Railway Wonders of the World Frederick A Talbot

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Railway Wonders of the World  by  Frederick A Talbot

Railway Wonders of the World by Frederick A Talbot
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This volume is from 1913 and is a treasure for railroad buffs around the world.Chapters:Aerial Mountain RailwaysA New and Novel Articulated LocomotiveCombating the AvalancheA Safety Locomotive BoilerA Telescopic Double-Lift BridgeBuilding theMoreThis volume is from 1913 and is a treasure for railroad buffs around the world.Chapters:Aerial Mountain RailwaysA New and Novel Articulated LocomotiveCombating the AvalancheA Safety Locomotive BoilerA Telescopic Double-Lift BridgeBuilding the Worlds Loftiest BridgeThe Opening Up of CanadaThe Canadian Pacific RailwayThe Conquest of Death ValleyThe Fairlie Double-Ended LocomotiveSome Electric Giants of EuropeTo the Eternal Snows by RailFamous ExpressesThe First European Rack Mountain RailwayFloating RailwaysThe Forth BridgeFrom Failure to Fortune: The Story of a Great Transcontinental RailwayGetting Out of Tight CornersThe Mastery of the GlaciersThe Railway Invasion of the Gold CoastThe Story of a Great Transcontinental RailwayThe Great Western RailwayAn Ice Railway LocomotiveThe Labour and Time-Saving Track-Layer and Its WorkThe Langen Suspension RailwayLocomotive GiantsThe Lotschberg TunnelThe Mastery of the GlaciersThe Most Wonderful Narrow Gauge Railway in the WorldThe First European Rack Mountain RailwayThe Pikes Peak RailwayThe Railway Builders Heavy ArtilleryThe Railway in SiamThe Railway in Wild ChinaThe Railway Invasion of the Gold CoastRailway SearchlightsSignalling Without Seeing the TrainsTwo Famous Sixty-Minute FlyersSpending Millions to Save MinutesSteam vs.

ElectricityThe Wreckers and Their CranesOpening Paragraphs of the Books Foreword:No invention since the march of civilisation began has changed the map of the world so completely as that of George Stephenson. No other production of the human brainhas introduced such a powerful force of conquest, development, ex-pansion, and settlement as the railway.The opening up of new countries and territories by the steel highway constitutes the greatest romance in the worldshistory. It has shrunk time and distance,has created new cities, has brought aridity to fertility, has peopled the wilderness, has subjugated the mountain, and has letlight into the forest.

Swamp and desert, sea and snow, mountain and gulch have been vanquished in its irresistible advance.The brain and blood, thew and muscle, nerve and soul which have been sacrificed in this conquest never can be forgotten - the men who fell in the great effort to drive this great civilising influence forward have built an imperishable monument which time cannot destroy.The plotting and building of the great railways of the world make one long story of exciting adventure, exacting hardship and toil, and of prodigious difficulty overcome.

In the narration of this romance I have been assisted by many of those who have been engaged in weaving this network ofsteel along which flows the commerce of the world.The railway constitutes a prolific field for inventive effort. There are various side issues associated with the mainproblem of building the road, and these have been incorporated. The primitive tools, the pick and shovel, have been superseded by wonderful time- and labour- saving mechanical devices, which expedite and facilitate the work of the builder. Then the cry for additional railway facilties, which is raised on all sides, has been responsible for the production of improved, quicker, and cheaper methods of operation.



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