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  • 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...

  • Trainby Tom Zoellner

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 9.99

    An epic and revelatory narrative of the most important transportation technology of the modern world In his wide-ranging and entertaining new book, Tom Zoellner?coauthor of the New York Times ?bestselling An Ordinary Man ?travels the globe to tell the story of the sociological and economic impact of the railway technology that transformed the... more...

  • Practical Garden Railwaysby Peter Jones

    Crowood 2013; US$ 21.86

    Have you always wanted to run your own railway? Does your indoor model railway leave you with a desire to fill your nostrils with the smell of steam and hot oil on a winter's morning? If the answer to any of these questions is 'yes' then you probably need to build yourself a garden railway, and you certainly need to read this book! Peter Jones is... 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...

  • Railway Day Trips: 150 classic train journeys around Britainby Julian Holland

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Recommended for viewing on colour devices. An essential guide to exploring Britain by train, Railway Day Trips is ideal for anyone planning or looking for inspiration for a rail journey. From bestselling railway author Julian Holland more...

  • Railway Day Trips: 150 classic train journeys around Britainby Julian Holland

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Recommended for viewing on colour devices. An essential guide to exploring Britain by train, Railway Day Trips is ideal for anyone planning or looking for inspiration for a rail journey. From bestselling railway author Julian Holland more...

  • The Race to the Northby David Wragg

    Wharncliffe 2013; US$ 7.99

    In the late nineteenth century, some of Britain’s leading main-line railway companies threw caution to the winds in an attempt to provide the fastest passenger express services between London and Scotland. These became known as the ‘races to the north’. There were two phases, in 1888 and 1895, and they spurred the building of new bridges... more...

  • Changing Trainsby Paul Haywood

    Dolman Scott 2014; US$ 24.99

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  • Railroads, Reconstruction, and the Gospel of Prosperityby Mark Wahlgren Summers

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 47.00

    This book describes the southern Republicans' post- Civil War railroad aid program--the central element of the Gospel of Prosperity" designed to reestablish a vigorous economy in the devastated South. Conceding that race and Unionism were basic issues, Mark W. Summers explores a neglected facet of the postwar era: the attempt to build a new South... 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...