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The Flying Scotsman

Author : Brian Sharpe
ISBN : 9781845630904
Genre : History
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From hauling the first non-stop express from London to Edinburgh in 1928 and breaking the 100mph barrier in 1934, to being sold in 1963, and to its final home at the York National Railway Centre, The Flying Scotsman has a rich and, at times, controversial history.It has traveled across the USA and steamed across Australia, changed owners and color and sold for the highest price ever paid for a locomotive. Relive the great age of steam and follow the making of the legend that is apple green and called Flying Scotsman. An informative and highly illustrated account of British Steam engines and railways, which includes concise, appealing articles on locomotive development and industrial progress.
Category: History

Br Standard Revival

Author : Brian Sharpe
ISBN : 1911639420
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This bookazine is the fifth and final of the series. The previous bookazines covered the Great Western Railway, Southern Railway, LMS and LNER, including engines inherited by those 'Big Four' companies in 1923. This one will cover the locomotives built by British Railways after nationalization in 1948, all designed by Robert Riddles, who was a steam enthusiast himself and probably extended the steam age in Britain for longer than he should have. It contains detailed information on the locomotives' histories which is surprisingly not readily available elsewhere. On January 1, 1948 the railways were nationalized; the four chief mechanical engineers were out of their jobs; the new man at the helm of British Railways' locomotive design was Robert Riddles.Riddles could have decided to adopt existing designs of various types of locomotive for continued ongoing construction but he embarked on a program of entirely new designs for various types of traffic. In three years he oversaw the introduction of 999 engines of no less than 12 'standard' classes of steam engines, which should have been able to cope with all types of traffic across the whole system. When the phenomenon of steam preservation exploded on to the scene as steam quickly vanished in the late 1960s, BR Standard designs were not generally particularly appealing to preservationists and only a handful had been preserved by the end of BR steam in August 1968. A significant number found their way to Dai Woodham's scrapyard at Barry though and most of these were eventually preserved and many have returned to steam. Forty-five locomotives of Riddles' BR Standard designs now survive, representing eight of the 12 designs, and they are useful and popular engines. This is the story of all those engines and the individuals and organizations which saved them, restored them, and continue to operate them.

Eastern Steam Days Remembered

Author : Kevin Derrick
ISBN : 9781445669908
Genre : Transportation
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A nostalgic look back at the days of steam on the Eastern Region.
Category: Transportation

Settle Carlilse Revival

Author : Brian Sharpe
ISBN : 1911658549
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The Settle & Carlisle railway runs across the roof of England, reaching the highest point on any main line railway in the country. Today it carries a frequent and well-patronized passenger service and considerable heavy long-distance freight traffic. The line has been fortunate enough to survive two attempts to close it and in fact should probably never have been built at all. There could now be a 72-mile abandoned trackbed passing through such places as Blea Moor, over Dent Head and Arten Gill viaducts and the legendary Ais Gill summit, but sufficient people felt strongly enough to campaign successfully to stop this happening and keep one of Britain's favorite railway lines open. Since the line won a second reprieve in 1989, after an eight-year battle, train services have been expanded. In fact they were expanding even while it plans were in place to close the line, but saving it was not the end of the story - it was just the beginning. This is the story of the revival in the fortunes of the Settle & Carlisle. Many closed stations have reopened and restored to their former glory, freight traffic has returned and steam-hauled excursions over the line have gone from strength to strength.

British Steam Pacific Power

Author : Fred Kerr
ISBN : 9781783469239
Genre : Transportation
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Pacific, collectively a name applied to steam locomotives with a 4-6-2 wheel arrangement is perhaps more commonly associated with express passenger engines but that is not the whole story, there were also Pacific Tank Engines. The LNER is famously associated with their streamlined Gresley A4 Pacific locomotives and that most celebrated of locomotives, Flying Scotsman. The new build Pacific Tornado has raised the profile of the 4-6-2 type to even greater heights. The LMS produced powerful Pacific locomotives to a Stanier design; whilst the Southern Railway constructed Bullied air smoothed 4-6-2 engines. The GWR, who built Britains first Pacific type, actually entered the BR era without a 4-6-2 type on their stock list! However Riddles included 4-6-2 engines in his multi regional BR Standard range. The locomotive specifications are illustrated and presented in a manner which will appeal equally to enthusiasts, model makers and railway historians.
Category: Transportation

Flying Scotsman

ISBN : 1911658026
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Brian Sharpe tells the story of the legendary steam locomotive.

Fife S Railways Remembered

Author : Michael Mather
ISBN : 9781445655765
Genre : Transportation
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Michael Mather delves into the past of Fife's railways with a selection of photographs mainly from the 1950s and 1960s.
Category: Transportation

Classic British Steam Locos

Author : compiled from Wikipedia entries and published byby DrGoogelberg
ISBN : 9781291079739
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The Southern Pacifics

Author : Roger J. Mannion
ISBN : STANFORD:36105024342003
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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This is the third volume in Roger Mannion's trilogy of works on remarkable locomotives which began with The Duchess and the Streaks. This book concentrates on the Southern Pacifics and includes information on the Southern Railway companies. It looks closely at the business and engineering background of hte locomotives, and compares them with other designs.
Category: Technology & Engineering