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Railroads

  • The 50 Greatest Train Journeys of the Worldby Anthony Lambert

    Icon Books Ltd 2016; US$ 10.19

    The fifty most incredible, awe-inspiring, spectacular journeys by train. more...

  • Design of Modern Steel Railway Bridgesby John F. Unsworth

    CRC Press 2016; US$ 164.95

    Perhaps the first book on this topic in more than 50 years, Design of Modern Steel Railway Bridges focuses not only on new steel superstructures but also outlines principles and methods that are useful for the maintenance and rehabilitation of existing steel railway bridges. It complements the recommended practices of the American Railway Engineering... more...

  • Inspector Recallsby Graham Satchwell

    The History Press 2016; US$ 21.86

    Now in his sixties, a former international executive with Microsoft Corporation and GlaxoSmithKline, Graham Satchwell looks back on his time as a Tranport Policeman across an impressive career. The book follows his progress from the time, in 1968, when, aged 18, as an unqualified labourer, he cheated to pass the police entrance exam. With extensive... more...

  • From Cabin 'Boys' to Captainsby Jo Stanley

    The History Press 2016; US$ 21.86

    This lively yet scholarly book reveals an unsuspected history of women at sea, from women pirates and daring cabin 'boys' under sail to today's rear-admirals and weapons experts on nuclear submarines. Historically, women wanting to sail in their own right faced many challenges. They were rejected as nuisances and outsiders, trespassing into the male... more...

  • In Pursuit of the Essexby Ben Hughes

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 25.00

    On 26 October 1812, during the war between Britain and the United States, the frigate USS Essex set sail on the most remarkable voyage in the early history of the US navy. After rounding Cape Horn, she proceeded to systematically destroy the British South Seas whaling fleet. When news reached the Royal Navy’s South American station at Rio de... more...

  • The Well-Dressed Hoboby Jr. Rush Loving

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 34.99

    Growing up in the bustling railroad town of Norfolk, Virginia, and joining his conductor grandfather on overnight runs, future Fortune journalist Rush Loving was enchanted with railroads at an early age. In this extraordinary inside look at eight decades of the railroad industry and some of its greatest leaders, Loving reminisces about his colorful... more...

  • Hell on Wheelsby Dick Kreck; David Halass

    Fulcrum Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    Overnight settlements, better known as "Hell on Wheels," sprang up as the transcontinental railroad crossed Nebraska and Wyoming. They brought opportunity not only for legitimate business but also for gamblers, land speculators, prostitutes, and thugs. Dick Kreck tells their stories along with the heroic individuals who managed, finally, to create... more...

  • Modelling European Railwaysby Peter Marriott

    Crowood 2016; US$ 14.57

    European railways are characterized by a huge and contrasting range of locomotives, liveries, rolling stock, stations and infrastructure. In addition, the network incorporates standard, narrow and broad gauges, private and nationalized railways, high-speed corridors, single-track branch lines and rack systems. If that was not appealing enough for the... more...

  • Railway Guns of World War IIby Steven J. Zaloga; Peter Dennis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99

    World War II marked the zenith of railway gun development. Although many of the railway guns deployed at the start of the conflict were of World War I vintage, Germany's ambitious development programme saw the introduction of a number of new classes, including the world's largest, the 80cm-calibre Schwerer Gustav and Schwerer Dora guns, which weighed... more...

  • 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...