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GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY
RailwaysFor most enthusiasts the Midland Region in the London area at the end of the steam era probably conjures up images of passenger services operating on the former London & North Western Railway line into and out of Euston. Hauled by glamorous express locomotives designed for the London, Midland and ...
Keywords: portfolio, euston, scottish, princess, princess, epitomise, mid-1950s, mid-1960s, pancras, suburban, marylebone, richmond, tilbury, fenchurch, rickmansworth, metropolitan, portfolio, mccormack
Buses, Road VehiclesTransitional Years is a picture album depicting the changes encountered by 'Midland Red' from the mid 1960's to the mid 1980's. The 1968 Transport Act saw the formation of the National Bus Company and the introduction of the corporate fleet livery of poppy red. Then followed the formation of West ... From the series Buses In Colour
Keywords: poppy, simpson
RailwaysSince Bill Simpson wrote his two volumes on the London & North Western Railway line between the two university cities much has happened. Partial closure came in 1968, yet petitions to reopen it came almost immediately, this has had partial success. The line between Oxford and Bicester was reopened ...
Keywords: oxford, cambridge, simpson, wrote, oxford, bicester, bletchley, bedford, lamplight, simpson
RailwaysThe railway station called Quainton Road is situated approximately central between Bicester, Aylesbury and Bletchley in what is recognized as the Vale of Aylesbury. It is a picturesque location with the village of Quainton with its beautifully restored windmill to the east and the tree enclosed ...
Keywords: quainton, aylesbury, quainton, bicester, aylesbury, bletchley, aylesbury, village, quainton, windmill, tree, waddesdon, manor, aylesbury, verney, metropolitan, duke, buckingham, terminus, brill, scrap, quainton, simpson, brill
Road VehiclesNot only the birthplace of motor racing, France also nurtured the sport in its early years. Blue became the French racing colour when the marques Mors and Panhard contested the early town-to-town races. France created Grand Prix racing in 1906 when a triumphant Renault prevailed. In the years ... From the series Racing Colours
Keywords: german, birthplace, sport, panhard, town-to-town, prix, peugeot, prix, delage, winner, indianapolis, bugatti, german, sports-car, delahaye, talbot-lago, sports-car, bugatti, comeback, talbot-lago, gordini, championship, prix, matra, awoke, fray, peugeot, saga, bennet, bugatti, tragedy, talbot, sorcerer, aerospace, rugby, peugeot
RailwaysIf you travel from Westport in the west of Ireland through Newport and Mulrany to Achill Sound today, here and there you will see overgrown sections of railway embankment, bridges and a cou[ple of tunnels, as well as the magnificent stone viaduct across the river in Newport. These are the surviving ... From the series Locomotion Papers
Keywords: achill, ireland, westport, ireland, newport, mulrany, achill, overgrown, stone, viaduct, newport, achill, mayo, achill, autumn, dublin, westpor, railhead, achill, stone, newport, mulrany, achill, mute, testimony, pver, viaduct, newport, landmark, newport, chapel, achill, guesthouse, beaumont, westport, mallaranny, achill, mallaranny, achill, mgwr, westport, quay, tourism, mallaranny, hotel, achill, biliography, ireland
RailwaysA Century ago, the metropolitan Railway had been extended from a profitable base in central London through the sparsely populated countryside to the north-west of Buckinghamshire, by Sir Edward Watkin, a contentious Victorian entrepreneur. This push through the Chilterns was part of his ambitious ...
Keywords: metro-land, metropolitan, buckinghamshire, watkin, victorian, entrepreneur, manchester, paris, watkin, death, surplus, banner, metro-land, campaign, post-war, metro-land, culture, metro-land, watkin, terminus, marylebone, fiendish, metro-land, chiltern, foxell, overture, watkin, terminus, marriage, metro-land, metro-land, metro-land, metro-land, metro-land, swan, post-war
RailwaysThose of you who are familiar with the magazine will know what to expect in the next ninety-odd pages - oodles of branch lines, industrial systems, minor railways, narrow gauge and little locomotives. This new volume combines the previously separate Railway Bylines Annual and Railway Bylines Summer ...
Keywords: ninety-odd, worth, backworth, westward, quarry, rugby, blackwall, shropshire, montgomeryshire, erne, donegal, balerno
RailwaysThis Beautiful photography book records the work fo Sydney Walter Alfred Newton, a commercial photographer who was based in Leicester in the late 19th and Early 20th Century. The young Newton recorded the London Extension of the Great Central Railway – The last main line – between Nottingham and ...
Keywords: newton, sydney, walter, newton, leicester, newton, nottingham, newton, navvy, buckinghamshire, leicestershire, northamptonshire, nottinghamshire, oxfordshire, warwickshire, heritage, leicestershire, leicester, rutland, heritage, boyd-hope, sargent, sire, heritage, leicestershire, council, newton, newton, annesley, leake, leake, aylestone, aylestone, rugby, rugby, woodford, halse, woodford, halse, brackley, brackley, quainton, metropolitan, canfield, marylebone, navvy, leicestershire, leicester, rutland
RailwaysPart of the historic London & Birmingham Railway route, the main line has been subjected to many changes, particularly in motive power. Also shown in transition are the closed routes from Rugby and from Weedon to Leamington Spa, plus the link to Coventry through Kenilworth. From the series Midland Main Lines
Keywords: rugby, birmingham, leamington, birmingham, rugby, weedon, leamington, coventry, kenilworth, rugby, marton, weedon, kenilworth, rugby, birmingham
RailwaysThe fortunes of the Rugby to Loughborough section of the Great Central Railway's London Extension could not provide a more marked contrast. Since closure in the alte 1960s the section between Leicester and Rugby has all but disappeared, a result of decay and redevelopment. By comparison the section ... From the series Midland Main Lines
Keywords: rugby, loughborough, rugby, loughborough, alte, leicester, rugby, decay, leiceste, belgrave, birstall, loughborough, rothley, pearce
RailwaysRegarded by many as the main line of England, this route has been steadily improved over the years. Illustrated are the changes in rolling stock, both passenger and freight, the station alterations and the steady widening of the tracks. 'All change' is an apt summary!
Keywords: rugby, stafford, trent
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