Railroad and Transportation Paper and Ephemera: A through L --part 1 of 2

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ACL "No Wonder . . . It's Always Florida" booklet.

Travel brochure highlighting different areas of Florida with color photos of bathing beauties. Several pages on travelling on the Atlantic Coast Line. Illustrations, descriptions of Florida vacation destinations, amenities aboard trains, ACL logo on back cover, 1951, 24 pages, 8" by 10", near mint. $18

ATSF Mesa Verde National Park.

Hightlights of tour to Mesa Verde, by way of Gallup and the Fred Harvey El Navajo Hotel. Small b/w photos of Hotel interior and exterior and the indian ruins at Mesa Verde, maps of excursion route, ATSF system map. 2 color printing, 1923, 9" by 24" foldout, excellent-near mint (slight wear at folds). $18


ATSF Santa Fe Grand Canyon National Park

Color-covered brochure describes amenities and facilities at the Santa Fe Grand Canyon resorts (El Tovar, Bright Angel Lodge). Tours, amusements, side trips, reservation information. Map of resort area. 1948, 11" by 25" foldout, excellent (slight wear at folds), $9


ATSF Santa Fe Ry "Your Trip to California".

Indian motif red and buff brochure "answers questions most often asked about the trip to California". Descriptions of routes, services, trains, and stops along the way. Route map, 3 b/w photos and fares included, 1925, 15" by 16 3/4" foldout, near mint, $32


ATSF Santa Fe Indian Detour Harveycars

Fred Geary illustrated booklet explains the sights and accomodations. Photos of La Fonda Hotel, Bishop's Lodge, The White, and Packard "Harveycars" visiting many Southwestern tourist attractions. Descriptions of four itineraries, ATSF system map. 1927, 8" by 9", 32 pages, good (tears at folds, loose cover, some abrasions), $20


ATSF Grand Canyon Outings, February 1935

Artist map of Grand Canyon, Information on El Tovar, Bright Angel, camping and trails. B/W photographs of scenery, numerous Native American photos. Cover and centerfold artwork printed in color. ATSF system map. 1935, 8" by 9", 32 pages, also includes brochure on "New Bright Angel Lodge and Cabins" excellent, $22


ATSF Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico.
Description of Cavern, with history and many B/W photos. Discussion of accommodations at Carlsbad and Clovis. Ad for Indian Detours. System map. 24 pages, 1931, very good (small tear on cover) 8" by 9".


ATSF-SFPRR Grand Canon of the Colorado River Arizona.
Treatise on canyon by C.A. Higgins with b/w illustrations. Guide to touring the canyon via Santa Fe Pacific, and stagecoach service from Flagstaff. Published by the Passenger Department of Santa Fe Route. 32 pages, 1897, ATSF system map, excellent 7.25" by 8.75".


Baltimore&Ohio Along the Picturesque Potomac
Scenic guide to historic points along the Potomac River Valley published by Poole Bros., Chicago. Numerous b/w photos of the Potomac River Valley include an aqueduct carrying the C&O canal, Harper's Ferry, Magnolia Cut-Off and many other picturesque scenes. Undated, early century. 8" by 9", 16 pages, excellent.


Boston&Lowell R.R. Summer Saunterings by the B. and L.
Extensive guidebook to "pleasant places among the mountains, lakes and valleys of New Hampshire, Vermont and Canada. Illustrated with b/w engravings, 3 foldout onionskin maps: 15" by 18" B&L system map, 14" by 14.5" map of Winnipesaukee Lake, 11" by 9.5" map of Lake Sunapee, 176 pages, 1970 reprint of original 1886 edition, excellent.

Canada Steamship Lines: Niagara to the Sea brochure.
Attractive booklet contains timetables, vacation suggestions, interior and exterior photos of steamships, and provides a glimpse of lake and waterway travel in the 1920s. 1922, three color printing throughout, 20 pp. Many pictures, color system map, excellent.

Canadian Steamship Lines S.S. Richelieu Cruises.

Trip guide for Eastern Canada week-long cruises. B/w photos of sites and ship interior, including accomodations, dining room, music room and gift shop. Deck plans for S.S. Richelieu, rooms and rates. 1954, 16 pages, 4" by 9", excellent, $8

CB&Q Burlington Route Combination Tours Blotter.
4" by 9" Color rendering of the Many Glacier Region. The Q offered alternate routings permitting visits to both Glacier and Yellowstone on the same round trip ticket.


CB&Q Vista Dome Views.
Route guide for the California Zephyr listing facts on all principal stops. Consist of the California Zephyr is explained. Two B/W photos. 16 pages, two-color throughout, 1953, excellent 9" by 4".

C&NW Ry Chicago & North Western Railway ruled notebook.

Turn-of-the-Century notebook with calendars for 1899, 1900 and 1901, advertising "electric lighted trains between Chicago, St. Paul Minneapolis". Also, "4 fast trains from Chicago: Overland Limited, Colorado Special, North-Western Limited, Duluth-Superior Limited". Notebook contains advertising for land available for settlers, 48 pages, 2.5 " by 5.5", unused, excellent. $8

CNW The Story of the Giant Class "H" Locomotive.
Four page brochure features specifications and narrative description of locomotive series, and photo of engine 3024. 4" by 9" two color printing, circa 1933, excellent.


D&H Delaware & Hudson Laurentian.

Route guide for picturesque New York to Montreal name train. Inside cover has b/w 1950's era photo of Delaware & Hudson office building in Albany, NY. 24 pages, 4.25" by 6.25", circular D&H Bridge Line logo on back cover, E.S. Gillooley, General Passenger Agent, excellent, maps, undated (1950s). $10

D&H Delaware & Hudson The Adirondack.

Route guide for picturesque New York to Montreal name train. 16 pages, 4.25" by 7", map, excellent, undated (early 1970s), D&H and Amtrak logos on rear cover, C.B. Sterzing, Jr., President, excellent, $6

D.L.& W. Anthracite coal blotter.

Advertising coal blotter for Delaware, Lackawanna & Western anthracite has sportsman/fishing theme. 3.5" by 6.75", DL&W anthracite logo, F.A. Robinson, Newport, N.H., 1940s-1950s, near mint, $7

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