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Railroads

  • The Iron Road in the Prairie Stateby Simon Cordery

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    In 1836, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas agreed on one thing: Illinois needed railroads. Over the next fifty years, the state became the nation?s railroad hub, with Chicago at its center. Speculators, greed, growth, and regulation followed as the railroad industry consumed unprecedented amounts of capital and labor. A nationwide market resulted,... more...

  • All Aboard!by Stephanie Murphy-Lupo

    Globe Pequot Press 2016; US$ 18.99

    Florida's size and shape meant a largely remote interior until shortly before the Civil War. The catalysts for blasting through that anonymity were three ambitious and very different visionaries who built railroads linking east to west and north to south: Henry Morrison Flagler, David Levy Yulee, and Henry Bradley Plant. Their iron horses transported... more...

  • The Story of American Railroadsby Stewart H. Holbrook

    Dover Publications 2016; US$ 14.95

    This richly comprehensive history by a self-proclaimed "low-brow" historian features more than 100 photographs and contemporary prints of America's railway system. Stewart H. Holbrook presents a dramatic, highly readable chronicle of the development of the backbone of the country's commerce and industry. Abounding in episodes of ingenuity and achievement,... more...

  • Derailed by Bankruptcyby Howard H. Lewis; John C. Spychalski

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 31.99

    What happened when the US government stopped investing in railroads and started investing in highways and air travel? By the late 1970s, six major eastern railroads had declared bankruptcy. Although he didn?t like trains, Howard H. Lewis became the primary lawyer for the Reading Railroad during its legendary bankruptcy case. Here, Lewis provides a... more...

  • QE2by Chris Frame; Rachelle Cross

    The History Press 2015; US$ 27.69

    A full-color record of the liner including images from her past and present, this is the definitive photographic souvenir of a perennially popular luxury liner. The beauty and elegance of Queen Elizabeth 2 is showcased and will appeal to a whole new generation of QE2 fans, as the book takes the reader on a journey through the liner's decks with full-color... more...

  • When the Office Went to Warby Clare Horrie; Kathryn Phelps

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 16.99

    During the course of the First World War, staff of the Great Western Railway's Audit Office sent letters and photographs back to their employer in Paddington, which were in turn collated into monthly "newsletters?? by those who stayed at home to keep Britain moving. Today these newsletters give a unique insight into the Great War ? these soldiers were... more...

  • Great Western Railway of Canadaby David R.P. Guay

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 11.99

    It was one of the great railways that opened up Canada, and played a huge role in the development of Hamilton, the site of its head offices. Yet the rise and fall of the Great Western Railway has been almost lost to memory. David R.P. Guay provides the authoritative book of a great Canadian railway that history forgot. more...

  • John H. Burdakinby Don L. Hofsommer

    Michigan State University Press 2015; US$ 23.95

    Genuinely talented and successful managers in any field?business, government, military, academia?are scarce. John Howard Burdakin was a happy exception to the norm. This engaging biography examines Burdakin?s life in the railroad industry?at Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central, and finally at Grand Trunk Corporation?during a tumultuous time in the... more...

  • Rail Economics, Policy and Regulation in Europeby Matthias Finger; Pierre Messulam

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    The European railway sector has undergone profound and predominantly institutional changes over the past 20 years, due to the initiatives of the European Commission. This book constitutes a first systematic assessment and account of the recent transformations of the industry along a series of critical yet contentious issues such as competition, unbundling,... more...

  • Contemporary Perspective on LMS Railway Signalling Vol 2by Allen Jackson

    Crowood 2015; US$ 24.78

    For over 150 years Britain's railways have relied on a system of semaphore signalling, but by 2020, all semaphore signals and lineside signal boxes will be gone. In his previous book, author Allen Jackson covered the GWR lines; here, he continues his journey by providing a pictorial record of the last operational signalling and infrastructure on Britain's... more...