Steam in Scotland Book

Steam in Scotland

  • Author : Kevin McCormack
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Release Date : 2018-07-30
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781526702197
  • Total Read : 87
  • File Size : 14,9 Mb

Steam in Scotland Summary:

Kevin McCormack has written a large number of transport books mainly using previously unpublished material, much of it sourced from the Online Transport Archive. This, his latest colour album, covers the railways of Scotland in steam days and concentrates as much as possible on depicting older types of locomotives. Consequently, this volume contains a large amount of rare 1950s colour images, often depicting areas of the Scottish railway system that were later closed or cut back during the Beeching era. The pictures in this book, were taken by enthusiasts who had the good fortune to be able to afford colour film, at a time when such luxuries, were very expensive, to the average enthusiast. All the photographers concerned, travelled far and wide in Scotland with their cameras, at a time, just before most of the lines closed, between 1953–1967. The result of all this effort, is a fine collection of very rare images, depicting a lost period of railway operation, in a beautiful and picturesque part of Britain.

London Local Trains in the 1950s and 1960s Book

London Local Trains in the 1950s and 1960s

  • Author : Kevin McCormack
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Release Date : 2016-08-30
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473867987
  • Total Read : 80
  • File Size : 6,6 Mb

London Local Trains in the 1950s and 1960s Summary:

This remarkable colour album of 1950s and 1960s images covers non-express trains working in and out of London termini, along with a selection of feeder services operating in roughly a 40 mile radius of the Capital. The trains featured are therefore semi-fast passenger, suburban passenger and freights. The advantage of casting the net beyond services in and out of London itself is to increase the variety of locomotive types and diesel/electric units featured, making the book a thoroughly interesting read.Throughout, photographs with identifiable landmarks, for example stations and signal boxes, are used wherever possible. Furthermore, every effort has been made to show a wealth of material which has never been seen before.London Local Trains in the 1950s and 1960s is an in-depth and well-researched account of the London railway scene, that meticulously charts their progress throughout the mid-twentieth century.



  • Author : DAVID. KNAPMAN
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 1473891787
  • Total Read : 66
  • File Size : 14,6 Mb


Steam in the 1950s Book

Steam in the 1950s

  • Author : Brian J. Dickson
  • Publisher : History Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04
  • Genre: Steam locomotives
  • Pages : 120
  • ISBN 10 : 0750993707
  • Total Read : 80
  • File Size : 19,5 Mb

Steam in the 1950s Summary:

Robert Butterfield had a lifelong passion for railways. He devoted his career to working for British Railways and was a dedicated enthusiast, photographer and railway modeller. He travelled extensively in the London Midland, Eastern, North Eastern and Scottish Regions and on these journeys accumulated a large collection of stunning photographs, often featuring his favourite classes: Princess Coronations, Royal Scots and Jubilees. After forty-three years of service he spent his retirement happily chasing steam specials, particularly on the Carlisle to Settle line.Here Brian J. Dickson has compiled a beautiful collection of Robert Butterfield's railway photographs, providing a window into the past looking back at steam in the 1950s.

Steam on the Southern and Western Book

Steam on the Southern and Western

  • Author : David Knapman
  • Publisher : Pen & Sword Transport
  • Release Date : 2018-09-30
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 1473892406
  • Total Read : 78
  • File Size : 8,9 Mb

Steam on the Southern and Western Summary:

Steam on the Southern and Western is a personal record of railway views that were captured on black and white film in the late 1950s and 1960s, until the demise of steam on British Railways. The style of the book is the well-tried and- tested picture and captions format, and the majority of the pictures are black and white photography. Not every picture portrays a train as there are interesting branch line and infrastructure scenes to view as well. Furthermore, the book is intended to represent an eclectic mix of subjects and not to solely show main line scenes, for example. The book covers the Southern and Western regions of British Railways, with the Somerset and Dorset Railway included for good measure, as it fits neatly into the areas of the country for this volume. It also carries its share of photographs of British Railways standard locomotives in the locations appropriate to the regions. Where preservation starts to overlap with the still-active steam scene, some historic photographs are included. Photographs are grouped together by a particular location, for example, the Redhill to Reading line of the Southern, and Oxford on the Western. Each of these topic areas provides a flavour of the railway activity at the time. Overall, the book presents the reader with a gentle meander through the 1950's and 1960's railway scene and will stir the memories that so many of us have seen and still treasure today.

Perfecting the American Steam Locomotive Book

Perfecting the American Steam Locomotive

  • Author : J. Parker Lamb
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 0253342198
  • Total Read : 69
  • File Size : 14,5 Mb

Perfecting the American Steam Locomotive Summary:

Perfecting the American Steam Locomotive documents the role played by mechanical engineers in the development of locomotive design. The steam engine and the mechanical engineering profession both grew directly out of the Industrial Revolution's need for sources of power beyond that of men and animals. Invented in England when coal mining was being developed, the practical steam engine eventually found numerous applications in transportation, especially in railroad technology. J. Parker Lamb traces the evolution of the steam engine from the early 1700s through the early 1800s, when the first locomotives were sent to the United States from England. Lamb then shifts the scene to the development of the American steam locomotive, first by numerous small builders, and later, by the early 20th century, by only three major enterprises and a handful of railroad company shops. Lamb reviews the steady progress of steam locomotive technology through its pinnacle during the 1930s, then discusses the reasons for its subsequent decline.

Irish Railways in the 1950s and 1960s Book

Irish Railways in the 1950s and 1960s

  • Author : Kevin McCormack
  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Release Date : 2017-06-30
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781473872004
  • Total Read : 70
  • File Size : 16,7 Mb

Irish Railways in the 1950s and 1960s Summary:

In the 1950s and 1960s the railway system in Ireland became a magnet for enthusiasts from Great Britain who realized that, as on the mainland, a way of life was fast disappearing as diesel traction replaced steam and the size of the rail network across Ireland was shrinking. Much of the interest stemmed from the similarity with the railways in Great Britain. Also, the existence of several narrow gauge systems, two railway-owned tramways and some cross-border operators added to the fascination. This album covers those main line and narrow gauge railways in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland during the 1950s and 1960s, which were photographed in color and the images used are believed never to have appeared in print before. Although most of the pictures depict individual locomotives or ones hauling trains, the opportunity has been taken to show some of the railway infrastructure of the period as well, since this is of particular interest to railway modelers. There has been a very active preservation movement in Ireland over the years, with many wonderful steam-hauled rail tours being operated that continue to this day, however this book will focus on the normal every day operations.

British Railways in the 1950s and    60s Book

British Railways in the 1950s and 60s

  • Author : Greg Morse
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2012-09-20
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages : 56
  • ISBN 10 : 9780747812692
  • Total Read : 92
  • File Size : 9,6 Mb

British Railways in the 1950s and 60s Summary:

As Britain moved from austerity to prosperity in the 1950s and 1960s, it became clear that British Railways needed to modernise its equipment and rationalise its network if it was to hold its own in the face of growing competition from road and air transport. After attempting to maintain pre-war networks and technology in the 1950s, a reversal of policy in the 1960s brought line closures, new liveries and the last breath of steam, as Dr Beeching and his successors strove to break even and build a new business from the old. From Britannia to the 'Blue Pullman', Evening Star to Inter-City, Greg Morse takes us through this turbulent twenty-year period, which started with drab prospects and ended with BR poised to launch the fastest diesel-powered train in the world.