Military Trains and Railways

Military Trains and Railways

Author: Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage

Publisher: McFarland

Published: 2017-09-07

Total Pages: 214

ISBN-13: 1476667608

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Featuring 256 drawings, this history of military trains and railways from 1853 through 1953 describes how the railroad transformed the nature of warfare. Transport and logistics are discussed for armored trains, rail-borne artillery and armored combat vehicles, medical evacuation trains and draisines (light auxiliary vehicles such as handcars). The railroad's role in establishing European colonial empires in Asia and Africa is examined. Conflicts covered include the Boer Wars, the American Civil War, the Austro-Prussian War, the Franco-Prussian War, the Russo-Turkish War, World War I, the Finnish Civil War, the Spanish Civil War, World War II and the French Indochina War.


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Download or read book Military Trains and Railways written by Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-09-07 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Featuring 256 drawings, this history of military trains and railways from 1853 through 1953 describes how the railroad transformed the nature of warfare. Transport and logistics are discussed for armored trains, rail-borne artillery and armored combat vehicles, medical evacuation trains and draisines (light auxiliary vehicles such as handcars). The railroad's role in establishing European colonial empires in Asia and Africa is examined. Conflicts covered include the Boer Wars, the American Civil War, the Austro-Prussian War, the Franco-Prussian War, the Russo-Turkish War, World War I, the Finnish Civil War, the Spanish Civil War, World War II and the French Indochina War.


Lionel's Postwar Space and Military Trains

Lionel's Postwar Space and Military Trains

Author: Joe Algozzini

Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company

Published: 1996

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780897784290

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Presents an up-close look at the colorful rocket launchers, exploding boxcars, and satellite cars created during the space-race years. Includes photos, product descriptions, production versions, and rarity levels. Volume II of the Toy Train Reference series.


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Download or read book Lionel's Postwar Space and Military Trains written by Joe Algozzini and published by Kalmbach Publishing Company. This book was released on 1996 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents an up-close look at the colorful rocket launchers, exploding boxcars, and satellite cars created during the space-race years. Includes photos, product descriptions, production versions, and rarity levels. Volume II of the Toy Train Reference series.


The Second War of Italian Unification 1859–61

The Second War of Italian Unification 1859–61

Author: Frederick C. Schneid

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Published: 2014-06-06

Total Pages: 138

ISBN-13: 1472810376

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The culmination of decades of nationalist aspiration and cynical Realpolitik, the Second War of Italian Unification saw Italy transformed from a patchwork of minor states dominated by the Habsburg Austrians into a unified kingdom under the Piedmontese House of Savoy. Unlike many existing accounts, which approach the events of 1859–61 from a predominantly French perspective, this study draws upon a huge breadth of sources to examine the conflict as a critical event in Italian history. A concise explanation of the origins of the war is followed by a wide-ranging survey of the forces deployed and the nature and course of the fighting – on land and at sea – and the consequences for those involved are investigated. This is a groundbreaking study of a conflict that was of critical significance not only for Italian history but also for the development of 19th-century warfare.


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Download or read book The Second War of Italian Unification 1859–61 written by Frederick C. Schneid and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-06-06 with total page 138 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The culmination of decades of nationalist aspiration and cynical Realpolitik, the Second War of Italian Unification saw Italy transformed from a patchwork of minor states dominated by the Habsburg Austrians into a unified kingdom under the Piedmontese House of Savoy. Unlike many existing accounts, which approach the events of 1859–61 from a predominantly French perspective, this study draws upon a huge breadth of sources to examine the conflict as a critical event in Italian history. A concise explanation of the origins of the war is followed by a wide-ranging survey of the forces deployed and the nature and course of the fighting – on land and at sea – and the consequences for those involved are investigated. This is a groundbreaking study of a conflict that was of critical significance not only for Italian history but also for the development of 19th-century warfare.


Trains to Victory

Trains to Victory

Author: Donald J. Heimburger

Publisher: Heimburger House Publishing Company

Published: 2009-07-01

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780911581607

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Trains to Victory tells the dramatic story of the years 1941-1945 when U.S. railroads, using fewer cars and locomotives than in WWI, moved more tonnage and more passengers than ever before. Divided into 13 chapters, plus a 32-page four-color section, an introduction, bibliography and a complete index, the volume appeals to railfans, historians, military historians, and many others. The 380-page hardbound book features 542 photographs, an additional 285 illustrations, a four-color laminated dustjacket and a complete listing of U.S. military camps, posts and bases as of August 1, 1941. The book discusses the implications of the war on the railroads, embarkation of troops and materiels, how the Military Railway Service joined the fight and what was happening on U.S railroads during the war. It also addresses new railroad cars and locomotives built for the war, military camp railroads, how Alaska’s railroads played a part in the conflict, how women helped the war effort, and what was happening in foreign theaters. It describes how railroads aided in the return of wounded troops and equipment, and the atmosphere on the railroads immediately after the war. Scale drawings of war-emergency box cars are also included, as are troop train car plans. Trains to Victory covers such topics as the huge Chicago & NorthWestern Proviso Yards during wartime, personal glimpses of the war from a number of railroaders and intriguing aspects of the war from the Army Engineers, Association of American Railroads and the War Department. Wartime products of locomotive and railroad car manufacturers such as Baldwin, Alco, Davenport, Lima, Whitcomb, Budd, Electro-Motive, H.K. Porter, Pullman, American Car & Foundry and the St. Louis Car Company are documented throughout the volume. Hardbound, 8½ x11", 380 pages, 825 photos and illustrations, 32-page all-color photo section, 13 chapters, extensive historical military/railroad documentation.


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Download or read book Trains to Victory written by Donald J. Heimburger and published by Heimburger House Publishing Company. This book was released on 2009-07-01 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Trains to Victory tells the dramatic story of the years 1941-1945 when U.S. railroads, using fewer cars and locomotives than in WWI, moved more tonnage and more passengers than ever before. Divided into 13 chapters, plus a 32-page four-color section, an introduction, bibliography and a complete index, the volume appeals to railfans, historians, military historians, and many others. The 380-page hardbound book features 542 photographs, an additional 285 illustrations, a four-color laminated dustjacket and a complete listing of U.S. military camps, posts and bases as of August 1, 1941. The book discusses the implications of the war on the railroads, embarkation of troops and materiels, how the Military Railway Service joined the fight and what was happening on U.S railroads during the war. It also addresses new railroad cars and locomotives built for the war, military camp railroads, how Alaska’s railroads played a part in the conflict, how women helped the war effort, and what was happening in foreign theaters. It describes how railroads aided in the return of wounded troops and equipment, and the atmosphere on the railroads immediately after the war. Scale drawings of war-emergency box cars are also included, as are troop train car plans. Trains to Victory covers such topics as the huge Chicago & NorthWestern Proviso Yards during wartime, personal glimpses of the war from a number of railroaders and intriguing aspects of the war from the Army Engineers, Association of American Railroads and the War Department. Wartime products of locomotive and railroad car manufacturers such as Baldwin, Alco, Davenport, Lima, Whitcomb, Budd, Electro-Motive, H.K. Porter, Pullman, American Car & Foundry and the St. Louis Car Company are documented throughout the volume. Hardbound, 8½ x11", 380 pages, 825 photos and illustrations, 32-page all-color photo section, 13 chapters, extensive historical military/railroad documentation.


Armored Trains

Armored Trains

Author: Steven J. Zaloga

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Published: 2011-07-20

Total Pages: 95

ISBN-13: 1849089698

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First seen during the American Civil War and later appearing in the Franco-Prussian War and the Anglo-Boer Wars, the armored train came to prominence on the Eastern Front during World War I. It was also deployed during the Russian Civil War and the technology traveled east into the Chinese Civil War, and the subsequent war with Japan. It saw service on the Russian Front in World War II, but was increasingly sidelined because of its vulnerability to air attack. Steven J Zaloga examines the origins and development of the armored train, focusing equally on the technical detail and on the fascinating story of how armored trains were actually used in combat. This title will appeal to armor, military history and railroad enthusiasts alike.


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Download or read book Armored Trains written by Steven J. Zaloga and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2011-07-20 with total page 95 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First seen during the American Civil War and later appearing in the Franco-Prussian War and the Anglo-Boer Wars, the armored train came to prominence on the Eastern Front during World War I. It was also deployed during the Russian Civil War and the technology traveled east into the Chinese Civil War, and the subsequent war with Japan. It saw service on the Russian Front in World War II, but was increasingly sidelined because of its vulnerability to air attack. Steven J Zaloga examines the origins and development of the armored train, focusing equally on the technical detail and on the fascinating story of how armored trains were actually used in combat. This title will appeal to armor, military history and railroad enthusiasts alike.


The Rise of Rail-power in War and Conquest, 1833-1914

The Rise of Rail-power in War and Conquest, 1833-1914

Author: Edwin A. Pratt

Publisher:

Published: 1915

Total Pages: 428

ISBN-13:

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Download or read book The Rise of Rail-power in War and Conquest, 1833-1914 written by Edwin A. Pratt and published by . This book was released on 1915 with total page 428 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


Railways and War Before 1918

Railways and War Before 1918

Author: Denis Bishop

Publisher:

Published: 1972

Total Pages: 168

ISBN-13:

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The Railroad at War

The Railroad at War

Author: Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railway Company

Publisher:

Published: 1943

Total Pages: 20

ISBN-13:

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History of the Railways During the War in South Africa, 1899-1902

History of the Railways During the War in South Africa, 1899-1902

Author: Édouard Percy Cranvill Girouard

Publisher:

Published: 1903

Total Pages: 166

ISBN-13:

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"Detailed history of the use and importance of railways during the war in South Africa (the Boer War), written by Sir Edward Percy Cranvill Girouard, Director of Railways for the British South African Field Force. With chapters on the creation and control of a military railway staff, the Cape Government Railway, the Natal Railway, all facets of the Imperial Military Railways (construction, organisation by region, locomotives, railway telegraph, stores and accounts, etc.), and the use of armored trains."--Amazon


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Download or read book History of the Railways During the War in South Africa, 1899-1902 written by Édouard Percy Cranvill Girouard and published by . This book was released on 1903 with total page 166 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Detailed history of the use and importance of railways during the war in South Africa (the Boer War), written by Sir Edward Percy Cranvill Girouard, Director of Railways for the British South African Field Force. With chapters on the creation and control of a military railway staff, the Cape Government Railway, the Natal Railway, all facets of the Imperial Military Railways (construction, organisation by region, locomotives, railway telegraph, stores and accounts, etc.), and the use of armored trains."--Amazon


Rails To Oblivion: The Decline Of Confederate Railroads In The Civil War [Illustrated Edition]

Rails To Oblivion: The Decline Of Confederate Railroads In The Civil War [Illustrated Edition]

Author: Dr. Christopher R. Gabel

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

Published: 2014-08-15

Total Pages: 27

ISBN-13: 1782895701

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Includes 2 charts, 7 maps, 7 figures and 5 Illustrations. Renowned Military Historian Dr Christopher Gabel charts the decline of the Confederate Railways system that was to spell ultimate doom to the outnumbered soldiers of the Southern states. Military professionals need always to recognize the centrality of logistics to military operations. In this booklet, Dr. Christopher R. Gabel provides a companion piece to his “Railroad Generalship” which explores the same issues from the other side of the tracks, so to speak. “Rails to Oblivion” shows that neither brilliant generals nor valiant soldiers can, in the long run, overcome the effects of a neglected and deteriorating logistics system. Moreover, the cumulative effect of mundane factors such as metal fatigue, mechanical friction, and accidents in the civilian workplace can contribute significantly to the outcome of a war. And no matter how good some thing or idea may look on paper, or how we delude ourselves, we and our soldiers must live with, and die in, reality. War is a complex business. This booklet explores some of the facets of war that often escape the notice of military officers, and as COL Jerry Morelock intimated in his foreword to “Railroad Generalship,” these facets decide who wins and who loses.


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Download or read book Rails To Oblivion: The Decline Of Confederate Railroads In The Civil War [Illustrated Edition] written by Dr. Christopher R. Gabel and published by Pickle Partners Publishing. This book was released on 2014-08-15 with total page 27 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes 2 charts, 7 maps, 7 figures and 5 Illustrations. Renowned Military Historian Dr Christopher Gabel charts the decline of the Confederate Railways system that was to spell ultimate doom to the outnumbered soldiers of the Southern states. Military professionals need always to recognize the centrality of logistics to military operations. In this booklet, Dr. Christopher R. Gabel provides a companion piece to his “Railroad Generalship” which explores the same issues from the other side of the tracks, so to speak. “Rails to Oblivion” shows that neither brilliant generals nor valiant soldiers can, in the long run, overcome the effects of a neglected and deteriorating logistics system. Moreover, the cumulative effect of mundane factors such as metal fatigue, mechanical friction, and accidents in the civilian workplace can contribute significantly to the outcome of a war. And no matter how good some thing or idea may look on paper, or how we delude ourselves, we and our soldiers must live with, and die in, reality. War is a complex business. This booklet explores some of the facets of war that often escape the notice of military officers, and as COL Jerry Morelock intimated in his foreword to “Railroad Generalship,” these facets decide who wins and who loses.