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1 Bell, P. L. INDUSTRIES OF THE WEST COAST OF MEXICO
Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico Southern Pacific Railroad Company of Mexico 1924 Paper Cover Good+ to Very Good- Business Size: Approx. 6 " x 9" Map 
Prepared for "Industrial Management and Industry, Illustrated", publish by The Engineering Magazine Company. Includes a time table for the Southern Pacific Railroad Company of Mexico and map of constructed rail lines on back cover. 19 pp. Cover edges are browning along edges, creased corners, tear along spine at top of covers. Interior is tight and clean. Pamphlet in Good+ to VG- condition. 
Price: 30.00 USD
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2 Curtis, Samuel R., et All PACIFIC RAILROAD
Washington Government Printing Office 1860 Paperbound Very Good+ Railroads Size: Approx. 6 " x 9 " Tables 
Report discussing the necessity of construction of the Pacific Railroad as a way to aid the military and defend the coast. 36th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives, Report No. 428. To accompany Bill H. R. No. 646. Included are two minority reports and four appendices. 65 pp. Disbound government document. Bottom of some pages are cut higher than others. Overall document is clean, tight and in VG+ condition. 
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3 House of Representatives LETTER FROM THE ACTING SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR, RELATIVE TO THE BURLINGTON AND MISSOURI RIVER RAILROAD IN NEBRASKA
Washington Government Printing Office 1874 Paperbound Very Good Railroads Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" 
Burlington and Missouri River Railroad. 43D Congress, 2d Session, House of Representatives, Ex. Doc. No. 13. December 10, 1874---Referred to the Committee on the Public Lands and ordered to be printed. 11 pp. Disbound government document. Creases and residue along spine edge. Top of pages along spine are starting to separate, but document still intact. Light browning and foxing to pages. Document in VG condition. 
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4 House of Representatives REPORT ON THE SUBJECT OF A SINKING FUND FOR THE SEVERAL RAILROAD COMPANIES; TOGETHER WITH THE ACTS OF CONGRESS, DECISIONS OF COURTS, AND DOCUMENTS RELATING TO SAID RAILROAD COMPANIES
Washington Government Printing Office 1876 Paper Covers Good+ Railroads Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" 
44th Congress, 1st Session, House of Representatives, Report No. 440 (Part 1 and Part 2). April 25, 1876.--Recommitted to the Committee on the Judiciary and ordered to be printed. "That the act of Congress of July 1, 1862, created a corporation under the name of 'The Union Pacific Railroad Company,' with authority to construct and maintain a continuous railroad and telegraph-line from a point on the hundredth meridian of longitude west from Greenwich in the the Territory of Nebraska to the western boundary of the then Nevada Territory." Part I: 306 pages with index. Part 2: 15 pp. Disbound government document. Residue from book binding remains along spine edge, small holes from string binding are present, creasing along spine. Ex. library stamp on top page edge. Back blank pages have significantly chipped edges, are quite brown and worn. Paper is browning, some small foxing spot, text easily legible. Document in Good+ to VG- condition. 
Price: 80.00 USD
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5 House of Representatives WINCHESTER AND POTOMAC RAILROAD
Washington Thomas Allen, Print 1838 Paperbound Very Good Railroads Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" Fold Out Map 
25th Congress, 2d Session, House of Representatives, Doc. No. 465. June 27, 1838. Printed by order of the House of Representatives. "Resolved, That the reports of Major James D. Graham to the Department of War, upon the survey of the Winchester and Potomac railroad, in Virginia, along with the reduced map of the same, be printed, under the supervision of the chief of the corps of topographical engineers." 60 pp. Large folding map of the routes examined under the direction of Capt. J. D. Graham, 1831 and 1832. Disbound government document. Residue from book remains along spine edge. Browning and light foxing throughout document. Creases to lower page corner. Document and map in VG condition. Scarce. The W&PRR ran in the southern United States from Winchester, Virginia to the Baltimore and Ohio junction on the Potomac River. 
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6 Larrabee, William. The Railroad Question
Chicago Schulte Publishing Company 1895 Cloth Good Railroads Size: Approx. 5" x 7 1/2" 
A Historical and Practical Treatise on Railroads, and Remedies for Their Abuses. 488 pp. including Index. Mildly soiled/rubbed covers. Spine ends rubbed. Overall covers are Good. Tipped in at front endpapers,slip of paper with author's compliments. On blank page, previous owner's name "blacked" out and town, Caledonia, Minn. visible. Otherwise interior is tight, clean and Very Good. 
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7 Senate LETTER FROM THE INTERSTATE COMMISSION, IN RESPONSE TO RESOLUTION OF THE SENATE OF DECEMBER 7, 1897, RELATIVE TO THE USE OF SAFETY APPLIANCES ON CARS AND ENGINES BY THE RAILROAD COMPANIES OF THE UNITED STATES,...
Washington Government Printing Office 1898 Paperbound Very Good Railroads Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" Fold Out Map, Tables 
...as Required by the Act of Congress Approved March 2, 1893. February 16, 1898.--Laid on the table and ordered to be printed. 55th Congress, 2d Session, Senate, Document No. 140. 51 pp. Fold-out map, measuring 12.5" x 9", showing Statistics of Railways in the United States in 1895. Disbound government document. Residue from book binding remains along spine edge, spine edge is also folded and creased. Corners creased, some minor chipping to edges, browning along edges, slight waviness to pages. Document in VG condition. 
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8 Senate RAILROAD THROUGH THE FORT ONTARIO MILITARY RESERVATION, IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK
Washington Goverment Printing Office 1900 Paperbound Very Good Railroads Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" Foldout Map 
"The Committee on Military Affairs...to grant the right of way for and the right to operate and maintain a line of railroad through the Fort Ontario Military Reservation in the State of New York, to the Oswego and Rome Railroad Company..." 4 pp. Color foldout, 27"x15": R. W. & O.R.R. Sketch of Depot Grounds at OSWEGO. February 20, 1895. Disbound, but intact. Very Good+. Map is VG+. No tears. 56th Congress, 1st Session. Report No. 1358. 
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9 Senate REPORTS OF EXPLORATIONS AND SURVEYS, TO ASCERTAIN THE MOST PRACTICABLE AND ECONOMICAL ROUTE FOR A RAILROAD FROM THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER TO THE PACIFIC OCEAN. MADE UNDER THE DIRECTION OF THE SECRETARY OF WAR, IN 1853-6. VOLUME X.
Washington Beverley Tucker Printer 1859 Cloth Good to Good- Exploration Size: Approx. 9" x 11 3/4" Plates, Tables, Figures (illustrations), Foldouts 
According to Acts of Congress of March 3, 1853, May 31, 1854 and August 5, 1854. Senate. 33d Congress, 2nd Session, Ex. Doc. No. 78. Contents of Volume X: Parts III, IV--General report upon the zoology of the several Pacific Railroad routes. Zoological Portion of the reports, by Lieutenant E.G. Beckwith; Nos. 2-5 of Part IV of the report, by Lieutenant A.W. Whipple; Zoological portion of the report, by Lieutenant J.G. Parke; Part IV of the report, by Lieutenant R.S. Williamson; No. 4 of Part IV of the report, by Lieutenant Henry L. Abbot. Brown cloth binding worn.corners and some wear to cover faces. Spine with gilt lettering dulled but legible. Spine reads "U.S. War Department. Explorations and Surveys For a Railroad Route From the Mississippi to the Pacific Ocean. 10." Spine's ends bent and rubbed. Small rubbed circles exposing cloth covers on spine near back joint. Exterior is Good. Ex. library embossed stamp on front title page, identification numbers on contents page and on bottom of spine in gilt. Many full page colored and b/w lithographs plates. Some watermarks on plates' borders and one slightly on print. Interior foxing. Foxing mainly on and around prints. Overall text is clean. Some soiling. Overall interior is Good. Appendices and Indexes. An important and historical document. Howes P3. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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10 Sorrell, Lewis C. GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP AND OPERATION OF RAILWAYS FOR THE UNITED STATES
New York Prentice-Hall 1937 Cloth Good+ to Very Good- Railroads Size: Approx. 6 " x 9" Tables 
"This book...is published...in the hope that it will assist in creating a better general understanding of the issures involved in the question of private versus government ownership of railways;" 330 pp. including Index, 16 Appendices, and Bibliography. Lloyd Thurston's personal copy as his name: Hon. Lloyd Thurston is in gilt imprinted letters on front cover and signed by him on front free endpaper with date, Nov. 1937. Spine faded, otherwise covers are Very Good. Interior is tight, clean and Very Good. Lloyd Thurston, from Iowa, served in Congress from March 4, 1925 to January 3, 1939. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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11 Taylor, Benj. F. BETWEEN THE GATES
Chicago S. C. Griggs and Company 1880 Eighth Edition Cloth Very Good Early Travel Size: Approx. 5 " x 7 1/2" Illustrations 
Documentation of the author's trip on the railroad from Chicago to California; and then traveled throughout California discussing his experiences. 292 pp. Eight pages of advertisements at conclusion of the book. Illustrations throughout. Green cloth covers with black embossed image of flowers on front and gilt lettering on spine. Cover corners are bumped, edges are rubbed, top/bottom of spine shows bookshelf wear. Pencil markings from previous owner on front page. Some foxing on interior pages and page edges, but text is unaffected. Interior is tight. Overall book is in VG condition. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 The Denver & Rio Grande Railroad ROCKY MOUNTAIN VIEWS ON THE RIO GRANDE, "SCENIC LINE OF THE WORLD"
Denver The Smith-Brooks Printing Company 1917 Paper Covers Good- Railroads Size: Approx. 12" X 9 3/4" Photographic Plates 
Consisting of Twenty-Four Colored Views from Recent Photographs. Made Exclusively for the Van-Noy Inter-State Company in Denver, Colorado. For Sale Only en Route on The Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. Images include: Denver; Castle Rock; Palmer Lake; Elephant Rock; Colorado Springs; Manitou; A Park in Pueblo; Sky Line Drive and Canon City; The Royal Gorge; Salida and Mount Ouray; Marshall Pass and Mount Ouray; Summit of Pike's Peak; Mount Princeton, Collegiate Range; Leadville and Mount Massive; Eagle River Canon; Mount of the Holy Cross; Walls of the Canon, Grand River; Shoshone; Glenwood Springs; Curecanti Needle, Black Canon of the Gunnison; Toltec Gorge; and Animas Canon. Color images tipped-in on dark gray stiff paper. Last page is b/w map of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad and the Western Pacific Railway and connections. Tipped-in price tag of $1.00. Dark grey stiff paper covers with color image of Royal Gorge on front, staple-binding with red string reinforcement. Cover edges and corners are creased, torn or chipped, tears to spine exposing interior pages, scuffing and wear to cover faces, fading to color. Interior pages are faded or chipped along edges, some browning or foxing spots, corners are creased or bent. Images are clean. Book in Fair to Good- condition. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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13 Union Pacific Railroad GEYSERLAND: YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK
Omaha Union Pacific System 1925 Paper Cover Very Good- Yellowstone Size: Approx. 6 3/4" x 10" Photographs, Maps 
Descriptive brochure about Yellowstone National Park and available tours provided to passengers aboard the Union Pacific Railroad. 39 pp. Many b/w photographs and two maps. Grey stiff paper covers with gilt image of Old Faithful on front, embossed stamp of Union Pacific also on front cover. Cover corners and edges are rubbed with some creasing, rubbing to cover faces, spine is creased, spine ends are bent. Previous owner's name written in gilt ink on bottom right corner of front cover. Interior pages are tanned, water stain to upper corner that runs throughout pamphlet. Document in Good+ to VG- condition. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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14 Watkins, J. Elfreth THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE AMERICAN RAIL AND TRACK, AS ILLUSTRATED BY THE COLLECTION IN THE U.S. NATIONAL MUSEUM
Washington Government Printing Office 1891 Paperbound Good+ Railroads Size: Approx. 5 3/4" x 9" Illustrated 
"In this brief report upon the section of steam transportation for the year 1887, a statement was made to the effect that considerable information had been secured which it was hoped to use 'in preparing a series of models to illustrate the beginnings and development of the English and American systems of track.'" Watkins was the curator of the Department of Transportation and Engineering. From the Annual Report for the Board of Regents, Smithsonian year end June 30, 1889. Pages 651-708. Illustrations throughout the document. Disbound. Front and back pages separated from rest of document. Residue from book remains on spine. Some light browning/foxing, but text is not affected. Document is in Good+ condition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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