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  • The Subterranean Railway by Christian Wolmar
    The Subterranean Railway (English, Paperback)

    Reissued in a new paperback package to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the London Underground. 'I can think of few better ways to while away those elastic periods awaiting the arrival of the next eastbound Circle Line train than by reading [this book].' Tom Fort, Sunday Telegraph

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  • The Second Age of Rail by Murray Hughes
    The Second Age of Rail (English, Hardback)

    Speed on steel wheels has fascinated engineers for nearly two centuries, and a string of stunning records in the last twenty-five years has pushed railway engineering towards new frontiers. Japan - pioneer of high-speed train technology - set the precedent with its legendary bullet trains in 1964;

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  • Holding the Line by Chris Austin
    Holding the Line (English, Paperback) $13.51
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  • The North British Locomotive Company by Colin Alexander
    The North British Locomotive Company (English, Paperback)

    Colin Alexander and Alon Siton present a lavishly illustrated exploration of one of Britain's greatest locomotive companies.

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  • Female Railway Workers in World War II by Susan Major
    Female Railway Workers in World War II (English, Hardback)

    New original research giving an overall historical background of female railway workers in World War Two.

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  • Lost Tramways of Wales: Swansea and Mumbles by Peter Waller
    Lost Tramways of Wales: Swansea and Mumbles (English, Hardback)

    Transportation expert Peter Waller explores Wales' long-closed tramways, probing the significance of these vanished modes of transport and the world where they were in regular use. Rigorously researched and photo-documented throughout, this series makes for essential reading for all enthusiasts of British heritage.

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  • Lost Tramways of Wales: South Wales and Valleys by Peter Waller
    Lost Tramways of Wales: South Wales and Valleys (English, Hardback)

    Transportation expert Peter Waller explores Wales' long-closed tramways, probing the significance of these vanished modes of transport and the world where they were in regular use. Rigorously researched and photo-documented throughout, this series makes for essential reading for all enthusiasts of British heritage.

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  • Dumfries and Galloway's Lost Railways by Gordon Stansfield
    Dumfries and Galloway's Lost Railways (English, Paperback) $13.57
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  • Paddington Station by Steven Brindle
    Paddington Station (English, Paperback)

    Paddington Station in London is one of Britain's most splendid and historically significant railway termini, and one of the masterpieces of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. This second edition is richly illustrated from a wealth of historic sources, in a larger format, and has been updated to include a series of momentous recent developments at Paddington.

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  • Railtown by Ethan N. Elkind
    Railtown (English, Paperback)

    The familiar image of Los Angeles as a metropolis built for the automobile is crumbling. This title presents the history of this system by drawing on archival documents, contemporary news accounts, and interviews with many of the key players to provide critical behind-the-scenes accounts of the people and forces that shaped the system.

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  • Lost Tramways of Britain Calendar 2019
    Lost Tramways of Britain Calendar 2019 (English, Calendar)

    Once an everyday sight on the streets of Britain's towns and cities, this month-to-view wall calendar offers a glimpse into a bygone era of tram travel and the fascinating social history of the communities they served. Each image is enhanced with a caption by transport expert Peter Waller, author of the Lost Tramways series of books. Locations include: Coventry, Bristol, London, Nottingham,...

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  • Sir Sam Fay by John Neville Greaves
    Sir Sam Fay (English, Paperback)

    John Neville Greaves has penned the biography of Sir Sam Fay, who is widely regarded as one of the greatest British railway managers.

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  • The Railway Dilemma by Sim Harris
    The Railway Dilemma (English, Hardback)

    A detailed examination of the dilemma facing Britain's government of how to reconcile the country's need for an efficient, comprehensive railway with the cost of supporting it.

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  • Train Wreck by George Bibel
    Train Wreck (English, Paperback)

    Using a mix of eyewitness accounts and scientific explanations, Bibel draws us into a world of forensics and human drama.Train Wreck is a fascinating exploration of; runaway trains; bearing failures; metal fatigue; crash testing ; collision dynamics; bad rails

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  • John W. Garrett and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad by Kathleen Waters Sander
    John W. Garrett and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (English, Hardback)

    Garrett and the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is a vivid account of Garrett's twenty-six-year reign.

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  • Helvetica and the New York City Subway System by Paul Shaw
    Helvetica and the New York City Subway System (English, Hardback)

    How New York City subways signage evolved from a "visual mess" to a uniform system with Helvetica triumphant.

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  • Empire's Tracks by Manu Karuka
    Empire's Tracks (English, Paperback)

    Empire's Tracks boldly reframes the history of the transcontinental railroad from the perspectives of the Cheyenne, Lakota, and Pawnee Native American tribes, and the Chinese migrants who toiled on its path. In this meticulously researched book, Manu Karuka situates the railroad within the violent global histories of colonialism and capitalism. Through an examination of...

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  • Railpolitik by Paul Salveson
    Railpolitik (English, Paperback)

    Railways have always been at the heart of British politics, from their early beginnings in the 1830s through to the present day. And the sharpest debates have been on the issue of ownership and accountability.

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  • Railways of Sri Lanka by David Hyatt
    Railways of Sri Lanka (Hardback) $33.81 $59.00
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  • The First Tycoon by T.J. Stiles
    The First Tycoon (English, Paperback)

    A biography of the combative man whose genius and force of will created modern capitalism, documenting how Vanderbilt helped launch the transportation revolution, propel the Gold Rush, reshape Manhattan, and invent the modern corporation.

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