By Mark Wegman

The interval from the Nineties to the mid-1950s is usually thought of the “golden period” of passenger rail commute in America.  It was once a time of celebrated locomotives and lush passenger provider, a time whilst rail know-how observed its maximum advances and railroads grew to become the nation’s favourite mode of transportation.   those glory years come alive in American Passenger Trains and Locomotives Illustrated, 1889–1971.  For this quantity, writer and illustrator Mark Wegman has researched unique railroad drawings and every now and then even paint chips to render greater than one hundred sixty profiles, entrance and most sensible perspectives, and inside layouts depicting the steam, diesel, and electrical locomotives, in addition to passenger vehicles, of 3 dozen of the nation’s so much celebrated trains of the golden age.  Accompanying the author’s drawings are histories of every teach, interval photos, postcards, menus, baggage stickers, classic print advertisements, and exact captions.  The e-book is a lavishly appointed trip again in time to the bygone heyday of passenger-train travel.

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Intrigued by the picturesque village he had created for Blaise and for his own amusement, Nash decided to try the idea in a more urban setting at the northeast edge of the new park on the rapidly developing fringe of London. GRITTY CITIES AND PICTURESQUE VILLAGES The picturesque movement promoted rural values and images. Over 100 patternbooks for picturesque cottages were published between 1790 and 1810. These drawings are from W. S. Pocock’s 1807 handbook Architectural Designs for Rustic Cottages, Picturesque Dwellings, Villas, &c.

5 m). In England, London’s Westminister street improvement program created the first known “modern” city street section in 1765. Streets were lowered and leveled, and footpaths on each side were elevated, paved, and defined by curbstones. 7 In 1816, John Loudon McAdam, the general surveyor of Bristol, started a road building program utilizing his design for a new surface. His method used well-drained, compacted subgrade soil to support the load while the top layer acted only as a wearing surface to shed water.

However, treatments vary from block to block. In Fulham, one street may have one-story bay windows, while on another they may be two stories; one street may have trees, and another may have none. The main element that T HE “B YE - LAW ” S TREET As their model for new street standards, nineteenth-century British reformers looked to neoclassic urban design of Europe. The straight, uniform streets of Friedrich Weinbrenner’s 1808 design were clean and orderly, but offered little public amenity. (Friedrich Weinbrenner) 45 CHAPTER TWO Before the Bye-law Street Ordinance of 1875, greater London had many semirural districts like Fulham with its market gardens, farms, and small village centers.

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