Books tagged: railroads

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Hotels Near Chicago Union Station
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
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.
Blackwell Station
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,310. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
A modern day dreamer is given a glimpse of a forgotten era. For our narrator, Blackwell Station, a tiny dot in Southwestern Ontario, comes alive again as she is led back through the mists of time. This is a collection of lightly connected short stories by a writer who finds the extra in the ordinary.
The Lakeside and Marblehead Railroad
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 40,120. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads, Nonfiction » History » American
A well-written, meticulously researched history of a short Ohio railroad line. A must for any railroad history buff.
The Great Lakes Car Ferries
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,010. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011 by Dean K. Fick. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ship building industry, Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
A comprehensive history of the specialized boats used to carry railroad cars across the water, by one of America's best and most-loved transportation authors.
High Speed Rail Meets the Laws of Physics - and Loses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2011 by Bretwalda Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Public affairs
In this paper John Hay-Heddle sets out serious problems with the HS2 Project relating to energy reserves, climate change, safety matters, costs and other operational concerns. He demonstrates that a 250mph Super-train is nothing like as “Green” as it
Great Western Railway
Series: Age of Engineering, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads, Nonfiction » History » Reference
Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the Great Western Railway was one of the fastest and most efficient of its time. This is a brief 5,000 word article on the achievements and history of the GWR, designed as an introduction for children or quick reference for older readers. Available free to download, or read online.
Song of the Ancient Horseman
Price: Free! Words: 2,880. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
This story is a brief memoir on the life of a 100-year-old Indian whose lifetime encompassed the birth of the transcontinental railroad and man’s first steps on the Moon. Of course, he had his own unique perspective on the whole century. And quite a perspective it was.
The Treasure of Namakagon Discussion and Study Guide
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
Discussion questions and recommended research projects to accompany THE TREASURE OF NAMAKAGON. 186 questions &/or research projects covering all 43 chapters. This discussion and study guide will help readers reach an in-depth understanding of the book and the rich history of the 19th century timber harvest in northwest Wisconsin. Ideal for teachers and reading discussion groups.
The Big Four Railroad Barons and Other Railroad Stories
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,470. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
The Big Four—Collis Huntington, Mark Hopkins, Leland Stanford and Charles Crocker—ruled California government, both state and local, for thirty years. The Southern Pacific Railroad, which they owned, was the single largest corporation in California and controlled 85 percent of the state’s railroad tracks. This book details how the Big Four used California as their own personal banking instrument.
Confederate Resurrection
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,900. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
When a twenty year old plot to restart the Civil War over again resurfaces, Orvil Ketchum finds himself forced right in the middle...and on the other side.