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

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 167.95

    Introduction Track Structure and Rail Load Factors Governing Ballast Behaviour State-of-the-art Laboratory Testing and Degradation Assessment of Ballast  Behaviour of Ballast with and without Geosynthetics and Energy Absorbing Mats Existing Track Deformation Models A Constitutive Model for Ballast Track Drainage and Use of Geotextiles Role of Subballast,... 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 stories—anecdotes... more...

  • Chinese Railwaysby Katrin Luger

    Springer 2008; US$ 189.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Conquering Gothamby Jill Jonnes

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    "A human account of how a few visionaries from the Pennsylvania Railroad connected the rest of the country to the nation's greatest port, and how their Philadelphia-centric perspective doomed the world's largest train station." -Sam Roberts, The New York Times "Lush and lovely prose." - The Baltimore Sun "In the tradition of David McCullough's... more...

  • Grand Centralby Sam Roberts; Pete Hamill

    Grand Central Publishing 2013; Not Available

    A rich, illustrated - and entertaining -- history of the iconic Grand Central Terminal, from one of New York City's favorite writers, just in time to celebrate the train station's 100th fabulous anniversary. In the winter of 1913, Grand Central Station was officially opened and immediately became one of the most beautiful and recognizable Manhattan... 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...