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  • A Treasury of Railroad Folkloreby B.A. Botkin; Alvin F. Harlow

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 16.99

    The stories, tall tales, traditions, ballads, and songs of the American railroad man. more...

  • Amtrak in the Heartlandby Craig Sanders

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 48.99

    "Craig Sanders has done an excellent job of research... his treatment is as comprehensive as anyone could reasonably wish for, and solidly based. In addition, he succeeds in making it all clear as well as any human can. He also manages to inject enough humor and human interest to keep the reader moving." ?Herbert H. Harwood, author of The Lake Shore... more...

  • Encyclopedia of North American Railroadsby William D. Middleton; RICK MORGAN; Roberta L. Diehl

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 97.99

    Lavishly illustrated and a joy to read, this authoritative reference work on the North American continent?s railroads covers the U.S., Canadian, Mexican, Central American, and Cuban systems. The encyclopedia?s over-arching theme is the evolution of the railroad industry and the historical impact of its progress on the North American continent. This... more...

  • History of the East Coast Main Lineby Robin Jones

    Crowood 2017; US$ 23.99

    Since the mid-nineteenth century the East Coast Main Line has been one of the major routes from London to northern England and to Scotland. It has seen some of the greatest achievements in the railways, most notably the 'Flying Scotsman' becoming, in 1934, the first locomotive in the world to exceed 100mph and the 'Mallard' in 1938 claiming the as-yet-unbroken... more...

  • Scottish Steam's Final Flingby Keith Widdowson

    The History Press 2017; US$ 11.99

    Extracts from a teenage traveller's notebook recall the last days of Scottish steam more...

  • Terror in the Tunnelsby Rosa Matheson

    The History Press 2017; US$ 8.99

    In this fascinating history, Rosa Matheson explores the grim past of Britain?s well-known and lesser-known railway tunnel disasters, and how their ?terror? led to a safer future. 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$ 18.32

    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...

  • Blood on the Tracksby David Brandon; Alan Brooke

    The History Press 2010; US$ 4.99

    With their enthusiasm for, and knowledge of, Britain's railways, this book perfectly brings together the authors' interests in social history and the history of crime, both subjects on which they have a number of published titles to their credit, ensuring that the reader will find this title an enthralling read. 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...