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Railroads

  • The Old Patagonian Expressby Paul Theroux

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 15.95

    Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Theroux winds up on the poky, wandering Old Patagonian Express steam engine, which comes to a halt in a desolate land of cracked hills and thorn bushes. But with Theroux the view along the way is what matters: the monologuing Mr. Thornberry... more...

  • The Orient Express Storyby John Christopher

    The History Press 2014;

    For more than a century the Orient Express has represented the epitome of luxurious and glamorous rail travel. It all began when the American George Pullman created his innovative sleeping and dining cars. For the first time long-distance travellers were able to enjoy gourmet food, sleep in comfortable beds and wash in ceramic basins worthy of a four... more...

  • The New Economic History of the Railways (Routledge Revivals)by Patrick O'Brien

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The book, first published in 1977, contrasts new and older approaches to the history of transport and outlines a critical exposition of the methods used to quantify the contribution of railways to economic growth by means of counterfactual speculation and the measurement of social savings. The author also outlines and appraises an alternative measure... more...

  • The Little Book of Steamby Clive Groome

    G2 Rights Ltd 2014; US$ 7.28

    Little Book of Steam tells the evocative story of steam railways from the end of the 18th century, when an early pioneer built a small, three-wheeled steam-powered machine. Soon after a simple steam engine was pulling coal wagons in Wales, and just 21 years later the world's first public railway opened between Stockton and Darlington. By the 1960's... more...

  • The Railwayby Andrew Dow

    Wharncliffe 2014; US$ 39.99

    Never before has a comprehensive history been written of the track used by railways of all gauges, tramways, and cliff railways, in Great Britain. And yet it was the development of track, every bit as much as the development of the locomotive, that has allowed our railways to provide an extraordinarily wide range of services. Without the track of today,... more...

  • Railroad Empire across the Heartlandby James E. Sherow; John R. Charlton

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    This book presents recent photographs by John R. Charlton of the scenes Alexander Gardner recorded, paired with the Gardner originals and accompanied by James E. Sherow?s discussion. more...

  • Railway Accidentsby Greg Morse

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 7.95

    Though trains are one of the safest forms of transport, train accidents always make headline news. Their history is, in many ways, the history of technological development and learning. Early incidents like the felling of William Huskisson MP by Stephenson's Rocket in 1830 led to the reporting systems we know today, while within 50 years safer signalling... more...

  • Trainby DK Publishing

    DK Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Train is a glorious celebration of all things train and track, tracing the history of the railroad and the role of trains, from the first steam engines to today's high-speed bullet trains. Featuring DK 's trademark brilliant photography, Train catalogs the development of trains from early steam to diesel engines and electric locomotives, explores... more...

  • The Train Bookby Dorling Kindersley Ltd

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Definite visual history and glorious celebration of all things train and track The Train Book traces the history and role of trains from the first steam engines to diesel engines and then to today's high-speed bullet trains. You'll take a journey through the most important trains of each period and see iconic trains such as the Orient... more...

  • The World The Railways Madeby Nicholas Faith

    Head of Zeus 2014; US$ 7.28

    Across American praries, through Siberian tundra, over Argentinian pampas and deep into the heart of Africa, the modern world began with the arrival of the railway. The shock was sudden and universal: railways carried empire, capitalism and industrialization to every corner of the planet. For some, the 'Iron Road' symbolized the brute horrors of... more...