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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 26.21
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...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 14.73
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Crowood 2013; US$ 21.86
Have you always wanted to run your own railway? Does your indoor model railway leave you with a desire to fill your nostrils with the smell of steam and hot oil on a winter's morning? If the answer to any of these questions is 'yes' then you probably need to build yourself a garden railway, and you certainly need to read this book! Peter Jones is... more...