Out-of-Print Issues: R&LHS Bulletin 51 (February 1940) - 63 (January 1944)

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51

$30.00/$24.00

February 1940. Single subject issue: The Great Western Railway of Canada, Some Particulars of the History of the Road and Its Locomotives From its Commencement to its Amalgamation with the Grand Trunk Ry in 1882. Ground was broken in London, Ontario, in 1847, and by 1880, this 5.6 foot gauge line ran from Windsor and Sarnia to Southampton, Port Stanley, Toronto and Fort Erie. On 53 pages, plus a system map and 20 illustrations, with most being locomotive photographs. An Index for Bulletins 43-51 follows.

52

$25.00/$20.00

May 1940. Biography of a Centenarian (John Driscoll,1837-?, Hudson River RR). The Development of the Anthracite-Burning Locomotive. The Norfolk & Western Ry (7 pages, plus 4 photographs). The West Point Foundry (New York). The Private Library of John Bloomfield Jervis (early New York canal and RR builder). The Uintah Ry by Linwood Moody (63 mile 3 foot gauge line from Mack, Colorado, to Watson, Utah, with 7% grades. 7 pages, plus 8 photographs). William Frederick Harndon (founder of railway express service). The New York & Greenwood Lake Ry Co.(an Erie RR predecessor). The Fairchild & Northeastern Ry Co. (Wisconsin logging road, 1878-1928). Locomotives of the New Haven RR (renumbering of 1904 on 8 pages).

52A

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July 1940. Single subject issue: The Railroad in Literature, A Brief Survey of Railroad Fiction, Poetry, Songs, Biography, Essays, Travel and Drama in the English Language, Particularly Emphasizing Its Place in American Literature, by Frank P. Donovan, Jr. The book begins with 6 whimsical foldout maps of the world, with a continent on each one showing cartoon-type drawings of locations referred to later on. Subject matter fills 138 pages, plus photographs or drawings of such notables as Frank Spearman, Cy Warman, Frank Packard, Rudyard Kipling, Emile Zola, Christopher Morley, Edward Hungerford. A comprehensive reference book like no other.

53

$30.00/$24.00

October 1940. J. Frank Cook (Concord RR, & then a B&M engineman, totalling 56 years). Letters of John B. Jervis (D&H, 1825-1830). Moncure Robinson (a Virginian pioneer Ry civil engineer, NOT trained at West Point). Hocking Valley Ry (Ohio). Bringing the Rails to Boise (Idaho, 1887). Locomotives of the Bangor & Aroostook RR (7 pages, plus 17 photographs and a map). RR's and Their Construction -- Cost -- Advantages (1828). Early Air-Conditioning of Ry Psgr Cars. The Rouses Point Bridge (connecting Vermont and New York). Locomotive Costs (Amoskeag, 1855). The Boston (first locomotive on the Allegheny Portage RR). Watching the Train Go By (L&N, early 1900's)..

54

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January 1941. Single subject issue: HISTORY of the WISCONSIN CENTRAL by Roy L. Martin. 174 pages, plus 108 photographs and timetable reproductions and maps. The 24 Chapters are: Organization of the Road; On the Way North; Into the Deep Woods; South from Ashland; The Phillips Scandal; Mile Post 101; The Milwaukee & Northern; Exit Phillips & Colby; Headed West; Chicago Bound; Chicago Terminal; Main Line Progress; The Gay and Serious '90's; Hazy Retrospection; Kolze; Side Issues; The Doldrums; Seagoing Freight Trains; The Shops; The West End; Boom Island; A New Terminal; Finale; Wisconsin Central Men. The 5 Appendices are: Corporate Structure; Construction Record; Rules of the Pioneers; Locomotives of the Wisconsin Central; The Wisconsin Central of 1853.

55

$20.00/$16.00

May 1941. Unpublished Letters of John B. Jervis Concerning RR Construction & Operation, 1821-1835. The Old Hudson River RR Depot and Abraham Lincoln in New York (City). Fall Brook Ry (roughly Williamsport, Pennsylvania, to Lyons, New York, on 12 pages). A Note on the Los Angeles and San Pedro RR (6 pages, plus 3 photographs). Locomotives of the Maine Central RR (9 pages, plus 6 photographs and a map). The Bangor & Piscataquis RR (Maine). The Empire State Express (New York).

52B

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August 1941. Single subject issue: LOCOMOTIVES of the Southern Pacific Company by G. M. Best. 112 pages, plus 63 photographs. A 9 page introduction to the Espee is then followed by the main subject title organized into 3 parts: the Atlantic System, east of El Paso; the Pacific System, west of El Paso; and locomotives of the Sud Pacifico de Mexico. This section begins with brief histories of all the predecessors lines on 9 pages. Detailed rosters and photographs fill the rest of the book.

56

$30.00/$24.00

October 1941. New Haven and Its Six RR's (Connecticut). Early Canadian Rolling Stock. The Original Rock Island Bridge Across the Mississippi River (1856). The Toronto, Hamilton & Buffalo Ry (23 pages, plus 12 photographs and a map). Locomotives of the Maine Central RR (11 pages, plus 8 photographs and a map). The John C. Pratt (Eng built by Taunton in 1868 for the O&LC).

57

$55.00/$44.00

January 1942. Single subject issue: THE TWO FOOTERS by H.T. Crittenden. 139 pages plus 23 photograph pages. Lines covered: Billerica & Bedford RR (Massachusetts); Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes RR; Bridgton & Harrison Ry; The Monson RR (those 3 were in Maine); The Gilpin RR, Gilpin County Tramway (Colorado); The Mount Gretna Narrow Gauge Ry, Owned by Cornwall & Lebanon RR Co. (Pennsylvania); The Kennebec Central RR (Maine); The Laurel River & Hot Springs RR (North Carolina); The Wiscasset, Waterville & Farmington Ry (Maine); The Silver City, Pinos Altos & Mongollon RR (New Mexico).

57R

$15.00/$12.00

Reprint of 2001 of the January 1942 single subject issue: THE TWO FOOTERS by H.T. Crittenden. 163 pages with 37 photographs covers the usual suspects in Maine, but also ventures into Massachusetts, New Mexico, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Colorado. On glossy stock with a color Edaville cover.

58

$20.00/$16.00

May 1942. Bion Joseph Arnold, 1861-1942 (electrical engineer, inventor, R&LHS member). Three-Cylinder Locomotives (14 pages, plus 8 photographs). The Chesapeake Beach Ry (14 pages, plus 11 photographs and a map). The Prairie Du Chien Pontoon Bridge (Milwaukee Road). Locomotive Builders of the U.S. Fall Brook Ry Locomotives.

58A

$30.00/$24.00

August 1942: Single subject issue: Vermont Central --Central Vermont, A Study in Human Effort, by Edward Hungerford, David W. Sargent, Jr., Lawrence Doherty, Charles E. Fisher. The book contains 96 CV pages, plus a map and 25 photographs. The chapters in the Index read: Vermont Central--Central Vermont; New London & Northern RR; The Rutland RR; General History of the Ogdensburgh & Lake Champlain RR; Notable Graduates of the Vermont Central RR; Inglis Stuart; Daniel Willard. The latter two being obituaries. Willard was born along the VC in 1861 and it was his first employer. Best known as the B&O's compassionate president.

59

$25.00/$20.00

October 1942. The Famous Class P Psgr Engines, Pennsylvania RR. The RR in Current Literature. The Chicago Tunnel Co. An Early Sleeping Car Pioneer. A Former Rail Center in the White Mountains: North Conway, New Hampshire. A Noble Experiment: The Junction City - Horton Wooden RR. The Malone Shops (New York). The U.S. Military RR's (during U.S. Civil War, with locomotive rosters). Letter by G.M. Best regarding Chesapeake Beach Ry Engs.

60

$60.00/$48.00

January 1943. Single subject issue: The Railroads of Oklahoma by Preston George and Sylvan R. Wood on 78 pages, plus 28 photographs and a foldout state RR map. The Table of Contents, with appropriate abbreviations, reads like this: Short History of RR's in Oklahoma, pages 6-25; Table of steam & electric RR mileage in 1940, p.26; Table of all companies that have operated in the state, p.27-28; Corporate History and constructions records of RR's... p.27-73; Index of corporate identities that have built or operated steam or interurban lines .... p.74-77; Bibliography p.78; Map of Oklahoma with all lines built 1870-1940, p.79.

61

$25.00/$20.00

May 1943. The Life Story of the Locomotive C.P. Huntington as Told by Itself. Horatio Allen's Impressions of English Railways. The Story of Anthracite. The Mountain Division of the Maine Central RR (with 6 photographs). The Start of the Hartford and New Haven RR, and the Use of Strap Rail Through Meriden. Parley Ide Perrin (Taunton Locomotive Works). Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern (on 13 pages, including eng roster, plus 6 photographs and a system map).

61A

$30.00/$24.00

August 1943. Single subject issue: History of the Fulton County Narrow Gauge Railway, Spoon River "Peavine", by E.W. Mureen. The railroad ran 61 miles southeast from Galesburg, Illinois, to West Havana, and was acquired by the Burlington in 1908, which abandoned two thirds of the road in 1935. Chapters are: Birth of the Narrow Gauge; Havana to Fairview; Fairview to Galesburg; Physical Characteristics; Equipment; Service; The Human Side; The Widening of the Gauge; the Dismemberment and Financial. An extraordinary report on a very ordinary RR, complete with maps and photographs.

61A
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Revised Edition. This is the 1988 Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged, as published by the Chicago Chapter of the R&LHS. Revision is pretty much limited to a few footnotes and photo reproduction is very good in this 120 page book printed on quality paper. An introduction and brief biography of the author by his son, Robert W. Mureen, may be why this book is nearly as popular as the original.

62

$25.00/$20.00

October 1943. Atlantic Type Locomotives. Andrew's Raid (A Ballad by Carrie Weaver Smith remembering the U.S. Civil War's Great Locomotive Chase). Von Gerstner and Our First Locomotives. The Carlton & Coast RR (Oregon). The Bath & Hammondsport RR (New York). The Story of Emma Nevada Kimball (a Ward Kimball, Grizzly Flats, tale by Jerry Best). A Unique Memorial Windows (at a church in Stevens Point, Wisconsin). Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern RR.

63

$50.00/$40.00

January 1944. Single subject issue: Locomotives of the Katy, Missouri-Kansas-Texas Lines, by Sylvan R. Wood. 150 pages, 41 photos, of Katy History, Locomotives & More! The 21 Chapters include such as the History of the Katy on 16 pages; Development of Motive Power; Classification and Numbering of Locomotives; Summary of All Equipment Owned as of Oct. 31, 1939; Locomotives of MKT and predecessor companies; Report of Locomotives for Year 1874; Locomotive Boiler Changes and those Equipped with Superheaters and Excerpts from Shop Records at Parsons, Kansas. The photographs are sharp and well reproduced.

 

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