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The Gwr Story

Author : Rosa Marie Matheson
ISBN : 0752456245
Genre : Railroads
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The Great Western Railway - quickly coming to be known as 'God's Wonderful Railway' - was once regarded as the most advanced in the world. Engineered by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, it was initially designed to connect Bristol to London and came to develop a distinct character all of its own, one of the many reasons why it remains a much-loved and popular area of interest. This book traces its history covering topics such as the company, its engines and carriages, its engineers - including Gooch, Dean, Armstrong, Collett, Churchward and of course Brunel - as well as the battle of the gauges. Full of little-known facts and figures and with numerous photographs and memorabilia as well as a timeline, it is a tale full of record breakers and mighty achievements waiting to be retold to a modern age.
Category: Railroads

A History Of The Great Western Railway

Author : Colin Maggs
ISBN : 9781445613000
Genre : Transportation
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A narrative history of the most iconic railway company of the great age of steam.
Category: Transportation

Gwr Handbook

Author : David Wragg
ISBN : 9780750985420
Genre : Transportation
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For many the GWR was synonymous with vacations by the sea in the West Country, but it was originated to serve as a fast railway line to London, especially for the merchants and financiers of Bristol. Its operations stretched as far as Merseyside, it provided most services in Wales, and was the main line to Cardiff, Bristol, Cornwall, and Birmingham. This classic book was first published in 2006 and reveals the equipment, stations, network, shipping and air services, bus operations including Western National, and overall reach and history of the GWR. This authoritative new book, in series with LMS Handbook, LNER Railway Handbook, and Southern Railway Handbook, provides highly detailed reference information about the GWR.
Category: Transportation

Mile By Mile

Author : S. N. Pike
ISBN : 9781781316726
Genre : Transportation
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Travel back in time on a journey across Britain’s main-line railways on the eve of nationalisation. The views from the carriage windows are conveyed through finely detailed, hand-drawn maps, each a rich reminder of the linesides bursting with activity in an era of technical progress, glamour and prestige. Speed along the LNER’s racing track from King’s Cross to Newcastle upon Tyne and Edinburgh; from next-door St Pancras through the Peak District to Manchester; from Waterloo to Plymouth (with some pleasant seaside diversions on the way); from Euston through the industrial heartlands of the West Midlands and the north-west to the seaport of Liverpool; and from Paddington along Brunel’s ‘bowling green’ railway to Bristol, Exeter and Penzance. Mile by Mile faithfully reproduces the three original route maps drafted in 1947 by S.N. Pike, and adds a new one for the Great Western Railway to complete its coverage of the so-called ‘Big Four’ railway firms formed in the aftermath of the First World War. New introductions describe how the ‘Big Four’ came about, the passengers and goods they conveyed, the key personalities that shaped them – engineers, managers, even publicists – and the trains and locomotives that gave each its unique character. Climb aboard, sit back and take a ride to a special period in the history of Britain’s railways.
Category: Transportation

The Great Western Railway

Author : Ken Gibbs
ISBN : 9781445625812
Genre : Transportation
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The Great Western Railway (GWR) was founded in 1833 and would connect London to the West. It was engineered by the famous Isambard Kingdom Brunel and was known to many as 'God's Wonderful Railway'. Here is the story of how it grew. Ken Gibbs traces the GWR's history from the very beginning.
Category: Transportation

Swindon The Gwr

Author : Felicity Ball
ISBN : 0752428012
Genre : History
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A history of Swindon and the GWR
Category: History

The Gwr And The General Strike 1926

Author : Christopher R. Potts
ISBN : CORNELL:31924078652348
Genre : General Strike, Great Britain, 1926
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Category: General Strike, Great Britain, 1926

The Great Western Railway Duke And Dukedog 4 4 0 Locomotives

Author : Robert Inns
ISBN : 147382401X
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The Duke class, introduced in 1895, was the first class of 4-4-0s to be built in a large quantity by the Great Western Railway. This remarkable book tells their story. The 1890s were important years for the GWR, mostly because of the conversion from broad gauge to standard gauge. Important decisions had to be made about the engines required to haul the trains on the standard gauge. These decisions were made before the final conversion to standard gauge in May 1892, but they affected the course and development of engine design on the GWR for the next twenty years. The adoption of the 4-4-0 wheel arrangement was a major change, moving away from the established 'singles' and 2-4-0 designs. It created a breakthrough for later GWR engineers to apply further improvements and development. This book gives the individual history of the sixty Duke class 4-4-0s, of which twenty were converted to Bulldogs. It is made more complicated because of the engine renumbering of December 1912. The book goes on to describe the Earl class, or Dukedogs. These engines were a development or hybrid of the Dukes. Some of these survived long enough to be in the last ten years of British Railways' steam before its demise in August 1968. There is a bonus because one of the Dukedog engines survives, no. 3217, on the Bluebell Railway. The decade of the 1890s is an interesting period of GWR history. There is much to be told. Two further books on engine history in this period by this author will follow.

The Gwr Bristol To Taunton Line

Author : Colin Maggs
ISBN : 9781445625836
Genre : Transportation
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The story of a fascinating railway line
Category: Transportation