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  • The Great Western's Last Yearby Adrian Vaughan

    The History Press 2013; US$ 24.78

    <div>In 1947 the GWR was at the lowest ebb of its entire history. Worn out by war, there had been no maintenance for 6 years and the government couldn't supply the steel they needed for repair. The staff coped with rationing, a desperately cold winter and blazing hot summer, and dealt with floods, collisions, broken rails and failing... more...

  • John Frank Stevensby Clifford Foust

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 33.99

    One of America's foremost civil engineers of the past 150 years, John Frank Stevens was a railway reconnaissance and location engineer whose reputation was made on the Canadian Pacific and Great Northern lines. Self-taught and driven by a bulldog tenacity of purpose, he was hired by Theodore Roosevelt as chief engineer of the Panama Canal, creating... more...

  • Iowa's Railroadsby Don L. Hofsommer; H. Roger Grant

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 38.99

    At one point in time, no place in Iowa was more than a few miles from an active line of rail track. In this splendid companion volume to Steel Trails of Hawkeyeland (IUP, 2005), H. Roger Grant and Don L. Hofsommer explore the pivotal role that railroads played in the urban development of the state as well as the symbiotic relationship Iowa and its... more...

  • Great Western Railway Pannier Tanksby Robin Jones

    Crowood 2014; US$ 29.17

    The name 'Great Western Railway' immediately conjures up images of Stars, Castles and Kings, the legendary express passenger locomotives that were the envy of the world in their day. However, the Swindon empire also produced extensive fleets of all-purpose tank engines - everyday reliable workhorses and unsung heroes - which were standout classics... more...

  • Railroad Track Mechanics and Technologyby Arnold D. Kerr

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Railroad Track Mechanics and Technology is a collection of paper that discusses the advancement in the various areas of railroad track technology. The title?s emphasis is on tackling the concerns that revolve around the track-train interaction. The first part of the text presents the articles about general topics, which include the FRA track research... more...

  • Fine Tuning and Maintaining 00 Gauge Modelsby Nigel Burkin

    Crowood 2014; US$ 21.86

    Locomotive and layout maintenance is an essential aspect of railway modelling, but one that is little understood by modellers, especially those new to the hobby or returning after a long absence. Fine Tuning and Maintaining 00 Gauge Models shows you all of the techniques required to introduce new models to your layout, run them in, fit all of the parts... more...

  • Dr Beeching's Axe 50 Years Onby Julian Holland

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 19.99 US$ 16.39

    Julian Holland's Dr Beeching's Axe 50 Years On is a unique memorial to all that was lost following the publication of the ?Beeching Report? on 27 March 1963. Uniquely, the author has tried to include every railway line that was closed as a result of the ?Beeching Report?, and more. They are all shown on Map 9 in Part 2 of the ?Report? and have been... more...

  • Civil Engineering for Underground Rail Transportby J. T. Edwards

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 93.95

    Civil Engineering for Underground Rail Transport focuses on civil engineering techniques in underground rail construction. The book first discusses the need for underground rail transport, including justification of underground systems and the techniques of civil engineering in underground construction. The text looks at civil engineering aspects... more...

  • Railways' Strangest Journeysby Tom Quinn

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 8.74

    A fascinating collection of entertaining stories from as far afield as Europe, Indian and America revealing unusual railway journeys across the centuries, including ghost trains, vanishing passengers and trains fitted with homing pigeons instead of a communication cord! From eccentric lords, who transferred their carriages complete with horses and... more...

  • CENELEC 50128 and IEC 62279 Standardsby Jean-Louis Boulanger

    Wiley 2015; US$ 140.00 US$ 121.33

    CENELEC EN 50128 and IEC 62279 standards are applicable to the performance of software in the railway sector. The 2011 version of the 50128 standard firms up the techniques and methods to be implemented. This is a guide to its implementation, in order to understand the foundations of the standard and how it impacts on the activities to be undertaken,... more...