Above all, this book is a tribute to all those anonymous volunteers whose hard work and dedication have kept this great tradition alive.
Author: Anthony Burton
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
Anthony Burton has traveled from the Highlands of Scotland, to the south west of England in pursuit of his passion for the steam engine in all its different forms. He has traveled on narrow gauge railways in Wales and enjoyed the splendor of main line journeys behind some of the grandest locomotives ever built. He has shoveled coal into the boiler of an old Clyde Puffer, while steaming down Scotlands west coast, and luxuriated in the elegance of a Windermere steam launch. He has marveled at the magnificence of the great Victorian pumping engines and their elaborately decorated engine houses and spends time every year helping to oil and polish an old mill engine to get it ready to receive visitors. He has reveled in the fun of the steam fair and shared a ride in a replica of Richard Trevithicks extraordinary steam carriage with a direct descendant of the great engineer.All these experiences and more are brought together in this lively narrative, in which the author shares his own sense of excitement and places each visit within its historical context. Above all, this book is a tribute to all those anonymous volunteers whose hard work and dedication have kept this great tradition alive.
The dragon spiralled up, out of the dancing circles, out of the hill – up into the sky,
trailing sparks and flames – then it swooped down onto the 'not railway', the old
track, and it was a steam train, hissing steam and sparks, enveloped in smoke; ...
Author: Mike O'Leary
Publisher: Triarchy Press
Category: Social Science
Mike O’Leary has been a professional storyteller for 25 years and his post-fairy tale vividly knits together the knuckers, hags, wisht hounds and dragons of folklore with more contemporary concerns of roadkill, hitch-hiking, migration and abuse.
The want of the steamengine vastly augments the cost of its manufacture . ... to be
carted from Rome , and the manufactured article carted back , causing an outlay
which would soon more than cover the expense of steam - engine and fuel .
His priests in France have attended at the opening of railways, and blessed the
engines. What! bless the steam-engine! Sprinkle holy water on the heads of
Mazzini and Gavazzi. For what are these engines, but so many castiron Mazzinis
Author: James Aitken Wylie
Publisher: Good Press
"Pilgrimage from the Alps to the Tiber" by James Aitken Wylie. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
These vats are pierced at the bottom with hundreds of holes through which , by
means of a steam - engine apparatus , the scalding vapour is sent in a moment ,
and penetrates the two yards ' thickness of linen till the dense mass is thoroughly
... magnitude of their utilities — afford subject matter for the philosopher and the '
man of business ; ' but for ourselves , we love the pastoral employments of
England , we shun the power - loom , the railroad , and the steam - engine , and
To cross these , the train was run on to the “ Solano , " the largest steam ferry -
boat in the world . This mammoth boat is 424 feet long , 116 feet extreme width ,
18 feet 5 inches high in centre . She is propelled by two vertical steam engines ...
Swift as CAMILIA scours along the plainSo darts on iron wings the thundering
TRAIN . The steam - engine possesses the all but miraculous power of
contracting space and expanding time . Thus , it compresses the sixty - two miles
... green hills on one side and the ocean on the other sparkling shimmering
waves. On they went with them big and blocky and him, small and insignificant;
on an on into Llandudno junction. Past the big chuffing steam train station and
then a ...
Author: Alan Byron
Publisher: Alan Byron
While Max Benjamin is a respected family doctor, he is frustrated by the limits imposed on him by general practice and worried about the questionable behaviour of the practice's senior partner, Doctor Lew Forbes. Serena Benjamin is a loving wife and devoted mother, but increasingly, she is unhappy with domesticity and troubled by persistent headaches. Max, hoping to find answers, feels drawn to Hindu spirituality and, after a meeting with Guru Sri Bhajananda at a Hindu festival, is invited to his ashram in India. While there, with Guruji's guidance, Max's understanding of life expands, as he is taught new ways of thinking and shown new ways of being. Back in England, however, Serena's attempts to add some excitement to her weary, suburban life have serious consequences, which will eventually lead her, and Max, to realise the truth about themselves and discover just what the enlightened mind can achieve.
I allowed a young train steward to help me so as not to trip over my bustled lace
overskirt that I had carefully chosen for this disembarking. Engine steam lingered
in the surprisingly warm air. The train gurgled and rattled. It was much hotter, and
The overland pilgrimage was no longer such an ordeal. In 1909 the pilgrimage,
for long dominated by strings of camels and a vast concourse of pilgrims on foot,
was transformed when the first steam train arrived in Medina with pilgrims from ...
Author: Geoffrey Blainey
Publisher: Ivan R. Dee
A superb history of the world's people during the last four million years, beginning before the human race moved out of Africa to explore and settle the other continents. Mr. Blainey explores the development of technology and skills, the rise of major religions, and the role of geography, considering both the larger patterns and the individual nature of history. A delightful read, gracefully written, and full of odd and interesting pieces of information as well as thoughtful comparisons that span both time and space. —William L. O'Neill
Lhad need , recounted to us the explosion of a steam - boat , which killed about
forty passengers ; and we soon ... any other stops than such as were necessary
to take in wood , which we required to supply the furnace of our steam engine .
Current Increase in the Walking Pilgrims in the Shikoku Henro Pilgrimage Eiki
Hoshino Introduction The Shikoku Henro ... of Japanese modernisation came not
with the introduction of cars , but with the introduction of the steam engine .
A Record of the Congregationalists Pilgrimage to England and Holland ... loom
up ... Occasionally , too , one notices a whizzing steam engine cheek by jowl with
the ancient , clumsy windmill , and the conjunction seems like an impertinence .
But his real trouble came when he began financing inventors of steam engines ,
generators , and steam pulleys . A pulley cost him thirty - two thousand dollars , a
marine telegraph twenty - five ; and there were dozens more , alike in only one ...
Pilgrims had now reached the last full day of their week , and were beginning to
marvel at having apparently had a week on the ... As he spoke , a Carlisle to
Newcastle train passed , sadly not with the steam engine of the well - known
Taken completely by surprise, the Yankee gunboats could not get up sufficient steam to maneuver, or to pursue their attacker. The Arkansas charged upon them
, ... "Imagine the heat in those engine rooms in midjuly! They 104 CHAPTER 13.
Author: Louise Wilbourn Collier
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
Based upon the family history of John Walworth and author Louise Wilbourn Collier, Pilgrimage: A Tale of Old Natchez is the bittersweet saga of the family's struggle to survive the devastation of War and-even more difficult-the subsequent cultural and social changes that followed.
The great building on the Schulkyll , containing the engines for raising all the
water for the use of the town , is a grand ... is therefore out of the reach of a man
who flies along like the stage coaches of England , or of the steam boats of