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  • 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 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...

  • Culture and Mobilityby Klaus Benesch

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 27.05

    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...

  • 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...

  • Safety and Security in Railway Engineeringby G. Sciutto

    WIT Press 2010; US$ 118.00

    There is a notable lack of agreement regarding the safety approaches adopted by different transportation modes, while the sudden increased demands for security for both freight and passengers has provided a more uniform methodological approach. Each transport mode has, over time, developed its own safety rules.  The unprecedented and apparently... more...

  • The Wilmington & Raleigh Rail Road Company, 1833-1854by James C. Burke

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    In 1833, the Wilmington & Raleigh Rail Road Company set out to connect the port city of Wilmington to North Carolina's capital. When it was done in 1840, after changing its route, the company had completed 161 miles of track--the longest railroad in the world at the time--and provided continuous transportation from the town of Weldon on the Roanoke... more...

  • China's Great Trainby Abrahm Lustgarten

    Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 20.99

    A vivid account of China?s unstoppable quest to build a railway into Tibet, and its obsession to transform its land and its people In the summer of 2006, the Chinese government fulfilled a fifty-year plan to build a railway into Tibet. Since Mao Zedong first envisioned it, the line had grown into an imperative, a critical component of China?s... more...

  • Trains Unlimited in the 21st Centuryby Tim Fischer

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 27.32

    An entertaining and illuminating journey along the world's railways, past, present and future, by the host of the ABC's hugely popular Local Radio series, THE GREAT TRAIN SHOW. ABC Local Radio's hugely successful podcast series THE GREAT TRAIN SHOW unearthed thousands of train enthusiasts across the country. Hosted by former deputy PM and renowned... more...

  • Great Australian Railway Storiesby Bill Marsh

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 15.36

    In these frustrating days of semi-automated electric trains, it is hard to remember the smell of coal smoke, the hiss of steam, and sting of cinders flying into your eyes as you hung out a window. There was romance then, in working and travelling on the Australian railways, and hardship. With his passion for the olden days worn on his sleeve and his... more...

  • WALL TO WALLby Mary Morris

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    Following her celebrated Nothing to Declare:   Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone , Mary Morris, still alone, still graced with her extraordinary gifts of narrative and observation, presents an unforgettable account of her 1986 trip through China, Russia, and Eastern Europe.  As in Nothing to Declare , she combines vivid portrayals of... more...