Railroad and Transportation Paper and Ephemera: M through Z

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Michigan-Ohio Navigation Co. Detroit/Cleveland Service

Full color brochure for S.S. Aquarama providing autoferry service between Detroit and Cleveland. Extensive coverage of onboard amenities. 1959, 15" by 18" foldout, mint, $9

MILW San Francisco World's Fair 1940.

1940 marked the second and final year for the S.F. World's Fair, and the Milwaukee Road provided low cost tourist service. Info on the fair, attractions, accomodations, etc., 2 pages on MILW service including the Olympian. 1940, 24 pages, 8" by 9", excellent, $18

MKT Missouri-Kansas-Texas (KATY) Great Southwest

Brief history of the origin and development of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad. includes narrative with many illustrations and photos. 36 pages, 1970, first printing, system map, excellent, 5" by 8", $9

MP Missouri Pacific Souther Utah & Northern Arizona Parks.

Promotional brochure for tours to Zion, Kaibab Forest, north rim of the Grand Canyon, Bryce Canyon and Cedar Breaks. Tours depart Cedar City, UT. B/W photos depict accomodations and scenic sites. ca. 1950, 24 pages, foldout to 9" by 16", excellent, $9

MP Missouri Pacific Texas Guest Ranches Invite You

Dude ranch resorts of the San Antonio are are promoted in this 2-color brochure. Many photos of dude ranching, amenities and scenes. Directory of ranches, including Medina, Kerrville, Hunt and Bandera Texas resorts. ca 1950, 16 pages, 8" by 9", system map, excellent, $9

MP Missouri Ozarks

Promotional brochure contains numerous phots of sights and activities. 2 pages of sharp interior photos showing dining car with Mopac china, observation car, coach and heavyweight car sections. ca 1940, 12 pages, 8" by 9", small system map, excellent, $16

NYC A Century of Progress of the New York Central Lines
1934 advertising brochure for Chicago's Century of Progress published by the New York Central Lines. Back page ad for the 20th Century Limited, premier Chicago - New York train. B/w photos of giant Hudson type locomotive of the New York Central, and important NYC passenger terminals in Detroit, St. Louis, Chicago, Buffalo, Cleveland, Boston and Cincinnati. 9" by 16" system map covers New York Central, Michigan Central, Big Four, Boston & Albany, and Pittsburgh & Lake Erie lines. 4" by 9" folds out to 16" by 18", mint.

PRR LN WAB Fast Through Service to Florida ...

Florida train travel brochure via 3 railroads: Pennsylvania, Louisville & Nashville, and Wabash Railway from the Mid-west. 4 trains highlighted: the South Wind, Florida Arrow, Southland and Flamingo. Includes timetable for each train, equipment and map of route from Chicago. 1940, folds out to 17" by 24", large 8" by 15" railroad map by Poole Bros. of Florida lines, excellent, $18

The Pullman Company Exhibit: 1940 New York World's Fair.

World's Fair brochure highlights current operating equipment and documents Pullman service in 12 b/w photos. 5 types of room configurations and observation lounge car are described and pictured. Centerfold features Pullman's World's Fair exhibit of modern Pullman service. Photo of Pullman captain and his porters. Interior photos of accomodations made up for both day and night includes passengers and porter. 18 pages, 8" by 10", Pullman "Travel and Sleep in Safety and Comfort" logo on back cover, excellent, $14


Phila. & Reading Coal & Iron Company: Buried Sunshine.
Colorfully illustrated child-like story of how coal was formed and how it is now mined, and the advantages of anthracite. Dinosaur theme. Large Reading Anthracite logo on back cover. 24 pages, 5" by 8", 1932, very good.

Reading Coal "So Clean- So Careful- Prepared!" blotter

Colorful red, white and blue unused blotter for Famous Reading Anthracite. Advertises Rochester Ice & Cold Storage Utilities, Inc. 770 Emerson Street, Rochester New York, phone GLENWOOD 2700, circa 1930s-40s, 3.5" by 6.25", excellent, unused, $8

Reading Coal "Speaking of Laundered Coal" blotter

Colorful red, white and yellow unused blotter for Famous Reading Anthracite. advertises business of "F.A. Robinson, Newport , N.H. Phone 59-W". 1938, 3.5" by 6 1/8", excellent, unused, $7

Blue Coal: "More people buy Blue Coal" blotter.
Three color printing, 9" by 4", excellent.


Raymond Whitcomb Land Cruises in America Summer 1929.
Using specially commissioned Pullman equipment, Raymond Whitcomb Tours offered a unique travel opportunity in the 1920's. Diagrams of each car on the Land Cruise train. Many B/W interior car photos. 96 pages, 1929, excellent, 6" by 9".

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Seaboard Air Line Railway Resorts of the Carolinas & Georgia

Exceptional Turn-of-the-Century brochure of resorts along the SAL include resorts at Pinehurst, Southern Pines, Camden, Savannah, Brunswick, Thomasville, Augusta. Resorts include The Carolina, Hobkirk Inn, Prospect House, Southern Pines House, Court Inn, Kirkwood-on-Camden-Heights, Hampton Terrace, etc. Detailed descriptions of resorts and surrounding areas. Sepia-tone photos of resorts and offerings are displayed with fancy borders. Seaboard's luxury trains are highlighted: Florida Limited, Seaboard Mail and the Seaboard Express. 1904, 28 pages, very good, contact Meg for more information.

Seaboard Air Line Railway Florida Settlers brochure

Settler brochure for Florida published by the Agricultural and Land Settlement Department of the Seaboard Air Line Railway. Information on farming includes details on crops, climate, fruits and livestock, poultry and dairying. 4" by 9".25 folds out to 16" by 9".25, undated, mint, $14.

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SP A New Sunset Limited.

Name train brochure for 1920s era Sunset Limited, train 101 and 102. Greatly detailed reference of Sunset Limited includes consist, Westbound and Eastbound schedule, brief route guide, photo/description of new locomotive (4-8-2). Numerous b/w photos of car interiors and onboard services, include dining, barber, observation car, bath, valet, lounge, berths (day and night), men's and ladies' lounges, ad for Apache Trail Detour, small map, SP Lines Sunset logo on cover, 20 pages, 3" by 5", excellent, $22

UP Tomorrow's Train Today brochure.
Promotional brochure from the "Century of Progress" exhibition (where a model of the UP 10,000 was on display, the train had not been completed). 4 page 5.5" by 3" black and silver printing, excellent.

W&M S.S. Co. S.S. Milwaukee Clipper

Colorful 1950s brochure features well-known Great Lakes car ferry that ran Milwaukee to Muskegon. Brochure features 16 samll color photos of travel on-board the ship including accomodations, lounges, theatre and boat deck. Cover features color phot of ship and logo, schedule of sailings, fares, 1958, 7.5" by 9", 4 pages, excellent, $8

WP Western Pacific Story Behind S.F.'s Cable Cars

Fold-out broochure from 1949 Chicago Railroad Fair. Schematic diagram of cable car. B/w photos of S.F. cable cars from various eras. Ad for California Zephyr on back cover. 3.75" by 7" unfolds to 7" by 15", WP Feather River Route logo front and back covers, excellent, $6

Utah the Unique: Utah and the Intermountain Empire

Tourist brochure reminiscent of 1930s era of travel. Published by the Utah Chamber of Commerce. B/w period photos of tourists, sportsmen, transportation. Dexcriptive narrative of scenic area. Map of Salt Lake City in relation to the Western national parks. 32 pages, 1932, 6" by 9", excellent, $8

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