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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.

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.

The Railway Magazine

The Railway Magazine

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Railroads
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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.

Ottley's Bibliography of British Railway History. Second Supplement 12957-19605

Ottley's Bibliography of British Railway History. Second Supplement 12957-19605

Books, Parts of Books, Pamphlets and Academic Theses on the History and Description of Public Transport in the British Isles Published Up to the End of 1995, with Corrigenda and Addenda to the Entries in the Previous Volumes

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  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Railroads
  • Page: 647
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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.

Slow Northumberland & Durham

Slow Northumberland & Durham

Including Newcastle, Hadrian's Wall and the Coast

  • Author: Gemma Hall
  • Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
  • ISBN: 1841624330
  • Category: Travel
  • Page: 310
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Northumbria is home to the loneliest stretches of moorland and coast in the country. The region has much to offer the nature lover, walking enthusiast, history buff, gastronome and gardener: rare wildlife, Georgian architecture, the Pennine hills, Hadrian's Wall, Alnwick Gardens and Alnwick Castle, featured in the Harry Potter films. Gemma Hall shares her love of Northumberland, Durham and Tyneside, guiding visitors through historic towns, cities and villages; across the Cheviot Hills and along Northumberland's Heritage Coast; to outdoor swimming spots, high altitude flower meadows and the wooded gorges of the Durham coast.

Canadian Transportation and Distribution Management

Canadian Transportation and Distribution Management

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Transportation
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The Listener

The Listener

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  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Radio broadcasting
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