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RailwaysThe three railway branch lines which served the landward areas of East Lothian were an unusual trio and were all worked by the North British Railway. Each line had its own distinctive and often eccentric character and the first to be built was the Haddington branch which carried agricultural ... From the series Oakwood Library Of Railway History
Keywords: haddington, macmerry, landward, lothian, trio, haddington, agricultural, macmerry, raison, etre, coalfield, garvald, village, scottish, malt, whisky, hajducki, lothian
RailwaysIn the 1950s, and for much of the 1960s, Hampshire was a happy hunting ground for steam fans. Despite the introduction of diesel units on some secondary routes in 1957, the bulk of the county's train services remained steam worked. The 'push-pull' local and branch trains, often hauled by ancient ...
Keywords: hampshire, hampshire, push-pull, stark, bournemouth, belle, pullman, bulleid, headboard, eastleigh, overhaul, southampton, newbury, hampshire, welch, bournemouth, southampton, southampton, southampton, basingstoke, basingstoke, farnborough, ringwood, brockenhurst, wimborne, salisbury, lymington, salisbury, basingstoke, fawley, salisbury, portsmouth, didcot, newbury, southampton, gosport, meon, waltham, portsmouth, longmoor, bordon, hampshire
RailwaysOn Saturday 12th April 2008, GB Railfreight sent three of their Class 73 locomotives on a light engine run across Kent from Hoo Junction to Folkestone Harbour. Their novel outing was to help raise money for the Railway Benefit Fund charity through the production of this exclusive cab-ride DVD of ... From the series Wired for Sound
Keywords: harbour, railfreight, kent, folkestone, harbour, novel, cab-ride, kent, kent, higham, rochester, chatham, sittingbourne, faversham, semaphore, canterbury, non-stop, dover, dover, folkestone, folkestone, harbour, crowd, gbrf, terminus, faversham, dover, buckland, stiff, guston, martin, mill, semaphore, faversham, terminus, folkestone, harbour
RailwaysThe Nickey Line's fame seems to extend much further than most branch lines of similar importance. There are a number of factors which could contribute to this. It has seen some most unusual train formations/locomotives over the years. Amongst these were the use of Pullman cars on normal branch ... From the series Locomotion Papers
Keywords: harpenden, hemel, hempstead, nickey, nickey, contribute, pullman, clayton, hemel, hempstead, harpenden, lnwr, boxmoor, ro-railer, claydale, nickey, footpath, cycleway, woodward, horse, horsepower, roundwood, harpenden, arch, hertfordshire
RailwaysThe changing roll of the line over the years has been dramatic. It has carried everything from coal and sheep to holiday makers and the paraphernalia of two World Wars. The scenery is equally varied, being particularly unusual on the unique New Romney branch. All these features are recorded with ... From the series South Coast Railways
Keywords: ashford, romney, dungeness, sheep, paraphernalia, romney, memorabilia, appledore, ashford, brookland, doleham, dungeness, greatstone-on-sea, lydd, camp, lydd-on-sea, romney, harbour, snailham, winchelsea, kent
RailwaysThe Westerham and Hawkhurst steam branches were attractive lines in Kent both serving the main London & Dover route. Electrification of the main line and falling income from the branches were their downfall. The usual excuse of future infrastructure costs also added fuel to the closure decisions. ...
Keywords: hawkhurst, westerham, westerham, hawkhurst, kent, dover, downfall, fuel, online, hawkhurst, westerham, hill-top, hickmott, fireman, hawkhurst, kent
RailwaysThe construction of this fascinating branch line was resisted for many years by the South Eastern Railway, but eventually it opened in 1893. Meandering through the High Weald of Kent and landscapes of quiet hilltop villages, hop gardens and deeply wooded valleys, this delightful rural backwater ...
Keywords: hawkhurst, weald, kent, hilltop, horsmonden, goudhurst, cranbrook, hawkhurst, tradesmen, kent, hawkhurst, kent, hart, hart, weald, cranbrook, paddock, wood, sunny, kent
RailwaysIn its latter years the route from Horsted Keynes to Seaford was served by a regular electric train service. The line is fully illustrated and includes many nostalgic photographs from steam days. There are many photographs of the harbour and of the ships at Newhaven throughout the last 100 years. ... From the series Southern Main Lines
Keywords: seaford, seaford, harbour, tramway, dick, surrey, sussex
RailwaysJune 2001 marked the end of another chapter in railway history when Class 37s ended their association with freight traffic on the West Highland Line. The passing of the class on this traffic is commemorated in this “Wired for Sound” spectacular as cameras and microphones are placed on board ... From the series Wired for Sound
Keywords: fort, highland, freightliner, fort, william-coatbridge, alcan, fort, run-round, aluminium, 400-tonne, 28-mile, spean, monessie, gorge, tulloch, corrour, breather, rannoch, cruach, snow, uphill, rannoch, moor, loop, gortan, orchy, 6-mile, slog, horseshoe, bore, downhill, crianlarich, ardlui, 8-mile, arrochar, tarbet, loch, lomond, arrochar, tarbet, four-mile, douglas, wheelslip, craigendoran, clyde, cardross, dalreoch, glasgow, dalmuir, westerton, springburn, gartcosh, gartsherrie, coatbridge, freightliner, 140-mile
RailwaysThe Enfield branch was extended north to form the Hertford Loop and thus create a diversionary route for the main line to King's Cross. The centre part has reached its centenary of opening and the concept has proved to have been a great success. The variety of trains shown herein confirms this. From the series Country Railway Routes
Keywords: hertford, loop, enfield, hertford, loop, bayford, crews, cuffley, enfield, chase, grange, hertford, stapleford, stevenage, watton-at-stone, winchmore, wood
Buses, Road VehiclesThe East Kent Road Car Co Ltd, formed in 1916, and based in Canterbury, was to dominate the public transport scene in and around Dover and Folkestone. A subsidiary of British Electric Traction, East Kent was a pioneer of continental coach tours, these commenced in 1919. It was also involved in ... From the series Heyday of …
Keywords: kent, kent, canterbury, dover, folkestone, kent, pioneer, cross-channel, steamer, europabus, consortium, kent, leyland, lose, kent, kent, glyn, kraemer-johnson, bishop
RailwaysThe origins of the Port Talbot Railway & Docks Company can be found in the formation of the Port Talbot Company in 1836 and the construction and development of the first Port Talbot dock under the not always benevolent eye of the landowner, C.R.M. Talbot. Following Mr Talbot's death his daughter, ...
Keywords: talbot, talbot, talbot, talbot, dock, landowner, talbot, talbot, death, charlotte, talbot, improve, dock, margam, glyncorrwg, dock, briton, ferry, glyncorrwg, swmr
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