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LOOKING BACK AT BRISTOL CHANNEL SHIPPING
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
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 ...
Keywords: andrea, doria, ocean, nantucket, stockholm, crown, jewel, liner, andrea, doria, shock, andrea, doria, pierette, domenica, simpson, andrea, doria, first-hand, confront, disaster, simpson, poor, wealthy, disaster, teen-age, girl, bunk, doria, stockholm, mother, toddler, overboard, lifeboat, college, children, rope, ladder, andrea, doria, maritime, determine, controversy, andrea, doria, andrea, doria, andrea, doria, diver, pierette, simpson, maritime, italian, culture, simpson, tragedy, girl, blur, norm, simpson, maritime, andrea, doria, doria, newsworthy, synchronized, shipwreck, york, kupfer, milan, pierette, domenica, simpson, gentlemen, vieste, andrea, doria, doria, andrea, doria, memoriam
AviationA brilliant new addition to the highly successful 'Secret Projects' series, which looks in detail at post- World War 2 bomber development in the USA.
Keywords: anti-submarine, bomber, buttler, post-war, usaf, usad, supersonics, supersonics, nuclear, post-war, navy, navy, maritime, anti-submarine
MaritimeAthel Line: A Fleet History presents the specifications and history of every ship run by this major independent tanker operator, which was associated for some of its career with Tate & Lyle. The histories of 116 vessels are examined in detail with 100 photos covering most of their ships, and ship ...
Keywords: athel, athel, tanker, lyle, tanker, crude, athel, tanker, maritime, tanker, athel
MaritimeP. & A. Campbell Ltd of Bristol, registered as a Limited Company in 1893, was destined to not quite make its century as the operator of the celebrated White Funnel Fleet of passenger steamers. As the postwar fleet waned in the 1950s profits dwindled and receivership beckoned. Remarkably, a new ...
Keywords: balmoral, bristol, campbell, bristol, funnel, postwar, campbell, hovercraft, cross-channel, partnership, belgium, heritage, quartet, campbell, flag, bristol, funnel, irish, south-east, balmoral, devon, lundy, campbell, pattern, excursion-steamer, paddler, waverley, prince, ivanhoe, westward, balmoral, devonia, funnel, bristol, trillo, earlierc, lyde-built, paddle-steamer, waverley, severn, bristol, exmoor, devon, pembrokeshire, campbell, tedstone
RailwaysIn 1923 the Baltimore & Ohio's Capitol Limited started its travels between Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Two years later the B&O's National Limited linked the nations capital to St. Louis. Almost at once the two lines became household names, famous for the outstanding service and ...
Keywords: baltimore, ohio, baltimore, ohio, capitol, baltimore, washington, chicago, louis, household, cuisine, pullman, frugal, black-and-white, archival, color, dinnerware, welsh, pennsylvania, failure, amtrak, auspices--and, capitol, amtrak, welsh, 1880s-1923, america
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
Maritime, RailwaysAlmost a century has elapsed since the Barry 'Red Funnel Line' steamers disappeared from the Bristol Channel excursion scene, and although Barry Pier has gone, as has the railway that served it, the remains are yet visible, and so the memory of the handsome fleet of paddle-steamers that were based ... From the series Series X
Keywords: barry, barry, funnel, bristol, barry, visible, barry, stimulus, funnel, bristol, paddle-steamer, upstart, walian, barry, barry, bristol, steamship, parent, barry, campbell, bristol, funnel, excursion-steamer, bristol, barry, export, traffics, coalfield, export, barry, funnel, campbell, excursion-steamer, bristol, campbell, funnel, taff, devon, somerset, cardiff, penarth, funnel, campbell, supremacy, bristol, barry, barry, barry, barry, tunnel, barry, lock, barry, barry, steamship, campbell, bristol, barry, funnel, barry, barry, barry, barry, barry, head-on, funnel, high-profile, funnel, bristol, campbell, barry, pontoon, tedstone, barry, barry, steamship, barry, quit, cardiff, bristol, barry, funnel, glamorgan
RailwaysThe line was one of the extremes: from the classical splendour of the Batch Green Park station to the minute and grimy terminus at Bristols St. Philips and from the peace of the Avon valley to the coalfields and industries of the Bristol area. Firmly in the steam era, the route once had a spacious ... From the series Country Railway Routes
Keywords: bath, bristol, grimy, terminus, peace, avon, bristol, mangotsfield, bath, bitton, bristol, wharf, bristol, barrow, bristol, barrow, bristol, barton, bristol, kingswood, bristol, bristol, bristol, kelston, mangotsfield, oldland, warmley, weston, bath, bath, terminus, bath, weston, bath, weston, kelston, bitton, bitton, warmley, mangotsfield, kingswood, bristol, barrow, avon, somerset
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
RailwaysBournville is world-renowned both for chocolate from Cadbury's factory and a great social experiment that was to revolutionise the type of housing built for 'working class' people. What is little known, is the part that the siting of the railway and little station played in this story. Without ...
Keywords: bournville, bournville, cadbury, birmingham, gloucester, birmingham, suburban, bournville, cadbury, bournville, village, bournville, bournville
RailwaysFollowing on from the huge success of his earlier book BR Blue No 1 Southampton and the New Forest, eminent railway author John Dedman now turns his attention to the former Western Region, and in particular the area from Paddington through to Bristol, South Wales and the West Country. Covering the ...
Keywords: southampton, dedman, paddington, bristol, hydraulics, semaphore, must-have, dedman
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