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Memories Of Isle Of Wight Railways

Author : Mike Jacobs
ISBN : 1906419361
Genre : Transportation
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In 1945 Mike Jacobs visited the Isle of Wight for the first time and was captivated by the railway system, which he innocently believed at the time to be concentrated only at Ryde. Over the years, further visits followed, including trips on the Island line to Ventnor, Bembridge, Newport, and Yarmouth. Already addicted to the charm of the Island system, it was fortunate indeed when in 1954 the family moved to Ventnor, which was to cement his fascination with the railway system. Mike Jacobs' stories of railway life half a century ago and more, seen through the eyes of both a regular passenger and an enthusiast, are unique. Written with wonderful warmth of feeling, the reader is immediately taken back to a long-forgotten time and to a quaint way of life that has now all but disappeared. Fully illustrated with plenty of rare mono illustrations, this volume captures the ever-changing railway scene beautifully.
Category: Transportation

Isle Of Man Railways 140th Anniversary 1874 2014

Author : Gordon Edgar
ISBN : 9781445639765
Genre : Transportation
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Capturing the spirit of the Isle of Man's narrow gauge network. Its history as well as today's preserved steam railway.
Category: Transportation

Dad S Best Memories And Recollections

Author : Charles J. Humber
ISBN : 9781460283387
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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DAD’S BEST MEMORIES AND RECOLLECTIONS is Chazzz Humber’s epithaph casting a very long and sentimental shadow across North America and beyond. This 230-page volume is his granite monument, well-polished! It lavishly records 125 of his best memories over a life-span of nearly eighty years. The vignettes are serenaded with more than 400 illustrations. Those discovering this volume likely will find themselves wanting to record, in their own sunset years, their personal memories and recollections. And when they do, they are apt to recall what it was like to live in their fluctuating world dominated by a variety of personalities and cascading events. Mr. Humber vividly describes what it was like, in 1945, to travel in a 1930 Model A Ford from Toronto to Boston. With lively enthusiasm, he reports what it was like to live in post-World War II Boston, to cook a lobster for a former President of the United States or to sell a pair of elevator shoes to one of Hollywood’s shortest celebrities or to shine the shoes of a Derby-hatted father of a future President of the United States. It is not a remarkable achievement to reflect, to recall or to have memories that are treasured. But to tell them with literary aplomb, to recall the events that happened nearly seventy-five years ago with utmost clarity is definitely an admirable achievement and should be cherished not only by the kin who follow Mr. Humber but by those who might like to imitate what he has monumentally achieved in Dad’s Best Memories and Recollections.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Railway Magazine

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ISBN : UOM:39015065069117
Genre : Railroads
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Category: Railroads

Memories Of Southern Railways

Author : Mike Jacobs
ISBN : 1906419647
Genre : Transportation
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In 2010 the first volume of Mike Jacob's enchanting memories of his railway childhood was published. 'MEMORIES OF ISLE OF WIGHT RAILWAYS' combined personal reminiscences with accurate factual information. This new volume continues the same theme, but at two differing periods. Firstly Mike Jacob's memories that pre-date his time on the Isle of Wight and then later, and as the title of this new book suggests, his visits to and travels on and around the Southern Region in the 1950s and early 1960s. Readers are privileged to see Hampshire railways in the 1940s, the time as a child he first saw a sailor carrying bananas at Portsmouth station - without knowing what they were: a strange machine that turned out to be the 'Leader' on a test run, and later still visits to Eastleigh and interviews with the Works Manager: which revealed some interested facets on Mr Bulleid and his engines! The story continues with equally wonderful descriptions of visits from Kent across to Cornwall. This new title is copiously illustrated with new material, a lot of which has never previously published. Just like the first volume, this is a compelling book which once started will be difficult to put down
Category: Transportation

London Society

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ISBN : NYPL:33433105637304
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London And Its Environs

Author : Karl Baedeker (Firm)
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

Spike Island The Memory Of A Military Hospital

Author : Philip Hoare
ISBN : 9780007394586
Genre : History
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This ebook contains a limited number of illustrations. The story of Netley in Southampton – its hospital, its people and the secret history of the 20th-century. Now with a new afterword uncovering astonishing evidence of Netley's links with Porton Down & experiments with LSD in the 1950s.
Category: History

The Century

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ISBN : PSU:000020213701
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