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- HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available
An essential guide to exploring Britain by train, Railway Day Trips is ideal for anyone planning or looking for inspiration for a rail journey. more...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2014; US$ 45.00
" After the Civil War, the Louisville & Nashville Railroad took the lead among southern railroads in developing rail systems and organizing transcontinental travel. Through two world wars, federal government control, internal crises, external dissension, the Depression, and the great Ohio River flood of 1937, the L&N Railroad remained one of the country's... more...
- WIT Press 2010; US$ 118.00
There is a notable lack of agreement regarding the safety approaches adopted by different transportation modes, while the sudden increased demands for security for both freight and passengers has provided a more uniform methodological approach. Each transport mode has, over time, developed its own safety rules. The unprecedented and apparently... more...
- Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 21.41
The world of the railways weaves a spell over many people. In this engaging book railway expert Anthony Lambert presents some of the best stories. From the early days come tales of financial skulduggery and worries that sparks from locomotives might ignite sheep's fleeces. But as the railway transformed the modern world, attitudes changed, and railways... more...
- Pan Macmillan UK 2009; US$ 15.85
Britain gave railways to the world, yet its own network is the dearest (definitely) and the worst (probably) in Western Europe. Trains are deeply embedded in the national psyche and folklore - yet it is considered uncool to care about them. For Matthew Engel the railway system is the ultimate expression of Britishness. It represents all the nation's... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00
In 1833, the Wilmington & Raleigh Rail Road Company set out to connect the port city of Wilmington to North Carolina's capital. When it was done in 1840, after changing its route, the company had completed 161 miles of track--the longest railroad in the world at the time--and provided continuous transportation from the town of Weldon on the Roanoke... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 19.99
A vivid account of China?s unstoppable quest to build a railway into Tibet, and its obsession to transform its land and its people In the summer of 2006, the Chinese government fulfilled a fifty-year plan to build a railway into Tibet. Since Mao Zedong first envisioned it, the line had grown into an imperative, a critical component of China?s... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 26.59
ABC Local Radio's hugely successful podcast series THE GREAT TRAIN SHOW unearthed thousands of train enthusiasts across the country. Hosted by former deputy PM and renowned train obsessive Tim Fischer, the series covered such topics as the restoration of locomotives, childhood train memories, the importance of rail during wartime, and travel on the... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 14.95
In these frustrating days of semi-automated electric trains, it is hard to remember the smell of coal smoke, the hiss of steam, and sting of cinders flying into your eyes as you hung out a window. There was romance then, in working and travelling on the Australian railways, and hardship. With his passion for the olden days worn on his sleeve and his... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00
Following her celebrated Nothing to Declare: Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone , Mary Morris, still alone, still graced with her extraordinary gifts of narrative and observation, presents an unforgettable account of her 1986 trip through China, Russia, and Eastern Europe. As in Nothing to Declare , she combines vivid portrayals of... more...