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Railway construction

  • Grand Centralby Sam Roberts; Pete Hamill

    Grand Central Publishing 2013; US$ 14.99

    A rich, illustrated - and entertaining -- history of the iconic Grand Central Terminal, from one of New York City's favorite writers, just in time to celebrate the train station's 100th fabulous anniversary. In the winter of 1913, Grand Central Station was officially opened and immediately became one of the most beautiful and recognizable Manhattan... more...

  • The Railway Track and Its Long Term Behaviourby Konstantinos Tzanakakis

    Springer 2013; US$ 179.00

    A proper quality of a track and other infrastructure objects represents a basic requirement for train safety and punctuality. Most of the physical systems and their components deteriorate over time. This affects performance and may lead to failures. Albert Einstein said, “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better... more...

  • Nothing Like It in the Worldby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; Not Available

    NOTHING LIKE IT IN THE WORLD is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad ? the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers,... more...

  • Nothing Like It in the Worldby Stephen E. Ambrose

    Simon & Schuster UK 2012; Not Available

    NOTHING LIKE IT IN THE WORLD is the story of the men who built the transcontinental railroad ? the investors who risked their businesses and money; the enlightened politicians who understood its importance; the engineers and surveyors who risked, and sometimes lost, their lives; and the Irish and Chinese immigrants, the defeated Confederate soldiers,... more...

  • Alternatives Energiekonzept zur Stromversorgung am Bahnübergang: Planungstechnische Grundsätze beim Einsatz von Doppelschichtkondensatorenby Oliver Richard Neubert

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 39.49

    Hauptbeschreibung Mit der Einführung der elektronischen Bahnübergangsicherungsanlagen konnte ein wichtiger Meilenstein in der Verwirklichung moderner Technik am Bahnübergang gesetzt werden. Zur Sicherstellung des technischen Fortschrittes unterliegt dieses System einer ständigen Weiterentwicklung. So konnten zum Beispiel in den letzten Jahren erfolgreich... more...

  • Railroads and the American Peopleby H. Roger Grant

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 34.99

    In this social history of the impact of railroads on American life, H. Roger Grant concentrates on the railroad?s "golden age," 1830-1930. To capture the essence of the nation?s railroad experience, Grant explores four fundamental topics?trains and travel, train stations, railroads and community life, and the legacy of railroading in America?illustrating... more...

  • Railroads of Meridianby J. Parker Lamb

    Indiana University Press 2012; US$ 42.99

    This generously illustrated narrative follows the evolution of dozens of separate railroads in the Meridian, Mississippi, area from the destruction of the town?s rail facilities in the 1850s through the current era of large-scale consolidation. Presently, there are only seven mega-size rail systems in the United States, three of which serve Meridian, making... more...

  • America's Great Railroad Stationsby Roger Straus; Hugh Van Dusen; Ed Breslin

    Penguin Group US 2011; US$ 27.99

    An evocative and stunning photographic tribute to America's railroad stations. For much of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the railroad station or depot was the communal hub of every American town that could boast of train service. There, citizens gathered before they sent loved ones off to college, marriage, or war-and where... more...

  • Crossing Under the Hudsonby Angus Kress Gillespie

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 24.95

    Crossing Under the Hudson takes a fresh look at the planning and construction of two key links in the transportation infrastructure of New York and New Jersey-the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels. Writing in an accessible style that incorporates historical accounts with a lively and entertaining approach, Angus Kress Gillespie explores these two monumental... more...

  • Trains of Discoveryby Alfred Runte

    Roberts Rinehart 2011; US$ 12.99

    A thoroughly revised and expanded successor to Runte?s Trains of Discovery: Western Railroads and the National Parks , the new edition now includes eastern historic sites and parks made possible or influenced by railroads. In addition to western destination, the book describes how railroads made many eastern and southern parks widely accessible... more...