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Irish Railways

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105041794632
Genre : Railroads
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Category: Railroads

Irish Railways

Author : Tom Ferris
ISBN : 0717146480
Genre : Transportation
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The first passenger railway in Ireland, the Dublin & Kingstown, opened for business in 1834. From modest beginnings, the railway network expanded over the next 70 years into almost every part of the country. At its greatest extent, the national network consisted of just under 3,500 route miles of track. This era of expansion was followed by an equally long period of decline which was sparked by the partition of the country, the inexorable rise of the internal combustion engine and the economic problems of the interwar years. It was only towards the end of the twentieth century that the fortunes of the railways at last began to recover. Irish Railways, written by one of the leading historians of Ireland's railways, provides many insights into the social and economic effects of the railways. This is a story rich in human interest, a tale of triumph and tragedy, superb achievement and monumental incompetence, which will appeal to all who have even a passing interest in this most romantic of human inventions.
Category: Transportation

Irish Railways

Author : James Pim
ISBN : STANFORD:36105124412490
Genre : Railroads
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Irish Railways

Author : Thomas Bermingham
ISBN : UOM:39015076002990
Genre : Railroads
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Category: Railroads

Irish Railways In The 1950s And 1960s

Author : Kevin McCormack
ISBN : 9781473872004
Genre : Transportation
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In the 1950s and 1960s the railway system in Ireland became a magnet for enthusiasts from Great Britain who realized that, as on the mainland, a way of life was fast disappearing as diesel traction replaced steam and the size of the rail network across Ireland was shrinking. Much of the interest stemmed from the similarity with the railways in Great Britain. Also, the existence of several narrow gauge systems, two railway-owned tramways and some cross-border operators added to the fascination. This album covers those main line and narrow gauge railways in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland during the 1950s and 1960s, which were photographed in color and the images used are believed never to have appeared in print before. Although most of the pictures depict individual locomotives or ones hauling trains, the opportunity has been taken to show some of the railway infrastructure of the period as well, since this is of particular interest to railway modelers. There has been a very active preservation movement in Ireland over the years, with many wonderful steam-hauled rail tours being operated that continue to this day, however this book will focus on the normal every day operations.
Category: Transportation

The Railway News

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105026243415
Genre : Finance
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Category: Finance

State Purchase Of Railways

Author : Charles Waring
ISBN : HARVARD:32044021127709
Genre : Railroads and state
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Irish Railways

Author : Colin Boocock
ISBN : 0906899753
Genre : Railroads
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Category: Railroads

Bradshaw S Guide The Railways Of Ireland

Author : John Christopher
ISBN : 9781445638836
Genre : Transportation
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‘Bradshaw’s Guides were invaluable in their time and they provide the modern-day reader with a fascinating insight into the nineteenth-century rail traveller’s experience.’
Category: Transportation