Whistles Across the Land
A Love Affair With Trains
Paperback ISBN: 1559125055
A lush, large (10x12") collection of color pictures of trains, their crews, railroad workers, and a few passengers. The photos are of the exhibition quality that have won the author and his wife, Shirley Berman, admiration and awards. A splendid book at a remarkably low price. Published by Cedco Publishing Co., 2955 Kerner Blvd., San Rafael, CA 94901. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
The White Cascade
The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche
Hardcover ISBN: 0805077057
A detailed chronicle of one of America's worst rail disasters describes how, in 1910, two trainloads of people, trapped in the Cascade Mountains of Washington State by a fierce February blizzard, were swept into a mountain ravine by the nation's deadliest avalanche.
Vintage & Modern Diesel Locomotives
Prime Movers of America
Hardcover ISBN: 0760348405
"Text summaries and photo galleries of diesel locomotives used by Electro-Motive Division, General Electric Transportation, American Locomotive Company, Baldwin Locomotive Company, and Fairbanks-Morse"--Provided by publisher
The 50 Greatest Train Journeys of the World
Paperback ISBN: 1785780654
Acclaimed travel writer Anthony Lambert presents his selection of train journeys with real character, sublime scenery, a sense of history, a well-appointed train, or even the opportunity to enjoy a meal with proper napery, silver and glass... Some journeys are well known, such as the Glacier or Orient Expresses, which combine glamour, outstanding cuisine and service and colorful history. Others less so: The Sunset Limited traverses through the quintessential Wild West country of New Mexico; or the coast-to-coast journey through the chestnut- and pine-clad mountains of Corsica, crossing one of Gustave Eiffel’s glorious viaducts of gossamer steel. From the modest line of the Alaska Railroad to the Trans-Siberian; from a narrow-gauge web of lines in the Harz Mountains to the train that crosses Australia’s barren Nullarbor Plain in a dead-straight 478km, Lambert’s is an unmissable selection for any lover of travel that is as delightful as the destination.
Blood, Iron and Gold
How the Railways Transformed the World
Paperback ISBN: 1848871716
This is a Christmas hardback with tremendous sales potential. Blood, Iron and Gold tells the dramatic story of the people and events that shaped the world's railways, stimulating economic growth and social change on an unprecedented scale. The opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the beginning of a revolution in transportation. Blood, Iron and Gold reveals the huge impact of the railways as they spread rapidly across the world, linking cities that had hitherto been isolated, stimulating both economic growth and social change on an unprecedented scale. From Panama to the Punjab, Tasmania to Turin, Christian Wolmar describes the vision and determination of the pioneers who developed railways that would one day span continents, as well as the labour of the navvies who endured horrific conditions to build this global network. Wolmar shows how the rise of the train stimulated daring feats of engineering, architectural innovation and the rapid movement of people and goods around the world. He shows how cultures were enriched - and destroyed - by the unrelenting construction and how they had a vital role in civil conflict, as well as in two world wars. Indeed, Blood, Iron and Gold reveals that the global expansion of the railways was key to the spread of modernity and the making of the modern world.