Great Western Railway Stars, Castles and Kings


Author: Allen Jackson
Publisher: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 1785004824
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
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GWR; Great Western Railway; George Jackson Churchward; Boilers; Valves; GWR 4-6-0; De Glehn Compound; 4-4-2 Atlantic; Star Class; Scissors Valve Gear; L&NWR; London and North Western Railway; WWII; LNER; London and North Eastern Railway; LMSR; London Midland and Scottish Railway; Castle Class; Cheltenham Spa Express; King Class; Shrivenham Collision; 1948 Locomotive Exchanges; railway preservation; William Dean; Swindon; steam engine; Belpaire locomotive firebox; 5043 Earl of Mount Edgecumbe; R.M. Deeley; Lode Star; North Star; Dog Star; Evening Star; Morning Star; Polar Star; Red Star; Rising Star; Royal Star; Shooting Star; Western Star; Swallowfield Park; Knight of the Garter; Knight of the Thistle; Knight of the Patrick; Knight of the Bath; Knight of St. John; Knight of the Golden Fleece; Knight of the Black Eagle; Knight of Liège; Knight of the Grand Cross; Knight Templar; Knight Commander; William Stanier; Caerphilly Castle; Caldicot Castle; Cardiff Castle; Carmarthen Castle; Chepstow Castle; Pembroke Castle; Pendennis Castle; Powderham Castle; Warwick Castle; Windsor Castle; Midgham derailment; King Edward VII; King William IV; King George IV; King George III; King George II; King George I; King William III; King James II; King Charles II; King Charles I; King James I; King Edward VI; King Edward VIII; King Henry VII; King Richard III; King Edward V; King Edward IV; King Henry VI; King Henry V; King Henry IV; King Richard II; King Edward III; King Edward II; King Edward I; King Henry III; King John; King Richard I; King Henry II; King Stephen; steam locomotive; British Railways; Shakespeare Express; The Bristolian; Cornish Riviera Express; Cheltenham Flyer

Great Western Railway Pannier Tanks


Author: Robin Jones
Publisher: Crowood
ISBN: 1847976549
Category: Transportation
Page: 192
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The name 'Great Western Railway' immediately conjures up images of Stars, Castles and Kings, the legendary express passenger locomotives that were the envy of the world in their day. However, the Swindon empire also produced extensive fleets of all-purpose tank engines - everyday reliable workhorses and unsung heroes - which were standout classics in their own right. The most distinctive and immediately recognizable type in terms of shape, all but unique to the GWR, was the six-coupled pannier tank. With hundreds of photographs throughout, Great Western Railway Pannier Tanks covers the supremely innovative pannier tank designs of GWR chief mechanical engineer Charles Benjamin Collett, the appearance of the 5700 class in 1929, and the 5400, 6400, 7400 and 9400 classes. Also, the demise of the panniers in British Railways service and the 5700s that marked the end of Western Region steam, followed by a second life beneath the streets - 5700 class panniers on London Underground. Also covers Panniers in preservation, plus cinema and TV roles and even a Royal Train duty. Superbly illustrated with 260 colour and black & white photographs.

Great Western Star Class Locomotives


Author: Laurence Waters
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473871042
Category: History
Page: 152
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Designed by G.J. Churchward, no. 40 was constructed at Swindon in April 1906. It was Swindon’s first 4 cylinder simple engine and was the forerunner of Churchward’s famous 4 cylinder Star Class 4-6-0s. Initially built as a 4-4-2 Atlantic, no. 40 was named North Star in September 1906, rebuilt as a 4-6-0 in 1909, and renumbered 4000 in 1913. Including no. 40, the Star class eventually numbered seventy-three locomotives, all built at Swindon in batches between 1906 and 1923. In service the Stars proved to be both free-running and reliable locomotives, and for many years were used to haul the Great Western’s top link services, including the world-famous ‘Cornish Riviera Express’. The introduction of the Collett Castle Class 4-6-0s in 1923, and the King Class 4-6-0s in 1927, saw the Stars relegated to secondary passenger, freight and parcels services. A number of Stars were rebuilt by Collett as Castles, including the prototype no. 4000 North Star, but the remaining Stars continued to give good service. At Nationalisation in 1948, no less than forty-seven of these fine locomotives passed into Western Region ownership, the last example, no. 4056 Princess Margaret, being withdrawn in October 1957. In this book, Laurence Waters charts the history of the class from the prototype, right through to the final workings in October 1957. Using many previously unpublished photographs from the Great Western Trust photographic collection, accompanied by informative captions, every member of the Class is illustrated. This book should appeal to those interested in the history of Great Western locomotive development as well as modellers of the Great Western and Western Region.

British Books in Print


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Catalogs, Publishers'
Page: N.A
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The G.W.R. Stars, Castles & Kings: 1930-1965


Author: Oswald Stevens Nock
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Transportation
Page: N.A
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An Introduction to Great Western Locomotive Development


Author: Jim Champ
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473877857
Category: Transportation
Page: 360
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The first thought, when contemplating a new study of the Great Western Railway locomotive fleet, must surely be to ask what can there be left to say? But there is no single source which gives a general introduction to the Great Western locomotive fleet. There are monographs on individual classes, an excellent multi-volume detail study from the RCTS, and superb collections of photographs, but nothing that brings it all together. This work is intended to provide that general introduction.The volume begins with a series of short essays covering general trends in design development, whilst the main body of the volume covers individual classes. For each class there is a small table containing some principal dimensions and paragraphs of text, covering an introduction, renumbering, key changes in the development of the class and information on withdrawal.The volume concludes with appendices covering the development and types of standard boilers, the various numbering schemes used by the GWR, the arcane subject of locomotive diagrams and lot numbers, and a short reference on the many lines the GWR engulfed.The majority of illustrations are new profile drawings to a consistent format. Described as sketches, they are drawn to a consistent scale, but do not claim to be scale drawings. Much minor equipment has been omitted and the author has certainly not dared to include rivets! Although most are based around GWR weight diagrams, they are not simple traces of the original drawings. Detail has been added from other sources, components copied from different drawings and details have been checked against historical and modern photographs. One must also bear in mind that steam locomotives were not mass produced. Minor fittings frequently varied in position and changes were made over the locomotives' lifetimes. Nevertheless, this collection of drawings provides a uniquely consistent view of the GWR locomotive fleet.

The "Kings" and "Castles" of the Great Western Railway


Author: Oswald Stevens Nock
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Locomotives
Page: 72
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Swindon Steam

A New Light on GWR Loco Development
Author: L. A. Summers
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445616963
Category: Transportation
Page: 224
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This book investigates the facts behind the myths and mysteries of the Swindon Steam.

Whitaker's Five-year Cumulative Book List


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: English literature
Page: N.A
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Tales of the Great Western Railway

informal recollections of a near-lifetime's association with the line
Author: Oswald Stevens Nock
Publisher: David & Charles Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 176
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Whitaker's Cumulative Book List

A Classified List of Publications...together with an Index to Authors and Titles
Author: N.A
Publisher: J. Whitaker & Sons, Ltd.
ISBN: 9780850210903
Category: English literature
Page: 1157
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GWR Collett Castle Class


Author: Fred Kerr
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1473851866
Category: Transportation
Page: 224
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The 'Castle' class 4-6-0 locomotives designed by Charles Collett and built at Swindon Works were the principal passenger locomotives of the Great Western Railway. The 4-cylinder locomotives were built in batches between 1923 and 1950, the later examples being constructed after nationalisation by British Railways. In total 171 engines of the class were built and they were originally to be seen at work all over the Great Western Railway network, and later working on the Western Region of British Railways. The highly successful class could be described as a GWR work in progress, because further development took place over almost all of the locomotives working lives. In addition to inspiring other locomotive designers the 'Castle' class engines were proved to be capable of outstanding performances, and when introduced were rightly described as being 'Britain's most powerful passenger locomotives'. Some of the 'Castles' survived in service for over 40 years, and individually clocked up just a little short of 2 million miles in traffic. In this book, Keith Langston provides a definitive chronological history of the iconic class together with archive photographic records of each GWR 'Castle' locomotive. Many of the 300 plus images are published for the first time. In addition background information on the origin of the names the engines carried, including details of the many name changes which took place, are also included. The extra anecdotal information adds a fascinating glimpse of social history. Collett CASTLE Class is a lavishly illustrated factual reference book which will delight steam railway enthusiasts in general and in particular those with a love of all things Great Western!

The Great Western Railway in the twentieth century


Author: Oswald Stevens Nock
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Transportation
Page: 212
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History of the Great Western Railway


Author: Edward Terence MacDermot,Oswald Stevens Nock
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Railroads
Page: N.A
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The Railway Magazine


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Railroads
Page: N.A
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Great British Locomotives


Author: Michael Blakemore,David Mosley
Publisher: Specialist Marketing International
ISBN: 9780711024007
Category: Locomotives
Page: 79
View: 8130
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The Locomotives of the Great Western Railway: Modern passenger classes


Author: Railway Correspondence and Travel Society
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Locomotives
Page: N.A
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A Bibliography of British Railway History

Supplement, 7951-12956
Author: National Railway Museum
Publisher: Stationery Office/Tso
ISBN: N.A
Category: Reference
Page: 544
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Ruinas


Author: Dan Wells
Publisher: VRYA
ISBN: 9876128833
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 528
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Nuestro tiempo ya se acaba...Mientras el reloj se acerca cada vez más a la última fecha del vencimiento de los Parciales, los humanos están a punto de comenzar una nueva guerra contra ellos. En medio de esta situación, a miles de kilómetros de distancia, están Samm y Kira: él se encuentra atrapado en el otro extremo del continente, más allá del páramo tóxico del Medio Oeste americano; y Kira, bajo el poder de la doctora Morgan, que está decidida a salvar a los Parciales, aun cuando para conseguirlo tenga que matar a la joven heroína. La única esperanza está en manos de los sujetos dispersos de ambas especies, que buscan la manera de frenar el conflicto que se intensifica rápidamente. Y en medio del caos, aparece un misterioso ser, que no es humano ni Parcial, con solemnes advertencias de un nuevo Apocalipsis, uno que nadie podrá evitar...El final de la saga Partials es un viaje excitante de proporciones épicas, mientras los últimos seres con vida en nuestro planeta luchan por su futuro

El guardavías


Author: Charles Dickens
Publisher: Greenbooks editore
ISBN: 8832955539
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Un guardavía de una pequeña caseta junto a un túnel vive angustiado desde que vio un espectro advertirle de un grave accidente de tren días antes de que ocurriera. Cada vez que el espectro aparece, le repite las mismas palabras, y el guardavía teme que algo terrible vuelva a suceder.