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Pentewan Railway

Author : Ad La De Felicie
ISBN : 6138595963
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The Pentewan Railway was a British narrow gauge railway in Cornwall. It was built as a horse-drawn tramway carrying china clay from St Austell to the harbour at Pentewan. In 1874 the line was rebuilt by engineer John Barraclough Fell and converted to locomotive working, at which time the gauge was changed from 4 ft 6 in (1,372 mm) to 2 ft 6 in (762 mm). The line ran from a clay store in St Austell town, and followed the course of the St Austell River.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The London Gazette

Author : Great Britain
ISBN : IOWA:31858045362310
Genre : Gazettes
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Category: Gazettes

An Index To The Historical Place Names Of Cornwall

Author : Chris Bond
ISBN : 9780952206439
Genre : Reference
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This two volume reference work features almost 24,000 entries on over 900 pages, and is the printed version of Chris Bond's popular online version of the index. The index has been compiled from a wide variety of manuscript sources including deeds, leases, manorial surveys, tithe apportionments, maps, plans, mining documents and parish registers, as well as from a host of published texts and includes nearly all entries from Symons' Gazetteer of 1884. Each entry is fully referenced and the book includes a bibliography, a glossary and a selection of Cornish place name elements. This is an invaluable source for students of the Cornish language, as well as for those researching local or family history in Cornwall.
Category: Reference

Journals Of The House Of Lords

Author : Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords
ISBN : STANFORD:36105128950339
Genre : Great Britain
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Category: Great Britain

On The British Narrow Gauge

Author : Michael Harris
ISBN : 9781445694665
Genre : Transportation
File Size : 23.45 MB
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A look at the fascinating history of the narrow gauge, including as passenger carrier, industrial motive power and on preserved tourist lines.
Category: Transportation

The Railway Magazine

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ISBN : UOM:39015013031839
Genre : Railroads
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Category: Railroads

The Light Railways Of Britain And Ireland

Author : Anthony Burton
ISBN : 9781473859951
Genre : Transportation
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First published in 1985 by Moorland Press, The Light Railways of Britain & Ireland has remained unavailable for more than twenty-five years, until now. Re-released by Pen & Sword, this is a thorough and engaging book that covers, in depth, the fascinating story of Britain's last railway development, the Rural light railways, constructed as a result of the Light Railways Act 1896. Rigorously detailed, it charts the overall history of the last great railway boom in Britain Ð the light railway boom Ð from 1896, to the beginning of the Great War in 1914. During this period a large number of narrow and standard gauge lines were constructed in both Britain and Ireland, in order to serve and open up areas in both countries that, at the time, lacked adequate transport links. This book tells the story of how these lines were constructed and why, in most cases, they eventually failed, due to post-First World War road competition. Authored by two highly acclaimed writers of transport history, this is a true testament to, and a timely reminder of, Britain's last railway development.
Category: Transportation

Devon Cornwall Notes Queries

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ISBN : UOM:39015024475033
Genre : Cornwall (England : County)
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Category: Cornwall (England : County)