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Narrow Gauge Railways and Locomotives
9 Historic Books on CD

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The narrow gauge railways and locomotives book collection is a collection of 9 late 19th century books about great about narrow gauge rail. From the railways to the locomotives that ran on them, this collection of books - with great illustrations - will educate you on the decisions and forces that guided the construction of rail systems in their early history. It makes for fascinating reading for early railroad buffs.

All the titles contained on this CD are listed below.

  1. Illustrated catalogue of narrow-gauge locomotives (1885) - Burnham, Parry - 75 pages
  2. Narrow gauge railways (1871) - Spooner, C. E - 184 pages
  3. Dimensions, Weights, & Tractive Power of Narrow-gauge Locomotives (1877) - 59 pages
  4. Standard gauge and narrow gauge; a popular discussion of the relative advantages of the standard and the narrow gauge for light and local railroads (1880) - Weber, Max - 43 pages
  5. Narrow gauge railroad system a complete success. Its adaptability to the business of the Pacific Coast (1872) - Watson, William Stuart - 96 pages
  6. Narrow gauge railways in America : a sketch of their rise, progress and success : valuable statistics as to grades, curves, weight of rail, locomotives, cars, etc. : also a directory of narrow gauge railways in North America (1876) - Fleming, Howard - 144 pages
  7. Narrow gauge railways : a proposal for their adoption as a means of extending the railway system of New Brunswick at a reduced cost (1865) - Boyd, J. Edward - 14 pages
  8. Railways Or No Railways: Narrow Gauge, Economy with Efficiency. V. Broad Gauge. (1872) - Robert Francis Fairlie - 525 pages
  9. The field engineer : a handy book of practice in the survey, location, and track-work of railroads ; containing a large collection of rules and tables, original and selected, applicable to both the standard and the narrow gauge, and prepared with special reference to the wants of the young engineer (1882) - Shunk, William Findlay - 354 pages

Here are some interesting illustrations from the volumes:

This CD runs on all Windows and Macintosh computers. You must have a web browser and Adobe Acrobat Reader - (available for free download if you do not have it installed on your computer.) The book index is organized in an HTML menu that is compatible with all browsers and the books themselves are in PDF format to allow them to be universally accessed. Many books on this CD are searchable and printable.

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Price: $14.97     SKU: D429     Qty: