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COMPLETE REGIONAL GUIDE TO THE RAILWAYS OF BRITAIN VOL. 4 - THE NORTH WEST WHICH START WITH 'W'
RailwaysDavid Larkin continues his comprehensive survey of British Railways goods wagons by looking at the final flowering of vacuum-braked stock, and the development of air-braked stock in the final years of British Railways, such as 'merry-go-round' coal hoppers and Freightliner flat wagons. The batch of ... From the series Wagons Of The … Era
Keywords: larkin, merry-go-round, freightliner, larkin, policy
Trams, Road VehiclesThe district once had speedy electric tramcars to serve the expanding area of dwellings. Over 100 street scenes from the past portray a less-hurried era and include the routes to Enfield and Wood Green. Feature: MET Type A, MET Type F, MET Works Cars, LCC Works Cars - K Class, MET Miscellany. From the series Tramway Classics
Keywords: waltham, edmonton, tottenham, enfield, wood, harley, waltham, southbury, enfield, tramway, edmonton, tottenham, stamford, manor, finsbury, bruce, tottenham, wood
RailwaysThe Warships were amongst the most controversial of the early BR diesel classes; the WR management had to fight tooth and nail to get them built in the first place and they were continually attacked by the diesel-electric proponents until they were taken out of service prematurely in the early ...
Keywords: fight, tooth, nail, during1965, improve, dissimilar, indicator, paddington-bristol, crewe, waterloo-exeter, sway, paddington-birmingham, worcester, hereford, mid-1960s, comeback, late-1972, d800s, torch, jennison
RailwaysThis programme views three major rail arteries within the West Riding of Yorkshire at a time when steam traction was an everyday sight. Mirfield depot is the starting point, featuring scenes of the shed yard and passing rail traffic. To the west of Mirfield at Heaton Lodge Jct, the Calder and Colne ... From the series Archive
Keywords: yorkshire, mirfield, mirfield, heaton, calder, colne, yorkshire, lancashire, diverge, huddersfield, colne, four-track, standedge, calder, brighouse, sowerby, burnley, aire, shipley, spur, bradford, forster, manningham, diverge, queensbury, bradford, worth, keighley, skipton, hellifield, pacifics, thames-clyde, settle, clapham, wcml, ribblehead, viaduct, jubilee, yorkshire
RailwaysIn 1955 British railway published its modernisation plan which would see all steam locomotives replaced by diesel and electric traction. Contrary to the other regions, the Western Region opted for Diesel-hydraulic motive power rather than the more conventional diesel-electric locomotives. Hand in ...
RailwaysThe origins of the names of all stations in current use on the London Underground and Docklands Light Rail with their opening dates. What style of dress gave its name to a well known London Landmark? Why does a district of London take its name from a church with a bull's head? Which gardens were ...
Keywords: landmark, church, bull, queen, victoria, coffin, tree, cyril, harris
RailwaysThe Wigan Branch Railway was a relatively short branch line from Parkside, where a connection was made with the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, to Wigan and, was the final link in a system of early standard gauge railways which connected all the major industrial towns of North-West England, ...
Keywords: wigan, platt, bamfurlong, wigan, liverpool, manchester, wigan, liverpool, bolton, manchester, warrington, wigan, wcml, pull-out, wigan, c1941, sweeney, wigan, golborne, golborne, bamfurlong, wigan, chapel, wigan, platt, bamfurlong
AviationWindward Island Airways International is a government owned regional airline founded in 1961. The airline operates a fleet of Twin Otters from its base at the Princess Juliana Airport in St Maarten to many destinations in the Caribbean. This program takes you to 7 island destinations including 2 ...
Keywords: winair, twin, otter, windward, airline, airline, twin, princess, juliana, airport, maarten, caribbean, saba, barth, maarten, airport, cockpit, walkaround, barth, maarten
RailwaysWindsor to Slough a mere 23 miles long but what a history this short line has! After the branch was built it was used regularly by Queen Victoria. When she died her body was taken by train to Windsor for burial a tradition since followed three times up to 1952. Naturally the royal use of the ... From the series Oakwood Library Of Railway History
Keywords: windsor, slough, windsor, slough, queen, victoria, windsor, monarch, windsor, eton, windsor, windsor, queen, samuel, maun, windsor, sundry, windsor, windsor, windsor, windsor, windsor, windsor, ascot, windsor, madame, tussaud, windsor, slough, windsor, gander, berkshire
RailwaysThe longest and most individual of several short branch lines operated by the Cheshire Lines Committee was that from Cuddington to Winsford and Over, slightly more than six miles in length. Opened in 1870 it enjoyed a distinctly chequered career. Passengers were originally considered a nuisance as ... From the series Locomotion Papers
Keywords: winsford, cheshire, cuddington, winsford, salt, weaver, justice, court, winsford, council, footpath, bridleway, miller, cheshire
RailwaysDesperate to reach Manchester, but thwarted by political wrangling with the London & North Western Railway north of Ambergate, the Midland Railway opened its branch to Wirksworth in October 1867, with the intention of extending to Rowsley and beyond, if necessary. The extension, however, was never ... From the series Oakwood Library Of Railway History
Keywords: wirksworth, manchester, wirksworth, rowsley, milk, limestone, milk, stone, derby, overhaul, dmus, pullman, trunk, scotland, mid-1990s, bunch, businessmen, wyvern, dmus, commuter, wirksworth, howard, derby, duffield, hazelwood, shottle, idridgehay, wirksworth, wirksworth, stone, milepost, bowne, shaw, quarry
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