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London Midland Scottish

Author : Bill Horsfall
ISBN : 9781496981783
Genre : Transportation
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The London Midland & Scottish Railway, the LMS, Great Britain's largest from 1923-1947, has been extensively chronicled, but an update is long overdue. This unique work achieves it - and much more, combining detailed information scattered over books and magazines through decades, into a concise overview of what the company was about, and how it worked. Its analyses of locomotive-stock provide a further insight into methods of operation. The LMS pioneering work in both steam and diesel traction, plus that in other fields, put it ahead of Britain's other three railways, and for this it is here accorded the recognition it deserves. Fascinating, amusing, anecdotes give an insight into the staff's work-ethic and into contemporary social conditions. Key decisions by the LMS Executive to overcome the rivalry of its two largest constituents resulted in the appointment of an engineer who would create, not only modern, efficient locomotives and rolling-stock, but also an effective and unified design-team which would actually outlive the company and provide the spine of the four nationalized railways from 1948. The technical details, such as wheel notation (4-4-0 etc), boiler-pressures and valve-gears, are well within the ambit of railfans and complete the picture of this, Britain's greatest railway.
Category: Transportation

The Model Railroader S Guide To Diesel Locomotives

Author : Jeff Wilson
ISBN : 9780890247617
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 44.60 MB
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Learn the history, spotting features, characteristics, and operation of diesel locomotives, plus how to determine appropriate eras, and details and features.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Railways And Culture In Britain

Author : Ian Carter
ISBN : 0719059666
Genre : History
File Size : 40.58 MB
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The 19th-century steam railway epitomized modernity's relentlessly onrushing advance. Ian Carter delves into the cultural impact of the train. Why, for example, did Britain possess no great railway novel? He compares fiction and images by canonical British figures (Turner, Dickens, Arnold Bennett) with selected French and Russian competitors: Tolstoy, Zola, Monet, Manet. He argues that while high cultural work on the British steam railway is thin, British popular culture did not ignore it. Detailed discussions of comic fiction, crime fiction, and cartoons reveal a popular fascination with railways tumbling from vast (and hitherto unexplored) stores of critically overlooked genres.
Category: History

Diesel Pioneers

Author : David N. Clough
ISBN : UOM:39015063667763
Genre : Diesel locomotives
File Size : 77.5 MB
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In 'Diesel Pioneers', Clough examines the various classes of diesel locomotive that emerged as a result of British Rails' modernisation plan. His survey begins by looking at the precursors to the designs that were developed from 1955 onwards, such as the LNER prototype of the 1930s and the first two LMS main line diesels.
Category: Diesel locomotives

Pioneer Dieself Around London

Author : Pat Avery
ISBN : 1906419825
Genre : Diesel locomotives
File Size : 90.80 MB
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Pat Avery has sourced a previously unpublished collection to present a tribute to that period now nearly half a century ago, and at a time shunned by the contemporary enthusiast who still preferred to chase steam.
Category: Diesel locomotives

Engineer Of Revolutionary Russia

Author : Anthony Heywood
ISBN : 0754655393
Genre : Science
File Size : 22.88 MB
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From Marxist revolutionary to American academic, this book reveals the life of one of revolutionary Russia's most distinguished and controversial engineers - Iurii Vladimirovich Lomonosov (1876-1952). The book employs an exceptionally rich base of high-quality primary sources, that not only provides a much-needed account and assessment of Lomonosov's life, but also contributes to the growing academic interest in the history of science and technology in Russia and the Soviet Union.
Category: Science

Port Of London

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105129741869
Genre : Harbors
File Size : 66.23 MB
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Category: Harbors

The Railway Magazine

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ISBN : UOM:39015065069117
Genre : Railroads
File Size : 61.54 MB
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Category: Railroads