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  Rail transport - Suggest to a friend of WIKI
Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads.
Rail transport makes highly efficient use of space: a double-tracked rail line can carry more passengers or freight in a given amount of time than a four-laned road.
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.
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  Rail transport
Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads.
Rail transport makes highly efficient use of space: a double-tracked rail line can carry more passengers or freight in a given amount of time than a four-laned road.
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.
www.vetty.com /wpcd/wp/r/Rail_transport.htm   (1762 words)

  Transport - Search View - MSN Encarta
Modern commercial transport includes all the means and facilities used in the movement of people or property, and all services involved in the receipt, delivery, and handling of such property.
The early refinement of water transport was stimulated by the tendency of populations to centre on sea coasts or navigable waterways.
Routed through rail, roads, ships, or aeroplanes, a freight container is locked and sealed at origin, and the contents are not disturbed until the seal is broken by the consignee when the freight is unloaded at its destination; only one bill of lading or air waybill is issued.
uk.encarta.msn.com /text_761558787__1/Transport.html   (3592 words)

Old bridges, roads, and rails are the footprints on the landscape left by previous generations.
Bellows Falls, a village in Rockingham, developed as both a transportation, manufacturing and commercial center after an east-west rail line was brought in from New Hampshire in 1849 and in 1851 was connected to a north-south line along the Connecticut River.
Rail accidents have been relatively few but spectacular, such as the one that occurred a few miles north of White River junction on February 5, 1887.
www.flowofhistory.org /themes/technology_transportation/transportation.php   (4746 words)

 First Railroads in North America
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.
cprr.org /Museum/First_US_Railroads_Gamst.html   (5083 words)

 The Environmental Literacy Council - Rail Transportation
By 1826 the Granite Railway became the first commercial railway to evolve through continuous operations into a common carrier; in 1830, the Baltimore and Ohio was the first to evolve into a major system.
A typical railroad consists of two parallel steel rails, which are typically anchored perpendicular to beams of timber, concrete, or steel and placed on a foundation made of concrete or compressed earth and coarse gravel.
However, in the United States, passenger rail transport is rare outside of the northeastern corridor that includes the cities of Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. Freight rail in the U.S. carries approximately 4 percent of total U.S. cargo value.
www.enviroliteracy.org /article.php/1351.php   (866 words)

 1826 - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: )
1823 1824 1825 - 1826 - 1827 1828 1829
Canada - Rail transport - Science - South Africa - Sport
1826 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/1826   (392 words)

 Will the Channel Tunnel Rail Link restore our faith in the railways? | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
The target date is rushing up fast to meet them: from 2007, the trains of Eurostar are meant to be shooting through these subterranean passages like supercharged electric eels passing under sewers and water mains, tube lines and gas pipes, at the end of their journeys from Paris and Brussels.
A further, and crucial, factor has been that some of the key players in the construction project, including Bechtel, have agreed, in effect, to take on a waiver if there are delays and cost overruns, paying some of the costs themselves: this has concentrated their own minds, and reassured their insurers.
Architects working on the Channel rail project, he says, "were under pressure at one time from the office of the deputy prime minister to design what they call 'icons' instead of stations.
www.guardian.co.uk /transport/Story/0,2763,1493487,00.html   (2979 words)

 Offices - Marine - Transport Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Transport Canada takes an active role in communities across Canada.
We serve you through the national headquarters, in your community with five Regional offices and more than 50 Transport Canada Centres (TCC).
Atlantic Region - Marine Transport (New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador)
www.tc.gc.ca /marine/offices.htm   (100 words)

 directopedia : Directory : Recreation : Trains and Railroads
In rail transport, a train consists of a single or several connected rail vehicles that are capable of being moved together along a guideway to transport freight or passengers from one place to another along a planned route.
The term light rail is sometimes used for a modern tram, but it may also mean an intermediate form between a tram and a train, similar to metro except that it may have level crossings.
Rail transport is an energy efficient means of mechanised land transport.
www.directopedia.org /directory/Recreation-Trains_Railroads.shtml   (3913 words)

 Rail transport - QuickSeek Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads.
Rail transport is an energy efficient means of mechanised land transport.
Like other forms of public transport, many railways are having to make considerable investment in order to meet new requirements for security in the face of recent terrorism incidents, for instance the Madrid train bombings of 11 March 2004.
railroad.quickseek.com   (2486 words)

 General Description
In the transport subsystem demand is represented by the need for travel, that may take the form of people traveling to their places of work or services, or goods that are produced in one place and consumed in another.
Indicators are calculated both in the activities model and the transport model, and are differentiated by the socioeconomic agent involved, such as producers, households by income, land developers, travelers by category, transport operators, toll roads operators, government maintenance, and so on.
In the case of suppliers of land or transport services, evaluation takes into account only monetary elements, but in the case of consumers, non-monetary elements are also included, such as preference for land, values of time, convenience of transport supply and others.
www.modelistica.com /gral_description.htm   (8314 words)

The new manufacturing class - those who needed an improved transport system to move their finished products around - were pleased as they had most to gain.
The owners of the colliery decided to build a rail line from Stockton to Darlington so that they could move their coal to a large market with more ease.
rail travel, despite the investment made into making rail lines, was 50% cheaper than coach travel.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /transport.htm   (2207 words)

 Chapter 7: Communication by Post, Telephones and Telegraph, 1800-1970   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Rail transport was used for mail from the inception of regular train services in New South Wales in 1855.
Initially transport of mails and passengers from Alexandria to Suez was by steamer on the Nile to Cairo and then by the company's 3,000 camels across the desert, but the opening of Africa's first railways in 1854 from Alexandria to Cairo and in 1858 from Cairo to Suez, modernised this leg of the service.
The rapid advance in transport and communications at this time, though, is illustrated by the fact that the expedition set out from Melbourne mounted on camels, and its emaciated survivor completed his return to the city in the comfort of a first-class railway compartment.
www.ahc.gov.au /publications/national-stories/transport/chapter7.html   (12172 words)

 Trenton Historical Society, New Jersey
It was in downstream transportation and, what is more important, in transportation on the upper Delaware along a channel filled with falls and rapids, that these boats proved their worth.
The raft had been an ingenious device whereby lumber practically transported itself from one place to another, and when the supply of timber waned the raft, too, ceased to be.
These sloops transported all sorts of military supplies from Philadelphia to Trenton, where they were loaded on wagons and taken to New Brunswick, there to be carried forward to New York.
www.trentonhistory.org /His/transportation.htm   (15030 words)

A post analysis assessment of the transportation model suggests that the estimated increase of $27 million may be higher than the actual increase would be and that revisions to the model to correct known and suspected errors would decrease the estimated cost.
For example, both truck and rail rates could be artificially low because of real or perceived competition from the barge industry and barge industry rates could be artificially high because the relatively higher costs of truck and rail transport.
For the drawdown scenario, alternative routings and transportation modes for each commodity origin identified in the base case-destination pairs, alternative routings were identified and substituted in place of the base case routing that included barge access transport on the affected river segment.
www.nww.usace.army.mil /lsr/REPORTS/NAVIGATION/transport.htm   (16691 words)

 Railroad History in the Finger Lakes
In this country, between 1826 and 1830, steam railroads were projected in South Carolina and Maryland, with very few miles of road actually constructed.
It should be noted that all railroads in Geneva at this time, except the Fallbrook, used the rails to one passenger station on East Lewis St. Thus it is not surprising to note records of altercations between opposing trains of the different railroads occurring at the station from time to time.
The transportation act of 1920 canceled the USRA and set up the ICC as the planning agency to solve the problem of too many railroads.
fglk.railfan.net /history.html   (3604 words)

 Of Men and Machines--The Industrial Revolution
1826 — English developments spread as railroads are established — not very efficiently, but exist nonetheless in America, France, Germany and India.
Because of railroads, people were encouraged more than ever to move to cities as opposed to staying in the country.
However, jobs were also created outside the cities: work in transport — of resources (such as coal), goods, and people came into higher demand, as did mining for the coal that fed the steam-powered engines' furnaces.
library.thinkquest.org /05aug/01419/railroads.html   (721 words)

 Find info about History of rail transport   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The steam locomotive was invented in the early stages of the industrial revolution, and railroads became essential to the swift movement of goods and labour that was needed for industrialization.
In the beginning, canals were in competition with the railroads, but the railroads quickly gained ground as steam and rail technology improved, and railroads were built in places where canals were not practical.
Placing a horse car on rails enabled a horse to move twice as many people, and so street railways were born.
www.biblioreview.com /wikiget.asp?article_name=History_of_rail_transport&refer=AdkMountains   (1172 words)

 The Transportationist
It is an idea long speculated on (in the transportation community see: this article by my late colleague YB Yim for a review and this for one of the earliest papers on the idea.
Nationally reported fatalities on (rail?) transit systems range from 26 in 2002 to 57 in 2004, averaging 40.67.
The net of this is if bus carries 10x rail in terms of number of passengers in the Twin Cities, and they were equally safe, we would expect 50 fatalities in the past 3 years.
blog.lib.umn.edu /levin031/transportationist   (3620 words)

 BBC - Science & Nature - Hot Topics - Transport - Railways
The world's first public passenger railway was built in 1826 and ran between the industrial north-eastern towns of Stockton and Darlington.
Potters Bar was the latest in a catalogue of disasters, which mars the record of rail transport in Britain.
Centrifugal force pushes the wheel against the rail on the outside of the curve, and the wheel flange exerts an enormous amount of pressure against the rail.
www.bbc.co.uk /science/hottopics/transport/railways.shtml   (750 words)

 Early Transport
Although Kensington was not an industrial area the new forms of transport of industrial England soon touched the parish.
This was followed by the Kensington Canal in 1826, which ran along the western boundary.
Improved rail and road links led to the decline of canal and river transportation, and the steamships ceased operation in 1908.
www.rbkc.gov.uk /vmhistory/general/vm_hs_p08.asp   (284 words)

 BBC NEWS | England | London | Power cut causes chaos
Network Rail said about 1,800 trains were affected by the power cut, caused by a fault with the National Grid.
South London was hardest hit and Transport for London said 60% of the Tube network was affected.
Network Rail spokesman Kevin Groves said the situation was "unprecedented" as far as he knew.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/england/london/3189755.stm   (517 words)

 1826 : Encyclopedia Entry
Year 1826 (MDCCCXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar).
January 30 - The Menai Suspension Bridge, built by engineer Thomas Telford, is opened between the island of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales.
May 28 - Pedro I of Brazil abdicates as King of Portugal.
www.bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/1826   (513 words)

 Today in Railroad History
9, 1830: Construction begins on the South Carolina Canal and Rail Road in Charleston, S.C. Jan. 27, 1830: The Lexington and Ohio Railroad is chartered.
The railroad was key in helping to transport granite blocks to erect a Bunker Hill monument.
The engine’s debut was a success, though it was too heavy for the wooden rails on which it was riding.
railfanning.org /history/today.htm   (1322 words)

 Strickland's Report
Except for water transport, recently rendered very effective by the steamboat, all land travel was on foot, either of man or animal.
The heads of the rails are a flat mushroom shape, the webs of uniform thickness, except that some cast-iron rails have a little extra metal at the bottom.
The coefficient of friction with a wet rail is 4/32, with dry rail 5/32 [modern experience is closer to 8/32 on dry, clean rail].
www.du.edu /~jcalvert/railway/strickla.htm   (3087 words)

 Railway Technology - Nantes Light Railway - Tram
A five-year plan for development of the transport network was drawn up in 1989, covering restructuring of the city's buses to act as feeders for the light rail system.
It was mistakenly hoped that the trams would prompt a further shift away from private road transport in a city where past improvements to the light rail system have all attracted more passengers out of their cars.
Nantes is being closely watched by other European cities and is particularly seen as a model for the light rail system planned for Nottingham, UK - the two cities are of almost identical size and have seen similar growth in population and transport needs in the latter part of the 20th century.
www.railway-technology.com /projects/nantes/index.html   (914 words)

 The Statesman :
It is not beyond our Road Transport Ministry to come up with a policy of zoning and awarding the routes to private but regulated transport companies to run.
The whole economy and society depends heavily on efficient road transport; this is a country where 99 percent of the goods are moved by road and 99.9 percent of the persons by cars, buses or coaches.
Currently, transport means road, and the transport networks are woefully unable to meet current demand.
www.thestatesmanonline.com /pages/columns_details.php?aid=38&cid=93   (1703 words)

 The Railways of Canada Archives -- Sydney & Louisburg Railway (S&L: 1895 - 1968)
In 1826 the Duke of York acquired a lease on all mineral rights in Nova Scotia, but quickly subleased his interests to the General Mining Association (GMA) to pay a debt.
With the limited resources available, early companies including the GMA, were restricted to laying short lengths of cordurory road or wagonroad to a near by cove or wharf, and interior reserves could therefore not be developed.
Until the advent of regular air service to Newfoundland both ports were a terminus for rail and passenger traffic between Newfoundland and the rest of Canada.
www.trainweb.org /canadianrailways/articles/SydneyAndLouisburgRailway.htm   (1890 words)

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