Buildings and structures of American Railroads. A reference book for railroad managers, superintendents, master mechanics, engineers, architects and students

New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1893. Hardbound. Old blue library buckram. xxxiv+500 pp. with 691 text illus. Good, ex public library copy with marks, few pages loose but overall a tight copy. Item #125040

This is the first major American book on the subject (though Bradford Gilbert’s privately printed work on stations appeared in 1881). In the present work the author describes over five hundred different buildings; there are chapters on watchman’s shanties; section tool-houses; section houses; dwelling houses for employees, sleeping quarters &c for ditto; snow-sheds and protection sheds for mountain slides; signal towers; car sheds and car cleaning yards; ashpits; ice-houses; sand houses; oil storage houses; oil mixing houses; water stations; coaling stations for locomotives; engine houses; freight houses; platforms, platform sheds and shelters; combination depots; flag-depots; local passenger depots; terminal passenger depots; and appendix. There are 691 illustrations. This description is courtesy of Charles Wood, 1984.

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