The Railway Builders

Autore: Oscar D. Skelton
Editore: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3752424753
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The Railway Builders

Autore: Oscar Douglas Skelton
Editore: Toronto ; Glasgow : Brook
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The Railway Builders A Chronicle Of Overland Highways

Autore: Oscar D. (Oscar Douglas) Skelton
Editore: Taylor & Francis
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The Railway Builder A Handbook For Estimating The Probable Cost Of American Railway Construction And Equipment

Autore: William Jasper Nicolls
Editore: Sagwan Press
ISBN: 9781376378108
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Railway Builders

Autore: Anthony Burton
Editore: Pen & Sword Books
ISBN: 9781473843707
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There are many books on railway history, but few publications on how railways were constructed. Railway Builders tells the remarkable story of how the promoters, engineers and contractors worked together to build the national network. It is also the story of the extraordinary army of men who did the hard, physical work - the railway navvies. These itinerant workers lived rough and were capable of immense feats of physical strength as they dug their way from one end of the country to the other.There are many familiar names here, such as George and Robert Stephenson and Isambard Kingdom Brunel, but the book also looks at many lesser-known engineers and the great contractors, such as Thomas Brassey, who employed an army of navies as large as the regular armies of some countries. This is a tale of how such great works of engineering, like the Forth Bridge, were constructed but also of disasters, such as the collapse of the Tay Bridge. It all makes for an epic tale of how, with very little help from machinery, the Victorians created a great rail network. The book was first published in the early 1990s and has been out of print for some years.

Car Builders Cyclopedia Of American Practice

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Definitions and typical illustrations of railroads and industrial cars, their parts and equipment; cars built in America for export to foreign countries; descriptions and illustrations of shops and equipment employed in the construction and repair of cars.

Elementary And Practical Instructions On The Science Of Railway Construction

Autore: Sir Rowland Macdonald Stephenson
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The Railway Builders

Autore: R. S. Joby
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British Steam Locomotive Builders

Autore: James W. Lowe
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ISBN: 9781473822894
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From the early 1800s and for nearly 170 years, steam locomotives were built in Great Britain and Ireland, by a variety of firms, large and small. James Lowe spent many years accumulating a considerable archive of material on the History of the locomotive building industry, from its early beginnings at the dawn of railways, until the end of steam locomotive construction in the 1960s. British Steam Locomotive Builders was first published in 1975 and has not been in print for some years. This useful and well researched book is a must for any serious railway historian or locomotive enthusiast, 704 pages with reference to 350 builders, 541 illustrations and 47 diagrams. The material in this book has been carefully selected to cover all the leading former steam locomotive manufacturers in the British Isles.

Locomotive Trolley And Rail Car Builders

Autore: Ian Arnold
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The Silent Spikes

Autore: 黄安年
Editore: 中信出版社
ISBN: 9787508509884
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Conserving The Railway Heritage

Autore: Peter Burman
Editore: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136745009
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Great Britain not only invented the main-line railway but has also led the way in it's preservation - not just locomotves and carriages but also the buildings and structures that bear witness to the confidence of railway developers, architects and engineers. This book defines the nature of the railway heritage - from signalboxes, viaducts, tunnels and locomotive depots - and then discusses priorities and the best practice for it's conservation. The subject is a strongly topical one due to current concern over privatization, the effects of planned high-speed rail links and lively debates concerning the role of the enthusiast in railway preservation.

The Railway Age

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The Great Railway Revolution

Autore: Christian Wolmar
Editore: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 0857897799
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In the 1830s, The United States underwent a second revolution. The opening of the Baltimore & Ohio line, the first American railroad, set in motion a process which, by the end of the century, would enmesh the vast country in a latticework of railroad lines, small-town stations and magisterial termini, built and controlled the biggest corporations in America. By the middle of the twentieth century, however, as the automobile and the aeroplane came to dominate American journey-making, the historic importance of the railroads began to be erased from America's hearts and minds. In The Great Railway Revolution, Christian Wolmar tells us the extraordinary one-hundred-and-eighty-year story of the rise, fall and ultimate shattering of the greatest of all American endeavours, of technological triumph and human tragedy, of visionary pioneers and venal and rapacious railway barons. He also argues that while America has largely disowned this heritage, now is the time to celebrate, reclaim and reinstate it. The growth of the US railroads was much more than just a revolution in mode, speed and convenience. They united the far-flung components of a vast and disparate country and supercharged the economic development that fuelled its rise to world-power status. America was created by its railroads and the massive expansion of trade, industry and freedom of communication that they engendered came to be an integral part of the American dream itself.

Railway Construction

Autore: William Hemmingway Mills
Editore: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3752444126
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The Railroad Builders

Autore: John Moody
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On Railways Far Away

Autore: William D. Middleton
Editore: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253005914
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Presents more than 200 of the author's favorite photographs and the personal stories behind the images, from Scotland's Firth of Forth Bridge and the world's first high-speed railway in Japan to railroads across North America.

Nameless Builders Of The Transcontinental Railway

Autore: William F. Chew
Editore: Trafford Publishing
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A historical study of the Chinese railroad workers using data from the Central Pacific Railroad Company payroll records dating from 1864 to 1867, correcting the first date of Chinese by the Central Pacific, and the total number of workers employed, with an explanation of how this estimate was calculated. Nearly one thousand workers are named, listing their wages and occupations, dispelling the notion that all Chinese workers were "coolies". A synopsis is extrapolated from previously published works along with arguments for and against the data of some historical events, such as Bloomer Cut and Cape Horn. In addition, the building of the Summit Tunnels, and the laying of ten miles of track in one day are detailed. Particular focus is applied to the little known 1,330 Chinese fatalities which occurred while building the western route of the transcontinental, comparing these numbers to the total lives claimed by other major historical construction projects.

National Car And Locomotive Builder

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Empire Building And Empire Builders

Autore: Edward Ingram
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1317791959
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The twelve studies of empire-building and empire-builders which make up this volume range widely across the dream world that was the British Empire from the late eighteenth century to the Second World War. The essays re-interpret the work of imperial heroes, eminent historians, and fictional heroines. They illustrate the variety of techniques used by British empire-builders and the variety of explanations they gave to account for their sometimes infamous behaviour.