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  • Scottish Steam's Final Flingby Keith Widdowson

    The History Press 2017; US$ 11.99

    Extracts from a teenage traveller's notebook recall the last days of Scottish steam more...

  • A-Z of British Trolleybusesby Stephen Lockwood

    Crowood 2017; US$ 35.99

    In the last century, the trolleybus developed into a successful provider of public transport in many towns and cities around Britain. It is often described as being part tram and part motorbus. The trolleybus was a fast vehicle whose acceleration from rest was far superior to that of any motorbus. Added to this it was quiet and fume-free, and consumed... more...

  • River Ouse Bargemanby David Lewis

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 21.77

    The Ouse reaches into the heart of Yorkshire from the Humber Estuary. Until the 1980s, loaded barges made the challenging journey from Hull to Selby, bearing bulk cargoes for the mills of the town. The bargees had to be tough and resourceful; physically strong enough to handle their craft, wise enough to combat the rivers shifting currents and savvy... more...

  • Festiniog Railwayby Peter Johnson

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 27.25

    Festiniog Railway 1836-2014 describes the history of the worlds first steam-operated narrow gauge railway to carry passengers. It covers the history of the railway from its beginnings as a horse-worked tramroad in 1836, through its technical developments with the introduction of steam locomotives, Fairlie articulated locomotives and bogie carriages... more...

  • The Sea in World History: Exploration, Travel, and Trade [2 volumes]by Stephen Stein

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 189.00

    In all eras, water transport has served as the cheapest and most efficient means of moving cargo and people over any significant distance. Only relatively recently have railroads and aircraft provided an alternative. Most of the world's bulk goods continue to travel primarily by ship over water. Even today, 95 percent of the cargo that enters and... more...

  • Trolleybus Twilightby Jim Blake

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 21.77

    In this new photographic album from Pen & Sword, transport historian and photographer Jim Blake presents a fascinating selection of pictures of a form of public transport now sadly missing from Britain's streets – trolleybuses. more...

  • Great Western Star Class Locomotivesby Laurence Waters

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 27.25

    Designed by G.J. Churchward, no. 40 was constructed at Swindon in April 1906. It was Swindon’s first 4 cylinder simple engine and was the forerunner of Churchward’s famous 4 cylinder Star Class 4-6-0s. Initially built as a 4-4-2 Atlantic, no. 40 was named North Star in September 1906, rebuilt as a 4-6-0 in 1909, and renumbered 4000 in... more...

  • British Railways in the 1960s: Southern Regionby Geoff M Plumb

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 27.25

    After the Second War, Britains railways were rundown and worn out, requiring massive investment and modernisation. The Big Four railway companies were nationalised from 1948, and the newly formed British Railways embarked on a programme of building new Standard steam locomotives to replace older types. These started to come on stream from 1951. This... more...

  • E-Type Jaguar Restoration Manualby Classic Motor Cars

    Crowood 2017; US$ 41.99

    The E-Type Jaguar has been described on countless occasions as one of the most beautiful cars in the world. Over the years it has built a reputation amongst Jaguar enthusiasts and classic car collectors for being the ultimate classic to own. If you are lucky enough to own one and are planning to undertake the restoration work by yourself, this manual... more...

  • London's Triumphby Stephen Alford

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 28.19

    Life in Europe was fundamentally changed in the 16th century by the astonishing discoveries of the New World and of direct sea routes to Asia. To start with England was hardly involved and London remained a gloomy, introverted medieval city. But as the century progressed something extraordinary happened. Stephen Alford's evocative, original and... more...