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Great American Railroad Journeys

Great American Railroad Journeys Author Michael Portillo
ISBN-10 9781471151521
Release 2017-01-26
Pages 256
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Great American Railroad Journeys sees the famous brand of social-history-cum-travelogue venture to the New World. Across multiple programmes and using Appleton's General Guide To The United States & Canada as reference, Michael Portillo now undertakes an epic trip by train from New York and Boston on the East Coast down to the Deep South of Atlanta and New Orleans, then on to Chicago, Colorado, New Mexico and ultimately finishing in San Francisco. This lavishly illustrated official tie-in covers each journey Portillo makes across North America and captures the colour, beauty, history and exhilaration experienced when journeying through this incredible continent. Packed with new maps, as well as originals from Appleton's General Guide, this book explores the construction of rail routes across the continent in the 1800s, as a new nation was built by the immigrant masses. Truly this is a colourful and exciting enterprise, with vignettes of revealing social history displaying the rich tapestry of the peoples who established themselves in this vast new world. Great American Railroad Journeys is a must-have purchase for any fan of this unique and award-winning travel series.



Great American Rail Journeys

Great American Rail Journeys Author John Grant
ISBN-10 0762706147
Release 2000
Pages 194
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Describes eight of North America's most scenic railway journeys, including routes in Alaska, upstate New York, Mexico's Copper Canyon, the Rocky Mountains, the Pacific coast, and the Southern States.



                                        Author Dean Ray Koontz
ISBN-10 9604501968
Release 2003
Pages 445
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The Upgrade

The Upgrade Author Paul Carr
ISBN-10 9780297859307
Release 2011-05-12
Pages 256
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The incredible true story of living as a modern-day nomad. Bored, broke and struggling to survive in one of the most expensive cities on earth, Paul Carr realises that it would actually be cheaper to live in a hotel in Manhattan than in his one-bedroom London flat. Inspired by that possibility, he decides to sell most of his possessions, abandon his old life and spend a year living entirely without commitments. Thanks to Paul's highly developed blagging skills, what begins as a one-year experiment soon becomes a permanent lifestyle - a life lived in luxury hotels and mountain-top villas. A life of fast cars, Hollywood actresses and Icelandic rock stars. And, most bizarrely of all, a life that still costs less than surviving on cold pizza in London. Yet, as word of Paul's exploits starts to spread - first online, then through a newspaper column and a book deal - he finds himself forced to up the stakes in order to keep things interesting. With his behaviour spiralling to dangerous levels, he is forced to ask the question: is there such a thing as too much freedom?



The Majesty of Big Steam

The Majesty of Big Steam Author Brian Solomon
ISBN-10 9780760348925
Release 2015-11-01
Pages 176
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Experience the last generation of steam power before the diesels took over, from Southern Pacific's cab-forward oil burners to Baltimore & Ohio's EM-1 War babies and Norfolk & Western's 4-8-4s.



Great Continental Railway Journeys

Great Continental Railway Journeys Author Michael Portillo
ISBN-10 9781471151491
Release 2015-10-22
Pages 256
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Great Continental Railway Journeysis now a firmly established series on BBC2, following in the illustrious tracks of its predecessor - Great British Railway Journeys. Both series are fronted by ex-politician Michael Portillo and in this European odyssey he travels around continental Europe, using George Bradshaw's1913 Continental Railway Guide. Now coming up for its fourth instalment this autumn, Portillo guides the train-travelling fan across Europe arriving at a myriad of magical and historically fascinating cities we all dream of travelling to by train. From London, to Paris, Bordeaux, Lyon, Copenhagen, Oslo, Lisbon, Madrid, Berlin, Monte Carlo, Prague, Munich, Zurich, Rome, Budapest, St Petersburg; all the way down to Constantinople, Haifa and Jerusalem - Portillo describes the great feats of engineering that built the various railway lines connecting Europe and further afield and the men and women who made these journeys famous through their deeds and words. The new series (6x1-hour) will transmit in early November 2015, and this book will be the official, lavishly illustrated tie-in covering every single journey Portillo has undertaken across Europe. Capturing all the colour, beauty, excitement and fervour of journeying across this historic continent can muster. A must-have purchase for any armchair fan of unique and award-winning travel programming.



Appleton s Railway Guide to the USA and Canada

Appleton s Railway Guide to the USA and Canada Author D. Appleton
ISBN-10 1471159949
Release 2017-06-13
Pages 640
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A facsimile edition of the classic 1879 travel guide—often referred to as “Appleton’s Guide”—that inspired the Great American Railroad Journeys PBS television series with Michael Portillo. Appleton’s Railway Guide to the United States & Canada was originally published in two volumes, describing the variety of attractions offered in each North American town or city the train traveler would encounter along the railway system's numerous routes. It was the first tourist guide specifically organized around railway journeys, offering a rare glimpse through the carriage window of a continent lost to history. As with many guidebooks of the era, Appleton Guides became obsolete as routes and destinations became less popular and new guidebooks took their place. Both these volumes became collector’s items due to their rarity, until now. An unprecedented snapshot of North America in the 1870s, Appleton’s Railway Guide is a must-have for any travel and railway enthusiast, historian, and fan of Americana.



The Great Railway Revolution

The Great Railway Revolution Author Christian Wolmar
ISBN-10 9780857897794
Release 2012-05-10
Pages 300
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In the 1830s, The United States underwent a second revolution. The opening of the Baltimore & Ohio line, the first American railroad, set in motion a process which, by the end of the century, would enmesh the vast country in a latticework of railroad lines, small-town stations and magisterial termini, built and controlled the biggest corporations in America. By the middle of the twentieth century, however, as the automobile and the aeroplane came to dominate American journey-making, the historic importance of the railroads began to be erased from America's hearts and minds. In The Great Railway Revolution, Christian Wolmar tells us the extraordinary one-hundred-and-eighty-year story of the rise, fall and ultimate shattering of the greatest of all American endeavours, of technological triumph and human tragedy, of visionary pioneers and venal and rapacious railway barons. He also argues that while America has largely disowned this heritage, now is the time to celebrate, reclaim and reinstate it. The growth of the US railroads was much more than just a revolution in mode, speed and convenience. They united the far-flung components of a vast and disparate country and supercharged the economic development that fuelled its rise to world-power status. America was created by its railroads and the massive expansion of trade, industry and freedom of communication that they engendered came to be an integral part of the American dream itself.



The American South by Rail

The American South by Rail Author
ISBN-10 0766214974
Release 2002
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Ho plastographos

Ho plastographos Author Peter Carey
ISBN-10 9604068504
Release 2004
Pages 327
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Guide to North America s Tourist Railways and Museums

Guide to North America s Tourist Railways and Museums Author
ISBN-10 0980117801
Release 2008
Pages 395
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Yet There Isn t a Train I Wouldn t Take

Yet There Isn t a Train I Wouldn t Take Author William D. Middleton
ISBN-10 0253336996
Release 2000
Pages 232
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Yet there isn't a train goes by all day But I hear its whistle shrieking.... Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take, No matter where it's going. --Edna St. Vincent Millay, "Travel" "Yet there isn't a train I wouldn't take" is a collection of stories about favorite train journeys by an inveterate railway enthusiast and train traveler. A half century career as an engineer, Naval officer, and university administrator took Bill Middleton to almost every part of the globe, and everywhere he took with him an abiding interest in railways, and a notebook and camera to record his experiences. His North American journeys have included experiences as diverse as the long journey north through Manitoba to polar bear country on Hudson Bay, a trip to Minnesota's Mesabi Range to haul a boatload of iron ore to Lake Superior behind a giant Yellowstone articulated steam locomotive, and the trip between Costa Rica's Atlantic and Pacific coasts by narrow gauge railway. His European travels have ranged from a Pullman seat on the crack London-Paris Golden Arrow to the slow trip across Thrace on one of the last runs of the celebrated Simplon-Orient Express. In Asia he traveled through the Toros Mountains of Turkey on the famous Istanbul-Baghdad Toros Express, experienced modern high-speed railroading in the cab of Japan's Bullet Train, and rode to Asia's highest mountain east of the Himalayas on the little trains of Taiwan's Ali Shan Forestry Railway.



Great New Zealand Railway Journeys

Great New Zealand Railway Journeys Author Graham Hutchins
ISBN-10 187743728X
Release 2008
Pages 176
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The author takes twelve great railway journeys throughout New Zealand, describing the main features of the landscape while conversing with fellow-travellers he meets along the way. Well informed on New Zealand's past, he offers historical information on the areas he is passing through, mourns the lines that have been lost, and for dedicated rail buffs he also provides technical details about the trains themselves.



American Railroad Journal and Advocate of Internal Improvements

American Railroad Journal  and Advocate of Internal Improvements Author
ISBN-10 MINN:31951000876892U
Release 1834
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American Railroad Journal and Mechanics Magazine

American Railroad Journal and Mechanics  Magazine Author
ISBN-10 CHI:42519211
Release 1841
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American Railroad Journal

American Railroad Journal Author
ISBN-10 PRNC:32101048912099
Release 1840
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The Great American Novel

The Great American Novel Author Philip Roth
ISBN-10 9781446401040
Release 2010-12-23
Pages 416
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The Ruppert Mundys, once the greatest baseball team in America, are now in a terminal decline, their line-up filled with a disreputable assortment of old men, drunks and even amputees. Around them baseball itself seems to be collapsing, brought down by a bizarre mixture of criminality, stupidity, and The Great Communist Conspiracy, aimed at the very heart of the American way of life. In this hilarious and wonderfully eccentric novel Philip Roth turns his attention to one of the most beloved of all American rituals: baseball. Players, tycoons and the paying public are all targets as Roth satirises the dense tapestry of myths and legends that have grown up around The Great American Pastime.