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  • Railways of Telfordby David Clarke

    Crowood 2016; US$ 14.57

    Why did Telford need railways? Shropshire was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution in England, and the railways provided a way of getting raw materials into the works and finished products to market. The network grew steadily with the industries of the time; mining. brick and tile making, iron smelting and forging. Author David Clarke covers the... more...

  • Modelling European Railwaysby Peter Marriott

    Crowood 2016; US$ 14.57

    European railways are characterized by a huge and contrasting range of locomotives, liveries, rolling stock, stations and infrastructure. In addition, the network incorporates standard, narrow and broad gauges, private and nationalized railways, high-speed corridors, single-track branch lines and rack systems. If that was not appealing enough for the... more...

  • Lincolnshire Railwaysby Alan Stennett

    Crowood 2016; US$ 14.57

    Lincolnshire is a largely rural county, which was reflected in the early history of the railway lines. The main lines mostly passed through on their way to somewhere else and the local traffic was handled by a large number of branch lines. Author Alan Stennett explores the history of the railways in Lincolnshire, starting with the very early days when... more...

  • 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...

  • The Last Runby Todd Lewan

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.24

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Railroad Advertisingby Tad Burness

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 12.99

    Relive the glory years of American railroading Return to an era when passenger trains represented the height of luxury and riding the rails was the only way to travel. Classic Railroad Advertising covers nearly a century of memories - of powerful steam locomotives and elegant streamliners, of the brute force of diesel power and the patriotic effort... more...