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RailwaysOn Saturday 12th April 2008, GB Railfreight sent three of their Class 73 locomotives on a light engine run across Kent from Hoo Junction to Folkestone Harbour. Their novel outing was to help raise money for the Railway Benefit Fund charity through the production of this exclusive cab-ride DVD of ... From the series Wired for Sound
Keywords: harbour, railfreight, kent, folkestone, harbour, novel, cab-ride, kent, kent, higham, rochester, chatham, sittingbourne, faversham, semaphore, canterbury, non-stop, dover, dover, folkestone, folkestone, harbour, crowd, gbrf, terminus, faversham, dover, buckland, stiff, guston, martin, mill, semaphore, faversham, terminus, folkestone, harbour
RailwaysThe changing roll of the line over the years has been dramatic. It has carried everything from coal and sheep to holiday makers and the paraphernalia of two World Wars. The scenery is equally varied, being particularly unusual on the unique New Romney branch. All these features are recorded with ... From the series South Coast Railways
Keywords: ashford, romney, dungeness, sheep, paraphernalia, romney, memorabilia, appledore, ashford, brookland, doleham, dungeness, greatstone-on-sea, lydd, camp, lydd-on-sea, romney, harbour, snailham, winchelsea, kent
RailwaysThe Westerham and Hawkhurst steam branches were attractive lines in Kent both serving the main London & Dover route. Electrification of the main line and falling income from the branches were their downfall. The usual excuse of future infrastructure costs also added fuel to the closure decisions. ...
Keywords: hawkhurst, westerham, westerham, hawkhurst, kent, dover, downfall, fuel, online, hawkhurst, westerham, hill-top, hickmott, fireman, hawkhurst, kent
RailwaysThe construction of this fascinating branch line was resisted for many years by the South Eastern Railway, but eventually it opened in 1893. Meandering through the High Weald of Kent and landscapes of quiet hilltop villages, hop gardens and deeply wooded valleys, this delightful rural backwater ...
Keywords: hawkhurst, weald, kent, hilltop, horsmonden, goudhurst, cranbrook, hawkhurst, tradesmen, kent, hawkhurst, kent, hart, hart, weald, cranbrook, paddock, wood, sunny, kent
RailwaysIn its latter years the route from Horsted Keynes to Seaford was served by a regular electric train service. The line is fully illustrated and includes many nostalgic photographs from steam days. There are many photographs of the harbour and of the ships at Newhaven throughout the last 100 years. ... From the series Southern Main Lines
Keywords: seaford, seaford, harbour, tramway, dick, surrey, sussex
Buses, Road VehiclesThe East Kent Road Car Co Ltd, formed in 1916, and based in Canterbury, was to dominate the public transport scene in and around Dover and Folkestone. A subsidiary of British Electric Traction, East Kent was a pioneer of continental coach tours, these commenced in 1919. It was also involved in ... From the series Heyday of …
Keywords: kent, kent, canterbury, dover, folkestone, kent, pioneer, cross-channel, steamer, europabus, consortium, kent, leyland, lose, kent, kent, glyn, kraemer-johnson, bishop
RailwaysConstructed under the terms of the Light Railways Act of 1896, the Rother Valley Railway from Robertsbridge to Tenterden opened in April 1900. Extended north to Headcorn in 1905, its name was changed at that time to the Kent & East Sussex Railway. Surviving as an independent line through to ... From the series Illustrated History of …
Keywords: kent, sussex, rother, robertsbridge, tenterden, headcorn, kent, sussex, withdrawn, tenterden, headcorn, bodiam, robertsbridge, colonel, kesr, heritage, kent, sussex, scott, morgan, passenger-train, brake, headcorn, headcorn, rother
RailwaysThe railway network of Hampshire has diminished to a shadow of its size over the last two generations, and as a result the county now boasts an impressive network of closed lines, most of which are covered within this book, with stunning vistas capturing their final days as moribund railways. With ...
Keywords: impermanent, hampshire, hampshire, shadow, vistas, moribund, well-known, grayer, grayer, longmoor, meon, fareham, alton, fareham, gosport, basingstoke, alton, winchester, alton, waltham, botley, winchester, newbury, southampton, terminus, wight, freshwater, newport, ryde, shanklin, ventnor, bembridge, totton, fawley, romsey, andover, fullerton, brockenhurst, ringwood, christchurch, salisbury, bournemouth, hampshire
RailwaysHere is volume for those who wish to see what was once present, and what is still missed, often a half century or more later.
Keywords: impermanent, sussex, grayer, chicester, midhurst, selsey, tramway, pulborough, midhurst, petersfield, midhurst, shoreham, guildford, dyke, brighton, kemp, grinstead, ashurst, grinstead, uckfield, eridge, hailsham, eridge, tunbridge, crowhurst, bexhill, kent, sussex, appledore, romney, sussex
RailwaysIn the first halfr of this century most heavy industrial concerns had their own distinctive railway systems. The lesser known oddities are included amongst the more rugged forms of steam and diesel motive power, and are illustrated working in varied locations.
Keywords: south-east, chalk, halfr, dean, neale, simth, gypsum, lime, loam, gravel, scrapyard, amberley, aylesford, branham, berwick, betchworth, blevedere, bexhill, brockham, buckland, charlton, chatham, chattendon, chessington, cliffe-at-hoo, coulsdon, crowborough, croydon, cuckmer, dartford, eastbourne, erith, farnborough, frindsbury, greenhithe, guildford, holborough, kemsley, kingston-upon-thame, halstow, lydd, merton, midhurst, mitcham, mountfield, murston, northfleet, kent, paddlesworth, portsmouth, rainham
RailwaysAt one time there were hundreds of industrial locations that employed steam locomotives and and this book is an overview of industrial steam at work.Thirty five different locations from Cornwall and Kent up to Scotland, are covered, featuring breweries to collieries,with a wide variety of ...
Keywords: cornwall, kent, scotland, siviter
Buses, Road Vehicles, RailwaysThis volume gives a detailed account of the bus services in the Weymouth and Portland area over a period of seventy years, and the reader will soon become aware of the railway connection. The Great Western Railway buses were part of a defence strategy against local tramway proposals. The activities ... From the series Oakwood Library Of Railway History
Keywords: portland, weymouth, portland, strategy, tramway, council, easton, portland, peace, omnibus, jackson, horse-drawn, tramway, weymouth, portland, weymouth, omnibus, omnibus, weymouth, portland, post-war, dorset
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