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AviationAir Contractors, an Irish cargo airline, operates scheduled freighter services across Europe mostly on behalf of companies like DHL and Fedex. From the late 90s the airline operated a fleet of half a dozen Boeing 727-200 Freighters. They have now left the fleet nearly 10 years ago and this is an ...
Keywords: irish, cargo, airline, freighter, fedex, airline, cockpit, belgium, denmark, ireland, spain, sweden
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
RailwaysAlong UTA Lines is a picture album which gives a detailed portrait of the infrastructure of the railway network in Northern Ireland a few years before the creation of NIR. The book features many of the buildings, bridges and signalling systems which were swept away in the modernisation of the 1980s ...
Keywords: ulster, ireland, mccutcheon, inclair, newry, warrenpoint, derry, antrim, belfast, portrush, coleraine, londonderry, larne, bangor
RailwaysFollowing last years succesful fund-raising HARBOUR LIGHTS programme which we produced in association with GB Railfreight, we have again teamed up with the freight company to produce another Class 73 cab ride DVD. ‘Arcs & Sparks' will feature the ‘Caterham Corps' charity charter train which ...
Keywords: arcs, demu, harbour, railfreight, caterham, charter, sothern, victoria, stiff, terminus, juice, bromley, spur, crayford, charlton, greenwich, lewisham, tattenham, selhurst, clapham, kensington
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
RailwaysThis historic railway has been the greatest single factor in the development of the towns it serves. Ashford's junction and works together with the Folkestone and Dover Harbour railways are fully illustrated. The landslips at the Warren and the first two Channel Tunnel attempts add to the ... From the series South Coast Railways
Keywords: ashford, dover, ashford, folkestone, dover, harbour, warren, tunnel, ashford, ashford, ashford, cheriton, dover, dover, folkestone, folkestone, folkestone, harbour, folkestone, hythe, shakespeare, smeeth, warren, kent
RailwaysMartin Atock served as locomotive, carriage and wagon superintendent of the Waterford & Limerick Railway from 1861 until 1872 and of the Midland Great Western Railway for the next 28 years up until 1900. Eminent author on Irish railway matters, Ernie Shepherd, discovered that Martin Atock had ... From the series Oakwood Library Of Railway History
Keywords: atock, attock, martin, atock, superintendent, waterford, limerick, irish, ernie, shepherd, martin, atock, stratford, frederick, ernie, trail, ireland, australia, burma, ceylon, cuba, egypt, malaya, zealand, sudan, venezuela, worthy, frederick, lancashire, yorkshire, newton, manchester, martin, attock, shunter, atock, rocket, australia, rosetta, spacecraft, ernie, shepherd, anglia, limerick, martin, atock, dublin, mgwr, railwaymen, latin, frederick, attock, manchester, tragedy, rift
BusesThis highly unusual book portrays aspects of life in Northern Ireland in the immediate post-war years. The themes are transport related and include street scenes in Belfast, the UTA stand at the Balmoral Show, passengers travelling by train and bus, air services from Nutts Corner, heavy haulage by ...
Keywords: ulster, ireland, post-war, belfast, balmoral, haulage, ireland
Aviation, MilitaryAlfie Martin was born at Finaghy, Belfast in 1920. In 1938, like many young men at that time, he was hit by a feeling of patriotism. Forbidden by his mother from joining the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 'it was too dangerous!' in January 1939 he instead joined the Antrim Fortress Company, ...
Keywords: bale, alfie, martin, finaghy, belfast, patriotism, forbidden, mother, volunteer, antrim, fortress, army, belfast, kilroot, helen, magilligan, squadron, pocklington, yorkshire, halifax, bomber, hr663, french-belgian, escape, alfie, martin
RailwaysThe attractions of this remote length of main line include the complex terminus at the port of Holyhead and the unusual bridge over the Menai Strait. Also illustrated are the minor rural stations which avoided the axe and the many Anglesey ones which did not. Nostalgia abounds.' From the series Midland Main Lines
Keywords: bangor, holyhead, anglesey, terminus, holyhead, menai, strait, anglesey
RailwaysThis once important holiday route had through coaches from Euston and long trains from Manchester for many years. It also provided vital links with the slate industry for its entire life. Trains for all types are illustrated at the widely assorted stations, throughout the ages. Included is the ... From the series Country Railway Routes
Keywords: bangor, portmadoc, llanberis, euston, manchester, llanberis, snowdon, llanberis, bangor, portmadoc, llanberis, llanberis, lake, snowdon
RailwaysA must for anyone with an interest in Railways as well as all those with childhood memories of summer day train journeys to and from Belfast and the country towns and seaside of County Down. The Belfast and County Down Railway connected the City to, among other places, Bangor, Newtownards, ...
Keywords: belfast, childhood, belfast, belfast, bangor, donaghadee, ballynahinch, downpatrick, newcastle, bangor, bcdr, coakham, bcdr, newcastle, slieve, donard, hotel, bcdr, desmond, coakham
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