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British Steam Locomotive Builders

Author : James W. Lowe
ISBN : 1473822890
Genre : Locomotive industry
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From the early 1800s and for nearly 170 years, steam locomotives were built in Great Britain and Ireland, by a variety of firms, large and small. James Lowe spent many years accumulating a considerable archive of material on the History of the locomotive building industry, from its early beginnings at the dawn of railways, until the end of steam locomotive construction in the 1960s. British Steam Locomotive Builders was first published in 1975 and has not been in print for some years. This useful and well researched book is a must for any serious railway historian or locomotive enthusiast, 704 pages with reference to 350 builders, 541 illustrations and 47 diagrams. The material in this book has been carefully selected to cover all the leading former steam locomotive manufacturers in the British Isles.
Category: Locomotive industry

Elegance In Engineering

Author : Colin Alexander
ISBN : 9781445686226
Genre : Transportation
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Explore a fascinating look at the history of one of the most iconic machines of all time - the British steam locomotive.
Category: Transportation

Classic British Steam Locos

Author : compiled from Wikipedia entries and published byby DrGoogelberg
ISBN : 9781291079739
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Scottish Steam

Author : Keith Langston
ISBN : 9781845631635
Genre : Transportation
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Scotland is renowned worldwide for its engineering prowess, which of course included locomotive building. This lavishly illustrated and detailed publication celebrates standard gauge steam locomotive building North of the Border. Focussing not only on the achievements of the major companies, North British Locomotive Co Ltd, Neilson & Co Ltd, Neilson Reid & Co Ltd, William Bearmore Ltd, Sharp Stewart & Co Ltd,and Andrew Barclay, Sons & Co Ltd it also highlights the contribution made by several of the smaller, but nevertheless significant locomotive builders. Details of the output of the several railway company locomotive building works are also included. All of the Scottish built locomotive classes which came into British Railway's ownership are featured ,and a large majority of the carefully selected images are published for the first time. Scottish Steam celebrates the significant contribution made by Scottish railway engineering workshops to steam locomotive development.
Category: Transportation

British Industrial Steam Locomotives

Author : David Mather
ISBN : 9781526770202
Genre : Transportation
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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.
Category: Transportation

The North British Locomotive Company

Author : Colin Alexander
ISBN : 9781445674292
Genre : Transportation
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Colin Alexander and Alon Siton present a lavishly illustrated exploration of one of Britain's greatest locomotive companies.
Category: Transportation

British Steam Br Standard Locomotives

Author : Keith Langston
ISBN : 9781845631468
Genre : Transportation
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After WWII the existing railway companies were all put into the control of the newly formed British Transport Commission and that government organization spawned British Railways, which came into being on 1st January 1948. The railway infrastructure had suffered badly during the war years and most of the steam locomotives were 'tired' and badly maintained and or life expired. Although the management of British Railways was already planning to replace steam power with diesel and electric engines/units they still took a decision to build more steam locomotives (as a stop gap). Some 999 (yes just 1 short) Standard locomotives were built in 12 classes ranging from super powerful express and freight engine to suburban tank locomotives. The locomotives were mainly in good order when the order came in 1968 to end steam, some only 8 years old.There still exists a fleet of 46 preserved Standards of which 75% are in working order in and around the UKs preserved railways, furthermore 3 new build standard locomotives are proposed. Steam fans who were around in the 1960s all remember the 'Standards'.
Category: Transportation

Locomotive Builders Of Leeds

Author : Mark Smithers
ISBN : 9781473869738
Genre : Transportation
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The history of commercial railway locomotive manufacture in the Leeds is a fascinating story, covering a period of nearly two centuries, which commenced during the Napoleonic period and only came to an end in 1995. The two companies that most epitomized the formative years and period of consolidation of this this part of Britains industrial history were E.B. Wilson & Co (1846-59) and Manning Wardle & Co (1858-1927). The former manufacturer was well known for the Jenny Lind locomotives and their derivative designs used on several British main lines during the mid-nineteenth century. They proved to have a profound influence upon the work of other manufacturers for main line needs.The latter company was a builder of contractors and industrial locomotives, used worldwide, whose mainstream designs were likewise highly influential upon the work of neighboring manufacturers, constituting a sphere of locomotive production that lasted from before the Crimean War until after the end of the Second World War.In this new work, Mark Smithers draws upon a variety of sources, both documentary and illustrative, to arrive at an up-to date appraisal of the achievements of these companies during their respective periods of production, and their legacy to the greater sphere of British railway locomotive development.
Category: Transportation

Steam Locomotive Development

Author : Kevin Philip Jones
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035308290
Genre : Collection locomotives
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Category: Collection locomotives

Nasmyth Wilson And Co

Author : John Cantrell
ISBN : 0752434659
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A short history of one of the most famous steam locomotive manufacturers in Britain

Giants Of Steam

Author : Rodger P. Bradley
ISBN : 0860935051
Genre : Locomotive works
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A comprehensive history of the world's best-known steam locomotive manufacturers including outline histories of the well-known constituent companies. It contains listings of all steam diesel and electric locomotives produced by North British for the world market.
Category: Locomotive works

Archibald Sturrock

Author : Tony Vernon
ISBN : 9780752472102
Genre : History
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Born in 1816, by 1840 Sturrock was involved with Brunel and Gooch in establishing the Great Western Railway's works at Paddington and new town at Swindon. On Brunel's recommendation, Sturrock was appointed locomotive engineer for Great Northern Railway, and he designed the locomotives and carriages which established East Coast main line's reputation for comfort and punctuality. He later played a lead role in establishing the Yorkshire Engine Co. In 1863 Sturrock invented the steam tender, the predecessor of the locomotive booster, an auxiliary engine designed to give extra power at starting or at low speeds. Sturrock's later life comprised a lengthy retirement - 43 years - of hunting, shooting and fishing. The slightly ambiguous nature of his taking up retirement just after a costly steam tender failure has also ensured Sturrock a place as a topic for revisionist locomotive historians. Written by his great-great-grandson, Tony Vernon, this intimate biography offers an insight into Sturrock's family life as well as his professional life.
Category: History


Author : Keith Langston
ISBN : 9781526719072
Genre : Transportation
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It is possible that in the history of British steam locomotives no class of engine was ever more universally popular than the Stanier 5MT 4-6-0 class, which were generally referred to as Black Fives. This informative book includes numerous images of the class at work, many of which are published for the first time.Introduced by the London Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS) in 1934 the building of the 842-strong class was shared between the locomotive works at Crewe, Horwich and Derby and also by the private builders Armstrong Whitworth Ltd. and Vulcan Foundry Ltd. With the exception of a pause in production during the war time years Black Five locomotives continued to be built until May 1951, when the last example was out-shopped from BR Horwich Works. Only four examples of the class were named, but a fifth locomotive was allocated a name which it reportedly never carried.They were often referred to as the finest mixed-traffic locomotives ever to run in Britain. William Arthur Stanier joined the LMS in 1932 having previously served the Great Western Railway (GWR) at Swindon Works, doubtless his LMS 2-cylinder tapered boiler Class 5 4-6-0 design reflected his Swindon experiences.This highly efficient and reliable general-purpose design (in several variants) could generally be seen at work over all of the former LMS network, from Thurso in the north of Scotland to Bournemouth (Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway) in the south of England. They became the ultimate go everywhere steam locomotives, working all manner of trains from slow goods to express passenger services.In 1967 just prior to the end of steam, British Railways remarkably listed 151 Stanier Black Fives as serviceable locomotives. A total of 18 Stanier Black Five locomotives survived into preservation, with the majority of those having been returned to steam.
Category: Transportation

Official Catalogue Of The British Section

Author : Great Britain. Royal Commission for the Paris Exhibition (1878)
ISBN : UOM:39015063944741
Genre : Exposition universelle de 1878
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Category: Exposition universelle de 1878

Business In The Age Of Depression And War

Author : R.P.T. Davenport-Hines
ISBN : 9781135184735
Genre : Business & Economics
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First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Business & Economics

The Oxford Companion To British Railway History From 1603 To The 1990s

Author : Professor Emeritus of History Jack Simmons
ISBN : UOM:39015040629613
Genre : Transportation
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This is the first encyclopedia to chart the progress of Britain's railway development. It begins with primitive 17th-century wagonways, fully considers the eras of horse, steam, diesel, and electric traction, and then charts the change from private to public ownership. Finally, it describes in detail the privatizations of the late 1990s. Over six hundred entries by eighty-eight expert contributors provide a comprehensive and unique reference to all aspects of railways.
Category: Transportation

A History Of The American Locomotive

Author : John H. White
ISBN : 0486238180
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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Important and beautifully illustrated volume chronicles the explosive growth of the American locomotive from British imports to grand ten-wheelers of the 1870s. Over 240 vintage photographs, drawings, and diagrams tell the exciting tale. Introduction. Appendices. Index.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles