12 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS: On the Eighth Day…

It’s that time of year again! That time when you’re struggling to find the perfect gift for that special someone or even yourself.

To help you find that perfect gift, we now present our rendition of “The 12 Days of Christmas”.

On the EIGHTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, EIGHT books on trucks, tractors & heavy equipment

At Work: Kenworth Trucks 1950-1979
Since 1923, Kenworth has become one of the most recognized names in American truck manufacturing. Utilising period photographs, this book highlights the golden era of Kenworth trucks featured at work in a variety of settings and jobs – from logging to hauling all types of commodities, including grain, oil and gasoline, livestock, lumber and meat.

Anatomy of the John Deere
This lavishly illustrated guide innovatively describes and demonstrates why “Nothing Runs Like a Deere” through 300 riveting photos of 40+ tractors dating back to stream-powered models with details of historical significance, performance, and the appeal of this model of American manufacturing ingenuity.

At Work: Peterbilt Trucks 1939-1979
Starting in 1939 when Peterbilt was formed (after acquiring Fageol trucks), this golden era of trucking is portrayed through large period photographs when these heavy haulers were put to work. Captions not only tell about the truck, but also about the companies and owners who operated them.

Bucyrus Heavy Equipment: Construction and Mining Machines 1880-2007: A Photo Gallery
Dating back 128 years, Bucyrus-Erie Company is a name synonymous with moving the earth. From the smallest loader-backhoe to some of the largest machines ever to move on land, no other company has produced such a wide variety of types and sizes of excavating equipment. Over 450 spectacular black and white photos combined with detailed captions chronicle and describe all the major equipment product lines from Bucyrus Company, Erie Steam Shovel, Bucyrus-Erie and Ruston-Bucyrus, including: cable excavators, hydraulic excavators, walking draglines, stripping shovels and drills.

Fordson New Major E1A: 1951-1964
The Fordson Major tractor was produced in large numbers at Ford’s UK Dagenham factory from 1951 until 1964, and was exported across the world. Produced with petrol, diesel and kerosene-burning engines, the E1A was the subject of continuous development during its life and was a huge success. This Haynes publication provides insight into the development, engineering, production and uses of the Fordson E1A.

Haulpak and Lectra Haul: The World’s Greatest Off-Highway Earthmoving Trucks
The Haulpak truck line (launched in 1957) and the Lectra Haul diesel-electric drive truck (introduced in 1960) shaped the way all modern off-highway haulers are designed even to this day. Author Eric Orlemann honors these off-highway haulers, both past and present, with historic and modern photography, much of it never seen in published form before.

New Car Carriers: 1910-1998 Photo Album
This photographic history of new-car carriers begins with the flatbed trucks that first became an alternative to the railroad and continues through today’s supermodern piggybacks and triple-deckers. Fascinating photographs include the introduction of double-decker trailers and enclosed streamliners, as well as converted auto carriers hauling military vehicles and armaments to the front during World War II. Of particular interest, however, are the cargoes themselves, which represent nearly a century of showroom-fresh automobiles from all comers of the world.

The American Delivery Truck: An Illustrated History
Even when motorized vehicles replaced the horse, not everyone owned a vehicle to drive, much less to haul with. Rural residents relied heavily on vendors to bring the goods directly to them or their nearest town, and vendors relied on delivery trucks to deliver their food items or services. This illustrated history of major Marques of delivery trucks includes Reo, Federal, Diamond T, Sterling, Divco, Fargo, Ford, Graham, and Pak-Age-Car, to name a few.

On the SEVENTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, SEVEN books on emergency vehicles…

Ahrens-Fox Fire Apparatus Photo Archive

American Ambulance: 1900-2002

American LaFrance 700 & 800 Series 1953-1958 Photo Archive

Fire Trucks of the 1950s

Ford Fire Trucks

Maxim Fire Apparatus Photo History

Standing Against Fire: A History of the Fire Service of Canada’s Military Forces and Department of National Defence

On the SIXTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, SIX marine books

Fighting at Sea: Naval Battles from the Ages of Sail and Steam

Fire Canoe: Prairie Steamboat Days Revisited (2nd Edition)

Drag Boats of the 1960s

Corvettes Canada: Convoy Veterans of WWII Tell Their True Stories

Great Lakes Shipping Ports & Cargoes (Photo Gallery)

RMS Empress of Ireland: Pride of the Canadian Pacific’s Atlantic Fleet

On the FIFTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, FIVE books on motorcycle racing & riding…

Motocourse 2015-2016: The World’s Leading Grand Prix Annual

The World’s Great Adventure Motorcycle Routes: The Essential Guide to the Greatest Motorcycle Journeys in the World

Motorcycle Journeys Through the Pacific Northwest (2nd Edition)

Off-Road Giants! Heroes of 1960s Motorcycle Sport

Racing Line: British Motorcycle Racing in the Golden Age of the Big Single

On the FOURTH day of Christmas my true love sent to me, FOUR books on aviation…

Aviation Century: The Golden Age

Mid-Air Moose Jaw (1st Edition)

Spitfire Mk. IX & XVI: Engineered

Canada’s Air Force: At War and Peace: Volume 3

On the THIRD day of Christmas my true love sent to me, THREE books on Italian automobiles…

Bellissima!: The Italian Automotive Renaissance, 1945 to 1975

Lamborghini Supercars: 50 Years: From the Groundbreaking Miura to Today’s Hypercars

The Ferrari Phenomenon: An Unconventional View of the World’s Most Charismatic Cars

On the SECOND day of Christmas my true love sent to me, TWO books on American motorcycles…

Indian Motorcycle: America’s First Motorcycle Company

Harley Davidson: The Legendary Models

On the FIRST day of Christmas my true love sent to me, ONE book on Canadian railways…

Great Western Railway of Canada: Southern Ontario’s Pioneer Railway

Please check our site tomorrow for the “NINTH Day of Christmas” and more great gift ideas.

For more gift ideas related to ‘big rigs’, farming equipment, and construction equipment, check out our Trucks, Tractors & Heavy Equipment section.

To make your holiday shopping experience easier, our store will be having extended hours on Thursdays and Sundays leading up to Christmas.

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, & Saturdays: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Thursday December 8, 15, & 22: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Sunday December 11 & 18: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

We are always adding new and out-of-print titles to our website. If you don’t see something you’re looking for email us at info@transportbooks.com, phone us at 416-744-7675, or drop by our store at 16 Elrose Avenue in Toronto.

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