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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
(3.00 from 1 review)
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.
1880 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Directory Topeka, Kansas
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad was completed to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1880. I have used ancestral records to compile an employee directory for A.T.& S.F.R.R. for Topeka, Kansas. The directory lists titles of railroad workers, their family members, and where the came to Kansas from. The publication will be useful for students of railroad history and those doing family ancestry profiles.
Railtrack and Other Letters
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,670. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2013 and represented by JM Publishing. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
I have a boast to make: I am a Railway Enthusiast - a veritable Anorak. So, when I noticed that Railtrack PLC (a Public Limited Company incorporated in England and Wales on 28th of February 1994) had re-registered as a Private Limited Company (on 3rd February 2003) and was now known as Network Rail Infrastructure Limited), it occured to me that the company name Railtrack was available.
Railroad Abandonment: A Catalyst for Urban Renewal in the San Fernando Valley, California
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Price: Free! Words: 17,180. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
This academic research addresses railroad abandonment in the San Fernando Valley, California. Specifically, the Burbank Branch Line was analyzed as a case study to determine if abandonment stimulated urban renewal, and or redevelopment adjacent that right-of-way.
On the Wrong Line: How Ideology and Incompetence Wrecked Britain's Railways
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Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 149,390. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012 by Kemsing Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
Britain's rail privatisation was one of the greatest political failures of recent history. This acclaimed book serves as a valuable reminder of the risks of privatising a single, state-owned service and breaking it up into competing entities, linked by contracts instead of a shared service ethos... mistakes the Coalition Government now seems determined to repeat with the National Health Service
The Ultimate Europe Train Travel Guide
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,930. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
Have you ever wanted to travel around Europe and see all the beautiful places this great land has to offer? If you travel by airplane, you miss so much being in the air. If you travel by vehicle, you are cramped for hours and days and by the time you arrive to your destinations you are worn out. The train offers a great mode of transportation giving you the opportunity to relax.
The Ultimate Asia Train Travel Guide
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,640. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
Have you ever wanted to travel around Asia and see all the beautiful places this great land has to offer? If you travel by airplane, you miss so much being in the air. If you travel by vehicle, you are cramped for hours and days and by the time you arrive to your destinations you are worn out. The train offers a great mode of transportation giving you the opportunity to relax while you observe the
The History of Waterloo Station
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,060. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
The definitive history of Britain’s busiest rail terminal, written by a long term commuter to the station and bulging with illustrations.
South Australia's Barossa Valley
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,380. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
The state of South Australia is Australia’s most productive wine area. It is also rich in history and artistically, culturally and scenically wonderful. This is the story of a couples exploration of the capital city, Adelaide, then follow them as they spend sevens days exploring three of the most developed wine regions: the Barossa Valley, Clare Valley and the McLaren Vale.
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.
Top 10 Romantic Train Destinations in the USA
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,680. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
For couples who are seeking romance and traveling the Top 10 Romantic Train Destinations in the USA gives the top choices for traveling by train. Think of this book as a USA travel guide for couples wishing to take the train for romantic getaways. Each of the locations personifies romance with suggestions of where to stay and what to do.
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.
Railfanning 101
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,430. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
A series of stories and practical guide to railfanning
21st Century U.S. Military Manuals: Rail Transport in a Theater of Operations Field Manual - FM 55-20 (Value-Added Professional Format Series)
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 85,070. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
Part of our value-added professional format series, the Rail Transport in a Theater of Operations Field Manual (FM 55-20) sets forth transportation rail doctrine and organizational structure. Coverage includes facilities, signals, procedures, rolling stock classification, and both steam and diesel locomotives.
The Great Lakes Car Ferries
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 72,010. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2011 by Dean K. Fick. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Ship building industry
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.
Train Tripping Coastal Queensland
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,000. Language: Australian English. Published: September 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
(5.00 from 1 review)
Travelling Queensland's coast by train on a three day, 3,362 km self-guided railway adventure Down Under. A humorous travelling companion for one of the world's greatest train journeys.