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« Reply #20 on: Feb 27th, 2016, 10:54am »
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I wont post the cover of book 8 because it is of a non-descript type. Just a red book leather hard cover with a PRR keystone on it. In stead I will post a inside the book mage page. Many station photos fill the pages of this book. A pleasant and informative book by E. P. Alexander.  
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« Reply #21 on: Feb 27th, 2016, 10:56am »
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My cover photo of book 9.  
* Railway Architecture ; by Marcus Binney and David Pearce. A British book covering Stations and Terminals, with lots of photos nd histories on the stations.
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« Reply #22 on: Feb 27th, 2016, 10:59am »
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My cover photo of book 10 . This is the dust cover drawing, both front and rear cover makes one large view of a station interior with all of its activity.
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I wont post the cover of book 8 because it is of a no-descript type. Just a red book cover with a PRR keystone on it. In stead I will post a inside the book mage page.

 
My copy still has the dust jacket. I have owned this book for nearly 40 years.
 


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Thanks a lot for the cover photo of "On the Main Line" Henry. A nice clear photo. My copy has no dust cover. I got it that way.  
 
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Looks like it might be on Horseshoe curve.

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Looks like it might be on Horseshoe curve.

 
It is looking toward tower OB  at Overbrook, PA just to the west of Philly.


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« Reply #27 on: Feb 28th, 2016, 8:40am »
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** My eleventh book that covers stations and terminals.
 
 With the Pennsylvania railroad they would hire professional photographers to make a photographic series of the main lines for different years. Many of the photos in on the Main Line are from these series. There is a single book on one of these series. The photographer was William H. Rau. The book is " traveling the Pennsylvania Railroad" . The Pennsylvania railroad commissioned Rau in 1891 to make this Photographic Essay of the Railroad. 86 of his photos are used in this Gallery of photos. Photos are divided into 4 sections. The main line of the New York to Philly, then Philly to Harrisburg, third Harrisburg to Pittsburg. Last section is made up of photos from 2 other divisions the Schuylkill and the Bel-Del, and the Northern Central Railway.
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A second photo to the left of the first is of the Locomotive and Photographic car assigned to Rau by the PRR.
* His work has been displayed over and over again, right to present time. Always drawing large numbers of people to view this collection.
* A very interesting book on the PRR.
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***  My twelfth book on Depots, Stations, and Terminals. You can see I snuck in the term Depot. It should have been there all the time. This book is;
** "The Vanishing Depot", by Ranulph Bye. A book of sketches of depots, mostly in color. There are 91 sketches and only a few cover signal towers, and watchman shanty's. The stations covered and from a dozen different railroads. 10 of the depots have multipole views of then. A good book on the subject of depots.
* I'll cover this book with 4 posts because of the way this forum wont allow for multiple photos being posted. I have 4 photos to post.
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* First is a look at the dust cover. This is a sketch of the New Hope, Pa. Depot


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** The second post is of the hard cover.


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Next the opening pages with titling.


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This forth post is a partial index of depots, to show what is covered.


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Another book, 13TH, I got today at the Greenberg train show in Edison NJ is ;
** "Readings Victorian Stations" , by Edward A. Lewis.
* This is a 120 page, soft covered book, of photos and information on all the branches of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad. There are so many photos of stations in this book, very many are covered. I have not counted them. It would take to long.
*  Published in 1976.
* The station seen on the cover is Trenton Junction, in New Jersey.
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My twelfth book on Depots, Stations, and Terminals. You can see I snuck in the term Depot. It should have been there all the time. This book is;
"The Vanishing Depot", by Ranulph Bye.

 
Hi Frank....I knew the author of this book and met him on several occasions as we both painted in watercolor. At one of the dinners we attended I asked him to autograph my copy of the book. Shown here is the result of that request along with a photo of Ranulph in the process....Tom
 


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Very good Tom . I never meet a author of anything I liked. I do like the station drawings in the Vanishing Depot book by that author. Also think a lot of the Edward Lewis, Reading book of Victorian stations.  
 Tom always nice to here from you again.  
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14TH BOOK;  I got today a Railroadian Book of station photos on the New Jersey and New York Railroad. Volume 2. Not to proper a book because pages are not numbered. They are turn of the century photos on the stations on line from New York City ( Jersey City) to Haverstraw NY. All photos except one are on the west side of the Hudson river.
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Some real classic books you have here. These tend to have more historical depth than the "picture" books that seem most popular these days. I prefer these older books.
 
I have a few of the "next station" books for the NYS&W and WB&E  that I bought back in the 70's when I rode my bike to the local hobby shop. I still take my large magnifying glass to the old pictures to check out the details; especially the depot advertisements. - They must have chewed a lot of Wrigley's gum back then.  


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The "Next Station" books are indeed great, if for nothing than providing as you  said, hours of detail to pour over, due to the large exposure glass negative nature holding in all that juicy detail!
 
My first (and actually only one so far) is the Erie's Wyoming Div. book. At the time I got it, the locations contained within might have been another planet as far as I was concerned, but over the years, the "wow, this used to be here" aspect of them has become more apparent to me as I've gone exploring the region, collected maps, and used computer imagery to show me what was once there. Ferroequineology is fun!


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It is something that almost all the photos are from around 1910. Many of the buildings do look new.
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