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Railroads

  • To the Edge of the Worldby Christian Wolmar

    PublicAffairs 2014; US$ 27.99

    Christian Wolmar passionately and expertly chronicles the story of what is often called Siberia?s lifeline. From its improbable conception and construction under Tsar Alexander III to the northern extension ordered by Brezhnev, Wolmar examines its continued success as a vital artery for the expansion of the Russian and subsequently—of the Soviet... more...

  • Railway Travel in Modern Theatreby Kyle Gillette

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    Railway travel has definitely influenced modern theatre's sense of space and time. Early in the 20th century, breakthroughs--ranging from F.T. Marinetti's futurist manifestos to epic theatre's first use of the treadmill--explored the mechanical rhythms and perceptual effects of railway travel to investigate history, technology, and motion.... more...

  • Railroads, Reconstruction, and the Gospel of Prosperityby Mark Wahlgren Summers

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 47.00

    This book describes the southern Republicans' post- Civil War railroad aid program--the central element of the Gospel of Prosperity" designed to reestablish a vigorous economy in the devastated South. Conceding that race and Unionism were basic issues, Mark W. Summers explores a neglected facet of the postwar era: the attempt to build a new South... more...

  • The Steam Train Quiz Bookby Paul Andrews

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    With 100 brain teasing question and answers, on Steam Trains, and related topics, this quiz will test your in-depth knowledge of steam locomotives and their history! more...

  • Computers in Railwaysby C. A. Brebbia; N. Tomii; P. Tzieropoulos; J. M. Mera

    WIT Press 2014; US$ 808.00

    This book contains the 14th proceedings of the, very successful, International conference on Railway Engineering Design and Optimization (COMPRAIL 2014), which began in 1987.Topics covered include: Timetable planning; Computer techniques and simulations; Actual train control; Communications and signalling; Driverless and automatic train operation. more...

  • The Railways of Glasgowby Gordon D Webster

    The History Press 2014; US$ 24.78

    The city of Glasgow, formerly one of the largest industrial centres in the world, was once responsible for building about one-quarter of the world's railway locomotives. This was complemented by a massive urban railway network: the second largest in the UK. However, the Beeching Report of 1963 inevitably took its toll on Glasgow. This book examines... more...

  • Rail Ribaldryby William Heath Robinson

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 10.95

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  • Culture and Mobilityby Klaus Benesch

    Universitätsverlag Winter 2014; US$ 27.05

    What connects the Baltimore Washington International Airport and South Korea?s Songdo International Business District? What are the cultural narratives that unfold from their bold visions of mobility and of the city in transit and transition? Put another way, what are the relations between modernity, mobile lifestyles, and urban spaces as we move deeper... more...

  • South Wales Direct Lineby P D Rendall

    Crowood 2014; US$ 21.88

    A history of Great Western Railway's direct line from London to South Wales, from the early 1900s onwards. With a focus on those who worked the line, South Wales Direct Line - History and Working includes the 'Badminton' line route, and all the stations and junctions between Patchway and the Severn Tunnel - an ideal resource for anybody with an interest... more...

  • The Golden Age of Train Travelby Steve Barry

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.95

    For the century after 1865 all the largest railroad companies had flagship luxury trains, spectacularly appointed steamliners offering unrivaled standards of service and thoughtful amenities including ladies? perfume and carnations for gentlemen. These luxury trains transported well-heeled passengers in grand style across spectacular American landscapes... more...