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George Washington Wilson And The Scottish Railways.
George Washington Wilson And The Scottish Railways.

4.0 out of 5 stars Railman, 21 Jun. 2015
A good social account of the 19th century as far as railways went. Obviously in black and white,the pictures cover several parts of Scotland's railways, infrastructure and people involved; mainly as passengers but also the staff. As you could expect not a lot remains of the railways shown. A useful study of the times, not specifically railways. One of many books of the photographers work, which plates are part of Aberdeen University's collection. Interestingly enough, only 15 years after GWW's death, the company went into liquidation, was this because of competition, or were there problems?


The Lost Railways of Northumberland
The Lost Railways of Northumberland
by Bernard Byrom
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.00

5.0 out of 5 stars Railman, 21 Jun. 2015
Another in the very useful series. Perhaps more inclined for the newcomer to the lines covered, nevertheless I found it very interesting and learnt things that I hadn't known or had forgotten ( age! ). Lots of reproductions, all in black and white, and many being seen for the first time. The accompanying text gives plenty of detail, but I would have liked to see even simple maps included. A wonderful reminder of times past, the people and the infrastructure. Obviously some of these lines could never have made money; they were there purely to thwart other companies schemes. We have just returned from a holiday to part of the area covered, and indeed some traces still exist, but most do not look anything like a former railway. Indeed at least one former station and one former halt now lie beneath Kielder Water. Certainly a book that would lead to follow on research. Recommended, and a potentially useful gift.


Bag Em Biodegradable Scented Dog Poo/Waste Bags 200 (4pks of 50)
Bag Em Biodegradable Scented Dog Poo/Waste Bags 200 (4pks of 50)
Offered by Your Choice Stores
Price: £4.40

5.0 out of 5 stars Railman, 21 Jun. 2015
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A very good quality black biodegradable bag. Mine came in packs of 50, separately contained in sturdy resealable outer bags, and at a very good price and delivery.


Nikwax SoftShell Proof Spray-On Waterproofer - 300ml
Nikwax SoftShell Proof Spray-On Waterproofer - 300ml
Price: £6.52

5.0 out of 5 stars Railman, 21 Jun. 2015
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A good product that does what it says it does and is very simple to use. The manufacturers state that there is enough for one jacket, but mine is large and I had plenty left over after a thorough application.


taveners fruit pastilles natuaral colours and flavours free postage
taveners fruit pastilles natuaral colours and flavours free postage
Offered by tudor stores
Price: £7.20

5.0 out of 5 stars Railman, 21 Jun. 2015
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Very nice chewy pastilles that contain natural flavourings, and at a very good price.


Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
by G. Whittle
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Railman, 21 Jun. 2015
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An excellent history of a very picturesque line, and associated branches now gone. The history of each branch and the main route is gone into in it's own chapter, and there are also chapters about the early motive power and the line post 1948, ( until 1979. ). There is also a postcript to the Alston branch. The workings are examined as are some of the more serious accidents. I well remember travelling on the western end and the Alston branch on the last Saturday of services, which now seems a long time ago. I also remember covering the entire route on more than one occasion, the one that springs to mind is an early hours parcels train, in the mid 1970s, which took the then extant eastern route. The book is very well researched and gives the reader all that they would require as an overview, and is accompanied by black and white pictures and diagrams. There is also a series of relevant appendices at the end. Very nice little book about a line that is often overlooked, but is a very important cross country route, and is highly recommended. I shall shortly be reacquainting myself with the route as we shall be staying in the converted waiting room on Bardon Mill station, and are eagerly looking forward to traversing the route again after far too long a gap.


Railfreight (Rail Portfolios)
Railfreight (Rail Portfolios)
by Paul Shannon
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Railman, 21 Jun. 2015
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Another in the excellent "Portfolio" series, this time featuring rail freight during the 1980s. Many excellent colour reproductions, by well known photographers, covering many areas of Britain and many types of traction, both diesel and electric. All pictures are accompanied by well balanced and informative text, much as you would expect in this series. Infrastructure now gone is also shown, and all in all this is a nice little book. Recommended.


Glasgow Central Station Through Time
Glasgow Central Station Through Time
by Michael Meighan
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Railman., 20 Jun. 2015
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A good guide to the station with a short history, and accompanied by many reproductions, both in colour and black and white. Like similar, this station involved demolition of people's homes in order for it to be built, and was built to counter rival companies. A mistake occurs on page 48 though, the people behind the excellent St. Pancras station were Sir William Henry Barlow and Rowland Mason Ordish and not as stated. A book to make the reader want to follow through. With that in mind I heartily recommend the behind the scenes tour instigated and organised by Paul Lyons. On his wish list for many years, he was finally given the go ahead, and what a great tour it is. The well researched history of the station, the area and the people is delivered with great enthusiasm by Paul, and the many anecdotes are very well delivered and include humorous, sad and thought provoking ones. All in all a good £10 well spent and very much a "must do" not just for tourists, but will appeal to anyone. The tour is not just about railways but encompasses so much more, and is suitable for all ages and genders.


Finger Toothbrushes for Dogs
Finger Toothbrushes for Dogs
Offered by Paws and Claws Pet Shop
Price: £5.65

5.0 out of 5 stars Railman., 20 Jun. 2015
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Two individual toothbrushes in different colours. Large enough to go on most fingers out there, two different brushes on each one and sturdily built.


HEAD BOY METAL PIN BADGE RED SB017R
HEAD BOY METAL PIN BADGE RED SB017R
Offered by Lapal Dimension
Price: £3.76

5.0 out of 5 stars Railman., 20 Jun. 2015
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Good quality badge and competitively priced.


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