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  • Maritime Portsmouthby Paul Brown

    The History Press 2016; US$ 24.78

    For three centuries Portsmouth has been the leading base for the Royal Navy, although the history of the port can be traced back to Roman times. From the Roman walls of Portchester to the best preserved Georgian dockyard in the world, and HMS Victory, the most illustrious survivor from the sailing navy, Portsmouth can lay claim to beintg the most important... more...

  • British Railway Ticketsby Jan Dobrzynski

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 7.99

    In 1838 Thomas Edmondson, an employee of the fledgling Newcastle & Carlisle Railway, revolutionised the ticket issuing process in Britain and left an enduring legacy: the Edmondson ticket. Purchased as proof of the contract between passenger and railway company, the ticket was a receipt, travel pass and an ephemeral record of almost every train journey... more...

  • The Tubeby Oliver Green

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    From Norman Foster's remarkable station at Canary Wharf to the Yellow-brick vaults of Baker street to the Art Deco exuberance of Arnos Grove, London's tube stations are among its most distinctive and iconic buildings. This beautiful hardback edition is a fantastic gift-book, publishing in the run up to Christmas, and sales will be boosted even further... more...

  • Railroads of Pennsylvaniaby Lorett Treese

    Stackpole Books 2012; US$ 18.99

    Regional histories of the great railroads and relics of rail culture. more...

  • The Country Railwayby Tim Bryan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 7.99

    Britain's towns and cities were famously transformed in the nineteenth century by the coming of the railways, turning their fortunes around and giving urban dwellers new opportunities to travel across the country ? yet the effect on the rural population was arguably far greater. Whilst some of the initial trunk lines were designed to link major cities,... more...

  • 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$ 10.99

    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...