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    Ashton Valve Company

    I love the old pre 1900 advertisement art. Besides some beautiful fonts used for the lettering you can get a god look at many of the other products being advertised. A bit of a time capsule.
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    Steam whistles, hot air, and collectors

    A few other companies offering steam whistles.
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    Ashton Valve Company

    The 1920 catalog included a few pages explaining the reasons that the Ashton pop safety valve was superior to it's competition
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    Ashton Valve Company

    What better way to make a gauge easier to read in a dark boiler room than to illuminate it? I found one from around 1900 where the bulb was fixed behind the gauge, not always practical. Here's what Ashton Valve came up with.
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    How to fire up a steam locomotive video

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    Vintage Steam Era parts and fittings catalogs.

    Here are 3 Sweets catalogues spanning the years 1917-1933. There are many differences between the 3 so check them out. Sweet engineering catalogues : a file of manufacturers' catalogues of industrial building products, power plant equipment, material handling equipment, factory equipment. by...
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    Union Station Wakefield,NH

    A few shots in the winter.
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    Vintage RR films

    It must have been. It's gone. Here's a Youtube link to a bunch of them.
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    Vintage Steam Era parts and fittings catalogs.

    I flipped through few pages and I think the Carlisle Station is in England. Even though the book appears to be in the University of Illinois library. Or was.
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    Vintage Steam Era parts and fittings catalogs.

    Want to know how to repair track? Here you go..... Track standards 1910 by Rehm, Norman F., ed Practical track work 1915 by Van Auken, Kenneth L 1885-...
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    Maine Narrow gauge railroad museum

    Yes it is.
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    Train Wrecks from the Movietone Outtakes Collection, Volume I

    Part one of a 5 part series. The others are all on Youtube. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to - An online railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used railroad books. Railroad pictorials, railroad history, steam locomotives, passenger trains, modern railroading. Hundreds of titles available, most at discount prices! We also have a video and children's book section. - An online model railroad bookstore featuring a curated selection of new and used books. Layout design, track plans, scenery and structure building, wiring, DCC, Tinplate, Toy Trains, Price Guides and more.