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  • 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

    CRC Press 2005; US$ 243.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • St Pancras Stationby Simon Bradley

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    Simon Bradley traces the history of the station, introducing us to the men behind the architecture and looks at its new international status. This fine new edition includes a fascinating chapter on the new hotel and some timely revisions bringing it fully up to date. 'A marvellous piece of social, aesthetic and technological history... it is impossible... 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...

  • Sir Sandford Flemingby Jean Murray Cole

    Dundurn 2009; US$ 14.99

    Best known for his major railway-building accomplishments, Sir Sandford Fleming's origins are revealed in these early diaries that record his thoughts as an 18-year-old leaving his family home in Scotland for Canada. more...

  • Soviet Railways to Russian Railwaysby J.N. Westwood

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 163.00

    In the postsoviet decade Russian railways remained highly centralised, evaded the upheavals of mass privatisation, and remained the backbone of a demoralised economy. Preserving much of Soviet practice, the Railways Ministry mounted a skilled rearguard action that achieved a gradual and considered adaptation to the market economy rather than the pell-mell,... more...