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Railway Masterpieces

Author : Brian Solomon
ISBN : 0715317431
Genre : Railroads
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The collection of photographs in this title presents some of the most impressive, significant and interesting railroad elements from today and yesterday, viewed through the eyes of a devoted rail historian. It features luxurious trains, breathtaking stations, awe-inspiring bridges and mountain assaults of amazing complexity. The photographs are accompanied by informative stories.
Category: Railroads

Railway Stations

Author : Charles Sheppard
ISBN : 1880908638
Genre : Architecture
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Over 90 illustrations. Railroads transformed not just common means of transportation but cities, countries, and continents. Trains and their engines became emblems of a new era, as were the buildings which served as their departure points and destinations. This type of building presented an entirely new challenge for architects and engineers, for nothing like a railway station had ever been built, or needed, before. Not simply imposing examples of civic architecture, these structures also represent massive feats of engineering designed to enclose enormous spaces and accomodate thousands of travelers. This authoritative volume traces and celebrates the history and technical development of these hubs of t
Category: Architecture

Railway Depots Stations Terminals

Author : Brian Solomon
ISBN : 9780760348901
Genre : Architecture
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From the railway's beginnings, the station building, itself, had civic importance greater than ordinary structures. Let historian Brian Solomon show you how beautifully it filled that role. Railway Depots, Stations & Terminals is a unique book about some of the finest, most interesting, and most famous railway stations. Contemporary photographs, historic images, and postcard views provide an in-depth look at the architectural gems that dot the railroad landscape. The railway station has a special role in people's lives. Stations have served as the gateway to the world's great cities and the point of contact for remote towns. The inherent nature of the station is different from that of other buildings; it is an entrance, an exit, a place to rest, and a stop along the way. It can be the first thing a traveler sees and the last memory of a favorite city. Facing both the street and the tracks, the station is naturally a point of departure and a face of the city it serves. Brian Solomon, one of today's most accomplished railway historians, leads you through a one-of-a-kind exploration of the history and architecture of depots, stations, and terminals.
Category: Architecture

Coal Trains

Author : Brian Solomon
ISBN : 9781616731373
Genre : Transportation
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From the first, U.S. railroads have carried coal from mines to docks, steel mills, and power plants across the country. In this authoritative book spanning the whole of that history, from the mid-nineteenth century to present, noted rail author Brian Solomon explores the railroads and hardware that have transported the fossil fuels that made America work. Brilliant period and contemporary photographs convey the drama of the enterprise: the very long—and very heavy—trains powering up mountain grades and thundering across barren prairies. At sites from the eastern and western U.S., past and present, readers see giant double-headed Norfolk and Western steam locomotives moving Appalachian coal in Virginia; modern CSX diesels dragging unit coal trains over the well-groomed former Chesapeake & Ohio main line; BNSF’s SD70MACs with more than 100 hoppers in tow; Rio Grande locomotives snaking through the Rocky Mountains; and coal trains working full-throttle up Colorado’s Tennessee Pass, cresting the Continental Divide at 10,000 feet above sea level. Taking up topics ranging from the colorful but now-defunct “anthracite roads” of eastern Pennsylvania to today’s AC-traction diesels that work Wyoming’s thriving Powder River Basin, Solomon reveals how for 150 years the unique demands of coal—and America’s demand for coal—have prompted new railroad technologies.
Category: Transportation

50 Mystery Investigation Masterpieces Active Toc Abcd Classics Vol 2

Author : Mark Twain
ISBN : 9782377936243
Genre : Fiction
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This book contains the following works arranged alphabetically by authors last names A Royal Prisoner [Marcel Allain] The Man Who Knew Too Much,The Man Who Was Thursday: a Nightmare [G.K Chesterton] The Hound of the Baskervilles,The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes [Arthur Conan Doyle] The Nebuly Coat [John Meade Falkner] The Chestermarke Instinct,The Middle of Things,The Orange-Yellow Diamond,The Paradise Mystery [Joseph Smith Fletcher] Helen Vardon's Confession,The Singing Bone{R. Austin Freeman] File No.113, Monsieur Lecoq,The Lerouge Case,The Mystery of Orcival [Émile Gaboriau] The Riddle of the Frozen Flame [Thomas W. Hanshew] A Thief in the Night ,Raffles: Further Adventures of the Amateur Cracksman, The Amateur Cracksman [Ernest William Hornung] Malcolm Sage, Detective [Herbert George Jenkins] The Room in the Dragon Volant, Wylder's Hand [Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu] The Stretton Street Affair [William Le Queux] The Crystal Stopper [Maurice Leblanc] The Voice in the Fog [Harold MacGrath] Anderson Crow, Detective [George Barr McCutcheon] Ashton-Kirk, Investigator [John T. McIntyre] Martin Hewitt, Investigator, The Red Triangle [Arthur Morrison] The Black Box [Edward Phillips Oppenheim] The Burglar's Fate and The Detectives [Allan Pinkerton] The Sleuth of St. James's Square [Melville Davisson Post] The Hand in the Dark, The Shrieking Pit [Arthur John Rees] More Tish, The Case of Jennie Brice [Mary Roberts Rinehart] Bat Wing, The Hand of Fu-Manchu, The Quest of the Sacred Slipper, The Sins of Séverac Bablon [Sax Rohmer] The Brand of Silence [Harrington Strong] Number Seventeen,The Stowmarket Mystery,The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley [Louis Tracy] The Lone Wolf [Louis Joseph Vance] Raspberry Jam [Carolyn Wells] The Mystery of the Barranca [Herman Whitaker] Peter the Brazen [George F. Worts] The Big Bow Mystery [Israel Zangwill] Also Available : 50 Mystery and Detective masterpieces you have to read before you die vol: 1
Category: Fiction

Masterpieces Of Modernist Cinema

Author : Ted Perry
ISBN : 9780253347718
Genre : Performing Arts
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Noted film scholars analyze some of the most challenging films of the 20th century
Category: Performing Arts

The Historical Guide To North American Railroads

Author : George H. Drury
ISBN : 0890243565
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 86.89 MB
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The important railroad mergers in the past few years have readers looking for a comprehensive reference. This concise guide covers histories of all North American railroads abandoned or merged since 1930. No other book covers the topic as thoroughly! Great for railfans as well as railroad modelers.
Category: Transportation

Crowned Masterpieces Of Eloquence

Author : David J. Brewer
ISBN : 9785875051395
Genre : History
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Crowned masterpieces of eloquence, representing the advance of civilization, as collected in The world's best orations, from the earliest period to the present time.
Category: History

Legal Masterpieces

Author : Van Vechten Veeder
ISBN : UCI:31970001400719
Genre : Judges
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Category: Judges

Fixed Income Masterpieces

Author : Livingston G. Douglas
ISBN : PSU:000043613434
Genre : Business & Economics
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"Over the short period of the last three years, fixed income investments in institutional portfolios have increased approximately $500 billion. Despite this enormous and rapid growth, bond traders, portfolio managers, investors, and others often make investment decisions without considering the basic principles that fueled this growth." "Based on his extensive experience in the field, Livingston Douglas gives you the most important and influential contributions by such legends as Henry Kaufman, Martin Leibowitz, and Sidney Homer. The first collection of classics for the bond market, Fixed Income Masterpieces gives you dozens of hard-to-find masterpieces, some written almost 100 years ago, organized into one easy-to-reference source; an historical perspective of the development of fixed income markets so you can make better investment decisions today; and complete coverage of the mechanics of the market, including historical data, mathematics, portfolio management, and indexes, so you have key facts right at your fingertips." "The only resource to give you complete coverage of the development of the bond market, investments, and financial strategies, Fixed Income Masterpieces is an essential addition to the libraries of every player in the bond investing arena, as well as those developing money management operations around the world. Livingston Douglas has done the monumental task of gathering and organizing these timeless writings so you can start benefiting today from the experience of other successful investment professionals."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Category: Business & Economics

Railroad History

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121712702
Genre : Railroads
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Category: Railroads