In the retrospective collection of photographs and fascinating accompanying details, the adventure and romance of rail travel in its heyday is captured for the reader to enjoy.
Author: Stephen Johnson
The remote and beautiful county of Donegal provides the back-drop for this history of railway building and decline in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In the retrospective collection of photographs and fascinating accompanying details, the adventure and romance of rail travel in its heyday is captured for the reader to enjoy.
Many lines developed into very important systems, including the County Donegal and Londonderry and Lough Swilly lines, ... some featuring the island's two long-lost railways that ran east and west from the island's capital St Helier and ...
Author: Howard Piltz
Publisher: Pen and Sword
This, the first of four books, looks at the treatment of varying aspects of public transport with the aid of postage stamps, either issued by the postal authorities of most of the worlds nations, or some of the railway companies themselves, especially heritage operators.It has long intrigued the author as to why narrow gauge systems throughout the world have demanded a far greater attention from the public and stamp producers than railway subjects from the standard gauge lines, which make up the vast majority of the western worlds major railway systems. The conclusion he has reached is that in most cases they are considered cute a truly abominable term, which is (thankfully) gradually fading from our vocabulary, but just how the author felt on first seeing engines of the Talyllyn Railway, in mid-Wales, from the top of the station approach at Tywyns Wharf Station: tiny little kettles in sparkling, rich green and lots of brass.The Talyllyn has the double honor of being the worlds first railway to be taken-over and operated by a preservation society in 1951, and also the first railway in the modern era to issue its own Railway Letter Service stamps, a practice that can be traced back to the very earliest of times, which allowed people in outlying areas to send letters by the railways to the nearest post office for onward transport. The Talyllyns first stamps were issued in 1957, and today the lucky collector can demand a substantial premium on the paltry issue value.From whatever origin or country, there is a huge variety of stamps covering narrow gauge railways, and usually they are attractive miniature works of art that make them very collectable. The author has not set out to cover every country or issue in these books, but to present a wide selection of those stamps that are note-worthy.
It also had an interest in the 3ft gauge County Donegal Railways Joint Committee and ran 5ft 3in gauge double - deck ... LOST RAILWAYS OF THE The design incorporated the GWR LOTHIANS roundel which was eventually known to By Gordon ...
In my last I drew almost every railway quoted on the Stock Exchange , and do attention to the advantage which the Irish North ... a beautiful district of the county Donegal , and from Burnfoot to Bun . which is , however , by no means a ...
The Midland were actively interested in widening their Irish interests , and they offered to purchase the Donegal ... Parliamentary legislation for the purchase was given on 1 May 1906 , whereupon the Donegal Railway lost its identity .
GREAT SOUTHERN AND WESTERN RAILWAY Co. [ C. P. VIII . 161 ; E. C. IX . 99 2 . -Loss of - Liability of railway company - Carriers ' Act . ] The plaintiff , a passenger by the defendants ' train from D. to R. , got out of the train at M.
GREAT SOUTHERN AND WESTERN RAILWAY Co. ( C. P. VIII . 161 ; E. C. IX . 99 2 . Loss of - Liability of railway company - Carriers ' Act . ] The plaintiff , a passenger by the defendants ' train from D. to R. , got out of the train at M.
... to take it and place it leaning against the electric rail; not in hope to galvanise the moribund, but in order ... his journeys between the shores of Antrim and Cantire was driven out of his course by wind and lost on the rock which ...
Author: Stephen Gwynn
Category: Antrim (Ireland : County)
If you take this book with you as you travel around Donegal and the Glens of Antrim you will find that you journey not only over land, but also over time. More than just about anywhere else, the landscapes of Ireland evoke the past. Viewing Donegal and the Antrim Glens through the lens of history enhances and gives resonance to every valley, mountain and ancient building. Stephen Gwynn, who spent his childhood in Donegal and later became a prominent member of the Irish Parliamentary Party, travelled these counties on a bicycle, enabling him to take a close-up view of the townlands, rivers, lakes and historic sites he visited. His loving interest in the history of these places brings his accounts to life, revealing as they do, the hidden stories and associations behind the evocative exterior of the land.
... whether the judicial rents fixed LIGHT RAILWAYS IN DONEGAL . by Land Commissioners on the holdings MR . ... of New Tipwhich would have been lost by driving to have told them rudely to move on , on and waiting for Mr. Cathrew .
... whether the judicial rents fixed LIGHT RAILWAYS IN DONEGAL . by Land Commissioners on the holdings MR . ... would have been lost by driving to have told them rudely to “ move on , on and waiting for Mr. Cathrew .