The Talyllyn Railway

Author: David Mitchell
Publisher: Silver Link Publishing
ISBN: 1857943678
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Locomotives

This is the second of three special titles being published by Silver Link to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Talyllyn Railway in 2011.

Talyllyn Railway 150th Anniversary

Author: Talyllyn Railway
Publisher: Amberley Pub Plc
ISBN: 1445641836
Release Date: 2015-02-19
Genre: Transportation

An illustrated history of the Talyllyn Railway, produced in association with the Talyllyn Railway Company, to mark its 150th anniversary.

60 Years of Talyllyn Railway Volunteering

Author: Nigel Adams
Publisher: Silver Link
ISBN: 1857943694
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Voluntarism

This book looks back over the railways 60 years in preservation through the authors own experiences and with memories and illustrations drawn from many of todays volunteers. The variety of work with which volunteers have been involved over these many years is considerable and the progress resulting enormous!

Talyllyn Railway Recollections

Author: David Mitchell
Publisher: Silver Link
ISBN: 1857943708
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Narrow gauge railroads

This volume in the Recollectios series is the first of three special titles being published by Silver Link to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Talyllyn Railway in 2011. As with all the titles in the series this volume is aimed at the general market as much as the enthusiast - designed for easy reading and enjoyment.

The Rough Guide to Wales

Author: Catherine Le Nevez
Publisher: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 9781409359029
Release Date: 2012-08-16
Genre: Travel

Full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to Wales is the ultimate guide to this beautiful country. With 30 years experience and our trademark 'tell it like it is' writing style, Rough Guides cover all the basics with practical, on-the-ground details, as well as unmissable alternatives to the usual must-see sights. At the top of your list and guaranteed to get you value for money, each guide also reviews the best accommodation and restaurants in all price brackets. We know there are times for saving, and times for splashing out. In The Rough Guide to Wales: - Over 50 colour-coded maps featuring every listing - Area-by-area chapter highlights - Top 5 boxes - Things not to miss section Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to Wales. Now available in ePub format.

Narrow Gauge Railways

Author: Peter Johnson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9780747813927
Release Date: 2013-07-10
Genre: History

Narrow gauge railways, so well suited to difficult, mountainous terrain, were built in many of the UK's most scenic locations. Their genesis was in mines and quarries where they replaced manor horse-pulled wagons, but their adaptability meant that by the 1860s they were also carrying passengers, in some cases over quite considerable distances. Today a good proportion of all the important lines survive in the service of tourists, whose appreciation of the landscape, and the railways themselves, keep these relics of industrial Britain alive in all their variety. Peter Johnson has been researching and writing about narrow gauge lines for many years, and this is the perfect introduction to a rich and appealing corner of British railway history.

British Railway Enthusiasm

Author: Ian Carter
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105131610490
Release Date: 2008-10-15
Genre: History

This is the first academic book to study railway enthusiasts in Britain. Far from a trivial topic, the postwar train-spotting craze swept most boys and some girls into a passion for railways. For many in this cohort, train spotting ignited a lifetime's interest. British Railway Enthusiasm traces this postwar cohort and those who followed, as they moved through the life cycle. As the years turned these people invigorated different sectors in the world of railway enthusiasm--train spotting, railway modeling, collecting railway relics--and then, in response to widespread grief at main line steam traction's death, Britain's now-huge preserved railway industry. Today this industry finds itself riven by tensions between preserving a loved past which ever fewer people can remember and earning money from tourist visitors.

The Real World

Author: Geoff Barton
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 0435101188
Release Date: 1998
Genre: English language

This is a collection of non-fiction and media texts which is in line with National Curriculum requirements and is designed to develop students' reading skills in preparation for Key Stage 3 tests. The wide variety of texts, which are arranged in thematic units, includes advertisements, film and television scripts, newspaper articles, leaflets and information texts. Three of the units are intended for incorporation into schemes of work for Year 7, three for Year 8, and three for Year 9.

Talyllyn Railway

Author: James I. C. Boyd
Publisher:
ISBN: OCLC:505168409
Release Date: 1978
Genre: Narrow gauge railroads


The Railway

Author: Andrew Dow
Publisher: Wharncliffe
ISBN: 9781473841079
Release Date: 2014-10-30
Genre: Transportation

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 272 feet per second, nor could 2,000-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 Dow's 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. ??The book contains nearly 200 specially-commissioned drawings as well as many photographs of track in its very many forms since the appearance of the steam locomotive in 1804. Included are chapters on electrified railways, and on the development of mechanised maintenance, which revolutionised the world of the platelayer.