Atmospheric railway


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one in which pneumatic power, obtained from compressed air or the creation of a vacuum, is the propelling force.
etc. See under Atmospheric, Elevated, etc.

See also: Atmospheric, Railroad

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The curtain goes up on an atmospheric railway station somewhere deep in Mitteleuropa, an "undiscovered corner" of the post-Anschluss Austrian Empire, where a gaggle of mostly British travellers in the Third Reich seem oblivious to the prominent Swastikas and general air of menace.
The curtain goes up on an atmospheric railway station somewhere deep in Mitteleuropa, an 'undiscovered corner' of post-Anschluss Austrian Empire where a gaggle of mostly British travellers in the Third Reich seem oblivious to the prominent swastikas and general air of menace.
Another scheme, the atmospheric railway in South Devon, shows that Brunel could be too ambitious and ahead of his times.
The design is like a classic wine bar but looks fantastic in the atmospheric railway arch space."
THE ATMOSPHERIC RAILWAY by Shena Mackay (Jonathan Cape, pounds 17.99) THIS book (and don't be put off by the title) is a choice selection of 13 new short stories, with a selection of 23 from her previous collections.
The so-called "atmospheric railway," a 19th-century attempt by British engineers to improve rail technology with the use of an evacuated tube, was such a failure.
The atmospheric railway is documented in exhaustive detail in Atmospheric Railways by C.
The tubes for the atmospheric railway were cast iron, delivered in nine-foot lengths and bolted together.
The vulcanization process for rubber was discovered at exactly the same time that experimentation on the atmospheric railway began in 1840.
The atmospheric railway was not a success and it cost a lot of people a great deal, both in money and in reputation.
Train-spotting was all the rage back in the golden age of steam - and grime - when atmospheric railway stations were filled with obnoxious smells and covered in soot emanating from those hissing, smoking beasts.
In addition to mainstream railways, atmospheric railways are considered as well as electric railways, underground railways, monorails, and mountain (rack) railways, all of which have fascinating histories.

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