Tales from the Fast Trains

Tired of airport security queues, delays and all those extra taxes and charges, Tom Chesshyre embarks on a series of high-speed adventures across the Continent on its fast trains instead.He discovers the hidden delights of mysterious ...

Tales from the Fast Trains

Author: Tom Chesshyre

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 085765330X

Page: 320

View: 550

Tired of airport security queues, delays and all those extra taxes and charges, Tom Chesshyre embarks on a series of high-speed adventures across the Continent on its fast trains instead.He discovers the hidden delights of mysterious Luxembourg, super-trendy Rotterdam, much-maligned Frankfurt and lovely lakeside Lausanne, via a pop concert in Lille. It’s 186 mph all the way – well, apart from a power cut in the Channel Tunnel on the way to Antwerp. What fun can you have at the ends of the lines? Jump on board and find out...

Tales of Trains

The author shares her adventures of traveling by train throughout the world.

Tales of Trains

Author: Nora Dunn

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781500672461

Page: 180

View: 172

The author shares her adventures of traveling by train throughout the world.

Tales of the Trains

FAST. ASLEEP. AND. WIDE. AWAKE. I got into the Dover “down train” at the
station, and after seeking for a place in two or three of the leading carriages, at
last succeeded in obtaining one where there were only two other passengers.

Tales of the Trains

Author: Charles Lever

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5040826451

Page:

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The Thorpe Hazell Mysteries and More Thrilling Tales on and Off the Rails

Before you can quite understand it, I must tell you something about the line itself.
From Clapham Junction to Hampton Court there are four lines of rails, two of
them used for up and down “fasttrains, and the others for up and down “slow.

The Thorpe Hazell Mysteries  and More Thrilling Tales on and Off the Rails

Author: Victor L. Whitechurch

Publisher:

ISBN: 1616460261

Page: 332

View: 118

The Reverend Victor L. Whitechurch was both a popular fiction writer and a railroad enthusiast, so it is no surprise that he created Thorpe Hazell, an eccentric but successful amateur railway detective who solved both crimes and puzzles. All nine of the Thorpe Hazell mysteries are included here, along with nineteen further tales of mystery and adventure (most also having to do with the railways).--publisher.

Victorian Tales Terror on the Train

The foreman thought that the next train would arrive much later, and the last two
rails had not been laid. His timetable SAID there would be no train. He was
looking at the wrong timetable. The Folkestone Boat Express was due to set off
when a ...

Victorian Tales  Terror on the Train

Author: Terry Deary

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472952065

Page: 72

View: 422

From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories... A crowded train takes a wrong turn and hurtles at full speed into a section of track that should have been closed for repair. Among the passengers is the writer Charles Dickens. Can young workman Tommy stop the train in time and save the lives of those on board – or is it already too late? In this dramatic re-telling of one of the worst rail accidents in Victorian Britain, the Staplehurst Railway disaster, Terry Deary's Victorian Tales explore the fascinating world of the Victorians, including many of the incredible achievements and breakthroughs that took place, through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. This new edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.

Driving Alone tales from the outside

Fast planes, fast trains, fast food, fast entertainment, and that means fast reads,
that's us, today. And even though the novella as a form of literature has been
somewhat over looked in this era of immediate gratification in American culture, it
has ...

Driving Alone  tales from the outside

Author: Kevin Lynn Helmick

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 130482103X

Page:

View: 289

Slow Trains Around Spain

Tom Chesshyre hits the tracks to take in the country through carriage windows on a series of clattering rides beyond the popular image of "holiday Spain" (although he stops by in Benidorm and Torremolinos too).

Slow Trains Around Spain

Author: TOM. CHESSHYRE

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781787833012

Page: 320

View: 632

Between soaring mountains, across arid deserts, parched plains and valleys of fruit orchards and olive groves, down glittering coastlines and along viaducts towering above plunging ravines... there is no better way to see Spain than by train. Tom Chesshyre hits the tracks to take in the country through carriage windows on a series of clattering rides beyond the popular image of "holiday Spain" (although he stops by in Benidorm and Torremolinos too). From hidden spots in Catalonia, through the plains of Aragon and across the north coast to Santiago de Compostela, Chesshyre continues his journey via Madrid, the wilds of Extremadura, dusty mining towns, the cathedrals and palaces of Valencia and Granada, and finally to Seville, Andalusia's beguiling (and hot) capital. Encounters? Plenty. Mishaps? A lot. Happy Spanish days? All the way.

Rails Trails and Other Tales

And then there's the couplers as they just touch, back and forth in unison, the
whole train thru while coasting with an ever ... other trains on sidings, holding,
waiting for this train to whiz by Another time, it's this trains turn for holding The
very fast ...

Rails Trails and Other Tales

Author: Meynardie Blanchard

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781477133149

Page: 315

View: 209

Rails Trails and Other Tales weaves the reader through the romance and adventure of hopping freight trains and being out in the wilderness. Along with others, there are stories of dogs, ducks and commentaries on the misunderstood mule. Stories lived and stories handed down, kept alive with the telling and given longevity with the pen. Adventure and experiences through which the reader can get an idea of how life in the open and on the move can get into ones psyche to the point that wondering becomes solace to a wayward spirit. Some experiences in life we pursue and acquire, others just come along and happen to us when we put ourselves in their paths. Either way experiences and adventures are elements in life that give substance to our memories. We may not be able to experience all we wish, but we can, visit some experiences lived by others. You, reader may not be able to wander in the fi rst person but here you can sit back and do some arm-chair wandering and have a look at some other tid-bits of life. Also you may get a little look into what can happen sometimes when one just casts his way into the winds of chance. Meynardie

Snow Tales and Powder Trails

The whole railway system is divided into slow local trains and the many
variations of the Shinkansen, the classic fast bullet train. Changing a few times
between the medium-fast and local networks, I was flung deep into the rich
culture, chaotic ...

Snow Tales and Powder Trails

Author: Steve Baldwin

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493105930

Page: 122

View: 785

Snow Tales and Powder Trails is a collection of short stories and photographs, telling of a lifetime journey through snowy lands and mountains, using skis as a mode of transport and artistic medium. The experiences of the author come to life on the page, mirrored by images of stunning snow-covered peaks and landscapes. Using vast untracked snowfields as a blank canvas, the author draws line after line with his skis, etching his signature temporarily into the earth's surface, only for the next snowstorm to come in and cover any trace of human existence. The book explores some of the different aspects of skiing, mostly in deep fresh powder, and illustrates the adventures and elation that the mountains in winter can offer.

A History of Moonville Ohio and a Collection of Its Haunting Tales

Back in July of 1977, around 11:30 pm, a fast-moving B&O freight-train was
heading west through Moonville and at the throttle was a 21 year old rookie
engineer who was making only his third run on the line. Up to now, the run had
been ...

A History of Moonville  Ohio and a Collection of Its Haunting Tales

Author: William M. Cullen

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483689247

Page: 79

View: 343

A History of Moonville, Ohio and a Collection of its Haunting Tales, Revised Edition, is an updated version of a previous work the author had published back in 2008. This revised edition contains more detailed history about Moonville and its surrounding towns, such as Zaleski, on how they came to be, most notably that Moonville was named by the railroad after a general store proprietor rather than the man who had actually founded the town; and that Zaleski was named after a Polish/French financier who never came to America to see his namesake town. This revised edition also contains more haunting tales of what had happened to some of those who had lived and worked in this remote mining town in eastern Vinton County, Ohio, mainly covering those who had been involved in train accidents surrounding the still-standing tunnel as these trains came barreling through the area; plus, there are a few tales of murder as well. There are also a few light-hearted tales most notably that of a well-known English author who had passed through Moonville on his way to tour America back in the late 1860s as well as a story about some feisty sisters, in Athens, who took on the expanding railroad. There are human interest elements in all of this, most notably to me, is the story of the Dexters who had been enslaved in Virginia, escaping in the 1860s, having made their way to Moonville in order to live out their lives in freedom. This book is about preserving the history of a mining town that began back in the 1850s, thriving for nearly fifty years, before it began its long slide into history, though not completely forgotten, for it had been, once, a vital part of Ohios history, especially in the days leading up to the American Civil War; and that is why I wrote and revised this work - for Moonvilles history is a part of Ohios history.

Slow Trains to Venice

Along the way he enjoys many an encounter, befriending fellow travellers as well as a conductor or two. This is a love letter to Europe, written from the trackside.

Slow Trains to Venice

Author: Tom Chesshyre

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD - ROW

ISBN: 1787838757

Page: 320

View: 584

Do you love trains? Do you love adventure? If so, join Tom Chesshyre on his meandering rail journey across Europe from London to Venice. Escaping the rat race for a few happy weeks, Chesshyre indulges in the freedom of the tracks. From France (dogged by rail worker strikes), through Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Poland, he travels as far east as Odessa by the Black Sea in Ukraine. With no set plans, simply a desire to let the trains lead the way, he heads back via Hungary, the Balkans and Austria. Along the way he enjoys many an encounter, befriending fellow travellers as well as a conductor or two. This is a love letter to Europe, written from the trackside.

Barrington Tales of the Trains

The second volume of Barrington and the second volume of the novel Tales of the Trains by the Victorian novelist Charles Lever."

Barrington   Tales of the Trains

Author: Charles Lever

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434476618

Page: 320

View: 838

The second volume of Barrington and the second volume of the novel Tales of the Trains by the Victorian novelist Charles Lever."

Tiddledywink Tales

The railroad on which we run our fast trains is built in the form of a circle , and the
express trains just go round and round and round , never ... You don ' t seem to
think , too , that if a fast train stopped at places it wouldn ' t be fast all the time .

Tiddledywink Tales

Author: John Kendrick Bangs

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 236

View: 936

Each chapter is a story and poem told to a young boy by one of his different colored tiddledywinks.

Tune s Tales

Three salesmen were telling about fast trains . Said one , " I was on a train that
was so fast that the station names looked like one long word . ” The second one
said , " I was on a train that was so fast that the telephone poles looked like a
blank ...

Tune s Tales

Author: Tunis E. Conquy

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780533072484

Page: 343

View: 967

Old Rails Tales

Depending on the train, on how much weight's is behind you, whether you're
going uphill., downhill, to what types of ... freight train's just draggin' along at 30
m.p.h.; then you have some faster trains -- like AMTRAK goes along at 80 m.p.h.
And ...

Old Rails  Tales

Author: Alan Allen

Publisher: Pr of San Francisco

ISBN:

Page:

View: 292

Grim Fairy Tales and Other Facts and Fancies

We plan to build faster cars , faster trains , supersonic aeroplanes , rocket ships ,
things that will move so fast that the force of gravity will not be able to hold them
back . We are planning a journey to the Moon , to Mars and to the outer darkness
 ...

Grim Fairy Tales and Other Facts and Fancies

Author: Gopal Das Khosla

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 176

View: 273

Time for True Tales and Almost True

Once the fast express groaned . “ Knocked more than half the water train had
rushed by on the main track , the slow out . And that man calls himself an
engineer ! " old freight train would start up , and rattle and Now the tramp ' s eyes
were ...

Time for True Tales and Almost True

Author: May Hill Arbuthnot

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 435

View: 512

"A representative collection of realistic stories for children; to be used in the classroom, home or camp; especially planned for college classes in children's literature; with a general introduction, section introductions, and headnotes for the individual stories." Title page.

Iron Rails in the Garden State

A sampler of unique and fascinating stories about railroading in New Jersey entertains readers with anecdotes about New Jersey railroad pioneers, sacred sites, and expensive mistakes.

Iron Rails in the Garden State

Author: Anthony J. Bianculli

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 025335174X

Page: 190

View: 558

A sampler of unique and fascinating stories about railroading in New Jersey entertains readers with anecdotes about New Jersey railroad pioneers, sacred sites, and expensive mistakes.

50 Great Tales of Terror

down lines , into which slow traffic could be diverted when fast trains were hard
on their heels . ... of line to ensure that each section was occupied by only one
train at a time ; but after today's work its name would become famous or infamous
.

50 Great Tales of Terror

Author: John Canning

Publisher: Avenel

ISBN: 9780517136676

Page: 507

View: 292

Narrates natural disasters and man's inhumanity to man for those readers fascinated by terror