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Railroads

  • I Tried to Run a Railwayby Gerard Fiennes

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    'BR rebel chairman resigns' The Guardian . 'Rebel rail chief in row' Daily Mail . 'I don?t take it back says sacked rail chief' Daily Express . This is the notorious book that got Gerard Fiennes sacked from British Railways while he was Chairman and General Manager of the Eastern Region in 1968. Fiennes became a railwayman by accident, joining... more...

  • The Lunatic Expressby Charles Miller

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    In 1895, George Whitehouse arrived at the east African post of Mombasa to perform an engineering miracle: the building of the Mombasa-Nairobi-Lake Victoria Railway - a 600-mile route that was largely unmapped and barely explored. Behind Mombasa lay a scorched, waterless desert. Beyond, a horizonless scrub country climbed toward a jagged volcanic... more...

  • A Treasury of Railroad Folkloreby B.A. Botkin; Alvin F. Harlow

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    The biggest cargo of high iron lore and legend ever hauled in one load, A TREASURY OF RAILROAD FOLKLORE contains over a century of the greatest stories, traditions and songs of the American railroad. Here are spell-binding tales of iron horses and iron men - the boomers, brass buttons and brass collars, the hoggers, tallow pots and gandy dancers.... more...

  • A Book of Railway Journeysby Ludovic Kennedy

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 11.65

    Train travel always leads to great adventures; the countryside, like a moving picture show, unrolls itself before one's eyes. One is transported to the wild places of earth - forest, mountain, desert; and always there is the counterpoint between life within the train and life without. Train travel, being both constrictred in time and space, magnifies... more...

  • Giants of Steamby Jonathan Glancey

    Atlantic Books 2015; Not Available

    The thrilling story of the last, and greatest, generation of steam railway locomotives in regular main line service A story of invention, skill, and passion, Giants of Steam reveals how the true advocates of steam's glory days pushed its design and performance to remarkable limits, taking these powerful and beautifully designed machines to new... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Steam Rail Motors of the Great Western Railwayby Ken Gibbs

    The History Press 2015; US$ 24.78

    Self-propelled carriages were a big innovation at the beginning of the twentieth century and the GWR was quick to develop a large number of steam motor cars to link farms and scattered villages to the new branch lines. Their steam motor cars ran from 1903-1935, stopping during the war, and were so effective at making rural areas accessible they became... 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...