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  Rail transport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The rails and perpendicular beams are usually then placed on a foundation made of concrete or compressed earth and gravel in a bed of ballast to prevent the track from buckling (bending out of its original configuration) as the ground settles over time beneath and under the weight of the vehicles passing above.
Rail transport is an energy-efficient and capital-intensive means of mechanised land transport.
Rail lines that carry little traffic are often built as single track, to be used by trains in both directions; "passing sidings", which consist of short stretches of double track, are provided along the line to allow trains to pass one another, and to travel in opposite directions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rail_transport   (2807 words)

 Articles - Railway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Rail transport is an energy efficient means of mechanised land transport.
Rail lines that carry little traffic are often built with a single track used by trains in both directions; on rail lines like these, "crossovers", "passing loops" or "passing sidings", which consist of short stretches of double track, are provided along the line to allow trains to pass each other, and travel in opposite directions.
In the late 18th century iron rails began to appear: British civil engineer William Jessop designed edge rails to be used with flanged wheels for use on a scheme in Loughborough, Leicestershire in 1789 and subsequently opened an iron-works to produce more rails.
www.techize.com /articles/Railway   (2144 words)

 First Railroads in North America   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Not germane to the functional definition of a particular line of rails, and hence to questions of its classification as a railroad, are: the source of motive power, kind of material for rails and supporting ties (sleepers), varieties of things transported, or classification under law as a private or public carrier.
One of the massive timber rails was grooved – U-shaped – and the opposite one tongued.
Rails at first were of wood and then of granite, both topped by iron straps.
www.cprr.org /Museum/First_US_Railroads_Gamst.html   (5083 words)

 Chapter 4: Building Australia's First Railways, 1848-1873   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
This was conceived from the beginning as a total transportation system, carrying a wide range of commodities as well as passengers in different classes of accommodation in scheduled trains run by the company.
It is a peculiar measurement, which probably arose from the fact that the rails were laid five feet apart measured across their outside faces, thereby creating what became the standard gauge between the rails' inner faces.
Once the rails had reached the Murray, Melbourne was assured at least of the temporary economic domination of the rich pastoral districts of southwestern New South Wales.
www.ahc.gov.au /publications/national-stories/transport/chapter4.html   (4795 words)

 sh: Transport Through The Ages - Brooke Bond tea cards offered in the interest of education
Horse drawn transport reached its zenith in the stage coach of 19th century Europe and North America.
The stage coach remmained a dominent factor in transport until the railroads superseded it.
Trams, that is, wheeled vehicles running on rails laid in the roadway, developed, like the railways, from the transport used in mines.
www.whom.co.uk /squelch/transport.htm   (3811 words)

 Transport Canada; Policy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Given other countries' approach to their marine transportation infrastructure, particularly that of the United States, stakeholders submit, and the Panel agrees, that the Government of Canada needs to foster and increase development and maintenance of infrastructure to achieve the objectives of the CMA and meet the needs of users.
Revitalization of transportation by canals in Europe and increased movement of goods by water along the U.S. east coast are examples of initiatives to relieve road traffic and take advantage of the environmental benefits of marine transportation (Table 2).
The marine transportation industry is a vital contributor to the national, provincial and municipal economies from coast to coast.
www.tc.gc.ca /pol/en/Report/tp1407b/tp1407b.htm   (11890 words)

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In areas on the east and gulf coasts where the king rail is sympatric with clapper rails, some hybridization has been documented (22); Ripley considers the king rail to be a subspecies of the clapper rail and calls it R. longirostris elegans (24).
The rails are omnivorous and opportunistic foragers, and have been observed eating insects, isopods, tadpoles (Hyla sp.), California killifish (Fundulus parvipinnis), crayfish (Pacifastacus sp.), garden snails (Helix sp.) (20), and dead mullet (Mugil cephalus).
Rails from adjacent territories sometimes invade their neighbors' space; 3-5 birds have been seen foraging in the same territory without incident (19,34).
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 1825 - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
1825 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar).
January 4 - King Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies dies and is succeeded by his son Francis I of the Two Sicilies.
You can find it there under the keyword 1825 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1825)The list of previous authors is available here: version history (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1825andaction=history).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/1825   (592 words)

 BBC News | TALKING POINT | Is UK transport the worst in Europe?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
I never fail to be impressed by Berlin's public transport, the punctuality, the cleanliness, the lack of rush-hour cramming that I'm used to on the tube in London.
Transport (buses, rail and roads) should be in public hands as the private sector have shown themselves to be useless at running public services time and time again.
Transport in the UK is very poor indeed however it's not all as bad as is stated.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/talking_point/1675384.stm   (8232 words)

 India rail transport, animal transport, india rail network, tour, travel, india visit, rail travel : Indiaprofile.com
The train was run on the narrow gauge (2 ft and 6 inches) and is said to be amongst the pioneer of narrow gauge.
The rails were laid weighing 13 lb and it was built with the help of the Government of Bombay.
The wagons loaded with goods were pulled by a pair of bullocks while the passenger trains were served by bullocks while the passenger trains were served by bullocks or ponies.
www.indiaprofile.com /transportation/railways/animalpower.htm   (670 words)

 Nantes: The renaissance of the light rail transit system   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
In the mid 1970s the French public transport policy opted for the re-introduction of light rail transit systems as a mean of transport in urban conurbations.
In 1975 the municipal transportation company (Syndicat Intercommunal des Transport Publics de l`Agglomération Nantaise SITPAN) was set up, which in 1979 was replaced by a mixed economy corporation under control of the former SITPAN and chaired by a representative of the municipality.
The Transport Contribution is a special tax which was introduced in the early 1970s for the purpose of financing the investment and operation of urban public transport systems in cities with a population of more than 30,000.
www.p2pays.org /ref/24/23424.htm   (1559 words)

 wiki/1825 Definition / wiki/1825 Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Francis was born in Naples, the son of Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies and Queen Marie Caroline née Archduchess Marie Caroline of Austria.
It was formed at Union College in Schenectady, New York on November 26, 1825 by a group of college students.
January 25 - George PickettGeorge Edward Pickett (January 25, 1825 – July 30, 1876) was a major-general in the army of the Confederate States of America during the American Civil War....
www.elresearch.com /wiki/1825   (5302 words)

 Nantes: The renaissance of the light rail transit system
In the mid 1970s, the French public transport policy opted to re-introduce light rail transit systems as a means of transport in urban conurbations.
The reorganisation was due to the increase in public transport activities on a local and national level.
The public transport network is operated by an undertaking which is controlled by this authority, and which is either a mixed economy public enterprise or a private company.
www.eaue.de /winuwd/77.HTM   (1464 words)

November 26, 1832 - public transportation began in New York City; fare of 12-1/2 cents; three non-connecting compartments, each able to carry ten passengers, rode on iron wheels along iron rails laid in the middle of the road.
H.W. Stewart, then the General Manager of Burlington Transportation Company, to found an umbrella association of privately-owned and independent carriers to increase passenger traffic between and within members' respective territories; newly-organized association operated under name Trailways; served 24,023 miles of routes, principally in the Midwest.
Transportation Research; Information Services (TRIS) Http://Tris.Amti.Com/Search.Cfm Database is the world's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic resource on transportation information." (400,000 bibliographic records).
www.kipnotes.com /Transport.htm   (3336 words)

 The Workshops Rail Museum - Rail Today   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Following the introduction of rail transport in the early 19th century, rail ruled supreme as the fastest and most efficient means of land transport.
By the 1950s, rail's supremacy was challenged by the aeroplane and the motor vehicle.
The potential of rail has always excited dreamers and visionaries even before the first viable rail systems were developed.
www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au /exhibitions/railtoday.asp   (797 words)

 Slate Transport   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
As late as 1825 there were only three important quarries in production at Ffestiniog.  Plans to construct a tramway were mooted as early as 1825, but the dream of a railway was not realised until 1836. 
The Padarn tramway for Dinorwig Quarry was completed in 1843, and the railways to Porth Penrhyn and Y Felinheli were completed by 1852.  Of course, with the extension of the national rail network the tonnage of slates carried on the railways increased greatly.
However, with the subsequent decline of the rail industry slate loads are today carried by road.
www.llechicymru.info /ITransport.english.htm   (460 words)

 British Transport Police   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
About Us British Transport Police is the national police force for the railways providing a policing service to rail operators, their staff and passengers throughout England, Wales and Scotland.
Policing the railways is an integral part of policing the community generally and today the Force forms part of the national policing structure which safeguards the citizen.
The modern British Transport Police force aims to provide a quality policing service and that means staying in the forefront of developments within the railway industry and within policing in general.
www.ashsearch.com /BTP/About.asp   (463 words)

 48/ft, OSN - Weird Rail News
The verdict of the jury was that Henry Montague came to his death by coming in contact with the third rail while trespassing on the right-of-way of that company.
Coyote hops a MAX light rail at the airport in Portland, Oregon.
The iron rails which touch and cross each other in every direction, serve as conductors and equalizers of the electrical currents, and so prevent the terrible explosions which used to terrify us in former years.
users.foxvalley.net /~osn/WeirdRailNews.htm   (8470 words)

The story of King George V, one of the most famous steam locomotives ever to run the rails, its design, construction and operation; its publicity visit to USA; its later languishing in Swindon shed and its sensational rescue and restoration.
Here there are the antiques that continue to earn their keep in the canefields of South America as well as the more recent monsters that pound the tracks of China's railways”.
Superbly illustrated will appeal to railway enthusiasts and travellers alike, with a chapter on lines that are now operating as tourist lines and new life on the main lines.
www.collectinghouse.co.uk /transport.htm   (9037 words)

 Stockton & Darlington Railway - railway history(index)
"..The adaption of rail-ways to speed was never, we believe, thought of till the opening, in September, 1825, of the celebrated Stockton and Darlington rail-road, a work which will for ever reflect honour on its authors, for the new and striking manner in which it practically demonstrated all the advantages of the invention...
In 1825 there were only 25 miles of public railroad open in the world.
But this story is not just about a railway company or a locomotive, but about people, and communities and the way their lives changed with the advent of this wondrous industrial revolution.
www.railcentre.co.uk   (740 words)

 Albany Area Railroads -- History & Context, Mohawk & Hudson Chapter, National Railway Historical Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
While the Mohawk River was also a transportation conduit, it was not until the Erie Canal was constructed under Governor DeWitt Clinton in the 1820's that transportation to and from the west of the Capital District progressed substantially.
To overcome these obstacles and to facilitate water transportation, canals were built paralleling the rivers and using them as a source of their water supply, eg.
On the open or private right of way there was exposed third rail running along the track on the outside of one of the running rails and elevated a little in distance from the ground so the third rail shoes of the electric cars and locomotives could slide along it.
www.crisny.org /not-for-profit/railroad/capdist.htm   (6312 words)

 Resources for Transport Research
The Science Library is situated on the fifth floor and houses a large transport collection.
We provide users with technical based information covering rail, road, shipping, air and canal transport.The collection is particularly strong on road transport.
There are government reports and papers from the nineteenth century to the present day as well as yearbooks, annual reports and periodicals relating to transport issues.
www.birmingham.gov.uk /text/GenerateContent?CONTENT_ITEM_ID=22111&CONTENT_ITEM_TYPE=0&MENU_ID=12435   (702 words)

 NJ Transport Heritage Center - Book List
A panorama that transports the reader to a way of life lost to history as the canal people, on water and on land, weave tales enjoyable to all.
Covers the rail car era on the Erie; infant gas cars; maturity; post depression era; pre to postwar; end of the line; nostalgic memories; preface, table of contents, forward, introduction, rosters, and biblio.
The Tuckerton RR: A Chronicle of Transport to the NJ Seashore, by John Brinckmann.
www.njthc.org /booklist42002.htm   (8293 words)

 TVG High Speed Train Travel, the French Rail Revolution
If you are standing at a train station in France when the TGV hurtles by at 186 mph, you might experience an enormous intake of breath, a human whoosh to its electrical one, but even with your eyes wide open, you won’t see it.
In 1865, the first steel rails were produced, followed by the automatic coupler, the air brake, and electric lights.
I can’t quite imagine the whiz-bang of landscape and rails for the engineer inside the cab compartment of the power car, but for passengers, there is no visual distortion as long as you are facing in the direction of the journey and your sight lines are not obscured.
www.theculturedtraveler.com /Archives/Nov2003/TGV.htm   (2900 words)

 The Story of the G.W.R.
When the directors of the newly formed company had approved of this route, a detailed survey of it had to be made for the purpose of presenting the scheme to Parliament and the passing of the necessary Bill.
Early prejudices against the new method of transport were slowly vanishing: the authorities at Eton College, who had formerly regarded the railway's influence with disfavour, chartered a special train for the conveyance of their pupils.
In co-operation with the traders who helped to secure more economical and efficient transport of coal, the Great Western Railway successfully initiated in 1924 the adoption of a twenty-ton wagon as the new standard for the conveyance of shipments of coal in South Wales.
mikes.railhistory.railfan.net /r010.html   (8069 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
Chicago continued to be the hub of the rail system In the East, there was a distinctive Northern and Southern rail system that was characterized by different gauges and limited number of connection points.
Ÿ¨"Transport and Economic Development¡##$ó1%Ÿ¨"Transport and Economic Development¡##$Ÿ¨Unbalanced development relationship Transport improvements and economic development are not always parallel processes.
Transportation improvements may be made which provides greater access to a location.
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 Geog 370: Spring 2000 Review Questions
The first of the three modes of transportation to develop in the US is
The almost inflexibility of canal transport since it was determined by water availability.
Between 1830 and 1850, rail transport in the US was largely characterized
www.uwsp.edu /geo/faculty/ofori/geog370/RevQuest3.html   (436 words)

 SBF Glossary: bR to BTW, btw   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-03)
The contacts of different wires are electrically connected inside the box; typically, all the openings in a column of the array form a single node.
A variety of different transport equations for the motion of massive particles.
A pedagogically excellent treatment of transport equations is given in ``Balescu.'' What BTE's generally have in common is that they are classical equations that incorporate the effects of scattering on the motion of otherwise free particles.
www.plexoft.com /SBF/B06.html   (9533 words)

 Durham Miner Project - Transport Development 1600-1825 - Timeline
Road improvements meant carts could be used – moving one tonne.
Introduction of wooden railed waggon ways – enabled load of up to 2 tons
Stephenson modified rail joints – saved wear and tear on rails and waggons.
www.durham-miner.org.uk /miner/projects.nsf/0/e51b7a2efe35cb1c80256e820034510b?OpenDocument   (72 words)

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