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- CRC Press 2011; US$ 159.95
Ballast plays a vital role in transmitting and distributing train wheel loads to the underlying sub-ballast and subgrade. Bearing capacity of track, train speed, riding quality and passenger comfort all depend on the stability of ballast through mechanical interlocking of particles. Ballast attrition and breakage occur progressively under heavy cyclic... more...
Alternatives Energiekonzept zur Stromversorgung am Bahnübergang: Planungstechnische Grundsätze beim Einsatz von DoppelschichtkondensatorenDiplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 33.46
Hauptbeschreibung Mit der Einführung der elektronischen Bahnübergangsicherungsanlagen konnte ein wichtiger Meilenstein in der Verwirklichung moderner Technik am Bahnübergang gesetzt werden. Zur Sicherstellung des technischen Fortschrittes unterliegt dieses System einer ständigen Weiterentwicklung. So konnten zum Beispiel in den letzten Jahren erfolgreich... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 40.00
An evocative and stunning photographic tribute to America's railroad stations. For much of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the railroad station or depot was the communal hub of every American town that could boast of train service. There, citizens gathered before they sent loved ones off to college, marriage, or war-and where they... more...
- 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...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00
"Superb. [A] first-rate narrative" ( The Wall Street Journal ) about the controversial construction of New York's beloved original Penn Station and its tunnels As bestselling books like Ron Chernow's Titan and David McCullough's The Great Bridge affirm, readers are fascinated with the grand personalities and schemes that populated New York... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 29.95
Loved for their radically new, streamlined look, the Hiawathas Art Deco engines were a hallmark of American industrial design. For Midwestern passengers from Chicago to Aberdeen, the Hiawatha represented speed, comfort, and luxury. From 1935 to 1970 it carried countless passengers and even more memories. Richly illustrated, The Hiawatha Story brings... more...
- 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 Western; Chicago, Burlington... more...