Books tagged: railways

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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 Watch
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Price: Free! Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2011. Category: Fiction » Drama » European
1939 and war looms between Britain and Germany. An elderly Scottish politician boards a night sleeper train at Euston, London but this will be like no other journey he's made!
High Speed Rail Meets the Laws of Physics - and Loses
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2011 by Bretwalda Books. Category: 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
British Weekend Jaunts - Tour 1 - 4 Days Touring Snowdonia and the Llŷn Peninsula
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Series: British Weekend Jaunts, Book 1. Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 20,490. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
A travel guide book with a difference which gives a well planned 4 day, 2 location tour (by car) through the beautiful Welsh Snowdonia National Park and Llŷn Peninsula. This area has everything you would want on a holiday breathtaking scenery, miles of beautiful beaches, mountain walks, magnificent castles, steam railways & romantic legends of Welsh Princes, Druids and King Arthur.
Laughter in Court - Percy French v West Clare Railway
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Travelling entertainer, Percy French, sued the West Clare Railway, when, due to his delayed arrival in Kikee, the audience for his entertainment had left the Concert Hall. This dramatisation was performed to hysterical acclaim by the Corofin Dramatic Society in Ennis Courthouse. It is dedicated to the memories of producer, Haulie Lafiffe and Paddy Browne, who played the Judge.
Great Western Railway
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Series: Age of Engineering, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011 by Ragged Angel Ltd. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
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.
Cast in Paradise
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 113,420. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Cast in Paradise is an historic novel that follows the fortunes of working families in Witton Park, a small village in County Durham, from the opening of the iron works in the mid-1800s, during its zenith in the 1860s to its decline and closure in the 1880s.
Steam Dreams
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 42,440. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
In the early 1980s, three former trainspotting friends meet for reunion weekend to travel on a steam special. They hope to relive the excitement they felt as boys when they would spend hours on cold and windy platforms hoping for some good "cops". Dave Lowe is a civil servant and amateur photographer; Doctor Peter Thrales is a noted academic and Gordon "Dub" Walker a local council worker.
Trains and Animals
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Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 1,400. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals
What do you know about engines, wagons and animals in China, India, Pakistan, Philippines and Paraguay? Some of you may never have been to these countries so we want to show you some trains and people with their animals who live and work there. Inside our new book you can see photos of trains and try to do the quiz questions. You will be able to check the places on the map.
Rocket Boy - Eyewitness to the Early Railways
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,420. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
This is the eyewitness account of Edward Entwistle, who drove the famous steam locomotive 'Rocket' during the opening of the world's first passenger railway, and his long life in England and the United States. It is one of the most inportant documents concerning the early years of transport ever produced.