Revised and enlarged edition. First edition published in January, 1880. Inked signature of A. E. Baker of Colorado on the front fly leaf and dated by him on April 24,1889. Oblong 8vo. Original dark green cloth with illustration and titles stamped in gold gilt on the front cover and spine, and design on front and rear covers stamped in blind, decorated front endpapers, xii, 203 numbered pages of dictionary of car-builders' terms, plus 358 unnumbered pages with 2188 figures, diagrams, and illustrations of cars and their parts, plus 28 numbered pages of advertisements in the rear to include the rear fly leaf and pastedown sheet. Preface to the first edition, preface to the revised edition, directions for using the car-builder's dictionary,double column, illustrated, frontispiece (Bay window Parlor car, Pennsylvania Railroad), advertisements. This revised and enlarged edition has the number of engravings increased from 811 in the original first edition to 2,188. All drawings that appeared in the previous edition also appear in this edition, but 156 of the 811 engravings have been made over to obtain larger or better views. The book is divided into essentially six classifications including: Cars, Car-Bodies, Car-Body Details, Furnishings, Trucks, and Truck Details. The book was published to provide Mechanical Engineers and train manufacturing workers with invaluable information for each train car and its components. Professionally rebacked with original spine laid-down for a very good, tight copy of a very desirable and elusive manual.
Inventory Number: 41171