Description : Volume 2 of 'Trains and Technology' is devoted to railroad cars of nineteenth-century America. Since the variety of cars used during the nineteenth century was huge, the book is divided into three sections- passenger, freight, and non-revenue cars. The easily understood, jargon-free discussions and explanations throughout the book are accompanied by over 225 illustrations and accurate scale drawings of the various equipment.
Description : An authoritative history of the American railroad passenger car, illustrated with nearly eight hundred photographs, engravings, and line drawings, examines interior designs and costs and recreates a lost age of elegance in rail travel
Description : The radial prophets of the English civil wars were fascinating figures, combining a devout belief in the power of divine inspiration with a passionate desire for social change and a distinctly eccentric rhetorical style. Tracing the prophets who rant, rage, and wreak havoc through the works of Butler, Dryden, Mandeville, Pope, and other less familiar writers of the period, 'Transforming the Word' pursues the fate of radical prophecy between 1660 and 1742.
Description : While Back to the Future's hovering skateboards hasn't become reality yet, hoverboards can certainly help people get around today. From driverless cars to Japan's amazing bullet train, travel technology has advanced by leaps and bounds for both individuals and large groups of people. Readers climb aboard these incredible inventions in this book, discovering the coolest ways technology is improving travel while learning about many STEM curriculum supporting topics along the way. Full-color photographs enhance a dynamic design that draws in readers for a wild ride.
Description : Following on the heels of Images of Rail: The Southern Railway, this volume takes a more detailed look at a historic railroad that has served the South for over 100 years and continues to serve as the Norfolk Southern Railway. Included in these pages are stories of bravery in war and ingenuity in peace. From 1942 to 1945, the 727th Railway Operating BattalionA[a¬asponsored by the Southern RailwayA[a¬aserved in North Africa and up the spine of Italy into Germany. The courageous unit received a citation from Gen. George S. Patton for its involvement in the Sicily Campaign.
Description : This volume contains revised and extended research articles written by prominent researchers participating in the international conference on Advances in Engineering Technologies and Physical Science was held in Hong Kong, 13-15 March, 2013. Topics covered include engineering physics, engineering mathematics, scientific computing, control theory, automation, artificial intelligence, electrical engineering, and industrial applications. The book offers the state of art of tremendous advances in engineering technologies and physical science and applications, and also serves as an excellent reference work for researchers and graduate students working with/on engineering technologies and physical science and applications.
Description : Chapter 1 Status of Korean Railway Technology Chapter 2 Strategy for Technology Transfer of Korean High-speed Railway 1. Necessity of Technology Transfer 2. Concept of Technology Transfer 3. Scope of Technology Transfer 4. Subject of Technology Transfer 5. Procedures for Technology Transfer 6. Results and Implications of Technology Transfer Chapter 3 Rolling Stock Technology Transfer 1. Before and After Contract Signing 2. Manufacturing, Delivery and Commissioning Phases 3. Technology Transfer Chapter 4 Construction and Civil Work 1. Railway-based Technology Before High-speed Railway Construction 2. Phased Approach to High-speed Railway Technology 3. Securing HSR Track Bed Design Technology 4. Supervision of Track Bed Construction 5. Conclusion Chapter 5 High-speed Railway Track 1. Background 2. Selection of Track Structure and Basic Design 3. Preparation of Construction Specification and Track Material Design 4. Inspection of Material Manufacturing & Production 5. Construction Experience 6. Verification of Completed Structures and Use of Tracks 7. Conclusion Chapter 6 Operation Technology 1. Overview 2. Training and Operation Support Program 3. Estimation of Manpower Required and Depot Completion 4. Commissioning of High-speed Rolling Stock 5. Final Pre-operation 6. Major Results Chapter 7 Conclusion and Implications