Pen and sword railway books

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pen and sword railway books

Pen and Sword Books: The Railway - British Track Since - Hardback

British History Transport Trains and Railways. The railways symbolised the changes taking place in Britain as a result of the Industrial Revolution, and they themselves greatly contributed to these changes. Railways, with powers of compulsory purchase, intruded brutally into the previously sacrosanct estates and pleasure grounds of Britain's traditional ruling elite and were part of this clash of class interests. Aesthetes like Ruskin and poets like Wordsworth ranted against railways; Sabbatarians attacked them for providing employment on the Lord's Day; antiquarians accused them of vandalism by destroying ancient buildings; others claimed their noise would make cows abort and chickens cease laying. Railways were controversial then and have continued to provoke debate ever since.
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The Swordbearer by Glen Cook - Full Audiobook

The Wharncliffe Transport imprint has been designed to encourage readers to remember the classic days of British transport. Covering all periods of railways.

British History Transport Trains and Railways. Never before has a comprehensive history been written of the track used by railways of all gauges, tramways, and cliff railways, in Great Britain. And yet it was the development of track, every bit as much as the development of the locomotive, that has allowed our railways to provide an extraordinarily wide range of services. Without the track of today, with its laser-guided maintenance machines, the TGV and the Eurostar could not cruise smoothly at feet per second, nor could 2,ton freight trains carry a wide range of materials, or suburban railways, over and under the ground, serve our great cities in a way that roads never could. Andrew Dows account of the development of track, involving deep research in the papers of professional institutions as well as rare books, company records and personal accounts, paints a vivid picture of development from primitive beginnings to modernity.

Transport Modelling Trains and Railways. Early Railways, A Guide for the Modeller will encourage and support the modelling of the earliest period of railway history, from the very beginnings of steam traction at the start of the nineteenth century, up to about ; a period which for British modellers has scarcely been covered in book form. Over these few decades the railways evolved from something which at the start was markedly different, into a scene that any present-day railwayman would recognise. It is a time with much to commend it from a modellers point of view. The trains were much shorter and therefore easier to fit into the limited space most of us have available as, correspondingly, were the station layouts, especially at the beginning of the period. Modelled at 7mm to the foot scale a modern steam express would need at least 12 or 13 feet in length and a minimum curve radius of 6 feet, whereas an express of a loco and a dozen carriages might be no more than about 6 feet long and, behind the scenes at least, able to take curves of no more than 2 or 3 feet radius, as well as being able to instantly catch the eye of the viewer. Sources of models and further reading round off this interesting window into a rarely travelled path of railway modelling, a period which certainly deserves wider attention.

The Wharncliffe Transport imprint has been designed to encourage readers to remember the classic days of British transport. Covering all periods of railways, buses, trams, cars, canals and bikes, these books provide a nostalgic look back at classic engines and vehicles. Some titles will be illustration led, whilst others will concentrate on the memories such classic machines evoke. All will inspire anyone with an interest in British transport history. Ordered by the British Transport Commission as part of the B. However, with twenty of the class being re-engined with Paxman units theirs is an interesting story and told eloquently in this excellent book.

Ordered by the British Transport Commission as part of the B. However, with twenty of the class being re-engined with Paxman units theirs is an interesting story and told eloquently in this excellent book. Photos of each of the fifty eight members of the class are coupled with detailed descriptions and, where applicable, additional photos showing their change of appearance as a class Amazon Customer Review. A great photographic compilation of the early years of the post-steam railway in the southern region of Great Britain, with excellent photographs accompanied by a lot of information about this important era on the British railways.

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