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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...


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,...


The World the Railways Made: Wolmar''s Railway Library: Wolmar''s Railway Library

by Nicholas Faith

Across American praries, through Siberian tundra, over Argentinian pampas and deep into the heart of Africa, the modern world began with the arrival of the railway. The shock was sudden and universal: railways...


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 2: British Steam Locomotives, 1948-1968

by George Dent

During the twenty years in which Britain's nationalized railway operated mainline steam locomotives, a vast array of individual designs complemented the British Railways 'Standard' machines, built up to 1960....


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....


Fine Tuning and Maintaining 00 Gauge Models

by Nigel Burkin

Locomotive and layout maintenance is an essential aspect of railway modelling, but one that is little understood by modellers, especially those new to the hobby or returning after a long absence. Fine Tuning...


The Steam Workshops of the Great Western Railway

by Ken Gibbs

As the Great Western Railway grew, it absorbed a huge number of railway companies, the astonishing figure of 353. Many had their own workshops, depots and manufacturing, often assembling their own locomotives...


Railroad Empire Across the Heartland: Rephotographing Alexander Gardner's Westward Journey

by James E. Sherow & John R. Charlton

This book presents recent photographs by John R. Charlton of the scenes Alexander Gardner recorded, paired with the Gardner originals and accompanied by James E. Sherow's discussion.


Creating Realistic Landscapes for Model Railways

by Tony Hill

The landscape through which railways run is often the inspiration and reason why people choose to model a particular line. Therefore creating a realistic setting in which to operate your railway is an essential...


The Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore: An Illustrated History of Railway Stations in Canada

by Ron Brown

Once the economic and social lifeblood of Canada, the country's railways and heritage stations are a fading part of the patrimony of communities across the nation.


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...