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  • Trackby Jim Pike

    The History Press 2010; US$ 7.99

    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... more...

  • British Rail Main Line Locomotives Specification Guideby Pip Dunn

    Crowood 2013; US$ 37.99

    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...

  • Death, Dynamite & Disasterby Rosa Matheson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 5.99

    A safe mode of transport today, the railways were far from vehicles of sleepy commute when they first came into service; indeed, accidents were commonplace and sometimes were a result of something far more sinister. In this fresh approach to railway history, Rosa Matheson explores the grim and grisly railway past. These horrible happenings include... more...

  • The Train Bookby DK

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Definite visual history and glorious celebration of all things train and track The Train Book traces the history and role of trains from the first steam engines to diesel engines and then to today's high-speed bullet trains. You'll take a journey through the most important trains of each period and see iconic trains such as the Orient Express,... more...

  • The Trains Now Departedby Michael Williams

    Random House 2015; US$ 12.68

    SOMETIMES you come across a lofty railway viaduct, marooned in the middle of a remote country landscape. Or a crumbling platform from some once-bustling junction buried under the buddleia. If you are lucky you might be able to follow some rusting tracks, or explore an old tunnel leading to…well, who knows where? Listen hard. Is that the wind in the... more...

  • Early American Steam Locomotivesby Reed Kinert

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 22.95

    Relive the early days of train travel with this exciting illustrated story of steam locomotion. Working with great love and skill from builders' specifications, old engravings, and contemporaneous accounts, author Reed Kinert recreates, in exacting detail, illustrations of the earliest locomotives—many of which were built and used before the advent... more...

  • Contemporary Perspective on GWR Signallingby Allen Jackson

    Crowood 2015; US$ 31.99

    For over 150 years Britain's railways have relied on a system of semaphore signalling, but by 2020, all semaphore signals and lineside signal boxes will be gone. A Contemporary Perspective on GWR Signalling provides a unique record of the last operational mechanical signalling and infrastructure on Britain's railway network, as it applied to the former... more...

  • Bradshaw's Railway Handbook Vol 4by George Bradshaw

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 2.99

    Unavailable for many years and much sought after, this classic guide book is now faithfully reissued for a new generation more...

  • Bradshaw's Railway Handbook Vol 1by George Bradshaw

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 2.99

    Bradshaw's Railway Handbook was originally published in 1866 under the title Bradshaw's Handbook for Tourists in Great Britain and Ireland. It appeared in four volumes as a comprehensive handbook for domestic tourists, offering a detailed view of English life in the Victorian age. Conway is proud to announce the reissue of the first volume of this... more...

  • The Great Western Eight Coupled Heavy Freight Locomotivesby David Maidment

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    Great Western Eight-Coupled Heavy Freight Locomotives' is the first of a series of 'Locomotive Profiles' to be published by Pen & Sword. It will describe the conception, design, building and operation of the fleet of powerful locomotives built in the first half of the twentieth century to meet the demands of the growing South Wales coal... more...