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The Wensleydale Railway
The Wensleydale Railway
by C.S. Hallas
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Railman., 3 April 2015
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An excellent history of a beautiful area, well worth holidaying there. The book starts off with the lead up to the railways, and there were many, planned in the area. The lines that were eventually built are gone into in detail, and the whole piece is very well researched. The copy that I have is the enlarged second edition from 1991, and contains several illustrations and relevant tables. Luckily parts of the railway infrastructure are still extant, viz a viz, the excellent Wensleydale Railway, also well worth a visit. There are plans afoot to connect the line with a southern curve to the ECML, and from Redmire to Garsdale. The latter track bed being more or less intact, except for the previous removal of a substantial bridge over the River Ure, would make this easier, and complete a great through route. Finance and the many level crossings are obviously problems, but I hope to travel along the whole route before many more years are out. Excellent book, highly recommended and hopefully will entice the reader to visit the line and the area in general.


1 x Chrome Trojan Sparta 2 Inline Window Handle with 30mm Spindle Length - Various Spindle Lengths Available
1 x Chrome Trojan Sparta 2 Inline Window Handle with 30mm Spindle Length - Various Spindle Lengths Available
Offered by The Window & Door Repair Shop
Price: £3.71

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product of very high quality, 3 April 2015
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Excellent product of very high quality. Extremely easy to fit, you may find the screws too long, but that is easily rectified; I found only one needed shortening so check before cutting. Crisp action,closes with a comforting click, and locks securely. Highly recommended.


Yevita Soft Cloth Bowknot Decor Lace Fringe TV Remote Control Protective Pouch Large Pink
Yevita Soft Cloth Bowknot Decor Lace Fringe TV Remote Control Protective Pouch Large Pink

5.0 out of 5 stars Railman., 1 April 2015
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A great little product, and you get a good deal for your money. Bought it for the back bedroom to enhance the " girly " feel, and it looks well. Only took ten days to arrive from China.


Railway Book
Railway Book
by S. Legg
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Railman., 30 Mar. 2015
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A very interesting little read, prose and poetry from some well known and not so well known names. Separated into relevant chapters, my favourites verses are numbers; 113 and 128, but there is no greater truism than the quote at the end of 140. The former is a very descriptive journey account by Peter Fleming; just read and enjoy the description of the Dining Car ambience, and the median by RLS, with the latter quote from John Bright. Very well worth reading, and not just for the railway enthusiast. Recommended.


EM1 & EM2: An Illustrated Historical Review of the Manchester, Sheffield, Wath, Electric Locomotives-76s & 77s
EM1 & EM2: An Illustrated Historical Review of the Manchester, Sheffield, Wath, Electric Locomotives-76s & 77s
by John Hooper
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £27.99

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Railman, 30 Mar. 2015
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Excellent book that brought back many happy memories. I was a big fan of rail freight, particularly coal, so these box shaped locomotives chimed with me. Add to that the locations where they were found, I only lived about 1 1/2 hours from Reddish and Guide Bridge by rail, so the set of class 76 was soon gathered, although I was too late for the 77s. The aforementioned sites, plus all the others involved were magic to me, Reddish was " proper " railway as I also preferred the maintenance and operation side of running a railway. Reddish was also usually very tidy and accommodating, and other types such as 40s and 25s were sometimes to be found there. Really sad to see the demise and destruction of what is a strategic rail route. As you would expect political dirty dealings did for it. Apparently the 76s were life expired, but hadn't some of them recently had heavy overhauls? Dutch railways wanted to buy at least some, but they were treated despicably and unable to do so. Of course had they done so, it would have exploded the myth. Full industry electrification should have covered the whole route, a route between Sheffield and Manchester that is sorely needed now and which would speed up services between two very vital and important cities, and, with the forthcoming electrification of the St. Pancras route, could have added further dimension. Accountants have no vision or long term strategy, I know quite a few, so they should not have decided the lines future. What would have happened to the line if one end served London? Page 9 has some text repeated twice, and most of the pictures are in black and white, but otherwise an excellent book, highly recommended. Three locos are not shown, presumably the author could not find any relevant. Look through your collection for the second edition! Most of the colour pictures show the 76s awaiting destruction, it is a pity that more colour wasn't used. A real railway book, done by someone who cares for his subject. There is a small section at the rear dealing with modelling regarding the MSW. Congratulations to all concerned, the modelling is tremendous and very lifelike.


Plate Hanger No. 3 (size 24-36cm), 9.5"-14"
Plate Hanger No. 3 (size 24-36cm), 9.5"-14"
Offered by ANGEL ENTERPRISES-UK
Price: £1.35

5.0 out of 5 stars Railman., 30 Mar. 2015
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Great product and well made. Does the job intended, and simple to use. Perfect size for me but they do come in other sizes and are plastic coated with springs that hold the plate soundly.


Kurgo Bench Seat Cover
Kurgo Bench Seat Cover
Price: £29.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Railman., 24 Mar. 2015
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Brilliant product! Very well made and very practical, it fits the triple bench seats on my Skoda very easily and is simple to fit. There are adjustable straps to go over the headrests, and around the back of the seats, with adjustable cords to go under the seat front. The particular colour of fawn matches the seats perfectly. Highly recommended, and at a very good price.


2015 giant print planner calendar - one month to view
2015 giant print planner calendar - one month to view
Offered by Shopping Bazar
Price: £1.92

5.0 out of 5 stars Railman., 23 Mar. 2015
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Good looking and very effective calendar. Bought it for someone who is partially sighted, large digits easily seen and plenty of space to insert appointments on the particular date.


Cable Mountain 2m Gold Plated Male to Male Plug to Plug Shielded TV Coaxial Aerial Cable - Black
Cable Mountain 2m Gold Plated Male to Male Plug to Plug Shielded TV Coaxial Aerial Cable - Black
Price: £3.75

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Railman., 23 Mar. 2015
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Nice looking and effective coaxial cable, does what is expected of it.


Lancashire Red Rose Old Flag 5ft x 3ft Large - 100% Polyester - Metal Eyelets - Double Stitched
Lancashire Red Rose Old Flag 5ft x 3ft Large - 100% Polyester - Metal Eyelets - Double Stitched
Offered by PerfectDarts
Price: £3.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Railman, 23 Mar. 2015
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Great flag,bought it to keep dust off wall mounted tv in a bedroom. Looks well and adds colour and interest.


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