Download Great Circus Train Wreck of 1918, The: Tragedy on the by Richard M. Lytle PDF

By Richard M. Lytle

within the cool, pre-dawn hours on a June evening in 1918, a educate engineer closed his cab window as he chugged towards Hammond, Indiana. He drifted to sleep, and his educate bore down at the idle Hagenbeck-Wallace Circus teach. quickly after, the napping engineer's locomotive plowed into the circus educate. within the next wreckage and blaze, greater than 2 hundred circus performers have been injured and eighty-six have been killed, so much of whom have been interred in a mass grave within the Showmen's leisure part of Chicago's Woodlawn Cemetery. sign up for neighborhood historian Richard Lytle as he recounts, within the fullest retelling up to now, the main points of this tragedy and its position within the total evolution and loss of life of a special leisure industry.

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Download Harvey Houses of Texas: Historic Hospitality from the Gulf by Rosa Walston Latimer PDF

By Rosa Walston Latimer

at the eve of the 20th century, small-town Texas used to be nonetheless wild state missing within the commodities and cultural facilities of bigger towns. This replaced, despite the fact that, with the arriving of the Santa Fe rail line, speedy through the Harvey condominium. demonstrated in Kansas through English immigrant Fred Harvey, Harvey homes will be came across in the course of the Southwest and adjoined neighborhood depots in 16 Texas cities. present in each nook of the kingdom, Harvey homes weren't simply eating places and resorts for weary, hungry tourists yet have been additionally bustling social facilities and sometimes the one advertisement outlet for the groups that built round them. writer Rosa Walston Latimer tells the background of hospitality the "Fred Harvey manner" in turn-of-the-century Texas, woven from own tales of the recognized "Harvey ladies" and different staff of Texas Harvey Houses.

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Download Portland's Streetcar Lines (Images of Rail) by Richard Thompson PDF

By Richard Thompson

Portland neighborhoods owe their situation, alignment, and progress to a ultimate, 19th-century innovation: the streetcar. This urban nonetheless bears the imprint of the carlines that when wove their manner out to suburbs in each course, together with Fulton, Portland Heights, Goose hole, Nob Hill, Slabtown, Willamette Heights, Albina, Saint Johns, Irvington, Rose urban, Mount Tabor, Montavilla, Mount Scott, and Sellwood. As routes built, humans used them for greater than simply attending to paintings; in addition they chanced on the leisure functionality of highway railways whereas vacationing acquaintances, parks, and procuring parts further from the heart of city. The time of the trolley peaked through the 1910s. In 1927, the neighborhood road railway method entered a interval of sluggish decline that led to 1950, whilst Portland�s final urban streetcars gave method to buses. this is often the heritage of these vintage lines.

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Download Richmond Railroads (Images of Rail) by Jeff Hawkins PDF

By Jeff Hawkins

through the moment half the twentieth century, the railroads that operated within the Mid-Atlantic quarter provided a large choice of material for railroad lovers and photographers to wonder at. a primary place to witness this job used to be in Richmond�a railroad melting pot. as with every significant urban, the railroads performed an important position in Richmond�s development and improvement. because of being served by way of 5 diverse railroads, a labyrinth of railroad infrastructure emerged, together with the Triple Crossing, a world-renowned landmark. thousands of tourists have undergone large highway and major highway Stations on recognized streamliner passenger trains similar to the Silver Meteor and the George Washington. photographs of Rail: Richmond Railroads files the earlier 60 years of railroading within the Capital urban, which has visible drastic adjustments because of company mergers, city improvement, and technological advances.

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Download Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration: America's Greatest by Maury Klein PDF

By Maury Klein

Praised by way of the Chicago Tribune as "thoroughly and compellingly certain history," Volumes I and II of Maury Klein's enormous heritage of the Union Pacific Railroad lined the years from 1863-1969. Now the 3rd and ultimate quantity brings the tale of the Union Pacific--the oldest, biggest, and such a lot winning railroad of recent times--fully as much as date.

The booklet follows the trajectory of an icon of the commercial age attempting to negotiate its method in a post-railway international, suffering from setbacks equivalent to exertions disputes, getting older infrastructure, govt de-regulation, ill-fated mergers, and extra. through 1969 an analogous corporation century previous had triumphantly pushed the golden spike into Promontory Summit--to immortalize the nation's first transcontinental railway--seemed a dinosaur destined for bankruptcy. yet as Klein exhibits, the Union Pacific not just survived yet is once again thriving, which proves that railways stay severe to trade and in the United States, at the same time passenger educate commute has all yet disappeared. Drawing on interviews with Union Pacific body of workers prior and current, Klein takes readers contained in the nice railroad--into its boardrooms and alongside its tracks--to convey how the corporate tailored to the speedily altering international of contemporary transportation. The ebook additionally deals attention-grabbing pix of the lads who've run the railroad. The demanding situations they confronted, and the innovations they built to fulfill them, provide readers a unprecedented glimpse into the internal workings of 1 of America's nice companies.

A capstone on a notable fulfillment, Union Pacific: The Reconfiguration will entice historians, enterprise students, and transportation buffs alike.

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Download RAIDING WINTER, THE by Michael R. Bradley PDF

By Michael R. Bradley

during this fascinating exposition, writer Michael R. Bradley brings to lifestyles the accomplice cavalry operations in the course of the iciness of 1862. those strategic plans headquartered on an unheard of use of horsemen in rigorously orchestrated maneuvers to effectively strike at the back of enemy strains. The sequence of bold raids by way of accomplice riders have been led by way of Gens. Nathan Bedford Forrest, John Hunt Morgan, Earl Van Dorn, and Joseph Wheeler. even supposing of broadly diverse backgrounds and armed forces services, those males earned a place in background by means of benefiting from the only zone within which the Confederacy excelled—their cavalry. below their management, fairly small numbers of grey horsemen held significantly more suitable Union forces in position for 5 months. via a close, daily research in their daring forays deep into Union territory, Bradley provides a transparent and concise photograph of precisely how those leaders revolutionized cellular struggle. This interesting exploration of army procedure features a ultimate part that includes a breakdown of the regiments and people who have been part of what Bradley phrases the “horsemen of the accomplice apocalypse.”

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Download Railroad Depots of Northwest Ohio (Images of Rail) by Mark J. Camp PDF

By Mark J. Camp

Chartered as early as 1832, Northwestern Ohio railroads have been one of the first within the Midwest. Toledo, a quickly constructing lake port on the mouth of the Maumee River, was once the vacation spot element for lots of strains; others have been simply passing via on their solution to Chicago and issues west. by means of 1907, 20 traces served the northwestern counties. All had a chain of stations alongside their strains, frequently with depots or different railroad buildings. even if many have come and long gone, Northwest Ohio used to be domestic to over 250 passenger or mix depots serving the touring public. Railroad Depots of Northwest Ohio relives the golden age of railroad shuttle via classic postcards and mid-20th century pictures of chosen depots and comparable structures.

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Download The Illustrated Guide to the South Indian Railway by South Indian Railway Company Ltd PDF

By South Indian Railway Company Ltd

The Southern Railway, this day centered at Chennai, Tamil Nadu, is the earliest of the seventeen zones of the Indian railway that's important in connecting the several areas of this gigantic state. initially, it dates from British rule in India whilst the good Southern India Railway Co. was once proven with its headquarters in Britain, working a magnificent 1,121 miles of music. specific in its profit being derived from passengers and never freight, at the present time greater than 5 million passengers shuttle on what was once the South Indian Railway community each year. This well-known account was once initially released through South Indian Railway Co. Ltd in 1900. Culturally vital, it's the vintage advisor to traveling the south of India and traveling in this illustrious railway. supplying a close description of the railway itself, it additionally divulges precious details for guests, outlines the vacationer routes and itineraries and includes interesting insights in to the rustic itself, from basic historical past and religions to recreation and architecture

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Download Oregonian Railway, The (Images of Rail) by Ed Austin PDF

By Ed Austin

to these with an curiosity in railroad heritage within the usa, point out of the phrases “narrow gauge” may perhaps call to mind the vast three-foot-gauge railroads of Colorado and Utah or even the well-known two-foot-gauge strains in Maine. in spite of the fact that, few could imagine first of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. still, among 1877 and 1893, an in depth narrow-gauge railroad constructed in Oregon— person who had aspirations of crossing the Cascade Mountains and connecting with the vital Pacific Railroad, hence giving Oregon its first entry to the transcontinental railroad process. it's this railroad process, from its inception in 1877 to the current day, that Ed Austin explores herein.

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