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Irish Railways In The 1950s And 1960s

Author : Kevin McCormack
ISBN : 9781473872004
Genre : Transportation
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In the 1950s and 1960s the railway system in Ireland became a magnet for enthusiasts from Great Britain who realized that, as on the mainland, a way of life was fast disappearing as diesel traction replaced steam and the size of the rail network across Ireland was shrinking. Much of the interest stemmed from the similarity with the railways in Great Britain. Also, the existence of several narrow gauge systems, two railway-owned tramways and some cross-border operators added to the fascination. This album covers those main line and narrow gauge railways in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland during the 1950s and 1960s, which were photographed in color and the images used are believed never to have appeared in print before. Although most of the pictures depict individual locomotives or ones hauling trains, the opportunity has been taken to show some of the railway infrastructure of the period as well, since this is of particular interest to railway modelers. There has been a very active preservation movement in Ireland over the years, with many wonderful steam-hauled rail tours being operated that continue to this day, however this book will focus on the normal every day operations.

Focus On Ireland

Author : Rob Bowden
ISBN : 0836867513
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents an overview of Ireland, covering its history, climate, people, government, economy, transportation system, education, healthcare, culture, religion, and recreation.

A Rocky Road

Author : Cormac Ó Grd̀a
ISBN : 0719045843
Genre : Business & Economics
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Most Irish historians agree that the southern Irish economy performed very badly between 1920 and the early 1960s. This volume critically compares new data for a fresh perspective. While providing a comprehensive narrative for a specialist audience, it also addresses those aspects of the record that are of interest to general readers. 25 illustrations.

Irish Railway Album

Author : C. P. Boocock
ISBN : UOM:39015008085899
Genre : Railroads
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The First Irish Railway

Author : Kurt Kullmann
ISBN : 9780750988568
Genre : History
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The first Irish railway ran from Westland Row, in the centre of Dublin, to Kingstown, then a seaside resort on the coast south of the city. This historic line is now the DART line, Kingstown has become Dún Laoghaire and the world has changed around it. In this work, historian and author Kurt Kullmann recreates this era and takes us on a scenic journey through Ireland’s past.

Rail Versus Road In Ireland 1900 2000

Author : Michael Collins
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029495624
Genre : Bus lines
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In 1900 the railways enjoyed an unrivalled monopoly but, within a few years, first urban electric tramways and then bus competition, offered a challenge that had to be faced. This book charts the uneasy relationship between rail and road transport in both parts of Ireland. It details all major reports and enquiries into public transport in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland with pointers to ow transport policy might develop in the 21st century.

The Railway Magazine

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ISBN : UOM:39015058768238
Genre : Railroads
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Industrial Ireland 1750 1930

Author : Colin Rynne
ISBN : UOM:39015067649759
Genre : History
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This comprehensive survey of Ireland's industrial archaeology is divided into five main sections: industrial and motive power; extractive industries; manufacturing; transport and communications; and utility industries and industrial housing. Each section covers the major activities, its technology and important surviving sites.

Amateur Filmmaking

Author : Laura Rascaroli
ISBN : 9781441106810
Genre : Performing Arts
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With the advent of digital filmmaking and critical recognition of the relevance of self expression, first-person narratives, and personal practices of memorialization, interest in the amateur moving image has never been stronger. Bringing together key scholars in the field, and revealing the rich variety of amateur filmmaking-from home movies of Imperial India and film diaries of life in contemporary China, to the work of leading auteurs such as Joseph Morder and Péter Forgács-Amateur Filmmaking highlights the importance of amateur cinema as a core object of critical interest across an array of disciplines. With contributions on the role of the archive, on YouTube, and on the impact of new technologies on amateur filmmaking, these essays offer the first comprehensive examination of this growing field.

Pennsylvania Railroad

Author : Mike Schafer
ISBN : 0760303797
Genre : Transportation
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This book uses the contents of the official 1952 Pennsylvania RR passenger train consist book detailing the make-up of its east-west trains. The author supplements this data with a general introduction about PRR service of the period, and introduces each train with a description of its make-up, service, and cars used. Color photos illustrate many of the cars used in the era. B&W and Color photos show typical trains. Illustrations of menus and ads complete the book.

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