Railroads of Hawaii

narrow and standard gauge common carriers


Author: Gerald M. Best

Publisher: N.A


Category: Transportation

Page: 194

View: 8185

Hawaii Omnibus Bill

Hearing, Eighty-sixth Congress, Second Session, April 29, 1960


Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 86

View: 2206

Hawaiian Railroads

A Memoir of the Common Carriers of the Fiftieth State


Author: John B. Hungerford

Publisher: N.A


Category: Narrow gauge railroads

Page: 80

View: 8358

When the Railroad Leaves Town

American Communities in the Age of Rail Line Abandonment


Author: Joseph P. Schwieterman

Publisher: Truman State Univ Press

ISBN: 1931112142

Category: Transportation

Page: 333

View: 881

This book tells the story of closing rail lines from historic junctions, aging industrial centers, agricultural villages, and familiar tourist destinations throughout the eastern half of the United States. Joseph Schwieterman takes a look at events that contributed to the demise of railroads in 64 towns and cities distinguished by their notable railroad histories or unusual experiences with rail line abandonment. Rail line abandonment claimed more than half of U.S. rail route mileage during the past 50 years and is accompanied by controversial and unexpected developments--events affecting communities years after the last train departed. This book is a concise narrative, with contrasting photos of local train stations in their prime and after abandonment.

Insight Guides Hawaii


Author: Insight Guides

Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited

ISBN: 1780057946

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 1881

Hawaii ranks among the most alluring places on earth on account of its idyllic climate and timeless landscapes. From Honolulu's mix of sophistication and easy living to the majestic mountain ranges and pristine beaches beyond, the islands offer the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure. Insight Guide Hawaii is an indispensable guide to this land of epic scenery, thrilling outdoor experiences and fascinating cultural diversity, accompanied by stunning travel photography. Be inspired by our Best of Hawaii section highlighting unmissable sights and experiences and lavish Photo Features on the exquisite art of lei-making, volcanoes and ancient sites.With a longer and more in-depth history and culture section than its competitors, this travel guide provides an essential introduction to Hawaiian music and hula, the changes brought by Captain Cook's arrival and the history of Hawaii's monarchy. A detailed Places section, with full-color maps, guides you around each of the islands, starting in Honolulu, the capital of Oahu, and finishing up on the beautiful and remote island of Kauai. A comprehensive Travel Tips section gives you all the travel advice you need to plan your trip. The selective listings for hotels and restaurants are the personal recommendations of a regional specialist.

Narrow gauge in a kingdom

the Hawaiian Railroad Company, 1878-1897


Author: J. C. Condé,Hawaii

Publisher: N.A


Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 1861


A History of the Big Island


Author: Robert F. Oaks

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439614032

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 7489

Although its soils are the youngest in the Hawaiian chain, the Big Island's chronicles are at times epic, tragic, and heroic, but always fascinating. Modern Hawai'i is filled with tradition and mythology, accommodating influences as diverse as its inviting landscape. Kamehameha stood tall to mold this nascent region into a unified kingdom and others fought to sustain it, while outside forces molded and shaped this island in astonishing ways.

So Many Worlds

Invention, Management, Philosophy, and Risk in the Life of Leroy Hill


Author: H. Craig Miner

Publisher: Texas Tech University Press

ISBN: 9780896723801

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 306

View: 6896

An entrepreneurial and engineering genius, Leroy Hill left his mark on 20th century aviation. But that was just the beginning.As a gifted Berkeley engineering graduate in the late teens, Hill succeeded in reengineering the famous "Liberty Engine" of World War I to fit into the legendary fighter DH-4, or "Flying Coffin." In the late 1920s his passion for aviation brought him to a new marketplace as twelve-year president of Air Associates—that remarkable aviation catalog of everything from plane parts and repairs to whole aircraft. Later, in World War II, he founded the company that manufactured and distributed all the hose-clamps for the popular P-51 Mustang Fighter.A true entrepreneur, Leroy Hill was involved in sixty different companies either designing new technologies or marketing improved versions of the old. Politically, he was a lifelong anti-union activist working in the most unionized industries in the nation. Though he marched lockstep with no one, Hill remained to the end of his life a hardbitten opponent of big government who championed many conservative movements of his day.From Leroy Hill's substantial archives, including his voluminous diaries, author Craig Miner has distilled the heady public and private dynamics of an extraordinary life.