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Railroads

  • Principles of Railway Location and Designby Sirong Yi

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 180.00

    Principles of Railway Location and Design examines classification and classing methods of railway networks and expresses theories and methods of railway route selection and design. Railway networks represent modal transfer, which significantly alleviates traffic congestion and pollution The book introduces capacity enhancing methods for existing... more...

  • Safety Theory and Control Technology of High-Speed Train Operationby Junfeng Wang

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 180.00

    Safety Theory and Technology of High-Speed Train Operation puts forward solutions for train dispatching and signal control. Frequent railway incidents have threatened the safety of rail transport. In 2013, more than 12 trains collided. In the same year, a Spanish train derailed due to speed, and two of China’s high-speed trains collided. In 2016,... more...

  • Public Transportation Quality of Serviceby Luigi Dell´Olio; Angel Ibeas; Juan de Oña; Rocío de Oña

    Elsevier Science 2017; US$ 130.00

    Public Transportation Quality of Service: Factors, Models, and Applications is the first book to help researchers better understand the contributing factors that can improve public transportation perception among users. The book compiles in one place metrics currently dispersed in journal articles, government publications and book chapters. It critically... more...

  • The Collapse of the German War Economy, 1944-1945by Alfred C. Mierzejewski

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    In this book Alfred Mierzejewski describes how the German economy collapsed under Allied bombing in the last year of World War II. He presents a broad-based, original study of German wartime industry and transportation, and of Allied air force planning and intelligence, including the first complete analysis in English of the German National Railway.... more...

  • Sugar and Railroadsby Oscar Zanetti; Alejandro Garcia

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    Though Cuba was among the first countries in the world to utilize rail transport, the history of its railroads has been little studied. This English translation of the prize-winning Caminos para el azucar traces the story of railroads in Cuba from their introduction in the nineteenth century through the 1959 Revolution. More broadly, the book... more...

  • The Shipwreck Hunterby David L. Mearns

    Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 13.99

    David Mearns has discovered some of the world's most fascinating and elusive shipwrecks. From the mighty battlecruiser HMS Hood to the crumbling wooden skeletons of Vasco da Gama's 16th century fleet, David has searched for and found dozens of sunken vessels in every ocean of the world. The Shipwreck Hunter is an account of David's most intriguing... more...

  • Journeyby DK; Michael Collins; Simon Reeve; Simon Adams; R.G. Grant; Andrew Humphreys

    Dorling Kindersley Ltd 2017; Not Available

    A lavishly illustrated account of human journeys with a foreword by Simon Reeve , from Ancient Persian couriers to the ascent of Everest, the invention of Concorde, and the voyage into space itself. Human journeys have arisen from all manner of impulse, from migration and the search for food, to pilgrimages, trade, scientific curiosity, or simply... more...

  • Railway Renaissanceby Gareth David

    Pen and Sword 2017; US$ 33.75

    When a 35 mile stretch of the former Waverley route from Edinburgh to Carlisle reopened on 6 September 2015, it became the most significant reopening of any UK railway since the infamous Beeching Report ,'The reshaping of British Railways', was published in March 1963. In his report, Dr Riochard Beeching recommended sweeping closures of lines across... more...

  • Top 10 of Everything 2018by Paul Terry

    Octopus 2017; US$ 18.99

    For over 27 years, Top 10 s have been delighting readers with fascinating lists and mindboggling facts. Ever wondered in which country you would find the fastest roller-coaster in the world? Or wanted to know the terrifying size of the biggest shark known to man? Ever wondered who could be the biggest selling musical artist of all time? This is the... more...

  • Britain's 100 Best Railway Stationsby Simon Jenkins

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; Not Available

    The perfect new gift from the bestselling author of Britain's 1000 Best Churches It is the scene for our hopeful beginnings and our intended ends, and the timeless experiences of coming and going, meeting, greeting and parting. It is an institution with its own rituals and priests, and a long-neglected aspect of Britain's architecture. And yet... more...