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  • Making Tracksby Peter Saxton

    Michael O'Mara 2015; US$ 6.24

    Cherished, admired and frequently used as an excuse for lateness, the railways occupy a special place in our hearts. Trains are not just a practical mode of transport, but also a way of tracing our social history over the past 150 years, from technological progress and design to cultural change and the impact they have had on our landscape.Full of... more...

  • The Railwaysby Simon Bradley

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 22.65

    Sunday Times History Book of the Year 2015 BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week Shortlisted for the Longman History Today Book of the Year 2016 Britain's railways have been a vital part of national life for nearly 200 years. Transforming lives and landscapes, they have left their mark on everything from timekeeping to tourism. As a self-contained... more...

  • The American Railwayby Thomas Curtis Clarke; Jeff Smith

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    The early history of the American railroad by the man the New York Times calls one of the best-known civil engineers in America.? The American Railway provides an exciting look at the railroad industry in the 1880s and how it developed as the business boomed. Originally published in 1889, it contains a thorough history of how railroads were... 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...

  • A Life on the Linesby R H N Hardy

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 14.99

    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 These unique and largely unpublished images form a fascinating and hugely evocative portrayal of the height of the steam...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 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...