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  1978 in rail transport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1978.
March - Pacific Fruit Express dissolves, its fleet of refrigerator cars is distributed between Southern Pacific Railroad and Union Pacific Railroad.
October 29 - VIA Rail assumes all passenger train operations of the Canadian Pacific Railway in Canada.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1978_in_rail_transport   (352 words)

  
 Articles - Railway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Rail transport is an energy efficient means of mechanised land transport.
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.
In the late 18th century iron rails began to appear: British civil engineer William Jessop designed edge rails to be used with flanged wheels for use on a scheme in Loughborough, Leicestershire in 1789 and subsequently opened an iron-works to produce more rails.
www.techize.com /articles/Railway   (2136 words)

  
 Proton rocket facilities in Baikonur
This is the last step in Proton integration, after which the entire complex is loaded by cranes on the flat railroad transporter and it is ready for rollout to the launch pad.
The railroad transporter with the rocket in horizontal position moves with its front chassis on top of the stationary erector of the launch pad.
The rear chassis of the transporter remains on the railway.
www.russianspaceweb.com /baikonur_proton.html   (1130 words)

  
 Renaissance for Passenger Rail - Transport Minister announces $692.5 million in new funding for VIA Rail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Transport Minister David Collenette today announced Renaissance II, a new funding package to revitalize inter-city passenger rail services in Canada, worth $692.5 million over the next five years.
The funding commitment announced in April 2000 provided VIA Rail with the means to address urgent capital needs related to rolling stock, infrastructure and health and safety.
VIA Rail Canada Inc., a Crown corporation, was created in 1977 to operate Canada's national passenger rail service.
www.traintraveling.com /news/03_viarail_2003_1024a.html   (320 words)

  
 The Egyptian Rail Museum (Trains and other Transport)
Trains are a major means of transportation, and why not learn a little about them while waiting to board one at the Cairo train station.
Transportation before steam engines section: This section demonstrates the evolution of transportation from the period of the pharaohs until the invention of steam engines.
This is besides other models and pictures of wooden horse wagons that the pharaohs used in transportation and in the army as well.
www.touregypt.net /featurestories/trainmuseum.htm   (1204 words)

  
 Cost Recovery in Road and Rail Transport (Research Paper 28 1999-2000)
Road transport operators are required to identify the vehicle class, nominate the maximum gross weight for which the vehicle is to be licensed, and nominate the start and finishing kilometres.
It is not possible to determine whether State rail access charges reflect the cost to society for the use of infrastructure since the basis on which State rail authorities calculate their charges is opaque.
The Bureau of Transport Economics estimated that (on a net tonne kilometre basis), the cost of road externalities is in the order of seven times the cost of rail externalities for interstate non-bulk freight transport.
www.aph.gov.au /LIBRARY/Pubs/RP/1999-2000/2000rp28.htm   (6021 words)

  
 Renaissance for passenger rail - Transport Minister announces $400 million in new funding for VIA - April 12, 2000   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Minister of Transport has asked VIA Rail to prepare a five-year corporate plan that details how the new funding will be spent.
Transport Canada and VIA Rail Canada will also initiate the commercialization of certain remote and regional passenger rail services to tap into the expertise and sense of community that local and regional rail operators can offer in the provision of better and more efficient passenger rail services.
Since its creation in 1977, VIA Rail Canada, a dependent Crown corporation, has operated passenger trains on a cross-Canada network stretching from the Atlantic to the Pacific and from the Great Lakes to Hudson Bay.
www.tc.gc.ca /mediaroom/releases/nat/2000/00_h026e.htm   (550 words)

  
 1977 - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
1974 1975 1976 - 1977 - 1978 1979 1980
1977 was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1977 calendar).
July 13 - The New York City Blackout of 1977 lasts for 25 hours and results in looting and other disorder.
www.onpedia.com /encyclopedia/1977   (2041 words)

  
 1977 - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
June 20 - The Supreme Court of the United States rules that states are not required to spend Medicaid funds on elective abortions.
July 22 - The purged Chinese communist leader Deng Xiaoping is restored to power as the "Gang of Four" is expelled from the Communist Party of China.
You can find it there under the keyword 1977 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1977)The list of previous authors is available here: version history (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=1977andaction=history).
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/1977   (2319 words)

  
 VIA Rail Canada is born - VIA Rail Canada is born - CBC Archives
The new corporation is designed to halve the $200 million per year passenger rail subsidy that CN and CP receive from the federal government.
However, VIA Rail does not own a single rail line and must pay right of way fees to CN and CP and contract with them for maintenance.
By 2000, VIA Rail is carrying almost 4 million passengers a year.
archives.cbc.ca /400d.asp?id=1-73-601-3161&ref=rss   (486 words)

  
 1976 in rail transport - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article lists events related to rail transport that occurred in 1976.
May 4 - An international train collides with a local train near Schiedam, the Netherlands, killing 24 and injuring 11.
October 31 - Canadian Pacific Railway and Canadian National Railway issue the first joint VIA Rail timetable.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/1976_in_rail_transport   (397 words)

  
 Renaissance for passenger rail — Transport Minister announces $692.5 million in new funding for VIA Rail - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The government recognized that further investments were required to ensure the long-term viability of passenger rail services in Canada and to improve VIA Rail's financial performance.
VIA Rail's capital investment program, launched in the fall of 2000, is responding to the growing demand for a modern, efficient, coast-to-coast passenger rail service.
A two-year $10 million investment in VIA Rail's busiest facility, Toronto Union Station, is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2003.
www.tc.gc.ca /mediaroom/releases/nat/2003/03-h125e.htm   (1487 words)

  
 RailPage Australia
Basically, from 1977 a range of developments began to occur with Government operated, urban public transport ticketing methods around Australia.
Freight carried over the interstate rail network in Victoria, South Australia and into Western Australia reached a new high during May and continues to rise at a rate outstripping national economic growth.
Australian Rail Track Corporation Ltd (ARTC) has welcomed today's announcement by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) that the voluntary Access Undertaking it has given, for that part of the interstate rail network under its control, has been approved.
www.railpage.org.au   (1141 words)

  
 Transport
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)

  
 Rail Transport Research Needs
TRB Special Report 174: Rail Transport Research Needs examines a comprehensive framework for a coordinated national rail transport research effort by industry and government.
The goal is a research program of maximum assistance in improving the performance and viability of the rail industry and the decision-making processes of those involved with rail transport.
The conclusion is that survival issues for the rail industry are concentrated in management and planning--the " soft" side of research.
gulliver.trb.org /news/blurb_detail.asp?id=2751   (223 words)

  
 Transport Minister Announces Appointments to Via Rail : ArriveNet Press Releases : Travel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The board of directors is responsible for the management of the business activities and other affairs of the corporation.
Rome airport transportation: the strike of Rome's taxis
As gas and diesel fuel prices continue to rise and are expected to reach record highs this summer.
press.arrivenet.com /travel/article.php/626291.html   (434 words)

  
 Traveling Horse Transport Company Directory
We are based in CA and serve the West and SW.  We have bi-monthly trips to Texas and Oklahoma.  We are able to carry 8 horses and have 8 x 10 box stalls available.  Your horse is our primary concern.
We offer very reasonable rates and assure the safety and well being of every horse.  Double M Transport is also commercially licensed and insured for everyone's peace of mind.  We also recently installed full video monitoring.
  Coulter Transport is a horse transportation company that services the Midwest and both the East and West Coast horse community.  The Coulter family have serviced the horse community since 1965.  License: Kansas K01-75-4440  CDL.
www.travelinghorse.com /Transport_Companies.html   (1743 words)

  
 World Metro List - Metro Bits - mic-ro.co(s)m   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
One reason is that definitions of what a metro is may vary according to who you ask (a popular definition is here).
Differences between heavy rail, metros and trams began fading in the past few decades as more metros now include stretches shared with roads or heavy rail.
In other cases, metros have gradually evolved from tram or rail lines, so it is often difficult to tell the actual length or date of inauguration of a metro.
mic-ro.com /metro/metrolist.html   (168 words)

  
 austria transport company freight forwarding, removals, rail, air, truck transportation services austria
Founded in 1977, "KREMS-Sped" Transport Company and its subsidiaries developed into a group of four independent cargo and freight forwarding agencies.
We currently offer services such as transport of full trailer loads and packaged goods in Austria, Germany, Benelux, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Italy, France, Spain and Greece and major European cities.
Apart from truck and cargo plane shipping, we also offer combined road and rail transports as well.
www.kremssped.com /austria-transport-company.html   (168 words)

  
 BTF - British transport Films - BTF Recollections "Nationalisation and British Transport Films 1946-1977", ...
In 1949 with advent of Nationalisation, Jock Brebner and Christian Barman of the British Transport Commission set up the BTC Film Unit (to be headed by Edgar Anstey, as Films Officer) to produce and distribute films for all the undertakings administered by the BTC, including British Railways.
These were designed to be shown to the general public in the cinema, or by television, or non-theatrically to clubs, societies, industrial, trade, professional or educational groups.
Over 1,500,000 of the general public were seeing British Transport films non-theatrically during each of the six autumn and winter months.
www.derby.org /btf/recollections/Recollections2.html   (1450 words)

  
 Internet Resource Guide: Transport Law Resources
Transport Safety Investigation Bill 2002: Report and Submissions (Senate Rural and Regional Affairs and Transport Legislation Committee)
Formerly, the National Ropad Transport Commission (NRTC), the NTC was established in 2004 to promote uniform regulatory aspects of land transport (road and rail) networks
Advertised as "Your Internet portal to international transportation" this site is the home page of Countryman and McDaniel, US Customs Broker Attorneys.
www.aph.gov.au /library/intguide/law/transportlaw.htm   (1122 words)

  
 Find in a Library: Rail transport research needs : final report of the railroad research study conducted by the ...
Find in a Library: Rail transport research needs : final report of the railroad research study conducted by the Transportation Research Board and sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Association of American Railroads
Rail transport research needs : final report of the railroad research study conducted by the Transportation Research Board and sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Association of American Railroads
WorldCat is provided by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. on behalf of its member libraries.
www.worldcatlibraries.org /wcpa/ow/f43a09213d7c4412.html   (117 words)

  
 Rail transport in Barcelona
The Quail Map Company’s inexpensive Barcelona Transport Maps (ISBN 0 900609 36 2, price 75p + 27p postage) is recommended, showing both RENFE and FGC railways, plus metro track layout, plus tram routes in 1898 and 1955.
On the broad-gauge third-rail Línia 1 just west of Plaça de Sants is a short section of route in the open, with a closed station (Bordeta), one open to passengers (Mercat Nou) and a small depot, all visible from the RENFE main line to the west which is alongside.
The most recent section of metro is Línia 2, from Paral.lel (where platforms are in a tunnel adjacent to those of Línia 3 and the tracks are connected) to La Pau (interchange with Línia 4) via the centre of the city.
www.rinbad.free-online.co.uk /es_barna.htm   (2251 words)

  
 World Rail Transit List
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.
Kurobe Dam (Ogizawa - Kurobe Dam); TB 1964
Toshkent (Tashkent) [2073K]; HR 1977, LR 1901/1912, TB 1947, CR
home.cc.umanitoba.ca /~wyatt/rail-transit-list.html   (2275 words)

  
 Central Railway Station and Metro Light Rail | Sydney | Practical Information | Public Transport | WCities Destination ...
Most country, interstate and suburban trains pass through Central Station, making it the main rail hub of the city.
Situated near Chinatown, on the city circle line, the station is fully wheelchair accessible including toilets.
There is also a car park, bus stops and a taxi rank near by.
www.wcities.com /en/record/69,330718/83/record.html   (124 words)

  
 (1977) Rail transport research needs: Final report of the railroad research study conducted by the Transportation ...
(1977) Rail transport research needs: Final report of the railroad research study conducted by the Transportation Research Board and sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Association of American Railroads
Rail transport research needs: Final report of the railroad research study conducted by the Transportation Research Board and sponsored by the Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation, and the Association of American Railroads
To view the the latter's ratings, click on Chapters/Papers/Articles in the STATISTICS box, select a publication from the list that appears, and then click on either Quality or Interest in that publication's STATISTICS box.
www.getcited.org /?PUB=101775828&showStat=Ratings   (134 words)

  
 Rail & Tramways
New South Wales Rail Transport Museum 1998 or.cl. d/w.
history of rail transportation at Australian Iron and Steel P/L. Port Kembla, N.S.W. together with an account of the development of railways and shipping ports in the Illawarra region.
A History of Urban Transport in New Zealand.
www.bspgallery.com.au /rail.htm   (1335 words)

  
 Shipping/Transport 1
Transportes Coal-Sea de Venezuela C.A., as owners of the Hopper Barge TCSV-2, v.
Combined transport: law applicable to losses during transhipment: Whether a separate land transport: whether subject to limitation of general german law of affreightment: whether bill of lading limitation clause in valid form
Associated Transport Line LLC, the "Star B" Award of the Society of Maritime Arbitrators of New York; Messrs Manfred W Arnold, Thomas F Fox and John F Ring, Chairman; 19 November 2003
www.onlinedmc.co.uk /shipping_and_transport.htm   (13232 words)

  
 Transport minister announces appointments to Via Rail : ArriveNet Press Releases : Travel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Transport minister announces appointments to Via Rail : ArriveNet Press Releases : Travel
, both of Ontario, to the board of directors of VIA Rail
Irène Marcheterre, Director of Communications, Office of the Minister, Ottawa, (613) 991-0700; Transport Canada is online at www.tc.gc.ca.
press.arrivenet.com /travel/article.php/652602.html   (410 words)

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