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- The History Press 2015; US$ 21.86
Keith Widdowson visited the North Eastern Region on over 400 occasions during the final 18 months of steam. Most of the locomotives were neglected, filthy, prone to failure and often only kept going due to the skills of the crew. The ever-dwindling numbers became corralled within the industrialised heartland of Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield and Normanton.... more...
- Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 22.99
The 'Castle' class 4-6-0 locomotives designed by Charles Collett and built at Swindon Works were the principal passenger locomotives of the Great Western Railway. The 4-cylinder locomotives were built in batches between 1923 and 1950, the later examples being constructed after nationalisation by British Railways. In total 171... more...
- Rosenberg Publishing 2015; US$ 17.50
What was it like to drive a steam locomotive? This book tells the ups and downs, mishaps and triumphs of life on the footplate. The author worked as first a trainee then as an engineman fireman on the footplates of locomotives in Western Victoria in the 60s at a time when bumper wheat harvests saw trains carrying tons of grain through Ararat for shipping... more...
- Dundurn 2015; US$ 8.99
It was one of the great railways that opened up Canada, and played a huge role in the development of Hamilton, the site of its head offices. Yet the rise and fall of the Great Western Railway has been almost lost to memory. David R.P. Guay provides the authoritative book of a great Canadian railway that history forgot. more...
- Seaforth Publishing 2011; US$ 30.00
At the beginning of the last century it was possible to sail from London to Glasgow via the south coast ports and Belfast, returning along the east coast from either Dundee or Leith for as little as five pounds. Those were the days when 300 passengers were landed twice weekly at Grangemouth or Dundee from the London boat, and the coastal passenger... more...
- Seaforth Publishing 2012; US$ 17.97
The SS Great Britain, designed by Isambard Brunel, was the first ocean-going vessel to be screw-driven and built entirely of iron. When she was launched in 1843 she was twice the size of any previous ship and her revolutionary design heralded a complete break with traditional ship construction. As is the case for many historic ships, however, there... more...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 10.99
The use of flags afloat and in most maritime situations is of interest and relevance to anyone going to sea whether for commerce or pleasure. This handy pocket-sized guide, now revised for its second edition, is the perfect on-board reference to the maritime flags of the world and their usage. It includes: - national maritime flags - special... more...
- Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 7.95
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,... more...