Out-of-Print Issues: R&LHS Bulletin 28 (May 1932) through 40 (May 1936)
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May 1932. The Canadian Railway Centenary, 1832-1932 (5 pages, plus 2 maps). The Locomotives of the Boston & Maine RR (Eastern RR, Worcester, Nashua & Rochester). Locomotives of the Grand Trunk Ry, Supplementary Notes to the Story in Bulletin 25 (8 pages, plus 9 photographs & a drawing). A Wooden Railway of Seventy Years Ago (Quebec & Gosford Wooden Ry, a CN predecessor). History of the Canadian RR's (chronological listings on 5 pages). Brief Notes on Famous Engines - I (Lake Shore & Michigan Southern 4-6-0's). Golden Jubilee of the Canadian Pacific Ry (1931, on 4 pages). The Canadian Northern Ry System (beginning with the Lake Manitoba Ry & Canal Co. and filling 9 pages).
October 1932. The Locomotives of the Boston & Maine RR (Northern RR on 7 pages). Charles Christopher Rowell (born in Sharon, Vermont, in 1837, and died in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1932. He was the last survivor of a group of locomotive engineers who, as young men, were employed by the Northern RR of New Hampshire. He and his brethren are detailed over 6 pages). Brief Notes on Famous Engines --II (Northern Pacific 4-6-0 & 4-8-0's built at Schenectady 1895-1905). A Trip Across the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1868 (an unsigned account from the "Alta California", a daily San Francisco newspaper published on 20 June 1868. 5 representative photographs are included). The RR's That Make Up the Present Northwestern Pacific RR (18 pages, plus a map and 8 photographs). The Iron Horse and the Days of Gold (The Sacramento Valley RR on 11 pages, plus 5 illustrations).
February 1933. Limited subjects special issue. John Bloomfield Jervis was born on Long Island, New York, in 1795 and was the builder of the Delaware & Hudson Canal. He convinced his directors of the importance of steam locomotion and directed Horatio Allen to go to England to purchase the Stourbridge Lion. Then he went on to build the Mohawk & Hudson RR., more canals and railroads and died in 1885. This treatise fills 24 pages. An Early Plea for the Railroads was written in 1827 by prose writer and publisher, Matthew Carey. He was born in Ireland in 1860, settled in Philadelphia and died in 1839. This article runs to 6 pages. Both Jervis and Carey are shown in portraits. An Index of the First Thirty Bulletins fills 5 pages.
April 1933. The Locomotives of the Boston & Maine RR (Boston & Lowell, Nashua & Lowell). A Man and A Bridge (Charles Slater Smith, Civil Engineer, 1836-1886, master of the cantilever concept, builder of the Lachine Bridge over the St. Lawrence). Additional Notes on the Early Locomotives in Nova Scotia. The Chicago & Grand Trunk Ry, Reminiscences of an Apprentice, Period 1884-1898 (including roster and 9 fine drawings). Brief Sojourns by Ann Arbor (Grand Rapids & Indiana RR). A Norris Locomotive in Japan? The Minneapolis & St. Louis RR Co. (14 pages of text & rosters, plus 8 photographs). Some Notes on the Chicago & North Western Ry. Preserving Historic British Locomotives.
October 1933. Daniel L. Harris (1818-1879, Mayor of Springfield, Massachusetts, President of the Connecticut River RR for nearly 25 years, renowned bridge builder). Memoranda Concerning the Union Pacific RR (Harris was a UP Director and these notes tell of his board meetings and riding the road to California in 1869 on 15
pages). Locomotives of the Boston & Maine RR (Connecticut & Passumpsic Rivers, Conn. River RR, with a map and 7 photographs). An Early Locomotive Performance Sheet (B&O in 1841). The Development of
the American Railway Passenger Car (23 pages including numerous drawings). Brief Sojourns by Ann Arbor (LS&MS Prairies). How They Hauled a Hoisting Engine to the Summit of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in 1866. Evanston Branch of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Ry. Norris Locomotive in Japan.
February 1934. Single subject issue: Abraham Lincoln on the New Haven and the Boston and Albany by Warren Jacobs, R&LHS Secretary. Of course, they were not roads of those names then, but their predecessor lines. Part 1--The Visit of 1848 is detailed over 10 pages and includes a lot of railroad history along with what was
recorded regarding Lincoln. 5 pages of train schedules follows. Part 2--The Visit of 1860 occupies 9 pages of text, plus there are 5 illustrations of depots and the Hingham Meeting House. Lincoln in Norwich, Connecticut, and related and relevant history of the man, and the area railroads as then existed, finish the tale with 24 more pages.
May 1934. Henry M. Sperry (1861-1933, a publicist for GRS and US&S, his signaling history and commentary of 1926 are given here over 10 pages). New York Chapter (formation of same). The Dutchess & Columbia RR and its Associates (New York, on 9 pages, plus 10 photographs). The Standardization of Track Gauge on American Railways. The Battle of Gauges in Canada. A Trip Over the Two Old Overland Trails From California Into Nevada (a fascinating 1933 journey on a dozen pages, plus as many photographs). Locomotives of the Boston & Maine RR (Portland & Rochester, Sullivan County, Vermont Valley, StJ&LC). Brief Sojourns by Ann Arbor (Michigan Central). 100th Anniversary of Opening of the First Steam RR in Massachusetts (Boston & Worcester RR as far as Newton, 16 April 1834).
October 1934. The Tyrone & Clearfield RR (Pennsylvania). An Early Streamlined Train (B&O in 1900). Early Railroad Items (lithographs, wood cuts, engravings). The History of San Francisco's First RR (San Francisco & San Jose RR on 10 pages, plus 4 illustrations). Locomotives of the Boston & Maine RR (Concord & Montreal, BC&M). The Early History of the "Milwaukee" (2 pages). Yesterdays at the Grand Central (New York City). Brief Sojourns by Ann Arbor (with 4 AA RR photographs).
February 1935. Single subject issue: THE COLORADO MIDLAND RAILROAD by Carl F. Graves covers the time period 1883 up until 1924 when much of the abandoned roadbed became a state highway. This standard-gauge railroad ran from Colorado Springs westward, eventually reaching Grand Junction thru D&RG trackage rights. This comprehensive study of the CMRR covers 37 pages of text, then comes a ROSTER OF "COLORADO MIDLAND" MOTIVE POWER AND ROLLING STOCK and a 2 page table of PRINCIPAL STATIONS ON THE COLORADO MIDLAND showing
distance from Colorado Springs, Station Names, with maximum grade existing between stations and Altitude Above Sea Level. Illustrations include a very nice full-page system map, a painting reproduction of Hagerman Pass where the CM crossed the Divide, and 8 locomotive photographs with 4 being full-page.
May 1935. The Catskill Mountain Lines (New York). Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes RR System (Maine two-foot gauge). William
Buchanan (New York Central & Hudson River RR Superintendent of Motive Power and Rolling stock). Yesterdays on the New York, Susquehanna & Western. Brief Sojourns by Ann Arbor. Notes on Early RR's. From Atlantic to Pacific (a recent record run of 3316 miles in 84 hours from New York City to San Francisco). Herbert Fisher obituary. The "West Point" of the South Carolina RR.
October 1935. The Great Western Railway (England), Notes on the Broad Gauge Period 1835-1892 (18 fascinating photographs and numerous drawings demonstrate the genius of Isambard Kingdom Brunel). Early Days on the New Haven RR in New York. Locomotives of the Boston & Maine RR. The Tennessee & Alabama RR (Report on Conditions at the
close of the Civil War). High-Liners covering early Michigan Central Pacifics with Stephenson gear. The Silver Engine by Rock Island (the story of the Grant Locomotive, named "America", sent to the 1867 International Exposition in Paris and subsequently purchased by the Rock Island. Unfortunately polishing all that silver became tiresome and the machine was stripped and eventually scrapped).
March 1936. Single subject issue: The Champlain and St. Lawrence Railroad. Published to celebrate the centenary of the first railroad in Canada. The Seven Chapters are: The Champlain and St. Lawrence RR; The Charter; The Building of the RR; The Official Opening of the RR-Early Difficulties -- Southern Connections; Extensions to Rouses Point and St. Lambert and the First Signs of Financial Troubles; Rivalry and Amalgamation; Rolling Stock of the Montreal and Champlain RR. Then 5 Appendices deal with: (A) the Montreal and Champlain RR Co. is taken over by the Grand Trunk Ry Co. of Canada on 25 September 1863; (B) Regarding Jason C. Pierce as the "Father" of Canadian railways; (C) Officials of the Champlain and St. Lawrence RR; (D) Sources of Information; (E) Winter Operations in the Early Days. 57 pages of C&StL RR, plus a map and 10 more illustrations.
1936. Single subject issue: Documents Tending to Prove the Superior Advantages of Rail-Ways and Steam Carriages over Canal Navigation as written by John Stevens of New York City in 1812. A most interesting pamphlet as reprinted under the joint auspices of The Baker Library at the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and the R&LHS. Containing some 40 pages overall, the pamphlet is followed by objections of the Canal Commissioners of New York and a rebuttal to same. One of the rarest R&LHS books.
May 1936. George Westinghouse (inventor of first practical train air brake). History and Motive Power of the New York, Ontario & Western. Chicago's Old Depots. The Tonawanda Valley Lines (New York). RR's and the Confederacy. Outline of Express History. Locomotives of the New Haven RR (10 pages, plus 8 photographs). Regulations for NYNH&H RR Timetable No.7, June 2, 1851.
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