Found these books on Craigslist

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Found these books on Craigslist

Post by dash9 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:26 pm

Was looking at craigslist today and came across these books. Called the guy and he wants 200.00 Have no clue if there worth it. Will pick them up sunday.
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Re: Found these books on Craigslist

Post by dwilloughby » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:40 pm

Could be the ICS books. A great find.

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Re: Found these books on Craigslist

Post by Marty_Knox » Sat Nov 04, 2017 8:03 am

Grab 'em. If you don't want them, give me the information and I'd buy em.

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Re: Found these books on Craigslist

Post by dash9 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:11 am

When I get time I would like to put each book in a PDF.

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Post by NP317 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:12 am

Excellent acquisition!
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Re: Found these books on Craigslist

Post by SZuiderveen » Sat Nov 04, 2017 4:54 pm

Going bulk rate. I paid 150 for same set ten years ago. This is the"locomotive engineer's set.

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Re: Found these books on Craigslist

Post by Cary Stewart » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:28 pm

You stole them if you bought them. I have found that almost every live steamer I have talked to wants a set. They were a learning coarse and until diesels if you wanted to progress up the ladder in RRs particularly for a Engineer's ticket these are the books you used. I have seen these offered at as much as $50.00 each. This is not the complete possible set but it is the important ones.
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Re: Found these books on Craigslist

Post by Dick_Morris » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:13 pm

The ICS books have a wealth of information on railroads and any number of other topics. Ebay searches for "International Textbook Company" or the earlier "Colliery Engineer Company" will turn up all kinds of interesting topics. Bill Fitt did a nice reprint of the locomotive topics as a four volume set titled "The Steam Locomotive Study Course." A nice addition to the library if you can find a set.

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Re: Found these books on Craigslist

Post by dash9 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:57 pm

They are ICS books, It looks like whoever got them never used them. They look untouched, pages and the foldouts are all perfect. In the bottom of the box was the Constitution of the Brotherhood Of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen 323 pages of what they can do and not do.
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Re: Found these books on Craigslist

Post by Greg_Lewis » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:30 pm

If you can stand reading them on line, here's a link:

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/we ... %20Schools
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Re: Found these books on Craigslist

Post by dash9 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:02 am

Yes Greg, I did see them there also. The problem you cannot download the whole PDF. you can download single pages, but it will not let you print them. Must be a Google thing I guess they want CASH.
Ass so as I get time I will put each book in a PDF and upload them here. That way you can save and print them if you want. If there too big I do have a drop box account and i will just put the link where there at.

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Re: Found these books on Craigslist

Post by dash9 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:49 am

I did a scan of the Locomotive Valve Settings, it was 28.3MB in Pdf.

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