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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 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
Road VehiclesOver sixty vehicles gathered at Shrewsbury for the 2009 Heart of Wales Run. Once again there was a surprising number of 'new' entrants the most noticeable of which was Lewis Weaver's former Norwegian Army petrol engined six wheel drive GMC fitted with a lime spreader body. A major route change ...
Keywords: shrewsbury, lewis, weaver, norwegian, army, petrol, lime, spreader, two-day
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
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
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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