RPR Consulting

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. 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.

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

4

  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