Railways Strangest Tales

Railways  Strangest Tales

In this fascinating book, revised and updated with a new selection of tales, railway buff Tom Quinn explores the more bizarre side of train travel, featuring weird weather conditions, audacious robberies, hair-raising accidents, vanishing ...

Author: Tom Quinn

Publisher: Portico

ISBN: 9781911042976

Category: History

Page: 256

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A fascinating collection of bizarre but true stories from nearly 200 years of railway history.
Categories: History

The Monthly Packet of Evening Readings for Members of the English Church

The Monthly Packet of Evening Readings for Members of the English Church

Certainly it was the strangest railway journey she had ever had . The boundless
veldt stretching away on either side in the early morning light impressed her with
a sense of awe and redoubled her fear of being lost ; the absence of all flowers ...

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ISBN: WISC:89012112082

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Hints and reflections for railway travellers and others or A journey to the phalanx by Minor Hugo L J Hansard

Hints and reflections for railway travellers and others  or  A journey to the phalanx  by Minor Hugo  L J  Hansard

Ah ha ! comment c'est un homme bizarre ce Monsieur Hugo ! ” Bizarre indeed ,
grunts out an Alderman , I should like to know what a Lord Mayor's feast would be
worth without turtle ? My dear sir , surely if we can manufacture leather so as to ...

Author: Luke James Hansard

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112038007701

Category: Collective settlements

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Categories: Collective settlements

Report from the Select Committee on Railways rates and Fares

Report from the Select Committee on Railways  rates and Fares

By the fly - boats , which have relays of horses and travel by night , the journey to
London , for Effect of Railways instance ... Are you aware of any unusual
inconveniences or difficulties to which poor persons wishing to pass from one
part of the ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Select Committee on Railways

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112106516989

Category: Railroads

Page:

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Categories: Railroads

The Railway Anecdote Book

The Railway Anecdote Book

A journey that formerly cost our ancestors eight days to take is now easily
compassed in one , and thus a clear week is ... Verily , it is a strange
bewilderment of the calendar , and it requires all the paraphernalia of a bed and
a nightcap to bring ...

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044020044517

Category: American wit and humor

Page: 238

View: 481

Categories: American wit and humor

Some Strange Corners of Our Country

Some Strange Corners of Our Country

I have walked its hideous length alone and wounded, and realize something
more of it from that than a great many railroad journeys across it since have told
me. Now every transcontinental railroad crosses the great desert whose vast, arid
 ...

Author: Charles Fletcher Lummis

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081924536

Category: Indians of North America

Page: 270

View: 605

Categories: Indians of North America

The Dead heads Or Who Rides Free on the Railroads

The Dead heads  Or  Who Rides Free on the Railroads

The business of railroads is already too complicated , and must be divided off like
the departments of government , no one of ... It may be necessary for a time to
take unusual means to make the advantages of specified routes more generally ...

Author: Charles Wilson Felt

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNDLF5

Category: Railroads

Page:

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Categories: Railroads

Railway Age

Railway Age

It may be accepted , therefore , that ing , observation and parlor cars , and
increases of 27/2 per the railways are losing their passenger traffic . ... The
average Cent journey in 1916 is shown as 34.38 miles ; in 1920 as 37.94 , and in
1923 as 38.46 . ... This , however , requires such expert opinion , which , as a
matter of fact , may often be unusual moral courage that no such reporting can be
demore useful ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015053668060

Category: Railroads

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Categories: Railroads

English Express Trains

English Express Trains

Also , when other circumstances in the running of trains are not ordinary , as on
the North Western where unusual stops occur at ... The general rule ; those which
run under ordinary conditions , and attain a journey - speed of 40 and upwards .

Author: E. Foxwell

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HNCC84

Category: Express trains

Page: 128

View: 718

Categories: Express trains

Great Railway Journeys of the World

Great Railway Journeys of the World

And the railway ends here because if it wasn ' t going to reach the north coast ,
and it wasn ' t , and ifit was going to end ... but for tens of thousands of tourists
every year Australia comes to a point in a strange bald bulging navel 260 miles to
the ...

Author: Michael Frayn

Publisher: Dutton Adult

ISBN: UCAL:B4342330

Category: Railroad travel

Page: 182

View: 841

Categories: Railroad travel

Ticket to Ride

Ticket to Ride

Tom Chesshyre is on a mission to find the answer by experiencing the world through train travel – on both epic and everyday rail routes, aboard every type of ride, from steam locomotives to bullet trains, meeting a cast of memorable ...

Author: Tom Chesshyre

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 9781783728114

Category: Travel

Page: 320

View: 683

Experience the world by train Why do people love trains so much? Tom Chesshyre is on a mission to find the answer by experiencing the world through train travel – on both epic and everyday rail routes, aboard every type of ride, from steam locomotives to bullet trains, meeting a cast of memorable characters who share a passion for train travel. Join him on the rails and off the beaten track as he embarks on an exhilarating whistle-stop tour around the globe, from Sri Lanka to Iran via Crewe, Inverness, the Australian outback and beyond.
Categories: Travel

Chambers s Journal

Chambers s Journal

Strange. Railway. -. Journeys. LESLIE. BRANSBY. I LIKE trains and train -
journeys . I like When I tell people about some of my long I everything connected
with trains - railway rail - journeys , they invariably ask whether stations , engines
, and ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015056060463

Category: Humanities

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Categories: Humanities

Session Cases

Session Cases

That implies that they must use unusual precaution and care . Now , it appears to
me , that if this ... There is considerable risk attending such an incident in a
railway journey , particularly when it occurs at night . There are many persons
very ill ...

Author: Scotland. Court of Session

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:35112103280998

Category: Law reports, digests, etc

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Categories: Law reports, digests, etc

Anxious Journeys

Anxious Journeys

Instead he journeys through Europe, holds up a mirror to Europe's selfperception,
and makes a familiar world strange. ... Symptomatic of the contact zones on the
Balkan Route are railroad stations and border crossings, where, depending on ...

Author: Karin Baumgartner

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781640140110

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 284

View: 316

The first book to offer a cutting-edge discussion of contemporary travel writing in German, Anxious Journeys looks both at classical tropes of travel writing and its connection to current debates.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Journey Into Music by the Slow Train

Journey Into Music  by the Slow Train

At the same time he admitted that there were said to be ' strange happenings '
around the place . “ I ' ve looked for them ' he said ' but never found a trace of
anything strange or unusual . ' In my own experience , there have been several ...

Author: Christopher Le Fleming

Publisher: Redcliffe Press Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105042565049

Category: Composers

Page: 200

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Categories: Composers

A Journey Through Texas

A Journey Through Texas

Of wheat , fifteen bushels was an average crop , though one farm had this year
yielded thirty bushels without unusual pains . On the train we found
acquaintances , and had much animated conversation and advice upon our
plans of travel .

Author: Frederick Law Olmsted

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:RSLFKI

Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: 516

View: 330

Categories: Frontier and pioneer life

Decisions of Railway Board of Adjustment

Decisions of Railway Board of Adjustment

Conductor rides rear of train and controls its movement from Laughlin Junction
into passenger station . We can ... The committee requests that in holding those
crews at Howard this unusual long time without compensation , in order to make
a ...

Author: United States. Decisions of Railway Board of Adjustment

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HL2A8E

Category: Railroads

Page:

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Categories: Railroads