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Aviation, MilitaryAlfie Martin was born at Finaghy, Belfast in 1920. In 1938, like many young men at that time, he was hit by a feeling of patriotism. Forbidden by his mother from joining the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 'it was too dangerous!' in January 1939 he instead joined the Antrim Fortress Company, ...
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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
RailwaysThe coal tanks were the product of a forward-looking policy of engineering standardisation in an era that was only a couple of generations removed from the birth of the locomotive itself. Following their introduction in 1881, they received a variety of enhancements. These reflected the ongoing ...
Keywords: lnwr, policy, boiler, exhaust, boiler, feed, safer, boiler, vacuum, brake, pursue, heritage, worthy, hardship, welfare, heritage, skellon
RailwaysThe North of England Open Air Museum at Beamish, County Durham, operates in two time zones, 1825 and 1913, to relive the achievements of the North East in an enjoyable but historically accurate way. The museum is now 40 years old and the continued development of the rail transport collections is ... From the series Great Railway Eras
Keywords: beamish, waggon, beamish, durham, darsley, paul, jarman, beamish, tramway, pockerley, waggon, hint
Road VehiclesContinuing the story of vehicle manufacture ion the post-war period Robert W. Berry and Alan Earnshaw now examine the Bedford commercial vehicles in the 5-cwt to 35-cwt range which Vauxhall Motors produced in the 1950s and 1960s. Vauxhall had served Britain well during the difficult years of World ... From the series Classic Marques
Keywords: bedford, post-war, berry, earnshaw, bedford, vauxhall, vauxhall, bedford, peace, austin, ford, vauxhall, bedford, bedford, vauxhall, vauxhall, heritage, berry, earnshaw, k-type, m-type, ta-type, tj-type
Buses, Road VehiclesOne of the most iconic British motor coach chassis of all time was Bedford's VAL, which was introduced at the 1962 Commercial motor show. This was the first time that Bedford ventured in to the large-capacity coach market. But it did it with style and a novel engineering approach. Employing a ... From the series Fare Stage Series
Keywords: bedford, fare, chassis, bedford, bedford, novel, leyland, low-height, chassis, twin-steer, axle, chassis, bedford, vauxhall, heritage, bedford, personnel, chassis, chassis, non-psv, chassis, berry, val70
RailwaysThe year 1963 will always be remembered as the one when the Sixties really started to swing. The Beatles and Rolling Stones were topping the charts while the mini-skirt and the Mini car had become the latest fashion accessories. For those with an interest in railways however, 1963 was memorable for ...
Keywords: mini-skirt, euphemism, high-speed, linear, derelict, heritage, devon, cornwall, somerset, dorset, philip, horton
BusesCharlie Wyatt began as a conductor on London's trolleybuses in 1951 and became a driver in 1955. He worked throughout his trolleybus career at Finchley depot in north London, here he was on trolleybuses until their last day there. With an exceptional memory, backed up by official documents from the ...
Keywords: charlie, wyatt, conductor, trolleybus, finchley, charlie, trolleybus, charlie, wyatt, trolleybus, bamboo, flood, freeze, change-over, finchley
TramsA complete listing of all books, periodical articles and other papers published since 1861 to 2009 with tramways and light rail schemes in Britain and Ireland as their subject forms the content of this publication. Publications concerning all aspects of tramways, including legislation and ...
Keywords: irish, ireland, tramway, croft, chronology, memorabilia
Buses, Road VehiclesThe city has two unconnected trolleybus routes to Nechells and Shelson which totalled 11.69miles. They were each, in totally different ways, histrionically important, pioneering at various times a tram replacement, top covered double-deckers and metal framed bodies. They even had trolleybuses with ... From the series Trolleybus Classics
Keywords: birmingham, trolleybus, shelson, tram, dummy, birmingham, harvey, aston, bloomsbury, washwood, coventry, digbeth, coventry, swan, yardley, sheldon, lode
Buses, Road VehiclesIn summer 1954 the first Routemaster was completed at London Transport's Chiswick Works. At the beginning of 2004, in a very different world, Routemasters were still providing excellent service in London, and elsewhere in the case of sold examples. This book was conceived as one of the celebrations ...
Keywords: routemaster, routemaster, chiswick, fiftieth, routemaster, trolleybus
Buses, Road VehiclesBolton's buses and trams were always well turned out in the municipal livery. Bus operation began early, trams finished in 1947, but the undertaking made its mark in the Bennett era with innovative and trend setting designs and liveries. Well researched and illustrated by Harry Postlethwaite the ... From the series Portfolio
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