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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 ......

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
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.
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,
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: 17/05/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: May 2021
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.
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 ......
9781910809747

How a Steam Locomotive Works

Author: Wells, Dominic Code: 60788 Price: AU $49.95 Format: Hardback / 112 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 01/06/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2021

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 ......

9781911639275

Steam is Coming Home

Author: Jones, Robin Code: 60214 Price: AU $23.99 Format: Paperback / 132 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 06/06/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 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.
9781916237322

Steam Rally

Robin Grierson Author: Grierson, Robin Code: 60186 Price: AU $79.99 Format: Hardback / 120 pages Published date: 10/06/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2021
Robin Grierson's Steam Rally, with an introduction by Ian Jack, is a beautiful colour photography book which depicts the English Steam heritage scene.
9781445697727

The Era of Rail Blue

Author: Jamieson, Mark Code: 60497 Price: AU $44.95 Format: Paperback / 96 pages Publisher: AMBERLEY Published date: 15/06/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2021

Return to the era when rail blue ruled supreme on the railways of Britain, when a wide variety of British-built trains operated from the highlands of Scotland, through the now vanished industrial north and midlands, through the Welsh valleys, across the suburban networks of the south east and through the picturesque west country. In the dying ......

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: 27/06/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: June 2021

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 ......

9780750994316

Amazing and Curious Railway Tales

Author: Maggs, Colin Code: 60777 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 01/07/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2021

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! ......

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: 03/07/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2021

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, ......

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: 17/07/2021 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.

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: 28/07/2021 Availability: Future Publication. Pre-order now. Due date: July 2021

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 ......

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