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  • 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...

  • British Railways in the 1950s and 60sby Greg Morse

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 7.95

    The 1950s saw a realisation that British Railways needed to modernise its equipment and rationalise its network if it was to hold its own in the face of growing competition from road and air transport. The next decade brought line closures, new liveries and the last breath of steam, as Doctor Beeching and his successors strove to break even and build... more...

  • The Harvey House Cookbookby George H. Foster; Peter C. Weiglin

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2006; US$ 9.99

    Recapture the spirit of the first western railway excursions with The Harvey House Cookbook. Its 200-plus vintage recipes, numerous period photos, and fascinating stories will take readers back to one of America's legendary experiences in the Old West. more...

  • The Tubeby Oliver Green

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 7.95

    From Norman Foster?s remarkable station at Canary Wharf to the Yellow-brick vaults of Baker street to the Art Deco exuberance of Arnos Grove, London?s tube stations are among its most distinctive and iconic buildings. This beautiful hardback edition is a fantastic gift-book, publishing in the run up to Christmas, and sales will be boosted even... more...

  • British Railway Ticketsby Jan Dobrzynski

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95

    In 1838 Thomas Edmondson, an employee of the fledgling Newcastle & Carlisle Railway, revolutionized the ticket issuing process in Britain and left an enduring legacy: the Edmondson ticket. Purchased as proof of the contract between passenger and railway company, the ticket was a receipt, travel pass and an ephemeral record of almost every train journey... more...

  • Into the Mistby Anne Renaud

    Dundurn 2010; US$ 8.99

    From 1906 to 1914, the Empress of Ireland , one of the fastest and most elegant liners of the era, graced the waters of the Atlantic Ocean only to sink in 14 minutes in the St. Lawrence River. Its true legacy, though, is the significant role it played in building Canada. more...

  • 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 Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00

    Train: ?Tom Zoellner's writing is never less than engaging; in Train he has made himself a veritable Walt Whitman of rail travel. It's a great read.??Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer prize-winning author of  The Making of the Atomic Bomb  ?Train is such a pleasure to read, elegant, deeply informed and smart, full of knowledge-bearing sentences, and prose... 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...