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Rare Locomotive Books Rare & Antiquarian Books

Trains are a special part of the worldwide transportation system, and there are plenty of rare books dedicated to trains and other modes of transportation in the rare trains books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room. Some of the books in the rare trains books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room contain beautiful illustrations and others are special first edition copies of railway maps. If you love trains, be sure to check out the rare trains books section of the Biblio Rare Book Room.



Railway Machinery: A Treatise on the Mechanical Engineering of Railways; Embracing the Principles and Construction of Rolling and Fixed Plant, in All Departments. Illustrated By a Series of Plates on a Large Scale [Complete in 30 Parts] by Clark, Daniel Kinnear

Glasgow, Edinburgh, London, and New York: Blackie and Son, 1855. Book. Very Good. Original Wraps. First Edition. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Complete in 30 Parts, as originally issued, in original pale green wraps, each Part separately bound bu...

From Saucony Book Shop

$2,000.00


Organization of the Texas & Pacific Railway Company for 1873 by No Author Stated

Texas & Pacific Railway Company, Marshall, TX, 1873. First Edition. Softcover (Saddle-stitched). Fair Condition. Includes a fold-out 23" x 18" color "Map of the State of Texas showing the Line and Lands of the Texas Pacific Railway...

From Lotzabooks

$1,500.00


The Iron Sherpa: Darjeeling and its Remarkable Railway Volume 2 by Martin, Terry

1st ed near Fine in VG+ dw Large format 28x22cm, 384 pages, very well illustrated with b&w and colour photos, technical drawings of the locomotives and rolling stock, and maps. Volume Two is the famous 'missing volume' and is very hard to fin...

From Bob Worth Mountain Books

£750.00


Railroadiana. A New History of England, or Picturesque, Biographical, Historical, Legendary and Antiquarian Sketches Descriptive of the Vicinity of the Railroads, First Series. with a Map and Illustrations London and Birmingham Railway.

London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co., Stationers' Court, 1838 Green/gilt embossed boards, minor edgewear, spine professionally restored. All Color maps and illustrations intact. Introduction viii, Harrow. 216 pgs. Appendix Index List of Illustrations. mi...

From Open Door Books

$735.00


Scientific American - 39 Issues, 1861 and 1862

This is a large, Civil War-era lot of 39 issues of "SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN" magazine ("A Journal of Practical Information in Art, Science, Mechanics, Agriculture, Chemistry, and Manufacturers) in very good condition. The issues date from 1861 to 1862 and fea...

From CraigsClassics

$720.00


Norris's hand-book for locomotive engineers and machinists by NORRIS, Septimus

1864 Civil War RAILROAD Locomotive Engineer Norris Steam Engine Illustrated A rare 1864 printing of 'Norris's Hand-book for Locomotive Engineers and Machinists' by Septimus Norris with help from his brother William Norris who was the first to build a loco...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$499.00


Catechism of the locomotive by FORNEY, Matthias N

1879 Catechism of the Locomotive Steam Engine TRAINS Railroad Matthias Forney A rare, late 19th-century work on trains and locomotives! This book, by Matthias Forney, includes six fascinating folding illustrations depicting locomotives. Forney was an Ame...

From Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books

$499.00


Science Model-Making (1963 Macmillan 1st. American Ed. w/Dj) by Hopwood, Robert R

Hopwood, Robert R: Science Model Making. PHYSICS. MODEL-MAKING. Macmillan First American Edition, 1963. EXLIB. Good Condition/ Good- Rare Original Dust Jacket. Front flap states $4.95 original price. Written by physics master Robert R. Hopwood. These proj...

From Mary Riversong

$1,000.00


Taintor's Route and City Guides - New York to Saratoga, Buffalo, and Niagara Falls, via Hudson River and New York Central Railroads

This is a scarce, early copy of "Taintor's Route and City Guides" - this particular guide is for "New York to Saratoga, Buffalo, and Niagara Falls, via Hudson River and New York Central Railroads." Published in 1867 by Taintor Brothers in New York. The gu...

From CraigsClassics

$325.00


Taintor's Route and City Guides

This is a scarce, early copy of "Taintor's Route and City Guides" - this particular issue is for the "NORWICH LINE - New York to Boston and the White Mountains, Via New London, Norwich, Worcester, Lake Winnipiseogee (now "Winnipesaukee"), Plymouth, or Lit...

From CraigsClassics

$325.00


The Pop-Up Book of Trains, Random House Pop-Up #31 by Penick, Ib

1976 Random House First Edition. Pop-Up Book #31. RARE/SCARCE. PAPER ENGINEERING BY IB PENICK. All pop-ups and sliders in working order. Used. Very Good condition. Quite the find! Please see our photos....

From Mary Riversong

$800.00


Santa Fe Diesel Volume Two 1960 - 1995 by Priest, Dr. Cinthia

Paired Rail Railroad Publications, 1998. Book. Near Fine. Hardcover. 1st Edition. Beautiful book. Colorful, informative and rare. No marks or writing. 8 1/2 X 12 inches.. ...

From Aaron's International Booksearch

$289.80


The Manchester South Junction & Altrincham Railway Its Inception & Development ( with Maps ) 1848 - 1899 Jubilee by M. S. J. & A. Railway

Manchester & London: Manchester South Junction & Altrincham Railway Company, 1899. Just very good, with edgewear and soil. Still intact, and complete with folding map. Illust. by photos. 30 pages. Scarce.. First Printing of the First Edition. Sew...

From Renaissance Books

CA$360.00


Taintor's Route and City Guides

This is a scarce, antique copy of "Taintor's Route and City Guides" - this particular guide is for "The Erie Railway and its Branches." Published in 1867 by Taintor Brothers in New York. The guide features 20 color maps in all. "With descriptive sketches ...

From CraigsClassics

$275.00


Taintor's Route and City Guides

This is a scarce, antique copy of "Taintor's Route and City Guides" - this particular guide is for the "Pennsylvania Coal Regions via Morris & Essex R.R." Published in 1867 by Taintor Brothers in New York. The guide features 4 color maps; the "Map of the ...

From CraigsClassics

$275.00


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