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  • Swindon Worksby Rosa Matheson

    The History Press 2016; US$ 18.94

    The age of steam is past, the reality of Swindon Works is long gone now - but the legend lives on. What made the Great Western Railway's Swindon Works iconic? Was it its world-wide reputation; perhaps its profound impact in shaping New Swindon town; or that it melded those who worked 'inside' into one big family? This book, by popular railway historian,... more...

  • Railway Ribaldryby W. Heath Robinson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 12.99

    First published for the centenary of the Great Western Railway in 1935, 'Railway Ribaldry' is an affectionate and humorous look at life on board the company's famous trains, incorporating some of William Heath Robinson's own trademark madcap contraptions. Featuring almost 100 cartoons ? including amusing takes on the varied duties of railway police,... more...

  • Hell on Wheelsby Dick Kreck; David Halass

    Fulcrum Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    Overnight settlements, better known as "Hell on Wheels," sprang up as the transcontinental railroad crossed Nebraska and Wyoming. They brought opportunity not only for legitimate business but also for gamblers, land speculators, prostitutes, and thugs. Dick Kreck tells their stories along with the heroic individuals who managed, finally, to create... more...

  • An Australian Locomotive Guideby Peter Clark

    Rosenberg Publishing 2016; US$ 11.89

    Since the publication of the first edition, a number of changes have taken place in the Australian locomotive fleet. Four completely new designs of locomotive have entered service, and new examples of existing types have appeared under new ownership, as well as to existing operators, and some locomotives have changed hands. Aurizon, in particular,... more...

  • The Bunkhouse Manby Edmund W. Bradwin; Jean Burnet

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 24.95

    Journalists and poets, economists and political historians, have told the story of Canada’s railways, but their accounts pay little attention to the workers who built them.  The Bunkhouse Man  is the only study devoted to these men and their lives in construction camps more...

  • Nelson's Victoryby Peter Goodwin

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    With the approach of the 200th anniversary of the Royal Navy's greatest battle off Cape Trafalgar on October 21st 1805, much attention will be given to our most tangible symbol of that most ferocious engagement, Nelson's fully preserved flagship HMS Victory. more...

  • The History of the Shipby Richard Woodman

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    Richard Woodman's highly successful "The History of the Ship" is re-worked and updated for the first time in an accessible paperback format. Man has used the boat and ship in his struggle to dominate the world around him, accomplishing spectacular feats of courage and exploration, exploitation, trade, communication and destruction. more...

  • The Flying Scotsman Pocket-Bookby R H N Hardy

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 12.99

    The LNER Class A3 Pacific locomotive No. 4472 'Flying Scotsman' is one of the world's most iconic steam engines. It was built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway at Doncaster Works to a design by Nigel Gresley. Taking its name from the London to Edinburgh non-stop service on which it was employed, 'Flying Scotsman' worked many long-distance... more...

  • The Lake Shore Electric Railway Storyby Herbert H. Jr. Harwood; Robert S. Korach

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    From 1901 to 1938 the Lake Shore Electric claimed to be?and was considered by many?"The Greatest Electric Railway in the United States." It followed the shore of Lake Erie, connecting Cleveland and Toledo with a high-speed, limited-stop service and pioneered a form of intermodal transportation three decades before the rest of the industry. To millions... more...

  • Rails to the Atlanticby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 14.99

    Explore eastern Canada's railway heritage, including stations from the late 1850s, grand hotels, bridges, and roundhouses of this era. more...