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  • On Railways Far Awayby William D. Middleton

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 54.99

    In this lavishly illustrated memoir, William D. Middleton invites readers to climb aboard and share with him 60 years of railroad tourism around the globe. Middleton?s award-winning photography has recorded events such as the final days of American Civil War locomotives in Morocco and the start up of the world?s first high-speed railway in Japan.... 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$ 15.99

    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 innovations... 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 of... more...

  • 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$ 28.99

    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 and Disasterby Rosa Matheson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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 and error,... more...

  • Culture and Mobilityby Klaus Benesch

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 22.71

    What connects the Baltimore Washington International Airport and South Korea?s Songdo International Business District? What are the cultural narratives that unfold from their bold visions of mobility and of the city in transit and transition? Put another way, what are the relations between modernity, mobile lifestyles, and urban spaces as we move deeper... more...