Download Immer schön langsam: Eine Zeitreise durch die Schweiz auf by Diccon Bewes,Gerlinde Schermer-Rauwolf,Sonja Schuhmacher PDF

By Diccon Bewes,Gerlinde Schermer-Rauwolf,Sonja Schuhmacher

Es wurde das Abenteuer ihres Lebens. Im Juni 1863 schloss die englische Dame Jemima Morrell sich einer der ersten Reisegruppen von Thomas prepare dinner an. Ihr Ziel: die damals als exotisch geltende Schweiz. Die course führte sie von London über Genf und Interlaken bis nach Luzern und conflict ein Wagnis sondergleichen - mit einer 18-stündigen Zugfahrt ohne Sanitäranlagen, Eselsritten über Alpenpässe und ausgiebigen Fußmärschen im sperrigen Chiffonkleid. one hundred fifty Jahre später begibt sich der gebürtige Engländer und Wahlschweizer Diccon Bewes mit dem Zug an dieselben Orte und sieht sie mit den Augen von »Miss Jemima«, deren Tagebuch er immer bei sich trägt. Eine charmante Entdeckungsreise durch die Schweiz von damals und heute sowie zu den Anfängen des modernen Tourismus.

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Download Mountain View Trolley Line (Postcard History) by William E. Rogers Jr. PDF

By William E. Rogers Jr.

The Mountain View Trolley was once demonstrated on July 10, 1907, after booming tourism elevated the necessity for transportation among Stroudsburg and town of Delaware Water hole. within the overdue 1800s, viewers begun flocking to the sector to benefit from the appealing surroundings and pristine flora and fauna. equipped by way of the J. R. Brill corporation in Philadelphia, the Mountain View Trolley ran on a narrow-gauge song and used to be in a position to hauling various passengers. The trolley vehicles operated on overhead wires and battery strength and ran year-round, shuttling citizens and viewers and dealing as a college bus for neighborhood schoolchildren. The creation of motor coaches and vehicles led to the tip of the trolley age, and the Mountain View Trolley ended its run in September 1928.

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Download The Cromford & High Peak Railway in Colour by John Evans PDF

By John Evans

Many audacious and unbelievable schemes for brand spanking new railways have been dreamed up within the 19th century, yet definitely none matched the plan to hyperlink the Cromford Canal with the height wooded area Canal at Whaley Bridge in Derbyshire utilizing a chain of rope-worked inclines. This railway oddity opened in 1831 and one way or the other survived virtually neglected until eventually 1967, while there has been a flurry of exposure whilst it closed. the road weaved its approach via a few of the best surroundings in England and was once dotted with loopy gradients and whiplash curves. the following used to be the steepest general railway in Britain and the one position the place you'll see a gradient submit announcing ‘1 in 8.’ It extensively utilized steam correct to the tip, in which time it had outlived many extra illustrious undertakings.

John Evans visited the road time and again in its later years, his digital camera almost always loaded with important color movie. His images are released the following for the 1st time, giving a special view of a railway which used to be choked with intrigue and history.

Popular at the present time with walkers and cyclists, the direction of the Cromford & excessive height Railway refuses to die.

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Download Hull to Bridlington Railway Through Time by Mike Hitches PDF

By Mike Hitches

The stretch of railway line among Hull and Bridlington types a part of northern England's historical Yorkshire Coast Line (or the Hull to Scarborough line), which runs from Hull Paragon to Bridlington and Scarborough and is round fifty five miles lengthy. because it was once opened by means of the York & North Midland Railway within the mid-1800s, the road and its many stations have maintained lots of their unique good points and lots more and plenty in their allure. this present day, the road is operated by means of Northern Rail and there's a lot to determine alongside the way in which from the busy urban of Hull to the Victorian seashore inn of Bridlington, together with picturesque villages and delightful marketplace cities, in addition to fabulous sea and geographical region perspectives. In Hull to Bridlington Railway via Time, writer Mike Hitches takes a trip alongside this historical course, displaying the adjustments that experience taken position through the years and contours that experience remained the same.

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Download Conserving the Railway Heritage by Peter Burman,Michael Stratton PDF

By Peter Burman,Michael Stratton

nice Britain not just invented the main-line railway yet has additionally led the best way in it truly is upkeep - not only locomotves and carriages but in addition the structures and constructions that endure witness to the boldness of railway builders, architects and engineers. This ebook defines the character of the railway background - from signalboxes, viaducts, tunnels and locomotive depots - after which discusses priorities and the easiest perform for it truly is conservation. the topic is a strongly topical one as a result of present drawback over privatization, the consequences of deliberate high-speed rail hyperlinks and energetic debates about the function of the fanatic in railway preservation.

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Download Crossing Under the Hudson: The Story of the Holland and by Angus Kress Gillespie PDF

By Angus Kress Gillespie

Crossing below the Hudson takes a clean examine the making plans and development of 2 key hyperlinks within the transportation infrastructure of latest York and New Jersey--the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels. Writing in an available variety that comes with ancient money owed with a full of life and wonderful process, Angus Kress Gillespie explores those enormous works of civil engineering and the general public who embraced them. He describes and analyzes the construction of the tunnels, introduces readers to the folk who labored there--then and now--and areas the buildings right into a significant cultural context with the track, paintings, literature, and films that those tunnels, engineering marvels in their day, have encouraged over the years.

Today, while new issues approximately worldwide terrorism may perhaps trump bouts of straightforward tunnel stress, Gillespie's Crossing lower than the Hudson maintains to forged a gentle on the finish of the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels.

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Download Great Western Large Wheeled Outside Framed 4-4-0 Tender by David Maidment PDF

By David Maidment

This quantity covers all of the huge wheeled open air body sessions of 4-4-0 smooth Locomotives, that after ran at the nice Western Railway.

The e-book has complete info on all of the periods with high quality photographs, diagrams names, and quantity lists.

This paintings is additionally very valuable to version makers, giving complete info of mechanical and livery alterations that happened from the 1900s via to the early 1930, whilst all other than the preserved 3440, urban of Truro, have been withdrawn and scrapped.

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Download Sierra Railway (Images of Rail) by Stephen D. Mikesell PDF

By Stephen D. Mikesell

The Sierra Railway is among the such a lot intact steam railroads within the usa. it's operated this day by way of California country Parks to interpret and have fun the significance of steam railroading in California background. situated within the Gold Rush city of Jamestown, in Tuolumne County, the railway begun operations in 1897 and performed a huge position in constructing the financial system of Tuolumne and adjacent Calaveras County. whereas approximately all different steam short-line railroads within the usa have been dismantled within the Fifties, the Sierra line has survived in a remarkably whole situation. The railway used to be a massive hit between railfans, who flocked to it as early because the Nineteen Thirties and in expanding numbers within the Fifties. Now operated as Railtown 1897 country historical Park, the steam operation of the railroad is particularly a lot alive.

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Download The Globalization of American Infrastructure: The Shipping by Matthew Heins PDF

By Matthew Heins

This e-book supplies an account of ways the U.S. freight transportation method has been impacted and “globalized,” because the Nineteen Fifties, via the presence of the transport box. A globally standardized item, the box incorporates shipment relocating in overseas exchange, and it makes use of and matches in the present transportation infrastructures of transport, trucking and railroads. during this approach it binds them jointly right into a approximately seamless around the world logistics community. This strategy happens not just in ocean transport and at ports, but additionally deep inside nationwide territories. In its dependence on current infrastructural structures, notwithstanding, the community of box circulation because it pervades household area is formed through the heritage and geography of the geographical region. This worldwide community isn't really constantly imposed in a top-down manner—to a wide measure, it's cobbled jointly out of nationwide, nearby and native platforms. Heins describes this within the American context, interpreting the freight transportation infrastructures of railroads, trucking and inland waterways, and likewise the terminals the place packing containers are transferred among educate and truck. The e-book offers a close old narrative, and can also be theoretically trained via the modern literature on infrastructure and globalization.

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