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  • 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...

  • Narrow Gauge Railwaysby Peter Johnson

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95

    Narrow gauge railways were a cheaper and sometimes more practical alternative to the full-scale railways that were the norm. By building tracks with a 3-foot gauge rather than a 4 ft 8-and-a-half inch gauge, construction costs could be reduced, cuttings and embankments were smaller and curves could be sharper - in some cases existing railways where... more...

  • Trainby Tom Zoellner

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00

    An epic and revelatory narrative of the most important transportation technology of the modern world In his wide-ranging and entertaining new book, Tom Zoellner?coauthor of the New York Times ?bestselling An Ordinary Man ?travels the globe to tell the story of the sociological and economic impact of the railway technology that transformed the... more...

  • 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...

  • Changing Trainsby Paul Haywood

    Dolman Scott 2014; US$ 8.99

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  • 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...