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  • 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...

  • Track/Train Dynamics and Designby Gerald J. Moyar; Walter D. Pilkey; Barbara F. Pilkey

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Track/Train Dynamics and Design: Advanced Techniques reviews the progress that has been made in the development and applications of advanced analytical techniques for improving the dynamic stability, safety, and reliability of current generation rail freight vehicle components and track structures. Topics covered range from structural mechanics and... 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...

  • Transrapid und Rad-Schiene-Hochgeschwindigkeitsbahnby Peter Jehle; René Naumann; Rainer Schach

    Springer 2006; US$ 109.00

    Der Transrapid bietet im Hochgeschwindigkeitsbereich eine sehr interessante Alternative. Die Autoren zeigen in einem Systemvergleich Vor- und Nachteile des Transrapid im Vergleich mit konventionellen Rad-Schiene-Systemen, im Hochgeschwindigkeitsbereich auf Strecken zwischen 150 und 800 Kilometern und als peer-to-peer-Verbindung im Kurzstreckenbereich. Berücksichtigt... more...

  • Securing America's Passenger-Rail Systemsby Jeremy M. Wilson; Brian A. Jackson; Mel Eisman

    RAND Corporation 2007; US$ 9.95

    U.S. communities depend on reliable, safe, and secure rail systems. Each weekday, more than 12 million passengers take to U.S. railways. Recent attacks on passenger-rail systems around the world highlight the vulnerability of rail travel and the importance of rail security for these passengers. The use of passenger rail and the frequency with which... more...