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Railroads

  • Locomotive Portraitsby Jonathan Clay

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    Railway art has existed as long as there have been Railways. Many famous names have included some aspect of railways in their paintings, notably Claude Monet and J M W Turner. This tradition has been kept alive by the formation in the UK of the Guild of Railway Artists, which now consists of over 200 artists, of which Jonathan Clay is one. Over the... more...

  • The Railway Navviesby Terry Coleman

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    This is the definitive story of the men who built the railways - the unknown Victorian labourers who blasted, tunnelled, drank and brawled their way across nineteenth-century England. Preached at and plundered, sworn at and swindled, this anarchic elite endured perils and disasters, and carved out of the English countryside an industrial-age architecture... more...

  • American Meteorby Norman Lock

    Bellevue Literary Press 2015; US$ 15.95

    A scrappy Brooklyn orphan turned vengeful assassin narrates a visionary tale of the American West. more...

  • Three Men and a Bradshawby John George Freeman

    Random House 2015; US$ 27.18

    Wryly humorous and quintessentially British, Three Men and a Bradshaw collects the previously unpublished holiday journals of John Freeman, who travelled Britain with his brothers during the 1870s. Each year the trio would settle upon a destination, buy their tickets and set off ? armed, of course, with their trusty Bradshaw's Descriptive Railway... more...

  • 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...

  • Riding Yorkshire's Final Steam Trainsby Keith Widdowson

    The History Press 2015; US$ 21.86

    Keith Widdowson visited the North Eastern Region on over 400 occasions during the final 18 months of steam. Most of the locomotives were neglected, filthy, prone to failure and often only kept going due to the skills of the crew. The ever-dwindling numbers became corralled within the industrialised heartland of Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield and Normanton.... more...