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SAGA BY RAIL - GREAT BRITAIN AND THE ISLE OF MAN
RailwaysDavid Hindle's latest well illustrated book traces the evolution and complete history of the Preston to Longridge branch line from its official opening on 1 May 1840, to the last remaining segment of the branch in 1994. The first railways were crucial in expanding and transforming the social and ...
Keywords: longridge, longridge, hindle, longridge, seven-mile, longridge, yesteryear, whittingham, longridge, hindle
Road VehiclesThe Organisers of the Derbyshire National Road Run certainly included a few surprises on their route through the Peak District. Several miles of unsurfaced tracks meant tractors passed deep old quarry workings. Whilst crossing a bridge in a pretty riverside village drivers were startled to learn ... From the series Tractor Road Runs
Keywords: tractor, derbyshire, peak, quarry, village, four-wheel, standby, tractor
RailwaysThe origins of the 22E Society started in the summer of 1946 22E was the code for the small locomotive shed at Highbridge, Somerset. The author's real interest in railways started in 1946 when he purchased his first Ian Allen ABC and what better place to spot locomotives than at Highbridge station, ...
Keywords: code, highbridge, somerset, highbridge, school, girl
RailwaysNo. 6024, King Edward I, was one of thirty King class locomotives built by the Great Western Railway to provide superpower for its crack expresses. Named after the Kings of England the most powerful and heaviest 4-6-0s ever built in Britain ruled until 1962 . . . but for No. 6024 the story was ...
Keywords: superpower, crack, 4-6-0s, wessex, royale, stratford-upon-avon, weymouth, melton, mowbray, welsh, oxford, kemble, worcester, homeground, dainton, churston, torre, cornwall, seal, intrude
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
Aviation, MilitaryThis is the story of the first military aviation facility in Ireland: the Royal Naval Air Service airships which patrolled the waters between Ireland and Scotland during the 1st World war combating the German U-Boast menace. This is also an important piece of local history as the airships flew from ...
Keywords: naval, ulster, ireland, naval, ireland, scotland, german, u-boast, menace, bentra, whitehead, antrim, naval, larne, warner, larne, larne, u-boat, airship, luce, ireland, airship, bentra, submarine, warfare, bentra, whitehead, u-boat, cargo, rnas, ub-85, kempock, patrol, meteorology
RailwaysThis programme features the cab ride many consider to be the ultimate footplate experience - a Deltic on the main line! Thanks to the successful return of D9000, we are able to bring you not only 1 fully Wired for Sound production, but on a journey over legendary Deltic territory - the East Coast ... From the series Wired for Sound
Keywords: d9000, edinburgh, waverlay, d9000, scotsman, edinburgh, terminii, copenhagen, tunnel, autumn, islington, harringay, barnet, stevenage, d9000, peterborough, stoke, grantham, d9000, newark, doncaster, york, d9000, four-track, northallerton, twin, 18-cvlinder, bore, darlington, ferryhill, durham, d9000, newcastle, heaton, roval, berwick, non-stop, northumberland, scottish, marshall, meadows, lothian, d9000, scotland, burst, craigentinny, calton, tunnel, scotsman, platform, waverley, todav
RailwaysThe scenic splendour of the West Highland's of Scotland is without question best viewed from the comfort of a train, the rugged terrain forcing a saw-tooth gradient profile as the rails round mountainous contours high above innumerable lochs, often well away from any road. Today the fantastic ...
Keywords: highland, scottish, highland, scotland, saw-tooth, callander, oban, highland, craigendoran, clyde, fort, mileage, mallaig, caledonian, highland, caley, arch, crianlarich, crianlarich, dunblane, killin, ballachulish, highland, sympathy, highland, highland, quine, caledonian, oban, highland, callander, oban, crianlarich, oban, magnay, scotrail, moreover, token, radio, banavie, signalman, clan, brander, connel, ferry, ballachulish, cantilever, highland, grahame, maxton, railtrack, fort, fort, signalbox, radio, oasis, semaphore, fort, panel, banavie, caledonian, fort, nerve, highland, signalmen, overlook, craigendoran, crianlarich, oban, fort, mallaig, jacobite, fort, mallaig, highland, kirk, star, glenfinnan, highland, glenfinnan, guard, jacobite, dooley, mallaig, scotland
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
RailwaysThe Definitive Archive History of Great Western Steam from grouping through to the preservation era using, mainly, film unpublished on DVD. Volume 3 traces the development of steam from 1970 through the return of main line steam and then into a new century. The programme comprises: Severn Valley ...
Keywords: severn, twyford, tyseley, winston, dart, marlow, kingswear, newport, pendennis, castle, cookham, manor, shildon, cavalcade, somerset, pendennis, castle, australia, paddington, rainhill, rocket, star, didcot, newport, swindon, truro, cambrian, cholsey, nunney, castle, gloucs, dawlish, metropolitan, lickey, merehead, quarry, castle, shap
Aviation, MilitaryThe story of army aviation in Ulster dates back to September 1913 when Captain George Dawes of the Royal Flying Corps landed on the beach at Newcastle, co Down. This book begins with an account of that historic occasion and continues with a brief history of army aviation dating back to 1878. It ...
Keywords: army, ulster, army, ulster, captain, newcastle, army, ireland, post-world, army, army, highness, prince, colonel-in-chief, army, warner, prince, memoriam, army, ulster, heavier-than-air, craft, army, army, post-war, army, ireland, army, squadron, squadron, workshop, squadron, squadron, squadron
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