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  • Great Railroad Tunnels of North Americaby William Lowell Putnam

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    Describing and detailing the boring of major railroad tunnels throughout Canada, the United States, and Mexico, this book covers the period from the creation of Virginia's Blue Ridge Tunnel in the 1850s to Copper Canyon's Continental and El Descanso tunnels in the early 1960s. Other notable tunnels featured here include Massachusetts' notoriously... more...

  • Amazing & Extraordinary Railway Factsby Julian Holland

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 11.99

    What is the story behind the Mallard's speed record? Why did Brunel's atmospheric South Devon Railway fail? Who were the most famous locomotive engineers and designers? How did a locomotive manage to reach the summit of Snowdon Mountain in the 19th century? Travel through the enthralling history of British railways from the glorious age of steam right... more...

  • Forget the Anorakby Michael G Harvey

    The History Press 2011; US$ 14.57

    Michael Harvey's new book brings to its reader the excitement of trainspotting in the 1950s and 60s, the hobby's heyday. It was the advent of the famous Ian Allan ABC Locospotters books that really gave the hobby the impetus, as they gave transpotters all the information they required. Forget the Anorak sets out to provide the reader with a personal... more...

  • More Amazing & Extraordinary Railway Factsby Julian Holland

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 12.99

    Another fascinating miscellany that will delight railway buffs everywhere. The branch lines of transport history are fully explored and all who love trains will delight in stories of the old railway companies, famous engines, discontinued lines, and all sorts of other railway trivia. more...

  • Trackby Jim Pike

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    The permanent way is a principal feature of all railways, but is little explored. Jim Pike's illustrated history fills this gap in railway literature. He investigates the origins and evolution of track from the earliest wooden rails to the welded steel used today. He looks at engineering developments, at methods of manufacture, and at successful innovations... more...

  • System Dynamics and Long-Term Behaviour of Railway Vehicles, Track and Subgradeby Karl Popp; Werner Schiehlen

    Springer 2003; US$ 349.00

    During the last decades completely new technologies for high speed railway vehicles have been developed. The primary goals have been to increase traction, axle load, and travelling speed, and to guarantee the safety of the passengers. However, new developments have revealed new limitations: settlement and destruction of the ballast and the subgrade... more...

  • Grand Centralby Sam Roberts; Pete Hamill

    Grand Central Publishing 2013; Not Available

    A rich, illustrated - and entertaining -- history of the iconic Grand Central Terminal, from one of New York City's favorite writers, just in time to celebrate the train station's 100th fabulous anniversary. In the winter of 1913, Grand Central Station was officially opened and immediately became one of the most beautiful and recognizable Manhattan... more...

  • Grand Centralby Sam Roberts; Pete Hamill

    Grand Central Publishing 2013; US$ 35.07

    A rich, illustrated - and entertaining -- history of the iconic Grand Central Terminal, from one of New York City's favorite writers, just in time to celebrate the train station's 100th fabulous anniversary. In the winter of 1913, Grand Central Station was officially opened and immediately became one of the most beautiful and recognizable Manhattan... more...

  • Death, Dynamite and Disasterby Rosa Matheson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    Life in Britain was revolutionised as the railways flourished in the nineteenth century. Cities were linked and the masses could travel; railway mania was born. Yet these early days were dramatically different to the present in terms of health and safety! In this fresh approach to railway history, Rosa Matheson explores the grim and grisly railway... more...

  • Railway Ribaldryby William Heath Robinson

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 10.95

    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...