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  • 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...

  • In Search of the Grand Trunkby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 11.99

    Discover the legacy and lore of Ontario's railway era by exploring the lost and abandoned rail lines that once were essential to the province's well-being. The over 20,000 kilometres of rail are now largely gone, but the remaining lines still retain vestiges of their former existence through stations, bridges, and scenic vistas. 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...

  • Railroad Advertisingby Tad Burness

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 12.99

    Relive the glory years of American railroading Return to an era when passenger trains represented the height of luxury and riding the rails was the only way to travel. Classic Railroad Advertising covers nearly a century of memories - of powerful steam locomotives and elegant streamliners, of the brute force of diesel power and the patriotic effort... more...

  • US Nuclear Submarines: The Fast Attackby Jim Christley; Tony Bryan

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    "Silent but deadly" - Osprey's US Nuclear Submarines: The Fast-Attack takes a fresh look at the controversial design and development of the nuclear submarine of which the United States Navy operates the largest fleet in the world. The advent of nuclear power transformed the submarine from a slow underwater vessel, incapable of staying submerged for... more...

  • The Theory and Method of Design and Optimization for Railway Intelligent Transportation Systems (RITS)by Wang Zhou; Jia Li-min

    Bentham Science Publishers 2011; US$ 64.00

    This book explains the theory and methods of system optimization design for railway intelligent transportation systems (RITS), which optimizes RITS total performance by decreasing the difficulty and cost of system development and increasing the system efficiency. Readers will understand key concepts of RITS and the latest research relevant to China... more...

  • Mail Trainsby Julian Stray

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 9.95

    Central to the prompt delivery of the nation's mail is its efficient transit throughout the country. From 1830, the Post Office relied increasingly on the overland rail network to achieve this. Railway Post Offices, Sunday Sorting Tenders and District Sorting Carriages were amongst the services introduced. More important lines carried the famous 'Night... more...

  • Eight Bells and Top Mastsby Christopher Lee; Christopher Lee.

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 18.94

    The late 1950s, twilight years of the British Empire, saw the end of the era of the 'tramp steamer' - coal-burning merchant ships that 'tramped' from port to port in the days before bulk carriers, hunting for any cargo that needed hauling to any place. In this marvelous memoir Christopher Lee offers the diaries of a 'Lad' much like himself who,... more...

  • Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide (Abridged Version)by George Bradshaw

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.99

    *This electronic edition is an abridged version of the original 1548pp book. All the original text is included, along with a wealth of carefully selected examples from the several hundred pages of timetables and advertisements.* Following its bestselling edition of Bradshaw?s Handbook 1863, Old House brings you this fascinating guide to... more...

  • British Railwaysby Tanya Jackson

    The History Press 2013; US$ 27.69

    British Rail was a success. It successfully carried millions of commuters to and from their jobs every day; organised its trunk route services to yield a profit under the brand name 'Inter-City'; pioneered world-beating research and technological development through its own research centre and engineering subsidiary. It transformed the railway system... more...