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From demonstrating a petrol-engined double-decker at the 1905 Commercial Motor Show to building huge 100-seat Olympians for the overseas market, the Bus and Coach Division of Leyland built thousands of vehicles for markets all over the world. At the forefront of vehicle design and development, Leyland produced ground-breaking vehicles such ...
Leyland Double-Decker Buses
From demonstrating a petrol-engined double-decker at the 1905 Commercial Motor Show to building huge 100-seat Olympians for the overseas market, the Bus and Coach Division of Leyland built thousands of vehicles for markets all over the world. At the forefront of vehicle design and development, Leyland produced ground-breaking vehicles such as the Atlantean, the UK's first production rear-engined double decker bus. Through acquisition and merger, the majority of British vehicle manufacturers ended up under the Leyland banner, resulting in the creation of the mighty British Leyland Motor Corporation, whose fall subsequent from grace has been widely documented elsewhere. This, the third in a series of books showcasing the products of the passenger division of Leyland since 1960, concentrates on double-deck buses and coaches and includes such mythological giants as the Atlantean, Olympian and Titan among others. It contains 180 photographs, most of which are in colour, all with informative text and captured when the vehicles were in their operating heyday.
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27.88 USD

Leyland Double-Decker Buses

by Howard Berry
Paperback / softback
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The South Wales Division was one of the three operating divisions of the Western Region. The division included the South Wales Main Line from Severn Tunnel Junction to Fishguard Harbour, as well as numerous branches in the Valleys and West Wales. The division also controlled the Central Wales Line and ...
South Wales Railways in the 1980s
The South Wales Division was one of the three operating divisions of the Western Region. The division included the South Wales Main Line from Severn Tunnel Junction to Fishguard Harbour, as well as numerous branches in the Valleys and West Wales. The division also controlled the Central Wales Line and the North and West route via Hereford as far as the regional border at Craven Arms. The South Wales Main Line was very busy, particularly the four-track section between Severn Tunnel Junction and Cardiff, and saw InterCity HSTs and loco-hauled services to Cardiff and Swansea. DMUs were used on local services in the Cardiff Valleys and in West Wales. Freight traffic was very important on the division. Steel traffic moved between the various BSC works, and petroleum trains were dispatched from refineries at Milford Haven. Meanwhile coal was forwarded from numerous collieries, many on branches that were still controlled by semaphore signalling.
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27.88 USD

South Wales Railways in the 1980s

by Kevin Redwood
Paperback / softback
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Between 1982 and 2015 Britain's largest bus rally was, with the exception of 2013, held at two sites. Firstly the stately home of Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire, then moving in 1993 to IWM Duxford near Cambridge. Modern and preserved buses and many in between appeared over the years, with some ...
Showbus: The Woburn and Duxford Years
Between 1982 and 2015 Britain's largest bus rally was, with the exception of 2013, held at two sites. Firstly the stately home of Woburn Abbey in Bedfordshire, then moving in 1993 to IWM Duxford near Cambridge. Modern and preserved buses and many in between appeared over the years, with some of those new in 1982 being in the ranks of the preserved movement by 2015. Many one-offs appeared with operators showcasing their latest vehicles. Back in 1982 the scene was very different with most service buses in public ownership and Leyland the major bus builder; by 2015 most were in private hands and the Leyland name is now history. All images are in colour and offer a wonderfully nostalgic look at one of the highlights of the UK's transport calendar.
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27.88 USD

Showbus: The Woburn and Duxford Years

by Gary Seamarks
Paperback / softback
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This popular touring map has a huge amount of detail with over 1,000 places of tourist interest plotted and named on the map. The features have been plotted onto an up-to-date and attractive Collins map of Scotland. A clear, easy to follow road map with colour classified roads. Ideal for ...
Tartans Map of Scotland
This popular touring map has a huge amount of detail with over 1,000 places of tourist interest plotted and named on the map. The features have been plotted onto an up-to-date and attractive Collins map of Scotland. A clear, easy to follow road map with colour classified roads. Ideal for tourists with hundreds of distinctive tourist symbols and tourist information centres all shown. This map includes: * The whole of Scotland on a double sided sheet at 5 miles to 1 inch * Over 25 categories of tourist information shown on the map including youth hostels, picnic sites and ferries as well as the more obvious tourist sites such as castles, wildlife parks and museums * Detailed town centre maps of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, Inverness and Perth * Distances on the map along major routes Scale: 1:316,800 (5 miles to 1 inch). There is a comprehensive index to both place names and places of tourist interest.
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9.28 USD

Tartans Map of Scotland

by Collins Maps
Sheet map, folded
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This up-to-date detailed A-Z street map includes 1,600 streets in and around Oxford. As well as the University of Oxford colleges, the other areas covered are Jericho, Cowley, Botley, Carfax, St Giles, Headington, Marston and University Parks. The large scale 1 mile to 5.5 inch street map includes the following: ...
Oxford A-Z Pocket Street Map
This up-to-date detailed A-Z street map includes 1,600 streets in and around Oxford. As well as the University of Oxford colleges, the other areas covered are Jericho, Cowley, Botley, Carfax, St Giles, Headington, Marston and University Parks. The large scale 1 mile to 5.5 inch street map includes the following: * Places of interest * Oxford cycleways and routes * Postcode districts, one-way streets and car parks * Index to streets, places of interest, place and area names, park and ride sites, national rail stations, hospitals and hospices The perfect reference map for finding your way around Oxford.
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5.56 USD

Oxford A-Z Pocket Street Map

by Geographers A-Z Map Co Ltd
Sheet map, folded
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Explore the whole county and area extending into Devon as far as Great Torrington, Tavistock and Plymouth. This detailed and up-to-date map contains more than 1,000 places of interest and an index to 3,000 towns and villages. Published at a clear 2.5 miles to 1 inch scale (1.6 kms to ...
Cornwall A-Z Visitors' Map
Explore the whole county and area extending into Devon as far as Great Torrington, Tavistock and Plymouth. This detailed and up-to-date map contains more than 1,000 places of interest and an index to 3,000 towns and villages. Published at a clear 2.5 miles to 1 inch scale (1.6 kms to 1 cm), a handy road map includes primary route destinations, selected caravan and camping sites, visitor attractions and places of interest. Town centre street maps of Bodmin, Bude, Falmouth, Fowey, Launceston, Liskeard, Looe, Newquay, Padstow, Penzance,Plymouth, St. Ives and Truro are also included, plus detailed informative text for Bodmin Moor, Land's End and Isles of Scilly. The perfect map for exploring Cornwall whether you are a local or a tourist.
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11.14 USD

Cornwall A-Z Visitors' Map

by Geographers A-Z Map Co Ltd
Sheet map, folded
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Benefit from the author's decades of working on and writing about Triumphs, with the real facts you need to decide whether a Herald or Vitesse is going to suit you. The book covers the chassis-built small Triumph models, explains how and where to buy one, how to handle auctions and ...
Triumph Herald & Vitesse
Benefit from the author's decades of working on and writing about Triumphs, with the real facts you need to decide whether a Herald or Vitesse is going to suit you. The book covers the chassis-built small Triumph models, explains how and where to buy one, how to handle auctions and whether to buy the best you can find, or to take on a restoration or a rolling restoration. It advises on choosing the right model for your needs and your budget, and describes the flavour of the more pedestrian Herald, contrasted with the more expensive and more powerful Vitesse. The book explains in practical language how to apply key checks to spot a bad car quickly, then gives you a comprehensive inspection guide and an in-depth analysis of the various models' strengths and weaknesses. It provides inside technical information to save you the painful process of learning about Triumph foibles the hard way. It discusses upgrades, researched thoroughly by the author, and ends with comprehensive details of club backup and support organisations.
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26.02 USD

Triumph Herald & Vitesse

by Iain Ayre
Paperback / softback
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Handy little full colour map of the Lake District. Detailed mapping and tourist information for the whole of the Lake District national park. Excellent value and very detailed for its size. Key features of this map include: * Clear mapping at a scale of 2.5 miles to 1 inch / ...
Lake District Pocket Map: The perfect way to explore the English lakes
Handy little full colour map of the Lake District. Detailed mapping and tourist information for the whole of the Lake District national park. Excellent value and very detailed for its size. Key features of this map include: * Clear mapping at a scale of 2.5 miles to 1 inch / 1.8 km to 1 cm * Tourist attractions located and described * Ideal for touring whether on a bus, bike or car * Sights, places to stay, cafe/restaurant, things to do all on the map * Index to places of interest and place names Essential for those planning a trip around the English lakes.
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5.56 USD

Lake District Pocket Map: The perfect way to explore the English lakes

by Collins Maps
Sheet map, flat
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E-Bike: A Guide to E-Bike Models, Technology & Riding Essentials by Martin Haussermann offers electric bike shoppers and enthusiasts the essential guide to this exciting new way of riding a bike from features, benefits, pros and cons, and the best ways to take advantage of motor-assisted cycling. Electric bikes are ...
E-Bike: A Guide to E-Bike Models, Technology & Riding Essentials
E-Bike: A Guide to E-Bike Models, Technology & Riding Essentials by Martin Haussermann offers electric bike shoppers and enthusiasts the essential guide to this exciting new way of riding a bike from features, benefits, pros and cons, and the best ways to take advantage of motor-assisted cycling. Electric bikes are a new and fast-changing technology that's poised to transform how Americans ride bicycles, commute to work, and get around town. But in a market crowded with makes, models, and features, which e-bike is best for you? E-bike expert Martin Haussermann explores this exciting new way of riding a bicycle to share all the information e-bike shoppers and owners need. With guidance from VeloNews tech editor Dan Cavallari, custom e-bike framebuilder Lennard Zinn, and cycling retail journalist Stephen Frothingham, E-Bike offers the e-bike curious the essential guide to e-bike tech, formats, and uses. Whether you're looking for a city commuter, a speedy road bike, or a mountain bike, you can get up to speed on e-bike motors, drivetrains, brakes, and suspensions. Haussermann offers insights on e-bike handling, maintenance, and e-bike touring that makes clear all the benefits an e-bike can bring to your riding. Electric bikes are here, and E-Bike shares the best ways to take advantage of motor-assisted cycling.
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27.88 USD

E-Bike: A Guide to E-Bike Models, Technology & Riding Essentials

by Martin Haussermann
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What does a lesser-known member of the Kennedy clan have in common with a Sri-Lankan businessman? Or with Albert Loewenstein, one of the richest men in the world in 1928, who mysteriously fell from his plane into the English Channel? Or with two aircraft that went missing and were never ...
Unsolved Aviation Mysteries: Five Strange Tales of Air and Sea
What does a lesser-known member of the Kennedy clan have in common with a Sri-Lankan businessman? Or with Albert Loewenstein, one of the richest men in the world in 1928, who mysteriously fell from his plane into the English Channel? Or with two aircraft that went missing and were never found, one disappearing over Scotland in 1975 and the other in 1953 over Lake Superior? In this gripping new book, Keith McCloskey, who has previously written about the Dyatlov Incident among others, turns his attention to reassessing these five unresolved aviation mysteries, all of which occurred over water, none of them ever resolved. These are mysterious stories where conspiracy theories abound, whether of sabotage, murder, and even UFO involvement.
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22.30 USD

Unsolved Aviation Mysteries: Five Strange Tales of Air and Sea

by Keith McCloskey
Paperback / softback
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By the late 1920s the existing trams operated by both the Metropolitan Electric Tramways and the London United Tramways were increasingly aged. Although the long-term future of the tramways was open to doubt, the two operators co-operated in the development of one of the most important types of tram ever ...
The London Feltham Tram: London's Last Modern Tram
By the late 1920s the existing trams operated by both the Metropolitan Electric Tramways and the London United Tramways were increasingly aged. Although the long-term future of the tramways was open to doubt, the two operators co-operated in the development of one of the most important types of tram ever built in Britain - the Feltham'. Conceived following detailed research and the construction of a number of prototype cars - facets covered in the book - the production Felthams' all entered service by the early 1930s. However, the LPTB's plans for converting tram routes to trolleybus operation soon saw these modern cars transferred from north of the River Thames to south of the river. Here the production cars mostly survived until the final conversion programme; this was not the end of the story, however, as the majority were sold for further service to Leeds, where the last survivors were to see the final closure of the West Riding system in November 1959. The book explores the story of the Felthams' in London, Leeds and Sunderland where the unique centre-entrance car - MET No 331 - was to operate following withdrawal in the metropolis.
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46.49 USD

The London Feltham Tram: London's Last Modern Tram

by Peter Waller
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This Third Edition of Global Navigation for Pilots: International Flight Techniques and Procedures is written and updated by Dale DeRemer, Ph.D. and Gary Ullrich, and serves as the continuation of what has been the definitive textbook on the subject since 1993. Covers long-range and trans-oceanic navigation techniques and procedures, and ...
Global Navigation for Pilots: International Flight Techniques and Procedures
This Third Edition of Global Navigation for Pilots: International Flight Techniques and Procedures is written and updated by Dale DeRemer, Ph.D. and Gary Ullrich, and serves as the continuation of what has been the definitive textbook on the subject since 1993. Covers long-range and trans-oceanic navigation techniques and procedures, and international flight planning, systems, and regulations. Topics include: GPS, RVSM airspace, featureless terrain navigation, celestial concepts important to pilots, ICAO aircraft registry information, and how to get your flight department ready to fly internationally. Fully illustrated in B/W, and includes glossary and index.
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62.950000 USD

Global Navigation for Pilots: International Flight Techniques and Procedures

by Gary Ullrich, Dale De Remer
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Hailed in its first edition as a classic study of New York City's history and people, Graham Russell Gao Hodges's Taxi! is a remarkable evocation of the forgotten history of the taxi driver. This deftly woven narrative captures the spirit of New York City cabdrivers and their hardscrabble struggle to ...
Taxi!: A Social History of the New York City Cabdriver
Hailed in its first edition as a classic study of New York City's history and people, Graham Russell Gao Hodges's Taxi! is a remarkable evocation of the forgotten history of the taxi driver. This deftly woven narrative captures the spirit of New York City cabdrivers and their hardscrabble struggle to capture a piece of the American dream. From labor unrest and racial strife to ruthless competition and political machinations, Hodges recounts this history through contemporary news accounts, Hollywood films, and the words of the cabbies themselves. A new preface recalls the author's five years of hacking in New York City in the early 1970s, and a new concluding chapter explores the rise of app-based ridesharing services with the arrival of companies like Uber and Lyft. Sharply criticizing the use of the independent contractor model that is the cornerstone of Uber and the gig economy, Hodges argues that the explosion of for-hire vehicles in Manhattan reversed decades of environmental anti-congestion efforts. He calls for a return to the careful regulations that governed taxicabs for decades and provided a modest yet secure living for cabbies. Whether or not you've ever hailed a cab on Broadway, Taxi! provides a fascinating perspective on New York's most colorful emissaries.
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29.350000 USD

Taxi!: A Social History of the New York City Cabdriver

by Graham Russell Gao Hodges
Hardback
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'Wonderfully researched and beautifully written' Philip Hoare, author of Leviathan 'Succeeds in conjuring a lost world' Dava Sobel, author of Longitude 'Fascinating and satisfying' Simon Winchester, author of The Map that Changed the World For more than a millennium, Polynesians have occupied the remotest islands in the Pacific Ocean, a ...
Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific
'Wonderfully researched and beautifully written' Philip Hoare, author of Leviathan 'Succeeds in conjuring a lost world' Dava Sobel, author of Longitude 'Fascinating and satisfying' Simon Winchester, author of The Map that Changed the World For more than a millennium, Polynesians have occupied the remotest islands in the Pacific Ocean, a vast triangle stretching from Hawaii to New Zealand to Easter Island. Until the arrival of European explorers they were the only people to have ever lived there. Both the most closely related and the most widely dispersed people in the world before the era of mass migration, Polynesians can trace their roots to a group of epic voyagers who ventured out into the unknown in one of the greatest adventures in human history. How did the earliest Polynesians find and colonise these far-flung islands? How did a people without writing or metal tools conquer the largest ocean in the world? This conundrum, which came to be known as the Problem of Polynesian Origins, emerged in the eighteenth century as one of the great geographical mysteries of mankind. For Christina Thompson, this mystery is personal: her Maori husband and their sons descend directly from these ancient navigators. In Sea People, Thompson explores the fascinating story of these ancestors, as well as those of the many sailors, linguists, archaeologists, folklorists, biologists and geographers who have puzzled over this history for three hundred years. A masterful mix of history, geography, anthropology, and the science of navigation, Sea People is a vivid tour of one of the most captivating regions in the world.
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18.57 USD

Sea People: In Search of the Ancient Navigators of the Pacific

by Christina Thompson
Paperback / softback
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Want the Morgan experience, but afraid you'll buy a lemon? Well, having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Phil Benfield's years of Morgan experience, learn how to spot a bad example quickly, and how to assess a promising ...
Morgan Plus 4
Want the Morgan experience, but afraid you'll buy a lemon? Well, having this book in your pocket is just like having a real marque expert by your side. Benefit from Phil Benfield's years of Morgan experience, learn how to spot a bad example quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right Morgan Plus 4 at the right price! Packed with good advice - from running costs, through paperwork, vital statistics, valuation, and the Morgan community, to whether this classic car will suit you and your lifestyle - this is THE COMPLETE GUIDE to choosing, assessing and buying the Morgan Plus 4 of your dreams.
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26.02 USD

Morgan Plus 4

by Phil Benfield
Paperback / softback
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This lavishly produced volume features the complete collection of all the models produced by Lamborghini from 1963 to the present day, including special editions, unreleased models, and those that underwent significant evolutions. Stunning photography highlights the exquisite lines and lavish details of the vehicles, along with spectacular archival images and ...
Lamborghini
This lavishly produced volume features the complete collection of all the models produced by Lamborghini from 1963 to the present day, including special editions, unreleased models, and those that underwent significant evolutions. Stunning photography highlights the exquisite lines and lavish details of the vehicles, along with spectacular archival images and technical information, celebrating the glamour and excellence of Italian automotive design. The book also includes information on the prominent designers, including Filippo Perini, Walter de Silvia, Mitja Borkert, and Marcello Gandini who created some of the company's . most iconic models, such as the Miura, Countach, Aventador, Huracan and the new Urus as well as astonishing prototype such as the Marzal, Egoista, and the Terzo Millennio. This official book is dedicated to the history of the legendary Italian luxury sports car company that was founded in Sant'Agata Bolognese in 1963 by Ferruccio Lamborghini. His dream was to create the perfect car and, more than half a century later, Lamborghini continues to produce sports cars that are sought after and renowned throughout the world for technical innovation, cutting-edge design, and stylish, original use of colour.
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89.250000 USD

Lamborghini

by Antonio Ghini
Hardback
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The 'British' period in the Middle East began with Lawrence of Arabia's attacks on the Hedjaz Railway in the First World War and the eventual defeat of the Ottoman Empire. It ended with the creation of the state of Israel after the stormy British mandate in Palestine. New international routes ...
Railways of the Middle East: The British Influence
The 'British' period in the Middle East began with Lawrence of Arabia's attacks on the Hedjaz Railway in the First World War and the eventual defeat of the Ottoman Empire. It ended with the creation of the state of Israel after the stormy British mandate in Palestine. New international routes were established into Egypt and western Lebanon. There was also a powerful British influence on the railways of Iraq, Egypt and Sudan. This book is divided into chronological periods (pre-1918, between the wars, and 1939 to the present day) All manner of British-built locomotives and rolling stock, whether purpose-built or hastily requisitioned in wartime, saw service all over this fascinating region, and this book attempts to show that variety.
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27.88 USD

Railways of the Middle East: The British Influence

by Alon Siton, Colin Alexander
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For many years a major importer of new British buses, the former colony, with its high-rise living, is dependent on public transport. As well as buses, trams ply the North Shore of Hong Kong Island, with a modern Mass Transit Railway (MTR) below the streets. Buses remain the prime mover ...
Hong Kong Buses
For many years a major importer of new British buses, the former colony, with its high-rise living, is dependent on public transport. As well as buses, trams ply the North Shore of Hong Kong Island, with a modern Mass Transit Railway (MTR) below the streets. Buses remain the prime mover with both Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) and New World First Bus (NWFB) today's main players, with extensive fleets of tri-axle air conditioned double-deckers. In the past, things were very different with fleets of Leyland deckers including rebodied Guy Arabs, former London Fleetlines and other front-engined double-deckers. With space for advertising at a premium any buses act as mobile billboards for both local and major sponsors. Gary Seamarks been lucky enough to visit on several occasions between 1993 and 2011 to view the changing scene, with images all in colour. Some redundant buses exported worldwide also feature.
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27.88 USD

Hong Kong Buses

by Gary Seamarks
Paperback / softback
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Formed in 1999, GB Railfreight was one of several new rail freight operators to appear after the privatisation and break-up of British Rail in the 1990s. After winning a contract to operate infrastructure trains for Railtrack in 2000 the company enjoyed a long period of rapid growth to become one ...
Gb Railfreight
Formed in 1999, GB Railfreight was one of several new rail freight operators to appear after the privatisation and break-up of British Rail in the 1990s. After winning a contract to operate infrastructure trains for Railtrack in 2000 the company enjoyed a long period of rapid growth to become one of the UK's principle rail freight companies, later expanding into passenger operations. Today, with a fleet of over 100 locomotives, the company operates a wide and varied range of services across the UK. This book aims to take a look at the operations and fleet of this successful rail business.
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27.88 USD

Gb Railfreight

by John Jackson
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How did the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) 'cavalry of the air' transform into the strategic RAF of the Cold War? The flying lives of these three pilots combine across the years to illustrate how it happened. Trained on Bristol Boxkites in 1912, Major Leonard Dawes helped shape the RFC in ...
Through Adversity: The Story of Life in the RFC and RAF Through Three Operational Pilots
How did the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) 'cavalry of the air' transform into the strategic RAF of the Cold War? The flying lives of these three pilots combine across the years to illustrate how it happened. Trained on Bristol Boxkites in 1912, Major Leonard Dawes helped shape the RFC in its infancy. Posted to France with BE2s, he saw action at the birth of battlefield reconnaissance and air fighting, then activated many new squadrons during the First World War. Joining the RAF in 1923, Group Captain Dickie Barwell became a fighter pilot and respected leader of men. As a Hurricane squadron commander, he routed the first major Luftwaffe air attack of the Second World War and flew with Bader's Wing in the Battle of Britain. While commanding RAF Biggin Hill, he flew combat operations over France before his death in a friendly-fire incident in 1942. Squadron Leader Brian Fern learned to fly at Ponca City, Oklahoma, in 1942, then trained hundreds of RAF bomber pilots during the Second World War. Post-war tours on Canberra bombers and spy flights in Chipmunks were followed by selection to the elite Valiant bomber force, where he became a leading exponent of in-flight refuelling, which finally gave the RAF its global reach. Combining these three stories into a narrative that explores the rise of the RAF through an era of dazzling technological breakthroughs and ever-changing operational requirements, Alastair Goodrum tells the story of a journey through adversity to the stars.
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37.19 USD

Through Adversity: The Story of Life in the RFC and RAF Through Three Operational Pilots

by Alastair Goodrum
Hardback
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People have been cruising into polar waters since the late nineteenth century, yet this activity has not been documented, other than in a couple of academic texts. Of Penguins and Polar Bears draws on the experience and resources of experts in the field to describe where people went, the ships ...
Of Penguins and Polar Bears: A History of Cold Water Cruising
People have been cruising into polar waters since the late nineteenth century, yet this activity has not been documented, other than in a couple of academic texts. Of Penguins and Polar Bears draws on the experience and resources of experts in the field to describe where people went, the ships they cruised on, the places they visited and the itineraries they followed. Encompassing the Arctic Passages, the Canadian Artic, Greenland, Iceland, Svalbard and the Antarctic regions, the book goes also reveals what the modern-day visitor to the polar regions can expect to experience, from the vessels to the wildlife and beyond.
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37.19 USD

Of Penguins and Polar Bears: A History of Cold Water Cruising

by Christopher Wright
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George Errington was a well-known and popular test pilot from 1935 to 1955. His name appeared frequently in aviation magazines of the time. He joined the Airspeed Company at Portsmouth in 1934 and became their Chief Test Pilot in 1939. Test flying in those days were vastly different from today. ...
George Errington: A Test Pilot's Story
George Errington was a well-known and popular test pilot from 1935 to 1955. His name appeared frequently in aviation magazines of the time. He joined the Airspeed Company at Portsmouth in 1934 and became their Chief Test Pilot in 1939. Test flying in those days were vastly different from today. During the Second World War he was responsible for much of the testing of the Horsa assault glider, which included a number of 'incidents'. After the war he was responsible for testing the elegant Ambassador airliner prior to its service with BEA. When de Havilland took over Airspeed, George moved to Hatfield in 1953. Here he was involved the flight testing and delivery of Comets, Herons and Vampire Trainers.
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31.59 USD

George Errington: A Test Pilot's Story

by Mike Phipp
Paperback / softback
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Since their introduction in 1984, the Class 150 series of 'Sprinter' Diesel Multiple Units have plied their trade across the UK - from Cornwall to Scotland and many places in between, they replaced large numbers of aging 1950s-built rolling stock. The backbone of many regional and rural services in the ...
Class 150 Sprinters
Since their introduction in 1984, the Class 150 series of 'Sprinter' Diesel Multiple Units have plied their trade across the UK - from Cornwall to Scotland and many places in between, they replaced large numbers of aging 1950s-built rolling stock. The backbone of many regional and rural services in the UK, the 'Sprinters' are a common sight on the modern railway. This book takes a look at the 135-strong fleet and the routes they operate.
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27.88 USD

Class 150 Sprinters

by Andrew Cole
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Navigate your way around London with this detailed and easy-to-use A-Z Street Atlas. First published in 1936, this iconic atlas is a trusted means of finding your way around the capital city. The main mapping extends beyond Central London from Heathrow Airport to Chingford at a scale of 2.88 inches ...
London A-Z Street Atlas
Navigate your way around London with this detailed and easy-to-use A-Z Street Atlas. First published in 1936, this iconic atlas is a trusted means of finding your way around the capital city. The main mapping extends beyond Central London from Heathrow Airport to Chingford at a scale of 2.88 inches to 1 mile, featuring postcode districts, one-way streets, the Congestion Charging Zone and Low Emission Zone. The large-scale street map of Central London - at a scale of 5.75 inches to 1 mile - cover Regent's Park and Shoreditch, Chelsea and Vauxhall, Hyde Park and Bermondsey. A comprehensive index lists streets, selected flats, walkways and places of interest, place, area and junction names. Additional healthcare (hospitals, walk-in centres and hospices) and transport connections (National Rail, London Tramlink, Docklands Light Railway, London Underground and Overground stations, and River Bus pier) are indexed as well. Also included are: * Overview map of the Congestion Charging Zone * West End Theatre map * London Connections rail services map * London Underground map
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13.00 USD

London A-Z Street Atlas

by Geographers A-Z Map Co Ltd
Paperback / softback
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In 1945 confidence in British aviation was high, but it wasn't long before problems arose. The Brabazon Committee's ideas for civil aviation proved flawed while enforced cancellations restricted the advancement of military aircraft. De Havilland's audacious attempts to gain commercial advantage over its American competitors resulted in the flawed Comet, ...
In Turbulent Skies: British Aviation Successes and Setbacks - 1945-1975
In 1945 confidence in British aviation was high, but it wasn't long before problems arose. The Brabazon Committee's ideas for civil aviation proved flawed while enforced cancellations restricted the advancement of military aircraft. De Havilland's audacious attempts to gain commercial advantage over its American competitors resulted in the flawed Comet, while Defence Minister Duncan Sandys turned his back prematurely against aircraft in favour of missiles. British aviation's small domestic market restricted the development of British civilian airliners and so failed to secure vital international sales. The country's indigenous helicopters and iconic Harrier jump jet were not fully exploited, while unrealistic performance requirements brought about the cancellation of TSR2. By the 1960s the gulf between the ideal and the possible was becoming only too apparent. Peter Reese thoughtfully explores how repeated financial crises combined with a lack of rigour and fatal self-satisfaction led British aviation to miss vital opportunities across this turbulent period in Britain's skies.
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37.18 USD

In Turbulent Skies: British Aviation Successes and Setbacks - 1945-1975

by Peter Reese
Paperback / softback
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The railways of France present a uniquely interesting picture, consisting as they once did of two entirely separate but overlapping systems: the standard-gauge network of the great railway companies and the mostly meter-gauge network of the local rural railways. This book attempts to provide a comprehensive picture of this fascinating ...
French Railways: A-Z
The railways of France present a uniquely interesting picture, consisting as they once did of two entirely separate but overlapping systems: the standard-gauge network of the great railway companies and the mostly meter-gauge network of the local rural railways. This book attempts to provide a comprehensive picture of this fascinating diversity. Featuring a variety of locations throughout France, subjects covered include the seven pre-nationalisation railway companies; locomotives of all types, including the successful and the spectacular failures; freight and passenger trains; the great railway engineers; famous lines, such as the Vivarais, as well as the not so famous; tourist railways; some of the great engineering marvels, such as the Viaduc du Gabarit; accidents and disasters; railways in wartime, and even railways which were built but never saw a train. Using the authors own photographs as well as historic postcard views, this book will appeal to anyone with an interest in railways.
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27.88 USD

French Railways: A-Z

by Patrick Bennett
Paperback / softback
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Inspired by the recent discovery of mathematically calculated digital plans for a fourth-rate ship, written by the Deptford master shipwright, John Shish, The Warship Tyger is an illustrated history of the HMS Tyger, one of the smaller warships of the Restoration period. Tyger was originally built in the middle of ...
The Master Shipwright's Secrets: How Charles II built the Restoration Navy
Inspired by the recent discovery of mathematically calculated digital plans for a fourth-rate ship, written by the Deptford master shipwright, John Shish, The Warship Tyger is an illustrated history of the HMS Tyger, one of the smaller warships of the Restoration period. Tyger was originally built in the middle of the 17th century and served in the Anglo-Dutch Wars. It was sent to Deptford for rebuilding at the end of the wars in 1674, but the ship was left to deteriorate over the next few years and ended up as a sunken wreck at the bottom of the great double dock. Eventually, the yard officers at Deptford wrote that there was no such thing as the Tyger and wanted to pay off the last warrant officers belonging to her. However, King Charles II decided otherwise and kept her on the books to eventually reappear as a rebuilt but in fact, entirely new ship in 1681. This book is replete with beautiful and detailed illustrations of the construction of the Tyger and explores both its complicated history and its complex rebuilding, complete with deck plans, internal sections, and large scale external shaded drawings. The title also explores associated ships including another fourth-rate ship, the Mordaunt, which was purchased into the navy and had a dimensional survey made of her at the time by John Shish. A rare contemporary section drawing of another fourth-rate English ship and constructional drawings of Shish's later fourth-rate ship, St Albans are also included.
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120.88 USD

The Master Shipwright's Secrets: How Charles II built the Restoration Navy

by Richard Endsor
Hardback
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This up-to-date detailed A-Z street map includes 2,100 streets in and around Sheffield. As well as the central shopping area, the other areas covered are Park Hill, Burngreave, Netherthorpe, Crookesmoor, Broomfield and Highfield. The large scale street map includes the following: * Places of interest * Postcode districts, one-way streets ...
Sheffield A-Z Pocket Street Map
This up-to-date detailed A-Z street map includes 2,100 streets in and around Sheffield. As well as the central shopping area, the other areas covered are Park Hill, Burngreave, Netherthorpe, Crookesmoor, Broomfield and Highfield. The large scale street map includes the following: * Places of interest * Postcode districts, one-way streets and car parks * Index to streets, places of interest, place and area names, park and ride sites, national rail stations, hospitals and hospices The perfect reference map for finding your way around Sheffield.
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5.56 USD

Sheffield A-Z Pocket Street Map

by Geographers A-Z Map Co Ltd
Paperback / softback
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This up-to-date detailed A-Z street map includes over 2,100 streets in and around Exeter. As well as the central area of the University colleges and Cathedral, the other areas covered are Larkbeare, Friars Green, Barnfield, St Thomas and St David's. The large scale street map includes the following: * Places ...
Exeter A-Z Pocket Street Map
This up-to-date detailed A-Z street map includes over 2,100 streets in and around Exeter. As well as the central area of the University colleges and Cathedral, the other areas covered are Larkbeare, Friars Green, Barnfield, St Thomas and St David's. The large scale street map includes the following: * Places of interest * Postcode districts, one-way streets and car parks * Index to streets, places of interest, place and area names, park and ride sites, national rail stations, hospitals and hospices The perfect reference map for finding your way around Exeter.
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5.56 USD

Exeter A-Z Pocket Street Map

by Geographers A-Z Map Co Ltd
Sheet map, folded
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Following the Geneva Accords in 1954, Vietnam found itself separated into North and South, with communist North Vietnam under the control of Ho Chi Min. At the same time, the International Commission for Supervision and Control (ICSC) was established, whose role it was to oversee the implementation of the Accords. ...
Mystery of Missing Flight F-BELV
Following the Geneva Accords in 1954, Vietnam found itself separated into North and South, with communist North Vietnam under the control of Ho Chi Min. At the same time, the International Commission for Supervision and Control (ICSC) was established, whose role it was to oversee the implementation of the Accords. On 18 October 1965, an ICSC aircraft, F-BELV, was on a regular weekly flight from Saigon to Hanoi, stopping at Pnohm Penh, in Cambodia, and Vientiane, in Laos. Twenty minutes after leaving Vientiane, the captain contacted the authorities at Hanoi to give his ETA, but the aircraft never arrived. It is believed to be the only aircraft never to have been recovered from the Vietnam War. But what really happened and why? Did the aircraft crash, or was it shot down? Did it happen over Laos or North Vietnam? Mystery of Missing Flight F-BELV examines all aspects of the Vietnam War, particularly the events of 1965, and how tensions in the region heightened as the first American combat troops arrived in Vietnam. It investigates the role of the CIA, and whether their involvement had any bearing on the disappearance of flight F-BELV. It looks at those on board the aircraft, including James Sylvester Byrne, a sergeant in the Canadian Army and a relation to the author of this book. Was he just a regular soldier? Or was he really an intelligence officer gathering information to share with the Americans?
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37.18 USD

Mystery of Missing Flight F-BELV

by Stephen Wynn
Hardback
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