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tr561.jpg (1077433 bytes)AMERICAN RAILROAD JOURNAL, AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND ADVOCATE OF INTERNAL IMPROVEMENTS. 1836.   Published by D. K. Minor, 23 Chambers Street. N.Y.  11 3/4” x  8 1/2.  Strong graphic masthead of early steam engine and cars.  16pp. Printed on rag paperThis journal was established in 1831, and as canals and  steamers gave way in importance to rail transport, the publication kept up with the evolution. VG, from bound volume, with accompanying bindery marks along spine edge. The paper is clean, with no marks or tears, overall fine condition. Dated March 12, 1836. (Tr.561); $55.  

 I have other issues from 1836 and 1837. Please inquire if additional copies are desired.  

 


 

tr512.jpg (36013 bytes)THE OVERLAND LIMITED. 15" x 15" Milton Bradley Co. Illustrated Game box and contents. N.d., ca. 1900. Graphically appealing lithograph cover art, rather boring game board w/ spinner. Top side panel missing, some wear along edges, else G. (Tr.512); $125. 


tr506.jpg (255786 bytes)OLD COLONY RAILROAD. The Old Colony Railroad: Its Connections, Popular Resorts, and Fashionable Watering-Places. Burleigh ,1877.12mo, folding map, 36 pp., illustrated, original printed pictorial paper wrappers, a good clean copy. Describes the lines routes, principal hotels, Cape Cod, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, etc. (Tr.506); $125.


tr525.jpg (1053889 bytes)1879 PENNSYLVANIA RR BILL OF LADING. 11" x 8 1/2"  Handsome engraving of funnel stack locomotive. Some original fold lines, a few diagonal fold lines, overall VG+. (Tr.525); $65. 


tr524.jpg (319200 bytes)1848 BOSTON AND WORCESTER BILL OF LADING. 4 3/4" x 8 1/2" Small engraving rt side of early locomotive and tender. Some  discoloration, irregularly torn left side, o/w VG.(Tr. 524); $55. 


tr511.jpg (1175838 bytes)RAILROAD  - BILL OF LADING – ILLUSTRATED – PA RR CO. 1854. Bill of lading, nice graphic of funnel stack locomotive. 11” x 8 ½”. 1854  Fine condition..
 (Tr. 511); $65. 


tr506.jpg (684933 bytes)RAILROAD  - BILL OF LADING – ILLUSTRATED – PA RR CO. 1875. Bill of lading, nice graphic of funnel stack locomotive. 10” x 8 ”. 1875  Fine condition. (tr.  506);


tr324.jpg (465904 bytes)RAILROAD  - BILL OF LADING – ILLUSTRATED – PROVIDENCE & WORCESTER – 1862.  Bill of lading, nice graphic of funnel stack locomotive. 4 ½ ” x 8 1/4 ”. 1862  Fine condition. (tr.324 ) $50. :

 


 

tr408.jpg (133854 bytes)INTERIOR OF PULLMAN SLEEPER. Carte de visite; 4 1/8" x 2 1/2". Ca. 1880 ,rare Advertising card for the Union Pacific Overland Route, showing the interior view of a Pullman Tourist Sleeping Car. F cond. (Tr. 408)$425.
The Pullman Sleeping Car was invented by George Pullman in 1857. The Pioneer (1865) was the first rail car designed and built for sleeper service. Pullman constructed this car higher, wider, and longer than day coaches to accommodate its new features. A raised roof provided not only a higher interior ceiling, but a place to install windows to improve ventilation. Folding upper berths first appeared, and a hot air furnace (located under the floor) replaced the dangerous wood-burning stoves.


tr522.jpg (915765 bytes)TRANSPORTATION- RAILROAD - EMPLOYE'S HOME LETTERHEAD. 1896 11" x 8 1/4' illustrated letterhead for the Aged and Disabled Railroad Employe's (sic) Home, Highland Park, Ill. Letter regard fundraising for new home. Original fold lines, overall fine condition. (Tr.522): $36. eb 


tr508.jpg (788375 bytes)TRANSPORTATION- RAILROAD - PORTER & CO. LOCOMOTIVE BUILDERS LETTERHEAD.1886 . 3 pp, 10 1/2" x 7 3/4" first page is illustrated letterhead for the H.K. Porter & Co. Builders of Light Locomotives. Original fold lines, 4 small spindle holes left edge, overall fine condition. (Tr.508); $45.00 


tr505.jpg (891765 bytes)1881 LOCOMOTIVE WORKS ILLUSTRATED LETTERHEAD. 1881 Paterson, N.J., Grant Locomotive Works Illustrated Letterhead, 11" x 8 1/2" , Manuscript letter , Very nice graphic of a broadside view of engine and tender. Four binder holes left margin, o/w F. (Tr.505) $75


ck013.jpg (154794 bytes)HORSE DRAWN STREETCAR CHECK. West Philadelphia Passenger Railway Company Check drawn from the Farmers & Mechanics National Bank. Unused, ca 1870. 3 5/8 x 8 1/4. Good graphic of a horse drawn streetcar .Fine cond. (Ck013) $45.


 

sm057.jpg (304976 bytes)SHEET MUSIC - THE GREAT ROCK ISLAND ROUTE.  1882.. 13 1/4 x 10 1/4. complete.  Graphic litho coverillustrating the Passenger Depot, Chicago. . Internal page has half page map of route. Exhibits age toning, some soiling and wear, from bound volume with accompanying bindery marks along spine, a few edge tears, one page with old paper repair. Cover has very good toanlithy and contrat, overall VG+ cond.  (Sm57) $75.

 


 

RAILROAD CONDUCTOR'S CHECKS. A scarce piece of railroad ephemera. After a ticket was collected, a seat check would have been placed by the conductor of a passenger train in such a manner as to quickly see that the passenger's ticket had already been collected in later passes throughout the car. The conductor's name is printed on the check. These checks were from a collection assembled in the 19th c. (most are which were from the 1870s).

trx011.jpg (48921 bytes)RAILROAD - CONDUCTORS SEAT CHECK – 1870s. PITHOLE VALLEY RAILROAD. 1 1/8"  x 3 3/8". Ca. 1870s seat check of B.C. Steele,  Conductor.   Exhibits some use  and wear, overall VG- Fine. (Trx11); $OLD.

 

 

trx075.jpg (136398 bytes) RAILROAD - CONDUCTORS SEAT CHECK – 1870s.NASHVILLE & NORTHWESTERN RAILROAD.  1 1/4"  x 3 1/4". Ca. 1870s seat check of James Jackson,  Conductor.  Distance along route on back .The Nashville & Northwestern Railroad Company was chartered by the Tennessee State Legislature on Jan. 22nd 1852, the railroad was later sold to the N.C. & St. Louis Railroad Company in 1873.  Exhibits  some use  and wear, overall VG- Fine.(Trx75); $55. 

 

 

trx042.jpg (101447 bytes)RAILROAD - CONDUCTORS SEAT CHECK – 1870s.  BALTIMORE & OHIO RAILROAD.  1 1/8"  x 3". Ca. 1870s seat check of J.R. SHRODES,  Conductor.   Distance along route on back . Exhibits  some use  and wear, overall VG- Fine. (Trx.42); $55. 

 

 

trx041.jpg (130272 bytes)RAILROAD - CONDUCTORS SEAT CHECK – 1870s. DUNKIRK RAILROAD.  1 1/4"  x 3 1/4". Ca. 1870s seat check of ED. BARBER,  Conductor. Distance along route on back .The Dunkirk Branch of the Erie Railroad begins in Salamanca, NY and runs northwest 46.8 miles to Dunkirk, NY. The first train to run over the entire New York & Lake Erie Railroad line departed from the eastern terminus at Piermont, NY on May 14, 1851. It arrived at the western terminus, Dunkirk, NY, on the shores of Lake Erie on May 15, 1851. This historic journey opened the entire railroad line to traffic connecting the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. Exhibits   use and wear, overall V-VG. (Trx.41)$55. 

 

trx061.jpg (92509 bytes)RAILROAD - CONDUCTORS SEAT CHECK – 1870s.  N.H., M. & W.R.R. LINE.  1 1/4"  x 3 1/4". Ca. 1870s seat check of J.R. Haseltine,  Conductor.  The New Haven, Middletown and Willimantic RR was opened to Willimantic, the last rail being laid Friday, April 25, 1873. Exhibits  some use  and wear, overall VG- Fine.(Trx. 61); $55. 

 

 

trx078.jpg (164041 bytes)RAILROAD - CONDUCTORS SEAT CHECK – 1870s.  LAKE SHORE & MICH. SOUTH RAILROAD.  1 1/8"  x 3 1/4". Ca. 1870s seat check of WM. HOYT,  Conductor. Distances are listed on back. Exhibits some light  use  and wear, overall Fine. (Trx.78); $55. 

 

trx010.jpg (164802 bytes)RAILROAD - CONDUCTORS SEAT CHECK – 1870s.  NEW JERSEY SOUTHERN RAILROAD LINE.  1 1/4"  x 3 3/8". Ca. 1870s seat check of J.W. NEAL,  Conductor. Distances on back.  Exhibits  some use  and wear, overall VG- Fine. (Trx10); $55. 

 

 

  


 

tr419.jpg (49834 bytes)BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS. Ca. 1870's 5" x 8" albumen image on 7" x 10" mount. Printed text of Baldwin Locomotive Works, Burnham, Parry, Williams & Co. Philadelphia. Broadside view of the "Meteor" of the L.I.R.R. (Long Island R.R.), along with its tender. Beautiful view, slight edge chipping at corners. (Tr.419); $225.


tr420.jpg (54973 bytes)BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS. Ca. 1870's 5" x 8" albumen image on 7" x 10" mount. Printed text of Baldwin Locomotive Works, Burnham, Parry, Williams & Co. Philadelphia. Broadside view of the early diamond stack locomotive "Sycamore". Fine tonality, contrast and clarity,  minor mount edge wear. (Tr.420); $225.


tr403.jpg (298793 bytes)TRANSPORTATION- RAILROAD. CHICAGO NORTHWESTERN BAGGAGE CAR. Ca.1880s Chicago Northwestern RR Baggage Car Flood Boudoir Card,. 8 1/2" x 5 1/4" . View of a Chicago Northwestern Railway car, water (flooding?)seen below.(Tr.403):$75.eb


tr410.jpg (278484 bytes)RAILROAD - BALDWIN LOCOMOTIVE WORKS - 1890 SVRR.  Photograph, 1890  4" x 7 1/2" albumen image on 5" x 8 1/2" mount. Printed text of Baldwin Locomotive Works, Burnham,  Williams & Co. Philadelphia. Broadside view of locomotive "Edward T. Johnson" of the S.V.R.R. (Based upon the date, I believe this be part of the Shenandoah Valley Railroad, a line completed on June 19, 1882, extending down the Shenandoah Valley from Hagerstown, Maryland USA through the West Virginia panhandle into Virginia to reach Roanoke, Virginia and to connect with the Norfolk and Western Railway (N&W). The development of this railroad had considerable backing from the Pennsylvania Railroad. On September 1890 it went into bankruptcy and was reorganized as the Shenandoah Valley Railway). Fine tonality, contrast and clarity,  minor mount edge wear, overall Fine cond. (Tr.410); $200.

 

We have a small quantity of ca. 1880 unmounted albumen images,  from the Pittsburgh Locomotive Works, 
of various engines and tenders. Click here to view the images

 

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