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  • 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...

  • London Underground Electric Trainby Piers Connor

    Crowood 2015; US$ 37.99

    The London Underground Electric Train tells the story of the development of electric traction on the London Underground system. It combines technical knowledge, historical context and practical experiences, and covers the history of underground lines since the opening of the first deep-level underground rail system in the world in 1890: the City &... more...

  • Contemporary Perspective on LMS Railway Signalling Vol 1by Allen Jackson

    Crowood 2015; US$ 31.99

    For over 150 years Britain's railways have relied on a system of semaphore signalling, but by 2020, all semaphore signals and lineside signal boxes will be gone. In his previous book, author Allen Jackson covered the GWR lines; here, he continues his journey by providing a pictorial record of the last operational signalling and infrastructure on Britain's... more...

  • The Flying Scotsmanby Bob Gwynne

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 7.95

    The Flying Scotsman is probably the most famous railway locomotive in the world. It first caused a sensation for its beauty and its speed in 1923, and it soon became a national icon. The fastest and most comfortable way of travelling between London and Scotland, The Flying Scotsman only got faster and more luxurious as competition from other routes,... more...

  • Dundurn Railroad 5-Book Bundleby Ron Brown

    Dundurn 2015; US$ 33.99

    This bundle collects five of Ron Brown’s acclaimed railway histories. In each book he takes us back to the glory days of steam, when the railway was the economic and, in many ways, social heart of Canada, as it grew from ocean to ocean in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. more...

  • Contemporary Perspective on LMS Railway Signalling Vol 2by Allen Jackson

    Crowood 2015; US$ 31.99

    For over 150 years Britain's railways have relied on a system of semaphore signalling, but by 2020, all semaphore signals and lineside signal boxes will be gone. In his previous book, author Allen Jackson covered the GWR lines; here, he continues his journey by providing a pictorial record of the last operational signalling and infrastructure on Britain's... more...

  • Making Tracksby Peter Saxton

    Michael O'Mara 2015; US$ 2.25

    Cherished, admired and frequently used as an excuse for lateness, the railways occupy a special place in our hearts. Trains are not just a practical mode of transport, but also a way of tracing our social history over the past 150 years, from technological progress and design to cultural change and the impact they have had on our landscape.Full of... more...

  • The Railwaysby Simon Bradley

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 22.65

    Sunday Times History Book of the Year 2015 BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week Shortlisted for the Longman History Today Book of the Year 2016 Britain's railways have been a vital part of national life for nearly 200 years. Transforming lives and landscapes, they have left their mark on everything from timekeeping to tourism. As a self-contained... more...

  • O. Winston Link: Life Along the Lineby Tony Reevy; O. Winston Link; Scott Lothes; Conway Link

    Abrams 2013; US$ 42.00

    O. Winston Link photographed the Norfolk and Western, the last major steam railroad in the United States, when it was converting its operations from steam to diesel in the 1950s. Link’s N&W project captured the industry at a moment of transition, before the triumph of the automobile and the airplane that ended an era of passenger rail service. His... more...

  • Grand Central Terminalby Anthony W. Robins; NY Transit Museum

    Abrams 2016; US$ 19.99

    Opened in February 1913, Grand Central Terminal—one of the country’s great architectural monuments—helped create Midtown Manhattan. Over the next century, it evolved into an unofficial town square for New York. Today, it sits astride Park Avenue at 42nd Street in all its original splendor, attracting visitors by the thousands. This new book celebrates... more...