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Local and light railways

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Cut-and-Cover Metro Structuresby Krishan Kaul

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 231.00

    Because of their complexity and scale, metro structures capture all the essential aspects of a cut-and-cover structure, and so are given primary focus in this book. The design of a metro construction is outlined coherently and in detail; and the reader is shown how to apply this design process equally well to other, relatively simple, cut-and-cover... more...

  • Underground, Overgroundby Andrew Martin

    Profile Books 2012; US$ 11.98

    Why is the Victoria Line so hot? What is an Electrical Multiple Unit? Is it really possible to ride from King's Cross to King's Cross on the Circle line? The London Underground is the oldest, most sprawling and illogical metropolitan transport system in the world, the result of a series of botch-jobs and improvisations.Yet it transports... more...

  • The Routes Not Takenby Joseph B. Raskin

    Fordham University Press 2013; US$ 29.99

    Delves deep into the underbelly of the NYC subway system to reveal the tunnels and stations that might have been. Robert A. Van Wyck, mayor of the greater city of New York, broke ground for the first subway line by City Hall on March 24, 1900. It took four years, six months, and twenty-three days to build the line from City Hall to West 145th Street... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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