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The Visual Dictionary of Transportation

by Ariane Archambault & Jean-Claude Corbeil Les Éditions Québec Amérique (July 20, 2012)

The Visual Dictionary of Transportation gives readers the chance to explore ancient and modern transport, on road, rails, water, or in the air. Convenient and affordable, this book is the perfect tool to discover...


Iron Horses: America's Race to Bring the Railroads West

by Walter R. Borneman Little, Brown and Company (November 18, 2014)

A vivid account of the origins of the transcontinental railroad -- available for the first time in trade paperback -- by the author of the bestselling The Admirals: "Borneman is masterly at writing seamless...


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

by Ron Brown Dundurn (April 21, 2008)

Brown celebrates the survival of our railway heritage in stations that have been saved or remain in use.


Dundurn Railroad Bundle: In Search of the Grand Trunk / Rails Across Ontario / Rails Across the Prairies / The Train Doesn't Stop Here Anymore

by Ron Brown Dundurn (January 17, 2014)

This bundle collects four of Ron Brown's acclaimed railway histories. In each book he takes us back to the glory days of steam, when the railway was the economic and in many ways the social heart of Canada,...


Early American Steam Locomotives

by Reed Kinert Dover Publications (October 04, 2012)

Relive train travel's earliest days with this splendidly illustrated story of steam locomotion, from "teakettles" to "titans." Working from builders' specifications, old engravings, and contemporaneous accounts,...


Waiting on a Train: The Embattled Future of Passenger Rail Service

by James McCommons & James Kunstler Chelsea Green Publishing (November 06, 2009)

During the tumultuous year of 2008--when gas prices reached $4 a gallon, Amtrak set ridership records, and a commuter train collided with a freight train in California--journalist James McCommons spent a year...


Iowa's Railroads: An Album

by Don Hofsommer & H. Roger Grant Indiana University Press (June 01, 2009)

At one point in time, no place in Iowa was more than a few miles from an active line of rail track. In this splendid companion volume to Steel Trails of Hawkeyeland (IUP, 2005), H. Roger Grant and Don L. Hofsommer...


The Railroad That Never Was: Vanderbilt, Morgan, and the South Pennsylvania Railroad

by Herbert H. Harwood, Jr. Indiana University Press (September 06, 2010)

Herbert H. Harwood, Jr., tells the story of one of the most infamous railroad construction projects of the late 19th century. This 200-mile line through Pennsylvania's most challenging mountain terrain was intended...


The Rock Island Line

by Bill Marvel Indiana University Press (August 01, 2013)

This richly illustrated volume tells the story of a legendary railroad whose tracks spanned the Midwest, serving farms and small-town America for more than 140 years. One of the earliest railroads to build westward...


Off the Main Lines: A Photographic Odyssey

by Don L. Hofsommer Indiana University Press (August 01, 2013)

In this visually stunning and comprehensive photographic essay, railroad historian and photographer Donovan L. Hofsommer records the end of branchline passenger service, the demise of electric railroads, the...


The Electric Pullman: A History of the Niles Car & Manufacturing Company

by Lawrence A. Brough Indiana University Press (April 18, 2013)

Entering an already crowded and established industry, the Niles Car & Manufacturing Company in Ohio began business with surprising success, producing well over 1,000 electric and steam railway cars-cars so durable...


In Search of the Grand Trunk: Ghost Rail Lines in Ontario

by Ron Brown Dundurn (May 02, 2011)

Discover the legacy and lore of Ontario's railway era by exploring the lost and abandoned rail lines that once were essential to the province's well-being. The over 20,000 kilometres of rail are now largely...


Classic American Locomotives: The 1909 Classic on Steam Locomotive Technology

by Charles McShane Skyhorse (November 13, 2012)

Anyone who has watched in anticipation as a powerful steam engine rolled into a station, belching iconic billows of black smoke, or heard the memorable blue note sound of a steam engine whistle will revel in...


Early Japanese Railways 1853 - 1914: Engineering Triumphs That Transformed Meiji-era Japan

by Dan Free Tuttle Publishing (November 27, 2012)

Early Japanese Railways 1853-1914 is a cultural and engineering history of railway building in Japan during the Meiji era.

The importance of early railways in the industrialization of the United States and Europe...


Railroads and the American People

by H. Roger Grant Indiana University Press (October 17, 2012)

In this social history of the impact of railroads on American life, H. Roger Grant concentrates on the railroad's "golden age," 1830-1930. To capture the essence of the nation's railroad experience, Grant explores...


American Steam Locomotives

by William L. Withuhn Indiana University Press (March 01, 2019)

For nearly half of the nation's history, the steam locomotive was the outstanding symbol for progress and power. It was the literal engine of the Industrial Revolution, and it played an instrumental role in...


London's Labyrinth

by Fiona Rule The History Press (November 01, 2018)

London's Labyrinth exposes the sinister side of the subterranean city in Victorian times: from the shocking bomb attacks on the Metropolitan and District Lines in 1883 to the sad tale of unrequited love at Charing...


Three Generations of Railwaymen

by Jim Body, Geoff Body & Ian Body The History Press (November 01, 2018)

When, in June 1916, thirteen-year old ‘Jim” Body joined the Great Northern Railway he began what would become over a century of family railway service. Over his life, and those of his son Geoff and his grandson...


Journey to Crossrail

by Stephen Halliday The History Press (October 01, 2018)

Why did London have to wait so long for a main line railway beneath its streets? For a few years in the mid-nineteenth century, Isambard Kingdom Brunel’s broad gauge Great Western trains ran from Reading to...


John W. Barriger III

by H Roger Grant Indiana University Press (March 14, 2018)

In John W. Barriger III: Railroad Legend, historian H. Roger Grant details the fascinating life and impact of a transportation tycoon and "doctor of sick railroads."

After graduating from the Massachusetts Institute...


Great Western Railway Stars, Castles and Kings

by Allen Jackson Crowood (September 23, 2018)

Great Western Railway Stars, Castles and Kings examines the history and workings of these legendary classes of passenger steam locomotives, the first of which, the North Star, was built in 1906. Richly illustrated...


London Railway Stations

by Chris Heather Robert Hale Non-Fiction (October 23, 2018)

Built as part of the massive expansion of Great Britain's railway network during the nineteenth century, London's thirteen mainline railway stations are proud symbols of the nation's industrial and architectural...


St Pancras International

by The History Press The History Press (September 03, 2018)

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of St Pancras Station, this absorbing new book brings together 150 facts revealing many little known details about the long history of this iconic building and its surroundings....


The Railroads of the Confederacy

by Robert C. Black Iii The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Originally published by UNC Press in 1952, The Railroads of the Confederacy tells the story of the first use of railroads on a major scale in a major war. Robert Black presents a complex and fascinating tale,...


Avonmouth Line

by P D Rendall Crowood (July 23, 2018)

The Avonmouth Line - History and Working describes the railway built between the northern suburbs of Bristol and the docks constructed at the mouth of the River Avon, from its inception in 1865. It describes...


Tube Life

by Mirrorpix The History Press (September 03, 2018)

December 2018 sees the opening of the new Elizabeth Line that will link Reading and Heathrow in the west with Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east, stretching right across central London and clarifying how vital...


Chicago Union Station

by Fred Ash Indiana University Press (April 02, 2018)

More than a century before the age of airlines, the windy city of Chicago was already the nation's transportation hub. Tightly linked to its railroads, Chicago Union Station provided a way for passengers to...


Riding the Rails

by Robert D Krebs Indiana University Press (March 14, 2018)

When Robert D. Krebs joined the ranks of Southern Pacific Railroad in 1966, the industry had been in decline for decades, and the future of trains was in peril. Despite these obstacles, Krebs fell in love with...


The First Irish Railway

by Kurt Kullmann THP Ireland (May 28, 2018)

The first Irish railway ran from Westland Row, in the centre of Dublin, to Kingstown, then a seaside resort on the south coast of the City. This historic line is now the DART line, Kingstown has become Dun Laoghaire...


Railways' Strangest Tales

by Tom Quinn Portico (February 15, 2018)

A fascinating collection of bizarre but true stories from nearly 200 years of railway history.

 Right from the very start, when George Stephenson’s famous Rocket knocked over and killed a government minister...


Design of Rail Stations

by Donovan Muddle Dolans Publishing (September 01, 2017)

This book describes many of the features of the design of rail stations. It discusses the nature of rail systems, and how this impacts upon the design of rail stations. The different types of stations are identified....


All Aboard!

by Stephanie Murphy-Lupo Globe Pequot Press (January 15, 2016)

Florida's size and shape meant a largely remote interior until shortly before the Civil War. The catalysts for blasting through that anonymity were three ambitious and very different visionaries who built railroads...


Wallace W. Abbey

by Kevin P. Keefe, Scott Lothes & Wallace W. Abbey Indiana University Press (January 25, 2018)

From the late 1940s onward, Wallace W. Abbey masterfully combined journalistic and artistic vision to transform everyday transportation moments into magical photographs. Abbey, a photographer, journalist, historian,...


Railroads of Meridian

by J Parker Lamb Indiana University Press (July 05, 2012)

This generously illustrated narrative follows the evolution of dozens of separate railroads in the Meridian, Mississippi, area from the destruction of the town's rail facilities in the 1850s through the current...


Branch Line Empires

by Michael Bezilla Indiana University Press (June 06, 2017)

The Pennsylvania and the New York Central railroads helped to develop central Pennsylvania as the largest source of bituminous coal for the nation. By the late 19th century, the two lines were among America’s...


Trains, Culture, and Mobility: Riding the Rails

by Steven D. Spalding, Benjamin Fraser, Hiraku Shimoda & Araceli Masterson-Algar et al. Lexington Books (December 29, 2011)

Trains, Culture and Mobility is—along with its companion volume: Trains, Literature and Culture—the first work to thoroughly explore the railroad’s connections with a full range of cultural discourses—including...


Inside British Rail

by Stephen Poole The History Press (January 19, 2018)

Stephen Poole worked on three of British Rail’s five geographical Regions and then for three of the BR business sectors, thereby experiencing a vast range of operational, business and management styles and...


The Story of American Railroads

by Stewart H. Holbrook Dover Publications (January 14, 2016)

This richly comprehensive history by a self-proclaimed "low-brow" historian features more than 100 photographs and contemporary prints of America's railway system. Stewart H. Holbrook presents a dramatic, highly...


Sugar and Railroads

by Oscar Zanetti & Alejandro Garcia The University of North Carolina Press (October 06, 2017)

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...


Rail Network Design and Planning

by Donovan Muddle Dolans Publishing (July 03, 2016)

This book describes in detail the design of rail networks and systems. Many of the different elements of a rail system are described and explained. Common features such as junctions and terminus’s are explained...


Indianapolis Union and Belt Railroads

by Jeffrey Darbee Indiana University Press (June 16, 2017)

In an era dominated by huge railroad corporations, Indianapolis Union and Belt Railroads reveals the important role two small railroad companies had on development and progress in the Hoosier State. After Indianapolis...


The Men Who Loved Trains: The Story of Men Who Battled Greed to Save an Ailing Industry

by RushJr. Loving Indiana University Press (May 21, 2006)

A saga about one of the oldest and most romantic enterprises in the land-America's railroads-The Men Who Loved Trains introduces some of the most dynamic businessmen in America. Here are the chieftains who have...


On Railways Far Away

by William D. Middleton Indiana University Press (June 28, 2012)

In this lavishly illustrated memoir, William D. Middleton invites readers to climb aboard and share with him 60 years of railroad tourism around the globe. Middleton's award-winning photography has recorded...


The Southern Handbook

by David Wragg The History Press (August 01, 2017)

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. In the 1930s the Southern pioneered the first...


The LNER Handbook

by David Wragg The History Press (July 03, 2017)

Renowned for its express locomotive Mallard setting a world speed record (126mph) for steam locomotives that endures to this day, the London & North Eastern Railway was the second largest of the ‘Big Four’...


The GWR Handbook

by David Wragg The History Press (August 01, 2017)

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...


Schoolboy, Servant, GWR Apprentice: The Memoirs of Alfred Plumley 1880-1892

by David Wilkins The History Press (June 02, 2017)

A unique glimpse into the life of a young servant boy and GWR apprentice in the late nineteenth century


Economics and Sustainability of Rail Systems

by Donovan Muddle Dolans Publishing (July 03, 2016)

This book provides a detailed run-through of the economics of rail systems. Demand supply of transport is very useful tool for determining the economic benefits of any rail system, and it is discussed in detail. ...


Rail Transport Infrastructure

by Donovan Muddle Dolans Publishing (March 07, 2016)

This book details many of the different types of infrastructure that are present in a rail system. It is an overview, and presents a reasonable level of depth to the various engineering systems, such as track...


Rail Headway and Speeds

by Donovan Muddle Dolans Publishing (July 02, 2016)

This book provides a detailed run-through of the calculation of a headway. This difficult topic is covered in detail, with a discussion on different types of signals and how this affects a headway. Stations...