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            Rail Human Factors: Supporting the Integrated Railway
             

            Rail Human Factors: Supporting the Integrated Railway (Paperback)

            By Wilson, John; Norris, Beverley; Mills, Ann

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            In recent years, for reasons connected to the organization of the industry, technical developments, and major safety concerns, rail human factors has grown in importance at an international level. Despite its importance, however, supporting literature has been largely restricted ...to specialist journal publications and technical reports. Rail Human Factors addresses this imbalance by providing the first fully comprehensive overview of the area. The volume includes contributions from leading ergonomists, psychologists, sociologists, management scientists and engineers whose common theme is to investigate, understand and design for people on the railways, including staff, passengers and the general public. Every area of ergonomics/human factors is covered: physical design of work and equipment in maintenance; cognitive ergonomics in driving, signalling and control; organizational and social ergonomics in the way teams are formed, plans are made and organizations are structured and run. Topics covered include: Systems views of rail human factors Driver models and performance Train and cab design Network and train control systems, including ERTMS Signals and signal SPADS Signalling and control center design Signaller performance Control center interfaces Workload, situation awareness, team working Human error and reliability Timetabling and planning Maintenance planning and work Safety climate and safety culture Passenger comfort and behaviour Station design Public information systems Level crossings Trespass and vandalism Ergonomics standards and guidelines Human Factors integration The book is the definitive guide for all those concerned with making railways safer, more reliable, of higher quality and more efficient. It will be essential reading for policy-makers, researchers and industry around the world.
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            ISBN 9781138252493
            Released AU 9 Sep 2016
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Engineer of Revolutionary Russia: Iurii V. Lomonosov (1876-1952) and the Railways
             

            Engineer of Revolutionary Russia: Iurii V. Lomonosov (1876-1952) and the Railways (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Heywood, Anthony

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            This book is the first substantial study in any language of one of revolutionary Russia's most distinguished and controversial engineers - Iurii Vladimirovich Lomonosov (1876-1952). Not only does it provide an outline of his remarkable life and career, it also explores the relati...onship between science, technology and transport that developed in late tsarist and early Soviet Russia. Lomonosov's importance extends well beyond his scientific and engineering achievements thanks to the rich variety and public prominence of his professional and political activities. His generation - Lenin's generation - was inevitably at the forefront of Russian life from the 1910s to the 1930s, and Lomonosov took his place there as one of the country's best known and ultimately notorious engineers. As well as an innovative engineer who campaigned to enhance the role of science, he played a major role in shaping and administering the Russian railways, and undertook several diplomatic and scientific missions to the West during the early years of the Revolution. Falling from political favour during an assignment in Germany (1923-1927), he achieved notoriety in Russia as a 'non-returner' by apparently declining to return home. Thereby escaping probable arrest and execution, he began a new life abroad (1927-1952) which included a research post at the California Institute of Technology in 1929-1930, collaborative projects with the famous physicist P.L. Kapitsa in Cambridge, a long-time association with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in London, and work for the British War Office during the Second World War. From Marxist revolutionary to American academic, this study reveals Lomonosov's extraordinary life. Drawing on a wide variety of official Russian sources, as well as Lomonosov's own diaries and memoirs, a vivid portrait of his life is presented, offering a better understanding of how science, technology and politics interacted in early-twentieth-century Russia.
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            ISBN 9781138259294
            Released AU 26 Oct 2016
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Science, Technology and Culture, 1700-1945
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            People and Rail Systems: Human Factors at the Heart of the Railway
             

            People and Rail Systems: Human Factors at the Heart of the Railway (Hardback, New edition)

            By Wilson, John R.; Norris, Beverley; Mills, Ann; Edited by Clarke, Theresa; Series edited by Dorn, Dr. Lisa

            • RRP: $273.00
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            Addresses topics such as: passengers and public; driver performance and workload; driving and cognition; train cab and interfaces: simulation and design; routes, signage, signals and drivability; and more. This book is aimed at those concerned with making railways safer, reliable..., of higher quality and efficient.
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            ISBN 9780754671848
            Released AU 1 Aug 2007
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Human Factors in Road and Rail Transport
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            Studies in Railway Expansion and the Capital Market in England: 1825-1873
             

            Studies in Railway Expansion and the Capital Market in England: 1825-1873 (Paperback)

            Edited by Broadbridge, Seymour

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            Studies in Railway Expansion and the Capital Market in England was first published in 1969.

            ISBN 9781138865242
            Released AU 9 Feb 2015
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            From Small Town to Downtown: A History of the Jewett Car Company, 1893-1919
             

            From Small Town to Downtown: A History of the Jewett Car Company, 1893-1919 (Hardback)

            By Brough, Lawrence A.; Graebner, James H.

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            The Jewett Car Company was born in the heyday of the electric railway boom in the 1890s. The company gained an excellent reputation for its elegant, well-built wooden cars for street railway companies, interurban lines, and rapid transit service. Cities large and small used Jewet...t cars, including New York, Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco.
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            ISBN 9780253343697
            Released AU 6 Apr 2004
            Publisher NewSouth Books
            Interest Age Adults / General
            Series Railroads Past and Present
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            Brotherhoods of Color: Black Railroad Workers and the Struggle for Equality
             

            Brotherhoods of Color: Black Railroad Workers and the Struggle for Equality (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

            By Arnesen, Eric

            • RRP: $77.00
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            The story of African Americans on the railroad during the 20th century. This book analyzes the struggle against racism and job discrimination fought by the black railroaders, showing how the men forged their own brand of civil rights activism.

            ISBN 9780674008175
            Released AU 15 Mar 2002
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Imperial Technology and 'Native' Agency: A Social History of Railways in Colonial India, 1850-1920

            Imperial Technology and 'Native' Agency: A Social History of Railways in Colonial India, 1850-1920 (Paperback)

            By Mukhopadhyay, Aparajita

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            This book explores the impact of railways on colonial Indian society from the commencement of railway operations in the mid-nineteenth to the early decades of the twentieth century. The book represents a historiographical departure. Using new archival evidence as well as travelog...ues written by Indian railway travellers in Bengali and Hindi, this book suggests that the impact of railways on colonial Indian society were more heterogeneous and complex than anticipated either by India's colonial railway builders or currently assumed by post-colonial scholars. At a related level, the book argues that this complex outcome of the impact of railways on colonial Indian society was a product of the interaction between the colonial context of technology transfer and the Indian railway passengers who mediated this process at an everyday level. In other words, this book claims that the colonised 'natives' were not bystanders in this process of imposition of an imperial technology from above. On the contrary, Indians, both as railway passengers and otherwise influenced the nature and the direction of the impact of an oft-celebrated 'tool of Empire'. The historiographical departures suggested in the book are based on examining railway spaces as social spaces - a methodological index influenced by Henri Lefebvre's idea of social spaces as means of control, domination and power.
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            ISBN 9780367590987
            Released AU 30 Jun 2020
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            From Behind The Mask

            From Behind The Mask (Hardback)

            By Warren, Pam

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            A fantastic insight into the Paddington rail crash (the build-up, the aftermath and the life for those who lived through it).

            ISBN 9781849546669
            Released AU 4 Mar 2014
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            The Tootin' Louie: A History of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway

            The Tootin' Louie: A History of the Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway (Hardback, illustrated edition)

            By Hofsommer, Don L.

            • RRP: $142.00
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            The definitive history of one of the Midwest's most remarkable railroads.

            ISBN 9780816643653
            Released AU 1 Dec 2004
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Minneapolis and the Age of Railways

            Minneapolis and the Age of Railways (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hofsommer, Don L.

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            In Minneapolis and the Age of Railways, Don L. Hofsommer presents Minneapolis from the 1860s into the 1950s, when railroads served as a unique link between city and countryside. Illustrated with more than 200 period photographs and maps, this remarkable book reflects a time when ...the locomotive dominated the landscape and set the tempo for the nation--the age of railways.
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            ISBN 9780816645022
            Released AU 1 Aug 2012
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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