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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: 24/05/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2021
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 ......
9780253052070

The Panama Railroad

Railroads Past and Present Author: Pyne, Peter Code: 60466 Price: AU $79.95 Format: Hardback / 418 pages Publisher: INDIANA UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date: 01/05/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2021
It seeks to correct false claims and address numerous gaps in past histories, and in particular showcases the stories of the ordinary Irish workers willing to travel halfway around the globe to pursue an uncertain future and a perilous undertaking in the hopes of escaping the devastating aftermath of the Great Famine of 1845-49.
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: 01/05/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2021
Commemorating the anniversary of the end of steam railway traction in Britain
9781857945454

Model Railways Explained (Beyond the beginning)

The Newcomers' Guide to Railway Modelling Author: Lambert, Brian Code: 56840 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 128 pages Publisher: SILVER LINK PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 01/05/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2021
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,
9781857945751

Railways & Recollections Stately Trains

Author: Heath, Mike Code: 60448 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 64 pages Publisher: SILVER LINK PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 01/04/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: April 2021
9781526772541

L N E R 4-6-0 Locomotives

Their Design, Operation and Performance Author: Maidment, David Code: 604670 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Hardback / 376 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 28/03/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2021
Comprehensive Photographic Coverage.
9781785008085

Hill Railways of the Indian Subcontinent

Author: Wallace, Richard Code: 60469 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Publisher: THE CROWOOD PRESS LTD Published date: 22/03/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2021
This book describes seven branch lines which climbed into the mountain ranges that span the length and breadth of the countries of India and Pakistan. Some - like the Darjeeling Himalayan - are well known, but others - like the Zhob Valley, Khyber Pass and Kangra Valley lines - are less so. Several of these railways were also the last bastions of ......
9781911639275

Steam is Coming Home

Author: Jones, Robin Code: 60214 Price: AU $23.99 Format: Paperback / 132 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 12/03/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 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.
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: 10/03/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: March 2021

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 ......

9781493047772

Europe by Eurail 2021

Touring Europe by Train 45ed Author: Ferguson-Kosinski, Laverne and Price, Darren and Code: 59782 Price: AU $43.99 Format: Paperback / 584 pages Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT Published date: 01/03/2021 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability
Europe by Eurail has been the train traveler's one-stop source for visiting Europe's cities and countries by rail for over forty years. Newly revised and updated, this comprehensive annual guide provides the latest information on fares, schedules, and pass options, as well as detailed information on more than one hundred specific rail excursions ......
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European Rail Timetable Winter 2020/2021

Author: Potter, John Code: 60407 Price: AU $42.95 Format: Paperback / 672 pages Published date: 28/02/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2021
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: 28/02/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: February 2021

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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High-speed Rail

An Analysis Of The Chinese Innovation System Author: Gao, Bai (Duke Univ, Usa) Code: 60136 Price: AU $237.00 Format: Hardback / 300 pages Publisher: WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBLISHING Published date: 30/01/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: January 2021

High-speed railway system is interdisciplinary subject that covers infrastructure, mobile equipment, traction power supply, communication signal, operation and maintenance, and transportation organization. The purpose of this book is to give readers a basic understanding of the technology behind of Chinas high-speed rail network.In this book, ......

9781857945690

The steam Engines of World War II

The German 'Kriegsdampflokomotiven' and British and American war engines Author: Horton, Philip Code: 58235 Price: AU $51.89 Format: Hardback / 128 pages Publisher: SILVER LINK PUBLISHING LTD Published date: 24/12/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Few events had a greater influence on Europes railways in the 20th century than the Second World War. As described in this book, thousands of steam engines were produced for the conflict by all sides. Although many were damaged during the war, most survived. Indeed, many of the British and American engines arrived in Europe too late and were ......

9781912101269

Gresley's B17s

Author: Tuffrey, Peter Code: 59888 Price: AU $54.95 Format: Hardback / 140 pages Publisher: GREAT NORTHERN BOOKS LTD Published date: 11/12/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: December 2020

Gresleys B17s explores the career of this steam locomotive passenger class from its introduction in 1928 to withdrawal in 1960 Designed by the London & North Eastern Railways world-renowned Chief Mechanical Engineer Sir Nigel Gresley, the engines were predominantly employed in East Anglia - an area for which the class was especially produced - ......

9781718500488

Lego Train Projects

7 Creative Models Author: Pritchett, Charles Code: 60123 Price: AU $41.99 Format: Paperback / 208 pages Published date: 03/12/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Step-by-step instructions for building 7 realistic LEGO train models.

LEGO Train Projects shows you how to build seven detailed train models to get your brick citizens riding the rails in style. Featuring clear, full color, step-by-step instructions, this book makes it easy to build fun, realistic models ......

9780750994378

The Tube Mapper Project

Capturing Moments on the London Underground Author: Agbaimoni, Luke Code: 59881 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 18/11/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

The Underground is the backbone of the city of London, a part of our identity. Its a network of shared experiences and visual memories. The Tube Mapper project deliberately captures moments of subconscious recognition and overlooked interests, showcasing images that can be seen near or at every Underground, Overground and DLR station in London. ......

9780750993982

The Second Age of Rail

A History of High-Speed Trains Author: Hughes, Murray Code: 58921 Price: AU $54.99 Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 13/11/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days
The complete story of the world's high-speed railways, from Japan's bullet trains to HS2 via France, Germany and China
9781398101913

English Electric Diesel Locomotives

Author: Woods, George Code: 59885 Price: AU $43.95 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 13/11/2020 Availability: Available, please contact us for availability

English Electric built their first diesel loco in 1936 and, before the company closed in 1968, built thousands of diesel and electric locos that saw service all over the world. They were among the companies chosen by BR to build prototype diesel locos for the Modernisation Scheme of 1955, which would see the replacement of steam traction by ......

9781472279279

Greatest British Railway Journeys

Celebrating the greatest journeys from the BBC's beloved railway travelseries Author: Portillo, Michael Code: 59878 Price: AU $44.95 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Published date: 13/11/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

It is now over a decade since the much-loved Great British Railway Journeys series set off on its incredible run discovering the cultural, social and engineering landscape of the United Kingdom through the prism of George Bradshaws Handbook to rail travel. Veteran politician and ex cabinet minister Michael Portillo has since presented eleven ......

9781785007453

The History of the Bakerloo Line

Author: Feather, Clive D W Code: 59887 Price: AU $62.99 Format: Paperback / 192 pages Publisher: THE CROWOOD PRESS LTD Published date: 13/11/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

The Bakerloo is the dull brown line on Londons iconic tube map. It doesnt have the multiple branches of the Northern or District Lines, the loops of the Piccadilly or the Central, or the puzzling shape of the non-circular Circle.But its nondescript appearance belies a history encompassing fraud in the boardroom and drama in the courtroom for a ......

9781912101993

Gresley's A4's

Author: Ryan, John Code: 59880 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Hardback / 240 pages Publisher: GREAT NORTHERN BOOKS LTD Published date: 13/11/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

In the mid-1930s, eminent locomotive engineer Sir Nigel Gresley produced plans for the A4 Class Pacifics, which were specially built to work a new high-speed express, the Silver Jubilee. From the start, the class caused a sensation and immediately secured the admiration of the general public. Gresleys A4s captures these worldfamous locomotives ......

9781916045354

Dickens on Railways

A Great Novelist's Travels by Train Author: Dickens, Charles Code: 59883 Price: AU $34.95 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Published date: 13/11/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

In the mid-nineteenth century, the great age of railway building, Charles Dickens could not but be aware of their transformative impact on society. So he wrote about it - to a remarkable extent. He wrote a classic ghost story, The Signalman; in Dombey and Son about what is now the West Coast Main Line being carved through north London in great ......

9781786498649

The Subterranean Railway

How the London Underground was Built and How it Changed the City Forever Author: Wolmar, Christian Code: 60103 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: ATLANTIC BOOKS Published date: 05/11/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Reissued in a new paperback package to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the London Underground.

I can think of few better ways to while away those elastic periods awaiting the arrival of the next eastbound Circle Line train than by reading [this book]. - Sunday Telegraph

Since the Victorian era, Londons ......

9781787832992

Slow Trains to Venice

A 4,000-Mile Adventure Across Europe Author: Chesshyre, Tom Code: 59744 Price: AU $25.99 Format: Paperback / 320 pages Publisher: SUMMERSDALE PUBLISHERS Published date: 29/10/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days

Do you love trains? Do you love adventure? If so, join Tom Chesshyre on his meandering rail journey across Europe from London to Venice. Escaping the rat race for a few happy weeks, Chesshyre indulges in the freedom of the tracks. From France (dogged by rail worker strikes), through Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Poland, he travels as ......

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Polish Armoured Trains 1921-1939

Author: Jonca, Adam Code: 59363 Price: AU $110.00 Format: Hardback / 392 pages Publisher: MUSHROOM MODEL PUBLISHING Published date: 28/10/2020 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: October 2020

A detailed history of armoured trains that were part of the organisation of the Polish army from the end of the Soviet war to the end of the 1939 war campaign. Polish armoured trains originated in World War I, but played an important part in most Polish military conflicts during the next two decades. The book explores in detail not only the ......

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2021 Steam Trains Square Wall Calendar

16-Month Author: Avonside Publishing Ltd. Code: 59086 Price: AU $16.46 (was AU $21.95) Format: Calendar / 13 pages Publisher: AVONSIDE Published date: 15/10/2020 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia

   Our Steam Trains 2021 premium calendar features 13 pages in total.

   4-months from the previous year at the start on a planner page.

   Included within are 13 full colour images.

   Featuring a large grid for entering important ......

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2021 Steam Railway Square Wall Calendar

Author: Carousel Calendars Code: 59112 Price: AU $14.96 (was AU $19.95) Format: Calendar Publisher: CAROUSEL Published date: 15/10/2020 Availability: Sold Out

Backbone of the Industrial Revolution and stalwart of the British countryside, the Steam Locomotive will forever hold a special place in the history of the country. This Steam Railway Slim Calendar for 2021 offers monthly images that really capture the power, yet graceful elegance of these fabulous steam trains in picturesque surroundings, ......

9780760368107

Rails Around the World

Two Centuries of Trains and Locomotives Author: Solomon, Brian Code: 59884 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: MOTOR BOOKS INTERNATIONAL Published date: 09/10/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

In this visually glorious chronological history, prolific railroad historian and photographer Brian Solomon curates a selection of the worlds most significant trains and locomotives over the last two centuries. Hop aboard to see trains and locomotives at work in scenic locations throughout North America, Europe, and Asia.

9780750994330

Final Journey

The Untold Story of Funeral Trains Author: Wheatley, Nicolas Code: 59879 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 02/10/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

This new history reveals the previously untold story of why and how trains have been used to transport the dead, enabling their burial in a place of significance to the bereaved. Profusely illustrated with many images, some never previously published, Nicolas Wheatley’s work details how the mainline railways carried out this important yet often ......

9780008323769

The Times: The Joy of Railways

Remembering the golden age of trainspotting Author: Holland, Julian Code: 59334 Price: AU $65.00 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: TIMES BOOKS Published date: 01/10/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

Journey back to the 1950s and 60s with this nostalgic look at Britains railways in their glory days. Packed with hundreds of photographs, trainspotting notebooks and ephemera. This is a vivid recollection of the whole atmosphere of the railways as the age of steam ended and diesels were introduced.

* Take a journey through each of the ......

9781912081424

Great Railway Journeys in Australia and New Zealand 2/e

Author: Bowden, David Code: 59412 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Paperback / 160 pages Publisher: JOHN BEAUFOY PUBLISH Published date: 01/10/2020 Availability: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
An absorbing description of 35 trips that highlight some of the most interesting, scenic and rewarding railway journeys in New Zealand and Australia.
9781526776259

Class 66

Author: Kerr, Fred Code: 59995 Price: AU $89.99 Format: Hardback / 160 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 30/09/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

When British Railways (BR) was privatised in April 1994 some of the freight companies were bought by English Welsh Scottish Railways (EWSR), which immediately reviewed the mixed locomotive fleet and led to the decision to purchase 250 locomotives from General Motors (USA), based on that companys earlier Class 59 design supplied to Foster Yeoman ......

9781910809662

The Class 33s

A Sixty Year History Author: Lilley, Simon Code: 59991 Price: AU $65.00 Format: Hardback / 272 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 25/09/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

1960 saw the first BRCW Ltd Type 3s, later TOPS Class 33, enter service on the Southern Region. The 98 locomotives were ordered as part of the Kent coast modernisation scheme. The final 12 locos had bodies 7 inches less wide than the rest of the class to allow them to work through the narrow tunnels between Tunbridge Wells and Hastings. For ......

9781912476886

A Quite Impossible Proposal

How Not to Build a Railway Author: Drummond, Andrew Code: 59990 Price: AU $46.99 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Published date: 24/09/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

In the 1890s, the people of north-west Scotland grew tired of Government Commissions sent to consider a railway to Ullapool. Despite rock-solid arguments in favour of such a railway, neither government nor the big railway companies lifted a finger to build one. Against the recommendations of its own advisers, the Scottish Office dismissed the ......

9781445676364

The Turbostar

Author: Cole, Andrew Code: 59989 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 15/09/2020 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-2 business days

With construction beginning in 1997, the Turbostar family of diesel multiple units are by far the most numerous design of such units introduced to the privatised railway. Over the next fourteen years, over a hundred units belonging to this family have been built at the Derby Litchurch Lane works of Adtranz/Bombardier Transportation to operators ......

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