Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

23 October 2019 | By Richard White | Filed in: railways.

The transcontinental railroads of the late nineteenth century were the first corporate behemoths Their attempts to generate profits from proliferating debt sparked devastating panics in the U.S economy Their dependence on public largess drew them into the corridors of power, initiating new forms

Fire and Steam: A New History of the Railways in Britain

23 October 2019 | By Christian Wolmar | Filed in: railways.

Now in paperback, Fire and Steam tells the dramatic story of the people and events that shaped the world s first railway network, one of the most impressive engineering achievements in history The opening of the pioneering Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the beginning of the railwa

The Christmas Train

23 October 2019 | By David Baldacci | Filed in: railways.

Disillusioned journalist Tom Langdon must get from Washington D.C to L.A in time for Christmas Forced to travel by train, he begins a journey of rude awakenings, thrilling adventures and holiday magic He has no idea that the locomotives pulling him across America will actually take him into the r

Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad

23 October 2019 | By David Haward Bain | Filed in: railways.

After the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad was the nineteenth century s most transformative event Beginning in 1842 with a visionary s dream to span the continent with twin bands of iron, Empire Express captures three dramatic decades in which the United States effectively d

On the Slow Train: Twelve Great British Railway Journeys

23 October 2019 | By Michael Williams | Filed in: railways.

Never was the sadness of the end of an affair so poignantly expressed than in Flanders and Swann s elegy The Slow Train This beautifully packaged book will take the reader on the slow train to another era when travel meant than hurrying from one place to the next, the journey meaning nothing b

Ghost Train to the Eastern Star

23 October 2019 | By Paul Theroux | Filed in: railways.

National BestsellerIn Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Theroux recreates an epic journey he took thirty years ago, a giant loop by train mostly through Eastern Europe, Turkey, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent, China, Japan, and Siberia In short, he traverses all of Asia top to

The House Girl

23 October 2019 | By Tara Conklin | Filed in: railways.

A stunning debut novel of love, family, and justice that intertwines the stories of an escaped house slave in 1852 Virginia and ambitious young lawyer in contemporary New York Virginia, 1852 Seventeen year old Josephine Bell decides to run from the failing tobacco farm where she is a slave and nurs

Blood, Iron And Gold: How The Railways Transformed The World

23 October 2019 | By Christian Wolmar | Filed in: railways.

The opening of the world s first railroad in Britain and America in 1830 marked the dawn of a new age Within the course of a decade, tracks were being laid as far afield as Australia and Cuba, and by the outbreak of World War I, the United States alone boasted over a quarter of a million miles Wit

Atlas Shrugged

23 October 2019 | By Ayn Rand | Filed in: railways.

This is the story of a man who said that he would stop the motor of the world and did Was he a destroyer or the greatest of liberators Why did he have to fight his battle, not against his enemies, but against those who needed him most, and his hardest battle against the woman he loved What is the

North American Railyards, Updated and Expanded Edition

23 October 2019 | By Michael Rhodes | Filed in: railways.

This classic illustrated reference is now fully updated with revised profiles, additional diagrams, and than a dozen new railyard profiles Railyards are the epicenter of modern railroad operations sprawling multi acre facilities, featuring miles of track and complex operations There, freight

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23 October 2019 | By Lucius Beebe | Filed in: railways.

Over 1500 B W Photographs And Illustrations celebrate the age of Pullman Standard and steam motive power, when the great train names of the United States enjoyed the envy and admiration of the entire world of travel.

To The Edge Of The World

23 October 2019 | By Christian Wolmar | Filed in: railways.

It is the world s longest railway line But it is so much than that, too The Trans Siberian stretches nearly 6,000 miles between Moscow and Vladivostok on the Pacific Coast and was the most ambitious railway project in the nineteenth century A journey on the railway evokes a romantic roam thr

The Stationmaster's Farewell (The Railway Detective #9)

23 October 2019 | By Edward Marston | Filed in: railways.

1857 Only when the bonfire finally dies down, the charred remains of his body are found Who would possibly want to murder a man so universally liked It s the question Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck and Sergeant Victor Lemming ask when they arrive in Exeter at the request of the South Devon Ra

Mr Briggs' Hat: A Sensational Account of Britain's First Railway Murder

23 October 2019 | By Kate Colquhoun | Filed in: railways.

On 9 July 1864, after an evening with relatives, Thomas Briggs walked through Fenchurch Station and entered carriage 69 on the 9.45 Hackney bound train Little did he know that he was travelling into history A few minutes later, two bank clerks entered the compartment As they sat down, one of t

Blood on the Line (The Railway Detective #8)

23 October 2019 | By Edward Marston | Filed in: railways.

The year is 1855, and on the LNWR train to London, a criminal is being escorted to his appointment with the hangman But the wily Jeremy Oxley, con man, thief and murderer, has one last ace up his sleeve a beautiful and ruthless accomplice willing to do anything to save her lover, including committ

The Great Railroad Revolution: The History of Trains in America

23 October 2019 | By Christian Wolmar | Filed in: railways.

America was made by the railroads The opening of the Balti Ohio line the first American railroad in the 1830s sparked a national revolution in the way that people lived thanks to the speed and convenience of train travel Promoted by visionaries and built through heroic effort, the American

Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

23 October 2019 | By Richard White | Filed in: railways.

The transcontinental railroads of the late nineteenth century were the first corporate behemoths Their attempts to generate profits from proliferating debt sparked devastating panics in the U.S economy Their dependence on public largess drew them into the corridors of power, initiating new forms