Lot of Vintage Association of American Railroads Booklets
Created on October 12, 1934, The Association of American Railroads, is an industry trade group representing primarily the major freight railroads of North America.
This 4 piece lot of vintage railroad booklets seems to have been produced by the organization's School and College Service division for teachers to use in lesson plans regarding the study of transportation. The set includes the following items:
"Quiz On Railroads And Railroading" (1958) - This 64 page booklet is described as "a veritable treasure-trove of railroad information", and provides the answers to numerous questions concerning the American railroads--their history, their physical characteristics, their operations, and the role they play in the daily lives of Americans.
"The Railroad Story" (1959) - This 31 page booklet emphasizes the scientific development of American railroads, and how this scientific progress helped lead to political, social, and economic progress in the country.
"Railroads At Work" (1960) - This 48 page booklet is primarily a picture book highlighting the evolution of trains through time and was designed to increase awareness of the essential nature of railroads.
"Train Display Streamer" (Undated) - This accordion-style pamphlet features illustrations by Bill Bunce and is 6 feet long when completely unfolded. One side features a 6 foot long illustration of a passenger train, and explains the different parts of train and how passengers travel in one. The reverse side features a freight train and talks about the different types of products that might be carried on one.
A great gift for fans of vintage American railroading.
- Condition: This item is in vintage condition and is being sold as as-is. Please review photos for specifics. Additional photos available upon request.