• Travel & holiday
      January 2014

      12 Day Trips from London

      A simple guide for those who want to see more than the capital

      by Maldon, Dee

      Aimed at visitors who want to see more than the capital – but don’t want to drive or vacate their hotel room. This little book provides information on using public transport to visit Cambridge, Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon, as well as les

    • Choo Choo! Pictures Trains Book for Kids (Trains for Kids)

      by Baby Professor

      Choo choo! Move out of the way the train is coming! This wonderful picture book teaches your children about trains using beautiful picture along with some very interesting facts. You can use this resource as a stepping stone to discussing transportation a

    • Things That Go - Trains Edition

      by Baby Professor

      Trains are the cluggity-clugs that you see racing down the tracks. Do you know all there is to know about these wheelers? If not, turn the pages of this book and start learning! Picture books are highly effective at breaking down facts to make them appeal

    • Trucks, Trains and Big Machines! Transportation Books for Kids | Children's Transportation Books

      by Baby Professor

      Does your little boy fall in love with big machines that easily? Then this book will be such a treat! There are beautiful images of trucks, trains and big machines in this wonderful book for children. Learn about them and be impressed at what they can do.

    • Buildings & construction (Children's/YA)

      Why Do Trains Stay on Track? Train Books for Kids | Children's Transportation Books

      by Baby Professor

      Trains go whoosh! They run really fast to get you to your destination in a little time as possible. This book will not just show pictures of trains but will also include information on how it works. The purpose of which is to combine education with a litt

    • The Arts


      by Peter Murray and Lorri Lynn

      The history of rail transport began in 6th century BC in Ancient Greece. It can be divided up into several discrete periods defined by the principal means of track material and motive power used. Evidence indicates that there was 6 to 8.5 km long Diolkos

    • Children's & YA
      April 2011

      The Trouble with Trains

      A super-size first reading book for 3-5 year olds, with an engaging story, colourful pictures and point-and-say words to learn

      by Nicola Baxter

      Follow the troublesome train as it speeds through its day, causing mayhem as it turns too quickly round bends and loses parcels, packets and sacks of potatoes along the way. The fun colourful pictures and silly story in this book help to make reading at h

    • Transport (Children's/YA)
      January 2015


      With 10 easy-to-do experiments and 230 exciting pictures

      by Michael Harris Steve Parker

      Railways revolutionized the day-to-day lives of ordinary people around the world. This book charts the development of trains, from the early horse-drawn wagons used in mines and the first steam locomotives to the comfort and convenience of modern, streaml

    • Biography & True Stories
      April 2016

      Isambard Kingdom Brunel

      The Life of an Engineering Genius

      by Colin Maggs

      In his time Isambard Kingdom Brunel was the world's greatest engineer. His list of achievements is truly breathtaking: the Thames Tunnel, the first underwater tunnel in the world; the SS Great Britain, the first propeller-driven ship; the Clifton Suspension Bridge, then the longest span of any bridge in the world; and the Great Western Railway. History has been kind to his memory: many of his creations still exist and he is lauded by historians as a truly 'Great Briton'. In this full-scale biography Colin Maggs presents a portrait of a complex, ambitious and determined genius. But the Brunel that emerges is not without flaws. He made mistakes, both personal and technical – he wasn't always right but never admitted he was wrong. Drawing on Brunel's diaries, letters and business papers, we see the real Isambard, a more human figure, emerging from behind the towering structures and machines he created.

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      September 2014

      Steam Trains

      by Colin Maggs

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      March 2019

      Class 67 and 68 Locomotives

      by Andrew Cole

    • Railway transport industries
      March 2013

      Changing Trains

      by Paul Haywood

      "Changing Trains - a Global Review" by Paul Haywood. Railways are always changing and "Changing Trains" gives a truly "Global Review". The author has always tried to use rail as his preferred mode of travel for work and leisure whenever possible and these

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      May 2020

      Exploring Devon and Cornwall's Branch Lines

      by John Jackson

      The two most westerly counties in England remain hugely popular for travellers looking for a break in the UK. Perhaps less well known is the fact that, against all the odds when faced by the Beeching Axe, a number of popular destinations can still be reac

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      May 2020

      Glory Days: Steam in East Anglia

      by Peter Swinger

      Steam in East Anglia recalls the era when steam ruled the tracks and the railways conveyed paggengers and goods, from the commuter lines of Tilbury and Southen to the rural tranquillity of north Norfolk. There are sometimes conflicting ideas about which

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      May 2020

      Iron Empires

      Robber Barons, The Railroads, and the Making of Modern America

      by Michael Hiltzik

      Iron Empires tells the story of the men who created the all-important nationwide railroad system that spread across the country during the Gilded Age of the late nineteenth century – a time where industrialisation accelerated, fortunes were made and squan

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      May 2020

      The London, Midland and Scottish Railway Volume Seven From St Pancras to Sheffield

      by Stanley C. Jenkins, Martin Loader

      The Midland main line from London St Pancras to the north of England is one of Britain's most important trunk routes. With its various loops and branches, this major artery of communication links major centres of population such as Leicester, Derby, Notti

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      May 2020

      Preserved Railways of Eastern England

      by Adam Head

      Among the many lines that branch all around the East of England, there are some that can be seen diverging from stations that are never used by the train operating companies. These lines head to hidden gems within the East of England known as preserved ra

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      May 2020

      Southern California Railways

      by Richard Billingsley

      Southern California Railways looks at the operations of some of the many railroads that serve the southern half of the Golden State. Including the passenger operations of Amtrak, Metrolink and San Diego Coaster and the freight operations of the Union Paci

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      May 2020

      The Stanhope & Tyne Railroad Company

      by Rob Langham

      Opened in 1834, the Stanhope & Tyne Railroad Company’s line ran from the limestone district of Weardale, via the collieries of North West Durham to the mouth of the River Tyne at South Shields. This extraordinary railway used horses, steam locomotives, st

    • Lifestyle, Sport & Leisure
      May 2020

      The Woodhead Route: A History

      by Stephen Heginbotham

      In The Woodhead Route: A History, transport historian Stephen Heginbotham takes a fresh look at the famous and much mourned route. Perhaps the most keenly missed stretch of track in the entire country, the possibility of the route being reopened remains a

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