Wolmar’s Railway Library
A selection of the world's finest railway books, chosen by rail historian Christian Wolmar. Whether traversing American prairie, Siberian tundra or African savannah, each book here conjures up the world’s greatest engines, the lines they ran on and the stories of the heroes and rogues who built them.
In the course of researching my series of books on the history of railways throughout the world, I found that a large number of them had been unjustly neglected and were out of print. This is a fantastic loss as many of them provide invaluable information on the history of the world’s most important innovation of the 19th century. This Library is an attempt to make up for this loss and ensure the best of these books accessible to a new generation .
The development of the railway was a comprehensive and influential phenomenon that took in every aspect of human life from politics to tourism. As a result hundreds of authors over the past years – including some whose works were published as early as the 1850s – had written books of continuing and general interest. …
Wolmar’s Railway Library has teamed up with crowd-funded literary platform Unbound to bring you its first six titles. By pledging on Unbound you can order either ebooks or deluxe hardback editions of WRL’s titles (pledge for a signed hardback and receive the ebook for free). You can even subscribe to the entire Library and receive an invitation to an exclusive evening with Christian Wolmar himself.
If you’d like a collectable set of the first six beautifully bound hardback editions of Wolmar’s Railway Library’s… drop in on Unbound and start pledging. Unbound is an award-winning business that allows readers to help good books find their way into print – or in this case, great books find their way in to stunning, quarter-bound, foil-blocked, be-ribboned print. Pledge for the entire library in hardback and you will also receive all the ebooks for free and an invitation to the first Wolmar’s Railway Library event, hosted by Christian himself.
Christian Wolmar is an award winning writer and broadcaster specialising in transport and is the author of a series of books on railway history. In the autumn of 2012, he announced he is seeking the Labour candidacy for the 2016 London mayoral election and his campaign website is at www.wolmarforlondon.co.uk . He is a frequent speaker at conferences and railway events, and regularly appears on TV and radio. In 2011 he was the captain of the Warwick team of graduates in Christmas University Challenge, which reached the final of the competition.
He has spent nearly all of his working life as a journalist, and his interest in transport began at The Independent when he was appointed transport correspondent in 1992. …