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- Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 34.99
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 21.99
The Railways of the USA have a great following, both in the United States where there are large numbers of rail fans and increasingly in Britain/Europe, where there are enthusiasts who visit and model North American railroads. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 209.00
This book presents comprehensive functional knowledge of railway track behavior, detailing the function of the various track components and describing their interaction as elements of the track system and the interaction of the track with railway vehicles. more...
- Profile Books 2015; US$ 22.66
Sunday Times History Book of the Year 2015 BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week Britain's railways have been a vital part of national life for nearly 200 years. Transforming lives and landscapes, they have left their mark on everything from timekeeping to tourism. As a self-contained world governed by distinctive rules and traditions, the network... more...
- Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 8.74
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...
- Atlantic Books 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...