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  • The Great Train Robberyby Andrew Cook

    The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57

    <div>The Great Train Robbery of 1963 is one of the most (in)famous crimes in British history. The bulk of the money stolen (equivalent to £40 million today) has never been recovered. There has not been a single year since 1963 when one aspect or another of the crime or its participants has not been featured in the media,... more...

  • History of the Louisville & Nashville Railroadby Maury Klein

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 45.00

    After the Civil War, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad took the lead among southern railroads in developing rail systems and organizing transcontinental travel. Through two world wars, federal government control, internal crises, external dissension, the Depression, and the great Ohio River flood of 1937, the L&N Railroad remained one of the country's... more...

  • How to Survive the Titanicby Frances Wilson

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 11.99

    A brilliantly original and gripping new look at the sinking of the Titanic through the prism of the life and lost honor of J. Bruce Ismay, the ship?s owner Books have been written and films have been made, we have raised the Titanic and watched her go down again on numerous occasions, but out of the wreckage Frances Wilson spins a new epic: when... more...

  • I Tried to Run a Railwayby Gerard Fiennes

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 14.57

    <p>World-renowned railwayman Gerry Fiennes shares his first-hand experiences of the inner workings of the British rail network through its most significant developments during the twentieth century.</p> 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...

  • The Last Runby Todd Lewan

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 12.99

    It was a desperate mission that made front-page headlines and captured the attention of millions of readers around the world. In January 1998, in the dead of an Alaskan winter, a cataclysmic Arctic storm with hurricane-force winds and towering seas forced five fishermen to abandon their vessel in the Gulf of Alaska and left them adrift in thirty-eight-degree... 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 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 Lunatic Expressby Charles Miller

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 14.57

    <p>The essential history of East African railways. </p> more...

  • A Night to Rememberby Brian Lavery; Julian Fellowes; Walter Lord

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.98

    'There is no danger that Titanic will sink. The boat is unsinkable and nothing but inconvenience will be suffered by the passengers.' - Phillip Franklin, White Star Line Vice-President On April 15th, 1912, Titanic , the world's largest passenger ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives. Walter Lord's classic... more...