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RailwaysThese routes were remote for most people and thus the historic photographs herein are a welcome record of these long-lost byways. There is much evidence of the middle part of the Manchester & Milford Railway, which never reached either place in its title. The two heritage sections are also ...
Keywords: aberystwyth, carmarthen, aberayron, newcastle, emlyn, long-lost, manchester, milford, heritage, gwili, teifi, aberystwyth, carmarthen, aberayron, newcastle, emlyn, gwili, teifi
Road Vehicles, AviationFrom the earliest days of manned flight there has always been a need for ground support vehicles, not least of which was the airfield crash tender. Especially in those sad instances where an aircraft did not make a safe landing. In many instances crash landings were associated with incidences of ... From the series Nostalgia Road
Keywords: airport, crash, airfield, crash, safe, crash, fire, mankind, enemy, airport, fire, accident, incident, accident, efficiency, fire, fire, crash, henderson, officer, emergency, fire, airport, crash, henderson, jumbo
RailwaysBorn in Dundee in 1816, by 1840 Sutrrock was involved with Brunel and Gooch in running the Great Western Railway's Locomotive department at Paddington and subsequently in establishing the company's major works and new town at Swindon. Written by his great-great-grandson, Tony Vernon, this intimate ...
Keywords: archibald, sturrock, pioneer, dundee, sutrrock, brunel, gooch, paddington, swindon, great-great-grandson, vernon, biography, sturrock, vernon, scottish, paddington, swindon, swindon, doncaster, citizen, adviser, yorkshire, doncaster, sturrock, sturrock
Buses, Road VehiclesThe Bus Handbook series is published by British Bus Publishing, an independent publisher of quality books for the industry and Bus Enthusiasts. Although this book has been produced with the encouragement of, and in co-operation with, Arriva plc management, it is not an official group fleet list and ... From the series Bus Handbooks
Keywords: arriva, arriva, arriva, scotland, yorkshire, essex, arriva, arriva
Buses, Road VehiclesAs 2006 marks the centenary of the commencement of operation of motorbuses by Manchester Corporation Transport Department, and also reflects the fact that it is forty years since the last trolleybus ran in Manchester, Bob Rowe, with assistance from John Senior, has put together this latest volume ... From the series Super Prestige
Keywords: ashton, manchester, trolleybus, manchester, rowe, manchester, ashton-under-lyne, manchester, manchester, council, rowe
RailwaysMartin Atock served as locomotive, carriage and wagon superintendent of the Waterford & Limerick Railway from 1861 until 1872 and of the Midland Great Western Railway for the next 28 years up until 1900. Eminent author on Irish railway matters, Ernie Shepherd, discovered that Martin Atock had ... From the series Oakwood Library Of Railway History
Keywords: atock, attock, martin, atock, superintendent, waterford, limerick, irish, ernie, shepherd, martin, atock, stratford, frederick, ernie, trail, ireland, australia, burma, ceylon, cuba, egypt, malaya, zealand, sudan, venezuela, worthy, frederick, lancashire, yorkshire, newton, manchester, martin, attock, shunter, atock, rocket, australia, rosetta, spacecraft, ernie, shepherd, anglia, limerick, martin, atock, dublin, mgwr, railwaymen, latin, frederick, attock, manchester, tragedy, rift
Aviation, MilitaryAlongside the Valiant and Victor, part of Britain's V-bomber fleet which projected the country's independent nuclear deterrent, the Avro Vulcan was one of the most famous aircraft designed and built in the United Kingdom in the postwar years. Between 1952 and 1964, 136 of the delta-winged aircraft ...
Keywords: avro, vulcan, v-bomber, v-bomber, nuclear, deterrent, avro, vulcan, postwar, avro, manchester, vulcan, bomber, airfield, stanley, argentinian, vulcan, withdrawn, squadron, vulcan, xh558, aerofax, attract, phil, butler, buttler, airframe, vulcan
RailwaysThe Eastern Region was almost ignored by the railway enthusiasts, it's diesels and electric trains were worthy of more attention. Gricer William Riddihough set forth to rectify this. Trains seen are classes: 302, 305, 306, 308, 309, 310, 312, 313, 315, 108, 110, 115, 117 Locomotives seen are ...
Keywords: liverpool, stratford, ilford, worthy, gricer, riddihough
Aviation, MilitaryAlfie Martin was born at Finaghy, Belfast in 1920. In 1938, like many young men at that time, he was hit by a feeling of patriotism. Forbidden by his mother from joining the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 'it was too dangerous!' in January 1939 he instead joined the Antrim Fortress Company, ...
Keywords: bale, alfie, martin, finaghy, belfast, patriotism, forbidden, mother, volunteer, antrim, fortress, army, belfast, kilroot, helen, magilligan, squadron, pocklington, yorkshire, halifax, bomber, hr663, french-belgian, escape, alfie, martin
RailwaysIn 1923 the Baltimore & Ohio's Capitol Limited started its travels between Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Two years later the B&O's National Limited linked the nations capital to St. Louis. Almost at once the two lines became household names, famous for the outstanding service and ...
Keywords: baltimore, ohio, baltimore, ohio, capitol, baltimore, washington, chicago, louis, household, cuisine, pullman, frugal, black-and-white, archival, color, dinnerware, welsh, pennsylvania, failure, amtrak, auspices--and, capitol, amtrak, welsh, 1880s-1923, america
RailwaysThis once important holiday route had through coaches from Euston and long trains from Manchester for many years. It also provided vital links with the slate industry for its entire life. Trains for all types are illustrated at the widely assorted stations, throughout the ages. Included is the ... From the series Country Railway Routes
Keywords: bangor, portmadoc, llanberis, euston, manchester, llanberis, snowdon, llanberis, bangor, portmadoc, llanberis, llanberis, lake, snowdon
RailwaysThe coal tanks were the product of a forward-looking policy of engineering standardisation in an era that was only a couple of generations removed from the birth of the locomotive itself. Following their introduction in 1881, they received a variety of enhancements. These reflected the ongoing ...
Keywords: lnwr, policy, boiler, exhaust, boiler, feed, safer, boiler, vacuum, brake, pursue, heritage, worthy, hardship, welfare, heritage, skellon
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