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  • British Rail Class 20 Locomotivesby Pip Dunn

    Crowood 2016; US$ 27.99

    The first of the English Electric Type 1 design, what we now know as the Class 20s, appeared in June 1957. With their distinctive 'chopper' engine sound, these single-cabbed locomotives soon gained a reputation for rugged reliability brought about by their simplicity and use of tried and tested components. British Rail Class 20 Locomotives looks back... more...

  • Dundurn Railroad 6-Book Bundleby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 40.99

    This bundle collects six 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 Well-Dressed Hoboby Jr. Rush Loving

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Growing up in the bustling railroad town of Norfolk, Virginia, and joining his conductor grandfather on overnight runs, future Fortune journalist Rush Loving was enchanted with railroads at an early age. In this extraordinary inside look at eight decades of the railroad industry and some of its greatest leaders, Loving reminisces about his colorful... more...

  • Railroads of Pennsylvaniaby Lorett Treese

    Stackpole Books 2003; US$ 18.99

    Regional histories of the great railroads. Rail stories of the people and events that shaped history. Includes Rails to Trails paths, tourist attractions, and more. more...

  • The Railwayman's Pocketbookby R H N Hardy

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 9.99

    This fascinating pocket book draws on numerous primary sources from the early days of the rail network through to the Big Four, British Railways and beyond to present a unique guide to the knowledge and skills required for locomotive drivers, engineers and firemen. Beginning with an introduction to steam from about 1890, the book outlines the rules... more...

  • Electric Interurbans and the American Peopleby H. Roger Grant; Norm Carlson

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 49.99

    One of the most intriguing yet neglected pieces of American transportation history, electric interurban railroads were designed to assist shoppers, salesmen, farmers, commuters, and pleasure-seekers alike with short distance travel. At a time when most roads were unpaved and horse and buggy travel were costly and difficult, these streetcar-like electric... more...

  • The LMS Handbookby David Wragg

    The History Press 2016; US$ 23.99

    The London Midland & Scottish Railway was the largest of the Big Four railway companies to emerge from the 1923 grouping. It was the only one to operate in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, as well as having two short stretches of line in the Irish Republic. It was also the world?s largest railway shipping operator and owned the greatest... more...

  • Railways of Ayrshireby Gordon Thomson

    Crowood 2016; US$ 11.99

    In the early 1800s, Ayrshire was already established as a prosperous, mainly rural agricultural county. The realization that there was abundant coal and (to a lesser extent) iron ore deposits to be exploited, together with the coming of the Industrial Revolution, rendered the area wide open to the 'railway mania' that swept Britain in the mid to late... more...

  • British Rail Class 60 Locomotivesby Edward Gleed

    Crowood 2016; US$ 10.99

    During the mid-1980s, in a drive for greater efficiency, British Rail required another heavy freight locomotive, some of the earlier Type 5 freight locomotives being outdated and no longer regarded as suitable for heavy freight duties. The new Class 60 locomotive was to be constructed using lessons learned from the Classes 56 and 58. Six organisations... more...

  • Tourist Trains Guidebookby Trains Magazine

    Kalmbach Books 2017; US$ 22.99

    Tourist Trains Guidebook, Sixth Edition describes 500 of the most popular train attractions, museums, and railroad vacation destinations in the U.S. and Canada. A unique travel guide that appeals to train buffs, individuals interested in historic trains and sites, and families looking for kid-friendly vacations. About 80% of the book contains new... more...