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Railroads

  • L'Orient-Expressby Edmond About

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 5.99

    Montez à bord du célèbre train, l’Orient-Express, en partance pour son premier voyage Le 4 octobre 1883, le train le plus luxueux du monde quittait Paris pour Constantinople. Promis à une destinée mythique, l’Orient-Express emmenait pour ce voyage inaugural les plus grands journalistes européens. Edmond About, futur académicien mais écrivain spirituel,... more...

  • London Underby Peter Ackroyd

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    In this vividly descriptive short study, Peter Ackroyd tunnels down through the geological layers of London, meeting the creatures that dwell in darkness and excavating the lore and mythology beneath the surface.   There is a Bronze Age trackway below the Isle of Dogs, Anglo-Saxon graves rest under St. Pauls, and the monastery of Whitefriars lies... more...

  • Tracking Modernityby Marian Aguiar

    University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00

    From Mohandas Gandhi's nineteenth-century tour in a third-class compartment to the recent cinematic shenanigans of Wes Anderson's The Darjeeling Limited, the railway has been one of India's most potent emblems of modern life. In the first in-depth analysis of representations of the Indian railway, Marian Aguiar interprets modernity through the legacy... more...

  • The Economics and Politics of High-Speed Railby Daniel Albalate; Germa Bel

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 32.99

    The Economics and Politics of High Speed Rail: Lessons from Experiences Abroad , by Daniel Albalate and Germà Bel, introduces the main questions policy makers and scholars should examine when considering and studying HSR implementation, with particular emphasis on the US’s recent interest in this technology and possible application in California.... more...

  • Rail Transport and Sea Transportby D. H. Aldcroft; D. Mort; W. F. Maunder

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    A work of reference to the sources of statistical material of all kinds, both official and unofficial, on rail and sea transport. It provides information on what data are available, where they may be obtained and the limitations to their use. This volume is a companion to volumes VII and X and deals with another aspect of the coverage of the statistics... more...

  • London's Triumphby Stephen Alford

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 28.19

    'Consistently illuminating ... Like all the best stories, it is about the timeless tides of power and influence ... trade deals can sometimes be sexy, thrilling and epic' Sinclair McKay, Spectator Life in Europe was fundamentally changed in the 16th century by the astonishing discoveries of the New World and of direct sea routes to... more...

  • Computers in Railways XIby J. Allan; E. Arias; C. Goodman; A.F. Rumsey; G. Sciutto; N. Tomii

    WIT Press 2008; US$ 684.00

    COMPRAIL 2008 the eleventh in a series of well-established and successful international conferences on Computer System Design and Operation in the Railway and Other Transit Systems, was held in Toledo, Spain, in 2008. Since 1987, COMPRAIL has provided a world forum for planners, designers, manufacturers and operators to discuss how they can benefit... more...

  • Computers in Railways Xby J. Allan; C. A. Brebbia; A.F. Rumsey; G. Sciutto; S. Sone

    WIT Press 2006; US$ 840.00

    This book updates the use of computer-based techniques, promoting their general awareness throughout the business management, design, manufacture and operation of railways and other advanced passenger, freight and transit systems. Including papers from the Tenth International Conference on Computer System Design and Operation in the Railway and Other... more...

  • Nothing Like It In the Worldby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster 2000; US$ 18.00

    In this account of an unprecedented feat of engineering, vision, and courage, Stephen E. Ambrose offers a historical successor to his universally acclaimed Undaunted Courage, which recounted the explorations of the West by Lewis and Clark. Nothing Like It in the World is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad -- the investors... more...

  • The Steam Train Quiz Bookby Paul Andrews

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    With 100 brain teasing question and answers, on Steam Trains, and related topics, this quiz will test your in-depth knowledge of steam locomotives and their history! more...