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Europe By Rail: The Definitive Guide Cover Image
ISBN: 9783945225028
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Published: hidden europe publications - January 1st, 2020

Whether you are making a long grand tour or just a short break, Europe by Rail is the perfect guide. The book describes over 50 key routes in detail. Together, they span mainland Europe and—brand new for this 16th edition—now also the British Isles. Each route can be followed in its entirety or used as a building block in a longer itinerary.

Turbine Power Cover Image
ISBN: 9781627007351
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Published: Kalmbach Media - January 27th, 2020

A bold railroading technology and its fate. Are there any other better words to describe it? Turbine Power by Walter Simpson is a new book that covers steam and gas turbine locomotives and trains, how they functioned, and the technology used from the 1939-2003 era that made them go.

Last Train to Texas: My Railroad Odyssey (Railroads Past and Present) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780253045249
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Published: Indiana University Press - February 4th, 2020

Midnight train rides, head-on freight collisions--there is never a dull moment when it comes to trains. Take a look at America's biggest railroads and meet the thunderous personalities who operate them.

Milk Trains and Traffic Cover Image
ISBN: 9781627006965
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Published: Kalmbach Media - January 27th, 2020

Milk was once an important commodity for the railroads. Before refrigeration became mainstream, high-speed delivery was critical.

Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780544770317
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - August 11th, 2020

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.

Trans-Canada Rail Guide: Includes Rail Routes and Maps Plus Guides to 10 Cities Cover Image
ISBN: 9781912716074
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Published: Trailblazer Publications - February 28th, 2020

The world's most scenic rail ride A journey on Canada's transcontinental railroad ranks as one of the greatest rail experiences in the world. Stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the lines span 6358km (3974 miles), taking in not only several of North America's finest cities but also some of the most dramatic scenery on earth, including the spectacular Rocky Mountains.

Ghosts of Gold Mountain: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358331810
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Published: Mariner Books - May 5th, 2020

“Gripping . . . Chang has accomplished the seemingly impossible . . .

Rail Journeys Cover Image
ISBN: 9781782749196
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Published: Amber Books - April 7th, 2020

All aboard Through outstanding images, Rail Journeys explores some of the most historic, spectacular, and remote locations in the world, where trains still offer romantic experiences of rail travel at its best.

Rails Across America: Railway Journeys in Art Cover Image
ISBN: 9780857161697
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Published: McNidder and Grace - February 25th, 2020

A definitive collection of railway posters showcasing the history of poster development during the past 120 years. Written in association with Swann Galleries in New York, we take a journey across the United States from the Eastern Seaboard to the Pacific Coast. The result is a stunning artistic guide to American destinations and their railway poster heritage.

Beeching - The Definitive Guide: A Complete History of the Sixties Railway Closures Cover Image
ISBN: 9781911658146
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Published: Gresley - June 19th, 2020

Described as the most hated civil servant in Britain, it was half a century ago that Dr Richard Beeching was appointed as chairman of British Railways with one key directive - to cut the soaring losses. The 1950s had seen the start of a mass shift from public to private transport, as lorries, cars, buses and motorbikes replaced trains as Britain's most popular means of travel.

Brunel's Big Railway: Creation of the Great Western Railway Cover Image
ISBN: 9781911658191
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Published: Gresley - July 19th, 2020

Engineering genius Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Great Western Railway was not only bigger, wider and faster than any other of its day, but linked London to New York via his great steamships from Bristol. His unique broad gauge 'super railway' also connected Paddington to Plymouth and Penzance, and for decades was one of the wonders of the world.

Railways at Night: From Dusk Til Dawn Cover Image
ISBN: 9781445692371
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Published: Amberley Publishing - January 1st, 2020

Coal-black starless nights, comfort only from the weak glow of station lamps. The velvet silence broken by a series of shrill ringing bells in the signal box, a flurry of activity; levers are pulled, wires sing, signals drop, and silence returns. In the far distance a quiet rhythmic beat, the gloom pieced by a star of light, glinting off silver rails.

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