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  • Railroad Track Mechanics and Technologyby Arnold D. Kerr

    Elsevier Science 1978; US$ 72.95

    Railroad Track Mechanics and Technology is a collection of paper that discusses the advancement in the various areas of railroad track technology. The title?s emphasis is on tackling the concerns that revolve around the track-train interaction. The first part of the text presents the articles about general topics, which include the FRA track research... 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...

  • 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...

  • Securing America's Passenger-Rail Systemsby Jeremy M. Wilson; Brian A. Jackson; Mel Eisman

    RAND Corporation 2007; US$ 9.95

    U.S. communities depend on reliable, safe, and secure rail systems. Each weekday, more than 12 million passengers take to U.S. railways. Recent attacks on passenger-rail systems around the world highlight the vulnerability of rail travel and the importance of rail security for these passengers. The use of passenger rail and the frequency with which... more...

  • The Railroadby H. Roger Grant

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 66.00

    Railroads altered the landscape of the United States. Within a few decades of the invention of the locomotive, railways stretched from coast to coast, enabling people and goods to travel far greater distances than ever before, completely altering our concept of time and space. And while railroads may seem like an old technology, they continue to be... more...

  • Union Pacificby Maury Klein

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 25.99

    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...

  • 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...... 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... 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...