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RailwaysThe life of George Stephenson presents a classic rages-to-riches tale. From illiterate colliery worker to pit owner and railway magnate. His son Robert combined the best traits of his own to become, rightly, the most feted of the Victorian ‘Hero' engineers. Building on the techniques of the canal ...
Keywords: stephenson, stephenson, worker, victorian, hero, whitby, liverpool, manchester, stephenson
RailwaysThe railways were the most revolutionary innovation of Victorian times. They carried Britain into the modern age with dramatic speed, transforming the pace and style of everyday life. We owe them to two men who, father and son, can lay claim to be the most important engineers of their time, George ...
Keywords: stephenson, victorian, pace, stephenson, biography, rolt, victorian, telford, rolt, killingworth, safety-lamp, controversy, stockton, darlington, rift, partnership, santa, railwaymen, liverpool, manchester, birmingham, fortune, stanhope, tyne, fiasco, stephenson, tubular
RailwaysThe great Eastern Railway made it sway forcefully through the years and long defied the inherent disadvantages of economy and geography under which it laboured. Part one of this work described three of the five Great Eastern Locomotive Districts as they were disposed in 1914, Stratford, ...
Keywords: ipswich, cambridge, sway, inherent, stratford, peterborough, norwich, ipswich, cambridge, cross-country, scotland, birthright, vigour, anglia, bureaucracy, likeness, dependent, workshop, ipswich, ipswich, felixstowe, aldeburgh, framlingham, hadleigh, stowmarket, parkeston, bury, colchester, kelvedon, witham, maldon, braintree, brightlingsea, clacton, walton, sudbury, cambridge, cambridge, lynn, huntingdon, saffron, walden, newmarket, mildenhall, ramsey, hunstanton, swaffham, stoke, ferry, enginemen
MaritimeIt's a difficult enough task trying to find rare archive film of what were the world's most celebrated passenger liners, but to find film of the 1,000's of smaller, beautiful cargo liners is almost impossible! With a combination of sheer tenacity and dedication, Producer Des Cox has scoured the ... From the series Great Liners
Keywords: cargo, cargo, salt, smell, paint, liverpool, seas
MaritimeWhat a treat it is for us to be able to show you even more rare archive film of the great port of Liverpool, the Mersey and the surrounding docks. This film, never made public before, once again enables us to step almost magically back in time to those days when the Mersey was absolutely teeming ... From the series Great Liners
Keywords: liverpool, treat, liverpool, mersey, mersey, maritime, arena, settle, pour, drink, funnel, harrison, elder, dempster, furness, withy, canadian, lamport, holt, star, palm, psnc, nzco, cunard, star, maritime, myriad, craft, mersey, liverpool, mersey
RailwaysThe Great Northern Railway of Ireland, maintained an independent existence for 77 years, much of that time prosperously established as the second largest and certainly the most enterprising of the Irish railway systems. Springing from the need to link Dublin and Belfast by rail, the Great Northern ... From the series Oakwood Library Of Railway History
Keywords: ireland, ireland, irish, dublin, belfast, mid-1830s, ireland, risen, dublin, belfast, dublin, belfast, liverpool, policy, dublin-belfast, piecemeal, londonderry, ulster, dundalk, enniskillen, disaster, potato, famine, ireland, shrank, spite, conflict, ireland, tariff, ulster, coras, iompair, eireann, ireland, patterson, patterson, ulster, dublin, drogheda, dublin, belfast, irish, londonderry, enniskillen, newry, belfast, dundalk, ireland
RailwaysThe 30 'King' class 4-6-0s were the GWR's most prestigious express passenger engines. When introduced in 1927 they were the most powerful steam locomotives in Britain. The most famous was No. 6000 King George V which visited the USA for the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad centenary. It was preserved on ...
Keywords: 4-6-0s, baltimore, ohio, railroad, main-line, mccormack
Trams, Road VehiclesA complex network of almost four route miles served the coastal communities and it carried a fine fleet of traditional open-top electric tramcars. The earlier horse worked system is also extensively illustrated, as are many long-lost local landmarks. From the series Tramway Classics
Keywords: yarmouth, gorleston, caister, open-top, horse, long-lost, mackley, newtown, wellington, fishwharf, vauxhall, caister, gorleston, termini, southtown, fancy, tramway, norfolk
RailwaysWhilst Isambard Kingdom Brunel has rightly been lauded and made the subject of countless biographies over the years, Sir Marc Brunel's pivotal role has been overlooked. His first major biography traces his life from his birth through his struggle for recognition in Britain to his ultimate ...
Keywords: genius, biography, marc, isambard, brunel, isambard, brunel, marc, brunel, biography, marc, patent, genius, bagust, emeritus, heinz, wolf, america, portsmouth, battersea, woolwich, boot, battersea, chatham, dockyard, prison, harness, tunnel, rotherhithe, shaft, shield, pause, citizenship, navy, footway, liverpool, tunnel, coxson, ireland, robespierre, southampton, dockyard, portsmouth, maudslay, bramah, marc, brunel, tunnel, banquet, tunnel, brunel, marc, brunel, chronology
RailwaysThis book comprises a selection of articles written over a period of twenty years for The Gresley Observer, the Journal of the Gresley Society. The authors are varied, but all are experts in their knowledge of Sir Nigel Gresley's locomotives and trains.
Keywords: gresley, gresley, gresley, gresley, streamline, gresley, neve, clay, jubilee, joyce, lowther, gresley, pacifics, clay, pacifics, neve, gresley, pacifics, super-pacifics, newsome, piston, castle, miller, neve, miller, harvey, arrow, joyce, lner, gresley, harrison, salad, miller, lner, lner, charlie, peachey, craig, jubilee, taylor, colwick, checkley, joyce, lner, colwick, checkley, neve
Buses, Road VehiclesEarly reminiscences of an enthusiast in London and the South East in the 1950s. What starts a bus enthusiasts off on his interest? How does such a seemingly mundane subject exert such a fascination? Author Barry Turner recalls early postwar inner London as a drab place: greyness; dismal Victorian ... From the series Prestige
Keywords: south-east, mundane, exert, barry, postwar, drab, greyness, victorian, smoke, splash, shiny, chingford, barry, chord, barry, tailpiece
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