Up for auction we have a terrific antique railway engineering book called WOODEN FLAT CARS AND GONDOLAS , by D. C. Royce & E. W. Hartough. Published in 1925 by the International Textbook Company, this is a rare FIRST EDITION of the book. This is a softcover with brown wraps, measuring in at 6x8, with 49 pages. This is a marvelous technical book, very detailed and well-written, and it contains a great collection of 43 intricate line drawing illustrations. The contents include:
General Construction of Flat Cars; Methods of Repair; Gondola Cars ~ Construction of Car Body, Doors, Gates, Coke Racks, Repair of Car Body; Hand-Brake Gear, etc.
The book is FAR MORE DETAILED than this; above is only a list of the main section titles. I've scanned in a few illustrations, so as to give you a sense of the book, but I really can't say enough about the rich detail offered ; if you're interested in the fine details of old-timey railway engineering, then this book will surely dazzle you! As far as the book's condition goes: the pages are clean and bright, and the book is holding together quite well. T's some timewear, fading, and minor bumping and t, but certainly this copy is in pretty good shape overall. Keep in mind also that this is an authentic 82-year-old original publication. Please feel free to have a look at my other auctions
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