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  • The Iron Roadby Christian Wolmar

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2014; Not Available

    A fascinating journey through the history of railways From the early steam trains to the high-speed bullet trains of today, The Iron Road tells the hidden stories of railway history- the inspired engineering, blood, sweat and tears that went into the construction of the railways. Uncover the compelling tales of bold vision, invention and error,... more...

  • Bradshaw's Railway Handbook Complete Edition, Volumes I-IVby George Bradshaw

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 4.99

    Hard to put down ... truthful and opinionated, often funny but never predictable ... the finest travelling companion.' – Michael Portillo on Bradshaw Unavailable for many years and much sought after, this classic guide book is now faithfully reissued for a new generation. Bradshaw's Railway Handbook was originally published in 1866 under the... more...

  • Rail Economics, Policy and Regulation in Europeby Matthias Finger; Pierre Messulam

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    The European railway sector has undergone profound and predominantly institutional changes over the past 20 years, due to the initiatives of the European Commission. This book constitutes a first systematic assessment and account of the recent transformations of the industry along a series of critical yet contentious issues such as competition, unbundling,... more...

  • Hook and Eyeby Don L. Hofsommer

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 35.00

    Analyzing the origins, growth, and eventual dismantling of the Iowa Central Railway, Don L. Hofsommer examines how this “plain vanilla” railway was an example of the life cycle of the American railroad industry. Drawing the story from station records, ann more...

  • Advanced Train Control Systemsby B Ning

    WIT Press 2010; US$ 134.00

    Advanced Train Control Systems are playing an important role in improving the efficiency and safety of train operation, acting as their “brains and nerves.”  ATCS needs highly reliable and safe systems using complex computer tools. Normally, these systems consist of the four parts: the central control system; the station control systems... more...

  • Great Railroad Tunnels of North Americaby William Lowell Putnam

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    Describing and detailing the boring of major railroad tunnels throughout Canada, the United States, and Mexico, this book covers the period from the creation of Virginia's Blue Ridge Tunnel in the 1850s to Copper Canyon's Continental and El Descanso tunnels in the early 1960s. Other notable tunnels featured here include Massachusetts' notoriously... more...

  • On Railways Far Awayby William D. Middleton

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 54.99

    In this lavishly illustrated memoir, William D. Middleton invites readers to climb aboard and share with him 60 years of railroad tourism around the globe. Middleton’s award-winning photography has recorded events such as the final days of American Civil War locomotives in Morocco and the start up of the world’s first high-speed railway in Japan.... more...

  • Railwayby George Revill

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 27.00

    In the nineteenth century, railways were viewed as a symbol of progress and confidence in technological modernity. In the twenty-first century, the frustrations of gridlocked traffic, record-high gas prices, and the looming fears of climate change have transformed the railway system once again into a symbol of hope that provides the possibility of... more...

  • Trackby Jim Pike

    The History Press 2010; US$ 7.99

    The permanent way is a principal feature of all railways, but is little explored. Jim Pike’s illustrated history fills this gap in railway literature. He investigates the origins and evolution of track from the earliest wooden rails to the welded steel used today. He looks at engineering developments, at methods of manufacture, and at successful... more...

  • British Rail Main Line Locomotives Specification Guideby Pip Dunn

    Crowood 2013; US$ 37.99

    British Rail Main Line Locomotives Specification Guide identifies the major detail differences and livery variations that have appeared on all British Rail, ex-British Rail and privatized railway diesel and electric main line classes from 14 to 92. The book provides a record of the main specifications of each class of locomotive, and details of variations,... more...