China by Rail

Author: William D. Middleton

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Railroads

Page: 120

View: 620

Shed Bashing in the 1970s and 1980s

Author: Colin Alexander

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 302

Colin Alexander offers a nostalgic look back at something all railway enthusiasts will remember well - visiting local sheds and yards, or shedbashing.

The Sixties Railway

Author: Greg Morse

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

View: 550

The decade when steam gave way to diesels on Britain’s railways is fondly remembered by thousands of baby boomers who are now Britain’s greatest train lovers.

Technology, Politics, And Society In China

Author: Rudi Volti

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 255

View: 393

This study is the first to summarize the major technological policies implemented in China since 1949 and to place them in their social and historical context. Dr. Volti looks at technological change in China as part of a broader process of economic, political, cultural, and organizational change, focusing primarily on four key areas—agriculture, energy, ground transportation, and medicine and public health. He emphasizes how technological change has been shaped by political and ideological structures, notes how China’s unique cultural heritage has affected adoption of technologies developed outside China, and assesses China’s success in developing technologies appropriate to its specific needs as an economically and politically developing nation. He draws on interviews with technicians engaged in the transfer of technology to China as well as extensive primary source materials.

Type 4 Locomotives of British Rail

Author: Andrew Walker

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 751

A terrific pictorial tribute to the type 4 locomotives that hauled trains and served the British railways.

Mine Planning and Equipment Selection 2000

Author: T.N. Michalakopoulos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 992

View: 866

This text looks at mine planning and equipment and covers topics such as: design and planning of surface and underground mines; geotechnical stability in surface and underground mines; and mining and the environment.

North American Locomotives

A Railroad-by-Railroad Photohistory

Author: Brian Solomon

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 288

View: 546

Spanning more than one and a half centuries, this treasure trove examines the steam, diesel, and electric locomotives that have have kept North American commerce on the rails since the middle of the nineteenth centuty. Prolific rail author Brian Solomon takes an encyclopedic approach and describes every major type. And because locomotive-building has long been a made-to-order business, the book is arranged alphabetically by railroads from across the United States and Canada to show the variant technologies that railroads ordered to best suit their specific needs, whether for freight or passenger operations. The 75-plus railroads covered range from the best known historical lines such as Canadian Pacific, Santa Fe, Union Pacific, and Baltimore & Ohio, to today’s giant Class I roads, commuter lines, and selected short lines. The result is a profusely illustrated and beautifully presented reference guide that features more than 400 locomotive gems from throughout the ages, including historic machines such as New York Central’s J3a Hudsons, Pennsylvania Railroad’s GG1 electrics, and EMD’s classic E- and F-Units, to today’s most powerful modern diesels. All the major builders—past and present—are represented, including such heavyweights as Baldwin, Alco, Lima, EMD, GE, and more.

The Great Gold Renaissance

The Untold Story of the Modern Australian Gold Boom 1982-2002

Author: Sandra Eleyn Close

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Australia

Page: 282

View: 943

Deep Excavations

A Practical Manual

Author: Malcolm Puller

Publisher: Thomas Telford

ISBN:

Category: Excavation

Page: 571

View: 333

&Quot;This book assembles the practical rules and details for the efficient and economical execution of deep excavations. It draws together a wealth of experience of both design and construction from published work and the lifetime practice of the author. This second edition is extensively revised to include changes in design emphasis including those due to Eurocode 7 and descriptions of the latest equipment, construction techniques and geotechnical processes. Additional details include those of the latest piling and diaphragm wall equipment and innovations in top-down construction applied to basements and cut-and-cover works. The section on caissons has been expanded to include design methods."--BOOK JACKET.

Holiday Trains

Author: Greg Morse

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN:

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

View: 356

A steam train arrives at the coast in the height of summer. Excited children and harassed parents spill out onto the hot platform and into the sea air. Greg Morse tells the story of how the railways took Britain on holiday.

Technological Innovation and the Development of Transportation in Japan

Author: Hirofumi Yamamoto

Publisher: Unipub

ISBN:

Category: Technological innovations

Page: 296

View: 794

Japan is currently at the forefront in the areas of high-speed rail transport and automobile manufacturing. Yet just over 100 years ago the movement of goods and people in Japan was largely carried out on foot and by ox cart. Covering 120 years, from 1867 to 1980, Japanese historians of transportation describe the creation of the modern transportation system we see today. Divided into eight historical stages, their survey traces the development of road, river, coastal and rail transport.

Railways of India

Author: J. N. Westwood

Publisher: Newton Abbot ; North Pomfret, Vt. : David and Charles

ISBN:

Category: Railroads

Page: 192

View: 332

Collier's Encyclopedia

With Bibliography and Index

Author: William Darrach Halsey

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

View: 351