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 : The first of a four-volume set traces the maturation of the railroad through an exposition of railroad technology. This book details locomotive design and application through three stages: infancy (1830-1875), adolescence (1850-1875), and maturity (1875-1900). This history of the American railroad is accompanied by nearly 150 illustrations and accurate drawings of the equipment and appliances, many of which have not been published before outside of old technical journals.
Description : This work presents a view of the history of American railroads in the nineteenth century from a somewhat different perspective. The maturation of the railroad is traced through an exposition of the railroad technology that was developed and applied during the period. Throughout the nineteenth century, a symbiotic relationship existed between railroading and technology, each dependent upon the state and progress of the other to a large degree. A great deal of new technology was created for the railroad, and the railroad, in turn, applied new technology as it became available. Volume four is about bridges and tunnels, and signals. An exposition of the various types of bridges, their foundations, and the materials of which they were made is included. Tunnels and marine railroad operations are treated also. The development of signal systems is an area that has been overlooked or neglected in the general literature but is fully covered here. The text of this volume is accompanied by 145 illustrations and accurate drawings of the equipment and appliances, many of which have not been published before outside of old technical journals. Anthony J. Bianculli is a mechanical engineer with extensive and varied experience in a Fortune 500 company.
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 : Have you ever wondered why and how the car was invented? From steam cars and trains to experiments with rocket powered and flying cars, It'll Never Work: Cars, Trucks and Trains explores the history and development of vehicles that have led to the comforts of modern passenger transport that we know today. Each title in this exciting, high-interest series looks at a different area of technology and engineering and reveals the pioneering ideas and scientific thinking that enabled its development, as well as exposing those that proved to be a dead end. Each spread examines a particular example in depth, bringing in other similar ideas where relevant, and revealing that experimentation and failure often pave the way to technology success. Beautifully designed and illustrated with infographic-style artwork, this series is an excellent technology resource for readers aged 9 and up.
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