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  renfe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The name RENFE is an acronym of Red Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Españoles (National Network of the Spanish Railways).
The company was formed in 1939 when Spain's railways were nationalised.
The name is an acronym of Alta Velocidad Española (Spanish high-speed), but "ave" is at the same time the Spanish word for "bird".
www.yourencyclopedia.net /renfe.html   (322 words)

 Railways In Northern Africa
One of the romances of railway engineering is the way in which the great natural difficulties abounding in the states along the south shore of the Mediterranean Sea have been conquered and up-to-date transport systems have been provided.
But the chief interest of the East Moroccan Railway is that the French authorities have approved its possible use as the first stage of the great Trans-Saharan Railway, which is to run from the Mediterranean to Timbuctoo, and, eventually, on to the Guinea coast.
Should this Trans-Saharan Railway be pushed forward, it would make a connection with the southern terminus of a long narrow-gauge branch of the Algerian State Railways which extends from the Mediterranean port of Oran, through the Atlas Mountains to Colomb-Bechar, and on over the desert to Kenadza.
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 Indian History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
History also reveals that until 1000 A.D. the area of Hindu Kush was a full part of Hindu cradle.
Although the archipelago which developed into the modern city of Mumbai was inhabited whenever history chanced on it, they are forced to imagine the lives of these early Mumbaikars, because the islands lay outside of the sweep of history and beyond the marches of armies for millennia.
The history of Orissa makes an interesting case-study in that it's history is in many ways atypical from that of the northern plains and many of the common generalizations that are made about Indian history do not seem to apply to the Oriya region.
indiafocus.indiainfo.com /society_and_culture/history   (3266 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya or FGC is a Spanish railway company, which operates a system of mostly metre gauge lines in the Catalonia region of Spain, centered on Barcelona.
The company operates much of the commuter rail network into Barcelona, all of which is electrified.
In total the company operates 140 km (88 miles) of metre gauge track, 42 km (24 miles) of standard gauge track, and a short rack railway, in the Pyrenees mountains.
online-encyclopedia.info /encyclopedia/f/fg/fgc.html   (87 words)

 Spanish Civil War - Oral History - The Education Forum
Then he was moved to the supply depot, where he worked loading and unloading railway cars, and making sure that the canned goods-department at the meats and provisions-factory received all the cans they needed.
Former volunteers of the Spanish Civil War from several countries were invited to a conference in Beograd, twenty years after the general’s rebellion.
The Germans claimed it was the first time in the history of the world that a raid like that had been made.
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 Institute of Railway Studies & Transport History | links
The Advanced Railway Research Centre, Sheffield, is a joint venture between the British Railways Board and the University of Sheffield to deliver university research information and training to assist the rail industry in the complex technical, managerial and regulatory challenges of the future.
The Railway and Canal Historical Society was founded in 1954 with the aim of bringing together all those interested in the history of transport, with particular reference to railways and waterways.
The Midland Railway Society exists to bring together all those interested in the Midland Railway, and their web site is not only an attractively-presented and comprehensive introduction to the Society's activities but also constitutes an impressive internet railway history resource in its own right.
www.york.ac.uk /inst/irs/irshome/links/links.htm   (3258 words)

 History (on RecreationFizz.com)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
History of the Alweg (aka Wegematic in the USA, and Alweg-Bahn in Germany) monorail system in Cologne, Germany; New York, NY, USA and Seattle, WA, USA during the 1950s and 1960s.
History and operations of the various railroads that served the Dunkirkirk, NY area.
History, archival details, and photos of the railroad that once ran from New York to Buffalo serving the Eastern Pennsylvania anthracite coal district.
www.recreationfizz.com /Trains_and_Railroads/History   (1028 words)

The history of Monaco is only known in detail from the thirteenth century.
It was he who persuaded his nephew to take the title of "Prince" and "Lord of Monaco" (1612), titles which were recognized by the Spanish Court and passed on to his successors.
Later, in 1868, when the railway line between Nice and Ventimiglia was completed, their number increased to remarkable figures.
www.monaco-consulate.com /about_history.htm   (5111 words)

 Utah Railroad History
The Utah Railway's main operating headquarters sits west of Martin, Utah on a narrow shelf of Mancos shale in a late steam era atmosphere.
The Utah Railway bought this line on the day of its completion for $246,911, which happens to be the same day it met and completed the main line.
Now that the Utah Railway's main line was operational and the joint trackage was completed over the summit, arrangements were completed so the Denver and Rio Grande could operate the Utah Railway's lines under the 1913 trackage agreement.
www.lofthouse.com /USA/Utah/carbon/railroad.html   (1697 words)

 FGC - Open Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya or FGC is a Spanish railway company, which operates a system of metre gauge lines and a seperate system of standard gauge lines in the Catalonia region of Spain, centered on Barcelona.
There is also a metre gauge freight line to the port of Barcelona from this line, which diverges from the main line near Cornellà-Riera.
L prefixed lines (L for Línia) are treated as part of the Barcelona metro system (which consists of L1-L5 for the metro proper, L6-L8 on the FGC, L9 is a metro line being built and L11 is a short light railway system in the northwest - see Barcelona Metro)
open-encyclopedia.com /FGC   (324 words)

 Spanish Abroad - History of Santiago, Chile
Santiago began as a fortified encampment, known by the name Santiago de la Nueva Extremadura, the furthest-flung post of the Spanish empire.
Railway and telegraph lines linked the city to Valparaíso, by that stage a bustling commercial center with a population of 60,000.
Independence brought new-found wealth to Chile principally from the nitrate fields of the north.
www.spanishabroad.com /chile/santiago/s_history.htm   (662 words)

 FEVE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The company was formed in 1972 when all of Spain's narrow-gauge railways were brought under unified ownership.
Most of the narrow gauge railways operated by FEVE are located in the north-west of the country (Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, and the Basque Country), where they form a large system.
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www.city-search.org /fe/feve.html   (254 words)

 RailServe.com: World Railway Historical Societies & Preservation
Paananen Railways - Finnish railway history and Railway Philately
Railways of Spain and Portugal - History of the railways of Spain and Portugal
Railways of the Far South - History of the railways, mostly narrow gauge, in the far south of South America and in the islands of the South Atlantic
www.railserve.com /Historical/World   (4896 words)

 History of the Panama Railroad: The Chinese Tragedy
History of the Panama Railroad: The Chinese Tragedy
One story has it that since “mata” in Spanish is “kill” and “chino” means “Chinese,” then Matachin was named as a contraction for “Dead Chinaman.” In commemoration of the Chinese suicides.
“It is said that upon the railway of the Isthmus, which is 75 kilometers in length, there is buried a Chinaman under each crosstie.” Of course this is completely untrue.
www.trainweb.org /panama/chinesetragedy.html   (2201 words)

 Spanish-Cuban-American War - History of Cuba
On January 1 1899, General Brooke took formal control of Havana from the retiring Spanish governor-general, but the occasion was completely American, and Cubans were denied the long-anticipated satisfaction of parading their troops through the capital.
After the Spanish flag was lowered, the U.S. flag was raised.
By February 1899, barely six weeks after the formal opening of the Occupation, the process of disposing franchises, railway grants, street line concessions, electric light monopolies and similar privileges in Cuba to American financial syndicates and individual capitalists was about to begin.
www.historyofcuba.com /history/scaw/scaw3.htm   (1093 words)

 Port Royal - History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Spanish, nevertheless, used this area as a major anchorage in their explorations, and eventually tried to make it the center of their North American empire.
A Spanish squadron was sent by Philip II to destroy the French colony.
The town was burned by the Spanish in 1686.
www.portroyal.org /history.htm   (1535 words)

 Pike's Peak Cog Railway, Pikes Peak Colorado, Railroad, Train, Colorado Springs, Travel Manitou Springs, Vacation
The Spanish were well aware of the mountain through numerous expeditions, especially that of Juan De Anza, who explored the region in 1779.
The founder of the Manitou and Pikes Peak Cog Railway was a Mr.
Penrose eventually purchased the Cog Railway in the 1920's, reportedly to obtain the parking and summit house for auto travelers on the highway.
www.cograilway.com /aboutpikespeak.htm   (1417 words)

 Friends of Business History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The Sixteenth Annual Workshop of the Women's Committee of the Economic History Society (EHS) is to be held on November 18-19, 2005 at the Institute of Historical Research, London.
The Berlin Colloquium on December 14-16, 2005 is the second conference in a series launched by the Institute of Economic History at Humboldt University on quantitative economic and social history.
Ports, Borders, and Labor in the Pacific Northwest, the 38th Annual Conference of the Pacific Northwest Labor History Association (PLNHA) from June 2 to 4, 2006 is co-sponsored by the Labor Center at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA.
www.friendsofbusinesshistory.com   (4661 words)

 Ottawa Start | History Guide
A history of Preston Street (aka Corso Italia), the heart of Ottawa's Little Italy, and the home of many of Italian immigrants in Ottawa.
One of the best histories of Ottawa available, it mixes maps and photographs with a detailed — but very readable text.
Taylor is a history professor at Carleton University.
ottawastart.com /history.php   (507 words)

 Business History: The internationalisation of ownership of the Spanish railway companies, 1858-1936.@ HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Railways were amongst the first sectors to feel the effects of this development, as in most countries local capital resources had been inadequate to provide the capital necessary to get the railway system started.
This article examines the impact of this internationalisation of capital on railway ownership in Spain, a late industrialising country.
The approach taken is based on an analysis of the ownership of the stock of the two major...
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:93370996&refid=holomed_1   (223 words)

 Institute of Railway Studies & Transport History | readings: Harrow & Wealdstone
A memorial service for those railway employees who lost their lives in the accident at Harrow and Wealdstone, L.M.R., on October 8, and a service of thanksgiving for those whose lives were spared, was held at St.
Although evidence is still to be taken, Colonel Wilson, Chief Inspecting Officer to The Railway Executive and in charge of the inquiry into the cause of the tragic disaster at Harrow and Wealdstone station on 8th October, has, with laudable abandonment of red tape, given his personal opinion on the matter.
Since the railways were nationalised, the question of adopting a uniform system for all main lines has been under consideration, and, as recorded elsewhere in this issue, the final prototype of the new apparatus was tested recently on the main line from Kings Cross to the North.
www.york.ac.uk /inst/irs/irshome/features/readings/archive/harrow.htm   (3288 words)

 SPUR - Articles - The Muni Paradox — A Brief Social History of the Municipal Railway   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Today we see in Muni, as we have seen throughout the history of transit in San Francisco, a Municipal paradox -- recurrent, contradictory themes of civic agony and civic triumph, of political short-sightedness, and extraordinarily excellent planning and management.
San Francisco grew from three nuclei with roots in Spanish colonial policy: the military at the Presidio, religious establishment at the Mission, and a trading center at Yerba Buena Cove.
The first cable road in the country was built in San Francisco, and now the first Municipal railway of the country is built in San Francisco.
www.spur.org /documents/990601_article_02.shtm   (8239 words)

 History And Geography Of The Underground Railroad
The operations of clandestine escape networks began in the 1500s, and was later connected with organized abolitionist activity of the 1800s.
Appointed by the Spanish government as "Protector of the Indians," Las Cas demanded that Spain liberate the Amerindians and to recognize their rights as a people.
Las Casas humanitarian sentiment, however, did not extend to Africans whom he endorsed their enslavement to meet the growing demand for labor in the territories.
www.afgen.com /underground_railroad.html   (1241 words)

 Bolivia: History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Potosi was preceded by Chuqisaca, later renamed Sucre, which was founded in 1538 and later became the administrative capital of the Spanish colonial rule.
Alto Peru (Upper Peru), as Bolivia was known during the period of Spanish rule, was at first a dependency of the Viceroyalty of Peru.
The railway which linked Bolivia with the Pacific coast (Oruro-Antofagasta) was inaugurated in 1892.
www.ddg.com /LIS/aurelia/bolhis.htm   (644 words)

 spanish history quiz   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
It is more likely, in view of his eastern Spanish name, that he [40] was a Catalan who had come...
The talk will begin with a history quiz to see how much we know about the way drink was perceived in church history.
Today's Ancient/Classical History quiz is on the Roman circus and particularly the Circus Maximus.
www.spanishtopics.com /spanishhistoryquiz   (1412 words)

 EH.N: CfP: "Tobacco in Economic History, 16th to 21st Centuries, " VIIIth Spanish Economic History ...
Tobacco in Economic History, 18th to 21st Centuries VIIIth Spanish Economic History Association Conference, Santiago de Compostela 13-16 September, 2005 Panel coordination: Luis Alonso Álvarez (Universidad de A Coruña), Lina Gálvez Muñoz (Universidad Carlos III de Madrid) and Santiago de Luxán (Universidad de Las Palmas).
Within this context we are organising a B panel on Tobacco in Economic History, 16th to 21st Centuries, and a pre-conference in Madrid on the 4th and 5th of March, 2005.
There are enough arguments for explaining the convenience of organising at the present time an academic meeting on "Tobacco in economic history." First, the increasing legal demands subscribed by particulars and institutions against tobacco holdings because of the medical evidence linking tobacco consumption and particular illnesses.
www.eh.net /pipermail/eh.news/2004-July/000723.html   (549 words)

 wikien.info: Main_Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Because of that a commission estimated that a gauge wider than the European one would allow bigger steam engines, which would make easier the ascension of the slopes.
A few years later this technical problem was solved but the huge cost that would had supposed the change of the tracks and the rolling stocks to the European gauge left the Spanish net isolated of the rest of Western Europe, except Portugal, that adopted the Spanish gauge.
The company was formed on 24 January 1941 when Spain's railways were nationalised.
www.alanaditescili.net /index.php?title=Renfe   (374 words)

 IOL: Spanish history blooms in Madrid gardens
Madrid - Madrid's Botanical Gardens offer a stunning floral walk through Spanish history from colonial era plants gathered around the globe, to a collection of bonsai trees donated by former prime minister Felipe Gonzalez to mark its 250th anniversary.
The gardens came into being after the Spanish crown decided to create scientific institutions to oversee the collection, classification and study of the natural riches of the colonies.
To fill the garden, the Spanish crown specifically called on the governors and vice-roys of the Americas and the Philippines to supply seeds and plants representative of the flora in their respective regions.
www.int.iol.co.za /index.php?set_id=14&click_id=418&art_id=qw1111728245582T614   (637 words)

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