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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...

  • 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...

  • The 50 Greatest Train Journeys of the Worldby Anthony Lambert

    Icon Books Ltd 2016; US$ 8.99

    The fifty most incredible, awe-inspiring, spectacular journeys by train. 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...

  • The Adlard Coles Book of Boatwordsby Denny Desoutter

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 13.99

    Over 1500 nautical terms are explained in this accessible and down to earth glossary aimed at the layman. Covering all areas of boating (sail and power, official bodies, regulations, etc), it uses practical examples to bring the meanings alive, and helpful line drawings to explain technical points. It includes definitions of different materials and... 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...

  • African American Railroad Workers of Roanokeby Sheree Scarborough; Historical Society of Western Virginia

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2014; US$ 12.99

    Roanoke, Virginia, is one of America's great historic railroad centers. The Norfolk & Western Railway Company, now the Norfolk Southern Corporation, has been in Roanoke for over a century. Since the company has employed many of the city's African Americans, the two histories are intertwined. The lives of Roanoke's black railroad workers span the generations... more...

  • Airbrushing for Railway Modellersby George Dent

    Crowood 2012; US$ 28.99

    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 effects... more...

  • Akron Railroadsby Craig Sanders

    Arcadia Publishing Inc. 2007; US$ 12.99

    The self-described �rubber capital of the world,� Akron was the home of numerous rubber factories that made tires for America�s burgeoning automobile industry. Many of the raw materials needed to create rubber arrived by rail, and the finished products moved to market in freight cars. The city�s major railroads included the Baltimore and Ohio, Pennsylvania,... more...