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Galloping Wheels

By Lawson, Will and Hickey, Tom

Angus & Robertson, 1947. Galloping Wheels by Lawson and Hickey is less than 500g & 215pp. Faults? dj tatty on top edge, top right corner of pp has water stain (see pic - goes to about p37) - novel inspiring readers to appreciate the joys of becoming one of the rail afficiondos of New South Wales.. Hardcover. Good/Fair. 19cm.

$17.57

Trains of the Old West

By Solomon, Brian

Metro Books, 1998. A hefty 142pp, approx 1.2kg to post. Destined to be a cherished favorite of both history buffs and railroad aficionados, this handsome volume explores one of the most exciting periods in the history of the United States. Gorgeously illustrated with historical and contemporary photographs, Trains of the Old West is a unique tribute to the adventurous, pioneering spirit in which the United States was built.. Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good. 29cm.

$22.49

Fire & Steam A New History of the Railways in Britain
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Fire & Steam A New History of the Railways in Britain

By Wolmar Christian

Atlantic Books, London, 2007. 364pp, 850g carded/packed for post. endpaper has a colour presentation plate to the Members of the Rail Freight Group, Christian has signed the book on the title page in black pen. 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 railways’ vital role in changing the face of Britain. Fire and Steam celebrates the vision and determination of the ambitious Victorian pioneers who developed this revolutionary transport system and the navvies who cut through the land to enable a country-wide network to emerge. The rise of the steam train allowed goods and people to circulate around Britain as never before, stimulating the growth of towns and industry, as well many of the facets of modern life, from fish and chips to professional football. From the early days of steam to electrification, via the railways’ magnificent contribution in two world wars, the checkered history of British Rail, and the buoyant future of the train, Fire and Steam examines the social and economical importance of the railway and how it helped to form the Britain of today.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Excellent/Very Good. 24 Cm.

$24.60

THE ULTIMATE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF STEAM & RAIL.

By Garratt, Colin & Wade-Mattyhew, Max

Lorenz Books, 1998. This huge book (nearly 2.5kgs packed for post) looks at the early beginnings of steam power to today's high-speed passenger trains. The book covers nearly two centuries of locomotive and railway development. Divided into several sections; birth, growth, present and then sections on world rail experiences from the Americas, Europe, Asia & the Pacific. This book is the coming together of an earlier two volume set. Written by experts in the field and illustrated with over 1500 photographs, this is an exhaustive reference work to the world's most remarkable locomotive engines and railways, and is a book to inspire rail enthusiast and armchair traveller alike. 512 crisp white pp of steamy info.. Laminated Pictorial Boards. Excellent/Very Good/No Jacket. 30.5cm.

$30.22

Yesterday's Railways Recollections of an Age of Steam

By Herring, Peter

UK: David & Charles, 2002. Many still recall when the train was their principal means of travel, whether to school or work, to visit friends and relatives, or to go on a trip away from home. Trains were not only used to transport people; they were also an essential means for daily survival, delivering the coal that heated their homes and food that sat on the dinner table. It was a time when a train journey remained an adventure, and the steam locomotive that made such a journey possible provided a source of both awe and fascination. These times are recalled in Yesterday's Railways, a fascinating book that chronicles England's complete railway history from the ground-breaking years of the 1900's to August 1968 when the engine fires were put out for the last time. Faults? repaired small tear atop dj spine, book is 1.6kgs & 288 crisp soot-free pp (not sure if that's a plus for rail fans?). Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good. 29cm.

$28.81

Great Railway Photographs by Eric Treacy -A Classic Collection of the Finest Railway Photographs in the British Isles

By Treacy, Eric

UK: Reed Chancellor, 1997. Great Railway Photographs by Eric Treacy - A Classic Collection of the Finest Railway Photographs in the British Isles 216 wonderful pp & a kilo to post. A collection of over 300 photographs of railway subjects from around the British Isles, ranging from Southern England to Scotland and from the mighty Pacific locomotives to the dirty unloved goods trains, by photographer Bishop Eric Treacy. review >>> The collection of approximately 300 photographs was put together by a number of Eric Treacy's friends and associates after his death in 1978 and covers the period from the 1930s onwards. The photographs (many of them taken line-side) are supported by brilliantly written and extremely knowledgeable captions along with detailed and insightful text describing both the locomotives, their normal routing, their performance and their crew. If you have the slightest interest in the majesty of these locomotives treat yourself to a copy of this fascinating book.. Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good/Good. 29cm.

$23.19

By Underground To Kew: London Transport Posters 1908 To The Present

By Riddell, Jonathan & Stearn, William

UK: Studio Vista - London, 1994. 96 crisp white pages of some of the most beautiful travel/garden art ever designed. Colours that are vibrant, muted, harmonious, attracting & offering never-ending appeal. Samples from well-respected graphicists with bio information at rear. Approx 700g packed/carded for post.. Hardcover. Excellent/Excellent. 28.5cm.

$18.27

Along the Rails

By Solomon, Brian and Riley, C.

NY: Metro Books, 2000. A wonderful pictorial history of the railroad, filled with archival photos of famous trains, major events in railroading, disasters (wrecks), and much more. This copy in fine condition, as new, with a jacket that is in the same condition. Numerous photos & early rail ads etc. Packed weight will be just ove 1kg.. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 23.5cm.

$18.98

MODEL RAILWAYS ON A BUDGET

By Freezer Cyril J.

Thorsons Publishing UK, 1987. Comprehensive guide to model railways, includes many practical cost-cutting tips on tools and materials, track and power supplies, scenery and structures. Suitable for both the novice and more experienced model railway builder.. 1st Edition. Card Cover. Good. 20cm.

$19.68

UNCOMMON CARRIERS
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UNCOMMON CARRIERS

By McPhee John

New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2006. This is a book about people who drive trucks, captain ships, pilot towboats, drive coal trains and carry lobsters through the air: people who work in freight transportation. As New condition. 1st Edition. Hard Cover. As New/As New. 21cm.

$24.60