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The Excursion Train

Author : Edward Marston
ISBN : 9780749008772
Genre : Fiction
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A perplexing new case for the Railway Detective On the shocking discovery of a passenger's body on the Great Western Railway excursion train, Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck and his assistant, Sergeant Victor Leeming, are dispatched to the scene. Faced with what initially appears to be a motiveless murder, Colbeck is intrigued by the murder weapon - a noose. When it emerges that the victim had worked as a public executioner, Colbeck realises that this must be intrinsically linked to the killer's choice of weapon. However, the further he delves into the case, the more mysterious it becomes. And when a second man is strangled by a noose on a train, Colbeck knows he must act quickly; can he catch the murderer before more lives are lost? Set in Victorian England and rich in historical detail, The Excursion Train will hold you captivated from the beginning to the end of its journey.
Category: Fiction

The Railway Detective Collection

Author : Edward Marston
ISBN : 9780749015893
Genre : Fiction
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Three thrilling cases for The Railway Detective With the Great Exhibition in the offing, interest is mounting in the icon of modern technological achievement: the railways. But this triumph of Victorian engineering has a darker side too, as these sinews of empire offer new opportunities for hidden crime and quick escape, vast destruction and dark double-dealings. Detective Inspector Robert Colbeck is the Railway Detective. When a train is robbed or a passenger killed, Colbeck and his trusty sergeant Victor Leeming must take to the rails and use their expert knowledge of crime and railways to untangle webs of murder, blackmail and destruction.
Category: Fiction

Great Britain Railways

Author : Great Britain. Board of Trade
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025478293
Genre : Railroad accidents
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Category: Railroad accidents

Annual Report

Author : New York (State). Board of Railroad Commissioners
ISBN : UOM:35112103349918
Genre : Railroads
File Size : 76.91 MB
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Category: Railroads

Parliamentary Papers

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
ISBN : HARVARD:32044106494990
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

All Stations To Longridge

Author : David John Hindle
ISBN : 9781445626505
Genre : Transportation
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The fascinating, fully illustrated history of a unique railway line.
Category: Transportation

Yreka Western Railroad

Author : Matt Starman
ISBN : 0738574309
Genre : Transportation
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The city of Yreka was determined to have a railroad. When the Southern Pacific Railroad decided in 1883 to bypass Yreka, the citizens constructed their own railroad known as the Yreka Railroad Company. This railroad managed to eke out a living over the next few decades. In the 1930s, the railroad was reincorporated as the Yreka Western Railroad. By the mid-1930s, the railroad went bankrupt and was forced into receivership, and a new manager was put in charge. Through perseverance of the new manager, the railroad began to grow and prosper. By the late 1970s, the railroad once again started to decline, but as in the past, it managed to hold on. In 1986, the railroad started an excursion train known as the "Blue Goose," and steam locomotive No. 19 was added in 1989. Throughout all the hardships, the railroad still continues today and has been given the nickname "the Little Railroad that Refuses to Die."
Category: Transportation

Stop The Train I Want To Get On

Author : Graham Hutchins
ISBN : 9781775591399
Genre : Travel
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Graham Hutchins fell in love with trains at an early age. As a youngster growing up in the railway town of Te Kuiti, he would gaze on the steaming monsters as they thundered through the King Country. Before long, train travel became more than a pastime, more than a fascination: he was hooked. As he recounts in this book, he was just ten years old when he undertook a journey alone on the night train to Auckland. From then on he travelled as much as he could, and later as a young man searched out the smaller forgotten lines to experience what they had to offer. Stop the Train! I want to get on describes his experiences travelling throughout New Zealand on regular passenger trains, railcars, goods trains and work trains. The routes he traverses include the Central Otago line, the Gisborne Railcar, the Southerner to Invercargill, a mixed train through rural Taranaki, a workers’ train from Greymouth on the Rewanui Incline, the Endeavour to Hawke’s Bay, the Silver Fern Railcar and more. Many services have now been axed, but he vividly recalls their delights, from the scenery outside to the often primitive conditions inside and the people he encounters along the way. He also tells many engaging tales about the history of the lines and what makes each so distinctive. Sometimes alone, on other occasions with his wife Jenny or his mate Russell, he conveys the unique experience and sheer pleasure of rail travel in every corner of New Zealand, from the 1950s to the present day. ‘Some people take to the bottle, others go shopping. I jump on a train, if I can find one, and wait for the swish and sway to take me away. Away from the down times. For me the diversion comes as much from the rhythm as the passing landscapes from the train window.’ Graham Hutchins remembers the incredibly varied journeys he has taken by train throughout New Zealand. They have given him a lifetime of pleasure. Night trains and The Northerner The Midland Line: Christchurch to the West Coast The Gisborne Railcar The Central Otago Line: Alexandra to Dunedin The Picton–Christchurch Railcar The Silver Star: Auckland to Wellington Greymouth to Rewanui and back By mixed train on the Stratford to Okahukura Line Hamilton to Mount Maunganui The Silver Fern Railcar on the Main Trunk Line The Endeavour: Wellington to Napier The Southerner: Christchurch to Invercargill The Northern Explorer
Category: Travel

The Railway News

Author :
ISBN : STANFORD:36105026244181
Genre : Finance
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Category: Finance

Railway Times

Author :
ISBN : CORNELL:31924069233785
Genre : Railroads
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Category: Railroads

The Economist

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ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000004822
Genre : Economic history
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Category: Economic history