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  • 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...

  • Trains Unlimited in the 21st Centuryby Tim Fischer

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 20.28

    An entertaining and illuminating journey along the world's railways, past, present and future, by the host of the ABC's hugely popular Local Radio series, THE GREAT TRAIN SHOW. ABC Local Radio's hugely successful podcast series tHE GREAt tRAIN SHOW unearthed thousands of train enthusiasts across the country. Hosted by former deputy PM and renowned... more...

  • Great Australian Railway Storiesby Bill Marsh

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; US$ 11.40

    In these frustrating days of semi-automated electric trains, it is hard to remember the smell of coal smoke, the hiss of steam, and sting of cinders flying into your eyes as you hung out a window. there was romance then, in working and travelling on the Australian railways, and hardship. With his passion for the olden days worn on his sleeve and his... 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...

  • A Night to Rememberby Brian Lavery; Julian Fellowes; Walter Lord

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.98

    'There is no danger that Titanic will sink. The boat is unsinkable and nothing but inconvenience will be suffered by the passengers.' - Phillip Franklin, White Star Line Vice-President On April 15th, 1912, Titanic , the world's largest passenger ship, sank after colliding with an iceberg, claiming more than 1,500 lives. Walter Lord's classic... more...

  • 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...