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Though the rail system was extremely slow at first and prohibitively expensive to build and run, the British were not to be dissuaded in their pursuit of non-animal driven transportation.
The most advanced mode of transportation prior to the introduction of the rail system was the horse drawn omnibus on a track, called a tram.
Some rails were still made of wood, others iron and the first trains traveled at the pace of 3.5 miles per hour, significantly slower than the horse drawn coach which traveled at a speed of 9-10 miles per hour.
www.gober.net /victorian/reports/railroad.html   (1783 words)

 Railway system in india, Rail transport is the most commonly used mode of long distance transportation in India
Rail transport is the most commonly used mode of long distance transportation in India.
The GIPR was one of the largest rail companies at that time.Soon various independent kingdoms began to have their own rail systems and the network spread to the regions that became the modern-day states of Assam, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh.
The existing rail networks were abandoned in favour of zones in 1951 and a total of six zones came into being in 1952.
www.nriol.com /returntoindia/indian-railways.asp   (3387 words)

 Light Rail Scam
The story doesn't say so, but previous reports have indicated that light rail is a leading place for drug sales, and when Portland's light rail line was under construction, a major gang war (between Asian and Hispanic gangs) took place over who was going to control the drug traffic along the line.
We must have statewide transportation infrastructure in place if Arizona is to compete on a national and global level.” The name, “Hawker” seems appropriate for the mayor who, like a carnival hawker, avidly promoted light rail for his city while swindling taxpayers countywide to pay for it.
The utility of light rail would be optimized if it extended from the North Slope of Alaska to the Florida Keys, from Bangor to Baja California, and all points in between, including the end of my driveway, the corner grocery store, the post office, and every place you and I have ever thought to go.
lightrailscam.blogspot.com   (13764 words)

 Transport Pamphlets
The debate about rail nationalisation and privatisation was reopened in the 1990s and pamphlets on this subject have been published by the main political parties, and bodies such as Transport 2000 and the Chartered Institute for Public Finance and Accountancy.
The National Standing Joint Committee on Road and Rail Traffic Problems produced the "Road and rail crisis" in 1962 (HE1(42)/E8) and "Passengers no more, 1952-1962:closures of stations and branch lines" a list of lines and stations to be closed, was compiled by Daniels and Dench in 1963 (HE1(42)/E9).
Transport 2000 however saw a future for the railways and published a pamphlet on electrification called "An electrification case" in 1976(fHE1(42)/F28).
library-2.lse.ac.uk /collections/pamphlets/transport/transport4.html   (1632 words)

 Futuristics : Pneumatic Transportation
P neumatic transportation uses compressed air for propulsion; air is blown through an airtight tube, propelling a capsule, canister or other vessel.
Pneumatic transportation dates back to the 1860s, when engineer T.W. Rammel won a huge contract with the British Post Office for a network of pneumatic tubes to carry mail throughout London.
While it captured the public’s fancy, the high cost of producing enough air to transport trains, along with the difficulty of controlling the pneumatic power for the frequent stops needed for a subway line, doomed Beach’s effort.
www.lib.berkeley.edu /news_events/exhibits/futuristics/pt   (451 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   (3368 words)

 Sugar Cane Transport
Efficient transport of chopped cane is essential to avoid losses of sugar content after harvesting and to maintain a uniform flow of cane through the mills.
Although cane tramways were initially constructed by estates, it was the central mill which was to use the technology to the greatest extent, and thereby achieve the efficiency of cane transport to achieve the economies of scale possible from larger mill capacity.
Small petrol-engined rail tractors were employed for light duties from the early 1920s and, after 1925, petrol-powered locomotives by Fowler and Hudswell Clarke appeared on mainline operations.
www.lrrsa.org.au /LRR_SGRb.htm   (6787 words)

 RMT Bristol Rail Branch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The rail network is set to be hit by two strikes by signal workers, threatening chaos for passengers, after a fresh round of pay talks broke down.
LONDON - Rail haulier English, Welsh & Scottish Railway said it is embarking on a restructuring to boost growth.
THE decision by Perth rail workers to strike illegally earlier this year could cost them and their militant union $11.4 million in fines, not including court costs.
www.rmtbristolrail.org.uk   (1483 words)

 1870 - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
1867 1868 1869 - 1870 - 1871 1872 1873
1870 (MDCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Monday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar.
1870, Events, January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December, Births, Deaths, Unknown dates and 1870.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/1870   (1225 words)

 MN Field Trip - Brainerd Lakes - Nisswa: Prototypical BrainerdLlakes Lumber-Rail-Resort Town
With the coming of the rail, it was moved from its original location on the channel between Nisswa and Cullen Lakes, to be close to the rail.
Rail had replaced the interlake waterway system as the most prominent mode of transportation.
Resort goers would be met at the Nisswa station by resort owners, who would transport them to their destination by "launch." Launches were steam- or motor-driven boats.
www.macalester.edu /geography/mage/urban/Brainerd/nisswa.htm   (378 words)

 History of the Nineteenth, 1845 - 1870   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Shortly after this, on the 11 and 15 June, the regiment, in two detachments, embarked at Balaclava and Kazatch on board the steam transport "Imperatrice" and HMS "Furious", and landed at Portsmouth on 28 June and 24 July.
Proceeding by rail to Shikirbad, the march was continued thence to Mean Meer via Agra, Allyghur, Delhi, Umballa, Jullundur, and Amritsar, which was reached on 25 February 1862.
On 22 January 1870, the headquarters and ten companies, under the command of Colonel R O Bright C.B., arrived at Saugor, having left Rawal Pindi on 26 November.
members.ozemail.com.au /~clday/19foot.htm   (4149 words)

 1870 - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Canada - Rail transport - Science - South Africa - Sport
1870 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar).
You can find it there under the keyword 1870 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1870)The list of previous authors is available here: version history (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1870andaction=history).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/1870   (1021 words)

 Pacific Railroad Act - Transcontiental Railroad and Land Grants
AN ACT to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri river to the Pacific ocean, and to secure to the government the use of the same for postal, military, and other purposes.
AN ACT to amend an act entitled "An act to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Missouri river to the Pacific ocean, and to secure to the government the use of the same for postal, military, and other purposes," approved July 1, 1862.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the gauge of the Pacific railroad and its branches throughout their whole extent, from the Pacific coast to the Missouri river, shall be, and hereby is, established at four feet eight and one-half inches.
cprr.org /Museum/Pacific_Railroad_Acts.html   (7266 words)

 Growth of London's Transport
The period between 1860 and 1870, during which the present Willesden Junction was opened and through communication provided between the main lines north and south of the Thames by means of the West London and West London Extension Railways, is particularly rich in examples of now extinct through short-distance passenger workings on to "foreign" lines.
The London, Brighton and South Coast Railway was at the time using the South Eastern's Cannon Street as an auxiliary terminus, and this station was served also by the London and North Western Railway, while both the Great Western and the North Western used Victoria.
The pioneer tram line between the Marble Arch and Notting Hill Gate, which was opened in 1861 with so much pomp and ceremony and feasting, was taken up very soon afterwards, partly because the projecting rail flanges were found to be a source of inconvenience to other road users.
mikes.railhistory.railfan.net /r054.html   (3157 words)

 Ogden Rails, Rail-Served Industries
The year 1945 was also the peak year for livestock-related rail traffic, with 20,000 cars of sheep, 19,000 cars of cattle, and 6,000 cars of hogs being either unloaded at Ogden, or loaded after sale, or re-loaded after the prescribed four-hour rest period.
The cost of transportation was, and still is, a great factor in keeping Ogden mills open, furnishing flour and grains for sale in the West.
Railroads, and the low-cost transportation they offered, were important to the canneries and each of these successful canning factories was located on a railroad spur, which allowed direct shipment of canned goods to market.
utahrails.net /ogden/ogden-industry.php   (6187 words)

 Substance of Development: 1870--1920.
The Maritimes, suffering from technological and institutional obsolescence with the decline of the wooden sailing ship, were kept economically afloat by their political and consequent economic connection with the new frontier in the interior of the continent.
On the multiple grounds that the war effort required expeditious transportation, that railways might best be operated as public utilities, and, it is alleged, because certain Toronto financial interests needed to be bailed out, the Conservative Government of the time purchased the portions of the failed lines that the Dominion did not already own.
Within Canada, rail transport generally terminated at Fort William and Port Arthur, at the head of the Great Lakes, but there was some transport by rail in central Canada, especially in winter, with transfer to ocean-going transport taking place at Montreal or Quebec City.
www.upei.ca /~rneill/canechist/topic_18.html   (4327 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Transport in Sudan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It is a market center and rail transport hub and has extensive fruit gardens.
Founded in 1840 as a military camp for the troops of Muhammad Ali during his conquest of Sudan, Kasala was captured by the Mahdists in 1885 and by the
Decline in European trade in the Sudan from the mid-nineteenth century.
www.encyclopedia.com /SearchResults.aspx?Q=Transport+in+Sudan   (554 words)

 [IRFCA] Indian Railways FAQ: Resources on the Web   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Bharat Vohra and Siddharth Joshi's Rail In India has IR pictures, including some photos of the last steam operations in India, and pictures of various classes of locomotives.
World Rail Gen is a mailing list for discussion of railways (generally other than the European mainland).
uk.railway is focused on rail in the United Kingdom, but sometimes has discussion of IR (mostly in a historical context), and of locos from India that have been restored in the UK.
irfca.org /faq/faq-web.html   (1725 words)

 Timeline France 1870-1920   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
1870 Oct 20, The Summer Palace in Beijing, China, was burnt to the ground by a Franco-British expeditionary force.
1870 Oct 27, The French fortress of Metz surrendered to the Prussian Army.
1870 Leo Delibe wrote his ballet "Coppelia." It was based on a tale by E.T.A. Hoffman and was first produced this year in Paris.
timelines.ws /countries/FRANCE1870_1920.HTML   (13959 words)

 19c rail transport
The stage-coach was superceded by rail traffic in the 1830s.
Although the railways generated a much increased volume of traffic, it was equally true that competition with the railways continued to increase varieties of horse-drawn traffic in the form of passenger cabs,
Much of the transport both of passengers and freight serviced the railways but large numbers were in direct competition.
www.st-andrews.ac.uk /~city19c/viccity/railandtrans.html   (949 words)

 Quail Railway and Transport Maps
A series of paperback books covering the Network Rail national railway system, showing all tracks, level-crossings, tunnels, signal-boxes, distances and much else.
Includes the main-line, urban, forestry and sugar railways of Taiwan, and track-maps of all the rail systems in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
The 96pp supplement of 1988 is still available, giving a full list of Government Railway Stations, line by line, together with distances and historical information.
www.quailmapcompany.free-online.co.uk   (566 words)

 The Midland Station
When Sheffield’s Midland Station was built in 1870 it was marvelled as an achievement overcoming the immense difficulties of the local terrain, building rails and roofs over the River Sheaf and so successfully creating a relatively central railway station for Sheffield.
Rail travellers are currently faced with a torturous journey, hauling their luggage up and down several flights of stairs, dodging various sections of scaffolding and temporary toilets just to get to the platforms.
It is not easy for anybody, with or without luggage, to navigate their way around the station, and particularly difficult for disabled persons or those with pushchairs and the like.
www.shef.ac.uk /~scgisa/trp6110/station/webpage/station.html   (633 words)

 Rail Heritage Journeys   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A scenic journey through the forests and mountains of the western wilderness – skirting the clifftops of the magnificent Capertee valley and the Gardens of Stone National Park.
Southern Aurora Rail Escapes and Restaurant Train which details the features of the Southern Aurora.
Experience rail travel the way it used to be – enjoy the sights and sounds of steam on a journey in comfortable 1930s carriages.
www.heritageexpress.com.au /rjourneys3.htm   (2999 words)

 Perurail - Peru rail transport - Links to other Orient-Express properties
Built in 1870 as the private residence of the Count of Valença, the Lapa Palace is right on the city centre, set on a hill overlooking Lisbon’s Tagus River, amid tranquil gardens dotted with ornamental fountains and streams.
It operates from historic Cusco to the famous ruins at Machu Picchu; to Puno and Lake Titicaca; to Arequipa and the Colca Canyon where the condors fly.
Upon arrival, you are instantly transported to a magical, timeless place, surrounded by narrow cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages, charming antique stores, fine restaurants, sophisticated galleries and spectacular antebellum homes.
www.orient-express.com /web/tper/tper_c0c2_links.jsp   (2485 words)

 Early Industrial Period (1830-1870)
While the opening of rail transport in the mid-1830s hurt Assonet's shipping trade, it did not destroy it.
Opportunities for rail transport came when, in 1840 the New Bedford and Taunton Railroad from Boston to Providence opened with a depot on Chace Road not far west of the district.
Its coming may have stimulated the economy in the district: several houses were enlarged, others were constructed and a second store appeared.
www.assonetriver.com /preservation/dist_period.asp?P=EI   (2137 words)

 MMRDA - Projects - Mumbai Urban Transport Project
As a sequel to the Bombay Urban Transport Project (BUTP) which was completed in the year 1984 at a cost of about Rs.
Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC), a joint venture of Railways and Government of Maharashtra, is set up for implementation of rail projects under MUTP and other projects of Railways in the MMR.
Implementation of RandR activities for rail and road transport components and some TA related to road transport component.
www.mmrdamumbai.org /projects_mutp.htm   (931 words)

 Early Transport
Although Kensington was not an industrial area the new forms of transport of industrial England soon touched the parish.
Landing at Chelsea meant that excise duties levied at the Port of London could be avoided.
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)

 Southern Aurora Rail Escapes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
A great rail journey combining the wine and heritage of North East Victoria with Melbourne’s marvellous cultural and sporting attractions.
Travel through the wheatfields and winelands of the Riverina – Junee, Griffith, Narrandera and Temora; savour the wine and history of the Central Highlands – Cowra, Carcoar, Tarana, Rylstone, Mudgee and Gulgong; explore the Upper Hunter – Werris Creek, Scone and Muswellbrook.
Fare includes return lounge / bar car rail travel, and two Restaurant car meals – a three course cooked breakfast and a hearty two course dinner.
www.heritageexpress.com.au /saurora3.htm   (2218 words)

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