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Steam In The North West

Author : Fred Kerr
ISBN : 9781526717474
Genre : Transportation
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When BR ran its 15 guinea Special in August 1968 many believed that steam locomotives would quickly become a thing of the past and that future workings would be restricted to the heritage lines which had begun to appear. Initially that seemed to be the case with the only exception being the famed A3 Class Pacific 4-6-2 Flying Scotsman whose owner had signed a contract with BR that allowed the locomotive to operate beyond that date.Change came in 1971 when BR trialled the operation of King Class 4-6-0 6000 King George V, then based at Bulmers Hereford site, on a tour of the UK which confirmed the value of steam operation as a valuable aspect of publicity which the railways of the day desperately needed. Many locomotives operating on preserved lines had been bought with the hope of being able to operate on the main line at some future date and their owners began to use this success as a lever to further ease the restriction on steam locomotive usage on the national network.Over time BR identified routes where steam traction could be operated and the centres where steam locomotives could be based as part of the new ethos. It was fitting that, as the last bastion of steam operation in 1968, the North West of England still retained its affection for steam locomotives with Carnforth locomotive depot still available as a maintenance centre. The status of steam operation was fully realised in the 1993 Railway Bill which not only privatised the network but also enshrined the right of steam locomotives to operate on the main line subject to meeting the normal operating standards that were applied to all locomotive operations.The North West of England quickly proved to be the area which offered the best of operations with the stiff gradients of Shap on the West Coast Main Line and the Long Drag of Ais Gill on the Settle and Carlisle route providing a challenge to the footplate crews, an experience for the passengers and a sight to see from the lineside.The lineside view has been captured by the author who lives within the area at Southport hence has been well placed to record many of these workings within the area and the wide variety of locomotive types whose owners have finally achieved the ambition of their locomotives joining the unique club of Steam Locomotives Working in the North West.

More London Midland Steam In The North West

Author : Nigel F. W. Dyckhoff
ISBN : 0851532195
Genre : Locomotives
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The End Of Steam In The North West Of England

Author : Stephen Heginbotham
ISBN : 9781445690353
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Stunning previously unpublished photographs of steam in the area. Offers a richly rewarding and nostalgic tribute to the final years of steam.

The End Of Midland Steam In The North West

Author : George Woods
ISBN : 1445671301
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The years 1966 and 1967 saw many steam enthusiasts heading north to photograph and record the last steam-worked trains on the Midland Region of British Rail.In this volume, George Woods presents a selection of previously unpublished photos from his large collection, taken in settings ranging from the urban areas of the Midlands and Lancashire to the wide open moors of Westmorland.The closure of Carlisle Kingmoor shed at the end of 1967 resulted in the end of steam on the West Coast Main Line and saw the end of most steam-hauled passenger trains and long-distance steam-hauled freight traffic. Showing the locomotives and trains that were running at the end of steam in everyday traffic and some of the railtours that were run for enthusiasts, this is a wonderfully evocative and nostalgic look back at the twilight years of steam.

Frank Reade Jr With His New Steam Horse In The North West

Author : Luis Senarens
ISBN : 9781945325304
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Hardy pioneers who know what they’re doing travel West in large wagon trains. And greenhorn Minnesota gentleman Leslie Walker, his new bride, and his mother are beginning to realize their fatal mistake. Their single prairie schooner may well become their final resting place unless Frank Reade Junior and his incredible Steam Horse can somehow conquer the wilds of the savage and deadly American North West.

Steam Electric Generating Plants In Pacific Northwest

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works
ISBN : UIUC:30112119651948
Genre : Electric power-plants
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Steam Electric Generating Plants In Pacific Northwest Hearings H R 4963

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works
ISBN : STANFORD:36105045559767
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Steamboats On Northwest Rivers

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ISBN : 087004561X
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To pilot their craft completely by hand along the settlements, taking goods to market and bringing a little civilization back, becoming legendary among the pioneer river-dwellers. Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).

Lewis Dryden S Marine History Of The Pacific Northwest

Author : E.W. Wright
ISBN : 9785884013193
Genre : History
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An illustrated review of the growth and development of the maritime industry, from the advent of the earliest navigators to the present time : with sketches and portraits of a number of well known marine men

Report From The Select Committee On Steam Navigation To India

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ISBN : BSB:BSB10213512
Genre : Great Britain
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The Cruise Of The Steam Yacht North Star

Author : John Choules
ISBN : 9781429020169
Genre : Business & Economics
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The North West Passage

Author : Roald Amundsen
ISBN : 9781108071604
Genre : History
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From an early age Roald Amundsen (1872-1928) was determined to be an explorer. Having gained valuable experience on the Belgian Antarctic Expedition (1897-9), he resolved to conquer the North-West Passage. After three years, using a small fishing vessel, the Gjøa, and only six crew, Amundsen succeeded in reaching Nome, Alaska. First published in Norwegian in 1907, and reissued here in its 1908 English translation, this two-volume account is copiously illustrated with photographs. Volume 2 begins with details of Inuit practices, including the building of snow houses, fishing, and the making of clothes. The navigation to Herschel Island, where the men spent a third winter among whaling vessels, is then recounted. One of the crew died from illness before the Gjøa reached Nome in August 1906. This volume contains a lengthy supplement by Godfred Hansen, describing the sledge journeys to map the coast of Victoria Island, and a detailed index to both volumes.

Steam Electric Generating Plants In Pacific Northwest

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works
ISBN : OCLC:853180842
Genre : Power resources
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Fire And Steam

Author : Christian Wolmar
ISBN : 9781848872615
Genre : History
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The opening of the pioneering Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the beginning of the railways' vital role in changing the face of Britain. Fire and Steam celebrates the vision and determination of the ambitious Victorian pioneers who developed this revolutionary transport system and the navvies who cut through the land to enable a country-wide network to emerge. From the early days of steam to electrification, via the railways' magnificent contribution in two world wars, the chequered history of British Rail, and the buoyant future of the train, Fire and Steam examines the social and economical importance of the railway and how it helped to form the Britain of today.

Lumsden Son S Steam Boat Companion; Or Stranger S Guide To The Western Isles Highlands Of Scotland Etc

Author : James Lumsden & Son
ISBN : BL:A0017986524
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North American Locomotives

Author : Brian Solomon
ISBN : 9781610586856
Genre : Transportation
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Spanning more than one and a half centuries, this treasure trove examines the steam, diesel, and electric locomotives that have have kept North American commerce on the rails since the middle of the nineteenth centuty. Prolific rail author Brian Solomon takes an encyclopedic approach and describes every major type. And because locomotive-building has long been a made-to-order business, the book is arranged alphabetically by railroads from across the United States and Canada to show the variant technologies that railroads ordered to best suit their specific needs, whether for freight or passenger operations. The 75-plus railroads covered range from the best known historical lines such as Canadian Pacific, Santa Fe, Union Pacific, and Baltimore & Ohio, to today’s giant Class I roads, commuter lines, and selected short lines. The result is a profusely illustrated and beautifully presented reference guide that features more than 400 locomotive gems from throughout the ages, including historic machines such as New York Central’s J3a Hudsons, Pennsylvania Railroad’s GG1 electrics, and EMD’s classic E- and F-Units, to today’s most powerful modern diesels. All the major builders—past and present—are represented, including such heavyweights as Baldwin, Alco, Lima, EMD, GE, and more.

The Industrial Archaeology Of North West England

Author : Owen Ashmore
ISBN : 0719008204
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The Age Of Steam

Author : Lucius Beebe
ISBN : 0883940795
Genre : Transportation
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A collection of more than five hundred photographs and illustrations capture the sights, sounds, and smells of American railroading, depicting the folkways of little carriers, the personnel of main lines, and more.

Katy Northwest

Author : Donovan L. Hofsommer
ISBN : 0253336368
Genre : History
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"Katy Northwest will be of interest to scholars who are concerned with the economic, social, and political ramifications... of all light railroad branch lines... Will be warmly received by rail buffs and by loyal friends of the Katy." --from the Foreword by John W. Barriger, Special Assistant, Federal Railroad Administration, and former president of the Katy "If you are coming to this book for the first time, dive in! If you're picking it up again after an absence, welcome back. The Northwest District may be gone, but it lives forever here." --Fred Finley More than just a history of a branch line railroad, this is a premiere book, with not only facts and figures, but also excellent historical writing. It details Katy Northwest's birth, maturation, and decline as well as the devastating effect of its death on the communities it served.

Illinois A Descriptive And Historical Guide

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ISBN : 9781603540124
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