Role in Urban Mass Transportation
Stock #: 16905
Author: George M. Smerk

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An in-depth study of the impact of governmental policies on the mass transit industry over the last few decades and where it may soon be heading. Hard Cover. more»

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Focused on Steam
Stock #: 13752
Author: Ken Kraemer

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Covers fifty years of steam locomotive photography through the photographs of Ken Kraemer. Included are the East Broad Top, Cass, Cumbres & Toltec, the Durango & Silverton, CB&Q 4-8-4 #5632, Reading 2100 4-8-4's, C&O #614 4-8-4 and the NKP #759 & #765. Over 250 black & White as well as color photographs. Hard Cover. more»

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Fonda, Johnstown, & Gloversville Railroads
Stock #: 10047
Author: Randy L. Decker

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Subtitled the Sacandaga Route to the Adirondacks, this book is filled with historical black and white photos of the trains, the stations, the people and more. Images of America Series. more»

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Forest Park (Georgia)
Stock #: 13491
Author: Christine Terrell, Beverly Martin & Steve Pearson

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Forest Park, originally named Quick Station, was founded in 1846 as a refueling stop for the Macon and Western Railroad. It would later be known as Stump Town because of the stumps left behind when trees were cut to provide fuel for the passenger and freight trains traveling to and from Atlanta. Soft Cover. more»

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Fred Harvey Houses of the Southwest
Stock #: 13516
Author: Richard Melzer

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The Fred Harvey name will forever be associated with the high-quality restaurants, hotels, and resorts situated along the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway in the American Southwest. The Fred Harvey Company surprised travelers, who were accustomed to “dingy beaneries” staffed with “rough waiters,” by presenting attractive, courteous servers known as the Harvey Girls. Today many Harvey Houses serve as museums, offices, and civic centers throughout the Southwest. Only a few Harvey Houses remain as first-class hotels, and they are located at the Grand Canyon, in Winslow, Arizona, and in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Soft Cover. fred, harvey, harvey, houses, grand, canyon, history, restaurant, hotel, atchison, topeka, santa, fe, railway, atsf, harvey, girls, southwest, south, west, santa, fe, sf, cook, eat more»

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Freight Cars, Lettering and Marking
Stock #: KB11039

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Lettering and Marking is a helpful guide to the lettering and marking of freight cars as established by AAR rules. A must for every railroader needing to read and interpret markings and lettering on freight cars and tank cars.

Additional Information: This book outlines the current standards and practices in effect with respect to the lettering and marking of interchange freight cars.

Freight Cars: Lettering and Marking presents over 40 illustrations and photographs of detailed lettering and markings on freight cars, doors, tank cars, boxcars, and much more. Softcover.

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From Folly to Fortune: The Firing of James Richardson Forman
Stock #: 13563
Author: Jay Underwood

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The story of collusion & corruption in Nova Scotia Railway politics from 1854 to 1858. James Forman was born in 1822 at Halifax, and returned from Scotland in 1854 to oversee the construction of the Nova Scotia Railway, the first publicly owned railway in the British Empire. This book examines the unfair treatment he received at the hands of his Nova Scotia countrymen, and asks the question if it could have been Forman, and not Sandford Fleming, who would later (in 1867 to 1876) have built Canada’s Intercolonial Railway from Nova Scotia to Quebec City, had he been allowed to stay on the project. Hard Cover.

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From Small Town to Downtown: A History of the Jewett Car Company, 1893-1919
Stock #: 17804
Author: L. Brough & J. Graebner

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The Jewett Car Company had an excellent reputation for its elegant, well-built wooden cars for street railway companies, interurban lines, and rapid transit service. The story of the popularity and decline of this company. 103 B&W photos. Hard Cover. more»

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