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  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Rail transport   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Rail transport is the most energy efficient means of mechanised land transport.
Rail transport is also one of the safest modes of transport, and also 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.hallencyclopedia.com /Rail_transport   (1883 words)

 1963 in rail transport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1963.
January 26 - The last passenger train on Canadian Pacific Railway between Ottawa and Maniwaki, Quebec, departs using CP RDCs 9105 and 9023.
November 9 - Two passenger trains collide with a derailed freight train on the Tokaido Main Line in Yokohama, Japan; the Yokohama rail crash results in 161 deaths.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1963_in_rail_transport   (255 words)

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As such, under the 30/12/82 Domestic Transportation Law, the company’s focus was “to operate, improve and develop the national rail network in accordance with the principles of public service.” However, three minor rail lines are operated by the Independent Rail Transportation Company, (Chemins de fer du transport autonome - CFTA), which is a subsidiary of Vivendi.
A 1963 decree stipulated that labour law at French National Railways was the jurisdiction of the Ministry for Transport.
D) Own assessment of industrial relations in the rail transport sector Downsizing over the past 20 years, potential privatisation, commitment to an often challenged status have all resulted in a genuine unease among railworkers, the traditional stronghold of the French trade union movement.
www.eiro.eurofound.eu.int /2000/03/word/fr0001132s.doc   (1908 words)

 Institute of Rail Welding - industry news archive
Practical models for rail grinding, produced from laboratory tests and from theoretical modelling, have been produced and are used to substantiate past practices and to develop improved predictive tools for rail fatigue and profile deterioration.
Rail profile shapes developed from practical field experience; the modelling of rail profile shapes; rail grinding intervals and metal removal; rail surface finish and metallurgy are all discussed.
The Freight Transport Association is complaining that although grants to encourage businesses to transfer their freight from road to rail have been increased, they will in fact be less in real terms, after the effects of inflation have been taken into consideration.
www.iorw.org /news_archive.html   (13553 words)

 Transport Minister Releases Interim Report on Rail Access Issues - January 10, 2001   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Admitted to the Nova Scotia Bar in 1963, he was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1978, and called to the Ontario Bar in 1981.
Patenaude was counsel to the Canadian Transport Commission in both the National Capital Region and in the Commission's Western division, where he participated in the planning of the Canadian western rail network and the development of recommendations for the transportation of dangerous goods by rail.
He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Transport and has received the Distinguished Member Award from the Transportation and Public Utilities Group of the American Economics Association.
www.tc.gc.ca /mediaroom/releases/nat/2001/01_h003e.htm   (1295 words)

 SCADPlus: Transport: promoting sustainable transport
To develop a strategy to ensure sustainable transport in developing countries, in other words transport which is safe, economically, financially and institutionally sustainable as well as environmentally sound and socially aware.
By ensuring access to the key areas of development such as employment, health care and education, transport contributes for the most part to economic and social development, integration into the world economy and the fight against poverty (one of the Community's main objectives).
In this respect, the development of sustainable transport has been identified as one of the priority areas of the European Community's strategy on development aid.
europa.eu /scadplus/leg/en/lvb/r12507.htm   (1069 words)

 Electric Rail racing
The current was carried by 'OO' scale railway rails of nickel silver, buried in the balsa each side of the slot.
The rail guide was simply a piece of brass, bent to form a tunnel and soldered to the middle of the front axle tube.
Rail cars were much more difficult because you had to raise the car above the rail and then locate it by eye before lowering it - hopefully in the right place.
www.iroquois.free-online.co.uk /memoirs/rail.htm   (3758 words)

 Rail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Conflicts internal to the rail system, between freight and passenger trains, are the second concern, and again are principally related to western Washington and its deep-water port activity and intercity and commuter passenger train service (both existing and proposed/desired).
Rail facilities are planned to include a rotary dump which will be located on a loop track for rapid unloading of unit trains.
The regional rail system is approximately 60 percent the size it was in 1970, and its share of export grain transportation is down to about 14 percent.
www.wsdot.wa.gov /Rail/plans/freightupdate/Newch2.cfm   (7360 words)

 Argentine Rail Transport Problems, The Waggon Bottleneck.
From the foregoing it will be appreciated that the economic and efficient use of railway transport equipment is of primary importance for the country's economy as a whole if its produce is to reach world markets at competitive prices, and the domestic standard of living be maintained.
On the particular subject of rail transport, while steps are now being taken to improve the locomotive position, particularly as regards "dieselisation"--dealt with in a previous article*--the real bottleneck of the railway goods situation in Argentina is the current shortage of waggons.
The answer is simple: an enormous increase of transport cost by using all and every kind of uneconomical transportation vehicle, a substantial and uneconomical extension of the transportation period, incalculable losses due to deterioration of produce whilst waiting for waggons, etc. Naturally, all this does not show up directly as the fault of the railways.
www.storm.ca /~sdamus/Wagons55.HTM   (1761 words)

 AusEmade: Rail Transport, Australia
There are also tour operators that offer transportation as part of their tour package.
City Rail • The rail network covers suburban Sydney and extends to the Hunter, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands and South Coast regions.
NSW Rail Transport Museum • Southern Aurora Dining Train have a number of day and weekend escape tours.
www.ausemade.com.au /national/transport/rail.htm   (1413 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.
www.keywordmage.net /br/british-rail.html   (1457 words)

 railways in India
After partition, the pattern and direction of rail traffic underwent a sea change, particularly in northern, western and northeastern parts had no link to with the rest of the country.
Work on the 227 kilometer long Assam Rail line project was started in January 1948 and the fine was completed and formally inaugurated on January 26, 1950.
Despite a loss in terms of market share to the road industry, a growth rate of 5% is being assumed for the Ninth Plan period for railways and even higher growth rates will have to be achieved in the Tenth and Eleventh Plan in order to reverse the trends in modal split.
www.tcil.com /rail.asp   (1538 words)

 The Wirral Transport Museum - Home
A less well known fact is that from this tram works, the first Trolleybus was built and it was operated in Cleveland Street, using the Corporation tram lines and a skate.
In 1903 ‘Lairds Bros’ amalgamated with the steel manufactures Charles Cammell and Co Sheffield, and the famous name of Cammell Lairds and Co. Ltd was born.
The museums very own London Transport Routemaster RM 1101 poses for a photograph with Concorde at Duxford in 2004.
www.wirraltransportmuseum.org   (847 words)

 Water transport
However, in recent times the importance of this mode of transport has declined considerably with the expansion of road and rail transport.
The transportation of goods in an organized form is confined to West Bengal, Assam, parts of North Eastern region and Goa.
Development of inland water transport commenced from the Second Five Year Plan and up to the end of Fifth Plan the total expenditure on this sector was Rs.
www.tcil.com /water.asp   (1679 words)

 1964 in rail transport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1964.
April 6 - Freight transportation on Alaska Railroad between Fairbanks and Anchorage resumes after repairs from an earthquake that occurred on March 27.
April 20 - The Skokie Swift high-speed rapid transit route of the Chicago Transit Authority 'L' system begins service.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1964_in_rail_transport   (227 words)

 1963   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
However, I do not know of any church that is truly honoring the Sabbath, following the Bible only, and exposing the papacy.
The divorce case of the Duke and Duchess of Argyll causes scandal in the United Kingdom
1963 is the year dubbed "Annus Mirabilis" by British poet Philip Larkin.
www.worldslastchance.com /encyclopedia/index.php/1963   (2656 words)

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”.
Superbly illustrated will appeal to railway enthusiasts and travellers alike, with a chapter on lines that are now operating as tourist lines and new life on the main lines.
www.collectinghouse.co.uk /transport.htm   (9037 words)

 Horizon & Co (1963) - Canada's leading boutique luxury travel company
These trips are designed to take you into the heart of Africa with all of the romantic trappings of your Out-of-Africa daydreams but none of the inconvenience...
These trips are designed to transport you in more ways than one - watch a pod of dolphins playfully breaching in the Amazon River or stroll the history-rich streets of Tripoli...
These trips are designed to explore life's big questions, using travel as the catalyst to unleash travellers true potential and allow them to live life more passionately...
www.horizon-co.com   (331 words)

 S.I. No. 84/1966: TRANSPORT ACT, 1963 (RAILWAY WORKS) ORDER, 1966.
This Order may be cited as the Transport Act, 1963 (Railway Works) Order, 1966.
(3) The form of rail to be laid across any road shall be approved by the County Council.
Where the railway is laid across any road the Board shall at all times maintain and keep in good condition and repair, and so as not to be a danger or annoyance to ordinary traffic, the rails of which the railway for the time being consists and the sub-structure on which the same rest.
www.irishstatutebook.ie /ZZSI84Y1966.html   (2474 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.
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.
The rest of 1977, along with earlier ones from 1963, is in the closed access US depository with the SuDocs number C3.233, while 1982 onwards is in microfiche format with the same SuDocs number.
www.lse.ac.uk /library/statistics/Transport_Statistics.htm   (1667 words)

 1963 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar).
January 1 - CSIRO scientist Dr Gilbert Bogle and Mrs Margaret Chandler are found dead, believed to have been poisoned, in bushland near the Lane Cove River, Sydney.
The motorcade of President John F Kennedy, shortly before he was assassinated on November 22 1963
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1963   (2730 words)

 Dubrovnik Online, transportation by car, by sea, by coach, by rail, by air and timetables
Dubrovnik has a car towing service (popularly called the “spider”) which towes cars that are misplaced (wrongly parked) to a special location where you can pick them up after paying a fine.
Since parking, especially around the Old Town can be a real adventure during summer, we recommend that you use public transportation.
Dubrovnik has a good public transportation system with busses regularly going to and from the Old Town.
www.dubrovnik-online.com /english/transportation_car.php   (443 words)

 Shipping and Transport at Randburg
Royal Arctic Line was formed in 1992 with the transition of Greenland's sea transport from being a traditional and conventional cargo operation to becoming a fully modernized container operation.
A transport company that offers consolidated consignments by ship or by air, goods distribution centre, bonded warehouse and all customs documentation services, in addition to bulk cargo and a domestic transport system with transport centres all around Iceland.
In 1963 the airfield was repaired by the Danish Civil Aviation Administration with reference to starting flight operations using smaller passenger aircraft during the summer period...
www.randburg.is /shipping.html   (2486 words)

 The British Transport Police Force Scheme 1963 (Amendment) Order 1994   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
This Order amends the British Transport Police Force Scheme 1963, which makes provision for the organisation of the transport police, to take account of the reorganisation of the railways pursuant to the Railways Act 1993 ("the 1993 Act").
The main class of person concerned is the class comprising new operators of rail services under the 1993 Act;
(c) enable the body which has taken over responsibility for the management of the rail network from the Board to appoint a member to the British Transport Police Committee (which is responsible for the administration of the transport police) (article 6(a) and (b)).
www.opsi.gov.uk /si/si1994/Uksi_19940609_en_3.htm   (188 words)

 1963 - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
Archaeology - Aviation - Rail transport - Radio - Science
March 21 - Alcatraz, a federal penitentiary on an island in San Francisco Bay, closes; the last 27 prisoners are transferred elsewhere at the order of Attorney General Robert F Kennedy.
October 9 - In northeast Italy, over 2,000 people are killed when a large landslide behind the Vajont Dam causes a giant wave of water to overtop it.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/1/9/6/1963.html   (2370 words)

Even in Dublin, all avenues to the Private Operator on Public Transport seem to be blocked, with compounded delays to LUAS (Which might be part-operated by a private contractor).
New Rail Dispute Threat: It emerged around 20th Oct. 2000 that DART staff were threatening to Go-Slow or even strike, due to difficulties over working practices, etc. in connection with the much-needed new Malahide Extension to the DART Service.
Therefore, Rail Way Ahead is intended to be in favour of, and will be expected to lend support to, any plans for reopening disused Cross Border Rail Links.
members.tripod.com /~wolfetones   (3063 words)

 Gametown...Transport Tycoon
Transport Tycoon was programmed by Chris Sawyer inspired by Railroad
The main idea of TT is to develop a universal transportation system in a
If you connect two stations by road be aware of rail crossings.
members.aol.com /gametown/Tycoon.html   (6294 words)

 Transport   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
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)

 TRANSPORT (DUBLIN LIGHT RAIL) ACT, 1996   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
"the Act of 1963' means the Local Government (Planning and Development) Act, 1963;
(5) For the purposes of this section, a company within the meaning of the Companies Acts, 1963 to 1990, shall be deemed to be ordinarily resident at its registered office, and every other body corporate and every unincorporated body shall be deemed to be ordinarily resident at its principal office or place of business.
—This Act may be cited as the Transport (Dublin Light Rail) Act, 1996.
www.irishstatutebook.ie /1996_24.html   (5186 words)

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