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Railroads Across North America: An Illustrated History

by Claude Wiatrowski

From the first steam-powered locomotives of the early nineteenth century to the high-speed commuter trains of today, the American railroad has been a great engine powering the nations growth and industry.

This...


Sir Vincent Raven: North Eastern Railway Locomotive Engineer

by Terry L Price & Andrew Everett

When the Railway Magazine of January 2000 published the results of its Millennium Poll, Sir Vincent Raven gained a 42nd place, along with Thomas Newcomen and Arthur Peppercorn. He, like them, usually merits...


The Little Book of Steam

by Clive Groome

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...


GWR in the First World War

by Sandra Gittins

In August 1914 the GWR was plunged into war, the like of which the country had never experienced before. Over the years that followed life changed beyond measure, both for the men sent away to fight and the...


Rails Across Canada: The History of Canadian Pacific and Canadian National Railways

by Tom Murray

 Few stories in the annals of railroading are as compelling as the construction, evolution, and astounding successes of the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National railways. This sprawling volume combines two...


Caboose

by Brian Solomon

The image of a little red caboose trundling along behind a long freight train is a classic slice of Americana. With the help of nearly 300 marvelous modern and historical images depicting cabooses of all colors,...


Railway Accidents

by Greg Morse

Though trains are one of the safest forms of transport, train accidents always make headline news. Their history is, in many ways, the history of technological development and learning. Early incidents like...


Detailing and Modifying Ready-to-Run Locomotives in 00 Gauge: Volume 1: British Diesel and Electric Locomotives, 1955 - 2008

by George Dent

The 00 gauge ready-to-run market has changed dramatically over the past decade, with supreme levels of accuracy, detail, finish and mechanical performance now becoming the standard benchmark of all new models....


South Wales Direct Line: History and Working

by P D Rendall

A history of Great Western Railway's direct line from London to South Wales, from the early 1900s onwards. With a focus on those who worked the line, South Wales Direct Line - History and Working includes the...


To the Edge of the World: The Story of the Trans-Siberian Express, the World's Greatest Railroad

by Christian Wolmar

To the Edge of the World, is an adventure in travel—full of extraordinary personalities, more than a century of explosive political, economic, and cultural events, and almost inconceivable feats of engineering....


Railway Season

by David St. John Thomas

Celebrate the days when trains were trains, individual expresses had their own character, serving their passengers in style in restaurant car, and connecting services ran over picturesque branch lines that were...


Railway Management and Engineering

by V.A. Profillidis

This book aims to cover the need for a new scientific approach for railways and is useful for railway managers, economists and engineers, consulting economists and engineers, students of schools of engineering,...


The Railways of Glasgow: Post-Beeching

by Gordon D Webster

The city of Glasgow, formerly one of the largest industrial centres in the world, was once responsible for building about one-quarter of the world's railway locomotives. This was complemented by a massive urban...


Real Railway Tales: From Taking the Marks to Double Derailment!

by Geoff Body & W E Parker

Running a railway is a complex business that constantly throws up situations, dramas and misadventures, both major and minor, for those involved in it. Geoff Body and Bill Parker have collated a rich selection...


Death, Dynamite and Disaster: A Grisly British Railway History

by Rosa Matheson

Life in Britain was revolutionised as the railways flourished in the nineteenth century. Cities were linked and the masses could travel; railway mania was born. Yet these early days were dramatically different...


The Golden Age of Train Travel

by Steve Barry

For the century after 1865 all the largest railroad companies had flagship luxury trains, spectacularly appointed steamliners offering unrivaled standards of service and thoughtful amenities including ladies’...


A Road Taken

by David McLean & Patricia Finn

Nineteen years ago, David McLean was appointed by the prime minister of Canada to the board of directors of CN, after which he was elected chairman. McLean has been reelected each year and will retire in April...


A Century of Railway Travel

by Paul Atterbury

From the Edwardian golden age of steam to the present, no mode of travel has captured the hearts of the British people like the railways. In wartime and peace, along major routes and minor, steam, diesel and...


American Passenger Trains and Locomotives Illustrated

by Mark Wegman

The period from the 1890s to the mid-1950s is generally considered the "golden era" of passenger rail travel in America.  It was a time of celebrated locomotives and luxurious passenger service, a time when...


The Cars of Pullman

by Joe Welsh & Bill Howes

One of America's greatest business enterprises, the Pullman Company provided outstanding service aboard a vast fleet of railroad passenger cars that could be found in almost every nook and cranny of the United...