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Category: All Categories: Transportation: Railroads: RR Disasters
9 items found.   List items by:   Author     Title     Publisher
1.
Aldrich, Mark.  
Death Rode the Rails: American Railroad Accidents and Safety, 1828-1965.

Publisher: Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 2006..
First Edition ISBN: 0801882362 Small quarto, about 10.25 inches tall, in very light green cloth. 446 pages illustrated by a few photographs and drawings. Not the usual sensational pictorial, this is a technical and business study with historical trends, cost data, etc. Both the book and jacket are clean, crisp and unworn with just a hint of edgewear. Binding sound. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine Dustjacket

Appr.: | AUD 64.86 CAD 66.37 EUR 43.64 GBP 36.14 JPY 6,000.00 MXN 750.00 ZAR 600.00 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 17015.
    
US$60.00
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2.
Bradley, James T.  
Wrecks, Accidents and Collisions.

Publisher: Irving Texas: Bradley Enterprises, 1991..
First Edition ISBN: 0962463337 96 pages. Quarto in gilt stamped brown cloth. Illustrated by color photographs. This pictorial looks in some detail at several railroad accidents since 1966. Organized by cause: defective track, defective equipment, human error, and weather / miscellaneous. Both the book and jacket are bright, clean and unworn. Hardcover Hardcover Fine in Fine Dustjacket

Appr.: | AUD 27.03 CAD 27.65 EUR 18.18 GBP 15.06 JPY 2,500.00 MXN 312.50 ZAR 250.00 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 11261.
    
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3.
DeNevi, Don  
Tragic Train The City of San Francisco

Publisher: Superior Publishing Company 1977.
Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket First Edition Hardcover Light rubbing to DJ. Inked owners name on rear flyleaf. ; B&W Photographs; 11 x 8-1/2"; 188 pages

Appr.: | AUD 43.24 CAD 44.25 EUR 29.09 GBP 24.10 JPY 4,000.00 MXN 500.00 ZAR 400.00 

Purchase direct from: Crossroad Books. Item number: 27200.
    
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4.
Griswold, Wesley S.  
Train Wreck!

Publisher: Stephen Greene Brattleboro, VT 1969.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 1st Edition Hardcover Previous owner's cataloging label neatly taped to spine. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 150 pages; 24794pta

Appr.: | AUD 35.14 CAD 35.95 EUR 23.64 GBP 19.58 JPY 3,250.00 MXN 406.25 ZAR 325.00 

Purchase direct from: The Novel Shoppe. Item number: 24794.
    
US$32.50
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5.
Helmers, Dow.  
Tragedy at Eden [Signed].

Publisher: Pueblo CO: Published by the author, 1970..
First Edition Octavo, about 9.25 inches tall, in blue cloth. Limited edition, #933 of 1000 copies, SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR. 149 pages illustrated by photographs (of fairly poor quality), a map in the rear pocket. A clean crisp copy with a touch of extremity wear. The jacket has mild chipping at the head of the spine, a triangular piece (about 2 sq. in.) missing at top rear panel, some tiny tears at at front panel, and it is price clipped. The book is subtitled: "An accounting of the catastrophic events on the night of August 7, 1904, at Bridge 110-B, near Eden, Colorado, on the mainline of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad, Often referred to as the Eden Wreck." Near Pueblo Colorado, this accident caused the biggest loss of life in a train accident up until that time; 97 people died. Hardcover Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good Dustjacket

Appr.: | AUD 37.84 CAD 38.72 EUR 25.45 GBP 21.08 JPY 3,500.00 MXN 437.50 ZAR 350.00 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 16960.
    
US$35.00
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6.
Reed, Robert C.  
Train Wrecks: A Pictorial History of Accidents on the Mainline.

Publisher: Seattle: Superior Publishing, 1968..
First Edition Quarto, about 11 inches tall, in red cloth. 183 pages illustrated by photographs. A predictable, and often reprinted, pictorial. Some of the photographs are indeed impressive and the ephemeral materials pictured on the subject are fascinating. A bright clean copy with no sign of wear. The jacket is crisp, complete, untorn and bright. Hardcover Hardcover Fine in Fine Dustjacket

Appr.: | AUD 27.03 CAD 27.65 EUR 18.18 GBP 15.06 JPY 2,500.00 MXN 312.50 ZAR 250.00 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 18925.
    
US$25.00
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7.
Reed, Robert C.  
Train Wrecks . . . A Pictorial History Of Accidents On The Main Line
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Publisher: Bonanza NY 1968.
Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket Hardcover DJ clipped, some crinkling to lamination in bottom spine corner of rear panel. ; Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 183 pages; 28753

Appr.: | AUD 16.22 CAD 16.59 EUR 10.91 GBP 9.04 JPY 1,500.00 MXN 187.50 ZAR 150.00 

Purchase direct from: The Novel Shoppe. Item number: 28753.
    
US$15.00
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8.
Reed, Robert C., Illustrated by: B&W Illustrations  
TRAIN WRECKS: A Pictorial History of Accidents on the Main Line

Publisher: Bonanza Books New York 1968.
Black paper and yellow cloth over boards in color photographic dust jacket. 183 pages of dire disaster on the rails, depicted in B&W photos and period illustrations. Wrecks from 1853 on - derailments, head-on collisions, rear enders, bridge disasters, fires, runaways, boiler explosions and on and on... Some terrific photos of wreckage. Front free endpaper bears a discolored rectangle from something previously laid in. Dust jacket has a couple of short closed tears in upper edge. All else very clean, tight, sharp. Reprint Edition Very Good Hard Cover Very Good Plus 4to - over 9" - 12" tall

Appr.: | AUD 21.62 CAD 22.12 EUR 14.55 GBP 12.05 JPY 2,000.00 MXN 250.00 ZAR 200.00 

Purchase direct from: The Prints & The Paper. Item number: 1772.
    
US$20.00
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9.
Ridgway, Arthur.  
The Case of Train Number 3.

Publisher: Denver: Rocky Mountain Railroad Club, 1957..
Early paperbound edition Thin softcover octavo in blue paper, 67 pages. The sixth volume in the Club's series, this was published in hardback in 1956. The story of the 1921 flood of the Arkansas River in Pueblo Colorado and the destruction of a Denver & Rio Grand Passenger Train. The book was originally produced at the railroad's behest. The story is meticulous; the photographs impressive; the four foldouts crisp and undamaged. A nice sound copy with minimal extremity wear, unmarked and soundly bound, but with pronounced sun fading to the spine and a minor dog-ear to the front cover. Softcover Softcover Very Good

Appr.: | AUD 32.43 CAD 33.19 EUR 21.82 GBP 18.07 JPY 3,000.00 MXN 375.00 ZAR 300.00 

Purchase direct from: Gallagher Books, ABAA, ILAB. Item number: 11322.
    
US$30.00
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