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Railroads

  • The Trains Now Departedby Michael Williams

    Random House 2015; US$ 31.98

    SOMETIMES you come across a lofty railway viaduct, marooned in the middle of a remote country landscape. Or a crumbling platform from some once-bustling junction buried under the buddleia. If you are lucky you might be able to follow some rusting tracks, or explore an old tunnel leading to?well, who knows where? Listen hard. Is that the wind in the... more...

  • Life on Australian Locomotivesby David Barnett

    Rosenberg Publishing 2015; US$ 17.50

    What was it like to drive a steam locomotive? This book tells the ups and downs, mishaps and triumphs of life on the footplate. The author worked as first a trainee then as an engineman fireman on the footplates of locomotives in Western Victoria in the 60s at a time when bumper wheat harvests saw trains carrying tons of grain through Ararat for shipping... more...

  • GWR Collett Castle Classby Keith Langston

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    The 'Castle' class 4-6-0 locomotives designed by Charles Collett and built at Swindon Works were the principal passenger locomotives of the Great Western Railway. The 4-cylinder locomotives were built in batches between 1923 and 1950, the later examples being constructed after nationalisation by British Railways. 

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  • Railways of the North Penninesby Dr Tom Bell

    The History Press 2015; US$ 27.69

    This history describes how the two pioneering railways of northern England, the Stockton and Darlington and Newcastle and Carlisle railways, developed from unsuccessful canal proposals and how they, with the ill-fated Stanhope and Tyne Railway, initiated the development of the railway system that served the North Pennine Orefield. It reveals the public... more...

  • The Melbourne Tram Bookby Randall Wilson; Dale Budd

    University of New South Wales Press 2015; US$ 14.99

    Randall Wilson has coauthored books on transport and other subjects since retiring from his career with the Australian Government. Dale Budd is involved professionally with the rail industry at a national level. more...

  • Railways Through the Vale of the White Horseby Adrian Vaughan

    Crowood 2015; US$ 18.94

    This commemorative history of the railways of the beautiful Oxfordshire district 'Vale of the White Horse', running twenty-seven miles from Steventon to Wootton Bassett, covers the route from the opening in 1840 until 1965, when British Rail withdrew all the local passenger services between Didcot and Swindon and all the intermediate stations were... more...

  • Railway Architectureby Bill Fawcett

    Osprey Publishing 2015; US$ 7.95

    A guide to the architecture that gives British railways their identity, from stations to signal boxes. Roots of Britain's railways lie in the wooden-railed colliery wagonways of around 1600, but it was almost 1830 before specific railway architecture became needed. This evolved rapidly down to 1850, and for some time afterwards Britain led the world... more...

  • The Louisville and Nashville Railroad, 1850-1963by Kincaid A. Herr

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    When the Louisville and Nashville Railroad was founded in 1850, it was the first major railroad in the west, and the only one headquartered in Kentucky. In the twentieth century, the L&N grew into one of the nation's major rail systems, reaching from the Great Lakes to the Ohio River Valley and down to Florida and the Gulf Coast. Kincaid Herr worked... more...

  • New Departuresby Anthony Perl

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    North America faces a transportation crisis. Gas-guzzling SUVs clog the highways and air travelers face delays, cancellations, and uncertainty in the wake of unprecedented terrorist attacks. New Departures closely examines the options for improving intercity passenger trains' capacity to move North Americans where they want to go. While Amtrak... more...

  • All Aboardby Jim Loomis

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Jim Loomis writes frequent columns about train travel for Sunday newspaper travel sections and has ridden every one of Amtrak?s routes, including taking all their long-distance trains multiple times, logging nearly 200,000 miles on trains in the U.S. alone. He has also traveled across Canada on VIA Rail five times and is a member of the board of... more...