The Train Journey

The Train Journey

... the Jewish entry into European or Western society is interpreted as a passage or a journey , from the world of the Yiddish ... and the feared , was similar to the encounter with the new industrial form of travel the train offered .

Author: Simone Gigliotti

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571812687

Category: History

Page: 260

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Deportations by train were critical in the Nazis' genocidal vision of the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question." Historians have estimated that between 1941 and 1944 up to three million Jews were transported to their deaths in concentration and extermination camps. In his writings on the "Final Solution," Raul Hilberg pondered the role of trains: "How can railways be regarded as anything more than physical equipment that was used, when the time came, to transport the Jews from various cities to shooting grounds and gas chambers in Eastern Europe?" This book explores the question by analyzing the victims' experiences at each stage of forced relocation: the round-ups and departures from the ghettos, the captivity in trains, and finally, the arrival at the camps. Utilizing a variety of published memoirs and unpublished testimonies, the book argues that victims experienced the train journeys as mobile chambers, comparable in importance to the more studied, fixed locations of persecution, such as ghettos and camps.
Categories: History

USA by Rail

USA by Rail

This ninth edition of Bradt's USA by Rail guidebook has been fully revised and expanded to take account of changes to Amtrak routes and services, plus the latest Amtrak and VIA Rail pass details, and features over 500 destinations, ...

Author: John Pitt

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781784776251

Category: Transportation

Page: 368

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This ninth edition of Bradt's USA by Rail guidebook has been fully revised and expanded to take account of changes to Amtrak routes and services, plus the latest Amtrak and VIA Rail pass details, and features over 500 destinations, including Disney World, the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls. With 25 long-distance train journeys across the United States and a further 12 in Canada, plus sightseeing highlights for 38 major cities, accommodation options from cheap to chic and everything you need to find your way around unfamiliar train stations, this book has all the practical information required to make the most of a rail pass. There are maps, route plans and photographs, up-to-date security and immigration information, plus vital tips for sightseeing, local transport and accommodation, as well as chapters on VIA Rail, the Rocky Mountaineer and other trains in Canada. The book also includes a history of North American railroads, current steam train operators, tourist railways and museums, as well as sound advice for the visitor from overseas. Hundreds of Internet contacts make it easy to plan and make reservations for any trip you desire. The grandeur of America's scenery - from its never-ending prairies, the Joshua trees of the Mojave Desert and the saw-toothed peaks of the Rocky Mountains to the pounding surf of the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans - is one of the continent's greatest attractions and there is no better way to enjoy it than by train. Written by an expert author who has travelled around 80,000 miles by train in North America in the last 25 years, Bradt's USA by Rail is the essential companion for a successful trip.
Categories: Transportation

Train Tracks

Train Tracks

national and international trains for many of their leisure activities. Within the UK, Tony, for example, speaks of a local train service; Rosie (above) limits her journeys by train to day-trips, and Gayle - well, Gayle uses trains for ...

Author: Gayle Letherby

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000323610

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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This book provides an in-depth exploration of trains and train travel. Letherby and Reynolds have conducted extensive research with all those concerned with trains, from leisure travelers and enthusiasts to railway workers and commuters. Overturning conventional wisdom, they show that the train has a social life in and of itself and is not simply a way to get from A to B.The book also looks at the depiction of train travel through cultural media, such as music, films, books and art. The authors consider the personal politics of train travel and political discussion surrounding the railways, as well as the relationship trains have to leisure and work. The media often paints a gloomy picture of the railways and there is a general view that the romance of train travel ended with the steam locomotive. Letherby and Reynolds show that this is far from the case.
Categories: Social Science

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Great Britain

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Great Britain

TRAVEL INFORMATION Britain is an international gateway for both air and sea traffic, which translates into a variety of ... Coach travel is a cheap, if rather slow, form of transport from Europe, while travelling by train has been ...

Author: DK Travel

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241349786

Category: Travel

Page: 672

View: 544

The ideal travel companion, full of insider advice on what to see and do, plus detailed itineraries and comprehensive maps for exploring Great Britain. Visit Stonehenge's mysterious monoliths, take the sea air in buzzing Brighton or come face to face with the Vikings in York: everything you need to know is clearly laid out within colour-coded chapters. Discover the best of Great Britain with this indispensable travel guide. Inside DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Great Britain: - Over 60 colour maps help you navigate with ease - Simple layout makes it easy to find the information you need - Comprehensive tours and itineraries of Great Britain, designed for every interest and budget - Illustrations and floorplans show in detail Westminster Abbey, St Paul's Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London, as well as Brighton's Royal Pavilion, Canterbury Cathedral, Blenheim Palace, the Eden Project, Castle Howard, the Royal Mile and much more - Colour photographs of Great Britain's stunning landscape - bucolic countryside, spectacular coastline, rugged moorland and more - as well as architectural highlights, peaceful villages and vibrant cities - Detailed chapters, with area maps, cover London - West End and Westminster; South Kensington and Hyde Park; Regent's Park and Bloomsbury; the City and Southwark; and sights beyond the city - the Downs and Channel Coast; East Anglia; Thames Valley; Wessex; Devon and Cornwall; the Midlands; Lancashire and the Lakes; Yorkshire and the Humber Region; Northumbria; Wales; and Scotland - Historical and cultural context gives you a richer travel experience: learn about Great Britain's long history, society and politics; heraldry and aristocracy; rural architecture and stately homes; sporting highlights; and festivals and events - Experience the culture with features on the gardens of England; John Nash's Regency London; the castles of Wales; the Industrial Revolution; and more - Essential travel tips: our expert choices of where to stay, eat, shop and sightsee, plus transport, visa and health information DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Great Britain is a detailed, easy-to-use guide designed to help you get the most from your visit to Great Britain. DK Eyewitness: winner of the Top Guidebook Series in the Wanderlust Reader Travel Awards 2017. "No other guide whets your appetite quite like this one" - The Independent Want to see more of Great Britain? Try our DK Eyewitness Travel Guide England's South Coast. About DK Eyewitness Travel: DK's highly visual Eyewitness guides show you what others only tell you, with easy-to-read maps, tips, and tours to inform and enrich your holiday. DK is the world's leading illustrated reference publisher, producing beautifully designed books for adults and children in over 120 countries.
Categories: Travel

Paris to the Past Traveling through French History by Train

Paris to the Past  Traveling through French History by Train

Acknowledgments My first and foremost debt is to RobertCaro,myhusband and traveling companion on my travels through France, first by car and then by train. When I told him my idea of driving through history in France—originally from the ...

Author: Ina Caro

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393082012

Category: Travel

Page: 400

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“I’d rather go to France with Ina Caro than with Henry Adams or Henry James.”—Newsweek In one of the most inventive travel books in years, Ina Caro invites readers on twenty-five one-day train trips that depart from Paris and transport us back through seven hundred years of French history. Whether taking us to Orléans to evoke the visions of Joan of Arc or to the Place de la Concorde to witness the beheading of Marie Antoinette, Caro animates history with her lush descriptions of architectural splendors and tales of court intrigue. “[An] enchanting travelogue” (Publishers Weekly), Paris to the Past has become one of the classic guidebooks of our time.
Categories: Travel

Passenger Train Service

Passenger Train Service

The hazards of highway travel are multiplied during winter weather conditions . 3. Dependability . ... For short to medium distance trips , the train is more economical than the airplane . The same is true as against one person driving ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce. Subcommittee on Transportation and Aeronautics

Publisher:

ISBN: LOC:00058041993

Category: Railroads

Page: 568

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Categories: Railroads

Slow Train to Switzerland

Slow Train to Switzerland

This is a tale of trains and tourists, of the British and the Swiss, of a Victorian traveller and a modern-day Englishman abroad. It is the story of a tour that changed both Switzerland and the world of travel forever.

Author: Diccon Bewes

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781857889765

Category: Travel

Page: 320

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In June 1863 an English lady set off by train on the trip of a lifetime: Thomas Cook's first Conducted Tour of Switzerland. A century and a half later, travel writer Diccon Bewes, author of the bestselling Swiss Watching, decided to go where she went and see what she saw. Guided by her diary, he followed the same route to discover how much had changed and how much hadn't. She went in search of adventure, he went in search of her, and found far more than he expected. Slow Train to Switzerland is the captivating account of two trips through the Alps: hers glimpsing the future of travel, his revisiting its past. Together they make a journey to remember. This is a tale of trains and tourists, of the British and the Swiss, of a Victorian traveller and a modern-day Englishman abroad. It is the story of a tour that changed both Switzerland and the world of travel forever.
Categories: Travel

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For short to medium distance trips , the train is more , economical than the airplane . The same is true as against one person driving an automobile . Railroads are the most efficient of any mode for handling special groups , excursions ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Interstate and Foreign Commerce

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951P01135118Y

Category:

Page: 543

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All Aboard

All Aboard

This new, fourth edition includes a new chapter about eight major railway stations, and is updated throughout with new information and photographs.

Author: Jim Loomis

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 9781569761762

Category: Travel

Page: 384

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“This comprehensive guide will assist the traveler in planning an excursion and executing it with minimum effort and maximum pleasure.” —Library Journal All Aboard—first published in 1995, and here completely revised and updated—is much more than just a mile-by-mile scenery guide for train travelers. It will make any trip smoother and more enjoyable with its insightful travel trips and information about how railroads operate. With trains attracting new riders in record numbers, the time is perfect for a new edition of All Aboard. All Aboard is more than an ordinary travel guide. The author tells us how and why the first railroads came about, describes the building of America’s trans-continental railroad, and explains how individual trains are operated. He also offers advice that can only come from a veteran traveler: booking trips, finding the lowest fares, avoiding pitfalls, packing for an overnight trip, what to do on board, whom to tip and how much. This new, fourth edition includes a new chapter about eight major railway stations, and is updated throughout with new information and photographs. It discusses Amtrak’s new locomotives and Viewliner sleeping cars, changes in rules regarding pets and bicycles on American trains, and much more. Jim Loomis writes frequently about train travel for Sunday newspaper travel sections and has ridden every one of Amtrak’s long-distance trains multiple times, logging nearly 200,000 miles. He is a member of the board of directors of the National Association of Railroad Passengers.
Categories: Travel

California High speed Train System

California High speed Train System

MODAL AND HIGH - SPEED TRAIN ALTERNATIVES This section presents expected travel conditions for the Modal and HST Alternatives and compares relative differences between No Project and the Modal and HST Alternatives .

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ISBN: NWU:35556034572107

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