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Railroads

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  • Derailed by Bankruptcyby Howard H. Lewis; John C. Spychalski

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 31.99

    What happened when the US government stopped investing in railroads and started investing in highways and air travel? By the late 1970s, six major eastern railroads had declared bankruptcy. Although he didn?t like trains, Howard H. Lewis became the primary lawyer for the Reading Railroad during its legendary bankruptcy case. Here, Lewis provides a... more...

  • Inspector Recallsby Graham Satchwell

    The History Press 2016; US$ 21.86

    Now in his sixties, a former international executive with Microsoft Corporation and GlaxoSmithKline, Graham Satchwell looks back on his time as a Tranport Policeman across an impressive career. The book follows his progress from the time, in 1968, when, aged 18, as an unqualified labourer, he cheated to pass the police entrance exam. With extensive... more...

  • The Most Valuable Asset of the Reichby Alfred C. Mierzejewski

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 19.99

    The largest enterprise in the capitalist world between 1920 and 1945, the Deutsche Reichsbahn (German National Railway) was at the center of events in a period of great turmoil in Germany. In this, the second volume of his comprehensive history of the Reichsbahn, Alfred Mierzejewski offers the first complete account of the national railway under Hitler's... more...

  • The Most Valuable Asset of the Reichby Alfred C. Mierzejewski

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 39.99

    The largest enterprise in the capitalist world between 1920 and 1932, the Deutsche Reichsbahn (German National Railway) was at the center of events in a period of great turmoil in Germany. In the first detailed history of this important organization, Alfred Mierzejewski presents a sophisticated analysis of the Reichsbahn's operations, finances, and... more...

  • British Railway Ticketsby Jan Dobrzynski

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 8.99

    In 1838 Thomas Edmondson, an employee of the fledgling Newcastle & Carlisle Railway, revolutionised the ticket issuing process in Britain and left an enduring legacy: the Edmondson ticket. Purchased as proof of the contract between passenger and railway company, the ticket was a receipt, travel pass and an ephemeral record of almost every train journey... more...

  • The Country Railwayby Tim Bryan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 8.99

    Britain's towns and cities were famously transformed in the nineteenth century by the coming of the railways, turning their fortunes around and giving urban dwellers new opportunities to travel across the country ? yet the effect on the rural population was arguably far greater. Whilst some of the initial trunk lines were designed to link major cities,... more...

  • The Tubeby Oliver Green

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 8.99

    From Norman Foster's remarkable station at Canary Wharf to the Yellow-brick vaults of Baker street to the Art Deco exuberance of Arnos Grove, London's tube stations are among its most distinctive and iconic buildings. This beautiful hardback edition is a fantastic gift-book, publishing in the run up to Christmas, and sales will be boosted even further... more...

  • Modelling European Railwaysby Peter Marriott

    Crowood 2016; US$ 14.57

    European railways are characterized by a huge and contrasting range of locomotives, liveries, rolling stock, stations and infrastructure. In addition, the network incorporates standard, narrow and broad gauges, private and nationalized railways, high-speed corridors, single-track branch lines and rack systems. If that was not appealing enough for the... more...

  • Railroads of Pennsylvaniaby Lorett Treese

    Stackpole Books 2012; US$ 18.99

    Regional histories of the great railroads and relics of rail culture. more...

  • Swindon Worksby Rosa Matheson

    The History Press 2016; US$ 18.94

    The age of steam is past, the reality of Swindon Works is long gone now - but the legend lives on. What made the Great Western Railway's Swindon Works iconic? Was it its world-wide reputation; perhaps its profound impact in shaping New Swindon town; or that it melded those who worked 'inside' into one big family? This book, by popular railway historian,... more...