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HISTORY OF THE LONDON & BIRMINGHAM RAILWAY - VOL. 1 - EUSTON TO BLETCHLEY
Railways57 Varieties is a comprehensive look at the life & times of the thirty-three Class 57 locomotives. From their re-building at Brush, to testing and introduction, the full story is told. Both current and unusual workings feature in this in-depth look at a fascinating class. All 33 Class 57s feature. ...
Keywords: thirty-three, in-depth, loughborough, virgin, euston, charter, non-sleeper, twyford, commuter, shoeburyness, newport, scrap, emus, virgin, freightliner, hellifield, gala, charter, maxey
MaritimeOn July 25, 1956, a most unlikely collision between two ocean liners took place off the shoals of Nantucket. The catastrophic ramming of the Stockholm into Italy's crown jewel, the luxury liner Andrea Doria, sent shock waves around the world. In the new book, ALIVE ON THE ANDREA DORIA! THE GREATEST ...
Keywords: andrea, doria, ocean, nantucket, stockholm, crown, jewel, liner, andrea, doria, shock, andrea, doria, pierette, domenica, simpson, andrea, doria, first-hand, confront, disaster, simpson, poor, wealthy, disaster, teen-age, girl, bunk, doria, stockholm, mother, toddler, overboard, lifeboat, college, children, rope, ladder, andrea, doria, maritime, determine, controversy, andrea, doria, andrea, doria, andrea, doria, diver, pierette, simpson, maritime, italian, culture, simpson, tragedy, girl, blur, norm, simpson, maritime, andrea, doria, doria, newsworthy, synchronized, shipwreck, york, kupfer, milan, pierette, domenica, simpson, gentlemen, vieste, andrea, doria, doria, andrea, doria, memoriam
RailwaysIn their previous book, The St Andrews Railway the authors set out the history, from inception to closure, of the pioneering branch line that connected the ancient university and golfing town of St Andrews to the outside world. This book continues the story of the East Fife Railways and deals with ... From the series Oakwood Library Of Railway History
Keywords: anstruther, andrews, andrews, andrews, fife, loop, anstruther, andrews, mile-long, terminus, fife, anstruther, genteel, burgh, crail, village, swung, stravithie, melville, fearsome, descent, andrews, spruce, astute, anstruther, andrews, scotland, rose, fife, crail, andrews, wartime, crail, dunino, stravithie, post-war, crail, trundle, farmland, asleep, neuk, anstruther, andrews, fife, await, flag, whistle, hajducki, jodeluk, simpson, bust, neuk, fare, corn, chain
RailwaysForming part of the last main line between the Midlands and London, this route had unique characteristics that only the great Central Railway could bestow. Other unusual lines to be fully illustrated are the Wotton Tramway and the Aylesbury & Buckingham line to Verney Junction. From the series Midland Main Lines
Keywords: aylesbury, rugby, brill, tramway, bestow, wotton, tramway, aylesbury, buckingham, verney, aylesbury, rugby, brill, verny, ashenden, banbury
RailwaysBuilt by the enterprising Metropolitan Railway, these lines developed as a result of its active creation of “metro-land”. Starting as small rural halts, many stations are illustrated during their rapid traffic growth period when some still had coal yards. The change in rolling stock and traction is ... From the series London Suburban Railways
Keywords: uxbridge, stanmore, metropolitan, metro-land, dollis, eastcote, finchley, harrow-on-the-hill, hillingdon, ickenham, kilburn, kingsbury, marlborough, neasden, northwick, queensbury, ruislip, ruislip, manor, stanmore, wood, swiss, cottage, uxbridge, wembley, hampstead, harrow, willesden
RailwaysHardback (also available as Softback volume ). Of the many cross-country branch lines which have received the attention of photographers and historians, the Banbury & Cheltenham has remained one of the most mysterious and elusive. Yet anyone familiar with the line and its modest stations will be ...
Keywords: banbury, cheltenham, banbury, kingham, cross-country, banbury, cheltenham, single-bore, crews, cross-country, banbury, kingham, bristol, birmingham, cheltenham, banbury-kinggham, autocar, sutton, adderbury, milton, bloxham, council, hook, norton, rollright, norton, sarsden, churchill, kingham
RailwaysThis album portrays Banbury and the branch to Bletchley as an illustrated view of the final years. In 1960 the branch appeared, along with many others, as the withering shoots of a railway that had been a part of the Victorian flourish of lines that seemed to reach every corner of the country. To ...
Keywords: banbury, verney, banbury, bletchley, victorian, forestall, railcar, simpson
RailwaysNow more than 150 years old, the route has carried a wide range of traffic types including long distance expresses, local residential services and freight of all types. All these are extensively illustrated, along with the varied architectural styles employed at the stations, many of which vanished ... From the series Western Main Lines
Keywords: banbury, birmingham, banbury, birmingham, moor, birmingham, snow, bordesley, cropredy, dorridge, fenny, compton, hatton, lapworth, leamington, olton, oxfordshire, ironstone, solihull, southam, harbury, tyseley, warwick, warwick, parkway, widney, manor
RailwaysA very popular history of a branch line that has been little written about. From its remote beginnings at Verney Junction, to the town of Banbury it was some 21 miles. On the way are the towns of Buckingham and Brackley and the villages of Padbury, Fullwell and Westbury, and Farthinghoe. This ...
Keywords: banbury, verney, verney, banbury, buckingham, brackley, padbury, fullwell, westbury, farthinghoe, simpson
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
RailwaysThis book complete a series of six titles from Runpast Publishing which have looked in some depth at the important Midland Railway cross-country route from Bristol and Bath via Birmingham and Derby to Leeds, from the earliest days through to the end of BR steam and sometimes beyond
Keywords: birmingham, derby, runpast, cross-country, bristol, bath, birmingham, derby, pixton, birmingham, birmingham, orton, orton-whitacre-kingsbury, hampton, kingsbury-tamworth-barton, walton, branson, junction-burton, trent-repton, willington, stenson, junction-derby, derby, mileage
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
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