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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Seaforth Publishing 2011; US$ 26.00
John Masefields 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...
- Seaforth Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99
For 100 years, between 1850 and 1950, the cargo liner grew to dominate the worlds trade routes, providing regular services that merchants, shippers and importers could rely on; they carried much of the worlds higher value manufactured goods and raw materials and their services spread to most corners of the world. They were the tool of the... more...
- 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...
- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 7.95
For British Rail, the 1970s was a time of contrasts, when bad jokes about sandwiches and pork pies often belied real achievements, like increasing computerisation and the arrival of the high-speed Inter-City 125s. But while television advertisements told of an ?Age of the Train?, Monday morning misery continued for many, the commuter experience steadily... more...
- 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...