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  • Ninety Seconds at Zeebruggeby Iain Yardley

    The History Press 2014; US$ 15.99

    Herald of Free Enterprise set sail on a routine voyage to Dover in March 1987, carrying hundreds of passengers, including British army personnel, day-trippers and drivers. Minutes after leaving Zeebrugge, the ferry began to capsize. Terrified passengers were separated from loved ones in a seething mass of humanity, in freezing cold water, fighting... more...

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

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 53.00 US$ 45.58

    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 to the Atlanticby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 9.99

    Explore eastern Canada's railway heritage, including stations from the late 1850s, grand hotels, bridges, and roundhouses of this era. more...

  • RMS Olympicby Mark Chirnside

    The History Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Sitting around a dining-room table in 1907, the owners of the White Star Line discussed their competition to the newly-built Cunard liners, Lusitania and Mauretania. From that smoke-filled room came the first designs of three White Star superliners. Olympic and Titanic were to be built at Harland & Wolff's yard in Belfast, while the third ship was... more...

  • Riding Yorkshire's Final Steam Trainsby Keith Widdowson

    The History Press 2015; US$ 11.99

    Keith Widdowson visited the North Eastern Region of British Railways on over forty occasions during the final eighteen months of steam powered passenger services. With the odd exceptions (usually for railtours) most of the locomotives were neglected, run down, filthy, prone to failure and often only kept their wheels turning courtesy of the skills... more...

  • 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. 

In total 171... more...

  • 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 2015; US$ 8.99

    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$ 30.00

    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$ 17.97

    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...