Pittsburgh, PA: H.K. Porter Company, 1900. Ninth edition. Limp card cover. Item #28510
Trade catalogue. Porter built locomotives adapted to severe requirements and difficult conditions for which ordinary railroad locomotives were not suited. They were the largest producer of industrial locomotives in the country. Smith and Porter built their first locomotive in 1867. Porter's last locomotive was built in 1951. 236 pages with builder's full-page locomotive photographs and locomotive data and information on the page opposite. Errata sheet tipped in. Bound in original black leather over limp card covers with lettering stamped in gilt. Owners' names on front endpaper and title page. Loss of leather at spine ends. A hint of moisture at the leading edge of the initial pages, not affecting text or photographs. A good to very good copy.