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When Eastern Michigan Rode the Rails, Volume 2 : (Book Two) the Rapid Railway and Detroit-Port Huron by Rail-Ship-Bus

By: Schramm, Jack E, and William H. Henning

Price: $19.00

Publisher: Interurban Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 20210

ISBN: 0916374750

Condition: Very Good in Good dust jacket


223 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Tall hardcover, 223 glossy pages, index, chronology, over 400 b/w photos and facsimiles including trains, streetcars, stations, maps, tickets, timetables, etc, etc. Also includes chapter on steamboat lines and chapter on buses. ; 1st printing stated. Subtitle on title page: The Rapid Railway and Detroit-Port Huron by Rail-Ship-Bus. Subtitle on jacket: Detroit to Port Huron by Rail, Water and Road. ; Minor wear to book. Boards slightly b... View more info

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Illustrato Fiat : 100 Years On, Fiat Group Employees Magazine, Special Issue, Volume 47, Number 6, July 1999

By: Settine, Roberto, and Giancarlo Riolfo

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Satiz: 1999

Seller ID: 18408

Condition: Near Fine


114 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, 144 glossy pages, tons of color and historical b/w photos, company history, racing, styling, advertising campaigns, technology, etc. English throughout. ; No defects. Appears unread. Includes supplemental 72-page volume, One Hundred Years of Fiat Cars, by Ettore Gregoriani, as issued. View more info

Freight Car Equipment of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway : August 1, 1937

By: Shaver, Carl W.

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Chesapeake & Ohio Historical Society: 1989

Edition: Revised Edition

Seller ID: 20545

ISBN: 0939487136

Condition: Very Good+


173 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Tall softcover, [ix] + 110 + 20 + 18 + 12 + 4 pages, 173 total pages, lots of lists and stats, over 300 b/w illustrations including architectural diagrams (side-elevations and end-elevations) and historical photos with detailed captions. ; Material based on railroad's own 1937 publication. This publication copyright 1980. This is revised edition, 1989. ; Covers show light wear, one very small spot. Interior clean, binding tight. View more info

High Sulfur Fuel Tests on Detroit Diesel-Allison DDA 8V-71T Engine : With Fire Ring, Piston Ring, Steel Ring and Oil Flow Tests

By: Shepley, Paul E.

Price: $185.00

Publisher: Detroit Diesel Allison: 1978

Seller ID: 17900

ISBN: 099894856X

Condition: Very Good+


400 pages; 4to (12") 31 cm; Lot of 8 confidential technical and engineering reports dated 1978-1981. All items bound in report-style folders or flat binders, with mimeograph pages printed one-side only, plenty of tables and stats, and tons of real photos tipped in or bound in. Approx 400 unpaginated pages. ; This is raw data from tests conducted on behalf of Detroit Diesel, Allison Division, General Motors Corporation, by 1) Research & Development Department, Koppers... View more info

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C & O Power : Steam and Diesel Locomotives of the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway, 1900-1965

By: Shuster, Philip, with Eugene Huddleston and Alvin Staufer

Price: $24.00

Publisher: Alvin Staufer: 1965

Seller ID: 20631

ISBN: 0944513077

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


352 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Tall hardcover, dark blue buckram cloth, 352 glossy pages, over 600 historical and modern high-quality b/w photos with captions. ; Worn but intact. No marks but a touch of foxing here and there. Spine lettering rubbed and difficult to read. Lacks jacket. (Amazonbuyers please note: their image does not match our book. Our book has no jacket) View more info

Flivver King, the : A Story of Ford-America

By: Sinclair, Upton

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Haldeman-Julius Publications: 1937

Seller ID: 19704

Condition: Good+


119 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Green softcover booklet, 128 pages numbered to 119, text in 2 columns. ; Copyright 1937. This appears to be very early reprint. ; Upton Sinclair was an unabashed supporter of labor unions; Henry Ford dedicated himself to killing them. From blurb on front cover: 'What is Henry Ford? What has his billion dollars made of him? A dramatic labor struggle is under way. Will Ford recognize the union? Here, in story form, are the facts needed to u... View more info

Art Smith's Story : The Autobiography of the Boy Aviator, Which Appeared As a Serial in the News-Sentinel

By: Smith, Art, with Rose Wilder Lane

Price: $23.00

Publisher: News-Sentinel: 1974

Seller ID: 20230

Condition: Near Fine


99 pages; 8vo (8.5") 23 cm; Orange softcover, 99 pages, b/w portrait photo on front cover. ; Oribinally published in newpaper form 1911 and 1926. This edition 1974. ; Title on front: Art Smith: His Own Story of his Thrilling Career. Edited by Rose Wilder Lee. Additional chapter by Bernard J. Losh. ; Autobiography of famous early stunt pilot, pioneer of skywriting, military test pilot, etc, etc. ; Rear cover, which is unprinted, and top edge, are very lightly foxed. N... View more info

Ford Road, the : 75th Anniversary, Ford Motor Company, 1903-1978

By: Sorensen, Lorin; Illustrated by Patti Reeder Eubank

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Silverado Publishing Company: 1978

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 14567

Condition: Near Fine with no dust jacket


191 pages; Oblong 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Oblong hardcover, brown buckram cloth (fake leather texture) over cushioned boards, gold lettering and decor, reinforced binding, chronology, main text in 2 columns, tons of historical b/w photos, many photos and illustrations in full color, all with captions. Glossy throughout. ; Later reprinted as isbn 0879380780. Special illustrations by Patti Reeder Eubank. Art director Ralph Colonna Jr. Foreword by Henry Ford II. ; Only very ... View more info

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First Fifty Years of Clark Equipment, the : The Story of an American Manufacturing Enterprise, 1953

By: Spatta, George

Price: $44.00

Publisher: Clark Equipment Company: 1953

Seller ID: 20282

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


76 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Tall hardcover, metallic gold gloth, 76 glossy pages, dozens of b/w and monochrome photos and illustrations. ; Biography of Eugene Bradley Clark's company, Clark Equipment, manufacturers of truck and bus transmissions, axles, axle housings, steel wheels, fork lift trucks, drive units for tractors, etc, with plants at Buchanan, Battle Creek, and Jackson, Michigan. ; Light wear to tips. No other defects. Quite scarce. ; Item laid in: small... View more info

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Chesapeake & Ohio Passenger Cars in Color

By: Stegmaier, Harry

Price: $40.00

Publisher: TLC Publishing: 2001

Seller ID: 20630

ISBN: 1883089573

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


96 pages; 4to (11.25") 29 cm; Tall hardcover, [vi] + 90 glossy pages, over 150 full-color photos including interiors and exteriors of cars, plus b/w floorplans and diagrams, train consist information, more. ; Spine shows several very small dings. No other defects. No jacket, as issued. View more info

Cruising in the Caribbean with a Camera : Lecture Delivered May 7, 1903, At New York Yacht Club, Including Description of Globular Naval Battery Invented by Author

By: Stokes, Anson Phelps

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Forgotten Books: 2017

Seller ID: 20337

ISBN: 1332320678

Condition: Near Fine


98 pages; 8vo (9") 23 cm; Tan softcover, [iv] + 46 + 21 pages + 19 illustrations on unnumbered plates, 98 total pages, index. Appendix describes the Floating Battery, a type of warship, invented by and with diagrams by author. ; Originally published by Dodd, Mead & Co 1903. This is a facsimile reprint, 2017. ; No defects. However, reproduction quality of photos is poor. ; Classic Reprint Series View more info

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Make Em Shout Hooray ! : (Signed, with Ephemera) Styling, Marketing and Competition in the American Automobile Industry

By: Stout, Richard H.

Price: $115.00

Publisher: Vantage Press: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 19429

ISBN: 0533077621

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


249 pages; 8vo (9.25") 23 cm; Hardcover, brown cloth, [vi] + 249 pages, index, numerous b/w photos and illustrations with captions. ; Includes chapters on Reith program, James J. Nance's marketing strategy, Edsel calamity, 1959 Mercury, more. ; Isbn misprinted on jacket 0533077671. Fascinating insider's view of early days of automotive industry, focusing on major industrial pioneers Ford, Chrysler, Curtice, Cord, and the intense competition between them. Author spent... View more info

So-Cal Speed Shop : More Than Just Hot Rods

By: Thacker, Tony

Price: $17.00

Publisher: So-Cal Speed Shop: 1998

Seller ID: 17267

Condition: Near Fine


46 pages; 24mo (5.5") 14 cm; Oblong softcover, plain unlettered red and black covers, bound with two binder clips as issued, 46 unnumbered pages, 20 full-page full-color photos of custom cars, including Xeno III, Chrysler Prowler, Retro-style Harley, ZZ Top's 1949 Ford Kopperhead, Jimmy Shine's 1934 Ford Pickup, more, with concise captions. ; 1998 promotional item for So-Cal Speed Shop, a company that has been building and restoring hot rods, classic cars, custom car... View more info

Proceedings, Thirty-Fifth Annual Convention, American Road Builders Association : January 17-21, 1938, Cleveland, Ohio

By: Upham, Charles M.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: American Road Builders Association: 1938

Seller ID: 14147

Condition: Very Good with no dust jacket


918 pages; 8vo (9.25") 24 cm; Hardcover, dark green cloth over flexible boards, gold lettering, 918 pages, list of officers, list of exhibitors, index of speakers, index of subjects, about 100 papers by various experts, tons of b/w figures, photos, lists, tables, charts, etc, including small portrait photos of contributors, with captions. ; Editor in chief Charles M. Upham. Co-editors Ethel A. Birchland, Dan. R. Lamson, S. S. Steinberg. ; Topics include: Asphalt. Dra... View more info

Think Small : Volkswagen of America

By: Valen, Herb

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Volkswagen of America: 1967

Seller ID: 17933

Condition: Very Good- with no dust jacket


76 pages; 16mo (6.75") 17 cm; White oblong hardcover, pale gray endpapers, 76 unnumbered pages, tons of b/w photos and illustrations. ; Promotional item for Volkswagen. ; Jokes, humorous stories and b/w cartoons celebrating the Volkswagen, by Charles Addams, William Hoest, Anatol Kovarsky, Virgil 'VIP' Partch, Roger Price, William Steig, Herb Valen, Gahan Wilson, many more. ; Several small dings and slight discoloration to edges of boards. Interior clean, binding tig... View more info

On the Location of Railroad Curvatures : Being an Investigation of all the Principal Formulas Which Are Required for Field Operations, in Laying Curves and Tangent Lines to Pass through Given Points

By: Van De Graaff, J. S.

Price: $55.00

Publisher: Railroad Journal: 1836

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 18228

Condition: Good+ with no dust jacket


74 pages; 12mo (7.75") 20 cm; Small hardcover, tan cloth over spine, gray-blue boards, black lettering on spine band, 74 pages, cotton-fiber paper throughout, footnotes, dozens of mathematical formulas, 1 table, 27 b/w line diagrams. ; Originally published as series of articles in American Railroad Journal, 1835. This is 1st edition in book form, 1836. Complete subtitle: 'Being an Investigation of all the Principal Formulas Which Are Required for Field Operations, in... View more info

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Railroads of Holland, Michigan, The, Volume 2 : The Twentieth Century (Signed)

By: Van Reken, Donald L.

Price: $27.00

Publisher: Donald L. Van Reken: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 20640

Condition: Near Fine


156 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall white softcover, [iv] + 156 pages, index, 2 full-color photos on covers, about 100 historical b/w photos and facsimiles including 6 small maps, with captions. Title page inscribed and SIGNED by author in ballpoint. ; Contents include: Pere Marquette railroad. Grand Rapids, Holland & Chicago railway. Interurbans. Chesapeake & Ohio. Amtrak. CSX. More. Many photos show snow removal teams and other interesting details. ; Upper tip shows a... View more info

Cincinnati Streetcars, Number 2 : The Inclines

By: Wagner, Richard M, and Roy V. Wright

Price: $9.00

Publisher: Wagner Car Company: 1987

Seller ID: 20635

ISBN: 0914196146

Condition: Very Good


48 pages; 4to (11") 28 cm; Tall softcover, green covers, 48 glossy pages numbered 25 to 72, about 90 high-quality historical b/w photos with captions, plus several line diagrams, tables and small maps. ; Copyright 1968. This edition 1987. ; Covers show light rubbing. Five pages have a small amount of neat underlining in red, quite faded. No other defects. Binding tight. ; Cincinnati Streetcars Series; Vol. 2 View more info

Waltham Gauge

By: Waltham; Illustrated by Don Wood

Price: $56.00

Publisher: Waltham Gauge Company: 1945

Seller ID: 18005

Condition: Very Good+ with no dust jacket


12 pages; 8vo (8") 21 cm; Oblong hardcover, black buckram covers, black plastic comb binding, gilt title on front, 12 unnumbered pages, 11 real photos of Waltham products and Waltham engineers at work. No text other than title and photo credit. ; 1945 promotional publication from Waltham Gauge Company, 9114 E Forest Ave, Detroit, Michigan, makers of precision gears. Photos by Don Wood. ; Boards slightly bowed. Comb a bit misshapen but intact. Quite rare and possibly ... View more info

Turret Lathe Tools Catalog and Manual Number 38 : Warner and Swasey Company, 1938

By: Warner, Worcester Reed, and Ambrose Swasey

Price: $13.00

Publisher: Warner & Swasey Company: 1938

Seller ID: 14864

Condition: Very Good+


176 pages; 8vo (8.75") 23 cm; Hardcover, textured buckram cloth with faux leather finish and embossed silver lettering, rounded corners, wire spiral binding, index, 176 pages, over 100 b/w photos and diagrams. Glossy throughout. ; Industrial tool catalog from 1938. Items include lathes, chucking tools, bushings, cutter holders, bar tools, cross slide tools, rack tools, much more. ; Name stamped on title page. A touch of foxing here and there. Part of title rubbed off... View more info