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Railroads

  • Railroad Empire across the Heartlandby James E. Sherow; John R. Charlton

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    This book presents recent photographs by John R. Charlton of the scenes Alexander Gardner recorded, paired with the Gardner originals and accompanied by James E. Sherow?s discussion. more...

  • Railway Accidentsby Greg Morse

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Though trains are one of the safest forms of transport, train accidents always make headline news. Their history is, in many ways, the history of technological development and learning. Early incidents like the felling of William Huskisson MP by Stephenson's Rocket in 1830 led to the reporting systems we know today, while within 50 years safer signalling... more...

  • The Train Bookby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Definite visual history and glorious celebration of all things train and track The Train Book traces the history and role of trains from the first steam engines to diesel engines and then to today's high-speed bullet trains. You'll take a journey through the most important trains of each period and see iconic trains such as the Orient... more...

  • Trainby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Train is a glorious celebration of all things train and track, tracing the history of the railroad and the role of trains, from the first steam engines to today's high-speed bullet trains. Featuring DK 's trademark brilliant photography, Train catalogs the development of trains from early steam to diesel engines and electric locomotives, explores... more...

  • The World The Railways Madeby Nicholas Faith

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 7.28

    Across American praries, through Siberian tundra, over Argentinian pampas and deep into the heart of Africa, the modern world began with the arrival of the railway. The shock was sudden and universal: railways carried empire, capitalism and industrialization to every corner of the planet. For some, the 'Iron Road' symbolized the brute horrors of... more...

  • Belles and Whistlesby Andrew Martin

    Profile Books 2014; US$ 17.31

    In the heroic days of rail travel, you could dine on kippers and champagne aboard the Brighton Belle; smoke a post-prandial cigar as the Golden Arrow closed in on Paris, or be shaved by the Flying Scotsman's on-board barber. Everyone from schoolboys to socialites knew of these glamorous 'named trains' and aspired to ride aboard them. ... more...

  • 30 Days on Australia's Railwaysby David Burke

    Rosenberg Publishing 2014; US$ 12.50

    An entertaining look at railway events in Australia in the month of September—from 1848, when a meeting was called to start a railway company in New South Wales, to 2013, when the great Bayer-Garrett AD6029 steam engine was restored to working order.Author David Burke has crafted a ‘diary’ which documents, day by day, major happenings... more...

  • The Liberty Ships of World War IIby Greg H. Williams

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 75.00

    This is the story of Liberty ships and the Emergency Shipbuilding Program during World War II and, for the first time, comprehensive information is provided about the builders, the namesakes, and the operators under one cover. Included is a list of all 2,710 Liberty ships delivered by U.S. shipyards, giving each ship's namesake and detailed descriptions... more...

  • The Masting of American Merchant Sail in the 1850sby William L. Crothers

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    This book describes the intricacies of construction and fabrication more than 150 years ago of masts and yards installed in American merchant vessels, particularly those spars which were "built" or composed of multiple pieces bound together by iron bands. These were referred to as "made" spars as opposed to spars which were constructed... more...

  • The Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymoreby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 14.99

    Once the economic and social lifeblood of Canada, the country's railways and heritage stations are a fading part of the patrimony of communities across the nation. more...