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  Electric Traction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In England a patent was granted in 1840 for the use of rails as conductors of electric current, and similar American patents were issued to Lilley and Colten in 1847.
All that is needed to cause the car to move along the running rails is to supply current through an overhead wire or third "conductor rail." This wire or rail will serve as a "return" for the electric current to the dynamo in the power station.
This conductor rail was set one inch below the level of the running rails, and wooden ramps were provided at points and crossings to carry the collectors over the rails, thus avoiding a short-circuit.
mikes.railhistory.railfan.net /r066.html   (2793 words)

 Stock car (rail) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Certain costly inefficiencies were inherent in the process of transporting live animals by rail, particularly due to the fact that some sixty percent of the animal's mass is composed of inedible matter.
The fish were transported from hatcheries in the Midwest to locations along the Pacific coast to stock the rivers and lakes for sportfishing.
Fish car use declined in the 1930s as fish transportation shifted to a speedier means of transport by air, and to trucks as vehicle technology advanced and road conditions improved.
www.knowledgehunter.info /wiki/Stock_car_(rail)   (2516 words)

 SIDE - Online Information article about SIDE
rail rope by an endless hauling rope at an average speed of 4 to 6 m.
Telpherage.—A telpher ropeway or cableway may be defined as a ropeway or cableway worked and controlled electrically, only a rail rope being required besides the live rail or wire from which the electric current is taken.
Thus the telpher is a self-propelled electric carrier running on a mono-rail, which, according to the conditions, may be a steel rail or a steel cable.
encyclopedia.jrank.org /SHA_SIV/SIDE.html   (5308 words)

 Canada By Rail: News
The Mount Stephen is one of Canada's most luxurious rail cars, a historic piece built in 1926 to serve Canadian Pacific's senior executives on their trips across the country and to carry dignitaries such as Churchill duri ng the Quebec Conference.
Rail buffs are constantly searching for train experiences to add to their resumes, from a few days on the Orient Express to a few hours on the Klondike's White Pass and Yukon Railroad.
Departure dates for the two-day rail journey are December 19 and 27 eastbound from Vancouver to Banff or Calgary, and December 21 and 29 westbound from Banff or Calgary to Vancouver.
www.canadabyrail.ca /news-2002.htm   (7580 words)

 Transport Pamphlets
The economics of the railways is covered from the initial raising of capital in the 1840s, amalgamations of the railway companies in the late 19th century to the nationalisation debate, competition with road transport and line closures in the 20th century.
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.
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)

1883 de Philibert Routin : des sirops de qualité pour aromatiser vos...
...Marx died March 14, 1883 and was buried at Highgate Cemetery in North London.
Walter Gropius (1883 - 1969) - Ein kleiner Streifzug durch sein Werk
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 Rail travel in Europe travel guide - Wikitravel
These are a few companies that offer tickets for passengers, often at a discount for a somewhat restricted trip and for trips that will require you to go to more than one country.
The West Highland Railroad from Glasgow to Mallaig operated by First Scot Rail through west Scotland is also very beautiful, twice a day in summer there is a steam locomotive the Jacobite going on this route, parts of it including the locomotive were used in Harry Potter films.
Venice Simplon Orient Express [7] Is a new take on the tradition of the famous Orient Express route that began operating in 1883 and with the last of the true Orient Express brand ceasing operation in 1962.
wikitravel.org /en/Rail_travel_in_Europe   (1505 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : 1883   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
1880 1881 1882 - 1883 - 1884 1885 1886
Canada - Rail transport - Science - South Africa - Sport
1883 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar).
www.hallencyclopedia.com /1883   (1085 words)

 Austria's Rail Transport
For centuries there was an active overland traffic in salt from the mines of the Salzkammergut, near Salzburg, to Bohemia between the Danube and the Moldau.
At the beginning of the nineteenth century increasing trade called for improved transport, and this led to the construction of Austria's first railway.
Gerstner advocated a horse railway from Linz to Joachimsmuhle, but left the project in the hands of his son, who in September, 1824, was granted by the Emperor Franz I the exclusive right of building a wood and iron road between Mauthausen, on the Danube, and Budweis (now called Ceske-Budejovice).
mikes.railhistory.railfan.net /r094.html   (4388 words)

 Transport   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
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)

 History of Light Rail
In the major conurbations Passenger Transport Authorities were created to take over responsibility for operation and development of the network, and they were soon commissioning studies to determine the place of public transport in land-use transportation planning, and options for the future.
Light rail is not a rigid concept, but a flexible mode that fits between the bus and the heavy metro or conventional railway, and can behave like either of them as well.
Trams and light rail can cover the whole spectrum of public transport provision, and international experience of 350 systems worldwide confirms that this is the most successful intermediate mode, with over 100 years of development behind it, yet incorporating the latest technology for the future.
www.lrta.org /mrthistory.html   (4381 words)

 3rd and 4th rail dimensions and settings
Standard rail relationships 4mm scale recommended dimensions for the basic interrelationship between prototype-gauged running rails and the 3rd and 4th rails for LT and Southern/SR prototypes are shown in the adjacent drawing.
As conductor rail wear takes place, the insulators are re-packed underneath, or packing is inserted between the underside of the rail and the cradle of the insulator, to maintain the conductor rail relationship with the running rails.
The conductor rail is probably 106lb/yard section: the slight height difference between it and the cast ribbed ramps can be seen, being accommodated by the use of different types of insulator and packing thickness under the conductor rail itself.
homepage.ntlworld.com /russelliott/3rd-4th.html   (8998 words)

 skyscraper - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about skyscraper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The Loop is at the centre of Chicago's business district, and is so named after the ‘loop’ defined by the elevated rail track.
The centre of a city is characterized by high-rise buildings and a concentration of public transport.
Owing to the advanced public transport system, the city centre is very accessible and attracts large numbers of shoppers and visitors, although large cities such as Tokyo tend to become congested.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /skyscraper   (877 words)

 Donington on Bain
A route was planned leaving the East Lincolnshire branch of the Great Northern Railway by a junction near to Monks Dyke crossing at Louth and terminating at a junction near to Five Mile House at Washingborough.
It was hoped that a new rail link would facilitate the exploitation of ironstone deposits at Apley, near Wragby and Donington on Bain.
In 1881 a Receiver was appointed and on 30th June 1883 the Company passed into the possession of the Great Northern Railway.
mysite.wanadoo-members.co.uk /bainvalley/page2.html   (1131 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)

 Canada By Rail: Excursions
The book details a mile by mile description (Canadian railways distances are in miles) of everything from points of interests, locations of communities along the rail routes travelled, route histories, overviews of destination attractions, contact information to reserve your overnight accommodation, and their location for when you arrive at your final destination.
Railway Adventures across Canada is an invitation to ride the rails exploring a wonderful country, its vastness, beauty, wildlife and the constantly changing patterns of its landscape and diversity of seasons.
Through the pages of this book the reader will walk between two steel rails, hand in hand with railroaders, and experience their trials and successes as the fledgling railways gros into a modern transportation system.
www.canadabyrail.ca /intBooks.html   (5267 words)

 Erik's Rail News - September 1999
British Prism Rail has offered to invest up to £1bn in its four train operating companies, in London, the west country and south Wales, if it is granted 20-year extensions to its franchises.
Built in 1883 for the Canadian Pacific Railway, Engine 136 was in use during the construction of the transcontinental railway and before the last spike completed the iron road that linked Canada as a nation in 1885.
Transportation Technology Center will be conducting a series of full- scale passenger train crash tests this fall.
www.artech.se /~sandblom/archive/september99.html   (2965 words)

 Rail and Freemasonry
When rail was proposed to link Wellington with the north there were two schools of thought as to the most suitable route (a) via Hutt Valley (b) via the West Coast through Johnsonville and Paekakariki.
He saw adequate tram transport was provided to enable city brethren to attend meetings with regularity and not use the excuse of having no transport.
Life and interest centred on the gold mine, with poor transport one of the most important employees of the mines were the engine drivers.
www.mastermason.com /railcraft/RandFM.htm   (6930 words)

 News Search: rail
But the deaths of eight rail workers here on Sunday, when a Hezbollah rocket crashed through their maintenance shed, shocked Haifa and the whole of Israel.
Edrington Ward councillor Brian Hetherton raised the issue of extensive graffiti along the rail corridor and the council suddenly realised that the fight is larger than it first seemed.
Opponents had pointed to a 1987 agreement by which the state acquired 200 miles of rail line from the Missouri-Kansas-Texas-Railroad for use as a trail that could someday revert to an active rail line, if...
www.topix.net /search?q=rail&start=60   (853 words)

 The London Underground
<3> There was a lack of direct rail services (railroad lines which connected with each other to give a passenger direct access to his destination); the solution to this problem was the idea for a succession of main line stations linked by an underground railway.
Not only would the Victorian public have lost a method of transportation, but future generations would have been denied references to a metaphor of motion which fascinated the Victorians and permeated their art and literature.
This led the way for the 1883 Cheap Trains Act which was passed in order to give the Board of Trade the power to "oblige" other railway companies to price fares specifically for workers.
www.loyno.edu /~history/journal/1989-0/ladart.htm   (2676 words)

Economically, the commercial coal industry, one of the state’s major natural resources, began to grow with the arrival of the railroads in the coal fields in the mid-1800's.
In 1883, West Virginia’s major rail lines were completed and coal production totaled nearly 3 million tons.
Since then, our railways have continued to transport billions of tons of coal, wood, commercial products and other materials as well as millions of passengers.
www.wvdot.com /4_railways/4_railways.htm   (179 words)

 Clulow: Multimodal Transport in South Africa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Contractual multimodal transport takes place when a single person assumes responsibility for the goods throughout the entire carriage from A to B regardless of whether he is physically involved in the carriage of the goods.
The legal problems caused by contractual multimodal transport include whether a multimodal transport document is a document of title, whether the mandatory carriage regimes apply and how can the different mandatory carriage regimes be reconciled in the case of a multimodal transport operation.
The difference from the pure network system, is that if the damage occurs during a mode of transport which is not subject to a mandatory carriage regime, or if one cannot establish during which mode of transport the damage occurred, then the liability will be governed by the provisions of the multimodal contract itself.
www.uctshiplaw.com /theses/clulow.htm   (9285 words)

 Line facts - Transport for London   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
In 1883 a short-lived extension was introduced to Windsor from Ealing Broadway over the tracks of the Great Western Railway.
The PPP contract was signed with Metronet Rail SSL to upgrade, renew and maintain the District line.
Metronet Rail SSL's contract also covers the maintenance of the Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith and City and East London lines.
www.tfl.gov.uk /tube/company/linefacts/?line=district   (956 words)

 Yellow Springs: 1868 to 1883
During the period of 1868 to 1883, businesses sprouted up in the central business district, the school district consolidated white students into one large building, Union School, and many civic organizations met regularly.
In a 1956 three-section special commemorating the centennial of the incorporation of Yellow Springs, the News described the period between the Civil War and the end of the 19th century as a “rather quiet” one.
Improved rail transportation may have also contributed to the Neff Resort’s decline, since the hotel “received considerable patronage until the railroads became more plentiful and people could go to other, more alluring places,” according to Thompson.
www.ysnews.com /stories/2003/april/history_03.html   (5101 words)

 The Green Rail Link-home page of kennyb
In fact as rail freight growth continues, demand is now exceeding line capacity and as a result, Railtrack wants to upgrade the trans-Pennine route to win more business.
The last one, conducted by British Rail, resulted in the closure of the Woodhead line between Manchester and Sheffield.
The tide is turning in rail's favour as a fast, relatively safe, comfortable and environment-friendly form of transport.
www.users.globalnet.co.uk /~kennyb   (2267 words)

 Home Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
And this is what prompted the inauguration of the country's first Rail Transport Museum (now National Rail Museum) on Feb.
Seen in this pic are a hand crane (circa 1883), a behemoth freight locomotive (circa 1928) and a Royal saloon (behind the crane)(circa 1886).
The views expressed in this website do not reflect the official views, policies and thinking of the National Rail Museum, and the creators of this site are not responsible for any claims arising out of any interpretations to the contrary.
www.angelfire.com /ak5/nrmindia/nrmhome.htm   (498 words)

 Eastern European National Railways - Rail Networks & International Train Services
They are not part of the rail europe network and will not accept their passes.
To ensure that this help is available when you travel Rail Europe Eurostar and SNCF ask you to book your journey through their Customer Call Centre stating the specific assistance needed.
Often regarded as the rail journey of a lifetime these services extend from St Petersburg and Moscow in Western Russia to Vladivostok in the east and on to Beijing Shangahia and Hong Kong on China Pacific facing coast.
www.euromost.info /National_Rail_Networks.html   (986 words)

 Explore MOTAT, Auckland's Museum of Transport and Technology
The idea of a national museum of transport began to take shape in 1957 soon after closure of the electric tramways in Wanganui, Invercargill, New Plymouth, Christchurch, Dunedin and Auckland during 1950–56.
Beginning with Auckland tram No.253, the Old Time Transport Preservation League began to assemble examples of our national transport heritage at Matakohe, 150km north of Auckland.
Auckland Streamliner 253 about to be loaded onto a transporter to temporary offsite storage 8/02/05.
www.motat.org.nz /collections/trams.htm   (1703 words)

 World Rail Transit List
Their list of tramways, metros, trolleybus systems and commuter rail is at the URL:
These criteria work relatively well among the limited North American examples but break down when they are applied to the diversity of systems in Europe or elsewhere.
Installations not part of urban or suburban common carrier passenger transport (private use, rural lines, museums, etc) and facilities confined within a complex, institution, amusement park, airport, or other non-"public" space should not be included on this list.
home.cc.umanitoba.ca /~wyatt/rail-transit-notes.html   (1705 words)

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