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Freight Trains Of The Western Region In The 1980s

Author : Kevin Redwood
ISBN : 9781398100510
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A photographic record of the western region's rail freight scene during the interesting period of the 1980s.

Freight Trains Of The Western Region In The 1980s

Author : Kevin Redwood
ISBN : 1398100501
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A photographic record of the western region's rail freight scene during the interesting period of the 1980s.

Railways Of The Western Region In The 1970s And 1980s

Author : Kevin Redwood
ISBN : 9781445684321
Genre : Transportation
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With a wealth of rare and previously unpublished images, Kevin Redwood documents this fascinating period in Britain’s railway history.

South Wales Railways In The 1980s

Author : Kevin Redwood
ISBN : 9781445695822
Genre : Transportation
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The South Wales Division was one of the three operating divisions of the Western Region. Explore the South Wales Railways in the 1980s with previously unpublished photographs.

Colour Light Signalling For Model Railways

Author : Simon Paley
ISBN : 9781785006265
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Despite modern appearances, colour light signalling has been around since the 1920s and is just as full of subtle details and variations as 'traditional' semaphore signalling. The inclusion of a working signalling system within a model railway layout is technically challenging but adds realism and 'wow' factor. This new book contains a brief history of the development and deployment of colour light signalling in the UK; a basic explanation of how track design influences signalling design; an overview of the different types of point motor and, finally, descriptions of the different components that make up a signalling system and how these components are used and controlled. It is an extensive guide to developing and adding realistic colour light signalling to a model railway layout.

Modelling The Midland Region From 1948

Author : Colin Boocock
ISBN : 9781785005206
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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The London Midland Region covered a huge part of England from London to the north and north west, from the Scottish borders into the south west. It served huge metropolitan cities and towns, supported heavy industry, and ran through areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the Peak District and Lake District. Modelling the Midland Region from 1948 is an essential guide to creating your own model based on the London Midland Region of the British Railways era. It covers the history of the London Midland Region; British Rail and LMS locomotives; passenger and goods rolling stock; structures and scenery unique to the region, and signalling and electrification. The authors of this book are trustees of the charity Famous Trains model railway and directors of its operating company Famous Trains Ltd. An essential guide to creating your own model based on the London Midland region, for all scales and levels of interest, and fully illustrated with 232 colour photographs and 15 diagrams.

Freight Train Performance Of Class I Steam Railways In The United States

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ISBN : UFL:31262088518815
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British Railways In The 1970s And 80s

Author : Greg Morse
ISBN : 9780747814108
Genre : Transportation
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For British Rail, the 1970s was a time of contrasts, when bad jokes about sandwiches and pork pies often belied real achievements, like increasing computerisation and the arrival of the high-speed Inter-City 125s. But while television advertisements told of an 'Age of the Train', Monday morning misery continued for many, the commuter experience steadily worsening as rolling stock aged and grew ever more uncomfortable. Even when BR launched new electrification schemes and new suburban trains in the 1980s, focus still fell on the problems that beset the Advanced Passenger Train, whose ignominious end came under full media glare. In British Railways in the 1970s and '80s, Greg Morse guides us through a world of Traveller's Fare, concrete concourses and peak-capped porters, a difficult period that began with the aftershock of Beeching but ended with BR becoming the first nationalised passenger network in the world to make a profit.

Wisconsin

Author : Ingolf Vogeler
ISBN : 9781000011289
Genre : Social Science
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Originally published in 1980, Wisconsin: A Geography is a thematic study of the physical, cultural, and economic geography of the state. It is illustrated with Black and White photos, maps, architectural drawings, and economic charts. The book is a valuable survey of the state's regions.

Back On Track

Author : Philip G. Laird
ISBN : 086840411X
Genre : Political Science
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Australia's freight transport system now has the highest proportion of truck use of any developed country in the world, and with New Zealand, its cities are heavily dependent on cars. Back on Track considers the historic, economic and political issues that have led to this situation, and concludes that the emergence of such a strongly road-oriented system has not been in the national interest, on both economic and environmental grounds. It develops a detailed analysis of Australia's 'road transport deficit'. The authors suggest that rail is the neglected element in Australian and New Zealand transport systems and despite a history of 'policy paralysis', they offer a rail-based ten point plan that could see both countries' transport systems 'back on track'. Using new data on transportation trends from Australia and around the world, the book sets out a vision for the future of freight and inter-capital transport in Australia and New Zealand, and offers innovative transport strategies for each of the major cities in both countries.

British Railway Infrastructure Since 1970

Author : Paul D. Shannon
ISBN : 9781526734808
Genre : Transportation
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With words and pictures, a railway enthusiast examines the huge changes in the British railway network over a 50-year period. Looking at trains in Great Britain from 1970 to 2020, we see how steam-age infrastructure has gradually given way to a streamlined modern railway. The beginning of the period saw the final stages of the Beeching cuts, with the closure of some rural branches and lesser-used stations. Since the 1980s, the tide has turned, and numerous lines and stations have joined or rejoined the network. As for freight, we see how the complex operations of the 20th century have been replaced by a far smaller number of specialized terminals, while marshalling yards in the traditional sense have all but disappeared. And the long process of updating our railway signaling has continued apace, even though some semaphore gems have managed to survive into the 21st century. “This book looks at all the various changes that have taken place in Britain’s railways since 1970 . . . . Such things as freight, stations closing and opening, or re-opening, locomotive depots and signaling are all covered in detail. What makes this book so good is the number of photographs supplied by the author ranging from back in the 1970s to the present. This is a book worth having if you are interested in the infrastructure of Britain's railways. Beautifully illustrated.” —Branch Line Britain “An interesting and recommended work.” —West Somerset Railway Association

The Future Of Freight Railroads In The Northeast And Midwest

Author : William J. Watt
ISBN : UOM:39015017742779
Genre : Railroads
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English Electric Class 50 Diesels

Author : Peter Green
ISBN : 9781399017855
Genre : Transportation
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Peter J Green first photographed Class 50 diesels in action in 1975, while they were still being transferred from the London Midland to the Western Region of British Rail. But it was in the early 1980s, when they were named and painted in Large Logo livery, that his interest in the class really took off. For Peter, they stood out from most other locomotives that were painted in the rather drab Rail Blue livery. The sound of the locomotives, particularly when running at speed, was also very impressive, producing shouts of '50!' from waiting photographers, even before the train was in sight. The class became a particular target for his railway photography and many of his trips were made with them in mind. They regularly worked trains around his home town of Worcester, so if he did not want to go too far, it was easy to find a satisfactory subject at which to point his camera. Before their withdrawal in the late 1980s and early 1990s, they were used on many railtours, which always provided good photographic opportunities. Today, with many of the class working on heritage railways, and a number of privately owned locomotives registered for main line use, there is still plenty to keep his cameras occupied. A selection of Peter’s best photos of the Class 50 diesels, taken over a period of forty-five years, appear in these pages.

Environment And Economy

Author : B. M. Barr
ISBN : 0888640420
Genre : Business & Economics
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A look at Alberta's economic development and how it has been shaped by the abundant natural resources found within the province.

West Midlands Railways Through Time

Author : Ray Shill
ISBN : 9781445644318
Genre : Transportation
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This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which the West Midlands Railways have changed and developed over the last century.

English Electric Class 40 50 55 Diesel Locomotives

Author : Martin Hart
ISBN : 9781445633510
Genre : Transportation
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In this superb collection of colour photographs Martin Hart records the iconic 1960s diesels built by English Electric. This is the first volume in the Amberley Railway Archive series.

Under The Semaphores At Shrewsbury 1987 1994

Author : David J. Parker
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A look back at Shrewsbury's railway infrastructure and train services as they were between 1987 and 1994 from a 2014 perspective, focussing particularly on the six mechanical signalboxes then operating in the town and the predominant semaphore signalling they controlled - including the UK's (and now also the world's) largest: Severn Bridge Junction with its 180-lever frame. In these last few years of nationalisation on the UK's railways, before fragmentation and tighter cost controls brought on by privatisation took effect, first generation diesel motive power is seen giving way to newer types of traction, while locomotive-hauled passenger trains are falling out of favour and being replaced by more economical railcar services. Also shown are the much-lamented regular Intercity trains to London, lost freight and postal traffic, and the summer Saturday holiday trains that used to pass through the town on their way to the Cambrian coast. Written by a British heritage railway signalman and former resident of Shrewsbury, this book focusses on just a small part of the UK's ever-evolving rail network but witnesses the effect of the changing times on its operations, and the outcome of both modernisation and rationalisation as mechanical signalling technology is adapted for or superseded by the needs of the late 20th Century railway and beyond.

Diesel Locomotives On Scottish Railways

Author : Colin J. Howat
ISBN : 9781445676234
Genre : Transportation
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Colin J. Howat offers a stunning collection of diesel locos and their trains working on Scottish railways.

Railroads Of Pennsylvania

Author : Lorett Treese
ISBN : 9780811743570
Genre : Transportation
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Regional histories of the great railroads. Rail stories of the people and events that shaped history. Includes Rails to Trails paths, tourist attractions, and more.

The 2020 Project

Author : Asian Development Bank
ISBN : UOM:39015052665976
Genre : Business & Economics
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Developed to find solutions to the widening gap in prosperity between eastern China and the country's western provinces, this report examines the land degradation, desertification, and erosion problems that face the western region. Also noted is the dearth of health and education facilities as well as the lack of a 21st-century infrastructure. In concluding, the report points out opportunities for increased employment and summarizes potential policy directions and recommendations.

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