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  • Railroads and the American Peopleby H. Roger Grant

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    In this social history of the impact of railroads on American life, H. Roger Grant concentrates on the railroad?s "golden age," 1830-1930. To capture the essence of the nation?s railroad experience, Grant explores four fundamental topics?trains and travel, train stations, railroads and community life, and the legacy of railroading in America?illustrating... 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...

  • The Subterranean Railwayby Christian Wolmar

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2009; US$ 10.92

    Christian Wolmar is Britain's foremost writer and broadcaster on transport matters. He writes regularly for a variety of publications including the Independent , Evening Standard and Rail magazine, and appears frequently on TV and radio as a commentator. His other books include The Great Railway Revolution , Blood, Iron and Gold, Fire and... 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 2013; US$ 179.00

    A proper quality of a track and other infrastructure objects represents a basic requirement for train safety and punctuality. Most of the physical systems and their components deteriorate over time. This affects performance and may lead to failures. Albert Einstein said, “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better... 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

    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 locomotives. The incredible... 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...