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  • 1890 FLIGHT AIR RESISTANCE by P. W. Lippert GERMAN Aviation Engineer ILLUSTRATED by P. W. Lippert 1890 FLIGHT AIR RESISTANCE by P. W. Lippert GERMAN Aviation Engineer ILLUSTRATED
    P. W. Lippert

    FLUGTECHNISCHE AUSBLICKE / ZUR KLÄRUNG DER LUFTWIDERSTAND FRAGEN , by P. W. Lippert. Transcript of a Lecture on FLIGHT AIR RESISTANCE given at the Austrian Department of Machine Engineers on November 19, 1890. WIEN [VIENNA]: Verlag des Verfassers, 1891. Large Format Booklet, 10x13 inches (26x34 cm), 12 pages. TEXT IN GERMAN. Illustrated with numerous in text charts and illustrations in text. "Separate reprint from the weekly paper of the Austrian Association of Engineers and Architects, No. 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, 1891." From a lecture held in the Department of Machine Engineers on November 19, 1890, on the clarification of air resistance questions. P. W. Lippert was an Austrian Engineer. Only FAIR CONDITION:

    Wear and soiling to wrappers; horizontal…

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    FLUGTECHNISCHE AUSBLICKE / ZUR KLÄRUNG DER LUFTWIDERSTAND FRAGEN , by P. W. Lippert. Transcript of a Lecture on FLIGHT AIR RESISTANCE given at the Austrian Department of Machine Engineers on November 19, 1890. WIEN [VIENNA]: Verlag des Verfassers, 1891. Large Format Booklet, 10x13 inches (26x34 cm), 12 pages. TEXT IN GERMAN. Illustrated with numerous in text charts and illustrations in text. "Separate reprint from the weekly paper of the Austrian Association of Engineers and Architects, No. 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30, 1891." From a lecture held in the Department of Machine Engineers on November 19, 1890, on the clarification of air resistance questions. P. W. Lippert was an Austrian Engineer. Only FAIR CONDITION:

    Wear and soiling to wrappers; horizontal fold across the middle with a 2 inch tear starting at the its front edge (the fold is tender and the 2 inch tear will increase in size if the pages are not opened carefully) and a smaller tear and wear at its rear edge; some other wear, chips and closed tears to edges here and there; the printing remains bright, clear and unmarked. Scarce Technical Document from the Early Days of Flight by a Noted Austrian Aviation Engineer. Please Note: This large format booklet will be shipped folded, as is its normal state.

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  • 1912 LLOYD'S REGISTER OF AMERICAN YACHTS: A List of the Power and Sailing Yachts, Yacht Clubs and Yachtsmen of the United States, the Dominion of Canada and the West Indies; and The American Yachting Trade Directory. 1912 LLOYD'S REGISTER OF AMERICAN YACHTS: A List of the Power and Sailing Yachts, Yacht Clubs and Yachtsmen of the United States, the Dominion of Canada and the West Indies; and The American Yachting Trade Directory.

    19th century American millionaires bought private railroad cars and trains. Now, jets and rockets are the thing. In 1912, the way to travel in style was on your own luxury yacht, owning a luxurious pleasure yacht was the ultimate show of wealth. Oh, and sailing your own yacht would have saved your life on April 15, 1912 but, that's another story ...

    Published by Lloyd's Register of Shipping, New York City, 1912. First Edition. Hardbound in original publisher's dark blue cloth with embossed gilt printing on the front cover and spine, beveled edges, all edges gilt, 9.25" x 7.25", 502 pages, illustrated with 46 full-page color plates including the private signals of yachtsmen and distinguishing flags of historic yacht clubs,…

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    19th century American millionaires bought private railroad cars and trains. Now, jets and rockets are the thing. In 1912, the way to travel in style was on your own luxury yacht, owning a luxurious pleasure yacht was the ultimate show of wealth. Oh, and sailing your own yacht would have saved your life on April 15, 1912 but, that's another story ...

    Published by Lloyd's Register of Shipping, New York City, 1912. First Edition. Hardbound in original publisher's dark blue cloth with embossed gilt printing on the front cover and spine, beveled edges, all edges gilt, 9.25" x 7.25", 502 pages, illustrated with 46 full-page color plates including the private signals of yachtsmen and distinguishing flags of historic yacht clubs, plus 14 pages of vintage nautical ads at the rear. A detailed vintage 1912 compendium of 3,533 yachts, cabin cruisers, racing boats, open boats, motor boats, and sail boats owned in the United States, Canada and the West Indies, includes the name and address of the yachts' owner. Also details 578 yacht clubs, 39 yachting associations and their officers. Relevant specs of each yacht include: name, official number, year built, dimensions, tonnage, rig & number of decks and masts, engine details and builder, builder and place of build, material (wood unless otherwise stated), sail maker, home port, and Lloyd's classification. An invaluable source of information on early 20th century trend setting American pleasure yachts and who owned them. VERY GOOD CONDITION: the covers have a coffee ring stain and some random small stains/discoloration, edge and corner-tip wear, and some scrapes/stains to the gilt page edges, overall the covers are solid and bright. Internally, the hinges are a touch shaky but holding well, inner pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Uncommon 1912 edition in the more expensive blue and gilt fine binding.

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  • 1926 GERMAN CAR Book MEIN AUTO Illustrated w/ 91 PHOTOS + 60 Technical Drawings by Karl August KROTH 1926 GERMAN CAR Book MEIN AUTO Illustrated w/ 91 PHOTOS + 60 Technical Drawings
    Karl August KROTH

    MEIN AUTO. Ein Ratgeber für Autobesitzer und alle die es werden wollen, von Dr. K(arl) A(ugust) KROTH. Mit 91 Lichtbildern, 60 technischen Bildern und Zeichnungen. Mehrfarbige Zeichnung auf Einbanddeckel von Ludwig Hohlwein. Erste Auflage. (MY CAR. A Guide for car owners and those who want to be, by Dr. K(arl) A(ugust) Kroth. , With 91 photographs, 60 technical drawings and paintings. Multi-colored Cover drawing by Ludwig Hohlwein. First edition. Published by Dieck & Co., STUTTGART, (Germany), 1926. First Edition, so stated. TEXT IN GERMAN. Rare Vintage GERMAN CAR BOOK, with lots of PHOTOGRAPHS of GERMAN CARS, all pre 1926. Lots of Technical Drawings too. Really Cool! Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, illustrated front cover, no dustjacket as…

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    MEIN AUTO. Ein Ratgeber für Autobesitzer und alle die es werden wollen, von Dr. K(arl) A(ugust) KROTH. Mit 91 Lichtbildern, 60 technischen Bildern und Zeichnungen. Mehrfarbige Zeichnung auf Einbanddeckel von Ludwig Hohlwein. Erste Auflage. (MY CAR. A Guide for car owners and those who want to be, by Dr. K(arl) A(ugust) Kroth. , With 91 photographs, 60 technical drawings and paintings. Multi-colored Cover drawing by Ludwig Hohlwein. First edition. Published by Dieck & Co., STUTTGART, (Germany), 1926. First Edition, so stated. TEXT IN GERMAN. Rare Vintage GERMAN CAR BOOK, with lots of PHOTOGRAPHS of GERMAN CARS, all pre 1926. Lots of Technical Drawings too. Really Cool! Hardcovers, cloth covered spine and paper covered boards, illustrated front cover, no dustjacket as issued, 5" x 7.5", 174 pages plus a page of Contents and a page of Publisher's ads at the end. Illustrated with b&w photographs and detailed drawings, mostly of cool old German cars. GOOD condition, covers have some wear to the spine ends and corner tips, rubbing, and light soiling; internally just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked. A nice, solid copy.

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  • 1950s RUSSIAN AEROFLOT PILOT Small ARCHIVE of PHOTOS some HAND ANNOTATED in RUSSIAN 1950s RUSSIAN AEROFLOT PILOT Small ARCHIVE of PHOTOS some HAND ANNOTATED in RUSSIAN

    A FAMILY PHOTO ARCHIVE of a PILOT from RUSSIA / THE SOVIET UNION. 55 loose photographic items of various sizes, most 2x4 to 4x6 inches, held in a paper portfolio. 10 of the items have handwritten information on the backsides, in Russian. Most are candid photos, some are photos of photos, some are photos of documents. Most appear to have been made in the 1950s to 1960s, a few are earlier. Most of the photos are in reasonably GOOD condition, though some in lesser condition with tears and fading. The paper portfolio that holds the photos is only in FAIR condition, with lots of soiling and creases, but it is still doing its job.

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  • 1965 Convair PROPOSALS to BUILD COMBAT & SURVEILLANCE AIRCRAFT for use in the VIETNAM WAR Illustrated 1965 Convair PROPOSALS to BUILD COMBAT & SURVEILLANCE AIRCRAFT for use in the VIETNAM WAR Illustrated

    CLOSE SUPPORT and SURVEILLANCE AIRCRAFT PRODUCT LINE. Produced by GENERAL DYNAMICS / CONVAIR. Produced for presentation to the USAF in the hopes of achieving a major government contract. Dates generally refer to 1964-1966, i.e. when proposals were made to various USAF officers, when various aircraft would go into production, etc. 43 printed sheets stapled together at their upper corner, printed on one side only, includes photos and diagrams of military aircraft and proposed military aircraft, timeline for building and delivering various Convair military aircraft, drawings showing Mission Capabilities of various aircraft, schematics showing Combat Effectiveness, Attack Procedures, and Mission Cost Effectiveness, etc. Rare and Scary. Convair really wanted to make a lot of money off the Vietnam War and were…

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    CLOSE SUPPORT and SURVEILLANCE AIRCRAFT PRODUCT LINE. Produced by GENERAL DYNAMICS / CONVAIR. Produced for presentation to the USAF in the hopes of achieving a major government contract. Dates generally refer to 1964-1966, i.e. when proposals were made to various USAF officers, when various aircraft would go into production, etc. 43 printed sheets stapled together at their upper corner, printed on one side only, includes photos and diagrams of military aircraft and proposed military aircraft, timeline for building and delivering various Convair military aircraft, drawings showing Mission Capabilities of various aircraft, schematics showing Combat Effectiveness, Attack Procedures, and Mission Cost Effectiveness, etc. Rare and Scary. Convair really wanted to make a lot of money off the Vietnam War and were hoping that the USAF officers would give them the green light. A true Military Industrial Complex document. VERY GOOD condition, sheets lightly age toned, staple rusted, a few light page creases from handling, overall bright, clean, clear and unmarked. SCARCE. The only copy I have or have ever seen.

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  • 1972/1973 BART BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT - FIRST ANNUAL REPORT w/ Financials 1972/1973 BART BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT - FIRST ANNUAL REPORT w/ Financials

    FIRST ANNUAL REPORT of the only Partially Complete and Newly Opened BAY AREA RAPID TRANSIT SYSTEM - BART. Published by the BART District, Oakland, California, 1973. Booklet, printed paper covers, side stapled, 8.5x11 inches, 20 pages. Contains financial statements. Illustrated with b&w photos. GOOD condition, a couple small pokes to the front cover (as if from a closed pen), light toning to the margins, overall still tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

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  • 1997 MASTER PLAN for the SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT with 42 large Drawings / Schematics + 31 loose Photographic Plates 1997 MASTER PLAN for the SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT with 42 large Drawings / Schematics + 31 loose Photographic Plates

    SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MASTER PLAN 1998-2007. Published by the AIRPORT COMMISSION, October 9, 1997.

    Large format sheets bound with metal spirals, clear plastic front cover and plain paper rear cover, 11x17 inches oblong, pages printed on one side only.

    Pagination: Printed cover page and Table of Contents, then 42 Drawings / Schematics of how construction of the New SFO International Airport will take place in steps from 1998-2007. Each drawing is on its own page, printed on one side only. The drawings illustrate when and where various construction projects will occur, and how the construction will affect various aircraft gate positions.

    Accompanied with 31 loose printed reproductions of satellite photographs of various sections of the San Francisco Airport. These…

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    SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT MASTER PLAN 1998-2007. Published by the AIRPORT COMMISSION, October 9, 1997.

    Large format sheets bound with metal spirals, clear plastic front cover and plain paper rear cover, 11x17 inches oblong, pages printed on one side only.

    Pagination: Printed cover page and Table of Contents, then 42 Drawings / Schematics of how construction of the New SFO International Airport will take place in steps from 1998-2007. Each drawing is on its own page, printed on one side only. The drawings illustrate when and where various construction projects will occur, and how the construction will affect various aircraft gate positions.

    Accompanied with 31 loose printed reproductions of satellite photographs of various sections of the San Francisco Airport. These sheets are titled Storm Water Pollution Prevention Monitoring Locations. The sheets are numbered A1 to A37, plus a cover sheet showing the entire SFO airport and the surrounding bay. Sheet A7, sheets A9 to A13, and sheet A18, (7 sheets total), are lacking.

    GOOD condition: The plain paper back cover of the Master Plan is creased, worn, and mostly pulled from its staples; otherwise the front cover and inner pages are nice, complete, bright, clean and unmarked. The laid in sheets of reproduced satellite photos have some edge wear and light signs of handling, overall they are bright, clean and clear.

    A rare look at a 10 YEAR MASTER PLAN for construction involving a Major International Airport Terminal Complex.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This lot is large and will require additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1998 Prospectus BUYOUT of ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD by CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY 1998 Prospectus BUYOUT of ILLINOIS CENTRAL RAILROAD by CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY

    PROSPECTUS sent to the shareholders of ILLINOIS CENTRAL CORPORATION regarding its merger into CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY COMPANY.

    Includes all the details one could want, the offer, merger proposal, financials, risks, etc. Lehman Brothers provided the "Fairness Opinion". This merger gave Canadian National Railway an extensive entry into the United States.

    Paper covers, staple bound, 8x11 inches. Approximately 200 pages, including the Prospectus, Copy of the Agreement and Plan of Merger, Attachments, and Financials.

    GOOD condition, some creasing to the front and rear wrappers, light creases from handling, overall tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    An Important Original Prospectus from a Pivotal Moment in the History of Canadian National Railway as it extended its reach into the United States.

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  • 8 Issues THUNDERBIRD ILLUSTRATED Magazine 1974-1976 Full of Great Early T-Birds 8 Issues THUNDERBIRD ILLUSTRATED Magazine 1974-1976 Full of Great Early T-Birds

    EIGHT ISSUES of THUNDERBIRD ILLUSTRATED. Quarterly Magazine Published by Thunderbird Publications, Orange California. The issues are Volume 1, Numbers 1-4, Fall 1974 - Summer 1975; Volume 2, Numbers 1-4 Fall 1975 - Summer 1976. Magazines, side stapled, 8x11 inches, approximately 50 pages per issue. GOOD condition, the covers are rubbed and have some creases, otherwise just lightly used and still tight, bright, clean and unmarked.

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  • CRASH of TWA FLIGHT 800 by COMMANDER DONALDSON U.S. NAVY. A CONSPIRACY THEORY re: U.S. GOVERNMENT COVERUP of MISSLE ATTCK with EVIDENCE 1998 by Commander William S. Donaldson, U.S. Navy CRASH of TWA FLIGHT 800 by COMMANDER DONALDSON U.S. NAVY. A CONSPIRACY THEORY re: U.S. GOVERNMENT COVERUP of MISSLE ATTCK with EVIDENCE 1998
    Commander William S. Donaldson, U.S. Navy

    INTERIM REPORT on the CRASH OF TWA FLIGHT 800 and the Actions of the NTSB and the FBI. By Commander William S. Donaldson, U.S. Navy, Retired, in cooperation with Associated Retired Aviation Professionals. For (i.e. to be Submitted to) the Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., July 17, 1998. Self Published by William S. Donaldson III, 1998. An amateur, copy center type publication. Each page has the date 7/17/98 and the statement TWA Flight 800 Investigation Copyright William S. Donaldson III printed at the bottom. This report challenges the report issued by the NTSB, FBI and the Subcommittee on Aviation, which claimed that the mid air explosion was caused by fuel vapors.…

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    INTERIM REPORT on the CRASH OF TWA FLIGHT 800 and the Actions of the NTSB and the FBI. By Commander William S. Donaldson, U.S. Navy, Retired, in cooperation with Associated Retired Aviation Professionals. For (i.e. to be Submitted to) the Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, U.S. House of Representatives, Washington, D.C., July 17, 1998. Self Published by William S. Donaldson III, 1998. An amateur, copy center type publication. Each page has the date 7/17/98 and the statement TWA Flight 800 Investigation Copyright William S. Donaldson III printed at the bottom. This report challenges the report issued by the NTSB, FBI and the Subcommittee on Aviation, which claimed that the mid air explosion was caused by fuel vapors. This report goes into detail to explain how that conclusion is highly unlikely, and shows evidence to prove that the explosion was caused by a missile, launched either by a terrorist organization or accidentally by the U.S. Navy. Tries to PROVE A GOVERNMENT COVERUP of a TERRORIST or ACCIDENTAL MISSILE ATTACK on TWA FLIGHT 800, a commercial airliner. Red paper covers, plastic spiral bound, 8.5x11 inches, 127 pages. Contains various evidentiary exhibits, including reproductions of photographs, drawings, expert statement, letters, etc. VERY GOOD condition, just lightly used, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. About TWA FLIGHT 800, the GOVERNMENT CONCLUSIONS, and the CONSPIRACY THEORIES (from Wikipedia): ******Trans World Airlines Flight 800 (TWA 800) was a Boeing 747-100 that exploded and crashed into the Atlantic Ocean near East Moriches, New York, on July 17, 1996, at about 8:31 p.m. EDT, 12 minutes after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport on a scheduled international passenger flight to Rome, with a stopover in Paris. All 230 people on board perished in the third deadliest aviation accident in U.S. territory. Accident investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) traveled to the scene, arriving the following morning amid speculation that a terrorist attack was the cause of the crash. Consequently, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) initiated a parallel criminal investigation. Sixteen months later, the FBI announced that no evidence had been found of a criminal act and closed its active investigation. The four year NTSB investigation concluded with the approval of the Aircraft Accident Report on August 23, 2000, ending the most extensive, complex, and costly air disaster investigation in U.S. history. The report's conclusion was that the probable cause of the accident was an explosion of flammable fuel vapors in a fuel tank and, although it could not be determined with certainty, the most likely cause of the explosion was a short circuit. Problems with the aircraft's wiring were found, including evidence of arcing in the Fuel Quantity Indication System (FQIS), a system that had been the ignition source in a fuel tank explosion that had previously destroyed another 747. The FQIS on Flight 800 is known to have been malfunctioning; the captain remarked on what he called crazy readings from the system approximately two minutes and thirty seconds before the aircraft exploded. As a result of the investigation, new requirements were developed for aircraft to prevent future fuel tank explosions. TWA Flight 800 conspiracy theories exist, the most prevalent being that a missile strike from a terrorist or an accidental launch from a U.S. Navy vessel caused the crash, and is the subject of a government cover-up.******

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  • EVERNHAM Racer Innovator Leader **SIGNED & INSCRIBED COLLECTOR'S EDITION #68 of 500** NASCAR MOTORSPORTS by Ray Evernham EVERNHAM Racer Innovator Leader **SIGNED & INSCRIBED COLLECTOR'S EDITION #68 of 500** NASCAR MOTORSPORTS
    Ray Evernham

    EVERNHAM : RACER INNOVATOR LEADER. SPECIAL SIGNED, LIMITED, NUMBERED COLLECTOR'S EDITION IN SLIPCASE. This is Copy Number 68 of only 500 copies. SIGNED and HAND NUMBERED on a Special Tipped In

    Collector's Edition Page (following the front free endpaper). Though not called for, THIS COPY is also SIGNED and INSCRIBED by EVERNHAM on the front free endpaper. Published by Tehabi Books, San Diego, 2002. First Edition, as stated on the copyright page, First Printing, with the number line starting at 1. Included with this Special Collector's Edition is a laid in Certificate of Authenticity sheet, signed by the Publisher, Christopher G. Capen, with the Publisher's blind stamped gold seal attached. Large format book in dustjacket and slipcase, 10.5x11 inches, 156…

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    EVERNHAM : RACER INNOVATOR LEADER. SPECIAL SIGNED, LIMITED, NUMBERED COLLECTOR'S EDITION IN SLIPCASE. This is Copy Number 68 of only 500 copies. SIGNED and HAND NUMBERED on a Special Tipped In

    Collector's Edition Page (following the front free endpaper). Though not called for, THIS COPY is also SIGNED and INSCRIBED by EVERNHAM on the front free endpaper. Published by Tehabi Books, San Diego, 2002. First Edition, as stated on the copyright page, First Printing, with the number line starting at 1. Included with this Special Collector's Edition is a laid in Certificate of Authenticity sheet, signed by the Publisher, Christopher G. Capen, with the Publisher's blind stamped gold seal attached. Large format book in dustjacket and slipcase, 10.5x11 inches, 156 pages. Illustrated throughout. Condition: NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean and unmarked; in a NEAR FINE dustjacket; both housed in a VERY GOOD slipcase that has a few rubs. Rare Special Collector's Edition copy in Slipcase, numbered 68 of only 500, Signed Twice, and with a Letter of Authenticity signed by the Publisher. INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is large and heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact me to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • Vintage JAPAN EXPRESS TRAINS Japanese Book in Slipcase FULLY ILLUSTRATED Rails Railways 1982 Vintage JAPAN EXPRESS TRAINS Japanese Book in Slipcase FULLY ILLUSTRATED Rails Railways 1982

    EXPRESS TRAINS. A Japanese Picture Book on LIMITED EXPRESS TRAINS. Full of details on a wide variety of Japanese Express Trains, and a few International trains such as the French TGV and British APT. Includes technological details. FULLY ILLUSTRATED.

    Published by Gakken, Tokyo, Japan, 1982. First Edition. ISBN: 4050044080.

    Hardcover Book in Slipcase, 7.5x10.5 inches, 136 pages.

    Condition: GOOD book, bump and wear to the top of the spine, inner pages lightly creased at the top of the spine, crease to the bottom corner area of the last page, otherwise the book is bright, clean, clear and unmarked; in a GOOD slipcase that has wear to its edges, corners and spine ends, but is bright, and doing its job…

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    EXPRESS TRAINS. A Japanese Picture Book on LIMITED EXPRESS TRAINS. Full of details on a wide variety of Japanese Express Trains, and a few International trains such as the French TGV and British APT. Includes technological details. FULLY ILLUSTRATED.

    Published by Gakken, Tokyo, Japan, 1982. First Edition. ISBN: 4050044080.

    Hardcover Book in Slipcase, 7.5x10.5 inches, 136 pages.

    Condition: GOOD book, bump and wear to the top of the spine, inner pages lightly creased at the top of the spine, crease to the bottom corner area of the last page, otherwise the book is bright, clean, clear and unmarked; in a GOOD slipcase that has wear to its edges, corners and spine ends, but is bright, and doing its job well. A solid, presentable copy.

    From a Japanese review on a Japanese website (roughly translated by Google, edited for clarity):

    ******This is a book that my parents bought me about 30 years ago. As a train lover, I often pulled this book off the bookshelf and looked at the illustrations and photos of the trains. I lost the book more than 20 years ago, but I recently found it again and bought it.

    There are many trains that have been abolished since this book was published in 1982, which makes the illustrations of trains (such as Shinkansen 0 series vehicles), all the more interesting. Not only the trains, but also train names and rail lines themselves have changed or been abolished, for example the Nagano Shinkansen is no longer running, and the steep slope Usui Pass between Karuizawa and Yokogawa in Nagano Prefecture is now pulled by heavy duty electric locomotives. There are also pictures of "Asama" of the L limited express and of the old Shinkansen's general command center.

    There are technical details I still do not understand, such as "In the Moha 781 intermediate electric car, the control of the main motor is constant current control by thyristor continuous phase control." The end of the book is full of such details, including the technology of train power, speed control, brakes, signals, etc. Maybe you will understand them.

    When I turned the pages after a long absence, I felt very nostalgic.******

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