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Great Railway Maps Of The World

Author : Mark Ovenden
ISBN : 1846143918
Genre : Railroads
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A unique, beautifully illustrated and comprehensive history of the world's greatest railway maps, and the railways behind them The irresistible follow-up to the cult favorite, Metro Maps of the World, Mark Ovenden's new book is an extraordinary compendium of historical and contemporary railway maps and posters from every corner of the world. The history of the railway is the history of Britain - and France, and America, and Japan, and Russia, among many others. Featuring hundreds of images, covering two centuries of advertising, surveyors' maps, route guides, travel posters, photos and Google Earth maps, this is a book brimming with history, anecdotes, facts, and data. It is a must-have guide for every train fanatic, armchair or ticketed, as well as lovers of graphic design, history and the romance of train travel.
Category: Railroads

Railway Maps Of The World

Author : Mark Ovenden
ISBN : 0143122401
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 51.49 MB
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An intricately detailed, anecdotal collection of international railway maps and posters features a chronological timeline from the Liverpool and Manchester Railway of 1830 to the proposed 2020 high-speed networks of China and a historically vivid atlas representing more than 100 countries. By the author of Transit Maps of the World. 40,000 first printing.
Category: Transportation

Historical Atlas Of Early Railways

Author : Derek Hayes
ISBN : 1771621753
Genre :
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In a sense the very earliest railways were simply ruts caused by the passage of carts on softer ground. Railways of this nature may have been in use as early as 2200 BCE. But railways became a worldwide economic force only in the middle of the nineteenth century, some forty or fifty years after the first demonstration of a mechanically powered train. What radically changed--in the space of less than three decades--was the method of propulsion, from human or horse power to steam powered "travelling engines," the forerunners of the modern railway locomotive. Such railways enabled faster, more efficient transport of people and goods, opened the world to settlement and changed the nature of war, allowing supplies and soldiers to be moved much faster than on horseback or on foot. Historical Atlas of Early Railways highlights the innovations, failures and most memorable moments of railways through the ages. Read about a variety of designs and inventions including the steam underground in 1863, rack and mountain railways, electric railways, monorails and atmospheric railways. Study the world's oldest surviving railway map. This newest addition to the popular Historical Atlas Series features 320 maps and 450 photos and other illustrations, and is a beautifully designed chronicle for anyone who has a fondness for history, maps or trains.
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A Railroad Atlas Of The United States In 1946

Author : Richard C. Carpenter
ISBN : 0801873312
Genre : History
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Little now remains of the vast network of passenger and freight railroad lines that once crisscrossed much of eastern and midwestern America, but in 1946, the steam locomotive was king. This is a record of a time when traveling out of town meant, for most Americans, taking the train.
Category: History

The First Railroads

Author : Derek Hayes
ISBN : 0228100097
Genre : Reference
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A highly illustrated volume tracing the emergence of modern railways. Praise for the author's previous title, America Discovered "Hayes offers more than just the state's emergent political boundaries and geological elevations. He presents a fascinating, map-based chronicle of the region's legendary gold rush, the gradual domination of its railroads, the development of its diverse ethnic composition, its blazing urban cataclysms, and its role in World War II. While laudably information-dense, the text is also an appealing, highly enjoyable read." --Library Journal In this book, Derek Hayes compiles archival maps and illustrations, many never before published, showing the locations and routes of the world's early railways, as well as the locomotive and rail technology that was key to the development of those railroads. In addition to maps, the illustrations include photos of most of the surviving first locomotives from collections around the world and of replicas too, where they exist. Much of the world's early railways originated in Britain, but Hayes also considers the earliest systems in North America, continental Europe, and elsewhere. The book covers the emergence of the first steam locomotives, including the historically important Stockton and Darlington, the world's first public railway system to use steam locomotives, and Liverpool and Manchester, for its pioneering use of cast iron girders. In addition to mainstream railways, atmospheric railways are considered as well as electric railways, underground railways, monorails, and mountain (rack) railways, all of which have fascinating histories. For The First Railroads, Derek Hayes travelled to most of the locations mentioned and visited railway museums all over the world, amassing a wealth of information and illustrative materials, including never before seen ephemera. Here he proves again his reputation for in-depth research and rare photographs and maps -- and for making it enjoyably readable.
Category: Reference

The Scottish Railway Atlas

Author : David Spaven
ISBN : 1780272383
Genre : Railroads
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The rich diversity of Scotland's railway network has never before been the subject of a specialist atlas. This book showcases 181 topographical and railway maps, telling the story of the country's railways from the early nineteenth century to the present day. Researched and written by David Spaven - who co-wrote the best-selling Mapping the Railways on the history of Britain's rail network - this beautiful atlas allows the reader to understand the bigger story of the effects of the railways on the landscape and the impact of Scotland's distinctive geography on the pattern of railway development over a period of nearly 200 years. The unique map selection is supported by an informative commentary of key cartographic, geographic and historical features. This sumptuous atlas will appeal not just to railway enthusiasts and those who appreciate the beauty of maps, but also to readers fascinated by the role of railways in Scotland's modern developments.
Category: Railroads

Railway Atlas Then And Now

Author : Paul Smith
ISBN : 0711038333
Genre : Railroads
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This volume encompasses railway industry maps from 1923 with their contemporary equivalent from 2012. It includes information about the railway lines that have been closed and converted into either walking or cycling routes.
Category: Railroads

Atlas Of The World

Author : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 0199394725
Genre : Reference
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Provides maps and satellite photography that reflect the most recent political, economic, and demographic statistics, and presents articles addressing the environment and population matters in major cities of the world.
Category: Reference

New Zealand Railway And Tramway Atlas

Author : John Roger Yonge
ISBN : 0900609923
Genre : Atlases, New Zealand
File Size : 46.30 MB
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A reference to all New Zealand's railway and city tramlines, past and present.
Category: Atlases, New Zealand

Atlas Of Railway Traffic Maps

Author : La Salle Extension University
ISBN : 0344340732
Genre :
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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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The Railway Conductor

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924062357037
Genre : Railroad conductors
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Category: Railroad conductors

The Times Desktop Atlas Of The World

Author : Times UK
ISBN : 0007452667
Genre : Reference
File Size : 39.75 MB
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The Times Atlas of the World Desktop edition is a complete world reference atlas in a convenient, value-for-money and easy-to-use format, retaining the authority, style and detail of the larger Times atlases.This new edition of the Times Desktop Atlas of the World has been fully revised to bring all the maps and geographical information completely up-to-date. As with all the atlases in the Times range it offers great authority, outstanding quality and attention to detail. FULLY UPDATEDDetailed up-to-date maps in the distinctive and respected Times style provide balanced, systematic coverage of all parts of the world. Each continent is introduced by a political map showing individual countries, followed by regional maps showing towns and cities, roads, railways, international boundaries and topography.The introductory section covers major world geographical themes - from earthquakes and volcanoes to population growth, communications and climate change - giving a global snapshot of our contemporary world.The extensive index to over 25 000 place names illustrates the scope of this world atlas which is ideal for home and business use MAIN FEATURESAuthoritative Times mapping of the whole worldGeographical reference section with flags, statistics and facts for the world's states and territoriesStatistics and world maps on major geographical themes, including population, cities, climate, the environment and telecommunicationsUnique 16 page full of thousands of world facts and figures.Index to over 25,000 place names
Category: Reference

A Atlas Of Railway Station Closures

Author : Ian Allan
ISBN : 0711038155
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This atlas shows all standard gauge railway lines built in Britain and the dates of when each line and station were closed. The first part of the book consists of an atlas of the entire historical railway network in Britain and the second part of the book provides a complete index and gazetteer of the stations listing the date of closure (if closed).
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The Times Desktop Atlas Of The World

Author : Times atlases
ISBN : 0008104980
Genre : Atlases, British
File Size : 81.95 MB
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An excellent world atlas for every day use at home or work, representing broad coverage at a great price. Clear, authoritative Times atlas mapping fully updated. This new edition of the Times Desktop Atlas of the World has been fully revised to bring all the maps and geographical information completely up-to-date. FULLY UPDATED Detailed maps in the distinctive and respected Times style provide balanced, systematic coverage of all parts of the world. Each continent is introduced by a political map showing individual countries, followed by regional maps showing towns and cities, roads, railways, international boundaries and topography. MAIN FEATURES Authoritative updated Times mapping of the whole world. Geographical reference section with flags, statistics and facts for the world's states and territories. Statistics and world maps on major geographical themes, including population, cities, climate, the environment and telecommunications. Unique 16 pages full of thousands of world facts and figures. Over 25,000 index entries. As with all the atlases in the Times range it offers great authority, outstanding quality and attention to detail.
Category: Atlases, British