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Indian Steam In The 1970s

Author : George Woods
ISBN : 9781445666792
Genre : Transportation
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A fascinating, revealing look at India's steam railways in the 1970s.
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The Port Of Liverpool In The 1960s And 1970s

Author : Ian Collard
ISBN : 9781445681429
Genre : Transportation
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A fascinating collection of images, most of which are previously unpublished, documenting the iconic port of Liverpool during this interesting period of shipping history.
Category: Transportation

1970s America An Indian Student S Journey

Author : Anil Kumar Rajvanshi
ISBN : 9788190578110
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the story of a young idealistic student of IIT Kanpur who in 1974 at the age of 24 went to USA to pursue higher education. He left a very lucrative career in US to come back and work in rural India in 1981. This is also the story of that idealist who came back against all advice and in the process discovered himself. Dr. Anil K. Rajvanshi has written in an engaging and lively style the memoirs of his stay and experiences in America in 1970s. It is an inspiring story and should appeal to all Indians, specially NRIs and students aspiring to go abroad and who want to make a difference in India, especially the rural India. An advance copy of the book was put on the web and it elicited tremendous positive response worldwide.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Historical Dictionary Of The 1970s

Author : James Stuart Olson
ISBN : 0313305439
Genre : History
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The 1970s were difficult years for the United States, a time when long-held convictions were challenged and the nation experienced a collective identity crisis. Women and minorities called into question the belief that freedom and equality are the birthright of all Americans. Watergate and related scandals of the Nixon administration damaged the country's faith in politicians and the political system. The Arab oil boycott, the energy crisis, the environmental movement, and years of stagflation raised doubts about the future of the nation's economy, and in the jungles of Vietnam, many Americans began to doubt their ability to protect the world from Communism. This book includes entries on the prominent people, significant events, issues and controversies, and the culture of the decade.
Category: History

Locomotives International Annual

Author : Iain McCall
ISBN : 1900340313
Genre : Transportation
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The first Annual of Locomotives International magazine includes the following: The Indian Narrow Gauge in the 1970s Milwaukee Electrics 100 Active Fireless Steam Locomotives in Germany Cruising the Douro The Indian Summer of Steam on the Antofagasta (Chili) and Bolivia Railway Trans Siberian 2014 Cuban Steam in the 1980s Baiyin - Home of the last steam passenger service? Garratts in Zimbabwe Steam Heritage Railways of the Baltic States A German Fakultativwagen in the Soviet Forests To Switzerland by Rail The Harz and its Nordhausen Neighbour
Category: Transportation

An Indian Summer Of Steam

Author : David Maidment
ISBN : 9781473869271
Genre : Transportation
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An Indian Summer of Steam' is the second volume of David Maidment's 'railway' autobiography, following his first book 'A Privileged Journey', published in xxxx. David was a railway enthusiast who made the hobby his career. After management training on the Western Region, between 1961 and 1964, he became a stationmaster in a Welsh Valley, an Area Manager on the Cardiff Swansea main line and radiating valleys, the South Wales Train Planning Officer, the Head of Productivity Services for the Western Region and subsequently the British Railways Board, before four years from 1982 as Chief Operating Manager of the London Midland Region, the BRB's first Quality & Reliability Manager in 1986, and finally British Rail's Head of Safety Policy after the Clapham Junction train accident, until privatisation.rn This experience led to a number of years as an international railway safety consultant, and, as a result of an encounter on an Indian railway station during a business trip abroad, to found the 'Railway Children' charity to support street children living on the rail and bus stations of India, East Africa and the UK, described in 2012 by an officer of the United Nations Human Rights Commission as the largest charity in the world working exclusively for street children. All this is the background to the descriptions the author gives of the last years of steam and his many journeys and experiences during his training in South Wales and the South West, his travels all over BR from 1962 until the end of steam in 1968, his search for steam in France, East and West Germany and China and the steam specials in Britain, France, Germany and China after the demise of regular steam working. The book includes over 100 black and white and 100 colour photos, most taken by the author during his travels, and nearly forty pages of logs of locomotive performance in Britain and the continent. rn All royalties from the book are being donated by the author to the charity he founded, a brief description of which is included in the last chapter of the book.
Category: Transportation

The German Pacific Locomotive Its Design And Development

Author : David Maidment
ISBN : 9781473852525
Genre : Transportation
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The German Pacific Locomotive (Its Design and Development) is David Maidments fourth book in the series of Locomotive Profiles published by Pen & Sword. It is the first in the series to tackle an important range of overseas steam locomotives, the German pacific locomotives, which, with the Paris-Orleans pacific in France, were the first of that wheel layout in Europe and came to be the dominant type for express passenger work throughout Western Europe for the following fifty years, until displaced by diesel and electric traction. The German railways in the first two decades of the twentieth century were run principally as regional State railways, and two distinct styles of design developed, which were influenced by the natural terrain. In the south, in the mountainous foothills of the European Alps, four cylinder compound locomotives with comparatively small coupled wheels, most produced by the famous firm of Maffei in Munich, held sway from 1907 until the late 1930s, and in parts of Bavaria that were not yet electrified, even until the early 1960s. In the flatter lands of the north, Prussian 4-6-0s sufficed until Paul Wagners standard two cylinder simple pacifics came onto the scene in 1925, and were followed by the three cylinder streamlined pacifics at the start of the Second World War. After addressing the devastating damage to the German railways in the conflict, the book follows the modernization of the locomotive fleet in the postwar period until the elimination of steam in both East and West Germany in the mid-late 1970s. The book describes the design, construction and operation of the full range of pacifics that ran in both parts of Germany, and the large numbers of these locomotives that have been preserved, and is illustrated with over 180 black and white and 80 colour photos.
Category: Transportation

India Of The 1970s

Author : D. H. Butani
ISBN : UOM:39015000675929
Genre : Agriculture and state
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Working Steam

Author : Hans Halberstadt
ISBN : 9781567997767
Genre : Photography
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Celebrates the glory of steam locomotives and the golden age of North American railroads, in a lavishly illustrated, full-color account of working steam trains from all over the United States and Canada, accompanied by a helpful guide to historical railroad sites.
Category: Photography