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  • The Hiawatha Storyby Jim Scribbins

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Loved for their radically new, streamlined look, the Hiawathas Art Deco engines were a hallmark of American industrial design. For Midwestern passengers from Chicago to Aberdeen, the Hiawatha represented speed, comfort, and luxury. From 1935 to 1970 it carried countless passengers and even more memories. Richly illustrated, The Hiawatha Story brings... more...

  • The Transcontinental Railroadby Edward J. Renehan

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 35.00

    In May 1869, the US railroad network unified when the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads came together in Promontory, Utah. This book discusses the important milestone in the expansion of the United States and its impact on the nation, both positive and negative. more...

  • A Century of Subwaysby Brian Cudahy

    Fordham University Press 2003; US$ 19.99

    I declare the subway open, said Mayor George B. McClelland at about 2 p.m. on October 27, 1904. His hand on the switch, McClelland drove the new electric-powered cars of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company out of the City Hall station for the ride under Broadway to 145th Street in Harlem. After a decade of digging, New York was moving uptown. And... more...

  • Cut-and-Cover Metro Structuresby Krishan Kaul

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 231.00

    Because of their complexity and scale, metro structures capture all the essential aspects of a cut-and-cover structure, and so are given primary focus in this book. The design of a metro construction is outlined coherently and in detail; and the reader is shown how to apply this design process equally well to other, relatively simple, cut-and-cover... more...

  • Engineer of Revolutionary Russiaby Anthony Heywood

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 154.95

    From Marxist revolutionary to American academic, this book reveals the life of one of revolutionary Russia's most distinguished and controversial engineers - Iurii Vladimirovich Lomonosov (1876-1952). The book employs an exceptionally rich base of high-quality primary sources, that not only provides a much-needed account and assessment of Lomonosov's... more...

  • America's Great Railroad Stationsby Roger Straus; Hugh Van Dusen; Ed Breslin

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 27.99

    An evocative and stunning photographic tribute to America's railroad stations. For much of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the railroad station or depot was the communal hub of every American town that could boast of train service. There, citizens gathered before they sent loved ones off to college, marriage, or war-and where... more...

  • Dynamics of Bridges, Volume 5by Tom Proulx

    Springer 2011; US$ 299.00

    This the fifth volume of five from the 28th IMAC on Structural Dynamics and Renewable Energy, 2010, brings together 19 chapters on the Dynamics of Bridges. It presents early findings from experimental as well as computational investigations on the Dynamics of Bridges, including studies on Modeling Environmental Effects on the Dynamic Characteristics... more...

  • Crossing Under the Hudsonby Angus Kress Gillespie

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Crossing Under the Hudson takes a fresh look at the planning and construction of two key links in the transportation infrastructure of New York and New Jersey-the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels. Writing in an accessible style that incorporates historical accounts with a lively and entertaining approach, Angus Kress Gillespie explores these two monumental... more...

  • Bahnsicherungstechnikby Wolfgang Fenner; Peter Naumann; Jochen Trinckauf

    Wiley 2011; US$ 80.00

    Das Buch erläutert die Grundlagen der Bahnsicherungstechnik, stellt die sicherungstechnischen Systemkomponenten vor und die Bedingungen für die sichere Steuerung des Transportprozesses. Die sicherungstechnischen Prinzipien beschreibt es anhand der Komponenten der Sicherungs- und Betriebsleittechnik wie Stellwerke, Streckenblocksysteme, Zugbeeinflussungs-anlagen,... more...

  • Australian Railwaymanby Ron J. Fitch

    Rosenberg Publishing 2006; US$ 15.99

    Ron Fitch was born in 1910 into a railway family. He began his career as a 16-year-old engineering cadet and completed it, 46 years later, having worked at various times for two state railways and the Commonwealth, as Commissioner of South Australian Railways. In this book Fitch gives a vivid account not only of his career but of the camaraderie of... more...