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RailwaysThe area had a diverse selection of minor lines serving its industries and some secret operations for armaments. These are shown in detail, along with some more recent leisure railways and an historic pier tramway. From the series Narrow Gauge Branch Lines
Keywords: hampshire, wight, tramway, agwi, fawley, allbrook, eastleigh, buriton, lime, farnborough, hythe, farnborough, portsmouth, sewer, nuttall, rookley, castle, southampton, tunnel, nuttall, calshot, ministry, dean, haslar, hurst, castle, woolmer, albany, bursledon, durley, exbury, marwell, surrey, yafford, mill
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
AviationThis is a comprehensive and definitive work of reference on the Halifax, one of Britain's most famous wartime bombers. Handley-Page has been associated with the building of bomber aircraft since World War 1 and ultimately, no fewer than four out of every ten heavy bombers built in Great Britain ...
Keywords: handley, halifax, hell, halifax, wartime, handley-page, bomber, avro, lancaster, halifax, crews, damage, crews, aircrew, handley, halifax, bomber, merrick, halifax, africa, airborne, post-war
Buses, Road VehiclesIn the golden age of bus operation, before private-car ownership and a predilection for watching television indoors instead of going to the cinema, Hants & Dorset Motor Services Ltd, based on Bournemouth, ran a compact network of services in those two counties, covering coastal towns and cities ... From the series Prestige
Keywords: dorset, private-car, cinema, dorset, bournemouth, compact, weymouth, fareham, inland, shaftesbury, fordingbridge, andover, winchester, petersfield, bournemouth, leyland, chassis, daimler, chassis, second-hand, postwar, policy, bristol, caldicott, phil
RailwaysIt is now 50 years since this appalling accident, when on 8th October, 1952, 112 people were killed and 167 passengers were taken to hospital for treatment making it the 2nd most serious railway accident in the United Kingdom. It came about when the overnight sleeping car train from Perth to London ... From the series Series X
Keywords: harrow, wealdstone, accident, accident, overnight, perth, euston, patchy, overran, euston, harrow, wealdstone, sooner, euston, liverpool, manchester, wreckage, harro, wealdston, accident, police, enquiry, wreckage, ministry, inspector, breakdown, inquiry, harrow, wealdstone
RailwaysEastleigh, to the northeast of Southampton, was one of the most important locomotive sheds serving the Southern Region. In 1950, for example, it provided accommodation for more than 140 locomotives, and even in 1965, towards the end of main-line steam over Southern Region metals, it was still home ... From the series Heyday of …
Keywords: eastleigh, eastleigh, northeast, southampton, main-line, eastleigh, main-line, eastleigh, molyneaux
Buses, Road VehiclesThe name Ribble Motor Services Ltd was first registered in June 1919. From small beginnings, the company grew to become one of the largest bus operators outside London, dominating much of the north west of England. By 1930 the company's fleet had expanded to over 650 vehicles and, a decade later, ... From the series Heyday of …
Keywords: ribble, ribble, ribble, ribble, liverpool, manchester, carlisle, ribble, standerwick, double-deck, motorway, ribble, ribble, ribble
RailwaysHunslet 4-6-0T No.1215 was one of a class of locomotives built to the order of the British War Department for use by what became the Directorate of Light Railways. This organization used 600mm gauge railways to supply the trenches by bridging the gap between the end of the standard gauge railways ...
Keywords: hunslet, veteran, hunslet, 4-6-0t, hunslet, hunslet, peacetime, post-war, scottish, pampas, argentina, oxfordshire, ironstone, palestinian, nepalese, chilean, neat, apedale, heritage, call-up, demob, army, surplus, hunslet, archaeology
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