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  • 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...

  • Union Pacificby Maury Klein

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21

    The book follows the trajectory of an icon of the industrial age trying to negotiate its way in a post-railway world, plagued by setbacks such as labor disputes, aging infrastructure, and more. By 1969 the same company that a century earlier had triumphantly driven the golden spike into Promontory Summit--to immortalize the nation's first transcontinental... 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 US$ 26.24

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