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1 De Young, Larry Erie Lackawanna in Color (Four Volumes)
Edison, NJ Morning Sun Books, Inc. 1991-1997 187888705x / 9781878887054 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Four volumes titled, The West End, New York State, The East End, and The Early Years. All are first printings. Volume 1 and 2 have bumped lower corners. All others are in excellent condition, very clean and unmarked. Dust jacket for vol. 1 has a 1/2" tear to upper fore edge and a 1/8" chip to lower rear edge. Light wear otherwise. DJ for vol. 2 has a 1 1/4" tear to the lower, rear edge and a 1/4" tear to the upper spine. DJ for vol. 3 has a 1" tear to the upper spine. DJ for vol. 4 is very clean, no tears, chips, etc. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall 
Price: 180.00 USD
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2 Hanft, Robert M. San Diego and Arizona The Impossible Railroad
Glendale Trans-Anglo Books (1984) 0870460714 / 9780870460715 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Spine lean, light foxing to the top page edges. All else is very clean indeed. The dust jacket is very good with light wear to the corners and spine ends. The lower spine does have a couple of small tears and creasing. In a new mylar protector. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; San Diego was truly endowed by nature with one of the world's finest harbors, yet its development languished far behind that of its rival port cities. Why? The lack of transportation options has made all the difference.

San Diegans did not want to be a satellite of Los Angeles, but..to naught. The wild and rugged mountain barrier behind the town was simply too much of an impediment-until John D. Spreckels came upon the scene.

This is the story of how Spreckels welded together existing short-line railroads to push through a tortuous but 'direct' railroad to the East. The spectacular passage through Carriso Gorge, fraught with construction and operating difficulties, was an expensive obstacle.

Illustrations follow every facet of railroad development form steam dummies to mainline construction, steam power, the diesel era, and early and modern passenger service. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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3 Murdock, Dick Smoke in the Canyon - My Steam days in Dunsmuir
Ross, CA. May-murdock Pub. 1986 0932916112 / 9780932916112 First Edition, Limited Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
LIMITED to 200 copies. Tan cloth, very minor wear but for light insect damage showing at bottom or top edge of covers, illustrated with photos, 140 pp. Dust jacket has minor wear at spine ends.; Oblong 8vo 
Price: 72.05 USD
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4 Sweetland, David R. Lackawanna Railroad in Color
Edison, NJ Morning Sun Books 1990 0961905883 / 9780961905880 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Lower corner bumped but otherwise in excellent condition. Dust jacket has a couple of 1/8" tears to the top of the spine and has a matching bump to the one corner. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 128 pages 
Price: 31.50 USD
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5 Walker, Chard Chard Walker's Cajon Rail Passage to the Pacific
Glendale Trans-Anglo Books (1985) 0870460722 / 9780870460722 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket Signed by Author
Brown boards. Very nicely illustrated throughout. Illustrated endpapers. Signed and inscribed by the author on the title page. It is dated 1985. The lower corners are bumped but otherwise a very nice copy with minimal wear. No other markings, names, etc. The dust jacket has a several small tears of less than 1", chipping to the upper spine, wear to the corners. ; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 254 pages; Signed by Author 
Price: 80.00 USD
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