Pen and sword railway books

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Pen and Sword Books: Southern Railway, Maunsell Moguls and Tank Locomotive Classes - Kindle

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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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. To highlight the images of chapter nine, where the snow gives a very special touch to the photographs.

Transport Trains and Railways Wales. Opened in as a horse tramway using gravity to carry slate from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog, by the s the Festiniog Railway had left its years of technical innovation and high profits long behind.
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The book covers the allocation, operation and performance of these classes and includes some personal reminiscences of the author who experienced the moguls at first hand. It also covers the sale of some of the Woolwich moguls to the CIE in Ireland and the conversion of a number to freight tank engines for the Metropolitan Railway.

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.


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