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  • Hornby Book of Model Railwaysby Chris Ellis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    Hornby is a household name with a history that goes back over 80 years. This book looks at the Hornby range in depth, and shows how Hornby models can be used to build a model railway layout to suit the space available and all levels of modelling skill. Now completely revised and updated, it is packed with hints and tips for easy layout building,... more...

  • The Iron Road in the Prairie Stateby Simon Cordery

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    In 1836, Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas agreed on one thing: Illinois needed railroads. Over the next fifty years, the state became the nation?s railroad hub, with Chicago at its center. Speculators, greed, growth, and regulation followed as the railroad industry consumed unprecedented amounts of capital and labor. A nationwide market resulted,... more...

  • All Aboard!by Stephanie Murphy-Lupo

    Globe Pequot Press 2016; US$ 18.99

    Florida's size and shape meant a largely remote interior until shortly before the Civil War. The catalysts for blasting through that anonymity were three ambitious and very different visionaries who built railroads linking east to west and north to south: Henry Morrison Flagler, David Levy Yulee, and Henry Bradley Plant. Their iron horses transported... more...

  • The 50 Greatest Train Journeys of the Worldby Anthony Lambert

    Icon Books Ltd 2016; US$ 10.19

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

  • Amazing & Extraordinary Railway Factsby Julian Holland

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 11.99

    What is the story behind the Mallard's speed record? Why did Brunel's atmospheric South Devon Railway fail? Who were the most famous locomotive engineers and designers? How did a locomotive manage to reach the summit of Snowdon Mountain in the 19th century? Travel through the enthralling history of British railways from the glorious age of steam right... more...

  • The American Railwayby Thomas Curtis Clarke; Jeff Smith

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    The early history of the American railroad by the man the New York Times calls one of the best-known civil engineers in America.? The American Railway provides an exciting look at the railroad industry in the 1880s and how it developed as the business boomed. Originally published in 1889, it contains a thorough history of how railroads were... more...

  • Bradshaw's Railway Handbook Complete Edition, Volumes I-IVby George Bradshaw

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 5.99

    Hard to put down ... truthful and opinionated, often funny but never predictable ... the finest travelling companion.' ? Michael Portillo on Bradshaw Unavailable for many years and much sought after, this classic guide book is now faithfully reissued for a new generation. Bradshaw's Railway Handbook was originally published in 1866 under the... more...

  • Bradshaw's Railway Handbook Vol 1by George Bradshaw

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99

    Bradshaw's Railway Handbook was originally published in 1866 under the title Bradshaw's Handbook for Tourists in Great Britain and Ireland. It appeared in four volumes as a comprehensive handbook for domestic tourists, offering a detailed view of English life in the Victorian age. Conway is proud to announce the reissue of the first volume of this... more...

  • Bradshaw's Railway Handbook Vol 2by George Bradshaw

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 3.99

    'Hard to put down ... truthful and opinionated, often funny but never predictable ... the finest travelling companion.' ? Michael Portillo on Bradshaw A superb guide to Britain's villages, towns and connecting railways, dating from 1866. Unavailable for many years and much sought after, this classic guide book is now faithfully reissued for a... more...