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  • Hornby Book of Model Railwaysby Chris Ellis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    Hornby is a household name with a history that goes back over 80 years. This book looks at the Hornby range in depth, and shows how Hornby models can be used to build a model railway layout to suit the space available and all levels of modelling skill. Now completely revised and updated, it is packed with hints and tips for easy layout building,... more...

  • 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...

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

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • British Railway Ticketsby Jan Dobrzynski

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 7.99

    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 Tubeby Oliver Green

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • Railroads of Pennsylvaniaby Lorett Treese

    Stackpole Books 2012; US$ 18.99

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

  • The Country Railwayby Tim Bryan

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • Railway Ribaldryby W. Heath Robinson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 10.99

    First published for the centenary of the Great Western Railway in 1935, 'Railway Ribaldry' is an affectionate and humorous look at life on board the company's famous trains, incorporating some of William Heath Robinson's own trademark madcap contraptions. Featuring almost 100 cartoons ? including amusing takes on the varied duties of railway police,... more...

  • Hell on Wheelsby Dick Kreck; David Halass

    Fulcrum Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    Overnight settlements, better known as "Hell on Wheels," sprang up as the transcontinental railroad crossed Nebraska and Wyoming. They brought opportunity not only for legitimate business but also for gamblers, land speculators, prostitutes, and thugs. Dick Kreck tells their stories along with the heroic individuals who managed, finally, to create... more...