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  • 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...

  • Fatigue in Railway Infrastructureby A M Robinson; A Kapoor

    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...

  • 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...

  • Railroad Track Mechanics and Technologyby Arnold D. Kerr

    Elsevier Science 1978; US$ 72.95

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

    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...

  • 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...

  • Union Pacificby Maury Klein

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 75.00

    Maury Klein, America's foremost railroad historian, re-creates the powerful personalities and dramatic events that led to the construction of the Union Pacific. With over one hundred historic photographs and maps, Union Pacific details the feat of engineering and human strength and also the wheelings and dealings that were waged as dreamers and... more...

  • Union Pacificby Maury Klein

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 75.00

    The second volume in the history of the Union Pacific begins after the financial panic of 1893, which pushed the railroad into bankruptcy.Maury Klein examines the challenges faced by the Union Pacific in the new century and how, under the innovative leadership of Edward H. Harriman, the Union Pacific again played the role of industrial pioneer. more...