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Railways Of Ayrshire

Author : Gordon Thomson
ISBN : 9781785001482
Genre : Transportation
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In the early 1800s, Ayrshire was already established as a prosperous, mainly rural agricultural county. The realization that there was abundant coal and (to a lesser extent) iron ore deposits to be exploited, together with the coming of the Industrial Revolution, rendered the area wide open to the 'railway mania' that swept Britain in the mid to late 1800s. The proximity of the county north to Glasgow and south to Carlisle (and thence south) made it an attractive proposition for early railway developers. Gordon Thomson explores the history and development of the railway routes in Ayrshire; how the coming of the railways changed the face of the area and supported the growth of industry. It looks at how services evolved through the eras of LMS, nationalization and privatization, and the preservation and heritage scene in Ayrshire. Superbly illustrated with 273 colour and black & white photographs.
Category: Transportation

Ayrshire Renfrewshire S Lost Railways

Author : Gordon Stansfield
ISBN : 1840330775
Genre : Railroads
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Fascinating statistics on the now closed lines and demolished stations from these two counties, accompanied by 52 old photographs showing many of the locations in their prime. The original Wemyss Bay station, forerunner to the extravagant mock-Tudor structure that exists today, a railbus at Crosshouse, and the sorry spectacle of Kilwinning East station during demolition are some of the many subjects.
Category: Railroads

The Railway Record

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105215955563
Genre : Railroads
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Category: Railroads

Ayrshire Traction

Author : Colin J. Howat
ISBN : 9781445650845
Genre : Transportation
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Colin J. Howat explores the fascinating history of Ayrshire traction.
Category: Transportation

Mining

Author : Guthrie Hutton
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017336566
Genre : Coal miners
File Size : 51.75 MB
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The first of our illustrated mining histories to be published, this well documented history has been deservedly successful. Coal mining has been described as Scotland's ghost industry - many of its thriving, coal driven communities have almost completely vanished. To make them live again between the pages of his book, Guthrie Hutton spanned the length and breadth of Ayrshire and Upper Nithsdale, tracking down former miners and unearthing pictures of long-forgotten pits. Among the many locations featured are Auchenharvie, Glenburn, Auchencruive, Drumley, Killoch, Polquhairn, Houldsworth, Pennyvenie, Minnivey, Mauchline, Highhouse, Barony, Kames, Afton, Knockshinnoch Castle, Fauldhead and Killochan. There are over 200 illustrations covering all aspects of mining life.
Category: Coal miners

The Railway Magazine

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ISBN : UOM:39015058767941
Genre : Railroads
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Category: Railroads