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Auction for 5 books, 4 are hard covers; all very good condition


1. Trains Around the World. 1972 1st ed. Octopus, London
The advent of steam, speed and streamlining
America, Asia, Australasia (includes NZ)
Diesel & electric trains
Underground services
Freight yards
162pp; b/w & col photos & repros of drawings; index; glossary
D/jkt; sml tears; sello spine tail


2. The Great Book of Railways. Ed Herbert Strang. 1929. Humphrey Milford Oxford UP
Written for an older boy, not childish
Making the railway: coaches, signals, tubes, famous expresses & loco stories, other countries etc
Many nice detailed illustrations
128pp; full page col plates; b/w drawings; illust epps
Presentation bookplate dated 1929; v/l/foxing; wear to cover corners & spine ends


3. Great Railway Journeys. Various authors. Photos: TO Edmunds. (1994) 1995. Penguin/BBC, London
6 journeys on various Continents described
213pp; col photos; maps; s/covers


4. Railways of the Andes. Brian Fawcett. 1963 1st ed. Allen & Unwin, London
The mountainous terrain with steep grades provided a challenge to the builders *& opeartors of this line which thought to be an impossible task
Very detailed with first-hand stories as the author worked on these trains for 25 years
328pp; b/white photos; graphs incl fold-out; bibliography; glossary; index; maps on epps; name ffep
D/jkt: wear to corners and spine


5. Trains. 100 Questions and Answers. 2003. Robert Frederick, Bath
Appears to be a child’s book, but still interesting
Questions re trains, stations, Rail Museums, train trivia
23pp; col photos; printed on heavy card




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  • Seller location: Napier, Hawke's Bay, NZ

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