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Railroads

  • False Starts, Near Misses and Dangerous Goodsby Geoff Body; Ian Body

    The History Press 2017; US$ 7.99

    False starts, near misses and dangerous goods - railwaymen's stories about the challenges of running a railway more...

  • The Urie and Maunsell Cylinder 4-6-0sby David Maidment

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 26.59

    This book is one in the Pen & Sword Transport History imprint in the ‘Locomotive Portfolio’ series and covers the family of two-cylinder 4-6-0s designed and built by the Chief Mechanical Engineers of the London & South Western and Southern Railways between 1914 and 1936, which survived well into the era of British Railways. The... more...

  • Grand Central Terminalby Anthony W. Robins; NY Transit Museum

    Abrams 2016; US$ 19.99

    Opened in February 1913, Grand Central Terminal?one of the country?s great architectural monuments?helped create Midtown Manhattan. Over the next century, it evolved into an unofficial town square for New York. Today, it sits astride Park Avenue at 42nd Street in all its original splendor, attracting visitors by the thousands. This new book celebrates... more...

  • Rails through Barnsleyby Alan Whitehouse

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 26.59

    Few people realise it, but Barnsley was once the centre of a railway universe. In Victorian times, dozens of competing companies put forward schemes to build railways across, through and around the town. Between them they constructed what some still regard as the most dense railway network in the country – more complicated even than London’s... more...

  • Britain?s Declining Secondary Railways through the 1960sby Martin Jenkins; Kevin McCormack

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 26.61

    This is an evocative selection of high quality colour views, each of which recaptures the lost age of Britain's branch lines and secondary railways, of which so many were axed following implementation of the 'Beeching Report' during the 1960s. Most importantly, the previously unpublished views in this book are the work of one man, Blake Paterson,... more...

  • England?s Historic Churches by Trainby Murray Naylor

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 26.59

    The second millennium saw the spread and consolidation of Christianity in Britain. One means by which the Normans tightened their grip on Britain after 1066 was by the construction of magnificent cathedrals, thereby demonstrating their intention to remain here. In his earlier book – England’s Cathedrals by Train – Murray Naylor... more...

  • The Railway Kingby Robert Beaumont

    Headline 2016; US$ 8.99

    George Hudson - the eponymous Railway King - started his career with a stroke of luck, inheriting 27,000 (a fortune in 1827) from a distant relative. He invested successfully in the North Midland Railway, then formed his own Midland Railway, raising 5 million and bribing MPs along the way. But from his glory in 1845 he fell into disgrace, admitting... more...

  • Designing Mobility and Transport Servicesby Mike Tovey; Andree Woodcock; Jane Osmond

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    European cities increasingly face problems caused by transport and traffic. For many people transport provision is unsatisfactory and current arrangements are leading to a deteriorating environment. A fundamental problem is that our currently fragmented approach makes it difficult to understand fully the circumstances and needs of transport users.... more...

  • Chris Tarrant's Extreme Railway Journeysby Chris Tarrant

    John Blake Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    Over the last two and a half years, Chris Tarrant has travelled, literally, all around the world filming Extreme Railway Journeys for Channel 5. The hugely successful TV series is already being repeated, and broadcast rights have been, and continue to be, picked up in other countries, while it is also being released on DVD. Chris?s journeys have taken... more...

  • Electric Interurbans and the American Peopleby H. Roger Grant; Norm Carlson

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 49.99

    One of the most intriguing yet neglected pieces of American transportation history, electric interurban railroads were designed to assist shoppers, salesmen, farmers, commuters, and pleasure-seekers alike with short distance travel. At a time when most roads were unpaved and horse and buggy travel were costly and difficult, these streetcar-like electric... more...