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Technical Library

 

At RPR, we're great believers in not reinventing the wheel. Consequently, one of our most rewarding pursuits is collecting technical books and documentation from the golden years of the railway industry, with special emphasis on early 20th century U.S. electric railway subjects. Our library directly supports our consulting work in many ways, providing hands-on technical information that is still relevant today, and also documenting the evolution of the industry. By illuminating the past, our library helps us keep today's projects in perspective. 

 

Our library is by no means the most unique or the most comprehensive, but we have enjoyed building it over the years, and we're always on the look out for new titles to add. The listing is presented here as a resource to others. We hope that those of you with similar interests might spot some new titles to look for, and we also hope that if you have electric railway titles that are not on our list, you'll contact us. In cases where no copyright issues exist, (applicable to many of the books here due to their age), it is also practical to exchange electronic copies or ordinary photocopies. We're working more and more with scanned documents, and expect this to continue to be a growing avenue for exchanging technical data. From time to time, we also acquire duplicate copies, and these are occasionally available for sale or trade. 

 

The books are grouped into a couple of major categories, and listed alphabetically. The left hand column contains a reference number for original copies in our library. We also collect periodicals such as Electric Railway Journal, and publications such as the Car Builder's and Locomotive Builder's Cyclopedias, but these are fairly common items and as such are not listed here. 

 

We hope the list is of some use, and we look forward to hearing from you. Other useful railroad research information is found on our links page. Future projects include turning our library list into an actual database, reviews and excerpts from of some of our favorite books, and various compilation projects. Compilation we're interested in include all of the publications issued by the Association of Railway Museum over the years, (especially the many smaller run publications offered at the annual conventions). We're also interested in locating or compiling a listing of all the International Correspondence School (ICS) and International Textbook Company (ITC) railway subject books. 

 

 

 

Some interesting book links:

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Google Book Search 


Books which someone has reprinted are highlighted in yellow
Books which we are looking for are highlighted in blue
Duplicates for sale or trade are highlighted in gray
Books which we recommend as important references are in red

 

Electric Railway Technical Books   (see also ICS / ITC listing below)
# TITLE ED vol AUTHOR DATE TYPE PGS Notes
81 ABC of the Electric Car          Dean 1924 hard cover 83 Has dust jacket! 
37 ABC of the Electric Car DUPLICATE           Dean 1924 hard cover 83 duplicate, for sale or trade
193 AERA Proceedings 1911-Engineering Association-        AERA 1911 hard cover 974   
49 AERA Proceedings 1912-Engineering Association-        AERA 1912 hard cover     
183 AERA Proceedings 1913-Transportation & Traffic Association-       AERA 1913 hard cover     
60 AERA Proceedings 1914-Engineering Association-       AERA 1914 hard cover 555   
195 AERA Proceedings 1914-Engineering Association- DUPLICATE        AERA 1914 hard cover 555 duplicate, for sale or trade
61 AERA Proceedings 1915-Engineering Association-       AERA 1915 hard cover 623   
372 AERA Proceedings 1915-Transportation & Traffic Association-        AERA 1915 hard cover 306   
68 AERA Proceedings 1920-Accountants Association       AERA 1920 hard cover 102   
67 AERA Proceedings 1920-American Association       AERA 1920 hard cover 377   
70 AERA Proceedings 1920-Claims Association     AERA 1920 hard cover 144   
71 AERA Proceedings 1920-Engineering Association      AERA 1920 hard cover 450   
69 AERA Proceedings 1920-Transportation Association      AERA 1920 hard cover 190   
196 AERA Proceedings 1922-Transportation Association      AERA 1922 hard cover 481   
194 AERA Proceedings 1926-Engineering Association-      AERA 1926 hard cover 969   
158 AERA Proceedings 1931-Engineering Association-      AERA 1931 hard cover 969   
195 AERA Proceedings 1934-Engineering Association-      AERA 1934 hard cover 536   
157 AERA-Engineering Manual 1915      AERA 1915 hard cover     
405 American Locomotive Co., Electric Motor and Trailer Trucks     ALCo 1919 soft cover 58
33 American Transit Engineering Association 1934 Engineering Manual w/35+36 supplements     ATA 1935 hard cover 1203   
155 American Electric Railway Practice         Herrick / Boynton 1907 hard cover 403   
169 Brakes for Tramway Cars, The Electrician Series     Sayers 1907 hard cover 74  
380 Brief Outline of the Development and Progress of the Electric Railway Industry       Westinghouse 1923 soft cover 53 Special Publication 1675
377 Brill, order guide for parts of trucks, Catalog 200     Brill 1913 soft cover 72   
429 Car Curtains, Curtain Supply Company undated catalog     CSCo c1915 soft cover 46  
84 Catalogue of Parts, Thomson-Houston Electric Co.       1891 hard cover 128     
85 Catalogue of Parts, Thomson-Houston, Supplement No. 1       1891 hard cover 62    
174 Chicago Traction, Board of Supervising Engineers       1944 hard cover 125  
R Connecticut Co. Standard Practice & Specifications for the Installation and Maintenance of Electrical Supply Lines     Connecticut Company 1921 soft cover 60  "blueprint" page format, describing OCS construction
171 Crouse Hinds Headlight Catalogs 201 and 202       Crouse-Hinds 1917 soft cover      
350 Crouse Hinds Condulets for Railway Electrical Installations Bulletin 2068 Crouse-Hinds 1925 soft cover      
349 Cyclopedia of Applied Electricity- Railways    8 ATS  1923 hard cover      
354 Detroit Street Railway Traffic and Proposed Subway, Report on      Barclay Parsons Klapp 1915 hard cover       
226 Electric and Diesel-Electric Locomotives        Hinde 1948 hard cover 366   
376 Electric Car Operation  National Railway Training Institute     Griffin / Frick 1913 soft cover 38  
100 ICS Electric Lighting & Railways- 4 vol. Set           ICS    hard cover    duplicate, for sale or trade
242 Electric Locomotives, Questions & Answers Relative to the Operation of CM&SP Ry   soft cover       
197 Electric Motor and its Applications, The 3    Martin-Wetzler 1892 hard cover 315   
R Electric Railway, The     Whipple 1889 soft cover 259 Reprinted by OERM
30 Electric Railway 1899. Cassier's Magazine Electric Railway Number         1899 hard cover 400+ This book has been reprinted by someone
R Electric Railway Dictionary      Hitt 1911 hard cover 300+ Reprinted by Newton Gregg, 1972
73 Electric Railway Economics and Preliminary Engineering   Gotshall 1904 hard cover 251   
213 Electric Railway Economics and Preliminary Engineering (DUPLICATE) 2    Gotshall 1904 hard cover 251 duplicate, for sale or trade
5 Electric Railway Engineering 3   Harding / Ewing 1926 hard cover 489   
382 Electric Railway Engineering     Ferguson 1955 hard cover 416 UK publication
3 Electric Railway Engineering, Int. Library of Technology   361 Doane / Parham 1926 hard cover 375+   
371 Electric Railway Equip Co, Catalog F, Elreco combination railway and lighting poles   soft cover 61   
1 Electric Railway Handbook 2    Richey 1924 hard cover 798 This book has been reprinted by ARM
286 Electric Railway Handbook 1   Richey 1915 hard cover 832  substantially revised in 1924
56 Electric Railway in Theory and Practice, The 2   Bell/Crosby 1893 hard cover 416   
62 Electric Railway Instructor, the     Dixon 1917 hard cover 199   
180 Electric Railway Journal Maintenance Manual      ERJ 1929 hard cover 150 This book has been reprinted by ARM
7 Electric Railway Motors- Const, Operation, Maintenance       Perry 1894 hard cover 238    
375 Electric Railway Motormen & Conductors, Book of Instructions, two booklets, parts one and two 5   National Railway Training Institute 1916 soft cover     Correspondence school booklet, test removed from back
184 Electric Railway Practices- 1923      AERA 1923 hard cover 221   
185 Electric Railway Practices- 1924      AERA 1924 hard cover 180   
186 Electric Railway Practices- 1925     AERA 1925 hard cover 240   
82 Electric Railway Systems-Construction     Parham  1928 hard cover     
110 Electric Railway Transportation 2   Blake/Jackson 1924 hard cover 449   
390 Electric Railway Transportation- American Academy of Political and Social Science     American Academy 1911 hard cover 202  
6 Electric Railway Troubles and how to find them     Lowe 1909 hard cover 367   
51 Electric Railway, the 1   Buck 1915 hard cover      
324 Electric Railways     Gravath/Howe 1908 hard cover      
10 Electric Railways- Part I     Norris / Bearce 1920 hard cover 87  
11 Electric Railways- Part II     Norris / Bearce 1920 hard cover 87-161   
12 Electric Railways- Part III     Norris / Bearce 1920 hard cover 162-239   
21 Electric Railways- Part III (DUPLICATE)       Norris / Bearce 1920 soft cover 162-239 duplicate, for sale or trade
187 Electric Railways-Theoretically and Practically Treated      Ashe/Keiley 1905 hard cover 285   
107 Electric Railways-Theoretically and Practically Treated-Vol I, Rolling Stock 2 I Ashe/Keiley 1905 hard cover 285   
108 Electric Railways-Theoretically and Practically Treated-Vol II, Engineering Preliminaries 1 II Ashe/Keiley 1907 hard cover 282   
232 Electric Service Supplies Co. Catalog No. 10- Power, Railroad, Industrial ESSCo 1929 hard cover 919   
203 Electric Street Railways (green cover, "Electro-Technical Series")     Houston-Kennelly 1902 hard cover 367   
202 Electric Street Railways (red cover) 2   Houston-Kennelly 1906 hard cover 373   
179 Electric Traction 1   Dover 1925 hard cover 670 UK practice, excellent reference
428 Electric Traction

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  Dover 1963 hard cover 467 Revised version of original
384 Electric Traction       Calisch 1913 hard cover 116  
423 Electric Traction Handbook (Control)       Brooks 1954 hard cover 322 UK practice, excellent reference
236 Electric Traction (Section 13 from the Standard Handbook for Electrical Engineers) Armstrong 1909 hard cover 531   
204 Electric Traction for Railway Trains     Burch 1911 hard cover 583   
96 Electric Trains-Their Equipment And Operation- Supplement     Agnew 1937 hard cover       
94 Electric Trains-Their Equipment And Operation- Volume I     Agnew 1937 hard cover       
95 Electric Trains-Their Equipment And Operation- Volume II     Agnew 1937 hard cover        
80 Electric Transportation 1   ITC 1940 hard cover 427   
346 Electrical Engineering Papers (incl. Street Railway Motor in America)   Lamme 1919 hard cover 763   
274 Electrical Equipment for Railroad Diesel Motive Power     Candee 1940 hard cover 105     
162 Electrical Railroading     Alymer-Small 1908 hard cover 924    
207 Electricity in Transport     Andrews 1951 hard cover 183  
118 Electricity in Transport (DUPLICATE)       Andrews 1951 hard cover 183 duplicate, for sale or trade
36 Engineering and Electric Traction Pocket Book, The     Dawson 1906 hard cover 1027   
52 ESSCo Catalog No. 10       1929 hard cover      
275 ESSCo Supplementary Data Sheets to Catalog No. 7       1936 soft cover 166   
153 General Electric Railway Supplies Catalog 4725     GE catalog 1910 hard cover      
235 General Electric Railway Supplies Catalog 6002     GE catalog 1922 hard cover 505   
401 General Electric Railway Supplies Catalog 7601       GE catalog 1906 hard cover 233  
278 General Electric, Bulletin GET-111 Electric Locomotive Data      GE bulletin  1929 soft cover      
276 General Electric, Gears & Pinions for Railway and Industrial Haulage Motors GE bulletin  1928 soft cover 19 GEA-1054
370 General Electric Review, special issue on Electric Traction     GE Review 1920 soft cover 354   
160 How to Become a Competent Motorman 1   Livermore-Williams 1903 hard cover 232   
161 How to Become a Competent Motorman  2   Livermore-Williams 1908 hard cover 247   
199 How to Become a Successful Motorman      Aylmer-Small 1908 soft cover 312   
285 Illinois Central RR- Instructions for the Operation of Suburban MU Trains  ICRR 1926 hard cover 160   
R Inspection and Care of PCC Car Electrical Equipment     Westinghouse 1942 soft cover   Reprint for ARM convention
327 Keystone Electrical Material catalog     ESSCo 1943 soft cover 1163   
284 Los Angeles Railway Rulebook       LARy 1902 rule book      may be a reprint 
374 Los Angeles Railway- Manual of South Park Shops Organization & Operations     LARy 1926 rule book  125    
119 Maintenance Hints- Westinghouse     Westinghouse spiral 494   
223 Maintenance Hints- Westinghouse     Westinghouse 1942 spiral 221    
192 Making Transportation Pay 1926     AERA 1927 hard cover      
48 Making Transportation Pay 1926 (DUPLICATE)       AERA 1927 hard cover     duplicate, for sale or trade
58 McGraw Electric Railway Directory 1924 -reprint-     Wagner Car Co. 1924 hard cover      
R Miscellaneous Tests of Electric Car Equipment     Parham - Shedd 1910 photocopy 156 photocopy 
8 Modern Electric Railway Motors      Hanchett 1900 hard cover 200   
280 Modern Electric Railway Practice Vol I  N.I.P.M      Alymer-Small 1909 hard cover      
281 Modern Electric Railway Practice Vol II  N.I.P.M     Swingle 1909 hard cover      
282 Modern Electric Railway Practice Vol III  N.I.P.M     Swingle 1909 hard cover      
283 Modern Electric Railway Practice Vol IV  N.I.P.M.     Lowe 1909 hard cover       
27 Motorman and His Duties, the 6   Gutmann/Gould hard cover 195   
R Motorman and His Duties, the       Gutmann / Metcalfe 1903 soft cover 177 Periscope Film reprint
201 Motorman's Guide, The, A Practical Treatise on Street Railway Motors   Gayetty 1898 soft cover 113 Red illustrated cover
114 Motormen and Conductors Compendium of Valuable Information     Gayetty 1906 hard cover 113   
R National Pneumatic, Door and Step Control Handbook     NPC 1924 soft cover   ARM reprint
222 NY Central RR-MU Cars and Electric Locomotives, Instruction Book   NYC 1921 hard cover       
348 Ohio Brass Transit Catalog No. 25     Ohio Brass 1948 hard cover 206   
220 Operator's Manual High Speed MU Commuter Cars, NJ, PC     St Louis Car 1950s soft cover 54   
R Ottawa Car Catalogue     OCC 1930s soft cover 90 numerous parts drawings
373 Pacific Electric- Construction & Operation of Passenger and Freight Equipment     Dixon 1917 hard cover 315 Condensed version reissued by PE 8/1/44
200 Pacific Electric- Rules & Regs. Of the Elec. Dept.     PE 1919 rule book 116   
25 Pacific Electric- Rules & Regs. Of the Trans. Dept.     PE  1943 rule book 238   
R PCC Car Specifications     ERPCC 1941 photocopy    
R PCC Car, The "Now a Reality" SLCC promotional brochure     St Louis Car Co. c1937 soft cover 15 Reprinted by Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
369 Popularizing Public Transportation 1927     AERA 1928 hard cover 254   
172 Power Distribution for Electric Railroads     Bell 1900 hard cover 303   
202 Power Distribution for Electric Railroads     Bell 1897 hard cover 268   
177 Practical Electric Railway Handbook 2   Herrick   1906   460   
391 Practical Electric Railway Handbook 1 Herrick  1901 hard cover 407 +ads  
247 Practical Electricity as Applied to Electric Railways Vol I      Aylmer-Small 1908 hard cover      
248 Practical Electricity as Applied to Electric Railways Vol II       Aylmer-Small 1908 hard cover      
249 Practical Electricity as Applied to Electric Railways Vol III       Aylmer-Small 1908 hard cover      
250 Practical Electricity as Applied to Electric Railways Vol IV       Aylmer-Small 1908 hard cover      
422 Principles of Direct Current Electric Traction     Hinde / Ingham 1946 hard cover 248  
219 Question Box, The Street Railway Association of NY State       S.R.A. of N.Y. 1905 soft cover 143   
176 Railroad Electrification Data, Special Publication 1759       Westinghouse 1926 hard cover 96   
17 Railroad Electrification and the Electric Locomotive       Manson  1923 hard cover 327   
109 Railroad Electrification and the Electric Locomotive (DUPLICATE) 2     Manson  1925 hard cover 332 duplicate, for sale or trade
18 Railway Calculations, Motors-Car Equipment       Parham  1928 copy      
168 Railway Electrification       Trewman 1924 hard cover 242  
206 Railway Supply & Curtain Co., The, "Car Curtains" catalog             soft cover      
399 Railroad Supply Co., Catalog No. 8, Wig Wag Signals      RSC 1917 soft cover  95  
417 Railroad Workers     Picture Fact Assoc 1941 hard cover 56  
356 Report of the Electric Railway Test Commission       McGaw 1906 hard cover 621   
83 Report on a Comprehensive Rapid Transit Plan for LA       Kelker DeLeuw 1925 hard cover      
233 Rewinding Data for Direct Current Armatures 2    Brunt-Roe 1943 hard cover 277   
77 Rules for Overhead Line Construction- CRC      CRC 1929 soft cover 333    
R Standard Maintenance Guide for Electric Railway Equipment     Wisconsin Utilities Association 1929 soft cover 84 Reprinted for 1987 ARM Convention at IRM, blue cover
14 Steam Railway Electrification       Bearce 1920 hard cover 50   
182 Street and Electric Railways          US Census Office 1903 hard cover 193 Arno Press reprint
R Street Railway Equipment (2 volume set) New Orleans Public Service Inc. ARM Reprint         NOPSI c1925 soft cover   ARM reprint
156 Street Railway Roadbed         Pratt / Alden 1898 hard cover 135   
R Street Railways, Their Construction, Operation and Maintenance     Fairchild 1892 soft cover 485 Reprinted by Edmonton Radial Railway Society 1991
322 Transit Engineering, Principles and Practice 1    Tuthill 1935 soft cover 334   
164 Training for the Electric Railway Business       Fairchild/Mitten 1919 hard cover 155   
64 Treatise on Electric Street-Car Running- Vol I of II 1      1901 hard cover      
65 Treatise on Electric Street-Car Running- Vol II of II 1      1901 hard cover     
R Westinghouse Electric Railway Transportation     Westinghouse 1915-36 hard cover   CERA reprint
154 Westinghouse Brakes for Electric Railway Service       Westinghouse 1904 hard cover      
59 Westinghouse Catalogue of Electrical Supplies 1923-24       Westinghouse 1924 hard cover 1288   
228 Westinghouse Railway Data Exchange- Reciprocity 1914 Convention       Westinghouse 1914 soft cover 32   
R Westinghouse Railway Engineering Data       Westinghouse 1923 photocopy        
R Westinghouse Railway Operating Data Volumes 1&2 Reprint          Westinghouse 1921 photocopy   ARM orange cover reprint
274 Westinghouse SP 1656 Electric Railway Equipment, Helpful Hints on its Maintenance Westinghouse 1922 soft cover 107   
277 Westinghouse SP 1698, NYNH&H RR Electrification        Westinghouse 1924 soft cover 43   
                      
ICS and ITC Railway Books & Pamphlets
# TITLE ED vol AUTHOR DATE TYPE PGS  Notes
275 ICS 266 Electrical Engineering             hard cover      
279 ICS 77 Machine Design, Dynamos and Motors           1905 hard cover      
19 ICS Electric Lighting and Railways     ICS 1901 hard cover 400+   
74 ICS Electric Lighting and Railways- Mechanical Drawing       ICS 1897 hard cover       
9 ICS Electric Railway Systems-Line, Motors, Cont, Equip, MU etc       ICS 1908 hard cover 500+   
42 ICS Electric Railways / Interior Wiring     ICS 1904 hard cover     Complete text available on-line at Trainweb website
29 ICS Elementary Mechanics     ICS 1905 hard cover 600+   
23 ICS Machine Design-Dynamos and Motors     ICS 1905 hard cover 1215-383  
111 ICS Pamphlet 2061A- Steel Car Repairs Part 1     Clouse 1930 pamphlet 60   
R ICS Pamphlet 2062- Passenger-Car Truck Repairs      Clause 1944 pamphlet       TRAIN reprint
300 314 ICS Pamphlet 2062- Passenger-Car Truck Repairs DUPLICATE     Clause 1944 pamphlet      duplicate, for sale or trade  
303 ICS Pamphlet 2063- Car-Shop Millwork      Clause 1932 pamphlet      
313 ICS Pamphlet 2063- Car-Shop Millwork      Clause 1944 pamphlet      
306 ICS Pamphlet 2077A- Draft Gears Part 1  2   Royce 1944 pamphlet        
307 ICS Pamphlet 2077B- Draft Gears Part 2  2   Royce 1944 pamphlet       
308 ICS Pamphlet 2077B- Draft Gears Part 2 DUPLICATE 2   Royce 1944 pamphlet       duplicate, for sale or trade
304 ICS Pamphlet 2079- Wooden Box Cars  2    Royce 1944 pamphlet       
305 ICS Pamphlet 2079- Wooden Box Cars DUPLICATE 2   Royce 1944 pamphlet      duplicate, for sale or trade
309 ICS Pamphlet 2080A-  Stock Cars, Refrigerators and Cabooses Part 1 Royce 1944 pamphlet      
301 ICS Pamphlet 2080A-  Stock Cars, Refrigerators and Cabooses Part 1 DUPLICATE Royce 1944 pamphlet     duplicate, for sale or trade
310 ICS Pamphlet 2080A-  Stock Cars, Refrigerators and Cabooses Part 2 Royce 1944 pamphlet       
302 ICS Pamphlet 2080A-  Stock Cars, Refrigerators and Cabooses Part 2 DUPLICATE Royce 1944 pamphlet       duplicate, for sale or trade
R ICS Pamphlet 2515 Passenger-Train Car Repairs     Rice   pamphlet 102  TRAIN reprint
79 ICS Pamphlet 2787- Railway Drawing, Blueprints, and Sketches      ICS 1934 pamphlet 72  
291 ICS Pamphlet 3001A- Steel Frame Flat Cars Part I  1   Hartough 1922 pamphlet       
292 ICS Pamphlet 3001B- Steel Frame Flat Cars Part II  1   Hartough 1922 pamphlet       
293 ICS Pamphlet 3002A- Steel Gondola and Hopper Cars Part I  1   Hartough 1923 pamphlet       
294 ICS Pamphlet 3002B- Steel Gondola and Hopper Cars Part 2  1   Hartough 1923 pamphlet      
315 ICS Pamphlet 3003- Steel House Cars 2   Royce 1944 pamphlet     
295 ICS Pamphlet 3003- Steel House Cars  1   Hartough 1923 pamphlet       
296 ICS Pamphlet 3004- Tank Cars  1   Hartough 1923 pamphlet      
297 ICS Pamphlet 3005A- Train-Yard Inspection Part 1 1   Hartough 1923 pamphlet       
298 ICS Pamphlet 3005B- Train-Yard Inspection Part 2 1   Hartough 1923 pamphlet        
289 ICS Pamphlet 3006- Freight Car Roofs 1   Hartough 1922 pamphlet        
311 ICS Pamphlet 5653A- Freight Car Trucks (replaces 2076) Part 1 1   Williamson 1944 pamphlet        
312 ICS Pamphlet 5653A- Freight Car Trucks (replaces 2076) Part 2 1    Williamson 1944 pamphlet        
299 ICS Pamphlet 705- Car Lighting  2      1921 pamphlet          
288 ICS Pamphlet- Stock Cars, Refrigerators and Cabooses        pamphlet      
290 ICS Pamphlet 3007- Freight Car Doors  1   Hartough 1922 pamphlet      
224 Instructions for Car Lighting Maintenance, Pullman Cars     Pullman 1935 soft cover 79   
278 Int. Library of Tech. 171- Drawing     ILT 1925 hard cover      
229 Int. Library of Tech. Elec Rwys, Efficiency Tests, Converters     ILT hard cover big!   
257 ITC 150D Rectifiers Converters Motor Applications   Hambleton 1940 hard cover      
253 ITC 158 Electric Railway Systems Construction     Parham  1915 hard cover      
252 ITC 159 Railway Calculations Motors Car Equipment     Parham  1915 hard cover      
217 ITC 160 Speed Control, The Electric Car     Doane 1930 hard cover 200+   
15 ITC 160B Speed Control, The Electric Car     Doane 1930 hard cover 200+   
272 ITC 501 Locomotive Boilers     Harding 1941 hard cover     
260 ITC 503B Locomotive Valves and Valve Gears     Harding 1937 hard cover       
266 ITC 504C Walschaert and Baker Valve Gears     Harding 1940 hard cover      
265 ITC 505C Locomotive Valve Setting     Williams 1939 hard cover      
264 ITC 506 Firing of Locomotives   Harding 1928 hard cover     
263 ITC 507B Locomotive Stokers     Harding 1930 hard cover      
267 ITC 509 Lubricators and Headlights     Harding 1928 hard cover      
268 ITC 510C Locomotive Management     Carson 1937 hard cover     
261 ITC 511B Locomotive Breakdowns and Appliances   Cavey - Harding 1932 hard cover      
259 ITC 512 Train Rules     Collingwood 1936 hard cover      
269 ITC 514B Compressors, and Brake Equipments     ICS Staff 1935 hard cover      
262 ITC 515D No. 6 and No. 8 ET Brake Equipment     Harding 1942 hard cover      
258 ITC 516D Air Brake Troubles, Brake Rigging     Harding 1934 hard cover      
254 ITC 517C Passenger Brake Equipment     Harding   1936 hard cover     
271 ITC 519 Automatic Control Equipment       1931 hard cover      
251 ITC 524B Yard Inspection of Trains     Royce 1930 hard cover      
255 ITC 530 Automatic Train Control     Langman 1930 hard cover      
256 ITC 549C Practical Electrical Wiring     Warner 1940 hard cover      
16 ITC 550C DC Armature and Field Coil Repair     Sellers  1942 hard cover 230+   
270 ITC 598 Freight-Car Brake Equipment     Harding 1935 hard cover      
394 ITC 5685 Diesel-Electric Locomotives     Fritts 1945 soft cover 56
87 ITC Electric Railways, Operation of Dynamos and Motors     ITC 1902 hard cover      
86 ITC Freight Transportation     Institute of Business Science 1926 hard cover     
91 ITC Operation of Dynamos and Motors, Electric Railways       ITC 1902 hard cover      
                    
Other Railroad & Related Subject Technical Books 
# TITLE ED vol AUTHOR DATE TYPE PGS Notes
419 AAR Manual of Standard and Recommended Practice 1964     AAR 1964 notebook  
420 AAR Manual of Standard and Recommended Practice 1937     AAR 1937 notebook  
53 Adlake Hardware and Fixtures Catalog            1950s soft cover      
173 Airbrake Inspector's Handbook      Glenn 1924 hard cover 200   
325 ARA Proceedings 1920, Equipment Painting Division      ARA 1920 soft cover 153    
398 ARA Proceedings 1927, Equipment Painting Division     ARA 1927 soft cover 210
50 Audel's New Electric Library Vol VIII  Rev 1930     Graham 1930 hard cover     
355 Braking Power and How Figured on Freight and Passenger Car     Chilton 1938 soft cover     
400 Bryant Zinc Co. Catalog No. 30, Railway and Signal Supplies     BZC 1925 hard cover 336
225 Car Design, A Course of Instruction in Steel Freight Car Design 2    Wallace 1920 soft cover 36    
170 Car Inspector's Handbook       Hartough 1924 hard cover 284  
406 Car Inspector's Handbook (DUPLICATE)      Hartough 1924 hard cover 284  
404 Car Inspection Manual      Drennan 1940 soft cover 304  
72 Car Lighting by Electricity     Stuart 1923 hard cover 356   
388 Carman's Helper, The      Christie 1920 hard cover 259  
389 Carman's Helper, The (DUPLICATE)      Christie 1920 hard cover 259  
75 Carnegie Shape Book        1929 soft cover 371  
88 Civil Engineering- Railroad Engineering & Earthwork      ATS  1939 hard cover     
89 Civil Engineering- Steel Construction      ATS  1939 hard cover     
246 Coach Painter's Handbook & Guide      Drane  c1900 hard cover 131   
54 Cyclopedia of Applied Electricity      ASC 1906 hard cover     
340 Cyclopedia of Modern Shop Practice     ASC 1907 hard cover     
341 Cyclopedia of Modern Shop Practice   1 ASC 1907 hard cover     
342 Cyclopedia of Modern Shop Practice   2 ASC 1907 hard cover     
343 Cyclopedia of Modern Shop Practice   3 ASC 1907 hard cover    
  Diesel-Electrics How to Keep 'Em Rolling Simmons/Boardman     Rwy Loco. & Cars 1954 soft cover 139   
230 Diesel-Electric Locomotive Handbook, Electrical Equipment   4 McGowan 1951 hard cover 290   
231 Diesel-Electric Locomotive Handbook, Mechanical Equipment     Draney 1950 hard cover 472   
32 Effect of Brakes Upon Railway Trains, the     Galton 1894 hard cover     
198 Electric Interlocking      GRS 1930 hard cover 435   
240 Electric Lighting- Gould Simplex System (with Edison Cell  bulletins)           soft cover   numerous bulletins bound together
326 Electric Lighting of Trains     Arendt 1920 hard cover 93   
28 Electricity in Every-Day Life Vol. 1 of 3   1 Houston 1905 hard cover 584   
428 Engineering and Design of Railway Brake Systems     Air Brake Assoc 1975 hard cover    
63 Hawkins Electrical Guide (10 volume set)     1914 hard cover      
34 Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary A-ENA      1 Knight 1874 hard cover 800  
35 Knight's American Mechanical Dictionary PAN-ZYM    3 Knight 1876 hard cover 1601-2831   
245 Locomotive & Boiler Inspector's Handbook      O'Neil 1925 hard cover 274   
120 Locomotive Up To Date, The      McShane 1925 hard cover 893  
166 Master Car and Locomotive Painters Assoc. Proceedings 1919         1919 hard cover 71   
241 Master Car Builder's Association Proceedings 1908      MCB 1908 hard cover 707   
244 Master Car Builder's Association Proceedings 1910      MCB 1910 hard cover 853   
216 Mastering Momentum (DUPLICATE)        Sillcox 1941 hard cover 274 duplicate, for sale or trade
347 Mastering Momentum    Sillcox 1941 hard cover 274   
214 Operation of Railroads - Railway Car Mechanics      US Army 1951 soft cover 540   
167 Painting of Railway Equipment Simmons Boardman      Miller 1924 hard cover      
352 Painting of Railway Equipment Simmons Boardman DUPLICATE       Miller 1924 hard cover     duplicate, for sale or trade
221 Pennsylvania RR- Alternating Current MU Car Equipment  Instructions   66C PRR 1928 soft cover       
99 Pneumatic Tool Pocket List for Railway  Shops-Ingersoll-Rand         1926 108   
66 Practical Railway Painting & Lacquering       Hengeveld 1929 hard cover 242   
181 Principles and Design of Foundation Brake Rigging        Westinghouse 1921 hard cover 121   
93 Proceedings- Master Car & Locomotive Painter's Association          1891 hard cover      
215 Proceedings- Master Car & Locomotive Painter's Association          1900 hard cover 148  
97 Proceedings- Master Car Builder's Association- Part I           1915 hard cover      
98 Proceedings- Master Car Builder's Association- Part II           1915 hard cover      
144 Proceedings MCB Annual Convention 1910                 
165 Railroad Shop Practice        Stanley 1921 hard cover 331   
193 Railway Carriage and Wagon Builder's Pocket Book         Loco Pub Co.   hard cover 214   
243 Railway Carriage and Wagon Builder's Pocket Book   (DUPLICATE)    Loco Pub Co.    hard cover 214 duplicate, for sale or trade
R Railway Car Construction        Voss 1892 soft cover 177 OERM reprint
55 Railway Carriage and Wagon Handbook        Loco Pub Co. 1938 hard cover    
234 Railway Carriage and Wagon Handbook (DUPLICATE)          Loco Pub Co.   soft cover 366 duplicate, for sale or trade
178 Railway Electrical Engineer's Handbook         Bender 1910 soft cover 342   
102 Railway Library- Car Shop Practice Vol. I          Rwy Training Ins. 1925 hard cover 416   
101 Railway Library- Car Shop Practice Vol. II        Rwy Training Ins. 1926 hard cover 462   
116 Railway Library- Electrical Practice Vol. I    Rwy Training Ins. 1926 hard cover 463   
103 Railway Library- Welding Practice       Rwy Training Ins. 1926 hard cover 448   
76 Railway Library-Engineering Essentials       Rwy Training Ins. 1925 hard cover 415  
106 Railway Library-Engineering Essentials (duplicate)        Rwy Training Ins. 1925 hard cover 415  duplicate, for sale or trade
104 Railway Library-Locomotive Practice I      Rwy Training Ins. 1926 hard cover 432   
105 Railway Library-Sheet Metal Practice       Rwy Training Ins. 1926 hard cover 399   
319 Railway Study Club Series 2437- Steel Car Repairs        Rwy Educ. Press 1924 pamphlet     
317 Railway Study Club Series 2536- Pipe Fitting Part II        Rwy Educ. Press 1925 pamphlet  
318 Railway Study Club Series 2544- Railway Painting         Rwy Educ. Press 1925 pamphlet     
320 Railway Study Club Series 2545- Upholstering       Rwy Educ. Press 1925 pamphlet     
316 Railway Study Club Series 2642- Passenger Car Repairs Part II         Rwy Educ. Press 1926 pamphlet    
175 Railway Training by Railway Men- Airbrake Practice II          1926 hard cover 462   
92 Repairs of Railway Car Equipment       Perry 1899 hard cover     
26 Roper's Engineer's Handy-Book for Steam Engineers & Electricians 15   Roper 1907 hard cover 844   
22 Santa Fe-Instructions covering Air Brake Equipment         ATSF 1952 rule book 101-1108   
20 Santa Fe-Instructions for Enginemen          ATSF 1942 rule book 222   
277 Science of Railways Cyclopedia, Air Brake Practice I           Rwy Training Ins. 1926 hard cover 446   
209 Science of Railways, The, Cars, Their Construction & Handling             Kirkman 1916 hard cover 644   
218 Science of Railways, The, Cars, Their Construction, Handling &  Supervision     Kirkman 1907 hard cover 700+   
117 Science of Railways, The, Cars, their Construction, Handling and  Supervision     Kirkman 1908 hard cover     
274 Science of Railways, The, Electricity Applied to Railways         Kirkman 1910 hard cover     
212 Science of Railways, The, Locomotive Appliances         Kirkman 1920 hard cover 746   
276 Science of Railways, The, Locomotive Appliances         Kirkman 1910 hard cover 570   
210 Science of Railways, The, Shops & Shop Practice Vol I         Kirkman 1909 hard cover 352   
208 Science of Railways, The, Shops & Shop Practice Vol II        Kirkman 1909 hard cover 701   
115 Science of Railways, The, Supervision of Cars         Kirkman 1904 hard cover 295   
211 Science of Railways, The, The Air Brake        Kirkman 1910 hard cover 707   
328 Science of Railways, The,  5 1 Kirkman 1896 hard cover      
329 Science of Railways, The,  5 2 Kirkman 1896 hard cover    
344 Science of Railways, The,  9 2 Kirkman 1899 hard cover      
330 Science of Railways, The,  5 3 Kirkman 1896 hard cover     
331 Science of Railways, The,  5 4 Kirkman 1896 hard cover      
332 Science of Railways, The,  5 5 Kirkman 1896 hard cover      
333 Science of Railways, The,  5 6 Kirkman 1896 hard cover      
334 Science of Railways, The,  5 7 Kirkman 1896 hard cover     
335 Science of Railways, The,  5 8 Kirkman 1896 hard cover      
336 Science of Railways, The,  5 9 Kirkman 1896 hard cover      
345 Science of Railways, The,  9 9 Kirkman 1899 hard cover      
337 Science of Railways, The,  5 10 Kirkman 1896 hard cover     
338 Science of Railways, The,  5 11 Kirkman 1896 hard cover      
339 Science of Railways, The,  5 12 Kirkman 1896 hard cover      
13 Self Contained Rwy Motor Cars and Locomotives       Zeitler 1920 hard cover 125   
39 Standard Underground Cable Co. pocket catalog         1906 hard cover 227   
38 Textbook on Highway Engineering 1    Blanchard/Drowne 1914 hard cover 762   
57 Wiring Diagrams of Electrical Apparatus and Installations 4     McGraw-Hill 1913 hard cover 253   
31 Wonder Book of the World's Progress-Vol. 10 of 10 Industries Today 10 Williams 1935 hard cover 207   
163 Work of the Railway Carman, The       Hogan 1921 hard cover 201 OERM reprint
159 Work of the Railway Carman, The         DUPLICATE         Hogan 1921 hard cover 201 duplicate, for sale or trade
351 Work of the Railway Carman, The         DUPLICATE         Hogan 1921 soft cover 201 8-1/2 x 11 soft cover, US RR Labor Board
411 Wreck Mater's Manual of Registered Wire Rope Slings       AC&Cco 1949 soft cover    
323 Wray's Manual of Car Lighting (reprints from Railway Electrical Engineer)     Wray 1915 hard cover 340   
321 Greenlee Bros. Railway Car Shop and Special Woodworking  Machinery     Greenlee 1910 catalog       
                    

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