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  • The Railroad That Never Wasby Herbert H. Jr. Harwood

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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 2014; US$ 72.95

    Railroad Track Mechanics and Technology is a collection of paper that discusses the advancement in the various areas of railroad track technology. The title?s emphasis is on tackling the concerns that revolve around the track-train interaction. The first part of the text presents the articles about general topics, which include the FRA track research... more...

  • The Subterranean Railwayby Christian Wolmar

    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...

  • A Century of Subwaysby Brian Cudahy

    Fordham University Press 2003; US$ 19.99

    I declare the subway open, said Mayor George B. McClelland at about 2 p.m. on October 27, 1904. His hand on the switch, McClelland drove the new electric-powered cars of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company out of the City Hall station for the ride under Broadway to 145th Street in Harlem. After a decade of digging, New York was moving uptown. And... more...

  • The Subterranean Railwayby Christian Wolmar

    Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    Since the Victorian era, London's Underground has had played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. Christian Wolmar celebrates the vision and determination of the 19th-century pioneers who made the world's first, and still the largest, underground passenger railway: one of the most impressive engineering achievements in history.... more...

  • Railways' Strangest Journeysby Tom Quinn

    Pavilion Books Company Limited 2014; US$ 5.82

    A fascinating collection of entertaining stories from as far afield as Europe, Indian and America revealing unusual railway journeys across the centuries, including ghost trains, vanishing passengers and trains fitted with homing pigeons instead of a communication cord! From eccentric lords, who transferred their carriages complete with horses... more...

  • The Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymoreby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 14.99

    Once the economic and social lifeblood of Canada, the country's railways and heritage stations are a fading part of the patrimony of communities across the nation. more...