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  • GWR Collett Castle Classby Keith Langston

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    The 'Castle' class 4-6-0 locomotives designed by Charles Collett and built at Swindon Works were the principal passenger locomotives of the Great Western Railway. The 4-cylinder locomotives were built in batches between 1923 and 1950, the later examples being constructed after nationalisation by British Railways. 

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  • Life on Australian Locomotivesby David Barnett

    Rosenberg Publishing 2015; US$ 17.50

    What was it like to drive a steam locomotive? This book tells the ups and downs, mishaps and triumphs of life on the footplate. The author worked as first a trainee then as an engineman fireman on the footplates of locomotives in Western Victoria in the 60s at a time when bumper wheat harvests saw trains carrying tons of grain through Ararat for shipping... more...

  • Great Western Railway of Canadaby David R.P. Guay

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 11.99

    It was one of the great railways that opened up Canada, and played a huge role in the development of Hamilton, the site of its head offices. Yet the rise and fall of the Great Western Railway has been almost lost to memory. David R.P. Guay provides the authoritative book of a great Canadian railway that history forgot. more...

  • Coastal Passenger Liners of the British Islesby Nick Robins

    Seaforth Publishing 2011; US$ 22.99

    At the beginning of the last century it was possible to sail from London to Glasgow via the south coast ports and Belfast, returning along the east coast from either Dundee or Leith for as little as five pounds. Those were the days when 300 passengers were landed twice weekly at Grangemouth or Dundee from the London boat, and the coastal passenger... 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...

  • Making the Most of High-Speed Rail in Californiaby Eric Eidlin

    The German Marshall Fund of the United States 2015; US$ 2.99

    This report highlights European high-speed rail projects that California can use as models as it develops its system. more...

  • A Treasury of Railroad Folkloreby B.A. Botkin; Alvin F. Harlow

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 14.57

    The biggest cargo of high iron lore and legend ever hauled in one load, A TREASURY OF RAILROAD FOLKLORE contains over a century of the greatest stories, traditions and songs of the American railroad. Here are spell-binding tales of iron horses and iron men - the boomers, brass buttons and brass collars, the hoggers, tallow pots and gandy dancers.... more...

  • A Book of Railway Journeysby Ludovic Kennedy

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 14.57

    Train travel always leads to great adventures; the countryside, like a moving picture show, unrolls itself before one's eyes. One is transported to the wild places of earth - forest, mountain, desert; and always there is the counterpoint between life within the train and life without. Train travel, being both constrictred in time and space, magnifies... more...

  • 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...

  • Computers in Railways XIV Special Contributionsby C. A. Brebbia; N. Tomii; P. Tzieropoulos; J. M. Mera

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 220.00

    This volume contains special contributions presented at the 14th International Conference on Railway Engineering Design and Operation (COMPRAIL/14) held in Rome. It is a companion to the Volume containing most of the contributions (Vol 135 of WIT Transactions on the Built Environment) and comprises papers presented orally during the Conference. more...