Title: Railroad Engineer's Notebook
Publisher: Schenectady, New York
Publication Date: 1950
Book Condition: Very Good+
Cloth-covered boards, blindstamped lettering on upper board ("Dietzgen / Engineers' Field Book / No. 403"), with "Miscellaneous Information" faintly penned by hand atop it; 12mo (180x112mm); 79 leaves hand-numbered on the recto only, plus 8 leaves of printed charts and graphs at rear; graph paper, full of notes and illustrations by W. J. Schramm of D&H RR (Delaware and Hudson Railroad) Corporation, in pencil and ink. He records the availability of work equipment, phone numbers, emergency stock, snow fighting equipment, motor cars, fuel tanks, feet of rail of car loads, switch heaters, guard rails, stone ballast data, types of anchors (with drawings), engine lengths and weights, measures of curves (and bends, braces, slides), and much, much more. Nearly every page is full. A must-have for the rail historian or enthusiast, offering a richly detailed look at practical minutiae. Front joint torn and frayed, but board is holding just fine; endpapers browned and foxed. Bookseller Inventory # D14050
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