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            Identification key to NZR Steam Locomotive Classes
              

            Identification key to NZR Steam Locomotive Classes (Paperback)

            By Wrigley, Philip

            • RRP: $16.99
            • $16.99
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            This guide to all New Zealand Railways steam locomotive classes is unique in using a key, a type of logic tress in which a choice at one branch then leads the user to a subsequent series of choices until a final identification is made. 78 classesare included. Technical knowledge ...is not required as visual characteristics are used which are illustrated in labelled photographs. Locomotives in photographs, vidoes and inpreservation can be identified using the key, with a number of classes illustrated in the booklet for users to gain proficiency in its use.
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            ISBN 9780473242411
            Published NZ 1 Apr 2013
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Shed Side in South Lancashire and Cheshire: The Last Days of Steam
             

            Shed Side in South Lancashire and Cheshire: The Last Days of Steam (EPUB ebook)

            By Pearce, Kenn

            Shed side in South Lancashire and Cheshire

            ISBN 9780750959995
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            Language en
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2012
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Sir Vincent Raven
             

            Sir Vincent Raven (EPUB ebook)

            By Everett, Andrew

            A biography of Sir Vincent Raven

            ISBN 9780750956819
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            Language en
            Released NZ 15 May 2006
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
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            Firing the Flying Scotsman and Other Great Locomotives: Life on the Footplate in the Last Years of Steam
             

            Firing the Flying Scotsman and Other Great Locomotives: Life on the Footplate in the Last Years of Steam (EPUB ebook)

            By Issitt, Ken; Bates, Chris

            The author, fast train fireman worked on the footplate from the late 1940s to 1960, experiencing firing some of the greatest locomotives from the Flying Scotsman to Coltimore and Blink Bonney. This title describes what life on the footplate was like across the last years of steam....
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            ISBN 9780752490472
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            Language en
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2012
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
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            Underground to Everywhere: London's Underground Railway in the Life of the Capital
             

            Underground to Everywhere: London's Underground Railway in the Life of the Capital (EPUB ebook)

            By Halliday, Stephen

            London's Underground is one of the best-known and most distinctive aspects of the city. Since Victorian times, this remarkable feat of engineering has made an extraordinary contribution to the economy of the capital and played a vital role in the daily life of generations of Lond...oners.
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            ISBN 9780752495514
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            Released NZ 1 Jul 2013
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
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            False Starts, Near Misses and Dangerous Goods: Railwaymen's Stories about the Challenges of Running a Railway
             

            False Starts, Near Misses and Dangerous Goods: Railwaymen's Stories about the Challenges of Running a Railway (EPUB ebook)

            By Body, Geoff; Body, Ian

            False starts, near misses and dangerous goods - railwaymen's stories about the challenges of running a railway

            ISBN 9780750981897
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            Language en
            Released NZ 6 Jan 2017
            Publisher The History Press Ltd
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            Advances in Human Aspects of Road and Rail Transportation
             

            Advances in Human Aspects of Road and Rail Transportation (Hardback)

            Edited by Stanton, Professor Neville A.; Salvendy, Gavriel; Karwowski, Waldemar

            • RRP: $172.00
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            Human factors and ergonomics have made considerable contributions to the research, design, development, operation and analysis of transportation systems and their complementary infrastructure. This volume focuses on the causations of road accidents, the function and design of roa...ds and signs, the design of automobiles, and the training of the driver. It covers accident analyses, air traffic control, control rooms, intelligent transportation systems, and new systems and technologies.
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            ISBN 9781439871232
            Released NZ 17 Jul 2012
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Advances in Human Factors and Ergonomics Series
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            RAILS IN THE WILDERNESS (dvd)
             

            RAILS IN THE WILDERNESS (dvd)

            • RRP: $29.99
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            The felling of Native Forests and the ingenious ways logs were taken out of the wilderness is one of the most extraordinary and least known chapters in New Zealand History. With the most recent discovery of rare archive film shot in remote corners of the country, along with the m...emories of some of the older folk who worked in those times, this controversial story is now told on video. Scenes from the old movies vividly bring to life a world that has disappeared for ever. In Northland, from the Coromandel to Southland and on the West Coast the Native Forests fell to the forces of steam, animal and manpower. In the making of a new agricultural and urban world the bush echoed to the screech of sawmills and shook to the toppling of the giants like the Rimu, Totara and Kauri. Steam log haulers dragged the felled trees on skylines and through dense undergrowth. Centre stage in this drama were the tramway engines, or "lokeys" - legendary designs from the USA like "Heisler" and "Climax" and New Zealand-built "Price" and "Johnston" - hauling the logs out over high timber trestle bridges along slippery steel and wooden rails laid hastily over thousands of miles of wilderness. Today society regrets the destruction of this natural heritage. As forest planners look to sustainable management of native timber resources for the future this documentary places the events of the past in the context of their times and is a dedication to the indigenous forests and their contribution to a growing nation.
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            ISBN 215436
            Published NZ 3 Jan 2009
            Publisher MEMORYLINE
            Interest Age General Audience
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            North Island Main Trunk (dvd)
             

            North Island Main Trunk (dvd)

            • RRP: $29.99
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            The construction of New Zealand's North Island Main Trunk Line proved such a challenge that nearly 40 years elapsed before the North and South sections finally met in 1908. Passing through rugged mountain country, over massive ravines and around the base of two active volcanoes, ...the line was forged by remarkable feats of railway engineering. One was the famous Raurimu Spiral, where the rail climbed 700 feet in 7 miles and today remains in use on its original formation. With high quality archive colour and B & W film never before seen publicly, including the Tangiwai Disaster, this is the story of a unique 425 mile stretch of railway, and the people whose lives it dominated. Here are legends and stories of the railway men and women - colourful anecdotes of the refreshment Rooms, of smuggling liquor into dry areas, tales of tragedy and humour. The romance of a pioneering life-line which created new towns and brought development and prosperity to the entire North Island.
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            ISBN 215437
            Published NZ 6 Jun 2008
            Publisher MEMORYLINE
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            MAIN TRUNK CENTURY - (dvd)
             

            MAIN TRUNK CENTURY - (dvd)

            • RRP: $29.99
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            From the team that produced the internationally award-winning Memory Line series comes a new documentary celebrating the centenary of the 1908-2008 North Island, New Zealand Main Trunk Railway, one of the last great engineering triumphs from the frontier days of the age of steam.... In 1908 the first passenger train ran non stop from Wellington to Auckland known as the 'Parlimentary Special' as it hauled parlimentarians and dignitaries to Auckland to welcome Roosevelt's "American Great White Fleet" to Auckland Harbour. In 2008 this historic jourmey was re-enacted and documented by the Memory Line team, interlaced with historic flashbacks and srories from the original 20 hour journey.
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            ISBN 215439
            Published NZ 8 Apr 2010
            Publisher MEMORYLINE
            Interest Age General Audience
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