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Southern Rolling Stock

Author : Mike King
ISBN : 1909328413
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The Southern Handbook

Author : David Wragg
ISBN : 9780750985062
Genre : Transportation
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The Southern Railway may not have been the most glamorous of the ‘Big Four’ companies that emerged from the grouping of 1923, but it was the great innovator. In the 1930s the Southern pioneered the first main-line electrification and created the largest electrified suburban railway network in the world. It was also one of the few to offer regular departures and the first to run true international services, introducing the ‘Night Ferry’ through-trains from London to Paris using special ferries. Forming part of a series, along with The GWR Handbook, The LMS Handbook and The LNER Handbook, this new edition provides an authoritative and highly detailed reference of information about the Southern Railway.

Special Agents Series

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924066398649
Genre : Manufactures
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American Railroads

Author : John F. Stover
ISBN : 0226776603
Genre : Science
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Few scenes capture the American experience so eloquently as that of a lonely train chugging across the vastness of the Great Plains, or snaking through tortuous high mountain passes. Although this vision was eclipsed for a time by the rise of air travel and trucking, railroads have enjoyed a rebirth in recent years as profitable freight carriers. A fascinating account of the rise, decline, and rebirth of railroads in the United States, John F. Stover's American Railroads traces their history from the first lines that helped eastern seaports capture western markets to today's newly revitalized industry. Stover describes the growth of the railroads' monopoly, with the consequent need for state and federal regulations; relates the vital part played by the railroads during the Civil War and the two World Wars; and charts the railroads' decline due to the advent of air travel and trucking during the 1950s. In two new chapters, Stover recounts the remarkable recovery of the railroads, along with other pivotal events of the industry's recent history. During the 1960s declining passenger traffic and excessive federal regulation led to the federally-financed creation of Amtrak to revive passenger service and Conrail to provide freight service on bankrupt northeastern railroads. The real savior for the railroads, though, proved to be the Staggers Rail Act of 1980, which brought prosperity to rail freight carriers by substantially deregulating the industry. By 1995, renewed railroad freight traffic had reached nearly twice its former peak in 1944. Bringing both a seasoned eye and new insights to bear on one of the most American of industries, Stover has produced the definitive history of railroads in the United States.

Commuter City

Author : David Wragg
ISBN : 9781844685264
Genre : Transportation
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On the eve of the railway age, London was the worlds largest and most populous city and one of the most congested. Traffic-clogged roads and tightly packed buildings meant that travel across the city was tortuous, time-consuming and unpleasant. Then came the railways. They transformed the city and set it on a course of extraordinary development that created the metropolis of the present day. This is story that David Wragg explores in his fascinating new book. He considers the impact of the railways on London and the Home Counties and analyzes the decisions taken by the railway companies, Parliament and local government. He also describes the disruptive effect of the railways which could not be built without massive upheaval. His study of the railway phenomenon will be thought-provoking reading for anyone who is keen to understand the citys expansion and the layout of the capital today.

Works Machinery And Rolling Stock Programmes Of Railways

Author : India. Railway Board
ISBN : UCAL:C2915663
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ISBN : UIUC:30112051333166
Genre : Archives
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U S Public Policy Toward Network Industries

Author : Lawrence J. White
ISBN : 0844771406
Genre : Business & Economics
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This volume shows that the public policy concerns are not accidental, because such industries often embody two major and widely recognized forms of potential market failure

Annual Report Of The Board Of Directors Of The Southern Pacific Company To The Stockholders

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ISBN : UIUC:30112106517102
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Personal Passenger Safety In Railway Stations

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Transport Committee
ISBN : 9780215028990
Genre : Railroad stations
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Personal passenger safety in railway Stations : Oral and written evidence, oral evidence taken on Wednesday 19 April 2006

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