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  • Classic American Locomotivesby Charles McShane

    Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 16.95

    Anyone who has watched in anticipation as a powerful steam engine rolled into a station, belching iconic billows of black smoke, or heard the memorable blue note sound of a steam engine whistle will revel in Charles McShane?s amazingly detailed exploration of the inner workings of the classic steam engine. This historical record from 1909 will delight... more...

  • British Rail Main Line Locomotives Specification Guideby Pip Dunn

    Crowood 2013; US$ 29.17

    British Rail Main Line Locomotives Specification Guide identifies the major detail differences and livery variations that have appeared on all British Rail, ex-British Rail and privatized railway diesel and electric main line classes from 14 to 92. The book provides a record of the main specifications of each class of locomotive, and details of variations,... more...

  • Grand Centralby Sam Roberts; Pete Hamill

    Grand Central Publishing 2013; US$ 40.24

    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; 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...

  • 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...

  • Railwayby George Revill

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 27.00

    In the nineteenth century, railways were viewed as a symbol of progress and confidence in technological modernity. In the twenty-first century, the frustrations of gridlocked traffic, record-high gas prices, and the looming fears of climate change have transformed the railway system once again into a symbol of hope that provides the possibility... more...

  • The Flying Scotsmanby Bob Gwynne

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    Flying Scotsman is probably the most famous railway locomotive in the world. When it was new in 1923 it caused a sensation for its beauty and its speed, and the engine found itself at the center of media attention that continued throughout the decade and made it a household name - to see it was the ambition of every young trainspotter. But The Flying... more...

  • The Orient Express Storyby John Christopher

    The History Press 2014;

    For more than a century the Orient Express has represented the epitome of luxurious and glamorous rail travel. It all began when the American George Pullman created his innovative sleeping and dining cars. For the first time long-distance travellers were able to enjoy gourmet food, sleep in comfortable beds and wash in ceramic basins worthy of a four... more...

  • The Iron Roadby Christian Wolmar

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2014; Not Available

    A fascinating journey through the history of railways From the early steam trains to the high-speed bullet trains of today, The Iron Road tells the hidden stories of railway history- the inspired engineering, blood, sweat and tears that went into the construction of the railways. Uncover the compelling tales of bold vision, invention... more...

  • The Iron Roadby Christian Wolmar

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 30.00

    The Iron Road is full of wondrous curiosities. Did you know that early trains in Australia were pulled by convicts, or that elephants were until recently used to shunt freight wagons in India? The world's most magnificent railway station, the Chhatrapati Shivaji terminal in Mumbai, took 10 years to build. The longest possible continuous railway... more...