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Follow the routes of 50 long-closed and derelict railways across some of our most beautiful countryside and discover the hidden railways of Britain. Each route is highlighted on historical Bartholomew's mapping, showing which parts can still be followed today. The carefully researched text is accompanied by historical photographs showing each ...
The Times Britain's Hidden Railways: A journey along 50 long-lost railway lines
Follow the routes of 50 long-closed and derelict railways across some of our most beautiful countryside and discover the hidden railways of Britain. Each route is highlighted on historical Bartholomew's mapping, showing which parts can still be followed today. The carefully researched text is accompanied by historical photographs showing each line in operation prior to its closure, as well as specially commissioned images from the present day. Routes include: * Yatton to Witham - Strawberry Line * Crab & Winkle Line - Canterbury to Whitstable * Jersey railway - St Helier to La Corbiere * Mawddach Trail - Barmouth to Dolgellau * South Tyne Trail - Haltwhistle to Alston * Dava Way - Forres to Aviemore
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51.19 USD

The Times Britain's Hidden Railways: A journey along 50 long-lost railway lines

by Julian Holland
Hardback
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In celebration of the 150th anniversary of St Pancras station, this absorbing new book brings together 150 facts, revealing many little-known details about the long history of this iconic building and its local surroundings. From its conception and build, and the opening of the largest single-span arch in the world ...
St Pancras International: 150 Facts for 150 Years
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of St Pancras station, this absorbing new book brings together 150 facts, revealing many little-known details about the long history of this iconic building and its local surroundings. From its conception and build, and the opening of the largest single-span arch in the world as the London terminus of the Midland Railway, to the damage it suffered during wartime, this fascinating fact book reveals many facts about St Pancras station's tumultuous history, including threatened demolition and glorious restoration. Did you know there was once a farm in the heart of the St Pancras parish area? Or that it was once home to one of the biggest markets in London? And why did Midland Railway built a special viaduct to travel over St Pancras station? This is the perfect gift for anyone with affection for this beautiful and important piece of London's architectural and railway heritage and its surrounding area.
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17.05 USD
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India was the jewel in the crown of the British Empire, an Empire that needed a rail network to facilitate its exploitation and reflect its ambition. But, by building India's railways, Britain radically changed the nation and unwittingly planted the seed of independence. As Indians were made to travel in ...
Railways and The Raj: How the Age of Steam Transformed India
India was the jewel in the crown of the British Empire, an Empire that needed a rail network to facilitate its exploitation and reflect its ambition. But, by building India's railways, Britain radically changed the nation and unwittingly planted the seed of independence. As Indians were made to travel in poor conditions and were barred from the better paid railway jobs a stirring of resentment and nationalist sentiment grew. The Indian Railways network remains one of the largest in the world, serving over 25 million passengers each day. In this expertly told history, Christian Wolmar reveals the full story, from the railway's beginnings to the present day, and examines the chequered role this institution has played in Indian history and the creation of today's modern state.
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18.75 USD

Railways and The Raj: How the Age of Steam Transformed India

by Christian Wolmar
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This fascinating pocket book draws on numerous primary sources from the early days of the rail network through to the Big Four, British Railways and beyond to present a unique guide to the knowledge and skills required for locomotive drivers, engineers and firemen. Beginning with an introduction to steam from ...
The Railwayman's Pocketbook
This fascinating pocket book draws on numerous primary sources from the early days of the rail network through to the Big Four, British Railways and beyond to present a unique guide to the knowledge and skills required for locomotive drivers, engineers and firemen. Beginning with an introduction to steam from about 1890, the book outlines the rules of the rail network, locomotive management from driving to servicing, a guide to signalling and operations, and rules of the running shed along with a wealth of practical advice and conditions of service for the men on the footplate. The Railwayman's Pocket Book offers a unique insight into the age of steam that will appeal to all railway enthusiasts.
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15.34 USD

The Railwayman's Pocketbook

by R. H. N. Hardy
Hardback
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The Midland Railway accrued its vast wealth through coal, and while bank interest rates were paying about 3 per cent the Midland Railway was paying double that on its shares. This enabled the railway to expand into parts of Britain that were anything but Midland with tracks in Gloucestershire, South ...
Midland Railway Stations
The Midland Railway accrued its vast wealth through coal, and while bank interest rates were paying about 3 per cent the Midland Railway was paying double that on its shares. This enabled the railway to expand into parts of Britain that were anything but Midland with tracks in Gloucestershire, South Wales and East Anglia together with a joint line to Bournemouth. In its participation with the Cheshire Lines Committee it penetrated London & North Western territory in Lancashire and North Wales. Perhaps the most iconic route of the Midland Railway, certainly the most popular and least subject to modernisation, is the Settle and Carlisle line that was reprieved from closure by Michael Portillo. The line has only recently been restored to health after a disastrous landslip that severed the route. The centre of Midland Railway operations was Derby and to this day much of the technical expertise of Network Rail is still centred in the city. In this book Allen Jackson portrays the contemporary Midland Railway scene that has survived the depredations and closures of nationalisation and further modernisation in an exhaustive survey of surviving Midland Railway stations and infrastructure on Network Rail.
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25.58 USD

Midland Railway Stations

by Allen Jackson
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Formed in 2003, Arriva Trains Wales was awarded the franchise to run the majority of services in Wales with services also extending over the border to Manchester, Birmingham and Cheltenham. Coming to an end in October 2018, the franchise has seen a great increase in passenger numbers and this has ...
Arriva Trains Wales
Formed in 2003, Arriva Trains Wales was awarded the franchise to run the majority of services in Wales with services also extending over the border to Manchester, Birmingham and Cheltenham. Coming to an end in October 2018, the franchise has seen a great increase in passenger numbers and this has been aided by the reopening of the Vale of Glamorgan line between Barry and Bridgend and the line to Ebbw Vale to passengers on the Valleys network. Arriva Trains Wales operates a fleet of DMUs made up of classes 142, 143, 150, 153, 158 and 175. They are supplemented by two loco-hauled services, one of these being the daily North to South Wales working between Holyhead and Cardiff that is run under contract from the Welsh government. This book provides a photographic record of the operations of Arriva Trains Wales spanning the bulk of the franchise and mainly concentrating on the South Wales region.
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25.58 USD

Arriva Trains Wales

by Nicholas Wilcock
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British Rail introduced thirty-one Class 91 locomotives from 1989 onwards. They were built at Crewe Works for use on passenger services on the East Coast Main Line out of London King's Cross. They were designed with a sleek cab at one end, while the other was fitted with a blunt ...
Class 91 Locomotives
British Rail introduced thirty-one Class 91 locomotives from 1989 onwards. They were built at Crewe Works for use on passenger services on the East Coast Main Line out of London King's Cross. They were designed with a sleek cab at one end, while the other was fitted with a blunt cab, as it was envisaged that they would work parcels and freight traffic overnight, thus not requiring the high-speed running. With their maximum speed of 140 mph/225 km/h, they became known as the InterCity 225s and No. 91110 currently holds the speed record for a British locomotive. The end is now in sight for this class of locomotive on the East Coast, with the introduction of the Virgin Trains Class 800 Azuma units, but hopefully a use can be found for these distinctive looking and sounding electric locomotives. The Class 91s have served the East Coast for nearly thirty years, and this book looks at their careers from the start. There have been a couple of high-profile accidents and incidents involving the class, but all are still in use today. They have had many different operators, and this book sets out to chart the different liveries, and also one-off special liveries carried by the class.
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25.58 USD

Class 91 Locomotives

by Andrew Cole
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Electric Locomotives on Scottish Railways covers virtually the whole of the electrified network across Scotland. The first electrification took place on the north side of Glasgow from 1960 when the Airdrie to Helensburgh line and branches in between were done. This was followed closely by the south side of Glasgow ...
Electric Locomotives on Scottish Railways
Electric Locomotives on Scottish Railways covers virtually the whole of the electrified network across Scotland. The first electrification took place on the north side of Glasgow from 1960 when the Airdrie to Helensburgh line and branches in between were done. This was followed closely by the south side of Glasgow when electrification spread to the Cathcart Circle, Neilston and Newton areas. In 1967, the lines between Glasgow Central and Gourock along with the Wemyss Bay branch were added to the system. Progress throughout Central Scotland has been steady since, with approximately 40 per cent of the whole network now electrified. One of the most popular electric locos on the network was the Class 86. These locos could be found working anything from small shunt moves in yards to express services until the mid-2000s when Virgin introduced Class 390 EMUs. This book covers electric locos from humble Class 81s up to and including Class 92s, with images from 1974 until the present day.
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25.58 USD

Electric Locomotives on Scottish Railways

by Colin J. Howat
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DB Cargo emerged from the government's sell-off of the rail freight sector in the mid-1990s. It has gone through many changes of name and branding since those early post-privatisation days. Like other companies, it has suffered from the dramatic downturn in coal movement by rail and there are undoubtedly uncertain ...
DB Cargo Locomotives and Stock in the UK
DB Cargo emerged from the government's sell-off of the rail freight sector in the mid-1990s. It has gone through many changes of name and branding since those early post-privatisation days. Like other companies, it has suffered from the dramatic downturn in coal movement by rail and there are undoubtedly uncertain times ahead. It still claims, however, to be the UK's largest provider of rail freight services despite increasing competition from both road and other rail freight operators. Diesel and electric locos of classes 60, 66, 67, 90 and, occasionally, 92 all see regular service today. Twenty years on, John Jackson looks at both the large loco fleet at DB Cargo's disposal today and the variety of traffic it continues to handle. As well as being a major player in the rail freight sector, DB Cargo also provide locos for passenger duties such as Scottish sleeper services, charters and as hauliers for the Royal Family. The full range of DB Cargo locos is covered in this book.
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25.58 USD

DB Cargo Locomotives and Stock in the UK

by John Jackson
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Journeys to forty of Britain's loneliest railway stations. Written for the railway enthusiast but also for anyone who enjoys travel books. Illustrated with more than 150 colour and black & white photos, both recent and historical. Combining a love of remote places and of travelling on our more interesting trains, ...
Remote Stations
Journeys to forty of Britain's loneliest railway stations. Written for the railway enthusiast but also for anyone who enjoys travel books. Illustrated with more than 150 colour and black & white photos, both recent and historical. Combining a love of remote places and of travelling on our more interesting trains, Peter Caton visits forty of Britain's most lonely railway stations. His travels take him to all four corners of the country; to the top of a snowy mountain, to moors, hills and marshes, and even a mile out to sea, as he rides on some of our most scenic railway lines. Along the way he unearths stories of some bizarre accidents, tales of human endeavour and railway history. He finds a station that closed before it officially existed, wonders why some survived, laments others that should never have been lost and on finding that one of his forty stations is proposed for closure joins the battle to try to save it. Peter enjoys walks along deserted coast and countryside and discovers five stations that closed long ago. His choice covers a wide variety of stations including a few on resurrected narrow gauge railways. Some are well known, others obscure. He often writes that the train stopped `just for me' and the station `serves nowhere at all'. Remote Stations is written with a railway theme but is not a heavy or technical railway book. It will also appeal to those who enjoy an easy reading travel book describing journeys to some of the most remote parts of Britain.
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17.05 USD

Remote Stations

by Peter Caton
Paperback
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The six principal classes of diesel locomotive that once made up the `Type 4' classification - the 40, 44, 45, 46, 47 and 50 - were the survivors of a wider group that can trace its origins to the British Transport Commission's Modernisation Plan of 1955. Designating a power output ...
Type 4 Locomotives of British Rail
The six principal classes of diesel locomotive that once made up the `Type 4' classification - the 40, 44, 45, 46, 47 and 50 - were the survivors of a wider group that can trace its origins to the British Transport Commission's Modernisation Plan of 1955. Designating a power output of between 2,000 and 3,000 hp, the type once contained representatives of several non-standard and one-off prototype builds, including the Warship and Western diesel-hydraulics, which between them originally numbered over 100 examples. The scrapping, exporting or accidental writing off of the numerous Type 4 prototypes in the 1960s and early 1970s - with the exception of the ten Class 44 Peaks - left a cohort of over 900 diesel-electrics that became the real backbone of the BR fleet, including the most numerous single mainline class ever built in Britain, the `Brush 4' - or Class 47, as it later became. This pictorial collection presents a wide-ranging selection of images of Type 4 locomotives from the late 1970s to the present day, photographed and compiled by Andrew Walker and John Walker with contributions from fellow photographer Vaughan Hellam.
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25.58 USD

Type 4 Locomotives of British Rail

by John Walker, Andrew Walker
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A thin pair of steel ribbons across town and countryside, along sea walls, over remote and lonely Highland moors, through tunnels, and carried on magnificent viaducts - the special association between railway and landscape is explored in this photo essay by two of the UK's best-known railway photographers, one of ...
Railways in the British Landscape
A thin pair of steel ribbons across town and countryside, along sea walls, over remote and lonely Highland moors, through tunnels, and carried on magnificent viaducts - the special association between railway and landscape is explored in this photo essay by two of the UK's best-known railway photographers, one of whom was named the Sunday Times `Take A View' Young Landscape Photographer of the Year. Through a breath-taking selection of photographs, this is a book of stunning views, capturing the romance, nostalgia, drama and excitement of past railway journeys, while celebrating the ordinary and everyday scenes of the modern railway and showcasing railway journeys as an intrinsic part of the British landscape.
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28.99 USD

Railways in the British Landscape

by Taliesin Coombes, Robin Coombes
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In 1987 British Rail decided it needed a new class of AC electric locomotive for use on the West Coast Main Line. The idea was that this class would help eliminate the Class 85 locomotives and would be used on both freight and passenger workings. Fifty members of the class ...
Class 90 Locomotives
In 1987 British Rail decided it needed a new class of AC electric locomotive for use on the West Coast Main Line. The idea was that this class would help eliminate the Class 85 locomotives and would be used on both freight and passenger workings. Fifty members of the class were built at Crewe Works, alongside the Class 91 locomotives that were built for the East Coast Main Line. The Class 90s were designed to be able to work with a Mk 3 DVT, which also eliminated the need to run round at terminal stations. The first twenty-five members were delivered in InterCity Swallow livery, the following eleven in InterCity Mainline livery, allowing them to be used on passenger and freight workings, with the final fourteen members delivered in Railfreight Speedlink livery being predominantly freight locomotives. Most of the class are still in use today, with fifteen still used on passenger workings out of Norwich and the remainder in use with DB Cargo or Freightliner. This book tells the story of the Class 90s.
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25.58 USD

Class 90 Locomotives

by Andrew Cole
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Railways Around Hereford features photographs taken by author Robert Lewis and a number of other railway enthusiasts, covering a period of around fifty years. The end of steam is featured, as well as up to date images of the current scene around Hereford. These images feature a large variety of ...
Railways Around Hereford
Railways Around Hereford features photographs taken by author Robert Lewis and a number of other railway enthusiasts, covering a period of around fifty years. The end of steam is featured, as well as up to date images of the current scene around Hereford. These images feature a large variety of locomotives and workings that have been recorded by local enthusiasts over the years. As well as changes in locomotives and stock, the changing nature of freight traffic in the area is also recorded here. It also features areas and lines that have now sadly been closed, including the Bulmer's Railway Centre and the Barton line and yard. With a wealth of previously unpublished images, this nostalgic look back on the railways in and around Hereford will appeal to any enthusiast who has taken a snap, recorded a number or simply caught a train at Hereford.
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25.58 USD

Railways Around Hereford

by Robert Lewis
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Hugh Llewelyn has visited, lived and/or worked in London since the 1950s and began taking railway photographs in the early 1960s. This volume covers diesel and electric traction, both modern and classic, from that time until now, in black and white in the early years and colour since the mid-1970s. ...
London Traction
Hugh Llewelyn has visited, lived and/or worked in London since the 1950s and began taking railway photographs in the early 1960s. This volume covers diesel and electric traction, both modern and classic, from that time until now, in black and white in the early years and colour since the mid-1970s. A wide definition of `London' has been taken, with those areas of the Home Counties nearest the capital included to add to the diversity of locations. London has always been fortunate in having a huge variety of traction to photograph, all regions of British Railways except the Scottish serving the capital and even locomotives from Scotland being seen there. In the days of sectorisation, the wider London area was unique in having a tailor-made sector to serve it in the form of Network SouthEast, and since privatisation we have had a large - and seemingly ever changing - number of companies serving the city. This volume illustrates the great interest to be enjoyed in traction in and around the capital.
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25.58 USD

London Traction

by Hugh Llewelyn
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The Midland & South Western Junction Railway was formed in 1884 by amalgamation of the Swindon, Marlborough & Andover and the Swindon & Cheltenham Extension railways. It provided a north-south link between the Midland and the London & South Western railways through the heartland of the Great Western Railway. It ...
The Midland & South Western Junction Railway Through Time
The Midland & South Western Junction Railway was formed in 1884 by amalgamation of the Swindon, Marlborough & Andover and the Swindon & Cheltenham Extension railways. It provided a north-south link between the Midland and the London & South Western railways through the heartland of the Great Western Railway. It also served several military establishments in Wiltshire. It joined the Banbury & Cheltenham Direct Railway at Andoversford with running rights to Cheltenham; its junction with the L&SWR was at Andover. Passing west of the GWR station at Swindon, it is sometimes referred to as `Swindon's Other Railway' but was absorbed by the GWR in 1923. The line was closed by British Railways in 1961, apart from a few freight sections that had gone by 1970. The Swindon & Cricklade heritage railway is recreating some of the line from its base at Blunsdon. Several sections of the trackbed have been converted to pleasant walking and cycling routes.
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25.58 USD

The Midland & South Western Junction Railway Through Time

by Steph Gillett
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Many railway historians and enthusiasts only know about the railways in the Barry area, because of Woodham Brothers scrap yard, where so many locomotives were rescued for preservation. However, there is a wider story to be told of the development and history of the railway and docks and John Hodge, ...
Barry, Its Railway and Port: Before and After Woodham's Scrapyard
Many railway historians and enthusiasts only know about the railways in the Barry area, because of Woodham Brothers scrap yard, where so many locomotives were rescued for preservation. However, there is a wider story to be told of the development and history of the railway and docks and John Hodge, the author of this detailed and informative volume, provides accounts of the various aspects of railway and dock activity over the years with details and photographs of the several industries involved. The Barry story is far more than the location of a once-famous scrapyard which, by the end of the 1960s, held over two hundred condemned locomotives. This book covers the history of the railway and docks at this fascinating town, from the construction and opening of the Barry Railway and Dock in 1888/9, through to the demise of its principal traffic, coal, in the early 1970s, and on to the present day.
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51.19 USD

Barry, Its Railway and Port: Before and After Woodham's Scrapyard

by John Hodge
Hardback
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How many times have we heard the phrase `they don't make them like they used to'? Whatever the merits or otherwise of applying such a comment to UK railway locomotives, the fact remains that there are many longstanding survivors from our railway past. Of course, we all know of the ...
50 Not Out: Locomotives Working After Half A Century
How many times have we heard the phrase `they don't make them like they used to'? Whatever the merits or otherwise of applying such a comment to UK railway locomotives, the fact remains that there are many longstanding survivors from our railway past. Of course, we all know of the role played by preserved railways in the UK; they have secured a place in history for heritage diesel and electric locos as well as many steam examples. But a number of ageing locomotive classes still remain on rail operators' books. Many are over half a century old. A quick tally suggests at least fourteen classes and, more importantly, between 100 and 200 individual examples remain on the network. They continue to attract more than their fair share of interest, particularly among the nostalgia enthusiast market. Yes, some are sidelined but many still see day-to-day service in the hands of mainstream operators. These locos are `50 not out', and the level of variety is perhaps surprising. This book celebrates some of those that have passed their half century and continue to work passenger or freight services.
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25.58 USD

50 Not Out: Locomotives Working After Half A Century

by John Jackson
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Under-maintained and over-worked during the Second World War, Britain's railways emerged from the conflict carrying a `poor bag of physical assets'. Yet the new government of 1945 saw a need to bring the nation's great industries into public ownership - a move that saw the creation of a single railway ...
The Fifties Railway
Under-maintained and over-worked during the Second World War, Britain's railways emerged from the conflict carrying a `poor bag of physical assets'. Yet the new government of 1945 saw a need to bring the nation's great industries into public ownership - a move that saw the creation of a single railway network three years later. At first, it seemed like `business as usual', but as the 1950s dawned and BR's deficit grew deeper, it was clear that costs needed to be cut wherever possible. And that meant modernisation. Published at the very end of 1954, the so-called Modernisation Plan would see the ordering of over 170 diesel locomotives and the launch of a bold plan to electrify much of the West Coast Main Line. The downside for enthusiasts and traditionalists was the beginning of the end for steam, though the path to modernisation would not run smooth; neither would it come cheap. The decade would end much as it had begun - with a new government seeking ways to save money. Doctor Beeching was on his way. This book is part of the Britain's Heritage series, which provides definitive introductions to the riches of Britain's past, and is the perfect way to get acquainted with the Fifties Railway in all its variety.
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15.34 USD

The Fifties Railway

by Greg Morse
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The Great Western Railway, had two classes of tender locomotives named after counties, the first class of two cylinder 4-4-0 tender locomotives, designed by George Jackson Churchward, were introduced in the 1900s to provide efficient motive power, for express passenger services on lines in the North Western area, of what ...
Great Western, County Classes: The Churchward 4-4-0 Tender, 4-4-2 Tanks and Hawksworth and 4-6-0 Tender Class
The Great Western Railway, had two classes of tender locomotives named after counties, the first class of two cylinder 4-4-0 tender locomotives, designed by George Jackson Churchward, were introduced in the 1900s to provide efficient motive power, for express passenger services on lines in the North Western area, of what was the Great Western, which were jointly operated, with the L & N W R from Shrewsbury to Birkenhead Woodside. The 4-4-0 counties were in service on top link services until the early 1930s, when they were withdrawn and replaced by more modern motive power. The 4-4-0 counties, were paralleled in design by the county 4-4-2 tanks, which operated suburban services in the London area and were also withdrawn in the early 1930s. In 1945, the Great Western Introduced the County 4-6-0 tender locomotives, designed by F W Hawksworth, these two cylinder machines had a high pressure boiler, that was meant to give the same tractive effort as a Castle class, 4-6-0, four cylinder locomotive, After modifications and boiler pressure reduction, the County class 4-6-0s, operated in express and semi fast train service, until the last members of the class were withdrawn in 1964.
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51.19 USD

Great Western, County Classes: The Churchward 4-4-0 Tender, 4-4-2 Tanks and Hawksworth and 4-6-0 Tender Class

by David Maidment
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Bounded by the counties of Hampshire, Somerset, Berkshire, Dorset, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, the county of Wiltshire has several significant main line railway routes passing through it: to the north is the Great Western Main Line from London Paddington to South Wales; the Berks & Hants route from Reading to Westbury ...
Wiltshire Traction
Bounded by the counties of Hampshire, Somerset, Berkshire, Dorset, Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire, the county of Wiltshire has several significant main line railway routes passing through it: to the north is the Great Western Main Line from London Paddington to South Wales; the Berks & Hants route from Reading to Westbury runs through the heart of the county, and westwards to Taunton; and to the south of the county the former London & South Western Railway route runs from London Waterloo to Exeter, while the cross-country route from Southampton to Bath cuts across the county from the south-east to the north-west. Wiltshire is also home to the Great Western Railway town of Swindon, although it is now sadly a shadow of its former past. Covering more than thirty years, these previously unpublished photos show the diverse workings and traction that have passed through the county, from the days of British Rail to the privatised railway of today.
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25.58 USD

Wiltshire Traction

by Mark Jamieson
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During the nineteenth century, as the railways developed at an extraordinary pace, people began to build models of locomotives to either show how the finished engine would look when constructed or, more usually, so that they could see the locomotive in a much smaller scale than the original. One such ...
Miniature Railway Locomotives and Rolling Stock
During the nineteenth century, as the railways developed at an extraordinary pace, people began to build models of locomotives to either show how the finished engine would look when constructed or, more usually, so that they could see the locomotive in a much smaller scale than the original. One such modeller, Sir Arthur Percival Heywood, believed that railways with a gauge as small as 15 inches could prove useful for businesses and private estates alike. Thus began the miniature railway scene, with the Cagney brothers of the United States soon transforming miniature railways into tourist attractions. Before long, they were popular in the UK and have seen a surge of popularity over the last decade. With a collection of photographs documenting locomotives and rolling stock of all gauges between 31/2 and 15 inches, Royston Morris offers a charming look at the current British scene.
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25.58 USD

Miniature Railway Locomotives and Rolling Stock

by Royston Morris
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One of the most evocative reminders of Victorian ingenuity at the British seaside is the much-loved cliff lift. This simple method of transporting people up and down the cliff side has been a feature of our coast, and a few inland towns, for over 150 years and has recently undergone ...
Cliff Railways, Lifts and Funiculars
One of the most evocative reminders of Victorian ingenuity at the British seaside is the much-loved cliff lift. This simple method of transporting people up and down the cliff side has been a feature of our coast, and a few inland towns, for over 150 years and has recently undergone a renaissance at places as varied as the National Coal Mining Museum, Legoland and the Centre for Alternative Technology. The cliff lift, otherwise termed the cliff railway or tramway, is also known as a funicular railway. The word `funicular' is defined as `of rope or tension', in other words a cable-hauled railway or tramway. The lifts were directly descended from cable-hauled railways, prevalent in mines and quarries, but also early passenger lines, where an engine or winding gear hauled loads up steep slopes. The term `cliff lift' also generally encompasses the elevator-type lifts that were erected at some resorts. This book illustrates, mainly in colour, all the principal cliff lifts and railways that have been built in the British Isles, along with associated cable tramways, since their inception in the Victorian age. In addition to featuring all the surviving lifts, this book includes others which are long gone, and serves as a fine record of these charming and unique structures.
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25.58 USD

Cliff Railways, Lifts and Funiculars

by Martin Easdown
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In September 1962, the author started revisiting his boyhood trainspotting haunts at the London terminals - this time armed with a newly purchased camera loaded with colour slide film. A few days were thought adequate to record mainly steam at Kings Cross, Euston and Paddington but after many viewing sessions ...
London Terminal Stations in the 1960s
In September 1962, the author started revisiting his boyhood trainspotting haunts at the London terminals - this time armed with a newly purchased camera loaded with colour slide film. A few days were thought adequate to record mainly steam at Kings Cross, Euston and Paddington but after many viewing sessions of the resulting slides over the winter, there was enthusiasm for more visits in 1963. So began a period over the next four years of travelling by train, via the London terminals, all over the rail system to seek out steam. Although steam was the priority, diesels were not ignored - especially the early livery variants. The decade finished up with several Specials being recorded from Kings Cross, with LNER-liveried Flying Scotsman then the only standard-gauge steam loco allowed on BR. Kings Cross, Paddington, Euston, Marylebone, Waterloo and Victoria all appear in this collection, as well as the author's `home' terminal, Liverpool Street.
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25.58 USD

London Terminal Stations in the 1960s

by David Christie
Paperback / softback
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British Railway Accidents and Incidents in Maps and Pictures describes some of the most interesting incidents that have occurred on Britain's railways over the last 200 years. From the earliest misfortune - the sad fate of William Huskisson MP, mown down in 1830 at the opening ceremony of the Liverpool ...
British Railway Accidents and Incidents in Maps and Pictures
British Railway Accidents and Incidents in Maps and Pictures describes some of the most interesting incidents that have occurred on Britain's railways over the last 200 years. From the earliest misfortune - the sad fate of William Huskisson MP, mown down in 1830 at the opening ceremony of the Liverpool & Manchester Railway by that most famous of engines, Stephenson's Rocket - this book gives the reader an absorbing ride through time, charting minor incidents along with major calamities. Original photographs from postcards portray vividly the scenes just as they occurred and period railway maps pinpoint the exact locations where they happened.
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25.58 USD

British Railway Accidents and Incidents in Maps and Pictures

by Jon Mountfort
Paperback / softback
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The Avonmouth Line - History and Working describes the railway built between the northern suburbs of Bristol and the docks constructed at the mouth of the River Avon, from its inception in 1865. It describes how a short passenger line was first constructed, running from a station in the Avon ...
The Avonmouth Line: History and Working
The Avonmouth Line - History and Working describes the railway built between the northern suburbs of Bristol and the docks constructed at the mouth of the River Avon, from its inception in 1865. It describes how a short passenger line was first constructed, running from a station in the Avon Gorge at Hotwells to the new Docks. The Midland Railway and then the Great Western Railway took advantage of the rising popularity of the Avonmouth docks, and additional routes were constructed at Kingswood Junction on the Bristol-Gloucester line, and from a jucntion with the Great Western at Pilning. Contents include the beginnings of the line as the 'Bristol Port Railway and Pier'; the docks lines at their height of use and during wartime; post 1950s run-downs and attempts to close the line; the line in 2018 and finally, duties and memories of the staff who worked the line.
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42.66 USD

The Avonmouth Line: History and Working

by P.D. Rendall
Paperback / softback
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Celebrate the golden age of the British railway with this illustrated desk diary featuring the stylish, iconic travel posters of the 1920s to 1960s. This week-to-view diary with a ribbon marker features a selection of the popular vintage travel posters used by the railway companies of the past to promote ...
National Railway Museum Desk Diary 2019
Celebrate the golden age of the British railway with this illustrated desk diary featuring the stylish, iconic travel posters of the 1920s to 1960s. This week-to-view diary with a ribbon marker features a selection of the popular vintage travel posters used by the railway companies of the past to promote travel to all corners of the British Isles and abroad. From the National Railway Museum, one of the greatest railway museums in the world, this iconic diary will brighten up any desk - and inspire new travel plans! Also available in pocket diary format.
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23.88 USD

National Railway Museum Desk Diary 2019

by National Railway Museum
Hardback
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Celebrate the golden age of the British railway with this illustrated pocket diary featuring the stylish, iconic travel posters of the 1920s to 1960s. This week-to-view diary with a ribbon marker features a selection of the popular vintage travel posters used by the railway companies of the past to promote ...
National Railway Museum Pocket Diary 2019
Celebrate the golden age of the British railway with this illustrated pocket diary featuring the stylish, iconic travel posters of the 1920s to 1960s. This week-to-view diary with a ribbon marker features a selection of the popular vintage travel posters used by the railway companies of the past to promote travel to all corners of the British Isles and abroad. From the National Railway Museum, one of the greatest railway museums in the world, this iconic diary will brighten up any desk - and inspire new travel plans! Also available in desk diary format.
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13.64 USD

National Railway Museum Pocket Diary 2019

by National Railway Museum
Hardback
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