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Railroads

  • My Life with Trainsby Jim McClellan

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 44.99

    Named one of the "75 People You Should Know" by Trains Magazine, Jim McClellan was a railroading legend and one of the railroad industry’s titans. An iconic and innovative executive, McClellan participated in the creation of both Amtrak and Conrail and worked for the Norfolk Southern, the New York Central, US Railway Association, and the Federal Railroad... more...

  • Schoolboy, Servant, GWR Apprenticeby David Wilkins

    The History Press 2017; US$ 6.91

    A unique glimpse into the life of a young servant boy and GWR apprentice in the late nineteenth century more...

  • The Great Central Railwayby Michael A Vanns

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 21.97

    This compelling book centers on the Great Central Railways early history, focusing particularly on its drive to reach London. It follows the subsequent fortunes of the London Extension right up until its closure, and into the preservation era, examining the remarkable achievements of hundreds of enthusiasts and their continuing struggle to fulfill... more...

  • Giants of the Clydeby Robert Jeffrey

    Black & White Publishing 2017; US$ 8.99

    There is barely a corner of the five great oceans where Clyde-built is not recognised as the ultimate shipbuilding accolade. As late as the 1950s, around a seventh of the total of the world’s sea going tonnage was built on the Clyde. It is not a particularly wide river, nor spectacularly long – it is certainly no Mississippi or Amazon – but its fame... more...

  • Biography of British Train Travelby Don Benn

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 21.97

    Railway Anthology is a collection of mainly previously unpublished articles and short stories, covering a lifelong interest in railways. It spans a wide spectrum over the years, from the early days in Kent in 1960, through the many hours on the lineside on the Surrey Hills line and the South Western main line, to the last frantic years of steam on... more...

  • Terror in the Tunnelsby Rosa Matheson

    The History Press 2017; US$ 8.99

    In this fascinating history, Rosa Matheson explores the grim past of Britain’s well-known and lesser-known railway tunnel disasters, and how their ‘terror’ led to a safer future. more...

  • Scottish Steam's Final Flingby Keith Widdowson

    The History Press 2017; US$ 11.99

    Extracts from a teenage traveller's notebook recall the last days of Scottish steam more...

  • Festiniog Railwayby Peter Johnson

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 27.50

    Festiniog Railway 1836-2014 describes the history of the worlds first steam-operated narrow gauge railway to carry passengers. It covers the history of the railway from its beginnings as a horse-worked tramroad in 1836, through its technical developments with the introduction of steam locomotives, Fairlie articulated locomotives and bogie carriages... more...

  • Great Western Star Class Locomotivesby Laurence Waters

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 27.50

    Designed by G.J. Churchward, no. 40 was constructed at Swindon in April 1906. It was Swindon’s first 4 cylinder simple engine and was the forerunner of Churchward’s famous 4 cylinder Star Class 4-6-0s. Initially built as a 4-4-2 Atlantic, no. 40 was named North Star in September 1906, rebuilt as a 4-6-0 in 1909, and renumbered 4000 in... more...

  • British Railways in the 1960s: Southern Regionby Geoff M Plumb

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 27.50

    After the Second War, Britains railways were rundown and worn out, requiring massive investment and modernisation. The Big Four railway companies were nationalised from 1948, and the newly formed British Railways embarked on a programme of building new Standard steam locomotives to replace older types. These started to come on stream from 1951. This... more...