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  • Cape Horn to Starboardby John Kretschmer

    Burford Books 2012; US$ 16.95

    Legendary account of the author's voyage around Cape Horn in a 32-foot sailboat, sailing east-to-west (thus the Horn is to starboard, or on the right). This is a notoriously difficult and dangerous passage, especially in a boat this size. more...

  • Lambert's Railway Miscellanyby Anthony Lambert

    Ebury Publishing 2010; US$ 21.64

    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...

  • Into the Mistby Anne Renaud

    Dundurn 2010; US$ 8.99

    From 1906 to 1914, the Empress of Ireland , one of the fastest and most elegant liners of the era, graced the waters of the Atlantic Ocean only to sink in 14 minutes in the St. Lawrence River. Its true legacy, though, is the significant role it played in building Canada. more...

  • Computers in Railwaysby C. A. Brebbia; N. Tomii; P. Tzieropoulos; J. M. Mera

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 808.00

    This book contains the 14th proceedings of the, very successful, International conference on Railway Engineering Design and Optimization (COMPRAIL 2014), which began in 1987.Topics covered include: Timetable planning; Computer techniques and simulations; Actual train control; Communications and signalling; Driverless and automatic train operation. more...

  • The Railway Navviesby Terry Coleman

    Head of Zeus 2015;

    This is the definitive story of the men who built the railways - the unknown Victorian labourers who blasted, tunnelled, drank and brawled their way across nineteenth-century England. Preached at and plundered, sworn at and swindled, this anarchic elite endured perils and disasters, and carved out of the English countryside an industrial-age architecture... more...

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

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    '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...

  • British Railway Ticketsby Jan Dobrzynski

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95

    In 1838 Thomas Edmondson, an employee of the fledgling Newcastle & Carlisle Railway, revolutionized the ticket issuing process in Britain and left an enduring legacy: the Edmondson ticket. Purchased as proof of the contract between passenger and railway company, the ticket was a receipt, travel pass and an ephemeral record of almost every train journey... more...

  • Narrow Gauge Railwaysby Peter Johnson

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95

    Narrow gauge railways were a cheaper and sometimes more practical alternative to the full-scale railways that were the norm. By building tracks with a 3-foot gauge rather than a 4 ft 8-and-a-half inch gauge, construction costs could be reduced, cuttings and embankments were smaller and curves could be sharper - in some cases existing railways where... more...

  • The Country Railwayby Tim Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95

    While the coming of the railways to Britain's towns and cities in the nineteenth century transformed their fortunes and gave urban dwellers new opportunities to travel across the country, the effect on the largely rural population of the country was arguably far greater. And while some of the initial trunk lines were designed to link major cities,... more...

  • Railroad Empire across the Heartlandby James E. Sherow; John R. Charlton

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    This book presents recent photographs by John R. Charlton of the scenes Alexander Gardner recorded, paired with the Gardner originals and accompanied by James E. Sherow?s discussion. more...