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George Hudson: The Rise and Fall of the Railway King
Arnold, A.J.; McCartney, S,
ISBN: 9781852854010
Hambledon and London, London, 2004. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. As New/Fine. First Edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 317 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in fine condition.. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. The building of the railways in Britain in the nineteenth century was the greatest ever industrial undertaking in the world to that time. Financed by private enterprise rather than the state, the schemes to build new lines were characterised both by their ambition and by their need for huge amounts of capital. The most ambitious of all of the individual entrepreneurs, and for long the most successful, was George Hudson, the 'Railway King', whose establishment of York as the hub of an ever-growing network of lines brought him huge wealth and great fame. Already a wealthy businessman and Lord Mayor of York before the advent of the railways, Hudson seized the opportunity they presented with both hands. He became an MP, lived in style and entertained lavishly. While his early lines were profitable, later ones were not. Ever more deeply committed, at a time when accounting standards were lax, he hid inconvenient figures until brought down by a question at a shareholders' meeting in 1849. Disgraced, he fled to the Continent, his name synonymous with fraudulent capitalism at its most brazen. This new biography is the fullest examination to date of an extraordinary and complex man and his career. Ilustrations. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Railways. ISBN: 1852854014. ISBN/EAN: 9781852854010. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3262. As New
Price: $29.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 3262  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The Great Days of the Great Western Railway
Thomas, David St John; Whitehouse, Patrick,
ISBN: 9780946537631
David St John Thomas, Scotland, 1991. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. First impression. Size: Quarto. 224 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Railways; Britain/UK; ISBN: 0946537631. ISBN/EAN: 9780946537631. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6763. This book weighs over one kilogram, and may involve extra shipping charges if posted to some countries.. Very Good Condition
Price: $11.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 6763  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The Ultimate Train
Herring, Peter,
ISBN: 9780751306989
Dorling Kindersley Publishers Ltd, London, 2000. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fine Condition/Fine. First Edition. First impression. Size: Quarto 4to . 168 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books. This ultimate guide to the locomotive from Stephenson's Rocket to the Magalev describes the history of railways celebrating the great diversity of design and engineering over 200 years of train travel. It features urban, industrial, freight and military trains and shows examples of electric, steam and diesel locomotives with driver's eye-views, performance statistics and a profile of the key figures who have changed the face of train travel around the world. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Railways; ISBN: 0751306983. ISBN/EAN: 9780751306989. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4484. This book weighs over one kilogram, and may involve extra shipping charges if posted to some countries.. Fine Condition
Price: $15.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 4484  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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The White Pass: Gateway to the Klondike
Minter, Roy,
ISBN: 9780912006338
University of Alaska Press, Fairbanks, 1988. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Edition. First softcover edition. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 394 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. The cover has some bumps and marks but is in excellent condition overall. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . By the thousands they came, the gold-seekers of 1897, pouring through Alaska's White and Chilkoot passes on their way to the Klondike and to fortune. Fast behind them came the entrepreneurs, the bunco artists, and before long, the engineers and financiers whose driving ambition was to build a railway through the White Pass's rocky precipices. This is the epic northern adventure of the men who rushed for gold, the workers who toiled in winter storms and thaw-time muck, carving the grade and laying rail, and the ingenious characters who dreamed, schemed, promoted, and finally built the White Pass and Yukon Railway. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; United States; Railways. ISBN: 0912006331. ISBN/EAN: 9780912006338. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5300. Good Condition
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 5300  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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