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Railroads

  • Full Steam Ahead: How the Railways Made Britainby Peter Ginn; Ruth Goodman

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 29.63

    The Age of Railways was an era of extraordinary change which utterly transformed every aspect of British life ? from trade and transportation to health and recreation. more...

  • British Diesel Locomotives of the 1950s and ?60sby Greg Morse

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99

    After the Second World War, the drive for the modernisation of Britain's railways ushered in a new breed of locomotive: the Diesel. Diesel-powered trains had been around for some time, but faced with a coal crisis and the Clean Air Act in the 1950s, it was seen as a part of the solution for British Rail. This beautifully illustrated book, written by... more...

  • Dundurn Railroad 6-Book Bundleby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 40.99

    This bundle collects six of Ron Brown?s acclaimed railway histories. In each book he takes us back to the glory days of steam, when the railway was the economic and, in many ways, social heart of Canada, as it grew from ocean to ocean in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. more...

  • Canadian Railways 2-Book Bundleby David R.P. Guay

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 14.99

    All aboard with this special two-book collection on the great railways from Canada?s past. Includes: Passenger and Merchant Ships of the Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian Northern Railways and Great Western Railway of Canada more...

  • Rails Over the Mountainsby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 14.99

    Explore western Canada?s rich railway history, travelling from the grand railway hotels and rustic stations to the creative engineering that created spiral bridges and soaring trestles. Relive this time through a trip on one of the many steam trains, visit a railway museum, or walk the trails where trains used to rumble. more...

  • Passenger and Merchant Ships of the Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian Northern Railwaysby David R.P. Guay

    Dundurn 2016; US$ 11.99

    The first detailed account of the rise and fall of the maritime branches of two of Canada?s great transcontinental railways of the early twentieth century: the Grand Trunk Pacific and Canadian Northern. more...

  • A Life on the Linesby R H N Hardy

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 22.99

    During much of his early career, from 1944 through to the early 1960s, Richard Hardy took hundreds of pictures of life on the railways and the men he knew and worked with on a daily basis, using his trusty Brownie 620 box camera. These unique behind the scenes images form a fascinating and hugely evocative portrayal of Britain at the height of the... more...

  • British Submarine vs Italian Torpedo Boatby David Greentree; Ian Palmer; Peter Dennis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 12.99

    As the war in North Africa escalated, Axis war efforts became increasingly dependent on supply lines across the Mediterranean. To try to cut off these lines of supply the British deployed submarines from the besieged island of Malta with the directive to sink as much merchant convoy tonnage as possible. Italy responded by sending her Torpedo boats... more...

  • The Bunkhouse Manby Edmund W. Bradwin; Jean Burnet

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 24.95

    Journalists and poets, economists and political historians, have told the story of Canada’s railways, but their accounts pay little attention to the workers who built them.  The Bunkhouse Man  is the only study devoted to these men and their lives in construction camps more...

  • 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...