In 1869, when the final spike was driven into the Transcontinental Railroad, few were prepared for its seismic aftershocks. Once a hodgepodge of short, squabbling lines, America’s railways soon exploded into a titanic industry helmed by a pageant of speculators, crooks, and visionaries. The vicious competition between empire builders such as Cornelius Vanderbilt, Jay Gould, J. P.$49.95ISBN: 9781496214102Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Bison Books - September 1st, 2020
Cyrus K. Holliday envisioned a railroad that would run from Kansas to the Pacific, increasing the commerce and prosperity of the nation. With farsighted investors and shrewd management, the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway grew from Holliday’s idea into a model of the modern, rapid, and efficient railroad.$44.95ISBN: 9781611863659Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Michigan State University Press - July 1st, 2020
The Pere Marquette Railroad has not one but two histories—one for the twentieth century and one for the nineteenth. While the twentieth-century record of the Pere Marquette Railroad has been well studied and preserved, the nineteenth century has not been so well served.$29.95ISBN: 9780520372993Availability: BackorderedPublished: University of California Press - October 13th, 2020
In 2013, Chinese President Xi Jinping unveiled what would come to be known as the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)—a global development strategy involving infrastructure projects and associated financing throughout the world, including Asia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the Americas.$30.00ISBN: 9780253049889Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Indiana University Press (Ips) - October 6th, 2020
The Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad's history is one of big booms and bigger busts. When it became the first railroad to reach and then cross the Mississippi River in 1856, it emerged as a leading American railroad company. But after aggressive expansion and a subsequent change in management, the company struggled and eventually declared bankruptcy in 1915.$29.99ISBN: 9781627007924Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Kalmbach Books - September 1st, 2020$28.99ISBN: 9781634992244Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: America Through Time - July 27th, 2020
New Jersey's Trolley Heritage is a photographic essay of trolley cars that once served Atlantic City, Ocean City, and Wildwood, plus the modernized Newark City subway, along with the new Hudson-Bergen Light Rail Line and River Line. From 1889 to 1955, electric trolley cars served commuters and vacationers in Atlantic City.$26.95ISBN: 9781900340618Availability: BackorderedPublished: Mainline & Maritime - September 19th, 2020
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is the UK's leading heritage railway, carrying holidaymakers from the popular seaside resort of Whitby across the spectacular North Yorkshire Moors to the market town of Pickering.$40.00ISBN: 9780760368107Availability: Click Title for IN STOCK LocationPublished: Motorbooks - October 6th, 2020In this visually glorious chronological history, prolific railroad historian and photographer Brian Solomon curates a selection of the world’s most significant trains and locomotives over the last two centuries.$40.00ISBN: 9781781318935Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Frances Lincoln - September 22nd, 2020With over 60 per cent of the world’s population living in cities, the networks beneath our feet – which keep the cities above moving – are more important than ever before. Yet we never truly see how these amazing feats of engineering work.
Just how deep do the tunnels go? Where do the sewers, bunkers and postal trains run?$19.99ISBN: 9781732788831Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 DaysPublished: Techscribes, Inc. - August 26th, 2020$25.95ISBN: 9781900340632Availability: BackorderedPublished: Mainline & Maritime - September 19th, 2020
The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway is one of the world famous Great Little Trains of Wales, and has now been operated for longer as a preserved railway than it was as a part of the national rail network.