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  • Alternatives Energiekonzept zur Stromversorgung am Bahnübergang: Planungstechnische Grundsätze beim Einsatz von Doppelschichtkondensatorenby Oliver Richard Neubert

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 39.49

    Hauptbeschreibung Mit der Einführung der elektronischen Bahnübergangsicherungsanlagen konnte ein wichtiger Meilenstein in der Verwirklichung moderner Technik am Bahnübergang gesetzt werden. Zur Sicherstellung des technischen Fortschrittes unterliegt dieses System einer ständigen Weiterentwicklung. So konnten zum Beispiel in den letzten Jahren erfolgreich... more...

  • The Hiawatha Storyby Jim Scribbins

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Loved for their radically new, streamlined look, the Hiawathas Art Deco engines were a hallmark of American industrial design. For Midwestern passengers from Chicago to Aberdeen, the Hiawatha represented speed, comfort, and luxury. From 1935 to 1970 it carried countless passengers and even more memories. Richly illustrated, The Hiawatha Story brings... more...

  • The Transcontinental Railroadby Edward J. Renehan

    Infobase Publishing 2007; US$ 35.00

    In May 1869, the US railroad network unified when the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads came together in Promontory, Utah. This book discusses the important milestone in the expansion of the United States and its impact on the nation, both positive and negative. more...

  • The Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymoreby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2008; US$ 14.99

    Brown celebrates the survival of our railway heritage in stations that have been saved or remain in use. more...

  • America's Great Railroad Stationsby Roger Straus; Hugh Van Dusen; Ed Breslin

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 27.99

    An evocative and stunning photographic tribute to America's railroad stations. For much of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the railroad station or depot was the communal hub of every American town that could boast of train service. There, citizens gathered before they sent loved ones off to college, marriage, or war-and where... more...

  • Crossing Under the Hudsonby Angus Kress Gillespie

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Crossing Under the Hudson takes a fresh look at the planning and construction of two key links in the transportation infrastructure of New York and New Jersey-the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels. Writing in an accessible style that incorporates historical accounts with a lively and entertaining approach, Angus Kress Gillespie explores these two monumental... more...

  • The Railway Track and Its Long Term Behaviourby Konstantinos Tzanakakis

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    A proper quality of a track and other infrastructure objects represents a basic requirement for train safety and punctuality. Most of the physical systems and their components deteriorate over time. This affects performance and may lead to failures. Albert Einstein said, “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better... more...

  • The Railroad That Never Wasby Herbert H. Jr. Harwood

    Indiana University Press 2010; US$ 35.99

    Herbert H. Harwood, Jr., tells the story of one of the most infamous railroad construction projects of the late 19th century. This 200-mile line through Pennsylvania?s most challenging mountain terrain was intended to form the heart of a new trunk line from the East Coast to Pittsburgh and the Midwest. Conceived in 1881 by William H. Vanderbilt, Andrew... more...

  • Railroads and the American Peopleby H. Roger Grant

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    In this social history of the impact of railroads on American life, H. Roger Grant concentrates on the railroad?s "golden age," 1830-1930. To capture the essence of the nation?s railroad experience, Grant explores four fundamental topics?trains and travel, train stations, railroads and community life, and the legacy of railroading in America?illustrating... more...

  • Iowa's Railroadsby Don L. Hofsommer; H. Roger Grant

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 38.99

    At one point in time, no place in Iowa was more than a few miles from an active line of rail track. In this splendid companion volume to Steel Trails of Hawkeyeland (IUP, 2005), H. Roger Grant and Don L. Hofsommer explore the pivotal role that railroads played in the urban development of the state as well as the symbiotic relationship Iowa and its... more...