Waiting On A Train

Author: James McCommons
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603582592
Size: 25.75 MB
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Waiting On A Train from the Author: James McCommons. During the tumultuous year of 2008--when gas prices reached $4 a gallon, Amtrak set ridership records, and a commuter train collided with a freight train in California--journalist James McCommons spent a year on America's trains, talking to the people who ride and work the rails throughout much of the Amtrak system. Organized around these rail journeys, Waiting on a Train is equal parts travel narrative, personal memoir, and investigative journalism. Readers meet the historians, railroad executives, transportation officials, politicians, government regulators, railroad lobbyists, and passenger-rail advocates who are rallying around a simple question: Why has the greatest railroad nation in the world turned its back on the very form of transportation that made modern life and mobility possible? Distrust of railroads in the nineteenth century, overregulation in the twentieth, and heavy government subsidies for airports and roads have left the country with a skeletal intercity passenger-rail system. Amtrak has endured for decades, and yet failed to prosper owing to a lack of political and financial support and an uneasy relationship with the big, remaining railroads. While riding the rails, McCommons explores how the country may move passenger rail forward in America--and what role government should play in creating and funding mass-transportation systems. Against the backdrop of the nation's stimulus program, he explores what it will take to build high-speed trains and transportation networks, and when the promise of rail will be realized in America.

How To Train A Train

Author: Jason Carter Eaton
Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)
ISBN: 9780763688998
Size: 57.18 MB
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How To Train A Train from the Author: Jason Carter Eaton. Everything you need to know about finding, keeping, and training your very own pet train. Finding advice on caring for a dog, a cat, a fish, even a dinosaur is easy. But what if somebody’s taste in pets runs to the more mechanical kind? What about those who like cogs and gears more than feathers and fur? People who prefer the call of a train whistle to the squeal of a guinea pig? Or maybe dream of a smudge of soot on their cheek, not slobber? In this spectacularly illustrated picture book, kids who love locomotives (and what kid doesn’t?) will discover where trains live, what they like to eat, and the best train tricks around—everything it takes to lay the tracks for a long and happy friendship. All aboard!

A Train

Author: Charles W. Dryden
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817312668
Size: 31.30 MB
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A Train from the Author: Charles W. Dryden. A-Train is the story of one of the black Americans who, during World War II, graduated from Tuskegee (AL) Flying School and served as a pilot in the Army Air Corps’ 99th Pursuit Squadron. Charles W. Dryden presents a fast-paced, balanced, and personal account of what it was like to prepare for a career traditionally closed to African Americans, how he coped with the frustrations and dangers of combat, and how he, along with many fellow black pilots, navigators, bombardiers, and crewmen, emerged with a magnificent war record. Under the command of Colonel Benjamin O. Davis Jr., the Tuskegee airmen fought over North Africa, Sicily, and Europe, escorting American bomber crews who respected their "no-losses" record. Some were shot down, many of them were killed or captured by the enemy, and several won medals of valor and honor. But the airmen still faced great barriers of racial prejudice in the armed forces and at home. As a member of that elite group of young pilots who fought for their country overseas while being denied civil liberties at home, Dryden presents an eloquent story that will touch each and every reader.

A Train Of Powder

Author: Rebecca West
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453207228
Size: 32.70 MB
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A Train Of Powder from the Author: Rebecca West. Rebecca West’s exceptional observational skills shine in her acclaimed account of the Nuremburg trials Sent to cover the war crimes trials at Nuremberg for the New Yorker, Rebecca West brought along her inimitable skills for understanding a place and its people. In these accomplished articles, West captures the world that sprung up to process the Nazi leaders; from the city’s war-torn structures to the courtroom security measures, no detail is left out. West’s unparalleled grasp on human motivations and character offers particular insight into the judges, prosecutors, and of course the defendants themselves. This remarkable narrative captures the social and political ramifications of a world recovering from the divisions of war. As engaging as it is informative, this collection represents West’s finest hour as a reporter.

Jesus Hopped The A Train

Author: Stephen Adly Guirgis
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
ISBN: 9780822217992
Size: 72.45 MB
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Jesus Hopped The A Train from the Author: Stephen Adly Guirgis. THE STORY: Angel Cruz is a thirty-year-old bike messenger from NYC who has lost his best friend to a religious cult. At the opening of the play, he is in his second night of incarceration, awaiting trial for shooting the leader of that cult in the

It Happened On A Train

Author: Mac Barnett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416978208
Size: 13.98 MB
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It Happened On A Train from the Author: Mac Barnett. Seventh-grader Steve Brixton finds himself pulled back into sleuthing when, during a train trip down the California coast, he uncovers a mystery involving a fleet of priceless automobiles, an assassin, and a private rail car.

A Train On The Track

Author: Sarah Sheffield
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780823959372
Size: 74.53 MB
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A Train On The Track from the Author: Sarah Sheffield. Illustrations and simple text present simple facts about trains.

How 2 Become A Train Driver

Author: Richard McMunn
Publisher: How2Become Ltd
ISBN: 1907558004
Size: 69.15 MB
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How 2 Become A Train Driver from the Author: Richard McMunn. This professional and comprehensive book covers every aspect of the trainee train driver selection process and is packed full of insider tips and advice brought to you by rail recruitment staff.

I Am A Train

Author: Ace Landers
Publisher: Cartwheel Books
ISBN: 9780545079624
Size: 70.63 MB
Format: PDF
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I Am A Train from the Author: Ace Landers. Trains travel from town to town delivering passengers and important cargo to train stations across the country.

Take The A Train

Author: Michael Blankfort
Publisher: Dutton Adult
ISBN:
Size: 44.27 MB
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Take The A Train from the Author: Michael Blankfort.