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  • The Steam Workshops of the Great Western Railwayby Ken Gibbs

    The History Press 2014; US$ 12.49

    The nineteenth century was a time of innovation and expansion across the industrial landscape, and nowhere more so than on the railways, as the new age of iron, steel and steam, literally, gathered pace. At the head of the race up was the iconic Great Western Railway. As this mighty corporation grew, it absorbed an astonishing 353 railway companies.... more...

  • Constructing Iron Europeby Irene Anastasiadou

    Amsterdam University Press 2012; US$ 49.99

    Although the years between the world wars were ones of diplomatic tension in Europe, they also saw the construction of countless miles of international railroads on the continent. In Constructing Iron Europe , Irene Anastasiadou examines this era of railroad building and argues that, contrary to most conventional histories—which view railroad building... more...

  • The Business of Transportation [2 volumes]by Darren Prokop

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 110.00

    This wide-ranging, two-volume work explores the transportation industry in all its many guises. It demonstrates how transportation is vital to most businesses and how it facilitates trade and globalization. It also explains how transportation figures into environmental and supply chain security challenges in the modern world. The contributors get... more...

  • The Little Book of Steamby Clive Groome

    G2 Rights Ltd 2014; US$ 5.99

    Little Book of Steam tells the evocative story of steam railways from the end of the 18th century, when an early pioneer built a small, three-wheeled steam-powered machine. Soon after a simple steam engine was pulling coal wagons in Wales, and just 21 years later the world's first public railway opened between Stockton and Darlington. By the 1960's... more...

  • Brezhnev's Follyby Christopher J. Ward

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2009; US$ 27.95

    Heralded by Soviet propaganda as the “Path to the Future,” the Baikal-Amur Mainline Railway (BAM) represented the hopes and dreams of Brezhnev and the Communist Party elite of the late Soviet era. Begun in 1974, and spanning approximately 2,000 miles after twenty-nine years of halting construction, the BAM project was intended to showcase the national... more...

  • Rails Across Canadaby David Cable

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99

    The railways of Canada, like the network in the U.S.A, have a fascination to many people, both in North America and those who live elsewhere. more...

  • The Transportation Revolution, 1815-60by George R. Taylor

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 52.95

    Part of a series of detailed reference manuals on American economic history, this volume traces the development and rapid growth of transportation across the USA in the mid-1800s. more...

  • In Search of the Grand Trunkby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 8.99

    Discover the legacy and lore of Ontario's railway era by exploring the lost and abandoned rail lines that once were essential to the province's well-being. The over 20,000 kilometres of rail are now largely gone, but the remaining lines still retain vestiges of their former existence through stations, bridges, and scenic vistas. more...

  • The Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston Rail Roadby H. Roger Grant

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    Among the grand antebellum plans to build railroads to interconnect the vast American republic, perhaps none was more ambitious than the Louisville, Cincinnati & Charleston. The route was intended to link the cotton-producing South and the grain and livestock growers of the Old Northwest with traders and markets in the East, creating economic opportunities... more...

  • Foundation in Pharmacy Practiceby Benjamin J. Whalley; Kate Fletcher; Samantha Weston; Rachel Howard; Clare F Rawlinson

    Pharmaceutical Press 2010; US$ 44.99

    Gives an introductory overview to pharmacy practice. This book is suitable for first year undergraduate students, providing a starting point for further study and is facilitated by regular signposting and referencing to specific texts. It also includes an easily navigated glossary of reference terms. more...