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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.

The Railway

Author : Edward Palmer Thompson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105033791810
Genre : Railroads
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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.

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.

The Railway Adventures

Author : Geoff Marshall
ISBN : 1910463876
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The All the Stations team celebrate and explore our rich railway legacy in Wales, England and Scotland.

The Railway An Adventure In Construction Prepared By British Volunteers On The Youth Railway Samac Sarajevo 1947 And Edited By Edward Thompson With Illustrations

Author : British-Yugoslav Association
ISBN : OCLC:561894223
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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

The Spiral Tunnels And The Big Hill

Author : Graeme Pole
ISBN : 1551539071
Genre : Travel
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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.

The Railway Preservation Revolution

Author : Jonathan Brown
ISBN : 9781473891197
Genre : Transportation
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A ride on a steam train is a popular family outing. More than 100 heritage railways cater for that demand, capturing the spirit of nostalgia while preserving the engines and equipment of past days of rail travel. Their interests even extend to the modern era of 1960's - 70's diesels.Those heritage railways themselves have a long pedigree, back to 1951, when a group of enthusiasts saved the Talyllyn Railway in mid-Wales from closure. They ran this railway as volunteers, out of their love of the little trains and a desire to keep it going. Their example was followed by many more preservation societies who preserved and restored branch lines, country lines and industrial lines for our enjoyment now.Six decades have passed, and we are now beginning to realize what an impressive history the heritage railway movement has. This book traces that history, from the humble beginnings the hopes and ambitions of the pioneers on the different railway projects. There were times of failure and frustration, as some fell by the wayside, but others have made it through times of adversity to become the major heritage businesses of today.

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.

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