Lost Railways of Leicestershire and Rutland

Presented in an illustrated format, this book traces the history of the area's railway lines from their opening in the 19th century and, in many cases, their closure in the 20th century.

Author: Geoffrey Kingscott

Publisher: Countryside Books (GB)

ISBN: 1853069914

Category: Railroads

Page: 160

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Presented in an illustrated format, this book traces the history of the area's railway lines from their opening in the 19th century and, in many cases, their closure in the 20th century.

Britain s Lost Railways

LEICESTER MIDLAND COUNTIES The process of rebuilding stations has been going on since the inception of railways and many of the finest early buildings were lost in the nineteenth century. Among them was the Midland Counties Railway ...

Author: John Minnis

Publisher: Aurum

ISBN: 9781781317730

Category: Transportation

Page: 192

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The beautifully restored St Pancras Station is a magisterial example of Britain’s finest Victorian architecture. Like the viaducts at Belah and Crumlin, cathedral-like stations such as Nottingham Victoria and spectacular railway hotels like Glasgow St Enoch's, it stands proud as testament to Britain's architectural heritage. In this stunning book, John Minnis reveals Britain's finest railway architecture. From the most cavernous engine sheds, like Old Oak Common, through the eccentric country halts on the Tollesbury line and the gantries of the Liverpool Overhead Railway, to the soaring viaducts of Belah and Cumlin, Britain’s Lost Railways offers a sweeping celebration of our railway heritage. The selection of images and the removable facsimile memorabilia, including tickets, posters, timetables and maps, allows the reader to step into that past, serving as a testimony to an age of ingenuity and ambition when the pride we invested in our railways was reflected in the grandeur of the architecture we built for them.

Dr Beeching s Axe 50 Years On

Memories of Britain's Lost Railways Julian Holland. Leicester. to. Burton-upon-Trent. The 303/4-mile railway between Leicester and Burtonupon-Trent had its origins in one of the earliest railways to be built in Britain.

Author: Julian Holland

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 9781446358306

Category: Transportation

Page: 410

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Julian Holland's Dr Beeching's Axe 50 Years On is a unique memorial to all that was lost following the publication of the ‘Beeching Report’ on 27 March 1963. Uniquely, the author has tried to include every railway line that was closed as a result of the ‘Beeching Report’, and more. They are all shown on Map 9 in Part 2 of the ‘Report’ and have been annotated for clarity at the beginning of each regional chapter in the book. Needless to say it is not plain sailing: there are lines that were marked for closure on the maps but were closed before publication of the ‘Report’; there are lines that were not originally on Beeching’s original hit list but which were closed anyway; there are lines that were originally marked down for closure but which were fortunately reprieved. There are even one or two which seem to have not existed at all! The author has included them all.

Leicester in the 1960s

Concurrently, a modernisation plan for the country's ageing rail system had been implemented in 1955 and included the replacement of steam locomotives by diesel and electric power; but by 1960 the railways were losing £68 million a year ...

Author: Stephen Butt

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445640907

Category: Photography

Page: 96

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As the fifties faded away, sixties style swept Leicester into the modern age

A Lost Frontier Revealed

Figure 9.2 Test Area: railways and canals in the nineteenth century. Bottesford in 1850 and thus crossed the Leicestershire-Lincolnshire county boundary, but it did not serve the heartland of the former county.

Author: Alan Fox

Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

ISBN: 9781907396366

Category: History

Page: 320

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A traveller through the length and breadth of England is soon aware of cultural differences, some of which are clearly visible in the landscape. The eminent English historian Charles Phythian-Adams has put forth that England, through much of the last millennium, could be divided into regional societies, which broadly coincided with groups of pre-1974 counties. These shire assemblages in turn lay largely within the major river drainage systems of the country. In this unusual study Alan Fox tests for, and establishes, the presence of an informal frontier between two of the proposed societies astride the Leicestershire-Lincolnshire border, which lies on the watershed between the Trent and Witham drainage basins. The evidence presented suggests a strong case for a cultural frontier zone, which is announced by a largely empty landscape astride the border between the contrasting settlement patterns of these neighbouring counties.

The Last One s Gone Lost Railway Locations of the 1960s

24 August 1964 Being one of the earliest public railways, and mainly intended for the transport of coal, ... Such was the case at Leicester West Bridge until 1893, when, belatedly, a passenger station was constructed around 150 yards ...

Author: Keith Widdowson

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445695983

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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A collection of nostalgic images, many previously unpublished, documenting railway locations that are now sadly gone.

The World s First Railway System

Squires, Stewart E. (1988) The Lost Railways of Lincolnshire, Ware: Castlemead Publications. ... East Midlands (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, and part of Northamptonshire) Anderson, Paul and Jack Cupit (2000) An ...

Author: Mark Casson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191570414

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

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The British railway network was a monument to Victorian private enterprise. Its masterpieces of civil engineering were emulated around the world. But its performance was controversial: praised for promoting a high density of lines, it was also criticised for wasteful duplication of routes. This is the first history of the British railway system written from a modern economic perspective. It uses conterfactual analysis to construct an alternaive network to represent the most efficient alternative rail network that could have been constructed given what was known at the time - the first time this has been done. It reveals how weaknesses in regulation and defects in government policy resulted in enormous inefficiency in the Victorian system that Britain lives with today. British railway companies developed into powerful regional monopolies, which then contested each other's territories. When denied access to existing lines in rival territories, they built duplicate lines instead. Plans for an integrated national system, sponsored by William Gladstone, were blocked by Members of Parliament because of a perceived conflict with the local interests they represented. Each town wanted more railways than its neighbours, and so too many lines were built. The costs of these surplus lines led ultimately to higher fares and freight charges, which impaired the performance of the economy. The book will be the definitive source of reference for those interested in the economic history of the British railway system. It makes use of a major new historical source, deposited railway plans, integrates transport and local history through its regional analysis of the railway system, and provides a comprehensive, classified bibliography.

Report to the Lords of the Committee of Privy Council for Trade and Foreign Plantations of the Proceedings of the Department Relating to Railways

The time required by the goods train to travel from Leicester to Broughton was forty - one minutes , whereas the time ... Leicester till 11.45 A.M. , instead of 10.26 A.M .; and thus , in addition to the delay in starting , they lost 14 ...

Author: Great Britain. Board of Trade. Railway Department

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105215841177

Category: Railroads

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On the Edge

'A tour to Tenby', The Leicester Chronicle and the Leicestershire Mercury, 25 August 1866. 15. 'Dreadful railway accident near Granton – four lives lost', The Scotsman, 9 July 1860. 16. 'Dreadful railway accident near Granton – four ...

Author: Robert Duck

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748697649

Category: History

Page: 240

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The building of railways has had a profound but largely ignored physical impact on Britain's coasts. This book explores the coming of railways to the edge of Britain, the ruthlessness of the companies involved and the transformation of our coasts through

Railway Adventures and Anecdotes

MONEY LOST AND FOUND . On Friday night , a servant of the Birmingham Railway Company found in one of the first - class carriages , after the passengers had left , a pocket book containing a check on a London Bank for £ 2,000 and £ 2,500 ...

Author: Richard Pike

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015064331476

Category: Railroads

Page: 296

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Railway adventures and anecdotes ed by R Pike

MONEY LOST AND FOUND . On Friday night , a servant of the Birmingham Railway Company found in one of the first - class carriages , after the passengers had left , a pocket book containing a check on a London Bank for £ 2,000 and £ 2,500 ...

Author: Richard Pike

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:590788651

Category:

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The Railway Policeman s Casebook

Birmingham, where he would have to change to connect with the Leicester train. Graham took this advice and walked into the BTP office at Birmingham New Street station, where he reported the loss of his wallet to the duty sergeant.

Author: Richard Stacpoole-Ryding

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445656472

Category: History

Page: 128

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Richard Stacpoole-Ryding looks back on the history of crime on Britain's railways.

Report of the Commissioners of Railways

A line from Whitwick , a station two miles from the Swannington end of the Leicester and Swannington Railway ... lodges shall be permanently maintained , the Company should be called upon to erect such buildings without loss of time .

Author: Great Britain Commissioners of Railways

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105118858575

Category: Railroads

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Waterway Walks in Leicestershire and Rutland

However, the navigations struggled on despite fierce competition from the railways until 1932 when they were both ... temporary and by 1948 when the waterways were nationalised, the battle for commercial business was all but lost.

Author: Paul Biggs

Publisher: Sigma Press

ISBN: 1850584427

Category: Leicestershire (England)

Page: 172

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The Great Central Railway

Rotherham 10.00am 1.30pm 1.40pm 1.50pm 2.00pm 2.54pm 5.38pm 6.32pm Leicester Bradford Bradford Sheffield Barnsley ... not support the strike) at different depots, services were either reduced or completely lost to users of the railway.

Author: John Palmer

Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport

ISBN: 9781526777928

Category: Transportation

Page: 344

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For generations of railway enthusiasts and more lately for social historians, the life and times of the former Great Central Railway and in particular its extension towards London in the 1890s and closure seventy years later, have generated considerable interest and controversy. Although many books have been written about the Railway, the majority in recent times have concentrated upon providing a photographic record and a nostalgic look in retrospect to what was generally perceived as happier times for the route. None of the books have presented the outcome from thorough research into the business aspects of the Railway and its successive private (LNER) and public (BR) ownerships through war and peace, and times of industrial, social and political change, that influenced and shaped the demand for a railway service. While retaining a strong railway theme throughout, the book identifies the role played by successive governments, the electricity and coal industries and the effect of social change that, together resulted in a case for closure. The content of the book replaces much supposition with fact and places on record what really happened. The final part of the book acknowledges the fine work over half a century of volunteers dedicated to saving a section of the line in Leicestershire.

East Midland Geographer

The closed sections of the Leicester & ' Swannington Railway have been totally neglected , apart from a belated gesture that has just been made through a scheme for a flats complex ( to be known as Stephenson's Court ) in the cutting at ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015068994535

Category: Geography

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Parliamentary Papers

If his train had come to a stand The system of fog signalling in operation at the and he had failed to go back ... away without him , for it must not be forgotten that and during the whole of the ten years no occurrence at the moment of ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044106494990

Category: Great Britain

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