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Steaming Over the North Yorkshire Moors

Author : Robin Jones
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Steaming Over the North Yorkshire Moors is the story of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, a pinnacle of the rail preservation movement. Author Robin Jones, editor of Heritage Railway magazine, tells the story of how the line began in 1836 as Rocket inventor George Stephenson's Whitby & Pickering Railway, its conversion to a steam railway and its years under the London & North Eastern Railway and British Railways before its closure by Dr Beeching - with the accompanying protests. The line would later be saved by volunteers and reopened step by step. Eventually, in a ground-breaking move, services were extended back over the main line to Whitby. Today the line regularly receives upwards of 350,000 visitors a year from across the UK, and indeed the world. The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is now by far the most popular steam railway in Britain and probably the world, not only because of its stunning moorland scenery and magnificent main locomotive fleet, but also because it featured in the prime time ITV 1960s police drama Heartbeat for 18 years, fans of which are still drawn to what is already a tourism hotspot today. Moors Steam also features the story of the line's locomotives, the flagship being A4 streamlined Pacific No. 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley, which is the British post-war steam speed record holder.

A Guide to the Steam Railways of Great Britain

Author : W. Awdry
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Steam Renaissance the Decline and Rise of Steam Locomotives in Britain

Author : G. T. Heavyside
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The North Yorkshire Moors Railway

Author : Michael A Vanns
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This fantastic guide traces the history of, arguably, the most popular heritage railway in Britain from the origins of the line in the 1830s through the good, bad and controversial times, up to the present day. Every year since 1973, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR) has transported hundreds of thousands of visitors in preserved steam and diesel-hauled trains between Pickering and Grosmont through an ancient landscape of unmatched beauty. When those trains started to run regularly to and from Whitby in 2007, it revived a service started by the Whitby & Pickering Railway Company back in 1836. The history of the NYMR is a fascinating one that will do well to be remembered. This book explores the journey, development and changes of the NYMR and is a fantastic guide to how the railway industry has changed over time.

The Railway Magazine

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British Steam Locomotives Before Preservation

Author : Malcolm Clegg
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British Steam Locomotives Before Preservation, covers the history in pictorial form of steam locomotives that are now preserved as part of the national collection. Those which can be found in private collections and the ones which adorn the various heritage railways which operate throughout Britain. The book looks at each subject both in its working life and during its subsequent preservation. The pictorial content covers a wide swathe of Britain during the years before the heritage locomotives, were earmarked for preservation.

Crescent Color Guide to Trains

Author : Brian Haresnape
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A guide to trains, including famous locomotives, steam trains of today, and modern railways.

Steam Around York East Riding

Author : Mike Hitches
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Through a multitude of pictures furnished with informative captions from an acknowledged expert, the heyday and decline of the railways of York and the East Riding is explored in depth and the services, engines and locations of this remarkable industry are recorded for posterity.

British Industrial Steam Locomotives

Author : David Mather
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The first steam locomotives used on any British railway, worked in industry. The use of new and second hand former main line locomotives, was once a widespread aspect of the railways of Britain. This volume covers many of the once numerous manufacturers who constructed steam locomotives for industry and contractors from the 19th to the mid 20th centuries. David Mather has spent many years researching and collecting photographs across Britain, of most of the different locomotive types that once worked in industry. This book is designed to be both a record of these various manufacturers and a useful guide to those researching and modelling industrial steam.

British Railways Steam in the 1960s

Author : E. H. Sawford
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"In this book, the follow-up to his highly successful British Railways Steam in the 1950s, Eric Sawford traces the last days of steam on British Railways, showing a wide variety of engines and locations. A superb collection of over 250 photographs, complemented by informed commentary and captions, this is a book that the steam enthusiast will not want to miss."--BOOK JACKET.

The Golden Age of Steam

Author : Alex Sharkey
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The romance with the age of steam and the steam locomotives that revolutionised industry, travel and even holidays in the latter part of the 19th century are featured in this book, from the development of Richard Trevithick’s first working locomotive and Stephenson’s Rocket to the iconic engines of the 20th century. The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a crucial part in the growth of steam, along with the LNER, LMS, Southern and Settle & Carlisle lines. The trains themselves are of course the vital ingredient and some of the classics are highlighted including: Evening Star, Duchess of Hamilton, City of Truro, Flying Scotsman and Mallard. Despite the demise of steam in the 1950s and 1960s, many locomotives have survived thanks to the dedicated volunteers on preservation railways both in the UK and across the globe. Scenic journeys available via steam today are also discovered while captivating pictures provide a backdrop for this interesting story.

Fire and Steam

Author : Christian Wolmar
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The opening of the pioneering Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the beginning of the railways' vital role in changing the face of Britain. Fire and Steam celebrates the vision and determination of the ambitious Victorian pioneers who developed this revolutionary transport system and the navvies who cut through the land to enable a country-wide network to emerge. From the early days of steam to electrification, via the railways' magnificent contribution in two world wars, the chequered history of British Rail, and the buoyant future of the train, Fire and Steam examines the social and economical importance of the railway and how it helped to form the Britain of today.

Steaming Into the Eighties

Author : G. T. Heavyside
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Twilight of Steam

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The Bookseller

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Gramophone Spoken Word Miscellaneous Catalogue

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To Kill a Railway

Author : Stan Abbott
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Falconer s railway coach car and steam navigation guide for Ireland

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Tempo of Steam

Author : Roger Siviter
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The Archaeology of Railways

Author : Philip John Greer Ransom
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