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Irish Steam In The 1960s

Author : Conrad Natzio
ISBN : 1780731469
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A photographic record of a time in Irish transport (1960-63) that suggests steam still reigned. It was however the end of an era - dieselization and the move to multi-purpose railcars had started but was not comprehensive. What still existed therefore was a collection of steam locomotives for the enthusiast to photograph and travel behind.

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.

Steam In Ulster In The 1960s

Author : Richard Whitford
ISBN : 1904242839
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If we could turn the clock back and revisit Ulster's railways in the 1960s, we would see a very different scene compared with that of today. The railways were then operated by the Ulster Transport Authority on infrastructure which largely dated back to the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Despite the widespread introduction of diesel railcars in the 1950s, steam still had an important, although decreasing, role to play. The Ulster Transport Authority was created on 1 October 1948, taking over responsibility for the Belfast and County Down Railway and the already state-owned Northern Ireland Road Transport Board. After a brief sojourn with the British Transport Commission, the former lines of the Northern Counties Committee of the London Midland and Scottish Railway became part of the UTA on 1 April 1949. The cross-border railway companies, most notably the Great Northern Railway of Ireland, remained independent. However, financial crisis soon led to the two Governments in Ireland jointly taking over the GNR(I) and running it through the Great Northern Railway Board, with effect from 1953. The 1950s saw an unprecedented program of railway closures on both the UTA and GNRB systems. In 1958, the GNRB was dissolved and its remaining lines in Northern Ireland transferred to the UTA. Then followed a brief period of stability until publication of the Benson report in 1963. It recommended more severe cuts in the railway network including both lines to Londonderry. In the event the closures were not quite as severe as they might have been and the former NCC line to Derry survived. The decade ended with rail services being taken over by a new Government owned company, Northern Ireland Railways, in 1968. It was against this background that a small group of railway enthusiasts-cum-photographers set out to record as much as they could of Ulster's railway network before there were any more closures and before steam locomotives finally disappeared from the scene. One such photographer was Richard Whitford. Richard was brought up in Ballyclare where the family home backed onto the broad gauge branch off the NCC main line. By standing on the dining room table he could see trains on the narrow gauge line which still operated between the paper mills outside Ballyclare and Larne Harbour! Richard began his railway photography at Woodenbridge in County Wicklow in 1955 using a box camera. In 1960 he began photographing Northern Ireland's railway network in earnest and soon expanded his interests to include buses, trams and trolleybuses, here and further afield. Travelling to the chosen location usually meant going by train or bus, but a lineside permit issued by the UTA meant that access was possible to areas not open to the general public. Another important factor was knowing which trains would be operated by steam. The working timetables and weekly notices were a useful guide, but a chat with a friendly railwayman often brought more enlightened information about late changes or extra specials. Photography in those days was not a cheap hobby. Great care had to be taken to get the photograph right the first time and to avoid wasting expensive film. Lighting was also a major concern; the films were not very suitable for use in low light, but if Richard had waited for the sun to come out then most would never have been taken! Fortunately Richard did take those photographs and, thanks to his efforts, we can turn the clock back forty or more years and relive those days of UTA steam in the 1960s.

The Port Of Liverpool In The 1960s And 1970s

Author : Ian Collard
ISBN : 9781445681429
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A fascinating collection of images, most of which are previously unpublished, documenting the iconic port of Liverpool during this interesting period of shipping history.

Migration In Irish History 1607 2007

Author : Patrick Fitzgerald
ISBN : 9780230581920
Genre : History
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Migration - people moving in as immigrants, around as migrants, and out as emigrants - is a major theme of Irish history. This is the first book to offer both a survey of the last four centuries and an integrated analysis of migration, reflecting a more inclusive definition of the 'people of Ireland'.

The Daughters Of Maeve 50 Irish Women Who Changed World

Author : Gina Sigillito
ISBN : 0806536098
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For Hundreds of Years. . .In Ireland and the New World. . . Irish Women Have Made a Difference From ancient times to the present, Irish women have made their mark in times of peace and war, in Ireland and America. With their accomplishments largely ignored by the history books, these extraordinary women have fought for equality, struggled for independence, and met the challenge of nation building. Courageous, passionate, creative, able to stand tall on the battlefield--and in the kitchen--their stories will inspire brave women everywhere, for the daughters of Maeve have achieved remarkable feats against incredible odds. Meet women such as-- Brigid . . . saint and patroness of Ireland Grace O'Malley . . . pirate queen of Connacht Queen Maeve . . . ancient warrior Clara Dillon Darrow . . . suffragist Mother Jones . . . union leader Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy . . . U.S. first lady Sinead O'Connor . . . singer Mary Robinson . . . president of Ireland Maureen O'Hara . . . actress Sandra Day O'Connor . . . Supreme Court justice Maud Gonne . . . Irish revolutionary This indispensable reference will move, instruct, and empower readers to reach for their dreams as they stand on the shoulders of great Irish women. 50 Fascinating Profiles Gina Sigillito has studied Irish history, art, literature, and politics at the Irish Arts Centre, Ireland House at New York University, and Trinity College, Dublin. She has served as a guest host and producer on the Irish radio program Radio Free Éireann and has traveled extensively throughout Ireland. She is co-author of The Wisdom of the Celts, also available from Citadel Press.

British Steam Patriots

Author : Fred Kerr
ISBN : 9781783409952
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The Patriot class, often referred to as 'Baby Scots', were an immediate success displaying consistently good performance. The class was withdrawn over a two year period between 1960 and 1962 having all covered around 1.3 million miles each, unfortunately too early to be considered for preservation. The last two withdrawn were in good condition on withdrawal, but unfortunately all were scrapped.Although no Patriot in either rebuilt or unrebuilt forms survived into preservation a new 'Patriot' is under construction at the Llangollen Railway. The LMS-Patriot Project, a registered charity, is appealing for donations or regular contributions to build the new, 3 cylinder, Fowler designed, parallel boiler, 4-6-0 express passenger loco.Although mostly new, the group will use the leading wheel sets from two LMS 8F locomotives. An unrestored surviving LMS Fowler tender from Woodham Brothers Barry scrap yard will also be used for the project. The new build Patriot is being assembled at the Llangollen Railway Works, and will carry the number of the last built LMS number 5551 or British Railways number 45551. After a public poll, the new Patriot locomotive will be named The Unknown Warrior, whose tomb is located in Westminster Abbey.The new Royal British Legion backed engine will be launched in late 2011 or early 2012 and this is the only 'official' book of the project. Containing hundreds of new, never before published photographs, British Steam—Patriot will tell the story of the engine from its original concept, follow its production throughout the building period and also its launch.The book will be endorsed by the Royal British Legion and promoted to all its members. This will be a must for all railway enthusiasts.


Author : David Dickson
ISBN : 9780674745049
Genre : History
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As rich and diverse as its subject, Dickson’s magisterial history brings 1,400 years of Dublin vividly to life: from its medieval incarnation through the neoclassical eighteenth century, the Easter Rising that convulsed the city in 1916, the bloody civil war following the handover of power by Britain, to end-of-millennium urban renewal efforts.

The Railway Magazine

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The Heritage Of Ireland

Author : Colin Rynne
ISBN : 1898256152
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