Great Western Railway Track Topics

In the 1930s several of the railway companies published books to fulfill the public's interest. The GWR led the field and Track Topics is a faithful facsimile of the 1935 original, updated with a new introduction and photo section.

Great Western Railway Track Topics

In the 1930s several of the railway companies published books to fulfill the public's interest. The GWR led the field and Track Topics is a faithful facsimile of the 1935 original, updated with a new introduction and photo section.

A History of the Great Western Railway

Ahrons, E. L., Locomotives & Train Working in the Latter Part of the Nineteenth
Century, vols 2 & 4 (Cambridge: Heffer, 1952) ... W. G., Track Topics (London:
GWR, 1935) Chapman, W. G., 'Twixt Rail & Sea (London: Appleby, 1927)
Bibliography.

A History of the Great Western Railway

A narrative history of the most iconic railway company of the great age of steam.

Track Topics

Describes the tracks, tunnels, bridges and other parts of the right of way of the British Great Western Railway as they appeared in the nineteen-thirties, and tells how they were built.

Track Topics

Describes the tracks, tunnels, bridges and other parts of the right of way of the British Great Western Railway as they appeared in the nineteen-thirties, and tells how they were built.

Classic British Steam Locos

Great Western Railway Magazine (Great Western Railway) 47 (9): 495—499. ...
Teddington: Branch Line Handbooks. pp. ... Track Topics. London: Great Western
Railway. pp. 51—52. ISBN 071538953X. [34] Clifford, David (2006). Isambard ...

Classic British Steam Locos


Broad Gauge Railways

Bryan, Tim. Brunel: The Great Engineer. Ian Allan, 1999. Cattell, John & Falconer,
Keith. Swindon: The Legacy of a Railway Town. HMSO, 1995. Chapman, W.G.
Track Topics. GWR, 1935. Day, Lance. Broad Gauge. HMSO, 1985. Jolly, Mike ...

Broad Gauge Railways

Isambard Kingdom Brunel considered the Great Western Railway the 'finest work in England' and he contributed many groundbreaking features, none so unorthodox as the decision not to adopt the 'standard' track gauge of 4ft 81⁄2in and instead introduce the new 'broad gauge' of 7ft 1⁄4in. Describing the rationale behind the choice of broad gauge, and also the unique track and locomotives used, this beautifully illustrated introduction to broad gauge railways chronicles the building of the original GWR between Bristol and London, and the expansion of that original 112-mile main line into a network stretching across the West of England, Wales and the Midlands. It describes how the clash between broad and narrow led to the 'Battle of the Gauges' and also provides a list of places to visit where broad gauge artefacts still survive.

Track Topics

Track Topics


Brunel

Brunel ' s Railway Arthurton , A . , “ The Older Engineering Works of the Great
Western Railway ' , Great Western ... K . , Swindon : The Legacy of a Railway
Town , HMSO , 1995 Chapman , W . G . , Track Topics , Great Western Railway ,
1935 ...

Brunel

The book, which is an account of the architect and his work, is a source of reference to Brunel and his career.

The GWR Story

Huge numbers were recruited into the war effort and large numbers of women
took their place alongside railwaymen to produce ... It had a 'tag' line: 'Go Great
Western'. ... Flyer, Track Topics, Loco's of the Royal Road and Brunel and After.

The GWR Story

The Great Western Railway – quickly coming to be known as ‘God’s Wonderful Railway’ – was once regarded as the most advanced in the world. Engineered by Isambard Kingdom Brunel it was initially designed to connect Bristol to London and came to develop a distinct character all of its own, one of the many reasons why it remains a much-loved and popular area of interest. This book traces its history covering topics such as the company, its engines and carriages, its engineers – including Gooch, Dean, Armstrong, Collett, Churchward and of course Brunel – as well as the battle of the gauges. Full of little-known facts and figures and with numerous photographs and memorabilia as well as a timeline, it is a tale full of record breakers and mighty achievements waiting to be retold to a modern age.

Fired by Steam

The answer came shortly afterwards when I stopped at the bookstall as I went to
catch the train home , and found a copy of the Great Western publication Track
Topics . By the time my train had drifted along the branch line into High Wycombe
 ...

Fired by Steam


The Railway News

I can promise The principal topic of discussion in railway circles just now is the
you that you will meet with as kind and friendly a ... construction of a double track
, the enlargement of facilities for transpor . ... The effect Taking great interest in
the Atlantic and Great Western Railway , of this change of terminus was not at
once ...

The Railway News


Proceedings at the Annual Meeting

At Toronto the proposed line would be in communication with the 449 miles of the
Great Western Railway in Canada , and through it with the Michigan Central ,
Detroit ... This topic , although of most vital importance , needs little elucidation .

Proceedings at the     Annual Meeting


The Bookseller

13.00 Brit.Film Inst . ( 3.74 ) Ent 900212 10 1 Brunel and After : Romance of the
Great Western Railway ( Williams , Archibald ) ... 1.00 P. Stephens ( 4.74 ) Eng
85059 156 2 Chapman , W.G. Track Topics : Great Western Railway Book of
Railway ...

The Bookseller


The Railway Magazine

19 . 30 . ' Severn Valley Rly & its main line connections : J . Tarrant . Peak Rail .
Rutland Arms , Brown St , Sheffield . 20 . 00 . ' Life on ... Topic to be confirmed ' :
John Dew . ... GWR Paddington to Bristol by Bourne engravings ' : Robin Leleux .

The Railway Magazine


The Railway Handbook

I . Allan , 225 , Ladeham Road , Staines , Middlesex . TOTTENHAM , THE
RAILWAYS OF . ( 1946 . ) G . H . Lake . Greenlake Publications . TRACK TOPICS
. ( 1935 . ) W . G . Chapman . Great Western Railway . TRAINS , FAMOUS
BRITISH .

The Railway Handbook


The GWR Bristol to Taunton Line

The story of a fascinating railway line

The GWR Bristol to Taunton Line

The story of a fascinating railway line

Brunel s Kingdom

Bristol Marketing Board ( 1985 ) Aspects of Railway Architecture Awdry ,
Christopher ( 1992 ) Brunel ' s Broad Gauge ... ( Editor ) ( 1935 ) Track Topics ,
Great Western Railway Cookson , Gillian , ( 2003 ) The Cable – The Wire That
Changed ...

Brunel s Kingdom

In this book, John Christopher takes us on a tour through England, looking at the many structures and places created or influenced by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, one of the most famous British engineers.

Railway Review

Among the exhibits of the Great Western Railway of England which will be made
in the department of transportation exhibits at the world's fair ... One of the
features which Mr. Brunel ad vocated and had many hard fights to maintain , was
the 7 - foot gage of track . ... It may be foolhardy for a laboring man without any
college education to write on this topic against learned men , or attempt to
criticise their ...

Railway Review


The Railway Age

A few weeks ago the track of a Chi - l of the Grand Trunk division , Great Western
division anteed stock . ... people who welTHE Southern Pacific company which
opened up Contributed articles on the various topics connected directly comed it
 ...

The Railway Age