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Planning, Designing and Making Railway Layouts in Small Spaces

Richard Bardsley

If you want to build a model railway but feel constricted and frustrated because you only have a very limited amount of space available, then this is the book for you. The author demonstrates that a railway modeller need never be "stuck for space... (read more)

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Shire Library #586: The Flying Scotsman: The Train, the Locomotive, the Legend

Bob Gwynne

Flying Scotsman is probably the most famous railway locomotive in the world. When it was new in 1923 it caused a sensation for its beauty and its speed, and the engine found itself at the center of media attention that continued throughout the decade and... (read more)

North America
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Pennsylvania Railroad (Railroad Color History)

Mike Schafer

At its peak the Pennsylvania was the largest railroad in the world. It operated 28,000 miles of track, directly served half of the U.S., and hauled more freight and passengers than any other railroad in the world. This colorful tribute to the... (read more)

Electric and Street Railroads
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Subway Style: 100 Years of Architecture & Design in the New Yorkcity Subway

Andrew Garn

October 2004 marks the 100th anniversary of the largest underground transit network in the world. Love it or hate it, if you're a New Yorker, you can't live without it: 3.5 million people ride the rails every day. The subway is as much a symbol of New... (read more)

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Rail, Steam, and Speed: The "Rocket" and the Birth of Steam Locomotion

Christopher Mcgowan

From October 6 through 14, 1829, in a small village just outside Liverpool, England, ten thousand spectators gathered to witness one of the most remarkable events of the Industrial Age: a battle among locomotives that became known as the Rainhill Trials.... (read more)

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The Historical Atlas of World Railroads: 400 Maps and Photographs Chart the Networks That Span the World

John Westwood

A fascinating history of railroad development on every continent. At one point railroads were the most important form of transport in the world, responsible for opening up vast areas to settlement and industry. With the threat of global warming and a... (read more)

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Gwr Locomotives of the Edwardian Era

Peter Darke

With the final elimination of the broad gauge in the early 1890s, the Great Western Railway for the first time possessed a fleet of locomotives that was exclusively standard gauge. A number of classic locomotive designs emerged from both Wolverhampton... (read more)

Pacific Northwest
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Portland's Streetcars (Images of Rail)

Richard Thompson

Street railways arrived early in Portland and made lasting social and economic contributions that are still apparent in the layout and character of the city's neighborhoods today. During the 1890s, streetcar lines spread rapidly into the West Hills and... (read more)

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