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  • The Train Bookby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Definite visual history and glorious celebration of all things train and track The Train Book traces the history and role of trains from the first steam engines to diesel engines and then to today's high-speed bullet trains. You'll take a journey through the most important trains of each period and see iconic trains such as the Orient... more...

  • The Trains Now Departedby Michael Williams

    Random House 2015; US$ 31.98

    SOMETIMES you come across a lofty railway viaduct, marooned in the middle of a remote country landscape. Or a crumbling platform from some once-bustling junction buried under the buddleia. If you are lucky you might be able to follow some rusting tracks, or explore an old tunnel leading to?well, who knows where? Listen hard. Is that the wind in the... more...

  • The Adlard Coles Book of Boatwordsby Denny Desoutter

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    Over 1500 nautical terms are explained in this accessible and down to earth glossary aimed at the layman. Covering all areas of boating (sail and power, official bodies, regulations, etc), it uses practical examples to bring the meanings alive, and helpful line drawings to explain technical points. It includes definitions of different materials and... more...

  • Amazing & Extraordinary Facts Steam Ageby Julian Holland

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 6.50

    Respected transport author Julian Holland delves into the intriguing world of steam in his latest book, which is full of absorbing facts and figures on subjects ranging from Cornish beam engines, steam railway locomotives, road vehicles and ships through to traction engines, steam rollers and electricity generating stations and the people who designed... more...

  • Changing Trainsby Paul Haywood

    Dolman Scott Publishing 2014; US$ 8.99

    intimate ; intimate relationships ; memoir ; memoir fiction biography drama ; memoir of friendship ; memoirs books ; middle age ; relationships ; romance ; romance action adventure ; romance adult fiction ; romance adventure ; romance affairs ; romance book ; romance contemporary romance multicultural multicultural romance ; romance contemporary sexy... 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...

  • Coastal Passenger Liners of the British Islesby Nick Robins

    Seaforth Publishing 2011; US$ 22.99

    At the beginning of the last century it was possible to sail from London to Glasgow via the south coast ports and Belfast, returning along the east coast from either Dundee or Leith for as little as five pounds. Those were the days when 300 passengers were landed twice weekly at Grangemouth or Dundee from the London boat, and the coastal passenger... more...

  • The Country Railwayby Tim Bryan

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 7.95

    Britain's towns and cities were famously transformed in the nineteenth century by the coming of the railways, turning their fortunes around and giving urban dwellers new opportunities to travel across the country - yet the effect on the rural population was arguably far greater. Whilst some of the initial trunk lines were designed to link major cities,... more...

  • Derailed by Bankruptcyby Howard H. Lewis; John C. Spychalski

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 31.99

    What happened when the US government stopped investing in railroads and started investing in highways and air travel? By the late 1970s, six major eastern railroads had declared bankruptcy. Although he didn?t like trains, Howard H. Lewis became the primary lawyer for the Reading Railroad during its legendary bankruptcy case. Here, Lewis provides a... more...

  • Do Not Alight Hereby Ben Pedroche

    Printondemand-worldwide Distribution 2013; US$ 5.95

    Walking London's disused railway stations more...