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  • Eight Bells and Top Mastsby Christopher Lee; Christopher Lee.

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 18.94

    The late 1950s, twilight years of the British Empire, saw the end of the era of the 'tramp steamer' - coal-burning merchant ships that 'tramped' from port to port in the days before bulk carriers, hunting for any cargo that needed hauling to any place. In this marvelous memoir Christopher Lee offers the diaries of a 'Lad' much like himself who,... more...

  • Creating Realistic Landscapes for Model Railwaysby Tony Hill

    Crowood 2014; US$ 21.86

    The landscape through which railways run is often the inspiration and reason why people choose to model a particular line. Therefore creating a realistic setting in which to operate your railway is an essential aspect of modelling, yet it is often overlooked or left until the last moment. Creating authentic and believable scenery without spending... more...

  • In Search of the Grand Trunkby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 24.99

    Discover the legacy and lore of Ontario's railway era by exploring the lost and abandoned rail lines that once were essential to the province's well-being. The over 20,000 kilometres of rail are now largely gone, but the remaining lines still retain vestiges of their former existence through stations, bridges, and scenic vistas. more...

  • History of the Louisville & Nashville Railroadby Maury Klein

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 45.00

    After the Civil War, the Louisville and Nashville Railroad took the lead among southern railroads in developing rail systems and organizing transcontinental travel. Through two world wars, federal government control, internal crises, external dissension, the Depression, and the great Ohio River flood of 1937, the L&N Railroad remained one of the country's... more...

  • Invisible Giantsby Herbert H. Jr. Harwood

    Indiana University Press 2003; US$ 39.95

    Invisible Giants is the Horatio Alger-esque tale of a pair of reclusive Cleveland brothers, Oris Paxton and Mantis James Van Sweringen, who rose from poverty to become two of the most powerful men in America. They controlled the country's largest railroad system -- a network of track reaching from the... more...

  • Destroyersby Eric W. Osborne

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 85.00

    Tells the story of one of the most recent, rapidly evolving additions to the world's navies. Coverage ranges from the 1882 launch of the first destroyer, through the nonstop technical and strategic innovations of the world war eras, to the current high watermarks of destroyer design such as the Arleigh Burke class. more...

  • Boat Watchingby Edmund W. Jupp

    Intellect 2003; US$ 10.00

    The aim of the Watching series is to draw attention to some of the very interesting items around us, things that perhaps we don't notice as much as we might. The first was Bridge Watching, and when this was put ''on the Net'' it produced, to the surprise of the author, such a pleasant flood of e-mail that another was written, called Water Watching.... more...

  • 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...