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- Michigan State University Press 2015; US$ 23.95
Genuinely talented and successful managers in any field?business, government, military, academia?are scarce. John Howard Burdakin was a happy exception to the norm. This engaging biography examines Burdakin?s life in the railroad industry?at Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central, and finally at Grand Trunk Corporation?during a tumultuous time in the... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00
The European railway sector has undergone profound and predominantly institutional changes over the past 20 years, due to the initiatives of the European Commission. This book constitutes a first systematic assessment and account of the recent transformations of the industry along a series of critical yet contentious issues such as competition, unbundling,... more...
- Indiana University Press 2015; 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...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99
The early history of the American railroad by the man the New York Times calls one of the best-known civil engineers in America.? The American Railway provides an exciting look at the railroad industry in the 1880s and how it developed as the business boomed. Originally published in 1889, it contains a thorough history of how railroads were... more...
- Michael O'Mara 2015; Not Available
Cherished, admired and frequently used as an excuse for lateness, the railways occupy a special place in our hearts. Trains are not just a practical mode of transport, but also a way of tracing our social history over the past 150 years, from technological progress and design to cultural change and the impact they have had on our landscape.Full of... more...
- Crowood 2015; US$ 29.17
The London Underground Electric Train tells the story of the development of electric traction on the London Underground system. It combines technical knowledge, historical context and practical experiences, and covers the history of underground lines since the opening of the first deep-level underground rail system in the world in 1890: the City &... more...
- Crowood 2015; US$ 24.78
For over 150 years Britain's railways have relied on a system of semaphore signalling, but by 2020, all semaphore signals and lineside signal boxes will be gone. In his previous book, author Allen Jackson covered the GWR lines; here, he continues his journey by providing a pictorial record of the last operational signalling and infrastructure on Britain's... more...
- Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 21.99
The Railways of the USA have a great following, both in the United States where there are large numbers of rail fans and increasingly in Britain/Europe, where there are enthusiasts who visit and model North American railroads. more...
- Wharncliffe 2015; US$ 22.99
This pictorial book covers London's railways from 1967 to 1977, showing the transition from steam to diesel and electric traction.This volume has a very readable narrative, telling tales of the authors adventures during his many trips around the London railway network.The volume encapsulates a period of time in Britain, during which a great deal... more...