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  • Union Pacificby Maury Klein

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 75.00

    Maury Klein, America's foremost railroad historian, re-creates the powerful personalities and dramatic events that led to the construction of the Union Pacific. With over one hundred historic photographs and maps, Union Pacific details the feat of engineering and human strength and also the wheelings and dealings that were waged as dreamers and... more...

  • Union Pacificby Maury Klein

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 75.00

    The second volume in the history of the Union Pacific begins after the financial panic of 1893, which pushed the railroad into bankruptcy.Maury Klein examines the challenges faced by the Union Pacific in the new century and how, under the innovative leadership of Edward H. Harriman, the Union Pacific again played the role of industrial pioneer. more...

  • St Pancras Stationby Simon Bradley

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    Simon Bradley traces the history of the station, introducing us to the men behind the architecture and looks at its new international status. This fine new edition includes a fascinating chapter on the new hotel and some timely revisions bringing it fully up to date. 'A marvellous piece of social, aesthetic and technological history... it is impossible... 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...

  • Advanced Rail Geotechnology ? Ballasted Trackby Buddhima Indraratna; Wadud Salim; Cholachat Rujikiatkamjorn

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 167.95

    Ballast plays a vital role in transmitting and distributing train wheel loads to the underlying sub-ballast and subgrade. Bearing capacity of track, train speed, riding quality and passenger comfort all depend on the stability of ballast through mechanical interlocking of particles. Ballast attrition and breakage occur progressively under heavy cyclic... more...

  • The Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymoreby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 14.99

    Once the economic and social lifeblood of Canada, the country's railways and heritage stations are a fading part of the patrimony of communities across the nation. more...

  • Constant Rider Omnibusby Kate Lopresti

    Microcosm Publishing 2014; US$ 4.99

    Constant Rider's Kate Lopresti describes her zine as, "Comedy, adventure, melodrama, the occasional horror," saying, "I never have writer's block when writing about the bus." Here, collected in book form, are Constant Rider issues 1-7, Kate's personal history as a patron of public transport. Kate stuffs everything she's got into these storiesanecdotes... more...

  • Milwaukee Road Rememberedby Jim Scribbins

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 90.00

    The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific was a railroad with a big personality. For a time it offered the world’s fastest steam-powered passenger trains. Extending from Indiana to Puget Sound, it crossed five mountain ranges in Montana, Idaho, and Washington. It was also the first railroad to prove the feasibility of long distance movement of... more...

  • Railroad, The: The Life Story of a Technologyby H. Roger Grant

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 52.00

    The Railroad: The Life Story of a Technology gives students and railroad enthusiasts plenty of information on the development of this popular technology: ; Chronicles the early years of the railroad, from early wooden tramways in Massachusetts, to the famous Tom Thumb ; Discusses the important technological failures, such as the narrow-gauge... more...