PIONEER DIESELS AROUND LONDON

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Pioneer Dieself Around London

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Pat Avery has sourced a previously unpublished collection to present a tribute to that period now nearly half a century ago, and at a time shunned by the contemporary enthusiast who still preferred to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

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

Offshore Pioneers

Author : Joseph A. Pratt
ISBN : 0884151387
Genre : Business & Economics
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Fifty years ago, in November 1947, Brown & Root helped Kerr-McGee build the first out-of-sight-land offshore platform that produced oil. The date is widely celebrated as the birth of the modern offshore industry. In the years since this historic occasion, Brown & Root has continued to pioneer in the design and construction of offshore pipelines and platforms. Along with the rest of the offshore industry, the company has helped develop technology capable of finding and producing oil in deepwater and in harsh environments around the world. This history puts a human face on the process of technological change. Using the words of many of those who took part in Brown & Root's offshore activities, this book recounts their efforts to find practical ways to recover offshore oil. Building on lessons learned in the Gulf of Mexico before and after World War II, the company's personnel adapted offshore technologies to conditions encountered in Venezuela, the Middle East, Alaska, and other regions before becoming one of the first engineering and construction companies to confront the challenge of North Sea development in the 1960's. Through times of boom and bust in the oil industry, the search for effective technology had continued. The process has not always been smooth, but the results have been impressive. As we enter a new and exciting era in offshore technology, the history of the first fifty years of the industry provides a useful context for understanding current and future events.
Category: Business & Economics

Memoirs Of A Pioneer Aviator

Author : Terry Finney
ISBN : 9781525524363
Genre : History
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Memoirs Of A Pioneer Aviator is a record of the author's experiences in the Royal Air Force from 1924 to 1930. Here is a story of the humour and tragedy that touched the daily lives of the officers and enlisted men of the R.A.F. during that time. It is a valuable link to an era long past and a part of aviation that no longer exists outside of aviation museums. Here, also, is a story about early aircraft operations; about flying in zero visibility, sometimes in formation with other aircraft, before the advent of instrument flight regulations. It gives us a taste of the risks those aviators took and the judgement they needed to survive. This book is a must for aviation buffs. Within its pages, flight instructors will discover the origins of their trade. Terry Finney's story is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of aviation.
Category: History

The Railway Magazine

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015047808285
Genre : Railroad companies
File Size : 90.90 MB
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Category: Railroad companies

Brazilian Bulletin

Author :
ISBN : IND:30000100019979
Genre : Brazil
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Category: Brazil

Mechanical Power

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ISBN : UIUC:30112007924209
Genre : Internal combustion engines
File Size : 41.15 MB
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Category: Internal combustion engines