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  • Operation Exodusby Gordon Thomas

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 8.99

    The riveting chronicle of Jewish war survivors and their flight on the dramatic voyage of Exodus 1947, the international incident that gained sympathy for the formation of Israel The underground Jewish group Haganah arranged for the purchase of a small American steamer as part of an ambitious and daring mission: to serve as lifeboat... more...

  • Giants of Steamby Jonathan Glancey

    Atlantic Books 2015; Not Available

    Jonathan Glancey is the former architecture and design correspondent of the Guardian and Independent newspapers. He is also a steam locomotive enthusiast and pilot. His books include The Story of Architecture and The Train: An Illustrated History . 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...

  • 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...

  • Rails Across North Americaby David Cable

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 21.99

    The Railways of the USA have a great following, both in the United States where there are large numbers of rail fans and increasingly in Britain/Europe, where there are enthusiasts who visit and model North American railroads. more...

  • GWR Collett Castle Classby Keith Langston

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    The 'Castle' class 4-6-0 locomotives designed by Charles Collett and built at Swindon Works were the principal passenger locomotives of the Great Western Railway. The 4-cylinder locomotives were built in batches between 1923 and 1950, the later examples being constructed after nationalisation by British Railways. 

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  • Life on Australian Locomotivesby David Barnett

    Rosenberg Publishing 2015; US$ 17.50

    What was it like to drive a steam locomotive? This book tells the ups and downs, mishaps and triumphs of life on the footplate. The author worked as first a trainee then as an engineman fireman on the footplates of locomotives in Western Victoria in the 60s at a time when bumper wheat harvests saw trains carrying tons of grain through Ararat for shipping... more...

  • Hook and Eyeby Don L. Hofsommer

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 35.00

    Analyzing the origins, growth, and eventual dismantling of the Iowa Central Railway, Don L. Hofsommer examines how this “plain vanilla” railway was an example of the life cycle of the American railroad industry. Drawing the story from station records, ann 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...

  • The Flying Scotsmanby Bob Gwynne

    Osprey Publishing 2011; US$ 9.95

    Flying Scotsman is probably the most famous railway locomotive in the world. When it was new in 1923 it caused a sensation for its beauty and its speed, and the engine found itself at the center of media attention that continued throughout the decade and made it a household name - to see it was the ambition of every young trainspotter. But The Flying... more...