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  • Union Pacificby Maury Klein

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 25.99

    Praised by the Chicago Tribune as "thoroughly and compellingly detailed history," Volumes I and II of Maury Klein's monumental history of the Union Pacific Railroad covered the years from 1863-1969. Now the third and final volume brings the story of the Union Pacific--the oldest, largest, and most successful railroad of modern times--fully... more...

  • Soviet Railways to Russian Railwaysby J.N. Westwood

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 155.00

    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...

  • Orient Expressby James B. Sherwood; Ivan Fallon

    Biteback Publishing 2012; US$ 29.17

    When the fabled Orient-Express train, which had carried the rich and the famous (as well as some highly suspicious characters) across Europe in superb style for nearly a century, was taken out of service in 1977, James B. Sherwood bought two of its 1920s luxury sleeping cars at auction. He then spent $31 million meticulously restoring the ‘world?s... more...

  • The Wheels That Drove New Yorkby Roger P. Roess; Gene Sansone

    Springer 2012; US$ 69.95

    "The Wheels That Drove New York" tells the fascinating story of how a public transportation system helped transform a small trading community on the southern tip of Manhattan island to a world financial capital that is home to more than 8,000,000 people. From the earliest days of horse-drawn conveyances to the wonders of one of the world's... more...

  • Computers in Railways XIIIby C. A. Brebbia; N. Tomii; P Tzieropoulos

    WIT Press 2012; US$ 670.00

    Containing the proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Design and Operation in Railway Engineering, this book presents the latest developments in the use of computer-based techniques in the design and operation of railways. The COMPRAIL conference series serves as the forum for major advances in this important field. more...

  • Formal Methodsby Jean-Louis Boulanger

    Wiley 2013; US$ 149.95

    Although formal analysis programming techniques may be quite old, the introduction of formal methods only dates from the 1980s. These techniques enable us to analyze the behavior of a software application, described in a programming language. It took until the end of the 1990s before formal methods or the B method could be implemented in industrial... more...

  • George & Robert Stephensonby David Ross

    The History Press 2013; US$ 29.17

    From poverty to immense wealth, from humble beginnings to international celebrity, George and Robert Stephenson's was an extraordinary joint career. Together they overshadow all other engineers, with the possible exception of Robert's friend Isambard Kingdom Brunel, for one vital reason: they were winners. For them it was not enough to follow the... more...

  • Tay Bridge Disasterby Robin Lumley

    The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86

    One hundred and thirty-five years after the event, the Tay Bridge Disaster remains the single most catastrophic collapse of a British engineering structure. The fateful day in 1879 shood Britain and the world of engineeering to their core and sent a nation into mourning for the seventy-five souls lost to the dark, freezing waters of the Tay River.... more...

  • Real Railway Talesby Geoff Body; W E Parker

    The History Press 2014; US$ 18.94

    Running a railway is a complex business that constantly throws up situations, dramas and misadventures, both major and minor, for those involved in it. Geoff Body and Bill Parker have collated a rich selection of railwaymen's stories to create an enjoyable book of adventures and mishaps illustrating their daily obstacles faced on the railways, from... more...

  • The 2nd International Symposium on Rail Transit Comprehensive Development (ISRTCD) Proceedingsby Haishan Xia; Yunan Zhang

    Springer 2014; US$ 199.00

    With the increasing sophistication of urban rail networks, the combined effects of rail transit on urban development are more and more complex and in-depth, and large-scale rail transit construction and operation have placed new demands on planning, construction, investment and financing. This main aim of these proceedings is to study and explore theoretical... more...