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Narrow Gauge Railways Of Canada

Autor: Omer Lavallée
Publisher: Markham, Ont. : Fitzhenry & Whiteside
ISBN: 9781550418309
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Narrow Gauge Railways of Canada is a "survey course" about one of the most interesting chapters in Canadian railway history. The late Omer Lavallee's original work was published by Railfare Books in 1972, and soon sold out. Long-sought by collectors, historians and railway enthusiasts, his excellent material has now been expanded (over 40%) by the author's long-time friend and collaborator, editor Ronald Ritchie. Omer Lavallee's survey indicates the Province of Ontario, Canada, was the birth place - in July 1871 - of the first narrow gauge steam-operated public railway in North America . . . and the Lingan Colliery Tramway in Cape Breton may have been - in 1866 - the first narrow gauge steam-operated railway in the Western Hemisphere. Two dozen different railway systems are covered within the book's twenty-five chapters. There are 192 rare photographs - including a section of 66 full-colour photos - interesting sketches, and informative maps of each line to show route details. These are keyed to an overall map, pinpointing the railway's exact location within Canada. Narrow Gauge Railways of Canada contains listings of railway mileage, chronological and geographical facts about each system, and locomotive information. Several other useful features include: time-mileage charts, 50 diagrams, charts and tables, equipment rosters for virtually all the railways, and gradient profiles of three steeply-graded mountain routes. The book includes a specially-commissioned painting by famed railway artist Wentworth Folkins, illustrating Newfoundland Railway's "Overland" approaching Port-aux-Basque on the last lap of its 547-mile journey from Newfoundland's capital city, St. John's.

Rails Across The Rock

Autor: Ken Pieroway
Publisher: Creative Book Pub
ISBN: 9781771030229
File Size: 10,74 MB
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Rails Across The Rockis an all colour 'then & now 'celebration of the former Newfoundland Railway on the 25th Anniversary of its closing. The reader is taken on a 547 mile photographic journey from Port aux Basques to St. John's with virtually all stops in between. Captured from 1952 to 1988, you can see the last days of steam, ride the Caribou, and watch lengthy freights and little mixed trains, as well as the final run. Those scenes, contributed by some of North America's top railway photographers, capture not only the colour and uniqueness of our narrow gauge line but also the breathtaking beauty of this wonderful island. The images of James A. Brown, Bill Linley, Phil Mason, Robert J. Sandusky, Mike Shufelt, Rich Taylor and others are spread all along the trans island journey. When compared to the same scene as it exists today, the changes are remarkable as both nature and progress reclaim the right of way.

Lost Railway Journeys From Around The World

Autor: Anthony Lambert
Publisher: White Lion Publishing
ISBN: 178131747X
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From the great cathedral-like railways stations of the steam age to obscure lines built through spectacular landscapes to open up countries before the advent of motorised road transport, this book is a celebration of our lost railway heritage and the lines that can no longer be travelled. Through stunning images, Lost Railway Journeys from Around the World evokes the romance and drama of these journeys, taking the reader as close as they can possibly get to this lost world of dining cars, sleeping cars, station porters and international rail travel. Organised by continent, all of these routes have stories to tell and the lost journeys are captured in the old postcards and posters that accompany photographs drawn from collections and archives across the world.

The Twilight Of Steam

Autor: Brian Solomon
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
ISBN: 0760345864
File Size: 20,49 MB
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Steam locomotives may be mostly gone, but they're not forgotten. In Twilight of Steam, acclaimed rail author Brian Solomon selects some of the best black-and-white photography from great rail photographers of the postwar era, including Robert Buck, John P

The Impact Of The Railway On Society In Britain

Autor: Jack Simmons
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780754609490
File Size: 8,54 MB
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Concentrating on the theme of the railways, and how they dramatically affected the development of Britain and her society, this book, dedicated to the memory of the late Professor Simmons, touches on numerous issues he first highlighted, which are now mainstays of academic study. These include the men who built the railways, those who financed the enterprise, how the railways affected such everyday issues as tourism, the arts, and politics, as well as the lasting legacy of the railways in a country now dominated by the private car. This volume written by former friends, students and colleagues of Professor Simmons reflects these interests, and provides a fitting tribute to one of the truly great British historians of the twentieth century.

Rails Across Canada

Autor: Tom Murray
Publisher: Voyageur Press
ISBN: 1610601394
File Size: 6,70 MB
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DIVFew stories in the annals of railroading are as compelling as the construction, evolution, and astounding successes of the Canadian Pacific and Canadian National railways. This sprawling volume combines two of Voyageur Press' most successful Railroad Color History titles into one volume taking in the grand scope of both railroads. Author Tom Murray presents fastidiously researched and concisely presented histories of each railroad, along with more than 300 photographs, including rare archival black-and-white images and modern and period color photography sourced from national archives and private collections./div

Fifty Railways That Changed The Course Of History

Autor: Bill Laws
Publisher: Firefly Books
ISBN: 9781446302903
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• Fifty Railways that Changed the Course of History is afascinating and beautifully presented guide to the train lines and rail companies thathave had the greatest impact on modern civilization. • Entries range from the Metropolitan Line of the LondonUnderground, the world’s first underground railway, to the Pacific Railroad, thefirst transcontinental railroad in North America. • In order to justify the assertion that they literally 'changedthe course of history,' each railway is judged by its influence in fivecategories: Engineering, Society, commerce, Politics, and Military.

American Narrow Gauge Railroads

Autor: George W. Hilton
ISBN: 9780804723695
File Size: 10,66 MB
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This is a comprehensive, illustrated account of the growth and decline of American narrow gauge railroading. It documents a long-gone era, bringing to life ancient steam locomotives, railroads and rolling stock that have mostly disappeared without trace. The basic facts and information on the subject are heavily illustrated with photographs, drawings and maps, presented in an encyclopedia format.

Brian Solomon S Railway Guide To Europe

Autor: Brian Solomon
ISBN: 9781627004770
File Size: 20,95 MB
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Brian Solomon's Railway Guide to Europe takes readers to the most interesting locations in European rail travel through stunning photographs, informed, entertaining text, and detailed maps. Unlike other guidebooks that offer a general "one-size-fits-all" approach to travel, Brian Solomon provides all the practical travel tips and insider information necessary for an optimal railway experience. The book appeals to a wide-ranging audience that includes railroad enthusiasts, railway photographers, model railroaders, and anyone interested in travel. Renowned rail travel writer and photographer, Brian Solomon, is a trusted source for the most current and insightful information for travel on European railways.