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
A fascinating collection of bizarre but true stories from nearly 200 years of railway history.
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 ...
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: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Select Committee on RailwaysPublish On: 1844
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
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 ...
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
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 ...
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 ...
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 .
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
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
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.
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 ...
Author: Scotland. Court of SessionPublish On: 1875
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 ...
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
Category: Literary Criticism
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.
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 ...
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: United States. Decisions of Railway Board of AdjustmentPublish On: 1919
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
Author: United States. Decisions of Railway Board of Adjustment