Railways

Download Loks der SBB: Schweizerische Bundesbahn von 1902 bis heute by Cyrill Seifert PDF

By Cyrill Seifert

Diese Neuauflage des erfolgreichen Typenkompasses »Loks der SBB« enthält nun auch die neusten Fahrzeugtypen und präsentiert alle Lokomotiven und Triebwagen der Schweizerischen Bundesbahnen SBB in bewährter shape in Wort und Bild. Kurze und kompetente Texte beschreiben Geschichte und Entwicklung der einzelnen Fahrzeuge. Die wichtigsten technische Daten sowie ein Abkürzungsverzeichnis vervollständigen diesen Typenkompass und liefern Informationen auf einen Blick.

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Download Bucking the Railroads on the Kansas Frontier: The Struggle by John N. Mack PDF

By John N. Mack

because the Civil battle ended, millions of Union veterans imagined Kansas as a spot to make a brand new starting. Many veterans settled within the southeastern a part of the country. of their fight to set up lawful, ordered groups the settlers got here into clash with railroads purpose on construction via southeast Kansas to arrive warm-water ports in Texas.
To the settlers the railroads represented either a promise and a danger. by means of linking farmers and businessmen with japanese markets, the railroads assured the customers of monetary achieve. although, once they claimed rights to the land that settlers had already claimed, railroad monopolies have been pointed out as a brand new manifestation of an analogous risk to republican values that they had fought opposed to within the lately concluded warfare. This publication tells the tale of the settlers’ competition to and victory over railroads and the impression at the evolution of political inspiration in Kansas and the yankee west.

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Download Whistle Posts West: Railway Tales from British Columbia, by Mary Trainer,Brian Antonson,Rick Antonson,Don Evans PDF

By Mary Trainer,Brian Antonson,Rick Antonson,Don Evans

Everybody has a teach tale. even if it comes from a far off relative who labored at the railways or from a relations educate journey that shaped a long-lasting effect of the Canadian panorama, trains encourage a feeling of ask yourself and nostalgia. they're embedded within the background of Canada as an entire and western Canada particularly, and for generations they have been how most folks travelled and observed the rustic. at the present time, trains get the main cognizance within the context of tragedy, within the aftermath of infrequent yet catastrophic derailments. despite the fact that, educate tales transcend those modern day catastrophe stories or romantic glimpses into the earlier. Whistle Posts West provides a compelling array of reports that illustrate how and why the railways proceed to trap our imaginations. From the heartbreaking to the funny, from the awe-inspiring to the absurd, this interesting choice of railway stories from BC and Alberta is certain to please.

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Download The New Economic History of the Railways (Routledge by Patrick O'Brien PDF

By Patrick O'Brien

The e-book, first released in 1977, contrasts new and older methods to the heritage of shipping and descriptions a serious exposition of the tools used to quantify the contribution of railways to financial development via counterfactual hypothesis and the dimension of social mark downs. the writer additionally outlines and appraises another degree of the influence of railways, specifically the social cost of go back on capital invested in railways. the ultimate chapters are eager about the results on progress generated through the development and diffusion of railways via expenditure on labour, capital items and commercial inputs and during their results at the integration of markets, and styles of position.

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Download Pittsburg, Shawmut & Northern Railroad (Images of Rail) by Ken Clark PDF

By Ken Clark

The Pittsburg (no �h�), Shawmut & Northern Railroad was once defined by means of locals as a railroad that �started nowhere and ended no position, with loads of not anything in between,� even though it truly associated the coal mines of Elk County, Pennsylvania, with markets in Cattaraugus, Allegany, and Steuben Counties in vital and western manhattan nation. continually an underdog, the category I line went into chapter 11 a trifling 5 years after its company beginning, conserving the checklist for the longest receivership of any American railroad at forty two years. regularly starved for money, it limped besides outmoded and drained apparatus, but it by no means did not meet its payroll. It was once scrapped thoroughly in 1947.

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Download Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway (Images of Rail) by John Schmale,Kristina Schmale PDF

By John Schmale,Kristina Schmale

With a time table regulated by way of the tides and the desires of chickens, the Petaluma and Santa Rosa Railway operated for eighty one years as a delightfully quirky egg-hauling company. sleek electrical railroad know-how paired with old low-tech steamboats made attainable the in a single day delivery of clean produce to a voracious San Francisco marketplace. The railroad helped Petaluma earn the moniker �the egg basket of the world.� integrated in 1903, the railroad supplied effective teach carrier to this fertile farm zone. The recognized botanist Luther Burbank situated his experimental farm close to Sebastopol and proclaimed it really is nature�s �chosen spot of all of the earth.� The railroad survived the devastating 1906 earthquake, competition from 3 greater railroads, the good melancholy, and fierce auto-truck pageant. The company used to be, mercifully, deserted in 1984, and lots of the rails have been got rid of via 1988. fortunately, fresh plans demand a vacationer trolley to function over a component of surviving Petaluma tracks.

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Download Railroads of Nevada and Eastern California: Volume 3: More by David F. Myrick PDF

By David F. Myrick

Valuable as those volumes are on the subject of railroad operations in Nevada and California, their usefulness as authoritative reference assets embraces a much wider scope. Railroads of Nevada and jap California is as a lot a heritage of the area because it is a examine of the railroads. The imperative mines and generators and their creation are scrupulously precise, including the personalities who created them.

The ultimate quantity within the whole heritage of Nevada and jap California railroads David Myrick's huge railroad histories became crucial reference works for railroaders, historians, and hobbyists. quantity III includes additional info in regards to the northern roads, together with a few no longer coated in prior volumes, and approximately advancements because the e-book of the 1st volumes within the railroads of the area. It offers new evidence gleaned from the correspondence of Collis P. Huntington, one of many developers of the relevant Pacific and Southern Pacific railroads. It additionally covers roads hooked up with the lumber and the development of electrical energy crops, and Southern Pacific department strains, together with a few that by no means complex past surveys.

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Download Northwestern Pennsylvania Railroads (Images of Rail) by Kenneth C. Springirth PDF

By Kenneth C. Springirth

Erie�s rail hyperlink to Philadelphia was once accomplished in 1864 with the finishing touch of the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad, which later turned a part of the Pennsylvania Railroad. by way of 1869, railroad strains from Buffalo via Erie to Chicago have been consolidated into the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railway, which later turned a part of the hot York principal Railroad. accomplished in 500 days, the parallel manhattan, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad, generally called the �Nickel Plate Road,� used to be a 513-mile, well-designed railroad that emphasised first-class provider. South of the lakeshore, the wide-gauge Erie Railroad more desirable east to west connections. via classic photos, Northwestern Pennsylvania Railroads brings to lifestyles the historical past of the railroads that experience served the region.

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Download Revisiting the Long Island Rail Road: 1925-1975 (Images of by David Keller,Steven Lynch PDF

By David Keller,Steven Lynch

deliberate and chartered on April 24, 1834, the ny Rail highway began operations in 1836 to supply a path to Boston. Stretching one hundred ten miles east of recent York urban, the ny Rail street has been the spine of inhabitants progress and suburban improvement for over a
hundred years. Electrification was once started at the big apple Rail highway in 1905. no matter if it was once commuter, freight, or exact trains, third-rail operations performed a tremendous position within the big apple Rail Road�s improvement in addition to the folks, areas, and industries it served. This ebook offers
an insider�s view of the Morris Park retailers and pictures of the various passenger operations came upon at the new york Rail Road.

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Download Ontario & Western Railway Northern Division, The (Images of by John Taibi PDF

By John Taibi

the hot York & Oswego Midland Railroad-reorganized in 1879 because the manhattan, Ontario & Western Railway-was born out of necessity and a wish to populate and industrialize the internal areas of latest York kingdom. The railroad meandered down from Oswego, traversed the north shore of Oneida Lake, after which took a southerly course via Oneida and Norwich ahead of turning east for a mountainous crossing to realize the village of Sidney. The railroad used to be no longer successful in its time. the hot York, Ontario & Western introduced a level of monetary balance to the northern department, and the road functioned in the course of the past due 1950s.

The Ontario & Western Railway Northern department positive factors pictures of the Ontario & Western, a railroad lengthy on surroundings yet brief on freight. The Ontario & Western inherited a railroad looking for profit and a circuitous direction that gone through one small group after one other. Small wood kingdom depots dotted the road, locomotives of meager proportions pulled the trains, and committed staff did their top to maintain the railroad solvent. The railroad continues to be fondly remembered this present day through those that rode its vehicles and witnessed its passing trains.

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