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Railway construction

  • Rails Across North Americaby David Cable

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 21.99

    The Railways of the USA have a great following, both in the United States where there are large numbers of rail fans and increasingly in Britain/Europe, where there are enthusiasts who visit and model North American railroads. 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...

  • The Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymoreby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Railroad Track Mechanics and Technologyby Arnold D. Kerr

    Elsevier Science 2014; 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 Railway Track and Its Long Term Behaviourby Konstantinos Tzanakakis

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 209.00

    This book presents comprehensive functional knowledge of railway track behavior, detailing the function of the various track components and describing their interaction as elements of the track system and the interaction of the track with railway vehicles. more...

  • Railroads and the American Peopleby H. Roger Grant

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 49.99

    In this social history of the impact of railroads on American life, H. Roger Grant concentrates on the railroad?s "golden age," 1830-1930. To capture the essence of the nation?s railroad experience, Grant explores four fundamental topics?trains and travel, train stations, railroads and community life, and the legacy of railroading in America?illustrating... 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...

  • Crossing Under the Hudsonby Angus Kress Gillespie

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Crossing Under the Hudson takes a fresh look at the planning and construction of two key links in the transportation infrastructure of New York and New Jersey-the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels. Writing in an accessible style that incorporates historical accounts with a lively and entertaining approach, Angus Kress Gillespie explores these two monumental... 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...

  • 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...