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  • A Century of Subwaysby Brian Cudahy

    Fordham University Press 2003; US$ 19.99

    I declare the subway open, said Mayor George B. McClelland at about 2 p.m. on October 27, 1904. His hand on the switch, McClelland drove the new electric-powered cars of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company out of the City Hall station for the ride under Broadway to 145th Street in Harlem. After a decade of digging, New York was moving uptown. And... more...

  • Cut-and-Cover Metro Structuresby Krishan Kaul

    CRC Press 2010; US$ 243.00

    1. Introduction  2. General Planning  3. Structural Form  4. Construction Overview  5. Ground and Wall Support  6. Groundwater Control  7. Interaction ? I  8. Interaction ? II  9. Interaction ? III  10. Conceptual Design  11. Engineering Properties of Soils  12. Identification of Loads  13. Assessment of Earth Pressures  14. Assessment of Surcharge... more...

  • The Subterranean Railwayby Christian Wolmar

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2009; US$ 10.92

    Since the Victorian era, London's Underground has had played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. In The Subterranean Railway , Christian Wolmar celebrates the vision and determination of the nineteenth-century pioneers who made the world's first, and still the largest, underground passenger railway: one of the most impressive... more...

  • The Subterranean Railwayby Christian Wolmar

    Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 11.99

    Christian Wolmar is a writer and broadcaster, principally on transport matters. He writes regularly for a wide variety of publications, including the Evening Standard , Independent , and Rail magazine, and appears frequently on TV and radio as a commentator. His previous books include Fire and Steam , Blood, Iron and Gold , and Engines of... more...

  • Practical Reservoir Engineering and Characterizationby Richard O. Baker; Harvey W. Yarranton; Jerry Jensen

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 130.00

    Practical Reservoir Characterization expertly explains key technologies, concepts, methods, and terminology in a way that allows readers in varying roles to appreciate the resulting interpretations and contribute to building reservoir characterization models that improve resource definition and recovery even in the most complex depositional environments.... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • London Underground The Quiz Bookby Mike Dugdale

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 2.99

    For the last 150 years, every Londoner, tourist, and visitor uses the tube to explore and enjoy London. But behind the facade of ox-blood brick buildings and colourful diagrams lies a wealth of history and interesting facts. This book tests your knowledge in this area with 250 questions (and answers) about this incredible network. more...

  • Design of High-Speed Railway Turnoutsby Ping Wang

    Elsevier Science 2015; US$ 180.00

    High-speed turnouts, a key technology for high-speed railways, have a great influence on the safe and stable running of high-speed trains. Design of High-Speed Railway Turnouts: Theory and Applications, comprehensively introduces the technical characteristics and requirements of high-speed turnouts, including design theories and methods of turnout... more...