North West Railways in the 1970s and 1980s

With previously unpublished photographs John Carlson takes a new look at the north-western rail scene.

Author: John Carlson


ISBN: 1445687542

Category: Railroads

Page: 96

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With previously unpublished photographs John Carlson takes a new look at the north-western rail scene.
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The Great Western Railway Volume Four North West Route

Ponthir In the 1970s and 1980s, North & West passenger services on the 139-mile route from Cardiff to Crewe were often worked by lengthy multiple unit formations – sometimes including vehicles that were being 'run in' after repairs at ...

Author: Stanley C. Jenkins

Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited

ISBN: 9781445641416

Category: Transportation

Page: 128

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This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which the GWR line in North and West Wales has changed and developed over the last century.
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Chicago North Western Railway

... railroad for the first 75 years of its existence , but in the 1980s C & NW unexpectedly found this remote segment to be a major strategic asset . Powder River Basin coal was low in sulphur , and clean - air legislation of the 1970s ...

Author: Tom Murray


ISBN: 1616731540



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North American Railroad Family Trees

Obviously, the large, well-established freight railroads might have the most to lose by such a proposal and strenuously ... Northern's and Chicago & North Western's penetration of Wyoming's Powder River Basin in the 1970s and 1980s, ...

Author: Brian Solomon

Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)

ISBN: 9780760344880

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

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"Illustrated history of the North American Railroad industry's mergers and acquisitions illustrated with historical photography and 50 specially commissioned maps and line diagrams charting that evolution"-Provided by publisher.
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Stolen Heritage

A railway centre even more impressive than York was that of Crewe. Originally opened by the Grand Junction Railway in 1840, the works became the main engineering centre for its successor the London & North Western Railway, ...

Author: Anthony Warwick-Ching

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781800467651

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 200

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Britain was the cradle of the industrial revolution. Its manufacturing prowess sustained a unique global standing in the nineteenth century and bore it to victory in the great wars of the twentieth. Quite suddenly, this pre-eminence has vanished. Only yesterday an industrial giant, the UK is heading for the third division.
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The Report Egypt 2013

Due to low levels of public investment in rail infrastructure since the late 1970s, as of mid-2013 the system was in a ... on the Mediterranean coast, to Kafr El Zayyat, an agricultural city located about 100 km north-west of Cairo.

Author: Oxford Business Group

Publisher: Oxford Business Group

ISBN: 9781907065910



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The Arab world’s second-largest economy, and its largest population, Egypt has endured more than three years of political and economic turbulence which have slowed its performance, but its long-term fundamentals remain strong. Egypt has been through a turbulent time, but still manages to churn out headline growth higher than the Eurozone. Still, an economy that was growing at a rate of 7% has given way to a more modest GDP expansion of 2.2% in the 2011/12 fiscal year, following the ousting of Mubarak, while foreign direct investment fell by two-thirds over the same period. The figures are likely to remain subdued in the near term but there have been some improvements in cyclical performance, particularly with the country’s capital markets, as 2012 saw Egypt’s exchange grow by 51% year-on-year. More importantly, the country still benefits from significant competitive advantages, including a strong trade profile, a large private sector, a sizable manufacturing base and favourable demographics.
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North Korea 2009 2012

The Unha-3 rocket that was launched in April blasted off from a separate site near the country's north-western tip. ... Japan may raise the issue of the abduction of its citizens by Pyongyang to train spies in the 1970s and 1980s .

Author: Ian Jeffries

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415656443

Category: History

Page: 924

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North Korea continues to be a country of great concern internationally, where future developments are uncertain, especially as a result of the succession to the leadership of Kim Jong-un following the death of Kim Jong-il. It is also a country which is relatively unknown and relatively little studied. This book provides a comprehensive, detailed survey of economic and political developments in the last few years. As such it provides many insights into the current trends which are likely to shape the country’s future direction.
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Railroads in the Heartland

... interrupted only by the occasional depression and eventually by the “ rust bowl ” years of the 1970s and 1980s . ... Chicago , Milwaukee & St. Paul ; Chicago & North Western ; Chicago , Rock Island & Pacific ; and Illinois Central ...

Author: H. Roger Grant

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 0877456003

Category: Photography

Page: 181

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Historians of midwestern railroading during the early part of the twentieth century have generally focused on the production of railroad company histories while ignoring the regional view. Fortunately for railway historians and buffs, coincidentally with the zenith of the Railway Age, the national fad for producing and mailing postcards was at its height. Millions of cards, including "real-photo" images, were produced between 1905 and 1915. Roger Grant has selected more than a hundred representative picture postcards to visualize the principal themes and characteristics that gave this dynamic industry its distinctive regional features. By the turn of the century, the railroad map of the Midwest was unequaled. Anyone who examined it carefully sensed that this was the vital center of America's massive network of steel rails. Depots erected in the western prairie environment were spartan, with only minor decoration, but those in the Midwest usually mirrored more ornate New England styles. These features are often reflected in the images in this heavily illustrated book, which depicts the spare but strong pioneering spirit of the enterprise.
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Baltimore & Ohio Railroad bought 380 General GM EMD GP40,1965 Motors Electro-Motive Division (EMD) model GP40 ... on wheeled road trailers, although the Chicago North Western Railroad had pioneered this before World War II.

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781465436580

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

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This glorious visual celebration of train travel keeps you on the right track with stop-offs at the most important and incredible rail routes from all over the world. Your first stop in The Train Book is the groundbreaking steam locomotives of the 19th century and your final destination is the high-speed bullet trains of today. From the Union-Pacific Railroad to the Trans-Siberian Railway, you'll cross the continents to experience epic journeys and staggering scenery. You'll pick a seat on the most iconic locomotives, including the Orient Express, the Blue Train, and the Eurostar. You can also inspect the engines of famous British trains, such as Rocket, Mallard, and Javelin, and international trains, such as India's Palace on Wheels and America's Thatcher Perkins. You'll meet the true pioneers of train and track, including "Father of the Railways" George Stephenson, engineering legend Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and Métro maestro Fulgence Bienvenüe. For train-spotters and transport enthusiasts everywhere, this is your trip of a lifetime.
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A Summer Up North

... North Western Railway, passed through the city in July 1963, ten months after the last minor league baseball game. Neither has returned. Attempts to start a new minor league team in Eau Claire failed in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s.

Author: Jerry Poling

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299181833

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 216

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June 12, 1952—only a local sportswriter showed up at the Eau Claire airport to greet a newly signed eighteen-year-old shortstop from Alabama toting a cardboard suitcase. "I was scared as hell," said Henry Aaron, recalling his arrival as the new recruit on the city’s Class C minor league baseball team. Forty-two years later, as Aaron approached the stadium where the Eau Claire Bears once played, an estimated five thousand people surrounded a newly raised bronze statue of a young "Hank" Aaron at bat. "I had goosebumps," he said later. "A lot of things happened to me in my twenty-three years as a ballplayer, but nothing touched me more than that day in Eau Claire." For the people of Eau Claire, Aaron’s summer two years before his Major League debut with the Milwaukee Braves symbolizes a magical time, when baseball fans in a small city in northern Wisconsin could live a part of the dream.
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