Books tagged: railroad

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The Special
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2010 by Glittering Throng Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Nick thought that the railroad car diner looked like an oasis in the barren desert of the highway. A place for tired, lost souls looking for a hot meal and a bit of company before facing the lonely blacktop. Someplace safe. He couldn't be more wrong.
Hotels Near Chicago Union Station
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Reviews of hotels near Chicago Union Station, which is Chicago's Amtrak train station. Reviews and recommendations for Chicago metro Amtrak train Union Station hotels. Also includes a brief description and history of Chicago Union Station and tourist attractions and activities within one mile of Union Station. 8 pages.
A Moment In Time
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 77,510. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Anthologies
A Moment In Time is Eric Brook's first novel, almost entirely written on an iPhone. Set in Sydney, the book is set on Thursday 1 April 2010. It follows women working in Sydney from various points of view as they do jobs that many people would not consider doing. Many people's biggest physical problem in their workday is not getting a paper cut. These women just want to finish the shift alive.
21st Century Essential Guide to High-Speed Passenger Trains (HSR) and America's High Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIRP) Program - Plans, Programs, Technology
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 31,120. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
This ebook provides an up-to-date digest of federal publications on high-speed rail, including President Obama’s announcement of a strategic plan (“Vision for High Speed Rail in America"). Contents include the High Speed Passenger Rail Safety Strategy, History, Positive Train Control, Right-of-Way Safety, HSR Corridor Funding, High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail (HSIPR), National Rail Plan.
21st Century Maglev Train Technologies and High-Speed Rail Programs: Comprehensive Guide to Advanced Magnetic Levitation Technology, Benefits, and Advantages
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 56,120. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
Department of Transportation Federal Railroad Administration reports on maglev technology development - background on maglev; maglev technology options; German technology; Japanese maglev; U.S. maglev technology; maglev deployment program; maglev compared with other modes; capital costs; costs of maglev systems; cost comparison with other modes of transportation; benefits versus costs, more.
Early Railways
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Series: Age of Engineering, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 4,220. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
This is a set of short pieces about unusual early railways. The Surrey Iron Railway the first public railway, the South Devon atmospheric railway, and the North Star, the first broad gauge engine which outlived the rails it ran on. It concludes with a selection of other steam engines, as ideas for projects and further research.
Hiking Oregon's History
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 90,140. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
This engaging history tells the stories behind 56 of the state's most interesting historic sites -- from a desert cave with 14,000-year-old artifacts to Lewis and Clark's route, gold mining ghost towns, and haunted lighthouses. The book also suggests optional hiking trips so you can see the sites yourself.
The Iron Snake
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 118,410. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2011 by Brandylane Publishers. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African
It's 1897, a period marred by unrest in colonial Africa. Back in Britain, stories abound about the wild nature of the African railroad line. The tabloid term, 'Lunatic Express,' seems to fit. Join the spirited Alice McConnell, the Honorable Geoffrey Stanford and a host of fascinating characters as they witness Africa's first steps into the modern era and the transformation of their own lives.
A Model Railway Man
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,640. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Working on his model railroad set is more than just a hobby for John Wilson, it's his desperate attempt to fix the ghosts of his childhood. But his obsession with his creation may have an unexpected side-effect... Short Story, approx. 2,500 words
All Aboard the Lake Manawa Railway
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Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 16,630. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
After Lake Manawa was formed during an 1881 Missouri River flood a resort grew with a short-line railroad that hauled pleasure-seekers all summer long. By the turn of the 20th century Lake Manawa was the "Mecca of the Midwest" offering amusements aplenty. The "trolley park" closed in 1928 and the lake is now an Iowa State Park.