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Railroads

  • RMS Titanic: Made in the Midlandsby Andrew P.B. Lound

    The History Press 2017; US$ 11.99

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  • History of the East Coast Main Lineby Robin Jones

    Crowood 2017; US$ 23.99

    Since the mid-nineteenth century the East Coast Main Line has been one of the major routes from London to northern England and to Scotland. It has seen some of the greatest achievements in the railways, most notably the 'Flying Scotsman' becoming, in 1934, the first locomotive in the world to exceed 100mph and the 'Mallard' in 1938 claiming the as-yet-unbroken... more...

  • Midland Main Lines to St Pancras and Cross Countryby John Palmer

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 26.81

    The history of British Railways in the late 1950s/early 1960s is characterized by change; massive change, as its management attempted to meet statutory obligations against a background of social, economic and political influences. The Modernisation Plan of 1955 paved the way for the electrification of the route from Manchester to London Euston, with... more...

  • The Railway Experienceby Paul Atterbury

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 9.99

    Britain is a country in love with its railway past. Nowhere else do the workhorses of the age of steam exert such a strong pull on us; in no other country is the nostalgia for the days when the railways extended to every corner of the kingdom so strong. Paul Atterbury ? famous for chronicling our island railway story, and for jogging the happiest... more...

  • Loco Spotter?s Guideby Stuart Black

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 6.99

    From its development in the 1800s the locomotive has had a huge impact on all aspects of British life, as it carried travellers and freight across the country. Beyond its impact on the nation's economy and daily commute the loco also spawned a new enthusiasm ? train spotting. The perfect pocket guide to aid any would-be train spotter, this book portrays... more...

  • Felix the Railway Catby Kate Moore

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 18.32

    Full of funny and heartwarming stories, Felix The Railway Cat is the remarkable tale of a close-knit community and its amazing bond with a very special cat. When Felix arrived at Huddersfield Railway Station as an eight-week-old kitten, no one knew just how important this little ball of fluff would become. Although she has a vital job to do as... more...

  • The Thirty-Year Warby Neil J. Lehto

    Michigan State University Press 2017; US$ 31.95

    Streetcars played an especially important role in society around the turn of the twentieth century in Detroit, in part because of the downtown hub-and-spoke design of its main streets. During this period the streetcar was the main mode of transportation for the average citizen, as horse-drawn carriages and automobiles were not found outside of the... more...

  • Great Western Saint Class Locomotivesby Laurence Waters

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 26.81

    Churchward?s 2 cylinder Saint Class 4-6-0s were arguably one of the most important locomotive developments of the twentieth century. The seventy-seven members of the class were so successful that most of the other railway companies in this country used the same 2 cylinder 4-6-0 formula in the design of their own mixed traffic locomotives. Over the... more...

  • False Starts, Near Misses and Dangerous Goodsby Geoff Body; Ian Body

    The History Press 2017; US$ 7.99

    False starts, near misses and dangerous goods - railwaymen's stories about the challenges of running a railway more...

  • COMPRAILby C. A. Brebbia; J. M. Mera; N. Tomii

    WIT Press 2016; US$ 272.00

    This title incorporates papers presented at the 15th meeting of the very successful International Conference on Railway Engineering Design and Operation (COMPRAIL) series, which began in Frankfurt in 1987. more...