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  • Electric Interurbans and the American Peopleby H. Roger Grant

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 49.99

    One of the most intriguing yet neglected pieces of American transportation history, electric interurban railroads were designed to assist shoppers, salesmen, farmers, commuters, and pleasure-seekers alike with short distance travel. At a time when most roads were unpaved and horse and buggy travel were costly and difficult, these streetcar-like electric... 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...

  • London Underground Electric Trainby Piers Connor

    Crowood 2015; US$ 37.99

    The London Underground Electric Train tells the story of the development of electric traction on the London Underground system. It combines technical knowledge, historical context and practical experiences, and covers the history of underground lines since the opening of the first deep-level underground rail system in the world in 1890: the City &... more...

  • Contemporary Perspective on LMS Railway Signalling Vol 2by Allen Jackson

    Crowood 2015; US$ 31.99

    For over 150 years Britain's railways have relied on a system of semaphore signalling, but by 2020, all semaphore signals and lineside signal boxes will be gone. In his previous book, author Allen Jackson covered the GWR lines; here, he continues his journey by providing a pictorial record of the last operational signalling and infrastructure on Britain's... more...

  • Railways of Ayrshireby Gordon Thomson

    Crowood 2016; US$ 11.99

    In the early 1800s, Ayrshire was already established as a prosperous, mainly rural agricultural county. The realization that there was abundant coal and (to a lesser extent) iron ore deposits to be exploited, together with the coming of the Industrial Revolution, rendered the area wide open to the 'railway mania' that swept Britain in the mid to late... more...

  • British Rail Class 60 Locomotivesby Edward Gleed

    Crowood 2016; US$ 10.99

    During the mid-1980s, in a drive for greater efficiency, British Rail required another heavy freight locomotive, some of the earlier Type 5 freight locomotives being outdated and no longer regarded as suitable for heavy freight duties. The new Class 60 locomotive was to be constructed using lessons learned from the Classes 56 and 58. Six organisations... more...

  • Trackby Jim Pike

    The History Press 2010; US$ 7.99

    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 at successful... 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...

  • Death, Dynamite & Disasterby Rosa Matheson

    The History Press 2014; US$ 5.99

    A safe mode of transport today, the railways were far from vehicles of sleepy commute when they first came into service; indeed, accidents were commonplace and sometimes were a result of something far more sinister. In this fresh approach to railway history, Rosa Matheson explores the grim and grisly railway past. These horrible happenings include... more...

  • The LMS Handbookby David Wragg

    The History Press 2016; US$ 18.99

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