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- The History Press 2012; US$ 14.57
Running a railway is a complex business. However well-run it is there will always be surprises, often hilarious, frequently unexpected, sometimes serious. Here railway professionals recall notable incidents from across their careers on the railways, lovingly compiled by expert railwaymen and authors Geoff Body and Bill Parker. the incidents covered... more...
- Dundurn 2013; US$ 30.00
The passenger steamers of the Canada Steamship Lines were known as the Great White Fleet. No fewer than 51 steamers comprised the passenger fleet at the company?s inception, and its network of routes was awesome. Nearly half a century after the last passenger boats sailed, this book will provide a window into a wonderful lost way of life. more...
- Nicholas Brealey Publishing 2012; US$ 17.95
To understand India you have to see it, hear it, breathe it and feel it. Monisha Rajesh she turns to a map of the Indian railways and takes a page out of Jules Vernes classic tale, embarking on an adventure around India in 80 trains, covering 40,000km. Monisha hopes that 80 train journeys up, down and across India will lift the veil on a country... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2009; US$ 10.19
The opening of the pioneering Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the beginning of the railways' vital role in changing the face of Britain. Fire and Steam celebrates the vision and determination of the ambitious Victorian pioneers who developed this revolutionary transport system and the navvies who cut through the land to enable a country-wide... more...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 2009; US$ 10.92
Since Victorian times, London's Underground has made an extraordinary contribution to the economy of the capital and has played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. This wide-ranging history of the Underground celebrates the vision and determination of the Victorian pioneers who conceived this revolutionary transport system... more...
- Mainstream Publishing 2012; US$ 10.67
With over six thousand miles of rugged coastline, nowhere in Scotland is more than forty-five miles from tidal waters, and seven of the biggest towns and cities are seaports. No wonder then that the sea has shaped Scotland, and in turn the Scots have helped to shape maritime history, trade and communications. Scots and the Sea is a unique... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 40.00
North Carolina artist Stephen Shoemaker and writer Janet Pittard have teamed up to present a selection of Shoemaker's paintings and drawings and the stories behind them. Known for his dramatic railroad paintings and scenes of life in the Blue Ridge mountains, Shoemaker shares the thought processes involved in creating his artwork, reveals his sources... more...