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  • Eight Bells and Top Mastsby Christopher Lee; Christopher Lee.

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 18.94

    The late 1950s, twilight years of the British Empire, saw the end of the era of the 'tramp steamer' - coal-burning merchant ships that 'tramped' from port to port in the days before bulk carriers, hunting for any cargo that needed hauling to any place. In this marvelous memoir Christopher Lee offers the diaries of a 'Lad' much like himself who,... more...

  • All Aboardby Jim Loomis

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Written both for veteran train travelers and those considering their first rail journey, this guide book will make any trip smoother and more enjoyable with its insightful travel trips and lots of information about how railroads operate. The author explains how individual trains are operated and offers tips on booking trips, finding the lowest fares,... more...

  • Invisible Giantsby Herbert H. Jr. Harwood

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 39.95

    Invisible Giants is the Horatio Alger-esque tale of a pair of reclusive Cleveland brothers, Oris Paxton and Mantis James Van Sweringen, who rose from poverty to become two of the most powerful men in America. They controlled the country's largest railroad system -- a network of track reaching from the... more...

  • Destroyersby Eric W. Osborne

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00

    Tells the story of one of the most recent, rapidly evolving additions to the world's navies. Coverage ranges from the 1882 launch of the first destroyer, through the nonstop technical and strategic innovations of the world war eras, to the current high watermarks of destroyer design such as the Arleigh Burke class. more...

  • Boat Watchingby Edmund W. Jupp

    Intellect 2003; US$ 10.00

    The aim of the Watching series is to draw attention to some of the very interesting items around us, things that perhaps we don't notice as much as we might. The first was Bridge Watching, and when this was put ''on the Net'' it produced, to the surprise of the author, such a pleasant flood of e-mail that another was written, called Water Watching.... more...

  • Steamby Andrea Sutcliffe

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 28.00

    In 1807, Robert Fulton, using an English mail-order steam engine, chugged four miles an hour up the Hudson River, passing into popular folklore as the inventor of the steamboat. However, the true first passenger steamboat in America, and the world, was built from scratch, and plied the Delaware River in 1790, almost two decades earlier. Its inventor,... more...

  • Boomerby Harry Bedwell; James D. Porterfield

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 16.95

    Harry BedwellÕs The Boomer portrays an elite fraternity of railroad men-men who were driven by one of the defining elements of the American character: a desire to wander. Boomers were the glory of railroading and Bedwell reveals the behind-the-scenes battles that were fought to keep the trains running. This edition also includes a glossary of... more...

  • The Hiawatha Storyby Jim Scribbins

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Loved for their radically new, streamlined look, the Hiawathas Art Deco engines were a hallmark of American industrial design. For Midwestern passengers from Chicago to Aberdeen, the Hiawatha represented speed, comfort, and luxury. From 1935 to 1970 it carried countless passengers and even more memories. Richly illustrated, The Hiawatha Story brings... more...

  • 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...