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Fire And Steam

Author : Christian Wolmar
ISBN : 9781848872615
Genre : History
File Size : 69.79 MB
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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.
Category: History

Dorset New Forest Isle Of Wight Footprint Focus Guide

Author : Jane Anderson
ISBN : 9781909268203
Genre : Travel
File Size : 84.46 MB
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Dorset and the surrounding area is filled with natural wonders and all the attractions of the seaside. From the quirky charm of the Isle of Wight to the rolling farmland of Dorset, this part of the UK provides English rural charm at its best. Footprint Focus provides invaluable information on transport, accommodation, eating and entertainment to ensure that your trip includes the best of this quaint region of the UK. • Essentials section with useful advice on getting to and around Dorset, New Forest & Isle of Wight . • Comprehensive, up-to-date listings of where to eat, sleep and seek adventure. • Includes information on tour operators and activities, from spotting wild ponies in the New Forest to visiting the stunning beaches of Poole. • Detailed maps for Dorset, New Forest & Isle of Wight and the main cities in the region. • Slim enough to fit in your pocket. With detailed information on all the main sights, plus many lesser-known attractions, Footprint Focus Dorset, New Forest & Isle of Wight (includes Stonehenge, Salisbury & Winchester) provides concise and comprehensive coverage of one of England’s prettiest regions.
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Southern Railway Gallery

Author : John Scott-Morgan
ISBN : 9781473855809
Genre : Transportation
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Southern Railway Gallery is the first volume in a new series of picture books, designed to be of interest to railway historians and modellers. The series subjects are themed to include an interesting mixture of useful historic illustrations, depicting locomotives, rolling stock and infrastructure.Southern Railway Gallery covers the history of the Southern Railway from its beginings in 1923, to nationalisation in 1948, covering most aspects of its fascinating history and operations. The book looks at aspects of the Southern from the early years in the early 1920s, when the company had old worn-out stock on many of its lines, through to the introduction of new modern rolling stock and the electrification of much of its network in Kent, Sussex, Surrey and parts of Hampshire.The company operated an extensive rail and bus network on the Isle of Wight, which covered the whole island and is well remembered to this day.Although the Southern introduced a number of modern new steam classes, its main goal was to electrify as much of the network as possible, however this did not preclude the company from introducing two classes of successful Pacific type locomotives in the 1940s.The company owned and operated docks and harbours throughout its existence, having an extensive fleet of ferries and cargo vessels, some of which served with the Royal Navy in the Second World War as hospital ships. The Southern, also operated bus and road services, which covered many areas not served by a local railway station on the system.The Southern Railway ceased to exist at midnight on 31 December 1947, after a remarkable existence of twenty-four years.
Category: Transportation

The Isle Of Wight Book Of Days

Author : Jan Toms
ISBN : 9780750956994
Genre : Reference
File Size : 58.57 MB
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Taking you through the year day by day, The Isle of Wight Book of Days contains quirky, eccentric, amusing and important events and facts from different periods in the history of the Island. Ideal for dipping into, this addictive little book will keep you entertained and informed. Featuring hundreds of snippets of information gleaned from the vaults of the Isle of Wight’s archives and covering the social, criminal, political, religious, industrial, military and sporting history of the Island, it will delight residents and visitors alike.
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The Rough Guide To Dorset Hampshire The Isle Of Wight

Author : Amanda Tomlin
ISBN : 9781409364948
Genre : Travel
File Size : 65.33 MB
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The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight is the ultimate travel guide to these beautiful and diverse regions of southern England. With detailed coverage of all the top attractions, you'll discover the hidden gems of the New Forest and South Downs National Parks, and find the best beaches on the Isle of Wight and along the stunning south coast, which includes the famous Jurassic Coast. The guide features practical advice on what to see and do, with up-to-date reviews of the best hotels, bars, clubs, shops and restaurants for all budgets. The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight also includes detailed walks and cycling routes, historical information and the lowdown on the best places to sample local food and drink. Explore every corner of the regions with easy-to-use colour maps to help make sure you don't miss the unmissable. Make the most of your time with The Rough Guide to Dorset, Hampshire & the Isle of Wight. Now available in ePub format.
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Vectis Steam

Author : Laurie Golden
ISBN : 071103642X
Genre : Transportation
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In this outstanding new title, author Laurie Golden records the decline of steam from the early 1950s onwards. This beautifully illustrated album follows the Isle of Wight Railways in perfect detail depicting the last years of steam on the Islands intricate networks and lines. The Isle of Wight, despite its relatively small size, possessed an intricate and complex network of railway lines. Built originally by a number of companies, management of the network passed to the Southern Railway in 1923 and to the Southern Region of British Railways in 1948. Physically separated from the railways on the mainland, although there were proposals (which came to nothing) for the construction of a tunnel under the Solent to link them, the lines also suffered from a smaller than usual loading gauge. This made modernisation of the network difficult and the bulk of the island's system was abandoned with the final withdrawal of steam in the mid-1960s. The last remaining section was electrified and was supplied with ex-London Transport Underground stock. Part of the closed network has been restored as the Isle of Wight Steam Railway and examples of the locomotives and rolling stock operated on the island's network are on display or operational there. During the final years of steam operation the Isle of Wight was a magnet to countless enthusiasts
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