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  • Amtrak in the Heartlandby Craig Sanders

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 48.99

    "Craig Sanders has done an excellent job of research... his treatment is as comprehensive as anyone could reasonably wish for, and solidly based. In addition, he succeeds in making it all clear as well as any human can. He also manages to inject enough humor and human interest to keep the reader moving." —Herbert H. Harwood, author of The Lake Shore... more...

  • Encyclopedia of North American Railroadsby William D. Middleton; RICK MORGAN; Roberta L. Diehl

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 97.99

    Lavishly illustrated and a joy to read, this authoritative reference work on the North American continent’s railroads covers the U.S., Canadian, Mexican, Central American, and Cuban systems. The encyclopedia’s over-arching theme is the evolution of the railroad industry and the historical impact of its progress on the North American continent. This... more...

  • History of the East Coast Main Lineby Robin Jones

    Crowood 2017; US$ 23.99

    Since the mid-nineteenth century the East Coast Main Line has been one of the major routes from London to northern England and to Scotland. It has seen some of the greatest achievements in the railways, most notably the 'Flying Scotsman' becoming, in 1934, the first locomotive in the world to exceed 100mph and the 'Mallard' in 1938 claiming the as-yet-unbroken... more...

  • Terror in the Tunnelsby Rosa Matheson

    The History Press 2017; US$ 8.99

    In this fascinating history, Rosa Matheson explores the grim past of Britain’s well-known and lesser-known railway tunnel disasters, and how their ‘terror’ led to a safer future. more...

  • The GWR Handbookby David Wragg

    The History Press 2017; US$ 16.49

    For many the GWR was synonymous with holidays by the sea in the West Country, but it was built to serve as a fast railway line to London, especially for the merchants and financiers of Bristol. Its operations stretched as far as Merseyside, it provided most services in Wales, and it was the main line to Cardiff, Bristol, Cornwall and Birmingham.This... more...

  • The LNER Handbookby David Wragg

    The History Press 2017; US$ 15.99

    Forming part of a series, along with The GWR Handbook, The LMS Handbook and The Southern Railway Handbook, this new edition provides an authoritative and highly detailed reference of information about the LNER. more...

  • The Southern Handbookby David Wragg

    The History Press 2017; US$ 16.49

    The Southern Railway may not have been the most glamorous of the 'Big Four' companies that emerged from the grouping of 1923, but it was the great innovator. more...

  • My Life with Trainsby Jim McClellan

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 44.99

    Named one of the "75 People You Should Know" by Trains Magazine, Jim McClellan was a railroading legend and one of the railroad industry’s titans. An iconic and innovative executive, McClellan participated in the creation of both Amtrak and Conrail and worked for the Norfolk Southern, the New York Central, US Railway Association, and the Federal Railroad... more...

  • Santa Feby Robert Strein; John Vaughan; C. Fenton Richards

    University of New Mexico Press 2017; US$ 9.99

    Santa Fe: The Chief Way is a fresh and nostalgic look at the streamliners of the Santa Fe railroad from the late thirties to the early seventies. more...

  • Safety and Security in Railway Engineeringby G. Sciutto

    WIT Press 2010; US$ 118.00

    There is a notable lack of agreement regarding the safety approaches adopted by different transportation modes, while the sudden increased demands for security for both freight and passengers has provided a more uniform methodological approach. Each transport mode has, over time, developed its own safety rules.  The unprecedented and apparently... more...