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Trail of the Swinging Lanterns   A Racy, Railroading Review of Transportation Matters, Methods and Men. First Edition, signed presentation copy, COPELAND, John Morison
Author Name:    COPELAND, John Morison

Title:   Trail of the Swinging Lanterns A Racy, Railroading Review of Transportation Matters, Methods and Men. First Edition, signed presentation copy

Publisher:    1918, 1918

Seller ID:   8640

COPELAND, John Morison. The Trail of the Swinging Lanterns : A Racy, Railroading Review of Transportation Matters, Methods and Men. (Toronto : The Author - John Morison Copeland : 5 Dalton Road, Toronto , 1918). First Edition. Printed by Addison & Mainprice, Toronto. Pp (7),6-149,(1) including four pages of non-railway adverts at the rear. Illustrated with b&w photos throughout. 8vo, green cloth, orange lettering to front board, plain spine.

John Morison Copeland (1878 - 1953).

Watters p.865, Rhodenizer p.652.

"In compiling the miscellaneous array of facts embodied in the pen sketches arranged within the covers of this book, the principal object striven for has been to seek out, set down and thereby rescue from forgetfulness and the danger of extinction, a grist of information pertaining to local railway life in Canada and to men identified with international railway affairs." - from the Foreword

Navigators of the Blue [A poem about carrier pigeons];
A Deceased Canadian Railroad [the Cobourg and Perborough Railway - Cobourg, Blairton and Marmora Railway & Mining Company - Cobourg, Blairton and Marmora Railway & Mining Company];

Ontario's Twin Sister is the Grand Trunk Railway;
William H. Biggar, Vice-President and General Counsel of the G.T.R. and G.T.P. Railways;
Sir Thomas Dakin's Locomotive;
Toronto and Nipissing Railway;
An Old Campaigner's Career [John Quirk, Wingham. Ont.]
The Luck of a Light-Hearted Landlubber[C. & N.W.R. Conductor Cornelius O'Konor]
Knights of the Swinging Lanterns [a 17-line poem]
The Credit Valley Railway: Toronto to St. Thomas via Woodstock: Inauguration of Toronto - Milton sections, September, 19th, 1879 [including train sheet of the Governor-General's Special, Streetsville Junction];
The Crusade of United States Railway Interests in Canada;
A Wizard When in Bud: Thomas A. Edison;
A Gigantic Human Hive in the Canadian Pacific Railway Headquarters [Windsor Street, Montreal];

William B. Lanigan, Freight Traffic Manager, Canadian Pacific Railway: A Biographical Reminiscence [born October 12, 1861, Trois Rivières];

James Charlton : The Nestor and Grand Old Man among Passenger Agents;
Uncle Sam's Adopted Sons [Canadian railway men who went to work in the U.S.]

Samuel Rodger Callaway [born December 24, 1850, Toronto];

Thomas N. Jarvis : An Organizing Genius;
George J. Charlton: Passenger Traffic Expert;
A Reveler's Dream [a longer poem, full of proper names] Andrew J. Taylor [born June 24, 1858, Bytown, Ottawa]
By-Water Magazine: Business Getter's Competition Prize Winning Essay;
Belleville's Contribution to Transportation;
Lines to Queen Quinte [a 36-line poem]
The Canadian Northern Railway System;
A Tenderfoot in Temiskaming and the silent places beyond awaiting the iron horse;
William P. Duperow : General Passenger Agent, Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian Government Railways;
Those Undignified Box Cars : Some Methods of the Men who Control Their Movements;
Lines Addressed to Frederic P. Nelson, Traveling Agent, Grand Trunk Railway, on the occasion of his marriage, May 27, 1912;
Hamilton: A Hothouse for Transportation Men;
A Pilfered Pot Pourri
The Trail of the Serpent [some sports history, pp.129-135 on on a railway men baseball game, featuring the Brantford Green Socks, mentioning the Peterborough Bluejays, &c]
A Haphazard Chronology;

Ballad to the Brotherhood.[18-line poem]

Bookplate, else very good. Signed Presentation Copy. 100.00

Price = 100.00 CDN
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