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  • 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...

  • Union Pacificby Maury Klein

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 24.99

    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...

  • Railroads of Meridianby J. Parker Lamb

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 42.99

    This generously illustrated narrative follows the evolution of dozens of separate railroads in the Meridian, Mississippi, area from the destruction of the town?s rail facilities in the 1850s through the current era of large-scale consolidation. Presently, there are only seven mega-size rail systems in the United States, three of which serve Meridian,... 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 Western; Chicago, Burlington... 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...

  • 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...

  • Railroads and Weatherby Stanley Changnon

    American Meteorological Society 2013; US$ 23.96

    This award-winning 'must-read' for weather and railroad buffs covers the impacts of major storms of the last hundred years on the American rail transport industry. Includes 210 historic and color train photos and special coverage of Hurricane Katrina. more...