Very Good. Item #6384
New York: Quadrant Press, Inc., 1978. First Edition. Signed and inscribed: "To Dave, Many thanks for lining and levelling my ballast! Fred 6-26-78" and also "You'll recognize this as Alexandria, FAK." Octavo; 56pp. 82 B&W photographs with additional documentary reproductions; system map on rear cover. Staple bound. Pictorial front cover reproducing Southern Railway train portrait by Howard Fogg.
Usual creases at staples and mild scuffing, tiny scrapes and color abrasion from frequent but careful perusal by previous owner. Textblock unmarred and unmarked apart from authorial signature on title page.
"The Southern Railway's main line heads southwest from the capitol buildng in Washington, not stopping until it has reached New Orlean's levees at the mouth of the Mississippi . . . . The photographs depict those times. Some of the pictures come from the archives of the Southern Railway; others from railfans who felt the import of the times most keenly and preserved the atmosphere of the era."