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  • Empire Expressby David Haward Bain

    Penguin Group US 2000; US$ 20.99

    After the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad was the nineteenth century's most transformative event. Beginning in 1842 with a visionary's dream to span the continent with twin bands of iron, Empire Express captures three dramatic decades in which the United States effectively doubled in size, fought three wars, and began to... more...

  • Great British Railway Journeysby Charlie Bunce; Michael Portillo

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    The Sunday Times Bestseller A glorious insight into Britain over the last 150 years - its history, landscape and people - from the window of Britain?s many and magnificent railway journeys. more...

  • Great British Railway Journeysby Charlie Bunce; Michael Portillo

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    The Sunday Times Bestseller A glorious insight into Britain over the last 150 years - its history, landscape and people - from the window of Britain?s many and magnificent railway journeys. more...

  • The American Railwayby Thomas Curtis Clark

    Skyhorse Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    The American Railway is an exciting look at the railroad industry in the 1880?s and how it developed as the business boomed. Discover detailed texts about how railroads were built, the types of railways, the lives of railway workers, the various ways the railway affected political and business economics, as well as the safety precautions of people... more...

  • Pacific Powerby Keith Langston

    Wharncliffe 2013; US$ 12.99

    ‘Pacific’, collectively a name applied to steam locomotives with a 4-6-2 wheel arrangement is perhaps more commonly associated with express passenger engines but that is not the whole story, there were also Pacific Tank Engines. The LNER is famously associated with their streamlined Gresley A4 Pacific locomotives and that most celebrated... more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...