Railways

A railway is a means of transport.

Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad 1863-69
Fire and Steam: A New History of the Railways in Britain
Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America
Last Train to Paradise: Henry Flagler and the Spectacular Rise and Fall of the Railroad that Crossed an Ocean
The Christmas Train
Empire Express: Building the First Transcontinental Railroad
To The Edge Of The World
Blood, Iron And Gold: How The Railways Transformed The World
Belles and Whistles: Five Journeys Through Time on Britain's Trains
The Railways: Nation, Network and People
On the Slow Train: Twelve Great British Railway Journeys
Ghost Train to the Eastern Star
Hear That Lonesome Whistle Blow: The Epic Story of the Transcontinental Railroads

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Hank Bracker
In mid-sentence, there was a jolt and the unmistakable hissing sound of the steam engine was heard. The train came to life and started to roll out of the terminal, chugging away. Still hanging out of the window waving to my mother, I suddenly got a cinder in my eye from the black cloud of smoke that descended upon us. Closing the window helped, but smoke and cinders continued coming into our car. The cinder aggravated my eye most of the way to Andover, New Jersey, our destination. Now I perceive ...more
Captain Hank Bracker, "Seawater One...."

Maurice Renard
The emergency services had not yet been organized. Rosine could go where she wished. Her high heels made her stumble in the darkness, over the stones, the frozen clods of soil, over the tussocks of grass, the countless obstacles of the rough earth. She was shivering with cold and thought she might be about to faint away amid the sinister din of the disaster. A fearful chaos was becoming apparent. Rude forms stood erect, the silhouette of a heap of rails. Lanterns, miserable yellow stars, circu ...more
Maurice Renard, The Hands Of Orlac

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