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  • Rails Across Canadaby David Cable

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    The railways of Canada, like the network in the U.S.A, have a fascination to many people, both in North America and those who live elsewhere. more...

  • The Flying Scotsmanby Bob Gwynne

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 7.95

    The Flying Scotsman is probably the most famous railway locomotive in the world. It first caused a sensation for its beauty and its speed in 1923, and it soon became a national icon. The fastest and most comfortable way of travelling between London and Scotland, The Flying Scotsman only got faster and more luxurious as competition from other routes,... more...

  • Michigan Railroads & Railroad Companiesby Graydon M. Meints

    Michigan State University Press 1993; US$ 27.95

    Michigan Railroads and Railroad Companies is an invaluable reference manual for everyone interested in regional transportation history, the history of railroading, and Michigan history in general. It contains complete, cross-referenced listings for every company formed to operate a railroad in the state of Michigan. In addition to the comprehensive... more...

  • Railroads for Michiganby Graydon M. Meints

    Michigan State University Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    In this thoroughly researched history, Graydon Meints tells the fascinating story of the railroad?s arrival and development in Michigan. An engaging and accessible text, the book describes the long-awaited and often-troubled advent of the railroad in the state, the building of which shifted from private to public efforts and back again, amid tumultuous... more...

  • Dundurn Railroad 5-Book Bundleby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 39.99

    This bundle collects five of Ron Brown?s acclaimed railway histories. In each book he takes us back to the glory days of steam, when the railway was the economic and, in many ways, social heart of Canada, as it grew from ocean to ocean in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. more...

  • The Railway Navviesby Terry Coleman

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 9.99

    This is the definitive story of the men who built the railways?the unknown Victorian laborers who blasted, tunneled, drank, and brawled their way across 19th-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...

  • Contemporary Perspective on LMS Railway Signalling Vol 2by 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...

  • 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...