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            The Seaward Bush Branch Line: Invercargill - Tokanui Railway 1886 - 1966
              

            The Seaward Bush Branch Line: Invercargill - Tokanui Railway 1886 - 1966 (Paperback)

            By C Glennie, Alex

            • RRP: $103.99
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            The history of the Seaward Bush Branch Railway line from inception in 1886 until it's closure in 1966.

            ISBN 9780473532611
            Published NZ 17 Oct 2020
            Publisher NZ / SP Author Self Published
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Advanced Rail Geotechnology - Ballasted Track

            Advanced Rail Geotechnology - Ballasted Track (Hardback)

            By Indraratna, Buddhima; Salim, Wadud; Rujikiatkamjorn, Cholachat

            • RRP: $423.00
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            In this book, the authors present the detailed information on the strength, deformation and degradation aspects of fresh and recycled ballast under monotonic, cyclic, and impact loading using innovative geotechnical testing devices --Provided by publisher.

            ISBN 9780415669573
            Released NZ 9 Mar 2011
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            John Charles

            John Charles (Paperback)

            By Belton, Brian; Lewis, Peter

            • RRP: $58.50
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            Presents a look at one of the first major railway disasters in Britain, the fall of the Dee bridge in May 1847, which occurred just outside Chester with the loss of five lives. This book provides detailed technical insight and is illustrated with contemporary material. It is usef...ul for engineering students, historians and railway enthusiasts.
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            ISBN 9780752442662
            Released NZ Not specified
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Engineering the Channel Tunnel

            Engineering the Channel Tunnel (Paperback)

            Edited by Kirkland, Colin

            • RRP: $134.00
            • $134.00
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            The Channel Tunnel may be the greatest engineering project in Europe this century. This book describes the tremendous engineering achievement of the construction of the tunnel. Written by twenty of the key engineers involved, it provides a fascinating, informative and inspiring a...ccount of the project for both engineering professionals and general readers.
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            ISBN 9780367864507
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Ballast Railroad Design: SMART-UOW Approach

            Ballast Railroad Design: SMART-UOW Approach (Paperback)

            By Indraratna, Buddhima; Ngo, Trung

            • RRP: $102.00
            • $102.00
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            The rail network plays an essential role in transport infrastructure worldwide. A ballasted track is commonly used for several reasons, including economic considerations, load bearing capacity, rapid drainage and ease of maintenance. Given the ever-increasing demand for trains to... carry heavier axle loads at greater speeds, traditional design and construction must undergo inevitable changes for sustainable performance. Ballast is an unbounded granular assembly that displaces when subjected to repeated train loading affecting track stability. During heavy haul operations, ballast progressively deteriorates and the infiltration of fluidized fines (mud pumping) from the underlying substructure and subgrade decreases its shear strength and also impedes drainage, while increasing track deformation and associated maintenance. Features: serves as a useful guide to assist the practitioner in new track design as well as remediating existing tracks. research discussed in this book has made considerable impact on the railway industry. resulting from collaborative research between academia and industry, incorporating sophisticated laboratory tests, computational modelling and field studies. This book presents a comprehensive procedure for the design of ballasted tracks based on a rational approach that combines extensive laboratory testing, computational modelling and field measurements conducted over the past two decades. Ballast Railroad Design: SMART-UOW Approach will not only become an imperative design aid for rail practitioners, but will also be a valuable resource for postgraduate students and researchers alike in railway engineering.
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            ISBN 9780367571429
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            High-Speed Rail in Poland: Advances and Perspectives

            High-Speed Rail in Poland: Advances and Perspectives (Paperback)

            By Zurkowski, Andrzej

            • RRP: $102.00
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            The Railway Research Institute (Instytut Kolejnictwa) in Warsaw was established in 1951 and was, until 2000, part of the Polish State Railways (PKP). At present, it serves as an independent entity, it is subordinated to the minister responsible for transport. Since its inception,... the Institute has been the centre of competence for technology, technique and organization of operation and services in rail transport, particularly in respect to innovation. One of its fundamental tasks also includes activities connected with safety which are carried out in close cooperation with the National Safety Authority, i.e. the Office of Rail Transport. At the same time the Institute participated in the process of upgrading and modernization of the rail network in Poland. Experience in high speed rail, gained as a result of international cooperation and basing on the effort to increase speed on railway lines in Poland (so far 200 km/h), is included in the monograph Koleje Duzych Predkosci w Polsce (High Speed Rail in Poland) published in 2015 for the benefit of the Polish reader. This monograph aims at reaching an international audience of experts so as to present Polish determinants of HSR implementation. In order to elaborate this monograph, apart from specialists from the Railway Research Institute, experts from other research and academic centres were invited. Not only presenting a wide range of problems connected with future construction of High Speed Lines in Polish conditions, but also a number of operational ones. The authors have created a reference work of universal character, solving problems in order to build and operate high speed rail systems in countries on a similar level of development as Poland. Features: providing requirements for design and upgrade of engineering works on High Speed Rail development information on restructuring and building railway lines for countries starting to develop a High Speed Rail system dealing with organizational, engineering, socioeco
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            ISBN 9780367571283
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Your Life For The Job : New Zealand Rail Safety 1974-2000
             

            Your Life For The Job : New Zealand Rail Safety 1974-2000

            By Armstrong, Hazel

            • RRP: $20.00
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            This book, written by New Zealands foremost legal expert on workplace health and safety, concludes that the appalling rate of death and injury on New Zealands railways in the 1990s is the story of de-regulation and privatisation. In the early 1990s new workplace health and saf...ety legislation obliged employers to take all practicable steps to prevent harm to their employees. Your life for the job makes it clear that New Zealand Rail (NZR) was secretly exempted. Soon afterwards, NZR was sold to a consortium of private owners which renamed it Tranz Rail, cut staff numbers and reduced spending on equipment and maintenance. Eleven of its employees were killed on the job between 1995 and 2000. This shameful record was brought to an end after the RMTU, the rail workers union, successfully called for an independent inquiry. Author Hazel Armstrong points out that both the 2000 Tranz Rail inquiry and the 2012 Pike River inquiry illustrate what happens when regulators are ineffective and are captured by the employer; Parliament and the government of the day are prepared to compromise worker health and safety for some other end-game; and directors and managers turn a blind eye to hazards.
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            ISBN 9780473242114
            Published NZ 1 Jan 2013
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            More Footplate Memories: Some More Recollections
              

            More Footplate Memories: Some More Recollections (Paperback, New title)

            By Hercock, Rex

            • RRP: $25.00
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            A follow-up to Rex Hercock's first book of railway recollections.In this volume, Rex provides a non-technical glimpse into railway working practices.

            ISBN 9780908573813
            Published NZ 1 Oct 2005
            Publisher New Zealand Railway & Locomoti
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Engines of Change: The Railroads That Made India
             

            Engines of Change: The Railroads That Made India (Hardback)

            By Kerr, Ian J.

            • RRP: $201.50
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            The former Jewel in the Crown of the British Empire, India remains, by any measure, a major economic and political actor on the world scene. Without her extensive railway network - completed against all odds by her British colonial masters - it is impossible to imagine what might... have become of the diverse lands and peoples of the subcontinent.
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            ISBN 9780275985646
            Released NZ 30 Dec 2006
            Publisher ABC-CLIO
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            A West Coast Engineman
             

            A West Coast Engineman (Hardback)

            By Tibbles, Ian

            • RRP: $65.00
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            Signing on at Greymouth's Elmer Lane depot in 1962, a young Ian Tibbles very quickly learnt the mysteries of "the dark shed". Graduating from labourer to cleaner and then fireman, his apprenticeship takes us on a journey about the West Coast in the 1960's, the golden age of steam.... Starting on the wharf and local shunts on Wf's Ian moved onto the main lines, then populated with A, Ab, B, J, We and Ww class engines. Sharing his firing experiences, Ian recounts throughout the chapters what it was like "getting down the road" on the various lines and classes of engine. The vagaries of narrow grate engines through to the "modern" J class are all discussed. managing transfer to various depots on the Coast, Ian recounts his time on all the West Coast lines. The Grey Valley, Blackball branch, Ross line, relieving Reefton, the Tawhai saddle, Reefton to Westport, the Westport to Mokihinui coal railway, Conns Creek branch, Rewanui incline and of course blasting up to Otira on the J class, are all vividly recounted. Complementing the text is a lavish selection of black and white and colour images from the era. Without doubt, this is a book for lovers of NZR steam in the 60s. 163 b&w photos + 99 colour photos
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            ISBN 9780908573905
            Published NZ 24 Apr 2015
            Publisher New Zealand Railway & Locomoti
            Interest Age General Audience
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