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    Billy Connolly's Tracks Across America

    Narrated by David Monteath ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 21 min

    An epic trip across America with much-loved national treasure and comedy legend, Billy ConnollyBilly Connolly has spent much of his life in the United States, where he now lives. It's a country he knows and loves a great deal, but even someone as well-travelled as Billy can always discover new things about such a vast nation. So he's off on the move again, this time via the tracks of the great ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Railroaded

    The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America

    by Richard White ...
    Narrated by Paul Woodson ...

    Unabridged

    23 hours 5 min

    The transcontinental railroads of the late nineteenth century were the first corporate behemoths. Their attempts to generate profits from proliferating debt sparked devastating panics in the U.S. economy. Their dependence on public largess drew them into the corridors of power, initiating new forms of corruption. Their operations rearranged space and time, and remade the landscape of the West. As ... Read more

    $52.40 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Full Steam Ahead: How the Railways Made Britain

    Narrated by Peter Ginn, Ruth Goodman ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 50 min

    The Age of Railways was an era of extraordinary change which utterly transformed every aspect of British life – from trade and transportation to health and recreation.Full Steam Ahead reveals how the world we live in today is entirely shaped by the rail network, charting the glorious evolution of rail transportation and how it left its mark on every aspect of life, landscape and culture. Peter ... Read more

    $26.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Stealing the General

    The Great Locomotive Chase and the First Medal of Honor

    Narrated by Bronson Pinchot ...

    Unabridged

    15 hours 12 min

    On April 12, 1862—one year to the day after Confederate guns opened on Fort Sumter and started the Civil War—a tall, mysterious smuggler and self-appointed Union spy named James J. Andrews and nineteen infantry volunteers infiltrated Georgia and stole a steam engine called the General. Racing northward at speeds near sixty miles an hour, cutting telegraph lines, and destroying track along the way, ... Read more

    $37.37 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Grand Central

    How a Train Station Transformed America

    by Sam Roberts ...
    Narrated by Sam Roberts ...

    Unabridged

    6 hours 59 min

    A rich, illustrated - and entertaining -- history of the iconic Grand Central Terminal, from one of New York City's favorite writers, just in time to celebrate the train station's 100th fabulous anniversary.In the winter of 1913, Grand Central Station was officially opened and immediately became one of the most beautiful and recognizable Manhattan landmarks. In this celebration of the one hundred ... Read more

    $37.41 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Passengers

    True Stories of the Underground Railroad

    Unabridged

    14 hours 4 min

    Brought to you by Penguin.WITH AN INTRODUCTION FROM TA-NEHISI COATES, AUTHOR OF THE WATER DANCERA riveting collection of the hardships, hairbreadth escapes, and mortal struggles of enslaved people seeking freedom: These are the true stories of the Underground Railroad.A secret network of safe houses, committees and guides that stretched well below the Mason-Dixon Line into the brutal slave states ... Read more

    $24.61 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    Orient-Express

    El tren de Europa (The Train of Europe)

    Unabridged

    14 hours 43 min

    El Orient-Express fue durante décadas el símbolo de una Europa diversa llena de diversos personajes, olores, colores y sabores, unidos por este tren que, más que un medio de transporte, fue una forma extraordinaria de civilización y entendimiento entre los pueblos. Mauricio Wiesenthal, con su prosa envolvente y fragante, nos transporta a países y estaciones ... Read more

    $37.43 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    High-Speed Empire

    Chinese Expansion and the Future of Southeast Asia

    by Will Doig ...
    Narrated by Will Doig ...
    series Columbia Global Reports

    Unabridged

    2 hours 5 min

    The story of the world's most audacious infrastructure project.Less than a decade ago, China did not have a single high-speed train in service. Today, it owns a network of 14,000 miles of high-speed rail, far more than the rest of the world combined. Now, China is pushing its tracks into Southeast Asia, reviving a century-old colonial fantasy of an imperial railroad stretching to Singapore; and ... Read more

    $18.72 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The High Girders

    The gripping true story of a Victorian dream that ended in tragedy

    by John Prebble ...
    Narrated by David Monteath ...

    Unabridged

    7 hours 3 min

    'A tale of irresponsibility and inexperience' THE TIMES'Graphically written with a sense of dramatic construction' SCOTSMANOn December 28th 1879, the night of the Great Storm, the Tay Bridge collapsed, along with the train that was crossing, and everyone on board...This is the true story of that disastrous night, told from multiple viewpoints:The station master waiting for the train to arrive - ... Read more

    $35.99 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    From the River to the Sea

    The Untold Story of the Railroad War That Made the West

    by John Sedgwick ...
    Narrated by John Bedford Lloyd ...

    Unabridged

    10 hours 40 min

    “Riveting...A great read, full of colorful characters and outrageous confrontations back when the west was still wild.” —George R.R. MartinA propulsive and panoramic history of one of the most dramatic stories never told—the greatest railroad war of all time, fought by the daring leaders of the Santa Fe and the Rio Grande to seize, control, and create the American West.It is difficult to imagine ... Read more

    $35.93 AUD or free with audiobook trial

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    The White Cascade

    The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche

    by Gary Krist ...
    Narrated by Robert Fass ...

    Unabridged

    9 hours 45 min

    From renowned writer and travel journalist Gary Krist comes the never-before-told story of one of the worst rail disasters in U.S. history in which two trains full of people, trapped high in the Cascade Mountains, are hit by a devastating avalanche.In February 1910, a monstrous blizzard centered on Washington State hit the Northwest, breaking records. The world stopped—but nowhere was the danger ... Read more

    $32.33 AUD or free with audiobook trial