Books tagged: railway

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The Lad
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,170. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
The story of a boy called 'Lad'. His dad had a piece of pit belting, not a belt to hold up his trousers, a piece of conveyor belt about two inches wide and two feet long that he used to smack their backsides with, well his at least. I mean, I never recall his sisters being smacked and anyway he was always told that in his family ‘Males do not hit females' Taken from the book 'Brainless Bugger'
How the Steam Railways came to Surrey
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,970. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2010 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
A fascinating account of how the railways came to Surrey and the impact they had on the people who lived in the county The book the great days of the steam railways in the county. It shows how and why the lines were built, giving an account of the people who laid the lines and built the stations.
A Moment In Time
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 77,510. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Drama » 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.
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 » Drama » 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.
Cold Duty: Selected Readings from the Diary of a Gelusian Repairman
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,800. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011 by AWP Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Manchester, 1860. Jamie Broadman is ripped from his comfortable life in the stables and inducted into the family business: protecting the secrets of the royal family while building a stronger Britain. Britain would never be the same. Courtesy of the British Museum and the Broadman Estate, these are the edited diaries of the man who single-handedly created the modern world...by accident.
The Train of Strangers & Friends
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 35,230. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
As radiation sweeps across the world, earth quakes, and bombs drop, this is one poet's response to 2011 - as he creates a place to gather, to share stories, to seek peace. Through gathered poems, in the company of departed strangers & friends, in memory's snowstorm we discover how close we are to each other - all over the globe. This poem-movie screens aboard our vanished train:'The Newfie Bullet'
Lovers take up less space - an alphabet guide to the Tube
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,700. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2011 by Alfie Dog Limited. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
A humorous review of the addictive misery of commuting on the London Underground. A blow by blow account of everything from how to find breathing space on a packed Tube train, to the psychological torture of your fellow passengers eating a fresh hot bag of chips and not passing them round. This book will open your eyes to experiences your senses have long since ignored in the interest of sanity.