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Railway Adventure

Author : L. T. C. Rolt
ISBN : 0750915781
Genre : Business & Economics
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First published in 1953, this edition contains many new pictures. It tells the history of the Talyllyn Railway, the oldest preserved railway in the world, which was rescued from the threat of closure by a group of amateur railwaymen. Rolt, one of this group, records their achievement with detail and humour.
Category: Business & Economics

A Railway Adventure

Author : Charles Smith Cheltnam
ISBN : OCLC:4702932
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The Spiral Tunnels And The Big Hill

Author : Graeme Pole
ISBN : 1551539071
Genre : Travel
File Size : 27.24 MB
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Railway history comes alive in this fascinating book about one of Canada's most incredible railway stories. The Spiral Tunnels and The Big Hill describes the construction and operation of the world-famous Canadian Pacific Railway through the treacherous Kicking Horse Pass in the Canadian Rockies. The perils of operating the section of track at the notorious ""Big Hill"" on the western slopes of the Great Divide are recounted through tales of disaster and defiance and are illustrated with over 60 black and white photographs. The Spiral Tunnels are explained through stories, maps and diagrams which reveal the operation of the tunnels and how they solved the problems which resulted in so much mayhem and madness. The Spiral Tunnels and The Big Hill is informative and entertaining reading for railways enthusiasts, as well as for those with a general interest in the human history of the Canadian Rockies and Yoho National Park.
Category: Travel

Kit S Railway Adventure

Author : Harriet Brown
ISBN : 1584855754
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Through photographs, illustrations, and both factual and fictionalized anecdotes, travels from Cincinnati to Glacier Park, Montana in 1934.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Women And The Railway 1850 1915

Author : Anna Despotopoulou
ISBN : 9780748676965
Genre : Social Science
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Examines cultural representations of women's experience of the railway in a period of heightened mobility Women's experiences of locomotion during a period of increased physical mobility and urbanisation are explored in this monograph. The 5 chapters analyse Victorian and early Modernist texts which concentrate on women in transit by train, including Wilkie Collins's No Name, George Meredith's Diana of the Crossways, Elizabeth Gaskell's North and South, Henry James's The Spoils of Poynton and The Wings of the Dove, and stories by Rhoda Broughton, Margaret Oliphant, Charles Dickens and Katherine Mansfield. They highlight the tension between women's boundless physical, emotional, and sexual aspiration - often depicted as closely related to the freedom and speed of train travel - and Victorian gender ideology which constructed the spaces of the railway as geographies of fear or manipulation. Key features: The first full-length examination of texts by and about women which explore the railway as a gendered space within a British and European context Explores a variety of cultural discourses which deal with women and the railway: fiction, poetry, news stories and commentaries, essays, paintings, and philosophical writings Proposes a reconceptualization of the public/private binary
Category: Social Science

Railway Adventures

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ISBN : 9780375866531
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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An accessibly-priced collection of five early reader tales features Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends Gordon, James, Percy and newcomer Hiro. Original.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Trans Incidental American Adventures Via The Railways

Author : Erik "Skippy" Sund
ISBN : 9781312370906
Genre : Travel
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In a bygone era, traveling across the country meant taking a train to your destination. Both wealthy and poor alike would ride the rails to complete whatever task, business or pleasure they had. Generations have romanticized this mode of travel and in our modern age it seems that many people are more likely to take a plane or a car. Have you ever wanted to hop on a train like a hobo and see where it takes you? Join Erik "Skippy" Sund as he rides the rails to cities across America to find out who and how people travel across the country. This three month trek to discover transit across America and see what it takes to undertake a journey where you never stop in one place for more than a few days will give you a peek into how and why people travel.
Category: Travel

Dow S Dictionary Of Railway Quotations

Author : Andrew Dow
ISBN : 0801882923
Genre : Reference
File Size : 60.83 MB
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Dow's Dictionary of Railway Quotations is an authoritative compendium of quotations about railways from 1608 to the present day. More than 3,400 entries are drawn from over 1,300 writers and speakers and a wide range of original sources both British and American—Acts of Parliament, poetry, songs, journals, advertisements, obituaries, novels, histories, plays, films, office memoranda, speeches, newspapers, television and radio broadcasts, and private documents and conversations. Here Andrew Dow records remarkable, memorable words—from the well-known to the abstruse, from the commonplace to the vital. The selected quotations are arranged by subject matter and searchable by speaker, subject, and keyword. Dow's Dictionary will inform and captivate railway enthusiasts along with readers interested in railway architecture, engineering, geography, and history.
Category: Reference

The Great Indian Railways

Author : Arup Chatterjee
ISBN : 9789388414234
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 40.26 MB
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Following an experimental railway track at Chintadripet, in 1835, the battle for India's first railroad was fought bitterly between John Chapman's Great Indian Peninsular Railway and Rowland MacDonald Stephenson's East India Railway Company, which was merged with Dwarkanauth Tagore's Great Western of Bengal Railway. Even at the height of the Mutiny of 1857, Bahadur Shah Zafar promised Indian owned railway tracks for native merchants if Badshahi rule was restored in Delhi. From Jules Verne to Rudyard Kipling to Mark Twain to Rabindranath Tagore to Nirad C. Chaudhuri to R.K. Narayan and Ruskin Bond-the aura of Indian trains and railway stations have enchanted many writers and poets. With iconic cinematography from The Apu Trilogy, Aradhana, Sonar Kella, Sholay, Gandhi, Dil Se, Parineeta, Barfi, Gangs of Wasseypur, and numerous others, Indian cinema has paved the way for mythical railroads in the national psyche. The Great Indian Railways takes us on a historic adventure through many junctions of India's hidden railway legends, for the first time in a book replete with anecdotes from imperial politics, European and Indian accounts, the battlefronts of the Indian nationalist movement, Indian cinema, songs, advertisements, and much more, in an ever-expanding cultural biography of the Great Indian Railways. Dubbed as 'one of a kind' this awe-inspiring saga is 'compulsive reading.' 'In this fascinating cultural history, Arup K Chatterjee charts the extraordinary journey of the Indian Railways, from the laying of the very first sleeper to the first post-Independence bogey. It evokes our collective accumulation of those innumerable memories of platform chai and rail-gaadi stories, bringing alive through myriad voices and tales the biography of one of India's defining public institutions.' – Shashi Tharoor, Author, M.P., Lok Sabha 'The Great Indian Railways is a fascinating and well-researched cultural biography of the Indian Railways-those intricate arteries of the soul of India, as have been experienced, written, filmed, and dreamed. We cannot all travel by rail to know India, as Gandhiji did, but we can and should read this book!' – Tabish Khair, Author, Professor
Category: Transportation