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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Liberty Ships of World War IIby Greg H. Williams

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 75.00

    This is the story of Liberty ships and the Emergency Shipbuilding Program during World War II and, for the first time, comprehensive information is provided about the builders, the namesakes, and the operators under one cover. Included is a list of all 2,710 Liberty ships delivered by U.S. shipyards, giving each ship's namesake and detailed descriptions... more...

  • The Masting of American Merchant Sail in the 1850sby William L. Crothers

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    This book describes the intricacies of construction and fabrication more than 150 years ago of masts and yards installed in American merchant vessels, particularly those spars which were "built" or composed of multiple pieces bound together by iron bands. These were referred to as "made" spars as opposed to spars which were constructed... 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...

  • The Steam Workshops of the Great Western Railwayby Ken Gibbs

    The History Press 2014; US$ 24.78

    As the Great Western Railway grew, it absorbed a huge number of railway companies, the astonishing figure of 353. Many had their own workshops, depots and manufacturing, often assembling their own locomotives to the design of other companies. All these, along with the various designs, became the responsibility of the Great Western on takeover, and... more...

  • 30 Days on Australia's Railwaysby David Burke

    Rosenberg Publishing 2014; US$ 12.50

    An entertaining look at railway events in Australia in the month of September—from 1848, when a meeting was called to start a railway company in New South Wales, to 2013, when the great Bayer-Garrett AD6029 steam engine was restored to working order.Author David Burke has crafted a ‘diary’ which documents, day by day, major happenings... more...

  • The Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymoreby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 14.99

    Once the economic and social lifeblood of Canada, the country's railways and heritage stations are a fading part of the patrimony of communities across the nation. more...

  • Culture and Mobilityby Klaus Benesch

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 25.37

    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...

  • 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...