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  • 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...

  • Great Australian Railway Storiesby Bill Marsh

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 14.08

    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...

  • A Night to Rememberby Walter Lord; Julian Fellowes; Brian Lavery

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    'There is no danger that Titanic will sink. The boat is unsinkable and nothing but inconvenience will be suffered by the passengers.' - Phillip Franklin, White Star Line Vice-President On April 15th, 1912, Titanic , the world's largest passenger ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives. Walter Lord's classic... more...

  • Amazing & Extraordinary Facts Steam Ageby Julian Holland

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 6.50

    Respected transport author Julian Holland delves into the intriguing world of steam in his latest book, which is full of absorbing facts and figures on subjects ranging from Cornish beam engines, steam railway locomotives, road vehicles and ships through to traction engines, steam rollers and electricity generating stations and the people who designed... more...

  • British Railways in the 1950s and 60sby Greg Morse

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 7.95

    The 1950s saw a realisation that British Railways needed to modernise its equipment and rationalise its network if it was to hold its own in the face of growing competition from road and air transport. The next decade brought line closures, new liveries and the last breath of steam, as Doctor Beeching and his successors strove to break even and build... more...

  • The Tubeby Oliver Green

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 7.95

    From Norman Foster?s remarkable station at Canary Wharf to the Yellow-brick vaults of Baker street to the Art Deco exuberance of Arnos Grove, London?s tube stations are among its most distinctive and iconic buildings. This beautiful hardback edition is a fantastic gift-book, publishing in the run up to Christmas, and sales will be boosted even... more...

  • British Railway Ticketsby Jan Dobrzynski

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95

    In 1838 Thomas Edmondson, an employee of the fledgling Newcastle & Carlisle Railway, revolutionized the ticket issuing process in Britain and left an enduring legacy: the Edmondson ticket. Purchased as proof of the contract between passenger and railway company, the ticket was a receipt, travel pass and an ephemeral record of almost every train journey... more...

  • Into the Mistby Anne Renaud

    Dundurn 2010; US$ 8.99

    From 1906 to 1914, the Empress of Ireland , one of the fastest and most elegant liners of the era, graced the waters of the Atlantic Ocean only to sink in 14 minutes in the St. Lawrence River. Its true legacy, though, is the significant role it played in building Canada. more...

  • Narrow Gauge Railwaysby Peter Johnson

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95

    Narrow gauge railways were a cheaper and sometimes more practical alternative to the full-scale railways that were the norm. By building tracks with a 3-foot gauge rather than a 4 ft 8-and-a-half inch gauge, construction costs could be reduced, cuttings and embankments were smaller and curves could be sharper - in some cases existing railways where... more...