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    Milling for the Model Engineer (Model Engineering Guides)

    Milling for the Model Engineer (Model Engineering Guides) Lowest new price: $90.12
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    Author: Stan Bray

    The milling machine is now a common piece of equipment in the home workshop, and Stan Bray's latest model engineering guide shows how to get the most from it. Chapters deal with types of machine and cutter, correct milling operations, both straightforward and more unorthodox, and suggested practice projects, together with information on safety, the cutting properties of metals, cutting fluids, and a handy "fault-finder" table.

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    Intermodal Railroading

    Intermodal Railroading Lowest new price: $19.79
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    Author: Brian Solomon

    This richly illustrated history chronicles one of the most revolutionary developments in freight railroading during the twentieth century: intermodal shipping, or the use of containers to move cargo between trains, trucks, and oceangoing vessels. It was a development that transformed the movement of freight around the world, with an almost incalculable impact on American industry.

     

    Intermodal railroading in North America begins tentatively, with attempts at piggybacking in the 1930s, before moving on to more serious developments in the period from World War II through the 1960s, notably by Canadian Pacific and the New Haven and Southern Pacific railroads. After looking at early intermodal technology and traffic, particularly the formation of pioneering equipment manufacturer and provider TTX, author Brian Solomon turns to the contemporary period. His account of mighty changes in North American shipping ranges from the implications of deregulation and various railroad mergers, to the emergence of partnerships between railroads and trucking and shipping firms. In addition to railroads like Conrail, BNSF, and CSX, this comprehensive history features trucking, freight delivery, and forwarding firms such as J. B. Hunt, Sea-Land, Maersk, and K-Line. It also considers the importance of specialized modern rolling stock, motive power, loading equipment, and intermodal hubs including South Kearney, Seattle, Long Beach, Oakland, and Houston.

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    Trains of the Circus, 1872-1956 (Photo Archives)

    Trains of the Circus, 1872-1956 (Photo Archives) Lowest new price: $60.00
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    Author: Jr. Fred Dahlinger
    Brand: Brand: Iconografix, Inc.

    Come one! Come all! Beginning in the 1870s, specially built trains transported the circus to eager crowds across the US. Now the magic of these circus trains is captured for all to enjoy in the delightful book. Rare behind-the-scenes photographs display the exciting and unusual construction and operation of circus trains. Witness animals being loaded and unloaded. Experience life inside the coaches that housed circus personnel. See flamboyant paint schemes, special length railroad cars, and rare builders' photos. Exciting rail scenes sure to excite the imagination!

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    The Large-Scale Model Railroading Handbook, 2nd Edition

    The Large-Scale Model Railroading Handbook, 2nd Edition Lowest new price: $21.95
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    Author: Robert Schleicher
    Brand: Brand: Krause Publications

    This revised edition of The Large Scale Model Railroading Handbook is loaded with tips to help train hobbyists make their G-scale railroading layouts a reality. New to this edition is information on wiring systems for two or more trains, using DCC, new locomotives, cars, and power supplies.

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    The Hook and Eye: A History of the Iowa Central Railway

    The Hook and Eye: A History of the Iowa Central Railway Lowest new price: $7.80
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    Author: Don L. Hofsommer
    Brand: Brand: Univ Of Minnesota Press

    Fearing the rapacious power of Chicago’s railroad system in the mid-1900s, Iowa Central Railway supporters fought for a north-south route across the state that would link Minneapolis and St. Paul with St. Louis. Such a route would put the needs of Iowa’s citizens first and provide transportation for the state’s agricultural and industrial trade. 

    Analyzing the origins, growth, and eventual dismantling of the Iowa Central Railway, which traversed the state from Ackley to Zearing and Mason City to Marshalltown, Don Hofsommer examines how this unremarkable, “plain vanilla” railway was an example of the life cycle of the American railroad industry. The Hook & Eye demonstrates its symbiotic relationship with its customers. Born in ambition but never rising far above its obscure origins, the Iowa Central eventually fell to outside competition from railroads based in greater metropolitan areas and was made part of the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway in 1912. 

    Drawing the story from station records, annual reports, newspaper articles, and interviews with former employees, The Hook & Eye brings both the industry and human sides of railroading into sharp and memorable view. 

    Don L. Hofsommer is a native Iowan and professor of history at St. Cloud State University.

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    The Second Diesel Spotter's Guide, Including Industrial Units

    The Second Diesel Spotter's Guide, Including Industrial Units Lowest new price: $31.60
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    Author: Jerry A. Pinkepank
    Brand: Brand: Kalmbach Publishing

    Many black & white photos and detailed descriptions of how to identify diesel locomotives as well as the characteristics of different companies' trains like General Electric, etc.

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    Lionel: A Collectors Guide and History, Vol. 3: Standard Gauge

    Lionel: A Collectors Guide and History, Vol. 3: Standard Gauge Lowest new price: $22.00
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    Author: Tom McComas
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    Lionel: A Collector's Guide and History is the definitive reference for collectors and toy train enthusiasts to Lionel's history, production, designs, and advertising. First published in 1975, these pioneering volumes gave shape and direction to a hobby that was just beginning to grow and blazed the trail for many publications which have followed.

    Volume III: Standard Gauge features: Steamers and electrics from the early and classic periods * 10, 100, 200, and 500 series * OO, HO, and 2-7/8-inch gauge * magnificent brass and metal pieces from the 1900 to 1940 era * and dozens of black-and-white photos and 46 color photos of more than 400 different pieces.

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    Collector's Guide to Classic O Gauge Trains

    Collector's Guide to Classic O Gauge Trains Lowest new price: $11.60
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    Author: David Doyle
    Brand: Brand: Krause Publications

    Collector's Guide to Classic O-Gauge Trains provides you with the vital information you need to accurately assess and value classic O-Gauge trains. You'll find listings for the most highly-collected trains and accessories including Lionel (prewar and postwar), American Flyer, Ives, Marx, AMT, Hafner, Hoge, Dorfan, Unique and Wyandotte.

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    001: Greenberg's Guide to Lionel Trains 1945-1969: Motive Power and Rolling Stock Including Accessories

    001: Greenberg's Guide to Lionel Trains 1945-1969: Motive Power and Rolling Stock Including Accessories Lowest new price: $49.00
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    Author: Bruce C. Greenberg
    Brand: Brand: Greenberg Pub

    Book by Greenberg, Bruce C., Ambrose, Paul V.

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    Combinatorics of Train Tracks. (AM-125)

    Combinatorics of Train Tracks. (AM-125) Lowest new price: $20.57
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    Author: R. C. Penner
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    Measured geodesic laminations are a natural generalization of simple closed curves in surfaces, and they play a decisive role in various developments in two-and three-dimensional topology, geometry, and dynamical systems. This book presents a self-contained and comprehensive treatment of the rich combinatorial structure of the space of measured geodesic laminations in a fixed surface. Families of measured geodesic laminations are described by specifying a train track in the surface, and the space of measured geodesic laminations is analyzed by studying properties of train tracks in the surface. The material is developed from first principles, the techniques employed are essentially combinatorial, and only a minimal background is required on the part of the reader. Specifically, familiarity with elementary differential topology and hyperbolic geometry is assumed. The first chapter treats the basic theory of train tracks as discovered by W. P. Thurston, including recurrence, transverse recurrence, and the explicit construction of a measured geodesic lamination from a measured train track. The subsequent chapters develop certain material from R. C. Penner's thesis, including a natural equivalence relation on measured train tracks and standard models for the equivalence classes (which are used to analyze the topology and geometry of the space of measured geodesic laminations), a duality between transverse and tangential structures on a train track, and the explicit computation of the action of the mapping class group on the space of measured geodesic laminations in the surface.

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