Greenberg's Guide to Lionel Trains, 1901-1942: O and OO gauges (2nd ed., c2001)

Author: Bruce C. Greenberg

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.

ISBN: 0897781813

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

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Provides in-depth information and current prices on all prewar O gauge Lionel trains, including variations in trucks, couplers, and decoration. Recounts the history of Lionel O from its origins in realistic designs, colors, and markings, to the development of creative designs and bright colors.
New Haven Passenger Trains

Author: Peter E. Lynch


ISBN: 1610604555

Category: Transportation


View: 132

Day and night for well over 100 years, the New Haven Railroad plied the rails between New York City and Boston, its mere 1,800 miles of track carrying more passengers than any other railroad in the history of the U.S. rail industry. This illustrated history revisits the days when New England's fortunes were inseparable from the New Haven's-when trains like the Merchants Limited, Yankee Clipper, Cranberry, and Quaker carried tourists and commuters to the great cities of the East Coast, and to destinations like Cape Cod, Hyannis, and Woods Hole, boat connections to Martha's Vineyard, and ski slopes in the Berkshires.
Military Trains and Railways

Author: Jean-Denis Lepage

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476667607

Category: History

Page: 216

View: 435

Featuring many detailed drawings, this history of military trains and railways from 1853 through 1953 describes how the railroad transformed the nature of warfare. Transport and logistics are discussed for armored trains, rail-borne artillery and armored combat vehicles, medical evacuation trains and draisines (light auxiliary vehicles such as handcars). The railroad's role in establishing European colonial empires in Asia and Africa is examined. Conflicts covered include the Boer Wars, the American Civil War, the Austro-Prussian War, the Franco-Prussian War, the Russo-Turkish War, World War I, the Finnish Civil War, the Spanish Civil War, World War II and the French Indochina War.
Unmanned Driving Systems for Smart Trains

Author: Hui Liu

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780323886352

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 376

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Unmanned Driving Systems for Smart Trains explores the core technologies involved in unmanned driving systems for smart railways and trains, from foundational theory to the latest advances. The volume introduces the key technologies, research results and frontiers of the field. Each chapter includes practical cases to ground theory in practice. Seven chapters cover key aspects of unmanned driving systems for smart trains, including performance evaluation, algorithm-based reasoning and learning strategy, main control parameters, data mining and processing, energy saving optimization and control, and intelligent algorithm simulation platforms. This book will help researchers find solutions in developing better unmanned driving systems. Responds to the expansion of smart railways and the adoption of unmanned global systems Covers core technologies of unmanned driving systems for smart trains Details a large number of case studies and experimental designs for unmanned railway systems Adopts a multidisciplinary view where disciplines intersect at key points Gives both foundational theory and the latest theoretical and practical advances for unmanned railways
Slow Trains to Venice

Author: Tom Chesshyre

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 9781787838758

Category: Travel

Page: 307

View: 110

Do you love trains? Do you love adventure? If so, join Tom Chesshyre on his meandering rail journey across Europe from London to Venice. Escaping the rat race for a few happy weeks, Chesshyre indulges in the freedom of the tracks. From France (dogged by rail worker strikes), through Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Poland, he travels as far east as Odessa by the Black Sea in Ukraine. With no set plans, simply a desire to let the trains lead the way, he heads back via Hungary, the Balkans and Austria. Along the way he enjoys many an encounter, befriending fellow travellers as well as a conductor or two. This is a love letter to Europe, written from the trackside.
Track Planning Ideas for Toy Trains

Author: Peter Riddle

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing, Co.

ISBN: 0897785223

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 88

View: 492

Build an inspiring toy train layout by including a layout design element, ranging from track crossings to subway configurations and more. Plans are designed for O gauge sectional track and include required dimension and an indication of track, accessories, and other considerations.
The Wonderful World of Model Trains

Author: David B. Brokaw

Publisher: Living Plus Healthy Publishing


Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 125

View: 621

There's a nostalgia associated with model trains and railroading -- even if it's unspoken. Railroads take us back to an earlier era. A more basic time. When spending a week or more on a train was seen as a luxury -- an event in itself -- not at as merely a mode of transportation. You've probably already scouted some model railroad shows. You've no doubt recognized the camaraderie and the passion these folks have. And yes, you're interested in becoming a part of that. "The Wonderful World of Model Trains" will help you do just that! It's a comprehensive guide to model railroading written for someone who is new to this hobby, starting with some basic "train knowledge" & terminologies, and continuing on to the more detailed aspects of the hobby. And yes, this hobby can indeed get quite detailed. And that tends to be intimidating to some people. The beauty of this hobby is that you can get involved at just the level you care too. You'll discover that every model railroader is in it for the love of the trains and the history. The vast majority of us are not out to make a fast buck from our interests. Here's some of the things you'll learn in "The Wonderful World of Model Trains": - How to create stunning terrain in your scenery with these 3 simple techniques... - Different scales, gauges, standards in the world of model railroading and what they all mean... - 2 simple keys (that are right in front of your eyes) to build your own benchwork... - WARNING: 3 things you should never do when it comes to wiring... - A pennies on the dollar approach to finding model train parts... - How to avoid derailing problems... - 3 proven steps to running multiple trains on one track... - 6 time tested and proven strategies for laying out train tracks... - When to add onto your set with locomotives and rolling stock... - 7 everyday but often overlooked tips and tricks for building the best layouts for your scenery... - How to do general maintenance on your model trains and tracks... - And much more...
Mighty Trains (Be an Expert!)

Author: Erin Kelly

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780531137635

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 666

They chug on tracks. They zoom on rails. They even climb mountains. What do you know about Fast Trains? With this book, you can become an expert! Kids love to be the experts! Now they can feel like real pros with this exciting nonfiction series for beginning readers. Kids will be hooked on the thrilling real-world topics and big, bright photos. Each book features simple sentences and sight words that children can practice reading. Then, with support, kids can dig deeper into the extra facts, Q&As, and fun challenges. They can even see how much you know with "Quiz Your Adult." Fans of this series will be eager to become real experts!
Trains, Literature, and Culture

Author: Steven D. Spalding

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739165607

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

View: 272

"Trains, literature and culture is the first work to thoroughly explore the railroad's connections with a full range of cultural discourses--including literature, visual art, music, graffiti, and television but also advertising, architecture, cell phones, and more..."--Provided by publisher.