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  • Steamby Andrea Sutcliffe

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 28.00

    In 1807, Robert Fulton, using an English mail-order steam engine, chugged four miles an hour up the Hudson River, passing into popular folklore as the inventor of the steamboat. However, the true first passenger steamboat in America, and the world, was built from scratch, and plied the Delaware River in 1790, almost two decades earlier. Its inventor,... more...

  • Boomerby Harry Bedwell; James D. Porterfield

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 16.95

    Harry BedwellÕs The Boomer portrays an elite fraternity of railroad men-men who were driven by one of the defining elements of the American character: a desire to wander. Boomers were the glory of railroading and Bedwell reveals the behind-the-scenes battles that were fought to keep the trains running. This edition also includes a glossary of... more...

  • The Hiawatha Storyby Jim Scribbins

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Loved for their radically new, streamlined look, the Hiawathas Art Deco engines were a hallmark of American industrial design. For Midwestern passengers from Chicago to Aberdeen, the Hiawatha represented speed, comfort, and luxury. From 1935 to 1970 it carried countless passengers and even more memories. Richly illustrated, The Hiawatha Story brings... more...

  • A Century of Subwaysby Brian Cudahy

    Fordham University Press 2003; US$ 19.99

    I declare the subway open, said Mayor George B. McClelland at about 2 p.m. on October 27, 1904. His hand on the switch, McClelland drove the new electric-powered cars of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company out of the City Hall station for the ride under Broadway to 145th Street in Harlem. After a decade of digging, New York was moving uptown. And... more...

  • Railway Reform and Charges for the Use of Infrastructureby OECD Publishing; European Conference of Ministers of Transport

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 70.00

    Over the last few years, much progress has been made in developing rail charges to ensure non-discriminatory access to, and efficient use of national rail networks. But in Europe the international dimension is still missing, particularly in terms of the freight market. Integration of European markets should provide great opportunities for rail... more...

  • Power Supply, Energy Management and Catenary Problemsby E. Pilo

    WIT Press 2010; US$ 170.00

    In recent years, energy efficiency has become a crucial concern for every transportation mode, but it is in electrified railways where energy savings have shown a bigger potential due to (i) regenerative braking, that allows converting kinetic energy into electric power, and (ii) vehicle interconnection, that allows other trains to use regenerated... more...

  • On the Slow Train Againby Michael Williams

    Random House 2011; US$ 13.07

    Michael Williams has spent the past year travelling along the fascinating rail byways of Britain for this new collection of journeys. Here is the 'train to the end of the world' running for more than four splendid hours through lake, loch and moorland from Inverness to Wick, the most northerly town in Britain. He discovers a perfect country branch... more...

  • Rails Across Dixieby Jim Cox

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 55.00

    Covering legendary and obscure intercity passenger trains in a dozen Southeastern states, this book details the golden age of train travel. The story begins with the inception of steam locomotives in 1830 in Charleston, South Carolina, continuing through the mid-1930s changeover to diesel and the debut of Amtrak in 1971 to the present. Throughout,... more...

  • The Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymoreby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2008; US$ 14.99

    Brown celebrates the survival of our railway heritage in stations that have been saved or remain in use. more...

  • Engines of Warby Christian Wolmar

    PublicAffairs 2010; US$ 16.99

    The dramatic 100-year history of how trains became weapons, and transformed forever the nature of war more...