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Railroads

  • 101 Amazing Facts about the Titanicby Jack Goldstein; Frankie Taylor

    Andrews UK 2014; US$ 2.99

    Do you know how many miles beneath the surface of the waves the wreck of the titanic lies? What do scientists and historians now believe led to the iceberg only being seen at the last minute? The flares that were sent up by the crew were supposed to signal ‘distress’ - but what did they actually say? All these questions and more are answered... more...

  • 101 Things You Thought You Knew About the Titanic . . . butDidn't!by Tim Maltin; Eloise Aston

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 12.99

    April 15th, 2012, will be the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic . People have an endless fascination with the Titanic , yet much of what they know today is a mixture of fact and fiction. In one hundred and one brief and engaging chapters, Tim Maltin, one of the foremost experts on the Titanic, reveals the truth behind the most... more...

  • 30 Days on Australia's Railwaysby David Burke

    Rosenberg Publishing 2014; US$ 12.50

    An entertaining look at railway events in Australia in the month of September—from 1848, when a meeting was called to start a railway company in New South Wales, to 2013, when the great Bayer-Garrett AD6029 steam engine was restored to working order.Author David Burke has crafted a ‘diary’ which documents, day by day, major happenings... more...

  • Across the Pacificby Peter Plowman

    Rosenberg Publishing 2010; US$ 19.99

    Peter Plowman describes the liners and companies that traversed the Pacific. The main North American ports were San Francisco, Los Angeles and Vancouver. The Pacific Mail Steamship Company was the first to instigate regular operations, the route was then taken over by the Oceanic Steamship Company. This in turn became the Matson Line with its famous... more...

  • Advanced Train Control Systemsby B Ning

    WIT Press 2010; US$ 134.00

    Advanced Train Control Systems are playing an important role in improving the efficiency and safety of train operation, acting as their “brains and nerves.”  ATCS needs highly reliable and safe systems using complex computer tools. Normally, these systems consist of the four parts: the central control system; the station control systems... more...

  • Africa's Freedom Railwayby Jamie Monson

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 33.95

    The TAZARA (Tanzania Zambia Railway Authority), or Freedom Railway, from Dar es Salaam on the Tanzanian coast to the Copperbelt region of Zambia, was instrumental in fostering one of the most sweeping development transitions in postcolonial Africa. Built during the height of the Cold War, the railway... more...

  • Airbrushing for Railway Modellersby George Dent

    Crowood 2012; US$ 21.86

    The airbrush is an essential tool for modellers striving for professional-looking results. It can greatly enhance the quality of your modelling output, whether applying a full livery scheme or simply blending in areas of new paintwork. A good airbrush will offer unparalleled levels of finish and consistency, as well as the chance to create unique... more...

  • Aircraft Carriersby Norman Polmar

    Potomac Books Inc. 2008; US$ 35.00

    The classic work completely revised and updated in two volumes more...

  • All Aboardby Jim Loomis

    Chicago Review Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Written both for veteran train travelers and those considering their first rail journey, this guide book will make any trip smoother and more enjoyable with its insightful travel trips and lots of information about how railroads operate. The author explains how individual trains are operated and offers tips on booking trips, finding the lowest fares,... more...

  • All Aboard for Santa Feby Victoria Dye

    University of New Mexico Press 2007; US$ 14.95

    How the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company contributed to the development of Southwest tourism. more...