Archive for Items Categorized 'Trains', only excerpts shown, click title for full entry.
by Tom Morrison
So, so big—and so, so inefficient. But the industrialized world could not have become what it did without these behemoths, so here is a behemoth of a book to tell their story.
by Paul Malmassari
From a battleship on rails to nimble if sometimes slapdash scout trolley, armored—and armed—trains have seen action much more recently than you might think. They have their limits but obviously they fulfill a role only they can do. This book gives you almost 200 years of examples.
by Brian Solomon
Whether looking at pretty pictures or thinking big thoughts about politics and economics, it won’t take any arm-twisting at all to spend hours and hours with this lavishly illustrated and nicely designed book!
by David Wragg
It took 400 horses to go by coach from London to Scotland. And time. Steam power changed everything but, for a while, railroad companies played silly—and dangerous—games to get the traveling public on board.
by Jonathan Clay
For the first time in book form one of the UK’s best-known Transport Artists is showing his work, as well as explaining his method, to a wider audience.
by John Hodge
Why would you care about the South Wales valleys? They were famous for coal mining, iron and steel, and tinplate works—and rail is how things moved around. How big this story is becomes clearer when you consider that this is only the first of four books on the subject.
by Murray Naylor
If you like trains and ecclesiastic architecture, this book combines them. Thirty-two churches—large and small, famous and obscure, ancient and newer—and how to reach them are presented here.
by George Drysdale Dempsey
As exotic in its day as the Space Shuttle is now. And far more frightening to bystanders! In its day, 136 years ago, this book explained an utterly alien contraption to people who were more used to horses than iron machines.
by Keith Langston
You think checking the options list for your next car purchase is work? One of the big locomotive makers once had 500 models in their 1910 catalog! This book looks at the Big Guns, the sexy express haulers.
by Simon Fowler
This book looks at just some of the many hundreds of railway disasters, at their causes, at the price of progress, at human failings and, ultimately, at an improving safety record.
by Vincent Curcio
From wiping down locomotives to running an automotive powerhouse, Walter P. in a quintessential American “be all that you can be” story did it all and did it well.
by Robin Jones
His career reads like fiction. A 2002 BBC poll voted him no. 2 of the “100 Greatest Britons”—143 years after his death! No “15 minutes of fame” for this fellow, but have you heard of him?