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  • Railway Reform and Charges for the Use of Infrastructureby OECD Publishing; European Conference of Ministers of Transport

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 70.00

    Over the last few years, much progress has been made in developing rail charges to ensure non-discriminatory access to, and efficient use of national rail networks. But in Europe the international dimension is still missing, particularly in terms of the freight market. Integration of European markets should provide great opportunities for rail... more...

  • Power Supply, Energy Management and Catenary Problemsby E. Pilo

    WIT Press 2010; US$ 170.00

    In recent years, energy efficiency has become a crucial concern for every transportation mode, but it is in electrified railways where energy savings have shown a bigger potential due to (i) regenerative braking, that allows converting kinetic energy into electric power, and (ii) vehicle interconnection, that allows other trains to use regenerated... more...

  • Rails Across Dixieby Jim Cox

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 55.00

    Covering legendary and obscure intercity passenger trains in a dozen Southeastern states, this book details the golden age of train travel. The story begins with the inception of steam locomotives in 1830 in Charleston, South Carolina, continuing through the mid-1930s changeover to diesel and the debut of Amtrak in 1971 to the present. Throughout,... more...

  • Engineer of Revolutionary Russiaby Anthony Heywood

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 154.95

    From Marxist revolutionary to American academic, this book reveals the life of one of revolutionary Russia's most distinguished and controversial engineers - Iurii Vladimirovich Lomonosov (1876-1952). The book employs an exceptionally rich base of high-quality primary sources, that not only provides a much-needed account and assessment of Lomonosov's... more...

  • America's Great Railroad Stationsby Roger Straus; Hugh Van Dusen; Ed Breslin

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 27.99

    An evocative and stunning photographic tribute to America's railroad stations. For much of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the railroad station or depot was the communal hub of every American town that could boast of train service. There, citizens gathered before they sent loved ones off to college, marriage, or war-and where... more...

  • Last Train to Paradiseby Graham Hutchins

    Exisle Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    LAST TRAIN TO PARADISE is a celebratory account of a time when train travel was more than just the accepted means of travelling around New Zealand. It was also an era when rail journeys provided excitement, companionship and romance.Royal trains, troop trains, rugby specials, tourist trains ... all come to life in Graham Hutchins’ evocative descriptions... more...

  • Voyagers of the Titanicby Richard Davenport-Hines

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 12.99

    ?An astonishing work.? ?Julian Fellowes, Creator and Executive Producer of ?Downton Abbey? ?A book well worthy of marking the centenary of the crystal-clear night when the immense ship slid to her terrible doom.? ?Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman It has been one hundred years since the sinking... more...

  • Overboard!by Michael J. Tougias

    Scribner 2010; Not Available

    From masterful storyteller Michael J. Tougias comes a new, heart-stopping true-life tale of maritime disaster, his most thrilling and amazing story yet. In May 2005, Tom Tighe, captain of a forty-five-foot-long sailboat named the Almeisan, and his first mate, Loch Reidy, welcomed three new crewmembers for a five-day voyage from Connecticut across... more...

  • Morris Minorby Martin Wainwright

    Aurum Press 2011; US$ 13.11

    Split screen, the indicators poking up like perspex orange fingers, the notoriously rust-prone floors, the pootling exhaust note… just some of the much-loved characteristics of the Morris Minor or Morris 1000. Designed by Sir Alec Issigonis back in 1948, in a sense it was Britain’s answer to the Beetle – a bulbous little creation that... more...

  • Overboard!by Michael J. Tougias

    Scribner 2010; US$ 16.71

    From masterful storyteller Michael J. Tougias comes a new, heart-stopping true-life tale of maritime disaster, his most thrilling and amazing story yet. In May 2005, Tom Tighe, captain of a forty-five-foot-long sailboat named the Almeisan, and his first mate, Loch Reidy, welcomed three new crewmembers for a five-day voyage from Connecticut across... more...