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  • 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...

  • Railway Day Trips: 150 classic train journeys around Britainby Julian Holland

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Recommended for viewing on colour devices. An essential guide to exploring Britain by train, Railway Day Trips is ideal for anyone planning or looking for inspiration for a rail journey. From bestselling railway author Julian Holland more...

  • Railway Day Trips: 150 classic train journeys around Britainby Julian Holland

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Recommended for viewing on colour devices. An essential guide to exploring Britain by train, Railway Day Trips is ideal for anyone planning or looking for inspiration for a rail journey. From bestselling railway author Julian Holland more...

  • Salty Dog Talkby Bill Beavis; Richard McCloskey

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 11.99

    Most of us never realise how many words and expressions used in everyday English have a nautical origin. This fascinating and charming pocket book explains the seafaring beginnings of over 200 such phrases - colourful, bizarre and surprising - and how they came ashore. Just a few examples are: Chock-a-block Chance your arm Money for old rope... more...

  • The Race to the Northby David Wragg

    Wharncliffe 2013; US$ 7.99

    In the late nineteenth century, some of Britain’s leading main-line railway companies threw caution to the winds in an attempt to provide the fastest passenger express services between London and Scotland. These became known as the ‘races to the north’. There were two phases, in 1888 and 1895, and they spurred the building of new bridges... more...

  • Railroads, Reconstruction, and the Gospel of Prosperity: Aid Under the Radical Republicans, 1865-1877by Mark Wahlgren Summers

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 47.00

    This book describes the southern Republicans' post- Civil War railroad aid program--the central element of the Gospel of Prosperity" designed to reestablish a vigorous economy in the devastated South. Conceding that race and Unionism were basic issues, Mark W. Summers explores a neglected facet of the postwar era: the attempt to build a new South... more...

  • The Railway Navviesby Terry Coleman

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    Terry Coleman is a historian, novelist, and award-winning reporter. His books include biographies of Olivier, Nelson and the history of British and Irish emigration, PASSAGE TO AMERICA. His novel SOUTHERN CROSS, was a worldwide bestseller. more...

  • Railway Accidentsby Greg Morse

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Though trains are one of the safest forms of transport, train accidents always make headline news. Their history is, in many ways, the history of technological development and learning. Early incidents like the felling of William Huskisson MP by Stephenson's Rocket in 1830 led to the reporting systems we know today, while within 50 years safer signalling... more...

  • Rails to the Atlanticby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 14.99

    Explore eastern Canada's railway heritage, including stations from the late 1850s, grand hotels, bridges, and roundhouses of this era. more...

  • Railway Architectureby Bill Fawcett

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 7.95

    A guide to the architecture that gives British railways their identity, from stations to signal boxes. Roots of Britain's railways lie in the wooden-railed colliery wagonways of around 1600, but it was almost 1830 before specific railway architecture became needed. This evolved rapidly down to 1850, and for some time afterwards Britain led the world... more...