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  • WILSON, C. Rivers, Sir
    CHAPTERS FROM MY OFFICIAL LIFE. Edited by Everilda MacAlister.

    Edition: First UK edition

    London: Edward Arnold, 1916. Octavo, dark blue cloth.pp (xvi), 310, (2, blank), 12 (ads) + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and three other plates. Spine has very light darkening, light damp streaks, minor rubbing to tips; light tanning to endpapers; tissue guard browned with consequent tanning to the portrait and the title page; else fine. Chapter XXIV is "Mr. Huntington and the Central Pacific Railway, 1894" and Chapter XXV (pp 267-82) covers his time as President of Canada's Grand Trunk Railway, 1895-1909. The book has quite a bit on Egypt. Wilson was Britain's Minister of Finance 1878-79. "It was largely through his efforts that Egypt gained a constitution, and he played a historic part in the closing scenes of…

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    London: Edward Arnold, 1916. Octavo, dark blue cloth.pp (xvi), 310, (2, blank), 12 (ads) + frontispiece portrait with tissue guard and three other plates. Spine has very light darkening, light damp streaks, minor rubbing to tips; light tanning to endpapers; tissue guard browned with consequent tanning to the portrait and the title page; else fine. Chapter XXIV is "Mr. Huntington and the Central Pacific Railway, 1894" and Chapter XXV (pp 267-82) covers his time as President of Canada's Grand Trunk Railway, 1895-1909. The book has quite a bit on Egypt. Wilson was Britain's Minister of Finance 1878-79. "It was largely through his efforts that Egypt gained a constitution, and he played a historic part in the closing scenes of the reign of its last despotic ruler, Ismail Pasha." - preface.

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    Condition: Book: Very Good, Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 10182
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  • Green, Lorne (Sanford Fleming)
    Chief Engineer: Life of a Nation Builder-Sanford Fleming

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Dundurn Press, 1993. Maroon boards. pp 191. Photos, index. Fine in fine jacket.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 50072
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  • OSTERWALD, Doris B.
    CINDERS & SMOKE: a mile by mile guide for the Durango to Silverton narrow gauge trip

    Lakewood, CO: Western Guideways, 1991. 24th printing. Many photos. Fine copy.

    Condition: Binding: Trade Paperback

    Book ID: 43462
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  • WHITE, John H.
    CINICINNATI LOCOMOTIVE BUILDERS 1845-1868

    Edition: First printing

    Washington, D.C: Smithsonian Institution, 1965. Octavo, green cloth without jacket, as issued. A s Illustrated. 167 pages, appendix, bibliography, index. Sticker stain on front free endpaper and sticker residue on half-title leaf, else fine, no owner names.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43432
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  • WALKER, Frank Norman, editor (Walter and Francis Shanly)
    DAYLIGHT THROUGH THE MOUNTAIN. Letters and Labours of Civil Engineers Walter and Francis Shanly. Research by Gladys Chantler Walker.

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: The Engineering Institute of Canada, (1957). Green cloth, white on green endpaper diagrams. (xiv), 442 pp + plates; illustrations in text, index. Fine copy. Dust jacket has small tears, minor chips, VG. Letters and biography of the Shanly brothers, Canadian civil engineers who were instrumental in the building of Canadian railways, and also the Hoosac Tunnel, North Adams, Mass. "Walter Shanly was General Manager of the longest Railway [Grand Trunk Railway of Canada] in the world at the age of forty, while, until the prairies were crossed, his brother Francis surveyed, located and built more miles of railway in Canada than any other engineer." - page 1.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 14406
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  • WALKER, Frank Norman, editor (Walter and Francis Shanly)
    DAYLIGHT THROUGH THE MOUNTAIN. Letters and Labours of Civil Engineers Walter and Francis Shanly. Research by Gladys Chantler Walker.

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: The Engineering Institute of Canada, (1957). Green cloth, white on green endpaper diagrams. (xiv), 442 pp + plates; illustrations in text, index. Yellowing to page edges, a VG jacketless copy. Letters and biography of the Shanly brothers, Canadian civil engineers who were instrumental in the building of Canadian railways, and also the Hoosac Tunnel, North Adams, Mass. "Walter Shanly was General Manager of the longest Railway [Grand Trunk Railway of Canada] in the world at the age of forty, while, until the prairies were crossed, his brother Francis surveyed, located and built more miles of railway in Canada than any other engineer." - page 1.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 51492
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  • SHAUGHNESSY, Jim
    DELAWARE & HUDSON: the history of an important railroad whose antecedent was a canal newtwok to transport coal

    Berkeley, CA: Howell-North Books, 1974. Fifth printing. Quarto, grey cloth. pp 476, index, many photos. Fine in VG jacket. Note: 2 kg parcel, extra postage will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43442
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  • BAKER, Allan and Gavin Morrison
    'DELTICS' AT WORK

    Edition: First Edition

    Shepperton, England: Ian Allan, 1985. Quarto, black cloth. pp 144. Photos, tables, index. Fine copy. Jacket has a piece torn away from upper inner corner of rear panel, VG otherwise. Design, construction and operation of the most famous British main line diesel locomotives. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43589
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  • PLOMER, James, with Alan R. Capon
    DESPERATE VENTURE: Central Ontario Railway

    Edition: First Edition

    Belleville, Ontario: Mika, 1979. Quarto, brown cloth. pp (220< [2]. Many photos in text. Fine copy, no owner names, in a bit used but still respectable good jacket. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shiipping may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 41194
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  • MACINTYRE, D.E.
    END OF STEEL

    Edition: First Edition

    Toronto: Peter Martin, 1973. Octavo, green boards, endpaper maps. pp viii, 133, [3]. Fine in jacket. Author's experiences working for the Canadian Pacific Railway at the turn of the 20th century. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43521
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  • BUSH, Edward Forbes
    ENGINE HOUSES & TURNTABLES ON CANADIAN RAILWAYS 1850-1950

    Edition: First Edition

    Erin, Ontario: Boston Mills Press, 1990. Quarto, grey boards, pp 160. Fine in fine jackegt.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43497
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  • RAYNES, J.R.
    ENGINES AND MEN: the history of the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Fireman : a survey of organisation of railways and railyway locomotive men

    Edition: First Edition

    Leeds, England: Goodall & Suddick, 1921. Maroon cloth. pp (xvi), 302, [2] + 22 plates (3 in colour). Index. Page edges yellowed, light damp spotting to covers; VG otherwise. Scarce railway union history.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43600
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  • JOHNSON, Peter
    Festiniog 150: the history of the Ffestiniog Railway

    Edition: First edition

    Addlestone, Weybridge, Surrey, UK: Ian Allan, 1986. Quarto, pp (48) stapled in card covers. Illustrations in b&w, some colour photos. Fine. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 43423
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  • BROMLEY, Jack and Jack May
    FIFTY YEARS OF PROGRESSIVE TRANSIT: a history of the Toronto Transit Commission

    New York: Electric Railroaders Association, 1978. Second printing of the hardcover issue. Quarto, maroon cloth. pp 176. Large folding supplement (maps and charts) and folding map in homemade-pouch at rear. Fine copy. Jacket has a bit of rubbing to spine lettering, small tears and one small chip to panels, VG otherwise. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra postage may be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43443
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  • CROSS, Thompson
    FOOTPLATE LUCK: stories of railway adventure at home and abroad. Illustrated by E.S. Hodgson

    London: Blackie, no date (1922 or 1923). Green pictorial cloth stamped in black & white. pp 256, (32, ads) + 5 (of 6) plates. Lacking the plate at p. 48, ink names at front, else a VG clean, tight, unworn and attractive copy. 14 stories.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 43465
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  • PULLEN-BURRY, B.
    FROM HALIFAX TO VANCOUVER

    Edition: First edition.

    London: Mills & Boon, 1912. Octavo, black cloth. pp xvi, 352, (32, ads) + frontispiece with tissue guard and 39 other photo plates. Spine gilt dulled, occasional light foxing, else a VG clean and tight copy, no owner names. A travelogue of a trip by rail across Canada. Peel III, 3795. Note: 1.5 kg parcel, extra shipping will be required.

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 35289
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  • From San Francisco Along the Line of the Western Pacific Railroad; the Feather River Route to Salt Lake City (cover title)
    From San Francisco Along the Line of the Western Pacific Railroad; the Feather River Route to Salt Lake City (cover title)

    Chicago: The Interstate Company, 1944. Blue card covers printed in gilt and dark blue, sepia photographic label on front cover. pp [44]. unpaged. Photos throughout. Soft crease / curl to upper outer corners; 1945 ink name at front; else fine.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 50518
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  • Knowles, Valerie
    From Telegrapher to Titan: The Life of William C. Van Horne

    Edition: First printing

    Toronto: Dundurn, 2004. Red boards. pp 501; photos, notes, index. Ink owner name, else fine in fine jacket. Railway tycoon Van Horne was the General Manager and prime mover of the Canadian Pacific Railway. 1.5 kg parcel

    Condition: Binding: Hardcover

    Book ID: 47972
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  • HASTINGS, Philip R.
    GRAND TRUNK HERITAGE: steam in New England

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Railroad Heritage Press, 1978. Oblong quarto, glossy card covers. pp 48. Many photos. Creases at head of spine, ink owner name on title page, map pasted in at front and rear, crease to upper outer corner throughout, VG otherwise. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 43504
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  • GRAND TRUNK RAILWAY SYSTEM. Maintenance of Way Department. Report of Annual Inspection October-November 1914

    No place (Montreal ?): Grand Trunk Railway, (1914?). Oblong format, 8 x 11 inches, green cloth backstrip and grey card covers. pp 41. VG clean and unworn copy. Note: lighter parcel, any default postage rate may be reduced.

    Condition: Binding: Softcover

    Book ID: 43439
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