By Geoff Body, Bill Parker
Operating a railway is a posh enterprise. even though well-run it's there'll consistently be surprises, usually hilarious, usually unforeseen, occasionally severe. the following railway pros remember outstanding incidents from throughout their careers at the railways, lovingly compiled through professional railwaymen and authors Geoff physique and invoice Parker. the incidents lined during this illustrated e-book contain such strange 'everyday' occasions as dealing with hurricanes, rogue locomotives and runaway wagons, PR successes and differently, the Brighton Belle, Flying Scotsman and Mallard, education path capers, a wino invasion, trackside antics, the Eurostar backdrop, the start of a jail, and royal and different specific events. An relaxing glance again at existence at the railways.
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I wasn’t feeling a whole lot better about it when, twenty-one months after I started work, I got a lesson, though not the one I expected, in the practical consequences of overdependence on cars. On Saturday morning, December 15, 1973, the forty-year-old West Side Highway, which runs along the Hudson River and connects the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel with the Henry Hudson Parkway—both built by the unstoppable Robert Moses—collapsed under the weight of a truck carrying more than thirty tons of asphalt.
Moses refused, providing a laundry list of reasons, from unacceptably steep grading to the loss of the Third Avenue bus depot. (As pointed out by Robert Caro in his biography of Moses, “It was out of character for Moses, who had no prior interest in helping mass transit, suddenly sticking up for the preservation of a bus station. . ”) As he had for four decades, Moses succeeded in steamrolling any opposition. indd 32 6/22/15 10:20 AM FOR EVERY ACTION . . 33 was completed, ten years late and at a cost at least three times its original $40 million budget.
The ﬁrst limited-access parkway—the Bronx River Parkway—was built in 1925; the ﬁrst expressway—the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway—was proposed in 1936 but was delayed by the Depression until 1939. indd 29 6/22/15 10:20 AM 30 Samuel I. Schwartz nnn The story of the Cross-Bronx began in 1945, six years after the publication of the WPA Guide to New York City. The Depression had ended; millions of American troops had gone to war and returned to a very different country. The differences they found in the New York metropolitan region were largely the work of a single man: Robert Moses (who had not yet started his epic battle with Walter O’Malley over Brooklyn baseball).