The second of two volumes covering the history of tramcar operation in Glasgow. The book narrates the story of the city's impressive network from the immediate post-war years, when the system was regarded as one of the most secure in the country, through the 1950s, when a change of policy initially saw a limited conversion policy instituted before complete abandonment was adopted, to the early 1960s when the final services were operated. This volume focuses on locations in the northern half of the city including City Centre, Clydebank, Keppochhill Road and University.
Lost Tramways of England: Leeds West is the first of two volumes in the series covering the history of trams in the city, from their origins in the late 19th century through to the final routes in November 1959. This volume examines in detail the early history of the tramways, including the horse, steam and pioneering Roundhay electric trams, as well as concentrating on the tramways that served to the western side of the city - such as those to Stanningley, Pudsey, Whingate, Elland Road and Kirkstall Abbey.The Lost Tramways of England series documents the tram networks which were at the heart of many of England's growing towns and cities from the mid-19th century to the mid-20th century.As well as rigorously detailed transport history, these volumes provide an intimate glimpse into life as it was lived during this period, and the recognisable streets which have been maintained or transformed through the decades. An informative, accessible and portable resource for the tram enthusiast as well as the general reader, and a superb souvenir or gift for visitors past and present.
The first volume in the 'Lost Tramways of Ireland' series features the history of the Belfast system, including its origins as a horse tramway in the 1870s, its conversion to electric traction in the early 20th century, its role in two World Wars, the conversion of the network to bus and trolleybus operation from the late 1940s and the system's eventual demise in 1954. Amongst the locations featured are Glengormley, Greencastle and Bloomfield as well as York Road and Queen's Quay railway stations.
Lost Tramways of England: Leeds East is the second of two volumes in the series covering the history of trams in the city, from their origins in the late 19th century through to the conversion of the final routes in November 1959. This volume examines in detail the later history of the system from the outbreak of war in September 1939 through the developments of the 1940s to the period of conversion from the early 1950s, as well as concentrating on routes that served the eastern side of the city, such as those to Temple Newsam, Middleton, Gipton and Hunslet.
The first of two volumes covering the history of tramcar operation in Glasgow. The book narrates the story of the city's impressive network from its origins as a horse tramway in the 1870s, through the early years of electrification and expansion during the first decades of the 20th century through to World War II. The book also focuses on locations in the southern half of the city, including Mosspark, South of the Clyde, Glenfield, Burnside, Admiral Street and Paisley District.
Transportation expert Peter Waller explores Wales' long-closed tramways, probing the significance of these vanished modes of transport and the world where they were in regular use. Rigorously researched and photo-documented throughout, this series makes for essential reading for all enthusiasts of British heritage.
The building of railways has had a profound but largely ignored physical impact on Britain's coasts. This book explores the coming of railways to the edge of Britain, the ruthlessness of the companies involved and the transformation of our coasts through
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Volume three in this series focuses on the basic principles of light pulse compression through chirp generation and compensation inside and outside the laser cavity. Traces the developmental of light railways from before the 1896 Light Railways Act, and places the failure of the subsequent expansion in the context of financial problems of the rail industry as a whole, due most especially to the concurrent rise of motor traffic. Assesses the impact on the remote areas served, and follows the form of transportation to its terminal decline between the wars. For historians and rail buffs. Distributed by St. Martin's. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
From the horse-drawn trams of the nineteenth century to the larger electric models of the early twentieth, this reliable form of public transport revolutionised town travel by making it affordable enough for working people to use. From the 1930s, the rise of the trolleybus, which also picked up power from overhead cables but ran without expensive tracks, looked set to supersede the tram – but ultimately, by the 1950s, both fell victim to motor buses and private cars. However, since the 1980s the environmental benefits of light rail have encouraged a growing comeback for trams on our crowded and polluted city streets. Using beautiful contemporary photographs, this is the fascinating story of the rise, fall and revival of this everyday, yet sometimes controversial, mode of urban transport.
Remembered with great affection by locals and railway enthusiasts alike, the railway between Bangor and Afon Wen once carried countless holidaymakers through the Llyn peninsula. Closed like so many Welsh lines in the 1960s, today the trains of the Welsh Highland Railway run on its trackbed between Caernarfon and Dinas Junction while other parts of the former railway are used by walkers and cyclists. This photographic journey along the route will evoke nostalgic memories of this attractive line in its heyday.
The Lost World of Mitchell and Kenyon' contains essays from leading historians covering film history, popular entertainment, the seaside, transport and the social and economic context of Edwardian Britain. Together they provide a vivid commentary on the Peter Worden Mitchell and Kenyon collection of films.
A small country with a great history, a highly distinguished team of historians deliver a concise and comprehensive illustrated account of the land and its people. We are taken from the story of the formation of the land and its earliest archaeological record to the development of modern Wales as a vibrant, twenty-first century country.
The Morning Chronicle presented the state of the working classes of Britain before the public with clarity, insight and honesty. Consisting mainly of verbatim statements from the people themselves, it was a medium through which the previously inarticulate masses were able to speak with one firm voice. First published in 1983, this book collates the letters from correspondents based in Wales. The letters improve our knowledge of working-class life in nineteenth century England and Wales and provide a unique insight into the impact of industrialization. This book will be of interest to those studying the history of the working class, labour and poverty.
Rob Shorland-Ball's researches for this book, and several visits, convinced him that he was putting together a jigsaw of facts. No previously published account of the area have brought together these stories of iron & steel making, limestone quarrying, coal mining, terra cotta, lead mining, and the railway systems they all needed to move their products to market. There were narrow and standard gauge railways 80 miles of tracks in the Shotton Steel Works; industrial sites like Brymbo Iron and Steel Works; and since 2003 the Airbus factory which makes 100ft long wings for Airbus 380s that are too long to be moved by rail! A jigsaw indeed and this books puts together the pieces.
First published in 1984, this second edition of a highly-regarded survey of the history of Wales in modern times contains fully updated reference material and a new final chapter. "A clear, crisp and thoroughly sensible narrative which will prove a real boon to students and general readers."--The Times Literary Supplement
Go back to an earlier time in the tiny town of Nefyn, Wales. Visit with a way-of-life and characters who made growing up there so interesting. Focused primarily on fishing experiences on Nefyn Beach, the reminiscences of a former resident brings this unique little town to life. Visit the places and the recollections the author experienced. A pleasant group of tales that take you back to the good old days - a time to be remembered with fondness and nostalgia. Follow the author as he leaves Nefyn to pursue a career in America. There he meets other Welsh emigrants and visits places where some of his ancestors established roots in the 1800's and early 1900's. Not surprisingly, his own roots are firmly entrenched in a very special place - old Nefyn.