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Railroads

  • Railway Guns of World War Iby Marc Romanych; Greg Heuer; Steve Noon

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 10.99

    World War I was the Golden Age of the railway gun. Even though at the start of the conflict none of the armies possessed any railway artillery pieces and the very idea was comparatively new, more railway guns were used during this war than in any other conflict. Designed to break the stalemate of trench warfare, the first railway guns were simple,... more...

  • Along the Valley Lineby Max R. Miller

    Wesleyan University Press 2017; US$ 19.99

    The first book on the history of the Connecticut Valley Railroad more...

  • Railway Securityby Richard R. Young; Gary A. Gordon; Jeremy F. Plant

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 119.95

    This book provides an overview and assessment of the security risks, both manmade and natural, facing the railways and rail networks. Railroads face significant threats from disasters, but with situational awareness and coordinated effort these can often be substantially minimized. Transportation assets have always been vulnerable to natural disasters,... more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economicsby Jonathan Cowie; Stephen Ison

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 240.00

    The Routledge Handbook of Transport Economics offers the first state of the art overview of the discipline of transport economics as it stands today, reflective of key research and policy. Transport is an important area of study and one which is problem rich, stimulating a great deal of debate in areas which impact on everyday lives. Much of this... more...

  • The GWR Handbookby David Wragg

    The History Press 2017; US$ 15.99

    For many the GWR was synonymous with holidays by the sea in the West Country, but it was built to serve as a fast railway line to London, especially for the merchants and financiers of Bristol. Its operations stretched as far as Merseyside, it provided most services in Wales, and it was the main line to Cardiff, Bristol, Cornwall and Birmingham.This... more...

  • The Southern Handbookby David Wragg

    The History Press 2017; US$ 15.99

    The Southern Railway may not have been the most glamorous of the 'Big Four' companies that emerged from the grouping of 1923, but it was the great innovator. more...

  • Daniel Defoe's Railway Journeyby Stuart Campbell

    Sandstone Press Ltd 2017; US$ 5.99

    Daniel Defoe's Railway Journey describes the odyssey undertaken by two eccentric pensioners as they travel on every mile of railway track in the UK. Surreal and poignant by turns, Stuart Campbell describes the people they meet and the unwanted adventures that befall them. He is aided and abetted by the ghost of Daniel Defoe, writer, soldier, businessman... more...

  • Sir John Franklin’s Erebus and Terror Expeditionby Gillian Hutchinson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 17.99

    In 1845, British explorer Sir John Franklin set out on a voyage to find the North-West Passage – the sea route linking the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific. The expedition was expected to complete its mission within three years and return home in triumph but the two ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror , and the 129 men aboard them disappeared in the Arctic.... more...

  • The LNER Handbookby David Wragg

    The History Press 2017; US$ 15.99

    Forming part of a series, along with The GWR Handbook, The LMS Handbook and The Southern Railway Handbook, this new edition provides an authoritative and highly detailed reference of information about the LNER. more...

  • The Privatisation Classesby David Cable

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 33.46

    Post Privatisation Diesels and Electrics is an album of photographs taken by David Cable, a well-regarded author of several books covering trains throughout much of the world. This book looks at the types of locomotives and multiple units that have been introduced into the UK since 1994, when the government privatized British Rail into a series... more...