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  • GWR Collett Castle Classby Keith Langston

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    The 'Castle' class 4-6-0 locomotives designed by Charles Collett and built at Swindon Works were the principal passenger locomotives of the Great Western Railway. The 4-cylinder locomotives were built in batches between 1923 and 1950, the later examples being constructed after nationalisation by British Railways. 

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  • Life on Australian Locomotivesby David Barnett

    Rosenberg Publishing 2015; US$ 17.50

    What was it like to drive a steam locomotive? This book tells the ups and downs, mishaps and triumphs of life on the footplate. The author worked as first a trainee then as an engineman fireman on the footplates of locomotives in Western Victoria in the 60s at a time when bumper wheat harvests saw trains carrying tons of grain through Ararat for shipping... more...

  • Coastal Passenger Liners of the British Islesby Nick Robins

    Seaforth Publishing 2011; US$ 30.00

    At the beginning of the last century it was possible to sail from London to Glasgow via the south coast ports and Belfast, returning along the east coast from either Dundee or Leith for as little as five pounds. Those were the days when 300 passengers were landed twice weekly at Grangemouth or Dundee from the London boat, and the coastal passenger... more...

  • SS Great Britainby Wyn Davies Davies; Herb Schmitz

    Seaforth Publishing 2012; US$ 17.97

    The SS Great Britain, designed by Isambard Brunel, was the first ocean-going vessel to be screw-driven and built entirely of iron. When she was launched in 1843 she was twice the size of any previous ship and her revolutionary design heralded a complete break with traditional ship construction. As is the case for many historic ships, however, there... more...

  • Great Western Railway of Canadaby David R.P. Guay

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 11.99

    It was one of the great railways that opened up Canada, and played a huge role in the development of Hamilton, the site of its head offices. Yet the rise and fall of the Great Western Railway has been almost lost to memory. David R.P. Guay provides the authoritative book of a great Canadian railway that history forgot. more...

  • Making the Most of High-Speed Rail in Californiaby Eric Eidlin

    The German Marshall Fund of the United States 2015; US$ 2.99

    This report highlights European high-speed rail projects that California can use as models as it develops its system. more...

  • The Country Railwayby Tim Bryan

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 7.95

    Britain's towns and cities were famously transformed in the nineteenth century by the coming of the railways, turning their fortunes around and giving urban dwellers new opportunities to travel across the country - yet the effect on the rural population was arguably far greater. Whilst some of the initial trunk lines were designed to link major cities,... more...

  • The Tubeby Oliver Green

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 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 further... more...

  • Rail Ribaldryby William Heath Robinson

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 10.95

    First published for the centenary of the Great Western Railway in 1935, 'Railway Ribaldry' is an affectionate and humorous look at life on board the company's famous trains, incorporating some of William Heath Robinson's own trademark madcap contraptions. Featuring almost 100 cartoons - including amusing takes on the varied duties of railway police,... more...

  • Seascapes: Tom MacSweeneyby Tom MacSweeney

    Mercier Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    Seascapes has been on RTÉ radio for over thirty years and in this book Tom MacSweeney, the RTÉ Marine Correspondent and presenter of the programme includes some of the most fascinating maritime stories that have featured over the years. With stories from all along the beautiful coastline of Ireland, including those of the 400 who died to build Dún... more...