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  Rail Transportation; An Historical Military Study, Quartermaster Review 1927   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
THE purpose of this brief sketch is to show the humble origin of rail transportation, the mistakes that have occurred in railway operation for military purposes, the present high state of its development and its effect on the strategy of warfare.
Transportation is the corner-stone upon which the whole structure of modern civilization is reared; and the corner-stone could not be laid until the railroad was produced.
The most notable achievement of the rail transportation division of the Quartermaster General's office during the year 1865, was the transportation to their homes of the Armies of the West and of the Potomac after their review by the President and his Cabinet.
www.qmfound.com /rail.htm   (3690 words)

 Air Transport Industry - Printer-friendly - MSN Encarta
In 1910 the air transport industry was established in Germany when regular air service with gas-filled airships called dirigibles began to provide service between cities.
At the end of the war, fledgling commercial air carriers took advantage of the ruined ground transportation system and the large surplus of aircraft and pilots.
The air transport industry has grown enormously in the second half of the 20th century.
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The first Rail, a single-screw, steel "bird"-class minesweeper, was laid down on 15 December 1917 by the Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, Wash.; launched 25 April 1918; sponsored by Mrs.
Reclassified as a tug (AT-139) on 1 June 1942, Rail remained in the Hawaiian area, serving on ASW patrol and conducting experimental minesweeping operations in addition to completing salvage and towing assignments.
Decommissioned on 29 April 1946, Rail was transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal on 17 January 1947.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/r2/rail-i.htm   (1122 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)

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In subsection (d), the words "this part, chapter 51 or 57 of this title" are substituted for "the Federal railroad safety laws, as such term is defined in section 441(e) of this title" because 45:441(e) is not restated as a definition.
The Secretary may make applicable some or all of the standards established under this subsection to cars existing at the time the regulations are prescribed, as well as to new cars, and the Secretary shall explain in the rulemaking document the basis for making such standards applicable to existing cars.
uscode.house.gov /download/pls/49C201.txt   (8588 words)

 1-800-Go-Guard.com | Warrant Officer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Transportation Corps essentially in its present form was organized on 31 July 1942, as a result of the Army reorganization of 1942 and has functioned since then as one of the services.
The winged car wheel is for rail transportation and the Mariner's helm for transport by water.
The branch insignia consists of the car wheel symbolizing rail transportation, the wing symbolizing air transportation, a mariner’s helm for water transportation, and a U.S. highway marker shield for land transportation.
www.1800goguard.com /warrantofficer/warrant_history_insignia_88.html   (411 words)

 1919 in rail transport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1919.
November 15 - The "golden spike" is driven and construction of the San Diego and Arizona Railway is completed at a cost of $18 million.
Dodge, Richard V. Rails of the Silver Gate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1919_in_rail_transport   (250 words)

 Cassens - Company History
Then, due to the demands of the growing transport business, the space was converted into the transport company home office, and no more cars were sold out of that building.
Cassens Transport got the business and was in place and ready to ship the first load of automobiles from the plant.
In 1979 the transport company had shown revenue of $40 million, but by 1980 the figure had dropped to $31 million.
www.cassens.com /transport/companyhistory.html   (2452 words)

 American Experience | Streamliners | Timeline
Passenger rail travel reaches its all-time high, with 1.2 billion passengers boarding 9,000 inter-city trains and racking up 47 billion passenger miles every day.
Recent labor strikes have crippled wartime industries, and Roosevelt fears that rail workers, in a wage dispute with their owners, might be next.
Though it does not completely deregulate the rail industry (the ICC still retains control over setting rates), the legislation triggers massive reforms by allowing railroads to function competitively, placing increased reliance on the marketplace and not on regulation.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/streamliners/timeline/timeline2.html   (1847 words)

 National Railway Museum Port Adelaide - Rail History
The final boundary of land under the plough and the extent of the rail system is largely south of the 254 mm isohyet.
From 1906, cheaply constructed rail lines were pushed throughout the Murray Lands and from 1907 on Eyre Peninsula, purely to encourage agricultural settlement.
This was perhaps inevitable once the Government repealed in 1963 the Road and Railways Transport Act of 1930, thus exposing the railways to intense competition from road transport.
www.natrailmuseum.org.au /common/nrm_a01_index.html   (2112 words)

Before discussing the specific flaws with the Board’s existing rules, it may be useful to set the stage by describing the transportation and market situation facing the large majority of rail shippers.
Making the situation even more problematic is the fact that demand for the transportation of non-coal commodities to a specific destination point changes much more rapidly compared to the consistent movement of coal for twenty-years or more.
Compounding the problem is the fact that complaints against unreasonably high rail rates can be brought only after a contract ends, at which point the rail carrier will immediately and substantially increase the rate.
www.nitl.org /comments/railrate.htm   (4020 words)

 Dates in Canadian Railway History
This is the longest rail tunnel in the Americas.
Lawrence and Hudson Railway is formed by merging the CP Rail routes in southern Ontario and Quebec with its Delaware and Hudson subsidiary in northern USA.
The line is managed by Orangeville and Brampton Rail Association Group and Cando Contracting operates the line with running rights to an interchange with CPR at Streetsville.
www.railways.incanada.net /candate/candate.htm   (10460 words)

 American Association of Port Authorities: About AAPA - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The first issue of the Monthly Bulletin, dated January 1920, was devoted mainly to the proceedings of the Galveston Convention.
The May 1920 issue, for example, featured articles on dredging on the South Atlantic and Gulf coasts, the unification of ports, and the use of motor trucks in marine terminal operations.
Membership increased by 90 percent in 1920, and the Chicago convention of that year drew 136 registrants, or more than four times the number that attended the convention of 1919.
www.aapa-ports.org /about/85years.htm   (3006 words)

 Subway Centennial
It was the fastest city transportation system in the world; its four-track design enabled both express and local trains to run in each direction, and “City Hall to Harlem in 15 minutes!” was the slogan.
In Queens, the N, W reached Astoria in 1917, the 7 was completed to Corona, and the continuation to Flushing was under construction.
In 1920 the 3 reached New Lots Avenue in Brooklyn and the 2, 5 reached Brooklyn College.
www.mta.nyc.ny.us /mta/centennial.htm   (1113 words)

 Portland Transit and Light Rail
At the same time as the light rail was built, the state added two new lanes to 4 miles of a freeway that parallels the light-rail line.
Construction of the light rail was accompanied by an overall decline in Tri-Met ridership from 40 million riders per year in 1980 to 35 million in 1986.
Counting the Oregon portion of the south-north light rail line, 50 percent of the the preferred budget is dedicated to transit, 2 percent to pedestrian and bike facilities, and 48 percent to roads and streets.
www.ti.org /transit.html   (4399 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)

 Intercity Air, Rail and Bus Ridership History Compared (US)
While rail was the principal means of intercity transportation before the automobile and airplane, it never achieved per capita usage remotely approaching that of today's airline industry.
Intercity rail ridership hit its non-war peak in 1920 at an estimated 383 per capita annual miles.
After 1920, as the nation became more prosperous and more cars were purchased, intercity rail ridership dropped, down nearly 40 percent by 1930.
www.publicpurpose.com /ic-airrailcontext.htm   (475 words)

 The Third Rail - "American Ground Transport" page 3   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
On June 29, 1932, the GM-bus executive committee formally resolved that ‘to develop motorized transportation, our company should initiate a program of this nature and authorize the incorporation of a holding company with a capital of $300,000.’ Thus was formed United Cities Motor Transit (UCMT) as a subsidiary of GM’s bus division.
Its sole function was to acquire electric street-car companies, convert them to GM motorbus operation, and then resell the properties to local concerns which agreed to purchase GM bus replacements.
By having NCL resell the properties after conversion was completed, GM and its allied companies were assured that this capital was continuously reinvested in the motorization of additional systems.
www.thethirdrail.net /9905/agt3.htm   (422 words)

 Warren Transport, Inc. History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The huge tractors and trailers emblazened with the Warren Transport name and forward facing arrow have long been a familiar site in all parts of the country.
Warren operates in all 48 contiguous United States as well as in Canada and Mexico carrying farm machinery, contractors equipment, contruction machinery, iron and steel, building materials and general commodities.
Warren Transport, Inc. - the new company whose predessesors included the Warren Transfer Company and E.H. Warren Company, began to promote their revolutionary concept which became a reality in 1950 when the company moved to Waterloo, Iowa.
www.warrentransport.com /history.html   (308 words)

 Motor Transport Corps
Transportation Corps Insignia: On 31 July 1942, the Transportation Corps was established by Executive Order No. 9082.
The symbols represent the four major modes of transportation: marine, road, aviation and rail.
Transportation Corps Regimental Insignia: On 31 July 1986, the Transportation Corps was inducted
www.transchool.eustis.army.mil /museum/BranchInsignia.htm   (163 words)

 Albany Area Railroads -- History & Context, Mohawk & Hudson Chapter, National Railway Historical Society   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
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)

 Historic Heritage: Themes: Transport - Rail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In 1870 the government decided that a national rail network was essential to the economic development of New Zealand and boldly set about building one to a master plan.
The immensely popular 87 km Otago Central rail trail is an example of a closed Government line.
At the other end of the spectrum is the 300m Woodstock gold mine tramway clinging to the face of a gorge at Karangahake.
www.doc.govt.nz /Conservation/Historic/030~Topics/Transport-(Rail)/index.asp   (275 words)

 Tipp.ie Website
It was restored and renovated in 1980 by the Corporation, and was railed off from the consecrated ground of the Church Yard in 1987 to provide a walkway for the public.
Most of the grain in Tipperary and a large amount from Munster were transported by barge from Clonmel which proved to be an efficient and quick means of transport.
After a long struggle with rail transport in 1920 the barges ceased to sail and the towpath became public walkways.
www.tipp.ie /townsandvillages/tipperary/clonmel.htm   (1405 words)

 Lenin and the First Communist Revolutions, VI
The plan was to transport the new Czech army by railroad across Siberia to the Pacific Ocean, and then sail them to France.
Although the Czech units were in fact friendly to the Bolshevik cause, Trotsky strangely decided to halt the rail progress of the Czech army and instead ordered the Czechs to "join the Red Army to be pressed into 'labor battalions' - that is, become part of the Bolshevik compulsory labor force.
In April, 1920 the Bolshevik Alexander Krasnoshchekov declared the establishment of an "independent" Far Eastern Republic based in Chita and claiming sovereignty over territory occupied by Japan.
www.gmu.edu /departments/economics/bcaplan/museum/his1f.htm   (1670 words)

 Transport for London - Latest Metro articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Transport for London produces the MetroTravel page in London's Metro newspaper, which is read by 962 000 Londoners each day.
A MOCK carriage from the new Victoria line fleet, due to be introduced from 2009 as part of Transport for London’s (TfL’s) Victoria Line upgrade will soon go on display.
RESIDENTS of Sutton will be the first in the capital to experience an innovative way to encourage use of environmentally friendly and healthy modes of travel.
www.tfl.gov.uk /tfl/press-centre/metro   (350 words)

 Aliyah Bet
Refugees crowd the rail of the Aliyah Bet ("illegal" immigration) ship "Josiah Wedgwood," anchored at the Haifa port.
British soldiers transported the passengers to the Atlit internment center.
Aliyah Bet is the Hebrew term that refers to the clandestine immigration of Jews to Palestine between 1920 and 1948, when Great Britain controlled the area.
www.ushmm.org /wlc/article.php?lang=en&ModuleId=10005776   (662 words)

 Railroad Collections
Milwaukee Manuscript Collection BP Collection includes the papers of Albert Earling, president of the Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway Company; his daughter, Harriet Earling Dake; and Lawrence Fitch, Mrs.
The TMERandT sold its property to the Milwaukee Suburban Transport Corporation in 1952, and went out of existence in 1963.
Includes records of organizations of which Mowry was an officer: the Citizens Civic Council of Milwaukee County and the Property Owners and Renters Association of Milwaukee concerning such items as electric railroads, coal supply, and a water filtration plant; and a 1922 letter from the Federal Trade Commission concerning food and coal prices.
www.uwm.edu /Library/arch/rail.htm   (1396 words)

 Of steam engines & rail signals - Deccan Herald   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The setting up of the rail museum in Mysore on June 2, 1979 was one of the first major steps to reclaim and protect the precious belongings of the railways before they found their way into the pages of history.
The rail museum in Mysore exhibits steam locomotives, coaches, equipment and records related to the Mysore State Railways and Indian Railways.
The steam locomotive was synonymous with rail transport the world over during the 19th century.
www.deccanherald.com /deccanherald/jun082004/spt7.asp   (800 words)

 Speech at a Meeting of The Railwaymen of Moscow Junction The Railwaymen of Moscow Junction February 5, 1920; Brief ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Heroic efforts on the part of the masses of workers would be needed to maintain transport and facilitate the struggle against hunger and cold.
The question of transport was being discussed by the Council of Defence, but the workers themselves would have to muster for the struggle against the transport chaos and the profiteering that intensified the chaos.
Those who did not give their grain surpluses to the state were turning the railways into an instrument for profiteering, they were enemies, and politically-conscious workers should muster for the struggle against them.
www.marxists.org /archive/lenin/works/1920/feb/x01.htm   (781 words)

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