Railways of the Isle of Wight

Author: P. C. Allen

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited


Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 691

A contemporary account of the Isle of Wight's numerous railways, from their origins in Victorian times up to the re-grouping of 1923. Originally published over 90 years ago this new edition is fully illustrated with line drawings and photographs.

The Oxford Companion to British Railway History from 1603 to the 1990s

Author: Professor Emeritus of History Jack Simmons

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand


Category: Transportation

Page: 591

View: 521

This is the first encyclopaedia of British railways to deal comprehensively with their impact on British life from the 17th century to privatization in the mid 1990s. Over 600 entries by 88 expert contributors describe all aspects of operation, working, and management, including the social, technical, economic, and geographical changes the railways brought and continue to bring about.

The Southern Railway, 1923-1947

Author: E. J. Rose

Publisher: Alan Sutton Publishing



Page: 128

View: 648

A history of the Southern Railway during its heyday, from 1923 to 1947, when it transported hundreds of passengers daily during the summer holiday months. Details the locomotives used, the make-up of passenger and freight trains, and individual performances.
Southern Railway Company (Great Britain)

The Southern Railway

Author: Roger Wakely Kidner



Category: Southern Railway Company (Great Britain)

Page: 54

View: 394


Locomotive Names

Author: Jim Pike



Category: Locomotives

Page: 199

View: 166

A comprehensive dictionary of locomotive names for railway enthusiasts. As well as alphabetically listing engine names, the author provides details of the number, the class or wheel arrangement, the date of introduction and the identity of the owning railway company. Incidental details - including the gauge, changes in ownership, secondary names and nicknames - are also recorded, as well as, where possible, the location of the engine if it has been preserved. Photographs of some of the most famous and some of the most unusual locomotives are provided, along with concise definitions of the technical terms employed and notes on the various classes of locomotive concerned. The book covers named engines from the pioneering days of steam to the high-tech locomotives of the present day.

The Puffin

Author: Mike P. Harris

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 492

With its colourful beak and fast, whirring flight, the Atlantic Puffin is the most recognisable and popular of all North Atlantic seabirds. Puffins spend most of the year at sea, but for a few months of the year the come to shore, nesting in burrows on steep cliffs or on inaccessible islands. Awe-inspiring numbers of these birds can sometimes be seen bobbing on the sea or flying in vast wheels over the colony, bringing fish in their beaks back to the chicks. However, the species has declined sharply over the last decade; this is due to a collapse in fish stocks caused by overfishing and global warming, combined with an exponential increase in Pipefish (which can kill the chicks). The Puffin is a revised and expanded second edition of Poyser's 1984 title on these endearing birds, widely considered to be a Poyser classic. It includes sections on their affinities, nesting and incubation, movements, foraging ecology, survivorship, predation, and research methodology; particular attention is paid to conservation, with the species considered an important 'indicator' of the health of our coasts.
Great Britain

Royal Trains

Author: Cecil J. Allen



Category: Great Britain

Page: 40

View: 638

The Spectator






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A weekly review of politics, literature, theology, and art.

An Introduction to the Theory of Seismology

Author: K. E. Bullen

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Science

Page: 499

View: 391

Emphasizing physical models and applicable mathematics, this newly revised edition includes extensive additional material on the introductory theory of earthquake sources, seismic wave travel through complex geological zones, and earthquake prediction and risk.