The dramatic true-life adventures of recreational collegiate freight train riding. Personal recollections of dodging railroad police (sometimes unsuccessfully); bone numbing cold, walking zombie tiredness, what the #@!$% moments and beautiful scenery you can only see seated in a lawn chair in the open doors of a boxcar. This version of my book includes black and white internal pictures. An alternate more expensive version is also available with full color internal pictures.
( Western Collection , Denver Public Library . ) THE FRONTISPIECE This original
painting by Howard Fogg , executed for THE TRAINS WE RODE depicts the
Boston & Maine - Maine Central's resoundingly named all - Pullman Boston &
Author: Lucius Beebe
Category: Railroad trains
Pictorial survey of the development of railroad travel in America, with photographs by Charles Clegg.
THE TRAINS WE RODE In August 1900, the Boston Elevated Railway placed
orders with three car builders for an initial lot of 100 of its standard No. 1 El cars,
as designed by the company's own inhouse engineering staff. In this photograph
Author: Frank Cheney
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
The Boston Elevated Railway broke ground in 1899 for a new transit service that opened in 1901, providing a seven-mile elevated railway that connected Dudley Street Station in Roxbury and Sullivan Square Station in Charlestown, two huge multilevel terminals. When the EL, as it was popularly known, opened for service, it provided an unencumbered route high above the surging traffic of Boston, until it went underground through the city. The new trains of the EL were elegant coaches of African mahogany, bronze hardware, plush upholstered seats, plate glass windows, and exteriors of aurora red with silver gilt striping and slate grey roofs. They stopped at ten equally distinguished train stations, designed by the noted architect Alexander Wadsworth Longfellow. All of this elegance, let alone convenience, could be had for the price of a five-cent ticket. The popularity of the EL was instantaneous. The railway continued to provide transportation service high above Boston’s streets until 1987, when it was unfortunately ended after 86 years of elevated operation. Today, the squealing wheels of the Elevated trains, the rocking coaches, the fascinating views, and the fanciful copper-roofed stations of the line are a missing part of the character of Boston, when one could ride high above the city for a nickel.
One day we had 32 trains on the track . Every siding was jammed . We worked
long shifts ; I once did 32 hours straight . The road was rough , the engines were
rough because they were under steam all the time . We had only kerosene lamps
Author: Patsy Adam-Smith
Publisher: Sydney : Landsdowne
Aboriginals involved in rail accident p. 21 ; refers to Aboriginal rail workers p. 32 ; Aboriginals, provided with coal for their fires, reciprocated by helping to locate abundant wildflowers p. 75 ; refers to Aboriginals hitching a ride to attend the secret and sacred corroboree site p.77 ; refers to amiable relationships and treatment for ailments p. 131 ; incident of Chinese digger thrown in a bag into the diggings ; Aborigines shy away from the noise of the train p. 152 ; opinion that Aboriginal people not interested in railway work; cooking skills p. 186.
And so we rode the trains that long snowy winter. Always, we rode the last train of
the evening, clacking nose to tail down the track and into the station. At night, few
people rode the last train, so we often had it to ourselves. The few passengers ...
Author: Bobbie Pyron
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
A small boy, a cruel city, and the incredible dogs who save him. Based on a true story! When Ivan's mother disappears, he's abandoned on the streets of Moscow, with little chance to make it through the harsh winter. But help comes in an unexpected form: Ivan is adopted by a pack of dogs, and the dogs quickly become more than just his street companions: They become his family. Soon Ivan, who used to love reading fairytales, is practically living in one, as he and his pack roam the city and countryside, using their wits to find food and shelter, dodging danger, begging for coins. But Ivan can’t stay hidden from the world of people forever. When help is finally offered to him, will he be able to accept it? Will he even want to? A heart-pounding tale of survival and a moving look at what makes us human.
We want and deserve tincan architecture in a tin-horn culture. And we will
probably be judged not by the monuments we build but by those we have
destroyed. Of the destruction of ... Lucius Beebe, The Trains We Rode, 1965.
505.9 Of all the ...
Author: Andrew Dow
Publisher: JHU Press
Dow's Dictionary of Railway Quotations is an authoritative compendium of quotations about railways from 1608 to the present day. More than 3,400 entries are drawn from over 1,300 writers and speakers and a wide range of original sources both British and American—Acts of Parliament, poetry, songs, journals, advertisements, obituaries, novels, histories, plays, films, office memoranda, speeches, newspapers, television and radio broadcasts, and private documents and conversations. Here Andrew Dow records remarkable, memorable words—from the well-known to the abstruse, from the commonplace to the vital. The selected quotations are arranged by subject matter and searchable by speaker, subject, and keyword. Dow's Dictionary will inform and captivate railway enthusiasts along with readers interested in railway architecture, engineering, geography, and history.
THE TRAINS WE RODE The construction of the Lyon Brook Bridge was a
defining engineering event for the New York & Oswego Midland Railroad on its
line north of Sidney. Not long after the bridge was completed in 1869, locomotive
Author: John Taibi
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
The New York & Oswego Midland Railroad-reorganized in 1879 as the New York, Ontario & Western Railway-was born out of necessity and a desire to populate and industrialize the interior regions of New York State. The railroad meandered down from Oswego, traversed the north shore of Oneida Lake, and then took a southerly route through Oneida and Norwich before turning east for a mountainous crossing to gain the village of Sidney. The railroad was not a success in its time. The New York, Ontario & Western brought a degree of financial stability to the northern division, and the line functioned through the late 1950s. The Ontario & Western Railway Northern Division features photographs of the Ontario & Western, a railroad long on scenery but short on freight. The Ontario & Western inherited a railroad in search of revenue and a circuitous route that passed through one small community after another. Small wooden country depots dotted the line, locomotives of meager proportions pulled the trains, and dedicated employees did their best to keep the railroad solvent. The railroad is still fondly remembered today by those who rode its cars and witnessed its passing trains.
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Locomotives ... Erie Power , Staufer 22.25 23.95 More Classic Trains , Dubin
Steam and Thunder in the Erie Lackawanna Story . Carleton . ... 11.95 Trains We Rode ( Vol .
Coming down from Butte, we had just arrived in the Pocatello yard and I spied a
south bounder just starting to pull out, ... We rode the trains together for almost
three of the nine years I rode, then he was shot one hunting season when I was
Author: Meynardie Blanchard
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Rails Trails and Other Tales weaves the reader through the romance and adventure of hopping freight trains and being out in the wilderness. Along with others, there are stories of dogs, ducks and commentaries on the misunderstood mule. Stories lived and stories handed down, kept alive with the telling and given longevity with the pen. Adventure and experiences through which the reader can get an idea of how life in the open and on the move can get into ones psyche to the point that wondering becomes solace to a wayward spirit. Some experiences in life we pursue and acquire, others just come along and happen to us when we put ourselves in their paths. Either way experiences and adventures are elements in life that give substance to our memories. We may not be able to experience all we wish, but we can, visit some experiences lived by others. You, reader may not be able to wander in the fi rst person but here you can sit back and do some arm-chair wandering and have a look at some other tid-bits of life. Also you may get a little look into what can happen sometimes when one just casts his way into the winds of chance. Meynardie
On the subway" "we rode the trains" "Got on, got off" "Sat & watched, sat" "& slept"
"Walked from car to car" "Stood in stations" "We were caught up" "in movement" "
in ongoingness" "& in ongoingness" "of voices," "for example" "Which of us ...
Author: Alice Notley
In The Descent of Alette, Alice Notley presents a feminist epic, a bold journey into the deeper realms. Alette, the narrator, finds herself underground, deep beneath the city, where spirits and people ride endlessly on subways, not allowed to live in the world above. Traveling deeper and deeper, she is on a journey of continual transformation, encountering a series of figures and undergoing fragmentations and metamorphoses as she seeks to confront the Tyrant and heal the world. Using a new measure, with rhythmic units indicated by quotation marks, Notley has created a “spoken” text, a rich and mesmerizing work of imagination, mystery, and power.
Hear the Train Blow: A Pictorial Epic of America in the Railroad Age (New York:
Dutton, 1952). ———. The Age of Steam: A Classic Album of American
Railroading (New York: Rinehart, 1957). ———. The Trains We Rode (Berkeley ...
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.
We thought we were heading south because I knew the sun came up in the east. We rode all day and couldn't see much on those old troop trains. We couldn't tell
where we were because we were riding down the back alleys. When we came ...
We visited the schools my children would be attending and became familiar with
the bus routes we would travel to and from work and school . We rode the trains
from Hilversum — the nearest city to our new home — to Amsterdam and back ...
Author: Raymond De Vries
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Category: Maternal health services
Women have long searched for a pleasing birth—a birth with a minimum of fear and pain, in the company of supportive family, friends, and caregivers, a birth that ends with a healthy mother and baby gazing into each other's eyes. For women in the Netherlands, such a birth is defined as one at home under the care of a midwife. In a country known for its liberal approach to drugs, prostitution, and euthanasia, government support for midwife-attended home birth is perhaps its most radical policy: every other modern nation regards birth as too risky to occur outside a hospital setting. In exploring the historical, social, and cultural customs responsible for the Dutch way of birth, Raymond De Vries opens a new page in the analysis of health care and explains why maternal care reform has proven so difficult in the U.S. He carefully documents the way culture shapes the organization of health care, showing how the unique maternity care system of the Netherlands is the result of Dutch ideas about home, the family, women, the body and pain, thriftiness, heroes, and solidarity. A Pleasing Birth breaks new ground and closes gaps in our knowledge of the social and cultural foundations of health care. Offering a view into the Dutch notion of maternity care, De Vries also offers a chance of imagining how Dutch practices can reform health care in the U.S. not just for mothers and babies, but for all Americans.
VE Day was the happiest day of my young life no longer did we have to dread the
dark and the bombers dropping their deadly cargo. ... The trains were old
clunkers and we rode third class smokers because Dad was still trying to quit
Author: Grace W. Thomson
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Some memories of childhood are impossible to forget. For author Grace Thomson, the memories of her experiences of growing up during World War II in Scotland have lasted a lifetime. When the Luftwaffe bombed her small town, she and her family were forced to endure hardships daily. Grace writes of her parents' struggles to feed and clothe their children when they were faced with rationing the most basic necessities of life. There were years of hunger when she ate tree leaves to fill her empty belly. We follow Grace and her brothers through their school days when a pencil was a luxury and a slate to write on a necessity. Life equaled loss, and the family suffered the loss of a family member in the war with stoic strength. She watched her mother become so depressed that she contemplated suicide as the only way to escape her misery. Grace endured sexual harassment in dead-end jobs; eventually, she met her future husband and escaped to Canada to an unknown future.
Orphan Trains: The Story ofCharles Loring Brace and the Children He Saved and
Failed. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. Print. Further Readings Warren,
Andrea. We Rode the Orphan Trains. New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2004.
Author: Kristin F. Johnson
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
This title examines an important historic event - the orphan train movement. Easy-to-read, compelling text explores the history of the Children's Aid Society and the development of the Brace School, lodging houses, and industrial schools, the conditions that led to child abandonment in the 1800s, problems with institutional care and child labor laws, the roles the Civil War, the Great Depression, and people like Charles Loring Brace played, and the effects of this event on society. Features include a table of contents, glossary, selected bibliography, Web links, source notes, and an index, plus a timeline and essential facts. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Essential Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.