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  • Grand Central Terminalby Anthony W. Robins; NY Transit Museum

    Abrams 2016; US$ 19.99

    Opened in February 1913, Grand Central Terminal?one of the country?s great architectural monuments?helped create Midtown Manhattan. Over the next century, it evolved into an unofficial town square for New York. Today, it sits astride Park Avenue at 42nd Street in all its original splendor, attracting visitors by the thousands. This new book celebrates... more...

  • A Life on the Linesby R H N Hardy

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    During much of his early career, from 1944 through to the early 1960s, Richard Hardy took hundreds of pictures of life on the railways and the men he knew and worked with on a daily basis, using his trusty Brownie 620 box camera. These unique and largely unpublished images form a fascinating and hugely evocative portrayal of the height of the steam... more...

  • The Iron Road in the Prairie Stateby Simon Cordery

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    In 1836, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas agreed on one thing: Illinois needed railroads. Over the next fifty years, the state became the nation?s railroad hub, with Chicago at its center. Speculators, greed, growth, and regulation followed as the railroad industry consumed unprecedented amounts of capital and labor. A nationwide market resulted,... more...

  • The 50 Greatest Train Journeys of the Worldby Anthony Lambert

    Icon Books Ltd 2016; US$ 8.99

    The fifty most incredible, awe-inspiring, spectacular journeys by train. more...

  • The Galloping Sausage and Other Train Curiositiesby Geoff Body; Ian Body

    The History Press 2016; US$ 11.99

    The formative years of Britain?s railway network produced a host of ideas, activities and characters, quite a few of which now seem not only highly unusual, but sometimes little short of ridiculous. Weird schemes and designs, extravagant behaviour, reckless competition and larger-than-life characters all featured in the genuine struggle of the railway... more...

  • Rails to Penn Stateby Michael Bezilla; Jack Rudnicki

    Stackpole Books 2007; US$ 28.99

    More than five hundred short line railroads existed in the United States at the industry's height, and Pennsylvania had more than any other state. The history of the Bellefonte Central, which operated in central Pennsylvania from the 1880s until 1982, is a classic story of the rise and decline of short line railroads nationwide. Connecting with the... more...

  • Railroads of New Jerseyby Lorett Treese

    Stackpole Books 2006; US$ 18.99

    Regional histories of the major railroads. Includes railroad attractions. more...

  • British Rail Class 20 Locomotivesby Pip Dunn

    Crowood 2016; US$ 27.99

    The first of the English Electric Type 1 design, what we now know as the Class 20s, appeared in June 1957. With their distinctive 'chopper' engine sound, these single-cabbed locomotives soon gained a reputation for rugged reliability brought about by their simplicity and use of tried and tested components. British Rail Class 20 Locomotives looks back... more...

  • Dundurn Railroad 6-Book Bundleby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 40.99

    This bundle collects six of Ron Brown?s acclaimed railway histories. In each book he takes us back to the glory days of steam, when the railway was the economic and, in many ways, social heart of Canada, as it grew from ocean to ocean in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. more...

  • The Well-Dressed Hoboby Jr. Rush Loving

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Growing up in the bustling railroad town of Norfolk, Virginia, and joining his conductor grandfather on overnight runs, future Fortune journalist Rush Loving was enchanted with railroads at an early age. In this extraordinary inside look at eight decades of the railroad industry and some of its greatest leaders, Loving reminisces about his colorful... more...