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  • 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...

  • Trains of Discoveryby Alfred Runte

    Roberts Rinehart 2011; US$ 12.99

    A thoroughly revised and expanded successor to Runte?s Trains of Discovery: Western Railroads and the National Parks , the new edition now includes eastern historic sites and parks made possible or influenced by railroads. In addition to western destination, the book describes how railroads made many eastern and southern parks widely accessible... more...

  • Chinese Railwaysby Katrin Luger

    Physica-Verlag HD 2008; US$ 209.00

    Although being huge by any measure, Chinese Railways are a bottleneck for economic growth in China. The state-owned enterprise returns a small profit but is severely capacity constrained and burdened with inefficiency. A comprehensive reform and efficiency improvement program needs to be developed in order to enable Chinese Railways to support further... more...

  • Nothing Like It In the Worldby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2000; US$ 18.00

    In this account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage, Stephen E. Ambrose offers a historical successor to his universally acclaimed Undaunted Courage, which recounted the explorations of the West by Lewis and Clark. Nothing Like It in the World is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad -- the investors... more...

  • Regulating Railroad Innovationby Steven W. Usselman

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00

    A study of America's efforts to regulate expanding railroad technology. more...