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  • Creating Realistic Landscapes for Model Railwaysby Tony Hill

    Crowood 2014; US$ 21.86

    The landscape through which railways run is often the inspiration and reason why people choose to model a particular line. Therefore creating a realistic setting in which to operate your railway is an essential aspect of modelling, yet it is often overlooked or left until the last moment. Creating authentic and believable scenery without spending... more...

  • A Century of Sea Travelby Christopher Deakes; Tom Stanley

    Seaforth Publishing 2013; US$ 36.00

    This book is a voyage through the life of the passenger steamship, a voyage described by travelers who sailed on these vessels, and it carries within it their thoughts and experiences, mirrored here in words and pictures. The pictures are memories of ships and places in times gone by, glimpses of steamship travel through the years. In memoirs and letters... more...

  • Coastersby Roy Fenton

    Seaforth Publishing 2011; US$ 36.00

    John Masefield’s ‘dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack, butting through the Channel in the mad March days’ has become a ship type of universal appeal, both for its simple, functional beauty and its faithful toil before the advent of universal road haulage.In this new book a collection of more than 300 photographs has been... more...

  • Cargo Linersby Ambrose Greenway

    Seaforth Publishing 2012; US$ 22.00

    For 100 years, between 1850 and 1950, the cargo liner grew to dominate the world’s trade routes, providing regular services that merchants, shippers and importers could rely on; they carried much of the world’s higher value manufactured goods and raw materials and their services spread to most corners of the world. They were the tool of the... 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...

  • The Little Book of Steamby Clive Groome

    G2 Rights Ltd 2014; US$ 4.36

    Little Book of Steam tells the evocative story of steam railways from the end of the 18th century, when an early pioneer built a small, three-wheeled steam-powered machine. Soon after a simple steam engine was pulling coal wagons in Wales, and just 21 years later the world's first public railway opened between Stockton and Darlington. By the 1960's... more...

  • The Railroad in American Fictionby Grant Burns

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 49.95

    Nothing better represented the early spirit of American expansion than the railroad. Dominant in daily life as well as in the popular imagination, the railroad appealed strongly to creative writers. For many years, fiction of railroad life and travel was plentiful and varied. As the nineteenth century receded, the railroad's allure faded, as did... more...

  • Wooden Boatsby Michael Ruhlman

    Penguin Publishing Group 2002; US$ 18.00

    "Wooden Boats describes in loving detail how these vessels are made. . . . Mr. Ruhlman consistently comes through with touching lyricism." —The Wall Street Journal "Ruhlman's deft blending of boatbuilding description and seagoing lore will satisfy even the fussiest of wooden-boat enthusiasts." —WoodenBoat magazine more...

  • In Search of the Grand Trunkby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 11.99

    Discover the legacy and lore of Ontario's railway era by exploring the lost and abandoned rail lines that once were essential to the province's well-being. The over 20,000 kilometres of rail are now largely gone, but the remaining lines still retain vestiges of their former existence through stations, bridges, and scenic vistas. more...

  • Titanic, First Accountsby Various; Tim Maltin; Nicholas Wade

    Penguin Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00

    Fascinating firsthand accounts of the  Titanic --in a deluxe package with gorgeous graphic cover art. Just in time for the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic, this graphic deluxe edition compiles first hand accounts, testimonies, and letters by notable Titanic survivors, including Archibald Gracie, Lawrence Beesley, Elizabeth W. Shutes, and... more...