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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.

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 : 88. 86 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.

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

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.

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.

The Railway

Author : Edward Palmer Thompson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105033791810
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The Trans Siberian Railway

Author : Deborah Manley
ISBN : 9781908493309
Genre : Travel
File Size : 64. 92 MB
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No railway journey on Earth can equal the Trans-Siberian between Moscow and Vladivostock. It is not just its vast length and the great variety of the lands and climes through which it passes. It is not just its history as the line that linked the huge territories which are Russia together. It is a dream which calls countless travellers to the adventure of the longest railway in the world. From the birth aboard of Rudolf Nureyev to the childhood obsession with the railway of Lesley Blanch, to the weariness that eventually overcame Paul Theroux, to the excitement of the author’s own journey, this revised and updated collection of travellers’ accounts brings together emotions, descriptions and humour from a century of travel. This new edition of a classic anthology takes us through the tremendous achievement of the railway’s construction across harsh, unsettled lands through the earliest journeys of Western travellers and the trains on which they travelled, and their descriptions of fellow travellers, food, scenery, domestic arrangements, adventures on and off the train, convicts, revolution and war as the train carried them through a lonely, lovely landscape. The barrier of Lake Baikal was crossed by a British-built ice-breaker, put together on the lakeside until the link around the deep water and through the first tunnels of the route was completed. The railway played – and still plays – a huge part in holding this vast country together.

Dow S Dictionary Of Railway Quotations

Author : Andrew Dow
ISBN : 0801882923
Genre : Reference
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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.

The Railway Children Illustrated

Author : Edith Nesbit
ISBN : 9788026872436
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This carefully crafted ebook: "THE RAILWAY CHILDREN (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Railway Children tells the story of a family who move from London to "The Three Chimneys", a house near the railway in Yorkshire, after the father, who works at the Foreign Office, is imprisoned after being falsely accused of spying. The children befriend an Old Gentleman who regularly takes the 9:15 train near their home, and he tries to help them prove their father's innocence. The family takes care of a Russian exile who came to England looking for his family and Jim, the grandson of the Old Gentleman. Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) was the author of world famous books for children - the tales of fantastical adventures, journeys back in time and travel to magical worlds.

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