The Railway Magazine Vol. XXX January to June 1912, nos. 175 - 180

London: Railway Magazine, 1912. First edition. Hardcover in full maroon cloth, bound by the publisher. Thick quarto ( slightly oversized). Some wear to edges and corners, Fading and spotting to spine and edges of front board, less so to back board. Gilt on spine and cover still quite good. Last two pages browned. New title page is included for the entire volume, while the covers of each issue are not, which is the normal case. Includes index and all color plates, including 1 folding pate of the (then) new port of Immingham ( each issue generally had a color plate of an engine. 5 are there, and the fold out plate was done instead of an engine plate for the June issue). Many b&w plates of trains, yards, ports, stations, machinery, and people. Some of the more interesting articles include "What the Railways Owe to Charles Dickens", "Lapland Railway", "Seals of Some Forgotten Railways", "Largest Railway Stations in the World", and more. An important and attractive journal for the railway trade, the work includes many important illustrations of the industry and its leaders, as well as numerous articles of historical and technical import. Companies, Lines from aroudn the world, engines, cars, posts, machinery, and individuals at all levels are discussed. The May issue includes a small blurb regarding the Titanic, noting that the important Mr. Charles Melville Hays of the Canadian Grand Trunk Railway perished in the disaster. Good. Item #13439

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