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  • Reeds Maritime Flag Handbook 2nd editionby Miranda Delmar-Morgan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 12.99

    The use of flags afloat and in most maritime situations is of interest and relevance to anyone going to sea whether for commerce or pleasure. This handy pocket-sized guide, now revised for its second edition, is the perfect on-board reference to the maritime flags of the world and their usage. It includes: - national maritime flags - special... more...

  • Riding Yorkshire's Final Steam Trainsby Keith Widdowson

    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...

  • SS Great Britainby Wyn Davies Davies; Herb Schmitz

    Seaforth Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    The SS Great Britain, designed by Isambard Brunel, was the first ocean-going vessel to be screw-driven and built entirely of iron. When she was launched in 1843 she was twice the size of any previous ship and her revolutionary design heralded a complete break with traditional ship construction. As is the case for many historic ships, however, there... more...

  • Safety and Security in Railway Engineeringby G. Sciutto

    WIT Press 2010; US$ 118.00

    There is a notable lack of agreement regarding the safety approaches adopted by different transportation modes, while the sudden increased demands for security for both freight and passengers has provided a more uniform methodological approach. Each transport mode has, over time, developed its own safety rules.  The unprecedented and apparently... 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...

  • Seascapes: Tom MacSweeneyby Tom MacSweeney

    Mercier Press 2008; US$ 9.99

    Seascapes has been on RTÉ radio for over thirty years and in this book Tom MacSweeney, the RTÉ Marine Correspondent and presenter of the programme includes some of the most fascinating maritime stories that have featured over the years. With stories from all along the beautiful coastline of Ireland, including those of the 400 who died to build Dún... more...

  • Trainsby Ray Hamilton

    Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2015; US$ 8.99

    Whether you pine for the romantic age of the steam engine, thrill at the speeds of today?s superfast trains, this book offers a fantastic, whistle-stop tour of train travel. more...

  • The Tubeby Oliver Green

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 7.95

    From Norman Foster's remarkable station at Canary Wharf to the Yellow-brick vaults of Baker street to the Art Deco exuberance of Arnos Grove, London's tube stations are among its most distinctive and iconic buildings. This beautiful hardback edition is a fantastic gift-book, publishing in the run up to Christmas, and sales will be boosted even further... more...

  • WALL TO WALLby Mary Morris

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    Following her celebrated Nothing to Declare:   Memoirs of a Woman Traveling Alone , Mary Morris, still alone, still graced with her extraordinary gifts of narrative and observation, presents an unforgettable account of her 1986 trip through China, Russia, and Eastern Europe.  As in Nothing to Declare , she combines vivid portrayals of... more...

  • The Wilmington & Raleigh Rail Road Company, 1833-1854by James C. Burke

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 40.00

    In 1833, the Wilmington & Raleigh Rail Road Company set out to connect the port city of Wilmington to North Carolina's capital. When it was done in 1840, after changing its route, the company had completed 161 miles of track--the longest railroad in the world at the time--and provided continuous transportation from the town of Weldon on the Roanoke... more...