Romance of Modern Locomotion, The By Archibald Williams Containing interesting

Romance of Modern Locomotion, The By Archibald Williams Containing interesting

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Romance of Modern Locomotion, The By Archibald Williams Containing interesting
 
The Romance of Modern Locomotion By Archibald Williams Containing interesting descriptions, in non technical language, of the rise and development of the railroad system In all parts of the world.  Hard Cover 1913 25 illustrations  368 Pages  EX-LIBRARY BOOK
Broad Gauge engines, Canadian Pacific, CPR, Baku-Batoun Railway, Bruing Pass, Swiss Railway, snow plough at work, Californian snow sheds, signal-box, signals outside Waterloo Station, Thirsk accident on NER, Midland Railway, Great Western Ry, First trans continentals, Mountain Railways, brakes, Indian Railways, Railway in war, electric railway, grain elevator, ocean ferries, more.  
THE countryside shimmers peacefully in the summer sun. As we rest on the bridge we are aware of the murmur of insect life that fills the air, and the trim neatness of the hedges that top the cutting, and the soft background of woodland and meadow melting away in the heat-haze. But our thoughts turn chiefly to the bright metal bars that stretch beneath us and far into the distance, where a bend in the track just saves them from the appearance of converging into a single whole. The telegraph wires, gently thrumming in the light wind, whisper the secrets of the railway. The gleaming rails are silently eloquent of its life and bustle; for as the dusty road tells its story of many passing wheels, so do the polished ribbons below, fixed firmly to the well-packed sleepers, testify to the travels of the Iron Horse, that wonderful machine which, urged by the furnace flaming in its vitals, is the embodiment at once of human skill, and power, and resistless motion.

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