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Trains Trestles Tunnels

Author : Lou Harshaw
ISBN : 0962353205
Genre : Transportation
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?Numerous photographs enhance this history of railroading in the Southern Appalachians.Famous engines, such as Tweetsie, Spot, and the Clinchfield Railroad's "Santa Claus Special," are featured, along with rail lines large and small of the Carolinas, East Tennessee, and Southwest Virginia. The economic impact of the coming of the railroads on the logging and tourism industries is also discussed.
Category: Transportation

Trains And Technology

Author : Anthony J. Bianculli
ISBN : 0874138035
Genre : History
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This work presents a view of the history of American railroads in the nineteenth century from a somewhat different perspective. The maturation of the railroad is traced through an exposition of the railroad technology that was developed and applied during the period. Throughout the nineteenth century, a symbiotic relationship existed between railroading and technology, each dependent upon the state and progress of the other to a large degree. A great deal of new technology was created for the railroad, and the railroad, in turn, applied new technology as it became available. Volume four is about bridges and tunnels, and signals. An exposition of the various types of bridges, their foundations, and the materials of which they were made is included. Tunnels and marine railroad operations are treated also. The development of signal systems is an area that has been overlooked or neglected in the general literature but is fully covered here. The text of this volume is accompanied by 145 illustrations and accurate drawings of the equipment and appliances, many of which have not been published before outside of old technical journals. Anthony J. Bianculli is a mechanical engineer with extensive and varied experience in a Fortune 500 company.
Category: History

The Model Railroader S Guide To Bridges Trestles Tunnels

Author : Jeff Wilson
ISBN : 0890245967
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Build realistic bridges and tunnel portals, from simple culverts and wood beam bridges to majestic stone arches and steel viaducts. Discover how different types of bridges and trestles are used, with historic and contemporary prototype photos, and strategies for modeling, painting, and weathering scale models.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Cycling The Kettle Valley Railway

Author : Dan Langford
ISBN : 0921102887
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Tunnels and trestles are what cyclists remember most about the spectacular 600-km-long Kettle Valley Railway -- an abandoned rail bed in southern BC recognised as one of the premier rail trails in Canada. Destined to become part of the Trans Canada Trail system, this abandoned railway corridor and its connectors offer the cyclist everything from easy day riding to multi-day adventures through the magnificent scenery of southern BC between Midway and Hope. This edition documents many recent improvements with detailed maps, safety tips, history, and tourist facilities.
Category: Sports & Recreation

San Diego And Arizona Railway

Author : Reena Deutsch
ISBN : 0738581488
Genre : History
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Surveyors called the San Diego and Arizona Railway (SD&A) "The Impossible Railroad" because of its jagged, mountainous, and brutal desert route. The financier and driving force behind building this binational 148-mile rail connection to the east from San Diego, California, was businessman John D. Spreckels. Because of his perseverance, the jinxed 1907-1919 construction overcame a series of disasters, including the Mexican Revolution, a prolonged lawsuit, floods, World War I, labor shortages, a tunnel cave-in, and a lethal pandemic. Once up and running, the line was intermittently in and out of service and later sold and renamed the San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway. While "The Impossible Railroad" still faces constant challenges and partial closures, freight and trolley service currently operate on its right-of-way, and tourist excursions are offered at its Campo, California, depot.
Category: History

Railroad

Author : Keith Lovegrove
ISBN : STANFORD:36105114175974
Genre : Transportation
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A history of railroad design ranges from its origins during the Industrial Revolution to its heyday in the twentieth century, utilizing hundreds of archival, period, and contemporary photographs to capture luxurious interiors, elegant dining cars, streamlined modern design, and other aspects of the interiors and exteriors of trains, railroad stations, signage, and such train ephemera as tickets, advertisements, and more. 10,000 first printing.
Category: Transportation

A History Of Moonville Ohio And A Collection Of Its Haunting Tales

Author : William M. Cullen
ISBN : 9781483689241
Genre : History
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A History of Moonville, Ohio and a Collection of its Haunting Tales, Revised Edition, is an updated version of a previous work the author had published back in 2008. This revised edition contains more detailed history about Moonville and its surrounding towns, such as Zaleski, on how they came to be, most notably that Moonville was named by the railroad after a general store proprietor rather than the man who had actually founded the town; and that Zaleski was named after a Polish/French financier who never came to America to see his namesake town. This revised edition also contains more haunting tales of what had happened to some of those who had lived and worked in this remote mining town in eastern Vinton County, Ohio, mainly covering those who had been involved in train accidents surrounding the still-standing tunnel as these trains came barreling through the area; plus, there are a few tales of murder as well. There are also a few light-hearted tales most notably that of a well-known English author who had passed through Moonville on his way to tour America back in the late 1860s as well as a story about some feisty sisters, in Athens, who took on the expanding railroad. There are human interest elements in all of this, most notably to me, is the story of the Dexters who had been enslaved in Virginia, escaping in the 1860s, having made their way to Moonville in order to live out their lives in freedom. This book is about preserving the history of a mining town that began back in the 1850s, thriving for nearly fifty years, before it began its long slide into history, though not completely forgotten, for it had been, once, a vital part of Ohios history, especially in the days leading up to the American Civil War; and that is why I wrote and revised this work - for Moonvilles history is a part of Ohios history.
Category: History

Bethel Park

Author : Kristen R. Normile
ISBN : 9781439624050
Genre : Photography
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Although once part of a much larger area of southwestern Pennsylvania, Bethel Park has carved its niche into the rolling hills of Allegheny County with its rich history, interesting stories, and fascinating people. Incorporated in 1886 as Bethel Township, Bethel Park has seen its landscape prosper and change from agricultural to industrial and finally into the largest populated suburb in Allegheny County’s South Hills neighborhoods. Advances in transportation and industry transformed Bethel Park into an inviting community of family homes, distinguished schools, and well-established local businesses. Bethel Park was also one of the key sites in the famed Whiskey Rebellion; the location of the first documented armored car robbery; the burial site of famed pop artist Andy Warhol; and the home of well-known writer, producer, and narrator Rick Sebak.
Category: Photography

Rollins Pass

Author : B. Travis Wright, MPS, and Kate Wright, MBA
ISBN : 9781467127714
Genre : History
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The ribbon of dusty road on Rollins Pass has a timeless and beloved history. First known as Boulder Pass, this comparatively low saddle on the Continental Divide in Colorado has been in continuous use for millennia. First utilized as an expansive Native American game drive complex, the pass subsequently functioned as a toll wagon road in the 1860s. At the turn of the 20th century, Rollins Pass became the highest standard-gauge adhesion railroad grade in North America--an achievement still standing today. However, this overmountain route, known as Corona Pass, was inefficient and dangerous: resolute men tasked with the impossible faced high elevations with even higher risks of injury or death. A safer, permanent route came in 1928 by way of the Moffat Tunnel. The rails of Rollins Pass were then removed, freeing the automobile to tour the historic road. No matter the epoch, the legacy of Rollins Pass abides: a preeminently scenic route to the top of the world.
Category: History

Landscape Of Fear

Author : Tony Magistrale
ISBN : 0879724056
Genre : Literary Criticism
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One of the very first books to take Stephen King seriously, Landscape of Fear (originally published in 1988) reveals the source of King's horror in the sociopolitical anxieties of the post-Vietnam, post-Watergate era. In this groundbreaking study, Tony Magistrale shows how King's fiction transcends the escapism typical of its genre to tap into our deepest cultural fears: "that the government we have installed through the democratic process is not only corrupt but actively pursuing our destruction, that our technologies have progressed to the point at which the individual has now become expendable, and that our fundamental social institutions-school, marriage, workplace, and the church-have, beneath their veneers of respectability, evolved into perverse manifestations of narcissism, greed, and violence." Tracing King's moralist vision to the likes of Twain, Hawthorne, and Melville, Landscape of Fear establishes the place of this popular writer within the grand tradition of American literature. Like his literary forbears, King gives us characters that have the capacity to make ethical choices in an imperfect, often evil world. Yet he inscribes that conflict within unmistakably modern settings. From the industrial nightmare of "Graveyard Shift" to the breakdown of the domestic sphere in The Shining, from the techno-horrors of The Stand to the religious fanaticism and adolescent cruelty depicted in Carrie, Magistrale charts the contours of King's fictional landscape in its first decade.
Category: Literary Criticism

Annual Report

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ISBN : NYPL:33433023054889
Genre : Public utilities
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Category: Public utilities

How To Design And Build Your Garden Railroad

Author : Jack Verducci
ISBN : 0890246440
Genre : Railroads
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Increase your knowledge and skills with tips for designing, planning, and installing a layout; landscaping with natural materials; adding drama with structures, bridges, and trestles; and designing and installing water features.
Category: Railroads