Black Country Steam Western Region Operations 1948 1967

The station had only two through platforms, each with a passenger bay platform, and a parcels bay at the southern end of the down platform. Goods lines skirted the station on the eastern side. A down goods, hauled by 5955 Garth Hall, ...

Black Country Steam  Western Region Operations  1948   1967

The railway lines of the heavily industrialised Black Country were of considerable commercial importance to the fortunes of the Great Western Railway and its successor, the Western Region of British Railways. Nevertheless, they received little attention from both photographers of the railway scene and contemporary railway publishers alike. Perhaps understandably, photographers, particularly in the post-war austerity years, chose to eschew the grimy industrial landscape of North West Worcestershire and South East Staffordshire and save their expensive film stock for more idyllic scenery elsewhere. The book seeks to redress that previous lack of attention, by presenting a significant selection of hitherto unpublished photographs, principally by locally based enthusiasts, accompanied by informative captions. Throughout the period from nationalisation to the ultimate demise of steam it follows the respective former GW routes through the region in a logical manner, depicting the wide variety of the locomotive power employed to haul the diverse traffic generated by the local industry, and the sidings and yards that served it. Coverage is also given to local locomotive running sheds and maintenance facilities. Most of the featured lines have now closed, as is also true of much of the heavy industry. A resident from the immediate post-war years would find the area unrecognisable, but it is to be hoped that the book will rekindle memories of a landscape now lost forever.

SOUTHERN STEAM 1948 1967

The preservation movement was born in the Southern Region and hopefully this collection of images helps remind everyone that the steam locomotives left are worthy of continued interest as representatives of a bygone age.

SOUTHERN STEAM 1948 1967


The Twilight of Southern Steam

Its last heavy casual overhaul was in May 1966 and it lasted to the end of steam having run a total of 941,326 miles. It was the engine which gave me my last run with Southern steam on 8th July 1967 and I recorded 1,305 1/2 miles behind ...

The Twilight of Southern Steam

This book is first and foremost the story of the enginemen and their steeds which brought the steam era to an end on the Southern. It is therefore primarily about locomotive performance but enlivened by stories about how that was achieved and also about the band of young men who followed the exploits of men and machines, day and night over those last two years. It includes a substantial contribution from an ex-Nine Elms fireman and many anecdotes about the enginemen. The book contains about eighty train running logs plus records of lineside observations, detailed descriptions of the work covered by the locomotives and crews from the various steam motive power depots, copies of the actual duty rosters posted at Nine Elms, together with a unique collection of about 150 black and white and color images taken in the 1965 to 1967 period covered by this book. It is the most comprehensive story of those last few years yet produced, and it is truly The Untold Story, a fine tribute to the enginemen who performed near miracles with their doomed and run-down fleet of locomotives, in the very different world of the mid–1960's railway, unequaled anywhere else in Britain.

A Bibliography of British History 1914 1989

Southern Steam . Newton Abbot . 1966. Lond . 17043 BRUTTON ( E. D. ) . British Steam , 1948-1955 . 1977 . 17044 JONES ( KEVIN P. ) . Steam Locomotive Development : An Analytical Guide to the Literature on British Steam Locomotive ...

A Bibliography of British History  1914 1989

Containing over 25,000 entries, this unique volume will be absolutely indispensable for all those with an interest in Britain in the twentieth century. Accessibly arranged by theme, with helpful introductions to each chapter, a huge range of topics is covered. There is a comprehensiveindex.

Riding Yorkshire s Final Steam Trains

... Board 1947– 1987 NER North Eastern Railway OR 1854– 1922 NER North Eastern Region 19481967 NYMR North Yorkshire ... 1948– 1992 SLS The Stephenson Locomotive Society SR Southern Railway OR 1923– 1947 SR Southern Region of BR 1948– ...

Riding Yorkshire s Final Steam Trains

Keith Widdowson visited the North Eastern Region of British Railways on over forty occasions during the final eighteen months of steam powered passenger services. With the odd exceptions (usually for railtours) most of the locomotives were neglected, run down, filthy, prone to failure and often only kept their wheels turning courtesy of the skills of the crew coaxing them along with loving care. Far from the scenic delights so often justifiably portrayed of the Yorkshire countryside, the ever-dwindling numbers became corralled within the industrialized heartland of Bradford, Leeds, Wakefield and Normanton. Here, Widdowson recalls that bygone era, leading an almost nomadic nocturnal existence on his self-imposed “mission” of stalking the endangered “Iron Horses” in one of their final habitats. He was often far from alone in his quest. The “Haulage-bashing” fraternity comprised of like-minded enthusiasts from throughout Britain, often congregated, lemming like, on the one-coach early morning mail trains, the Summer Saturday holidaymaker trains or the Bradford portions; indeed any passenger service with a steam locomotive at its front From the many disappointments of thwarted possibilities to the euphoric joy of unexpected catches, together with over 130 contemporary images, Riding Yorkshire's Final Steam Trains is a compelling snapshot of the race against time at the end of the golden age of steam.

The Brighton Line

19481967. (BRITISH. RAILWAYS,. SOUTHERN. REGION). With the abandonment of Bulleid's Leader project, ... During the last two decades of steam, many of the old Southern and LBSCR designs were replaced by designs from elsewhere within ...

The Brighton Line

Explores the various forms of traction used on the Brighton Line.

Southern Steam Recollections

The engine was originally named Rough Tor for a short time in 1948. ... It lasted until the end of steam on 9th July 1967 and was rostered for Nine Elms Duty 254 on Friday, 7th July, the 5.23 pm Waterloo to Bournemouth, one of the last ...

Southern Steam Recollections

This collection of historic photographs showcases the steam trains of England’s Southern Railway from Devon and Cornwall to Wimbledon and beyond. Train enthusiast Don Benn photographed steam locomotives along England’s Southern Railway from 1960 until steam engines were retired in 1967. In his most prolific years, between 1961 and 1963, Benn captured the last of the classic ex Southern Railway designs, such as the King Arthurs, Lord Nelson and Schools classes. Beloved trains such as the Bournemouth Belle and Lymington Pier boat trains are shown to good effect. The 150 black and white photos presented in this volume, many published here for the first time, span the Southern Region from the east to the ‘withered arm’ in Devon and Cornwall. Special focus is paid to the areas just south and south west of London, including such historic locations as the footpaths at South Croydon and Wimbledon.

Hearings Before and Special Reports Made by Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives on Subjects Affecting the Naval and Military Establishments

P & C SOUTHERN HARVESTER Whale Tk . SOUTHERN PRINCE 1947 1950 1959 1967 1962 1947 1967 1948 1965 1955 1946 Freight 1956 10.1 7.7 3.0 10.4 ... BRITAIN ) Owner British India Steam Navigation Co. , Ltd. British India Steam Navigation Co.

Hearings Before and Special Reports Made by Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives on Subjects Affecting the Naval and Military Establishments


The Kent Bibliography

The Kent Bibliography


Steam electric Plant Air and Water Quality Control Data

67). United States. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. INAME OF UTILITY 1 SOUTHERN 2 SOUTHERN SOUTHERN SOUTHERN ... F ) , SMALLEST - LARGESTZ 1952 1955 1958 1960 1959 1948 1967 88 89 19.00 21.00 15.50 23.00 24.00 23.00 TOTAL RATE ...

Steam electric Plant Air and Water Quality Control Data


Steam Across the Regions

To run the Southern Region in 1948, C.P. Hopkins came from the North Eastern Region, being exchanged for H.A. ... Much has already been written about the exploits of Southern steam, especially up to 1967, and I will show photographs ...

Steam Across the Regions

The railroad photographer presents original images from the steam era across all the former British Railways regions. As a young photographer in the 1960s, David Knapman was captivated by the drama and grandeur of steam locomotives. In this beautiful collection from his extensive body of work, he shares a thrilling journey through British Railways many lines. Originally from the Southern Region, Knapman later lived on the former Great Eastern Railway in Essex. He travelled to London to photograph steam traction at most of the London Terminus stations, as well as other locations in the London and home counties area, before venturing further afield across Britain.

Subject Catalog

Subject Catalog


The Last Days of British Steam

Withdrawn from service in July 1967 and scrapped in October 1967. ... She was subsequently preserved and is owned by Southern Locomotives Ltd and operates on the Swanage Heritage Railway ... Built at Brighton in April 1948 as BR 34072.

The Last Days of British Steam

This volume covers the final decade of British steam, looking at steam traction in a wide variety of geographical locations around the British Railways network. The book covers a wide variety of classes of locomotives, that were withdrawn during the last decade of steam traction, some of which examples are now preserved. Malcolm Clegg, has been taking railway pictures since the early 1960s and has access to collections taken by friends who were recording the steam railway scene during this period. This book is a record of his and other peoples journeys during the last decade of steam in the 1960s.

Steam Railways

Final Operations in the Southern Region and the Early Preservation Years David Reed ... 34025 Whimple arrives at Basingstoke headed for Bournemouth on 26 May 1967. ... Originally named Rough Tor, she was renamed Whimple in 1948.

Steam Railways

Previously unpublished images of the final years of mainline steam and the early years of preservation, including many shots from various scrapyards.

The Railway Magazine

Locomotives in Detail 4 : Maunsell 4-6-0 King Arthur Class DVDs ( lan Allan ) Reflections on Southern Steam ( Transport ... City of Leeds 1961-1967 • County Durham 1961-1967 Great Western Branches & Byways ( TVP ) • Darlington 1961-1967 ...

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