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Railroads

  • Giants of Steamby Jonathan Glancey

    Atlantic Books 2015; Not Available

    Jonathan Glancey is the former architecture and design correspondent of the Guardian and Independent newspapers. He is also a steam locomotive enthusiast and pilot. His books include The Story of Architecture and The Train: An Illustrated History . more...

  • The Great Western Eight Coupled Heavy Freight Locomotivesby David Maidment

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    Great Western Eight-Coupled Heavy Freight Locomotives' is the first of a series of 'Locomotive Profiles' to be published by Pen & Sword. It will describe the conception, design, building and operation of the fleet of powerful locomotives built in the first half of the twentieth century to meet the demands of the growing South Wales coal... more...

  • Contemporary Perspective on GWR Signallingby Allen Jackson

    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. A Contemporary Perspective on GWR Signalling provides a unique record of the last operational mechanical signalling and infrastructure on Britain's railway network, as it applied to the former... more...

  • A Privileged Journeyby David Maidment

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    A Privileged Journey, Volume 1 1940-1962 is a personal and individual account of the author' youthful enthusiasm for trains and the travels he undertook in Great Britain and on the European continent as a student and management trainee of British Railways. It is illustrated by over 140 black and white photos, mostly taken by the author himself... more...

  • Making the Most of High-Speed Rail in Californiaby Eric Eidlin

    The German Marshall Fund of the United States 2015; US$ 2.99

    This report highlights European high-speed rail projects that California can use as models as it develops its system. more...

  • Locomotive Portraitsby Jonathan Clay

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    Railway art has existed as long as there have been Railways. Many famous names have included some aspect of railways in their paintings, notably Claude Monet and J M W Turner. This tradition has been kept alive by the formation in the UK of the Guild of Railway Artists, which now consists of over 200 artists, of which Jonathan Clay is one. Over the... more...

  • The Secret Train Robberby Lee Sturley

    Ebury Publishing 2015; US$ 23.98

    The Crime of the Century. The biggest train heist in Britain?s history. The Great Train Robbery. In the early hours of Thursday, 8th August 1963, a fifteen-strong gang stole 2.6 million (45 million of today?s money) from the Glasgow to London mail train at Sears Crossing, Buckinghamshire. The crime was so epic; every single development... more...

  • The Railway Navviesby Terry Coleman

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    This is the definitive story of the men who built the railways - the unknown Victorian labourers who blasted, tunnelled, drank and brawled their way across nineteenth-century England. Preached at and plundered, sworn at and swindled, this anarchic elite endured perils and disasters, and carved out of the English countryside an industrial-age architecture... more...

  • American Meteorby Norman Lock

    Bellevue Literary Press 2015; US$ 15.95

    A scrappy Brooklyn orphan turned vengeful assassin narrates a visionary tale of the American West. more...

  • Three Men and a Bradshawby John George Freeman

    Random House 2015; US$ 27.18

    Wryly humorous and quintessentially British, Three Men and a Bradshaw collects the previously unpublished holiday journals of John Freeman, who travelled Britain with his brothers during the 1870s. Each year the trio would settle upon a destination, buy their tickets and set off ? armed, of course, with their trusty Bradshaw's Descriptive Railway... more...