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Railroads. Rapid transit systems

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  • Pacific Powerby Keith Langston

    Wharncliffe 2013; US$ 12.99

    ‘Pacific’, collectively a name applied to steam locomotives with a 4-6-2 wheel arrangement is perhaps more commonly associated with express passenger engines but that is not the whole story, there were also Pacific Tank Engines. The LNER is famously associated with their streamlined Gresley A4 Pacific locomotives and that most celebrated... more...

  • Dundurn Railroad Bundleby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 27.99

    This bundle collects four of Ron Brown?s acclaimed railway histories. In each book he takes us back to the glory days of steam, when the railway was the economic and in many ways the social heart of Canada, as it grew from ocean to ocean in the 19th and early 20th centuries. more...

  • ITF Transport Outlook 2013by OECD Publishing; International Transport Forum

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 42.00

    The  ITF Transport Outlook 2013  presents and discusses global scenarios concerning the development of transport volumes through 2050. The analysis highlights the impact of alternative economic growth scenarios on passenger and freight flows and the consequences of rapid urbanisation outside the OECD . Under any scenario, transport volumes... more...

  • Introduction to Sustainable Transportsby Bernard Favre

    Wiley 2014; US$ 118.00 US$ 102.27

    Transport systems have to meet the mobility needs of people and commodities on all scales, from the local to the global level. Concerns about the energy, fumes and sound emissions produced, and about the safety, service quality, intelligence and lifecycle of the systems, etc. can all be included in a systemic approach. This approach can contribute... more...

  • South Wales Direct Lineby P D Rendall

    Crowood 2014; US$ 21.88

    A history of Great Western Railway's direct line from London to South Wales, from the early 1900s onwards. With a focus on those who worked the line, South Wales Direct Line - History and Working includes the 'Badminton' line route, and all the stations and junctions between Patchway and the Severn Tunnel - an ideal resource for anybody with an interest... more...

  • The Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston Rail Roadby H. Roger Grant

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Among the grand antebellum plans to build railroads to interconnect the vast American republic, perhaps none was more ambitious than the Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston. The route was intended to link the cotton-producing South and the grain and livestock growers of the Old Northwest with traders and markets in the East, creating economic opportunities... more...

  • The Impact of Railways on Victorian Citiesby John R. Kellett

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The Steam Workshops of the Great Western Railwayby Ken Gibbs

    The History Press 2014; US$ 24.78

    As the Great Western Railway grew, it absorbed a huge number of railway companies, the astonishing figure of 353. Many had their own workshops, depots and manufacturing, often assembling their own locomotives to the design of other companies. All these, along with the various designs, became the responsibility of the Great Western on takeover, and... more...

  • Constructing Iron Europeby Irene Anastasiadou

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 49.99

    Although the years between the world wars were ones of diplomatic tension in Europe, they also saw the construction of countless miles of international railroads on the continent. In Constructing Iron Europe , Irene Anastasiadou examines this era of railroad building and argues that, contrary to most conventional histories?which view railroad building... more...

  • The Business of Transportation [2 volumes]by Darren Prokop

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 110.00

    This wide-ranging, two-volume work explores the transportation industry in all its many guises. It demonstrates how transportation is vital to most businesses and how it facilitates trade and globalization. It also explains how transportation figures into environmental and supply chain security challenges in the modern world. The contributors get... more...