Terror in the Tunnels
Britain's Dangerous Railway History
Box Tunnel in Wiltshire is one of the great engineering feats of the railway age but tragically, up to 100 navvies lost their lives during its construction. This history of the building of Britain’s railway infrastructure investigates the many collapses, explosions, floodings, collisions and other accidents that occurred in the tunnels and how lessons about their dangers were gradually learned.
Cars, Trains, and Planes
The Definitive Visual History of Land and Air Transportation
This illustrated celebration of the history of powered transport demonstrates the changing shape of trains, cars and planes from the Montgolfiers’ hot air balloon and Daimler’s Motorcoach to electric light aircraft, hybrid cars and bullet trains. The thousands of cut-out images are organized into sections by era and market sector and include the everyday Ford Escorts and British Rail diesels as well as the most famous, groundbreaking and glamorous vehicles of every era. Previously sold in Postscript as The Car Book, The Train Book and The Plane Book.
The Ultimate Encyclopedia, from Classic to Custom
The veteran motorcycle journalist and photographer Mac McDiarmid traces the history of an American legend, from William Harley and Arthur Davison’s basement workshop in Milwaukee in 1900 to the Electra Glide long-haul cruisers and today’s Sportsters. The book covers topics including the role of the bikes in wartime, hardware, customizing and Harley-Davidson racing, and presents a comprehensive catalogue of models, arranged chronologically and providing full descriptions, technical specifications and excellent photographs of these iconic motorcycles.
Rail Guides 2019 - 2 Books
Continuing the tradition begun by Ian Allan in the 1940s, the ABC Rail Guides are the long-trusted source of information on all the locomotives, multiple units and rolling stock used on the railways of Britain and Ireland. Listed in operator order, entries include route maps and photographs, and stock numbers are also separately listed and cross referenced. The two titles included in this set are: Main Line Systems (Read more...) Light Rail and Heritage Railways (Read more...)
The AA Guide to Car Marques
A Graphic Guide to the Brands and Their Logos
Whether a dramatic image rendered in chrome such as the Mustang on Ford’s original ‘pony car’, Porsche’s elaborate coat of arms or, like ‘Land Rover’, simply the manufacturer’s name, the badge on the bonnet is crucial to the identity of a marque. This A–Z of more than 90 brand emblems, current and defunct – from Abarth to Zil – tells the stories of each badge and what it reveals of the car maker and its history.
By Train; Murray Naylor - 2 Books
In these two books, Murray Naylor acts as our guide to a selection of cathedrals and churches, all of which are within easy reach of a railway station. He offers an introduction and personal appreciation of the ecclesiastical builders and their contribution to Christian culture, and observations on the railway, past and present, and its engineers. Both books include details and maps of rail routes and around 200 photographs. The two titles included in this set are: England's Cathedrals by Train (Read more...) England's Historic Churches by Train (Read more...)
144 Scale Line Drawings of Ships of the Cunard Fleet
This selection of meticulous scale drawings of ships in profile, from the collection of maritime historian John Isherwood, forms a representative history of Cunard vessels from 1840 to the 1980s, including liners such as the Mauretania and Queen Elizabeth.
Built to Thrill
More Classic Automobiles from Clive Cussler and Dirk Pitt
The author Clive Cussler's interest in vintage and collectible cars matches that of his fictional hero Dirk Pitt, and many of the cars the adventurer drives in novels such as Raise the Titanic! are part of the writer's own collection. This volume provides photographs and brief histories of 49 of his fully restored classics, from a 1959 Hudson Hornet Convertible to a 1965 Corvette Stingray. Off-mint and felt-tip mark on lower trimmed edge.
SD14: Die Ganze Geschichte
In the mid 1960s, shipbuilders Austin and Pickersgill designed a basic standardized general-purpose cargo vessel to be built at their Sunderland yard and to be offered to other manufacturers to produce under license. This catalogue, with an introduction in German, contains detailed information and photographs of every SD14 built in English, Scottish, Greek, Brazilian and Argentinian yards. Text in German and English.
Malcolm Root's Transport Paintings
Best known for his atmospheric railway scenes, Malcolm Root has earned a reputation for meticulous attention to period and engineering detail in his nostalgic paintings. This collection of his work encompasses all forms of British transport in realistic historic settings from an Edwardian tram and an Empire flying boat in the 1930s to a Dodge fire engine going out on call in the 1950s and a Massey Ferguson tractor working the fields in the 1960s.
From the 1760s, when the American inventor William Henry was inspired by James Watt’s steam engine, to the growth of the railroads after the American Civil War, Dayton describes the era of ‘America’s grand passion’ – the steamboat. Originally published in 1925. Slightly off-mint, musty smell due to long storage and no jacket.
Shallow-draughted Thames sailing barges were a common sight on the river throughout the 19th century and well into the 20th, and the agility of the boats and crew were honed by keenly contested races, held from the 1860s. This book offers a first-hand account of the golden age of the barges, in the early 20th century, by a member of a prominent barging and barge-racing family, based at Mistley in Essex. Off-mint and may smell slightly musty due to long storage.
Cyclopedia of Commerce and Commercial Navigation
The first American publication ‘exhibiting the condition and resources of the United States and the separate States, as well as foreign nations’, the Cyclopedia presents an A–Z of detailed historical and statistical information for American staples and exports and foreign trading partners. Originally published in 1858. Slightly off-mint, musty smell due to long storage and no jacket.
The Times Aviators
A History in Photographs
Decades before the Wright Brothers' first flight, many pioneers had claimed partial successes with flying machines and this illustrated history begins with some fascinating photographs of these 19th century aviators and their creations. Led by the historic images, the book takes the story on through the feats of record breakers such as Bleriot and Lindbergh and the aces of two world wars, to the first commercial flights and the modern era of fast jets and giant passenger airliners.
The Moving Metropolis
A History of London's Transport Since 1800
From horse-drawn trams and the opening of the first passenger railway in 1836, to the UK's first urban cable car, this engrossing volume traces the history of the transport systems that have made a vital contribution to the development of London. With informative texts and hundreds of captioned artworks and photographs, the book covers topics such as transport during wartime, the challenge of the motor car and architectural design as well as the trams, trains and buses that have kept London moving since 1800.
The Victoria Line
When it opened in 1968, the Victoria Line was the first complete underground railway to be built across London since Edwardian times. This volume from the Illustrated Histories of the London Underground series begins by examining the long process of planning that began decades earlier. Published in association with London's Transport Museum and London Underground, each book in this series traces the development of a single Tube line from its initial planning and construction to its present day operation.