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  • The Most Valuable Asset of the Reichby Alfred C. Mierzejewski

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 19.99

    The largest enterprise in the capitalist world between 1920 and 1945, the Deutsche Reichsbahn (German National Railway) was at the center of events in a period of great turmoil in Germany. In this, the second volume of his comprehensive history of the Reichsbahn, Alfred Mierzejewski offers the first complete account of the national railway under Hitler's... more...

  • The Most Valuable Asset of the Reichby Alfred C. Mierzejewski

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    The largest enterprise in the capitalist world between 1920 and 1932, the Deutsche Reichsbahn (German National Railway) was at the center of events in a period of great turmoil in Germany. In the first detailed history of this important organization, Alfred Mierzejewski presents a sophisticated analysis of the Reichsbahn's operations, finances, and... more...

  • Platform Soulsby Nicholas Whittaker

    Icon Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.57

    A very special 20th anniversary edition of the acclaimed cult trainspotting classic more...

  • Practical Garden Railwaysby Peter Jones

    Crowood 2013; US$ 21.86

    Have you always wanted to run your own railway? Does your indoor model railway leave you with a desire to fill your nostrils with the smell of steam and hot oil on a winter's morning? If the answer to any of these questions is 'yes' then you probably need to build yourself a garden railway, and you certainly need to read this book! Peter Jones is one... more...

  • RMS Queen Maryby Andrew Britton

    The History Press 2015; US$ 18.94

    This colourful history tells the story of Cunard's RMS Queen Mary, who along with her running mate Queen Elizabeth covered the transatlantic route from Southampton to New York via Cherbourg, the British answer to the German and French superliners. She was launched in may 1936 and immediately won the coveted Blue Riband, winning it again in 1938, before... more...

  • The Race to the Northby David Wragg

    Wharncliffe 2013; US$ 23.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Railroads, Reconstruction, and the Gospel of Prosperityby Mark Wahlgren Summers

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 53.00

    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...

  • Rails Over the Mountainsby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 14.99

    Explore western Canada?s rich railway history, travelling from the grand railway hotels and rustic stations to the creative engineering that created spiral bridges and soaring trestles. Relive this time through a trip on one of the many steam trains, visit a railway museum, or walk the trails where trains used to rumble. 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...