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Heritage Railway Gallery - Tanfield By Keith Lenthall
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The Tanfield Railway, in the north-east of England, is the oldest working railway in the world. Sections of the line were first laid in 1725 and it operated as a colliery line until its closure in... More > 1970. The vision and energy of a group of steam railway enthusiasts resulted in the line re-opening to passengers, in a limited form, at Marley Hill during 1975. Since then, constant effort has transformed and extended the railway to a length of 3 miles between Sunniside, the northern terminus, through Andrews House and Causey Arch to East Tanfield in the south. The Marley Hill yard is home to a remarkable collection of locomotives, carriages and rolling stock that record a part of railway's fascinating history. The engine shed, built in 1854, is Europe's earliest example still in operation. Explore and experience this evocative and vibrant heritage steam railway through a collection of 120 original monochrome images that document and capture the character of the Tanfield Railway.< Less
Recollections of James Franklin Cumbey: Portrait of a Railway Conductor By Julie Ward
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A biography of James Franklin Cumbey, native Virginian who moved to Arkansas, Missouri, and finally settled in Minnesota to begin a career with the Great Northern Railroad. This portrait of his life... More > was written by his son, Robert Earl Cumbey, now deceased, for Robert's great-niece Julie Ward as a genealogy project. Julie transcribed the handwritten pages and included a genealogy report on the Cumbey family in the afterward for family researchers. This is a priceless tale of the rigors of a traveling railroad father and his family, the hardships of the 1920's and 30's and the landscape of Minnesota.< Less
Recollections of James Franklin Cumbey: Portrait of a Railway Conductor By Julie Ward
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A biography of James Franklin Cumbey, native Virginian who moved to Arkansas, Missouri, and finally settled in Minnesota to begin a career with the Great Northern Railroad. This portrait of his life... More > was written by his son, Robert Earl Cumbey, now deceased, for Robert's great-niece Julie Ward as a genealogy project. Julie transcribed the handwritten pages and included a genealogy report on the Cumbey family in the afterward for family researchers. This is a priceless tale of the rigors of a traveling railroad father and his family, the hardships of the 1920's and 30's and the landscape of Minnesota.< Less
Loco Village The Birth and Growth of Netherfield By Peter Barrie Waite
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The story of how a massive railway marshalling yard and its attendant small town came to be planted on the nether field below Carlton near Nottingham.
Loco Village The Birth and Growth of Netherfield By Peter Barrie Waite
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The story of how a massive railway marshalling yard and its attendant small town came to be planted on the nether field below Carlton near Nottingham.
A Bridge Not Far By Andrew Hipson
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A Photographic journey through the North Down countryside Bangor to Holywood
The Story of the Cedar Valley Road Electric Railroad and Interurban Trolley System By Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
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In 1895, entrepreneur Louis S. Cass and his brothers opened a two-mile long narrow gauge horsecar line in Waterloo, Iowa. The line grew into the Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Northern Railway, or the... More > “Cedar Valley Road”, with right- of-way extending from Cedar Falls north to Waverly. A busy freight and passenger service, the Cedar Valley was unusual in its day for its reliance upon electricity for motive power. Five 60-ton Westinghouse locomotives hauled wheat, cotton, corn and mining and industrial products at high speed, while box motors and interurban trolley cars speeded passengers to and fro. The success of the operation inspired Westinghouse to create The Story of the Cedar Valley Road — and demonstrate how electric power could trump steam powered freight and passenger service. This reprint was made using an original copy of this rare book. It has been slightly reformatted for readability, but care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
The Leopold Redpath Fraud Case By Roger Beale
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In 1857 Leopold Redpath, formerly Registrar of the Great Northern Railway Company, was sentenced in the Central Criminal Court to transportation for life. He had been convicted of fraud against his... More > employers and their shareholders on a truly amazing scale. Over a period of about eight years he obtained nearly a quarter of a million pounds (about £20M in today's money) while employed at a maximum salary of only £250 a year. How was he able to get away with it for so long?< Less
The Leopold Redpath Fraud Case By Roger Beale
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In 1857 Leopold Redpath, formerly Registrar of the Great Northern Railway Company, was sentenced in the Central Criminal Court to transportation for life. He had been convicted of fraud against his... More > employers and their shareholders on a truly amazing scale. Over a period of about eight years he obtained nearly a quarter of a million pounds (about £20M in today's money) while employed at a maximum salary of only £250 a year. How was he able to get away with it for so long?< Less
A Collection of Railroad Articles By James DuBose
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This book is a compilation of previously unpublished railroad articles written by James DuBose from 1990-2006. Included are 92 top quality color photographs of a variety of railroad subjects.