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9781910809822

British Railways in Unseen Colour 1960-61

Author: Waller, Peter Code: 70053 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 15/01/2022 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: January 2022

At the end of 1948, the first year of British Railways operation, it had 20,260 steam locomotives on its books. By 1960, this had fallen to 13,296 engines with the withdrawal in the intervening years of many pre-grouping types that had survived into BR days due to the pressing need for locos during World War 11 and its aftermath. The steam ......

9781912716142

Japan by Rail 5/e

Includes Rail Route Guide and 30 City Guides Author: Ramsey Zarifeh and Anna Udagawa Code: 60775 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 528 pages Publisher: TRAILBLAZER Published date: 14/01/2022 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: January 2022
The real secret to traveling around Japan on a budget is the Japan Rail Pass. This comprehensive guide is designed to be used in conjunction with a rail pass to get the most out of your trip to Japan. The book includes recommended rail routes - with maps - plus where to stay (all budgets), where to eat, and what to see in 30 top tourist towns.
9781445697987

MOD Railways

Author: Hitchen, Michael Code: 60610 Price: AU $35.90 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 15/12/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: December 2021
A pictorial record of this interesting curiosity of Britain's railway network. This book looks at rolling stock used at a number of locations, both standard and narrow gauge, and where appropriate the locations served by these largely unknown systems.
9781911639275

Steam is Coming Home

Author: Jones, Robin Code: 60214 Price: AU $23.99 Format: Paperback / 132 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 27/11/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: November 2021
Britain invented the steam railway locomotive concept, while other countries went on to build their own. However, once steam ended overseas, several were brought to Britain for heritage railway and museum use.
9781857945454

Model Railways Explained (Beyond the beginning)

The Newcomers' Guide to Railway Modelling Author: Lambert, Brian Code: 56840 Price: AU $44.00 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: SILVER LINK PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 22/11/2021 Availability: Please contact us for availability
The author writes: `My hobby has been model railways for many years, since I was given a Tri-ang Princess Elizabeth train set for Christmas as an eight-year-old schoolboy. Over the years I have gained much modelling knowledge from practical experience, and belonging to model railway clubs,
9781911658511

Railway Magazine Archive Collection 1930s

Author: Kelly, Peter Code: 59737 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 50 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 03/11/2021 Availability: Please contact us for availability

The last great age of steam in Britain is revisited in this new collection of superb photographs from the extensive archive of the Railway Magazine. Author Pete Kelly, editor of The Railway Magazine Guide to Modelling, looks back to a time when streamlined steam express trains charged headlong through the English countryside every day of the ......

9781910809686

Robinson Eight-coupled Locomotives

Author: Clements, Jeremy Code: 70050 Price: AU $65.00 Format: Hardback / 252 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 01/11/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: November 2021

Starting in 1902 with three 0-8-0s for the Great Central Railway, J G Robinsons heavy freight locomotive fleet grew rapidly as part of General Manager Sam Fays strategy to rescue the company from financial difficulties. At Grouping, the GCR passed on 241 well-built, powerful and efficient eight-coupled locomotives to the newly formed London & ......

9781911658573

Locomotives of the National Collection

Legend of the Track Author: Jones, Robyn Code: 59738 Price: AU $45.95 Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 01/11/2021 Availability: Please contact us for availability

Legendary steam railway locomotives such as Flying Scotsman, Mallard, Stephensons Rocket and City of Truro have been household names for generations and are now owned by the public.

9781910809730

Chapelon

Genius of French Steam Author: Rogers, Col H.C.B. Code: 70051 Price: AU $23.95 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 01/11/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: November 2021

 The name Andre Chapelon will be known to everyone with an interest in the development of the steam locomotive. Put simply he was a genius, head and shoulders above all others in the field of steam locomotive design. This is not to belittle the skills and capabilities of men like Churchward, Stanier, Gresley and Bulleid. Indeed ......

9781910809754

BR Mark 1 and Mark 2 Coaching Stock

Author: Longworth, Hugh Code: 70052 Price: AU $89.00 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 01/11/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: November 2021

In 1951 the first of the British Railways Mark 1 coaches entered service. In their various forms, which included sleepers, buffet cars, horse boxes and suburban non-corridor stock, they were built until 1963 and formed the mainstay of the passenger railway through the 1960s and 1970s. Although now are all withdrawn from regular service, a ......

9781789209181

Transnational Railway Cultures

Trains in Music, Literature, Film, and Visual Art Author: Fraser, Benjamin Code: 70058 Price: AU $269.00 Format: Hardback / 270 pages Publisher: BERGHAHN Published date: 01/11/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: November 2021

Since the advent of train travel, railways have compressed space and crossed national boundaries to become transnational icons, evoking hope, dread, progress, or obsolescence in different cultural domains. Spanning five continents and a diverse range of contexts, this collection offers an unprecedentedly broad survey of global representations ......

9780253060631

Amtrak, America's Railroad

Transportation's Orphan and Its Struggle for Survival Author: Doughty, Geoff Code: 70059 Price: AU $64.95 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date: 25/10/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2021

Discover the story of Amtrak, Americas Railroad, 50 years in the making.

In 1971, in an effort to rescue essential freight railroads, the US government founded Amtrak. In the post-World War II era, aviation and highway development had become the focus of government policy in America. As rail passenger ......

9781445685052

Lion

The Story of the Real Titfield Thunderbolt Author: Dawson, Anthony Code: 60776 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 22/10/2021 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability

Best known as the Titfield Thunderbolt, Lion is one of the most beloved locomotives in railway preservation - transformed from humble luggage engine to film star, this is a Cinderella story. Built in Leeds in 1838 by Todd, Kitson & Laird, Lion is the only surviving locomotive built for the pioneering Liverpool & Manchester Railway. After a ......

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2022 Steam Railway Square Wall Calendar

Author: Carousel Calendars Code: 60904 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Calendar Publisher: CAROUSEL Published date: 14/10/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

The golden age of steam travel is captured perfectly in the Steam Railway calendar for 2022. Timeless photographs of steam trains feature throughout, as well as spacious date grids for your all important appointments.

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2022 Steam Trains Square Wall Calendar - 16 Month

Author: Avonside Publishing Ltd. Code: 60921 Price: AU $23.95 Format: Calendar / 13 pages Publisher: AVONSIDE Published date: 11/10/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

A 16 month calendar that can be used from September 2021 containing images of Locomotives from the great era of steam power. The calendar contains all public holidays, notable events & important dates. The Calendar also features large grids for making notes of those special dates to remember.

  • Wall Square ......
9781526776211

Narrow Gauge Panorama

Steaming Along the Rustic and Narrow Author: Waite, James Code: 70056 Price: AU $105.00 Format: Hardback / 296 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date: 16/09/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

This is James Waites second book for Pen & Sword about narrow gauge railways. He has travelled extensively in search of interesting, and often obscure, railways in remote locations. His previous book looked at the narrow gauge scene around the world and how many of its historic railways were surviving in the twenty first century. This new ......

9781911658214

Mallard

The Story of Britain's Most Magnificent Locomotive Author: Jones, Robin Code: 60409 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 250 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 09/09/2021 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability

On July 3, 1938, LNER A4 streamlined Pacific No. 4468 Mallard reached 126mph, setting a world steam speed record that has never been broken. It was the zenith of not only a great decade in which glamorous express trains competed to see which could travel from London to Scotland in the fastest time, but also the steam age itself. Author Robin ......

9781445693347

The Golden Age of Streamlining

Author: Alexander, Colin Code: 60986 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 234 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 09/09/2021 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability

Between the two world wars there was a golden era of industrial design when the benefits of streamlining were realised, allowing for reduced wind resistance, faster transportation and a more efficient economy. The Art Deco-influenced style was also a huge public relations exercise in the glamour-obsessed 1920s and 1930s. Its most obvious ......

9781445682136

Class 158 and 159 DMUs

Author: Cole, Andrew Code: 70049 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 09/09/2021 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability

In the early 1990s, British Rail introduced the 182-strong Class 158 fleet, followed by the 22-strong Class 159s. These units heralded a new era in long-distance travel at the time, replacing 1950s-designed locomotive-hauled coaches on long secondary and inter-city routes With all 204 units still in service today, this title aims to examine ......

9781760990015

Heading South

Far North Queensland to Western Australia by Rail Author: Richards, Tim Code: 61020 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: FREMANTLE PRESS Published date: 03/09/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Featuring some of Australias most iconic rail journeys, Heading South celebrates the unique joys of train travel and is the perfect book for the armchair traveller. Freelance travel writer and Lonely Planet guidebook contributor Tim Richards decides to shake up his life by taking an epic rail journey across Australia. Jumping aboard iconic ......

9781526739018

Britain's Preserved Trams

An Historic Overview Author: Waller, Peter Code: 70031 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date: 26/08/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

It is almost 100 years since the first tram was preserved in Britain, in the century since then a great variety of trams have been saved from tramway systems small and large. Some trams were purchased directly out of service and others were acquired after many years alternative usage, some being summer houses or homes, while others were used on ......

9781910809860

Swindon - The Complete Works

Author: Timms, Peter Code: 70054 Price: AU $52.95 Format: Hardback / 352 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 15/08/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Peter Timms two previous books on the subject of Swindon works have been combined and rewritten to form the basis for this enlarged work. This is a comprehensive account of the Great Western Railways main works in what was, in many ways, its heyday. It is written in a way that should appeal to engineers, social historians, railway enthusiasts ......

9781398107649

One Man's Railway

0 Gauge in the Garden Author: Jackson, Allen Code: 70048 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 09/08/2021 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability

This book is about one ordinary persons efforts, largely carried out single-handedly and with limited funds, to build a model railway layout in his garden that runs just like the real thing. It is based on Brymbo in North Wales, where the GWR and LNER were joined by the LMS in the search for mineral wealth. Allen Jacksons recreation runs ......

9781910809747

How a Steam Locomotive Works

Author: Wells, Dominic Code: 60788 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 07/08/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

To address the needs of todays readers, the complex engineering of the steam locomotive is unraveled by use of a large number of easily understandable diagrams, explaining the function of the components in a step-by-step manner. There is no technical knowledge required on the part of the reader, nor is there any requirement to understand ......

9781526778604

L M S & L N E R Steam Locomotives

The Post War Era Author: Clegg, Malcolm Code: 70057 Price: AU $85.00 Format: Hardback / 168 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date: 21/07/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

L M S & L N E R Steam Locomotives, is the result of over two decades of photographing steam locomotives in action in many parts of Britain covered by the former LMS and LNER Railway Companies. They were the two largest of the Big Four Railway Companies which operated in Britain between 1923 and 1948. The majority of the photographs were taken ......

9781912018963

Berlin U-Bahn Architecture & Design Map (English/German text)

Berliner U-Bahn Architekturkarte Author: Pfeiffer-Kloss, Verena Code: 70055 Price: AU $18.95 Format: Sheet map / 2 pages Published date: 15/07/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

This two-sided, bilingual map is a guide to Berlins most distinctive U-Bahn stations. The map is an invitation to explore Berlins extraordinary history from 1902 through today, as reflected in the remarkable creativity, colour and variety of its underground networks architecture and design. This map is Blue Crow Medias fifth title in this ......

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2022 Country Railways Square Wall Calendar - Wire binding

Author: Carousel Calendars Code: 60895 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Calendar Publisher: CAROUSEL Published date: 14/07/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Marvel at magnificent locomotives against a picturesque backdrop of spectacular British countryside. Featuring 12 superb photographs of classic steam trains, complete with beautiful scenic landscapes, this 2022 calendar celebrates British country railways.

9781526729859

Peppercorn, His Life and Locomotives

Author: Hillier-Graves, Tim Code: 60794 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Paperback / 264 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 11/07/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

Arthur Peppercorn, a vicars son from Herefordshire, was the last L N E R Chief Mechanical Engineer. He managed his department for a very short time before it was swept away in the wholesale changes that followed Nationalisation of British Railways in 1948. Although a disciple and follower of Sir Nigel Gresley, he was his own man and developed ......

9780750994316

Amazing and Curious Railway Tales

Author: Maggs, Colin Code: 60777 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 17/06/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

A collection of fascinating railway oddities, curiosities and little-known facts. Did you know that the Great Western Railway carried a 14th-century Gloucestershire cottage on the first part of its journey to the USA? Why were poppies removed from Surbiton station before Remembrance Day? What is Railway Time? No, its not ten minutes after GMT! ......

9781526740342

North Eastern Electric Stock 1904-2020

Its Design and Development Author: Gleaves, Graeme Code: 60795 Price: AU $75.00 Format: Undefined / 168 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 06/06/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

The north east of England was the cradle of Britains railways in the 19th Century. It was here George and Robert Stephenson would shape the steam locomotive. Then in the early 20th Century a second transport revolution took place around Newcastle when the suburban lines from the city to the coast were electrified in response to competition from ......

9780750996563

Remembering Steam

The End of British Rail Steam in Photographs Author: Hurley, Paul Code: 60477 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 168 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 03/06/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
Commemorating the anniversary of the end of steam railway traction in Britain
9781910821404

Underground Railways of the World

Amazing and extraordinary facts Author: Halliday, Stephen Code: 60790 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Hardback / 144 pages Published date: 28/05/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Over 200 underground railways are in service or under construction around the world. Many although of great importance to their cities and passengers are otherwise unremarkable, however others have fascinating stories to tell. With unique histories, unusual circumstances around their construction, unbelievable technical challenges to overcome, ......

9781474616188

The High Girders

The gripping true story of a Victorian dream that ended in tragedy Author: Prebble, John Code: 60793 Price: AU $22.99 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: ORION PUBLISHING CO Published date: 23/05/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

On December 28th 1879, the night of the Great Storm, the Tay Bridge collapsed, along with the train that was crossing, and everyone on board...

This is the true story of that disastrous night, told from multiple viewpoints:

The station master waiting for the train to arrive - who sees the approaching lights simply ......

9781788161442

Steam Trains Today

Journeys Along Britain's Heritage Railways Author: Martin, Andrew Code: 59236 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 352 pages Publisher: PROFILE BOOKS LTD Published date: 26/04/2021 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
After the Beeching cuts of the 1960s, many railways were 'rationalised' and gradually shut down. Rural communities were isolated without ready access to the main lines and steam trains slowly gave way to diesel and electric traction. But some people were not prepared to let the romance of train travel die. Thanks to their efforts, many of these ......
9781784424404

Miniature Railways

Author: Henshaw, David Code: 60773 Price: AU $19.99 Format: Paperback Publisher: BLOOMSBURY Published date: 02/04/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

There are more than 400 miniature railways in Britain. Some are hidden away and privately owned, others are parkland attractions, and some - such as the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch - are large commercial enterprises. They come in an array of gauges (from 5 inches up to 15 inches and sometimes beyond), but their most definitive characteristic is ......

9781911658191

Brunel's Big Railway

Creation of the Great Western Railway Author: Jones, Robin Code: 60408 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 250 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 01/04/2021 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability

Engineering genius Isambard Kingdom Brunels 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. More ......

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