Trains and Technology: Track and structures

Trains and Technology: Track and structures

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The radial prophets of the English civil wars were fascinating figures, combining a devout belief in the power of divine inspiration with a passionate desire for social change and a distinctly eccentric rhetorical style. Tracing the prophets who rant, rage, and wreak havoc through the works of Butler, Dryden, Mandeville, Pope, and other less familiar writers of the period, 'Transforming the Word' pursues the fate of radical prophecy between 1660 and 1742.Manual drilling was, often, laborious and frus- tratingly slow. Around ... The Couch-Fowle drill could operate five times faster than the best hammerman and was recommended for use by the Central Pacific. It was never ... In one incident, J. H. Strobridge, the construction superintendent, lost an eye to a premature blast.

Title:Trains and Technology: Track and structures
Author:Anthony J. Bianculli
Publisher:University of Delaware Press - 2003


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