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    Golden Age of Transport Luggage Labels: 20 Vintage Luggage Label Stickers (Travel Stickers)

    Golden Age of Transport Luggage Labels: 20 Vintage Luggage Label Stickers (Travel Stickers) Lowest new price: $7.93
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    This box of 20 individual peel and stick luggage labels are suitable for scrapbooking, decoupage, gift wrapping and, of course the adornment of old trunks and luggage. This selection celebrates transport by air, land and sea; some of the airline labels we include are: TWA, Trans Asiatic, Air India, TACA, and Czechoslovak Airlines. There are ocean liner labels from Matson, Cunard, N.Y.K. and Canadian Pacific. The railroad labels include the Northern Pacific line, The Orient Express, The Flying Scotsman and the Brienzer Rothorn. Only a vastly ambitious traveler could have achieved this selection on their own.

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    The City Beneath Us: Building the New York Subway

    The City Beneath Us: Building the New York Subway Lowest new price: $38.05
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    Author: New York Transit Museum
    Brand: New York Transit Museum/ Heller, Vivian (EDT)

    A newly discovered cache of magnificent historical photographs.

    There have been, and will be, other books on the New York City subway system, but none have had access to the wonderful photographic prints from the collections of the New York Transit Museum that are presented in this volume. Made from 8 x 10-inch glass negatives after the turn of the last century, and reproduced here in glorious duotone, over 175 images show the incredible construction techniques and details involved in creating the underground marvel we enjoy today. From "cut and cover" and deep tunneling to sinking under-river tubes and disastrous cave-ins, these photographs are nothing short of awe-inspiring. The book is accompanied by an engaging, illustrated history of the subway system. Published in honor of the New York City subway's centennial, The City Beneath Us will fascinate anyone who's ever been amazed by the gigantic undertaking that is New York City transportation. 175 duotone and 40 black-and-white photographs.

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    Model Engineers Workshop Manual (Past Masters Series)

    Model Engineers Workshop Manual (Past Masters Series) Lowest new price: $265.99
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    Author: George Thomas

    The third book by this highly respected author will undoubtedly become the ‘bibleâ€TM for both novice and experienced alike, containing over 300 pages on most aspects of machining. 28 chapters cover a vast range of machining processes and the construction of a varied range of accessories for the lathe.

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    The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro (Creating the North American Landscape)

    The Great Society Subway: A History of the Washington Metro (Creating the North American Landscape) Lowest new price: $79.49
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    Author: Zachary M. Schrag
    Brand: Brand: Johns Hopkins University Press

    Drivers in the nation's capital face a host of hazards: high-speed traffic circles, presidential motorcades, jaywalking tourists, and bewildering signs that send unsuspecting motorists from the Lincoln Memorial into suburban Virginia in less than two minutes. And parking? Don't bet on it unless you're in the fast lane of the Capital Beltway during rush hour.

    Little wonder, then, that so many residents and visitors rely on the Washington Metro, the 106-mile rapid transit system that serves the District of Columbia and its inner suburbs. In the first comprehensive history of the Metro, Zachary M. Schrag tells the story of the Great Society Subway from its earliest rumblings to the present day, from Arlington to College Park, Eisenhower to Marion Barry.

    Unlike the pre–World War II rail systems of New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia, the Metro was built at a time when most American families already owned cars, and when most American cities had dedicated themselves to freeways, not subways. Why did the nation's capital take a different path? What were the consequences of that decision?

    Using extensive archival research as well as oral history, Schrag argues that the Metro can be understood only in the political context from which it was born: the Great Society liberalism of the Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon administrations. The Metro emerged from a period when Americans believed in public investments suited to the grandeur and dignity of the world's richest nation. The Metro was built not merely to move commuters, but in the words of Lyndon Johnson, to create "a place where the city of man serves not only the needs of the body and the demands of commerce but the desire for beauty and the hunger for community."

    Schrag scrutinizes the project from its earliest days, including general planning, routes, station architecture, funding decisions, land-use impacts, and the behavior of Metro riders. The story of the Great Society Subway sheds light on the development of metropolitan Washington, postwar urban policy, and the promises and limits of rail transit in American cities.

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    How Steam Locomotives Really Work (Popular Science)

    How Steam Locomotives Really Work (Popular Science) Lowest new price: $12.74
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    Author: P. W. B. Semmens
    Brand: Oxford University Press USA

    Steam locomotives were developed in the early part of the 19th Century, initially by Trevithick, and then most successfully by George Stephenson, whose engine Locomotion inaugurated the famous Stockton and Darlington Railway in 1825. For the next 150 years, steam locomotives were further developed and refined, until the advent of new electrical technology superseded them. Although British Railways operated its last main-line steam locomotives in 1968, there is still immense interest in the large numbers of locomotives that have been privately preserved, and which run on heritage railways and in various parts of the world. This book describes the anatomy and physiology of the steam train, to enable all train enthusiasts to understand the workings of the various types of engines in use. It covers the design of the engine, the process of converting fuel into mechanical tractive effort to haul passenger and freight trains, and the function and design of the various components of the engine. The authors also outline the reasons behind the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of steam locomotives. Although the steam locomotive originated in the UK, there were parallel lines of development in North America and in various other European countries, many of which introduced their own individual features. These are dealt with in the book, which will appeal to railway enthusiasts throughout the world.

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    Standard Catalog of Lionel Trains 1945-1969

    Standard Catalog of Lionel Trains 1945-1969 Lowest new price: $147.67
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    Author: David Doyle

    Do You Live for Lionel?

    There may be other things to live for, but collecting Lionel Trains takes living to a whole new level! The world of postwar Lionel Trains brought countless innovations to the legendary line that helped define the electric toy train, and this book breaks it all down into easy-to-find sections.

    Divided into locomotives, freight and maintenance of way, passenger cars, accessories, catalogs, and cataloged sets, each section is broken down further into subcategories such as steam locomotives and flatcars. Once you've found your model and style, you'll discover detailed descriptions unmatched by anything you've seen in other train guides!

    Identifying and assessing your Lionel Collection is made easy by the, 1,450 detailed color photos, rarity ratings and up-to-date values that fill the pages of this must-have collectible train resource.

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    New York City Subway Trains: 12 Classic Punch and Build Trains

    New York City Subway Trains: 12 Classic Punch and Build Trains Lowest new price: $7.62
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    Author: New York Transit Museum
    Brand: Gibbs Smith

    The New York City Subway system celebrates its 100th anniversary on October 27, 2004, but you can bring the romance of the old subway alive today with the Subway Punch-out Book. The book includes 15 easy-to-assemble punch-out train cars that are modeled after the historic old trains from the New York Transit Museum archives. The cars are printed on full-color laminated paper, with identifying historical information printed on the bottom of each. It's a fun book that sneaks in some fascinating history of America's first subway system, and it's the perfect gift for any New Yorker or New York-a-phile you might know! < /p>

    Ride the subway down memory lane with pictures of cars such as:< /p>

    o The classic R32/R38, also known as the Brightliners< /p>

    o The traditional New York Subway Car that ran on every part of the IRT subway and was known for its speed and reliability< /p>

    o The famous BMT D-Type, the best-loved and most fun to ride BMT car with its distinctive appearance inside and out < /p>

    The New York Transit Museum is home to more than 100 years of transit lore and memorabilia. The museum's central facility is housed in an authentic 1930s subway station in Brooklyn Heights.< /p>

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    Building Small Steam Locomotives: A Practical Guide to Making Engines for Garden Gauges

    Building Small Steam Locomotives: A Practical Guide to Making Engines for Garden Gauges Lowest new price: $24.76
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    Author: Peter Jones
    Brand: Jones, Peter

    If you have an ambition to build a small live steam locomotive, but are daunted by the skills required, then this book is for you. Written in his clear and encouraging style, Peter Jones demystifies the whole process for those with little or no previous experience. Contents include: An explanation of terms; Basic metalworking processes; Step-by-step project guides; Machining; Boilermaking; Painting; and Finishing. Fully illustrated throughout with color photographs and drawings, and including appendices of suppliers and societies, this is an invaluable work for the railway modeler.

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    TO END ALL WARS

    TO END ALL WARS Lowest new price: $1.14
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    Author: Ernest Gordon
    Brand: HarperCollins Christian Pub.

    Now A Major Motion Picture Starring Robert Carlyle and Kiefer Sutherland‘Waking from a dream, I suddenly realized where I was: in the Death House–in a prison camp by the River Kwai. I was a prisoner of war, lying among the dead, waiting for the bodies to be carried away so that I might have more room.’When Ernest Gordon was twenty-four he was captured by the Japanese and forced, with other British prisoners, to build the notorious ‘Railroad of Death’, where nearly 16,000 Prisoners of War gave their life. Faced with the appalling conditions of the prisoners’ camp and the brutality of the captors, he survived to become an inspiring example of the triumph of the human spirit against all odds.To End All Wars is Ernest Gordon’s gripping true story behind both the Academy Award-winning film The Bridge on the River Kwai starring Alec Guinness and the new film To End All Wars directed by David Cunningham.

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    Diesels to Park Avenue: The FL9 Story

    Diesels to Park Avenue: The FL9 Story Lowest new price: $44.00
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    Author: Joseph R. Snopek

    A fascinating look at the GM/EMD's FL-9 locomotives as they run on the New Haven, Penn Central, Conrail, Amtrak, Metro North, Connecticut DOT and beyond. These "bulldog" units have been the subject of much controversy and this book explores the arguments on both sides of whether it was simply "FL 4.5" or capable of establishing a solid reputation on both diesel and third rail. The author details the original design and use of the "bulldogs" and then follows them through the years as they run throughout the Northeast. Illustrated with over 200 beautifully crisp full color photos on heavy, glossy paper showing FL-9s in all manner of paint schemes (which should be invaluable for the modeler of any of the above lines). With charts on engine specifications and status of fleet as of 1997 as well as a bibliography. 116 pages.


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