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The Train Derails in Boston

The Train Derails in Boston

  • Author: Jessica McHugh
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781943720064
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CHERRYWOOD LODGE IS HAUNTED, AND THANK FUCK FOR ITS GHOSTS . . . Rebecca Malone has problems. Not just the alcohol. Not just her husband's inane attempts at writing a bestselling novel, their teenage daughter's promiscuity, or her certifiable mother. Not even her lover, who wants to take her husband's place in Cherrywood Lodge, the famous estate she now calls home. Her biggest issues start the moment she discovers a chest of ancient mahjong tiles in the basement of her new house, causing her life to spin out of control with hallucinations, sexual deviances, and grisly murders. Is the mahjong game haunted? Or are Rebecca's problems part of a different game, started before she was born?

Man Failure

Man Failure

The Story of New Jersey's Deadliest Train Wreck

  • Author: Gordon Bond
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780692867983
  • Category: Railroad accidents
  • Page: 398
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A non-fiction account of the February 6, 1951 wreck of the Pennsylvania Railroad trains "The Broker" at Woodbridge, New Jersey.

Boston Darkens

Boston Darkens

  • Author: Michael Kravitz
  • Publisher: Book Venture Publishing LLC
  • ISBN: 1640693416
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 112
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IN LIFE WE all meet people who bring unnecessary drama. It’s easy to complain and blame everything on others. Dealing with evil is not easy. It is to this end that I wish to dedicate this book to my brother, Barry. He recently lost his wife. They were both blessed with two sons. One son was born with multiple problems. With so many problems, many parents would give up that child and make him a ward of the state. My brother’s wife stayed home and spent day and night caring for her son. She herself developed many medical problems. With trust in God and herself, she cared for her ill son. Her son lived many years past what the doctors gave her. He finally succumbed in his twenties. My brother’s wife passed away spring of 2015. Soon after the funeral, I informed my brother that I was writing this novel. My brother’s will to go on has inspired me to finish my novel. He read each section and edited several grammatical errors. His wife was a writer, and she helped too. Through this novel I am reaching out to all for humanity and hope.

Railway Age Gazette

Railway Age Gazette

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  • Category: Railroads
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Railway Age

Railway Age

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  • Category: Locomotives
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Railway Signaling and Communications

Railway Signaling and Communications

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The Signal Engineer

The Signal Engineer

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  • Category: Railroads
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The Namesake

The Namesake

A Novel

  • Author: Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 9780547429311
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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Jhumpa Lahiri's Interpreter of Maladies established this young writer as one the most brilliant of her generation. Her stories are one of the very few debut works -- and only a handful of collections -- to have won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Among the many other awards and honors it received were the New Yorker Debut of the Year award, the PEN/Hemingway Award, and the highest critical praise for its grace, acuity, and compassion in detailing lives transported from India to America. In The Namesake, Lahiri enriches the themes that made her collection an international bestseller: the immigrant experience, the clash of cultures, the conflicts of assimilation, and, most poignantly, the tangled ties between generations. Here again Lahiri displays her deft touch for the perfect detail -- the fleeting moment, the turn of phrase -- that opens whole worlds of emotion. The Namesake takes the Ganguli family from their tradition-bound life in Calcutta through their fraught transformation into Americans. On the heels of their arranged wedding, Ashoke and Ashima Ganguli settle together in Cambridge, Massachusetts. An engineer by training, Ashoke adapts far less warily than his wife, who resists all things American and pines for her family. When their son is born, the task of naming him betrays the vexed results of bringing old ways to the new world. Named for a Russian writer by his Indian parents in memory of a catastrophe years before, Gogol Ganguli knows only that he suffers the burden of his heritage as well as his odd, antic name. Lahiri brings great empathy to Gogol as he stumbles along the first-generation path, strewn with conflicting loyalties, comic detours, and wrenching love affairs. With penetrating insight, she reveals not only the defining power of the names and expectations bestowed upon us by our parents, but also the means by which we slowly, sometimes painfully, come to define ourselves. The New York Times has praised Lahiri as "a writer of uncommon elegance and poise." The Namesake is a fine-tuned, intimate, and deeply felt novel of identity.

Railway Age Gazette

Railway Age Gazette

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  • Category: Railroads
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Housekeeping

Housekeeping

A Novel

  • Author: Marilynne Robinson
  • Publisher: Macmillan
  • ISBN: 1250060656
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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Newly reissued as a Picador Modern Classic, Marilynne Robinson's brilliant, PEN/Hemingway Award-winning first novel Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, the eccentric and remote sister of their dead mother. The family house is in the small town of Fingerbone on a glacial lake in the Far West, the same lake where their grandfather died in a spectacular train wreck and their mother drove off a cliff to her death. It is a town "chastened by an outsized landscape and extravagant weather, and chastened again by an awareness that the whole of human history had occurred elsewhere." Ruth and Lucille's struggle toward adulthood beautifully illuminates the price of loss and survival, and the dangerous and deep undertow of transience. For more than twenty years, Picador has been producing beautifully packaged literary fiction and nonfiction books from Manhattan's Flatiron Building. Our Twentieth Anniversary Modern Classics line pairs iconic books with a design that's both small enough to fit in your pocket and unique enough to stand out on your bookshelf.

Vanished

Vanished

  • Author: Sheela Chari
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 8184759290
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  • Page: 224
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The veena had vanished . . . again? There are no coincidences. Eleven-year-old Neela dreams of being a famous musician—until her instrument goes missing. It was a gift from her grandmother, an antique veena, intricately carved with a mysterious dragon.What Neela soon discovers is that the veena’s vanishing is no accident but part of a chain of disappearances involving a dead musician, a new girl at school, and an age-old curse. On a journey that takes her from Harvard Square to Chennai, Neela sets out to find her precious veena, learn the truth behind the curse, and discover what it means to be a true musician. Will Neela be able to track down her family heirloom and stop it from disappearing again?

Signs of Life

Signs of Life

A Drama

  • Author: Joan Schenkar
  • Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780573618840
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Trains and Technology: Cars

Trains and Technology: Cars

  • Author: Anthony J. Bianculli
  • Publisher: University of Delaware Press
  • ISBN: 0874137306
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 256
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Volume 2 of 'Trains and Technology' is devoted to railroad cars of nineteenth-century America. Since the variety of cars used during the nineteenth century was huge, the book is divided into three sections- passenger, freight, and non-revenue cars. The easily understood, jargon-free discussions and explanations throughout the book are accompanied by over 225 illustrations and accurate scale drawings of the various equipment.

Limiteds, Locals, and Expresses in Indiana, 1838-1971

Limiteds, Locals, and Expresses in Indiana, 1838-1971

  • Author: Craig Sanders
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • ISBN: 9780253342164
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 276
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The passenger train has long held a special place in the imagination of Americans, and Indiana was once a bustling passenger train crossroads. Limiteds, Locals, and Expresses in Indiana, 1838–1971 brings to life the countless locals, accommodation trains, and secondary expresses that Hoosiers patronized during the Golden Age of the passenger train. Craig Sanders gives us a comprehensive history of intercity passenger service in Indiana, from the time railroads began to develop in the state in the mid-19th century through May 1, 1971, when Amtrak began operations. Each chapter summarizes the history and development of one railroad, discusses the factors that shaped that railroad's passenger service—such as prolonged financial difficulties, competition, and the influence of a strong leader—and concludes with a detailed account of its passenger operations in Indiana. Sixteen maps, 87 photographs, and other evocative illustrations supplement Sanders's text.

Railroad Wrecks

Railroad Wrecks

  • Author: Edgar A. Haine
  • Publisher: Associated University Presses
  • ISBN: 9780845348444
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 235
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"This book recounts the most serious railroad accidents worldwide from 1853 to the present time. Relevant specifics of these disasters have been researched and summary narratives written. The central purpose of this volume is to record the horrendous details surrounding railroad calamities and, more importantly, to investigate, analyze, and derive beneficial knowledge about wreck causes and deduce corrective courses of action, setting forth successful principles of accident prevention that might be useful and applicable in rail operations everywhere. The ultimate purpose therefore has been to determine universal railroad safety doctrines, the application of which will lessen the frequency and severity of future rail accidents and thereby reduce death tolls, passenger and employee injuries, and the attendant financial and material losses." "Covered herein in concise form are the accounts of 70 major rail disasters in the United States and 111 train catastrophes in various foreign countries. Included for quick reference are two tabulations showing pertinent particulars for all the railroad disasters treated in this volume. The reader, if he peruses this long list of wreck narratives, will acquire a unique understanding of the widespread incident of rail accidents and, perhaps, arrive at a personal judgment on how to best further the noble cause of accident prevention. Certainly, he will gain an eye-opening view of the dreadful scope of the long-term operational misfortunes that have plagued the mighty "Iron Horse."" "More than one hundred photographs taken at the scenes of the accidents illustrate this volume." "A substantial introduction elucidates the history of railroading in relation to death-dealing mishaps, operating safeguards, railroad personnel, the human factor, the grade crossing dilemma, rail unions and worker discipline, safety research efforts, code of railroad working rules, alcohol and drug problems, the Harriman safety awards, the legendary rail cabooses, and accident prevention guidelines." "The eleven-part appendix includes a historical/statistical review of safety on the United States railroads and reports on the horrendous Louisville & Nashville Railroad hazardous materials spillage at Crestview, Florida, on 8 April 1970. Also summarized are the rail accident prevention philosophies practiced on four foreign railway systems."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Only in Bridgeport

Only in Bridgeport

An Illustrated History of the Park City

  • Author: Lennie Grimaldi
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780615416717
  • Category: Bridgeport (Conn.)
  • Page: 270
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In Only In Bridgeport: An Illustrated History of the Park City, the story of a resilient ethnic city emerges. Author Lennie Grimaldi's colorful narrative weaves the tale of this city's crucial role in the world's great wars--this city of entrepreneurs that would house great munitions factories and produce helicopters, submarines and luxury automobiles.Bridgeport's role as the industrial and armament center of the nation grew from its vitality as a magnet for immigrant groups disillusioned from the far side of the world. This ethnic diversity added immeasurably to Bridgeport's mind and muscle as the brass, machine tool and electrical industries took hold in the mid-nineteenth century, thanks in large part to the city's most famous citizen P.T. Barnum who lured manufacturing giants to the city.Grimaldi's text, complemented by more than 200 historical photographs, features a heartening success story as townspeople feverishly worked to rebuild a burned facility in time for a Christmas celebration for the city's children. In words and images, Grimaldi also showcases recent struggles and triumphs including Bridgeport's recovery from federal bankruptcy court and challenges to solidify a development identity.In celebration of Bridgeport's 175 years as a city, Grimaldi showcases the city's worst and best of times.

Dove's Way

Dove's Way

  • Author: Linda Francis Lee
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • ISBN: 9780345478917
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 296
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“Even months after that day on the train, her face still haunted my dreams. And I was sure the feel of her in my arms would stay with me forever. But then one night, she stepped back into my life as if walking into my dreams. . . .” Matthew Hawthorne saved Finnea Winslet’s life one day on a train in Africa. But Finnea didn’t know that on that day she saved Matthew’s soul. Destroyed by scandal, Matthew would have been ostracized completely by the unyielding society of his birth had he not been such an influential man. Matthew doesn’t let himself care about anyone or anything–until Finnea arrives unexpectedly in Matthew’s hometown, Boston. Raised in Africa, Finnea is as foreign to Bostonians as they are to her. Yet she is determined to make a new life for herself, so she turns to Matthew to learn the ways of that rigid town. But can Matthew help Finnea without losing what is left of his heart? From the jungles of Africa to the heart of Boston society,Dove’s Wayis an extraordinary tale of redeeming love that will rescue a man–and release a woman from the pain in her heart.

The Railway Age

The Railway Age

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  • Category: Railroads
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Bride by Mail

Bride by Mail

  • Author: Katy Madison
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 0373297874
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 283
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27-year-old fur trader seeks wife and helpmate." Expecting a plain, dependable woman to reply to his advert, what Jack Trudeau actually gets is pampered fashion plate Olivia Hansson. There's no denying she's pretty, but patently ill-equipped for life in his simple log cabin—with its one bed—in the wild Rocky Mountains. Olivia must make a success of her new life. But how to convince her skeptical husband that she is capable? She doesn't cook and only knows how to grow flowers, not practical vegetables! Undaunted, Olivia sets out to win his grudging admiration—and his closely protected heart. Wild West Weddings Mail-order brides for three hard-working, hard-living men!

The Railway Age, Vol. XLIII, No. 1

The Railway Age, Vol. XLIII, No. 1

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