My Railroad

and

Model Train-related

LIBRARY FOR SALE


Finally, I have been able to begin listing, with photos, the Railroad and Model Railroad related books in my Library for sale.

The full list of titles is available at the Book List page, along with each book's original purchase price.

I would be very pleased to sell the whole collection as one lot and certainly would be willing to entertain an offer for that.

In the Listing that follows, where I can, I indicate the current range of prices for each that appear for each book in the ABEbooks and/or Alibris internet sites, as well as the condtion of the book. There should be sufficient photos with each to give prospective buyers a good idea of what they would be buying.

Re prices: I am willing to entertain reasonable offers, bearing in mind what else may be available from other sources.


1. Car Builders Encyclopedia, 1940

This is the original Simmons-Boardman 1940 edition and printing.

My cost on this was US$375.00 + shipping from California. It currently is listed on Abebooks for from $250.00 (for the Kalmbach reprint) to over $700.00.

I would be happy to accept any offer over $300.00.

Please see the photos for title page, binding condition and representative contents.

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2. Locomotive Cyclopedia, 1930

This is the Newton Gregg 1985 reprint of the original Simmons-Boardman 1930 edition.

My cost on this was US$266.00 + shipping from Chicago. It currently is listed on Abebooks for from $145.00 to 250.00.

This copy is very clean and almost new. I would be happy to accept any offer over $140.00.

Please see the photos for title page, binding condition and representative contents

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3. Locomotive Cyclopedia, 1941

This is the Kalmbach reprint of the original Simmons-Boardman 1941 edition.

My cost on this was US$175.00 + shipping. It currently is listed on Abebooks for from $65.00 to 225.00.

This copy is clean with only minor bookshelf wear. I would be happy to accept any offer over $100.00.

Please see the photos for title page, binding condition and representative contents

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4. Constructed In Kingston

A History of the Canadian Locomotive Companies 1854 to 1968

by Donald R. McQueen and William Thomson

Sorry, Sold.

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5. Thundering Smoke

A Comprehensive Illustrated Review of the Locomotives of Rhodesia Railways and National Railways of Zimbabwe

by R. G. Pattison

Published by the Sable Publishing, Somerset, U.K. This is the original 2005 first printing.

Anyone who visited the Rhodesia Railway Museum back when that was still a country will appreciate the work that has gone into this book and the wealth of information and detail it offers. This book was obviously a labour of love by someone who thought his subject deserved the best.

There is lots of documentation and history, which is superb. And there are many pictures, though, it must be said that their quality suffers badly from the printing format and resolution.

Still this is a book which richly deserves to be in the library of any serious railway historian, afficionado or modeller.

I bought this in 2005, when it first came out and it has been in my library since. I have only leafed through it once, thinking I would come back for closer attention when it came time to model some of the locomotives. Only now do I fully realize that is not likely to happen in this lifetime.

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I could not find one of these listed on Abebooks. My original cost on this was $65.00.

Given the condition and apparent rarity value, I hope that may be considered a fair reasonable expectation.

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Please see the photos for title page, binding condition and representative contents. Please note the crease on the back cover.

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6. Beyer-Garratt Articulated Locomotives

Beyer-Peacock & Company, 1947

This book was published in the U.K. by FanFare Press in 1947.

It appears to be a complete photographic record, from original builder's photos, of each of the Beyer-Garratt and like locomotives produced by the Beyer-Peacock Locomotive Company in the U.K. Anyone interested in locomotives from anywhere in the British Empire/Commonwealth/Colonies will know what a treasure trove this is.

For any others, this collection of photos and information is unique and comprehensive.

The photos are all excellent resolution taken at the B-P works after construction and are superlative references for railway enthusiasts, historians or modellers.

My cost on this was US$335.00 + shipping from England. It does not appear currently to be listed on Abebooks, although a soft cover "digital" copy seems to be listed.

This original, hard cover edition in very good condition is a true collector's item, rare and difficult to find.

Any offer over $300.00 would certainly be entertained.

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7. Steam on the Veldt - Steam in South Africa During The 60's

Steam in South Africa During The 60's

By A.E. Durant A.A. Jorgensen & C.P. Lewis

This book was published in the U.K. by Ian Allan Press in 1972.

It is, as the dust cover blurb says, a vivid pictorial survey of steam locomotives on the S.A.R. Lots of photos, virtually all in very good resolution. A brief history of each class, with builders and built dates. Anyone interested in South African Railways and its locomotives or just locomotives from anywhere in the British Empire/Commonwealth/Colonies will appreciate this book, as will railway enthusiasts, historians or modellers.

Please do look at the representative photos and judge for yourself.

My cost on this was US$50.00 + shipping from England. It is not currently listed on Abebooks, out of print like many of the major reference works put out by Ian Allan. This original, hard cover edition in very good condition is a true collector's item, rare and difficult to find.

Any offer over $50.00 would certainly be entertained.

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8. Van Horne's Road

By Omer Lavallée

This is the original, first edition published in Canada by Railfare in 1974.

Lots of photos, virtually all in very good resolution. For anyone interested in the history of or modelling the Canadian Pacific Railway.

My cost on this was Cdn $49.00.

There are many listed on Abebooks ranging in price from $15.00 to over $150.00, depending on condition and the quirks of the seller. Still, a collector's item if clean and fresh like this one: not shop or shelf worn nor leafed through more than once or twice.

Any offer over $35.00 would certainly be entertained.

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9. Heckman's Canadian Pacific

By Ralph Beaumont

Published in 2015 by Beaumont and Clark.

Lots of photos, virtually all in very good resolution. For anyone interested in the history of or modelling the Canadian Pacific Railway.

In excellent, virtually new condition. I have only leafed through it once or twice since removing the original clear wrapping.

$30.00

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