Jane s World Railways 2008 2009

Author: Ken Harris
Publisher: Janes Information Group
ISBN: 9780710628619
Format: PDF, ePub
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Jane's World Railways covers the railway systems in nearly 140 countries and states worldwide. System details include: key personnel, political background, organisations, financial status, current operations, planned developments, and traction and rolling-stock data. There is also an extensive range of detailed maps and images, all regularly updated. Contact details are given for 2,000 manufacturers, suppliers and service companies, including descriptions of their services and equipment. Key contents include: organisational structures; traffic and revenue statistics; rollingstock fleet data; principal infrastructure details of networks; manufacturers of locomotives and passenger vehicles; diesel engines, transmission and fuelling systems; electric traction equipment; passenger coach equipment; freight vehicles and equipment; brakes and draw gear; bogies and suspension, wheels, axles and bearings; simulation and training systems; signalling and communication systems; passenger information systems; revenue collection systems and station equipment; electrification contractors and equipment suppliers; cables and cable equipment; permanent way components, equipment and services; freight yard and terminal equipment; vehicle maintenance equipment and services; turnkey systems contractors; information technology systems; rolling-stock leasing companies; consultancy services; railway associations and agencies.

Engineering Earth

Author: Stanley D. Brunn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789048199204
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This is the first book to examine the actual impact of physical and social engineering projects in more than fifty countries from a multidisciplinary perspective. The book brings together an international team of nearly two hundred authors from over two dozen different countries and more than a dozen different social, environmental, and engineering sciences. Together they document and illustrate with case studies, maps and photographs the scale and impacts of many megaprojects and the importance of studying these projects in historical, contemporary and postmodern perspectives. This pioneering book will stimulate interest in examining a variety of both social and physical engineering projects at local, regional, and global scales and from disciplinary and trans-disciplinary perspectives.

Jane s World Railways 2014 2015 Yearbook

Author: Ken Harris
Publisher: Ihs Global Incorporated
ISBN: 9780710631121
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Jane's World Railways is the foremost information source on the railway industry, covering the railway systems and operators in nearly 140 countries and states worldwide. System details include: key personnel, network data, political background, organisations, current operations, planned developments, and traction and rolling stock data. Detailed maps and images are all regularly updated. Contact details for more than 2, 000 manufacturers, suppliers and service companies include summaries of products and services.

Jane s World Railways 2008 2009

Author: Ken Harris
Publisher: Janes Information Group
ISBN: 9780710628619
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This directory gives the reader data on railway systems and railway equipment manufacturers across the globe. The text is split into two sections: a country-by-country listing of the railway systems of the world, and the railway manufacturing and services industries.

Jane s World Railways 2015 2016

Author: Ken Harris
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780710631541
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Janes World Railways is the foremost information source on the railway industry, covering the railway systems and operators in nearly 140 countries and states worldwide. System details include: key personnel, network data, political background, organisations, current operations, planned developments, and traction and rolling stock data. Detailed maps and images are all regularly updated. Contact details for more than 2,000 manufacturers, suppliers and service companies include summaries of products and services.

Standards and Standardization Concepts Methodologies Tools and Applications

Author: Management Association, Information Resources
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1466681128
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Effective communication requires a common language, a truth that applies to science and mathematics as much as it does to culture and conversation. Standards and Standardization: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications addresses the necessity of a common system of measurement in all technical communications and endeavors, in addition to the need for common rules and guidelines for regulating such enterprises. This multivolume reference will be of practical and theoretical significance to researchers, scientists, engineers, teachers, and students in a wide array of disciplines.

The World Factbook

Author: Central Intelligence Agency
Publisher: Masterlab
ISBN: 8379912136
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

Eastern European Railways in Transition

Author: Henry Jacolin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317146530
Format: PDF
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During the nineteenth century, railway lines spread rapidly across Europe, linking the continent in ways unimaginable to previous generations. By the beginning of the twentieth century the great cities of the continent were linked by a complex and extensive rail network. Yet this high-point of interconnectivity, was abruptly cut-off after 1945, as the Cold War built barriers - both physical and ideological - between east and west. In this volume, leading transport history scholars take a fresh look at this situation, and the ramifications it had for Europe. As well as addressing the parallel development of railways either side of the Iron Curtain, the book looks at how transport links have been reconnected and reconfigured in the twenty years since the reunification of Europe. In particular, it focuses upon the former communist countries and how they have responded to the challenges and opportunities railways offer both nationally and internationally. Including contributions from historians, researchers, policy makers, representatives of railway companies and railway museum staff, the essays in this collection touch upon a rich range of subjects. Divided into four sections: 'The Historical Overview', 'Under Russian Protection', After the Fall of the Iron Curtain, and 'The Heritage of Railways in Eastern Europe' the volume offers a broadly chronological introduction to the issue, that provides both a snap-shot of current debates and a starting point for further research. It concludes that in an era of increased globalisation and interconnectivity - and despite the rise of air and road transport and virtual methods of communication - railways still have a crucial role to play in the development of a prosperous and connected Europe.

The Routledge Handbook to Regional Development in Central and Eastern Europe

Author: Gábor Lux
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317123948
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Twenty-five years into transformation, Central and Eastern European regions have undergone substantial socio-economic restructuring, integrating into European and global networks and producing new patterns of regional differentiation and development. Yet post-socialist modernisation has not been without its contradictions, manifesting in increasing social and territorial inequalities. Recent studies also suggest there are apparent limits to post-socialist growth models, accompanying a new set of challenges within an increasingly uncertain world. Aiming to deliver a new synthesis of regional development issues at the crossroads between ‘post-socialism’ and ‘post-transition’, this book identifies the main driving forces of spatial restructuring in Central and Eastern Europe, and charts the different regional development paths which take shape against the backdrop of post-crisis Europe. A comparative approach is used to highlight common development challenges and the underlying patterns of socio-economic differentiation alike. The issues investigated within the Handbook extend to a discussion of the varied economic consequences of transition, the social structures and institutional systems which underpin development processes, and the broadly understood sustainability of Central and Eastern Europe’s current development model. This book will be of interest to academics and policymakers working in the fields of regional studies, economic geography, development studies and policy.

World Development Report 2009

Author: World Bank
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821376089
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Rising densities of human settlements, migration and transport to reduce distances to market, and specialization and trade facilitated by fewer international divisions are central to economic development. The transformations along these three dimensions density, distance, and division are most noticeable in North America, Western Europe, and Japan, but countries in Asia and Eastern Europe are changing in ways similar in scope and speed. 'World Development Report 2009: Reshaping Economic Geography' concludes that these spatial transformations are essential, and should be encouraged. The conclusion is not without controversy. Slum-dwellers now number a billion, but the rush to cities continues. Globalization is believed to benefit many, but not the billion people living in lagging areas of developing nations. High poverty and mortality persist among the world's 'bottom billion', while others grow wealthier and live longer lives. Concern for these three billion often comes with the prescription that growth must be made spatially balanced. The WDR has a different message: economic growth is seldom balanced, and efforts to spread it out prematurely will jeopardize progress. The Report: documents how production becomes more concentrated spatially as economies grow. proposes economic integration as the principle for promoting successful spatial transformations. revisits the debates on urbanization, territorial development, and regional integration and shows how today's developers can reshape economic geography.