Fast Trains Worldwide

Author: Thomas Estler
Editor: Schiffer Pub Limited
ISBN: 9780764344473
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The quest for greater speed on the rails is almost as old as the railroad itself. In the 19th and in the first half of the 20th centuries, notable things were being done under the slogan Speed is the key: the famous Rainhill Trials of 1829; the 1903 speed test run, when an electric three-phase express railcar reached a sensational speed of 130.61 mph; the German Rail Zeppelin of 1931 and their high-speed railway network of the mid-1930s. In 1955, the French broke through the 186 mph limit with two electric locomotives. In commercial high-speed rail transport, the Japanese created a sensation just ten years later: They built an entirely new, dedicated high-speed standard rail track between Tokyo and Osaka, utilizing bullet trains, also known as Shinkansen. This book outlines the history of high speed locomotives from more than 20 countries representing Europe, Asia, Australia, and the United States, and is essential for the train and railway aficionado.

From Rail To Road And Back Again

Author: Colin Divall
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317131851
Size: 19,89 MB
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The coming of the railways signalled the transformation of European society, allowing the quick and cheap mass transportation of people and goods on a previously unimaginable scale. By the early decades of the twentieth century, however, the domination of rail transport was threatened by increased motorised road transport which would quickly surpass and eclipse the trains, only itself to be challenged in the twenty-first century by a renewal of interest in railways. Yet, as the studies in this volume make clear, to view the relationship between road and rail as a simple competition between two rival forms of transportation, is a mistake. Rail transport did not vanish in the twentieth century any more than road transport vanished in the nineteenth with the appearance of the railways. Instead a mutual interdependence has always existed, balancing the strengths and weaknesses of each system. It is that interdependence that forms the major theme of this collection. Divided into two main sections, the first part of the book offers a series of chapters examining how railway companies reacted to increasing competition from road transport, and exploring the degree to which railways depended on road transportation at different times and places. Part two focuses on road mobility, interpreting it as the innovative success story of the twentieth century. Taken together, these essays provide a fascinating reappraisal of the complex and shifting nature of European transportation over the last one hundred years.

China Play Stocks

Editor: VC Ramesh
Size: 11,41 MB
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Fast Train To Nowhere

Author: Tricia Duffy
Editor: BalboaPress
ISBN: 9781452505275
Size: 12,73 MB
Format: PDF
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Time does seem to be moving faster these days, leaving many people feeling overwhelmed and stressed. By learning how to make better decisions about how you control your time, you can gain a sense of clarity and hope for the future. Taking back control of your days can be a calming, inspirational, and transformational experience. The bad news is that, for a million reasons, we choose to create illusions every day that distract us, slow us down, and stress us out. But the good news is that we can also choose to create better concepts and belief systems to replace the old. Do you have the courage to step out of your comfort zone? Could you step off the edge of the known world? By learning how to conquer time, you can also learn how to conquer fear—and therein lies the path to happiness. Fear is the greatest obstacle to achieving our dreams and desires To capture this power, you need to enlarge and redefine your concept of time. Our language and outlook have made us the prisoner of time, but our minds can set us free. We have the power to step forward and control time. We can expand time during the day, in order to accomplish more tasks without the accompanying feelings of stress and pressure The choice is ours. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to move forward into a new and expanded vibration of time

Urban Transportation Innovations Worldwide

Author: Roger L. Kemp
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476618275
Size: 11,58 MB
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This handbook of urban transportation planning presents case studies detailing 40 best practices from 33 states in the U.S. and 19 countries on six continents. Cities around the world have improved transportation options for their citizens. Roadways have seen the addition of walkways and bicycle lanes, and light-rail transit systems have reduced street traffic. These cities have decreased reliance on personal cars and enhanced their urban environments by reducing congestion, pollution, and the number and width of roadways. This volume discusses the dynamic field of urban transportation planning and provides resources for planning professionals and public officials interested in obtaining additional information on the latest trends.

Itf Round Tables The Economics Of Investment In High Speed Rail

Author: International Transport Forum
Editor: OECD Publishing
ISBN: 9282107752
Size: 11,53 MB
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This report examines the key factors that drive the costs of high-speed rail investment and reviews the economic benefits delivered by high-speed rail services on the basis of experience in countries that have developed large high-speed rail networks.

The Eurail Guide To World Train Travel

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Eurail And Train Travel Guide To The World

Author: Eurail Staff
Editor: Mariner Books
ISBN: 9780395881606
Size: 10,86 MB
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Offers details on thousands of one-day excursions in 119 countries, price information on Eurailpass, Britrail, and 140 other railpasses, user-friendly timetables, and descriptions of two thousand cities and stops

How Italian Food Conquered The World

Author: John F. Mariani
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0230112412
Size: 20,12 MB
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Not so long ago, Italian food was regarded as a poor man's gruel-little more than pizza, macaroni with sauce, and red wines in a box. Here, John Mariani shows how the Italian immigrants to America created, through perseverance and sheer necessity, an Italian-American food culture, and how it became a global obsession. The book begins with the Greek, Roman, and Middle Eastern culinary traditions before the boot-shaped peninsula was even called "Italy," then takes readers on a journey through Europe and across the ocean to America alongside the poor but hopeful Italian immigrants who slowly but surely won over the hearts and minds of Americans by way of their stomachs. Featuring evil villains such as the Atkins diet and French chefs, this is a rollicking tale of how Italian cuisine rose to its place as the most beloved fare in the world, through the lives of the people who led the charge. With savory anecdotes from these top chefs and restaurateurs: - Mario Batali - Danny Meyer - Tony Mantuano - Michael Chiarello - Giada de Laurentiis - Giuseppe Cipriani - Nigella Lawson And the trials and triumphs of these restaurants: - Da Silvano - Spiaggia - Bottega - Union Square Cafe - Maialino - Rao's - Babbo - Il Cantinori

Proceedings Of The 1st International Workshop On High Speed And Intercity Railways

Author: Yi-Qing Ni
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642279600
Size: 10,34 MB
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This book contains the papers included in the proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on High-speed and Intercity Railways (IWHIR 2011) held in Shenzhen and Hong Kong, China from July 19 to July 22, 2011, which is organized by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, in collaboration with Southwest Jiaotong University, Beijing Jiaotong University, Dalian Jiaotong University, China Engineering Consultants, Inc., Zhejiang University, and Tsinghua University. Continuing the great initiatives and momentums of the rapid development in high-speed and intercity railways worldwide in recent years, IWHIR 2011 aims at providing a platform for academic scholars and practicing engineers to share knowledge and experience, to promote collaboration, and to strengthen R&D activities related to railway engineering. Engineers, scientists, professors, and students from universities, research institutes, and related industrial companies have been cordially invited to participate in the workshop. These papers have covered a wide range of issues concerning high-speed and intercity railways in the theoretical, numerical, and experimental work pertaining to high-speed and intercity railways. Showcasing diversity and quality, these papers report the state-of-the-art and point to future directions of research and development in this exciting area.