The Railway Conquest of the World

Table of Contents There is the unfathomable fascination of romance connected with the construction of great railways, though little is known of the beginning and the growth of the great trunk roads of the world; of the heavy tax which ...

Author: Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4066338111166

Category: History

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The Railway Conquest of the World

This book aims to tell the story of how railroads all over the world came to be.

Author: Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot

Publisher: London : W. Heinemann

ISBN: STANFORD:36105041370292

Category: TRANSPORTATION

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This book aims to tell the story of how railroads all over the world came to be. The author chose representative railroads, rather than covering every railroad in the world. His purpose was to give a background to the romantic notions people came to associate with railroads so he might humanize the transportations' services. He includes special railroads, like the longest toy railway, the world's highest line and the first trans-continental railway in Canada.
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Railway Wonders of the World

of the World By Frederick A. Talbot Author of " The Railway Conquest of the World , " " Motor - Cars and Their Story , " " The New Garden of Canada , " " The Making of a Great Canadian Railway , " etc. etc.

Author: Frederick A. Talbot

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783368269159

Category: Fiction

Page: 410

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Reprint of the original, first published in 1913.
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Iron Horse Imperialism

A 1911 book entitled The Railway Conquest of the World included chapters such as " The Romance of Construction " and noted that “ no matter how formidable any obstruction may appear , it is the work of the builder to beat it down ...

Author: Daniel Lewis

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816528039

Category: History

Page: 204

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Available in paperback October 2008! The Southern Pacific of Mexico was a U.S.Ðowned railroad that operated between 1898 and 1951, running from the Sonoran town of Nogales, just across the border from Arizona, to the city of Guadalajara, stopping at several northwestern cities and port towns along the way. Owned by the Southern Pacific Company, which operated a highly profitable railroad system north of the border, the SP de Mex transported millions of passengers as well as millions of tons of freight over the years, both within Mexico and across its northern border. However, as Daniel Lewis discloses in this thoroughly researched investigation of the railroad, it rarely turned a profit. So why, Lewis wonders, did a savvy, money-minded U.S. corporation continue to operate the railroad until it was nationalized by the Mexican government more than a half-century after it was constructed? Iron Horse Imperialism reveals that the relationship between the Mexican government and the Southern Pacific Company was a complex one, complicated by MexicoÕs defeat by U.S. forces in the mid-nineteenth century and by SPÕs failure to understand that it was conducting business in a country whose leaders were ambivalent about its presence. Lewis contends that SP executives, urged on by the media of the day, operated with a reflexive imperialism that kept the company committed to the railroad long after it ceased to make business sense. Incorporating information discovered in both Mexican and American archives, some of which was previously unavailable to researchers, this comprehensive book deftly describes the complicated, decades-long dance between oblivious U.S. entrepreneurs and wary Mexican officials. It is a fascinating story.
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The Great Railway Bazaar

The books had apocalyptic titles like The Railway Conquest of the World (by Frederick Talbot, 1911) and described, country by country, how the globe was to be stitched by railway track. The judgements were occasionally disagreeable.

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141930763

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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The Great Railway Bazaar is Paul Theroux's classic and much-loved homage to train travel. The Orient Express; The Khyber Pass Local; the Delhi Mail from Jaipur; the Golden Arrow of Kuala; the Trans-Siberian Express; these are just some of the trains steaming through Paul Theroux's epic rail journey from London across Europe through India and Asia. This was a trip of discovery made in the mid-seventies, a time before the West had embraced the places, peoples, food, faiths and cultures of the East. For us now, as much as for Theroux then, to visit the lands of The Great Railway Bazaar is an encounter with all that is truly foreign and exotic - and with what we have since lost. Praise for Paul Theroux: 'Theroux's work remains the standard by which other travel writing must be judged' Observer 'One needs energy to keep up with the extraordinary, productive restlessness of Paul Theroux ... [He is] the most gifted, most prodigal writer of his generation'Jonathan Raban 'Always a terrific teller of tales and conjurer of exotic locales, he writes lean prose that lopes along at a compelling pace'Sunday Times Paul Theroux's books include Dark Star Safari, Ghost Train to the Eastern Star, Riding the Iron Rooster, The Great Railway Bazaar, The Elephanta Suite, A Dead Hand, The Tao of Travel and The Lower River. The Mosquito Coast and Dr Slaughter have both been made into successful films. Paul Theroux divides his time between Cape Cod and the Hawaiian islands.
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Lost Railway Journeys from Around the World

Allen, Peter and Whitehouse, P.B. Narrow Gauge Railways of Europe, Ian Allan, 1959. Atthil, Robin. ... World of Southern American Steam, Self-published, 1974. ... Talbot, Frederick A. The Railway Conquest of the World, Heinemann, 1911.

Author: Anthony Lambert

Publisher: White Lion Publishing

ISBN: 9781781317471

Category: Transportation

Page: 211

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From the great cathedral-like railways stations of the steam age to obscure lines built through spectacular landscapes to open up countries before the advent of motorised road transport, this book is a celebration of our lost railway heritage and the lines that can no longer be travelled. Through stunning images, Lost Railway Journeys from Around the World evokes the romance and drama of these journeys, taking the reader as close as they can possibly get to this lost world of dining cars, sleeping cars, station porters and international rail travel. Organised by continent, all of these routes have stories to tell and the lost journeys are captured in the old postcards and posters that accompany photographs drawn from collections and archives across the world.
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Riding the Rails with Paul Theroux

The books had apocalyptic titles like The Railway Conquest of the World (by Frederick Talbot, 1911) and described, country by country, how the globe was to be stitched by railway track. The judgments were occasionally disagreeable.

Author: Paul Theroux

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780358003977

Category: Travel

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The international bestselling author records his many insights and adventures traversing the world by train in these 3 classic travel memoirs. The Great Railway Bazaar In 1973, Paul Theroux embarked on his now-legendary journey from the United Kingdom through Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. Asia's fabled trains—the Orient Express, the Khyber Pass Local, the Frontier Mail, the Golden Arrow to Kuala Lumpur, the Mandalay Express, the Trans-Siberian Express—are the stars of a journey that takes Theroux on a loop eastbound from London's Victoria Station to Tokyo Central, then back from Japan on the Trans-Siberian. The Old Patagonia Express Starting with a rush-hour subway ride to South Station in Boston to catch the Lake Shore Limited to Chicago, Paul Theroux takes a grand railway adventure first across the United States and then south through Mexico, Central America, and across the Andes until he winds up on the meandering Old Patagonian Express steam engine. Ghost Train to the Eastern Star Thirty years after the epic journey chronicled in The Great Railway Bazaar, Paul Theroux retraces his 25,000-mile journey to witness and experience a landscape drastically transformed by the intervening decades. The Soviet Union has collapsed and China has risen; India booms while Burma smothers under dictatorship; Vietnam flourishes in the aftermath of the havoc America was unleashing on it the last time Theroux passed through.
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India s Railway History

Financing India's Imperial Railways 1875–1914. London: Picker- ing and Chatto. Talbot, Frederick A. The Railway Conquest of the World. London: William Heinemann. Tagore/Radice, 1994. Rabrindranath Tagore. Railway Station (poem) ...

Author: John Hurd II

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004231153

Category: History

Page: 360

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This handbook provides an indispensable reference guide to most aspects of the history of India’s railways. The secondary literature is surveyed, primary sources identified, statistical and cartographic data discussed, and a massive bibliography made available.
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The Making of India

Report of the Administration and Working of Indian Railways (London: HMSO, 1903). Sahni, J.N., Indian Railways: ... Talbot, Frederick A., The Railway Conquest of the World (Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1911). Thomas H.P. and Meares, J.W., ...

Author: Kartar Lalvani

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472924841

Category: History

Page: 464

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The story of The Making of India begins in the seventeenth century, when a small seafaring island, one tenth the size of the Indian subcontinent, despatched sailing ships over 11,000 miles on a five-month trading journey in search of new opportunities. In the end they helped build a new nation. The sheer audacity and scale of such an endeavour, the courage and enterprise, have no parallel in world history. This book is the first to assess in a single volume almost all aspects of Britain's remarkable contribution in providing India with its lasting institutional and physical infrastructure, which continues to underpin the world's largest democracy in the twenty-first century.
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British Engineers and Africa 1875 1914

By 1875 the ideological as well as the practical distance between pathfinder and railway builder was shorter and more ... and popular book series on Railway Wonders of the World and The Railway Conquest of the World in chapters on 'the ...

Author: Casper Andersen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317323013

Category: History

Page: 265

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Using a wide range of primary sources that include correspondence, diaries, technical reports, institutional minutes and periodicals, Andersen reconstructs the networks and activities of Britain’s engineers while focusing on London as a centre of imperial expansion.
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