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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • China's Great Trainby Abrahm Lustgarten

    Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 23.99

    A vivid account of China's unstoppable quest to build a railway into Tibet, and its obsession to transform its land and its people In the summer of 2006, the Chinese government fulfilled a fifty-year plan to build a railway into Tibet. Since Mao Zedong first envisioned it, the line had grown into an imperative, a critical component of China's breakneck... more...

  • WALL TO WALLby Mary Morris

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    Following her celebrated Nothing to Declare:   Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone , Mary Morris, still alone, still graced with her extraordinary gifts of narrative and observation, presents an unforgettable account of her 1986 trip through China, Russia, and Eastern Europe.  As in Nothing to Declare , she combines vivid portrayals of... more...

  • Amazing & Extraordinary Facts Steam Ageby Julian Holland

    F+W Media 2012; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.09

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 one... more...

  • The Adlard Coles Book of Boatwordsby Denny Desoutter

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    Over 1500 nautical terms are explained in this accessible and down to earth glossary aimed at the layman. Covering all areas of boating (sail and power, official bodies, regulations, etc), it uses practical examples to bring the meanings alive, and helpful line drawings to explain technical points. It includes definitions of different materials and... more...