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Railroads

  • Terror in the Tunnelsby Rosa Matheson

    The History Press 2017; US$ 8.99

    In this fascinating history, Rosa Matheson explores the grim past of Britain?s well-known and lesser-known railway tunnel disasters, and how their ?terror? led to a safer future. more...

  • Scottish Steam's Final Flingby Keith Widdowson

    The History Press 2017; US$ 11.99

    Extracts from a teenage traveller's notebook recall the last days of Scottish steam more...

  • Festiniog Railwayby Peter Johnson

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 27.25

    Festiniog Railway 1836-2014 describes the history of the worlds first steam-operated narrow gauge railway to carry passengers. It covers the history of the railway from its beginnings as a horse-worked tramroad in 1836, through its technical developments with the introduction of steam locomotives, Fairlie articulated locomotives and bogie carriages... more...

  • Great Western Star Class Locomotivesby Laurence Waters

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 27.25

    Designed by G.J. Churchward, no. 40 was constructed at Swindon in April 1906. It was Swindon’s first 4 cylinder simple engine and was the forerunner of Churchward’s famous 4 cylinder Star Class 4-6-0s. Initially built as a 4-4-2 Atlantic, no. 40 was named North Star in September 1906, rebuilt as a 4-6-0 in 1909, and renumbered 4000 in... more...

  • British Railways in the 1960s: Southern Regionby Geoff M Plumb

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 27.25

    After the Second War, Britains railways were rundown and worn out, requiring massive investment and modernisation. The Big Four railway companies were nationalised from 1948, and the newly formed British Railways embarked on a programme of building new Standard steam locomotives to replace older types. These started to come on stream from 1951. This... more...

  • London's Triumphby Stephen Alford

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 28.19

    'Consistently illuminating ... Like all the best stories, it is about the timeless tides of power and influence ... trade deals can sometimes be sexy, thrilling and epic' Sinclair McKay, Spectator Life in Europe was fundamentally changed in the 16th century by the astonishing discoveries of the New World and of direct sea routes to... more...

  • Rails Across Britainby David Cable

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 24.50

    Rails Across Britain is a collection of full-size colour photographs of trains that have operated in Great Britain over the last thirty years. Compiled by a well-regarded author of several successfully published books showing many varying classes of trains throughout the world, this book covers the period from 1986 to the present day. It brilliantly... more...

  • Guide to the Crew of Titanicby Günter Bäbler

    The History Press 2017; US$ 15.99

    This valuable study provides a much-needed insight into the confusing and complicated world of the crew of Titanic. more...

  • Railway Day Trips: 160 classic train journeys around Britainby Julian Holland

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 15.35

    Fully updated essential guide to exploring Britain by train, Railway Day Trips is ideal for anyone planning or looking for inspiration for a rail journey. From bestselling railway author Julian Holland. more...

  • The Turbomotive: Stanier's Advanced Pacificby Tim Hillier-Graves

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 24.50

    Turbomotive was unique in Britain's railway history, and an experimental engine that proved successful but came too late to effect the direction of steam development or deflect the onset of diesel and electric locomotives. It was the brainchild of two of the most influential engineers of the twentieth century ? William Stanier of the LMS and Henry... more...