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  • Contemporary Perspective on LMS Railway Signalling Vol 1by Allen Jackson

    Crowood 2015; US$ 24.78

    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...

  • The Lunatic Expressby Charles Miller

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    In 1895, George Whitehouse arrived at the east African post of Mombasa to perform an engineering miracle: the building of the Mombasa-Nairobi-Lake Victoria Railway - a 600-mile route that was largely unmapped and barely explored. Behind Mombasa lay a scorched, waterless desert. Beyond, a horizonless scrub country climbed toward a jagged volcanic... more...

  • Safety and Security in Railway Engineeringby G. Sciutto

    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...

  • Lambert's Railway Miscellanyby Anthony Lambert

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 20.78

    The world of the railways weaves a spell over many people. In this engaging book railway expert Anthony Lambert presents some of the best stories. From the early days come tales of financial skulduggery and worries that sparks from locomotives might ignite sheep's fleeces. But as the railway transformed the modern world, attitudes changed, and railways... more...

  • The Wilmington & Raleigh Rail Road Company, 1833-1854by James C. Burke

    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...

  • China's Great Trainby Abrahm Lustgarten

    Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 23.99

    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 breakneck... more...

  • Trains Unlimited in the 21st Centuryby Tim Fischer

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 21.25

    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...

  • Great Australian Railway Storiesby Bill Marsh

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 11.94

    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...

  • WALL TO WALLby Mary Morris

    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...

  • A Night to Rememberby Brian Lavery; Julian Fellowes; Walter Lord

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.98

    'There is no danger that Titanic will sink. The boat is unsinkable and nothing but inconvenience will be suffered by the passengers.' - Phillip Franklin, White Star Line Vice-President On April 15th, 1912, Titanic , the world's largest passenger ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives. Walter Lord's classic... more...