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SECTION A.7   CAPTAIN JOHN M. LECATO LIBRARY


     The Captain John M. Le Cato Library is composed of books about transportation, trains, locomotives, museums, stations, etc. that were collected over a lifetime.  Many of these are books given to Captain Le Cato when he was a small child and  his interest in trains was a mere daydream; others were presented to him by the author and signed or inscribed to him; some are first edition signed copies; yet other books were given to him as presents and some are inscribed  with best wishes from family and friends.  Many of the books were purchased during his travels throughout the United States and abroad.  Many of the books contain not only clippings about the author and other pertinent news clippings but  some even contain the original sales ticket!

     There is also a wide variety of videos, time tables, stamps and  official railway guides included in this collection.  The entire collection awaits a home in a museum or library.   Books containing references to the Best Friend of Charleston are followed by an asterisk.
BOOKS
TIME TABLES
RAILROAD VIDEOS
OFFICIAL RAILWAY GUIDES

TRAIN STAMP COLLECTION


A




Age of Steam, The Beebe, Lucius/Clegg, Charles 1957


Air Brake Catechism
Blackall, Robert H.
1914



All Aboard with E. M. Frimbo
Whitaker, REM/Hiss,A
1974

World's greatest RR buff

American Locomotive Builders in the Steam Era, A Short Story of
White, John H.
1982



America's Railroads, The Story of
Spangenburg, Ray
1991




Moser, Diane K.




Apex of the Atlantic
Westing, Frederick
1965



Articulated Locomotives
Wiener, Lionel
1970




B






Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, A Short History of the
          -
-



B&O Power  1829 - 1964
Sagle, Lawrence W.
1964



B&O Transportation Museum
          -
-



Boll Weevil and the Triple Play, The
Rubin, Louis D., Jr.
1979

signed

Bride and a Bridle, A
Street, Julian





Finney, Frank
1903
Seaboard Airline Rwy
Britain's Railway Museums
Williams, Peter
1974




C





Canadian Steam
Morgan, David P.
1961



Car Names and Consists
Wayner, Robert J.
1963



Career of a Champion, The Story of the First GGI
Abendschein, Frederick H.
1984




Culpepper, Dan




Carolina Choo Choos in the Foothills
Marsh, Blanche
1981

personalized
*
Centennial History of SC Railroad
Derrick, Samuel M.
1975

private collection

Century of Passenger Trains, A
Rocky Mtn RR Club
1972



Clear the Tracks
Bromley, Joseph
1941



Collecting Model Trains
Hertz, Louis H.
1956



Collector's Book of the Locomotive, The
Alexander, Edwin P.


MCMLXVI

Collector's Book of Railroadiana, The
Baker, Stanley L.
1976




Kunz, Virginia B.
1976



D





Diesel Locomotives
Draney, John
1943



Diesel Spotter's Guide
Pinkepank, Jerry A.
1967



Dinner in the Diner
Hollister, Will C,
1973




E





Early Morning Milk Train, The
Emett, Rowland
1977



Eddystone, Story of           - 1928

Erie Railroad Company, Rules and Instruc. for...Air Brakes
          -
1921



F




Farewell to Steam
Plowden, David
1966


4-8-4 Pictorial
Wayner, Robert J.
-



G




Georgian Locomotive, The General
Bryant, H. Stafford
-


Ghost Town & Calico Railway
          -
1953


Grand Central
Marshall, David
1946



Great Railroad Paintings
Goldsborough, Robert
1976



Great Railroad Journeys of the World
Palin, Michael, etal.
1981



Great Trains, The
Lausanne, Edita
1973



Grosset All-Color Guide Trains, The
Day, John
1970

personalized
*
Guinness Rail
Marshall, John
1985


*

H





Handbook of American Railroads
Lewis, Robert C.
1951



Hear the Train Blow
Beebe, Lucius





Clegg, Charles
1952

news clippings

Highball
Beebe, Lucius
1945



Highliners, A Railroad Album
Beebe, Lucius


MCMXL

History of Relay, Maryland, A and The Thomas Viaduct
Toomey, Daniel C.
1975




I





Iron Horse, The
Hill, Edwin C.
1924




J





Journey to Amtrak
Edmondson, Harold A.
1972




L





Lackawana Story, The
Casey, Robert J.





Douglas, W.A.S.
1951



Locomotive Advertising in America 1850 -1900
          -
1960



Locomotive Catechism Grimshaw, Robert 1902


Locomotive Designers in the Age of Steam
Westwood, J. N.
1977



Lt. Trig. Duplex Slide Rule, The
          -
-



Luxury Trains from the Orient Express to the TGV
Behrend, George
1982



Luxury Trains of the World
Allen, Geoffrey F.
1979




M





Ma & Pa, The
Hilton, George
1963

news clippings

Machinery Handbook 17th Ed.
          -     
1964



Maine Central Steam Locomotives
Robertson, Edwin B.
1982



Mansions on Rails
Beebe, Lucius
1959

signed and numbered

Mechanical Drawing
Ermeling, Willard W.





Fischer, Ferdinand A. P.





Greene, George G.
1935



Memory of Trains, A The Boll Weevil and Others
Rubin, Louis D., Jr.
2000


*
Mixed Train Daily, A Book of Short-Line Railroads
Bebe, Lucius
1947

collector's edition
signed, numbered
and news clippings

Model G W Incandescent Electric Headlight
The Buda Company
1919



Model Railroader, The
Kalmbach, A. C.
1934



More Classic Trains
Dubin, Arthur D.
1974




N





New Vision Locomotive
Loewy, Raymond
1937



Night Trick
Link, O. Winston
1957

private collection

Norfol& Western Steam
Rosenberg, Ron





Archer, Eric N.
1973




O





On Railroads at Home and Abroad
Ransome-Wallis, P.
1951



100 Years of Railroad Cars
Lucas, Walter A.
1951



100 Years of Steam Locomotives
Lucas, Walter A.
1958



Opening of the Great Southwest, The 1870 - 1970
            -                         
1970




P





Palmetto Traction Electric Railways of SC
Fetters, Thomas
1978

clipings of Chas cars

Parade of the Iron Horse, A Picture Story
          -
-



Pennysl Power 1900 - 1957
Stauffer, Alvin
1962



Pioneer Railroads
Bowman, Hank W.
1954



Portrait of the Rails
Ball, Don, Jr.
1972




R






Road to Paradise, The
Moedinger, William M.
1971



Railroad Avenue
Hubbard, Freeman H.
1945



Railroad Comes of Age, The
Langley, Mary M.





Langley, Albert M.
1970



Railroad Folklore, A Treasury of
Botkin, B. A.





Harlow, Alvin F.
1953



Railroad Gazette
          -
1874

Journal of Trains,
Eng & RR News


Railroad Station, The
Meeks, Carroll L. V.
1956



Railroading Around the World
Farrington, S. Kip, Jr.
1955

first edition

Railroading from the Rear End
Farrington, S. Kip, Jr.
1946



Railroads
Ogburn, Charlton
1977

National Geographic

Rails up the Raritan
Deibert, Frederick W.
1983



Railways in the Years of Pre-eminence 1905 - 1919
Nock, O. S.
1971



Royal Blue Heritage, A
Wood, Don
1974



Royal Blue Line
Harwood, Herbert H. Jr.
1990



Rules Governing the Loading of Lumber, Logs, Stones, etc.
          -                       
1917




S






17, The
Washburn, Edwin C.
1929



Some Classic Trains
Dubin, Arthur D.
1973

intro by Beebe

Slow Train to Yesterday
Robertson, Archie
1945



Southern Railway Dining Car Department
Charleston Chapter NRHS
1991



Specifications 250 Horse Power Gas Electric Car
Brill Company
1926



Staten Island Ferry
Hilton, George W.
1964



Staten Island Rapid Transit
          -
1965

news clippings

Stations, An Imagined Journey
Flanagan, Michael
1994



Steam Locomotives of Japan
Hiroto, Maotaka
1972

woodblock print

Steamtown and Denville, Story of
Ziel, Ron
1965

signed

Steam Era, A Short Story of the
White, John H.
1982



Steam, Steel and Stars
Link, O. Winston
1998

private collection

Steel Rails to the Sunrise
Ziel, Ron





Foster, George
1965



Story of the General, The           -     
1862




T






Trains
McDonald, Jane
1996

2"x 21/4'' small

Train Running for the Confederacy  1861 - 1865
Swank, Walbrook D.
1990



Trains and Railroading, The Modern Wonder Book of
Carlisle, Norman
1946



Trains in Transition
Beebe, Lucius
1941



Trains, Trestles & Tunnels, RRs of the Southern Applachians
Harshaw, Lou
1977



Trains We Rode, The
Beebe, Lucius
1965




Clegg, Charles




Tweetsie, The Blue Ridge Steamwinder
Scheer, Julian
1958

private collection

20th Century
Beebe, Lucius
1962




U






Unique New York & Long Branch, The
Rosenbaum, Joel






Gallo, Tom
1985




V






Virginia, Pocket Map and Shippers' Guide
Rand, McNally & Co.'s
-




W






What Makes the Locomotive Go
Sagle, Lawrence W.
1945
signed

When Beauty Rode the Rails
Beebe, Lucius
1962



Wreck of the Penn Central, The
Daughen, Joseph R.





Binzen, Peter
1971



*  books containing reference to "Best Friend"




OFFICIAL RAILWAY GUIDES

The Official Guide of the Railways and
Steam Navagation Lines
United States, Puerto Rico, Canada,
Mexica and Cuba
1925
October

"
United States, Canada, Mexico and Cuba
1939
October

"
"
1955
June

"
"
1956
September

Canadian Railway Guide with Airlines
1960
January

The Official Guide of the Railways and
Steam Navagation Lines
United States, Canada, Mexico and Cuba
1962
December

"
"
1967
December

"
United States, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexican and Cuba
1968
June
anniversary issue
"
"
1968
November

"
"
1971
May

"
"
1971
May

"
"
1972
May

The Official Railway Guide
North American traveled: United States,
Canada and Mexico
1975
January/
February






RAILROAD VIDEOS

All Aboard
150 Years on the Right Track

B&O Birthdays 1
B&O Railroad Museum Collection

Golden Spike
Grand Canyon Railroad

Great Indian Railway

Of Men and Machines -
The Story of Spencer Machines
In the Shadow of the Past

Red Express
The Trans-Siberian Railroad

Rockies by Road, The
American Orient Express

Thunder on the Rails
Virginia & Truckee and Nevada Northern





TIME TABLES



TIMETABLE TABLE NO. STATION
DATE



Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Co. 6
Valley
July 29, 1979




"
8
Albuquerque
April 27, 1980




"
7
Middle
November 5, 1978




"
8
Middle
April 29, 1979




"
10
Middle
April 29, 1979




Seaboard Coast Line Railroad
2
Florence
December 15, 1972




" 3
Savannah
"




"
3
Rocky Mtn.
"




"
3
Raleigh
"




"
4
Jacksonville
"




"
5
Tampa
"




"
5
Waycross
"


                                                                                                                                  *  More timtables to be entered as they are catalogued                    






Train Stamp Collection presented to Captain Le Cato  - 7 June 1991

Magyar





Colis
India




Chile
Romina





Peru
Budapest





Liberia
Equador





France
Helvetia





Pilipinas
Korea




Australia
Finland





Romana
Suomi





Indonisia
Norge





Nicaragua
Columbia





Marruecos
Djibouti




Danmark
Paraguay




Correos Mexico
Polska Noyta




Belgie - Belgique
Spocewegen





Republik Osterreich
Ceskoslovensko





Luxembourg Sverige
10 cent Rural America





Leipzinger Fruhjahrsmesse
USA 2 cent Locomotive 1870's




Provinz SachsenDeutsche

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