Steam Australia

quantities of quality coal – not to mention the problem of obtaining community support and the relevant approvals for the use of this coal in heritage steam locomotives. The drumbeats of 'extreme green' political warriors are being ...

Author: Tim Fischer

Publisher: National Library of Australia

ISBN: 9780642279293

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 268

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In 'Steam Australia', Tim Fischer takes readers into the fascinating story of steam transportation over ten vital decades of transformation in Australia's history. The book also covers the great named express trains hauled by steam locomotives over the decades, such as 'Puffing Billy', Robert Gordon Menzies or 'The Ghan'. Special topics feature things such as Albury's 'break of gauge' platform (where two state track systems met), the Amiens branch line (running through Pozieres and Passchendaele stations in Queensland), some important characters such as C.Y. O'Connor and many more. The book is illustrated with over 300 exciting images from the superb National Library John Buckland collection of photography, many never seen before. Steam locomotives continue to operate as a key part of rail heritage tourism in Australia, demonstrating the ongoing legacy of these engines. The great age of steam in Australia and Fischer's salute to steam locomotion and all that it has achieved for this country is fascinating and captivating to both train novices and enthusiasts alike.
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Steaming Into the Eighties

STEAMING INTO THE EIGHTIES The standard gauge preservation scene GT Heavyside The steam locomotive officially came to an ... standard and narrow gauge lines run in their heyday before and after the first world war by Col H F Stephens .

Author: G. T. Heavyside

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ISBN: 071537513X

Category: Locomotives

Page: 92

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New Scientist

The romance of steam Daedalus muses on the 150th anniversary of the Stockton-Darlington Railway Old age Feedback ... Nonetheless, steam in its heyday was probably regarded with as much suspicion as internal-combustion engines, ...

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.
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The Heroic Age of Diving

The Bishop's Derrick variation, on the other hand, proved instrumental in lifting tons of heavy machinery out of the water. ... Steamship. Builder: Daniel. R. Stebbins. Daniel R. Stebbins was a devoted machinist in the heyday of steam.

Author: Jerry Kuntz

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438459622

Category: History

Page: 226

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A comprehensive history of the first three decades of underwater exploration in antebellum America. Beginning in 1837, some of the most brilliant engineers of America’s Industrial Revolution turned their attention to undersea technology. Inventors developed practical hard-helmet diving suits, as well as new designs of submarines, diving bells, floating cranes, and undersea explosives. These innovations were used to clear shipping lanes, harvest pearls, mine gold, and wage war. All of these underwater technologies were brought together by entrepreneurs, treasure-hunters, and daring divers in the 1850s to salvage three infamous shipwrecks on Lake Erie, each of which had involved the loss of hundreds of lives, as well as the worldly goods of the passengers. The prospect of treasure, combined with the national notoriety of these disasters, soon attracted the attention of local adventurers and the country’s leading divers and marine engineers. In The Heroic Age of Diving, Jerry Kuntz shares the fascinating stories of the pioneers of underwater invention and the brave divers who employed the new technologies as they raced with—and against—marine engineers to salvage the tragic wrecks of Lake Erie. “Jerry Kuntz has filled in a previously blank page in the story of diving—and done it well. The Heroic Age of Diving tells the story not only of the development of salvage technology but also the human side of this always-dangerous and often-deadly career. This is not a tale for the faint of heart (‘helmet squeeze’ is a gruesome fate), but one well worth reading for those interested in early technology and the men brave (or foolish) enough to gamble their lives using it. This book is a window on an unexplored (and unexpected) world, and the author deserves great credit for bringing it back into the light.” — Chuck Veit, author of Raising Missouri: John Gowen and the Salvage of the U.S. Steam Frigate Missouri, 1843–1852 “The Heroic Age of Diving is both very interesting and very important. Having spent over twenty years researching and publishing general diving history, I am confident that this book will fill an important gap in the nation’s diving history.” — Leslie Leaney, Cofounder, Historical Diving Society
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Giants of Steam

He studied mechanical engineering in Munich before working at Meiningen, where he learned to drive steam ... With a staff down from 2,200 in its heyday to 120 in 2012, Dampflokwerk Meiningen is able to repair and overhaul steam ...

Author: Jonathan Glancey

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782395669

Category: Transportation

Page: 300

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The thrilling story of the last, and greatest, generation of steam railway locomotives in regular main line service: a story of invention, skill and passion, Giants of Steam reveals how the true advocates of steam's glory days pushed its design and performance to remarkable limits, taking these powerful and beautifully designed machines to new heights against a backdrop of the political upheavals and military conflicts of the mid twentieth century. Glancey tells the stories of the greatest of the 'steam men', the charismatic engineers who designed these machines and put them to use. Giants of Steam also reveals how steam design has continued to progress against the odds in recent decades, while enthusiasm for the steam locomotive itself is far from burning out.
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Automobile Steam Engine and Other External Combustion Engines

Joint Hearings Before the Committee on Commerce and the Subcommittee on Air and Water Pollution of the Committee on ... Before we examine the current state of the steamer's art , let's turn back the clock to the heyday of steam and see ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce

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ISBN: LOC:00010487390

Category: Air

Page: 272

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Automobile Steam Engine and Other External Combustion Engines Joint Hearings Before the Committee on Commerce and the Subcommittee on Air and Water Pollution of the Public Works Committee 90 2 May 27 28 1968 Serial No 90 82

The advancements made by these mavericks , they say , make steam a real , live possibility here and now . Before we examine the current state of the steamer's art , let's turn back the clock to the heyday of steam and see what caused it ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Commerce

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105045198608

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Racing Toward Zero

Despite the limitations of Cugnot's design, subsequent steam vehicles started to emerge in the following years. ... In Britain, the heyday of steam coaches came in the 1830s, when a variety of routes were run, including one between ...

Author: Kelly Senecal

Publisher: SAE International

ISBN: 9781468601466

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 301

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In Racing Toward Zero, the authors explore the issues inherent in developing sustainable transportation. They review the types of propulsion systems and vehicle options, discuss low-carbon fuels and alternative energy sources, and examine the role of regulation in curbing emissions. All technologies have an impact on the environment, from internal combustion engine vehicles to battery electric vehicles, fuel cell electric vehicles, and hybrids-there is no silver bullet. The battery electric vehicle may seem the obvious path to a sustainable, carbon-free transportation future, but it's not the only, nor necessarily the best, path forward. The vast majority of vehicles today use the internal combustion engine (ICE), and this is unlikely to change anytime soon. Improving the ICE and its fuels-entering a new ICE age-must be a main route on the road to zero emissions. How do we go green? The future requires a balanced approach to transportation. It's not a matter of choosing between combustion or electrification; it's combustion and electrification. As the authors say, "The future is eclectic." By harnessing the best qualities of both technologies, we will be in the best position to address our transportation future as quickly as possible.
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Hearings Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Commerce

The advancements made by these mavericks , they say , make steam a real , live possibility here and now . Before we examine the current state of the steamer's art , let's turn back the clock to the heyday of steam and see what caused it ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce

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ISBN: UCAL:B3564614

Category: Legislative hearings

Page: 830

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The Majesty of Big Steam

CHAPTER 1 Big Steam IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, when the railroad was the fastest and most efficient means of land transport, the coming of the ... Steel and Irony In the heyday of the old Iron Horse, the 4-4-0 type was universal.

Author: Brian Solomon

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760348925

Category: Transportation

Page: 179

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"An illustrated history of the final decades of steam locomotives"--
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