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Railroads

  • Navigational Instrumentsby Richard Dunn

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 10.99

    With over two-thirds of the globe covered by water, the ability to navigate safely and quickly across the oceans has been crucial throughout human history. As seafarers attempted longer and longer voyages from the sixteenth century onwards in search of profit and new lands, the tools of navigation became ever more sophisticated. The development of... more...

  • Swindon Worksby Rosa Matheson

    The History Press 2016; US$ 18.94

    The age of steam is past, the reality of Swindon Works is long gone now - but the legend lives on. What made the Great Western Railway's Swindon Works iconic? Was it its world-wide reputation; perhaps its profound impact in shaping New Swindon town; or that it melded those who worked 'inside' into one big family? This book, by popular railway historian,... more...

  • 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...

  • Maritime Portsmouthby Paul Brown

    The History Press 2016; US$ 24.78

    For three centuries Portsmouth has been the leading base for the Royal Navy, although the history of the port can be traced back to Roman times. From the Roman walls of Portchester to the best preserved Georgian dockyard in the world, and HMS Victory, the most illustrious survivor from the sailing navy, Portsmouth can lay claim to beintg the most important... more...