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- 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...
- Wharncliffe 2013; US$ 7.99
In the late nineteenth century, some of Britains 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...
- Dolman Scott 2014; US$ 8.99
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Railroads, Reconstruction, and the Gospel of Prosperity: Aid Under the Radical Republicans, 1865-1877Princeton 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 15.95
Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Theroux winds up on the poky, wandering Old Patagonian Express steam engine, which comes to a halt in a desolate land of cracked hills and thorn bushes. But with Theroux the view along the way is what matters: the monologuing Mr. Thornberry... more...
- Wharncliffe 2014; US$ 24.00
Scotland is renowned worldwide for its engineering prowess, which of course included locomotive building. This lavishly illustrated and detailed publication celebrates standard gauge steam locomotive building North of the Border. Focussing not only on the achievements of the major companies, North British Locomotive Co Ltd, Neilson & Co Ltd, Neilson... more...
- The History Press 2015; US$ 21.86
Keith Widdowson visited the North Eastern Region on over 400 occasions during the final 18 months of steam. Most of the locomotives were neglected, filthy, prone to failure and often only kept going due to the skills of the crew. The ever-dwindling numbers became corralled within the industrialised heartland of Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield and Normanton.... more...