Dow's Dictionary of Railway Quotations

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Author: Andrew Dow

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801882920

Category: Reference

Page: 354

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Dow's Dictionary of Railway Quotations is an authoritative compendium of quotations about railways from 1608 to the present day. More than 3,400 entries are drawn from over 1,300 writers and speakers and a wide range of original sources both British and American—Acts of Parliament, poetry, songs, journals, advertisements, obituaries, novels, histories, plays, films, office memoranda, speeches, newspapers, television and radio broadcasts, and private documents and conversations. Here Andrew Dow records remarkable, memorable words—from the well-known to the abstruse, from the commonplace to the vital. The selected quotations are arranged by subject matter and searchable by speaker, subject, and keyword. Dow's Dictionary will inform and captivate railway enthusiasts along with readers interested in railway architecture, engineering, geography, and history.

A Century of Railways

Through the Pages of "Railway Magazine" and Paintings from Members of the Guild of Railway Artists : Includes the 100-year History of "Railway Magazine"

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Author: Peter William Brett Semmens

Publisher: Haynes Publications

ISBN: 9780860935353

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 96

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For the past 100 years, Railway Magazine has been synonymous with the world of railways. Here, the editors outline the history of the magazine together with biographies of some of the contributors who include writers such as Allen and Nock

Fire and Steam

A New History of the Railways in Britain

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Author: Christian Wolmar

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848872615

Category: History

Page: 300

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The opening of the pioneering Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the beginning of the railways' vital role in changing the face of Britain. Fire and Steam celebrates the vision and determination of the ambitious Victorian pioneers who developed this revolutionary transport system and the navvies who cut through the land to enable a country-wide network to emerge. From the early days of steam to electrification, via the railways' magnificent contribution in two world wars, the chequered history of British Rail, and the buoyant future of the train, Fire and Steam examines the social and economical importance of the railway and how it helped to form the Britain of today.

The Subterranean Railway

How the London Underground was Built and How it Changed the City Forever

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Author: Christian Wolmar

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 1848872534

Category: History

Page: 300

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Since the Victorian era, London's Underground has had played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Londoners. In The Subterranean Railway, Christian Wolmar celebrates the vision and determination of the nineteenth-century pioneers who made the world's first, and still the largest, underground passenger railway: one of the most impressive engineering achievements in history. From the early days of steam to electrification, via the Underground's contribution to twentieth-century industrial design and its role during two world wars, the story comes right up to the present with its sleek, driverless trains and the wrangles over the future of the system. The Subterranean Railway reveals London's hidden wonder in all its glory and shows how the railway beneath the streets helped create the city we know today.