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Image for Real Photo Postcard Boy Dressed as Railroad Conductor Taking Man's Ticket, Pittsburg, PA

Real Photo Postcard Boy Dressed as Railroad Conductor Taking Man's Ticket, Pittsburg, PA

By: N/A

Price: $21.95

Publisher: Pittsburgh, PA, AZO/Arcade Studios: 1926-1940's

Seller ID: 0277

Condition: Fine


This is a fun real photo postcard showing a man pretending to be a train passenger and a young boy dressed up like a conductor to take his ticket. Maybe a grandfather and grandson on an afternoon in Pittsburgh having some fun. I wish we could date it exactly, but it was never sent and has no writing on it at all. The only clue is the markings on the stamp box which indicates by the four squares in the corners that it's from 1926 to the 1940's. Big span, but a great image... View more info

Image for Boston & Maine Railroad Tickets -- Special Train Only on August 17, 1893 Harbor Excursion

Boston & Maine Railroad Tickets -- Special Train Only on August 17, 1893 Harbor Excursion

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Boston & Maine Railroad: 1893

Seller ID: 0773

Condition: Very good


Three railroad tickets issued by the Boston & Maine Railroad good only for a single day. Of the three only the top one was used for a Harbor Excursion on Agusust 17, 1893 from Springfiels, Massachusetts to Boston and return. The middle ticket was good for a trip from Nantasket or Bass Point to Boston and the third from Boston to Nantasket or Bass Point. As you can see, the bottom two are stamped in red. This reads "These two coupons will be accepted for one admission to ... View more info

Image for The Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railway Company: Northern Ohio Railway Book of Rules 1926

The Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railway Company: Northern Ohio Railway Book of Rules 1926

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: The Akron, Canton & Youngstown Railway Company: 1926

Seller ID: 0994

Condition: Fine


Absolutely pristine inside and out -- really nice addition to a collection. The book has virtually no wear either inside or out and measures 4"x6". Inside the cover on the front pastedown is a statement that it belongs to the company, and is only loaned to the employee. Failure to return it resulted in a $1 fee subtracted from the employee's wages. The book is numbered 890, but was never issued to anyone. It's illustrated with a few small drawings used to augment the rul... View more info

Image for The General Motors Train of Tomorrow (Advertising Brochure 1947)

The General Motors Train of Tomorrow (Advertising Brochure 1947)

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Detroit, Michigan, General Motors Corporation: 1947

Seller ID: 1005

Condition: Very good


Fun advertising vehicle for a special train. It's a fold-out and each panel makes the entire train on one side while the reverse side of the panels are each devoted to an aspect of the cutting-edge design. Folded, this is a small item at 3-1/4"x5-1/2", but fully extended it's 32" long! The idea for the train emerged in 1944 as a promotional model, but ended up full-sized. Among the many unusual features are a chair car for 72 people with carpeted aisles, reclining chairs... View more info

Image for The Baldwin Locomotive Works; Locomotives for Industrial and Contractors' Service

The Baldwin Locomotive Works; Locomotives for Industrial and Contractors' Service

By: N/A

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Clifton heights, PA, Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton Corporation: 1964

Edition: Record No. 78

Seller ID: 1019

Condition: Fine


Very crisp, clean booklet, a reprint from 1964 of the original of 1914. The booklet measures 6"x9" and has 32 pristine pages. Printed on quality coated paper with an illustration on each page of a different locomotive with technical specifications. The one on the cover is a six-coupled locomotive used in open-pit iron ore mining by the Biwabik Mining Company of Biwabik, Minnesota. All of the examples include the company which used it. View more info

Image for Instructions for Assembling and Operating Lionel Trains (1941)

Instructions for Assembling and Operating Lionel Trains (1941)

By: N/A

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, The Lionel Corporation: 1941

Seller ID: 1085


Very nice bright instruction manual for setting up and operating a Lionel train set. Includes info on how to set up train lay-out, transformers and inverters, railroading by remote control, connecting illuminated accessories, automatic accessories, replacing lamps, eliminating minor operating problems and track lay-out suggestions. Measures 5-1/2"x8-1/2" and has 40 illustrated pages. Tiny chip to lower back edge and a light crease to lower front corner.Overall nice View more info

Image for B&O Railroad Miniature Metal Sign and Three B&O Color Postcards

B&O Railroad Miniature Metal Sign and Three B&O Color Postcards

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Earlton, New York; Washington, Audio-Visual Designs & Washington Chapter NRHS: 1967

Seller ID: 1106

Condition: All In fine Condition


This is a unique offering -- a small 3" diameter metal sign for the B&O Railroad, offered in the 1950's as a premium for Post cereals. The collector who owned it paired it with three color postcards, one of which is dated 1967. None have been used or written on and all are in excellent condition. The dated one was published by Washington Chapter NRHS and shows a President Class 4-6-2 pulling the B&O's Ambassador past Ivy City as it leaves Union Station Washington, D.C. D... View more info

Image for Southern Pacific Lines Metal Sign and Southern Pacific 4294 Postcard

Southern Pacific Lines Metal Sign and Southern Pacific 4294 Postcard

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Earlton, New York, Audio Visual Designs:

Seller ID: 1108

Condition: Very Good


This is an unusual offering, a 3" in diameter metal sign for the Southern Pacific Lines which was a premium for Post cereals back in the 1950's paired with a color postcard showing Southern Pacific 4294. I bought them from a collector who had already paired them and decided to leave them that way. The Southern Pacific 4294 was the last steam locomotive purchased by the company. Card is unused and in clean crisp condition. the signs shows a few nicks, but over all is quit... View more info

Image for The Southern Railroad Miniature Metal Sign and Color Postcard Southern 4501

The Southern Railroad Miniature Metal Sign and Color Postcard Southern 4501

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Earlton, New York, Audio-Visual Designs:

Seller ID: 1109

Condition: Very Good


This is an unusual offering, a 3" metal Southern Railroad sign which had been a premium for Post cereals back in the 1950's and was paired by a collector with a color postcard showing the Southern's first Mikado built by Baldwin in 1911. It' shown here near Markham, Virginia during an NRHS trip over the Southern Manassas Branch, September 6, 1966. the card is crisp, clean and unused. The sign shows some small dings, but over all is quite good. Other such pairings availab... View more info

Image for Santa Fe Railway Miniature Metal Sign and Santa Fe Railway Color Postcard

Santa Fe Railway Miniature Metal Sign and Santa Fe Railway Color Postcard

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Earlton, New York, Audio Visual Images:

Seller ID: 1110

Condition: Very Good


This is a unique offering, a 3" square metal sign which had been a premuium for Post cereals during the 1960's. The previous owner, a collector, paired the sign with a Santa Fe Railway color postcard which shows the engine pulling the freight up and around the Tehachapi Loop in California, July, 1969. the card is crisp, clean and unused. the shows a bit of wear around the inner edge, but is overall quite good. View more info

Image for New York Central System Railroad Miniature Metal Sign and Three New York Central Postcards

New York Central System Railroad Miniature Metal Sign and Three New York Central Postcards

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, Audio Visual Design; William Reed Gordon:

Seller ID: 1113

Condition: Very good


This a rather unique pairing -- a miniature metal sign for New York Central System Railway that was a premium for Post cereal back in the 1950's and a color post card and two black and white cards, all showing images of New York Central trains. The color one shows the famous New York Central 5396, a steam locomotive. The black and white cards show New York Central #5271 along the Hudson River and the New York Central Lines #4725. All cards are unused and in excellent con... View more info

Image for Canadian National Railways Menu September 6,1939

Canadian National Railways Menu September 6,1939

By: N/A

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Canada, Canadian National Railways: 1939

Seller ID: 1119

Condition: Very Good


Very handsome 1939 menu for passengers on the Canadian National Railway September 6, 1939. This was a banner year for Canada with the arrival of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth who in May of '39 took a Royal Tour of the country stopping at both small towns and large cities to the delight of fervent crowds. To celebrate the Royal Tour the two Canadian railways -- the Canadian National and the Canadian Pacific --each worked hard to outdo the other in providing half t... View more info

Image for North Western Lines Baraboo Line Passenger Service Spring 1995

North Western Lines Baraboo Line Passenger Service Spring 1995

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Elmhurst, Illinois, Chicago & North Western Historical Society: 1995

Edition: Vol. 22, No. 2

Seller ID: 1179

Condition: Near fine


This is such a wonderful magazine, a quarterly that has an amazing amount of material in each issue. I love these -- had a bunch of them once when I bought a lot of railroadiana from a collector, but haven't seen one in years. The photograph is excellent, primarily in black and white, but there's color art in this one too (see photo) as well as a time table and technical drawings. Among the topics are A Ride on the Streamliner "Capitol 400", Passenger Service in the Bara... View more info

Image for Electronics on the Rails Sections 1 Through 3 (1979)

Electronics on the Rails Sections 1 Through 3 (1979)

By: N/A

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Unknown, Simmons-Boardman Publishing: 1979

Seller ID: 1240

Condition: Very Good


Very attractive booklet printed in blue and illustrated with blueprints throughout. Measures 8-1/2"x11-1/4" and has 72 pages, 24 pages per unit. Covers introduction to electronic components; how semiconductors work; putting semiconductors to work; using transistors in functional circuits; other transistor applications; the controlled rectifier, the fourth semiconductor; diodes; and special diodes and their uses, View more info

Image for An Interurban Goes Modern  And Other Early C.E.R.A. Bulletins (Bulletins 20 through 34)

An Interurban Goes Modern And Other Early C.E.R.A. Bulletins (Bulletins 20 through 34)

By: N/A

Price: $10.95

Publisher: Chicago, Central Electric Railfans' Association: 1977

Edition: reprint

Seller ID: 1249

Condition: Very good


The publications of the Central Electric Railfans' Association are wonderful -- much info, black and white photographs and technical drawings. This one measures 8-1/2"x11" and has a lot to read. There are many Midwestern railways mentioned here, but the star is the one on the cover -- The North Shore Line. Booklet is clean and nice with just a few small spots to back cover View more info

Image for New York Central System Tables, The Scenic Water Level Route. Effective August 3, 1947 - Form 1001

New York Central System Tables, The Scenic Water Level Route. Effective August 3, 1947 - Form 1001

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York Central System: 1947

Seller ID: 1447

Condition: Very good


Very nice, clean New York Central time tables for 1947. Very handsome orange tinted photograph to face. Folds down to 4"x9" and opens to 8"x16" with 48 pages. Only fault is some very light toning along stapled edge at front. View more info

Image for Souvenir Folder of Altoona, Pa. And the World Famous Horseshoe Curve (Beauty and the Beast 1963)

Souvenir Folder of Altoona, Pa. And the World Famous Horseshoe Curve (Beauty and the Beast 1963)

By: N/A

Price: $4.95

Publisher: Chicago, Curt Tech & Co.: 1963

Seller ID: 1476

Condition: Fine, as new


This one looks brand new -- crisp and bright inside and out. Includes 14 views of the area in natural color -- double sided. The back of the folder itself shows the Horseshoe Curve. View more info

Image for Guide Officiel des Chemins de fer Allemands 6 ieme Partie Baviere et Wurtemberg (French Language Guide to German Railways)

Guide Officiel des Chemins de fer Allemands 6 ieme Partie Baviere et Wurtemberg (French Language Guide to German Railways)

By: N/A

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Munchen, Dr. C. Wolf & Sohn: No date (circa early 1900's)

Seller ID: 1530

Condition: Good-plus


Very nice clean travel brochure written in the FRENCH LANGUAGE. No publishing date, but the wraparound art to covers by Ernst Liebermann depict a scene from the early 1900's. This is part six of the official guide to German railways in Bavaria and Wurttemberg. Measures 4-1/2"x8-1/2" with 40 pages illustrated with small black and white photographs. Printed on coated paper throughout. This is part six of a set of booklets about the railways. The booklet itself says this, "... View more info

Image for Collier's Magazine: The    Nation's Weekly August 19, 1933 (George Creel, Railroad Troubles, Kathleen Norris, Babe Herman)

Collier's Magazine: The Nation's Weekly August 19, 1933 (George Creel, Railroad Troubles, Kathleen Norris, Babe Herman)

By: N/A

Price: $18.00

Publisher: New York, P.F. Collier & Son: 1933

Seller ID: 1602


Striking cover art by Robert O. Reid sets the scene for August, 1933. Reid's work was frequently on the cover -- and it's no wonder why. This magazine is handsomely illustrated throughout with a nice mix of articles and fiction. The fiction writers include George Agnew Chamberlain, Stephen Morehouse Avery, Ruth Chandler Moore, Roark Bradford, and Kathleen Norris. Two articles that stoood out was one by George Creel, who was an investigative journalist and politiican who ... View more info

Image for Switzerland A Short and Handy Guide for Tourists (1931)

Switzerland A Short and Handy Guide for Tourists (1931)

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Berne, Switzerland, Swiss Federal Railways: 1931

Seller ID: 1820

Condition: Very Good condition


Very attractive color scene on the cover of a 1931 guide to Switzerland. It's a tall narrow shape measuring 4" x 9" with 80 pages, plus a crisp, beautiful fold-out map at back. Illustrated plentifully with black and white photographs to accompany info on natural beauty sites, climate, touring and sport, resorts,money art, and much more. View more info