This is a large format landscape photographic album showcasing atmospheric and unpublished steam scenes along the route from London into Wessex from the camera of leading railway photographer, Mike Esau.
This book is first and foremost the story of the enginemen and their steeds which brought the steam era to an end on the Southern. It is therefore primarily about locomotive performance but enlivened by stories about how that was achieved and also about the band of young men who followed the exploits of men and machines, day and night over those last two years. It includes a substantial contribution from an ex-Nine Elms fireman and many anecdotes about the enginemen. The book contains about eighty train running logs plus records of lineside observations, detailed descriptions of the work covered by the locomotives and crews from the various steam motive power depots, copies of the actual duty rosters posted at Nine Elms, together with a unique collection of about 150 black and white and color images taken in the 1965 to 1967 period covered by this book. It is the most comprehensive story of those last few years yet produced, and it is truly The Untold Story, a fine tribute to the enginemen who performed near miracles with their doomed and run-down fleet of locomotives, in the very different world of the mid–1960's railway, unequaled anywhere else in Britain.
Railway Anthology is a collection of mainly previously unpublished articles and short stories, covering a lifelong interest in railways. It spans a wide spectrum over the years, from the early days in Kent in 1960, through the many hours on the line side on the Surrey Hills line and the South Western main line, to the last frantic years of steam on the Southern, and the current steam scene, as well as the privileged and exciting times spent riding on the foot plate of steam locomotives. It majors on the authors main railway passions of steam locomotives, train running performance, including modern motive power and all matters Southern. Locomotive performance in Europe and a tramway are also included, as is a fascinating minor- and little-visited narrow gauge railway in Southern England, plus heritage traction on the London Underground. The book comprises approximately 350 illustrations, many in color, as well as contemporary timetable extracts and copies of notebook pages, which cover shed visits in Scotland. Fifty train running logs are included, together with some detailed records of days spent by the line sides of railways when steam was still the predominant motive power in parts of the south.
The History and Development of the Train and an Evocative Guide to the World's Great Train Journeys
Author: Colin Garratt
Since the birth of the railroads in the early Industrial Age, people across the world have been fascinated by the locomotive as a powerful symbol of advanced technology and an exciting means of transport. From the early beginnings of steam power to today's high-speed passenger trains, this book spans nearly two centuries of locomotive and railway development.
How is Hardy's development of thematics and characters matched by that of narrative techniques and his handling of time? This book uses narratological methods to stress the interdependence of content and expression in a key transitional writer between the Victorian and Modernist eras.
Dorset - where the South Coast meets the West Country. From golden sandy beaches to rolling hills, delightful seaside towns and idyllic country villages, Dorset has long been a popular destination for visitors. Although not a vast railway network, several main lines either cut through the county or finish there. The most famous line to have passed through this county is the now long-closed Somerset & Dorset Joint Railway from Bath to Bournemouth. Many other lines were also closed over the years; the branch lines to Lyme Regis, Bridport, Portland and Abbotsbury, and the Swanage branch from Wareham - all have been closed and lifted. The most recent closure has been that of the Weymouth Quay tramway, which saw its last train in 1999. Since the end of Southern steam in 1967, and into the modern traction era, Dorset has probably been synonymous with the Class 33/1 and 4TC operation between Bournemouth and Weymouth prior to the 1988 electrification west of Bournemouth. After twenty-one years of service, these in turn were replaced by the Class 442 Wessex Electrics until 2007 when the Siemens-built Class 444 and 450 Desiro units took over. The West of England route from Waterloo to Exeter lost its loco-hauled trains in June 1993 when the then new BREL Derby-built Class 159s came into service, and twenty-three years later they still work the same line they were intended for very reliably. The photographs chosen for this book, published for the first time, represent the traction Dorset has enjoyed over the years since the end of steam in 1967, and the landscape that they pass through.
Containing a Record of the Human Race from the Earliest Historical Period to the Present Time; Embracing a General Survey of the Progress of Mankind in National and Social Life, Civil Government, Religion, Literature, Science and Art ...
Containing a Record of the Human Race from the Earliest Historical Period to the Present Time ... in National and Social Life, Civil Government, Religion, Literature, Science and Art ... Comp., Arranged and Written by Israel Smith Clare ... Reviewed, Verified and Endorsed by the Professors of History in Five American Universities