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  • An Australian Locomotive Guideby Peter Clark

    Rosenberg Publishing 2016; US$ 12.15

    Since the publication of the first edition, a number of changes have taken place in the Australian locomotive fleet. Four completely new designs of locomotive have entered service, and new examples of existing types have appeared under new ownership, as well as to existing operators, and some locomotives have changed hands. Aurizon, in particular,... more...

  • Nelson's Victoryby Peter Goodwin

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99

    With the approach of the 200th anniversary of the Royal Navy's greatest battle off Cape Trafalgar on October 21st 1805, much attention will be given to our most tangible symbol of that most ferocious engagement, Nelson's fully preserved flagship HMS Victory. Much has been written about HMS Victory but it is often simplistic and romanticised or clearly... more...

  • The History of the Shipby Richard Woodman

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    Richard Woodman's highly successful "The History of the Ship" is re-worked and updated. Man has used the boat and ship in his struggle to dominate the world around him, accomplishing spectacular feats of courage and exploration, exploitation, trade, communication and destruction. In his highly readable style, the author presents a comprehensive... more...

  • The Flying Scotsman Pocket-Bookby R H N Hardy

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 12.99

    The LNER Class A3 Pacific locomotive No. 4472 'Flying Scotsman' is one of the world's most iconic steam engines. It was built in 1923 for the London and North Eastern Railway at Doncaster Works to a design by Nigel Gresley. Taking its name from the London to Edinburgh non-stop service on which it was employed, 'Flying Scotsman' worked many long-distance... more...

  • The Lake Shore Electric Railway Storyby Herbert H. Jr. Harwood; Robert S. Korach

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 49.99

    From 1901 to 1938 the Lake Shore Electric claimed to be?and was considered by many?"The Greatest Electric Railway in the United States." It followed the shore of Lake Erie, connecting Cleveland and Toledo with a high-speed, limited-stop service and pioneered a form of intermodal transportation three decades before the rest of the industry. To millions... more...

  • The Bunkhouse Manby Edmund W. Bradwin; Jean Burnet

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 24.95

    Journalists and poets, economists and political historians, have told the story of Canada’s railways, but their accounts pay little attention to the workers who built them.  The Bunkhouse Man  is the only study devoted to these men and their lives in construction camps more...

  • El tren de Seb (Seb's Train)by Sharon Callen

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2014; US$ 4.99

    Seb is trying to build the longest train track he can. Early readers can problem solve as they read this book, translated in Spanish, and follow the engaging illustrations. more...

  • Seb's Trainby Sharon Callen

    Teacher Created Materials Publishing 2013; US$ 4.99

    Seb is trying to build the longest train track he can. Early readers can problem solve as they read and follow the engaging illustrations. 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$ 8.99

    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...