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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nuclear, deterrent, avro, vulcan, postwar, avro, manchester, vulcan, bomber, airfield, stanley, argentinian, vulcan, withdrawn, squadron, vulcan, xh558, aerofax, attract, phil, butler, buttler, airframe, vulcan
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
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
RailwaysA C3000 CAF DMU takes us on a journey over Northern Ireland's longest railway (96¼ miles). We start at Belfast's Great Victoria Street Station reopened in 1995 and subsequently allowing all lines to converge for the first time. After Belfast Central our train climbs up and over the new ...
Keywords: belfast, londonderry, c3000, ireland, belfast, victoria, belfast, pound, harbour-link, catalyst, ireland, york, larne, harbour, antrim, ballymena, ballymoney, coleraine, coleraine, derry, semaphore, castlerock, castlerock, ocean, londonderry, foyle, jump, coleraine, demu, thumper, portrush, causeway, belfast-born, eamonn, eamonn
RailwaysDennis Herbert's earliest childhood memories recall growing up on one of the many sprawling housing estates which were built in the Birmingham area in the 1920s and 1930s. We learn of his family members and also friends and neighbours on the estate. Dennis was a schoolboy during the war years, and ... From the series Reminiscences
Keywords: birmingham, footplateman, herbert, childhood, birmingham, schoolboy, life-long, fireman, tyseley, brother, tyseley, ogre, fire, smell, poor, mother, shiver, school, policy, birmingham, snow, eyesight, blindness, porter, tyseley, 40-plus, humble, fireman, saltley, aback, roster, gresley, arrow, gresley, railtour, tyseley, herbert, school, cotton, waste, shovel, saltley
TramsBlackpool's trams are a national treasure. This book commemorates 75 years since the entry into service of the first of a fleet of streamlined trams, a type that has long been so enduring and the most of the tram fleet in Blackpool today is derived from these 1930s designs. Through these pages, ... From the series Tramway Classics
Keywords: blackpool, blackpool, treasure, tram, blackpool, star, fleetwood, streamline, layton, lytham, marton, starr, manchester, rigby, foxhall, gynn, cabin, bispham, norbreck, bispham, anchorsholme, fleetwood, fleetwood, fleetwood, ferry, vambacs, twin
RailwaysThis book tells for the first time the definitive history of this innovative 15-inch-gauge railway on the Blakesley estate in rural Northamptonshire and the Victorian transport engineering family that created it. The Bartholomew family, although almost unknown today, represented a waterway and ...
Keywords: blakesley, bartholoew, 15-inch-gauge, blakesley, northamptonshire, victorian, bartholomew, waterway, yorkshire, bartholomew, waterway, blakesley, squire, bartholomew, state-of-the-art, america, germany, cagney, heywood, squire, in-house, petrol, steam-outline, squire, death, sussex, fraud, court, spinster, bogie, tebb, blakesley, bartholomew, bartholomew, blakesley, sows, seed, indian, dispersal, saga, blacolvesley, blakesley
Buses, Road VehiclesBolton's buses and trams were always well turned out in the municipal livery. Bus operation began early, trams finished in 1947, but the undertaking made its mark in the Bennett era with innovative and trend setting designs and liveries. Well researched and illustrated by Harry Postlethwaite the ... From the series Portfolio
Keywords: bolton, bolton, municipal, postlethwaite, horse, postlethwaite, tramway, tognarelli, inter-urban, freeman, star, bolton, tramway, wartime, post-war, diamond, jubilee, wind, atlantean, manchester, bolton, bolton, bolton, north-east
Buses, Road VehiclesThe illustrations are comprehensive, beginning with the enterprise and enthusiasm of 1911, through perseverance to a modern well equipped system of a great city. Trolleybuses served faithfully all those years, carrying millions of citizens in comfort and silence on home produced power. Of all the ... From the series Trolleybus Classics
Keywords: bradford, bradford, trolleybus, yorkshire
RailwaysIn this video, some of North Yorkshire's long lost Country Branchlines are looked at, the main feature being a ride on the daily Pickup goods train from Malton to Whitby on the l6th March 1965. We begin by following a Class J27 freight loco on the last operational Pickup goods from Malton to ... From the series Marsden Rail
Keywords: brakevan, whitby, yorkshire, pickup, malton, whitby, l6th, pickup, malton, pilmoor, coxwold, pickup, malton, whitby, york, winter, whitby, scarborough, coastline, scarborough, marsden, yorkshire
RailwaysA branch with a chequered history, it initially carried boat trains and then became an unimportant backwater serving a small local community. Of importance in two world wars, it failed to become the holiday line that was planned but developed instead into a major industrial route. Subsequent ... From the series Branch Lines
Keywords: allhallows, victoria, grain, allhallows-on-sea, beluncle, cliffe, denton, grain, grain, halstow, stoke, milton, victoria, stoke, uralite, kent
RailwaysOriginally the station for Portsmouth, the terminus at Gosport was erected on a grand scale, fit for a city. This is fully illustrated, together with the long-forgotten route to the Isle of Wight via Stokes Bay Pier; also the quaint branch line to Lee-on-the-Solent and Queen Victoria's private ... From the series Branch Lines
Keywords: gosport, lee-on-the-solent, portsmouth, terminus, gosport, long-forgotten, wight, lee-on-the-solent, queen, victoria, hampshire
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