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Bristol is fortunate in having a particularly photogenic main-line station in Brunel's magnificent Temple Meads, with a great variety of traction available both there and in the adjacent Bath Road diesel depot, now long gone. Liveries from the Rail Blue, Sectorisation and Privatisation eras are all illustrated in this book ...
Bristol Traction
Bristol is fortunate in having a particularly photogenic main-line station in Brunel's magnificent Temple Meads, with a great variety of traction available both there and in the adjacent Bath Road diesel depot, now long gone. Liveries from the Rail Blue, Sectorisation and Privatisation eras are all illustrated in this book as well as preserved traction in historic liveries. From Peaks to Warships to Class 66s, and from slam-door DMUs to Sprinters and Voyagers, much of interest lies within. Hugh Llewelyn has lived in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire since the mid-1970s and has been taking railway photographs in the area during that period. This book is a collection of mainly colour, but with some black and white, photographs of modern and classic diesel traction that has been seen over the years on the railways in the urban and rural areas in and around Bristol and Bath.
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25.58 USD

Bristol Traction

by Hugh Llewelyn
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Late in 1964 the author made a career change from the Midland Region railway clerical grades, to the Eastern Region Motive Power Department at King's Cross, initially as a locomotive cleaner. This was the realisation of an ambition held for some ten years and by the end of December 1964, ...
King's Cross Second Man: A Sixties Diesel Career
Late in 1964 the author made a career change from the Midland Region railway clerical grades, to the Eastern Region Motive Power Department at King's Cross, initially as a locomotive cleaner. This was the realisation of an ambition held for some ten years and by the end of December 1964, he became eligible for second man duties. On 28 December 1964, he was second man on a return trip to Peterborough, and determined to keep a record of the run; locomotive employed, the driver he accompanied, the rostered diagram and the actual circumstances of the diagram. Norman duly recorded this shift, along with all shifts worked during his employment as second man. Norman realised that such a record would be of great interest to both railway enthusiasts and employees, past and present. Especially those who worked on the southern section of the East Coast Main Line or those with a special interest in the railways of the 1960s a formative period of railway modernisation when 150 years of steam-powered railway locomotion gave way to more modern means of motive power. This book will use Norman's records of 1964-68 as a basis for an account in which he will show the slow and difficult transition of Britains railway from its traditional steam-powered world into the modern world of diesel and electric traction. Norman's work as second man took him to places and railway installations in North London that no longer exist, and which have taken their place in railway history, and sometimes even within the broader fabric of the history of London, and of England itself. Through the medium of Norman's records of 1960's railway working, he looks back and rediscovers these forgotten places and so contrasts nineteenth-century railways and industrial history with operating practices on todays modern British railways.
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51.19 USD

King's Cross Second Man: A Sixties Diesel Career

by Norman Hill
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For this second book in the Transport Philately series on public transport issues featured on postage stamps, once again the author will combine two of his life-long hobbies as he looks at railways around the world on standard gauge tracks that encompasses the majority of the western worlds major railway ...
Mainline Railway Stamps: A Collector's Guide
For this second book in the Transport Philately series on public transport issues featured on postage stamps, once again the author will combine two of his life-long hobbies as he looks at railways around the world on standard gauge tracks that encompasses the majority of the western worlds major railway arteries. The book will also illustrate railways on other, similar gauges of track where they constitute a countrys major arteries, but it is not an exhaustive survey encompassing every country and every issue for that one needs to refer to major catalogue issues by such well-known authorities as Stanley Gibbons Plc. There have been many and varied reasons why postal authorities have issued stamps featuring railway subjects, varying from major anniversaries to national pride, the latter often from the former Eastern-bloc countries but that is not by all means. The Royal Mail in the UK has certainly not ignored railways, especially in later years, and the author will visit probably more of his native country's stamps than most other countries, but hes biased. The author often looks in his albums to try to understand why a particular country will sometimes be represented by bulging sections, whilst others are represented by but one or two stamp. And so, the book follows the story around the world in roughly an eastern journey, learning about some of the national histories on the way and admiring the attentions of some extremely accomplished artists that mean philatelists and rail-lovers alike can enjoy many beautiful miniature works of art.
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28.99 USD

Mainline Railway Stamps: A Collector's Guide

by Howard Piltz
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Howling down the tunnels comes a new collection showcasing the greatest stories of strange happenings on the tracks, many of which are republished here for the first time since their original departure. Waiting beyond the barrier are ghostly travelling companions bent on disturbing the commutes of the living, a subway ...
The Platform Edge: Uncanny Tales of the Railways
Howling down the tunnels comes a new collection showcasing the greatest stories of strange happenings on the tracks, many of which are republished here for the first time since their original departure. Waiting beyond the barrier are ghostly travelling companions bent on disturbing the commutes of the living, a subway car disappearing into a different dimension without a trace, and a man's greatest fears realized on the ghost train of a carnival. An express ticket to unforgettable journeys into the supernatural, from the open railways of Europe and America to the pressing dark of the tube.
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15.34 USD

The Platform Edge: Uncanny Tales of the Railways

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For nearly half of the nation's history, the steam locomotive was the outstanding symbol for progress and power. It was the literal engine of the Industrial Revolution, and it played an instrumental role in putting the United States on the world stage. While the steam locomotive's basic principle of operation ...
American Steam Locomotives: Design and Development, 1880-1960
For nearly half of the nation's history, the steam locomotive was the outstanding symbol for progress and power. It was the literal engine of the Industrial Revolution, and it played an instrumental role in putting the United States on the world stage. While the steam locomotive's basic principle of operation is simple, designers and engineers honed these concepts into 100-mph passenger trains and 600-ton behemoths capable of hauling mile-long freight at incredible speeds. American Steam Locomotives is a thorough and engaging history of the invention that captured public imagination like no other, and the people who brought it to life.
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42.000000 USD

American Steam Locomotives: Design and Development, 1880-1960

by William Withuhn
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More than 100 walks across the length and breadth of Britain's lost railway lines. Each walk includes a short history of the railway before it closed, a description of what can be seen along it today, practical details such as car parking, access by public transport, a detailed route map ...
Lost Railway Walks: Explore more than 100 of Britain's lost railways
More than 100 walks across the length and breadth of Britain's lost railway lines. Each walk includes a short history of the railway before it closed, a description of what can be seen along it today, practical details such as car parking, access by public transport, a detailed route map and historical and modern day photographs. 4,500 miles of railway and 2,000 stations were closed between 1963 and the mid-1970s. While many of these still remain hidden away in the undergrowth or have been lost to road improvements and urban or industrial development, a growing number continue to be slowly reopened both as recreational footpaths and cycleways and as wildlife corridors. Some of our lost railways have also been incorporated into long distance paths, while they all form wildlife corridors in which butterflies, birds, small mammals and wild flowers flourish. They all provide a perfect setting to enjoy a day's walk in the countryside. This extended second edition with 8 new routes including Canterbury to Whitstable, Witham to Maldon, Great Malvern to Ashchurch, Jarrow to Tanfield.
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25.58 USD

Lost Railway Walks: Explore more than 100 of Britain's lost railways

by Julian Holland
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The Western Region of British Railways has always held a special appeal for railway modellers. Formed in 1948, the WR carried on the traditions of The Great Western Railway more or less unchallenged until the regions were abolished in the 1990s. Modelling the Western Region provides all the advice you ...
Modelling the Western Region
The Western Region of British Railways has always held a special appeal for railway modellers. Formed in 1948, the WR carried on the traditions of The Great Western Railway more or less unchallenged until the regions were abolished in the 1990s. Modelling the Western Region provides all the advice you need to model your won railway layout based on this fascinating region and era. This book considers the historical background of the Western Region; it reviews available ready-to-run and kit-built steam and diesel motive power; explains Western Region signalling practice; discusses rolling stock typically used on the Western Region and, finally, provides practical suggestions for branch and main line layouts.
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34.11 USD

Modelling the Western Region

by John Emerson
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The National Rifle Association (NRA) was founded in the mid-nineteenth century and was granted a Royal Charter of Incorporation by Queen Victoria in 1890\. It was created for the encouragement of the Rifle Corps of the newly formed Volunteer Movement and the promotion of rifle shooting throughout Great Britain. This ...
The National Rifle Association Its Tramways and the L & S W R: Targets and Tramways
The National Rifle Association (NRA) was founded in the mid-nineteenth century and was granted a Royal Charter of Incorporation by Queen Victoria in 1890\. It was created for the encouragement of the Rifle Corps of the newly formed Volunteer Movement and the promotion of rifle shooting throughout Great Britain. This would be accomplished by establishing a great Annual National Meeting, where marksmen could compete for valuable prizes and ensuring that the location was easily accessible to all comers over the developing railway network. Situated in Bisley, some 35 miles from London, the base of RNA had very little infrastructure and soon enough, the Council invested, buying land and providing permanent accommodation. The London and South Western Railway Company built a spur from Brookwood Station to accommodate the camp whilst the tramway was relaid to connect the camp and ranges. The original range layout still remains today in its basic form. Nowadays, the NRA is predominantly concerned with civilian full-bore target rifle shooting, yet it still maintains its military heritage and continues its links with the British Armed Forces. The book relates the extraordinary relationship which developed between the NRA and, primarily, the London and South Western Railway Company and its successors in fulfilling these aims, together with the fascinating story of the associations own unique tramways.
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68.25 USD

The National Rifle Association Its Tramways and the L & S W R: Targets and Tramways

by Christopher Bunch
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During the 1970s and 1980s, the Western Region was undergoing change in both trains and equipment. On passenger services High Speed Trains worked alongside loco-hauled passenger trains and first generation DMUs, while in the world of freight the last of the traditional vacuum-braked wagon load trains lingered into the 1980s ...
Railways of the Western Region in the 1970s and 1980s
During the 1970s and 1980s, the Western Region was undergoing change in both trains and equipment. On passenger services High Speed Trains worked alongside loco-hauled passenger trains and first generation DMUs, while in the world of freight the last of the traditional vacuum-braked wagon load trains lingered into the 1980s to be replaced by the newly introduced Speedlink services. Semaphore signals were being replaced in Devon by new colour light signals. There was also a contrast between the three divisions, with each having its own character. The London Division was busy with express and commuter traffic to and from Paddington and inter-regional freight traffic. The South Wales Division witnessed a procession of freight trains through Cardiff and Newport while DMUs and coal trains headed up and down the Valleys. The West of England Division experienced heavy aggregate trains from the Mendip quarries, sleepy West Country branch lines and the intensive timetable of summer Saturday trains full of holidaymakers. With a wealth of rare and previously unpublished images, Kevin Redwood documents this fascinating period in Britain's railway history.
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25.58 USD

Railways of the Western Region in the 1970s and 1980s

by Kevin Redwood
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The British have had an affair with Bugatti for decades and perhaps Prescott is the place where that have relationship has reached its highlights across the decades. This collection of photographic images captures the brilliance of Bugatti design amid Bugatti blue at Prescott's wonderful natural amphitheatre in the Cotswolds - ...
Bugatti Blue: Prescott and the Spirit of Bugatti
The British have had an affair with Bugatti for decades and perhaps Prescott is the place where that have relationship has reached its highlights across the decades. This collection of photographic images captures the brilliance of Bugatti design amid Bugatti blue at Prescott's wonderful natural amphitheatre in the Cotswolds - to which visitors, Bugatti owners, enthusiasts and addicts have travelled from all over the world for decades. The author is a designer, photographer and writer who has spent years around old cars and years visiting Prescott and the Bugatti Owners Club. In this collection of photographs, much of the masterworks of Molsheim are captured in action and at rest at the altar of British Bugatti enthusiasm. Herein are moments and memories of old Bugattis, their owners and drivers, and other vintage and classic cars in action at this revered location. This new collection of stunning images, created over a number of years, allied to a concise narrative and with assistance from Bugatti experts, should provide the Bugatti and vintage car enthusiast with something new to accompany their own memories of Bugatti amid a record of Prescott and the Bugatti Owners Club events and VSSC days.
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59.72 USD

Bugatti Blue: Prescott and the Spirit of Bugatti

by Lance Cole
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The late 1970s and 1980s will be remembered as a time of turmoil in Britain. But against a background of economic and cultural instability, the railways saw revived demand and started to rise from the ashes of the contraction of the 1960s. A legion of rail fans who never knew ...
Britain's Railways in Transition 1976-90
The late 1970s and 1980s will be remembered as a time of turmoil in Britain. But against a background of economic and cultural instability, the railways saw revived demand and started to rise from the ashes of the contraction of the 1960s. A legion of rail fans who never knew the exit of steam watched with the same melancholy eyes as the last Western and Deltic diesels were retired in favour of the HSTs and Class 47s. From Weymouth to Aberdeen and from Yarmouth to Aberystwyth, John Evans tells the story in colour of the decline of the old goods train, the advent of bold new liveries and the domination of the HST units. He also examines the growing importance of heritage lines and the end of many familiar diesel types, such as the Peaks, Westerns and Deltics. Following his previous volume looking at the years from 1965 to 1975, John Evans records the way in which Britain's railways moved from the post-steam era to the foundations of the railway system we know today.
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25.58 USD

Britain's Railways in Transition 1976-90

by John Evans
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Modelling the Great Western Branch Lines is essential reading for all those who wish to build a model railway based on the branch lines of the Great Western Railway. The author guides the modeller through projects which are graded from simple to more advance. Each step is clearly described, explaining ...
Modelling the Great Western Branch Lines
Modelling the Great Western Branch Lines is essential reading for all those who wish to build a model railway based on the branch lines of the Great Western Railway. The author guides the modeller through projects which are graded from simple to more advance. Each step is clearly described, explaining the techniques used and how alternative methods and materials could be employed. Topics covered include an historical overview of the subject; full listings of all tools and materials; a series of detailed model projects using the best of the currently available commercial model making products; an introduction to scratch-building lineside terms and, finally, suggestions as to how each project could be further developed.
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34.11 USD

Modelling the Great Western Branch Lines

by Chris Ford
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Do you know what's under your feet? THE LONDON UNDERGROUND was the very first underground railway - but it wasn't the first time Londoners had ventured below ground, nor would it be the last. People seem to be drawn to subterranean London: it hides unsightly (yet magnificent) sewers, protects its ...
London's Labyrinth: The World Beneath the City's Streets
Do you know what's under your feet? THE LONDON UNDERGROUND was the very first underground railway - but it wasn't the first time Londoners had ventured below ground, nor would it be the last. People seem to be drawn to subterranean London: it hides unsightly (yet magnificent) sewers, protects its people from war, and hosts its politicians in times of crisis. But the underground can also be an underworld, and celebrated London historian Fiona Rule has tracked down the darker stories too - from the gangs that roamed below looking for easy prey, to an attempted murder-suicide on the platform of Charing Cross. Underneath London is another world; one with shadows of war, crime and triumph. London's Labyrinth is a book that no London aficionado should be without.
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18.75 USD

London's Labyrinth: The World Beneath the City's Streets

by Fiona Rule
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This folded map (890mm x 1000mm) pictorially illustrates the history of Britain's Railways up to its previous publication date of 1974. Drawn by Laurence Richardson and last published in 1974 by Collins Bartholomew as a fold up map. Now re-digitized and re-published by Mapseeker in association with the Collins Bartholomew ...
Railway History Map of Britain
This folded map (890mm x 1000mm) pictorially illustrates the history of Britain's Railways up to its previous publication date of 1974. Drawn by Laurence Richardson and last published in 1974 by Collins Bartholomew as a fold up map. Now re-digitized and re-published by Mapseeker in association with the Collins Bartholomew Archive, the map covers all of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland with various historical events, progress, iconic steam locomotives, and heritage railways illustrated pictorially in the form of eye catching vignettes. The map is surrounded by the crests of many of the Railway Companies that were founded over time until they were consumed under the Amalgamation of 1923.
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34.11 USD

Railway History Map of Britain

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Following the First World War, some railway and tramway companies began selling the bodies of their railway carriages and tramcars, with many finding new uses as houses or bungalows, workshops, chicken houses, bus shelters or animal shelters. During the late 1960s, in the wake of the Beeching Report, railway companies ...
Railway and Tramway Bodies: Another Life
Following the First World War, some railway and tramway companies began selling the bodies of their railway carriages and tramcars, with many finding new uses as houses or bungalows, workshops, chicken houses, bus shelters or animal shelters. During the late 1960s, in the wake of the Beeching Report, railway companies once again found themselves with a surplus of stock and began to put bodies up for sale. This continued into the mid-1970s and saw the stock put to a number of new uses all around the UK. Some eventually found their way into preservation and restoration circles. With a range of fascinating photography, Royston Morris documents the second lives of some of these carriages and tramcars.
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25.58 USD

Railway and Tramway Bodies: Another Life

by Royston Morris
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It is now more than thirty years since two words synonymous with Diesel Multiple Units became part of railway parlance - `Pacers' and `Sprinters'. The Class 142 Pacers were introduced in the mid-1980s and, despite almost continuous criticism as to their lack of comfort, these `nodding donkeys' remain in revenue-earning ...
Second Generation DMUs
It is now more than thirty years since two words synonymous with Diesel Multiple Units became part of railway parlance - `Pacers' and `Sprinters'. The Class 142 Pacers were introduced in the mid-1980s and, despite almost continuous criticism as to their lack of comfort, these `nodding donkeys' remain in revenue-earning service. From these beginnings in the 1980s our rail network has seen a total of twenty or so classes of Second Generation DMUs enter service. Indeed, they are the mainstay of secondary passenger services on non-electrified lines right across the network. This book takes a closer look at these units in action with each class on display. From examples of ScotRail Class 158s and 170s on services out of Inverness to the Great Western Railway's Class 150s and 153s working services in Devon and Cornwall, this book is also a whistle-stop tour of non-electrified lines across the UK. These lines have survived into the twenty-first century and the second generation DMU has played an important part in this.
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25.58 USD

Second Generation DMUs

by John Jackson
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The London Midland Region covered a huge part of England from London to the north and north west, from the Scottish borders into the south west. It served hugh metropolitan cities and towns, supported heavy industry, and ran through areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the Peak District and ...
Modelling the Midland Region from 1948
The London Midland Region covered a huge part of England from London to the north and north west, from the Scottish borders into the south west. It served hugh metropolitan cities and towns, supported heavy industry, and ran through areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the Peak District and Lake District. Modelling the Midland Region from 1948 is an essential guide to creating your own model based on the London Midland Region of the British Railways era. It covers the history of the London Midland Region; British Rail and LMS locomotives; passenger and goods rolling stock; structures and scenery unique to the region, and signalling and electrification. The authors of this book are trustees of the charity Famous Trains model railway and directors of its operating company Famous Trains Ltd.
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34.11 USD

Modelling the Midland Region from 1948

by Colin Boocock
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In September 1967 the last steam locos finished operations in the North East - the area where it had all begun 142 years before. The last trains ran from the engine sheds at Sunderland, Tyne Dock and West Hartlepool, and were hauling coal from collieries to industrial sites, power stations ...
The Last Days of Steam in North East England
In September 1967 the last steam locos finished operations in the North East - the area where it had all begun 142 years before. The last trains ran from the engine sheds at Sunderland, Tyne Dock and West Hartlepool, and were hauling coal from collieries to industrial sites, power stations and docks for export or transport by coaster to ports in the south of England. The traffic had hardly changed as the original railways were built to transport coal, only the distance the coal travelled was now greater. Even the means of moving coal had not changed greatly - most coal was moved in trains of wagons capable of carrying 16 or 21-ton loads and some of these were hauled by 0-6-0 locos. This book of colour photographs shows scenes from the last two years of steam operations in and around Tyneside and Wearside, including locos in service with the National Coal Board at various collieries and the Doxford shipyard at Sunderland.
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25.58 USD

The Last Days of Steam in North East England

by George Woods
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It could be agued that the great Western or 'Gods' Wonderful Railway' was for many years the most famous railway in England. Much of the railway that we see today was the work of probably one of the greatest engineers of his time, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The company was also ...
Great Western Railway Gallery
It could be agued that the great Western or 'Gods' Wonderful Railway' was for many years the most famous railway in England. Much of the railway that we see today was the work of probably one of the greatest engineers of his time, Isambard Kingdom Brunel. The company was also served by locomotive engineers such as Gooch, Armstrong, Churchward, Collett and Hawksworth, who bewtween the produced a series of locomotives that were well designed, elegant and powerful. Serving many holiday resorts of the south west, with trains such as 'The Cornish Riviera Express', the publicity department exploited to great effect that the 'Great Western' was the 'Holiday Line'. It is probably true to say that in the years before the 2nd world war the company was producing some of the most effective publicity material in England. Using previously unpublished material from the extensive 'Great Western Trust' collection at Didcot Railway Centre, the book illustrates in both black and white and colour many facets that made the Great Western 'Great
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51.19 USD

Great Western Railway Gallery

by Laurence Waters
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Although the railways weren't the first type of mass holiday transport - that prize goes to the steamships that preceded them - they helped develop many of Britain's favourite seaside resorts. Holiday Trainsfollows this development, paying visits to Blackpool, Margate, Southport and Weston-super-Mare, and also looking at the other sorts ...
Holiday Trains
Although the railways weren't the first type of mass holiday transport - that prize goes to the steamships that preceded them - they helped develop many of Britain's favourite seaside resorts. Holiday Trainsfollows this development, paying visits to Blackpool, Margate, Southport and Weston-super-Mare, and also looking at the other sorts of holiday that the railways made possible. Railways didn't just take holidaymakers to the coast. Rambling and cycling grew in popularity between 1870 and 1914, with many companies providing services and facilities for both. They also contributed to the camping craze by providing special `camping coaches' on sidings or in rural station yards. After the First World War the cost of motoring came down and the use of motor coaches grew, so railways' share of the market fell, but it was really the rise of cheaper air fares in the 1960s that started the steady decline in holiday rail travel. However, some holiday trains can still be caught today. 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 holiday trains in all their variety.
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15.34 USD

Holiday Trains

by Greg Morse
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Between 1980 and 2011 author Michael Patterson made some forty week-long journeys by train through Europe. With camera at the ready and notebook or tape recorder in hand, he travelled each day, stopping off at places along the route. To reach the extremities of Scandinavia, Italy, Spain and Portugal on ...
Europe by Sleeping Car
Between 1980 and 2011 author Michael Patterson made some forty week-long journeys by train through Europe. With camera at the ready and notebook or tape recorder in hand, he travelled each day, stopping off at places along the route. To reach the extremities of Scandinavia, Italy, Spain and Portugal on these no-fly trips Michael often travelled overnight by sleeping car and it is these journeys which are at the heart of this book. Utilising a splendid collection of images, Michael details the sleepers themselves as well as recalling this unique and exciting mode of transport from a bygone age. From journeying on the famous London to Brussels `Night Ferry' service to breakfasting in the faded splendour of a Spanish restaurant car built in 1928, this is a wonderfully nostalgic and often amusing trip across Europe with a true railway aficionado. With an array of images supplemented by maps of these famous routes, Michael Patterson captures the essence of travelling across Europe in the comfort of a sleeping car.
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25.58 USD

Europe by Sleeping Car

by Michael Patterson
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A delightful example of one of East Anglia's minor railways: A 3ft gauge railway, single track, just over 8 miles long from Halesworth (connections to London) across the heathland and marshes of East Suffolk to the seaside resort and harbour of Southwold. This book collates the research and memories of ...
The Southwold Railway 1879-1929: The Tale of a Suffolk Byway
A delightful example of one of East Anglia's minor railways: A 3ft gauge railway, single track, just over 8 miles long from Halesworth (connections to London) across the heathland and marshes of East Suffolk to the seaside resort and harbour of Southwold. This book collates the research and memories of one of the last surviving passengers with maps and pictures to tell a fascinating tale of immaculate passenger service, management from a distant London office, closure at very short notice, and twenty-first century revival.
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59.72 USD

The Southwold Railway 1879-1929: The Tale of a Suffolk Byway

by Rob Shorland-Ball
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Here, John Dedman and Pete Nurse look back on the heyday of the Day Ranger and Rover tickets on the South Coast, covering areas stretching between Portsmouth Harbour and Weymouth Quay. Among the photographs featured here are traditional steam workings in the early 1960s, as well as shots from the ...
Rail Rover: Wessex Ranger
Here, John Dedman and Pete Nurse look back on the heyday of the Day Ranger and Rover tickets on the South Coast, covering areas stretching between Portsmouth Harbour and Weymouth Quay. Among the photographs featured here are traditional steam workings in the early 1960s, as well as shots from the eighties that show how the experiences of the rail enthusiast changed so dramatically in the course of a few decades. As well as passenger trains, parcel, freight and special workings that would have been glimpsed by the intrepid rail rover are also featured.
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25.58 USD

Rail Rover: Wessex Ranger

by Pete Nurse, John Dedman
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Bon vivant, railroad historian, photographer, pioneering food critic, chronicler of New York's cafe society, and noted newspaperman, Lucius Beebe (1902-1966) was an American original. In 1938, with the publication of High Iron: A Book of Trains, he transformed the world of railroad-subject photography forever by inventing the railroad picture book ...
The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg
Bon vivant, railroad historian, photographer, pioneering food critic, chronicler of New York's cafe society, and noted newspaperman, Lucius Beebe (1902-1966) was an American original. In 1938, with the publication of High Iron: A Book of Trains, he transformed the world of railroad-subject photography forever by inventing the railroad picture book genre. In 1940, he met creative and life partner Charles Clegg (1916-1979), also a talented photographer. Beebe and Clegg produced an outstanding and diverse portfolio of mid-twentieth century railroad-subject photographs. Beebe, sometimes with Clegg, also authored about forty books, including many focused on railroads and railroading. The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg brings their incredible story and best photographic work together. Providing an extensive biographic introduction to Beebe and Clegg, author Tony Reevy presents a multi-faceted view of the railroad industry that will appeal to rail enthusiasts as well as those interested in American food culture, the history of New York City, and LGBT studies. The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg is an indispensable history to the work of two men who forever changed the way we see and experience American railroads.
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52.500000 USD

The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg

by Tony Reevy
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'Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best. Getting to the heart of things. Prepare for a very fine ride' Michael Palin When Monisha Rajesh announced plans to circumnavigate the globe in ...
Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45,000-Mile Adventure
'Monisha Rajesh has chosen one of the best ways of seeing the world. Never too fast, never too slow, her journey does what trains do best. Getting to the heart of things. Prepare for a very fine ride' Michael Palin When Monisha Rajesh announced plans to circumnavigate the globe in eighty train journeys, she was met with wide-eyed disbelief. But it wasn't long before she was carefully plotting a route that would cover 45,000 miles - almost twice the circumference of the earth - coasting along the world's most remarkable railways; from the cloud-skimming heights of Tibet's Qinghai railway to silk-sheeted splendour on the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Packing up her rucksack - and her fiance, Jem - Monisha embarks on an unforgettable adventure that will take her from London's St Pancras station to the vast expanses of Russia and Mongolia, North Korea, Canada, Kazakhstan, and beyond. The ensuing journey is one of constant movement and mayhem, as the pair strike up friendships and swap stories with the hilarious, irksome and ultimately endearing travellers they meet on board, all while taking in some of the earth's most breathtaking views. From the author of Around India in 80 Trains comes another witty and irreverent look at the world and a celebration of the glory of train travel. Rajesh offers a wonderfully vivid account of life, history and culture in a book that will make you laugh out loud - and reflect on what it means to be a global citizen - as you whirl around the world in its pages.
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34.12 USD

Around the World in 80 Trains: A 45,000-Mile Adventure

by Monisha Rajesh
Hardback
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Celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States, After Promontory: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Transcontinental Railroading profiles the history and heritage of this historic event. Starting with the original Union Pacific-Central Pacific lines that met at Promontory Summit, Utah, in ...
After Promontory: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Transcontinental Railroading
Celebrating the sesquicentennial anniversary of the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States, After Promontory: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Transcontinental Railroading profiles the history and heritage of this historic event. Starting with the original Union Pacific-Central Pacific lines that met at Promontory Summit, Utah, in 1869, the book expands the narrative by considering all of the transcontinental routes in the United States and examining their impact on building this great nation. Exquisitely illustrated with full color photographs, After Promontory divides the western United States into three regions-central, southern, and northern-and offers a deep look at the transcontinental routes of each one. Renowned railroad historians Maury Klein, Keith Bryant, and Don Hofsommer offer their perspectives on these regions along with contributors H. Roger Grant and Rob Krebs.
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52.500000 USD

After Promontory: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Transcontinental Railroading

Hardback
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Railways Around Worcestershire is one man's view of a range of railway operations in the beautiful heart of England over a period spanning nearly half a century. The early 1970s was an era neglected by many photographers following the end of steam - however, it is now quite apparent how ...
Railways Around Worcestershire
Railways Around Worcestershire is one man's view of a range of railway operations in the beautiful heart of England over a period spanning nearly half a century. The early 1970s was an era neglected by many photographers following the end of steam - however, it is now quite apparent how the intervening generations have seen even greater changes. Ranging from the Malvern Hills through the beautiful cathedral city of Worcester to the Cotswolds, the railways are once again going through a transitional period where traditional semaphore signalling controls operations at Worcester while a new Parkway station is being built on the city outskirts. A wide range of motive power is featured at a range of locations - Worcester, Great Malvern, Evesham, Droitwich Spa, Kidderminster and more.
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25.58 USD

Railways Around Worcestershire

by Steve Burdett
Paperback / softback
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When British Rail decided to electrify the West Coast Main Line north of Crewe towards Scotland, a new class of electric locomotive was needed to work these services. Thirty-six members of Class 87 were built at Crewe Works from 1973 onwards and were an instant success. The first thirty-five members ...
Class 87 Locomotives
When British Rail decided to electrify the West Coast Main Line north of Crewe towards Scotland, a new class of electric locomotive was needed to work these services. Thirty-six members of Class 87 were built at Crewe Works from 1973 onwards and were an instant success. The first thirty-five members were standard locomotives; however, the final member was fitted with an experimental thyristor control system and was reclassified as Class 87/1. All thirty-six members of the class received names and were a regular sight on the West Coast for decades. All were initially used on passenger work, but they could also be found on freight workings, being fitted with multiple working equipment from new. The whole class stayed on West Coast workings throughout the BR era and into privatisation, with all members, except for No. 87101, passing to Virgin Trains. The sole Class 87/1 passed to the Railfreight sector of BR and would eventually find its way into EWS ownership; it was scrapped in 2002. When their work on the West Coast was at an end, twenty-one members of the class found further use in Bulgaria and three would be preserved, with the remainder being scrapped.
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25.58 USD

Class 87 Locomotives

by Andrew Cole
Paperback / softback
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The range and variety of British railway stations is truly astonishing: from the tiny wayside halt made of corrugated iron to the magnificent stone-built city centre terminus. No less remarkable in their variety are the buildings devoted to the transport of goods, and indeed for most years of their existence ...
The Architecture and Infrastructure of Britain's Railways: Eastern and Southern England
The range and variety of British railway stations is truly astonishing: from the tiny wayside halt made of corrugated iron to the magnificent stone-built city centre terminus. No less remarkable in their variety are the buildings devoted to the transport of goods, and indeed for most years of their existence this traffic was by far the most important to the railway companies. Subjects also covered include signal boxes and signalling, locomotive depots, bridges and viaducts and much else besides; in fact, just about every aspect of the British railway scene. This book, the second volume in the series, focuses on Eastern and Southern England and covers principally the areas of the Midland, Great Northern, Great Eastern and Great Central railways, and the constituent companies of the Southern Railway. Illustrated throughout with the author's original colour photographs, many of which are now historic, this book is sure to appeal as much to the general reader as to the railway modeller.
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25.58 USD

The Architecture and Infrastructure of Britain's Railways: Eastern and Southern England

by Patrick Bennett
Paperback / softback
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Although perhaps overshadowed by the fame of the Great Western Railway's sea wall section of railway west of Exeter, the Chester & Holyhead Railway, opened in full by 1850, has much to offer as it wends its way west. Passing the mudflats of the Dee Estuary and onto the coast ...
The Chester & Holyhead Railway: The Modern Scene
Although perhaps overshadowed by the fame of the Great Western Railway's sea wall section of railway west of Exeter, the Chester & Holyhead Railway, opened in full by 1850, has much to offer as it wends its way west. Passing the mudflats of the Dee Estuary and onto the coast of the Irish Sea for much of the 40 miles from Mostyn to Bangor, the line bisects huge holiday parks, cuts through a walled town and medieval castle and runs the entire length of an island separate from the mainland before terminating at the famous port. Here, author Richard Billingsley shows the reader and possible visitors to the North Wales Coast Main Line what the modern railway scene has to offer, and the scenery that it takes place in.
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25.58 USD

The Chester & Holyhead Railway: The Modern Scene

by Richard Billingsley
Paperback / softback
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