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  Rail transport in Great Britain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
A symbolic loss to the UK rail freight industry was the custom of the Royal Mail, which from 2004 is discontinuing use of its 49-train fleet, and switching to road haulage after a near 170 year preference for trains.
The Strategic Rail Authority is the statutory strategic planning and coordinating body for the rail industry, and the guardian of passenger and freight interests.
The Office of Rail Regulation has as its principal functions to regulate Network Rail's stewardship of the national rail network infrastructure, and to hold train operating companies accountable to the terms of their operating licence.
rail-transport-in-great-britain.ask.dyndns.dk   (2621 words)

 1945 - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
1942 1943 1944 - 1945 - 1946 1947 1948
1945 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar).
From February 14, 1936, to March 1, 1945, AG Weser launched a total of 162 U-boats.
www.onpedia.com /encyclopedia/1945   (4100 words)

 In 1945
In 1945, it was onto these 1920s roads, cutting through low-density areas, that the wave of new car owners sped, newly released from the material deprivation of the depression and war.
Transportation, particularly by automobile, and alleviation of the traffic congestion caused by this form of mobility, were hot topics for the city.
The impact and evolution of transportation in Charlotte and the development of suburban living occurred in tandem with the renewal of the pre-war Modernist movements in architecture.
www.cmhpf.org /postww2survey.htm   (16603 words)

 1945 in rail transport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1945.
January 1 - The national railway operator in the Republic of Ireland, Great Southern Railways, with responsibility for the southern part of the Irish railway network is merged into a new national transport operator, Córas Iompair Éireann (CIÉ).
January 10 - Los Angeles streetcars make their last run.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1945_in_rail_transport   (389 words)

 British Rail
The rail transport system in Great Britain developed during the 19th century.
The Transport Act 1947 made provision for the nationalisation of the network, as part of a policy of nationalising public services by Clement Attlee's Labour Government.
The modernisation plan however failed to take into account the effect that mass-road transport would have upon the traditional role of the railways, and as a result much money was wasted by heavy investment in things like marshalling yards, at a time when small wagon-load traffic was in rapid decline.
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 Air transport
Air Transport Industry is one of the best prototypes of the future world where all human activities will be integrated including administrations, companies and contractors.
Air Transport early became a global industry requiring the cooperation of independent organizations, private companies of different size and civil servants.
As a consequence the Air Transport system is increasingly complex and maybe the main contribution of the computers has been to enable this growing complexity.
pagebox.net /airtransport.html   (7943 words)

 Axis History Forum :: View topic - *Transport ships of USSR in 1941-1945 - any info!!
It was used for transportation the military cargos and soldiers together with other 14 ships and ice-breakers to Oranienbaum beachhead by night under German heavy coastal artillery fire.
BUT - adapting the same density and ignorance of human dignity that was typical on the rail transports 'to the east' for the masses of slaves - I would not hesitate to say that a ship the size of the DZHURMA could 'accomodate' between 7000-9000.
Transported the prisoners during the winter frost on the decks, not in the holds lead to deathes in several hours, but they intended for work in labor camps and had official stretches (usually 25 years AFAIK), so nobody from NKVD administration did this.
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 The Third Rail - "American Ground Transport" page 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Subways and rail transit proposals have had to compete with hospi- tals, schools and other governmental responsibilities for funding..
General Motors is engaged in a continuing effort to divert Government funds from rapid rail transit, which seriously threatens the use of cars in metropolitan areas, to GM buses, which fail consistently to persuade people to abandon their autos.
Instead of urban electric rail, it advocates the use of dual-mode gas/electric vehicles which would be adapted from GM’s minimotor homes.
www.thethirdrail.net /9905/agt5.htm   (618 words)

 RMT Bristol Rail Branch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Rail worker crushed to death under wheels of broken-down vehicle
Rail unions to ballot for strike action in pensions dispute
Rail and firefighters’ unions unite to defend fire-safety regulations on 18th anniversary of King’s Cross fire
www.rmtbristolrail.org.uk /cgi-bin/show_categories.cgi   (5116 words)

Each of the 13 chapters is written by an expert and collector in his field, includes; tickets, timetables, station lamps and accessories, cast iron and enamel signs, maps, signals, luggage labels, poster, cutlery, china, carriage panels, heraldry, nameplates, shed plates, clocks and watches.
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”.
www.collectinghouse.co.uk /transport.htm   (9037 words)

 1945 Labour Party Manifesto -   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Co-ordination of transport services by rail, road, air and canal cannot be achieved without unification.
And unification without public ownership means a steady struggle with sectional interests or the enthronement of a private monopoly, which would be a menace to the rest of industry.
In the interests of agriculture, housing and town and country planning alike, we declare for a radical solution for the crippling problems of land acquisition and use in the service of the national plan.
www.labour-party.org.uk /manifestos/1945/1945-labour-manifesto.shtml   (4670 words)

 BKYC 1945 - 1992
When it was founded in 1945, there were no private boats in Kiel and the members chartered the requisitioned yachts which the Club administered and maintained.
In March 1945 he rescued three girls from the port of Gotenhofen (now called Gdynia and twinned with Kiel), one of whom, Tamara, later became his wife.
He was discharged from the Navy in September 1945 and immediately employed by the BKYC at that time based on the Kieler Yacht Club premises.
www.bkyc.de /html/bkyc_1945_-_1992.html   (11991 words)

 No. 45/1945: TRANSPORT ACT, 1944, REGULATIONS, 1945.
These regulations may be cited as the Transport Act, 1944, Regulations, 1945.
An applicant for the determination of a dispute or difference by the Minister under section 84 of the Transport Act, 1944 (No. 21 of 1944), shall give to the other party thereto twenty-eight days' notice of such application, in the form T.A. 5 set out in the Schedule hereto.
I/We hereby apply to the Minister for Industry and Commerce for an Order under Section 77 of the Transport Act, 1944, altering or adding to the standard terms and conditions of carriage by rail for Córas Iompair Éireann in accordance with the particulars furnished in this application.
www.irishstatutebook.ie /ZZSI45Y1945.html   (2585 words)

 January 1945
Transports manage 310 sorties, landing men and supplies at advanced bases and dropping supplies to frontline troops.
Transports fly 544 sorties, landing men and supplies at forward bases and dropping supplies to troops in battle sectors.
Transports fly 527 sorties to advanced bases and over forward areas, landing men and landing and dropping supplies.
www.pacificwrecks.com /60th/today/1945/1-45.html   (8917 words)

Art 84 - provisions should apply to transport by rail, road and inland waterway - council to decide in due course if and how provisions should apply to air and sea
To co-ordinate investment in transport infrastructure and that each mode contributes fairly to the infrastructure cost it imposes
Transport infrastructural projects are also eligible for support from Cohesion Fund that the Treaty established
indigo.ie /~peter/transport.html   (972 words)

 Transport Statistics
The statistical tables cover all the main branches of transport: road traffic, public transport, water transport, air travel, together with general and cross modal tables dealing with freight transport, passenger casualty rates etc., and energy and environment statistics covering carbon dioxide emissions etc., many giving data for 5 or 10-year periods.
Finally there are selected historical series, for instance road accidents and casualties from 1926 to the present, freight transport by mode from 1952, and households with regular use of cars from 1951.
Current Statistics Collection 42 (HA155), edited by B. Mitchell and published by Cambridge University Press in 1988, is a very useful compendium with a chapter on transport and communications covering a wide variety of topics from the earliest available statistics (1572 in the case of English shipping tonnage) up to 1980 in most cases.
www.lse.ac.uk /library/statistics/Transport_Statistics.htm   (1667 words)

 Koreas Agree On Rail Link - CBS News
After reports of the agreement, reached at a border crossing, South Korean officials said they were hopeful that the rail line could be reconnected by the fall, as scheduled.
If reconnected, the railway will become the first direct land transport link between the two Koreas since their 1950-53 war, which ended in an uneasy truce, not in a peace treaty.
It's believed there are more than a million mines in the demilitarized zone along the frontier — including some 3,000 in the area where the road and railway are being rebuilt.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2001/02/08/world/main270419.shtml   (711 words)

 Gloucester Transport History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
London Transport (LT) ordered underground trains for its District Line ('G' Stock, later uprated to 'Q' standard) and subsequently bought battery locomotives, cable drum, hopper and flat wagons from The Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company.
Streamlined railcar Number 18 was built for the Great Western Railway with buffers, drawhooks and an uprated engine to allow the haulage of trailing vehicles: the ancestor of modern British diesel multiple units.
Its fleet of 10 000 coal wagons, formerly leased to mines and coal factors, was transferred to the British Transport Commission.
glostransporthistory.softdata.co.uk /grcw.html   (3646 words)

 Pfaff-Silberblau   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Lifting, transport and material handling equipment of Pfaff-Silberblau comes into action whenever manual lifting and moving become insufficient for the handling of heavy objects.
Pfaff-Silberblau Group has facilities for providing competent advice and solutions in the areas of actuators technology and lifting systems, and a further worldwide total of 44 affiliates and representatives are active in looking after the affairs of Pfaff-Silberblau and its customers.
In 1945 the company designed their first hand stacker Triloc and in 1964 started manufacturing of electric stackers with ride-on operators.
www.techinvestpro.net /o_komp.htm   (546 words)

 WWII Campaigns: China Defensive
For example, transport aircraft, vital for Stilwell's plans and always in short supply, were diverted from flying the Hump to air drop supplies to Allied forces fighting in Burma.
Although monthly air transport reached a peak of 8,632 tons in October 1943, at least half of that went to Chennault.
By May 1945, the United States and China were finally ready to assume the offensive in China.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/brochures/72-38/72-38.htm   (6743 words)

 Motor Transport Corps   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
This center was supplied by rail transport, and had a daily distribution capacity of 250,000 gallons (945,000 liters).
Over a period of 81 days, more than 400,000 tons were transported.
Some of the filming for the film “The Red Ball Express” was done at Fort Eustis, Virginia, home of the Army’s Transportation Corps.
www.transchool.eustis.army.mil /museum/RebBallIntro.htm   (2140 words)

 Royal Australian Corps of Transport
he origin of the RAE Transportation Service dates back to 1929 with the appointment in the RAE of a Director of Railways, retitled in 1941 as the Director of Road and Rail Transport.
The Directorate of Docks and the Directorate of Water Transport were formed in 1942 and together with the Directorate of Road and Rail Transport, merged in 1945 to form the Australian Army Transportation Corps.
In 1947 the Service was disbanded, with a Directorate of Transportation being established within the RAE with the responsibility for water transport, terminal operations and movement control.
www.diggerhistory.info /pages-army-today/rar-sasr/corps-transport.htm   (426 words)

 Amazon.com: Dresden: Tuesday, February 13, 1945: Books: Frederick Taylor   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
When road and rail transport could move, it was exposed to relentless air attack, visibility permitting.
By mid-February 1945, virtually every German male over the age of 14 was in uniform and carried a weapon, if one was available.
By early 1945, attacks on cities had developed a powerful momentum, logic, and a life of their own.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0060006765?v=glance   (5464 words)

 Transport   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
THE TRANSPORT PROBLEM 1st ed 1963 VG+/VG An assessment on economic grounds of the internal road-rail problem in Great Britain.
RAIL 150 1st ed 1975 VG/None bwThe Stockton & Darlington Railway and what followed.
SOUTHERN RAILS IN THE 1980S 1st ed 1983 Fine/Fine B/w photos.
www.stellabooks.com /catalogues/Transport~68.htm   (2218 words)

Local shops are an important part of the community, especially for the elderly and the frail and those without transport.
Part of the building has been let at the beginning of the year, to a computer software supplier and a specialist insurance broker so it may be unlikely the owners will consider an appeal.
It was a dark night in December 1945, and pouring with rain.
www.riddlesdownresidents.org.uk /RecorderOnTheWebApril2004.htm   (11846 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)

 the fourth rail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
It was horrifying to try and comprehend someone intentionally diving through a hail of deadly anti-aircraft fire with the sole purpose of killing themselves in a blinding explosion.
In April of 1945, after numerous encounters with Kamikaze attacks, the USS Pringle eventually succumbed to a determined Japanese pilot.
Today we are in a global war with a fascist enemy no less committed to the destruction of civilization, and our media cannot recognize that suicide attacks are a tactic of desperate, bankrupt and failed ideology.
www.billroggio.com /archives/al_qaeda   (15523 words)

 Plurabelle - Transport
A Study of Apathy and the Democratic Process in the Transport and General Workers Union.
Hawkins, E K : Road Transport in Nigeria: A Study of African Enterprise.
Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Transport Phenomena and Dynamics of Rotating Machinery (ISROMAC-3).
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 health in ireland kilkenny spa - directory enquiries number - 1940 1945 british history transport   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
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You came here insistently seeking the information, directory enquiries number, and then of course, brighton business in small support, and then of course, rail timetables europe, but whatever you do, do not be demoralized.
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The P-59 is built in utmost secret on the upper floor of the old Ford (later Trico, now Tri-Main) plant on Main Street.
It is then shipped to California by rail disguised by a false prop fastened to its nose, and successfully flown.
Two navy carriers are built in Buffalo: the "Greater Buffalo" and the "SEEANDBEE." They are sent to Chicago where they are cut down and have a flight deck installed.
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