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This is a 1944 WWII era teacher’s kit “A study of railway transportation” from the Association of American Railroads. Included are the second edition, volume 1 and volume 2 both paper cover, "Teacher’s manual for primary and intermediate grades” (50 pages), and “The stories behind the pictures” book (68 pages), which includes detailed information, descriptions, and history on each of the 56 fascinating railroad and train related black and white printed photographs included. You will also receive the original Association of American Railroads mailing envelope postmarked from Washington, D.C., on Aug. 18, 1944.
The 56 unbound printed photos measure about 11 inches by about 8 ½ inches (including white margins). Each picture is numbered and has the title or topic at the bottom. Each photograph is then discussed in detail in “The Stories Behind the Pictures” manual, followed by a question section over the material for the teacher to quiz the students. I was not able to show all 56 photographs in my photos, but I did show you as many examples as possible. I think that these photos might be great for framing.
The Teacher’s Manual has more railroad information, including such things as “The American Railroads Chronology” from 1807 to 1943, “Growth of the United States of America During First Century of Railway Era”, “Freight traffic of the railroads of the United States”, and “Principal Railroads in the United State”. The teacher’s manual also has several bibliographical lists of titles and authors of reference aids, lists of references to units on trains, lists of work books and reading materials, lists of readers and primers, lists of titles and authors of children’s railroad verses and poems, and lists of music and visual aids.
Some of the RR railway related photos include:
The Race of the Iron Horse and the Horse Car, “Puffing Billy”, A Railroad Station and Train in the 1860’s, When They Drove the Golden Spike, A Steam Passenger Train, An Electric Passenger Train, Streamline Passenger Train, A City Ticket Office, The Conductor and Engineer Compare Watches, The Locomotive Engineer in the Cab, The Conductor Signals “All Aboard”, In The Passenger Coach, Dinner is served in the Dining Car, Traveling in the Pullman Car, Sightseeing from an Observation Car, Soldiers on the Move, Loading the Baggage Car, Sorting mail in a Railway Post Office Car, How the Train Catches a Mail Bag, A locomotive taking on water, The roundhouse and the turntable, A train crossing a bridge, A train entering a tunnel, The Caboose, Loading a Box Car, Livestock arriving at the stockyards, Loading coal cars at the mine, Dumping coal from cars into ships, Railroads serve the seaports, Speeding Military Equipment by Rail, A railroad storehouse and material yard, In a Railroad Office.
The manuals and photos are in very good vintage used condition. The photos have a little edge and corner wear and tear (mostly the first couple of photos), and a tiny bit of dirt/soil. The shipping envelope has quite a bit of wear and tear, is torn up and down both sides, missing the top flap, has holes at the bottom, and has some dirt/soil.
This is in unusual and unique look at the world of the Railway and Railroads during the World War II era of 1944, with lots of hard-to-find railroad related and train related pictures, and a great amount of historical information. Don’t miss your opportunity to own this highly collectible “Study of Railway Transportation” teachers packet.
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