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  • 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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • Iowa Railroadsby H. Roger Grant

    University of Iowa Press 2000; US$ 24.95

    What began as a study of the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway stretched into more than a dozen contributions on Hawkeye state railroad topics. By 1969 Donovan had examined Iowa's “Little Three”: Chicago Great Western, Illinois Central, and Minneapolis & St. Paul as well as the state's “Big Four”: Chicago & North... more...

  • The London Underground Quiz Bookby Chris Cowlin

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 3.99

    Brief Description: Are you a regular commuter on the London Underground? Do you use the tube to get around for business or pleasure? Or maybe you have travelled on the underground during a visit to the UK capital? If so, just how much can you remember about the world’s oldest underground system? Which tube station is the busiest, with 77 million... 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 Stephensonby Hunter Davies

    The History Press 2013; US$ 13.11

    Much is known about the achievements of George Stephenson and of his infamous creation, the Rocket, yet little is known of the man himself. This volume is a profile of the self-taught and often testy Geordie, whose Victorian invention is now the backbone of every nation on the planet. more...