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  • Making Tracksby Peter Saxton

    Michael O'Mara 2015; Not Available

    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...

  • Michigan Railroads & Railroad Companiesby Graydon M. Meints

    Michigan State University Press 1993; US$ 27.95

    Michigan Railroads and Railroad Companies is an invaluable reference manual for everyone interested in regional transportation history, the history of railroading, and Michigan history in general. It contains complete, cross-referenced listings for every company formed to operate a railroad in the state of Michigan. In addition to the comprehensive... more...

  • More Amazing & Extraordinary Railway Factsby Julian Holland

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 12.99

    Another fascinating miscellany that will delight railway buffs everywhere. The branch lines of transport history are fully explored and all who love trains will delight in stories of the old railway companies, famous engines, discontinued lines, and all sorts of other railway trivia. more...

  • O. Winston Link: Life Along the Lineby Tony Reevy

    Abrams 2013; US$ 40.00

    O. Winston Link photographed the Norfolk and Western, the last major steam railroad in the United States, when it was converting its operations from steam to diesel in the 1950s. Link?s N&W project captured the industry at a moment of transition, before the triumph of the automobile and the airplane that ended an era of passenger rail service. His... 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...

  • QE2by Chris Frame; Rachelle Cross

    The History Press 2015; US$ 27.69

    A full-color record of the liner including images from her past and present, this is the definitive photographic souvenir of a perennially popular luxury liner. The beauty and elegance of Queen Elizabeth 2 is showcased and will appeal to a whole new generation of QE2 fans, as the book takes the reader on a journey through the liner's decks with full-color... more...

  • Railroads for Michiganby Graydon M. Meints

    Michigan State University Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    In this thoroughly researched history, Graydon Meints tells the fascinating story of the railroad?s arrival and development in Michigan. An engaging and accessible text, the book describes the long-awaited and often-troubled advent of the railroad in the state, the building of which shifted from private to public efforts and back again, amid tumultuous... 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 of... more...

  • The Story of American Railroadsby Stewart H. Holbrook

    Dover Publications 2016; US$ 14.95

    This richly comprehensive history by a self-proclaimed "low-brow" historian features more than 100 photographs and contemporary prints of America's railway system. Stewart H. Holbrook presents a dramatic, highly readable chronicle of the development of the backbone of the country's commerce and industry. Abounding in episodes of ingenuity and achievement,... more...

  • Trackby Jim Pike

    The History Press 2013; US$ 18.94

    <div>The permanent way is a principal feature of all railways, but is little explored. Jim Pike's illustrated history fills this gap in railway literature. He investigates the origins and evolution of track from the earliest wooden rails to the welded steel used today. He looks at engineering developments, at methods of manufacture, and... more...