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  • The American Clipper Ship, 1845-1920by Glenn A. Knoblock

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    This work offers a new and comprehensive account of the fastest and most beautiful sailing ships ever built. It explores the quest for speed on the seas from the early 1800s through the fast-paced times of the 1850s spurred on by the California Gold Rush of 1849. Not only are the career details of such noted ships as the Flying Cloud and Challenge... more...

  • Dundurn Railroad Bundleby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 39.99

    This bundle collects four of Ron Brown?s acclaimed railway histories. In each book he takes us back to the glory days of steam, when the railway was the economic and in many ways the social heart of Canada, as it grew from ocean to ocean in the 19th and early 20th centuries. more...

  • A Century of Railway Travelby Paul Atterbury

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 12.95

    From the Edwardian golden age of steam to the present, no mode of travel has captured the hearts of the British people like the railways. In wartime and peace, along major routes and minor, steam, diesel and electric trains, have moved goods, taken commuters to work or families on holidays ? a constant presence in an always changing way of life.  ... more...

  • The Golden Age of Train Travelby Steve Barry

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.95

    For the century after 1865 all the largest railroad companies had flagship luxury trains, spectacularly appointed steamliners offering unrivaled standards of service and thoughtful amenities including ladies? perfume and carnations for gentlemen. These luxury trains transported well-heeled passengers in grand style across spectacular American landscapes... more...

  • A Century of Sea Travelby Christopher Deakes; Tom Stanley

    Seaforth Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    This book is a voyage through the life of the passenger steamship, a voyage described by travelers who sailed on these vessels, and it carries within it their thoughts and experiences, mirrored here in words and pictures. The pictures are memories of ships and places in times gone by, glimpses of steamship travel through the years. In memoirs and letters... more...

  • The Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston Rail Roadby H. Roger Grant

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Among the grand antebellum plans to build railroads to interconnect the vast American republic, perhaps none was more ambitious than the Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston. The route was intended to link the cotton-producing South and the grain and livestock growers of the Old Northwest with traders and markets in the East, creating economic opportunities... more...

  • South Wales Direct Lineby P D Rendall

    Crowood 2014; US$ 21.88

    A history of Great Western Railway's direct line from London to South Wales, from the early 1900s onwards. With a focus on those who worked the line, South Wales Direct Line - History and Working includes the 'Badminton' line route, and all the stations and junctions between Patchway and the Severn Tunnel - an ideal resource for anybody with an interest... more...

  • Coastersby Roy Fenton

    Seaforth Publishing 2011; US$ 26.00

    John Masefield’s ‘dirty British coaster with a salt-caked smoke stack, butting through the Channel in the mad March days’ has become a ship type of universal appeal, both for its simple, functional beauty and its faithful toil before the advent of universal road haulage.In this new book a collection of more than 300 photographs has been... more...

  • Cargo Linersby Ambrose Greenway

    Seaforth Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99

    For 100 years, between 1850 and 1950, the cargo liner grew to dominate the world’s trade routes, providing regular services that merchants, shippers and importers could rely on; they carried much of the world’s higher value manufactured goods and raw materials and their services spread to most corners of the world. They were the tool of the... more...

  • Invisible Giantsby Herbert H. Jr. Harwood

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 39.95

    Invisible Giants is the Horatio Alger-esque tale of a pair of reclusive Cleveland brothers, Oris Paxton and Mantis James Van Sweringen, who rose from poverty to become two of the most powerful men in America. They controlled the country's largest railroad system -- a network of track reaching from the... more...