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Dow's Dictionary of Railway Quotations Dictionary of Railway Quotations

Dow, Andrew (ed.)

ISBN 10: 0801882923 / ISBN 13: 9780801882920
Published by Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, 2006
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NEW IN DUST JACKET. First edition. Hardcover. 352 pp. Index of writers and speakers, index of subjects and key words. Authoritative compendium of quotations about railways from 1608 to the present day. More than 3400 entries drawn from over 1300 writers and speakers and a wide range of British and American sources. Bookseller Inventory # E6463B

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Title: Dow's Dictionary of Railway Quotations ...

Publisher: Johns Hopkins Univ Pr

Publication Date: 2006

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Dust Jacket Condition: new

Edition: First edition

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Dow's Dictionary of Railway Quotations is an authoritative compendium of quotations about railways from 1608 to the present day. More than 3,400 entries are drawn from over 1,300 writers and speakers and a wide range of original sources both British and American―Acts of Parliament, poetry, songs, journals, advertisements, obituaries, novels, histories, plays, films, office memoranda, speeches, newspapers, television and radio broadcasts, and private documents and conversations.

Here Andrew Dow records remarkable, memorable words―from the well-known to the abstruse, from the commonplace to the vital. The selected quotations are arranged by subject matter and searchable by speaker, subject, and keyword.

Dow's Dictionary will inform and captivate railway enthusiasts along with readers interested in railway architecture, engineering, geography, and history.

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Dow's Dictionary of Railway Quotations is an authoritative compendium of quotations about railways from 1608 to the present day. More than 3,400 entries are drawn from over 1,300 writers and speakers and a wide range of original sources both British and American.

Dow records remarkable, memorable words―from the well-known to the abstruse, from the commonplace to the vital. The selected quotations are arranged by subject matter and searchable by speaker, subject, and keyword.

"Dow has given us an extraordinary harvest of 3,400 entries to pick from... Magnificent book."― London Times

"This book is a quite astonishing compilation produced through time honoured research, enthusiasm, and dedication to railways." ―Railways Illustrated

"This is the sort of book you don't realize you need until you see it."― Railway Magazine

"This is a major contribution to railroad literature, and I expect my copy to become dog-eared from frequent use."― Classic Trains

"If you're looking for the perfect quote, or just enjoy getting lost in the thoughts of those who came before, this is a great place to start."― Trains

"Hours of unexpected delight... Dow delivers several good laughs and does not flinch from indecorous language or from mentioning acts that are usually passed over in silence."― Railroad History

"To fully comprehend the impact railways have had historically on civilization one needs to go no further than review this volume."― American Reference Books Annual

"A well conceived and executed effort that deserves a place on the bookshelves of many scholars and enthusiasts."― Journal of Transport History

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