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GREAT WESTERN & GREAT CENTRAL JOINT RAILWAY
Railways100 to 1 tells the story of the Brush Class 60 and features all 100 locomotives. After a troubled start, with numerous problems, a more settled period ensued as the class passed through the Trainload era and into privatisation. Despite their undoubted suitability for Britain's heaviest freight ...
Keywords: trainload, surplus, steel, trent, loadhaul, grantham, stone, newport, transrail, peak, steel, bullet, stafford, steel, warrington, lime, seaham, gypsum, hatton, doncaster, schenker, binliner, risborough, marsh, steel, lindsey, barrow, cheltenham, lickey, graphics
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nuclear, deterrent, avro, vulcan, postwar, avro, manchester, vulcan, bomber, airfield, stanley, argentinian, vulcan, withdrawn, squadron, vulcan, xh558, aerofax, attract, phil, butler, buttler, airframe, vulcan
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
RailwaysFew travelled the entire length of this charming rural route, owing to the sparseness of the service and the rarity of through trains. Here is the opportunity to savour the scenic setting of many of the country stations and to enjoy the classic GWR trains, exclusively steam. From the series Country Railway Routes
Keywords: banbury, cheltenham, norton, sparseness, adderbury, andoversford, banbury, bloxham, bourton-on-the-water, brymbo, ironstone, charlton, cheltenham, leckhampton, cheltenham, malvern, cheltenham, norton, hook, norton, kingham, suton, lansdown, milton, notgrove, rollright, sarsden, stow-on-the-wold
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
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
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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