A revised and updated edition of this seminal work on the cross-border railways brings the story up to the 21st century.
Author: Alexander J. Mullay
Publisher: Tempus Pub Limited
Two railway lines cross the border between England and Scotland today, one on the east coast and the other on the west. But, at one point, there were another five lines converging on the border. What happened to them? Here, in this excellently researched and illustrated book, author Alexander J. Mullay has chronicled the history of those forgotten railway lines once so prevalent in the area. A revised and updated edition of this seminal work on the cross-border railways brings the story up to the 21st century.
One of the few structures to survive the rail lines' closure is the Endiang Trading Company, which existed from 1925 ... MANITOBA Mowbray This little Manitoba ghost town on the North Dakota border is at the end of the line in more ways ...
Author: Ron Brown
Follow the evolution of the rail legacy of the Canadian Prairies from the arrival of the first engine on a barge to today’s realities. Rails Across the Prairies traces the evolution of Canada’s rail network, including the appearance of the first steam engine on the back of a barge. The book looks at the arrival of European settlers before the railway and examines how they coped by using ferry services on the Assiniboine and North Saskatchewan Rivers. The work then follows the building of the railways, the rivalries of their owners, and the unusual irrigation works of Canadian Pacific Railway. The towns were nearly all the creation of the railways from their layout to their often unusual names. Eventually, the rail lines declined, though many are experiencing a limited revival. Learn what the heritage lover can still see of the Prairies’ railway legacy, including existing rail operations and the stories the railways brought with them. Many landmarks lie vacant, including ghost towns and elevators, while many others survive as museums or interpretative sites.
CPR built a branch from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, to complete the link; the station on the Canadian side of the border was called North Portal. During the Shaughnessy years CPR's U.S. presence was enhanced in various ways.
Author: Tom Murray
Publisher: Voyageur Press
Few 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.
the line, calling it BC Rail and began to run popular scenic and dinner excursions, especially those behind the iconic ... It was formed in 1889 and a year later had tracks crossing the border into the Kootenay and Crowsnest areas, ...
Author: Ron Brown
Explore western Canada’s rich railway history, travelling from the grand railway hotels and rustic stations to the creative engineering that created spiral bridges and soaring trestles. Relive this time through a trip on one of the many steam trains, visit a railway museum, or walk the trails where trains used to rumble.
Charles F. Hamond of Newcastle discusses the provision of coals from the city for the Madrid Saragossa Alicante Railway; S. Lambert in Brussels reports on the rail business that Baron James of Paris is so keen for him to pursue; ...
Author: Günter Dinhobl
Until now we have only had relatively narrow economic studies comparing investments in railways with investments in other fields of individual economies. 'Across the Borders' not only opens the door for fundamental new insights into a trans-national view of railway history, but also contributes to a breakthrough in the wider study of the subject, providing the first extensive historical investigation of the worldwide system of railway financing. This book provides a wide introduction to how financiers, governments and entrepreneurs in Europe managed to face the challenges of constructing and maintaining an integrated railway network, both in their own countries and their colonies. This volume offers analysis from a selection of experts exploring the trans-national investment policies of railway construction based on numerous historical case-studies. The chapters provide insight into the international opportunities that existed for railway financing, from the perspective of economic, social, transport and railway history. With contributions from authors from 19 countries the volume is a truly international work that will be of interest to academic researchers, museum staff, archivists, and anyone who has an interest in the history and development of railways.
Now, in the distance, we could see a long, glimmering fence stretching across the horizon. It was the border! Beyond that fence lay all the exotic mystery of China. If we could get our bikes through to the other side – illegal – and ...
Author: Chris Hatherly
Publisher: A&C Black
This is the true story of two twenty-year old Australians who travelled for fourteen months on recumbent bicycles from Russia, across Siberia and Mongolia, to Beijing. It is as much a story of perseverance, passion, and belief as it is about the people and remarkable landscapes of Siberia and Mongolia. Tim and Chris are not just fearless adventurers but philosophers on wheels, willing and able to open themselves up to everything from the voice of the Steppes to the Russian villagers and the nomads of the Gobi desert. From this they draw an often funny, moving and inspirational tale of living out a dream. Mixed into this journey is the story of their tumultuous relationship as two opposing wills battle it out in the midst of heat, snow and hunger.
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Investigation of United States Steel CorporationPublish On: 1912
Co. , bankers , in Philadelphia , and another concern , building a railroad in Texas , who endeavored to buy those rails for export under a subterfuge ; and when they found they had difficulty in bringing them back across the border ...
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Investigation of United States Steel Corporation
Construction of new rail infrastructure has been delayed due to debates on its proper routing, ... through construction of railways from Mongolia's main coal mines away from the Chinese border to connect with the Russian railway system ...
Author: Bo Kong
Category: Business & Economics
Drawing on cutting-edge research from leading scholars, this book investigates state preferences for regime creation and assesses state capacity for executing these preferences in Northeast Asia’s energy domain, defined as the geographical area comprising the following countries: Russia, Mongolia, China, Japan, South Korea and North Korea. It examines questions pertaining to how states perceive the need and necessity for establishing a regime when it comes to the issue of energy and how much commitment they make to the effort in Northeast Asia. The book analyses the factors that shape each country’s fundamental energy interests in the region, how these interests impact their attitudes toward engaging the region on energy security and the way they carry out their regional engagement. Based on countries’ interests in promoting institutionalized regional energy cooperation and their capacity for forging that cooperation, the collection assesses each state’s role in contributing to an energy regime in Northeast Asia. It then concludes with a critique on the decade-plus quest for energy security cooperation in Northeast Asia and suggests ways forward for facilitating regional energy security cooperation. This book will be of great interest to scholars and students of environmental policy, energy policy, security studies, Asian studies and international relations.
The two listened to the creaking sound of one car rolling freely along the set of rails south of the deserted station. ''We hoped this would go smooth and bloodless,'' he added, ''it sounds like we got what we wanted.
Author: Ralph Cotton
More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.
Passing that small town , which is across the river from Berwick , look ahead for a fine view of the Royal Border Bridge . In fact three bridges cross this handsome river , which traverses much of the Scottish Borders ( and indeed is ...
Author: Benedict Le Vay
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
Britain by Rail takes travellers away from the prodding security of airport terminals and the tedium of motorway queues, and revels instead in the magic of Britain's railways. It details the best routes, and is packed full of practical information and quirky tales.
a trio of water towers lines the Canadian Pacific Railway (CPR) tracks in eastern Ontario — two in Monckland and Chesterville, respectively, and a third a few metres over the Quebec border in Dalhousie Station.
Author: Ron Brown
For the first time, train buffs and history lovers will have a book that explores the heritage of Ontario’s railways, from its oldest stations to its highest bridges, glamorous hotels (and some not-so-glamorous ones), scenic and historic train rides, rail trails, and sagging old ghost towns.
Interstate trains are operated by Great Southern Rail, and in one case by New South Wales Government Railways and ... comprise services operated by XPT units over the longer distances, including just over the state border into Brisbane, ...
Author: David Cable
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Rails Across Australia is an album of photographs taken by David Cable, a well regarded British author of several picture albums of train pictures throughout the world. The photos were taken initially during the period 1967–1973 when David lived in Adelaide, and then during several visits around the Commonwealth during the 21st Century. The photos cover a wide variety of trains in the mainland states from Queensland to the Pilbara region of Western Australia, and include pictures showing trains in the landscapes as well as close up photos of different gauges originally established in a various states are illustrated by the individual classes designed for them, in addition to the newest designs for the standard gauge tracks now linking them.
The leaders of some countries considered trains to be military assets and did not want their neighbors and potential enemies to be able to use captured rail stock. They were more interested in preventing trains from crossing borders ...
Author: Jeri Quinzio
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
In roughly one hundred years – from the 1870s to the 1970s – dining on trains began, soared to great heights, and then fell to earth. The founders of the first railroad companies cared more about hauling freight than feeding passengers. The only food available on trains in the mid-nineteenth century was whatever passengers brought aboard in their lunch baskets or managed to pick up at a brief station stop. It was hardly fine dining. Seeing the business possibilities in offering long-distance passengers comforts such as beds, toilets, and meals, George Pullman and other pioneering railroaders like Georges Nagelmackers of Orient Express fame, transformed rail travel. Fine dining and wines became the norm for elite railroad travelers by the turn of the twentieth century. The foods served on railroads – from consommé to turbot to soufflé, always accompanied by champagne - equaled that of the finest restaurants, hotels, and steamships. After World War II, as airline travel and automobiles became the preferred modes of travel, elegance gave way to economy. Canned and frozen foods, self-service, and quick meals and snacks became the norm. By the 1970s, the golden era of railroad dining had come grinding to a halt. Food on the Rails traces the rise and fall of food on the rails from its rocky start to its glory days to its sad demise. Looking at the foods, the service, the rail station restaurants, the menus, they dining accommodations and more, Jeri Quinzio brings to life the history of cuisine and dining in railroad cars from the early days through today.
Passengers were able to ride a mule-drawn car on rails across the international border for ten cents; pedestrians could cross the bridge for five cents. By 1883, the mule cars were running daily every fifteen minutes from 5:30 a.m. to ...
Author: Daniel D. Arreola
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Just a trolley ride from El Paso, Ciudad Juárez was a popular destination in the early 1900s. Enticing and exciting, tourists descended on this and other Mexican border towns to browse curio shops, dine and dance, attend bullfights, and perhaps escape Prohibition America. In Postcards from the Chihuahua Border Daniel D. Arreola captures the exhilaration of places in time, taking us back to Mexico’s northern border towns of Cuidad Juárez, Ojinaga, and Palomas in the early twentieth century. Drawing on more than three decades of archival work, Arreola uses postcards and maps to unveil the history of these towns along west Texas’s and New Mexico’s southern borders. Postcards offer a special kind of visual evidence. Arreola’s collection of imagery and commentary about them shows us singular places, enriching our understandings of history and the history of change in Chihuahua. No one postcard tells the entire story. But image after image offers a collected view and insight into changing perceptions. Arreola’s geography of place looks both inward and outward. We see what tourists see, while at the same time gaining insight about what postcard photographers and postcard publishers wanted to be seen and perceived about these border communities. Postcards from the Chihuahua Border is a colorful and dynamic visual history. It invites the reader to time travel, to revisit another era—the first half of the last century—when these border towns were framed and made popular through picture postcards.
Soon we were away again , into the intense darkness that preceded a cloudy September dawn , and at once I was wrestling with the intricacies of rail - joint timing over a strange route . I had been warned beforehand that it was not the ...
2017. “How Canada's Border Towns Are Dealing with a Growing Stream of Refugees.” Macleans, July 11. http://www.macleans.ca/down-on-the-border/. Martínez, Oscar. 2014. The Beast: Riding the Rails and Dodging Narcos on the Migrant Trail.
Author: Xóchitl Bada
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Social Science
Collecting the diverse perspectives of scholars, labor organizers, and human-rights advocates, Accountability across Borders is the first edited collection that connects studies of immigrant integration in host countries to accounts of transnational migrant advocacy efforts, including case studies from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Covering the role of federal, state, and local governments in both countries of origin and destinations, as well as nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), these essays range from reflections on labor solidarity among members of the United Food and Commercial Workers in Toronto to explorations of indigenous students from the Maya diaspora living in San Francisco. Case studies in Mexico also discuss the enforcement of the citizenship rights of Mexican American children and the struggle to affirm the human rights of Central American migrants in transit. As policies regarding immigration, citizenship, and enforcement are reaching a flashpoint in North America, this volume provides key insights into the new dynamics of migrant civil society as well as the scope and limitations of directives from governmental agencies.
Author: Rails-to-Trails ConservancyPublish On: 2015-05-19
Similkameen Trail follows a river by the same name that drains the high country across the border in British Columbia. e dirt and gravel rail-trail crosses a scenic high bridge to enter a dramatic river gorge that leads to a waterfall.
Author: Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Publisher: Wilderness Press
Across the country, more than 1600 unused railroad corridors have been converted to level, public, multiuse trails, where people can enjoy a fitness run, a leisurely bike ride, or a stroll with the family. In this new guide in the popular series, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy presents the Northwest region's finest rail-trails plus other great multiuse trails. Rail-Trails Washington & Oregon includes detailed coverage of more than 40 great trails. Many rail-trails are paved and run through the most scenic parts of town. Others travel along dense forests, open fields, and lush waterways. Some explore the area's history, and others help users enjoy the serenity of the rural countryside. Favorites noted by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy staff include the Chehalis Western Trail and Olympic Discovery Trail in Washington and the Banks-Vernonia State Trail in Oregon. This full-color book includes succinct descriptions of each trail from start to finish, plus at-a-glance summary information indicating permitted uses, surface type, length, and directions to trailheads for each trail. Every trip has a detailed map that includes start and end points, trailhead, parking, restroom facilities, and other amenities.
On the long border between the United States and Mexico some villains with Old West style are riding the rails again— desperadoes, train robbers. Scott Pelley reporting: Ten thousand tons flying on rails along the U.S.-Mexico border .
Author: Timothy J. Dunn
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Category: Social Science
To understand border enforcement and the shape it has taken, it is imperative to examine a groundbreaking Border Patrol operation begun in 1993 in El Paso, Texas, "Operation Blockade." The El Paso Border Patrol designed and implemented this radical new strategy, posting 400 agents directly on the banks of the Rio Grande in highly visible positions to deter unauthorized border crossings into the urban areas of El Paso from neighboring Ciudad Juárez--a marked departure from the traditional strategy of apprehending unauthorized crossers after entry. This approach, of "prevention through deterrence," became the foundation of the 1994 and 2004 National Border Patrol Strategies for the Southern Border. Politically popular overall, it has rendered unauthorized border crossing far less visible in many key urban areas. However, the real effectiveness of the strategy is debatable, at best. Its implementation has also led to a sharp rise in the number of deaths of unauthorized border crossers. Here, Dunn examines the paradigm-changing Operation Blockade and related border enforcement efforts in the El Paso region in great detail, as well as the local social and political situation that spawned the approach and has shaped it since. Dunn particularly spotlights the human rights abuses and enforcement excesses inflicted on local Mexican Americans and Mexican immigrants as well as the challenges to those abuses. Throughout the book, Dunn filters his research and fieldwork through two competing lenses, human rights versus the rights of national sovereignty and citizenship.
An example of how slight differences in infrastructure standards can disrupt trade is the rail gauge—that is, the distance between the two rails that form a railway track. Trains cannot easily cross borders if the rail gauge standards ...
Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
Category: Business & Economics
Global value chains (GVCs) powered the surge of international trade after 1990 and now account for almost half of all trade. This shift enabled an unprecedented economic convergence: poor countries grew rapidly and began to catch up with richer countries. Since the 2008 global financial crisis, however, the growth of trade has been sluggish and the expansion of GVCs has stalled. Meanwhile, serious threats have emerged to the model of trade-led growth. New technologies could draw production closer to the consumer and reduce the demand for labor. And trade conflicts among large countries could lead to a retrenchment or a segmentation of GVCs. World Development Report 2020: Trading for Development in the Age of Global Value Chains examines whether there is still a path to development through GVCs and trade. It concludes that technological change is, at this stage, more a boon than a curse. GVCs can continue to boost growth, create better jobs, and reduce poverty provided that developing countries implement deeper reforms to promote GVC participation; industrial countries pursue open, predictable policies; and all countries revive multilateral cooperation.