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 to ... 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.
These expertly chosen rail routes take travelers to the most impressive cities, castles, monasteries, and countryside in Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Russia. Trvelers will find information about connections, side trips, and stopovers, plus general information on public transportation, accomodations, and safety and health issues. Up-to-date schedules plus complete information on travel time, frequency and reliability round out the guide.
For Beds with Wood Side Rails : Spring should rest on wood cross - slats
furnished with bed . ... Flat Tie Wire passing through Steel Wire Coils - border to border - - are genuine Double - close - wound center of each coil keeps them
LAT JUL 2 3 1995 3069 Brazen Rail Bandits on the Border By LOUIS SAHAGUN
TIMES STAFF WRITER SUNLAND PARK , N . M . - In a throwback to the Wild
West , freight trains thundering through this parched valley are being swarmed by
Category: Latin America
Clippings of Latin American political, social and economic news from various English language newspapers.
Covering the US capital's museums and monuments, this guide gives the scoop on where to go after dark, from the dignified Kennedy Center to down-and-dirty punk rock dives. There are special sections on architectural tours, black history and travelling with kids.
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 than ...
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.
4 : Right behind them galloped over thirty troopers of the 13th Cavalry in very hot
pursuit . ... Outnumbered , their horses exhausted , the cavalry troopers retired across the border , counting dozens of raiders they had dropped in the mesquite
Author: Albert D. Manchester
Publisher: Trans Anglo Books
Covers the end of railroad lines to early motoring in Arizona and New Mexico.
From coast to coast , railways and highways cross the border in profusion and ,
on the rail links in particular , smooth teamwork between customs and
immigration officials of both countries and the railway people involved make
Over 16 years later , on the evening of 9 November 1989 , the German
Democratic Republic was obliged under pressure ... Influence of partition on the
railways Immediately after the end of the war , rails were removed from virtually
all border ...
Lonely Planet reveals all of the delights of Baja from the popular border towns of Tijuana and Ensenada to the resorts of Los Cabos and all the off-beat attractions in between. The book includes insider tips on places to stay and eat, how to get around, and all the best places for whale-watching, snorkeling, diving, surfing, and biking. color. 40 maps.
Crossing. National. Borders. French tire maker Michelin calculates that 45.3% of
its European sales come from import flows ... In addition, shortage of border- crossing points, bridges, rails, and docks undermine traffic expansion.123
Author: Oded Shenkar
Category: Business & Economics
Written by two leading international business scholars, the Second Edition of International Business takes a truly global perspective that goes beyond the United States, presents the latest concepts, tools and events and adopts integrated and problem-solving approaches for all chapters. The book highlights the role of culture, politics and legal issues in international business and illustrates how they influence institutions, structures and processes that permeate all functions of business. This is the only international business textbook that offers dedicated discussion of small and mid-size international firms (where many students are likely to be employed) in addition to large multinational enterprises. It is also the only text to offer chapters on corruption, e-commerce, and international entrepreneurship. The book offers a highly integrated and action-focused approach to the field that helps the reader make explicit connections across concepts and functions, develops the skill to address various IB issues and problems, and most importantly, broadens understanding of the global business environment and its repercussions for executives. In addition to superior internal integration of the various issues discussed in the book (for example this may be the only IB text where the chapter on finance and accounting has specific references to culture and how it affects those functions), the book provides easy to understand links to functional business areas, thus enabling better integration within the BA or MBA business curriculum. This book is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate business students taking such courses as international business, international Management, Global Business, Global Business Strategy, Multinational Management, Foreign Direct Investment.
The law simply stated that the Union Pacific ' s main line should commence at a
point on the 100th meridian of west ... Congress also decreed that the central
branch was to be located on the western border of Iowa , the precise place to be
Author: Enid Johnson
Category: Union Pacific Railroad
Chronicles the six-year endeavor to span the United States by railroad, describing the race between the Union Pacific and Central Pacific companies to reach their meeting place and their struggles against weather, Indians, politics, and impassable terrain.
Crashes and Sabotage on Irish Railways Brian Mac Aongusa ... Shortly after the
serious incidents related above , the engine drivers based in Dundalk came to a
decision to refuse to operate trains over the Border between 9 . 30 p . m . and 7 .
Author: Brian Mac Aongusa
Publisher: Currach Press
This book features a selection of railroad crashes and mishaps providing a unique insight into railway working.
Where did the Scottish Board stand on this proposal to wipe hundreds of square
miles from the Scottish railway map ? ... As this author has argued in the book Rails Across the Border ( also by Tempus Publishing ) , the Waverley Route
Author: A. J. Mullay
For half a century from 1948, Scotland's railway system was operated, for the first time, as a complete administrative unit - but also as part of a nationalised system for the whole of the UK. Scottish Region soon developed its own character, with its own problems and potential. Yet it suffered the same fate as the rest of the system - lack of modernisation in the first ten years, the later supply of Diesel and electric traction equipment which was not properly tested, the Beeching axe and the asset stripping prior to privitisation. This is the first ever history of Scotland's BR.
That state , by far the most courageous speculator among Government railways
departments , announced it would push a line to the New South Wales border .
Could the border be crossed and rails put down for the few miles to Silverton ?
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.
The pictures at the top show Chinese laborers, including many native tribesmen,
removing the rails at Mahouang-Pao Station, which is just across the border. The
picture at the left also shows that the Chinese are as adept in destroying a ...
Category: East Asia
Vol. 34 includes "Special tariff conference issue" Nov. 6, 1925.
Looking southward from Hekou , one can see the clouds of war are darkening the
horizons across the border rivers . Large numbers ... The rails on the bridge were
dismantled by the Vietnamese side with the sleepers piling up nearby . A local ...
Although rail accounts for only 20 % of all cross - border traffic to Mexico , the
three major rail players have experienced considerable growth in that market
over the past few years . At the Union Pacific ( UP ) railroad , intermodal traffic to ...