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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 ...
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RailwaysBorn in Dundee in 1816, by 1840 Sutrrock was involved with Brunel and Gooch in running the Great Western Railway's Locomotive department at Paddington and subsequently in establishing the company's major works and new town at Swindon. Written by his great-great-grandson, Tony Vernon, this intimate ...
Keywords: archibald, sturrock, pioneer, dundee, sutrrock, brunel, gooch, paddington, swindon, great-great-grandson, vernon, biography, sturrock, vernon, scottish, paddington, swindon, swindon, doncaster, citizen, adviser, yorkshire, doncaster, sturrock, sturrock
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Definitive Archive History of Great Western Steam from grouping through to the preservation era using, mainly, film unpublished on DVD.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
OtherWe all know the word ‘bedlam' as a term of madness and confusion, but few of us really know the story of how this term was coined, or the real history of the notorious Bethlem Hospital in London. The oldest mental health institution in the world, Bethlem Hospital is famous to many only as ‘Bedlam', ...
Keywords: bedlam, bedlam, madness, bethlem, health, bethlem, bedlam, mad-house, abuse, monro, bedlam, monro, ambivalent, maniacs, female, bedlam, paul, bedlam, gore, madness, health, paul, bedlam, monro, madhouse
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
RailwaysWhen a class of engine is christened by enthusiasts ‘Doodlebugs' or ‘Flying Pigs', amongst a number of other less than admiring nicknames, there is an implication that the LMS Ivatt Class 4 2-6-0s were not the most admired of locomotives. Little has been written about them compared with their more ...
Keywords: ivatt, 2-6-0s, ivatt, 2-6-0s, brethren, short-hand, 2-6-0s, jekyll, hyde, post-war, creature, enginemen, amiss, swindon, railwaymen, chunk, sixsmith
RailwaysPicture This Since the first one was published in 1997 The ‘Book Of' series of locomotive studies has developed into something of a library devoted to more and more of the principal BR steam classes. A number of titles have sold out over and over, and have been reprinted or are in the process of ... From the series Book Of The
Keywords: 2-6-0s, swindon, club, lunch, harold, hartley, autumn, bear, destined-to-be, axle, 0-8-0s, boiler, steamer, crab, 2-6-0s, shine, 2-8-0s, 4-6-0s, mogul, sixsmith
RailwaysBradshaw's Guide was the title employed on BBC TV in 2010 for a book containing four issues of Bradshaw's Handbook for Railway Tourists, bound especially for the series. The book covers Great Britain plus all of Ireland and describes the main features and historic buildings of the principle towns, ...
Keywords: bradshaw, bradshaw, bradshaw, ireland, victorian, person, telegraph, double-page, health, kitchen, cooker, portmanteaus, knife, polisher
Road VehiclesIn the Third Nostalgia Road book to deal with emergency service vehicles, Simon Rowley tells the story of British fire appliances in one of their most exciting periods. Beginning with the Nationalisation of the late-1940s, he discusses the vehicles obtained to meet the needs of the new services of ... From the series Nostalgia Road
Keywords: fire, emergency, simon, rowley, fire, late-1940s, post-war, simon, well-known, fire, fire, burley, firemen, drill, fireman, simon, fireman, hampshire, fire, fire, brigade, founder, fire-aid, poor, simon, rowley, portfolio
RailwaysCandyfloss, fish and chips on the pier, winkles, sand castles, traffic jams, warm beer, bucket and spades – It's SUMMER SPECIAL time again! For readers who have not come across them before the now well-established institution, the Irwell SUMMER SPECIALS (Issued normally in May or June) are based ... From the series British Railways Illustrated
Keywords: candyfloss, fish, beer, irwell, brill, rugby, roundabout, willesden, nocturne, freeman, waterloo, andover, andover, swindon, swindon, calne, swindon, kemble, kemble, cirencester, kemble, tetbury, kemble, paddington, watford, tunnel, leith, little-known, spanish, wood, southall, canute, termini, dixon, polloc, govan, boston, lincolnshire, endpiece
RailwaysA history of what must surely be one of the most unusual train services to operate on a British railway was the service operated from Waterloo to Brookwood Necropolis, near Woking. It conveyed the deceased and their accompanying mourners to their final resting place, the Brookwood Necropolis which ... From the series Locomotion Papers
Keywords: brookwood, necropolis, waterloo, brookwood, necropolis, brookwood, necropolis, necropolis, health, cholera, mid-nineteenth, anglican, non-conformist, clarke, necropolis, termini, necropolis, necropolis, necropolis, mourner, coffin, coffin, necropolis, hearse, brookwood, surrey
Railways, OtherMore than 50 books have appeared on Brunel, both technical and biographical, or both. This is the first album to look solely at his railway legacy, although many of the views are of structures now lost. They are in journey order from London and Include many familiar panoramas, together with less ... From the series Great Railway Eras
Keywords: brunel, railtour, brunel, panoramas, brunel, bristol, bristol, swindon, didcot, oxford
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