Glory Days Western Region Steam Around London

A photographic tribute to the former GWR in the postwar years up to the end of Western Region steam on 31 December 1965.

Author: Kevin McCormack


ISBN: 1445694557


Page: 96

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A photographic tribute to the former GWR in the postwar years up to the end of Western Region steam on 31 December 1965.

The Railway Magazine

16.99 South West Steam Celebration £ 12.99 Steam in Kent ( 67 min ) £ 16.00 Steam in the 60s Double Tape ( 120 min ) . ... 4s ( Morrison ) £ 15.99 Glory Days : Steam in East Anglia ( Swinger ) £ 15.99 Glory Days : Western Signalman .



ISBN: UOM:39015047952885

Category: Railroads


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Lake District a Megalithic Journey

A short 'Glasson Arm', then opened in 1926, which passed through a series of locks to provide a connection to the sea ... In the second half of the 19th century, steam railways were laid to service heavy industry, mainly on the west of ...

Author: Neil McDonald


ISBN: 9781446754245

Category: Travel

Page: 272

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The Lake District A Megalithic Journey Neil McDonald has been visiting the Lake District since childhood, spending many happy hours walking in the spectacular fells and valleys. Over the years he has become an expert in the many ancient, mystical and historical sites of this beautiful part of northern England. Neil has been taking tour groups to the area for many years and in this book he has used his wealth of experience to create a circular tour of some of the best sites the region has to offer.

Class 50s in Operation

This new volume devoted to this highly popular class will be much sought after by all those involved today with the preservation of the surviving examples as well as those who recall their glory days.

Author: David N. Clough


ISBN: 0711029717

Category: Class 50 (Diesel locomotives)

Page: 160

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In the late 1960s, with the ongoing electrification of the West Coast main line south of Crewe and the imminent withdrawal of main line steam, London Midland Region faced an hiatus in terms of motive power of WCML services north towards Glasgow. The solution was to hire 50 brand-new diesel-electric locomotives to be built by English Electric. The locomotives entered service in 1967 and for the next seven years, until the completion of electrification through to Glasgow, were to provide motive power for WCML services to Glasgow. Once this initial phase was over, the locomotives were transferred to Western Region, where they helped in the replacement of the diesel-hydraulic classes before the arrival of the HSTs. Latterly based in the West Country, the class's final years of glory was to see examples in regular service over the Waterloo-Exeter line. Such was the popularity of the type, that almost half of the class was to survive into preservation. David Clough, one of Britain's foremost experts on railway performance, has been closely involved with the Class 50s from the start and is of the leading members of the main Class 50 preservation society.As such, he is ideally placed to provide the first detailed operational history of the class to have been published for more than a decade. Drawing upon his own records and photographic archive, supplemented by the work of other notable railway records and photographers, he pleces together the operational record of the class, examining their antecedents, the construction and early years on the LMR, and the final decades on the Western and Southern regions. This new volume devoted to this highly popular class will be much sought after by all those involved today with the preservation of the surviving examples as well as those who recall their glory days. With its most recent railway titles, Ian Allan Publishing has established itself at the forefront of publishers covering the early diesel era; this new volume will enhance yet further the reputation of the imprint for quality books on the subject.

Movie Maker

TRAMS AROUND . A unique programme including both old and new film material of trams in action in both Britain and in Europe . ... The final day of steam at Neasden with the last two Western Region Panier Tankers on London Transport .



ISBN: UCSC:32106010771878

Category: Amateur films


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Dangerous Days on the Victorian Railways

Transcontinental railway George Stephenson's ambition was to run railways from London to Edinburgh. Brunel wasn't so lacking in ambition – he made plans to run them from London to New York. His Great Western trains would steam to ...

Author: Terry Deary

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780297870593

Category: History

Page: 224

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The Victorians risked more than just delays when boarding a steam train . . . Victorian inventors certainly didn't lack steam, but while they squabbled over who deserved the title of 'The Father of the Locomotive' and enjoyed their fame and fortune, safety on the rails was not their priority. Brakes were seen as a needless luxury and boilers had an inconvenient tendency to overheat and explode, and in turn, blow up anyone in reach. Often recognised as having revolutionised travel and industrial Britain, Victorian railways were perilous. Disease, accidents and disasters accounted for thousands of deaths and many more injuries. While history has focused on the triumph of engineers, the victims of the Victorian railways had names, lives and families and they deserve to be remembered . . .

Bradt Slow Cotswolds

In the east, the curvy hills remain with interlocking valleys and vistas that make you feel a part of the landscape. ... onto the glory days of its former life as a fashionable health resort yet still retaining that charisma in places.

Author: Carolione Mills

Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides

ISBN: 9781841623443

Category: Travel

Page: 260

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The only ?Go Slow' guide to this photogenic Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Murder on the Ohio Belle

Kane, Western River Steamboat, 13, 18; Johnson, “Harbinger of Revolution,” in Kohn, Full Steam Ahead, 1; ... Larry J. Daniel, Days of Glory: The Army of the Cumberland, 1861–1865 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2004), ...

Author: Stuart W. Sanders

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813178738

Category: True Crime

Page: 155

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“A carefully crafted microhistory of a riverboat and life on the Western rivers that reveals the tensions and realities of America on the eve of civil war.” —America’s Civil War Review In March 1856, a dead body washed onto the shore of the Mississippi River. Nothing out of the ordinary. In those days, people fished corpses from the river with alarming frequency. But this body, with its arms and legs tied to a chair, struck an especially eerie chord. The body belonged to a man who had been a passenger on the luxurious steamboat known as the Ohio Belle, and he was the son of a southern planter. Who had bound and pitched this wealthy man into the river? Why? As reports of the killing spread, one newspaper shuddered, “The details are truly awful and well calculated to cause a thrill of horror.” Drawing on eyewitness accounts, Murder on the Ohio Belle uncovers the mysterious circumstances behind the bloodshed. A northern vessel captured by secessionists, sailing the border between slave and free states at the edge of the frontier, the Ohio Belle navigated the confluence of nineteenth-century America’s greatest tensions. Stuart W. Sanders dives into the history of this remarkable steamer—a story of double murders, secret identities, and hasty getaways—and reveals the bloody roots of antebellum honor culture, classism, and vigilante justice. “Dives deeply into the antebellum South’s culture of honor and masculine violence.” —Kenneth W. Noe, author of The Howling Storm “Captures the clash of class and cultures between the North and the South, between wealthy southerners and those they deemed to be lower-class in living color.” —Cleveland Review of Books