Lost Railways of County Donegal

Lost Railways of County Donegal

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

Publisher:

ISBN: 1840334274

Category: Railroads

Page: 48

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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.
Categories: Railroads

Lost Railways of the World

Lost Railways of the World

Above: The iconic red-liveried engines of the County Donegal Railways that ran in the north of Ireland. The narrow-gauge system survived until January 1960. Preserved Baltic tank No 5 Drumboe headed the last passenger train and is seen ...

Author: Nigel Welbourn

Publisher: Pen and Sword Transport

ISBN: 9781399096201

Category: Transportation

Page: 256

View: 289

Some readers will be familiar with Nigel Welbourn’s long running series of books, covering lost railways in Britain and Ireland. This new book Lost Railways of the World is the latest by this author on the subject of disused railways. The material for this volume has been collected and researched over a period of almost fifty years of world travel by the author. Informative text records the fortunes of the world’s lost railways and every country with significant disused railways is included. Lost railways are a unifying theme, being found throughout the world, from the hottest African desert to the coldest steppes of Russia. The book has a surprisingly British flavor as historically many railways throughout the world used British equipment and operating practices. On his first trip in the 1970s the author discovered British signaling equipment in Europe. In 2020 he discovered the same firms’ equipment in South America. The world’s top ten lost lines are listed, from the seven-mile-long sea bridge on a line that ran through the Florida Keys, to the rugged mountain splendor of the Khyber Pass Railway. Some of the oldest, largest, longest, most northerly, southerly, expensive, crookedest, steepest, highest, lowest and most notorious lost railways are included. Quirky and other unique tales from lost railways are included, such as the disappearing phantom bridge, a line destroyed by molten lava, to one that sank under the sea, another that conveyed giant turtles, to a memorial to a brave railway elephant. The author also visited remote areas of Argentina and provides more information on the mysterious disappearance of the ex-Lynton & Barnstaple Railway locomotive Lew. A large number of the 300 color illustrations have not been published before, maps and stories from around the world will delight not only the railway enthusiast, but appeal to a wider cadre of readers with an interest in nostalgia, history, geography and travel. To some the book will be an informative source of information, to others it is written in a way that highlights the most amazing lost railways in the world, but either way it is a fascinating and unique book.
Categories: Transportation

The County Donegal Railways

The County Donegal Railways

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 .

Author: E. M. Patterson

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing

ISBN: UVA:X000349012

Category: Narrow gauge railroads

Page: 216

View: 676

Categories: Narrow gauge railroads

Narrow Gauge Railway Stamps

Narrow Gauge Railway Stamps

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

ISBN: 9781473871809

Category: Transportation

Page: 64

View: 330

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.
Categories: Transportation

The Railway News

The Railway News

Emboldened by success , they have ventured to attack much for Derry as a place of historical interest . In my last I drew almost every railway quoted on the Stock Exchange , and do attention to the advantage which the Irish North ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026244074

Category: Finance

Page:

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Categories: Finance

The Railway Magazine

The Railway Magazine

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 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015058894620

Category: Railroads

Page:

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Categories: Railroads

The Irish Law Times and Solicitors Journal

The Irish Law Times and Solicitors  Journal

GREAT SOUTHERN AND WESTERN RAILWAY CO . 2 . [ C. P. VIII . 161 ; E. C. IX . 99 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.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044106251390

Category: Law

Page: 540

View: 871

Categories: Law

Greatest British Railway Journeys

Greatest British Railway Journeys

From there, the line heads southwest to the shores of the starkly beautiful Lough Foyle with views across to the hills of the Inishowen Peninsula, County Donegal, and the fishing port of Moville. The final stretch runs alongside the ...

Author: Michael Portillo

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472279293

Category: Transportation

Page: 304

View: 488

It is now over a decade since the much-loved Great British Railway Journeys series set off on its incredible run discovering the cultural, social and engineering landscape of the United Kingdom through the prism of George Bradshaw's Handbook to rail travel. Veteran politician and ex cabinet minister Michael Portillo has since presented eleven seasons of this ever-popular show on BBC Two, covering every part of the existing train network in Britain, as well as others that were closed as a result of the Beeching Report in 1963. Across a decade of these journeys, Portillo has celebrated how every corner of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland was opened up by the railway line as a result of the Industrial Revolution, thus giving fans a unique insight into our shared past of train travel since the Victorian era. With the anniversary, this new collection will celebrate Michael's top fifty journeys from the hundreds he has covered, adding more insight and analysis to some of the greatest railway lines, stations, bridges, viaducts and tunnels the Victorians built to create the world we now live in. From Paddington Station to the Clifton Suspension Bridge; the Southend Pier line to the milk wagons departing from Blake Hall Station. An unrivalled narrative to be treasured. Greatest British Railway Journeys is both a celebratory and charming ride through our country's beloved history - all from the unique position of a train seat.
Categories: Transportation

Herapath s Railway Magazine Commercial Journal and Scientific Review

Herapath s Railway Magazine  Commercial Journal  and Scientific Review

In Donegal the railway depression , a result for congratulation . ... They lost in cattle probably be disposed to purchase a Norwegian small increase of £ 46 , whilst there was an in- 1,994 head , or 15 per cent . ; they gained in hotel ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105125356647

Category: Railroads

Page: 1468

View: 808

Categories: Railroads