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Steam Age Diesels Across Yorkshire

Steam Age Diesels Across Yorkshire

  • Author: Gerry Firth,Peter Cookson
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781871233254
  • Category: Diesel locomotives
  • Page: 96
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With bygone railway scenes from all over Yorkshire, 184 pictures - 11 of them colour - illustrate the wide variety of diesel locomotives and multiple units to be found in the white rose county prior to the end of British Rail steam on 11th August 1968.

Steam, Soot and Rust

Steam, Soot and Rust

The Last Days of British Steam

  • Author: Colin Garratt
  • Publisher: Pen and Sword
  • ISBN: 1473844150
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 160
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The disappearance of the steam locomotive in the land of its birth touched the hearts of millions, but when the government announced the Modernisation Plan for Britain's railways in 1955, under which steam was to be phased out in favour of diesel and electric traction, few people took it seriously. Steam locomotives were an integral part of our daily lives and had been for almost one and a half centuries. Furthermore, they were still being built in large numbers. It was popularly believed that they would see the century out and probably well beyond that. But the reality was that by 1968 Ð a mere thirteen years after the Modernisation Plan Ð steam traction had disappeared from Britain's main line railways. It was harrowing to witness the breaking up of engines, which were the icons of their day, capable of working long-distance inter-city expresses weighing 400 tons on schedules faster than a mile a minute. Top speeds of 100mph were not unknown. This book chronicles the last few years as scrap yards all over Britain went into overtime, cutting up thousands of locomotives and releasing a bounty of more than a million tons of scrap whilst the engines, which remained in service, were a shadow of their former selves; filthy, wheezing and clanking their way to an ignominious end. The pictures in this book are augmented by essays written by Colin Garratt at the time. Although steam disappeared from the main line network it survives in everÐdwindling numbers on industrial systems such as collieries, ironstone mines, power stations, shipyards, sugar factories, paper mills and docks. In such environments steam traction eked out a further decade and during this time many of the industrial locations closed rendering the locomotives redundant. The British steam locomotive was born amid the coalfields and was destined to die there one and three quarter centuries later.

The Railway Magazine

The Railway Magazine

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Railroads
  • Page: N.A
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English Electric Class 40, 50 & 55 Diesel Locomotives

English Electric Class 40, 50 & 55 Diesel Locomotives

The Amberley Railway Archive

  • Author: Martin Hart
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
  • ISBN: 1445633515
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 128
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In this superb collection of colour photographs Martin Hart records the iconic 1960s diesels built by English Electric. This is the first volume in the Amberley Railway Archive series.

Ottley's Bibliography of British Railway History

Ottley's Bibliography of British Railway History

Second supplement, 12957-19605

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: Virago Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Railroads
  • Page: 647
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For over thirty years the Bibliography of British Railway History has been an essential tool for anyone wanting to study the history of rail transport and one of the foundations for the best of recent railway historical research. The continuing output of new publications about railways is such that a substantial supplement is required from time to time to maintain the work's utility. This is the second such supplement. As well as providing addenda to some of the 13,000 entries in the previous volumes, this volume has 6600 new entries.

Confessions of a Steam-Age Ferroequinologist

Confessions of a Steam-Age Ferroequinologist

Journeys on BR's London Midland Region

  • Author: KEITH. WIDDOWSON
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780750991971
  • Category:
  • Page: 272
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Having detailed is search for steam-hauled trains elsewhere in Britain, Keith Widdowson turns his attention to their final habitat, the BR London Midland region. From exploratory journeys into the unknown to the dispiriting days of diesel substitutions, he describes the scenario he came across during those final years leading to the end of steam in 1968. His self-imposed mission of riding behind as many iron horses as possible led to many hours of nocturnal travel, extended periods of inactivity in waiting rooms, missed connections and fatigue. This was compensated by great camaraderie with like-minded individuals doing the same. This illustrated book will appeal to all those who witnessed the scene at the time, or who simply long for a bygone age.

The Country Railway

The Country Railway

  • Author: Tim Bryan
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 0747814252
  • Category: Transportation
  • Page: 64
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Britain's towns and cities were famously transformed in the nineteenth century by the coming of the railways, turning their fortunes around and giving urban dwellers new opportunities to travel across the country – yet the effect on the rural population was arguably far greater. Whilst some of the initial trunk lines were designed to link major cities, the network of smaller cross-country and branch lines that followed opened up large tracts of previously remote countryside, providing new markets for agricultural produce and ending the isolation of many rural communities, and such was the pace of development during the Railway Mania period that by the end of the nineteenth century there were few areas of country not served by train. This book tells the story of these railways from golden age to decline in the wake of nationalization and the Beeching Report in the mid-twentieth century – and indeed contemporary efforts to restore and preserve them.

Road Atlas of the British Isles 1991

Road Atlas of the British Isles 1991

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Great Britain
  • Page: 312
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Illustrated Encyclopedia of the World's Steam Passenger Locomotives

Illustrated Encyclopedia of the World's Steam Passenger Locomotives

A Technical Directory of Major International Express Train Engines from the 1820s to the Present Day

  • Author: John Brian Hollingsworth
  • Publisher: Crescent
  • ISBN: 9780517374863
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 208
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Describes the historical development, operations, and technical specifications of the world's great steam passenger locomotives