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  • American Meteorby Norman Lock

    Bellevue Literary Press 2015; US$ 15.95

    A scrappy Brooklyn orphan turned vengeful assassin narrates a visionary tale of the American West. more...

  • Rails Across North Americaby David Cable

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 21.99

    The Railways of the USA have a great following, both in the United States where there are large numbers of rail fans and increasingly in Britain/Europe, where there are enthusiasts who visit and model North American railroads. more...

  • The Steam Rail Motors of the Great Western Railwayby Ken Gibbs

    The History Press 2015; US$ 24.78

    Self-propelled carriages were a big innovation at the beginning of the twentieth century and the GWR was quick to develop a large number of steam motor cars to link farms and scattered villages to the new branch lines. Their steam motor cars ran from 1903-1935, stopping during the war, and were so effective at making rural areas accessible they became... 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$ 23.98

    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$ 22.55

    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$ 12.68

    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...