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Alabama

  RB-4430  Streetcars of Birmingham  (comb bound)  (like new) 
                Hudson                                           $75.00 
                
  RB-5861  Street Railways of Birmingham 
      (good used condition / has laid-in map / interior clean / 3 corners creased) 
                Hudson & Cox             Cox, 1976     $60.00 


Arizona

  RB-3277  Phoenix Street Railway  (SB)   (near mint)
      [20 pp pamphlet completely devoted to Phoenix trolley system, map, photos, roster]
             (Western Railroader, V. 24, #2, Feb, 1961)           $17.00


Arkansas

  RB-4606   The Streetcars of Fort Smith, Arkansas  (excellent, but 1" tear on front cover)
                    Winters            Fort Smith Hist. Soc., 1979      $30.00 


Australia

  RB-4487  Across the Bridge: The Tramways of North Sydney  (SB)  (light used condition)
                    Alfred              Traction, 1960         $20.00 

  RB-4428  The Eastern Lines of the Sydney Tramway System  (SB)  (light used condition)
                    Keenan              Transit, 1989          $35.00 (Sold)

  RB-4462  The Rockdale & Enfield Lines of the Sydney Tramway System
                                               (SB)    (light used condition)
                    Keenan              Transit, 1994          $33.00 

  RB-4413  The Tramways of New South Wales  (SB)  (light wear / diagonal crease on cover)
                    MacCowan            1992                   $50.00 
                    
  RB-3779  Urban Transport and the MTT  (SB)   (light used condition)
                                                               $35.00 


Baltimore area

  RB-3094    Baltimore and its Streetcars  (SB)  (very light used condition)
                   Harwood              Quadrant, 1984         $10.00


Birney

  RB-3958    The Birney Car  (SB)  
   (excellent, except plastic comb binding multiply broken - still holds pages together) 
                     Cox                     Cox             $36.00


Boston area

  RB-2614    The Blue Hill Street Railway  (SB)  (very light used condition)
                     Cummings       Electric Ry Hist Soc, 1957            $30.00


  RB-4439    The Boston Rapid Transit Album  (SB)  (very light used condition)
                     Clarke         Boston St. Ry. Assoc., 1981           $32.00


  RB-0904   Street Cars of Boston, Vol. 1:  Closed Horse and Electric Cars  (SB)  (very light used condition) 
                 (light used condition / includes 2 laid-in maps (both original ??), and a B&W photo print)
                     Cummings               Cox, 1973                      $34.00 


  RB-1121   Street Cars of Boston, Vol. 2: Open Horse and Electric Cars  (SB)  (light used condition)
                     Cummings               Cox, 1974                      $16.00


  RB-4614   Street Cars of Boston, Vol. 4: Semi-convertibles and Trailers  (SB)  (near mint)
    (includes laid-in 1926 system map)      Cummings     Cox, 1976         $38.00 


  RB-3362   Street Cars of Boston, Vol. 5: Articulated & Center Entrance Cars  (SB)  (light used condition)
                     Cummings               Cox, 1974                       $16.00


  RB-2414   Street Cars of Boston, Vol. 6: Birneys, Type 5 Semiconvertibles, Parlor, Private and Mail Cars  (SB) 
                                                                               (light used condition)
                     Cummings               Cox, 1980                       $20.00


  RB-5240   Surface Cars of Boston, 1903-1963  (SB)  (very light used condition)
                     Cummings & Cox              1963                       $24.00

  RB-4459   The Trackless Trolleys of Boston  (SB)  (very light used cond.)
                     Clarke             Boston Street RY Assoc., 1970      $80.00 

  RB-4992   Trolleys Along the Turnpikes: Boston and Worcester Trolley Air Line  (SB)  
                                     (very light used condition / interior clean, no markings / rear map present)
                     Cummings                 Boston St. Ry. Assoc., 1975     (Sold)


Brill

  RB-0900    Brill Deck Roof Trolley Cars  (SB)  (very light used condition)
                     Foesig                   Cox, 1973                    $28.00 

  RB-3806   Light-Weight Cars  (SB)  (new, NOS, no wear)
        (reproduction of 1926 Brill catalog / brochure)
                                            Electric Ry. Soc., 1965       $30.00


California

  RB-5226   Cable Railway Company's System of Traction Rail Ways for Cities and Towns
           (SB)  (near mint, but old price sticker on front)
                               reprint by City of San Francisco, 1973           $10.00
                                        
  RB-5276   Cars of the Pacific Electric, V. II: Interurban & Deluxe Cars  (SB)  (worn / OK reader copy)
              Swett                     Swett, 1965                $12.00
              
  RB-2871    Glendale & Montrose  (SB)  (new in shrinkwrap / 1 corner bumped)
                    Moreau & Walker                                          $50.00
                    
  RB-3125    Henry Huntington and the Pacific Electric  (SB)   (light used condition)
                     Crump                    Trans Anglo, 1970             $16.00 

  RB-2637    Inside Muni  (HB)   (good used condition)
                     McKane & Perles          Interurban, 1982              $65.00

  RB-5083   The Life and Times of the Pacific Electric  (SB)   (near mint cond.)
                            Orange Empire Ry. Museum, 1983                  $11.00

  RB-650    The Life and Times of the Pacific Electric  (SB)   (near mint cond.)
                            Orange Empire Ry. Museum, 1983                  $10.00 

  RB-2422    Los Angeles Railway: All-Time Roster  (SB)   (light used condition)
                     Swett                     Interurban Special, 1952     $80.00

  RB-2483    Los Angeles Railway: Through The Years  (SB)   (light used condition)
                     Easlon                    Easlon, 1973                 $25.00
                     
  RB-5603   Los Angeles & Redondo  (SB)  (light used condition)
                          Swett                  1957                        $28.00 

  RB-3680   The Key Route: Transbay Commuting by Train and Ferry, Part Two  (HB)
                     (moderate used condition / interior clean, binding tight)
                     Demoro                   Interurban, 1985              $45.00  

  RB-3947   Key System Gallery  (SB)  (new)
                     Harrison                 Shade Tree, 2006              (Sold)

  RB-5153   Key System Gallery  (SB)  (new)
                     Harrison                 Shade Tree, 2006              $26.00 
                     
  RB-5178   Monterey & Pacific Grove Street Car Era  (SB)  (near mint)
                Hanson               Interurban, 1990                 $9.00
                     
  RB-5330   North Shore RR: Marin County Electrification  (SB)  (very light used cond.)
              Western Railroader  Vol. 29, #9   Issue 308   Sept, 1965         $25.00 

  RB-2389   The Ontario & San Antonio Heights Railroad: Paific Electric in Ontario & Claremont  (SB)  
                    (minor edge & spine fading & scuffing, otherwise near mint)
                     Swett                      Interurbans, 1969           $60.00 

  RB-3531   On the Rails of Los Angeles  (SB)  (mint condition)
                    Cowan              Hist. Soc of Southern Cal., 1971     $35.00

  RB-3448   Pacific Electric In Color, V. I  (HB)  (no DJ / otherwise near mint)
                    Copeland                    Morning Sun, 1997           $45.00

  RB-3109   Pacific Electric In Color, V. II  (HB)  (no DJ / otherwise near mint)
                    Copeland                    Morning Sun, 1999           $45.00

  RB-5124   Pacific Electric and the Growth of the San Fernando Valley  (new)
                   Coscia               Shade Tree, 2011              $63.00 
                    
  RB-5217   Pacific Electric and the Growth of the San Fernando Valley  (new)
                   Coscia               Shade Tree, 2011              (Sold)

  RB-2611   PE: Pacific Electric Railway: A Pictorial Album of Electric Railroading  (SB)  
    (light used condition / cover lightly smudged along spine / interior clean w/ NO markings)
                     Duke                       Pacific Ry Journa, 1958      $16.00

  RB-2429   Pacific Electric Railway Co.: Official Car Records  (SB)  (light used condition)
                     Swett                      Interurbans Special, 1964    $85.00 

  RB-4064   Pacific Electric Railway: V.2 - The Eastern Division  (SB)  (like new)
                     Duke                      Golden West, 2002             $30.00

  RB-5536   Pacific Electric's 500-Class Cars  (SB)  (near mint)
                     Smatlak                       Shade Tree, 2010               $28.00 


  RB-2658   Pacific Electric's Big Red Cars  (SB)  (light used condition)
                     Long                       Phillips, 1966               $48.00

  RB-2829   Pacific Electric Stations  (SB)   (like new)
                 Heller    Electric Ry Historical Assoc. of So. Cal., 1998   $66.00 

  RB-1155   Petaluma & Santa Rosa Electric R.R.  (SB)   (light used condition)
   [history of the P&SR plus the local street car horse lines, full roster including cars & boats, 36pp]
                     Borden                   Western Railroader, 1960       $22.00
                     
   RB-5457  Sacramento Northern (Interurbans Special # 9)  (SB)  (light used condition)
                                        Interurbans, 1951                $26.00 
                     
  RB-5292   Sacramento Northern (Interurban Special 26)  (SB)  (near mint)
               Swett                 Pentrex, 1998                 $20.00
                     
  RB-5263   Sacramento Northern Album  (SB)  (very light used condition)
                 Swett                Electric Ry, 1963              $17.00

  RB-4646   Sacramento Northern Gallery  (like new)
                     Harrison                 Shade Tree, 2002               $125.00 

  RB-5062   Sacramento Northern Gallery  (very light used condition)
                     Harrison                 Shade Tree, 2002               $110.00

  RB-5233   Sacramento's Shining Rails  (SB)  (light used condition)
                     Mankoff                  Railhead, 1993                   $19.00

  RB-4449   Sacramento's Shining Rails  (SB)  (very light use / lower corner of book creased)
                     Mankoff                  Railhead, 1993                   $18.00

  RB-2202   Surf, Sand and Streetcars  (HB)  (light used condition / DJ in mylar book cover)
                     McCaleb                Interurbans, 1977                $38.00
                     
  RB-5357   Tracks, Tires & Wires: Public Transportation in the Santa Clara Valley  (HB)  (like new)
                  McCaleb               Interurbans, 1981             $20.00 (Sold)
                  
  RB-5431   The White Front Cars of San Francisco  (HB)  (excellent condition throughout)
               Smallwood              Interurbans, 1978           $28.00 

  RB-0643   Wire Cable Railways  (SB) 
                 (binding together, but starting to get loose. DJ has 2" tear at top of spine, and faded)
      [reprint of 1887 of detailed description of Pacific Cable Ry. Co in San Francisico, 70 pp)
                                             Glenwood, 1967                  $40.00
                                             
  RB-5784  The Yellow Cars of Los Angeles  (HB)  (near mint condition)
                  Walker                  Interurban, 1977               $28.00 
 


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Canada

  RB-5486   The Era of Streetcars & Interurbans in Winnigeg  (SB)  (light used condition)
                    Blake            1974 "Centennial Edition"            $12.00 
                       
  RB-4747    History of the Niagara, St Catharines & Toronto Railway  (HB) (very light used cond.)
    (HB version is scarce - no DJ, as issued)    Mills   Upper Canada Ry. Soc., 1967     $90.00
    
  RB-5038  Montreal & Southern Counties Railway Co.  (SB)  (moderate used condition)
                      Grumley                 Bytown, 2004                      $55.00 

  RB-3837    Niagara, St Catharines & Tornto Electric Railway in Pictures  (HB)
      (signed by both authors, #708 out of 2000 / excellent, but corners bumped, minor shelf wear)
                     Panko & Bowen            Niagararail, 1984                 $100.00 

  RB-3492    NS&T (Niagara, St Catharines & Tornto Railway)  (SB)
      (signed by both authors, #858 out of 1000 / good used condition)
                     Panko & Bowen            Niagararail, 1983                 $62.00 

  RB-4391    Rails From the Junction: Story of Toronto's Sunburban Railway  (light used cond.)
                     Salmon                   c. e-1960's                       $80.00    

  RB-3796    Remember Montreal's Streetcars!  (SB)   (light used condition)
                                        Canadian RR Hist. Assoc, 1971           $55.00 

  RB-5422    Ride Through the Garden of Canada  (SB)   (near mint condition)
    [History of the Hamilton, Grimsby & Beamville Electric Ry Co. 1894-1931]
                      Blaine                1967                    $37.00   

  RB-2251    Saskatchewan's Pioneer Streetcars: The Story of the Regina Municipal Railway  (HB)
           (good used condition / DJ stained, creased and frayed along edges and at corners)
                     Hatcher                 Railfare, 1971                     $47.00 

  RB-3789     The Sudbury Streetcars  (light used condition / some fading on covers)
                     Knowles                  Nickel Belt Rails, 1983            $24.00

  RB-4219     Traction of the Grand:
     The Story of Electric Railways along Ontario's Grand River Valley  (HB)
          (book like new, DJ has minor wear, but now in new mylar bookk cover - looks great)
                     Mills                    Railfare. 1977                     $18.00 

  RB-4468     Tri-Town Trollleys: Nippising Central Ry.  (very light used condition)
                     Helm                     Highway, 1984                      $55.00 



Chicago area

  RB-5449   Aurora 'N' Elgin  (SB)  (very light used condition)
                     Johnson               Traction Orange, 1965         $27.00 

  RB-3666   Cable Railways of Chicago  (SB)  (near mint condition)
                     Hilton            Electric Ry Hist Soc, 1954          $70.00 

  RB-4017   Car Plans of the Chicago Railways Co: 1911  (SB)  (near mint condition)
                                       Electric Ry Hist Soc, 1954          $34.00

  RB-3278   Chicago's Rapid Transit, V.I: Rolling Stock / 1892-1947  (HB)  (moderate used condition)
                                              CERA, 1976                   $20.00

  RB-3159   Chicago's Rapid Transit, V.II: Rolling Stock / 1947-1976  (HB)  (moderate used condition)
                                              CERA, 1976                   $20.00

  RB-3326   Chicago Surface Lines  (SB)  (good used condition)
                     Lind                     Transport History, 1974      $28.00

  RB-4406   Destination Loop  (HB)  (very light used condition)
                     Cudahy                  Stephen Green, 1982        $9.00 
                     
  RB-5546  Riverview Park: On the Aurora, Elgin & Chicago RR  (SB)  (near mint condition)
                 Hanks                   AE&CRR Hist. Soc, 1979         (Sold) 

  RB-3113   Supplement to Chicago Surface Lines  (SB)  (good used condition)
                     Lind                     1979                         $20.00

  RB-2564   The Chicago & West Towns Railways  (HB)  (like new, w/ laid-in dimensional drawings)
                     Buckley & Aaron          CERA, 2006                   $55.00 

  RB-5096   The Insull: Chicago Interurbans in Color  (HB)  (very light used condition)
                     Lloyd                    Morning Sun. 1996            $45.00  

  RB-1812   North Shore: America's Fastest Interurban (HB)  
                          (book excellent / DJ has tears at corners and wear along edges)
                     Middleton                  Golden West, 1968          $31.00

  RB-2590   Scenes From The Shore Lines  (HB)  (book like new / DJ frayed at spine ends)
                     Olmsted                 Olmsted, 1965                 $24.00 

  RB-3781   Sunset Lines: Chicago Aurora & Elgin RR, V. 1 - Trackage  (HB)  
                                   (interior like new / DJ shows minor wear)
                     Plachno                 Transportation Trails, 1986   $38.00 
 


Colorado

     (none currently in stock)


Connecticut

  RB-3508   Connecticut Company's Streetcars  (SB)   (near mint condition)
                    Kramer & Wadhams           Carstens, 1993            $14.00


Florida

  RB-5630  Biscayne Bay Trolleys  (SB)  (near mint)
                    Ridolph         Cox, 1981                    $38.00 


General Electric

  RB-4950   Interurban Electric Locomotives: From General Electric  (SB)  (new)
                     Strapac                Shade Tree, 2004              $36.00

  RB-4643   Lightweight Interurban Cars  (SB)  (very light used condition)
        (reproduction of 1925  GE interurban car catalog/brochure)
                            Electric Ry Hist. Soc., c.e-60's              $14.00


Hawaii

  RB-3695    Hawaiian Tramways  (HB)  (near mint)
                     Duke                Pacific Ry Journal, 1960        $24.00 
                     
  RB-5846    Narrow Gauge in a Kingdom  (HB)  (good used condition)
                     Conde             Railhead, 1985             $32.00 


Illinois

  RB-2641   The Dairy Route: A History of the Elgin & Belvidere Electric Company  (HB)
         (good condition / covers smudgy / interior clean, with NO markings)
                     Gustafson                Gustafson, 1967          $36.00 

  RB-1381   Illinois Terminal In Color, Vol. 1  (HB)    (like new)
                     Lloyd                   Morning Sun, 1998          $46.00

  RB-2609   Illinois Terminal: The Electric Years  (HB)
      (interior excellent / DJ has minor wear but now protected by clear archival book cover)
                     Stringham               Interurban, 1989           $46.00

  RB-5675    Illinois Traction System: Trolley Sparks Bulletin 98  (HB)  (near mint)
                                            CERA, 1954             $46.00 

  RB-5838    Lee County Central Electric Railway  (HB)  (light used condition)
                                            ERHS, 1967             $65.00 (Sold)  

  RB-3084    The Lincoln Land Traction  (HB)  (light use / no DJ)
                     Johnson                  Traction orange, 1965     $70.00

  RB-3807    The Woodstock & Sycamore Traction Co.  (HB)  (light used condition)
                     Robertson             National Bus Trader 1985     $15.00


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Indiana

  RB-5168   Fort Wayne & Wabash Valley Trolleys  (HB)  (near mint / trivial edge wear)
                     Bradley            CERA, 1983                $12.00 
  
  RB-5403    Electric Railroads of Indiana  (SB)  (fair used condition)
                   Marlette      Council for Local History, 1959         $12.00 
  
  RB-5133    Electric Railways of Indiana  (SB)  (moderate used condition)
            CERA Bulletin 104        CERA, 1960              $36.00 
  
  RB-3747    The Hammond Whiting and East Chicago Ry.  (SB)   (near mint)
                      Buckley        Electric Ry Historical Soc., 1953      $65.00

  RB-2831    The Lafayette Street Railway  (SB)   (near mint)
                     Chambers        Electric Ry Historical Soc., 1958      $50.00

  RB-3443    St. Joseph Valley Railway  (SB)  (light used condition)
            Galloway & Buckley    Electric Ry. Hist. Assoc., 1955          $84.00 

  RB-3354    Spirit of the South Shore  (SB)  (light used condition)
                     Raia                  Heimburger, 1984                $12.00 


International

     (none currently in stock)


interurbans / trolley / Transit / Light Rail, general

  RB-2151    The Cable Car in America  (HB)  (like new condition)
                     Hilton                  Howell-North, 1982           $80.00 

  RB-5631    Car Plans of the Perley A. Thomas Car Company  (light used condition)
     (12 pages of car plans/drawings, 1 per page + back page is notes pertaining to the the drawings)
                                Electric Ry. Historical Soc.             $40.00 

  RB-4015    Curved-Side Cars: Built by Cincinnati Car Company  (very light used cond.)
                     Wagner                  Wagner Car, 1965             $62.00 

  RB-4955   Interurban Electric Locomotives: From Baldwin-Westinghouse  (SB)  (new)
                     Strapac                Shade Tree, 2001              $36.00 

  RB-3945   Interurban Electric Locomotives: From General Electric  (SB)  (new)
                     Strapac                Shade Tree, 2004              $36.00

  RB-5469   Outstanding Unterurban Cars  (SB)  (moderate used condition)
                                Interurbans - Special #6, 1948         $35.00 

  RB-4593   Thomas Built Cars  (SB)  (near mint)
                                      Electric Ry Hist. Soc, 1959         $10.00

  RB-2711   Traction Classic: The Interurban: The Great Wood and Steel Cars (Vol. 2) 
                             (HB)  (interior like new / DJ shows minor fraying along edges)
                     Middleton              Golden West, 1983             $80.00

  RB-2604   Traction Classic: The Interurban: Interurban Freight (Vol. 3) (HB)  (very light used cond.)
                     Middleton              Golden West, 1985             $130.00

  RB-3143   Trolley Talk III  (SB)  (light used condition)
                     Wagner                  Trolley Talk, 1978           $45.00

  RB-2967   Trolley Talk V  (SB)  (very light used condition)
                     Wagner                  Trolley Talk, 1978           $35.00


Iowa

     (none currently in stock)


Kansas

  RB-5359   Arkansas Valley Interurban  (SB)  (very light used condition)
                            Isely                Interurbans, 1977           $16.00 


Kansas City area

     (none currently in stock)


Louisiana

  RB-2203    Louisiana: Its Street and Interurban Railways, V.1  (HB)   (light used condition)
                     Hennick & Charlton     Hennick, 1962                   $60.00 

  RB-1142    Louisiana: Its Street and Interurban Railways, V. 1  (HB)  (light used condition)
                     Hennick & Charlton         Hennick, 1962               $60.00

  RB-4069   Street Railways of New Orleans   (SB)   (good used condition)
       (Interurban Special #17)      Charlton    Interurban, 1955           $80.00 

  RB-578   The Streetcars of New Orleans   (HB)   (good used condition)
                     Hennick & Charlton      Pelican, 1975           $66.00 


Maine

RB-5849      Aroostook Valley Railroad  (SB)   (like new condition)
                    Heseltine & Robertson      Robertson, 1987      $36.00   
                    
  RB-2592   The Atlantic Shore Trolleys  (SB)  (light used condition)
                     Cummings    New England Electric Ry Hist Soc, 1966      $24.00
                    
  RB-5850      Freeport Maine Trolleys  (SB)   (light used condition)
                    Cummings                                   $40.00   
                     
  RB-5759  Remember the Portland, Maine Trolleys  (near mint, but gift inscription inside)
                     Robertson                    1991               $18.00 


Massachusetts

  RB-5356    Berkshire Street Railway Company: A Pictorial Review  (SB)  (near mint)
                          Gardner            1988                 $22.00 
                     
  RB-4412    A Forgotten Industry: Newburyport & Amesbury Streetcar Builders  (SB)  (new)
                     Cunningham & Cummings   1995                      $70.00 


Michigan

  RB-5312   Detroit Street Railways, V. I  (no DJ , light used condition)
            Schramm, Henning               CERA, 1978              $10.00
            
  RB-5313   Detroit Street Railways, V. II  (no DJ , light used condition)
            Peterson, Carson                  CERA, 1978              $16.00
            
  RB-5314   Detroit Street Railways, V. III  (no DJ , light used condition)
            Schramm, Henning, Andrews           CERA, 1978              $14.00
  RB-5204   Electric Railways of Michigan  (SB)  (light used condition)
                                         CERA, 1959               $100.00 
                                      
  RB-4408   The Lake Line: The Grand Rapids, Grand Haven & Muskegon Ry  (HB)  
                               (new, but corners mildly bumped)
                      Bajema               CERA, 2011                    $90.00 
            
  RB-4696   When Eastern Michigan Road the Rails  (HB)  (near mint / spine cocked forward)
                    Schramm, et al            Interurban, 1984          $12.00

  RB-4628   When Eastern Michigan Road the Rails, Book 3  (HB)
      (DJ, front cover and pages 127/128 damaged by dog bites)
                    Schramm, et al            Interurban, 1988          $5.00 


Milwaukee area

  RB-3309  Interurban To Milwaukee  (spiral bound) (covers chipped at corners)
                                            CERA, 1962                    $14.00
                                            
  RB-5417  Interurban To Milwaukee  (HB)  (light used condition)
                                            CERA, 1974                    $14.00 (Sold)

  RB-3559  Route of the Electroliners  (spiral bound)  (moderate used condition)
                                            CERA, 1963                    $16.00

  RB-5908  Speedrail: Milwaukee's Last Rapid Transit?  (SB)  (new condition)
                         Sakar         Interurban, 1991           $55.00 


Minnesota

     (none currently in stock)


Miscellaneous

  RB-5361   Traction Heritage, V. 2, #6  (SB) (good condition)
                                                     1969                $18.00 
     (Reprinted articles from 1923. Topics covered: a Decade of N&W electrification; 
     Cuban electrified service in from the cane fields; Electric Locomotives of the 
     Interstate Public Service; and many more. See scan.


Mississippi

  RB-5305   Southern Traction: Traveling By Trolley in Mississippi  (SB)  (near mint condition)
                      Brooks     Tx Div, Electric RR'ers Assoc, 1983          $55.00 


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Montana

  RB-5465   Montana's Trolleys: Book 1; Helena  (SB)  (very light used condition)
                      Myers    Interurbans, 1970          $25.00 


New Hampshire

  RB-5837   Portsmouth Electric Railway  (SB)  (light used condition)
                     Cummings     Electric Traction Quarterly, 1966     $28.00 
                     
  RB-0940   Trolleys To The Casino: Exeter, Hampton & Amesbury Street Railway  (SB)
                        (near mint condition, very slight toning on covers due to age)
                     Cummings     New England Electric Ry Historical Soc., 1966   $55.00 


  RB-0907   Trolleys To Hampton Beach: Mass. Northeastern St. Ry., Vol. 3: Amesbury Division  (SB)
                        (near mint condition, very slight toning on covers due to age)
                     Cummings     New England Electric Ry Historical Soc., 1966   $50.00 

  RB-0919   Trolleys To York Beach  (SB)   (good used condition)
                     Cummings                1964                             $35.00


New Jersey

  RB-4407    Hudson-Bergen Light Rail  (SB)   (near mint)
                     Fazio                   railrace, 2002              $38.00
                     
  RB-5767    Jersey Central Traction Co.  (SB)  (light used condition)
                   Eid                1981                 $38.00 
                     
  RB-3281    New Jersey Trolleys In Color  (HB)   (near mint, but missing DJ)
                     Eid & Gummere           Morning Sun, 2002            $38.00

  RB-4427    Traction Extra #1: City Subway - Newark's Best Kept Secret  (SB)  (very light used cond)
                                             Traction Slides, 11985       $60.00

  RB-5342    A Pictorial Review: Public Service Lines  (SB)  (very light used condition)
                     Gardner           1988               $30.00 

  RB-5342    Trenton-Princeton Traction Co: Pennsylvania & New Jersey Ry  (SB)  (near mint condition)
                Gummere & Kleineddler           Electric Traction Quarterly, 1965           $35.00 

  RB-5543    The Trolley That Replaced A Bus  (SB)  (signed, near mint)
      (History of the Salem & Pennsgrove Traction Co., Salem County, N.J.)
                     Stanton                     1998                    $55.00 

  RB-5709    Trolleys across the Sand Dunes... Point Pleasant Traction  (SB)  (good used condition)
                          (covers the Trenton, Lakewood & Seacoast Ry.)
                     Eid                     Eid, 1977                    (Sold) 

  RB-4574    Trolleys in the Coast Cities  (SB)  (excellent condition)
      (covers trolleys in southern Monmouth County and Manaquan to Long Branch, N.J.)
                     Eid                     Eid, 1979                    $36.00

  RB-5659    Trolleys in the Coast Cities  (SB)  (very light used condition)
      (covers trolleys in southern Monmouth County and Manaquan to Long Branch, N.J.)
                     Eid                     Eid, 1979                    $34.00 

  RB-3304    Trolleys To The Fountain: Monmouth County Electric  (HB)   (very light used condition)
                     Eid                     Eid, 1980                    $26.00

  RB-5626    Trolleys To The Fountain: Monmouth County Electric  (HB)   (good used condition)
                     Eid                     Eid, 1980                    $18.00


New York


  RB-3223   Across New York by Trolley  (SB)  (moderate used condition)
                     Kramer                   Quadrant, 1975               $7.00

  RB-3163   Brooklyn Trolleys  (SB)  (very light used condition)
                     Greller & Watson         N.J. Int., 1986              $14.00 

  RB-3271   Commuter Trains To Grand Central Terminal  (SB)  (light used condition)
                     Nellingan                 Quadrant, 1986              $5.00

  RB-4453   Down to the River by Trolley
        "History of the New Paltz-Highland Trolley Line"   (SB)  (like new)
                     Moffett                   Purple Mountain, 1993       $26.00

  RB-5464   Electric Cars in the Electric City  (SB)   (near mint)
                Mowers        Electric Traction Quarterly, 1994          $55.00 

  RB-5623   The Hudson & Manhattan Railroad Revisited  (HB) 
                  (near mint / DJ has uneven cut along bottom edge, a trivial flaw)
                     Carleton                 Carleton                      $60.00 

  RB-1622   The Hudson & Manhattan Railroad Revisited  (HB)  (book like new / DJ has scuffing on front)
                     Carleton                 Carleton                      $55.00

  RB-5518   A History of the Hudson Valley Railway: Saratoga Through Car  (SB)   (near mint)
                     Nestle                      1967                $65.00 
                     
  RB-5754   The Ithaca Stret  Railway  (SB)   (near mint)
                     Kerr                      1972                $38.00 
                     
  RB-3652   The Leatherstocking Route  (SB)  (excellent+ condition)
      ["A history of the Southern New York Ry. and its predecessors"/ many photos, roster and map]
                     Nestle                   1959                          $40.00

  RB-1157   The Leatherstocking Route  (SB)  (good used condition)
      ["A history of the Southern New York Ry. and its predecessors"/ many photos, roster and map]
                     Nestle                   1959                          $30.00 

  RB-4415   Long Island Electric Railway / Jamaica Central Railways  (SB)  (light used condition)
                     Seyfried                 1951                          $65.00
                     
  RB-5487   Manitou Beach Trolley Days 1981-1925  (moderate used condition)
                       Gordon                  1957                $36.00 
                     
  RB-4301   The New York Subway: Interborough Rapid Transit: Its Construction & Equipment
                 (HB)  (interior excellent, dust jacket shows moderate wear)
       Reprint of 1904 book of the Interborough Rapid Transit Co.   Arno    $14.00
       
  RB-5816    New York transit Memories  (SB)    (very light used condition)
                     Smith                    Quadrant, 1997               $16.00 

  RB-4564   Second Avenue EL in Manhattan  (SB)   (new)
                     Cunningham             NJ Int., 1995                   $75.00

  RB-2305   Syracuse and South Bay Railway to Oneida Lake  (SB)   (light used condition)
                     Gordon & Platkus       Cox, 1985                       $42.00

  RB-2536   Third Rails, Pantographs & Trolley Poles - Albany Hudson Fast Line  (SB)  (light used cond.)
     [history of Albany & Hudson Ry & Power, Albany & Hudson RR, Albany Southern RR, 
        Eastern New York utilities Co. and Hudson Street Ry. / well illustrated, 112 pp]
                     Gordon                 1973                            $34.00 

  RB-2474   Troy & New York Railway Co. 1895 - 1925  (SB)  
       (covers moderately discolored along edges, otherwise very light used condition)
                     Viens & Young                                           $70.00


North Carolina

     (none currently in stock)


Ohio

 
  RB-3479    Cincinnati, Georgetown and Portsmouth Railroad (HB)    (near mint)
                     Smalley                  Trolley Talk, 1975           $65.00 (Sold) 

  RB-3438    Dayton, Covington and Piqua Traction Co. (HB)    (near mint)
                     Gordon & Wagner          Trolley Talk, 1972           $38.00 

  RB-1102    The Lima Route  (HB)  (near mint)
                     Trostel                    Cam-Tech, 1998             $70.00 

  RB-5377   The NOT&L Story  (HB)  (light used condition)
                      Blower & Korach           CERA, 1966              $16.00 
  
  RB-2208   The Southwestern Lines: The Cleveland, Southwestern & Columbus Ry. Co. (SB)  (light used cond.)
                      Brashares         Ohio Interurban Memories            $52.00 

  RB-5535   The Toledo and Indiana Railway  (SB)  (very light used condition)
                        King                 1951            $50.00 

  RB-3758   Two Ohio Tractions  (SB)  (light used condition)
                      Wagner & Wagner          Trolley Talk, 1974           $17.00 

  RB-3758   The Uncertain Trolley  (SB)  (like new)
         (History of the Dayton, Springfield & Urbana Electric Ry.)
                      Keenan            Cam-Tech, 1992              $70.00 


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Oklahoma

  RB-2399    The Sapulpa and Tulsa Trolley Connection  (SB)  (near mint)
                     Devilbiss               EagleChief, 2007                $54.00 


Oregon

     (none currently in stock)


Pennsylvania

  RB-4309   Cambria's Trolleys  (SB)  (very light used condition)
                     Rohrbeck                 Rohrbeck, 1976               $14.00
                     
  RB-4326   History of the Lehigh Valley Transit Company  (comb bound)  (light used cond.)
                     Kulp                     LV Chap., NRHS, 1966          $7.00

  RB-3862   Lehigh Valley Transit Co. 1934 - 1953  (SB)  (near mint)
                     Rohrbeck                 Rohrbeck, 2001                $26.00C

  RB-3744   Lehigh Valley Transit Company's St Louis Cars  (SB)  (good used cond.)
                     Rohrbeck                 Rohrbeck, 2001                $20.00

  RB-3513   Pennsylvania's Trolleys In Color, V.I: The Anthracite & Penn Dutch Regions  (HB)
                                                    (near mint but no DJ)
                     Volkmer                 Morning Sun, 1998               $34.00

  RB-5162   Pennsylvania's Trolleys In Color, V.II: The Philadelphia Region  (HB)  (near mint)
                     Volkmer                 Morning Sun, 1998               $28.00 

  RB-2438   Scranton's Trolleys  (SB)   (like new)
                     Rohrbeck                Rohrbeck, 1999                  (Sold)

  RB-5455   Trolleys of Chester County Pennsylvania  (SB)   
                                (very light used condition / includes laid-in map)
                     Bowman & Cox           Cox, 1975                       (Sold)

  RB-0954   Trolleys of Lower Delaware Valley Pennsylvania  (SB)   
               (very light used condition / includes map)
                     Schieck & Cox           Cox, 1970                       $17.50 

  RB-5696   York County Trolleys  (SB)    (like new / signed!)
                     Rohrbeck              1978                         $50.00 

  RB-5927   York County Trolleys  (SB)    (excellent used condition)
                     Rohrbeck              1978                         $40.00

  RB-5918   Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton Railway  (SB)  (excellent condition)
                     Quinby                  Carstens, 1972                  $30.00 

  RB-4321   Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton Railway  (SB)  (light used condition)
                     Quinby                  Carstens, 1972                  $25.00


Philadelphia area

  RB-3332    Electric Trains to Reading Terminal  (SB)  (near mint)
                    Coates                RR Avenue, 1990                 $14.00 

  RB-5697    Fairmount Park Transit: A Photographic Journey  (SB) (near mint, but w/ sticker across spine)
                      Kramer           Bells & Whistles, 1998          $24.00 

  RB-5102    The Fairmount Park Trolley  (SB) (fair used cond. / w/laid-in map)
                      Cox              Cox, 1970                  $42.00

  RB-5730    Lindenwold Hi-Speed  (SB) (like new condition)
                      Vigrass           West Jersey Ch., 1990          $45.00 

  RB-2990    Rail Transit Philadelphia: Twenty Colorful years 1969-1989  (SB) (light used condition)
                      Elsner & Vible      J.J. Int., 1989                 $23.00

  RB-3217    Red Arrow Lines Remembered: The Years Surrounding WW II  (SB)  (lightt used cond.)
                     Kramer & James         Bells & Whistles, 1992        $36.00 

  RB-2663    Surface Cars of Philadelphia 1911-1965  (SB)  (light used condition
                     Cox                    Cox, 1965                     $31.00

  RB-5437    Trolleys of Montgomery County  (SB)  (light used condition)
                     Foesig & Cox            Cox, 1968                   (Sold)

  RB-5840    Trolleys of Montgomery County  (SB)  (light used condition)
                     Foesig & Cox            Cox, 1968                    $34.00 
                     
  RB-3675    Utility Cars of Philadelphia 1892-1971  (SB)  (light used condition)
                     Cox                     Cox, 1971                    $32.00 


Pittsburgh area

  RB-5010   Ghost Rails VII   (HB)  near mint / signed by author
    (history of the Pittsburg & Butler Ry - 33 mi. across rugged Western Pa. hills)
                         Cole                   Cole, 2010            $125.00
                         
  RB-5929   Pittsburgh Railways  (excellent condition)
                          Beal                    2002                   $38.00 
                         
  RB-2602   Pittsburgh Trolley Pictorial  (very light used condition)
                                                                             $45.00 

  RB-3960   The Street Railways of Pittsburgh, 1859-1967  (SB)   (very light used condition)
                     Pakinson           Light Ry Transport League, 1967      $40.00 


regional - "The East"

     (none currently in stock)


regional - "The Midwest"

  RB-2998    Great Lakes Trolleys In Color  (like new, but NO DJ)
                    Halperin                  Morning Sun, 2004            $41.00


regional - "The Northeast" / "New England"

     (none currently in stock)


regional - "The South"

     (none currently in stock)


regional - "The West"

  RB-3046   Light Rail Transit on the West Coast  (SB)  (light used condition)
                   Demoro & Harder           Quadrant, 1989             $16.00


Rhode Island

  RB-5448   Rhode Island Company, Part 1: Equipment Roster  (SB)  (very light used condition)
                      Wonson & Frazier    Branford Elecrtic RR Asoc.         $36.00
                      
  RB-4598   Rhode Island Company, Part 1: Equipment Roster  (SB)  (light used condition)
                      Wonson & Frazier    Branford Elecrtic RR Asoc.         $32.00 


South Carolina

  RB-5530   Palmetto Traction: Electric Railways of S.C.  (SB)  (very light used condition)
                      Fetters         cox, 1978          $40.00 


St. Louis area

     (none currently in stock)


St. Louis Car Co.

  RB-4557    Cars of the St Louis Car Company  (SB)  (new, NOS, no wear)
                                         Electric Ry Soc., 1955         $28.00 


Technical

  RB-3674    200 Selected Electric Railway Car Builders Photos  (SB)  (light used condition)
  	               [16 pages / 200  ~3 1/2" X 1 3/4" trolley car builder's photos]
                          Transit Pictorial Publications, 1950           $55.00 

  RB-4403  American Locomotive Co.: Electric Motor and Trailer Trucks  (SB)  (fair cond.)
     (catalog of the many tyes of electric railcar trucks, with photos, very  detailed drawings
      and specifications, covers traction motors, plus data on all US interurban lines, 114pp)
                                 Alco, c.1920's                           $120.00 

  RB-3868    Electric Car Builder's Images  (SB)    (like new)
                     Engel     Branford Electric Ry Assn, 2004            $33.00

  RB-4426    Electric Railway Car Trucks  (SB) (moderate used condition / w/ laid-in errata sheets)
                     Charlton               Cox, 1967                     $110.00 


Texas

  RB-5874    Galveton-Houston Electric Ry.  (SB) (light used condition)
                     Woods               Interurbans, 1976                     $33.00 


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Utah

     (none currently in stock)


Vermont

     (none currently in stock)


Virginia

  RB-2439    "Forward is the Motto of Today": Street Railways in Charlottesville, Virginia 1866-1936
                                                           (SB)  (near mint)
                     Kean                Cox, 1984               $36.00

  RB-2630    Hill City Trolleys: Street Railways of Lynchburg, Va.  (SB)
      (would be "like new" but has a mildly bumped corner)
                     Cox                  Cox, 1977               $48.00 


Washington (state)

  RB-1247   To Seattle By Trolley  (HB)       (new)
                     Wing             PFM, 1988              $30.00 
                     
  RB-5611   The Street Railway Era of Seattle  (SB) 
       (has map in back pocket / no sign of use, but some age toning)
                     Blanchard             Cox, 1968              $150.00 

  RB-5547   To Tacoma By Trolley  (HB)       (new)
                     Wing              PFM, 1995             $50.00 


Washington, D.C. area

  RB-2857   100 years of Capital Traction  (HB)  
                      (excellent, but DJ has 1" chip and fraying along edges)
                     King                 Taylor, 1972               $45.00 
                     
  RB-5258   Headlights (Magazine); April-June 1976  (magazine)
      (entire 24 page issue devoted to technical details of new DC Metro system)
              (fair used condition)           $18.00 

  RB-3123   The Story of Metro: Transportation & Politics in the Nation's Capital (SB)  (light used cond.)
                      Deiter              Interurban, 1985           $18.00


Wisconsin

     (none currently in stock)


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