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  • 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...

  • Railroad Track Mechanics and Technologyby Arnold D. Kerr

    Elsevier Science 1978; US$ 72.95

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  • Vehicle-bridge Interaction Dynamicsby Y B Yang; J D Yau; Y S Wu

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2004; US$ 251.00

    The commercial operation of the bullet train in 1964 in Japan marked the beginning of a new era for high-speed railways. Because of the huge amount of kinetic energy carried at high speeds, a train may interact significantly with the bridge and even resonate with it under certain circumstances. Equally important is the riding comfort of the train cars,... 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...

  • Dr Beeching's Axe 50 Years Onby Julian Holland

    F+W Media 2013; US$ 19.99

    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...

  • The Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymoreby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2008; US$ 29.99

    Brown celebrates the survival of our railway heritage in stations that have been saved or remain in use. more...

  • Transcontinental Train Odysseyby Tim Fischer

    Allen & Unwin 2004; US$ 34.53

    Tim Fischer's very personal guide to the great transcontinental railways of the world. more...

  • Fundamentals of Rail Vehicle Dynamicsby Alan Wickens

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 231.00

    Fundamentals of Rail Vehicle Dynamics lays a foundation for the design of rail vehicles based on the mechanics of wheel-rail interaction as described by the equations of motion. The author advances simple models to elucidate particular challenges and demonstrate innovative systems while using analytical studies to examine novel design concepts. Rather... more...

  • Dining Car to the Pacificby William A. McKenzie

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 75.00

    William A. McKenzie offers a lavishly illustrated and richly detailed account of hospitality on the Northern Pacific Railway. McKenzie includes authentic recipes used on the line, such as the Great Big Baked Potato and Washington Apple Pan Cake. Dining Car to the Pacific will be a treasured addition to the libraries of historians, cooks, and anyone... more...