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Charlie's Corner , Thorington, Charlie
1 Charlie's Corner  Thorington, Charlie
Very Good.  
Paperback. Softcover booklet with stapled binding 1987. Apparently self-published. Superclean; no marks or creases; pages bright; binding tight. Only light wear. 44 pages. Language: English. From Foreword: '[A] collection of articles that I have written for The RailTimes. It is published monthly by The Leatherstocking Historical Society of Oneonta [New York].' Author reminisces about Catskills and Adirondack railroad history, including the Mohawk & Malone, with chatty contemporary and local news. Hard-to-find title. No ISBN.  
Price: 25.00 USD
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Supertrains: Solutions to America's Transportation Gridlock , Vranich, Joseph
2 Supertrains: Solutions to America's Transportation Gridlock  Vranich, Joseph
0312064764 / 9780312064761 Good.  
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Jacket has light crumpling at some edges. 406pp, Index, B/W photos. Language: English. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only. 'Vranich offers this narrative as a plea for the support in the United States of high-speed rail (on steel wheels; 150-200 mph) and high-speed magnetically levitated (maglev; 250-300 mph) trains. Germany, France, and Japan run high-speed trains now, and the maglev models are being tested in Germany and Japan. The author believes such supertrains would benefit public transportation by reducing congestion and pollution in certain population corridors (e.g., Los Angeles to Las Vegas; Chicago to Detroit; and New York to Washington, D.C.). He discusses the plans for supertrains in various states. Vranich claims that federal support for highways and air transportation resulted in a continuing neglect for improvement in train transportation...'--Christopher R. Jocius, Library Journal, 1992.  
Price: 12.00 USD
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The Great Book of Trains , Hollingsworth, Brian
3 The Great Book of Trains  Hollingsworth, Brian
0517645157 / 9780517645154 Very Good.  
Hardcover. Coffee-table hardcover with dustjacket 1987 Portland House. Very clean; no marks; pages bright; binding tight. Average jacket edgewear. 405pp; Index; 300 locomotives; 500+ color photos; 160+ color illustrations. Language: English. Handsome book. NOTE: Cannot ship outside U.S. via Global Priority -- Surface or Airmail only.  
Price: 22.00 USD
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4 THE RAILWAY NAVVIES: A History of the Men Who Made the Railways  Coleman, Terry
Hardcover. London: Hutchinson, 1965, hardcover with dustjacket, 2nd printing, 224 pp., Index, Sources, Bibliography, B/W photos. Good condition: Clean and unmarked. A few pages are creased. A few small rips and chips to jacket edges. Slight foxing to top and side page edges. Price clipped from jacket flap. Bound in dark blue cloth with silver titles on spine; pictorial dustjacket designed by William Randell. Language: English. 'Fills the gap in English social history in which the violence, paganism and anarchy of the navvy contrast with the respectable, Christian and increasingly organized society of Victorian England ... A brilliant description of the lives of a magnificent and vanished race of men which unearths their achievements in all their absorbing detail.'--from the publisher. Keywords: railroad, railroadiana, rails, trains, navigations, Irish, labourers, laborers, construction, British, Britain, 19th century.  
Price: 30.00 USD
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