1935-1975Author: Leggett, BobCode: 55265Price:AU $15.99Format: Paperback / 64 pages Publisher: SHIRE Published date:18/04/2019Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: April 2019
The 00 gauge train set was the ultimate `boy's toy' of the 1950s and '60s.Electric 00 gauge trains were introduced by Trix and Hornby Dublo in the mid-1930s, but the Second World War quickly halted production. However, they burst back onto the post-war scene with great success, and 00 quickly became the dominant scale in Britain, and was taken up ......
Design and Development, 1880-1960Author: Withuhn, WilliamCode: 55038Price:AU $65.80Format: Hardback / 464 pages Publisher: INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date:01/03/2019Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2019
American Steam Locomotives is a thorough and engaging history of the invention that captured public imagination like no other, and the people who brought it to life.
One Hundred and Fifty Years of Transcontinental RailroadingAuthor: Center for Railroad Photography & ArtCode: 55039Price:AU $82.00Format: Hardback / 268 pages Publisher: INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date:01/03/2019Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2019
Celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States, After Promontory profiles the history and heritage of this historic event.
A Collector's GuideAuthor: Piltz, HowardCode: 55215Price:AU $44.99Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:15/02/2019Availability:Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2019
For this second book in the Transport Philately series on public transport issues featured on postage stamps, the author looks at railways around the world on standard gauge tracks that encompasses the majority of the western worlds major railway arteries.
Author: Reevy, TonyCode: 55037Price:AU $80.95Format: Hardback / 200 pages Publisher: INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date:01/02/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
Providing the first book-length biography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg, Reevy's new book is an indispensable history of the work of two men who forever changed the way we see and experience American railroads.
Building and Operating a Miniature Steam LocomotiveAuthor: Frost, JeffCode: 52071Price:AU $99.00Format: Paperback / 125 pages Publisher: MCFARLAND & CO INC Published date:14/01/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
Steam locomotives dominated the landscapes across the world from the 1820s through the 1960s. Out of this came a new hobby, building and running miniature steam locomotives. These miniature steam locomotives operated under the same principles as their full size brethren as well make the same noises and smells. The steam locomotives are alive ......
The A1 Steam Locomotive TrustAuthor: Smith, Geoff and The A1 Steam Locomotive TrustCode: 52455Price:AU $25.95Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: HAYNES PUBLISHING GROUP Published date:06/01/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Published in association with The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust, it explains the construction, operation and maintenance of 60163 Tornado, the new steam locomotive that attracts huge crowds wherever it appears. Based on the LNER Peppercorn Class A1 design, of which 49 were originally built but eventually all scrapped, Tornado is a magnificent and ......
Uncanny Tales of the RailwaysAuthor: Ashley, MikeCode: 55570Price:AU $19.95Format: PaperbackPublisher: PITSTOP Published date:01/01/2019Availability:Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Howling down the tunnels comes a new collection showcasing the greatest stories of strange happenings on the tracks, many of which are republished here for the first time since their original departure.
Author: Waller, P.Code: 52327Price:AU $39.99Format: HardbackPublisher: DANNAN BOOKS Published date:07/11/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The steam locomotive is one of Britain’s greatest and most beautiful inventions and generations have marvelled at the power conveyed in its iron form. But the mystical qualities of smoke and pure white steam give life to the locomotive and through the genius of design, it appears to blend magically with the scenery through which it passes. ......
The Story of a LegendAuthor: Picon, GuillaumeCode: 52085Price:AU $79.99Format: Hardback / 260 pages Publisher: ACC ART BOOKS Published date:19/10/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
The first train to connect Paris to Constantinople - the gateway to the Orient and epitome of all its associated desires and fantasies - the Orient Express was an immediate success. Quickly nicknamed the king of trains, the train of kings, it had already become a legend in its own time. This unique train and its celebrated passengers (both real ......
The Forensics of Rail DisastersAuthor: Bibel, GeorgeCode: 55477Price:AU $53.99Format: Paperback / 368 pages Publisher: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date:03/10/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
Using a mix of eyewitness accounts and scientific explanations, Bibel draws us into a world of forensics and human drama.Train Wreck is a fascinating exploration of; runaway trains; bearing failures; metal fatigue; crash testing ; collision dynamics; bad rails
The Life and Work of Tom ColemanAuthor: Hillier-Graves, TimCode: 52098Price:AU $79.99Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:22/08/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
In 1958 one of Britain`s greatest locomotive designers died without public fanfare or recognition, mourned only by his family. Yet William Stanier, arguably one of our greatest engineers and his leader, said of him that without his Chief Draughtsman all he achieved with the LMS would not have been possible. How could such a man slip from our ......
Black Five LocomotivesAuthor: Langston, KeithCode: 52097Price:AU $65.99Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:21/08/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
It is possible that in the history of British steam locomotives no class of engine was ever more universally popular than the Stanier 5MT 4-6-0 class, which were generally referred to as Black Fives. This informative book includes numerous images of the class at work, many of which are published for the first time.
Author: Morrison, TomCode: 47939Price:AU $155.57Format: Hardback / 277 pages Publisher: MCFARLAND & CO INC Published date:17/08/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
Between 1900 and 1950, Americans built the most powerful steam locomotives of all time - enormous engines that powered a industry of colossal scale and intensity. They were deceptively simple machines yet even as the technology was being perfected it was becoming obscure. Despite immense and sustained effort, they remained grossly inefficient in ......
Southern Railway, Great Western Railway and British Railways - Steam LocAuthor: Langston, KeithCode: 48795Price:AU $52.88Format: HardbackPublisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:12/08/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
In Great Britain there existed a practice of naming steam locomotives. The names chosen covered many and varied subjects, however a large number of those represented direct links with military personnel, regiments, squadrons, naval vessels, aircraft, battles and associated historic events. For example, all but one member of the famous Royal ......
A Celebration of the World's RailwaysAuthor: Hamilton, RayCode: 51852Price:AU $22.95Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: SUMMERSDALE PUBLISHERS Published date:22/06/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
More than just a means of transport, trains connect communities, evoke memories and promise adventures galore. This fact-packed miscellany tracks their development from the earliest locomotives to today's superfast trains, stopping off along the way to explore great railway journeys, iconic stations and memorable depictions in the arts.
Tokyo's Commuter Train NetworkAuthor: Fisch, MichaelCode: 51736Price:AU $40.88Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS Published date:19/06/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
A technological analysis of the incredible complexity of the Tokyo subway system.
Author: Garratt, ColinCode: 51077Price:AU $44.95Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: LORENZ BOOKS Published date:15/05/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
From the early years of steam power to todays awe-inspiring high-speed passenger trains, this book spans nearly two centuries of locomotive history. It covers the first designs of the 1830s, early North American freight trains, the golden age of railways from 1900-1950, the crossover from steam power to diesel and electric, and how the ......
A Railway Modelling CompanionAuthor: Geary, JeffCode: 51544Price:AU $45.83Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: IAN ALLAN PUBLISHING Published date:01/04/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A 'hands-on' guide to the cutting edge technology of 3D printing and laser cutting for railway modellers
Photography of A. Aubrey BodineAuthor: Bodine, JenniferCode: 51099Price:AU $29.99Format: Hardback / 128 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date:30/03/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
A. Aubrey Bodine, newspaper photographer, pictorialist, modernist, and documentarian, was a Baltimore Sun feature photographer from 1924-1970. This book is his archive of train photographs chronicling mid-twentieth-century rail transportation and the people working on the railroad. Bodines images of steam and diesel locomotives document an era ......
Seven Decades Behind the LensAuthor: Boocock, ColinCode: 51586Price:AU $61.11Format: Hardback / 255 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:26/03/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
High quality colour and black & white Illustrations with notes on railway photography method and camera hints
1945-1970 Photo ArchiveAuthor: Olsen, ByronCode: 49296Price:AU $54.92Format: PaperbackPublisher: ENTHUSIAST BOOKS Published date:06/03/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
This new edition of Great Northern Railway includes the best images from the previous two-volume set originally published in 1998, and have been improved vastly over that version.The photographs in this collection were taken during the years following WW ll until the Great Northern became part of the new Burlington Northern in 1970. While the ......
Author: O'Neill, ReissCode: 51354Price:AU $56.90Format: Hardback / 274 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:05/03/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Good quality colour pictures with interesting and useful historic information
Author: Kerr, FredCode: 51101Price:AU $49.95Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:19/02/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
When British Railways (BR) initiated its Modernisation Plan in 1954 it had little experience of diesel locomotives thus initiated a Pilot Scheme to trial combinations of the three elements comprised within a locomotive the engine, transmission and body. The initial orders for 174 locomotives were placed in November 1955, but even before the ......
Author: Green, OliverCode: 50383Price:AU $14.99Format: Paperback / 64 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:12/02/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Trams have had a rollercoaster history over the last 150 years. First introduced to the UK in the 1860s by a colourful American businessman, they became increasingly popular and successful in British towns and cities because they were so cheap to use. For the first time the working classes could afford to ride to work instead of walking. By the ......
A Life in Railroad PhotographyAuthor: Lothes, ScottCode: 50889Price:AU $72.37Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date:05/02/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
From the late 1940s on, Wallace W. Abbey masterfully combined journalistic and artistic vision to transform everyday moments in transportation into magical photographs. Abbey, a photographer, journalist, historian, and railroad industry executive, helped people from many different backgrounds understand and appreciate what was often taken for ......
The Rise and Fall of the SleeperAuthor: Martin, AndrewCode: 52387Price:AU $19.95Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: PITSTOP Published date:01/02/2018Availability:Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Night trains have long fascinated us with the possibilities of their private sleeping compartments, gilded dining cars, champagne bars and wealthy travellers. Authors from Agatha Christie to Graham Greene have used night trains to tell tales of romance, intrigue and decadence against a rolling background of dramatic landscapes. The reality ......
Author: Springirth, Kenneth C.Code: 51135Price:AU $39.99Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:16/12/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
Cincinnati's first line was the conversion of the Mt Adams & Eden Park Inclined Railway Company cable car line to electric operation in 1888 which became part of the Cincinnati Street Railway Co. This book documents that era, including the Cincinnati Bell Connector streetcar line which opened in 2016, linking with the Over the Rhine neighborhood.
Author: Insight GuidesCode: 50829Price:AU $55.00Format: Paperback / 216 pages Publisher: FONTHILL Published date:21/11/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
The period 1939-1959 was a crucial one in the history of the East Coast Main Line stretching from London King's Cross to Edinburgh Waverley. The book takes a snapshot of the line in the 1930s then pays meticulous attention to the impact of the Second World War and the creation of British Railways following nationalisation in 1948.
A Collector's GuideAuthor: Piltz, HowardCode: 50944Price:AU $27.95Format: Hardback / 64 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:15/11/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
A Pictorial Journey Through TimeAuthor: Scott-Morgan, JohnCode: 50942Price:AU $47.41Format: Hardback / 120 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:13/11/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Southern Gallery 1923 1947 is the first volume in a new series of picture books, designed to be of interest to railway historians and modellers. The series subjects are themed to include an interesting mixture of useful historic illustrations, depicting locomotives, rolling stock and infrastructure. Southern Gallery 1923 1947 covers the history ......
Author: Cable, DavidCode: 50943Price:AU $56.90Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date:08/11/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
Good Quality Colour Pictures with good Detailed information for Modellers
Atlas of Early RailroadsAuthor: Hayes, DerekCode: 49570Price:AU $44.95Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: FIREFLY BOOKS LTD Published date:03/11/2017Availability:Available. Usually dispatched from USA 1-2 business days
A highly illustrated volume tracing the emergence of modern railways. Praise for the author's previous title, America Discovered -Hayes offers more than just the state's emergent political boundaries and geological elevations. He presents a fascinating, map-based chronicle of the region's legendary gold rush, the gradual domination of its ......