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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Little Book of Steamby Clive Groome

    G2 Rights Ltd 2014; US$ 7.28

    Little Book of Steam tells the evocative story of steam railways from the end of the 18th century, when an early pioneer built a small, three-wheeled steam-powered machine. Soon after a simple steam engine was pulling coal wagons in Wales, and just 21 years later the world's first public railway opened between Stockton and Darlington. By the 1960's... 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 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...

  • Culture and Mobilityby Klaus Benesch

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 24.57

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...