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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: $33.65
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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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    TO END ALL WARS

    TO END ALL WARS Lowest new price: $3.22
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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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    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: $6.00
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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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    Railroad Vehicle Dynamics: A Computational Approach

    Railroad Vehicle Dynamics: A Computational Approach Lowest new price: $195.35
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    Author: Ahmed A. Shabana
    Brand: Brand: CRC Press

    The methods of computational mechanics have been used extensively in modeling many physical systems. The use of multibody-system techniques, in particular, has been applied successfully in the study of various, fundamentally different applications.

    Railroad Vehicle Dynamics: A Computational Approach presents a computational multibody-system approach that can be used to develop complex models of railroad vehicle systems. The book examines several computational multibody-system formulations and discusses their computer implementation. The computational algorithms based on these general formulations can be used to develop general- and special-purpose railroad vehicle computer programs for use in the analysis of railroad vehicle systems, including the study of derailment and accident scenarios, design issues, and performance evaluation.

    The authors focus on the development of fully nonlinear formulations, supported by an explanation of the limitations of the linearized formulations that are frequently used in the analysis of railroad vehicle systems. The chapters of the book are organized to guide readers from basic concepts and definitions through a final understanding of the utility of fully nonlinear multibody- system formulations in the analysis of railroad vehicle systems.

    Railroad Vehicle Dynamics: A Computational Approach is a valuable reference for researchers and practicing engineers who commonly use general-purpose, multibody-system computer programs in the analysis, design, and performance evaluation of railroad vehicle systems.

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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: $25.29
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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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    A Passion for Trains: The Railroad Photography of Richard Steinheimer

    A Passion for Trains: The Railroad Photography of Richard Steinheimer Lowest new price: $64.79
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    Author: Richard Steinheimer
    Brand: W.W. Norton & Co

    A tribute to the most revered railroad photographer of our time.

    To the true rail fan, Richard Steinheimer is an authentic hero, the best of the best. This, the first full-length celebration of his work, presents 160 of his duotone images, with an introduction by Jeff Brouws.

    A pioneer in train photography, Steinheimer lived through and documented the railroad's heyday and its decline. He is one of very few photographers who appreciate the aesthetics of all locomotives, from steam engines to the latest diesel-powered behemoths. He has a particular fondness for the landscape of the American West, and many of his images situate trains in the larger geography and culture of the time. Known for taking pictures at night, in bad weather, and from risky perches on top of moving train platforms, Steinheimer has an enormous creativity and productivity. 160 duotone photographs

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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: $12.01
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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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    A Railroad Atlas of the United States in 1946: Volume 1: The Mid-Atlantic States (Creating the North American Landscape)

    A Railroad Atlas of the United States in 1946: Volume 1: The Mid-Atlantic States (Creating the North American Landscape) Lowest new price: $53.24
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    Author: Richard C. Carpenter
    Brand: Richard C Carpenter

    A pair of gleaming rails embedded in a farmhouse driveway. A wooded cycling trail that traces an oddly level path through suburban hills. An abandoned high fill that briefly parallels the interstate. Today, little remains of the vast network of passenger and freight railroad lines that once crisscrossed much of eastern and midwestern America. But in 1946, the steam locomotive was king, the automobile was just beginning to emerge from wartime restrictions, passenger trains still made stops in nearly every town, and freight trains carried most of the nation's intercity commerce.

    In A Railroad Atlas of the United States in 1946, Richard C. Carpenter provides a unique record of this not-so-distant time, when traveling out of town meant, for most Americans, taking the train. The first volume of this multivolume series covers the mid-Atlantic states and includes detailed maps of every passenger railroad line in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia. When completed, the series will provide a comprehensive atlas of the U.S. railroad system at its post-World War II high point―a transportation network that many considered the finest railroad passenger system in the world.

    Meticulously crafted and rich in detail, these hand-drawn color maps reveal with skilled precision―at a scale of 1 inch to 4 miles (or 1:250,000)―the various main and branch railroad passenger and freight lines that served thousands of American towns. The maps also include such features as long-since-demolished steam locomotive and manual signal tower installations, towns that functioned solely as places where crews changed over, track pans, coaling stations, and other rail-specific sites.

    Currently, there exists no comprehensive, historic railroad atlas for the U.S. This volume, with its 202 full-scale and detail maps, is sure to remain the standard reference work for years to come, as will the others to follow in the series.

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    Classic Days of Steam (Illustrated Encyclopedia)

    Classic Days of Steam (Illustrated Encyclopedia) Lowest new price: $12.00
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    Author: Colin Garratt
    Brand: Brand: Anness

    A superb visual encyclopedia charting the development of locomotive design throughout the world, including the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, India, China, South America and Africa.

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    20th Century Limited (Great Trains)

    20th Century Limited (Great Trains) Lowest new price: $124.00
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    Author: Karl Zimmerman
    Brand: Brand: MBI Publishing Company

    This authoritative history of the 20th Century Limited from 1902 to its 1967 demise examines the train; its steam, electric, and diesel motive power; and its swank passenger cars, services, and amenities. The Century was a train of magnates and movie stars, with a red carpet rolled out for departure from Chicago to New York City. With the finest of food in the diner and a full array of amenities - barber, secretary, shower, maid - the 20th Century Limited set the standards against which all other passenger trains would be measured. This book tells the complete story of this extraordinary train, from its illustrious beginning in the days of opulent wooden cars through its demise in the era of passenger-train cutbacks that lead to the formation of Amtrak.

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