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  • 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...

  • The Old Patagonian Expressby Paul Theroux

    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...

  • Scottish Steamby Keith Langston

    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...

  • Productivity in U.S. Railroadsby Arnold D. Kerr; Alain L. Kornhauser

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 31.95

    Productivity in U.S. Railroads documents the proceedings of a symposium held at Princeton University on July 27-28, 1977, concerning the problem areas and rehabilitation of the railroads in U.S. to help improve productivity. This compilation is divided into four parts. The first part tackles the work rules in the railroad industry, including the types... more...

  • The Last Runby Todd Lewan

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 11.99

    It was a desperate mission that made front-page headlines and captured the attention of millions of readers around the world. In January 1998, in the dead of an Alaskan winter, a cataclysmic Arctic storm with hurricane-force winds and towering seas forced five fishermen to abandon their vessel in the Gulf of Alaska and left them adrift in thirty-eight-degree... more...

  • How to Survive the Titanicby Frances Wilson

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 13.99

    A brilliantly original and gripping new look at the sinking of the Titanic through the prism of the life and lost honor of J. Bruce Ismay, the ship?s owner Books have been written and films have been made, we have raised the Titanic and watched her go down again on numerous occasions, but out of the wreckage Frances Wilson spins a new epic: when... more...

  • Catboatsby Jay Benford

    Tiller Publishing 2009; US$ 15.99

    A collection of inventive catboat designs, this guide showcases some of America?s most charming sailboats and provides detailed commentary on the specifics of each model. Tracing the history of the catboat through stories about builders and owners, the book also offers a section on catboat sailing techniques, rare photographs from the Hart Nautical... more...