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Railway construction

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

    Diplomica Verlag 2012; US$ 40.60

    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...

  • 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...

  • Chinese Railwaysby Katrin Luger

    Springer 2008; US$ 169.00

    Although being huge by any measure, Chinese Railways are a bottleneck for economic growth in China. The state-owned enterprise returns a small profit but is severely capacity constrained and burdened with inefficiency. A comprehensive reform and efficiency improvement program needs to be developed in order to enable Chinese Railways to support further... more...

  • Conquering Gothamby Jill Jonnes

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 17.00

    "Superb. [A] first-rate narrative" ( The Wall Street Journal ) about the controversial construction of New York's beloved original Penn Station and its tunnels As bestselling books like Ron Chernow's Titan and David McCullough's The Great Bridge affirm, readers are fascinated with the grand personalities and schemes that populated New York... 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...

  • 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 Hiawatha Storyby Jim Scribbins

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 29.95

    Loved for their radically new, streamlined look, the Hiawathas Art Deco engines were a hallmark of American industrial design. For Midwestern passengers from Chicago to Aberdeen, the Hiawatha represented speed, comfort, and luxury. From 1935 to 1970 it carried countless passengers and even more memories. Richly illustrated, The Hiawatha Story brings... more...

  • Iowa Railroadsby H. Roger Grant

    University of Iowa Press 2000; US$ 24.95

    What began as a study of the Minneapolis & St. Louis Railway stretched into more than a dozen contributions on Hawkeye state railroad topics. By 1969 Donovan had examined Iowa's “Little Three”: Chicago Great Western, Illinois Central, and Minneapolis & St. Paul as well as the state's “Big Four”: Chicago & North... more...

  • Iowa's Railroadsby Don L. Hofsommer; H. Roger Grant

    Indiana University Press 2009; US$ 38.99

    At one point in time, no place in Iowa was more than a few miles from an active line of rail track. In this splendid companion volume to Steel Trails of Hawkeyeland (IUP, 2005), H. Roger Grant and Don L. Hofsommer explore the pivotal role that railroads played in the urban development of the state as well as the symbiotic relationship Iowa and its... more...

  • Milwaukee Road Rememberedby Jim Scribbins

    University of Minnesota Press 2008; US$ 90.00

    The Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific was a railroad with a big personality. For a time it offered the world’s fastest steam-powered passenger trains. Extending from Indiana to Puget Sound, it crossed five mountain ranges in Montana, Idaho, and Washington. It was also the first railroad to prove the feasibility of long distance movement of... more...