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            Compartment C, Car 293 [1938] by Edward Hopper            
"Compartment C, Car 293" [1938]
by Edward Hopper [1882-1967]

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— David Baldacci, in "The Christmas Train"

“Ever since childhood, when I lived within earshot of the Boston and Maine, I have seldom heard a train go by and not wished I was on it.
Those whistles sing bewitchment: railways are irresistible bazaars . . . Anything is possible on a train . . .”
— Paul Theroux

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McMillan Publications [est. 1977] of Arvada, Colorado sells hundreds of railroad history books & videos
Omni Publications Railroad Division [est. 1984] in Palmdale, California
Signature Press [est. 1993] publishes high-quality railroad history books
Karen's Discount Books [est. 1994] - transportation specialists, 1315 Hot Spring Way in Vista, California

Sundance Publications, Ltd. [est. 2006] publishes railroad history books in Denver, Colorado

Heavy Metal Bibliography of American Railroading book by Brent Cassan  
"Heavy Metal: The Essential Bibliography of American
Railroading" [2008] by Brent Cassan

Volume 1: BookSurge Publng 9¾x7 pb [5/2008] for $28.79
Volume 2: BookSurge Publng 9¾x7 pb [5/2008] for $28.79

browse books by George B. Abdill []

author Lucius Beebe [1902-66] and his partner photographer Charles M. Clegg, Jr. [1916-79]
have their own page

browse books by Spencer Crump []

browse books by Mallory Hope Ferrell []

browse books by photographer O. Winston Link []

railroad books by historian Chapman Frederick Dendy Marshall [1872-1945]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._F._Dendy_Marshall

railroad books by author Linwood W. Moody

railroad books by author David F. Myrick

British author Christian Wolmar: browse books • official website

railroad books by author Ted Wurm

General Railway History Books

The Strategy of Great Railroads 1904 book by Frank H. Spearman  "The Strategy of Great Railroads" [1904] by Frank H. Spearman [1859-1937]
chapter titles: The Vanderbilt Lines; The Pennsylvania System; The Harriman Lines; The Hill Lines; The Fight for Pittsburg; The Gould Lines; The Rock Island System; The Atchison; The Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul; The Chicago and Northwestern; The Rebuilding of an American Railroad; The First Transcontinental Railroad; and The Early Day in Railroading
Univ Press of the Pacific 8x5 pb [10/2003] for $14.55
Kessinger Publng 9x6 hardcover [9/2010] for $33.08
Charles Scribner's Sons hardcover [1904] out of print/used

                                          

"Trains Album of Railroad Photographs: Book 2 - Far Western Railroads" [1943]
"Trains Album of Railroad Photographs: Book 3 - Midwestern Railroads" [1943)
"Trains Album of Railroad Photographs: Book 5 - Southern Railroads" [1944)
"Trains Album of Railroad Photographs: Book 6 - New England Railroads" [1944)
"Trains Album of Railroad Photographs: Book 7 - Electric Railways" [1946)
"Trains Album of Railroad Photographs: Book 8 - Pennsylvania Railroad" [1944)
"Trains Album of Railroad Photographs: Book 9 - New York Central Railroad" [1944)
"Trains Album of Railroad Photographs: Book 10 - Modern Steam Locomotives" [1945)
"Trains Album of Railroad Photographs: Book 11 - Southern Pacific Lines" [1945)
"Trains Album of Railroad Photographs: Book 12 - Santa Fe Railway" [1945)
"Trains Album of Railroad Photographs: Book 13 - Baltimore & Ohio Railroad" [1946)
"Trains Album of Railroad Photographs: Book 14 - Erie Railroad" [1946)
"Trains Album of Railroad Photographs: Book 16 - The Burlington Route" [1947)
"Trains Album of Railroad Photographs: Book 18 - Railroads of Chicago" [1950)

Circus Trains Album of Photographs book from Kalmbach  "Circus Trains (Trains Album of Photographs, Number 19)" [1947]
by Charles Philip Fox

Kalmbach Publng hardcover [1947] out of print/scarce
                                          

best-available early cover for 'Railroads of The Confederacy' book by Robert Black  "The Railroads of The Confederacy" [1952] by Robert C. Black III
Univ NC Press 9½x5¾ pb [4/98] for $21.24
Univ NC Press 9x6½ hardcover [1952] out of print/used

for books specifically about the Andrews Raid of 1862,
visit Magic Lantern's "The General" 1927 Movie Page

This Was Railroading book by George B. Abdill  "This Was Railroading: An Historical Collection of Rare Photos & True Stories About The Tracks, Trains & Trainmen of The Pacific Northwest" [1958]
by George B. Abdill

Literary Licensing, LLC 11x8¼ pb [10/2011] for $26.90
Literary Licensing, LLC 11x8½ hardcover [9/2011] for $42.95
Superior Publng 10x8 hardcover [1958] out of print/used
Golden Age of Railroads book by Stewart Hall Holbrook & Ernest Richardson  
"The Golden Age of Railroads (Landmark Book Series)" [1960]
by Stewart Hall Holbrook, Illustrated by Ernest Richardson

Random House 8¼x5¾ hardcover [1960] out of print/many used
Civil War Railroads Pictorial Story book by George B. Abdill  "Civil War Railroads: A Pictorial Story of The War Between The States, 1861‑1865" [1961] by George B. Abdill
Over 220 b&w photographs from the National Archives, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian Institution, and private collections across the country
Indiana Univ Press 10¼x8½ hardcover [5/99] for $32.71
Superior Publng 10½x7¾ hardcover [1961] out of print/40+ used

Locomotive Engineer's Album book by George B. Abdill  "A Locomotive Engineer's Album: The Saga of Steam Engines In America" [1965]
by George B. Abdill

Bonanza Books 10¾x8½ hardcover [12/88] out of print/used
Bonanza Books 10½x8½ hardcover [1965] out of print/50+ used
Look At Railways children's book by L.T.C Rolt  "Look At Railways" [1969] by L.T.C Rolt
a title from the British children's 'Look At...' series
Panther Books pb [1969] out of print/used
Trails of the Iron Horse anthology edited by Don Russell  "Trails of The Iron Horse: The Rough and Tumble Story of The Western Railroads"
[1975] Edited by Don Russell

Illustrated with over 100 rare photographs
Doubleday & Co. 10¼x7¼ hardcover [1975] out of print/40+ used
Doubleday & Co. hardcover [1975] out of print/used
American Heritage History of Railroads in America book by Oliver Jensen   "The American Heritage History of Railroads In America" [1975]
by Oliver Jensen

Random House Value Publng 12½x9½ hardcover [9/93] out of print/90+ used
American Heritage/McGraw-Hill 12¾x9½ hardcover [1975] out of print/50+ used
American Heritage/McGraw-Hill 12x9¼ hardcover [1975] out of print/50+ used
American Heritage/McGraw-Hill 12½x9¼ loose-leaf [1975] out of print/40+ used
Rio Grande Glory Days book by Gilbert A. Lathrop  "Rio Grande Glory Days" [1976] by Gilbert A. Lathrop
Combination of autobiography and author's stories previously published in Railroad Magazine; author's father was a locomotive driver based in Cimarron, Colorado, and third-generation railroader Gilbert became a roundhouse boy, fireman, brakeman & conducter on the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, and was also an engine foreman on the Western Pacific RR during World War II.
Golden West Books hardcover [1976] out of print/many used
Golden Age of Railway Posters book by Michael Palin  "Happy Holidays: The Golden Age of Railway Posters" [1987]
by Michael Palin

Pavilion 8¼x6 pb [4/98] out of print/used
The Original Old Rails' Tales oral history anthology edited by Alan Allen  "The Original Old Rails' Tales: Anecdotes, Stories & Memoirs On The Road & In The Yard (New Abridged Family Edition)" [orig 1991]
Edited by Alan Allen, Foreword by Louis 'Studs' Terkel [1912-2008]

Trafford Publng 8½x5½ pb [2/2005] for $26.49
Railroads In American Life book by Maury Klein  "Unfinished Business: The Railroad In American Life" [1994]
by Maury Klein

Univ Press NE 9x6 pb [4/94] for $24.95
Univ Press NE 9¼x6¼ hardcover [4/94] out of print/used
Classic American Railroads  "Classic American Railroads" by Mike Schafer
Vol 1: Motorbooks Intl. 10¼x10¼ hardcover [9/96] for $23.07
Vol 2: Motorbooks Intl. 10¼x10¼ hardcover [10/2000] for $25.17
Vol 3: Motorbooks Intl. 10¼x10¼ hardcover [10/2003] for $19.77
Parallel Tracks / Silent Cinema  "Parallel Tracks: The Railroad & Silent Cinema" [1997]
by Lynne Kirby

Duke Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [6/97] for $23.95
Duke Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [12/97] for $84.95
Memory of Trains / The Boll Weevil book by Louis D. Rubin  "A Memory of Trains: The Boll Weevil and Others" [Oct 2000]
Text & Photographs by Louis D. Rubin, Jr.

with 122 excellent photos, all but one taken by the author
Univ South Carolina Press 9x9 hardcover [10/2000] for $21.33
Santa Fe Chief book by Strein, Vaughan & Richards  "Santa Fe: The Chief Way" [2001]
by Robert Strein, John Vaughan & C. Fenton Richards Jr.

New Mexico Magazine 10x10 pb [9/2001] out of print/used
New Mexico Magazine 10¼x10¼ hardcover [9/2001] for $26.37
Dixie Limited Railroads & the Southern Renaissance book by Joseph R. Millichap  "Dixie Limited: Railroads, Culture, and The Southern Renaissance" [2002]
by Joseph R. Millichap

"A detailed reading of the complex and often ambivalent relationships among technology, culture, and literature that railroads represent in selected writers and works of the Southern Renaissance" including literary giants Ralph Ellison, William Faulkner, Robert Penn Warren, Eudora Welty, Thomas Wolfe, and poet Dave Smith
Univ Press KY 9x6 hardcover [3/2002] for $40.00
Hear that Train Whistle Blow / How the Railroad Changed the World book by Milton Meltzer  "Hear That Train Whistle Blow! How The Railroad Changed The World"
[ages 11 & up; 2004] by Milton Meltzer

Random House Young Readers/Landmark 9¼x8 pb [10/2005] out of print/used
Random House YR/Landmark 9¼x8 library hardcover [10/2004] out of print/used
Random House Young Readers/Landmark 9½x8¼ hardcover [10/2004] out of print/used
Train Illustrated History book by Jonathan Glancey  "The Train: An Illustrated History" [2004] by Jonathan Glancey
Carlton Books, Ltd. 11½x11½ pb [8/2005] out of print/used
Carlton Books, Ltd. 11¼x11 pb [8/2005] out of print/used
Carlton Books, Ltd. 8¼x8¼ hardcover [9/2009] out of print/used
Carlton Books, Ltd. 11½x11½ hardcover [10/2004] out of print/used
Carlton Books, Ltd. 11½x11½ hardcover [10/2004] out of print/used
The Railroad, Story of A Technology from Greenwood  
"The Railroad: The Life Story of A Technology" [2005]
by H. Roger Grant

Greenwood 9½x6¼ hardcover [4/2005] for $45.00
Santa Fe Railway Promotion book by Victoria E. Dye  "All Aboard For Santa Fe: Railway Promotion of The Southwest,
1890s to 1930s" [2005] by Victoria E. Dye

Univ NM Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [10/2005] for $16.47
The Little Book of Steam by Clive Groome  "Little Book of Steam" [Green Umbrella 2006]
by Clive Groome

Kindle Edition from G2 Rights [11/2014] for $3.65
G2 Ent. hardcover [3/2013] out of print/used
Men Who Loved Trains book by Rush Loving Jr.  "The Men Who Loved Trains: The Story of Men Who Battled Greed To Save An Ailing Industry" [2006] by Rush Loving, Jr.
Former Fortune Magazine journalist reports on the changes in the American railroad industry over the prior 40 years, beginning with the lead-up to the Penn Central merger of 1968.
Kindle Edition from Indiana Univ Press [2006 edition] for $13.99
Indiana Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [4/2008] for $22.65
Indiana Univ Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [4/2006] out of print/40+ used
Working on the Railroad book by Brian Solomon  "Working On The Railroad" [2006] by Brian Solomon
M.B.I./Voyageur Press 10¾x8½ hardcover [8/2006] for $23.07
Great Train Robberies of The Old West book by R. Michael Wilson  "Great Train Robberies of The Old West" [2006]
by R. Michael Wilson

Two Dot Books 9x6 pb [11/2006] for $12.95
Images of America Fred Harvey Houses of the Southwest book by Richard Melzer  "Images of America: Fred Harvey Houses of The Southwest" [2008]
by Richard Melzer

Arcadia Publng 9x6½ pb [11/2008] for $14.95

more info on the Harvey House Restaurants [1875-1968] Page

How the Railways Transformed the World book by Christian Wolmar  "Blood, Iron, and Gold: How The Railways Transformed The World" [2009]
by Christian Wolmar

Kindle Edition from PublicAffairs [3/2010] for $9.99
PublicAffairs 8¼x5½ pb [3/2011] for $13.49
Atlantic Books 9½x6¾ hardcover [10/2009] out of print/40+ used
Appetite For America, Fred Harvey book by Stephen Fried  "Appetite For America: How Visionary Businessman Fred Harvey Built A Railroad Hospitality Empire That Civilized The Wild West" [2010] by Stephen Fried
Bantam 9¼x6 pb [5/2011] for $12.24
Bantam 9¼x6½ hardcover [3/2010] for $17.82

more info on the more info on the Harvey House Restaurants [1875-1968] Page

Most Powerful Idea in the World book by William Rosen  "The Most Powerful Idea In The World: A Story of Steam, Industry & Invention"
[2010] by William Rosen

Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [6/2010] for $15.99
Univ Chicago Press 9x6 pb [3/2012] for $10.11
Random House 9x6 deckle-edge hardcover [6/2010] for $18.48
Great Circus Train Wreck of 1918 book by Richard M. Lytle  "The Great Circus Train Wreck of 1918: Tragedy On The Indiana Lakeshore"
[2010] by Richard M. Lytle

Kindle Edition from The History Press [11/2011] for $9.99
The History Press 9x6½ pb [7/2010] for $15.86
America Adopts the Railroad 1825-1862 book by Craig Miner  "A Most Magnificent Machine: America Adopts The Railroad, 1825-1862" [2010]
by Craig Miner

Described as 'the first social history of the early railroads'
Univ Press of Kansas 9x6 hardcover [10/2010] for $30.20
Railroads of the Civil War Illustrated History book by Michael Leavy  "Railroads of The Civil War: An Illustrated History" [2010]
by Michael Leavy

Westholme Publng 10¼x8½ hardcover [12/2010] for $29.06
A Railroad Manifesto book by Thomas F. Erickson, Jr.  "A Railroad Manifesto: 50 Short Articles On Railroad Economics, Operations, and Management" [2011] by Thomas F. Erickson, Jr.
"An easy-to-read primer on rail system operations, finances, and commercial activities [that] emphasizes the interdependency of these three areas."
Univ Press of America 9¼x6 hardcover [6/2011] for $32.95
Giants of Steam book by Jonathan Glancey  "Giants of Steam: The Great Men and Machines of Railways' Golden Age" [2012]
by Jonathan Glancey

Atlantic Books 7¾x5 pb [7/2013] out of print/used
Atlantic Books pb [7/2013] out of print/used
Atlantic Books 9¼x6 hardcover [2012] out of print/used
The Great Railroad Revolution book by Christian Wolmar  "The Great Railroad Revolution: The History of Trains in America" [2012]
by Christian Wolmar

Kindle Edition from PublicAffairs [9/2012] for $14.99
PublicAffairs pb [8/2013] for $13.86
PublicAffairs 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/2012] out of print/used
Railroads and the American People book by H. Roger Grant  "Railroads and The American People" [2012] by H. Roger Grant
A social history of the impact of railroads on American life, especially during railroad passenger service’s Golden Age from 1830 to 1930.
Kindle Edition from Indiana Univ Press [10/2012] for $19.24
Indiana Univ Press 10x7¼ hardcover [10/2012] for $35.74
The Race Underground / America's First Subway book by Doug Most  "The Race Underground: Boston, New York, and the Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway" [2014] by Doug Most
Kindle Edition from St. Martin's/Macmillan [2/2014] for $12.74
St. Martin's Press 9½x6½ hardcover [2/2014] for $19.29

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http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Railroad-Advertising-Riding-Rails/dp/B000I0RSRA/
http://www.amazon.com/Dining-Recipes-Sidelights-Bygone-Age/dp/0801893232/
http://www.amazon.com/Historical-Guide-North-American-Railroads/dp/0890243565/
http://www.amazon.com/Illustrated-History-Western-Railway-Engines/dp/0860932095/
http://www.amazon.com/National-Geographic-Readers-Amy-Shields/dp/1426307772/
http://www.amazon.com/One-More-Train-Ride-Underground/dp/0253216524/
http://www.amazon.com/Postcards-Trains-Travel-USA-Train/dp/1412002575/
http://www.amazon.com/Posters-Canadian-Pacific-Marc-Choko/dp/1552979172/
http://www.amazon.com/Railway-Art-Steam-Nelson-Atkins-Museum/dp/0300138784/
http://www.amazon.com/Railway-Posters-1923-1947-Collection-National/dp/1856690148/
http://www.amazon.com/Riding-Rails-Barbara-E-Dawes/dp/1419626175/
http://www.amazon.com/Ten-Turtles-Tucumcari-Personal-History/dp/0826330797/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Iron-Way-Railroads-America/dp/0300187467/
http://www.amazon.com/Wells-Fargo-Company-Train-Robbers/dp/1484829433/
http://www.amazon.com/Working-Railroad-Walking-Beauty-Navajos/dp/0874218586/

"Early American Steam Locomotives: First Seven Decades, 1830-1900" [1962]
http://www.amazon.com/Early-American-Steam-Locomotives-Kinert-ebook/dp/B00A73AU28/
http://www.amazon.com/Early-American-Steam-Locomotives-Kinert/dp/0486443981
http://www.amazon.com/American-Locomotives-Kinert-published-Publications/dp/B00EKYML4A/
http://www.amazon.com/American-Locomotives-Kinert-Publications-Paperback/dp/B00MDALQS0/
http://www.amazon.com/Early-American-Steam-Locomotives-1830-1900/dp/B0006AXWIQ/
http://www.amazon.com/Early-American-Steam-Locomotives-Kinert/dp/B000NYGGWY/

"The Story of American Railroads" [1/1982] by Stewart Hall Holbrook
http://www.amazon.com/Story-American-Railroads-Value-Publishing/dp/0517001004/

"The Pictorial Encyclopedia of Railways [1968] by Hamilton Ellis
http://www.amazon.com/Pictorial-Encyclopedia-Railways-Hamilton-Ellis/dp/B0006BRLPA/

"Encyclopedia of North American Railroading: 150 Years of Railroading in the United States and Canada [Aug 1981] by Freeman H. Hubbard
http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-North-American-Railroading-United/dp/0070308284/

"The Railway Journey: The Industrialization of Time & Space In The 19th Century" [2/1987] by Wolfgang Schivelbusch
http://www.amazon.com/Railway-Journey-Industrialization-Nineteenth-Century-ebook/dp/B00KCKIGMW/
http://www.amazon.com/Railway-Journey-Industrialization-Nineteenth-Century/dp/0520282264/
http://www.amazon.com/Railway-Journey-Industrialization-Space-Century/dp/0520059298/ 50+

"Encyclopedia of North American Railroads [Nov 1989] by Aaron E. Klein
http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-North-American-Railroads-Aaron/dp/0671075810/

"The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Steam & Rail [Mar 1, 2000] by Colin Garratt
http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Encyclopedia-Steam-Rail/dp/0754802957/
http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Encyclopedia-Steam-Rail-Locomotives/dp/1840380888/

"Workin' on the Railroad: Reminiscences from the Age of Steam [5/2003] by Richard Reinhardt
http://www.amazon.com/Workin-Railroad-Reminiscences-Age-Steam/dp/0806135255/

"Hogger: From Fantasy To Fulfillment: A Locomotive Engineer Remembers [9/2003] by Richard Petersen
http://www.amazon.com/Hogger-Fulfillment-Locomotive-Engineer-Remembers/dp/0595289096/

"Death Rode The Rails: American Railroad Accidents and Safety, 1828-1965 [3/2006] by Mark Aldrich
http://www.amazon.com/Death-Rode-Rails-Accidents-1828-1965/dp/0801882362/

"The Men Who Loved Trains: The Story of Men Who Battled Greed To Save An Ailing Industry" [4/2006] by Rush Loving
http://www.amazon.com/Men-Who-Loved-Trains-Railroads-ebook/dp/B008561EXI/
http://www.amazon.com/Men-Who-Loved-Trains-Railroads/dp/0253220319/
http://www.amazon.com/Men-Who-Loved-Trains-Industry/dp/0253347572/

"Dow's Dictionary of Railway Quotations [4/2006] by Andrew Dow
http://www.amazon.com/Dows-Dictionary-Railway-Quotations-Andrew/dp/0801882923/

"The White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche" [1/2008] by Gary Krist
http://www.amazon.com/The-White-Cascade-Deadliest-Avalanche/dp/0805083294/

"Iron Horses" [10/2008] by Michael Swift
http://www.amazon.com/Iron-Horse-Michael-Swift/dp/0785823816/

Regional Railway History Books
"Rails Across The Ranchos" [] by Loren Nicholson (Author) 0962323365 from Calif Heritage
"Trails To Rails: A History of Wyoming's Railroads" [] by Robert A. King ISBN 1-892944-12-X
"Railroads of The Yosemite Valley" [] by Hank Johnston

Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California, Volume 1 book by David F. Myrick  "Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California, Volume I: The Northern Roads" [1962]
by David F. Myrick

rail lines covered are: Battle Mountain-Lewis Railway; Boca & Loyalton RR; Bodie & Benton Railway; Carson Valley RR; G.W. Chubbuck - Lake Valley RR; Crown Willamette Paper Company; Eagle Salt Works RR Company; Eureka Palisade RR; Gardnerville & Southern RR; Giroux Consolidated Mines Company; Golconda-Adelaide RR; Goldfield RR; Goldfield Consolidated Milling & Trans-portation Company; Lake Tahoe Railway & Transportation Company; Nevada-California-Oregon Rail-way; Nevada Midland RR Company; Nevada Northern Railway; Nevada Short Line Railway; Oregon Short Line and Idaho Central; Owens River Valley Electric Railway Company; Rawhide Western Railway; Sierra Valleys Railway; Verdi Lumber Company; and chapters on Logging Railroads of the Lake Tahoe and Truckee River Basin, and on Other Early Lumber Railroads in the Truckee Area
Univ Nevada Press 11¼x8¾ hardcover [10/92] for $57.30
Howell-North Books hardcover [4/82] out of print/used
Howell-North Books 11x9 hardcover [1962] out of print/used
Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California, Volume 2 book by David F. Myrick  "Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California, Volume II: The Southern Roads" [1992]
by David F. Myrick

rail lines covered are: Amboy-Saltus RR; American Carrara Marble Company; Atlantic & Pacific RR; Bonnie Claire and Ubehere; Borate & Daggett RR; Bullfrog Goldfield RR; Death Valley RR; Epsom Salts Railroad (monorail); Las Vegas & Tonopah RR; Lida Valley RR; Ludlow & Southern Railway Company; Mohave & Milltown Railway; Mojave Northern RR; Nevada Southern Railway; Randsburg Railway Company; The Salt Lake Route; Six Companies, Inc.; Tecopa RR Company and the Greenwater copper boom; Tonopah and Tidewater RR; Trona Railway Company; and Yellow Pine Mining Company; with chapters on Calico and Its Silver Railroad, Pioche and Its Railroads, Reno Streetcar Lines, and Searchlight and Its Railroads; as well as a Roster of Locomotives and an Index to Volumes I and II
Univ Nevada Press 11¼x8¾ hardcover [10/92] for $66.82
Howell-North Books 11x8¾ hardcover [1963] out of print/used
Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California, Volume 3 book by David F. Myrick  "Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California, Volume III: More On The Northern Roads" [2007]
by David F. Myrick

rail lines covered are: {more} Boca & Loyalton RR; Bucks Lake RR; Carson & Colorado Railway; Central Pacific RR; Clover Valley Lumber Company; Davies Box & Lumber Company; Feather River Lumber Company; Feather River Railway; Fernley & Lassen Rail-way Company; Fruit Growers Lumber Company; Indian Valley RR; Lake Almanor & Caribou Powerhouse; Lassen Lumber & Box Company; Massack Timber & Lumber Company; Modoc Northern Railway and Goose Lake & South-ern Railway; Nevada-California-Oregon Railway (The Final Years of..); Nibley-Stoddard Lumber Company; Northern Calif-ornia RR Company; Quincy & Eastern Railway Company; Quincy Lumber Company; Red River Lumber Company; Sierra Valleys Railway; Sloat Lumber Company; Spanish Peak Lumber Company; Surprise Valley Railway; and Swayne Lumber Company; with chapters on the Feather River Power Plant Railroads, on the Oro Electric Corp. proposed railroad to a power plant on Yellow Creek, and on Recent Developments in Nevada Railroads
Univ Nevada Press 11x8½ hardcover [10/2007] for $66.82

"Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California" 3-volume set [2007] by David F. Myrick
Univ Nevada Press 11¼x8¼x3¾" wide slipcover set [10/2007] - out of print/sold out

Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History - Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah book by Donald B. Robertson  "Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History, Volume 1: The Desert States - Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah" [1986] by Donald B. Robertson
Caxton Press 11¼x8¾ hardcover [9/86] out of print/many used
Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming book by Donald B. Robertson  "Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History, Volume 2: The Mountain States - Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming" [1971] by Donald B. Robertson
Taylor Publng 11¾x9 hardcover [1971] out of print/used
Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History - Oregon and Washington book by Donald B. Robertson  "Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History, Volume 3: Oregon and Washington"
[1995] by Donald B. Robertson

Caxton Press 11½x9 hardcover [1995] for $23.34
Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History - California book by Donald B. Robertson  "Encyclopedia of Western Railroad History, Volume 4: California" [1998]
by Donald B. Robertson

Caxton Press 11¼x8¾ hardcover [1998] for $29.21

Train Time / Wolfville book by M. Allen Gibson  "Train Time: Nostalgic Glimpses of A Wolfville Boyhood During Which Train Watching Was A Happy Pastime" [1973]
by M. Allen Gibson, Illustrated With Photographs by The Author

Wolfville is a port town in Kings County, Nova Scotia, which means that the author's tales are about the Dominion Atlantic Railway [1894/1994].
Lancelot Press pb pamphlet [1973] out of print/scarce
Trails Begin Where Rails End / Motoring Adventures book by Albert D. Manchester  
"Trails Begin Where Rails End: Early-Day Motoring Adventures In The West and South-west" [1987] by Albert D. Manchester
Trans Anglo Books 11x8¾ hardcover [6/87] out of print/used
Railroads & Railroad Towns in New Mexico book by William Clark  "Railroads and Railroad Towns In New Mexico" [1989]
by William Clark

New Mexico Magazine 10¾x8¼ pb [6/89] out of print/used
New Mexico's Railroads Historical Survey book by David F. Myrick  "New Mexico's Railroads: A Historical Survey" [1990]
by David F. Myrick

Univ New Mexico Press 9x6 pb [7/90] for $17.12
Railroads of Colorado book by Claude Wiatrowski  "Railroads of Colorado: Your Guide To Colorado's Historic Trains and Railway Sites" [2004] by Claude Wiatrowski
Voyageur Press 11¼x9 hardcover [6/2004] out of print/used
New Mexico Railway Legacy  "The Train Stops Here: New Mexico's Railway Legacy" [2005]
by Marci L. Riskin

Univ NM Press 10x8 pb [5/2005] for $16.47
Univ NM Press 10¼x8½ hardcover [5/2005] for $26.37
Rails Around Denver book by Allan C. Lewis   "Rails Around Denver (Images of Rail)" [2007]
by Allan C. Lewis

Arcadia Publng 9x6½ pb [7/2007] for $19.79

Railroad Infrastructure & Equipment


Angus Sinclair [1841-1919] wrote and-or published a series of general books about railroading;
Angus Sinclair Publishing Co. was based in New York City.
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/lookupname?key=Sinclair%2C%20Angus%2C%201841-1919

"Locomotive Engine Running and Management: A Treatise On The Operation of Locomotive Engines"
[1885 + at least 21 editions] by Angus Sinclair
http://www.amazon.com/Locomotive-running-managementa-treatise-locomotive/dp/9333116354/ [2013 reprint]
http://www.amazon.com/Locomotive-Engine-Running-Management-Treatise/dp/1112491007/
http://www.amazon.com/Locomotive-engine-running-management-locomotives/dp/B00086X6TI/

"Twentieth Century Locomotives: Treating On The Designing, Construction, Repairing, and Operating
of Railway Machinery" [1904] by Angus Sinclair Company
http://www.amazon.com/Twentieth-Locomotives-Construction-Particularly-Superintendents/dp/B00HI2J248/
http://www.amazon.com/Twentieth-Locomotives-Designing-Construction-Repairing/dp/B007F7BQQS/

"Development of The Locomotive Engine" [1907] by Angus Sinclair (over 200 illustrations)
http://www.amazon.com/Development-locomotive-engine-elementary-engineers/dp/1112576851/
http://www.archive.org/details/cu31924003627167

"Railroad Men's Catechism: Being An Instruction Book For Enginemen, Trainmen, Signalmen, and Every Person
Connected With The Movement of Trains" [1907] by Angus Sinclair

"Firing Locomotives" [1910] by Angus Sinclair

"Development of The Locomotive Engine" [rev 1970] by Angus Sinclair, Edited by John H. White, Jr.
http://www.amazon.com/Development-Locomotive-Engine-Angus-Sinclair/dp/0262190680/


1947 Firing the Steam Locomotive book from The Reading Railroad  "Firing The Steam Locomotive" [1947] from The Reading Company
Reading Railroad's official handbook for its last generation of locomotive firemen.
Periscope Film LLC 10x8 pb [6/2013] for $9.95
Periscope Film LLC pb [6/2013] out of print/used
Circus Trains Album of Photographs book from Kalmbach  "Circus Trains (Trains Album of Photographs, Number 19)" [1947]
by Charles Philip Fox

Kalmbach Publng hardcover [1947] out of print/scarce
Railroad Station Architectural History book by Carroll L.V. Meeks  "The Railroad Station: An Architectural History" [1956]
by Carroll L.V. Meeks

Profusely-illustrated book that chronicles the evolution of the architecture of the railroad station in both Europe and America from the 1830s to the 1950s.
Dover Publns 9x6½ pb [6/2012] out of print/used
Yale Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [12/56] out of print/many used
100 Years of Steam Locomotives  "100 Years of Steam Locomotives: Collectors Edition" [1957]
by Walter A. Lucas

Simmons Boardman 11¾x9 hardcover [6/57] for $59.95

"100 Years of Railroad Cars" [1958] by Walter A. Lucas
Simmons Boardman hardcover [1/58] out of print/rare

Railroad Caboose History, Legend & Lore book by William F. Knapke & Freeman Hubbard  "The Railroad Caboose: Its 100 Year History, Legend, and Lore" [1968]
by William F. Knapke, with Freeman Hubbard

Describes all aspects of the job of train conductor, whose office was the caboose; includes several short stories by Hubbard
Golden West Books hardcover [1987] out of print/used
Golden West Books hardcover [1979] out of print/used
Golden West Books 8½x5½ hardcover [6/1968] out of print/used
American Railroad Passenger Car  "The American Railroad Passenger Car" [1985]
by John H. White Jr.

Johns Hopkins Univ Press {6.25 pounds} pb [3/85] for $70.00
Vol 1: 12½x10½ pb [3/85] for $40.00
Vol 2: 12½x9½ pb [3/85] for $34.40
Railway Station Social History book by Jeffrey Richards & John M. MacKenzie  "The Railway Station: A Social History" [1986]
by Jeffrey Richards & John M. MacKenzie

Looks at the many functions of the railroad station around the world, from Victorian London to modern big city America to smaller stations in the empty West of America.
Oxford Univ Press 9½x6½ +hardcover [10/86] out of print/50+ used
Train Wrecks Pictorial History book by Robert Carroll Reed  "Train Wrecks: A Pictorial History of Accidents On The Main Line" [1988]
by Robert C. Reed

Schiffer Publng 11x8½ pb [2000] for $19.99
Random House Value Publng 10½x8½ hardcover [9/88] out of print/many used
Pullman Systems In The Golden Years book by Peter T. Maiken  "Night Trains: The Pullman Systems In The Golden Years of American Rail Travel" [1992] by Prof. Peter T. Maiken
First, a history of American railroads and the development of passenger routes; second, a detailed list of every Pullman train and its location at midnight every night.
Johns Hopkins Univ Press 11x8½ pb [10/92] out of print/40+ used
Lakme Press 11x8¾ hardcover [11/89] out of print/used
American Railroad Freight Car book by John H. White Jr.  "The American Railroad Freight Car: From The Wood-Car Era To The Coming of Steel" [1993] by John H. White, Jr.
Johns Hopkins Univ Press pb [11/95] for $42.96
Johns Hopkins Univ Press 12¾x10½ hardcover [10/93] for $0.00
Railway Stations Masterpieces of Architecture book by Charles Sheppard   "Railway Stations: Masterpieces of Architecture" [1996]
by Charles Sheppard

New Line Books 13x8¾ hardcover [11/98] out of print/40+ used
Smithmark Publng 12½x9 hardcover [9/96] out of print/40+ used
Trains of the Circus, 1872-1956 book by Fred Dahlinger  "Trains of The Circus, 1872-1956" [2000]
by Fred Dahlinger, Jr. and Circus World Museum

Iconografix 8¼x10 pb [6/2000] out of print/used
Show Trains of The 20th Century book by Fred Dahlinger  "Show Trains of The 20th Century" [2000]
by Fred Dahlinger, Jr.

Iconografix 8¼x10 pb [10/2000] for $26.96
American Passenger Train  "The American Passenger Train" [2001]
by Mike Schafer

Motorbooks Intl. 10¼x10½ hardcover [11/2001] for $34.95
Railroads Across North America Illustrated History book by Claude Wiatrowski  "Railroads Across North America: An Illustrated History" [2007]
by Claude Wiatrowski

Kindle Edition from Voyageur Press [9/2007] for $11.10
Crestline Books 12½x9¼ hardcover [8/2012] for $11.68
Steam Locomotive Engineering History book by Ken Gibbs  "The Steam Locomotive: An Engineering History" [2013]
by Ken Gibbs

Kindle Edition from Amberley Publng [8/2013] for $9.99
Amberley Publng 9¾x6¾ pb [8/2013] for $25.63
America's Greatest Circus Train book by Bruce C. Nelson  "America's Greatest Circus Train" [2013]
by Bruce C. Nelson, Foreword by Fred Dahlinger, Jr.

The annual circus parade in Baraboo, Wisconsin began as a small test in 1963, but the response was enormous, so they added taking the circus by train to Milwaukee and then to Chicago; but the Bush economy took its toll, and the last such circus train was in 2003; 335 mostly-color photographs.
Heimburger House Publng 10½x10½ hardcover [9/2013] for $49.46
Train Definitive Visual History book by Smithsonian Institition  
"Train: The Definitive Visual History" [2014 bestseller]
from Smithsonian Institition
with two collectible prints
D.K. Smithsonian 13¾x11¼ hardcover [9/2014] for $30.60
Great American Railroad Stories / 75 Years of Trains Magazine book  "Great American Railroad Stories: 75 Years of Trains Magazine" [2014]
by Editors of Trains Magazine

Non-fiction tales including first-hand accounts, historical photos, and essays by Al Kalmbach, David Morgan, Lucius Beebe, many others
Kalmbach Books 10½x8¼ hardcover [11/2014] for $18.13

"An Engineer's Guide To The Firing and Handling of Steam Locomotives, Including Firing of The Boilers, Sanding Flues,
Proper Use of The Throttles, and Emergency Procedures" [1995 = sold out] by Jerry Brooks & Karl Ryden

"Train Depots and Roundhouses" [1995] by Hans & April Halberstadt
http://www.amazon.com/Train-Depots-Roundhouses-Motorbooks-Classic/dp/0760313512/ [5/2002]
http://www.amazon.com/American-Train-Depot-Roundhouse/dp/0760300038/ [4/95]

"Travel By Pullman: A Century of Service, 1865-1969" [10/2004] by Joe Welsch
http://www.amazon.com/Travel-Pullman-Century-Service-1865-1969/dp/0760318573/

"The Cars of Pullman" [5/2010] by Joe Welsh, Bill Howes & Kevin J. Holland
http://www.amazon.com/The-Cars-Pullman-Bill-Howes/dp/0760335877/

"Great Railroad Tunnels of North America [4/2011] by William Lowell Putnam
http://www.amazon.com/Great-Railroad-Tunnels-North-America-ebook/dp/B00752B7JE/
http://www.amazon.com/Great-Railroad-Tunnels-North-America/dp/0786459514/

"Building Big Iron: The Epic History of Locomotive Building In The United States From 1830 To The Present" [12/2012] by Bill Yenne
http://www.amazon.com/Building-Big-Iron-History-Locomotive-ebook/dp/B00ATT9X8M/

"Grand Central Terminal: 100 Years of A New York Landmark" [1/2013] by Anthony W. Robins
http://www.amazon.com/Grand-Central-Terminal-Years-Landmark/dp/1584799943/

"Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America" [1/2013] by Sam Roberts, Foreword by Pete Hamill
http://www.amazon.com/Grand-Central-Station-Transformed-America-ebook/dp/B008ASBAOE/
http://www.amazon.com/Grand-Central-Station-Transformed-America/dp/1455525960/

Travel by Rail

Steam from Kenya to the Cape book by E. Talbot   "Steam From Kenya To The Cape: An Enthusiast's Guide To The Steam Locomotives of East, Central, and South Africa" [1976] by E. Talbot
Halcyon Books pb [3/76] out of print/scarce
Continental Railway Circle hardcover [3/76] out of print/scarce
Big Red Train Ride travel book by Eric Newby   "The Big Red Train Ride" [1979] by Eric Newby
Author set out with his wife, a photographer, and the required official guide to gather detail about life in the U.S.S.R., finding much that is irreverent and humorous, They traveled on the Trans-Siberian Railway between Western Europe and the Pacific coast at Vladivostock; the route covers seven time zones and 5,900 miles, a journey lasting 192 hours and 35 minutes.
Penguin Travel Library 7½x5 pb [5/85] out of print/many, many used
Picador Books 7½x5 pb [11/89] out of print/many used
Penguin Travel Library 7½x5 pb [3/80] out of print/many, many used
St. Martin's Press 8¼x5¾ hardcover [2/79] out of print/many used

Great Railway Journeys of The World book from the B.B.C.  "Great Railway Journeys of The World" [B.B.C. Books 1981]
by Michael Frayn, Ludovic Kennedy, Miles Kington, Michael Palin, Eric Robson, Brian Thompson, and Michael Wood

Crown Publns 8½x7½ pb [9/81] out of print/many used
E.P. Dutton, Inc. hardcover [9/82] out of print/60+ used
Crown Publns 8½x7½ hardcover [9/81] out of print/used
Great Little Railways book from the B.B.C.  "Great Little Railways" [B.B.C. Books 1984]
by Russell Chamberlin, Colin Garrat, Peter Hillmore, Simon Hoggart, Stanley Reynolds, Lyn Webster & Michael Wood

B.B.C. Books 8¾x7½ hardcover [5/84] out of print/used
German cover for The Story of Railroad Travel book by Wolfgang Schivelbusch   "The Railway Journey: The Industrialization of Time and Space In The Nineteenth Century" [1987] by Wolfgang Schivelbusch
Kindle Edition from Univ California Press [5/2014] for $20.76 {sic}
Univ California Press 8¼x5½ pb [5/2014] for $31.95
Univ California Press 8¼x5½ pb [2/87] out of print/40+ used
Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag German-language 7½x5 pb [8/2000] import/many used
We Took the Train book edited by H. Roger Grant  "We Took The Train (Railroads In America)" [1990]
Edited by H. Roger Grant

An illustrated collection of twenty-one personal accounts of train travel in the United States, from early 1830s beginnings to Pullman sleepers, with attention paid to the hardships of military troops, migrant workers, and prisoners of war.
Northern Illinois Univ Press 10x7 hardcover [11/90] for $23.37
Dining By Rail / Golden Age of Railroad Cuisine book by James D. Porterfield  "Dining By Rail: The History and Recipes of America's Golden Age of Railroad Cuisine" [1993 classic] by James D. Porterfield
St. Martin's Griffin 9x7 pb [5/98] for $15.63
St. Martin's Press 9x6½ hardcover [1993] out of print/many used
Great Railway Journeys book from the B.B.C.  "Great Railway Journeys" [B.B.C. Books 1994]
by Clive Anderson, Natalia Makarova, Rian Malan, Michael Palin, Lisa St. Aubin de Teran, and Mark Tully, with photographs by Tom Owen Edmunds

Penguin Books, Ltd. 7¾x5 pb [7/95] out of print/used
B.B.C. Books 11¼x8¾ hardcover [8/94] out of print/50+ used
More Great Railway Journeys book from the B.B.C.  "More Great Railway Journeys" [B.B.C. Books 1996]
by Benedict Allen, Chris Bonington, Henry Louis Gates, Buck Henry, Ben Okri, Alexi Sayle, and Victoria Wood, with photographs by Tom Owen Edmunds

Penguin Books, Ltd. 7¾x5 pb [12/97] out of print/used
B.B.C. Books 10x7½ hardcover [9/96] out of print/used
Great Railway Journeys of The World Encyclopedia book by Max Wade-Matthews  "Great Railway Journeys of The World: An Encyclopedia of The World's Best Locomotive Journeys" [1998] Edited by Max Wade-Matthews
Recent & historical accounts of rail journeys including New Zealand, Ulan Bator, Canada, Mexico, and Downtown San Francisco
Hermes House 11½x9 pb [1999] out of print/60+ used
Anness 9x6 hardcover [10/2000] out of print/many used
Hermes House 11¾x9¼ hardcover [3/98] out of print/50+ used
All Aboard! Golden Age of Rail Travel book by Lynn Johnson & Michael O'Leary   "All Aboard!: Images From The Golden Age of Rail Travel" [1999]
by Lynn Johnson & Michael O'Leary

Chronicle Books 8¾x8 hardcover [6/99] out of print/used
Travel by Train, American Railroad Poster book by Michael E. Zega & John E. Gruber  "Travel By Train: The American Railroad Poster, 1870-1950" [2002]
by Michael E. Zega & John E. Gruber

120 poster images, photographs & sketches
Indiana Univ Press 11x11 hardcover [9/2002] for $23.10
From The Dining Car / Greatest Rail Dining Experiences book by James D. Porterfield  "From The Dining Car: The Recipes and Stories Behind Today's Greatest Rail Dining Experiences - More than 200 Recipes & Reflections From North America's Greatest Trains" [2004] by James D. Porterfield
St. Martin's Press 9x7¾ hardcover [11/2004] out of print/used
Agatha Christie / 8:55 to Baghdad book by Andrew Eames  "The 8:55 To Baghdad: From London To Iraq On The Trail of Agatha Christie & The Orient Express" [2005] by Andrew W. Eames
Kindle Edition from Overlook [2006 edition] for $13.99
Overlook 8x5¼ pb [5/2006] for $14.18
Overlook 8¼x5¾ hardcover [6/2005] for $22.78

see also BlackHat Mystery Bookstore's Agatha Christie [1890-1976] Pages

John Betjeman On Trains book by Jonathan Glancey  "John Betjeman On Trains" [2006] by Jonathan Glancey
John Betjeman [1906-84] was the U.K. Poet Laureate (1972-84) and a railfan; author Glancey collects letters and other pieces by Betjeman about his travels by rail across Britain.
Methuen Publng Ltd. 6x4¼ hardcover [8/2006] for $13.95
Methuen Publng Ltd. 6x4¼ hardcover [8/2006] out of print/used

"The Great Railway Bazaar" [1975] by Paul Theroux

"The Old Patagonian Express" [1979] by Paul Theroux

"The World Commuter: Great Journeys by Train [May 21, 2001] by Christopher Portway
http://www.amazon.com/World-Commuter-Journeys-Summersdale-travel/dp/1840241454/

"Classic Railway Journeys of the World" [10/2003] by Max Wade-Matthews
http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Railway-Journeys-World-Wade-Matthews/dp/0754812952/

"The Way We Were: Riding The Rails" [Sept 2008] by Michael Swift
http://www.amazon.com/Way-We-Were-Riding-Rails/dp/0785824448/

Great Train Journeys of the World book from Time Out  "Time Out: Great Train Journeys of The World" [2009]
by Editors of Time Out

Time Out Guides 9½x7½ pb [10/2009] for $20.68
"Travels in Siberia" [2010] by Ian Frazier

"The Last Train To Zona Verde" [2013] by Paul Theroux
http://www.amazon.com/Last-Train-Zona-Verde-Ultimate/dp/061883933X/

"Italian Ways: On and Off the Rails from Milan to Palermo [6/2013] by Tim Parks
http://www.amazon.com/Italian-Ways-Rails-Milan-Palermo/dp/0393239322/

http://www.amazon.com/Railroads-African-American-Experience-Photographic/dp/0801891620/
http://www.amazon.com/Dining-By-Rail-Americas-Railroad/dp/0312187114/

Riding The Rails That Created The Modern World book by Tom Zoellner  "Train: Riding The Rails That Created The Modern World - From The Trans-Siberian To The Southwest Chief" [2014] by Tom Zoellner
Kindle Edition from Viking/Penguin [1/2014] for $11.99
Penguin Books pb [DUE Nov 2014] for $12.17
Viking Adult 9x6¼ hardcover [1/2014] for $21.13
Complete North American Train Travel Guide book by Jim Loomis  "All Aboard: The Complete North American Train Travel Guide" [4th edition 2015]
by Jim Loomis

Kindle Edition from Chicago Review Press [1/2015] for $9.99
Chicago Review Press 4th edition 8¾x5½ pb [1/2015] for $15.34
The Times Great Railway Journeys of the World book by Julian Holland  "The Times Great Railway Journeys of The World: Discover The History, Route, and Sites of 50 Famous Railway Lines" [2015] by Julian Holland
Featured railroads are located in Argentina, Australia, China, South Africa, and the U.S.A. {C&TSRR}.
HarperCollins UK 11x8½ hardcover [2/2015] for $37.51

'Riding The Rods'

"They were hobos, and . . . every word [that] they uttered . . . spelled adventure." ~~ Jack London [1876-1916]

The Original Hobo Nickel Society [est. 1992]
The Hobo Museum {formerly The Chief Theatre}, 51 Main Street South in Britt, Iowa
National Hobo Convention [Aug 2014] in Britt, Iowa
Intl. Brotherhood Welfare Assn. [1905-1920s] mutual aid society for hobos

1907 title page for Tramping With Tramps by Josiah Flynt  "Tramping With Tramps: Studies and Sketches of Vagabond Life" [1899]
by Josiah Flynt

Nabu Press 9¾x7½ pb [3/2014] for $25.62
The Century Co. UK hardcover [1900] out of print/scarce
The Century Co. hardcover [1899] out of print/scarce
Jack London's The Road 1907 memoir  "The Road" [1907 memoir] by Jack London [1876-1916]
A collection of nine essays with illustrations that appeared in Cosmopolitan Magazine in 1907 and 1908; cited by Beatnik author Jack Kerouac [1922-69] as inspiration for his becoming a writer.
Edited & with an Introduction by Todd DePastino
Rutgers Univ Press 8½x5½ pb [5/2006] for $21.95
Rutgers Univ Press 8½x5½ hardcover [5/2006] for $65.00
unedited editions
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2012] for FREE!
Arc Manor 9x6 pb [1/2009] for $4.99
Aegypan 9x6 pb [9/2006] for $10.95
Aegypan 9x6 hardcover [9/2006] for $22.95
A Tramp's Philosophy book by Bart Kennedy  
"A Tramp's Philosophy" [1908] by Bart Kennedy
J. Long Pubrs hardcover [1908] out of print/scarce
Adventures of a woman Hobo book by Ethel Lynn  "The Adventures of A Woman Hobo" [1917] by Ethel Lynn
TheClassics.US 9¾x7½ pb [9/2013] for $16.69
BiblioBazaar 8¾x5¾ pb [11/2009] for $19.79
BiblioLife 10x7 hardcover [11/2009] for $31.49
Kessinger Publng 9x6 hardcover [9/2010] for $31.64
Confessions of a Twentieth Century Hobo book by Digit  "The Confessions of A Twentieth Century Hobo" [1924] by 'Digit'
H. Jenkins hardcover [1924] out of print/scarce
Autobiography of Boxcar Bertha book as told to Dr. Ben Reitman (French book cover)  "Sister of The Road: The Autobiography of Boxcar Bertha" [1937]
as told to Dr. Ben Lewis Reitman [1879-1943], Afterword by Barry Pateman

NABAT/A.K. Press 9x6 pb [5/2002] for $8.76
Amok Press Book Club 8¼x5¼ pb [7/88] out of print/50+ used
Gold Label hardcover [1937] out of print/used
The Big Road novel by Tom E. Clarke  "The Big Road" [1965 novel] by Tom E. Clarke
The Pacific Northwest in April 1933: teenage Vic Martin is unable to bear the poverty of his stump ranch home and the constant conflict with his stepfather, so he runs off - determined to find a better life.
Lathrop, Lee & Shepard Co. 8½x6¾ hardcover [1965] out of print/used
Lathrop, Lee & Shepard Co. hardcover [1965] out of print/used
Lathrop, Lee & Shepard Co. hardcover [1966] out of print/used
Hard Travellin' / Hobo History book by Kenneth Allsop  "Hard Travellin': The Hobo and His History" [1967]
by Kenneth Allsop

Penguin Books Ltd. mass pb [6/72] out of print/used
Plume/NAL 8½x5¾ pb [1970] out of print/used
New American Library 8½x6 hardcover [1967] out of print/many used
Tales of an American Hobo book by Charles Elmer Fox  "Tales of An American Hobo" [1989] by Charles Elmer Fox
Univ Iowa Press 8½x5½ pb [8/2005] for $19.00
Univ Iowa Press 8¾x5¾ hardcover [11/89] out of print/used
Tales of the Iron Road book by Maury Graham & Robert J. Hemming  "Tales of The Iron Road: My Life As King of The Hobos" [1990]
by 'Steam Train' Maury Graham & Robert J. Hemming

Marlowe & Co 8¼x5½ pb [10/92] out of print/used
Paragon House Publrs pb [3/90] out of print/used
Paragon House Publrs hardcover [3/90] out of print/many used
Once A Hobo... book by Monte Holm & Dennis L. Clay  "Once A Hobo: The Autobiography of Monte Holm" [1999]
by Monte Holm & Dennis L. Clay

The Great Depression sent Holm drifting around the country in 1930 at the age of thirteen.
First Page Publns 11½x8½ hardcover [9/99] out of print/60+ used
Executive Hobo / Riding the American Dream book by Bo Keeley  "Executive Hobo: Riding The American Dream" [2011]
by Bo Keeley, Foreword by Roy Reiman

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [1/2014] for $7.00
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [6/2011] for $10.76
Stories & Traditions of American Hobos book by Barbara Hacha  "Mulligan Stew: Stories and Traditions of American Hobos" [2013]
by Barbara Hacha

Kindle Edition from MediaMix Prodns [11/2013] for $6.99
MediaMix Prodns 9x6 pb [11/2013] for $13.23

http://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Female-Tramp--No-1-ebook/dp/B009SZNQJA/
http://www.amazon.com/Hobo-Handbook-Field-Guide-Living/dp/1440512272/
http://www.amazon.com/One-More-Train-Ride-Underground/dp/0253216524/
http://www.amazon.com/The-Last-Great-American-Hobo/dp/1559582995/


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