The Collector's Book of Railroadiana

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The Collector's Book of Railroadiana

The Collector's Book of Railroadiana
Castle Books | 1976 | ISBN: 0890094411 | English | 272 pages | PDF | 23.3 MB


In The Collector's Book of Railroadiana, Stanley Baker, who has been collecting virtually everything related to railroading since early childhood and who today has one of the largest collections of railroad artifacts in the country, combines an engrossing history of the steam era with an account of what railroad memorabilia exist and why. With over 200 black-and-white photographs and 32 color plates, he documents early antique toy trains; beautiful examples of locomotive art, including rare paintings and photographs. Currier and Ives lithographs, posters, glass lantern slides and stereo view cards, sheet music, and greeting postcards; timetables, tickets, brochures, and maps; advertising items, such as trays, tobacco tins, calendars, signs, paperweights, and souvenir spoons; elegant sets of china, silverware, and glassware; as well as railroad hardware— lanterns, whistles, caps, watches, locks, and builders' name plates, which were affixed to the early locomotives.

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