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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: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
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 ......

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: 23/04/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
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.

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 ......


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. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days

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 ......


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: In Stock. Usually dispatched same business day from Sydney, Australia
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 ......

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: 15/02/2021 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 ......


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: 15/02/2021 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 ......


L N E R 4-6-0 Locomotives

Their Design, Operation and Performance Author: Maidment, David Code: 60880 Price: AU $59.95 Format: Hardback / 376 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 12/02/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Comprehensive Photographic Coverage.

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: 06/02/2021 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched from UK 1-2 business days
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 ......

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 ......

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