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  • 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...

  • Twin Cities by Trolleyby John Diers; Aaron Isaacs

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 39.95

    The recent development of light rail transit in the Twin Cities has been an undeniable success. Plans for additional lines progress, and our ways of shopping, dining, and commuting are changing dramatically. As we embrace riding the new Hiawatha light rail line, an older era comes to mindÑthe age when everyone rode the more than 500 miles of track... 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...

  • Noise and Vibration Mitigation for Rail Transportation Systemsby Burkhard Schulte-Werning; David Thompson; Pierre-Etienne Gautier; Carl Hanson; Brian Hemsworth; James Nelson; Tatsuo Maeda; Paul de Vos

    Springer 2008; US$ 399.00

    This volume contains the contributions to the 9th International Workshop on Railway Noise, held Sept 04-08, 2007, in Munich, Germany. The workshop featured lectures by international leaders in the field of railway noise and vibration. All subjects relating to railway noise as noise sources (rolling noise, aerodynamic noise, bridge noise, sonic boom),... more...

  • Non-smooth Problems in Vehicle Systems Dynamicsby Per Grove Thomsen

    Springer 2009; US$ 219.00

    Combines vehicle systems dynamics with the theoretical developments in dynamics of non-smooth systems and numerical analysis of differential-algebraic dynamical systems with discontinuities. more...

  • The Railroadby H. Roger Grant

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 66.00

    Railroads altered the landscape of the United States. Within a few decades of the invention of the locomotive, railways stretched from coast to coast, enabling people and goods to travel far greater distances than ever before, completely altering our concept of time and space. And while railroads may seem like an old technology, they continue to be... more...

  • Timetable Planning & Information Qualityby I.A. Hansen

    WIT Press 2010; US$ 170.00

    The book comprises a number of research papers presented at several Computers in Railways Conferences. It has been compiled by Ingo A. Hansen, President of the International Association of Railway Operations Research (IAROR) and contains selected papers originating from different countries, such as Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Italy, Netherlands,... more...