Britain S Railways In The 1970s

Author: David Hayes
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445685582
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A nostalgic overview of the rail scene in the 1970s. The photographs in this book try to capture a flavour of the railways during this fascinating transition period.

Railways Of The Western Region In The 1970s And 1980s

Author: Kevin Redwood
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445684322
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With a wealth of rare and previously unpublished images, Kevin Redwood documents this fascinating period in Britain’s railway history.

British Railway Goods Wagons In Colour 1960 2003

Author: Robert Hendry
Editor: Ian Allan Pub
ISBN: 9781857801705
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A sequel to the author's 'British Railways Goods Wagons in Colour', this volume starts with a look back to the 1960s and shows the development of British freight stock to the present day. The trains in which the wagons run, the depots they serve and the background to their introduction, plus a look at Irish freight developments and narrow gauge wagons are all included. Modellers and all interested in railway freight stock will want to add this volume to their collection.

The Seventies Railway

Author: Greg Morse
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445672251
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The decade of blue and grey, of red-striped container trains, and curly sandwiches, once derided but now beloved of a generation of train lovers, here encapsulated by Greg Morse in full colour.

When The Facts Change

Author: Tony Judt
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1473505216
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A great thinker's final testament: a characteristically wise and forthright collection of essays from the author of Postwar and Thinking the Twentieth Century, spanning a career of extraordinary intellectual engagement. Edited and introduced by Jennifer Homans. Tony Judt’s first collection of essays, Reappraisals, was centred on twentieth-century Europe in history and memory. Some of Judt’s most prominent and indeed controversial essays felt outside of the scope of Reappraisals, most notably his writings on the state of Israel and its relationship to Palestine. There would be time, it was thought, to fit these essays into a larger frame. Sadly, this would not be the case, at least during the author’s own life. Now, in When the Facts Change, Tony Judt’s widow and fellow historian, Jennifer Homans, has found the frame, gathering together important essays from the span of Judt’s career that chronicle both the evolution of his thought and the remarkable consistency of his passionate engagement and intellectual élan. Whether the subject is the scholarly poverty of the new social history, the willful blindness of French collective memory about what happened to the country’s Jews during World War II, or the moral challenge to Israel of the so-called Palestinian problem, the majesty of Tony Judt’s work lies in his combination of unsparing honesty, intellectual brilliance, and ethical clarity. When the Facts Change exemplifies the utility, indeed the necessity, of minding our history and not letting cheerful fictions suffice in its place. An emphatic demonstration of the power of a great historian to connect us more deeply to the world as it was, as it is, and as it should be, it is a fitting capstone to an extraordinary body of work.

Any Colour You Like So Long As It S Blue

Author: Richard Harper
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ISBN: 9781916400115
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Rail Atlas 1970

Author: Hardb
Editor: Ian Allan Publishing
ISBN: 9780711029651
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In 1963 the then Chairman of the British Railways Board, Dr (later Lord) Richard Beeching produced his report on the future structure of the railway industry. Innocuously entitled The Reshaping of Britain's Railways, the report was to become one of the most controversial documents ever produced on a major British industry and, 40 years on, still represents one of the defining moments of Britain's railway history. Tasked by the government with reducing the ever-increasing losses suffered by the railway industry, Beeching's response was to take a root-and-branch analysis of each line that was still operational; the result was the infamous 'axe' - the proposal to close vast swathes of the railway network, thereby creating vast areas that were no longer served by rall. Although there were more positive aspects to the report, such as the emphasis on bulk freight traffic, it was the closure programme that most people, and especially railway enthusiasts, remember most. From 1964 onwards, the railways contracted rapidly; even the election of a new Labour Government in 1964 failed to stem the flow of closures but, by 1970, the majority of closures scheduled by Beeching had occurred.The early 1970s, however, did witness further limited closures as many of the lines which had been reprieved earlier, such as the lines serving much of east Lincolnshire, succumbed. In the second of Ian Allan Publishing's new series of historical railway atlases, the year 1970 comes under the spotlight. Taking 1 May 1970 as the cut off, the book provides a graphic portrait of the railway network as it existed after the wholesale closures of the 1960s. In 45 full colour maps, along with a comprehensive index, the user is provided with an interesting snapsnot of the railway industry at the time. For many, it will be illuminating to see how many routes survived the Beeching era only to succumb in the period after 1970; routes such as those to Bridport, lifracombe, Swanage and Minehead all feature as passenger routes while others, such as the branch to Hemyock, continued to eke out their existence as freight only lines.

Isle Of Man Transport In The 1970s

Author: David Christie
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445680424
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Explore this stunning collection of photographs documenting transport on the Isle of Man in the 1970s.

British Diesel Locomotives Of The 1950s And 60s

Author: Greg Morse
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1784421804
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After the Second World War, the drive for the modernisation of Britain's railways ushered in a new breed of locomotive: the Diesel. Diesel-powered trains had been around for some time, but faced with a coal crisis and the Clean Air Act in the 1950s, it was seen as a part of the solution for British Rail. This beautifully illustrated book, written by an expert on rail history, charts the rise and decline of Britain's diesel-powered locomotives. It covers a period of great change and experimentation, where the iconic steam engines that had dominated for a century were replaced by a series of modern diesels including the ill-fated 'Westerns' and the more successful 'Deltics'.

British Rail Scene

Author: Andy Sparks
Editor: History Press
ISBN: 9780750970136
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Taking railway photographs and capturing an age of impressive locomotives and atmospheric stations is a pastime that the age of steam passed down through generations, even after its own decline in favour of diesel and electric traction. It was certainly one that avid teenage trainspotter Andy Sparks sought to take up, emulating the work of prized 1960s railway photographer Colin T. Gifford. But by the 1970s, when Andy's camera was at the ready and after Beeching's axe had come down on the British railway network, modernisation and rationalisation were rapidly sweeping away the vestiges of the previous age, and dereliction and decay intertwined much of what could be seen. Desperate to capture the scene, Andy took thousands of photographs from 1972 until the early 1980s, and his images beautifully convey the nostalgic, gritty years of that era of change on Britain's railways. From his lens to the pages of this book, this is a unique look at an oft-overlooked period of British railway history.