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- 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...
- Atlantic Books Ltd 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 205.00
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...
- Elsevier Science 2009; US$ 355.00
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...
- Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 35.99
Herbert H. Harwood, Jr., tells the story of one of the most infamous railroad construction projects of the late 19th century. This 200-mile line through Pennsylvania?s most challenging mountain terrain was intended to form the heart of a new trunk line from the East Coast to Pittsburgh and the Midwest. Conceived in 1881 by William H. Vanderbilt, Andrew... more...
- 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...