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  • The Subterranean Railwayby Christian Wolmar

    Atlantic Books 2009; US$ 10.92

    Since the Victorian era, London's Underground has had played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. In The Subterranean Railway , Christian Wolmar celebrates the vision and determination of the nineteenth-century pioneers who made the world's first, and still the largest, underground passenger railway: one of the most impressive... more...

  • No One's Childby Judith L. McNeil

    IP (Interactive Publications) 2012; US$ 15.00

    This is the remarkable story of her childhood as a 'railway brat', growing up along the rail tracks in small towns while her father worked on the lines. more...

  • The Railway Track and Its Long Term Behaviourby Konstantinos Tzanakakis

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; Not Available

    This book presents comprehensive functional knowledge of railway track behavior, detailing the function of the various track components and describing their interaction as elements of the track system and the interaction of the track with railway vehicles. more...

  • Dynamics of Railway Vehicle Systemsby Vijay Garg

    Elsevier Science 2012; US$ 72.95

    Dynamics of Railway Vehicle Systems offers a comprehensive and analytical treatment of the rail-wheel interaction problem and its effect on vehicle dynamics. The development of mathematical models and their applications to dynamic analyses and the design of railway vehicles are discussed. This book consists of 11 chapters and opens with an overview... more...

  • 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...

  • Fatigue in Railway Infrastructureby Mark Robinson; Ajay Kapoor

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 215.00

    Fatigue is a major issue affecting safety and quality of service in the railway industry. This book reviews key aspects of this important subject. It begins by providing an overview of the subject, discussing fatigue at the wheel-rail interface and in other aspects of infrastructure. It then considers fatigue in railway and tramway track, looking at... more...

  • Wheel-Rail Interface Handbookby R. Lewis; U Olofsson

    Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 370.00

    Many of the engineering problems of particular importance to railways arise at interfaces and the safety-critical role of the wheel/rail interface is widely acknowledged. Better understanding of wheel/rail interfaces is therefore critical to improving the capacity, reliability and safety of the railway system. Wheel-rail interface handbook is a one-stop... more...