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Vendor SKUAuthorTitlePublisherConditionDescriptionKeywords(s)PriceImage
12748American Railway AssociationLoading RulesAmerican Railway AssociationGood. The front cover has a red ink splotch, soiling and shelf wear. The back cover has a date stamp and some soiling.5 x 7.5 inches with many very interesting line drawings showing how to secure loads in rail carsAmerican Railway Association, Railroad$50
10450Great Northern Railway CompanyGreat Northern Railway Company Circular No. 8815 Announcing Hotel and Transportation Rates and Arrangements in Glacier National Park Season June 15th to September 15th 1922Great Northern Railway CompanyVery good. The staples are rusty.1922 paperback, 8 x 11 inches, with 15 pages, green-toned pictures and a map of the Great Northern routes on the back cover.Great Northern Railway Company, railroad, Glacier National Park, montana$30
9209Great Western RailwayPlaces of Pilgrimage for American Travellers The Travel-Shrines of the West and How Best to Visit themGreat Western Railway company Paddington Station London Fair to good. Covers worn and torn on the edges. Small library stamp on the front cover. Tipped in map in back has been removed.1925 3rd edition small paperback with 43 pages and illustrations.Great Western Railway company, railroad$15
13386Holm, Monte and Dennis L. ClayOnce A Hobo ... The Autobiography of Monte HolmProctor PublicationsVery good. Owner's small address label inside. No dust wrapper.8.5 x 11 inches with many b&w illustrations and photos, an autobiography of Monte Holm of Moses Lake, WA. There are railroading stories as well. Signed "Your Friend Monte Holm, " followed by the date.Pacific Northwest, Washington State, Moses Lake, autobiography, Monte Holm, Railroad, hobo$25
9827International Textbook Company StaffInternational Library of Technology 136 Electric Railway Systems Electric-Railway Line Construction Track Construction Electric-Railway Calculations Railway MotorsInternational Textbook Company Good with shelf wear. No dust wrapper.1922 hardback with numerous illustrations, diagrams and an index. Electric Railway, Railroad.... Electric Railway, Railroad$40
13084Johnson, Kenneth G.Apple Country Interurban A History of the Yakima Valley Transportation CompanyGolden West BooksFine. In a good, price-clipped dust wrapper that has wear on the top of the spine.8.5 x 11 inches, a history of the Yakima Valley Transportation Company with maps, b&w photos, illustrations, bibliography and an index. Inscribed by the author.Railroad, Pacific Northwest, Washington State, Yakima Valley, Interurban.$40
9621Moseley, Edward A., SecretaryTwenty-Third Annual Report of the Interstate Commerce Commission December 21, 1909Government Printing Office 1909 with 338 pages and an index.Good. Top and bottom of the spine have shelf wear. Edges of covers show some shelf wear. Light shelf wear on covers. No dust wrapper.Interstate Commerce Commission, Railroad cases, etc. Interstate Commerce Commission, Railroads$18
8871NoneOrder Bill of Lading Union Pacific System Oregon-Washington Railroad & Navigation CompanyUnion Pacific Circa 1917 paperback Form 1564 with several pages.Good. Light shelf wear and soiling on the covers, small water stains on the covers. 2/3s of the forms have been "used" and carbon copies remain.Pacific Northwest, Washington State, Oregon, Union Pacific, History, order bill of lading formsPacific Northwest, Washington State, Oregon, Union Pacific, History, railroad, ephemera$40
13309Office of Chief EngineerMaintenance Of Frogs and SwitchesDenver and Rio Grande Railroad CompanyGood. Light soiling on the covers.4 x 6.5 inches, maintenance of railroad frogs and switches with tables, diagrams and line drawings.Railroad$40
13148PullmanBehind Your Pullman TicketPullmanGood.8 x 5 inch brochure explaining railroad Pullman car features with many illustrations.Railroad, Pullman, ephemera$20
13150PullmanPullman AccommodationsPullmanVery good.5.5 x 7.75 inches with many interesting illustrations of Pullman Cars.Railroad, Pullman, Ephemera$20
13153PullmanThe Roomette A Pullman Invitation To Real Travel ComfortPullmanGood. Back cover has light soiling and a small red stain.9 x 6 inches, with b&w photos of a Pullman Roomette and a list of prices.Railroad, Pullman, ephemera$20
10449Rinehart, Mary RobertsGlacier National ParkGreat Northern Railway CompanyGood. Light soiling on the covers. Light creasing on the pages, staples are rusty. There is a two inch tear at the bottom of the spine that affects both the front and back cover.Circa 1920's stapled paperback, 8.5 X 12 inches, with 30 green-toned pages and an introduction by Mary Roberts Rinehart. A Great Northern Railway Company travel promotion.Railroad, Montana, Great Northern Railway, Glacier National Park$40
13686Samuelson, Captain StanleyPobrecito (Poor Little Boy)Self-publishedVery good.An autobiography of Captain Stanley Samuelson. Merchant marine during WW2, a railroader and a fisherman in Alaska. There are many b&w photos. The author has inscribed the book to a car salesman.Merchant Marine, Alaska, railroad$20
14290StaffI. C. S. Reference Library Electric Railway Systems Electric-Railway Line ConstructionInternational Textbook CompanyVery good. Light shelf wear.Railroad electrical engineering in 1915. This volume is number 266 in the ICS series.I.C.S Textbook, Railroad, electrical engineering$25
13152The Association of American RailroadsAll Aboard!The Association of American RailroadsGood. Light soiling on the covers.6 x 9 inches, a faux movie presentation of The Association of American Railroads on railroads in the USRailroad, The Association of American Railroads, ephemera$20
13484The Banbury GuardianThe Banbury Guardian "All-In" Railway and Bus Timetable Winter 1953/4 editionThe Banbury GuardianVery good. Faint shelf wear. The last page has some writing.4.25 x 6.75 inches, timetables, with many interesting ads.Railroad, Bus, The Banbury Guardian, England, ephemera$20
12739Union Pacific Railroad CompanyRules Governing Duties, Deportment and Safety Of EmployeesUnion Pacific Railroad CompanyGood. Light soiling on the covers.4 x 6.5 inches, Union Pacific Form 7904 with rules for everything from artificial respiration to tobacco.Union Pacific Railroad, Railroad, ephemera$20
12740Union Pacific Railroad CompanyInstructions To Agents, Conductors, Yard Clerks and Others Concerned, Governing the Use of Car SealsUnion Pacific Railroad CompanyVery good. Light soiling on covers.4 x 6.25 inches, Union Pacific instructions on car sealsUnion Pacific Railroad, Railroad, ephemera$20
12741Union Pacific Railroad CompanyList Of Officers, Traffic Representatives, Attorneys, Examining Physicians, Etc. No. 83Union Pacific Railroad CompanyGood. Light soiling on the covers. There are ink check marks by several names.5 x 8 inches, form 70-A, a list of Union Pacific personnel and their location in 1968Union Pacific Railroad, Railroad, ephemera$20
12742Union Pacific Railroad CompanyList Of Officers, Traffic Representatives, Attorneys, Examining Physicians, Etc. No. 79Union Pacific Railroad CompanyGood. Light soiling on the covers. There are ink check marks by several names.5 x 8 inches, form 70-A, a list and location of Union Pacific personnel and their locations in 1967Union Pacific Railroad, Railroad, ephemera$20
12743Union Pacific Railroad CompanyList Of Officers, Traffic Representatives, Attorneys, Examining Physicians, Etc. No. 80Union Pacific Railroad CompanyGood. Light soiling and faint creasing on the covers. 5 x 8 inches, form 70-A, a list and location of Union Pacific personnel and their locations in 1967Union Pacific Railroad, Railroad, ephemera$20
12744Union Pacific Railroad CompanyList Of Officers, Traffic Representatives, Attorneys, Examining Physicians, Etc. No. 82Union Pacific Railroad CompanyGood. Light soiling and faint creasing on the covers. 5 x 8 inches, form 70-A, a list and location of Union Pacific personnel and their locations in 1968Union Pacific Railroad, Railroad, ephemera$20
12745Union Pacific Railroad CompanyDirectory Of General Officers And management personnel by Departments Districts and DivisionsUnion Pacific Railroad CompanyGood. Light soiling on the covers. 2 inch long white stain mark on the front cover. 5.25 x 8.5 inches, form 70-A, a list and location of Union Pacific personnel and their locations in 1975Union Pacific Railroad, Railroad, ephemera$20
12746Union Pacific Railroad CompanyLife Stock Shipping Guide and DirectoryUnion Pacific Railroad CompanyVery good.5.75 x 8.5 inches, live stock shipping with interesting photos, charts, tables and lists.Union Pacific Railroad, Railroad, ephemera, agriculture, live stock$30

Railroad Post Office ephemera -- Philately

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Charles H. Jaten was a Railroad Post Office clerk in the mid to late 1940's on the Williston, North Dakota to Spokane, Washington run. He kept his forms and paperwork in an old fashioned, home-made pie box. The pie box is documented in a letter of instructions to his sub.

"...Postmark, headers and eating utensils are in my pie box. Pouch records are in my trip report book which is also in my pie box. My pie box is the green one at the depot."

The pie box is in poor shape, missing part of the front door. It also has rotten corner in the back.

Beside the box and documenting letter there are a lot of forms, some correspondence, hand-drawn lay-outs of the inside of the car with town names, labels, tags and other items. A partial list of these forms (all blank):

U.S.P.O Regestered Jackets of two sizes
Form # 5258 (1934) Report of Riffled Parcel Post
Form # 5049 (April 1941 Report of Mail Found in Supposedly Empty Equipment (!!!!)
Form # 5367 (March 1947) Notice of Insanitary or Other Unsanitary Condition of Postal Car Railway Mail Service
Form # 3853 1944 Registers
Form # 0-19 Report showing Count Of Mails In R.P.O. Car No.__ As Recieved From St. Paul & Williston ND Train 27
Form # 5012 Trip Reports
Form # 5374 Report of Light Failure Railway Mail Service 1924 (gas lights and candles are mentioned)
Form # 5257 Report of Damaged Parcel Post
Form # 5013 1935 Mail Found Without Address Railway Mail Service
Form # 5104 1939 Application for Sick Leave Railway Mail Service

There are three letters from the Railway Post Office to Jaten

Tags:

Bad Order (orange/pink)
Perishable (tan)
Parcel Post for Special Handling (yellow)
Waste (white)

Envelopes:

Small sized Railroad Mail Service Official Business

Three envelopes (quite grubby) with "round" (hand ) stamps: One each from Harlem, Havre, and Glacier Park, Montana, all in the 40's.

Letters from Jaten to his superiors on Rainbow Hotel, Shelby, Montana stationery. One of which the superintendent has returned to Jaten, stamped with his railroad mail service stamp.

$150 for all

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